Here are some of my favorite quotes. I will periodically add new quotes.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
Our greatest happiness in life does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men to win them.
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.
— William Durant, founder of General Motors
A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn’t feel like it.
— Alistair Cooke
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.– Aristotle
The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.— Vince Lombardi
“I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.”
Take full account of what excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.
- Marcus Aurelius
The best portion of a good man’s life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.