Favorite proverbs and quotes

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

The first hundred years are the hardest. ~William Mizner

In love, it is better to know and be disappointed, than to not know and always wonder. ~Oscar Wilde

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory. ~Mohandas Gandhi

It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly. ~Isaac Asimov

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~Nelson Mandela

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. You can’t have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic. ~Author Unknown

All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless you do. ~Author Unknown

You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind. ~Author Unknown

Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more. ~Edward H. Harriman

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. ~J.G. Holland

The one thing that matters is the effort. It continues, whereas the end to be attained is but an illusion of the climber, as he fares on and on from crest to crest; and once the goal is reached it has no meaning. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway. ~Mignon McLaughlin

I’ve got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end. ~Larry Bird

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. ~Author Unknown

Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers. ~Author Unknown

No one understands that you have given everything. You must give more. ~Antonio Porchia

I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have. ~Coleman Cox

The reason most people do not recognize an opportunity when they meet it is because it usually goes around wearing overalls and looking like Hard Work. ~Author unknown

Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own arm. ~Sidney J. Phillips

The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves. ~Garth Henrichs

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. ~Ann Landers

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work. ~George Bernard Shaw

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Abraham Lincoln

The footprint of the owner is the best manure. ~English Proverb

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