Quotes on quiet


If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded and has a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.

~ Thomas Wolfe

You can have anything you want--if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

~ William Adams

If we think we regulate printing, thereby to rectfy manners, we must regulate all regulations and pastimes, all that is delightful to man.

~ John Milton

If you have a lemon, make lemonade.

~ Howard Gossage

The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.

~ Stephen Hawking

Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.

~ Booker T. Washington

A teacher affects eternity he can never tell, where his influence stops.

~ Henry Adams

The ideal condition Would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct But since we are all likely to go astray, The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach.

~ Sophocles

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