Secret Quotes

One secret act of self-denial, one sacrifice of inclination to do is worth all of the good thought, warm feelings, and passionate prayers in which idle men indulge themselves

David McKay

The secret of love is seeking variety in your life together, and never letting routine chords dull the melody of your romance.

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We speak of eyeball-to-eyeball encounters between men great and small. Even more reaching and revealing of character is the eyeball-to-golfball confrontation, whereby our most secret natures are mercilessly tested by a small, round, whitish object with no mind or will but with a very definite life of its own, and with whims perverse and beatific

John Stewart Martin

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.

Kahlil Gibran

The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.

Tryon Edwards

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.

Wilma Rudolph

Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.

Robert Half

The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself.

Sir Alexander Paterson

He who is conscious of secret and dark designs, which, if known, would blast him, is perpetually shrinking and dodging from public observation, and is afraid of all around him, and much more of all above him.

William Wirt

The secret affinity between gambling and the desert . . . Gambling itself is a desert form, inhuman, uncultured, initiatory, a challenge to the natural economy of value, a crazed activity on the fringes of exchange. But it also has a strict limit and stops abruptly; its boundaries are exact, its passion knows no confusion. Neither the desert nor gambling are open areas; their spaces are finite and concentric, increasing in intensity toward the interior, toward a central point, be it the spirit of gambling or the heart of the desert a privileged, immemorial space, where things lose their shadow, where money loses its value, and where the extreme rarity of traces of what signals to us there leads men to seek the instantaneity of wealth.

Jean Baudrillard

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Sally Berger

Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.

Nadia Comaneci

Every player, in his secret heart, wants to manage someday. Every fan, in the privacy of his mind, already does

Leonard Koppett

If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness.

Alexander Smith

The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.

Thucydides

Anthropology has always maintained its dirty little secret of ethnographers who crossed into territory where their own bodily experiences made traditional ethnographic modes of representation and interpretation obsolete.

Frank Cushing

The soul comes from without into the human body, as into a temporary abode, and it goes out of it anew it passes into other habitations, for the soul is immortal." "It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but only retire a little from sight and afterwards return again. Nothing is dead; men feign themselves dead, and endure mock funerals… and there they stand looking out of the window, sound and well, in some strange new disguise.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

My secret ambition was always to provide music for animation films: something with an Indian theme, either a fairy tale or mythological tale or on the Krishna theme. I still have a very deep desire, but these sorts of chances dont always come.

Ravi Shankar

I've always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development

Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Do you want my one-word secret of happiness? It's growth - mental, financial, you name it.

Harold S. Geneen

Then bless thy secret growth, nor catch At noise, but thrive unseen and dumb; Keep clean, be as fruit, earn life, and watch, Till the white-wing'd reapers come.

Henry Vaughan

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

Bertrand Arthur William Russell

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul

Plato

The secret of business is to know something nobody else knows

Aristotle Onassis

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