A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. - Chinese Proverb
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 keen sense of humor helps us overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected and outlast the unbearable. - Billy Graham
A man had better starve at once than lose his innocence in the process of getting bread. - Henry David Thoreau
A man has three names: the name he inherits, the name his parents give him, and the name he makes for himself.
A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors. - Buddha
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 its 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 very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one.
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. - Saadi
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. - Satchel Paige
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. - Abraham Lincoln
Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work. - Chuck Close
An expert is a person who has made 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
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company. - George Washington
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Pablo Picasso
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing. - Socrates
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 kind to one another, because most of us are fighting a hard battle. - Ian McLaren
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. - Pythagoras
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. - Plotinus
Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams. - Robert K. Greenleaf
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