zondag 26 januari 2014

amazing 2000 world qoutes





Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale


Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. ~Earl Wilson

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. ~Bill Gates

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. ~Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus puerisque, 1881

As between the soul and the body there is a bond

\Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. ~Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, c.1420

You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. ~Steven D. Woodhull (U.S. geologist, 1976-)

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. ~Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, c.1420

You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. ~Steven D. Woodhull

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

Don't wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day. ~Albert Camus, The Fall, 1956

Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other. ~Henry David Thoreau


You can ask the angels to put a golden egg of light around you Then visualise them putting a dark blue energy around the egg whenever you feel you are in need of some extra protection

Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns! ~Allison Gappa Bottke


Remember, the angels are never far away and never too distant to hear you
Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. ~Jim Rohn
See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little. ~Pope John XXIII

Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You will turn over many a futile new leaf till you learn we must all write on scratched-out pages. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960
Now that it's all over, what did you really do yesterday that's worth mentioning? ~Coleman Cox
Laziness will cause you pain. ~Slogan on T-shirt worn at the Vee Arnis Jitsu School of Self-Defense
Do not confuse your vested interests with ethics. Do not identify the enemies of your privilege with the enemies of humanity. ~Max Lerner, Actions and Passions, 1949
Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. ~Author Unknown
Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste. ~Brecht

Success is 99 percent failure. ~Soichiro Honda

One should have a heart as ice to earn and die as l'only one can be Donald TrumP

Respect for the truth is an acquired taste. ~Mark Van Doren, Liberal Education, 1943

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on. ~Winston Churchill

If falsehood, like truth, had but one face, we would be more on equal terms. For we would consider the contrary of what the liar said to be certain. But the opposite of truth has a hundred thousand faces and an infinite field. ~Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world. ~Rospo Pallenberg and John Boorman, Excalibur, based on Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory

Honesty doesn't always pay, but dishonesty always costs. ~Michael Josephson

A lie is just the truth waiting to be itself. ~Terri Guillemets

It is not without good reason said, that he who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying. ~Michel de Montaigne, translated from French

People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty. ~Richard J. Needham

The road to success is to do it together

At first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you. ~Arthur McAuliff (Thanks, Fernanda)

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. ~Author Unknown

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then give up. There's no use in being a damn fool about it. ~W.C. Fields

If at first you do succeed - try to hide your astonishment. ~Author Unknown


There is always a way to be honest without being brutal. ~Arthur Dobrin

If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships. ~Bertrand Russell

It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime. ~Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half. ~Author Unknown

When truth is divided, errors multiply. ~Eli Siegel, Damned Welcome

Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it. ~Emily Dickinson

Do not fall before you are pushed. ~English Proverb

When "Why not do it?" barely outweights "Why do it?" - don't do it. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

If you hate your lot but wouldn't trade it, it's not your lot you hate. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

You live and let live. And eventually, that becomes enough. ~Author Unknown

Half the failures in life arise from pulling in the horse as he is leaping. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

When you invite trouble, it's usually quick to accept. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. ~Author Unknown

Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise. ~Author Unknown

All philosophy in two words, - sustain and abstain. ~Epictetus

Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake. ~Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne

Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got. ~Janis Joplin

Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other. ~Henry David Thoreau

Remember, if you’re headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns! ~Allison Gappa Bottke

Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. ~Jim Rohn

See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little. ~Pope John XXIII

Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You will turn over many a futile new leaf till you learn we must all write on scratched-out pages. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin

I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business. ~Henry David Thoreau

If you want to ruin the truth, stretch it. ~Author Unknown

The truth is more important than the facts. ~Frank Lloyd Wright

Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited. ~James Cardinal Gibbons


If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it. ~Toni Morrison

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. ~Author Unknown

Do not confuse your vested interests with ethics. Do not identify the enemies of your privilege with the enemies of humanity. ~Max Lerner, Actions and Passions, 1949

The secret to happiness in your work is to find a job in which your neurosis is constructive. ~Jeanne LaMont, MD

Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste. ~Brecht

Now that it's all over, what did you really do yesterday that's worth mentioning? ~Coleman Cox

Laziness will cause you pain. ~Slogan on T-shirt worn at the Vee Arnis Jitsu School of Self-Defense

[O]wning your burdens is half the battle. ~From the television show Scrubs

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. ~Victor Hugo

We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood. ~William James

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. ~Leo Aikman

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. ~Frank Herbert, Dune Chronicles

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile. ~Plato

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. ~Jonathan Kozel

Tough and funny and a little bit kind: that is as near to perfection as a human being can be. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. ~Ambrose Redmoon


Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~Winston Churchill


Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher


It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. ~Mark Twain


People are made of flesh and blood and a miracle fibre called courage. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters to Lucilius


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave. ~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar, 1894


It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived. ~Harper Lee

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. ~Dan Rather


If God wanted us to be brave, why did He give us legs? ~Marvin Kitman


Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs. ~Ambrose Bierce


Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small one. ~Lauren Raffo


Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. ~Ernest Hemingway, Men at War, 1942


Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away. ~Thomas Fuller


Fear and courage are brothers. ~Proverb


Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~C.S. Lewis


The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. ~John F. Kennedy


One man with courage makes a majority. ~Andrew Jackson


Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. ~Raymond Lindquist


Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul. ~Michel de Montaigne


When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger. ~Mark Rutherford


Courage, in the final analysis, is nothing but an affirmative answer to the shocks of existence. ~Kurt Goldstein


To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity. ~Edward Weeks


A man of courage never wants weapons. ~Author Unknown


It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. ~Aesop


A brave arm makes a short sword long. ~Author Unknown


No one has yet computed how many imaginary triumphs are silently celebrated by people each year to keep up their courage. ~Henry S. Haskins


There is no such thing as bravery; only degrees of fear. ~John Wainwright


I'm not funny. What I am is brave. ~Lucille Ball


Courage is a peculiar kind of fear. ~Charles Kennedy


For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived. ~John F. Kennedy


Courage is fear that has said its prayers. ~Dorothy Bernard


Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. ~George Smith Patton


Courage is... the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared. ~David Ben-Gurion


Courage is knowing what not to fear. ~Plato


Optimism is the foundation of courage. ~Nicholas Murray Butler


Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain. ~Diane de Poitiers

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die. ~G.K. Chesterton


Courage is the fear of being thought a coward. ~Horace Smith


Courage is to feel the daily daggers of relentless steel and keep on living. ~Douglas Malloch


The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone. ~Albert Camus


Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third. ~Joseph Epstein


A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears. ~Arthur Koestler


Courage is a kind of salvation. ~Plato


Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure if they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes. ~Carl Sandburg


Courage ought to have eyes as well as arms. ~H.G. Bohn


You can't test courage cautiously. ~Anne Dillard


The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. ~Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935


I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do. ~Harper Lee


The only way you may correct the bad things in your past is to add better things to your future. ~Shiloh Morrison

If you have to do it every day, for God's sake learn to do it well. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never let a problem to be solved become more important than the person to be loved. ~Barbara Johnson

Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe it anyway. ~Elbert Hubbard, A Thousand and One Epigrams, 1911

Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. ~Dandemis

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Whatever we worship, short of God, is sure to be our undoing. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.... People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back. ~Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1982

Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself. ~Elbert Hubbard

On the bathing-tub of King T'ang the following words were engraved: "If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day. Yea, let there be daily renovation." ~Confucian Analects

Just remember, there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way. ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped. ~African Proverb

Whatever you are be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln

It's better to fight for something than against something. ~Author Unknown

The day will happen whether or not you get up. ~John Ciardi

Create each day anew by clothing yourself with heaven and earth, bathing yourself with wisdom and love, and placing yourself in the heart of Mother Nature. ~Morihei Ueshiba

Nature gave men two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most. ~George R. Kirkpatrick

One should always play fair when one has the winning cards. ~Oscar Wilde

Strength will grow from the heart, blossom as results, and wither in others' hearts as seeds. ~Mikhael Dominico

To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think of your faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep. ~Chinese Proverb

When you live in reaction, you give your power away. Then you get to experience what you gave your power to. ~N. Smith

Every ten years a man should give himself a good kick in the pants. ~Edward Steichen

Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein

Work hard, enrobe yourself in velvet hope, and rule your world! ~Terri Guillemets

The biggest problem in the world
Could have been solved when it was small.
~Witter Bynner, The Way of Life According to Laotzu

Bloom where you are planted. ~Mother Jones

The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail. ~Ramakrishna

Surely a man needs a closed place wherein he may strike root and, like the seed, become. But also he needs the great Milky Way above him and the vast sea spaces, though neither stars nor ocean serve his daily needs. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert

Never believe in mirrors or newspapers. ~Tom Stoppard

I may be justifying my pockets of chaos, but I will always choose people over perfection and the heart over task and tidy. ~Betsy Cañas Garmon,

Never confuse thoughtlessness with malice. ~Robert Charles Whitehead

Yet some things you miss and some things you lose by keeping your arm outstretched. ~Author Unknown

You want to run out in front, prepare to be tripped from behind. ~S.A. Sachs

Now and then it is a joy to have one's table red with wine and roses. ~Oscar Wilde

It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. ~Howard Ruff, How to Prosper in the Coming Bad Years, 1979

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. ~Ray Bradbury
ill laugh at me, but the wise will understand. ~Bruce Lee

Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. ~Sarah Bernhardt


While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself. ~Doug Horton

To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy. ~Hippocrates

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. ~Buddha

Make somebody happy today. Mind your own business. ~Ann Landers


Walk lightly through life. ~Guy Finley

Things sweet the taste prove in digestion sour. ~William Shakespeare, King Richard the Second, 1595

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? ~Abraham Lincoln

Be true to your word and your work and your friend... ~John Boyle O'Reilly, from the poem "Rules of the Road"

Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. ~Patch Adams

Don't get your knickers in a knot. Nothing is solved and it just makes you walk funny. ~Kathryn Carpenter

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven. ~G.C. Lichtenberg

Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river. ~Lao Tzu

We must have passed through life unobservantly, if we have never perceived that a man is very much himself what he thinks of others. ~Frederick W. Faber

Never saw off the branch you are on, unless you are being hanged from it. ~Stanislaw Lec

Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship. ~Benjamin Franklin

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~Author Unknown

No armies are needed, no weapons are needed, no nations are needed, no religions are needed. All that is needed is a little meditativeness, a little silence, a little love, a little more humanity... just a little more, and existence will become fragrant with something so totally unique and new that you will have to find a new category for it. ~Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Don't despise empiric truth. Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof. ~Martin H. Fischer

Is bread the better for kneading? so is the heart. Knead it then by spiritual exercises; or God must knead it by afflictions. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

The best way to predict your future is to create it. ~Author unknown, variant of "The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented" by Dennis Gabor, Inventing the Future, 1963, and "The best way to predict the future is to invent it" by Alan Kay, 1982

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. ~Irish Proverb

Beware of a man of one book. ~English Proverb

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey. ~Tad Williams

A bad cause requires many words.
German Proverb

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
Arab Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush.
English Proverb

A broken hand works, but not a broken heart.
Persian Proverb

A cat has nine lives.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

A clear conscience is a soft pillow.
German Proverb

A close friend can become a close enemy.
Ethiopian Proverb

A closed mouth catches no flies.
Italian Proverb

A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
German Proverb

A courtyard common to all will be swept by none.
Chinese Proverb

A dimple on the chin, the devil within.
Gaelic Proverb

A dog is wiser than a woman; it does not bark at its master.
Russian Proverb

A drink precedes a story.
Irish Proverb

A drowning man is not troubled by rain.
Persian Proverb

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
William Blake "Proverbs of Hell" (1790)

A forest is in an acorn.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

A friend in need is a friend indeed
English Proverb

A friend's eye is a good mirror.
Irish Proverb

A good denial, the best point in law.
Irish Proverb

A good husband is healthy and absent.
Japanese Proverb

A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

A healthy man is a successful man.
French Proverb

A hedge between keeps friendship green.
French Proverb

A hen is heavy when carried far.
Irish Proverb

A hound's food is in its legs.
Irish Proverb

A house without a dog or a cat is the house of a scoundrel.
Portuguese Proverb

A hungry man is an angry man.
English Proverb

A lie travels round the world while truth is putting her boots on.
French Proverb

A little too late, is much too late.
German Proverb

A loan though old is not gift.
Hungarian Proverb

A lock is better than suspicion.
Irish Proverb

A man does not seek his luck, luck seeks its man.
Turkish Proverb

A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal.
Yiddish Proverb

A man may well bring a horse to the water, but he cannot make him drink.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

A man should live if only to satisfy his curiosity.
Yiddish Proverb

A monkey never thinks her baby's ugly.
Haitian Proverb

A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows all the corners.
Irish Proverb

A penny for your thoughts.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

A penny saved is a penny gained.
Scottish Proverb

A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands.
English Proverb

A prudent man does not make the goat his gardener.
Hungarian Proverb

A rumor goes in one ear and out many mouths.
Chinese proverb

A silent mouth is melodious.
Irish Proverb

A single Russian hair outweighs half a Pole.
Traditional Russian Saying

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
Greek Proverb

A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Bible - Proverbs 15:1.

A son is a son till he gets him a wife,
But a daughter's a daughter the rest of your life.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.
Welsh Proverb

A table is not blessed if it has fed no scholars.
Yiddish Proverb

A teacher is better than two books.
German Proverb

A thief believes everybody steals.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.
Chinese proverb

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
French Proverb

A trade not properly learned is an enemy.
Irish Proverb

A tree falls the way it leans.
Bulgarian Proverb

A white Christmas fills the churchyard.
French Proverb

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Yiddish Proverb

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Chinese Proverb

A woman has the form of an angel, the heart of a serpent, and the mind of an ass.
German Proverb

A worthy woman is far more precious than jewels, strength and dignity are her clothing.
Bible - Proverbs 31

Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.
Danish Proverb

Advice should be viewed from behind.
Swedish Proverb

Advice when most needed is least heeded.
English Proverb

After shaking hands with a Greek, count your fingers.
Albanian Saying

Age is honorable and youth is noble.
Irish Proverb

All is well that ends well.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

All things grow with time, except grief.
Yiddish Proverb

An angry man is not fit to pray.
Yiddish Proverb

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

An ass in Germany is a professor in Rome.
Traditional German Saying

An enemy will agree, but a friend will argue.
Russian Proverb

An Englishman will burn his bed to catch a flea.
Turkish Proverb

An ox remains an ox, even if driven to Vienna.
Hungarian Proverb

And old rat is a brave rat.
French Proverb

Anger can be an expensive luxury.
Italian Proverb

Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
Malabar Proverb

Anger without power is folly.
German Proverb

Appetite comes with eating.
French Proverb

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
Bible - Proverbs 26:11

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
Bible - Proverbs 23:7

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Bible - Proverbs 25:25.

As mad as a March hare.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

As proud as a peacock.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

As sluttish and slatternly as an Irishwoman bred in France.
Traditional Irish Saying

As the best wine makes the sharpest vinegar, the truest lover may turn into the worst enemy.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

As the big hound is, so will the pup be.
Irish Proverb

As we live, so we learn.
Yiddish Proverb

Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.
Irish Proverb

Beggars shouldn't be choosers.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

Better give a penny then lend twenty.
Italian Proverb

Better late than never.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

Better no doctor at all than three.
Polish Proverb

Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.
English Proverb

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb

Better wear out shoes than sheets.
Scottish Proverb

Between the devil and the deep blue sea.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

Beware of a silent dog and still water.
German Proverb

Black as hell, strong as death, sweet as love. (About coffee.)
Turkish proverb

Blood is thicker than water.
English Proverb (17th Century)

Both your friend and your enemy think you will never die.
Irish Proverb

Butter would not melt in her mouth.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
Indian Proverb

Children are poor men's riches.
English Proverb

Children should be seen and not heard.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
English Proverb.

Choose neither a woman nor linen by candlelight.
Italian Proverb

Climb mountains to see lowlands.
Chinese Proverb

Clogs to clogs in three generations.
English Proverb

Clouds gather before a storm.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime.
Jewish Saying

Curiosity killed the cat.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.
Japanese Proverb

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
Chinese Proverb

Death always comes too early or too late
English Proverb

Death closes all doors.
English Proverb

Death pays all debts.
English Proverb

Did hogs feed here or did Lithuanians have a feast here?
Traditional Polish Saying

Do not be born good or handsome, but be born lucky.
Russian Proverb

Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not having given it wings.
Indian Proverb

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
African proverb

Do not rejoice at my grief, for when mine is old, yours will be new.
Spanish Proverb

Do not speak of secrets in a field that is full of little hills.
Hebrew Proverb

Do not talk Arabic in the house of a Moor.
Oriental Proverb

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
Chinese Proverb

Don't imitate the fly before you have wings.
French Proverb

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound.
Latin Proverb

Epigrams succeed where epics fail.
Persian Proverb

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Bible - Proverbs 17:28

Even a small thorn causes festering.
Irish Proverb

Every ass loves to hear himself bray.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

Every cloud has a silver lining.
English Proverb

Every dog hath its day.
English Proverb

Every garden may have some weeds.
English Proverb

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.
Yiddish proverb

Everyone loves justice in the affairs of another.
Italian Proverb

Everyone pushes a falling fence.
Chinese Proverb

Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
Ethiopian Proverb

Evil is sooner believed than good.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald.
Eastern Proverb

Fame is a magnifying glass.
English Proverb

Feather by feather the goose can be plucked.
French Proverb

Fine feathers make fine birds.
English Proverb

Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.
Spanish Proverb

Fortune is a woman; if you neglect her today do not expect to regain her tomorrow.
French Proverb

Fortune is blind, but not invisible.
French Proverb

Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight.
English Proverb

Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom.
French Proverb

Friendship is a furrow in the sand.
Tongan Proverb

Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he'll eat forever.
Chinese Proverb

Give neither counsel nor salt till you are asked for it.
Italian Proverb

Give the devil his due.
English Proverb

Glutton: one who digs his grave with his teeth.
French Proverb

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
Jewish Proverb

God gives the nuts, but he doesn't crack them.
German proverb

God heals, and the physician takes the fee.
French Proverb

God help the rich man, let the poor man beg!
Old English Proverb

God help the rich, the poor can look after themselves.
Old English Proverb

Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat.
Chinese Proverb

Good advice is often annoying, bad advice never.
French Proverb

Good as drink is, it ends in thirst.
Irish Proverb

Good luck beats early rising.
Irish Proverb

Gray hairs are death's blossoms.
English Proverb

Half a loaf is better than none.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

Haste makes waste.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

Have a horse of your own and then you may borrow another's.
Welsh Proverb

He is not wise that is not wise for himself.
English Proverb

He lied like an eyewitness.
Russian Insult

He makes his home where the living is best.
Latin Proverb

He that can't endure the bad will not live to see the good.
Jewish Proverb

He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.
French Proverb (14th century)

He that is rich will not be called a fool.
Spanish Proverb

He that lives on hope will die fasting.
North American Proverb

He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Bible - Proverbs 28:20.

He that marries for money will earn it.
American Proverb

He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.
English Proverb

He that seeks trouble never misses.
English Proverb (17th century)

He that spareth his rod hateth his son.
Bible - Proverbs 24

He that winna be ruled by the rudder maun be ruled by the rock.
Scottish Proverb

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
Chinese proverb

He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.
Chinese proverb

He who comes with a story to you brings two away from you
Irish Proverb

He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years.
Chinese Proverb

He who does not know one thing knows another.
Kenyan Proverb

He who gets a name for early rising can stay in bed until midday.
Irish Proverb

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
Arabian Proverb

He who has once burnt his mouth always blows his soup.
German Proverb

He who holds the ladder is as bad as the thief.
German Proverb

He who knows nothing, doubts nothing.
Spanish Proverb

He who leaps high must take a long run.
Danish Proverb

He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.
Chinese Proverb

He who serves two masters has to lie to one.
Portuguese Proverb

He who sups with the devil has need of a long spoon.
English Proverb

He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom.
English Proverb

He who would eat in Spain must bring his kitchen along.
Traditional German Saying

He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
William Blake "Proverbs of Hell" (1790)

Heaven lent you a soul Earth will lend a grave.
Chinese Proverb

Honesty is the best policy.
English Proverb

How many will listen to the truth when you tell them?
Yiddish Proverb

Hygiene is two thirds of health.
Lebanese Proverb

If a man be great, even his dog will wear a proud look.
Japanese Proverb

If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.
Italian Proverb

If all pulled in one direction, the world would keel over.
Yiddish Proverb

If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.
Jewish Proverb

If rich people could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.
Yiddish Proverb

If the patient dies, the doctor has killed him, but if he gets well, the saints have saved him.
Italian Proverb

If two men ride a horse, one must ride behind.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards. ~Baltasar Gracián, translated from Spanish

It is the false shame of fools to try to conceal wounds that have not healed. ~Horace

Leaves are light, and useless, and idle, and wavering, and changeable; they even dance; and yet God in his wisdom has made them a part of oaks. And in so doing he has given us a lesson, not to deny the stout-heartedness within because we see the lightsomeness without. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. ~Henry David Thoreau

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. ~Swedish Proverb

Better to be furious at one thing, become radiant with purpose. Better to love links and rhythms than all-embracing answers. ~Stephen Dunn

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. ~Thomas Edison

I try not to kid myself. You know, I don't mind romancing someone else, but to fool yourself is pretty devastating and dangerous. ~Bill Veeck

You can't truthfully explain your smallest action without fully revealing your character. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back. ~Mick Jagger

When you lose, don't lose the lesson. ~Author Unknown

There is often less danger in the things we fear than in the things we desire. ~John C. Collins

our future depends on many things, but mostly on you. ~Frank Tyger

Follow the seasons. Follow your heart. Lead by example. Lead with love, alongside simplicity and courage, embracing duty, shunning fear. ~Terri Guillemets

Dig the well before you are thirsty. ~Chinese Proverb

Friends and neighbors complain that taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might the more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly. ~Benjamin Franklin

Be nice to those you meet on the way up. They're the same folks you'll meet on the way down. ~Walter Winchell, 1932

When you throw dirt, you lose ground. ~Texan Proverb

The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. ~Albert Schweitzer

Everyone should learn to do one thing supremely well because he likes it, and one thing supremely well because he detests it. ~Brigham Young

Sometimes the only way you can take a really good look at yourself is through somebody else's eyes. ~From the television show Scrubs

Sometimes the best way to hold onto something is to let it go. ~Author Unknown

It isn't what you know that counts, it's what you think of in time. ~Author Unknown

The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show. ~Author Unknown

For visions come not to polluted eyes. ~Mary Howitt

Speak what you think to-day in words as hard as cannon-balls and to-tomorrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Remedy it, or welcome it: a wise man's only two choices. ~Terri Guillemets

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. ~Chinese Proverb

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you're the easiest person to fool. ~Richard Feynman

Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk. ~Joaquin de Setanti

God is good, but never dance in a small boat. ~Irish Saying

It is better to stir up a question without deciding it, than to decide it without stirring it up. ~Joseph Joubert

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise. ~Mary Kay Ash

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~Malcolm S. Forbes


I used to believe that anything was better than nothing. Now I know that sometimes nothing is better. ~Glenda Jackson

Honesty pays, but it don't seem to pay enough to suit some people. ~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

A little candor never leaves me. It is what protects me. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possesses no antibodies; unvaccinated by suspicion, she overlooks lateness, accepts absurd excuses, permits the flimsiest patching to repair great rents in the quotidian. ~John Updike

No mask like open truth to cover lies,
As to go naked is the best disguise.
~William Congreve

Truth that is naked is the most beautiful, and the simpler its expression the deeper is the impression it makes; this is partly because it gets unobstructed hold of the hearer’s mind without his being distracted by secondary thoughts, and partly because he feels that here he is not being corrupted or deceived by the arts of rhetoric, but that the whole effect is got from the thing itself. ~Arthur Schopenhauer, translated from German

Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain't so. ~Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935

Reality is bad enough. Why should I tell the truth? ~Patrick Sky

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after. ~Slovenian Proverb

Always tell the truth. Even if you have to make it up. ~Author Unknown

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. ~Adlai Stevenson

The truth is the only thing worth having, and, in a civilized life, like ours, where so many risks are removed, facing it is almost the only courageous thing left to do. ~E.V. Lucas

The highest compact we can make with our fellow is - "Let there be truth between us two forevermore." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth. ~Mark Twain, Following the Equator

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. ~Oscar Wilde

The truth needs so little rehearsal. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. ~Mark Twain

Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks. ~Lin Yutang

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. ~Saki

Some people will not tolerate such emotional honesty in communication. They would rather defend their dishonesty on the grounds that it might hurt others. Therefore, having rationalized their phoniness into nobility, they settle for superficial relationships. ~Author Unknown

It takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen. ~Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, "Yes," you know he is a crook. ~Groucho Marx

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. ~Mark Twain


Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. ~George Smith Patton

It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final. ~Author Unknown

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten? ~Logan Smith

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style. ~Quentin Crisp

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. ~Albert Einstein

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good. ~Joe Paterno

If at first you don't succeed, do it like your mother told you. ~Author Unknown

Eighty percent of success is showing up. ~Woody Allen

I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages. ~Robert Bosch

Royals and dictators are the most stupid creatures of the universe Albert Einstein.

Men err when they think they can be inhuman exploiters in their business life, and loving husbands and fathers at home. ~Smiley Blanton

Let's be honest. There's not a business anywhere that is without problems. Business is complicated and imperfect. Every business everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings and exists by providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings. ~Bob Parsons

Successful enterprises are usually led by a proven chief executive who is a competent benevolent dictator. ~Richard Pratt

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. ~Henry Ford

Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they're really not. They're companions - the hero and the sidekick. ~Laurence Shames


The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure. ~B.C. Forbes

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction. ~Al Bernstein

The NBA is never just a business. It's always business. It's always personal. All good businesses are personal. The best businesses are very personal. ~Mark Cuban

It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality. ~Harold Geneen

You can't file a conversation. ~Author Unknown

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~Winston Churchill

What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins. ~Gene Fowler

We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best. ~Miguel de Unamuno, Essays and Soliloquies, 1925

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. ~Lily Tomlin

I couldn't wait for success... so I went ahead without it. ~Jonathan Winters

There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap." ~Carrie Fisher

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. ~David Frost

Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it. ~Author Unknown

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak. ~Jay Leno

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. ~Confucius

It is unfortunate we can't buy many business executives for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth. ~Malcolm Forbes

Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper. ~Kazuo Inamori

A man of business may talk of philosophy; a man who has none may practise it. ~Alexander Pope, Thoughts on Various Subjects, 1727

Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country. ~Norman Cousins

Work as if you own the company and soon you just might. ~Mike Dolan,

To take something from a person and keep it for oneself: that is robbery. To take something from one person and then turn it over to another in exchange for as much money as you can get: that is business. Robbery is so much more stupid, since it is satisfied with a single, frequently dangerous profit; whereas in business it can be doubled without danger. ~Octave Mirbeau, Torture Garden

As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it's leaning against the right building. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. ~Irving Berlin

Commerce, n. A kind of transaction in which A plunders from B the goods of C, and for compensation B picks the pocket of D of money belonging to E. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Cynic's World Book, 1906

You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. ~Joseph E. Levine

Professionalism is a frame of mind, not a paycheck. ~Cecil Castle

In college, Yuppies major in business administration. If to meet certain requirements they have to take a liberal arts course, they take Business Poetry. ~Dave Barry

Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in man. ~Author Unknown

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions. ~Edward R. Murrow

Make the workmanship surpass the materials. ~Ovid



In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. ~Harold Geneen

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. ~Henry Ford

Business is a combination of war and sport. ~André Maurois

The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers. ~John Egan

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority. ~William Arthur Ward

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

It is not the employer who pays the wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays the wages. ~Henry Ford, 1922, also sometimes quoted as "It is the customer that pays the wages"

Always desire to learn something useful.
Sophocles

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. ~Henry Louis Mencken, A Little Book in C Major, 1916

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. ~Mark Twain

Who lies for you will lie against you. ~Bosnian Proverb

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. ~Abraham Lincoln

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world. ~Thomas Carlyle

A half truth is a whole lie. ~Yiddish Proverb

A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie. ~Charles Edward Montague, Disenchantment


Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind. ~Austin O'Malley

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. ~William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence"

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. ~Aristotle

The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted. ~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie: A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby. ~George Herbert

With lies you may get ahead in the world - but you can never go back. ~Russian proverb

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread. ~Josh Billings

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff. ~Ambrose Bierce

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance. ~Edgar J. Mohn

When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback. ~Bill Copeland

Truth is the most valuable thing we have, so I try to conserve it. ~Mark Twain

Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence. ~Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays, 1911

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. ~Author Unknown

I never lie because I don't fear anyone. You only lie when you're afraid. ~John Gotti

We tell lies when we are afraid... afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger. ~Tad Williams

Truth fears no questions. ~Unknown

There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously. ~Thomas Sowell

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. ~Thomas Jefferson

I don't mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. ~Samuel Butler, Note-Books, 1912

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind. ~George Bernard Shaw, 28 August 1896

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves. ~Larry King

Success has made failures of many men. ~Cindy Adams

Some aspects of success seem rather silly as death approaches. ~Donald A. Miller

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. ~Author Unknown

That man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles. ~Walter Cronkite

The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success. ~Author Unknown

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it. ~Elbert Hubbard

The moral flabbiness born of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That - with the squalid interpretation put on the word success - is our national disease. ~William James, 11 September 1906

The closer one gets to the top, the more one finds there is no "top." ~Nancy Barcus

Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment. ~Ross Perot

What will matter is not your success but your significance.... ~Michael Josephson, from "What Will Matter" (poem), 2003

You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. ~Joseph E. Levine

Professionalism is a frame of mind, not a paycheck. ~Cecil Castle

In college, Yuppies major in business administration. If to meet certain requirements they have to take a liberal arts course, they take Business Poetry. ~Dave Barry

Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in man. ~Author Unknown

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions. ~Edward R. Murrow

Make the workmanship surpass the materials. ~Ovid

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation. ~Howard Scott

The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules. ~Elting E. Morison

There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values. ~Author Unknown

For all of its faults, it gives most hardworking people a chance to improve themselves economically, even as the deck is stacked in favor of the privileged few. Here are the choices most of us face in such a system: Get bitter or get busy. ~Bill O'Reilly, about capitalism

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. ~Bill Gates, Business @ the Speed of Thought

People that pay for things never complain. It's the guy you give something to that you can't please. ~Will Rogers

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. ~Thomas Watson, Sr.

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. ~Harold Geneen

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. ~Henry Ford


Always desire to learn something useful.
Sophocles

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. ~Henry Louis Mencken, A Little Book in C Major, 1916

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. ~Mark Twain

Who lies for you will lie against you. ~Bosnian Proverb

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. ~Abraham Lincoln

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world. ~Thomas Carlyle

A half truth is a whole lie. ~Yiddish Proverb

A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie. ~Charles Edward Montague, Disenchantment

Every lie is two lies — the lie we tell others and the lie we tell ourselves to justify it. ~Robert Brault,

Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind. ~Austin O'Malley

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. ~William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence"


Truth is the most valuable thing we have, so I try to conserve it. ~Mark Twain

Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence. ~Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays, 1911

A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. ~Author Unknown

I never lie because I don't fear anyone. You only lie when you're afraid. ~John Gotti

We tell lies when we are afraid... afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger. ~Tad Williams

Truth fears no questions. ~Unknown

There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously. ~Thomas Sowell

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. ~Thomas Jefferson

I don't mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. ~Samuel Butler, Note-Books, 1912

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind. ~George Bernard Shaw, 28 August 1896

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves. ~Larry King

Success has made failures of many men. ~Cindy Adams

Some aspects of success seem rather silly as death approaches. ~Donald A. Miller

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. ~Author Unknown

That man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles. ~Walter Cronkite

The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success. ~Author Unknown

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it. ~Elbert Hubbard





If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
Chinese Proverb

If you believe everything you read, better not read.
Japanese proverb

If you bow at all bow low.
Chinese Proverb

If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn.
Irish Proverb

If you love him, don't lend him.
Polish Proverb

If you take big paces you leave big spaces.
Burmese Proverb

If you want to be criticized, marry.
Irish Proverb

If you wish to die young, make your physician your heir.
Romanian Proverb

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
Chinese Proverb

In a calm sea every man is a pilot.
Spanish Proverb

In America half an hour is forty minutes.
German Proverb

In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse.
Greek Proverb

In love, there is always one who kisses and one who offers the cheek.
French Proverb

Instinct is stronger than upbringing.
Irish Proverb

It is a bad hen that does not scratch herself.
Irish Proverb

It is a bold mouse that nestles in the cat's ear.
English Proverb

It is a long road that has no turning.
Irish Proverb

It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.
English Proverb (18th century)

It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

It is better to be a male for one day than a female for ten.
Kurdish Proverb

It is better to be born a beggar than a fool.
Spanish Proverb

It is better to conceal one's knowledge than to reveal one's ignorance.
Spanish Proverb

It is better to exist unknown to the law.
Irish Proverb

It is better to sit down than to stand, it is better to lie down than to sit, but death is the best of all. (About laziness)
Indian Proverb

It is hard to pay for bread that has been eaten.
Danish Proverb

It is not a secret if it is known by three people.
Irish Proverb

It is not enough to run, one must start in time.
French Proverb
It's an ill wind that blows no good.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

It's not a matter of upper and lower class but of being up a while and down a while.
Irish Proverb

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
Chinese Proverb

Keep a thing for seven years and you'll find a use for it.
Irish Proverb

Kill not the goose that lays the golden eggs.
English Proverb

Lack of resource has hanged many a person.
Irish Proverb

Last ship, best ship.
English Proverb

Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.
Chinese Proverb

Lend your money and lose your friend.
English Proverb

Let sleeping dogs lie.
English Proverb

Let your heart guide your head in evil matters.
Spanish Proverb

Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it.
Indian Proverb

Life without a friend is death without a witness.
Spanish Proverb

Like a fish out of water.
Latin Saying

Like a lame man's legs that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
Bible - Proverbs 26:7

Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout.
Irish Proverb

Little pitchers have big ears.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

Live with wolves, and you learn to howl.
Spanish Proverb

Look before you leap.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

Look down if you would know how high you stand.
Yiddish Proverb

Love enters a man through his eyes, woman through her ears.
Polish Proverb

Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
French Proverb

Love me, love my dog.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

Love your neighbors, but don't pull down the fence.
Chinese proverb

Love, pain, and money cannot be kept secret; they soon betray themselves.
Spanish Proverb

Luck has a slender anchorage.
English Proverb

Mad as a march hare.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

Make hay while the sun shines.
English Proverb

Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not.
Chinese Proverb

Many a friend was lost through a joke, but none was ever gained so.
Czech Proverb

Many hands make light work.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

May as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.
English Proverb

May the curse of Mary Malone and her nine blind illegitimate children chase you so far over the hills of Damnation that the Lord himself can't find you with a telescope.
Traditional Irish Curse

May the grass grow at your door and the fox build his nest on your hearthstone.
May the light fade from your eyes, so you never see what you love.
May your own blood rise against you, and the sweetest drink you take be the bitterest cup of sorrow.
May you die without benefit of clergy;
May there be none to shed a tear at your grave, and may the hearthstone of hell be your best bed forever.
Traditional Wexford Curse

May you have a bright future - as the chimney sweep said to his son.
Irish Proverb

May you wander over the face of the earth forever, never sleep twice in the same bed, never drink water twice from the same well, and never cross the same river twice in a year.
Traditional Gypsy Curse

May your every wish be granted.
Ancient Chinese Curse

May your left ear wither and fall into your right pocket.
Traditional Arab Curse

Men count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.
French Proverb

Mere words do not feed the friars.
Irish Proverb

More grows in the garden than the gardener knows he has sown.
Spanish Proverb

More things belong to marriage than four bare legs in a bed.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat.
Irish Proverb

Necessity is the mother of invention.
Irish Proverb

Necessity knows no law.
Irish Proverb

Necessity never made a good bargain.
North American Proverb

Need teaches a plan.
Irish Proverb

Never cut what can be untied.
Portuguese Proverb

Never love with all your heart, it only ends in breaking.
English Proverb

Never marry for money. Ye'll borrow it cheaper.
Scottish Proverb

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today.
English Proverb

Night is the mother of council.
Latin Proverb

No man limps because another is hurt.
Danish Proverb

No man ought to look a given horse in the mouth.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

No rose without a thorn, or a love without a rival.
Turkish Proverb

No time like the present.
English Proverb

Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
Chinese Proverb

Not wine...men intoxicate themselves; Not vice...men entice themselves.
Chinese Proverb

Nothing dries sooner than tears.
Latin Proverb

Nothing is as burdensome as a secret.
French Proverb

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

One beggar at the door is enough.
French Proverb

One cannot shoe a running horse.
Dutch Proverb

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
English Proverb (17th century)

One flower will not make a garland.
French Proverb

One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
Chinese Proverb

One good turn deserves another.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Chinese Proverb

One of these day is none of these days.
English Proverb

One should go invited to a friend in good fortune, and uninvited in misfortune.
Swedish Proverb

One swallow maketh not a summer.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

One woman never praises another.
Estonian Proverb

Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches
English Proverb

Out of the frying pan into the fire.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet.
French Proverb

Patience is poultice for all wounds.
Irish Proverb

Patience is the best medicine.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

People live in each other's shelter.
Irish Proverb

Pigs might fly, but they are most unlikely birds.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

Politics is a rotten egg; if broken, it stinks.
Russian proverb

Poor men seek meat for their stomach, rich men stomach for their meat.
English Proverb

Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred.
Korean Proverb

Practice makes perfect.
English Proverb

Praise the young and they will blossom
Irish Proverb

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Bible - Proverbs 16:18

Procrastination is the thief of time.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

Public before private and country before family.
Chinese Proverb

Put silk on a goat, and it's still a goat.
Irish Proverb

Quiet people are well able to look after themselves.
Irish Proverb

Rags to riches to rags.
Lancastrian Proverb

Rain beats a leopard's skin, but it does not wash off the spots.
Ashanti Proverb

Rats desert a sinking ship.
French Proverb

Riches run after the rich, and poverty runs after the poor.
French Proverb

Roasted pigeons will not fly into one's mouth.
Dutch Proverb

Rome was not built in a day.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
English Proverb

Seek counsel of him who makes you weep, and not of him who makes you laugh.
Arabic Proverb

Set a beggar on horseback, and he 'll out ride the Devil.
German Proverb

Set a thief to catch a thief.
English Proverb

Silence was never written down.
Italian Proverb

Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.
Spanish Proverb

Sit a beggar at your table and he will soon put his feet on it.
Russian Proverb

Six hours' sleep for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool.
English Proverb

Small children give you headache; big children heartache.
Russian Proverb

Some people are masters of money, and some its slaves.
Russian Proverb

Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time
I am being carried on great wings across the sky.
Ojibway Saying

Sorrow for a husband is like a pain in the elbow, sharp and short.
English Proverb

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
English Proverb (17th century)

Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.
Slovenian Proverb

Stars are not seen by sunshine.
Spanish Proverb

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
Bible - Proverbs 9:17.

Sweet is the wine but sour is the payment.
Irish Proverb

Take heed of enemies reconciled, and of meat twice boiled.
English Proverb.

Take thy thoughts to bed with thee, for the morning is wiser than the evening.
Russian Proverb

Talk of the devil and he is sure to appear.
English Proverb

Tell me who you live with and I will tell you who you are.
Spanish Proverb

Tell the truth and shame the devil.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
Chinese Proverb

The best advice is found on the pillow.
Danish Proverb

The best thing about a man is his dog.
French Proverb

The big thieves hang the little ones.
Czech proverb

The church is near but the road is icy; the bar is far away but I'll walk carefully.
Russian proverb

The comforter's head never aches.
Italian Proverb

The darkest hour is that before the dawn.
English Proverb

The day will come when the cow will have use for her tail.
Irish Proverb

The devil looks after his own.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

The devil seduced Eve in Italian. Eve mislead Adam in Bohemian. The Lord scolded them both in German. Then the angel drove them from paradise in Hungarian.
Traditional Polish Saying

The fat is in the fire.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Chinese Proverb

The girl who can't dance says the band can't play.
Yiddish Proverb

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

The great thieves lead away the little thieves.
French Proverb

The green new broom sweepeth clean.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

The hole is more honorable than the patch.
Irish Proverb

The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.
William Blake "Proverbs of Hell" (1790)

The innkeeper loves the drunkard, but not for a son-in-law.
Yiddish Proverb

The jay bird don't rob his own nest.
West Indies Proverb

The light heart lives long.
Irish Proverb

The man who does not love a horse cannot love a woman.
Spanish Proverb

The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
Chinese Proverb

The man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot.
Irish Proverb

The mills of God grind slowly but they grind finely.
Irish Proverb

The moon is made of a green cheese.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

The more the merrier.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

The morning is wiser than the evening.
Russian Proverb

The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.
Japanese Proverb

The night rinses what the day has soaped.
Swiss Proverb

The only good thing that comes from the east is the sun.
Traditional Portuguese Saying

The palest ink is better than the best memory.
Chinese proverb

The pine stays green in winter...Wisdom in hardship.
Chinese Proverb

The raggy colt often made a powerful horse.
Irish Proverb

The reverse side also has a reverse side.
Japanese proverb

The right man comes at the right time.
Italian Proverb

The road to a friend's house is never long.
Danish proverb

The Russian knows the way, yet he asks for directions.
Traditional German Saying

The sea has an enormous thirst and an insatiable appetite.
French Proverb

The silent dog is the first to bite.
German Proverb

The smallest thing outlives the human being.
Irish Proverb

The Spaniard is a bad servant but a worse master.
Traditional English Saying

The sun will set without thy assistance.
Hebrew Proverb

The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
French Proverb

The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.
Russian proverb

The tide tarrieth for no man.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

The tongue is more to be feared than the sword.
Japanese Proverb

The tongue like a sharp knife...Kills without drawing blood.
Chinese Proverb

The truth is not always what we want to hear.
Yiddish Proverb

The turtle lays thousands of eggs without anyone knowing, but when the hen lays an egg, the whole country is informed.
Malay Proverb

The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches.
Irish Proverb

The well fed does not understand the lean.
Irish Proverb

The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.
Arabian Proverb

The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher.
Chinese Proverb

The wise man sits on the hole in his carpet.
Persian Proverb

The wolf loses his teeth, but not his inclinations.
Spanish Proverb

The work praises the man.
Irish Proverb

The world is a rose: smell it and pass it on to your friends.
Persian Proverb

The world would not make a racehorse of a donkey
Irish Proverb

There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.
Chinese Proverb

There are more old drunkards than old doctors.
French Proverb

There are only two types of Chinese -- those who give bribes and those who take them.
Russian Proverb

There are two great pleasures in gambling: that of winning and that of losing.
French Proverb.

There is but one good mother-in-law and she is dead.
English Proverb

There is honor even among thieves.
English Proverb

There is hope from the sea, but none from the grave.
Irish Proverb

There is no fireside like your own fireside
Irish Proverb

There is no luck except where there is discipline.
Irish Proverb

There is no need like the lack of a friend.
Irish Proverb

There is no strength without unity.
Irish Proverb

There is plenty of sound in an empty barrel.
Russian Proverb

There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip.
Greek Proverb

They who love most are least valued.
English Proverb

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
William Blake "Proverbs of Hell" (1790)

Think with the wise but walk with the vulgar.
German Proverb

Thirst is the end of drinking and sorrow is the end of drunkenness.
Irish Proverb

Though a tree grow ever so high, the falling leaves return to the ground.
Malay Proverb

Three diseases without shame: Love, itch and thirst.
Irish Proverb

Three Spaniards, four opinions.
Spanish Proverb

Time is a great story teller.
Irish Proverb

Time trieth truth.
English Proverb

To be rich is not everything, but it certainly helps.
Yiddish Proverb

To deny all, is to confess all.
Spanish Proverb

To leave is to die a little.
French Proverb

To lend is to buy a quarrel.
Indian Proverb

To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.
English Proverb (18th century)

To teach is to learn.
Japanese Proverb

To the ass, or the sow, their own offspring appears the fairest in creation.
Latin Proverb

To whom you tell your secrets, to him you resign your liberty.
Spanish Proverb

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
North American Saying

Tomorrow is a new day.
English Proverb

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
Spanish Proverb

Tomorrow never comes.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

Trouble rides a fast horse.
Italian Proverb

True nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
Hindustani Proverb

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.
Old Muslim Proverb

Truth and oil always come to the surface.
Spanish Proverb

Truth has a handsome countenance but torn garments.
German Proverb

Truth is the safest lie.
Jewish Proverb

Truth stands the test of time; lies are soon exposed.
Bible - Proverbs 12:19

Truth will be out.
Latin Proverb

Two heads are better than one.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

Two shorten the road.
Irish Proverb

Two thirds of the work is the semblance.
Irish Proverb

Unless you enter the tiger's den you cannot take the cubs.
Japanese Proverb

Visit your aunt, but not every day of the year.
Spanish Proverb

Walk straight, my son - as the old crab said to the young crab.
Irish Proverb

Want a thing long enough and you don't
Chinese Proverb

War is death's feast.
George Herbert "Outlandish Proverbs"

Water for oxen, wine for kings.
Spanish Proverb

We'll never know the worth of water till the well go dry.
Scottish Proverb

Went in one ear and out the other.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

What belongs to everybody belongs to nobody.
Spanish Proverb

What breaks in a moment may take years to mend.
Swedish proverb

What one knows it is sometimes useful to forget.
Latin Proverb

What you can not avoid, welcome.
Chinese Proverb

When a father helps a son, both smile; but when a son must help his father, both cry.
Jewish Proverb

When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it. Every beginning is weak.
Irish Proverb

When fire is applied to a stone it cracks.
Irish Proverb

When fortune knocks upon the door open it widely.
Spanish Proverb

When ill luck falls asleep, let none wake her.
Italian Proverb

When its time has arrived, the prey becomes the hunter.
Persian Proverb

When one dog barks another will join it.
Latin Proverb

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.
Ethiopian proverb

When the apple is ripe it will fall.
Irish Proverb

When the drop (drink) is inside, the sense is outside.
Irish Proverb

When the iron is hot, strike.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

When the liquor was gone the fun was gone.
Irish Proverb

When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole nearby.
Nigerian Proverb

When the sun shineth, make hay.
John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)

When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.
English Proverb

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
African Proverb

When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
Chinese Proverb

Where there's music there can be love.
French Proverb

While the cat's away, the mice can play.
Proverb of Unknown Origin

Who begins too much accomplishes little.
German proverb

Who knows most speaks least.
Spanish Proverb

Who lies with dogs shall rise up with fleas.
Latin Proverb

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