The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all. There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere Don't cry because it is over,smile because it happened. Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. Study hard. Be evil. Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards. Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want. Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement. Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open. It makes all the difference whether one sees darkness through the light or brightness through the shadows The difference between a smart person and a wise person is that a smart person knows what to say and a wise person knows whether or not to say it. A smart person talks from experience, a smarter person from experience does not talk. Crafty men condemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them. If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. The harder you fall, the higher you bounce. Success is how high you bounce, when you hit the bottom. Don't cry when the Sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars. Nothing is impossible in this world. The word itself says I'm possible. Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no bird sang except those that sang best. When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing Anger is only one letter short of danger. Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the string remains forever. Every man dies. Not every man lives A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. We do not stop laughing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop laughing Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not being afraid to be wrong. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape. When you talk you can only say something that you already know, but when you listen, you learn what someone else knows. A pessimist sees a difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees an opportunity in every difficulty. In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream wins - not through strength, but through persistence. Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated. Love is like Pi: natural, irrational, and very important. The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aims are too high and we miss it, but that it's too low and we reach it. The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. Trouble lasts an hour, but life lasts forever. Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional Hope is a gift we give ourselves, and it remains when all else is gone. When all else is lost, the future still remains. Winners never quit and quitters never win. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. The distance between success and failure can only be measured by one's desire. The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. Only tears cleanse the heart People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. In a rat race even if you win, you are still a rat It is better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for public and have no self. To be angry is easy. To be angry at the right time, at the right time for the right reason is difficult. In order to succeed, you must know what you are doing, like what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing. If you do not believe in yourself, chances are that nobody else will either. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use. There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so. There are no facts, only interpretations We are all born in the world with nothing, everything we acquire after that is profit. Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. If a man marches out of step with his fellows, it may be that he has a poor sense of rhythm, or perhaps, it may be that he hears the sound of a different drummer. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Work hard and get what you like, otherwise you will be forced to like what you get. True friendship is like good health, the value is seldom known until it is lost. True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. I cannot be your friend and flatterer too. The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow seperately without growing apart. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust. It's the little things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it's the little differences that make them interesting. Success is to be measured not so much by the position one reaches in life as by the obstacles which he has to overcome while trying to succeed. An army of deer would be more formidable commanded by a lion, than an army of lions commanded by a deer. Everyone hears what you say, Friends listen to what you say, Best friends listen to what you don't say. A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow, Don't walk behind me, I may not lead, Walk beside me and be my friend. Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams? Truth never changes, what you do with the truth will change you. A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure. The only difference between a saint and a sinner is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can see from a mountain top. Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. Faith makes all things possible, love makes all things easy, hope makes all things bright. Nature is everything a man is born to, and art is the difference he makes in it. Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion on the other hand produces beautiful things which become ugly with time. Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. There is nothing so wasteful as doing with great efficiency that which need not be done at all. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. Leap and the net will appear Those who are content are never poor, those who are discontent are never rich. Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more that the wisest man can answer. I asked God to give me everything so I could enjoy life, He gave me life to enjoy everything. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem. Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is mystery, Today is a gift, That's why it is called the PRESENT. Thoughts..Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words Words...Keep your words positive because your words become your actions Actions...Keep your actions positive because your actions become your habits Habits...Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values Values...Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny I walk down the street. There is a hole. I don't see it. I fall in. It isn't my fault. It takes a very long time to get out. I walk down the same street. There is still a deep hole. I pretend not to see it. I fall in. I pretend it's still not my fault. It takes a long time to get out. I walk down the same street. There is still the same deep hole. I see it. I fall in anyway. It's a habit. I get out quicker this time. I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole. I see it. I walk around it. I don't fall in. I walk down a different street. Time is Too slow for those who wait, Too swift for those who fear, Too long for those who grieve, Too short for those who rejoice. But for those who love, time is not. I asked for Strength . . . And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong. I asked for Wisdom . . . And God gave me Problems to solve. I asked for Prosperity . . . And God gave me Brain and Brawn to work. I asked for Courage . . . And God gave me Danger to overcome. I asked for Love . . . And God gave me Troubled people to help. I asked for Favors . . . And God gave me Opportunities. I received nothing I wanted . . . I received everything I needed!