The most poignant quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate learn from
Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.
Abraham Lincon (1809 ~ 1865 )
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.
When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.o
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.