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253 Famous Greek Proverbs

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  • 1. A beard signifies lice, not brains.
  • 2. A cat with gloves never catches mice.
  • 3. A different man, a different taste.
  • 4. A dove has no place amongst the crows.
  • 5. A drop of wisdom is better than a sea of gold.
  • 6. A drowning man takes hold of his own hair.
  • 7. A fat belly did not invent gun powder.
  • 8. A fox is not caught twice in the same snare.
  • 9. A gift, though small, is welcome.
  • 10. A goat thief came along and they put him in jail.

 

  • 11. A good bird begins chirping while in the egg.
  • 12. A lazy tailor finds his thread too long.
  • 13. A library is a repository of medicine for the mind.
  • 14. A lucky person is someone who plants pebbles and harvests potatoes.
  • 15. A mad bull is not to be tied up with a packthread.
  • 16. A man with a skinny wife is a deceitful man.
  • 17. A miser and a liar bargain quickly.
  • 18. A miser is ever in want.
  • 19. A poor man who takes a rich wife has a ruler, not a wife.
  • 20. A priest blesses his own bread first.

 

  • 21. A real scoundrel turned up and they took off their hats to him.
  • 22. A small evil may be a great good.
  • 23. A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.
  • 24. A stout bearded woman always bears something malicious.
  • 25. A thousand people cannot undress a naked person.
  • 26. A truth spoken before its time is dangerous.
  • 27. A wheel that turns gathers no rust.
  • 28. A woman prefers a man without money to money without a man.
  • 29. A word out of season may mar a whole lifetime.
  • 30. A young man should not marry yet, an old man not at all.

 

  • 31. Act quickly, think slowly.
  • 32. Add not fire to fire.
  • 33. Affairs sleep soundly when fortune is present.
  • 34. After the war, aid.
  • 35. Age brings experience, and a good mind wisdom.
  • 36. Alexander the Great was not very tall.
  • 37. Alexander the Great wasn’t tall.
  • 38. All receive advice. Only the wise profit from it.
  • 39. All things good to know are difficult to learn.
  • 40. An eagle’s old age is worth a sparrow’s youth.

 

  • 41. An iron rod bends while it is hot.
  • 42. An old cat likes young mice.
  • 43. An old enemy never becomes a friend.
  • 44. An open enemy is better than a false friend.
  • 45. Appear always what you are and a little less.
  • 46. Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
  • 47. Be thine enemy an ant, see in him an elephant.
  • 48. Before you can score, you must first have a goal.
  • 49. Better a drop of wisdom than an ocean of gold.
  • 50. Better a sick body than an ignorant mind.

 

  • 51. Better the first of its kind than the last.
  • 52. Better the friend we can see than the money we cannot.
  • 53. Birth, ancestry, and that which you yourself have not achieved can hardly be called your own.
  • 54. Character is habit long continued.
  • 55. Curses are like chickens; they come home to roost.
  • 56. Death is never at a loss for occasions.
  • 57. Deeds are fruits, words are only leaves.
  • 58. Do not compare a fly with an elephant.
  • 59. Do not lean on a worm-eaten staff.
  • 60. Don’t keep any secrets of yourself from yourself.

 

  • 61. Don’t trouble a quiet snake.
  • 62. Eat and drink with your relatives; do business with strangers.
  • 63. Eat beans for lunch and have no friends at the dinner table.
  • 64. Either remain quiet, or say things that improve the silence.
  • 65. Empty barrels and insignificant people always make the most noise.
  • 66. Endeavor to bear the ignorance of fortune with patience.
  • 67. Envy accomplishes nothing.
  • 68. Even from a foe a man may learn wisdom.
  • 69. Even from an enemy a man can learn wisdom.
  • 70. Every country is a fatherland.

 

  • 71. Every story can be told in different ways.
  • 72. Every tale can be told in a different way.
  • 73. Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
  • 74. First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.
  • 75. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, prepare to die.
  • 76. For lazy people it is always party time.
  • 77. From a broken violin do not expect fine music.
  • 78. From a thorn comes a rose, and from a rose comes a thorn.
  • 79. Give me today and you may keep tomorrow.
  • 80. Good accounts make good friends.

 

  • 81. Gray hair is a sign of age, not of wisdom.
  • 82. Gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom.
  • 83. Great abilities produce great vices as well as virtues.
  • 84. Great birth is a very poor dish at table.
  • 85. Greeks only agree with each other about going to the toilet.
  • 86. He who cannot bear misfortune is truly unfortunate.
  • 87. He who eats and drinks with the rich leaves the table hungry.
  • 88. He who has been angry becomes cool again.
  • 89. He who is born in jail loves jail.
  • 90. He who is outside the door has already a good part of his journey behind him.

 

  • 91. He who plunders with a little boat is a pirate; he who plunders with a fleet is a conqueror.
  • 92. He who respects his parents never dies.
  • 93. He who revealeth his secret maketh himself a slave.
  • 94. He who suffers much will know much.
  • 95. He who thinks the worst usually is right.
  • 96. He who wants to be happy must stay at home.
  • 97. He who would be happy should stay at home.
  • 98. I feel pain that envy is exchanged for beautiful deeds.
  • 99. I hate a jovial table companion with a good memory.
  • 100. I send thee myrrh, not that thou mayest be by it perfumed, but it perfumed by thee.

 

  • 101. If advice will not improve him, neither will the rod.
  • 102. If all men were just, there would be no need of valour.
  • 103. If all the bees made honey, there would be enough for even gypsies to eat.
  • 104. If deeds are wanting, all words appear mere vanity and emptiness.
  • 105. If it were not for hope, the heart would break.
  • 106. If you cannot catch a fish, do not blame the sea.
  • 107. If you steal something small you are a petty thief, but if you steal millions you are a gentleman of society.
  • 108. If you wish to be good, first believe that you are bad.
  • 109. Ignorance of one’s misfortunes is clear gain.
  • 110. Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it.

 

  • 111. Ill beef ne’er made gude broo.
  • 112. Ill-timed laughter is a dangerous evil.
  • 113. In baiting a mousetrap with cheese, always leave room for the mouse.
  • 114. In business you need two Jews for one Greek, two Greeks for one Syrian and two Syrians for one Armenian.
  • 115. In hospitality, the chief thing is the good will.
  • 116. In the young, silence is better than speech.
  • 117. In times of difficulty, friendship is on trial.
  • 118. It is better in times of need to have a friend rather than money.
  • 119. It is better to be envied than pitied.
  • 120. It is easier to talk than to hold one’s tongue.

 

  • 121. It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
  • 122. It is not what they profess but what they practice that makes them good.
  • 123. It is useless to knock at the door of a deaf man.
  • 124. Keep no secrets of thyself from thyself.
  • 125. Kindheartedness and honesty can be expected only from the poor.
  • 126. Kindness begets kindness.
  • 127. Know all and you will pardon all.
  • 128. Know yourself.
  • 129. Learn to obey before you command.
  • 130. Learn to walk before you run.

 

  • 131. Listen to that which is well said even if it is from the mouth of an enemy.
  • 132. Listen to valuable statements even if they come from your enemy’s mouth.
  • 133. Live today, forget the past.
  • 134. Man is the measure of all things.
  • 135. Many a pupil has gained more wealth than his master.
  • 136. Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise.
  • 137. Many men, many minds.
  • 138. Men never moan over the opportunities lost to do good, only the opportunities to be bad.
  • 139. Men prone to tears are good.
  • 140. Men who have lost heart never yet won a trophy.

 

  • 141. Milk the cow, but do not pull off the udder.
  • 142. Mountains are used to snow.
  • 143. My donkey is dead; let no more grass grow.
  • 144. Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue; to the end we should hear and see more than we speak.
  • 145. Neither promise wax to the saint, nor cakes to the child.
  • 146. Never consult a doctor who has never been ill himself.
  • 147. Never give a sword to a fool or power to an unjust man.
  • 148. No mill, no meal.
  • 149. No need to teach an eagle to fly.
  • 150. No one loathes the smell of himself.

 

  • 151. Not speech, but facts, convince.
  • 152. Nothing in excess.
  • 153. Nothing is so reckless as a blind horse.
  • 154. Nothing will content him who is not content with a little.
  • 155. Observe your enemies, for they first find your faults.
  • 156. Old age and poverty are wounds that can’t be healed.
  • 157. Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.
  • 158. Old men are twice children.
  • 159. One hand washes the other and both wash the face.
  • 160. One minute of patience can mean ten years of peace.

 

  • 161. One minute of patience, ten years of peace.
  • 162. One witness one liar; more witnesses, all liars.
  • 163. One word spoken in anger may spoil an entire life.
  • 164. Other days, other ways.
  • 165. Outside a sheep, inside a wolf.
  • 166. Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth.
  • 167. Pleasure is the greatest incentive to vice.
  • 168. Pleasures are transient — honors immortal.
  • 169. Pleasures are transient, honors are immortal.
  • 170. Poor men’s words have little weight.

 

  • 171. Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect.
  • 172. Remorse is worse than a beating.
  • 173. Sharing the figs can leave you with none at all.
  • 174. She who laughs not in the morning, laughs not at noon.
  • 175. Someone with an unrelenting heart is his own executioner.
  • 176. Sometimes you have to throw yourself into the fire to escape from the smoke.
  • 177. Son of a priest, grandson of the devil.
  • 178. Success has many friends.
  • 179. Success is doing what you like and making a living at it.
  • 180. Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.

 

  • 181. Sweet is the memory of past labor.
  • 182. Swift gratitude is the sweetest.
  • 183. Take a young woman for the pleasure of possessing her until she is old.
  • 184. Terrifying are the weaknesses of power.
  • 185. The beginning is the half of every action.
  • 186. The best fish hook cannot catch limp cheese.
  • 187. The excess of a virtue is a vice.
  • 188. The fly sat upon the axle of the chariot-wheel and said “What a lot of dust I raise!”
  • 189. The fox that waits until the chicken falls from the perch dies from hunger.
  • 190. The frog wanted to be an ox and swelled up until he burst.

 

  • 191. The grumbling mother-in-law forgets that she once was a bride.
  • 192. The heart that loves is always young.
  • 193. The house of envy lies in the lowest hollows, golden, sunless, breathed upon by no wind, grim and filled full of inert chill, and lacking warmth, is always roiled in fog.
  • 194. The knee is closer than the calf.
  • 195. The more the mother-in-law drinks the more friendly is her greeting.
  • 196. The net of the sleeper catches fish.
  • 197. The old age of an eagle is better than the youth of a sparrow.
  • 198. The people make the town.
  • 199. The rest of the world does not know what newlyweds know.
  • 200. The sins we often regret are the sins we never commit.

 

  • 201. The style is the man himself.
  • 202. The tongue has no bones, yet it breaks bones.
  • 203. The unknown is ever imagined.
  • 204. There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip.
  • 205. They sowed the seed of an “if’ but it didn’t germinate.
  • 206. They throw stones at the walnut trees, but not at the maple.
  • 207. Think not on what you lack as much as on what you have.
  • 208. Think with the wise, but talk with the vulgar.
  • 209. Thinking evil is much the same as doing it.
  • 210. Those who fight with silver spears are sure of their victory.

 

  • 211. Time is a river of passing events — a rushing torrent.
  • 212. Time is the best adviser.
  • 213. To deceive a diplomat speak the truth, he has no experience with it.
  • 214. To have five drachmas in the hand is better than ten drachmas on paper.
  • 215. To rebel in season is not to rebel.
  • 216. Truth lies at the bottom of a well.
  • 217. Under every stone sleeps a scorpion.
  • 218. We became gravediggers but nobody dies anymore.
  • 219. We have two ears and one mouth that we may listen the more and talk the less.
  • 220. We must endure what fortune sends.

 

  • 221. Welcome is the best cheer.
  • 222. What is good to know is difficult to learn.
  • 223. What is true is no more sure than the probable.
  • 224. Whatever is good to know is difficult to learn.
  • 225. Whatever kind of word thou speakest, the like shalt thou bear.
  • 226. When at a loss how to go on, cough.
  • 227. When God throws the dice are loaded.
  • 228. When God throws the dice, they are loaded.
  • 229. When the devil grows poor he becomes a tax collector.
  • 230. When the fox cannot reach the grapes he says they are not ripe.

 

  • 231. When the gods are angry with a man, they give him what he asks for.
  • 232. When you go to bed with a clear head, you will not get up with a headache.
  • 233. Where there is a sea there are pirates.
  • 234. Where there is love there is no darkness.
  • 235. Who ceases to be a friend never was one.
  • 236. Who hunts two hares will catch neither.
  • 237. Who wouldn’t lick his fingers when they have been dipped in honey?
  • 238. Whoever feeds the wolf in the winter will be eaten by him in the spring.
  • 239. Without a general an army is lost.
  • 240. Women are as changeable as the sea.

 

  • 241. Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
  • 242. Wonders will never cease.
  • 243. You can tell who the good seamen are during a storm.
  • 244. You can’t hide behind your finger.
  • 245. You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.
  • 246. You cannot reason with a hungry belly; it has no ears.
  • 247. You easily forget the eyes that don’t see you any more.
  • 248. You have to put a young girl onto an old man.
  • 249. You know who the good seamen are when the storm comes.
  • 250. You learn to limp if you live with cripples.

 

  • 251. You must keep quiet or say only things that improve silence.
  • 252. You will break the bow if you keep it always bent.
  • 253. Young wood makes a hot fire.

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101 Native American Proverbs

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1 – Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. – Hopi

2 – Day and night cannot dwell together. – Duwamish

3 – It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand. – Apache

4 – They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind. – Tuscarora

5 – All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them. – Arapaho

6 – Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand. – Tribe Unknown

7 – Before eating, always take time to thank the food. – Arapaho

8 – When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. – Arapaho

9 – If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come. – Arapaho

10 – Most of us do not look as handsome to others as we do to ourselves. – Assiniboine

11 –  Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. – Blackfoot

12 – In age, talk ; in childhood, tears. – Hopi

13 – We always return to our first loves. – Tribe Unknown

14 – What is life ? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. – Blackfoot

15 – When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. – Cherokee

16 – Those who have one foot in the canoe, and one foot in the boat, are going to fall into the river. – Tuscarora

17 – The weakness of the enemy makes our strength. – Cherokee

18 – When the white man discovered this country, Indians were running it. No taxes, no debt, women did all the work. White man thought he could improve on a system like this. – Cherokee

19 – A good soldier is a poor scout. – Cheyenne

20 –  Poverty is a noose that strangles humility and breeds disrespect for God and man. – Sioux

21 – We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. – Dakota

22 – Do not judge your neighbor until you walk two moons in his moccasins. – Cheyenne

23 – There is nothing as eloquent as a rattlesnakes tail. – Navajo

24 – Force, no matter how concealed, begets resistance. – Lakota

25 – Our first teacher is our own heart. – Cheyenne

26 – Everyone who is successful must have dreamed of something. – Maricopa

27 – All who have died are equal. –  Comanche

28 –  Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator. – Mohawk

29 – One rain does not make a crop. – Creole

30 – Man’s law changes with his understanding of man. Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same. – Crow

31 –  What the people believe is true. – Anishinabe

32 – You already possess everything necessary to become great. – Crow

33 – There is no death, only a change of worlds. – Duwamish

34 –  Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way. – Blackfoot

35 –  You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. – Navajo

36 –  It is less of a problem to be poor, than to be dishonest. – Anishinabe

37 – One finger cannot lift a pebble. –  Hopi

38 –  Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark. – Cheyenne

39 – All dreams spin out from the same web. – Hopi

40 – He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone. – Seneca

41 – Even a small mouse has anger. – Tribe Unknown

42 – If a man is as wise as a serpent, he can afford to be as harmless as a dove. – Cheyenne

43 – Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. – Tribe Unknown

44 –  The rainbow is a sign from Him who is in all things. – Hopi

45 – Walk lightly in the spring ;  Mother Earth is pregnant. – Kiowa

46 – When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard. – Lakota

47 – Old age is not as honorable as death, but most people want it. – Crow

48 – Many have fallen with the bottle in their hand. – Lakota

49 – Everything the power does, it does in a circle. – Lakota

50 – A brave man dies but once, a coward many times. – Tribe Unknown.

51 – A man or woman with many children has many homes. – Lakota Sioux 

52 – Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, Wisdom is of the future. – Lumbee

53 – If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. – Minquass

54 – A good chief gives, he does not take. – Mohawk

55 – Coyote is always out there waiting, and Coyote is always hungry. – Navajo

56 – Listening to a liar is like drinking warm water. – Tribe Unknown

57 – Every animal knows more than you do. – Nez Perce

58 – To touch the earth is to have harmony with nature. – Oglala Sioux

59 – When a fox walks lame, the old rabbit jumps. – Oklahoma

60 – A starving man will eat with the wolf. – Oklahoma

61 – A danger foreseen is half-avoided. – Cheyenne

62 – The coward shoots with shut eyes. – Oklahoma

63 – It is easy to be brave from a distance. – Omaha

64 – The bird who has eaten cannot fly with the bird that is hungry. – Omaha

65 – Ask questions from you heart and you will be answered from the heart. – Omaha

66 – A hungry stomach makes a short prayer. – Paiute

67 – Do not wrong or hate your neighbor for it is not he that you wrong but yourself. – Pima

68 – Make my enemy brave and strong, so that if defeated, I will not be ashamed. – Plains

69 – Cherish youth, but trust old age. – Pueblo

70 – Sharing and giving are the ways of God. – Sauk

71 – We are all one child spinning through Mother Sky. – Shawnee

72 – Each person is his own judge. – Shawnee

73 – We are made from Mother Earth and we go back to Mother Earth. – Shenandoah

74 – It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace and live in peace. – Shenandoah

75 – There are many good moccasin tracks along the trail of a straight arrow. – Sioux

76 – A rocky vineyard does not need a prayer, but a pick ax. – Navajo

77 – With all things and in all things, we are relatives. – Sioux

78 – The one who tells the stories rules the world. – Hopi

79 – The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives. – Sioux

80 – A people without a history is like the wind over buffalo grass. – Sioux

81 – The moon is not shamed by the barking of dogs. – Southwest

82 – Regard Heaven as your father, Earth as your Mother and all things as your Brothers and Sisters.  – Tribe Unknown

83 – Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand. – Tribe Unknown

84 – White men have too many chiefs. – Nez Perce

85 – If a man is to do something more than human, he must have more than human powers. – Tribe Unknown

86 – The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears. – Tribe Unknown

87 – Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you. – Hopi

88 – Not every sweet root gives birth to sweet grass. – Tribe Unknown

89 – Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it. – Arapaho

90 – It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story. – Tribe Unknown

91 – Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. – Cherokee

92 – No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning. – Tribe Unknown

93 – Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf. – Tribe Unknown

94 – Man has responsibility, not power. – Tuscarora

95 – The rain falls on the just and the unjust. – Hopi

96 – Each bird loves to hear himself sing. – Arapaho

97 – The way of the troublemaker is thorny. – Umpqua

98 – God gives us each a song. – Ute

99 – A man must make his own arrows. – Winnebago

100 – After dark all cats are leopards. – Zuni

101 – When you die, you will be spoken of as those in the sky, like the stars. – Yurok

 

 

 

20 Wise Chinese Proverbs, Sayings and Quotes

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1 – A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

2 – A book holds a house of gold.

3 – A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

4 – A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.

5 – A filthy mouth will not utter decent language.

6 – A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.

7 – A gem will be polished without carving and polishing, nor a man perfected without trials.

8 – Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

9 – Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubt, little wisdom.

10 – When you drink the water, remember the spring.

11 – A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds.

12 – If heaven made him, earth can find some use for him.

13 – Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

14 – Dig the well before you are thirsty.

15 – Each generation will reap when the former generation has sown. To enjoy the benefits of the hard work of one’s predecessors.

16 – Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil.

17 – If you don’t want anyone to know, don’t do it.

18 – Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.

19 – Studying is like rowing upstream : no advance is to drop back.

20 – If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

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40 Inspirational Quotes To Help You Get Through Tough Times

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1. “The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” – Marjorie Pay Hinckley

2.”Nobody can make you to feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

3. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear that you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard

4. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

5. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

6. “Just think how happy you would be if you lost everything you have right now, and then got it back again.” – Frances Rodman

7. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”  Dr. Seuss

8. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

9. “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”– Duke Ellington

10.“I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” – Benjamin Franklin

11.“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

12. “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.” – Dr. Seuss

13. “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Aurelius

14. “Don’t cry for a man who’s left you; the next one may fall for your smile.” Mae West

15. “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman

16. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.”- Mary Anne Radmacher

17. “Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.” – Kevin Kruse

18. “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

19. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

20. “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”  – Albert Einstein

21. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

22. “Taking care of yourself makes you stronger for everyone in your life… including you.” – Kelly Rudolph

23. “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get, you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker

24. “If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.”- Edith Wharton

25. “We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” – Frederick Keonig

26. “If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.” – Katy Perry

27. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

28. “Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”- John Lennon

29. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

30. “I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.” – Paul Simon

31. “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” – Christopher Reeve

32. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand

33. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

34. “After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.” – William R. Alger

35. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling

36. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

37. “Believe in yourself and you can be anything.” –Katy Perry

38. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

39. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison

40. “Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.” – Walt Disney