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Lao-TzuHealth is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Benjamin FranklinWhen the well is dry we know the value of water.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Albert EinsteinTry to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Northcote ParkinsonIt is better to be a has-been than a never-was.

—  Northcote Parkinson, 1909-1993, British historian

Oscar WildeNowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Niccolò MachiavelliIt is not titles that make men illustrious, but men who make titles illustrious.

—  Niccolò Machiavelli, 1469-1527, Italian political philosopher

Henry David ThoreauBe not simply good; be good for something.

—  Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American writer

Jim RohnYou don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

William JamesA thing is important if anyone think it important.

—  William James, 1842-1910, American philosopher

Walt WhitmanI am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.

—  Walt Whitman, 1819-1892, American poet

Anton ChekhovEverything should be first-rate in a person, his face, clothes, soul and thoughts.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

Carl SaganYou are worth about 3 dollars worth in chemicals.

—  Carl Sagan, 1934-1996, American astronomer

Vince LombardiThe measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

Henry FordThere are three things that grow more precious with age; old wood to burn, old books to read, and old friends to enjoy.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD

Charles DarwinA man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.

—  Charles Darwin, 1809-1882, British scientist

Franklin RooseveltI ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]


Ancient Greek

Ancient Greek phraseThe old age of the eagle is the youth of the skylark.

Αετού γήρας κορύδου νεότης.

—  Ancient Greek phrase

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Alexander the GreatTo the strongest!

Τω κρατίστω.

—  Alexander the Great, 356-323 BC, King of Macedon

     (about who he thought was worthy enough to succeed him)

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Proverbs

International proverbMen will only throw stones at trees that are laden with fruit.

—  International proverb

English proverbHorses for courses.

—  English proverb










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