A closed mouth gathers no foot.
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger.
- Proverbs 15:1
A good deal of trouble has been caused in the world by too much intelligence and too little wisdom.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs
A man has three names: the name he inherits, the name his parents give him, and the name he makes for himself.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice.
A reputation may be repaired, but people always keep their eyes on the place where the crack is.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A sharp tongue sometimes cuts it own throat.
- Jim Scancarelli
A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God. When you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegious to be greedy.
- Marian Anderson
A smile is the lighting system of the face and the heating system of the heart.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
- Henry B. Adams
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
- Larry Bird
A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men.
Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- Satchel Paige
Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.
- Chuck Close
An expert is a person who has mad all the mistakes that can be made, in a very narrow field.
- Niels Bohr
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Pablo Picasso
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
At its core, bravado is insecure, jealous and self-protecting. Legitimate talent recognizes its own innate riches and does not object to sharing.
- adapted from a quote by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
- Marie Curie
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Beauty addresses itself chiefly to sight, but there is a beauty for the hearing too, as in certain combinations so words and in all kinds of music; for melodies and cadences are beautiful; and minds that lift themselves above the realm of sense to a higher order are aware of beauty in the conduct of life, in actions, in character, in the pursuits of the intellect; and there is the beauty of the virtues.
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
- James B. Conant
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn Vos Savant
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