tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity."
S. Patton (1885-1945), American military leader
"Start by doing what's
necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the
Francis of Assisi
"The greatest masterpieces
were once only pigments on a palette."
-- Henry S. Haskins
"Being defeated is often a
temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."
-- Marilyn vos Savant
"If we resist our
passions, it is more due to their weakness than to our strength."
-- La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French
"The greatest mistake you
can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."
-- Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915
"What you were yesterday
is fixed for always, making its mark on what you are today, what you
will be tomorrow."
from The Horizontal Man by Helen Eustis, mystery novelist
"It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than
to have an opportunity and not be prepared."
-- Whitney Young
"You've got to jump off
cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."
-- Ray Bradbury
"An act of goodness is of
itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can
compare with the sweet reward that went with it."
-- Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian dramatist