World Quotes

Work Sayings and Quotes

A cat in gloves catches no mice. 14th Century French Proverb All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy unknown, courtesy of Leah Cummings Another day, another dollar. unknown Be the first in the field and the last to the couch. Chinese (on work) Boys, be ...

Women Sayings and Quotes

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others. Amelia Earhart You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation. Brigham Young Women get the last word in every argument. Anything a man says after ...

Wisdom Sayings and Quotes

A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind. Persian (on wisdom) A crown’s no cure for a headache. English (on basic truths) A new broom sweeps clean but an old broom knows the corners. Virgin Islander (on friendship) A proverb is a short sentence based on long experien...

Wedding Quotes and Sayings

To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up. In all of the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of plums. Marriage–a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose. A suc...

Wealth Sayings and Quotes

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one. Chinese (on comparable worth) Earth is dearer than gold. Estonian (on nature) If the rich could hire people to die for them, the poor could make a nice living. Yiddish (on wealth and poverty) If you know how to spend less than you get, you have...

War Sayings and Quotes

A true soldier does not admit defeat before the battle. unknown After the war, aid. Greek Proverb Don’t go looking for trouble. Aesop (c.620-560 BC) God grant me a good sword and no use for it. Polish (on war and peace) Happy nations have no history. Belgian (on war and peace) One might as wel...

Victory Quotes and Sayings

We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win. In ourselves are triumph and defeat. Individual glory is insignificant when compared to achieving victory as a team. Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat. If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is...

Virtue Sayings and Quotes

Ability may get you to the top but it’s character that will keep you there. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Be not niggardly of what costs thee nothing, as courtesy, counsel and countenance. Ben Franklin (1706-1790) Be not overcome by evil but repay evil with good. Bible Beauty without virtue is a...

Vanity Sayings and Quotes

A big tree attracts the gale. Chinese (on pride) All that glitters is not gold. Latin Proverb Clean your finger before you point at my spots. Ben Franklin (1706-1790) Clothes don’t make the man. unknown Clouds that thunder, do not always rain. Armenian (on vanity and arrogance) Empty vessels m...

Twins Sayings and Quotes

There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins. Josh Billings It’s double the giggles and double the grins, and double the trouble if you’re blessed with twins Unknown Author I may be a twin, but I am one of a kind. Jerry Smith There’s two to wash, two to...

Trust Quotes And Sayings

Albert Schweitzer: Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. Alfred Adler: Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. Arthur Eddington: Not only is the univers...

Truth Sayings and Quotes

All truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed and third it is accepted as being self-evident ent. – unknown As you shall sow, so shall you reap. Bible Be sure you are right, then go ahead. Davy Crockett (1786-1836) Better slip with foot than tongu...

Time Passing Sayings and Quotes

Time passes, and little by little everything that we have spoken in falsehood becomes true. Marcel Proust Time passes so slowly if you are unaware of it and so quickly if you are aware of it. Marc Bolan Time goes, you say, Ah no! Alas, Time stays, we go. Henry Austin Dobson Time wastes our bodies an...

Quotes And Sayings About Management Of Time

Time and space are fragments of the infinite for the use of finite creatures. Henri Frederic Amiel Time in its aging course teaches all things. Aeschylus Know the value of time. Snatch, seize, and enjoy every minute of it. Lord Chesterfield Make use of time, let not advantage slip. William Shakespea...

The Past Sayings and Quotes

The past is never where you think you left it. Katherine Anne Porter When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago. Friedrich Nietzsche We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. Rick Warren The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you le...

Thanksgiving Sayings and Quotes

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. William Arthur Ward Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is th...

Temptation Sayings and Quotes

Better to ask the way than go astray. unknown Bloom where you’re planted. unknown Curiosity killed the cat. E. O’Neill (1888-1953) Don’t bite off more than you can chew. unknown Even though you have ten thousand fields, you can eat but one measure of rice a day. Chinese Proverb Eve...

Teamwork Sayings and Quotes

Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. Mattie Stepanek Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team. John C. Maxwell Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossibl...

Teammates Sayings and Quotes

Ask not what your teammates can do for you, but what you can do for your teammates. Magic Johnson I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down, and I will not let myself down. Mia Hamm I knew at a young age, whether I was play...

Teaching Sayings and Quotes

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. Mark Van Doren A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. Brad Henry The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. Aristotle A good teacher, like a good entertainer first mus...

Tea Sayings and Quotes

There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea. Gary Snyder When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea ...

Sweet Quotes and Sayings

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone but it takes a lifetime to forget someone. At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage The fate of love is that...

Sunshine Sayings and Quotes

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. Henry Ward Beecher Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin Don’t let the ...

Success Sayings and Quotes

A miss is as good as a mile. unknown Almost only counts in horseshoes. unknown Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades. John Harvey MacDonald Jr. combat wounded, Vietnam 1969 Don’t boast when you set out but only when you get there. Russian (on journeys) Every dog has its day. John Heywoo...

Stupidity Sayings and Quotes

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. Albert Einstein Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King Jr. Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn’t misuse it. Pope John Paul II The tro...

Stupid Quotes and Sayings

It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it. A lot of beautiful people are stupid. There’s a tremendous amount of idiots who look so good. It’s frightening. A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. As far as we know, our computer has never had an un...

Strong Women Sayings and Quotes

With the spread of conformity and image-driven superficiality, the allure of an individuated woman in full possession of herself and her powers will prove irresistible. We were born for plenitude and inner fulfillment. Elizabeth Prioleau No woman who had been intimate with a god was easily disturbed...

Strength Sayings and Quotes

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) A firm tree does not fear the storm. Dayak (Indonesian) (on strength and weakness) A single arrow is easily broken; a bundle of ten is not. Japanese (on strength and weakness) Control your emotions or they will control you....

Staying Strong Sayings and Quotes

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Cayla Mills Anyone can hide. Facing up to t...

Spring Sayings and Quotes

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. Lewis Grizzard Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer. Geoffrey B. Charlesworth Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices ins...

Sports Sayings and Quotes

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan The way a team plays as a whole dete...

Sorry Quotes And Sayings

Feeling sorry for yourself, and you present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn. Doomed are the hotheads! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ”...

Someone Special Sayings and Quotes

It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. Rita Rudner In life, there is always that special person who shapes who you are, who helps to determine the person you become. Molly Ringwald Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a ...

Smoking Quotes and Sayings

Cigarettes and coffee: an alcoholic’s best friend. It is easier to stay out than get out. Sooner or later, everyone stops smoking. The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco. Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics. A cigarette is the only consumer p...

Smile Quotes and Sayings

Smile don’t frown Look up don’t look down Believe in yourself Don’t let yourself go Just be who you are And let your live flow. I’m not a fighter. I usually smile and then go into my room and cry my eyes out. Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. A smile confuses an approaching frow...

Sleep Quotes and Sayings

To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep. People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one. Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole. Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the nig...

Selfishness Sayings And Quotes

Selfishness Is That Detestable Vice Which No One Will Forgive In Others, And No One Is Without In Himself. Henry Ward Beecher The Selfishness Must Be Discovered And Understood Before It Can Be Removed. It Is Powerless To Remove Itself, Neither Will It Pass Away Of Itself. Darkness Ceases Only When L...

Self Worth Sayings and Quotes

Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, b...

Self Esteem Sayings and Quotes

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. August Wilson You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Gautama Buddha I care f...

Saying Goodbye Sayings and Quotes

Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it. Trey Parker Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hel...

Sailing Sayings and Quotes

If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death. Morgan Freeman If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favo...

Sad Quotes and Sayings

Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most. Dying seems less sad than having lived too little. However long the ni...

Sacrifice Sayings and Quotes

I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up. Lauren Oliver,Delirium Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else. Mitch Albom,The Five Peopl...

Running Sayings and Quotes

You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement. Steve Prefontaine I always loved running…it wa...

Rumi Balkhi Quotes And Sayings

Love’s secret is always lifting its head out from under the covers, “Here I am!” ~Rumi, as interpreted by Coleman Barks Be empty of worrying…. Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. ~Rumi, as interpreted by Coleman Barks Wear gratitud...

Romantic Love Quotes

Hope you have nightmares, because it’s disappointing to wake from a from a dreambut when wake from a nightmare, you’re relieved that it’s not true Submitted by: Thuy Nguyen “Forever is not a word…rather a place where two lovers go when true love takes them there.”...

Revenge Sayings and Quotes

A man who desires revenge should dig two graves. unknown Can’t get blood from a stone. unknown Dead men don’t bite. Plutarch (46-120) Dead men tell no tales. J. Wilson (1664) Death is the great leveller. Claudian Give the devil his due. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) He who plots to hur...

Reality Sayings and Quotes

The palest ink is brighter than the best memory Chinese saying. Thanks to Martin C Wojtkiewicz Anything with scales counts as a fish. Malay (on appearance and reality) Appearances are deceptive. Italian Proverb Carve the peg by looking at the hole. Korean (on appropriateness) Change is inevitable Be...

Pride Sayings and Quotes

Behind every argument lies someone’s ignorance. Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) Once you reach the top, take care as the only way left to go is down. Darren Bateman One man may be more cunning than another, but not more cunning than everybody else. Ben Franklin (1706-1790) Pride is as loud a beg...

Prayer Sayings and Quotes

Confession is good for the soul. Scottish Proverb Don’t say amen to an unacceptable prayer. Turkish (on prayer) Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his brother. Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) Faith is the ability to not panic. unknown God gave us music that we might pray without words....

Practicality Sayings and Quotes

Any water in the desert will do. Arabic (on practicality) Better to ask twice than to lose your way. Danish (on practicality) Beware of little expenses: a small leak will sink a great ship. Ben Franklin (1706-1790) Buying on credit is robbing next year’s crop. African American (on buying and s...

Poverty Sayings and Quotes

Beggars can’t be choosers. John Heywood (c.1497-1580) Hunger drives the wolf out of the wood. 14th Century French Proverb Hunger is the best sauce. French Proverb Let your head be more than a funnel to your stomach. German (on food and hunger) No clock is more regular than the belly. French (o...

Positivity Sayings and Quotes

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller Positive anything is better than negative nothing. Elbert Hubbard Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. William James Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people ...

Quotes And Sayings About Poetry

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ~Leonard Cohen Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. ~Khalil Gibran Ink runs from the corners of my mouth There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry. ~Mark...

Poetry Sayings and Quotes

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. John F. Kennedy A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wro...

Perspectives Sayings and Quotes

A clever person turns great problems into little ones and little ones into none at all. Chinese (on attitude) A weed is but an unloved flower. Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919) A weed is no more than a flower in disguise. James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) Always keep an open mind. unknown But what is h...

Perseverence Sayings and Quotes

A work ill done must be twice done. Welsh (on business) Be slow in choosing a friend, slower still in changing. Ben Franklin (1706-1790) Don’t give up the ship. unknown God gave us the nuts but he doesn’t crack them. German Proverb If you fail to practice your art, it will soon disappear...

Patience Sayings and Quotes

A weed is a plant we’ve found no use for yet. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) All in good time. Horace (65-8 BC) Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. Publilius Syrus (c.42 B.C.) At the bottom of patience one finds heaven. Kanuri (West African) (on patience) At the gate of patience th...

Past Quotes and Sayings

One reason God created time was so that there would be a place to bury the failures of the past. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future. The distinction between past, present, and fut...

Opportunity Sayings and Quotes

A closed mouth catches no flies. Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Aim for the stars. unknown Aim high in your career but stay humble in your heart. Korean (on ambition) Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today. unknown First come, first served. unknown If the eyes didn’t see, the hands w...