proverbs 12

Proverbs, twelve


Here are some sayings or proverbs. What do they mean? Do you agree with them? Give examples from real life.

111. “In their time, the great creators — the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors — stood alone against the establishment.” Ayn Rand, writer

112. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy

113. “And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” (Don’t ask what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country). John F. Kennedy, 35th US president.

114a. “You must do the things today that others will not do so that you can have the things tomorrow that others will not have.” Anonymous

114b. “Don’t be afraid to be unique or speak your mind, because that’s what makes you different from everyone else.” Dave Thomas, Wendy’s founder

115a. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

115b. “It is not failure itself that holds you back; it is the fear of failure (and success) that paralyzes you.” Brian Tracy, businessman, author, speaker

116. “Luck is what happens when preparedness and opportunity meet.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman statesman, Stoic philosopher.

117. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Frederick Douglass

118. “Only those who constantly retool themselves stand a chance of staying employed in the years ahead.” Tom Peters, Author

119. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” Zig Ziglar, Author, speaker

120. “The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.” Henry Ford, car industrialist

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