Confidence is the hinge on the door to success.Mary O'Hare Dumas
Every man is his own ancestor, and every man is his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.Frederick Henry Hedge
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.G. C. Lichtenberg
When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.Thomas Jefferson, Writings
A diplomat... is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.Caskie Stinnett
Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health everything unconditional belongs in pathology.Friedrich Nietzsche
Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.