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  • Writer's pictureCharles G. Irion

Quotes & Words of Wisdom

Oliver Wendell Holmes “What lies behind you, and what lies ahead of you, is of little importance when it is compared to what lies within you.” “If determination lies within you, you’ll be able to find a solution to all your problems.”

William Arthur Ward “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

Lou Holtz “Believe in yourself. You can’t satisfy everyone. Just make sure that you please yourself.”

Alfred North Whitehead “Seek simplicity and distrust it.”

Annie Smith Peck “Climbing is unadulterated hard labor. The only real pleasure is the satisfaction of going where no man has been before and where few can follow.”

Helen Keller “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.”

Helen Keller “Everything has its wonders; even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”

Groucho Marx “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

Henri Frederic Amiel “A man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied.”

Sam Keen “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”

Mother Teresa “Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing GOD’s gift of Himself.”

Charles Irion “Do you know you have one purpose in life – To please GOD. How? Remember the 10 commandments. They are simple and please GOD. Now you have it.”

Charles Irion “You cannot discover new oceans until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore!”

Mark Twain “Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.”

Will Rogers “If stupidity got us into this mess then why can’t it get us out?”

Edmund Burke “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Cato the Elder “After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.”

Von Clausewitz “The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.”

Calvin Coolidge “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts… The slogan, ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

Business Quotes

Sir Winston Churchill “Continuous efforts – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”

Sir Winston Churchill “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Unknown “Don’t itch for things you’re not willing to scratch for.”

Samuel Goldwyn “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

Zig Zigler “The things that count the most in life are the things that can’t be counted”

Marcus Annaeus Seneca “For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.”

Laurel Cutler “There is no data on the future.”

John Hays Hammond “Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success.”

Lao Tzu “Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.”

Leonardo da Vinci “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

Author Quotes

Logan Pearsall Smith “Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast!”

Albert Einstein “Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value.”

Napoleon Hill “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”

John Updike “Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”

Educational Quotes

William Butler Yeats “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.”

John Raskin “The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, — not merely industrious, but to love industry, not merely learned, but to love knowledge, not merely pure, but to love purity, not merely just, but to hunger and thirst after justice.”

Plato “If a man neglects education, he walks home to the end of his life.”

Aristotle “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”

Francis Bacon “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”

Benjamin Franklin “He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner.”

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