am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill. Thomas A.

Edison I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success. Thomas A. Edison I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. Thomas A. Edison I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas A. Edison I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision. Thomas A. Edison I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun. Thomas A. Edison I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. Thomas A. Edison I start where the last man left off. TA dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker. Buddha A jug fills drop by drop. Buddha All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. Buddha All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else. Buddha

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrongdoing remain? Buddha Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals. Buddha An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea. Buddha An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. Buddha Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. Buddha Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. Buddha Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence. Buddha Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. Buddha Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair. Buddha Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. Buddha Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. Buddha

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. Buddha Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little. Buddha He is able who thinks he is able. Buddha He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye. Buddha A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. Martin Luther King, Jr. A lie cannot live. Martin Luther King, Jr. A man can't ride your back unless it's bent. Martin Luther King, Jr. A man who won't die for something is not fit to live. Martin Luther King, Jr. A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan. Martin Luther King, Jr. A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom. Martin Luther King, Jr. A right delayed is a right denied. Martin Luther King, Jr. A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard. Martin Luther King, Jr. A riot is the language of the unheard. Martin Luther King, Jr. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be

undertaken with painstaking excellence. Martin Luther King, Jr. All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem. Martin Luther King, Jr. Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. Martin Luther King, Jr. An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. Martin Luther King, Jr. An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love. Martin Luther King, Jr. Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. Martin Luther King, Jr. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr. Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them. Martin Luther King, Jr. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. Martin Luther King, Jr. Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King, Jr. Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. Martin Luther King, Jr. He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. Martin Luther King, Jr. History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. Martin Luther King, Jr. I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good. Martin Luther King, Jr. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. Martin Luther King, Jr. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together. Martin Luther King, Jr. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood. Martin Luther King, Jr. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Martin Luther King, Jr. I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land. Martin Luther King, Jr. I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King, Jr. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr. I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law. Martin Luther King, Jr. I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. Martin Luther King, Jr. I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law. Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. Martin Luther King, Jr. Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success. Thomas A. Edison Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward! Thomas A. Edison Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. Thomas A. Edison Discontent is the first necessity of progress. Thomas A. Edison Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. Thomas A. Edison Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas A. Edison Great ideas originate in the muscles. Thomas A. Edison Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something. Thomas A. Edison His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine. Thomas A. Edison Ihomas A. Edison If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas A. Edison It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their

brains definitely and systematically to work. Thomas A. Edison Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. Thomas A. Edison Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas A. Edison Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth. Thomas A. Edison Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That's not the place to become discouraged. Thomas A. Edison Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. Thomas A. Edison One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success. Thomas A. Edison Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas A. Edison Religion is all bunk. Thomas A. Edison Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. Thomas A. Edison Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. Thomas A. Edison Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work. Thomas A. Edison Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. Thomas A. Edison The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. Thomas A. Edison The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants. Thomas A. Edison The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around. Thomas A. Edison The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work. Thomas A. Edison The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense. Thomas A. Edison The value of an idea lies in the using of it. Thomas A. Edison There is far more opportunity than there is ability. Thomas A. Edison There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking. Thomas A. Edison There is no substitute for hard work. Thomas A. Edison There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be

appalled, and so abandon war forever. Thomas A. Edison There's a way to do it better - find it. Thomas A. Edison They say President Wilson has blundered. Perhaps he has, but I notice he usually blunders forward. Thomas A. Edison To have a great idea, have a lot of them. Thomas A. Edison To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity. Thomas A. Edison Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless. Thomas A. Edison We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything. Thomas A. Edison What a man's mind can create, man's character can control. Thomas A. Edison What you are will show in what you do. Thomas A. Edison When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes. Thomas A. Edison Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. Thomas A. EdisonA man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. Theodore Roosevelt A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough

to be given a square deal afterwards. Theodore Roosevelt A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. Theodore Roosevelt A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues. Theodore Roosevelt A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. Theodore Roosevelt Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering. Theodore Roosevelt Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved. Theodore Roosevelt Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. Theodore Roosevelt Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. Theodore Roosevelt Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike. Theodore Roosevelt Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage. Theodore Roosevelt Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft. Theodore Roosevelt

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country. Theodore Roosevelt Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe. Theodore Roosevelt Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorius triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. Theodore Roosevelt Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past. Theodore Roosevelt Type: President Quotes Category: American President Quotes Date of Birth: October 27, 1858 Date of Death: January 6, 1919 Nationality: American Find on Amazon: Theodore Roosevelt Related Authors: Thomas Jefferson Barrack Obama Ronald Reagan Abraham Lincoln

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1-2-3-4-5 Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
Theodore Roosevelt

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
Theodore Roosevelt

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Theodore Roosevelt

I am a part of everything that I have read.
Theodore Roosevelt

I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.
Theodore Roosevelt

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!
Theodore Roosevelt

I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.
Theodore Roosevelt

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.
Theodore Roosevelt

I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also.
Theodore Roosevelt

I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
Theodore Roosevelt

If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Theodore Roosevelt

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Theodore Roosevelt

In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Theodore Roosevelt

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Theodore Roosevelt

It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best law, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of

organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Theodore Roosevelt

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Theodore Roosevelt

Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it. Theodore Roosevelt Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. Theodore Roosevelt Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. Theodore Roosevelt No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort. Theodore Roosevelt No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it. Theodore Roosevelt No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience. Theodore Roosevelt No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause. Theodore Roosevelt No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse. Theodore Roosevelt Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.

Theodore Roosevelt Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. Theodore Roosevelt Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. Theodore Roosevelt People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives. Theodore Roosevelt Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures. Theodore Roosevelt Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big. Theodore Roosevelt Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement. Theodore Roosevelt Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far. Theodore Roosevelt The American people abhor a vacuum. Theodore Roosevelt The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt 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. Theodore Roosevelt The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight. Theodore Roosevelt

The government is us; we are the government, you and I. Theodore Roosevelt The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants. Theodore Roosevelt The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife. Theodore Roosevelt The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. Theodore Roosevelt The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency. Theodore Roosevelt The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice. Theodore Roosevelt The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name. Theodore Roosevelt The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. Theodore Roosevelt The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits. Theodore Roosevelt The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer. Theodore Roosevelt The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead. Theodore Roosevelt

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-atany-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the getrich-quick theory of life. Theodore Roosevelt The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly. Theodore Roosevelt There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100% Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else. Theodore Roosevelt There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering. Theodore Roosevelt To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public. Theodore Roosevelt To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roosevelt Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace. Theodore Roosevelt We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all. Theodore RooseveltWhen they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not guilty." Theodore Roosevelt When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I

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