We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
- James M. Barrie
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
- Carl Jung
Giving opens the way for receiving.
- Florence Scovel Shinn
Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
- William Blake
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
- Sigmund Freud
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.
- George C. Marshall
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
Quick decisions are unsafe decisions.
You can't sweep other people off their feet, if you can't be swept off your own.
- Clarence Day
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
- John Muir
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
- Richard M. Nixon
Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
- Khalil Gibran
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
- William Arthur Ward
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
It is impossible to love and to be wise.
- Francis Bacon