Amazing Quotes For Men #5
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
~Sir Winston Churchill
Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You are going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
If you haven’t gotten to where you are going; you aren’t there yet.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The first wealth is health.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.
We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
~John F. Kennedy
In every success story, you find someone who has made a courageous decision.
~Peter F. Drucker
As for you, Gilgamesh, fill your belly with good things; day and night, night and day, dance and be merry, feast and rejoice. Let your clothes be fresh, bathe yourself in water, cherish the little child that holds your hand, and make your wife happy in your embrace.
~Epic of Gilgamesh
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
The only way to get mediocre is one step at a time. You don’t have to settle. It’s a choice you get to make every day.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.
Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
To succeed in life in today’s world, you must have the will and tenacity to finish the job.
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
~George Bernard Shaw
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.
With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
~George Washington Carver
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
~William Ellery Channing
March 7th, 2009
Let fortune do her worst, whatever she makes us lose, so long as she never makes us lose our honesty and our independence.
A thousand people will have the same idea today, each under the illusion that he or she is unique in their thought. One might do something with it.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
Anger is never without reason, but seldom with a good one.
I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie, there is no system, the universe is indifferent.
~Donald Draper (Mad Men)
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
~Sir Francis Bacon
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
~Marian Wright Edelman
The world is now too dangerous for anything less than utopia.
~R. Buckminster Fuller
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
~George Bernard Shaw
Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
Enthusiasm is that ingredient of vitality mixed with a firm belief in what you are doing that ensures the success of any project you undertake.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.
I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
When a man dies, if he can pass enthusiasm along to his children, he has left them an estate of incalculable value.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you’ve collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
~Professor Harold Hill