posted 6 Aug 2011, 02:11 by C S Paul   [ updated 20 Aug 2011, 02:00 ]

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.- Saren Kierkegaard 

History has repeatedly been changed by people who had the desire and the ability to transfer their 
convictions and emotions to their listeners. - Dale Carnegie

If you must compromise, compromise up. -Eleanor Roosevelt 

Life happens at the level of events, not words. 

is very difficult to give away kindness. It keeps coming back to you. 

The main cause for failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want at the moment. 

Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. 

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr 

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.

Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves. 

I look at what I have not and think myself unhappy; others look at what I have and think me happy. 

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age. - Lucille Ball

love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. 

Doubt whom you will, but never doubt yourself. 

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. 

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. Niccolo Machiavelli 

To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections. 

think, what has this day brought me, and what have I given it? 

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mahatma Gandhi 

The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it. - Stanley Kubrick

life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw

I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.

Never say, "oops." Always say, "Ah, interesting.

If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake.

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. ~Niels Bohr

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth -- not going all the way, and not starting. – Buddha

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." – Margaret Mead, anthropologist

"This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in." – Theodore Roosevelt

"How wonderful it is that no one need wait a single moment before starting to change the world." – Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." – Booker T. Washington

"Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love." – Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do." – Edmund Everett Hale

"Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision." – Ayn Rand

"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes." – Winnie the Pooh

"Use the past as a springboard, not as a sofa." – Unknown

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." – John Quincy Adam

"The will to conquer is the first condition of victory." – Ferdinand Foch

"When your dad is mad and asks you, 'Do I look stupid?' don't answer him." – Michael, 14

"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still." – Franklin D. Roosevelt