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Sunday Quotes – Achievement

It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.

Desiderius Erasmus

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

Golda Meir

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday Quotes – Knowledge

When I examine myself and my methods of thought I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Albert Einstein

It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.

Frank Herbert

Those who know are wise. Those who know themselves are enlightened.

Lao Tzu

 

Sunday Quotes – Change

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All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
Anatole France

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
Arthur Schopenhauer


Change is the only constant. Hanging on is the only sin.
Denise McCluggage

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
C. S. Lewis

Sunday Quotes About Worth

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Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.

Margaret Laurence

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible — the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

Virginia Satir

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Audrey Hepburn

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.

William Lyon Phelps