The best Quotations

Losing a game is heartbreaking. losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
- Joe Paterno

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Quotation The wealth and prosperity of the country are only the comeliness of the body, the fullness of the flesh and fat; but the spirit is independent of them; it requires only muscle, bone and nerve for the true exercise of its functions. We cannot lose our liberty, because we cannot cease to think. - writer
Quotation Action is the real measure of intelligence. - writer
Quotation Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradles. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself. - writer
Quotation Nothing can have as its destination anything other than its origin. The contrary idea, the idea of progress, is poison. - writer
Quotation There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer. - writer
Quotation Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head. - writer