I am always at a loss at how much to believe my own stories.—Washington Irving (daguerreotype by Mathew Brady, reverse of original by John Plumbe; Public domain)
Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure. —Petrarch (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
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Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy. — Lao Tzu (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old. — Mark Twain (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
Love is the greatest refreshment in life. — Pablo Picasso (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
In the advance of civilization, it is new knowledge which paves the way; and the pavement is eternal. — Willis R. Whitney, American chemist and founder of GE’s research lab (Image licensed by Penn...
Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it is not only needless, but it impairs what it would improve. — Alexander Pope (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults. — Benjamin Franklin (1778, by Joseph Duplessis, Public Domain) While friends generally accept is as we are and are less likely to point out our...
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess. — Samuel Johnson (by John Opie, Public Domain)
Do you know what is harder to bear than the reverses of fortune? It is the baseness, the hideous ingratitude of some. — Napoleon (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) No matter our circumstances or any...
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. — Jim Rohn (Image licensed by Penn Wealth) Create a crystal-clear vision in your mind of what is on the other side of the fog-enveloped...
If you want success, don’t aim for it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. — David Frost (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. — Winston Churchill, on opposing party member Stafford Cripps (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
We cannot control the evil tongues of others, but a good life enables us to disregard them. — Cato the Elder, Roman soldier, senator, and historian (Public Domain)
Nothing so conclusively uncovers one’s ability to lead others as what they do from day to day to lead themselves. — Thomas J. Watson, renowned CEO of IBM (1920, by IBM; Public Domain)
Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position. — Brian Tracy (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
No one wants advice—only corroboration. — John Steinbeck (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess. — Charles Dickens (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
When the bad combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. — Edmund Burke (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything. Henry Brougham, 19th century British statesman (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
The person who wastes today lamenting yesterday will waste tomorrow lamenting today. — Philip M. Raskin (Image licensed by Penn Wealth)
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished. — Jeremy Bentham, 18th century English philosopher (by Henry William Pickersgill; Public Domain)