Foundation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old foundation quotes, foundation sayings, and foundation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. Zig Ziglar
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. Saint Augustine
The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being. Lech Walesa
When you have a spiritual foundation, you look at poverty differently then. Dennis Banks
Burdens are the foundations of ease and bitter things the forerunners of pleasure. Rumi
Good order is the foundation of all good things. Edmund Burke
A society built upon a foundation of vengeance is a society doomed to destroy itself. Richelle E. Goodrich
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone—but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding. Bette Davis
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau
Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance. Daniel Kahneman
Your inner strength is your outer foundation. Allan Rufus
That love which does not build a foundation on good sense is doomed. Ian McEwan
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. Diogenes
Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve. Les Brown
The loftiest edifices need the deepest foundations. George Santayana
Enjoy your happiness while you have it, and while, you have it do not too closely scrutinize its foundation. Joseph Farrell
Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The foundations of a person are not in matter but in spirit. Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time. David Allan Coe
Humility is the foundation by which love manifests. Radhanath Swami
The foundation of the true joy is in the conscience. Seneca The Younger
Faith is the fountain, the foundation and the fosterer of obedience. Charles Spurgeon
The foundation of joyful independence is being content with yourself; self-love. Bryant McGill
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own. Charlotte Bronte
The foundation of morality should not be made dependent on myth nor tied to any authority lest doubt about the myth or about the legitimacy of the authority imperil the foundation of sound judgment and action. Albert Einstein
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death. Anne Frank
Hold prayer in high esteem. It is the foundation of all the virtues, and the source of all grace needed to sanctify ourselves and to discharge the duties of our employment. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. David Brinkley
And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J.K. Rowling
Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character. Robert E. Lee
You can't build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you're going to have a strong superstructure. Gordon B. Hinckley