"In the course of my life I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet." Winston Churchill
"The power of man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing." Blaise Pascal
"If you can't afford to do something right, then be darn sure you can afford to do it wrong." Charlie Nelson
"Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again." Franklin P. Jones
"When a man's busy, leisure strikes him as a wonderful pleasure; and at leisure once is he? Striaghtway he wants to be busy." Robert Browning
He had many self help books including 15,000 Useful Phrases. Click on the link below for a short biography and a collection of his works.
"Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help thme become what they are capable of becoming." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A poet, scientific investigator and philosophical observations are still pertinent today. Click on the link below for his biography.
"Happiness is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen, as by little advantages that occur every day." Benjamin Franklin
Here is a collection of his Wit and Wisdom:
"Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away." Charles Caleb Colton
Hard to believe these words rang true the early 1800’s and still do today. Click on the link below to read more about the author.
"It often takes more courage to change one's opinion that to stick to it." Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
While his life’s work was spent as a Theoretical Physicist, he also had keen observations on human nature. Click on the link below to learn more about this 18th Century who had a “biting bit”.
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind." William James
William James was the first Educator to offer a Psychology course. Read more about his life by clicking on the link below.
Albert Einstein was best known for his scientific contributions, but his quotes are just a hint into his brilliant mind and understanding of the world. Most are still applicable today. Click on the link below for more about his amazing life:
"One chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them." Jawaharlal Nehru
Click on the link below to find out more about the man behind the quote:
"To get profit without risk, experience without danger and reward without work is as impossible as it is to live without being born." A. P. Gouthey
"You've got to expect things are going to go wrong. And we always need to prepare ourselves for handling the unexpected." Neil Armstrong
While we know him as the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong had a very distinguished career as a test pilot. You also might be interested in reading his biographical book