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Saps Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Saps Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Strike while the iron is hot.
- Proverb


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Thank you for joining me on this journey we call life,
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!
- Henry Ward Beecher

From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny
is in trouble and reminders that its structure
is as brittle as its surface is hard.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Like everyone else I feel the need of relations and friendship,
of affection, of friendly intercourse,
and I am not made of stone or iron,
so I cannot miss these things without feeling,
as does any other intelligent man, a void and deep need.
I tell you this to let you know how much good your visit has done me.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

Strike against war, for without you
no battles can be fought!
- Helen Keller

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys
on a minor planet of a very average star.
But we can understand the Universe.
That makes us something very special.
- Stephen Hawking

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

I am persuaded that the world has been tricked into adopting
some false and most pernicious notions about consistency -
and to such a degree that the average man has
turned the rights and wrongs of things entirely around
and is proud to be "consistent," unchanging, immovable, fossilized,
where it should be his humiliation.
- Mark Twain

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

Half the people you know are below average.
- Anonymous

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

Think of how stupid the average person is,
and realize half of them are stupider than that.
- George Carlin

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do we measure a great leader?
By how he treats the least of these.
- Jesse Jackson

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do the difficult things while they are easy
and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!
- Dr. Seuss

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw


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