Amazing Quotes For Men #4
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
~John E. Southard
We get to make a living; we give to make a life.
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
~Harry S. Truman
The happiest people are the ones who follow their own dreams most closely.
You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
Well done is better than well said.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
You cannot paint the “Mona Lisa” by assigning one dab each to a thousand painters.
~William F. Buckley, Jr
Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
~Mark Twain, “Old Times on the Mississippi” Atlantic Monthly, 1874
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver five minutes longer.
You have it easily in your power to increase the sum of this world’s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
You must motivate yourself everyday.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
The way to succeed is to double your error rate.
~Thomas J. Watson
Where there is one brave man, in the thickest of the fight, there is the post of honor.
~Henry David Thoreau
Pray not for lighter burdens but for stronger backs.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
May you live all the days of your life.
In order to discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
An executive is a person who always decides; sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
~John H. Patterson
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!’
~Dave Barry, “Christmas Shopping: A Survivor’s Guide”
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
It’s bad luck to be superstitious.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
~Norman Vincent Peale
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so his place will be proud of him.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.
The longer I live, the more certain I am that enthusiasm is the little recognized key to success.
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
~Theodore H. White
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.