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People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates. Thomas Szasz, psychologist
  • creates

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. Steve Jobs, businessman
  • inspirational

Courage is found in unlikely places. J. R. R. Tolkien, novelist
  • courage

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. Robert Frost, poet
  • poetry

An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex. Edgar Wallace, writer
  • found

I feel grateful because I have a lot of love in my life. I found the person I'm sharing my life with. I have a good man. Gisele Bundchen, model
  • feel

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. Henry David Thoreau, author
  • alone

You know, I have found out in the course of a long public life that the things I did not say never hurt me. Calvin Coolidge, president
  • course

Science moves with the spirit of an adventure characterized both by youthful arrogance and by the belief that the truth, once found, would be simple as well as pretty. James D. Watson, scientist
  • adventure

I've found that small wins, small projects, small differences often make huge differences. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, businesswoman
  • differences

When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along. Carl Sandburg, poet
  • brought

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. Mother Teresa, leader
  • love

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. Rodney Dangerfield, comedian
  • funny

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. Georgia O'Keeffe, artist
  • art

I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I've enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other. Sean O'Casey, playwright
  • active

We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English. Winston Churchill, statesman
  • saint

In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... self-discipline with all of them came first. Harry S. Truman, president
  • came

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas A. Edison, inventor
  • failed

True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does. Torquato Tasso, poet
  • denied

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • ashore

I found that the more truthful and vulnerable I was, the more empowering it was for me. Alanis Morissette, musician
  • empowering

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader
  • dictionary

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men. Plato, philosopher
  • accomplished

The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight. Charles Baudelaire, poet
  • birth

Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions. Georg C. Lichtenberg, scientist
  • found

I didn't like fairy tales when I was younger. I found a lot of fairy tales scary. They really didn't sit well with me. Amanda Seyfried, actress
  • fairy

I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted. Frederick Douglass, author
  • found

Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
  • almost

Don't despise empiric truth. Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof. Martin H. Fischer,
  • despise

What's love if not the thing you'll do anything and everything to get back once lost? What's hate if not the thing you'll do anything and everything to get rid of once found? Brian Celio, novelist
  • anything

Other than my foundation - mentoring programs - everything I do is for money. Steve Harvey, actor
  • foundation

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. E. B. White, writer
  • intelligence

I'm so happy because today I found my friends - they're in my head. Kurt Cobain, musician
  • found

Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand. Khalil Gibran, poet
  • beauty

The more you let yourself be distracted from where you are going, the more you are the person that you are. It's not so much like getting lost as it is like getting found. William Stafford, poet
  • distracted

Ability is commonly found to consist mainly in a high degree of solemnity. Ambrose Bierce, journalist
  • ability

The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others. Albert Schweitzer, theologian
  • alive

One doesn't become a soldier in a week - it takes training, study and discipline. There is no question that the finest Army in the world is found in the United States. Daniel Inouye, politician
  • army

I slept and dreamt that life was beauty; I woke and found that life was duty. George Byron, poet
  • beauty

From the time I was a little boy I found myself reading history when I had a choice. I read a lot of things, but history had a special appeal for me. Donald Kagan, historian
  • appeal

I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit. Jacqueline Cochran, aviator
  • adventure

I was standing in the schoolyard waiting for a child when another mother came up to me. Have you found work yet? she asked. Or are you still just writing? Anne Tyler, novelist
  • another

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction. Charles Baudelaire, poet
  • beauty

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself. Isaac Asimov, scientist
  • american

If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India. Romain Rolland, novelist
  • days

I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property. James Madison, president
  • abate

I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office. Barack Obama, president
  • big

In writing I found something I could do at least as well as my peers, if not better. Brian P. Cleary, author
  • found

This is an old family secret, and I just found this out recently, and it almost broke my heart. My mother said to me, 'I had never told you this, but God, you were an ugly baby'. John Stamos, actor
  • almost

My father was having an affair with a 16-year-old when Mum was pregnant with me. She found out when I was three weeks old and left, not surprisingly. Carol Vorderman, entertainer
  • affair

The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. Thomas B. Macaulay, historian
  • character

A recent police study found that you're much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run. Dennis Miller, comedian
  • cop

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. Arthur Rubinstein, musician
  • life

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost. Aristotle, philosopher
  • equality

He longed to be lost but he couldn't bear not to be found. Ronald Blythe,
  • bear

A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
  • founded

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. Calvin Trillin, journalist
  • food

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. Greg Anderson, athlete
  • activity

They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games. Casey Stengel, athlete
  • ball

Good talkers are only found in Paris. Francois Villon, poet
  • found

Scientists announced that they have located the gene for alcoholism. Scientists say they found it at a party, talking way too loudly. Conan O'Brien, entertainer
  • alcoholism

Researches at Yale found a connection between brain cancer and work environment. The No. 1 most dangerous job for developing brain cancer? Plutonium hat model. Jimmy Fallon, comedian
  • between

We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings. Helen Keller, author
  • apathy

You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
  • courage

A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader
  • bayonets

I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it. Rodney Dangerfield, comedian
  • pet

The greatest joys are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in what we hope for. Bryant H. McGill, poet
  • feel

That perfect tranquillity of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library. Aphra Behn, dramatist
  • faithful

I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going. Richard Branson, businessman
  • become

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. Virginia Satir, psychologist
  • appreciated

Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against; no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning. Kate Millett, activist
  • against

We had discovered an accursed country. We had found the Home of the Blizzard. Douglas Mawson, explorer
  • accursed

There was the Door to which I found no key; There was the Veil through which I might see. Edward Fitzgerald, poet
  • door

I am a lover and have not found my thing to love. Sherwood Anderson, writer
  • found

I think it's imperative to follow your heart and choose a profession you're passionate about, and if you haven't found that "spark" yet, if you're not sure what you want to do with your lives - be persistent until you do. Steve Kerr, athlete
  • choose

Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind. Giacomo Leopardi, poet
  • experience

Christ had given the apostles a world-wide commission, embracing all the nations; but intellectually they did not understand what He meant. They found that out as they followed the impulse of the Spirit. Roland Allen, clergyman
  • apostles

I would be humiliated if I found out that anything I did actually became a commercial success. Lydia Lunch, musician
  • anything

In camp was found a book, the first of the kind I had ever seen, in which I was made a great hero, slaying Indians by the hundreds. Kit Carson, explorer
  • book

Not until, years later, I found my true interest in life did I discover that I could master a subject, no matter how difficult, if it helped me in what I wanted to do. Lincoln Ellsworth, explorer
  • difficult

I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were. Sitting Bull, tribal chief
  • found

As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo animals who are raised in a barren environment. Temple Grandin, educator
  • autistic

When a truth is necessary, the reason for it can be found by analysis, that is, by resolving it into simpler ideas and truths until the primary ones are reached. Gottfried Leibniz, philosopher
  • analysis

From a very early age I had imbibed the opinion that it was every man's duty to do all that lay in his power to leave his country as good as he had found it. William Cobbett, politician
  • age

The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted, are the yearnings of a Spirit made for what it has not found but must forever seek as an Ideal. William Ellery Channing, writer
  • energy

I found it to be more challenging to be in a huge effects movie, because a lot of the things aren't there.You have to trust the director and react to nothing. Katie Holmes, actress
  • challenging

Men who have reached and passed 45, have a look as if waiting for the secret of the other world, and as if they were perfectly sure of having found out the secret of this. Benjamin Haydon, artist
  • found

Men have been found to deny woman intellect; they have credited her with instinct, with intuition, with a capacity to correlate cause and effect much as a dog connects its collar with a walk. W. L. George, writer
  • capacity

I am making a collection of the things my opponents have found me to be and, when this election is over, I am going to open a museum and put them on display. Lyndon B. Johnson, president
  • collection

A jury of my countrymen, it is true, have found me guilty of the crime of which I stood indicted. For this I entertain not the slightest feeling of resentment towards them. Thomas Francis Meagher, soldier
  • countrymen

Grandeur of character lies wholly in force of soul, that is, in the force of thought, moral principle, and love, and this may be found in the humblest condition of life. William Ellery Channing, writer
  • character

People who have been made to suffer by certain things cannot be reminded of them without a horror which paralyses every other pleasure, even that to be found in reading a story. Stendhal, writer
  • certain

Love or hatred must constantly increase between two persons who are always together; every moment fresh reasons are found for loving or hating better. Honore de Balzac, novelist
  • between

My work is the only ground I've ever had to stand on. I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation but I'm working on the foundation. Marilyn Monroe, actress
  • foundation

Nobody can teach what is inside a person; it has to be discovered for oneself and a way must be found to express it. Eduardo Chillida, sculptor
  • discovered

The conductor's gift does not always go hand in hand with that of composition; indeed, the union is found much more seldom than is popularly believed. Anton Seidl, celebrity
  • believed

When the ivy has found its tower, when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall, we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper. Anthony Trollope, author
  • delicate

I think golf is a waste of time and a waste of a sunny afternoon. I also stink at it. I have never found anything, including divorce and a sexual harassment suit, more frustrating. Jay Mohr, actor
  • afternoon

My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots. George Weah, politician
  • accordance

Other acting opportunities had come along, but nothing that was tantalizing enough to me to step away from what I found most interesting. Fred Savage, actor
  • acting

The avian influenza found in mainland British Columbia poses no significant threat to human health. John Clifford,
  • avian

It's a staggering transition for high school students that found they could study five hours a week and make As and Bs. John Gardner, novelist
  • five

Scientists have found the gene for shyness. They would have found it years ago, but it was hiding behind a couple of other genes. Jonathan Katz, comedian
  • behind

Unfortunately, we haven't found many very old rocks on Earth because our planet's surface is constantly renewed by plate tectonics, coupled with erosion. Robert Duncan,
  • constantly

I definitely have found a balance. I've had so many offers in the past to do different movies or different things and I always choose tournaments over it. Serena Williams, tennis player
  • balance

Most of the birds of the Old World can be found here, as Oman is on a strategic route for migrating birds. Saadi, poet
  • birds

I will announce some of the tombs I found next to the great pyramid of Khufu. One is an intact tomb that I have not opened yet. Zahi Hawass, scientist
  • announce

Many parts of the granite statues were found, the most important of which had features close to Ramses II. The statue needs some restoration and weighs between four and five tons. Zahi Hawass, scientist
  • between

It's taken a long time but eventually when I had the songs in place and demos right and I found myself a manager, that's when everything started happening quickly but I think that's always the way it is. James Blunt, musician
  • demos

There were years when I was a beer and tequila guy, then I got real fat. And then I found that you could actually go on a diet and drink scotch. Then I got hooked on scotch, and if you get hooked on scotch, then everything else just tastes wrong. Ron White, comedian
  • beer

I found out a long time ago that if I didn't have a good story for a song, I could just make one up! Now it seems over half the stories in my show are made up. The funny thing is, those seem to be the ones that resonate the most with the audiences. Ronny Cox, actor
  • audiences

If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory, then, obviously, the only possible link between the objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure, and structure alone. Alfred Korzybski, scientist
  • actual

We're strongly in favor of the U.N. plan for a solution to the Cyprus conflict. Hopefully a solution can be found before the end of this summit, but we cannot and will not let it block our decisions on enlargement. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, statesman
  • block

This Government has found occasion to express, in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness, to the Government of the Czar, its serious concern because of the harsh measures now being enforced against the Hebrews in Russia. Benjamin Harrison, president
  • against

Perhaps one reason for the falling-off of belief in a continuance of conscious existence is to be found in the quality of life that most of us lead. There is not much in it with which, in any kind of reason, one can associate the idea of immortality. Albert J. Nock, philosopher
  • associate

Every philosophical problem, when it is subjected to the necessary analysis and justification, is found either to be not really philosophical at all, or else to be, in the sense in which we are using the word, logical. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
  • analysis

We will continue to do all we can to protect the public health against these dietary supplements that have been found to cause serious illness and injury. Andrew von Eschenbach,
  • against

If I found a cure for a huge disease, while I was hobbling up onstage to accept the Nobel Prize they'd be playing the theme song from 'Three's Company'. John Ritter, actor
  • accept

It was great as an actor to be given the story line I was given but I didn't expect Craig to stay so it was a lovely twist when I found out they'd decided to keep him. Richard Fleeshman, actor
  • actor

When I was in middle school, some of my so-called friends found a catalogue ad I did for Superman pajamas. They made as many copies as they could and pasted them up all over school. Jensen Ackles, actor
  • catalogue

Roddenberry had created quite a complex and at times mysterious character. Guarded, cautious, careful in showing his feelings in expressing his ideas about many things - I found that very interesting. Patrick Stewart, actor
  • careful

My name was originally John Collins, but I just didn't think it had the flair I needed. I found out the poet laureate of Poland was named Krasinski and so it seemed like a shoe-in for show business. John Krasinski, actor
  • business

I was always talking in weird voices from the time I was two. I guess I just found a way to keep doing it! I did get a degree in theater and took some voice-over classes... but most of it is just the same stuff I was doing as a kid! Grey DeLisle, musician
  • classes

I am a great believer in found families and I'm not a great believer in blood. Joss Whedon, writer
  • believer

My parents went crazy when they found out that I had gotten the part in 'Conversations With My Father!' I'd never given acting a thought. They were proud of me and very encouraging. David Krumholtz, actor
  • acting

As Bob Dole found out, you can't keep a positive image while being your party's mouthpiece in Congress. That's why no legislative leader since James Madison has ever been elected president. Dick Morris, author
  • being

I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala events and big crowds started. Some people embrace it. To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public. Matt Damon, actor
  • being

Florida isn't so much a place where one goes to reinvent oneself, as it is a place where one goes if one no longer wished to be found. Doug Coupland, author
  • florida

There are three things we cry about in life, things that are lost, things that are found, and things that are magnificent. Doug Coupland, author
  • cry

Politics isn't just a game of clashing parties and competing interests. The right reason is to challenge the status quo, to serve the common good, and to leave this nation better than we found it. Sarah Palin, politician
  • challenge

We found ourselves in a hole that I didn't dig, but I have dug, dug and dug to try to get out of that hole. Harry Reid, politician
  • dig

I've finally found my home - as Lt. Frank Drebin. Leslie Nielsen, actor
  • finally

But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful. Elizabeth Edwards, lawyer
  • positive

I just found out about 10 days ago that I must live 300 or 400 yards from Britney Spears... so now I have to move. George Clooney, actor
  • britney

When I found out I was in the top 13 I was freaking out and crying it was such a joyous moment for me. Thia Megia, musician
  • crying

The first think I did when I found out I was a finalist, was, I don't remember, because it felt like it was an out of body experience. James Durbin, musician
  • body

When I first found out that I was an Idol finalist, I cried tears of happiness. I was just so happy, and my family was there and the fact that got to see that moment and share that moment with me was just everything to me. Pia Toscano, musician
  • cried

I cried when I found out I was a finalist, I kind of went limp when they called my name. I felt like my spirit jumped out of my body, and I was just flesh - it was just amazing. Naima Adedapo, musician
  • amazing

First thing I did when I found out I made it into the top 13 is I tried not to faint and you know, I took it all in and I really looked at the crowd and said a big 'thank you'. Haley Reinhart, musician
  • big

When you suddenly appear on the scene and you are the new face, everything centers on you. I experienced this in my mid-20s and I found it rather hard. Jude Law, actor
  • appear

I mean the fact is that some of this information that we have found out that led to Usama bin Laden actually came from these enhanced interrogation techniques. Rick Santorum, politician
  • bin

You can bullied as a young model, but there was a point where I found my voice, effectively. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, model
  • bullied

I have had no control over my life. I have lived in a complete bubble. They found me and picked me for the part. And now I'm desperately trying to find my way through it. Emma Watson, actress
  • bubble

Nobody in the world knew about Megan Fox until I found her and put her in 'Transformers.' I like to think that I've had some luck in building actors' careers with my films. Michael Bay, director
  • building

I would love to tell you I've found the secret to eternal youth. I go to the gym and avoid too many chips. I love to eat, hate to work out, but if you can't count all your ribs from a distance you're considered obese. Jason Isaacs, actor
  • avoid

I started hitching about the country when I was 16 or 17 years old. I found the music that was played around the country - Irish music - had a particular resonance. Brendan Gleeson, actor
  • country

As I wrote, I found that Aibileen had some things to say that really weren't in her character. She was older, soft-spoken, and she started showing some attitude. Kathryn Stockett, novelist
  • attitude

Real change isn't found in some new way to think about yourself, but in freedom from the need to think about yourself at all. Guy Finley, writer
  • change

My family comes first, and you have to be in charge to be able to protect that. You have to be the one who says no or you don't have a life, which is what I found out the first time. Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress
  • able

If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. Steve Jobs, businessman
  • found


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