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Inspirational Thoughts

Thoughts

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

-Benjamin Franklin

"Act as if it were impossible to fail."

-Dorothea Brande

"The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing."

-Marcus Aurelius

"Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self."

-Milicent Fenwick

Don’t get so caught up
in the daily grind
that you never find any time
to enjoy yourself.

"A man hath no better thing under the sun than to eat, and to drink, and be merry."

-Ecclesiastes, 8:15

"No profit grows where there is no pleasure ta’en."

-Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew

"Who loves not wine, women and song,/Remains a fool his whole life long."

-Martin Luther, attr.

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage.

-William Ellory Channing

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

-Lucretius

Character may be manifested in great moments, but it is made in small ones.

-Phillip Brooks

"Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix."

-Christina Baldwin

"It is not enough to possess wit. One must have enough of it to avoid having too much."

-Andre Maurois

"Money, says the proverb, makes money. When you have got a little, it is often easy to get more."

-Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

"A pessimist is a man who is never happy unless he is miserable: even then he is not pleased."

-Anonymous

"She not only expects the worst, but makes the worst of it when it happens."

-Michael Arlen

"He is a real pessimist - he could look at a doughnut and only see the hole in it."

-Anonymous

Be yourself, imperial, plain and true.

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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