Win or lose you will never regret working hard, making sacrifices, being disciplined or focusing too much. Success is measured by what we have done to prepare for competition.

— John Smith

The most massive John Smith quotes that will inspire your inner self

Your aim's as bad as your cooking sweetheart... and that's saying something!


Women are more balanced than men. Where the most brilliant minds have so far have mostly belonged to men, no women has ever been as stupid as a man can be.


You must obey this now for a law, that he that will not work shall not eat (except by sickness he be disabled). For the labors of thirty or forty honest and industrious men shall not be consumed to maintain a hundred and fifty idle loiterers.


The best way to manipulate a man is to make him think he is manipulating you.


Perhaps you will have to spend hours on your knees or upon your face before the throne. Never mind. Wait. God will do great things for you if you will wait for Him. Yield to Him. Cooperate with Him.


With this lodging and diet our extreme toil in bearing and planting palisades so strained and bruised us and our continual labor in the extremity of the heat had so weakened us, as were cause sufficient to have made us as miserable in our native country or any other place in the world


The single greatest invention man ever conceived in the dollar bill, because I don't want to know the conversion rate for coconuts.


Why should the brave Spanish soldiers brag? The sunne never sets in the Spanish dominions, but ever shineth on one part or other we have conquered for our king.


I sometimes think that when the prime minister tries to select a weapon it is the boomerang he finds most effective.


There is a twofold meaning in every creature, a literal and a mystical, and the one is but the ground of the other.


Had we been as free from all sins as we were from gluttony and drunkenness we might have been canonized for saints.


How comes it to pass, if they be only moved by chance and accident, that such regular mutations and generations should be begotten by a fortuitous concourse of atoms.


About John Smith

Quotes 27 sayings
Profession Soldier
Birthday January 6, 1580

As Geography without History seemeth a carkasse without motion;

so History without Geography wandreth as a Vagrant without a certaine habitation.


History is the memory of time, the life of the dead and the happiness of the living.


Everything of worth is found full of difficulties.


The pain of preparation is nothing like the pain of losing.


To seek Divinity merely in books is to seek the living among the dead.

.. seek God within your own soul.


The settled will of the Scottish people.


The Best way to help the world is to help someone!


Here every man may be master and owner of his owne labour and land.

..If he have nothing but his hands, he industrie quickly grow rich.


The attitude, and the mind, is where it all starts.


The opportunity to serve our country—that is all we ask.


Communism works, if everybody stopped carring about money.


But our comedies never endured long without a tragedy.


Whether it is seen in personal terms or trans-personal terms, whether it is Heaven or Nirvana or Happy Hunting Ground or the Garden of Paradise, the weight and authority of tradition maintains that death is just an alteration in our state of consciousness, and that the quality of our continued existence in the afterlife depends on the quality of our living here and now.


He who does not work, will not eat