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Michel de Montaigne, a French Renaissance thinker, stated "I quote others only in order to better express myself." Note that un-credited quotes below are either anonymous or unknown.

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Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.
(William Clark Powell)
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
(Milton Berle)
Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
(George Will)
Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
(Charles M. Schultz)
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
(William Shakespeare)
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
(Henry Ward Beecher)
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
(Earl Wilson)
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
(Richard Bach)
One must care about a world one will never see.
(Bertrand Russell)
Do or do not. There is no try.
Envy someone and it pulls you down. Admire them and it pulls you up. Which makes more sense?
(Elvis Presley)
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
(Vern Law)
The quickest way to receive love is to give love.
The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tightly.
Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground.
Everything works out in the end. If it hasn't worked out, it's not the end.
Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
(Mark Twain)
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
(Thomas A. Edison)
The future enters into us, in order to transform us, long before it happens.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)
If you look at zero, you see nothing; but look through it and you will see the world.
Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.
(Bruce Crampton)
Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal are suggestive but what they conceal is vital.
(Aaron Levenstein)
Behind every major success lies a major risk.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life.
(Sandra Carey)
There is no baser folly than the infatuation that looks upon the transient as if it were everlasting.
(Tirukkural, 34:331)
When in doubt, tell the truth.
(Mark Twain)
No pressure, no diamonds.
(Thomas Carlyle)
Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly.
(Robert Kennedy)
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
(William James)
The beginning is the most important part of any work.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
(Walter Bagehot)
To err is human; to refrain from laughing, humane.
(Lane Olinghouse)
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
(Maori proverb)
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter.
As the web issues out of the spider and is withdrawn, as plants sprout from the earth, as hair grows from the body, even so, the sages say, this universe springs from the deathless self, the source of life. The deathless self meditated upon himself and projected the universe as evolutionary energy. From this energy developed life, mind, the elements, and the world of karma, which is enchained by cause and effect.
(Mundaka Upanishad)
There are hundreds of languages in the world, a smile speaks them all.
Sometimes it isn't what you do but what you don't do that makes you who you are.
There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
(Katharine Butler Hathaway)




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