"Every place is the road of enlightenment, everywhere is the forest of virtues."
"Everything flows from your own heart."
"I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of kindness and compassion."
"Always dream and shoot higher than you know how to. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
"There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life."
"The best use one can make of his mind is to distrust it."
"Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way."
"Eliminate something superfluous from your life. Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure. Carry out an action with complete attention and intensity, as if it were your last."
"Start every day with a smile and get it over with."
"Keep these concepts in mind: You've failed many times, although you don't remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim. .... Don't worry about failure. My suggestion to each of you: Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."
"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."
"Until you know that life is interesting--and find it so--you haven't found your soul."
"Meditation is when you sit down and do nothing. Poetry is when you sit down and do something."
Ernest A. Fitzgerald
"There is always a way to go if you look for it."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy."
"Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold."
"Illusion is the only reality."
"The direction you are moving in is what matters, not the place you happen to be."
Paul J. Fleyer
"Good work habits help develop an internal toughness and a self-confident attitude that will sustain you through every adversity and temporary discouragement."
"Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great."
"The will to conquer is the first condition of victory."
"It's often said that life is strange. But compared to what?"
Bertie C. Forbes
"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."
Malcomb S. Forbes
"The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
Gerald R. Ford
"Always demanding the best of oneself, living with honor, devoting one's talents and gifts to the benefits of others - these are the measures of success that endure when material things have passed away."
"We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today."
E. M. Forster
"Our final experience, like our first, is conjectural. We move between two darknesses."
Harry Emerson Fosdick
"The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it."
"The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existant theology can be a final formulation of a spiritual truth."
"He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine the end."
E. M. Foster
"Death destroys a man, but the idea of death saves him."
"One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past nor complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the very essence of life."
"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them."
"Once the art of seeing is lost, meaning is lost and life itself seems ever more meaningless."
"When the eye wakes up to see again, it suddenly stops taking anything for granted."
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."
"What is to give light must endure burning."
"I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work."
"All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move."
"Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great use; a right heart exceeds all."
"To try and fail is at least to learn. To fail to try is to suffer the loss of what might have been."
"In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."
"In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart."
"Americans have always been eager for travel, that being how they got to the New World in the first place."
"Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it."
"Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life."
"Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much."
"To live is to be born every minute. Death occurs when life stops."
"To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable."
"Man always dies before he is fully born."
"Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve."
"The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers."
"Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself."
"Anything more than the truth would be too much."
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."
"A poem begins with a lump in the throat."
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on."
"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work."
"Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired."
"Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against with."
"The best way out is always through."
"Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor."
"The simplest questions are the hardest to answer."
"Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow."
R. Buckminster Fuller
"Everything you learned in school as 'obvious' becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe; not even the suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines."
"An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men."
"He lives long that lives well; and time misspent is not lived, but lost."
"Be a friend to thyself, and others will be too."
"All doors open to courtesy."