T  Quotes

T'was a thief said the last kind word to Christ. Christ took the kindness and
forgave the theft. --Robert Browning

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking
and go in. --Napoleon Bonaparte

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and
go in. --Andrew Jackson

Talk not of wasted affection! Affection never was wasted.... --Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow

Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so. --Thomas Carlyle

Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I may remember. But involve me and I'll
understand. --Chinese Proverb

Tell the truth, and so puzzle and confound your adversaries. --Sir Henry

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but
manifestations of strength and resolution. --Kahil Gibran

The aim of the laborer should be, not to get his living, to get 'a good job,' but to
perform well a certain work. Do not hire a man who does your work for
money, but him who does it for love of it. --Henry David Thoreau

The ancestor of every action is a thought. --Emerson

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. --William James

The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles. --
Bernard M. Baruch

The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately
forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else. --Arnold

The best portion of a good man's life - his little, nameless, unremembered acts
of kindness and of love. --William Wordsworth

The best portions of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts,
of kindness and love. --William Wordsworth

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. --Mark

The best way to persuade is with your ears. --Dean Rusk (Former Secretary of

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a
man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy
is to distrust him and show your distrust. --Henry L. Stimson

The chief object of education is not o learn things but to unlearn things. --
G.K. Chesterson

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke
stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger
- but recognize the opportunity. --Richard M. Nixon

The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies,
but by what takes place in our hearts. --Sir Arthur Keith

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. --Robert Louis Stevenson

The distance doesn't matter; only the first step is difficult. --Mme du Deffand

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The
occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As
our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. --Abraham Lincoln

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.

The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. --Chief Seattle

The ego is a self-justifying historian which seeks only that information that
agrees with it, rewrites history when it needs to, and does not even see the
evidence that threatens it. --Anthony G. Greenwald

The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion. --
Nadia Boulanger

The government in which I believe is that which is based on mere moral
sanction ... the real law lives in the kindness of our hearts. If our hearts are
empty, no law or political reform can fill them. --Leo Tolstoy

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to
love, and something to hope for. --Joseph Addison

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to
train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of
others. --Tryon Edwards

The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what
direction we are moving. --Oliver Wendell Holmes

The greater part of all the mischief in the world arises from the fact that men
do not sufficiently understand their own aims. --Goethe

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life
by altering his attitudes of mind. --William James (1842-1910)

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of
knowledge. --Daniel J. Boorstin

The happiness of life is made up of little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind
look, a heartfelt compliment. --Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight,
but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. --
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The highest wisdom is loving kindness. --The Talmud

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new
courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth ... The
trite subjects of human efforts - possessions, outward success, luxury - have
always seemed to me contemptible. --Albert Einstein

The ideas by which people ... interpret their existence and in measure guide
their behavior, were not forged in a world of wealth. --John Kenneth

The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You
are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.
The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is
where you are. Do not despise you own place and hour. Every place is under
the stars, every place is the center of the world. --John Burroughs

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. --Edward

The more a man lays stress on false possessions, and the less sensitivity he has
for what is essential, the less satisfying is his life. --Carl Jung

The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an
escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your
side without too much apparent loss of face. --Sydney J. Harris

The most important thing in education is to make young people think for
themselves. --Dr. Albert Schweitzer

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking
part.... The essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well. --Baron
Pierre de Coubertin (Founder of the modern Olympic Games)

The most sublime act is to set another before you. --William Blake

The one thing in the world, of value, is the active soul. --Emerson

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn ...
and change. --Carl Rogers

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by
holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. --
George Bernard Shaw

The only thing I am afraid of is fear. --Duke of Wellington 'The Iron Duke'

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
--Edmund Burke

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the
circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. --George
Bernard Shaw

The person who fears to try is thus enslaved. --Leonard E. Read

The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the
support of a cause we believe to be just. --Abraham Lincoln

The power of man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by
his ordinary doings. --Blaise Pascal

The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live. --Joan

The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually
asking questions. --Bishop Creighton

The real secret of success is enthusiasm. --Walter Chrysler

The reward of all action is to be found in enlightenment. --Bhagavada-Gita

The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can
become. --Harold Taylor

The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can
control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other
education is good for nothing. --R.D. Hitchcock

The secret to success is constancy of purpose. --Benjamin Disraeli

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. --Tolstoy

The Spirit of Buddha is that of great loving kindness and compassion. --'The
Teaching of the Buddha'

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different
way. --Dale Carnegie

The sun will set without thy assistance. --The Talmud

The superior man loves his soul, the inferior man loves his property. --

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior understands what will
sell. --Confucius

The theme of the Grail is the bringing of life into what is know as the
'wasteland.' The wasteland is the preliminary theme to which the Grail is the
answer .... It's the world of people living inauthentic lives - doing what they are
supposed to do. --Joseph Campbell

The thing I fear most is fear. --Michel E. De Montaigne 1580

The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is. --
Oscar Wilde

The true wonder of the world is available everywhere, in the minutest parts of
our bodies, in the vast expanses of the cosmos, and in the interconnectedness of
these and all things. --Michael Stark

The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in
this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent. --Dr.
Smiley Blanton

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the
more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more
insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
--Thomas Merton

The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our
world sees us and how we can see ourselves successfully acknowledged by that
world. --Arlene Raven

The way to be happy is to make others so. --Robert Ingersoll

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. --G.K. Chesterton

The way you activate the seeds of your creation is by making choices about the
results you want to create. When you make a choice, you mobilize vast human
energies and resources which otherwise go untapped. All too often people fail
to focus their choices upon results and therefore their choices are ineffective. If
you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you
disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a
compromise. --Robert Fritz

The work will teach you how to do it. --Estonian Proverb

The world is his who can see through its pretension. What deafness, what
stone-blind custom, what overgrown error you behold, is there only by
sufferance - your sufferance. See it to be a lie, and you have already dealt it its
mortal blow. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is
generally interrupted by someone doing it. --Harry Emerson Fosdick

The world is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it. --Marcus
Aurelius Antoninus

The worst fear is the fear of living. --Theodore Roosevelt

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be
indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity. --George Bernard Shaw

There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your
strength and your truth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself. "It all depends
on me." --Andre Gide

There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the
long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. --John F. Kennedy

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that
receives it. --Edith Wharton

There is a Law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred
years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if
he does not learn it he must perish. --Alfred Adler

There is a real difference between failing and being a failure. The loser isn't
the one who comes in last - it's the one who never entered the race. --Harry
Cordellos (blind marathon runner)

There is more to life than increasing its speed. --Gandhi

There is no great thought that has become an impelling power in history which
has not been espoused at its origin by men willing to put all their physical and
spiritual powers entirely at its service. --Louis Ginzberg

There is no security in life, only opportunity. --Mark Twain

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity. --General Douglas

There is not a crime, there is not a vice which does not live in secrecy. Get
these things out in the open, describe them, attack them, ridicule them in the
press and sooner or later public opinion will sweep them away. --Joseph

There is nothing so moving - not even acts of love or hate - as the discovery
that one is not alone. --Robert Ardrey

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness. --Han Suyin

There is nothing which persevering effort and unceasing and diligent care can
not accomplish. --Seneca

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how
enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming. --Soren Kierkegaard

There is only one way to defeat the enemy, and that is to write as well as you
can. The best argument is an undeniably good book. --Saul Bellow

There's no substitute for hard work. --Thomas Edison

They can do all because they think they can. --Virgil

They conquer who believe they can. --Emerson

Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to
become an excited person. Life will take on a new zest, deeper interest and
greater meaning. You can think, talk and at yourself into dullness or into
monotony or into unhappiness. By the same process you can build up
inspiration, excitement and surging depth of joy. --Norman Vincent Peale

Think first, then do. --Albert Schwietzer

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. --Henri Bergson

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. --
William Butler Yeats

Think nothing profitable to you which compels you to break a promise, to lose
your self-respect, to hate any person, to suspect, to curse, to act the hypocrite, to
desire anything that needs walls and curtains about it. --Marcus Aurelius

This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the
day, thou canst not then be false to any man. --Shakespeare

This above all; to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the
day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. --Shakespeare

This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been
bestowed upon us; to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves; to
act in such a way that some part of us lives on. --Oswald Spengler

This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if
done to you. --Mahabharata (Brahmanism)

Thou canst begin a new life! See but things afresh as thou used to see them; for
in this consists the new life. --Marcus Aurelius

Thousands of people have talent. I might as well congratulate you for having
eyes in your head. The one and only thing that counts is: Do you have staying
power? --Noel Coward

Three basic commodities that allow people to take action: 'Information (data,
technical knowledge, political intelligence, expertise); resources (funds,
materials, space, time); and support (endorsement, backing, approval,
legitimacy).' --Rosabeth Moss Kanter ('The Change Masters')

Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than
depressed. --Gerald Jampolsky

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can
determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for
you. --Carl Sandburg

Tis a lesson you should heed, - Try, try again; - If at first you don't succeed, -
Try, try again; - Then your courage should appear, - For, if you will persevere, -
You will conquer, never fear; - Try, try again. --W.E. Hickson

To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act. --Anatole France

To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life. --
Chogyam Trungpa

To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being
good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power. --Tryon

To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes. --
Fritz Kunkel

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only
end of life. --Robert Louis Stevenson

To believe that what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue
disbelief in the dignity of man. --Mahatma Gandhi

To fight out a war, you must believe something and want something with all
your might. So must you do to carry anything else to an end worth reaching.
More than that, you must be willing to commit yourself to a course, perhaps a
long and hard one, without being able to foresee exactly where you will come
out. --Oliver Wendell Homes, Jr.

To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier
to stoop the next time. --Katherine Hepburn

To know oneself, one should assert oneself. --Albert Camus

To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not
know is a disease. --Lao Tzu

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the
affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the
betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave
the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed
social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have
lived. This is to have succeeded. --Emerson

To live is not merely to breathe, it is to act; it is to make use of our organs,
senses, faculties, of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of
existence. --Jean-Jacques Rousseau

To many people, unfortunately, discussion is virtually a substitute for activity.
They imagine that to say a thing is tantamount to accomplishment. The
effective leader knows, of course, that an encyclopedia of good ideas is no
substitute for even the least of them actually put into practice. --J. Donald

To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage, or of principle. --

To work for the common good is the greatest creed. --Albert Schweitzer

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind. --Helen Keller

Tomorrow doesn't matter for I have lived today. --Horace

True kindness presupposed the faculty of imagining as one's own the suffering
and joy of others. --Andre Gide

Trust men, and they will be true to you. Treat them greatly, and they will show
themselves great. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that inner string. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it. --Pearl S.

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. --
Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. -
-Albert Einstein

Try to put into practice what you already know; and in so doing, you will, in
good time, discover the hidden things which you now inquire about. Practice
what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know. --
Rembrandt van Rijn