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Many hands make light work.

- Gandhi Thoughts

A man's gotta make at least one bet every day otherwise he could be walking around lucky and never know it.

- Jimmy Jones

All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.

- Marcus T. Cicero

The good news is that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude.

Robert H. Schuller

These are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others.

- Groucho Marx

Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.

- Knute Rockne

There is always a right way and a wrong way, and the wrong way always seems the more reasonable.

- George Moore

I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.

- Janeane Garofalo

Emotions, feelings and desires are the powers that push people to take action.

- Remez Sasson

An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out.

- George Jean

An optimist is one who fills in his crossword puzzle in ink.

- Clement Shorter

We have been taught to believe that negative equals realistic and positive equals unrealistic.

- Susan Jeffers

He not only expects the worst, but makes the worst of it when it happens.

- Michael Arlen

I took a course in speed-waiting. Now I can wait an hour in only ten minutes.

- Steven Wright

Whenever I start to think the world is moving too fast, I go to the Post Office.

- Billy Connolly

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

- William Faulkner

The early bird would never catch the worm if the dumb worm slept late.

- Milton Berle

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.

- Colette

The dawn is a term for the early morning used by poets and other people who don't have to get up.

Oliver Iferford

An expert is any lecturer from out of town, with slides.

- Jim Baumgarten

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.

- Jawaharlal Nehru

I had the worst study habits in the history of college, until I found out what I was doing wrong -highlighting with black magic marker.

- Jeff Altman

While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love.

- Bo Bennett

I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like 'What I'm Going to be if I Grow up'.

- Lenny Bruce

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.

- Laurence J. Peter

There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper.

- John Ruskin

Cherish that which is within you, and shut off that which is without.

- Chuang Tzu

Business is the art of extracting money from another man's pocket without resorting to violence.

- Max Amsterdam

Optimism is joyful searching; pessimism is a prison of fear and a clutching at illusionary safety.

- Kathleen A. Brehony

Your most valuable asset can be your willingness to persist longer than anyone else.

Brian Tracy

The quickest way to make a million in musical theatre is to start with two million.

- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Generals detest generals on their own side far more than they dislike the enemy.

- Peter Ustinov

When it comes to giving to others, I stop at nothing.

- Roger Price

We are here on earth to do good for others; what the others are here for I have no idea.

- W.H. Auden

All your life I gave you nothing, and still you ask for more.

- Gilbert and George

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

- Jim Rohn

Love is the kind of illness that does not spare the intelligent or the dull.

- Albert Camus

The obstacles you face are mental barriers which can be broken by adopting a more positive approach.

Clarence Blasier

I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left.

- Groucho Marx

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.

- Dale Carnegie

He who boasts of his ancestry is praising the deeds of another.

- Seneca

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.

- Woody Allen

My family was so poor that the lady next door gave birth to me.

- Lee Trevino

If economists were any good at business, they would be rich men instead of advisers to rich men.

- Kirk Kerkorian

A man may fall many times but he won’t be a failure until he says someone pushed him.

Elmer G. Letterman

They usually have two tellers in my local bank. Except when it's very busy, when they have one.

Rita Rudner

I wouldn't trust a bank that would lend money to such a poor risk as me.

- Robert Benchley

Everyone should pay their income tax with a smile. I tried it but they demanded cash.

- Jackie Mason

Believe that change can happen, even after overwhelming evidence says things never seem to get better.

- Richard A. Moran

We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

- Winston Churchill

Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid changing it.

- Elaine St. James

Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.

- Will Rogers

I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, honey, rich is better.

- Sophie Tucker

Decide today to design and build the ideal relationship in your life. It’s up to you.

- Brian Tracy

Never underestimate the effectiveness of a straight cash bribe.

- Claud Cockburn

If you swing hard enough and often enough you must eventually hit a home run.

Brian Tracy

A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.

John Maxwell

The difference between outlaws and in-laws is that outlaws don't promise to pay it back.

- Kin Hubbard

The rich are different from you and me. They have more credit.

- John Leonard

The cost of living has gone up another dollar a quart.

- W.C. Fields

Really seeking to understand another person is probably one of the most important deposits you can make, and it is the key to every other deposit.

Stephen R. Covey

Money is the poor man's credit card.

- Marshall McLuhan

A rich man is one who isn't afraid to ask the salesperson to show him something cheaper.

- Jack Benny

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible and achieve it, generation after generation.

Pearl S. Buck

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

You can name your own salary in this business. I call mine Fred.

- Rodney Dangerfield

There is nothing in the world more reassuring than an unhappy lottery winner.

- Tony Parsons

If you get caught up in things over which you have no control, it will adversely affect those things over which you have control.

John Wooden

To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.

- Pearl S. Buck

Wealth is any income that is at least 100 dollars a year more than the income of one's wife's sister's husband.

- H.L. Mencken

Learn to self conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it.

St. Teresa of Avila

I do most of my work sitting down; that's where I shine.

- Robert Benchley

I like work; it fascinates me; I can sit and look at it for hours.

- Jerome K. Jerome

In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.

Simone de Beauvoir

Not everyone works in an office, including those who work in an office.

- Jim Davidson

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

- Walt Disney

A year from now you may wish you had started today.

- Karen Lamb

I used to work at the International House of Pancakes. It was a dream, and I made it happen.

- Paula Poundstone

Never work before breakfast. If you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.

- Josh Billings

Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating the kind of love we really want.

- Martha Beck

At a job interview, tell them you're willing to give 110 per cent unless the job is statistician.

- Adam Gropman

Estate agents are people who did not make it as second-hand car salesmen.

- Billy Connolly

Being an astronomer is a very noble profession, but it does leave you at rather a loose end during the day.

- Patrick Moore

Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much.

- Erastus Wiman

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.

- Josh Billings

Success is never final and failure never fatal. It’s courage that counts.

- George F. Tiltonood

Do not take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive.

- Elbert Hubbard

No problem is insoluble given a big enough plastic bag.

- Tom Stoppard

And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

- Wallace D. Wattles

Heaven never helps the man who will not act.

- Sophocles

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.

- Wayne Dyer

If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.

- Isaac B. Singer

To what extent is any man morally responsible for any act? We do not know.

- Alexis Carrel

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

- Jean Paul Richter

Until you walk a mile in another man’s moccasins you can’t imagine the smell.

- Robert Byrne

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with the wind.

John Neal

Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.

- Buddha

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.

- A.C. Benson

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.

Albert Camus

Moral considerations must outweigh the mere blind struggle for existence in human affairs.

- Nicholas Murray Butler

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

- Erma Bombeck

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.

- Voltaire

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.

- Roger Bannister

Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past.

- Brian Tracy

The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.

- Robert Pirsig

Catch people in the act of doing something right.

- Ken Blanchard

Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it, a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.

Henry Fielding

Everything here, but the soul of man, is a passing shadow. The only enduring substance is within.

- W.E.Channing

Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.

- Walter Bagehot

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

- Kahlil Gibran

Power moves with you when you have an intent to serve more than yourself.

- Anthony Robbins

Once you become detached from things, they don’t own you any longer.

- Wayne Dyer

The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.

William F. Scolavino

By making and keeping promises to ourselves and others, little by little, our honor becomes greater than our moods.

- Stephen R. Covey

Though you are no longer here, your spirit will always be alive in me.

- Maria Shriver

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.

- Channing Pollock

When you live on a round planet, there’s no choosing sides.

- Wayne Dyer *

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.

- Dalai Lama

The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.

John Ruskin

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.

- Marcus Garvey

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.

Albert Pine

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.

- Wayne Dyer

Any thought that is passed on to the subconscious often enough and convincingly enough is finally accepted.

- Robert Collier

Perseverance is like driving a bulldozer that moves on and on, removing all obstacles on the way.

Remez Sasson

We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.

- Adlai Stevenson

All things are difficult before they are easy.

- Thomas Fuller

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.

- Oliver Goldsmith

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.

- Henri Bergson

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.

- Marianne Williamson

Our patience will achieve more than our force.

- Edmund Burke

A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Basil

There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.

- Aldous Huxley

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare. It is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

L.P.Sanadhya

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by reams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.

- Greg Anderson

Happiness is seeing the muscular lifeguard all the girls were admiring leave the beach hand in hand with another muscular lifeguard.

- Johnny Carson

Happiness is nothing more than health and a poor memory.

- Albert Schweitzer

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

- William A. Ward

There is no impossibility to him who stands prepared to conquer every hazard. The fearful are the failing.

- Sarah J. Hale

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.

Warrior by Confucius

Never complain and never explain.

A Quotation From Benjamin Franklin

It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper, so cry away.

Cry by Charles Dickens Quotation

Life is not fair get, used to it!

- Thoughts from Bill Gates

Above all, try to be able to feel deeply any injustice committed against any person in any part of the world.

Che Guevara

Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it needs is courage, imagination ... and a little dough.

Charlie Chaplin

Why should anybody be interested in some old man who was a failure?

Ernest Hemingway

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

George Bernard Shaw

One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.

- Henry Ford

If the Student thinks he is the Spirit, he will be better Student. If the Lawyer thinks he is the Spirit, he will be a better Lawyer and so on.

- Swami Vivekananda

We Should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.

Abdul Kalam

Halfhearted effort does not produce half results; it produces no results.

- Shiv khera

Best Thought in English

The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't.

- Thought of the Day by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't.

- Thought of the Day by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

A butterfly thinks itself a bird because it can fly.

Proverbs of the Day in English African Proverbs

A butterfly thinks itself a bird because it can fly.

- Proverbs of the Day in English African Proverbs

People are not lazy; they just have impotent goals, that is, goals that do not inspire them.

Anthony Robbins

People are not lazy; they just have impotent goals, that is, goals that do not inspire them.

Anthony Robbins

A healthy woman is a successful woman.

French Proverbs and Sayings

A healthy woman is a successful woman.

- French Proverbs and Sayings

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.

- Thought by Mahatma Gandhi

To perceive is to suffer.

To perceive is to suffer.

- Thought of the Day by Aristotle Sayings

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

 Albert Einstein

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

Albert Einstein

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

- Thought of the Day by Abraham Lincoln

I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple.

Rumi

One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.

-  William Shakespeare

One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.

William Shakespeare

Our cure, to be no more; sad cure! 

- Thought of the Day by John Milton Sayings

Our cure, to be no more; sad cure!

- Thought of the Day by John Milton Sayings

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

- Babe Ruth

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

Babe Ruth

My soul is in the sky.

- William Shakespeare

My soul is in the sky.

- William Shakespeare

All right, then, I'll go to hell.

- Mark Twain

All right, then, I'll go to hell.

- Mark Twain

Faith and prayer both are invisible, but they make impossible things possible.

-  Buddha

Faith and prayer both are invisible, but they make impossible things possible.

- Disobedient by Buddha

Life is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.

- Sayings by Bruce Lee

Life is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.

- Sayings by Bruce Lee

Man tends to increase at a greater rate than his means of subsistence.

- Charles Darwin

The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies.

Rabindranath Tagore

The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies.

Rabindranath Tagore

Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough!

Karl Marx

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

 Oscar Wilde

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Oscar Wilde

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.

-  Socrates

Envy is the ulcer of the soul.

Socrates

What you are will show in what you do.

Thomas Alva Edison

What you are will show in what you do.

Thomas Alva Edison

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

- Neil Gaiman

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

- Neil Gaiman

One key to success is to have lunch at the time of day most people have breakfast. 

- Robert Brault  

One key to success is to have lunch at the time of day most people have breakfast.

- Robert Brault

Many hands make light work.

- Gandhi *

A turning the logs will make a dull fire burn, so change of studies a dull brain.

Long fellow

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.

- Kahlil Gibran

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.

Ben Stein

To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.

- Sugar Ray Robinson

The most important thing is to stay positive.

Saku Koivu

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

- Franklin Roosevelt

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

- George Burns

Parents die, daughters grow up and marry out, but sisters are for life.

Lisa Lee

Men argue. Nature acts.

Voltaire

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

- Richard Bach

Success is not where you are in life, but the obstacles you have overcome.

- Booker T. Washington

Ability is a poor man's wealth.

- Mathew Wren

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Thomas Haynes Bayly 1791-1839, British Writer, Poet

The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.

Dorothy Day 1897-1980, American Religious Leader

At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.

Albert Camus 1913 - 1960, French Existential Writer

You can never get enough of what you don't want.

Wayne Dyer 1940

Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.

- Tacitus

Habits change into character.

Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

- Mark Twain

It was an accident of circumstance that I never married.

- Quentin Blake

Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.

Tryon Edwards 1809 - 1894

Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.

- George Bernard Shaw

I'm a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I've any talent is beside the point.

Michael Caine

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.

- Confucius

When you are seventeen you aren't really serious.

Arthur Rimbaud

Distance is a great promoter of admiration!

Denis Diderot

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

- Thomas Carlyle

It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.

- George Santayana

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.

Vincent Van Gogh

The worst thing for a brand is to have a kind of false part of who they are exposed out there.

Lee Clow

When you have loved as she has loved, you grow old beautifully.

- W. Somerset Maugham

We rarely think people have good sense unless they agree with us.

- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

- Ronald Regan

The ideally non-violent state will be an ordered anarchy.

Mahatma Gandhi

Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.

- George F. Will

Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Birds will always sing a song for those that they love.

Anthony T.Hincks

Where there is love there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

Albert Camus

The natural role of twentieth century man is anxiety.

Norman Mailer

Arguments of convenience lack integrity and inevitably trip you up.

Donald Rumsfeld

Art is my life and my life is art.

Yoko Ono

Anger is one letter short of danger.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The way to see by Faith is to shut the eye of Reason.

- Benjamin Franklin Download or Share

What I dream of is an art of balance.

Henri Matisse Download or Share

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.

- Voltaire Download or Share

Wear the old coat and buy the new book.

Austin PheLps

But the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable.

E. M. Forster

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.

Pearl Buck

The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth.

Edith Sitwell

I know why the caged bird sings.

Maya Angelou Download or Share

The chief business of the American people is business.

Calvin Coolidge

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. 

Elbert Hubbard

In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur Download or Share

People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.

Bill Watterson

Charm is more than beauty.

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Don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg.

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Crumb not your bread before you taste your porridge.

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It is better to carry stones with a wise man than accept the meal of a madman.

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Where might is the master, justice is the servant.

- German Proverb Download or Share Images

The madman, who throws a stone into a crowded market, forgets that his own mother could be hit by his madness.

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When a hundred men call a wise man a fool, then he becomes a fool.

Albanian Proverbs Download or Share Images

He that wills not to feed a cat feeds the mice.

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Forgetting the cow, when going out to plough.

- Burmese Proverb Download or Share Images

If it were ever to rain soup, the poor would only have forks.

Brazilian Proverbs Download or Share

The best things in life are free.

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I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.

Anna Freud

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.

Bertolt Brecht

Man is an animal which, along among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires.

Alexander Graham Bell

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.

Andy Rooney

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

Ann Landers

A goal is a dream with a deadline.

Napoleon Hill Download or Share

The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.

Ayn Rand

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle

Nothing's better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and our friends beside you.

Aaron Douglas Trimble

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

Ali ibn-Abi-Talib

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.

Clarence Thomas

The sole equality on earth is death.

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Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

J.R.R Tolkien

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.

Ashleigh Brilliant

It is possible to fail in many ways… while to succeed is possible only in one way.

Aristotle

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

Eric Hoffer

Health food makes me sick.

Calvin Trillin

If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?

Dolores Huerta

The basis of a democratic state is liberty.

Aristotle

Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.

Publilius Syrus

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

Bertrand Russell

A compliment is gift, not to be thrown away carelessly, unless you want to hurt the giver.

Eleanor Hamilton

Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.

Edgard Varese

For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.

Bob Wells

I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.

- Sayings by Oscar Wilde

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.  My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

Louis Pasteur

Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.

Bill Nye

Hope doesn't come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad.  It's simply a choice to take action.

Anna Lappe

Be not slow to visit the sick.

Thought of the Day by Ecclesiastes

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?

Cicero