The best Quotations


If we would just support each other - that's ninety percent of the problem.
- Edward Gardner

It's not what you take but what you leave behind that defines greatness.
- Edward Gardner

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding he sings.
- Edward Gardner

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
- John W. Gardner

Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
- John W. Gardner

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.
- John W. Gardner

If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.
- John W. Gardner

It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.
- John W. Gardner

One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
- John W. Gardner

Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.
- John W. Gardner

The cynic says, ''one man can't do anything.'' i say, ''only one man can do anything.''
- John W. Gardner

The idea for which this nation stands will not survive if the highest goal free man can set themselves is an amiable mediocrity. excellence implies striving for the highest standards in every phase of life.
- John W. Gardner

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
- John W. Gardner

True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
- John W. Gardner

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.
- John W. Gardner

Whoever i am, or whatever i am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach.
- John W. Gardner


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Quotation People deserve... the truth. They deserve honesty. The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily, but it's essentially there to provide you something to face the world with. - writer
Quotation I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine. - writer
Quotation Character is much easier kept than recovered. - writer
Quotation Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them. - writer
Quotation Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things. - writer
Quotation Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods. - writer