Quotes starting with

Below you will find our collection of inspirational quotes and sayings starting with the letter , collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.      -- Author Unknown
Opportunities fly by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone     -- Jerome K. Jerome
You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation: If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish.     -- Author Unknown
... Really get to know and establish relationships with your teammates because they are your new family and they will be the ones there for you when anything goes wrong.     -- Alex Morgan
(In soccer) I don't believe skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.      -- Manfred Schellscheidt
(In soccer) It's the attitude of the players, not their skills, that is the biggest factor in determining whether you win or lose.      -- Harry Sinden
(In soccer) Players taught to watch the man with the ball leaves them totally unprepared for the next move, which is always dictated by a player without the ball.      -- Tommy Docherty
(In softball) Go hard every play. You don't want to leave anything behind and regret it years down the road that you didn't give it all when you could have.     -- Ashley DeBuhr
(Like softball) Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off, the right pitch will come and when it does be prepared to run the bases.      -- Sara Ann Nielsen
... as a nurse, it's important to look calm on the surface when you're absolutely crapping yourself inside. So, if someone is waving a machete at you, which has happened to me when I was a nurse, it's important to make that person feel that you're in control.     -- Jo Brand
?Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.      -- Mary Lou Cook
?Creativity is? seeing something that doesn?t exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God.      -- Michele Shea
A bad day sailing is 100 times better than a good day at work      -- Anonymous
A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.     -- Henry Grunwald
A beautiful thing is never perfect.      -- Egyptian (on beauty)
A big tree attracts the gale.      -- Chinese (on pride)
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.      -- Latin Proverb
A birthday is a time to reflect on the year gone by, but to also set your goals for the upcoming year.     -- Catherine Pulsifer
A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind, and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.     -- Abhisek Bachchan
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.     -- Unknown Author
A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind.      -- Iranian (on wisdom)
A body makes his own luck, be it good or bad.      -- unknown
A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.     -- Jack London
A boomerang returns back to the person who throws it. But first, while moving in a circle, it hits its target. So does gossip.      -- Vera Nazarian,?The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.     -- Clifton Fadiman
A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
A carpenter is known by his chips.      -- Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
A cat in gloves catches no mice.      -- 14th Century French Proverb
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.      -- Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904)
A change is as good as a rest.      -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
A clear conscience is more valuable than wealth.      -- Tagalog (Filipino) (on conscience)
A clever person turns great problems into little ones and little ones into none at all.      -- Chinese (on attitude)
A closed mouth catches no flies.      -- Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
A closed mouth catches no flies.     -- Miguel De Cervantes
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.     -- Robert A. Heinlein
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.      -- Robert A. Heinlein
A crab walks, so walks his children.      -- African proverb Kpelle Tribe
A crown's no cure for a headache.      -- English (on basic truths)
A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.     -- Ouida
A crust in comfort is better than a feast in fear.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
A cup of coffee - real coffee - home-browned, home ground, home made, that comes to you dark as a hazel-eye, but changes to a golden bronze as you temper it with cream that never cheated, but was real cream from its birth, thick, tenderly yellow, perfectly sweet, neither lumpy nor frothing on the Java: such a cup of coffee is a match for twenty blue devils and will exorcise them all.     -- Henry Ward Beecher
A cup of gourmet coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent.     -- Unknown Author
A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.     -- Kristin Hannah,?Summer Island
A day is lost if one has not laughed.      -- French (on the conduct of life)
A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning.     -- Vietnamese (on journeys)
A decision made at night may be changed in the morning.     -- Samoan (on permanence and change)
A diamond doesn't start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I'm that diamond.     -- Solange nicole
A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.     -- O.A.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.     -- Josh Billings
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.     -- Robert Benchley
A dog that will fetch a bone, will carry a bone.      -- R. Forby (1830) on gossip
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad.     -- Robert Wagner
A door that seems to stand open must be a man's size, or it is not the door that Providence means for him.     -- Henry Ward Beecher
A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.     -- Colin Powell
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.     -- John Lennon
A dream you once were, a dream of all my realities, a dream I can no longer strive for, in the wake of many betrayals.     -- C. Elizabeth
A dripping June sets all in tune.      -- unknown
A drowning man will clutch at a straw.      -- Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)
A fair exchange is no robbery.      -- Scottish Proverb
A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.     -- Frank A. Clark
A father's a treasure; a brother's a comfort; a friend is both.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
A fault confessed is half redressed.      -- English Proverb
A few germs never hurt anyone.      -- unknown
A firm tree does not fear the storm.      -- Dayak (Indonesian) (on strength and weakness)
A fit, healthy body - that is the best fashion statement     -- Jess C. Scott
A fool and his money are quickly parted.      -- J. Bridges (1587)
A friend in need is a friend indeed.      -- James Ray (1678)
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
A friend's eye is a good mirror.      -- Gaelic (on friendship)
A fruit salad is delicious precisely because each fruit maintains its own flavor.     -- Sean Covey
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a hair.     -- Iranian (on leadership)
A German wine label is one of the things life's too short for.     -- Kingsley Amis
A good book praises itself.      -- German (on books and writers)
A good example is the best sermon.      -- English (on advice)
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.     -- Billy Graham
A good lather is half the shave.      -- William Hone (1780-1842)
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.     -- Irish Proverb
A good liar knows that the most efficient lie is always a truth that has had a key piece removed from it.     -- Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A good liar must remember his lies.     -- Anonymous
A good neighbor will babysit. A great neighbor will babysit twins.     -- Anonymous
A good spectator also creates.      -- Swiss (on art and creativity)
A good spouse and health is a person's best wealth.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.     -- Brad Henry
A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.      -- Mustafa Kemal Ataruk
A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson.     -- John Henrik Clarke
A good team can win a volleyball game when they are ahead, but only a great team can win when they are behind.     -- Unknown Author
A goose quill is more dangerous than a lion's claw.      -- English (on books and writers)
A great fortune is a great slavery.     -- Seneca
A great one must have a long heart.     -- Ethiopian (on leadership)
A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.      -- unknown
A guilty conscience needs no accuser.      -- English Proverb<
A hand ready to hit, may cause you great trouble.      -- Maori (on anger)
A hard beginning maketh a good ending.      -- John Heywood (c. 1497-1580)
A horse may run quickly but it cannot escape its tail.      -- Russian proverb (on conscience)
A house divided cannot stand.      -- Bible (Matthew 12:25)
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.     -- Forest Witcraft
A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.     -- Dalai Lama
A library is a repository of medicine for the mind.      -- Greek (on books and writers)
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.     -- Mark Twain