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He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply.

John Buchan
  • feelings

Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Attitude

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell
  • Regret

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson
  • growth

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.

Thomas Carlyle
  • greatness


False friends are worse than bitter enemies.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Enemy

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

William Wallace
  • life

I am willing to go anywhere, anywhere, anywhere -- so long as it's forward.

David Livingstone
  • will

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.

Walter Elliot
  • motivational

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

Peter Marshall
  • motivational

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.

Walter Scott
  • business

Were it not for hope the heart would break.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Hope

Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Death

There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Corruption

Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.

Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Consequences

They speak of my drinking but never think of my thirst

Scottish Proverbs
  • Drinking

We'll never know the worth of water till the well go dry.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Worth

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

Thomas Carlyle
  • Music

Very few of us know anything about loyalty to Christ -- For My Sake. It is that which makes the iron saint.

Oswald Chambers
  • Faith

Better bend than break.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Compromise

The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.

Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Sin

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.

David Hume
  • Thought

A friend is a present you give to yourself.

Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Friends

Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.

Thomas Carlyle
  • Advice

Pin your faith to no ones sleeves, haven't you two eyes of your own.

Thomas Carlyle
  • Individuality

Carelessness is worse than a thieve.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Facts

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move...

Robert Louis Stevenson
  • travel

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.

William Barclay
  • Endurance

The cruelest lies are often told in silence.

Robert Louis Stevenson
  • cruelest

The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty.

Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Money

A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.

Thomas Carlyle
  • Reason

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.

Thomas Carlyle
  • education

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.

Thomas Carlyle
  • Recognition

Meat makes, and clothes shapes, but manners makes a man.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Manners

It's sin and not poverty that makes men miserable.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Sin

Modesty is the beauty of women.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Humility

The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

David Russell
  • bridge

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.

Anne Grant
  • sympathy

Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.

Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Enemy

Tell a person they are brave and you help them become so.

Thomas Carlyle
  • Leadership

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson
  • inspirational

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.

Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Success

Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation.

Thomas Carlyle
  • Reform

Assurance is two-thirds of success.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Confidence

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.

Robert Louis Stevenson
  • inspirational

Monday is the key day of the week.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Time

What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'.

David Hume
  • Thought

Common sense hides shame.

Scottish Proverbs
  • Coffee

Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world.

Henry Drummond
  • friends

Most of us know perfectly well what we ought to do; our trouble is that we do not want to do it.

Peter Marshall
  • Sin

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