The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

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A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.

Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life.

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy

Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so.

These repetitive words and phrases are merely methods of convincing the subconscious mind.

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation.

Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.

He who attacks must vanquish. He who defends must merely survive.

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

For us, someone who is willing to step forward and help is much more courageous than someone who is merely fulfilling the role.

Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.

Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it;

those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude.

Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.

What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a persistent one.

Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.

Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.

You are merely not feeling equal to the tasks before you.

Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty.

But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men

Wear your learning like a watch and do not pull it out merely to show you have it. If you are asked for the time, tell it; but do not proclaim it hourly unasked.

Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.

To be in love is merely to be in a perpetual state of anesthesia.

The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.

Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.

Anybody can write a three-volume novel.

It merely requires a complete ignorance of both life and literature.

The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.

The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill.

If merely feeling good could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.

Many shed tears merely for show, and have dry eyes when no one's around to observe them.

Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.

The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because their associates are little.

Merely having an open mind is nothing;

the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.