"The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable."
"Everything has to come to an end, sometime." ~L. Frank Baum
"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from." ~T.S. Eliot
"Life begets life. Energy becomes energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." ~Sarah Bernhardt
"It is better 2 spend one day contemplating the birth & death of all things than a hundred years never contemplating beginnings & endings." ~Buddha
"The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy." ~John Galsworthy
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~Maria Robinson
“Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”
~General George S. Patton
“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution”
“What is genius, anyway, if it isn't the ability to give an adequate response to a great challenge?”
“We must look for the opportunity in every difficulty instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity.”
“Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”
"How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to."
"Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened."
"I don’t want to wake up and realize what I was dreaming was right in front of my shut eyes. I don’t want to stop saying hellos for fear of saying goodbyes."
"A good-bye is never painful unless you’re never going to say hello again."
"True goodbyes are the ones never said or explained."
"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. "
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."
"A wise man does not need advice and a fool won’t take it."
"Teamwork means never having to take all the blame yourself."
"A word to the wise ain’t necessary — it’s the stupid ones that need the advice."
"Be nice to your kids . . . they’ll be the ones choosing your nursing home."
''Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.''
~Vincent van Gogh
''There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.''
''Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.''
~George Bernard Shaw
". . . this thing that we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down."
"You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing."
"Optimism is the foundation of courage."
~Nicholas Murray Butler
"There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist."
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want to be happy, practice compassion!"
"The wicked are always surprised to find ability in the good."
~Luc de Clapier
"Part of being an artist is being willing to be shocked, being willing to be surprised, being willing to be hurt."
"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask is a fool for ever."
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." ~Winston Churchill
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." ~C. S. Lewis
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~Nelson Mandela"Fall seven times, stand up eight." ~Japanese Proverb
"If you cannot answer a man's argument, all it not lost; you can still call him vile names."
"Can we actually "know" the universe? My God, it's hard enough finding your way around in Chinatown."
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells."
"An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her."
~ Agatha Christie.
"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it"
"We only part to meet again."
"Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. " ~George Eliot
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." ~Theodor Seuss Geisel
“There are no good-byes, where ever you'll be, you'll be in my heart.” ~Ghandi
“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” ~Peter Pan
"There are moments that appear that separate you from others in your mind. Seize the challenge and move on."
"Those who wish to sing, always find a song."
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory."
~George S. Patton