Here are a whole bunch of quotes.
"One never notices what has been done; one can only see what
remains to be done."
"The best preparation for a better life next year is a full,
complete, harmonious, joyous life this year."
"Trust you own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your
own, instead of someone else's."
If you must argue, remember that:
"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument."
--William Gibbs McAdoo
"The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right."
"People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered
themselves than by those found by others."
"Concern should drive us into action and not into
"True modesty and true pride are much the same thing: both
consist in setting a just value on ourselves - neither more
"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be
content with what you have."
Be yourself and wear what you like:
"Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are."
"If people don't want to listen to you, what makes you think
they want to hear from your sweater?"
"I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch."
"I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do
that. Your mind must know that it has to get down to earth."
"To be a manager, you have to start at the bottom, no
"You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at
When things reach their absolute worst, remember:
"If you're going through hell, keep going."
-- Winston Churchill
"If you are losing a tug-of-war with a tiger, give him the
rope before he gets to your arm. You can always buy a new
-- Max Gunther
"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
-- Charles A. Beard
"Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
"Don't confuse being stimulating with being blunt."
Tough times are an opportunity to find out what you're made
"Adversity reveals genius; prosperity conceals it."
"A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is
until she gets in hot water."
"Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it a man
hardly knows whether he is honest or not."
"Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less,
say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are
"People are ridiculous only when they try or seem to be that
which what they are not."
"If it's a good idea . . . go ahead and do it. It is much
easier to apologize than it is to get permission."
--Grace M. Hopper
Choose your closest friends carefully:
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what
you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the
limo breaks down."
"A friend should bear his friend's infirmities."
"It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter."
"Worry is a funky luxury when a lot has to be done."
"Life is a risk."
--Diane Von Furstenberg
"Never try to tell everything you know. It may take too
short a time."
Make the word "impossible" just another challenge to your
"Do not think what is hard for you to master is humanly
impossible; but if a thing is humanly possible, consider it
to be within your reach."
"You write to me that it's impossible; the word is not French."
--Napoleon, writing to one of his generals
"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small
people always do that, but the really great make you feel
that you, too, can become great."
"Decide what you think is right and stick to it."
"If you don't know where you are going, how can you expect to
--Basil S. Walsh
Don't short-change yourself: use all of your abilities:
"Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by
what you should have accomplished with your ability."
"I want to be all that I am capable of becoming . . ."
"There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his
life by the unfolding of his powers."
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