Stop! I have a mind and I'm not afraid to use it.
And yes, I have a gun, too.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
- Bill Gates
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
- Paulo Coelho
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
- Ronald Reagan
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
- Ayn Rand
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
- Vladimir Lenin
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
- Andrew Carnegie
Dare to risk public criticism.
- Mary Kay Ash
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
- Pope John Paul II
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.
- George Washington
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
- Marcus Aurelius
Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
- Baltasar Gracian
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
- Salman Rushdie
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
- George Bernard Shaw
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
- Wayne Dyer
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
- Karl Marx
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
- George Washington
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
- John Wooden
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
- George Santayana
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
- Michel de Montaigne
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
- Viktor Frankl
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty'.
- Theodore Roosevelt
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
- Andrew Carnegie
Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.
- Fulton Sheen
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
- John F. Kennedy
It is easy to be brave at a safe distance.
The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.
- Napoleon Hill
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
- Bertrand Russell
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
- Samuel Johnson
The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.
- Winston Churchill
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
- Albert Einstein
Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.
- Martin Luther King
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
- Henry Ford
Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.
- Eckhart Tolle
The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home.
- James Madison
Run to meet the future or it's going to run you down.
- Anthony J D Angelo
Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
- Henry Ford
Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
- Benjamin Franklin
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
- Abraham Lincoln
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.
- Henry David Thoreau
Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.
- John Dewey