The measure of a life is not what that life accomplishes,but rather the impact that life has on others.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very'; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
If I only had a little humility, I’d be perfect.
We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.
Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.
A Man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!
To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other.
The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.
Well done is better than well said.
Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked.
I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as
kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic
pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.
Nintendo, Inc, 1989
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.
You can do anything, but not everything.
Do, or do not. There is no 'try'.
The manager administers, The leader innovates.
The manager maintains, the leader develops.
The manager relies on systems, the leader relies on people.
The manager counts on controls, the leader counts on trust.
The manager does things right, the leader does the right thing.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong.
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
History is written by the victors.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
He that lieth down with Dogs, shall rise up with Fleas.
Once in a while you will stumble upon the truth but most of us manage to pick ourselves up and hurry along as if nothing had happened.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
Poet (43 BCE - CE 17)
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away
Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today.
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.