Quotes: listening to those wiser than us

Posted on November 25, 2012

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined. -Henry David Thoreau

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. – Will Rogers

To acquire knowledge one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. – Marilyn Vos Savant

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. – Sam Ewing

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way. – Abraham Lincoln

The wisest man has something yet to learn. – George Santayana

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. – Aristotle

There are no limits to either time or distance, except as man himself may make them. I have but to touch the wind to know these things. – Hal Borland

People forget how fast you did a job- but they remember how well you did it. – Howard Newton

The most important thing to hear in communication is what is not being said. – Peter Drucker

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. – Lou Holtz, Football Coach

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To tend, unflinchingly, toward a goal is the secret to success. – Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina

Plans are worthless, but planning is essential. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. – E.E. Cummings

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi

The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. -Robert Frost

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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