Cotton Fitzsimmons

You’re not going to make me have a bad day. If there’s oxygen on earth and I’m breathing, it’s going to be a good day.

Cotton Fitzsimmons

Jawaharial Nehru

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles and begin to wander away from the road that leads to their realization.

– Jawaharial Nehru

Generosity

You do not have to be rich to be generous. If you have the spirit of true generosity, a pauper can give like a prince.

-Corrine U. Wells

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Generosity consists not of the sum given, but of the manner in which it is bestowed. -unattributed

Habits

Your habits can be your friends or your enemies; they can help you or hurt you. – Maxwell Maltz

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Know that every bad habit is a thornbush. After all, how often have you stepped on its thorns? – Jalal al-Din Rumi

Eda LeShan

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death–ourselves.

Eda LeShan

Rebecca Beard

We should have no regrets. We should never look back. The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it.

Rebecca Beard

Yoga Vasistha

The characteristic of the ignorant person is that he or she strives to be other than what he or she is…. To the enlightened one, there is none who are ignorant.

Yoga Vasistha

John Foster Dulles

The world will never have lasting peace so long as people reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.

John Foster Dulles

Cynthia Heimel

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap!

Cynthia Heimel

Frederick Salomon Perls

I do my thing and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I. And if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped.

Frederick Salomon Perls

William Inge

The happiest people seem to be those who are producing something; the bored peopleĀ  are those who are consuming much and producing nothing.

William Inge

Paul Sweeney

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?

Paul Sweeney

Sports

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.

John Madden