Quotations for Daily Use


"Chance favors the prepared mind." Louis Pasteur, (December 27, 1822 September 28, 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of `vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.

"Every noble work is at first impossible." Thomas Carlyle (4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, mathematician, and teacher.

"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity." Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization.

"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish." Michelangelo, (1475–1564), Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet; full name Michelangelo Buonarroti

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you." William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician.

"Our days are identical suitcases - all the same size - but some people can pack more into them than others." John Calvin Maxwell (born 1947) is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership.

"Prepare. The time to win your battle is before it starts." Frederick W. Lewis (Who is Frederick?)

"The bad news is that the plane is hopelessly lost, but the good news is that we're making great time." Buddy Blattner, of the New York Giants, who sold the quote to Collier's, an American magazine 1888 - 1957 

"Making good time doesn't matter if we don't know our destination. It's valuable to spend [time] thinking about where we're going." Dr. Donald J. Westblade of Hillsdale College located in rural southern Michigan - These quotes were in a blog written by Sarah Chavey, a student at Hillsdale.

"The camel caravan from Gilead appeared on the horizon, saddlebags filled. Balm galore." Timothy Kavanagh, a character in Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

"The first and most imortant thing about goals is having one." Geoffrey F. Abert, author

"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

"When we set exciting worthwhile goals for ourselves, they work in two ways; We work on them, and they work on us." Bob Moawad, Edge Learning Institute

"When you reach your goals, you realize that you've reached the stars." Kate Royster, 6th grader at Nestucca Valley Middle School 2001

"You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream." Les Brown - Leslie Calvin "Les" Brown (born February 17, 1945) is an American motivational speaker, author, radio DJ, former television host. As a former politician, he was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1976-1981). As a motivational speaker, he uses the catch phrase "it's possible!

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