Quotes from Aristotle

1. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
2. “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
3. “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
4. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
5. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
6. “To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
7. “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
8. “The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.”
9. “There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.”
10. “What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.”
11. “We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.”
12. “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”
13. “Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
14. “To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.”
15. “Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.”

Great Truths‏

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.
— John Adams

2. If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
— Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
— Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
— Winston Churchill

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
— George Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to payoff with your money.
— G. Gordon Liddy

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
— James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
— Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
— P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
— Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)

11. Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
— Ronald Reagan(1986)

12. I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
— Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free!
— P.J. O’Rourke

14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
— Voltaire(1764)

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!
— Pericles (430B.C.)

16. No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
— Mark Twain(1866)

17. Talk is cheap…except when Congress does it.

18. The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. — Ronald Reagan

19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
— Winston Churchill

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
— Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
— Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class…save Congress.
— Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
— Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
— Thomas Jefferson

25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.


1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.
2.What one person receives without working for…another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!

Some important Don’ts

Don’t attempt to run from the past,  it is always behind you.
Don’t be afraid of opposition; Remember a kite rises against, not with the wind.
Don’t be afraid of tomorrow, for God has already been there.
Don’t be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.
Don’t be angry at a friend who told your secret, for neither could you keep it to yourself
Don’t be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others (Confucius).
Don’t be irreplaceable — if you can’t be replaced, you won’t be promoted.
Don’t be so Heavenly minded that you do no earthly good.
Don’t control, be in control.
Don’t count the days, make the days count. (Mohammed Ali)
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
Don’t ever slam a door- you may want to go back.
Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have,might have, and should have.
(Louis E. Boone)
Don’t get good at doing something if you don’t like doing it.
Don’t get married only because of the money. You can borrow it cheaper.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Don’t just get something out of church, put something into it.
Don’t kill the dream – execute it!
Don’t learn the tricks of the trade, learn the trade.
Don’t let anybody walk through your mind with dirty feet. (Gandhi)
Don’t let people drive you crazy when it is within walking distance.
Don’t let time take control of your destiny.Let your destiny take control of your time.
(Ulrick Ricardo Milord)
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
(John Wooden)
Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future.
Don’t limit your challenges – challenge your limits.
Don’t listen to what I say; listen to what I mean.
Don’t love the things! you own, lest they own you.
Don’t measure your life by how many breaths you take, measure it by how many times you get
your breath taken away.
Don’t pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger people.
Don’t let a little Dispute,
Injure a great relationship

Inspiring Quotes – 04

  • To achieve something you have never acheived before, you must do something you have never done before.
  • In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments; only consequences.
  • “First I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream” – Vincent Van Gogh
  • The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching the goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
  • When one’s desire is intense enough; a normal, ordinary person will appear to posses superhuman powers.
  • The mind in its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell and a hell of heaven. – John Milton
  • People who have succeeded have worked while others idled; have persisted while others gave up insespair.
  • None can succeed without paying the price of success.
  • We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
  • First do it, then sayit. – Russian Proverb
  • The thing that counts is not what we can do but what we actually do.
  • Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.
  • If I had eight hours to cut down a tree, I’d spend six of them sharpening my axe. – Abraham Lincon
  • When one door closes, another does open; but we often look as long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which are open for us.
  • The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
  • The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
  • The history of mankind is the history of the risk-taking.

Quotes by Great Leaders

  • Education is th emost powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela
  • Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – M K Gandhi
  • We must become the change we want to see. – M K Gandhi
  • Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. – Martin Luther King
  • It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. – Walt Disney
  • Curiosity is the key to creativity. – Akio Morita Sony
  • A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. – Henry Ford
  • As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. – Bill Gates
  • Best is not the end point, but a starting point for innovation. Larry Page
  • Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itslef. – Oprah Winfrey
  • A day without laughter is a day wasted. – Charlie Chaplin
  • Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent. You are much more than your paycheck. – Marlon Brando
  • Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. – Albert Einstein
  • It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill. – Wilbur Wright
  • I never did a day’s work in my life. it was all fun. – Thomas Edision
  • He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Mohammed Ali
  • Everything is a practice. – Pele
  • Always turn a negative situation in to a positive situation. – Michale Jordan
  • There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. – Mother Teresa
  • Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on it. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. – Swamy Vivekananda
  • Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others. – Helen Keller
  • If you pick the right people and igve them the opportunity to spread their wings and put compensation as a carrier behind it you almost don’t have to manage them. – Jack Welch
  • Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes. – Peter Drucker
  • Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. – Tom Peters
  • Greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. – Lee Iacocca
  • I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we musy apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. – Leonardo Da Vinci