# Ability is nothing without opportunity.----Albert Einstein

# If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency. Joshua Reynolds

# There is great ability in knowing how to conceal one's ability. Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

#Those who do not feel pain seldom think that it is felt. Samuel Johnson

# The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.----William James

# A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.  ----Ralph Waldo Emerson

# The World is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.----Albert Einstein

# Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less.----Ken Blanchard

# They can not take away our self respect if we do not give it to them.----Mahatma Gandhi

# The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ----Ralph Waldo Emerson

# Someone once asked me "why do you always insist on taking the hard road?" and I replied "why do you assume I see two roads"?----Unknown

# The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.----Vince Lombardi

# When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'----Sydney Harris

# Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.----Richard L. Evans

# God didn't promise us it would be easy or painless; He just promised us it would be worth it !

# We cannot learn without pain. Aristotle

# Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself. Havelock Ellis

# There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain. R. D. Laing

Only when the sense of the pain of others begins does man begin. Yevgeny Yevtushenko

# My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own. Thomas Hardy

# A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. Robert Frost

# A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. W H Auden

# You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. Joseph Joubert

# Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry. Georges Braque

# Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls. James Russell Lowell

# Poetry is most just to its divine origin, when it administers the comforts and breathes the thoughts of religion. William Wordsworth

# Perhaps no person can be a poet, or can even enjoy poetry, without a certain unsoundness of mind. Thomas Babington Macaulay

# Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. Don Marquis

# Punctuality is the thief of time. Oscar Wilde

# Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy. William Hazlitt

# Punctuality is the stern virtue of men of business, and the graceful courtesy of princes. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

# Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. Evelyn Waugh

# Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates. Don Marquis

# Punctuality is a quality the need of which is bound up with social co-operation. Bertrand Russell

# Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel. Samuel Johnson

# Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own. Seneca

# He loves his country best who strives to make it best. Robert G. Ingersoll

# Patriotism has served, at different times, as widely different ends as a razor, which ought to be used in keeping your face clean and yet may be used to cut your own throat or that of an innocent person. C. E. Montague

# Patriotism means unqualified and unwavering love for the nation, which implies not uncritical eagerness to serve, not support for unjust claims, but frank assessment of its vices and sins, and penitence for them. Alexander Solzhenitsyn

# The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war. Sydney J Harris

# Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. Charles de Gaulle

# Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. Soren Kierkegaard

# Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God. John Buchan

# The fruit of prayer is silence, the fruit of silence is faith, the fruit of faith is hope, and the fruit of hope is love, unity and peace. Mother Teresa

# Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance. Margaret Mead

# Whatever a person may pray for, that person prays for a miracle. Every prayer comes down to this: Almighty God, grant that two times two not equal four. Ivan Turgenev

# If judged only by the results that challenge the laws of probabilities, then the power of prayer is nil. Judith Hayes

# Love is not consolation, it is light. Simone Weil

# No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking. Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

# No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking. Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld

# Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. Sigmund Freud

# The love we give away is the only love we keep. Elbert G Hubbard

# If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive. Mother Teresa

# I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. Mother Teresa

# We can do no great things; only small things with great love. Mother Teresa

# To fall in love you have to be in the state of mind for it to take, like a disease. Nancy Mitford

# Heaven Hath no rage like a love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. William Congreve

# Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love. Erich Fromm

# Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination. Christopher Isherwood

# Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turning before we have learned to walk. Cyril Connolly

# Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning. Cardinal Newman

# One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. William Feather

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