Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors.
— Carl Sagan
My most prized possession was my library card from the Oakland Public Library.
— Bill Russell
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
— James Lowell
To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.
When I was in my early teens, I started with the first book on the bottom shelf and went through the lot, one by one. I didn’t read a few books. I read the Detroit Public Library.
— Thomas Edison
Frugality is a handsome income.
— Desiderius Erasmus
By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.
Frugality makes a poor man rich.
Without frugality few can become rich, and with it few would become poor.
— Samuel Johnson
There’s a fine line between being frugal with your money and being a tightwad. What ultimately separates the two is attitude and motivation. Frugal people save money because they think it can be used better in other areas of their budget. Tightwads save money because they’re reluctant to let it go.
— Larry Burkett
Millions of people go to bed hungry for a kind word, a pat on the back, or a smile. That’s where you can make a difference.
— A.C. Carlson
All you have shall some day be given; Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors.
— Kahlil Bibran
A hammer sometimes misses its mark – a bouquet never.
— Monte Crane
The test of generosity is not how much you give, but how much you have left.
No matter how little you have in the way of material things, you always have inner bounty to share. You have encouraging words, creative ideas, a sense of humor and the power of prayer. So, even when you feel your luck is running thin, give something away from your bounty within.
— Suzanne Zoglio
It’s in the little things and in the lonely places that we prove ourselves capable of the big things.
— Charles Swindoll
Every small, positive change we can make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.
— Alice Walker
Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground and later win a little more.
— Louis L’Armour
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
— Laura Ingalls Wilder
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
— Marian Edelman
You can demonstrate confidence and security in your own abilities by drawing attention to the achievements of others. Such reinforcement can establish you as an overall “positive” individual, and this attitude will be reflected back to you.
— James Hayes
Never miss an opportunity to say a word of congratulations.
— Lyndon B. Johnson
All people like to be important. Criticism from a teacher can kill the pupil’s ambition to improve. Be anxious to praise and slow on fault-finding.
— Harvey Penick
The more impressed you are with other people and their accomplishments, the more interested and impressed they will be with you and yours. Everyone has done something that is noteworthy and impressive. When you meet a new person, your job is to find it out.
— Brian Tracy
You must adapt to change, and condition yourself to see it as an opportunity to improve yourself, not as a window to failure.
— Rick Pitino
Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
—George Bernard Shaw
Change means the unknown. It means, too many people cry, insecurity. Nonsense! No one from the beginning of time has had security.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
See change as opportunity, not threat.
— Jack Welch
Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
— King Whitney, Jr.
Do what you fear and the death of fear is certain.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
No great thing comes to any man unless he has courage.
— Cardinal Gibbons
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the difficult place where it leads.
— Erica Jong
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
— Anaïs Nin
Leadership means having the courage to make decisions not for easy headlines in ten days, but for a better country in ten years.
— Brian Mulroney