Thursday, January 10, 2008

"The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul."

"Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know."

"For man there are only three important events: birth, life and death; but he is unaware of being born, he suffers when he dies, and he forgets to live." - Jean de la Bruyere

"Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindnesses, and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort. "- Sir Humphry Davy

"How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy! In youth we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age we are looking backward to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day when we have time." -Colton

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." -Napoleon Hill

"Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. "-Napoleon Hill

"The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck." - Channing Pollock

"The World is what we think it is. If we can change our thoughts, we can change the world."- H.M. Tomlinson

"We do not see things they are. We see them as we are."- Talmud

"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life." - Albert Camus

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." - Mark Twain

"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." - Carl Jung

"With stars in my eyes and hope in my heartI spent my childhood/With full belief in destiny and myself /And now I realise I was a fool."

"If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse. However, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that."- Goethe

"Wise men don't need to prove their point.. men who need to prove their point aren't wise." - Lao Tzu.

"A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation." - Mark Twain

"All generalizations are false, including this one."- Mark Twain

"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured." - Mark Twain

"Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today." - Mark Twain

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." - Mark Twain

"Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities." - Mark Twain

"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live."- Mark Twain

"Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't." - Mark Twain

"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." - Mark Twain

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." - Mark Twain

"Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed." -Emily Dickinson

"A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love." - Friedrich Neitzsche

Wish you all a Very Happy New Year!