Get up every day and try a little harder than the day before.
Never bet with anyone you meet on the first tee who has a deep suntan, a one-iron in his bag, and squinty eyes.
Live a balanced life: learn some and think some, and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.
1893 — 1933
There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.
1890 — 1957
Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose.
Never rise to speak till you have something to say; and when you have said it, cease.
1723 — 1794
Speak when you’re angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.
1919 — 1990
Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying.
Christian Furchtegott Gellert
1715 — 1769
Learn to say “I don’t know.” If used when appropriate, it will be often.
Plan backward as well as forward. Set objectives and trace back to see how to achieve them. You may find that no path can get you there. Plan forward to see where your steps will take you, which may not be clear or intuitive.
Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
1859 — 1941
If you don’t know what it is, don’t mess with it.
1904 — 1943
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the places that you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as you ever can.
1703 — 1791
Reach for the moon; even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Do something every day that scares you.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
Neither beg of him who has been a beggar, nor serve him who has been a servant.
If you want to be seen, stand up. If you want to be heard, speak up. If you want to be appreciated, shut up.
Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Choose your words, for they become actions.
Understand your actions, for they become habits.
Study your habits, for they will become your character.
Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny.