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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I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.     -- Anna Freud
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
A life that is defended by Excuses has become comfortable in defeat, it has settled for mediocrity and is destined for failure.     -- Oscar Bonga Nomvete
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
Don't be perfect. Be you. Don't be what you think they want you to be. Be what you know you are. Don't look outside yourself for anything. It's all within.     -- Jackson Kiddard
Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.      -- Bill Cosby
I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.     -- Louis L'Amour
I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.     -- Eleanor Roosevelt
If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am.     -- Temple Grandin
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
Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.      -- Will Rogers
Let the Lord judge the criminals.      -- Tupac Shakur
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
"As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.     -- Benjamin Franklin
'Vacation' means titillating my taste buds.     -- Brett Ratner
(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
(People) may be said to resemble not the bricks of which a house is build, but the pieces of a picture puzzle, each differing in shape, but matching the rest, and thus bringing out the picture.     -- Felix Adler
... 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
... do something. Pay your rent for the privilege of living on this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth.     -- Dave Foreman
... Nine-year-old boys usually turn ten at some point. It's the nineteen-year-olds who have difficulty turning twenty.     -- John Boyne
... See there's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me.     -- Gretchen Kemp
...if a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.     -- Claude Mckay
...in serving the best interests of children, we serve the best interests of all humanity.     -- Carol Bellamy
...maximize the serendipity around you.     -- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
...or like an old friend one has known too well and doesn't want to see.     -- Doris Lessing
...pretty much everyone hates high school. It's a measure of your humanity, I suspect. If you enjoyed high school, you were probably a psychopath or a cheerleader. Or possibly both. Those things aren't mutually exclusive, you know. I've tried to block out     -- Jenny Lawson
...the best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm, on doing today's work superbly today. That is the only possible way you can prepare for the future.     -- Dale Carnegie
...the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.     -- Wendell Berry
...to many a mother's heart has come the disappointment of a loss of power, a limitation of influence when early manhood takes the boy from the home, or when even before that time, in school, or where he touches the great world and begins to be bewildered with its controversies, trade and economics and politics make their imprint even while his lips are dewy with his mother's kiss.     -- J. Ellen Foster
...To seek out your own inner Peace is the greatest gift you could ever hope to give to this world.     -- Eric Walton
10. A friend shares the good times and helps out by listening during the bad times.     -- Molly Oliver
24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?     -- Stephen Wright
???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
?I can't do it? never yet accomplished anything. ?I will try? has performed miracles.     -- George P. Burnham
?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
?there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.     -- Kofi Annan
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 babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.     -- Martin Farquhar Tupper
A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race.     -- Barbara Christine Seifert
A baby is a loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.     -- Ronald Knox
A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase.     -- Mark Twain
A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother.     -- Mark Twain
A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.     -- Frank A. Clark
A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.     -- Carl Sandburg
A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.     -- Unknown
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 hunting still beats a good day working.     -- Unknown
A bad day sailing is 100 times better than a good day at work      -- Anonymous
A bar is better than a newspaper for public discussion.     -- Jim Parker
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 sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.     -- Claude Debussy
A beautiful thing is never perfect.      -- Egyptian (on beauty)
A beautiful thing is never perfect.     -- Proverb
A beautiful woman can be painted as a totem only; not as a woman, but as a Madonna, a queen, a sphinx.     -- Saul Steinberg
A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.     -- Minna Antrim
A beautiful woman is the one who never compare herself with others, because what others have doesn't make her feel insecure.     -- Author Unknown
A beautiful woman must expect to be more accountable for her steps, than one less attractive.     -- Samuel Richardson
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.     -- Baltasar Gracian
A beautiful woman with a brain is like a beautiful woman with a club foot.     -- Bernard Cornfeld
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 bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.     -- Chinese Proverb
A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.     -- Charles Kingsley
A blessing is a circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal and strengthen.     -- John O'Donohue
A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide.     -- Samuel Butler
A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind.      -- Iranian (on wisdom)
A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.     -- Robert Burton
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 bond as important as that of a husband and wife, is the bond between siblings.     -- Lee Dong-Wook
A bond between souls is ancient - older than the planet.     -- Dianna Hardy
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 boo is a lot louder than a cheer. If you have 10 people cheering and one person booing, all you hear is the booing.     -- Lance Armstrong
A book can talk to your mind. A book can go around the world with you. A book can make you a smarter individual.     -- Dr T.P.Chia
A book is a friend; a good book is a good friend. It will talk to you when you want it to talk, and it will keep still when you want it to keep still; and there are not many friends who know enough to do that.     -- B. A. Billingsly
A book is a gift you can open again and again.     -- Garrison Keillor
A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.     -- Rupert Brooke
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.      -- Franz Kafka
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 boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.     -- Robert Benchley
A boy cannot begin playing ball too early. I might almost say that while he is still creeping on all fours he should have a bouncing rubber ball.     -- Christy Mathewson