To be prepared is half the victory. -Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Nothing happens unless first a dream. -Carl Sandburg

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. -Ryunosuke Satoro

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive. -Robert H. Schuller

Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation. -Robert H. Schuller

Our ideals resemble the stars, which illuminate the night. No one will ever be able to touch them. But the men who, like the sailors on the ocean, take them for guides, will undoubtedly reach their goal. -Carl Schurz

I’ve never known any trouble that an hour’s reading didn’t assuage. -Charles de Secondat

We should every night ball ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? -Seneca

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. -Seneca

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice. -William Shakespeare

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. -William Shakespeare

Action is eloquence. -William Shakespeare

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. -George Bernard Shaw

You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’ -George Bernard Shaw

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. -George Bernard Shaw

We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years, and justify our existence… on pain of liquidation. -George Bernard Shaw

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. -William Shedd

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. -Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out. -Sydney Smith

Wisdom begins in wonder. -Socrates

If a man would move the world, he must first move himself. -Socrates

This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us; to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves; to act in such a way that some part of us lives on. -Oswald Spengler

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. -William B. Sprague

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. -Harriet Beecher Stowe

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. -Charles R. Swindoll

Too many people don’t care what happens so long as it doesn’t happen to them. -William Howard Taft

Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred. -W. N. Taylor

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. -Henry David Thoreau

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see. -Henry David Thoreau

That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. -Henry David Thoreau

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundation under them. -Henry David Thoreau

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success. -Henry David Thoreau

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. -Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. -Henry David Thoreau

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be. -Henry David Thoreau

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. -Henry David Thoreau

All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why. -James Thurber

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. -Lilly Tomlin

We see things not as they are, but as we are. -H. M. Tomlinson

Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest. -Mark Twain

Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear. -Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

The work that is really a man’s own work is play and not work at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man’s work and cannot lose it. -Mark Twain

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