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Obsession is a young man’s game, and my only excuse is that I never grew old. —Michael Caine (1979, Israeli Government Press Office photo, Creative Commons)
The two most engaging powers of an author are to make new things familiar, familiar things new. —William Makepeace Thackeray, British novelist (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. —C.S. Lewis (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
To live is not to learn, but to apply. —Ernest Legouvé, French dramatist (1875, by photographer Nadar; Public domain)
The greatest asset of any nation is the spirit of its people, and the greatest danger that can menace any nation is the breakdown of that spirit—the will to win and the courage to work. —George B....
In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival. —Edward Everett Hale (1901, G.P. Putnam & Sons; Public Domain)
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. —Robert Louis Stevenson (by Henry Walter Barnett; Public Domain)
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand. —Baruch Spinoza, Enlightenment philosopher (1665, by anonymous; Public Domain)
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals. —Oscar Wilde (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) This realization highlights the importance of our positive...
Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat. —Jean-Paul Sartre (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) It is amazing to watch the restorative effects of uncovering and then throwing oneself...
Don’t say you can’t swear off drinking; it’s easy. I’ve done it a thousand times. —W.C. Fields (1938, by CBS Radio; Public Domain)
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad. —Tacitus (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
Fear not for the future; weep not for the past. —Percy Bysshe Shelley (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. —Charles Caleb Colton (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him. —Galileo Galilei (1636, by Justus Sustermans; Public Domain)
Let a man who has yet to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world yields; or, if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and you will succeed....
The great end of life is not knowledge, but action. —Francis Bacon (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) …but action without the proper supporting knowledge is a recipe for disaster. —Mike Hazell
The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit. —Mark Twain (1871, by Mathew...
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life. —Epicurus (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth) No matter the...
Help someone in trouble and they will be sure and remember you when they are in trouble again. —John Wayne (Public Domain)