Be Yourself

What’s a joy to the one is a nightmare to the other. – Bertolt Brecht

What one man does, another fails to do; what’s fit for me may not be fit for you.

Somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Keep your promises to yourself. – David Harold Fink

It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. – Thomas Paine

To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying “Amen” to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive.
– Robert Louis Stevenson

What’s a man’s first duty? The answer is brief: To be himself. – Henrik Ibsen


Patience is a bitter plant but it has sweet fruit. – Proverb

Patience and passage of time do more than strength and fury. – Jean de la Fontaine

There is nothing so bitter, that a patient mind cannot find some solace for it. – Seneca

Never cut what you can untie.

The more haste, the less speed. – John Heywood

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. – Proverb

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

He that can have patience can have what he will. – Benjamin Franklin

Quotes for the day

The trouble is that not enough people have come together with the firm determination to live the things which they say they believe. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s. – Billy Wilder

It is our business to go as we are impelled. – D. H. Lawrence

One of the reasons why so few of us ever act, instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses. – Henry Miller

Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Systems die; instincts remain. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Our real duty is always found running in the direction of our worthiest desires. – Randolph Bourne


Young men think old men fools and old men know young men to be so.

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. – Mark Twain

I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth. – Ben Lindsey

I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more – the feeling that I could last forever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men. – Joseph Conrad

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age. – Proverb

Youth comes but once in a lifetime. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Keep true to the dreams of thy youth. – Friedrich von Schiller

Motivational Quotes

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. – James Bryant Conant

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. – Von Goethe

Ambition can creep as well as soar. – Edmund Burke

And from the discontent of man the world’s best progress springs. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A great devotee of the gospel of getting on. – George Bernard Shaw


No guts, no glory.

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. – Bernadette Devlin

To avoid an occasion for our virtues is a worse degree of failure than to push forward pluckily and make a fall. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. – Ray Bradbury

Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk. – Joaquin Setanti

Sometimes I think we can tell how important it is to risk by how dangerous it is to do so. – Sonia Johnson

We fail far more often by timidity than by over-daring. – David Grayson

Defensive strategy never has produced ultimate victory. – General Douglas MacArthur