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My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that ‘achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.’ - Helen Hayes
The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. - Robert Cromier
The sun is but a morning star.- Henry David Thoreau
If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.
- Betty Reese
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid enough money not to quit.
- George Carlin
Some critics will write "Maya Angelou is a natural writer"--which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.
- Maya Angelou
A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned.
- Benjamin Franklin
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
– Sally Berger
Never ruin a good apology with an excuse.
- Benjamin Franklin

We relish news of our heroes, Forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.
- Helen Hayes
Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent. 
- J. Krishnamurti
Never give up, and luck will find you.
- Falkor (from NeverEnding Story)
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.- Abraham Lincoln
If people are kicking you in the behind, at least you're in front of them.
- Billy Graham
Your life is not going to be easy, and it should not be easy. It ought to be hard. It ought to be radical; it ought to be restless; it ought to lead you to places you'd rather not go.
- Henri Nouwen
Some days you're the pigeon; some days you're the statue.- Roger Anderson
It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear. 
- Douglas Adams
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt. 
 - Bergen
Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind. 
-John Milton
Dude, sucking at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
- Jake the Dog from the animated series 'Adventure Time'
The expert at anything was once a beginner.
- Helen Hayes

The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before. 
- Albert Einstein.
Of course truth is stranger than fiction; after all, good fiction must make sense.
- Samuel Clemens
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
- T.S. Eliot
I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
- Solomon Short
Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.
- Augustine Birrel
You see things and say 'Why?'; but I dream things that never were and I say 'Why not?'
- G. B. Shaw
When you take stuff from one writer, it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research.
- Wilson Mizner
Any fool can write, but it takes wisdom to know how to erase.
- Rabbi Israel Salanter
There is so much to be said in favor of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
- Oscar Wilde
There is nothing more obnoxious than someone else's good luck.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
- Kenneth Tynan
There are two kinds of books: those that no one reads and those that no one ought to read.
- H. L. Mencken
The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
- Walter Bagehot
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
- Mark Twain
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
- Thomas Jefferson
The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
- Mark Twain
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.