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Words of Wisdom

(Date posted: February 29, 2016)

I always enjoy the words of wisdom from accomplished or insightful people. Their remarks are gems of clarity that can help us ordinary people glimpse the path to a better life. And so without further ado...

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours."
- Richard Bach

"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
- Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back')

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
- Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
- Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
- Walt Disney (1901-1966)

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."
- Jimi Hendrix

"Never mistake motion for action."
- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."
- Henry Ford (1863-1947)

"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."
- Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930)

"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
- Sun Tzu

"Sometimes it is not enough that we do our best; we must do what is required."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it"
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

"The full use of your powers along lines of excellence."
- definition of "happiness" by John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

"The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows."
- Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time."
- Vince Lombardi

"Well done is better than well said."
- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
- George Washington Carver (1864-1943)

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
- Henry Ford (1863-1947)

"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."
- Yogi Berra

The quotations collection on this Web page is copyright © 1994-2015 by Professor Gabriel Robins. See his quotations website.

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