"Tis not knowing much, but what is useful, that makes a wise man."

Thomas Fuller






Sayings and Proverbs for Inspiration

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Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. - T.S. Eliot

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
- Andre Gide

Inspiration cannot be willed, though it can be wooed.
- Anthony Storr

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten,
but they may start a winning game.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Don't loaf and invite inspiration.
Light out after it with a club.
- Jack London

Trust your hopes, not your fears.
- David Mahoney

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.
- Frank L. Gaines

When you cease to dream you cease to live.
- Malcolm Forbes

Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall.
- Tobias George Smollett

Never swerve from your intended course. Never turn your back. - Mahatma Gandhi

If we really want to live, we'd better start at once to try.
- W. H. Auden

Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts.
- George F. Tilton

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire.
- Carl Jung

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
- English Proverb

Carpe diem.
- Latin Proverb, meaning Seize the day

The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.
- Harry Kemp

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