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William Feather
August 25, 1889 - January 7, 1981
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

An idea isn't worth much until a man is found who has the energy and ability to make it work.


The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations.


We always admire the other person more after we've tried to do his job.


That they may have a little peace, even the best dogs are compelled to snarl occasionally.


The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can.


Few of us get anything without working for it.


Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.


The best sermon is preached by the minister who has a sermon to preach and not by the man who has to preach a sermon.


Don't let ambition get so far ahead that it loses sight of the job at hand.


Every social injustice is not only cruel, but it is economic waste.


Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.


Wealth flows from energy and ideas.


A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.


One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.


Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.


If you're naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don't like.


If we do not discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.


One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.


The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.


Beware of the person who can't be bothered by details.


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