Arnold H. Glasgow
Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Famous quotes by Clergymans
"The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone"
"Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success"
"True religion... is giving and finding one's happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others"
"If your business keeps you so busy that you have no time for anything else, there must be something wrong, either with you or with your business"
"Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself"
"The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow"
"What a different world this would be if people would listen to those who know more and not merely try to get something from those who have more"
"The more you learn what to do with yourself, and the more you do for others, the more you will learn to enjoy the abundant life"
"That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong"
"If you want to know how rich you really are, find out what would be left of you tomorrow if you should lose every dollar you own tonight"
"Better to be a strong man with a weak point, than to be a weak man without a strong point. A diamond with a flaw is more valuable that a brick without a flaw"
"You cannot raise a man up by calling him down"
"Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of state"
"It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has"
"It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship"
"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself"
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road"
"What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away"
"There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away"
"The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right"
"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"
"The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next"
"Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments"
"Love is the river of life in the world"
"He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own"
"God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness"
"God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how"
"A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life"
"We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started"
"To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself"