The problem is that we're so tuned in to our own radio station so much that sometimes we're totally out of sync with even what those we love want in life.
--Mark Joyner, The Irresistible Offer.
It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
--Nathaniel Hawthorne, Introduction: The Custom-House.
Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.
--Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1838.
The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and, lastly, the solid cash.
--Nathaniel Hawthorne, Letter to Horatio Bridge, March 15, 1851.
Without leaders an organization would be little more than a group of people whose random individual actions would cancel each other out.
--Francis Hasselbein and Richard Cavanaugh. Be. Know. Do.
The law of the harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Habit is the most imperious of all masters.
All limits are self imposed.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
--Alexander the Great
There is an unfortunate disposition in a man to attend much more to the faults of his companions which offend
him, than to their perfections which please him.
--Greville, Many Thoughts of Many Minds.
Of all those arts in which the wise excel,
Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
--Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire, Essay on Poetry.
Not thinking about things is what gets people in trouble.
--Dave Ramsey, The Dave Ramsey Show, August 21, 2007.