Favorite Quotes

“Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune, that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day.”

“The eyes of other people are the eyes that ruin us. If all but myself were blind, I should want neither fine clothes, fine houses, nor fine furniture.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.”

“It’s incredibly easy to get caught up in an activity trap, in the business of life, to work harder and harder at climbing the ladder of success only to discover it’s leaning against the wrong wall.”

Stephen R. Covey

“Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.”

Hyman Schachtel

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”

Luke 6:31

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

“Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.”

Albert Einstein

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”

Helen Keller

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Acts 20:35

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

“The journey is the reward.”

Chinese Proverbs

“I want to give my kids enough so they could feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they could do nothing.”

Warren Buffet

“Knowledge will not attract money, unless it is organized and directed through practical plans for the specific purpose of accumulating money. Lack of understanding of this fact has been the source of confusion to millions of people who falsely believe that ‘knowledge is power.’ It is nothing of the sort! Knowledge is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action and directed to a definite end.”

Napoleon Hill

“There are dreamers and there are planners; the planners make their dreams come true.”

Edwin Louis Cole

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”

Japanese Proverb

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Wayne Gretzky

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

Henry Ford

“You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.”

Meredith Willson

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

Walt Disney

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

Napoleon Hill

“Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success.”

David O. McKay

“Many a man has failed because he had his wishbone where his backbone should have been.”

Ronald Reagan

“He who is waiting for something to ‘turn up’…might start with his own shirt sleeves.”

Sam Walton

“The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.”

Ecclesiastes 5:12

“I have never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.”

Paul Harvey

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.

Mark Twain