The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
Richard M. Nixon
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy
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