It is wiser to find out than to suppose. – Mark Twain

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good. – Bertolt Brecht

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. – Ernest Hemingway

For all things difficult to acquire; the intelligent man works with perserverance. – Lao Tzu

Your intelligence is measured by those around you; if you spend your days with idiots you seal your own fate.

The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason. – Marya Mannes

You can’t legislate intelligence and common sense into people. – Will Rogers


Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward. – ovid

Everyday and every moment try to do some good deed.

Only by doing good deeds can a man know the true joy of living and having a long life.

So shines a good deed in a weary world. – William Shakespeare

Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds. – William Shakespeare

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.

Keep doing good deeds long enough, and you’ll probably turn out a good man in spite of yourself. – Louis Auchincloss

Motivational Quotes

Don’t do a good deed in the hopes of impressing people. Because being boastful about ones good deeds takes away from the reward that you receive.

I have learned to remain humble and thankful. Boastful spirits are unable to see where change and growth are needed.

He who boasts much can do little. – Proverb

People who hate will broadcast your failures, but whisper your success.

You can have a sense of self-worth without being boastful.

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.


Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death. – Earl Wilson

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. – John Wayne

Most men act so tough and strong on the outside because on the inside, we are scared, weak, and fragile. – Jerry Rubin

Once bitten by a snake, a man is scared all his life at the mere sight of a rope. – Proverb

Of the mental hazards, being scared is the worst. When you get scared, you get tense. – Sam Snead

A lot of people don’t want to make their own decisions. They’re too scared. It’s much easier to be told what to do.

Battle quotes

The hardest battle you’re ever going to fight is the battle to be just you. – Leo F. Buscaglia

To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle. – Buddha

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. – Plato

Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning. – Erwin Rommel

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. – Margret Thatcher

If you have no faith, you’ve lost your battle.

Pessimism never won any battle. – Dwight Eisenhower


If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. – Sun Tzu

It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.

Speak well of your friend, of your enemy say nothing. – Proverb

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. – Gandhi

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher. – Dalai Lama

If you want to make enemies, try to change something. – Woodrow Wilson