Surely there comes a time when counting the cost and paying the price aren't things to think about any more. All that matters is value - the ultimate value of what one does.

James Hilton

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

Miriam Beard

To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.


Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, 'there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.' A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.

 Tom Blair

Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination.

Roy M. Goodman

Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.

Hasidic Saying

To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.

Sydney Smith

The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.

Gerry Spence, 'How to Argue and Win Every Time'

A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.

Author unknown

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.


When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

Martin Luther King Jr

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Don't fall before you're pushed.

English Proverb

Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.

Author Unknown

Most people walk in and out of your life, but only friends leave footprints in your heart.

Author Unknown

You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?

Robert Louis Stevenson

When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there.

Author Unknown

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it!

Robert Heinlein

What do you do when the only person who can make you stop crying is the person who made you cry?

Author Unknown

Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.


You can only go as far as you push!

Author Unknown

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung

Don't let the past hold you back, you're missing the good stuff.

Author Unknown

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in life.

Jean Paul Richter

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.

Christopher Morley

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.

Pearl Buck

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.

John Churton Collins

When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win.

Ed Macauley

What people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can.

Henry David Thoreau

Good friends are like don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

Author: unknown

Put yourself on view. This brings your talents to light.

Baltasar Gracian

Life's short. If you don't look around once in a while you might miss it.

Author: unknown

The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love somebody else.

Author: unknown

Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.

Author: unknown

Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear. 

Author: unknown

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

Author: unknown

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

Author: unknown

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

David Carradine

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury; and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.

William Henry Channing

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.  Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.  Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.  Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.

Mary Jean Iron

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Harold Whitman

The essence of courage is not that heart should not quake, but that nobody else should know it does

Author: unknown

let me be a little kinder, let me be a little blinder,
to the faults of those around me

Author: unknown

If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.

Author: unknown

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it. For I shall not pass this way again!

Author: unknown

If you do not understand my silence you will not understand me words.

Author: unknown

Love and hatred are not blinkers. With one you see only good; with the other, bad.

Author: unknown

Anger is only one letter short of danger

Author: unknown

If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; if he betrays you twice, it is your fault.

Author: unknown