If I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to become a failure, I would seek advice from people who have never succeeded. If I wanted to succeed in all things, I would look around me for those who are succeeding, and do as they have done.
- Joseph Marshall Wade

Reality is the leading cause of stress -- for those in touch with it.
- Jane Wagner

You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.
- Denis Waitley

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
- Denis Waitley

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art - an individual masterpiece.
- Denis Waitley

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
- Denis Waitley

All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence.
- Denis Waitley

Understand that you, yourself, are no more than the composite picture of all your thoughts and actions. In your relationships with others, remember the basic and critically important rule: If you want to be loved, be lovable. If you want respect, set a respectable example!
- Denis Waitley

When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
- Denis Waitley

The great questions are those an intelligent child asks and, getting no answers, stops asking.
- George Wald

We're like the sea, people our waves; Necessarily we are associated with everyone.
- Ni'matullah Wali

I'm always amazed that people will actually choose to sit in front of the television and just be savaged by stuff that belittles their intelligence.
- Alice Walker

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
- Karl Wallenda

The best philosophy is to do one's duties, to take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot, and bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is.
- Horace Walpole

Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.
- Horace Walpole

A true leader is not the one with the most followers, but one who creates the most leaders.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Your life work is a statement of who you are. If it is not, then why are you doing it?
- Neale Donald Walsch

It's a fact that it is much more comfortable to be in the position of the person who has been offended than to be the unfortunate cause of it.
- Barbara Walters

To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.
- William Walton

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.
- John Wanamaker

Enthusiasm, like measles, mumps and the common cold, is highly contagious.
- Emory Ward

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
- William Arthur Ward

The greatest failure is the failure to try.
- William Arthur Ward

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
- William Arthur Ward

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
- William Arthur Ward

We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.
- William Arthur Ward

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

All glory comes from daring to begin.
- Eugene F. Ware

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
- Andy Warhol

Years ago fairy tales began with "Once upon a time...". Now it's "If I am elected..."
- Carolyn Warner

The most popular persons are those who take the world as it is, who find the least fault.
- Charles Dudley Warner

In this world of misery, disease, old age, and death, there is no other protection, refuge or help than our own practise of the truth. Others are powerless; as we sow we reap.
- Quoted by Warren in 'Jainism'

The sports page records people's accomplishments; The front page nothing but their failures.
- Jutice Earl Warren

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
- Edith Warton

Yet my deepest bond has not been to any country.
The homeland of the mind has no boundaries.
Books stand open like houses.
Nobody is foreign.
- Ionna-Veronika Warwick

Success is not measured by th position one has reached in life, rather by the obstacles overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
- Booker T. Washington

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
- Booker T. Washington

For whatever reason, God has blessed me with the ability, put me in a position to make these leaps and bounds. I'm fulfilling my part of the bargain, which is to give back and be a positive influence on others. That's all you can do; take what you've been given and spread it around.
- Denzel Washington

Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.
- Denzel Washington

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
- George Washington

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
- George Washington

It is better to be alone than in bad company.
- George Washington

I die hard, but I am not afraid to go.
- George Washington's last words, 1799

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- John Watson

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.
- Thomas J. Watson

Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or triple our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved.
- Thomas J. Watson

How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.
- Alan Watts

No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve in quality as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing it is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. t is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them - we may forget altogether to live them.
- Alan Watts

Let me be dressed fine as I will, fies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
- Isaac Watts

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
- Evelyn Waugh

Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them.
- Evelyn Waugh

Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much.
- John Wayne

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne

The RF-4E Phantom - Living proof that if you put a big enough engine on something...even a BRICK could fly!
- W. Weasel

We keep, in science, getting a more and more sophisticated view of our essential ignorance.
- Warren Weaver

The further one grows spiritually, the more and more people one loves and the fewer and fewer people one likes.
- Gale Webbe

It isn't the great big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones.
- Jean Webster

She never lets ideas interrupt the easy flow of her conversation.
- Jean Webster

To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.
- Edward Weeks

Man alone can enslave man.
- Simone Weil

A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
- Simone Weil

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money.
- Joe Weinstein

Make people believe what they think and do is important, and then get out of the way while they do it.
- Jack Welch

I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.
- Orson Welles

I see no reason to suppose [steam locomotives] will ever force themselves into general use.
- Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington

Your true value depends entirely on what you are compared with.
- Bob Wells

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
- H. G. Wells

The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
- H. G. Wells

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
- H. G. Wells

The most powerful agent of growth and transformation is something much more basic than any technique: a change of heart.
- John Welwood

The purpose of life is to fight maturity.
- Dick Werthimer

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
- John Wesley

Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.
- John Wesley

Teaching is the royal road to learning.
- Jessamyn West

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
- Mae West

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.
- Mae West

His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.
- Mae West

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
- Mae West

The finest woman that ever walked the streets.
- Mae West

When women go wrong, men go right after them.
- Mae West

She's the kind of woman who climbed the ladder of success - wrong by wrong.
- Mae West

He's the kind of man who picks his friends - to pieces.
- Mae West

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day--and another, in case it doesn't rain.
- Mae West

You're never too old to become younger.
- Mae West

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what a feminist is, I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat
- Rebecca West

Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and perceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and last some crisis shows what we have become.
- Brooke Foss Westcott

Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upward, forward, toward the sun.
- Ruth Westheimer

Death cannot stop true love. It can only delay it for a while.
- Westley

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
- Edith Wharton

An education is like a crumbling building that needs constant upkeep with repairs and additions.
- Edith Wharton

Happiness is no laughing matter.
- Richard Whately

None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.
- Benjamin Whichcote

Two and two continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.
- James McNeil Whistler

I know unless I'm true to myself I couldn't be happy. Too much emphasis is placed today on externals and too little on character.
- Betty White

People don't grow up, they just learn how to act in public.
- Bryan White

One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.
- E. B. [Elwyn Brooks] White

Health is a great treasure. It is the richest possession mortals can have. Wealth, honor, or learning is dearly purchased, if it be at the loss of the vigor of health. None of these attainments can secure happiness, if health is wanting.
- Ellen G. White

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
- William Allen White

Liberty is the one thing you can't have unless you give it to others.
- William Allen White

Blessed are they who heal us of self-despising. Of all services which can be done to man, I know of none more precious.
- William Hale White

It is a false dichotomy to think of nature and man. Mankind is that factor in nature which exhibits in its most intense form the plasticity of nature.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The "silly" question is the first intimation of some totally new development.
- Alfred North Whitehead

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much closer to the truth. The basis of growth of modern invention is science, and science is almost wholly the outgrowth of pleasurable intellectual curiosity.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Seek simplicity, and distrust it.
- Alfred North Whitehead

We think in generalities; we live in detail.
- Alfred North Whitehead

A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.
- Katherine Whitehorn

Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.
- Katherine Whitehorn

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Harold Whitman

Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
- Walt Whitman

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

I celebrate myself, and sing myself, and what I assume you shall assume, for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
- Walt Whitman

The fruition of beauty is no chance of hit or miss... it is inevitable as life.
- Walt Whitman

If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.
- Walt Whitman

Logic and sermons never convince,
The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul.
- Walt Whitman

Not I-nor anyone else-can travel that road for you. You must travel it yourself.
- Walt Whitman

There are thousands of reasons why you cannot do what you want to. All you need is one reason why you can.
- Willis R. Whitney

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.
- Faith Whittlesey

We cut nature up, organize it into concepts, and ascribe significances as we do, largely because we are parties to an agreement to organize it in this way - an agreement that holds through our speech community and is codified in the patterns of our language.
- Benjamin Lee Whorf

The greatest problem you have is your greatest opportunity.
- Michael Wickett

Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.
- Robert Wieder

A fallacy that makes me glad is worth a truth that makes me sad.
- Christoph Martin Wieland

Fear defeats more people than poverty, ignorance, superstition, ill health or lack of mental ability.
- Albert Wiggam

The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression.
- Eugene Wigner

The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
- Ray L. Wilbur

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It is easy enough to be pleasant when life blows by like a song. But the man worthwhile is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Whatever comes, this too shall pass away.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

One of the earliest lessons I learned as a child was that if you looked away from something, it might not be there when you looked back.
- John Edgar Wideman

I still don't like this ship. I have a queer feeling about it.
- Henry Wilde, Chief Officer (of the Titanic)in a letter to his sister

Star Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
- Oscar Wilde

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.
- Billy Wilder

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
- Thorton Wilder

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.
- Thorton Wilder

Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.
- Kaiser Wilhelm

If a man see's a wrong, and does nothing to correct it, how then can he still call himself a man?
- Paul L. Willcoxon

Make one person happy each day and in forty years you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time, at least.
- Charley Willey

We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness.
- Bern Williams

I like the word 'indolence'. It makes my laziness seem classy.
- Bern Williams

Mountain! Get out of my way!
- Montel Williams

Carpe Diem. Sieze the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
- Robin Williams

Ballet: Men wearing pants so tight that you can tell what religion they are.
- Robin Williams

We have no assurance that half-truth will make us free.
- Roger J. Williams

A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.
- Tennessee Williams

The framers gave us the Second Amendment not so we could go deer or duck hunting but to give us a modicum of protection against congressional tyranny.
- Walter Williams

Children are happy because they don't yet have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong." They don't have a mind-set that puts "Things to Fear" before "Things to Love." Unless we can be like little children, we can't enter into the kingdom of heaven; unless we can be like little children, we can't be happy. Children are happy because they don't have all the "facts" yet.
- Marianne Williamson

We are all assigned a piece of the garden, a corner of the universe that is ours to transform. Our corner of the universe is our own life our relationships, our homes, our work, our current circumstances exactly as they are.
- Marianne Williamson

The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

Knowing that our primary spiritual task is to love, the highest work of consciousness is to not only try to find our love but also extend it into the world.
- Marianne Williamson

Just as a sunbeam can't separate itself from the sun and a wave can't separate itself from the ocean; we can't separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love one indivisible divine mind.
- Marianne Williamson

Star Only the winners decide what were war crimes.
- Gary Wills

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
- Earl Wilson

He's so snobbish he has an unlisted zip-code.
- Earl Wilson

He's an honest man - you could shoot craps with him over the telephone.
- Earl Wilson

Being your own man does not mean taking advantage of anyone else.
- Flip Wilson

I'm an optimist, but I'm an optimist that carries a raincoat.
- Harold Wilson

Debating against him is no fun, say something insulting and he looks at you like a whipped dog.
- Harold Wilson

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
- Thomas Woodrow Wilson

Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much. It pleases him who gives and receives and thus, like mercy, is twice blessed.
- Erastus Wiman

The Face In The Glass
- Dale Wimbrow

She's been on more laps than a napkin.
- Walter Winchell

A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.
- Walter Winchell

Don't complain about what you don't have. Use what you've got. To do less than your best is a sin. Every single one of us has the power for greatness, because greatness is determined by service -- to yourself and to others.
- Oprah Winfrey

If you are doing something you do not enjoy, such as a certain type of work because you need the money for school, your family, or whatever, and find yourself complaining and feeling hard done by, then you are enduring a life of conflict. You either have to change your thinking or your job. When you choose to do something for a certain benefit such as money, complaining while you are doing it is, of course, a waste of energy and time and is self-destructive.
- Philip Winkelmans

Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to do what they want to do.
- Kathleen Winsor

I think, therefore I'm single.
- Liz Winston

I am the modern, intelligent, independent-type woman. In other words, a girl who can not get a man.
- Shelley Winters

I say I’m in love with her. What does that mean? It means I review my future and my past in the light of this feeling. It is as though I wrote in a foreign language that I am suddenly able to read. Wordlessly, she explains me to myself. Like genius, she is ignorant of what she does.
- Jeanette Winterson

Cultivate more joy by arranging your life so that more joy will be likely.
- George Witkin

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all. Of course, there is then no question left, and just this is the answer. The solution of the problem of life is seen in the vanishing of this problem.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

In order to draw a limit to thinking, we should have to think both sides of this limit.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
- P. G. Wodehouse

If a man has a talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.
- Thomas Wolfe

A cult is a religion with no political power.
- Thomas Wolfe

Is not this the true romantic feeling--not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you?
- Thomas Wolfe

If you observe a really happy man, you will find he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of each day.
- W. Beran Wolfe

The beginning is always today.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
- Stevie Wonder

People who come up with "It may not work" or "What are we going to do if it fails?" do not have the credentials to be businessmen. If there is only a 1 percent chance of success, a true businessperson sees that 1 percent as the spark to light a fire.
- Kim Woo-Choong

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he's a baby.
- Natalie Wood

The willingness to take risks is our grasp of faith.
- George Woodberry

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
- John Wooden

Make each day your masterpiece.
- John Wooden

Happiness begins where selfishness ends.
- John Wooden

Discipline yourself and others won't need to.
- John Wooden

If I am through learning, I am through.
- John Wooden

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
- Virginia Woolf

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
- Virginia Woolf

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
- Alexander Woollcott

She was like a sinking ship firing on the rescuers.
- Alexander Woollcott

Star Dreams never hurt anybody if he keeps working right behind the dream to make as much of it come real as he can.
- Frank W. Woolworth

Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.
- Wordsworth

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.
- Wordsworth

Activity back of a very small idea will produce more than inactivity and the planning of genius.
- James A. Worsham

Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.
- Herman Woulk

The doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The thing always happens that you really believe in. And the belief in a thing makes it happen. And I think nothing will happen until you thoroughly and deeply believe in it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Truth against the world.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
- Steven Wright

When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
- William Wrigley, Jr

A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.
- Woodrow Wyatt

God must hate the common people, because he made them so common.
- Philip Wylie

The opportunity to practice brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
- Jane Wyman


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