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September Quotable Quotes for Inspiration and Your Web Site (04)


It would be a better world if we all remembered the Dalai Lama's words -- "We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them."



Anger

Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way—that is not easy.
—Aristotle

The greatest enemy for anger is delay.
—Seneca

Grow angry slowly—there’s plenty of time.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change

In spite of illness, in spite of even the arch-enemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.
—Edith Wharton

Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one’s own unnecessary vegetation.
—Gail Sheehy

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
—Amy Tan

Error

The fellow who never makes a mistake takes his orders from one who does.
—Herbert V. Prochnow

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
—George Bernard Shaw

Facts

There are no eternal facts as there are no absolute truths.
—Friedrich Nietzsche

The truth is more important than the facts.
—Frank Lloyd Wright

Mediocrity

Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
—Henry S. Haskins

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities.
—Albert Einstein

Success

Success is never a destination—it’s a journey.
—Satenig St. Marie

There is only one success—to be able to spend your life in your own way.
—Christopher Morley

Money

Money is a terrible master, but a wonderful servant.
—P.T. Barnum

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repairing.
—Billy Rose

Praise

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
—G.K. Chesterton

The deepest principle of Human Nature is the craving to be appreciated.
—William James

Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired: even I who write this, and you who read this.
—Blaise Pascal

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
—Norman Vincent Peale

Hope

To travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
—Robert Louis Stevenson

Flowers grow out of dark moments.
—Corita Kent

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.
—Anonymous

Helping others

We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
—Dalai Lama

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.
—Charles Dickens

Dating

Let’s face it, a date is like a job interview that lasts all night. The only difference between the two is that there are very few job interviews where there’s a chance you will end up naked at the end of it.
—Jerry Seinfeld

Personally, I think if a woman hasn’t met the right man by the time she’s 24, she may be lucky.
—Deborah Kerr

Money

If you would know what the Lord God thinks of money, you have only to look at those to whom he gives it.
—Maurice Baring

To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
—G.K. Chesterton

Prejudice

I am free of all prejudices. I hate every one equally.
—W.C. Fields

Work

I never did a day’s work in all my life. It was all fun.
—Thomas Edison

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
—J.M. Barrie

It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
—Sandra Swinney

Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment. —Robert Benchley

Quoting

Quoting: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
—Ambrose Bierce

The wise make proverbs and fools repeat them.
—Isaac D’Israeli

Self-deception

When a man points his finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.
—Louis Nizer

Life is the art of being well-deceived.
—William Hazlitt

Never give up

Be like a postage stamp—stick to one thing till you get there.
—Josh Billings

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg—not by smashing it.
—Arnold Glasnow

I think and think for months and years. Nintey-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
—Albert Einstein

It’s never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise.
—Nancy Thayer

Tact

In the battle of existence, talent is the punch; fact is the clever footwork.
—Wilson Mizner

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
—Howard W. Newton

Tact: Ability to tell a man he’s open-minded when he has a hole in his head.
—F.G. Kernan


Success

Don’t think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success.
—Robert Orben

Remember that a kick in the ass is a step forward.
—Anonymous



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