One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.
– Gustave Flaubert
Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
– Henry Miller
What we do belongs to what we are; and what we are is what becomes of us.
– Henry Van Dyke
You cannot step into the same river twice.
The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
– Helen Keller
I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason.
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
– John Ruskin
It is only in our decisions that we are important.
– Jean-Paul Sartre
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
– John Wooden
Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
– Jose Ortega y Gasset
In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say, but by what they understand.
– John C. Maxwell
Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered.
– John Updike
Ideals are the world’s masters.
– Josiah Gilbert Holland
Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it.
– James Cash Penney
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
Ill habits gather unseen degrees, as brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
– John Dryden
To be is to do.
– Immanuel Kant
To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
– Isaac Newton
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
– Jim Rohn
A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
– Joseph Roux
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.
– Charles Kettering
We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
– John Henry Newman
Memory is more indelible than ink.
– Anita Loos
Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now – always.
– Albert Schweitzer
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
– Albert Einstein
Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
– Abraham Lincoln
We have all the light we need, we just need to put it in practice.
– Albert Pike
Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.
– Bernard Williams