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Quotations about work

  1. Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.


  1. One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.


  1. People forget how fast you did a job – but they remember how well you did it.


  1. It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.

Bertrand Russell

  1. Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.

Edgar Bergen

  1. When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.

Henry David Thoreau

  1. Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.

Richard Bach

  1. The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Richard Bach

  1. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  1. Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.

Liane Cordes

  1. I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt.

Charles Horace Mayo

  1. Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.

Author Unknown

  1. It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.

Henry Ward Beecher

  1. The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

Author Unknown

  1. The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.

Robert Frost

  1. A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.

John Lubbock

  1. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life

Author Unknown

  1. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

  1. When work is a pleasure, life is joy. When work is duty, life is slavery.

Maxim Gorky

  1. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Tomas Alva Edison


Quotations about friendship

  1. A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.

Fr. Jarome Cummings

  1. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Walter Winchell

  1. A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes.

Doug Larson

  1. I am not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

Abraham Lincoln

  1. Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handing as any other fragile and precious thing.

Randolph S. Bourne

  1. Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.

Virginia Woolf

  1. True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value.

Ben Jonson

  1. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You, too? Thought I was only one.”

C.S. Lewis

10. Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

Elie Wiesel

  1. Truth springs from argument friends.

David Hume

  1. Friendship is sheltering tree.

Samuel Coleridge

  1. It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.


  1. It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Nietzsche

  1. It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.

Robert Louis Stevenson


Quotations about politeness

  1. Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are.

Author Unknown

  1. Avoid all haste; calmness is an essential ingredient of politeness.

Alphonse Karr

  1. Politeness is a wreath of flowers that adorns the world.

Mme. de Bassanville

  1. Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.

Madame de Stael

  1. One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.

Josh Billings

  1. True politeness is perfect ease and freedom. It simply consists in treating others just as you love to be treated yourself.


  1. Politeness is to goodness what words are to thoughts.


  1. Anyone can be polite to a king. It takes a gentleman to be polite to a beggar.

Author Unknown

  1. In polite society one laughs at all the jokes, including the ones one has heard before.

Frank Dane

  1. Ceremonies are different in every country, but true POLITENESS is everywhere the same.

Oliver Goldsmith


Quotations about Wisdom

  1. Never, never, never give up.

Winston Chirchill

  1. The friend who understands you creates you.

Romain Rolland

  1. I like a friend who will stand by me not only when I’m in the right, but when I’m a little wrong.

Sir Walter Scott

  1. A man becomes like those, whose society he lives.

Hindu proverb

  1. Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.

Edward Eggleston

  1. Youth is quick in feelings but weak in judgments.


  1. Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford

  1. Each generation is a secret society and has incommunicable enthusiasms, tests and interests which are mystery both to its predecessors and posterity.

John Jay Chapman

  1. In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.

R.W. Emerson

10. Youth is a period of missed opportunities.

C. Connolly


Quotations about mistakes

  1. Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

Mahatma Gandhi

  1. Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.

James A. Froude

  1. I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.

Igor Stravinsky

  1. When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.

Hugh White

  1. She had an unequalled gift… of squeezing big mistakes into small opportunities.

Henry James

  1. While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.

Henry C. Link

  1. A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

  1. It’s always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.

Garry Marshall

  1. Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Franklin P. Jones

  1. Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

James Joyce

  1. Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

Al Franken

  1. The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbart

  1. Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.

Cato the Elder

  1. Assert you right to make a few mistakes. If people can’t accept your imperfections, that’s their fault.

Dr. David M. Burns

  1. No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.

Donald Foster

  1. We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.


  1. An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can made in a very narrow field.

Niels Bohr

  1. Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.


  1. Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.

Cullen Hightower


Quotations about Literature and the Arts

  1. To be a poet is a condition rather than a profession.

Robert Graves

  1. Literature is the art of writing someone that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.

Cyril Connolly

  1. Men will forgive a man anything except bad prose.

Winston Churchill

  1. A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.


5. The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art.

Bernard Shaw

6.A work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.

Joseph Conrad

7.Proper words in proper places make the true definition of style.

Jonathan Swift

8. An art can only be learned in the workshop of those who are winning their bread by it.

Samuel Butler

  1. Gteat literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.

Ezra Pound


Quotations about language

  1. We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.

Abigail Adams

  1. Words are the physicians of the mind diseased.


  1. Let the speech be short, comprehending much in a few words.


  1. By words the mind is excited and the spirit is elated.


  1. High thoughts must have high language.


  1. All words are pegs to hang ideas on.

Henry Ward Beecher

  1. Sharp words make more wounds than surgeons can heal.

Thomas Churchyard

  1. Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.


  1. For one word a man is often deemed to be wise, and for one word he is often deemed to be foolish. We should be careful indeed what we say.


  1. Grasp the subject, the words will follow.

Cato the Elder

11.Good words anoint a man, ill words kill a man.

John Florio

12.When ideas fail, words come in very handy.

Johann Wolfgang von Gorthe

13. good words are worth much and cost little.

George Herbert

14. Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.

Samuel Johnson

  1. A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.

Herman Merville

  1. A word to the wise is sufficient.


  1. Use soft words and hard arguments.

English proverb

  1. Clearness is the most important matter in the use of words.


  1. No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.

Sam Rayburn

  1. Words, like flowers have their colors, too.

Ernest Rhy

  1. We tie knots and bind up words in double meaning, and then try to untie them.


  1. A fool and his words are soon parted.

William Shenstone

  1. My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:

Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

William Shakespeare

  1. Words are like leaves, and where they most abound

Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.

Alexander Pope

  1. A thing well said will be wit in all languages.

John Dryden

  1. An idea does not pass from one language to another without change.

Miguel de Unamuno

  1. Every word is a preconceived judgment.

Friedrich Nietzsche

  1. Language is a dress of thought.

Samuel Johnson

  1. The true use of speech is not so much to express wants as to conceal them.

Oliver Goldsmith

  1. Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so he is.

Publius Syrus


Quotation about kindness

  1. Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand.

Christian Nestell Bovee

  1. Kindness is always fashionable

Amelia E. Barr

  1. You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. Forget injuries; never forget kindness.


  1. If you are naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don’t like.

William Feather

  1. Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away

Arthur Helps

  1. A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.

Washington Irving

  1. I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.

Mother Teresa

  1. Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  1. Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.


  1. Kindness begets kindness/

Greek Proverb

  1. Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

Joseph Joubert

  1. Human kindness is like a detective tap. The first gush may be impressive, but the stream soon dries up.

P.D. James

14. To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.

Samuel Johnson.


Quotations about laughter

  1. If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you are old.


  1. A man is not poor if he can still laugh.


  1. Frame your mind to mirth and merriment, which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.

Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew

  1. Once you get people laughing, they’re listening and you can tell them almost anything.

Herbert Gardner

  1. Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.

Elsa Maxwell

  1. A good laugh is sunshine in a house.



Quotations about knowledge

  1. They know enough who know how to learn.

Henry Adams

  1. Knowledge is a Power.

Francis Bacon

  1. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.


  1. Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.

Kahlil Girbran

  1. Knowledge also imposes responsibility.

W.M.L. Jay

7. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.

Samuel Johnson

8.All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.


9.We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge.

Rutherford D. Rogers

10.As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.

Albert Schweitzer

11.Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

12.To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.

Henry David Thoreau

13.We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.

Blaise Pascal

  1. Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

Karl Jung

  1. If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.

Karl Rogers

  1. Knowing is not enough; we must apply!


  1. The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

Henri Bergson


Quotations about imagination and creativity

  1. Creative novelty springs largely from the rearrangement of the existing knowledge, a rearrangement that is itself an addition to knowledge.

J. Kneller

2. The human mind once stretched by a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

  1. A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

  1. Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

John Dewey

  1. There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.

Edward de Bono

  1. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

Edward de Bono

  1. Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learnt. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves team-work, productivity and where appropriate profits.

Edward de Bono

  1. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.

Albert Einstein

  1. The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.

Charles Dickens

  1. The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas.

Linus Pauling

  1. Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.

Erich Fromm

  1. Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Erich Fromm

  1. It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.

Carl Sagan

  1. Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

Arthur Koestler

  1. Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.

Mary Lou Cook

  1. Creativity consists of coming up with many ideas, not just that one great idea.

Charles Thompson

  1. Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true - but its father is creativity, and knowledge is a midwife.

Jonathan Schattke

  1. Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

W. Somerset Maugham

19. An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

Dr. Edwin Land


Quotations about New Year

  1. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

  1. New Year’s day is every man’s birthday.

Charles Lamb

  1. Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.

Benjamin Franklin

  1. Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.

Hal Borland

  1. An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

Bill Vaughan

  1. Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.

Bill Vaughan

  1. Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.


  1. F New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.


  1. People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.

Author Unknown

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