Thursday, 1 September 2011

Quote Worthy

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour. - Vincent T. Lombardi

Whoever makes it a rule to test action by thought, thought by action, cannot falter, and if he does, will soon find his way back to the right road. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

To wisdom belongs the intellectual apprehension of things eternal; to knowledge, the rational apprehension of things temporal. - Saint Augustine of Hippo 

A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird? - Edward H. Richards

Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day. - Benjamin Franklin

The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years. - Thomas Hardy

It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry. - Albert Einstein

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. - Vincent Lombardi

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body, but knowledge acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. - Aristotle

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push – a smile. A word of optimism and hope, a ‘you can do it!’ when things are tough. - Richard De Vos

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