Famous Quotes and More
“Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"
"IN THE END... We only regret the chances we didn't take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make."
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”
“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”
“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.”
“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”
“Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it."
“I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying.”
“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
“History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.”
“History is a vast early warning system.”
“Nothing will work unless you do.”
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
“There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.”
“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”
“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.”
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”
“Instruction is what we say, influence is what we do, image is what we are.”
“Courtesy is cheap to provide, and it pays great dividends.”
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"There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world."
"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat."
"Clarity is obtained when you can separate your sleep dreams, your fears, your fantasies and your reality."
"Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most."
"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every expierence in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself. "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along."
"You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you."
"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead."
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
"Often fear of one evil leads us into a worse."
"I don't fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, "Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?"
"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it."
"He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses courage loses all."
"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared."
"It is easy to be brave from a safe distance."
"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened."
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave."
"Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall."
"Fortes Fortuna Adiuvat."
"An intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction."
"To dream anything that you want to dream. That is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed."
"Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise."
"He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat."
"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others."
"What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence."
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
I HAVE studied many times
The marble which was chiseled for me—
A boat with a furled sail at rest in a harbor.
In truth it pictures not my destination
But my life.
For love was offered me and I shrank from its disillusionment;
Sorrow knocked at my door, but I was afraid;
Ambition called to me, but I dreaded the chances.
Yet all the while I hungered for meaning in my life.
And now I know that we must lift the sail
And catch the winds of destiny
Wherever they drive the boat.
To put meaning in one’s life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture
Of restlessness and vague desire—
It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
By Edger Lee Masters