Quotes on adversity


A poor surgeon hurts 1 person at a time. A poor teacher hurts 130.

~ Ernest Leroy Boyer

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.

~ Norman Vincent Peale

There are three classes of intellects one which comprehends by itself another which appreciates what others comprehend and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless.

~ Niccolo Machiavelli

What is art Nature concentrated.

~ Honore' de Balzac

It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.

~ Carl Sagan

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

~ Mark Twain

A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.

~ Alec Waugh

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

~ Henri Matisse

Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense at all events just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house, at least.

~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Look well into thyself there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.

~ Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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