For My Grandsons

Some Of My Favorite Quotes On Character And Success

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston Churchill

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. - Thomas Jefferson

Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle - Benjamin Franklin

Be the change that you wish to see in the world - Mohandas Gandhi

Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach him to fish and he will eat for a lifetime - The Bible

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. - Winston Churchill

Believe you can and you're halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. - Thomas Jefferson

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. - Theodore Roosevelt

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth - Benjamin Disraeli

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents - Andrew Carnegie

An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind - Mohandas Gandhi

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. - The Bible

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. - Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing - Abraham Lincoln

I'm gonna start with the man in the mirror. - Michael Jackson

We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities. - Bill Maher

It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it - Douglas MacArthur

The ultimate folly is to think that something crucial to your welfare is being taken care of for you by someone else. - Robert Brault

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity. - Douglas MacArthur

You tell me it's the institution, Well, you know, You better free your mind instead - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Never work against Mother Nature. You only succeed when you work with her. - Corey Chmiel

Mr. Corleone is a man who insists on hearing bad news immediately - Tom Hagen (Robert Duval in The Godfather)

O say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave, O'r the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave - Francis Scott Key

Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king - Bruce Springsteen

Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug - Mark Knopfler

Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac? - George Carlin

The past can not be cured - Elizabeth Tudor

Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself - Elizabeth Tudor

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn - Benjamin Franklin

Never ruin an apology with an excuse - Benjamin Franklin

A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies. - George Washington

If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. - George Washington

Self Determination is a result of Self Sufficiency . - Me

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