Quotes

Here is a small collection of quotes just for inspiration or possibly use in an office and or classroom.

  1. “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe
  2. “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” – Gandhi
  3. “The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss (KindOverMatter.com)
  4. “Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” – Plato
  5. “That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. “The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “You must live feverishly in a library. Colleges are not going to do any good unless you are raised and live in a library every day of your life.” – Ray Douglas Bradbury
  8. “Obviously, a man’s judgement cannot be better than the information on which he has based it.” – Arthur Hays Sulzberger
  9. “You teach, you teach, you teach!” – last words of Dr. Weston A. Price June 23, 1948 (www.westonaprice.org)
  10. “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren
  11. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt (wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, President 1933-1945)
  12. “I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley
  13. “Many are the plans in a person’s heart but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” – Proverbs 19:21
  14. “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you react to it.” – Charles SwindollPolihale Beach on Kauai, Hawaii
  15. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
  16. “I seldom feel sorry for the things I did not say.” – Author Unknown
  17. “The beauty of the house is order; The blessing of the house is contentment; The glory of the house is hospitality; The crown of the house is godliness.” – Anonymous Poet
  18. “The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows what to say, and a wise man knows whether to say it or not.” – Frank M. Garafda
  19. “Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.” – George Eliot
  20. “God gave us teeth to hold back our tongue.” – Old Greek Proverb
  21. “What is in the well of your heart will show up in the bucket of your speech.” – Author Unknown
  22. “The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  23. “He is richest who is content with the least.” – Charles Spurgeon
  24. “A minute’s success pays the failure of years.” – Robert Browning
  25. “Results and Responsibilities NOT Excuses.”
  26. “Successful people have control over the time in their life. A shoemaker who owns his own shop gets up one morning and says, ‘I’m not opening,’ That’s a successful guy.” – Rod Steiger (1925-2002), American actor
  27. “I’m a worker. I was not raised in a wealthy family, and I don’t know how to act that way…At the end of the day, it’s the work you do that’s racking up your purpose in life.” – Roxanne Quimby (b. 1951), Founder and owner, Happy Green Bee, started and sold Burt’s Bees
  28. “You may not think you’re going to make it. You may want to quit. But if you keep your eye on the ball, you can accomplish anything.” – Hank Aaron (b. 1934), American babeautiful beachseball legend
  29. “To open a business is very easy; to keep it going is very difficult.” – Chinese Proverb
  30. “Every moment spent planning saves three or four in execution.” – Crawford Greenwalt (1903-1993), President, DuPont
  31. “When you’re green, you’re growing. When you’re ripe, you rot.” – Ray Kroc (1902-1984), Chairman, McDonald’s
  32. “Ignore the stock market, ignore the economy, and buy a business you understand.” – Warren Buffett (b.1930) CEO, Berkshire Hathaway, and one of America’s richest entrepreneurs
  33. “Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” – Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), English cleric and satirist
  34. “Problems can be opportunities when the right people come together.” – Robert Redford (b. 1936) American actor and entrepreneur
  35. “The only thing tainted about money is ‘taint mine’ or ‘taint enough.’” – Anonymous
  36. “If it’s a good idea…go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.’” – Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, and computer pioneer
  37. “Forgiveness means that you fill yourself with love and you radiate that love outward and refuse to hang onto the venom or hatred that was engendered by the behaviors that caused the wounds.” – Wayne Dyer
  38. “Everyone has unique gifts and talents. What you love is what you’re gifted at. To be completely happy, to live a completely fulfilled life, you have to do what you love.” – Barbara Sher
  39. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault
  40. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein
  41. “The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
  42. “Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul the work of the soul, and good for either the work of the other.” – Henry David Thoreau
  43. “The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. And the more grateful you are, the more you get.” – Oprah
  44. “The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.” – Kahlil Gibran
  45. “Stop thinking, and end your problems. What difference between yes and no? What difference between success and failure? Must you value what others value, avoid what others avoid? How ridiculous!” – Lao Tzu
  46. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama
  47. “There are times in everyone’s life when something constructive is born out of adversity… when things seem so bad that you’ve got to grab your fate by the shoulders ancouple holding handsd shake it.” – Anon
  48. “Charity begins at home and justice begins next door.” – Charles Dickens
  49. “I think the first duty of society is justice.” – Alexander Hamilton
  50. “It is justice that ordering of society is centered.” – Aristotle
  51. “Conscience is the chamber of justice.” – Origen
  52. “True peace is not merely the absence of tension. It is the presence of justice.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  53. “Justice is the crowning glory of all virtues.” – Cicero
  54. “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” – Sydney J. Harris
  55. “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained. Having a family guarantees that you have a built in support system, and although that support system may not always be what you want it to be, when it comes down to the wire, your family will love you and stand behind you, no matter what.” – Winston Churchill
  56. “Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.” – Mary Kay Ash (1918-2001) CEO, Mary Kay Cosmetics
  57. “Memory is the only way home.” – Terry Tempest Williams
  58. “Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.” – George Duhamel
  59. “Just the facts, ma’am. All we want are the facts.” – Attributed to Sergeant Joe Friday in Dragnet
  60. “Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” – Kevin Arnold
  61. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” – Oscar Wilde
  62. “Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.” – Francis Bacon
  63. “If you do not have an ongoing conversation with the Holy Spirit about raising your children to be set apart in this corrupt culture, you will become a paranoid mother whose legalism does not allow her children to face the giants God means for them face to face!” – Dannah Gresh
  64. “Veni, vidi, vici” – Julius Caesar (“I came, I saw, I conquered.”)
  65. “Give the lady what she wants.” – Marshall Field, Department Store Founder, company motto and business truism today
  66. “Either you or your replacement will greet the customer within the first 60 seconds.” – J.C. Penney
  67. “The dictionary is the only place in which success comes before work.” – Author unknown
  68. “No student knows his subject: the most he knows is where and how to find out the things he does not know.” – Woodrow Wilson
  69. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward
  70. “I not only use all of the brains I have, but all I can borrow.” – Woodrow Wilson
  71. “A poor surgeon hurts one person at a time. A poor teacher hurts 130.” – Ernest Boyercruise ship
  72. “Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.” – William M. Winans
  73. “Eight percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen
  74. “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” – William Shakespeare
  75. “When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.” – William James
  76. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” – Henry Ford
  77. “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.” – Vernon Saunders Law
  78. “Knowing where you are going is all you need to get there.” – Carl Frederick
  79. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln
  80. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Arthur Godfrey
  81. “You are free to do whatever you like. You only need to face the consequences.” – Sheldon Kopp
  82. “There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested people.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  83. “There are two times I feel stress – day and night.” – Anonymous
  84. “Make haste slowly.” – Latin proverb
  85. “Some people never learn anything because they understand everything too soon.” – Alexander Pope
  86. “Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.” – Laurence J. Peter
  87. “Learning without thought is labor lost.” – Confucius
  88. “I took a speed reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.” – Woody Allen
  89. “The absent are always in the wrong.” – English proverbTravelers with Baby in Stroller
  90. “Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
  91. “Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” – Auguste Rodin
  92. “Examine what is said, not him who speaks.” – Arabian proverb
  93. “There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.” – Isaac Disraeli
  94. “As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.” – Charles Morgan
  95. “Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.” – Washington Irving
  96. “It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.” – Alec Bourne
  97. “Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get when you don’t.” – Pete Seeger
  98. “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” – Mark Twain
  99. “The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it that counts, but how much it digests.” – Albert J Nock
  100. “Unless we remember we cannot understand.” – E.M. Forster
  101. “If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder.” – Pope John Paul I
  102. “The reverse side also has a reverse side.” – Japanese proverb
  103. “My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.” – Charles F. Kettering
  104. “Putting a computer in front of a child and expecting it to teach him is like putting a book under his pillow, only more expensive.” – Anonymous
  105. “As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools.” – Bumper stickerBeach Chairs Watching Ocean
  106. “Procrastination is suicide on the installment plan.” – Anonymous
  107. “Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.” – Gene Fowler
  108. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  109. “An ancient buddha said, “Mountains are mountains; waters are waters.” These words do not mean mountains are mountains; they mean mountains are mountains.” – Dogen Zenji
  110. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde
  111. “To live a long, active energetic life, few things matter more than good posture.” – CBP (Chiropractic BioPhysics/Mechanics of Posture www.idealspine.com)
  112. “I have come to a frightening conclusion. I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or dehumanized.” – Haim Ginott
  113. “I dropped out of school at 17 in the 8th grade. At 39 I went to college in Moorhead, Kentucky. I graduated at the top of my class with majors in French and History. Most of my life I was a carpenter, just a common laborer, not so amazing. When I started teaching I heard all the talk about “poor students this year.” As a carpenter we received lumbar from the yard straight run, full of knots, bows, twists, and deformities. As uneducated workers we had to build the most beautiful home the eyes had ever seen. We did it! One step, one procedure, at a time. As a teacher my students are straight run, full of problems, anxieties, and misinformation. I am expected to make something of them. I will, one step, one procedure, at a time – build something beautiful.” – Mark L. Henderson, Virginia (MN) High School
  114. “One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how the beach at lastmuch money I had in the bank account, or what my clothes looked like. But the world will be a better place because I was important in the life of a child.” – Author Unknown
  115. “To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk involvement. To expose your feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams, before a crowd is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To hope is to risk despair. To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. People who risk nothing, do nothing, have nothing, and are nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love or live. Chained by their attitudes, they are slaves, for they have forfeited their freedom. Only a person who risks is free.” – Author Unknown
  116. “I believe the education of a child is the responsibility of the student, the parent, and the teacher, and if any of the three fail to do their job, the education of the student will suffer. I believe that every student is special to me as I seek to meet their educational needs. I believe my profession is honorable, and I am proud to be an educator. I believe I can make a difference in the lives of others, and I will strive to be a positive role model for my students, my fellow educators, and my community. I believe that all things are possible.” – Nancy Sifford Alana, Granbury, Texas
  117. “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. You can teach a lesson for a day but if you teach curiosity you teach for a lifetime. It’s too bad that the people who really know how to run the country are busy teaching school. When truth stands in your way you are headed in the wrong direction. When teaching the love of truth never lose the truth of love.” – Author Unknown
  118. “Teacher’s task: take a lot of live wires and see that they are well-grounded. Nothing improves a child’s hearing more than praise.” – Author Unknown
  119. “The mediocre teacher tells, the good one explains, the superior one shows, the great one inspires.” – Author Unknown
  120. “Each second we live is a new and unique moment that never was before and never will be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two plus two makes four and Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the world there is no other child exactly like you. In the millions of years that have passed there has never been a child like you. And look at your body – what a wonder it is! Your legs and arms, your cunning fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, Michelangelo  Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is like you, a marvel? You must cherish one another. You must work. We must work to make this world worthy of its children.” – Pablo Casals
  121. “This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. And being a force of nature instead of a selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will Retirednot devote itself to making you happy. I am the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community. And for as long as I live, it is my privilege to do whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle for me. It is sort of a splendid torch, which I’ve got a hold of for the moment. And I want to make it burn brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” – George Bernard Shaw
  122. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle
  123. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo
  124. “Time as he grows old teaches all things.” – Aeschylus 525 BC – 456 BC
  125. “Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.” – Pericles 490 BC – 429 BC
  126. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.” – Thoreau

Some other sites with good quotes:

  1. http://www.greatmindsinspire.com/quotes
  2. https://twitter.com/Greatest_Quote
  3. http://quotesempire.com/

Places quotes were found:

  1. College Rules! How to Study, Survive, and Succeed in College Sherrie Nist, Ph.D., and Jodi Patrick Holschuh, Ph.D. Ten Spped Press Berkely/Toronto, 2002
  2. Business 111 textbook – to add specific info later
  3. reading material from the local ChiroOne chiropractor’s office
  4. magazines in office waiting rooms
  5. Harry K. Wong, How To Be An Effective Teacher, Video Series
  6. EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey (2011)
  7. 101 Secrets to Building a Winning Business (101…Series) by Andrew Griffiths
  8. GoodEarth tea sachets
  9. facebook.com/mainstreetwallcreations
  10. Twitter, @coupon_udemy