Best Quotes

 

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  • Take advice as you would take a sandwich - with two big slices of doubt
  • Take calculated risks.  Do it so is quite different from being rash
  • Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves
  • Take heed of a reconciled enemy
  • Take ups and downs with equanimity
  • Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most
  • Talk of the devil and he is sure to appear.
  • Talkers are no good doers
  • Teach, Don’t preach
  • Team work … Better for all
  • Tell me who you live with and I will tell you who you are.
  • Tell me your friends and I will tell you what you are
  • Tell the truth and shame the devil.
  • That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest
  • The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts
  • The author who speaks about his own book is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her children
  • The ballot is stronger than the bullet
  • The bee is more honoured than other animals not because she labours, but because she labours for others
  • The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
  • The believer is happy. The doubter is wise.
  • The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day
  • The best jokes are true
  • The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way
  • The best way to keep your friends is never to owe them anything and never lend them anything
  • The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake
  • The best way to predict the future is to invent it!
  • The bible tells us to love our neighbours, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people
  • The big thieves hang the little ones.
  • The bow that bends too strictly snaps itself
  • The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can’t go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
  • The broad minded see the truth in different religious, the narrow minded see only the differences
  • The cause of events are more interesting than the events itself
  • The cause of evil is our desire to be superior to others and our selfishness
  • The cautious seldom err
  • The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions
  • The child is the father of the man
  • The childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day
  • The circumstances of others seem good to us, while our’s seem good to others
  • The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo
  • The clothes make the man
  • The comforter’s head never aches.
  • The condition of the human mind is such that mere acceptance makes even a wrong thing right
  • The dark moment that a caterpillar calls the end of the world is the sun filled moment that the butterfly calls the beginning
  • The darkest hour is that before the dawn.
  • The earth provides, enough to satisfy man’s needs but not to satisfy man’s greed
  • The egoist does not tolerate egoism
  • The enemy invariably attacks on one of two occasions: 1.  When You’re ready for them and 2.  When you’re not ready for them
  • The essence of all religions is one.  Only their approaches are different
  • The essential in daring is to know how far one can go too far
  • The execution of the laws is more important than the making of them
  • The eyes believe themselves; the ears believe other people.
  • The fear of hell is hell itself and the longing for paradise is paradise itself
  • The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom
  • The fewer our wants, the nearer we resembles the gods
  • The fewer the words, the greater the profit
  • The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children
  • The first step toward solving a problem is to begin
  • The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days
  • The folly of one man is the fortune of another
  • The fool says – “Tomorrow I will live - Today itself is too late - The wise lived yesterday
  • The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion
  • The girl who can’t dance says the band can’t play.
  • The glory of great men should always be measured by means they have used to acquire it
  • The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
  • The great art of learning is to understand but little at a time.
  • The great hope of society is  individual character
  • The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do
  • The greater part of progress is the desire to progress
  • The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them
  • The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention
  • The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
  • The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none
  • The greatest temple of god is pure and sincere heart of man.
  • The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be self sufficient
  • The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world
  • The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything;
  • The harder we try, the luckier we are
  • The hardest thing to learn in life is which bride to cross and which bridge to burn
  • The heart of a fool is in his mouth; but the mouth of the Wiseman is in his heart
  • The hole is more honorable than the patch.
  • The human mind is like a parachute, it only works when it is open
  • The importance of education is not only in knowledge and skill, but it is to help us to live with others
  • The ink of the Scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
  • The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.
  • The kings reigns but does not govern
  • The law must be stable, but it must not stand still
  • The laws sometimes sleep, but never die.
  • The less men think, the more they talk
  • The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers
  • The light heart lives long.
  • The living need charity more than the dead
  • The louder he talked of his honour, the faster we counted our spoons
  • The love of money is the root of all evils
  • The man that lives by hop[e will die by despair
  • The man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears
  • The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings
  • The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything
  • The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
  • The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them
  • The mind grows by what it feeds on
  • The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted
  • The more beautiful the snake the deadlier its venom.
  • The more things change, the more they remain the same
  • The more wary you are of danger, the more likely you are to meet it.
  • The more you say the less the people will remember. 
  • The most difficult of man is to know one’s self
  • The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
  • The most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness
  • The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.
  • The nest security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other
  • The night rinses what the day has soaped.
  • The noble man understands what is right.  The inferior man understands what is profitable
  • The one absolute, unselfish friend that man have in this selfish world,
  • The one never deserts him, the one never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog
  • The only alternative to coexistence is co destruction
  • The only sure thing about luck is that it will change
  • The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it
  • The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and doing good once in a year
  • The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body
  • The palest ink is better than the best memory.
  • The pen is mightier than the sword
  • The pitcher that goes too often to the well is broken at last
  • The pleasures of the rich are bought with the tears of the poor.
  • The poor is hated even of his own neighbour, but the rich have many friends
  • The public be damned
  • The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything except what is worth knowing
  • The public have neither shame nor gratitude
  • The quarrel is a very pretty quarrel as it stands, we should only spoil it by trying to explain it
  • The raising tide lifts all the boats
  • The reverse side also has a reverse side.
  • The right man comes at the right time.
  • The road to a friend’s house is never long.
  • The road to victory is paved with flesh and bones
  • The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
  • The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing
  • The sea has an enormous thirst and an insatiable appetite.
  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
  • The silence of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails
  • The silent dog is the first to bite.
  • The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention
  • The solution of any problem can never be attained on racial, or national, or narrow grounds
  • The sooner you fall behind, the more time you will have to catch up.
  • The speed of the boss is the speed of the team
  • The sun also shines on the wicked.
  • The sun will set without thy assistance.
  • The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
  • The three foundations of learning :  seeing much, suffering much and studying much
  • The three things most difficult are i) to keep a secret ii) to forget an injury iii) to make good use of leisure
  • The tongue is more to be feared than the sword.
  • The tongue is only 3 inches long and still it can kill a six feet height man
  • The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lies
  • The tree is known by its fruits. So also a person by his usefulness
  • The trouble is that the car of tomorrow is being driven on the highway of yesterday by the driver of today
  • The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you have not thought of yet
  • The truth will ouch
  • The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it
  • The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease
  • The wicked work harder to reach hell than the righteous to reach heaven.
  • The will of the people is the best law
  • The winner never quits
  • The Wiseman sees in the misfortunes of others what he should avoid
  • The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that ha s brought progress
  • The world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read
  • The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page
  • The world more often rewards the appearance of merit than the merit itself.
  • The worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works
  • The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool
  • There are heroes in evil as well as in good
  • There are many things of which a Wiseman may wish to be ignorant
  • There are no limits on our future if we do not put limits on our people
  • There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes
  • There are no short cuts to any place worth going.
  • There are only a few people in world who have an insight.  Most of them are blind
  • There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest
  • There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself – An enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly
  • There are some defeats more triumphant that victories
  • There are three marks of the superior man: being virtuous, he is free of anxiety; being wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave he is free from fear
  • There are two types of people – those who come into a room and say, “well, here am I” and those who come in and say. “Ah, there you are”
  • There are two ways of spreading light; To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it
  • There is a close correlation between getting up in the morning and getting up in the world
  • There is always one thing more to do
  • There is no education like adversity
  • There is no indispensable man
  • There is no love sincere than the love of food
  • There is no pleasure without a tincture of bitterness
  • There is no power in the universe to injure us unless we first injure ourselves
  • There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so
  • There is nothing permanent except change
  • There is nothing so powerful as the truth
  • There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
  • There is time for all things
  • There was never a good war or a bad peace
  • There was no philosopher who could endure the toothache patiently.
  • There’s always more fish in the sea.
  • They just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
  • They never taste who always drink; they always talk who never think
  • They talk most who have least to think
  • They that know no evil will suspect none
  • Think much, speak little and write less
  • Think what you will say, but do not say all what you think.
  • Think … there must be a better way
  • Those only deserve a monument who do not need one
  • Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated
  • Those who are pulling on the oars don’t have much time to rock the boat
  • Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse
  • Those who differ upon reason may come together by reason
  • Those who do not complain are never pitied
  • Those who live for the world always loose their personal, intimate life
  • Though a man may be kept ignorant, he cannot be make ignorant
  • Throw a lucky man into the sea and he will come up with a fish in his mouth
  • Time is precious.  But truth is more precious than time
  • Time is the one loan that no one can repay
  • Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods
  • Time to relax is when you don’t have time for it
  • Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them
  • To acquire knowledge, one must study, but to acquire wisdom, one must observe
  • To act right, you have to look right and feel right
  • To be a success in business, be daring, be first, be different
  • To be busy with a purpose is good. To be busy like an ant is useless
  • To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step in knowledge
  • To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant
  • To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace
  • To be seventy years young is sometimes far more helpful than to be forty years old
  • To be simple is to be great
  • To beg of a miser is to dig a trench in the sea
  • To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life
  • To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual
  • To eat is human; to digest divine
  • To handle yourself, use your head; To handle others, use your heart.
  • To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
  • To know is to be ignorant; not to know is the beginning of wisdom
  • To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice
  • To learn without thinking is vain.  To think without learning is dangerous
  • To marry one is a duty, twice a folly, thrice is madness
  • To quote a wise man is good.  To live by his teachings is better.
  • To see what is in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle
  • To travel hopefully is better than to arrive
  • Too be humble to superiors is duty; to equals is courtesy; and to inferiors is nobleness
  • Too many cooks spoil the broth
  • Tough time never last but tough people do
  • Troubles, like babies grow larger by nursing
  • Trust is like a think thread.  Once you break it, it is almost impossible to put it together again.
  • Truth is by nature self evident, as soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear
  • Try Try Try  …  Do Do Do …  Now Now Now  !
  • Two friends will not be friends long if they cannot forgive each other little failings
  • Two is a company, three is a crowd
  • Two men look out through the same bars : one sees the mud and one the stars
  • Two negatives make a positive but two wrongs never make a right