Other, Miscellaneous

“The younger we are, the more we want to change the world. The older we are, the more we want to change the young.” — Unknown

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” — Charles Darwin

“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” — Oprah Winfrey

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much blame you place, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty of something, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.” — Dr. Wayne Dyer, author (Your Erroneous Zones)

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Unknown

“Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.” — Cicely Tyson

“You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” — Harper Lee, 20th-century American novelist

“Things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” — Abraham Lincoln, 19th-century American president

“I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got. — Walter Cronkite, 20th-century American journalist

“If you lead through fear you will have little to respect; but if you lead through respect, you will have little to fear.” — Unknown

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” — Dorothy Nevill

“This thing we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down. ” — Mary Pickford, 20th-century American actor

“If there’s no wind, row.” — Unknown

“It is easy to fool yourself. It is possible to fool the people you work for. It is more difficult to fool the people you work with. But it is almost impossible to fool the people who work under you.” — Harry B. Thayer

“Reputation is what you are perceived to be. Character is what you are.” — John Wooden, 20th-century college basketball coach

“I tell you and you forget. I show you and you remember. I involve you and you understand.” — Unknown

“It won’t help a young man much to be one hundred years ahead of his time if he is a month behind in his rent.” — Chalmers da Costa, 20th-century American writer

“Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you are made of.” — Unknown

“The meaning of life is that nobody knows the meaning of life.” — Woody Allen, 20th-century American humorist and filmmaker

“When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 20th-century Nobel Prize-winning American civil rights leader

“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” — Demosthenes, ancient Greek orator

“The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.” — Hamilton Wright Mabee

“Let no man be sorry he has done good because others have done evil. If a man has acted right he has done well, though alone. If wrong, the sanction of all mankind will not justify him.” — Henry Fielding, 18th-century English novelist

“Life is one long struggle between conclusions based on abstract ways of conceiving cases, and opposite conclusions prompted by our instinctive perception of them.” — William James, 19th-century American philosopher and author

“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.” — Oscar Wilde, 19th-century English wit and author

“Not a day passes over this earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.” — Charles Reed

“Perfection has one grave defect; it is apt to be dull.” — Somerset Maugham, 20th-century English author

“Satire is tragedy plus time.” — Lenny Bruce, 20th-century American comedian

“When speculation has done its worst, two and two still make four.” — Samuel Johnson, 18th-century English public philosopher and scholar

“A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the results of sudden impulses and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.’’ — Peter Cooper

“If you can’t explain what you’re doing in simple English, you’re probably doing something wrong.” — Alfred Kazin, 20th-century American critic and author

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” — Beverly Sills, 20th-century American opera singer and civic leader

“We aim above the mark to hit the mark.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If thou workest at that which is before thee, following right reason seriously, vigorously, calmly, without allowing anything else to distract thee but keeping thy divine part pure, if thou shouldst be bound to give it back immediately, if thou holdest to this, expecting nothing, fearing nothing, but satisfied with thy present activity according to nature and with heroic truth in every word and sound which thou utterest, thou wilt live happily. And there is no man who is able to prevent this.” — Marcus Aurelius