A collection of 369 Motivational quotes

motivational quotes part 1

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There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

Always strive to add rungs to your ladder of life.

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who really make it in this world are the ones who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, they make them.

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.

You get credit for what you finish, not what you start.

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.

The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

I can feel the wind go by when I run. It feels good. It feels fast.

Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.

It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb.

The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.

If you let your head get too big, it’ll break your neck.

Never look down on anybody unless you are helping him up.

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.

Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves.

The difference between fiction and reality’ Fiction has to make sense.

There are no short cuts to any place worth going.

He who thinks he has no faults has one.

In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching’

Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.

To exist is to change; to change is to mature; to mature is to create oneself endlessly.

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.

Look at a man in the midst of doubt and danger and you will learn in his hour of adversity what he really is.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Character is simply habit long continued.

Suffering is the tuition one pays for a character degree.

Without forgiveness life is governed by’an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.

Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.

The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behavior affect the rights and well being of others.

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.

It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.

May you live every day of your life.

Set yourself up for success and anything is possible.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.

To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

A ship in the harbor is safe. But that’s not what ships are built for.

Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.

Fortune favors the bold.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.

Do not be afraid to ask dumb questions. They are easier to handle than dumb mistakes.

One man with courage makes a majority.

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself.

Behold the turtle, he only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

If you let fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.

Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use.

Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.

All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly and its spines crumble.

Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win. By fearing to attempt.

A rock pile ceases being a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

What reason weaves, by passion is undone.

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.

We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average.

Energy and persistence conquer all things.

Little words never hurt a big idea.

Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that’ We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.

It may be alright to be content with what you have, never with what you are.

It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up.

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.

Don’t be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

Fall seven times. Stand up eight.

Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke.

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

You’ve got to think about ‘big things’ while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.

Man can neither make, nor retain, one moment in time; it all comes to him by pure gift.

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

One person working toward a dream is worth 99 people just working.

Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

Know your limits’but never stop trying to exceed them.

The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream’It is not a disgrace not to reach the starts, but it is a disgrac

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.

The best antique is an old friend.

Unless we can hear each other singing and crying, unless we can comfort each other’s failures and cheer each other’s victories, we are missing out on the best that life has to offer. The only real action takes place on the bridge between people.

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.

A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.

Good friends are good for your health

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too can become great.

Pleasure usually takes the form of me and now; joy is us and always.

The palest ink is better than the best memory.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

motivational quotes part 2

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I have to be more specific.

If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.

Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.

Goals that are not written down are just wishes.

A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness.

A pocket is no place for a smile.

Not by appointment do we meet delight.

When I grow up I want to be a little boy.

The miracle is not that we do work, but that we are happy to do it.

Kindness is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.

For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.

A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness.\

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy

Peace is to be found only within, and unless one finds it there he will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one’s own soul.

A smile is a curve which can set a lot of things straight.

On the mountains of truth, you can never climb in vain; either you reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.

One man’s creativity is another’s brain damage.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination.

It’s the person who has done nothing who is sure nothing can be done.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.

Inspiring people are vitamins for our spirits. They come in all kinds of disguises and descriptions. If you open your heart to being inspired, they will appear.

If you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.

Each of us has his own special gift and you know this was meant to be true. And if you don’t under estimate me, I won’t under estimate you.

Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. They make the impossible happen.

Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.

You can only lead others where you yourself are prepared to go.

You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set.

The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.

Good Leadership starts with good communication with people.

You can only govern men by serving them

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

In simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, and gets up, and goes.

The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example.

What a man accomplishes in a day depends upon the way in which he approaches his tasks.

Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.

There are two kinds of man: the ones who make history and the ones who endure it.

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.

When elephants fight, it’s the grass that suffers.

If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.

The good ended happily and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.

Never fight an inanimate object.

It is not the length of life, but the depth of life.

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.

In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.

It takes a long time to grow young.

There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There’s no such thing as life in-between.

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.

Here’s the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.

Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.

Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours.

We’re always getting ready to live, but never living.

When eating a fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the others willing to let them.

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

Those who believe they can do something are probably right ‘ and so are those who believe they can’t.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.

There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness’never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn’t will find an excuse.

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.

If it is to be, it is up to me.

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

Celebrate we will because life is short but sweet for certain.

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

Take what you can use and let the rest go by.

The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.

Never hide behind busy work. It takes just as much energy to fail as it does to succeed.

Effective people are not problem-minded; they’re opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

I am only one, but still, I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. And, because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can.

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.

Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training and some are not.

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday.

In our lives, we have two or three opportunities to be a hero, but almost every day, we have the opportunity not to be a coward.

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

The present is what slips by us while we’re pondering the past and worrying about the future.

motivational quotes part 3

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but doesn’t get you anywhere.

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.

Optimism is the foundation of courage.

Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.

I don’t believe in failure.

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.

If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate.

Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles’. it empties today of its strength.

Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed.

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.

For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else.

Do something for somebody every day for which you don’t get paid.

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong, because someday in your life, you will have been all of these.

There are two ways of spreading light ‘ to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Like the body that is made up of different limbs and organs, all moral creatures must depend on each other to exist.

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.

What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.

A kind word is like a spring day.

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday.

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Blessed is he who speaks a kindness; thrice blessed is he who repeats it.

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted.

Kindness is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.

There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.

He who says he never needs help, most does.

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday.

We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.

Stop living life for what’s around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street.

You never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.

Care for the small creatures and all else follows.

Be as you wish to seem.

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.

Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.

When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past.

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the fire department generally uses water.

The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.

Control your emotion or it will control you.

It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.

What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.

Patience is the key to paradise.

You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

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 ‘ this is not easy.

I know that I’m never as good or bad as any single performance. I’ve never believed my critics or my worshippers, and I’ve always been able to leave the game at the arena.

No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you’d be more productive.

When things go wrong don’t go with them.

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.

Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you’re the man who made them.

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them ‘ every day begin the task anew.

A camel is a horse designed by committee.

The world is full of cactus, but we don’t have to sit on it.

A lean compromise is better than a fat law suit.

Forget the past. No one becomes successful in the past.

Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.

Adversity and loss make a man wise.

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals.

When you stand still, you reject the struggle, and you refuse to change and grow. Ultimately, you reject fulfillment, happiness, the dance for joy and everything else that is eternally good.

We can’t become what we need by remaining what we are.

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could’

The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground.

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out’

Don’t hang on, nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky. It slips away, and all your money won’t another minute buy.

The first sign of a nervous breakdown is when you start thinking your work is terribly important.

You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For want of a horse, the battle was lost.

Stand for something or fall for anything.

Be not simply good; be good for something.

If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than others think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.

If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

There is always room at the top.

The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.

Whatever is flexible and flowing will tend to grow, whatever is rigid and blocked will wither and die.

I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.

Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.

If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses.

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

If I have seen farther than other men it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

motivational quotes part 4

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of those that matter the least.

Dost thou love life’ Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.

Be yourself. Who else is better qualified’

A belief is not true because it is useful.

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

You’ll never miss the water ’til the well runs dry.

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it’s what you are expected to give — which is everything.

IN DOING WHAT WE OUGHT TO, WE DESERVE NO PRAISE.

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

Some people are carbon copies. Others make their own impression.

To be nobody but yourself ‘ in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else ‘ means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave ’em all over everything you do.

If ones motives are wrong, nothing can be right.

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.

Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.

I expect to pass through this life but once. If, therefore, there can be any kindness I can show, or any good thing that I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now as I shall not pass this way again.

The future comes one day at a time.

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.

If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you got.

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate.

Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

When you’re riding, only the race in which you’re riding is important.

If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.

Water is the only drink for a wise man.

Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children.

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

Nutrition… has been kicked around like a puppy that cannot take care of itself. Food faddists and crackpots have kicked it pretty cruelly…

For sound sleep no pillow is as soft as a clean conscience.

Your stomach shouldn’t be a waste basket.

If you know the art of breathing you have the strength, wisdom, and courage of ten tigers.

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.

A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.

Even where sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing.

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.

There ain’t much fun in medicine, but there’s a heck of a lot of medicine in fun.

The groundwork of all happiness is good health.

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

He who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.

To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

The education of a man is never completed until he dies.

Words can sting like anything. But silence breaks the heart.

Now the flowers in your garden, they don’t smell so sweet. Maybe you’ve forgotten the heaven lying at your feet.

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

If you think twice before speaking once, you will speak twice the better for it.

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.

Words of wisdom should be ways of wisdom.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but follow no one absolutely.

Wisdom has two parts: 1)-Having a lot to say. 2)-Not saying it.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

Wise is he who collects the wisdom of others.

To swear off mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too can become great.

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.

The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed.

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

Vacation is what you take when you can’t take what you’ve been taking any longer.

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.