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Change

Be the change you wish to see in the world. – Gandhi

Quotes

Little things affect little minds. – Benjamin Disraeli

Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Gandhi

Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying.

Making the best of it

We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided. – Alexander Hamilton

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.

A wise man turns chance into good fortune. – Thomas Fuller

Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you do hold well. – Josh Billings

One loses many laughs by not laughing at oneself.

If I had no sense of humor, I should long ago have committed suicide. – Gandhi

Were it not for my little jokes, I could not bear the burdens of this office. – Abraham Lincoln

Being Idle

To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself. – Samuel Johnson

The only thing wrong with doing nothing is that you never know when you’re finished.

Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind. – Henry Ford

Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals. – Voltaire

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived. – Abraham Lincoln

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary. – Gandhi

Promises

He loses his thanks who promises and delays. – Proverb

One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises that one makes. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it. – Thomas Fuller

A promise is a comfort for a fool. – Proverb

Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth. – Gandhi

Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies. – Benjamin Franklin

But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep…
– Robert Frost

Quotes for Today

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. – Gandhi

Everything will be all right in the end, if it’s not all right, it’s not the end.

The best way to predict your future is to create it. – Peter Drucker

While seeking revenge, dig two graves one for yourself. – Doug Horton

If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. – Jim Rohn

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. – Proverb

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. – Leo Aikman