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
No man who worships education has got the best out of education.... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.      -- G.K. Chesterton
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
Being single is better than being lied to, cheated on, and disrespected. Being single is far better than being part of broken relationship. Being single is not a status, it is a word that shows that you are strong enough to enjoy your life without depending on others.      -- Unknown
Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.      -- Bill Cosby
If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life.     -- Michael Josephson
When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?      -- Gilbert Keith Chesterton
(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
10. A friend shares the good times and helps out by listening during the bad times.     -- Molly Oliver
???Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.?     -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
?Freedom is never free.?     -- Unknown
?No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.?     -- Frederick Douglass
A 'positive attitude' is definitely one of the keys to success. My definition of a positive attitude is a simple one: Looking for the good in all circumstances.     -- Catherine Pulsifer
A bad attitude can literally block love, blessings, and destiny from finding you. Don't be the reason you don't succeed.      -- Mandy Hale
A bad attitude is like a flat tyre. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.     -- Unknown
A bad attitude is merely a reflection of how you feel about yourself.     -- David Roppo
A bad day sailing is 100 times better than a good day at work      -- Anonymous
A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings.     -- Earl Wilson
A basketball team is like the five fingers on your hand. If you can get them all together, you have a fist. That's how I want you to play.      -- Mike Krzyzewski
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 best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.     -- Unknown
A best friend is someone who makes you laugh even when you think you'll never smile again.      -- Unknown
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 boat doesn't go forward if each one is rowing their own way.     -- Swahili Proverb
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
A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.     -- Clifton Fadiman
A broken heart is just the growing pains necessary so you can love more completely when the real thing comes along.     -- JSB Morse
A broken heart never fully mends, it only endures.     -- Shane Pendley
A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
A bully is playing a game, one that he or she enjoys and needs. You're welcome to play this game if it makes you happy, but for most people, it will make you miserable.     -- Seth Godin
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.     -- Henry Ford
A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.     -- Richard Branson
A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms.     -- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.     -- Henry Ford
A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.     -- Abraham Lincoln
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 child can ask a thousand questions that the wisest man cannot answer.     -- Jacob Abbott
A circle of friends, doesn't always keep perfect relationships.     -- Anthony Liccione
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 comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.     -- Sydney Smith
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
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 day without laughter is a day wasted.     -- Charlie Chaplin
A day without laughter is like living in darkness; you try to find your way around, but you can't see clearly.     -- Emily Mitchell
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 has one aim in life... to bestow his heart.     -- J. R. Ackerley
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 is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.     -- Josh Billings
A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.      -- Arthur Conan Doyle
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.     -- Robert Benchley
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.     -- Robert Benchly
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 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 fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.     -- George Bernard Shaw
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 feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain.     -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A fellow who is always declaring that he's no fool, usually has his suspicions.     -- Wilson Mizner