Leadership's Measure

“The measure of leadership is not the quality of the head, but the tone of the body. The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers.”
--Max De Pree

Miracle of Love

“This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.”
--C.S. Lewis

All Failures

“We are all failures, at least all the best of us.”
--James Matthew Barrie

A Life of Trust

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.”
--Frank Crane

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Before You Act

“Before you act for the greater good, you should know what is great and what is good."
--Jeffrey Fry

Length of Love

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
--A. A. Milne

Other People's Business

“A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business.”
--Eric Hoffer


“Don't try to be fearless. Just try to prevent fear from making your decisions for you.”
--Chris Guillebeau

Reflected Beauty

“The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Blunt Silence

“Silence is the bluntest of blunt instruments.”
--Erica Jong

A Thorny Perspective

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
--Abraham Lincoln

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Fear New Ideas

“I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.”
--John Cage

Capable Of

“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.“
--Mahatma Gandhi

Build Walls

“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”

Bad Coaching

“Good players can't overcome bad coaching.”
--Bill Belichick

Talent Everywhere

“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.”
--Erica Jong

Unexpected Happiness

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.”
--John Barrymore

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Being Happy

“I never did anything according to what anyone else wanted. That's why I think I am happy.”
--Sandra Bullock

Success In Action

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.”
--Conrad Hilton

Come For Advice

“Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected.”
--Josh Billings

Win or Lose

“Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost.”
--Martina Navratilova

How You Treat Them

“Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be.”
--Jimmy Johnson

Rob the Mind

“No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.”
--Edmund Burke

Deeds Done

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.”
--Henrik Ibsen

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Extraordinary Achievement

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”
--Matt Biondi

One Day Of

“One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn't do you any good.”
--Abe Lemons


“Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.”
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In a Tight Place

“When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you till it seems as if you couldn't hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that's just the place and time that the tide'll turn.”
--Harriet Beecher Stowe

True Patriot

“The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from its government.”
--Thomas Paine

Great Bounds

“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.”
--Leonard Bernstein

Give the Charge

“I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar.”
--Winston Churchill

Good Contract

“A contract is only as good as the people signing it.”
--Jeffrey Fry
“Simplicity is the shortest path to a solution.”
--Ward Cunningham

Our Powers

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Blessed Are

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”
--Elizabeth Bibesco

Insult Me

“For you to insult me, I must first value your opinion.”

Truth Seeker

“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”
--René Descartes

More Practice

“The more I practice, the luckier I get.”
--Gary Player

Looking Up

“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”
--Charlotte Bronte

Risk Comes

“Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.”
--Warren Buffett

Good Coaching

“A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.”
--Ara Parseghian

Sanctify Evil

“A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it.”
--William Penn

Kingly Life

“To live like a king you must work like a slave.”
--Alinafe Banda

Show Up

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
--Woody Allen

Adversity Delivers

“Adversity brings knowledge and knowledge wisdom.”
--Welsh Proverb

Face Challenges

“It's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. We're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.”
--Neil Armstrong

Very Differnt

"Losing and giving up are two very different things."
--Tom Brady

Own Faults

“How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.”
--Benjamin Franklin


“Karma has no menu. You get served what you deserve.”

Smiles are Ageless

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”
--Mark Twain

Unconventional Stop

“People will always try to stop you doing the right thing if it is unconventional.”
--Warren Buffett

Biggest Failure

“The biggest failure in life is never trying.”
--Debbi Fields

Focus on Others

“Successful people become great leaders when they learn to shift the focus from themselves to others.”
--Marshall Goldsmith

Blessed Season

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
--Hamilton Wright Mabie

Deserve Someone

“Everyone deserves someone who can make them forget their heart was ever broken.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Go Forward

“I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.”
--David Livingstone

Love and Being

“You often love someone not for what they are, but for what you are when you are with them.”
--Jeffrey Fry

What You Seek

“What you seek is seeking you.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Make People Believe

“What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is, what can you make people believe that you have done?”
--Arthur Conan Doyle

Mountain's Height

“Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.”
--Dag Hammarskjold


“Predictions are hard, especially about the future.”
--Danish Proverb

What We Make It

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.”
--Grandma Moses

Learn to Obey

“He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.”

Wasted Day

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.”
--Charlie Chaplin

Strong Women

“Strong women wear their pain like stilettos. No matter how much it hurts, all you see is the beauty of it.”
--Harriet Morgan

Fountain of Youth

“The real fountain of youth is hidden in the imagination you draw upon to face everyday challenges.”
--Sophia Loren

Best In People

“I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.”
--Rudyard Kipling

Happiness Effort

“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort.”
--Elizabeth Gilbert

My Answer

“You are in every choice I make, and no matter my decisions, you are my answer.”
--A.R. Asher

Virtue to Withstand

“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.”
--George Washington

Genius Sweats

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
--Thomas Alva Edison

Pull of Responsibility

“Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.”
--Elbert Hubbard


“Some people are like clouds, when they disappear, it's a brighter day.”

Preventive Cure

“It is better to pay the doctor than the undertaker.”
--English Proverb

Creating Oneself

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
--Henri Bergson

Good Society

“The definition of the good society is one in which virtue pays.”
--Abraham Maslow

Women are Fairer

“Women are the fairer sex, not the weaker.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Opportunist's Sandwich

“An opportunist can hand out baloney disguised as food for thought.”
--Karl Wagner

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Character is Best

“Bodily vigor is good, and vigor of intellect is even better, but far above both is character.”
--Theodore Roosevelt

Progress' Art

“The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.”
--Alfred North Whitehead

What Others See

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
--Edgar Degas

Chaos Reign

“Let chaos reign, then rein in chaos.”
--Andrew Grove

Retreating Tide

“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.”
--Warren Buffett

Even Fools

“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”
--Winston Churchill

See the Impossible

“Only those who can see the invisible, can do the impossible.”
--Jeffrey Fry

More Affectionate

“If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me.”
--W. H. Auden


“Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born.”
--Karl Lagerfeld

No Choice

“Most people have to get to a point where they don't have a choice before they'll change something.”
--Alex Marwood

Failure Event

“Failure is an event -- it is not a person.”
--Zig Ziglar

Choices Made

“One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Kindness Never Wasted

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

What We Remember

“We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Bad Relationship

“Being alone may scare you, but being in a bad relationship will damage you.”

Work With

“I would rather work with five people who really believe in what they are doing ... than five hundred who can't see the point.”
--Patrick Dixon

Live In Deeds

“We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial.”
--Philip James Bailey

Believe in Yourself

"If you don't believe in yourself, why is anyone else going to?”
--Tom Brady

My Capacity

“I have nothing special to offer except my capacity to love you.”
--A.R. Asher

Made a Difference

“Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.”
--Ronald Reagan

Strike the Iron

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.”
--William Butler Yeats

Bitter Cynic

“A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.”
--Sydney J. Harris

Risk Your Opinion

“If a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he's no good.”
--Ezra Pound

Better Envied

“It is better to be envied than pitied.”

Cowardly Stupidity

“To a coward, courage always looks like stupidity.”
--Bill Maher

Optimistic Faith

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”
--Helen Keller

Change People

“You cannot change people around you, but you can change the people you are around.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Rare Opportunity

“Opportunity is rare, and a wise man will never let it go by him.”
--Bayard Taylor

Money Unmasks

“Money doesn't change men. It merely unmasks them.”
--Henry Ford

Go and Do It

“First, say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.”

One at a Time

“There is time enough for everything in the course of the day if you do but one thing once; but there is not time enough in the year if you will do two things at a time.”
--Lord Chesterfield

Rise to the Top

“In time, the people with desire will always rise to the top.”
--Bobby Unser

What You Like

“Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.”
--George Bernard Shaw

It Is Not Work

“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.”
--Richard Bach

History in the Making

“The main thing is to make history, not to write it.”
--Otto von Bismarck

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Who Controls What

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
--George Orwell

Life is Short

“Life's too short to drink bad wine, weak coffee or cheap whiskey.”

Never Over Taken

“Since time is not a person we can over take when he is gone, let us honor him with mirth and cheerfulness of heart while he is passing.”
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Confident Capacity

“As is our confidence, so is our capacity.”
--William Hazlitt

More Important

“Being kind is more important than being right.”
--Andy Rooney

Lead People

“You manage things; you lead people.”
--Grace Hopper

Old v. Wise

“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Overcome Prejudices

“Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason, they cannot be destroyed by logic.”
--Tryon Edwards

Honest Belief

“To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.”
--John Quincy Adams

The Essential

“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.”
--Leo Babauta

Capital Thought

“Thought, not money, is the real business capital.”
--Harvey Firestone

Villainy's Masks

“Villainy wears many masks, and none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.”
--Washington Irving

Love Yourself

“Go love yourself first so you can love me.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Watch What You Do

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
--Andrew Carnegie

Fate Falls

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.”

Gossip Kiler

“Gossip dies when it hits a wise person's ears.”

Prosperous Fool

“A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.”

First Seek Virtue

“Seek first the virtues of the mind; and other things either will come, or will not be wanted.”
--Francis Bacon

Good Example

“People will always follow a good example; be the one to set a good example.”
--Anne Frank

Teach Us Lessons

“Sometimes it takes the relationships that don't last forever to teach us the lessons that will.”

Fear and Undertanding

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”
--Marie Curie

Use Your Imagination

“The great successful men of the world have used their imaginations, instead of despising them. They think ahead and create their mental picture, and then go to work materializing that picture in all its details.”
--Edward Beals

Mindful Words

“My words will either attract a strong mind or offend a weak one.”

All Apologies

“Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.“
--Tryon Edwards

Liberty and Order

“Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.”
--Theodore Roosevelt

Servant Leader

"He who would be first among you, must be servant of all."
--Jesus Christ

Go it Alone

“There exists in the world a single path along which no one can go except you: whither does it lead? Do not ask, go along it.”
--Friedrich Nietzsche

Confidence's Effect

“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”
--Joe Namath

Dead and Stupid

“When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead. It is difficult only for the others. It is the same when you are stupid.”
--Philippe Geluck

Inspire Action

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
--John Quincy Adams

Impossible Things

“Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.”
--Samuel Johnson

Deep Breaths

“Deep breaths are very useful with shallow people.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Worthwhile Ride

“Love doesn't make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
--Franklin P. Jones

Look at the Stars

“When life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars.”

Suffer the Options

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.”
--Kathleen Casey Theisen

Diet Day 2

“The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day, you’re off it.”
--Jackie Gleason

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Which Bridge

“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.”
--David Russell

To Aim At

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
--Bruce Lee

Passion's Place

“Never follow your passion, but always bring it with you.”
--Mike Rowe

My Heart

“There is my heart, and then there is you, and I’m not sure there is a difference.”
--A.R. Asher

Cheer Up

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.“
--Mark Twain

Impossible Fun

“It's kind of fun to do the impossible.”
--Walt Disney

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“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.”
--Francis Bacon

Change Relief

“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse.”
--Washington Irving

Take Action

“When you are not sure what to do, take action. You will quickly find out.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Deal with Failure

“It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.“
--Charlotte Whitton

True Heros

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”
--Arthur Ashe

Wasting Time

“Accomplishment is something you cannot buy. If you have a chance and don't make the most of it, you are wasting your time on this earth.”
--Roberto Clemente

Fair Weather Friend

“A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.”
--Robert Frost

Careful Endings

“People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.”
--Lao Tzu

Time Enough

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.”
--Rabindranath Tagore

No Surrender

“Do not surrender to fate after a single failure. Failure, at most, precedes success.”
--Sri Chinmoy

Hire for Love

“Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.”
--Henry David Thoreau

No Shrinking

“There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.”
--Marianne Williamson

Wiser Today

“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”
--Abraham Lincoln

Money Worth

“If we only use money to make our decisions about worth, we're going to get it wrong almost every time.”
--Seth Godin

Achieved Success

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.”
--Bessie Anderson Stanley

Too Insanet to Explain

“I am too insane to explain and you are too normal to understand.”


“Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.”
--Friedrich Nietzsche

Safest Place

“I hold you in the safest place I keep. Somewhere between memories and scars.”
--Nicole Lyons

Calm Seas

“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.”
--Publilius Syrus

Distaster's Opportunity

“I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity."
--John Davidson Rockefeller, Sr.

Remember Why

“When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.”

Execution is All

“Ideas are cheap, execution is everything.''
--Chris Sacca

Reality Persists

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”
--Philip K. Dick

Painful Moments

“The most painful moment in my life also became the moment I showed the most strength and courage.”
--Cecelia Ahern

Dwell on Dreams

“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
--J.K. Rowling

Bad Behavior

“If the payoff for those in power doing bad behavior is high, and the odds of getting caught and punished are low, bad behavior happens every time.”
--Scott Adams

Hell And Beyond

“When you are going through hell, keep going.”
--Winston Churchill

Bad Government

“History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.”
--Thomas Jefferson

Complete Yourself

“It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself.”
--Betty Friedan

Door Slammed

“Sometimes, you need a door slammed in your face before you can hear opportunity knock.”
--James Geary

Light to the Blind

“It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.”
--T. S. Eliot

Not Perfect

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
--John Steinbeck

Catch Bricks

“A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.”
--David Brinkley

Drip, Drip, Drip

“To improve oneself you must be as persistent as the drip, drip, drip of water filling a bucket. Do a little bit, every day.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Stand Alone

“Know what you are worth, follow your dreams, even if you have to stand alone.”

Will Not Follow

“I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.”
--Muriel Strode

Superior to Circumstance

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside themselves was superior to circumstance.”
--Bruce Fairchild Barton

Find Happiness

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
--J.K. Rowling

Better Than You Think

“Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
--Timothy Ferriss

Rule Change

“If you try to apply the same rules to every person or circumstance, creativity will wither and die.”
--Nolan Bushnell

What It Takes

“Everyone want to be successful until they see what it really takes.”

Your Job, Your Passion

“The mere fact of being able to call your job your passion is success in my eyes.”
--Alicia Vikander

Living and Dying

“Each day’s passing brings us closer to death, but without their passing there is no life.“
--Chip Thomson

Given Away

“I am yours. Don’t give myself back to me.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Invent the Future

“Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
--Alan Kay

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No Stopping Science

“Science cannot be stopped. Man will gather knowledge no matter what the consequences.”
--Linus Pauling

Stirs the Soul

“Whatever it is that stirs your soul, listen to that. Everything else is just noise.”
--Nicole Lyons

Avoiding Danger

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”
--Helen Keller

What You Do

“You are what you do. If you do boring, stupid, monotonous work, chances are you'll end up boring, stupid, and monotonous.”
--Bob Black

How to Die

“Die with memories, not dreams.”

Keep Learning

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for learning, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”
--Atwood H. Townsend

High Expectations

“High expectations are the key to everything.”
--Sam Walton

Knows Best

“He knows the water best who has waded through it.”
--Danish Proverb

If I Didn't Try

“I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.”
--Nikki Giovanni

In Definition

“Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.”

Now Push You

“Wisdom comes when you realize the pain, people, or problems life used to produce you now push you.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Choice, not Chance

“Choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”

Honorable Relationship

“An honorable human relationship -- that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word ‘love’ – is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.”
--Adrienne Rich

Make Yourself Useful

“You can render to humanity no greater service than to make the most of yourself.”
--Wallace Whattles

Reconized Merits

“Do not be concerned that no one recognizes your merits; be concerned that you may not recognize others'.”

Restless Discontent

“Restlessness is discontent, and discontent is the first necessity of progress.”
--Thomas Edison

Falling Over

“You don't learn to walk by following rules, you learn by doing and by falling over.”
--Richard Branson

Courageous Enough

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
--Muhammad Ali

Bad Company

“Better alone than in bad company.”
--Spanish Proverb

Girls Good and Bad

“The only difference between a good girl and a bad girl, is that a good girl is very selective with whom she is bad with.”

Beyond Yourself

“True happiness comes when you give your best in something beyond yourself.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Get Out Alive

“Do not take life too seriously -- you will never get out of it alive.”
--Elbert Hubbard

Plan's Purpose

“One does not plan and then try to make circumstances fit those plans. One tries to make plans fit the circumstances.”
--George S. Patton

Office of Government

“The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.”
--William Ellery Channing

What Others Think

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”
--Lao Tzu

Kill the Pain

“Kill painful memories by creating better ones.”
--R. H. Sin

Worth Doing

“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.”
--Louis D. Brandeis

Alcohol and Ignorance

“Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you.”
--Jay M. Bylsma

Arrogance Circumstance

“There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: One is when you're wrong and you can't face it; the other is when you're right and nobody else can face it.”
--Criss Jami

When You Learn

“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”
--Willa Cather

Never Twice

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”
--George Bernard Shaw

Happiness Lost

“Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it.”

Lies Within

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

On The Return

“To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.”
--Chinese Proverb

Leadership's Charge

“Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.”
--Simon Sinek

Certain Size Greatness

“Greatness after all, in spite of its name, appears to be not so much a certain size as a certain quality in human lives. It may be present in lives whose range is very small.”
--Phillips Brooks

Love a Man

“I ain't afraid to love a man. I ain't afraid to shoot him either.”
--Annie Oakley

Persistent Idea

“When you find an idea that you just can't stop thinking about, that's probably a good one to pursue.”
--Josh James

Tell The Truth

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
--Mark Twain

Other Noise

“Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
--Steve Jobs

Exclusive Knowledge

“The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.”
--Aristotle Onassis


“Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice.”
--Henry David Thoreau

Education Costs

“Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."
--Claus Moser

Art of Wisdom

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”
--William James

Nothing Without Courage

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”

Listen More

“We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.”

Common Sense

“My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.”
--Helen Gurley Brown

Why Not?

“You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'”
--George Bernard Shaw

Making or Faking

“Making mistakes is better than faking perfections.”

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Sheep to Slaughter

“If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments, the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
--George Washington

The Sun and the Moon

“The sun loves the moon so much that he dies every night to let her breathe, and in return, she reflects his love.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Gift of Learning

“Learning is a gift, even if pain is the teacher.”
--James Garner

Age's Prespective

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”
--Muhammad Ali

Consequence of Failure

“Let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed.”
--Jordan Belfort

Short and Sweet

“A short saying often contains much wisdom.”

Can't Get it Wrong

“Don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong.”

People Don't Think

“How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.”
--Adolph Hitler

End of War

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

Loving Yourself

“Worry about loving yourself, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.”

Make Yourself Happy

“Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.”
--Alice Walker


“Relationships of trust depend on our willingness to look not only to our own interests, but also the interests of others.”
--Peter Farquharson


“If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.”
--Steven Wright

Better Behavior

“Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does.”
--Sukhraj S. Dhillon

Think About Yourself

“What people think about you is not important. What you think about yourself means everything.”

Conquer Self

“The first and best victory is to conquer self. To be conquered by self is, of all things, the most shameful and objectionable.”

Own Nothing

“Understand that you own nothing. Everything that surrounds you is temporary, only the love in your heart will last forever.”
--Leon Brown

Before You Are Dead

“Don't die before you're dead.”
--Rachel Wolchin

Challenged Life

“Most people rust out due to lack of challenge, few are due to overuse.”

Just an Illusion

“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”
--Charles Addams

Stay the Same

“Things remain the same because it is impossible to change very much without changing most of everything.”
--Ted Sizer

Fear's Time

“There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.”
--George S. Patton

Touch of Love

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”

What You Give

“The most important thing in any relationship is not what you get but what you give.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Humor and Imagination

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.”
--Francis Bacon

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Hang by a Hair

“All great events hang by a hair. The man of ability takes advantage of everything and neglects nothing that can give him a chance of success.”
--Napoleon Bonaparte

Friend or Foe

“Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend.”
--Mike Tyson

Sands of Time

“The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.”
--Niccolo Machiavelli

Enjoy the Madness

“Fall in love with the person who enjoys your madness, not an idiot who forces you to be normal.”

Whole Love

“Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

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Listen with Intent

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
--Stephen R. Covey

Always In Demand

“Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.”
--Roger Babson

Reading for the Mind

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
--Joseph Addison

Political Language

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ”
--George Orwell

Perfect World

“If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.”
--Yogi Berra

The Life You Lead

“People pay for what they do, and, still more, for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply: by the lives they lead.”
--James Baldwin

Between Living and Dead

“There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.”
--Thornton Wilder

How You Go

“People go, but how they left, stays.”
--Rupi Kaur

Knowledge and Wisdom

“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.”
--Sandra Carey

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Window of Opportunity

“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”

Fear of Flying

“I have accepted fear as a part of life, specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: Turn back.”
--Erica Jong

Cheers to You

“Cheers to the people who love us, the losers who lost us, and the lucky bastards who get to meet us.”

Very Expensive Gift

“Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.”
--Warren Buffett

Suffering is Optional

“Pain is certain, suffering is optional.”

Fearing to Fail

“There is no disgrace in honest failure; there is disgrace in fearing to fail.”
--Henry Ford

Length of Success

“The success of most things depends upon knowing how long it will take to succeed.”
--Charles Montesquieu

Kill with Honey

“Why would you use poison if you can kill with honey.“
--Bosnian Proverb

Look at the Stars

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
--Oscar Wilde

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Best Age

“Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.”
--Francis Bacon

Worthless Plans

“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.”
--Dwight D. Eisenhower

Unloved Relief

“It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home.”
--Mother Teresa

Too Expensive

“Anything that costs you your integrity is too expensive.”
--Jeffrey Fry

That Which Lingers

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.”
--Alfred Lord Tennyson

As An Option

“Failure has to be an option. No important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk.”
--James Cameron

Be Observant

“I'm not smart. I try to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.”
--Bernard Baruch

Well Written

“A poor idea well written is more likely to be accepted than a good idea poorly written.“
--Isaac Asimov

Apart from the Tribe

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.”
--Rudyard Kipling

No Feet

“I felt sorry for myself because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.”
--Jewish Proverb

Head Down

“If I ever let my head down, it will be just to admire my shoes.”

Victory & Defeat

“From victory we learn little, from defeat - everything.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Nothing Conferred, Nothing Perceived

“Minds that have nothing to confer find little to perceive.”
--William Wordsworth

Stay Alone

“If your goals set you apart from the crowd, stay alone.”

Mind the Virtue

“An open mind is a virtue so long as all the common sense has not leaked out.”

Hanging Over The Brink

“No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.”
--Napoleon Hill

Save Ourselves

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

That Is Love

“When someone else's happiness is your happiness, that is love.”
--Lana Del Rey

Luck Factor

“Of course I believe in luck. How otherwise to explain the success of some people you detest?”
--Jean Cocteau

Don't Quit

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’”
--Muhammad Ali

Rain Your Kindness

“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgement but rain your kindness equally on all.”

Lost Life

“Life is not lost by dying! Life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand, small, uncaring ways.”
--Stephen Vincent Benét

What Separates

“I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the nonsuccessful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard.”
--Steve Jobs

Comfortable Lie

“But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”
--Khaled Hosseini

Not a Truth

“Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.”
--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Watch and Learn

“You can observe a lot just by watching.”
--Yogi Berra

When It Is Over

“When it’s over, leave. Don’t continue watering a dead flower.”

Find Sweetness

“Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Full of Crap

“Excuses are like assholes. Everyone has one and they are usually good for crap.”

Making The Man

“Wealth is not in making money, but in making the man while he is making money.”
--John Wicker

It Is Not Easier

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”
--Steve Maraboli

Take Risks

“Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.”

Give a Damn

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”
--Orson Welles

The Strongest People

“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of the world but those who fight and win battles that others do not know anything about.”
--Jonathan Harnisch

Hustle in Place

“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”
--Thomas Edison

Love is Strange

“Love is a very strange thing. If you try to give it out, you get more back. You try to hang on to it, you lose it.”
--Warren Buffett

People Won't Change

“Sometimes the best solution is to stop trying to change people.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Curiosity's Cure?

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”
--Dorothy Parker

Superior Women

“I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men; they are far superior and always have been.”
--William Golding

Exert Your Strength

“There are two ways of exerting one's strength: One is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”
--Booker T. Washington

The Right Place

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
--Douglas Adams

Most Problems

“Most problems, if you give them enough time and space, will eventually wear themselves out.”

A Large Heart

“A large heart can be filled with very little.”
--Antonio Porchia

Prove me Wrong

“Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.”
--John Kenneth Galbraith

Political Choices

“Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.”
--J. K. Galbraith

Out of Darkness

“How will your light break through the darkness if all you do is focus on all that is negative in the world?”
--Anna Cummings

Do Not Deny It

“You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren’t busy denying them.”
--Stephen Covey

Quietly Maturing

“Maturing is realizing how many things don't require your comment.”
--Rachel Wolchin

Inaction Breeds

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
--Dale Carnegie

Love Lost

“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.”
--Khalil Gibran

Live Amazing

“Make today so amazing yesterday gets jealous.”

The Scent of Victory

“Winning is like a deodorant. It covers up a lot that stinks.”
--Doc Rivers

Drama Ends

“Maturity begins when drama ends.”

Bitter Heart

“The bitter heart eats its owner.”
--Bantu Proverb

Young Opinions

“We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.”
--Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Creatures of Circumstance

“Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.”
--Benjamin Disraeli

The Sun and the Moon

“The sun watches what I do, but the moon knows all my secrets.”
--J.M. Wonderland

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Worth Knowing

“The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.”
--Oscar Wilde


“You will never be alone if you like the person you are with when you are by yourself.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Finest Hour

“Man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.”
--Vince Lombardi

What Hurts

“A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.”
--Steven Wright

Look for Happiness

“Do not look for happiness in the same place you lost it.”
--Odette Marie Artime

Be a Prisoner

“Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.”
--Lao Tzu

Hope or Certainty

"Never mistake a hope for a certainty."
--Julian Fellowes

Advance Action

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”
--Marcus Aurelius

Resolve to Perform

“Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Fail by Association

“Most people fail not necessarily because who they are, but whom they are with.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Progress's Trail

“The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause.”
--Emma Goldman

Taken for Granted

“Every gain made by individuals or societies is almost instantly taken for granted.”
--Aldous Huxley

Meet The Dream

“Sometimes we have the dream but we are not ourselves ready for the dream. We have to grow to meet it.”
--Louis L'Amour

It Happens

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”
--Frank Lloyd Wright

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Complain about Weather

“Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”
--Charles Dudley Warner

Opportunity Rises

“Opportunity arises when a seemingly impossible task is met with an improbable solution.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Business Opportunities

“Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming.”
--Richard Branson

Fight and Fornicate

“No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens.”
--Abraham Lincoln

Someplace Else

“If you don't know where you're going, you'll end up someplace else.”
--Yogi Berra

Stop for Dogs

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”
--Winston Churchill

Surrounded By

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.”
--Steven Winterburn

From Whom You Steal

“To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.”
--Steven Wright


“Silence gives consent, or a horrible feeling that nobody's listening.”
--Franklin P. Jones

Common Man

“Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men of talent.”
--Theodore Thornton Munger


“Investing in a startup does not make you an entrepreneur any more than buying a grand piano makes you a concert pianist.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Opinion Independent

“In order to realize our true self we must be willing to live without being dependent upon the opinion of others.”
--Bruce Lee

Nothing Like Excess

“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.”
--Oscar Wilde

Clear Conscience

“A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.”
--Steven Wright

Make a Statement

“I wasn’t satisfied just to earn a good living. I was looking to make a statement.”
--Donald J. Trump

Success' Parentage

“Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan.”
--English Proverb

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How Are You?

“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are, and then wait to hear the answer."”
--Ed Cunningham

Heavy Burdens

“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.”
--Najwa Zebian

Punched in the Mouth

“Everyone has a plan 'til they get punched in the mouth.”
--Mike Tyson

Courage's Mount

“Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.”
--Clare Boothe Luce

More Wealth New Troubles

“For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.”

Freedom's Length

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it.”
--Ronald Reagan

First Class

“Once you have gone first class, everything else is coach.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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The Best Day

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Talent is Cheap

“Talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work and study.”
--Stephen King

Teacher Effects

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
--Henry Adams

Come To Pass

“What you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.”
--Paul J. Meyer


“Hope is a waking dream.”

Silence Speaks

“I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Strength in Tenacity

“My strength lies solely in my tenacity.”
--Louis Pasteur

Being Nobody

“Being like everybody is the same as being nobody.”
--Rod Serling


“Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining.”
(misattributed to Theodore Roosevelt)

It Ain't Easy

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.”
--Marie Curie

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Nearer Your Goal

“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer your goal.”
--Elbert Hubbard

Enable the Future

“Your task is not to foresee the future, but to enable it.”
--Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Experimental Life

“Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Growth for Growth

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”
--Edward Abbey

Change Reality

“What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.”

Never Be Ashamed

“A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.”
--Alexander Pope

Inbred Character

“Skills can be trained, character is inbred.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Dare To Be Powerful

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
--Audre Lorde

Fulfilled Happiness

“Happiness is mostly a byproduct of doing what makes us feel fulfilled.”
--Benjamin Spock


“Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.”
--Joseph Heller

Coward's Stupidity

“To a coward, courage always looks like stupidity.”
--Bill Maher

Whine Over

“The worst lesson that can be taught a man is to rely upon others and to whine over his sufferings.”
--Theodore Roosevelt

Hope Nor Fear

“That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.”
--Anatole France

Grateful Greatness

“Those who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness.”
--Steve Maraboli

Approach a Fool

“Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.”
--Kelly Eileen Hake

Need to Know

“All education amounts to is knowing how to find out what you need to know.”
--Dr. Robert Engass

Hard Things

“There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.“
--Benjamin Franklin

Rush Through Life

“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.“
--Will Rogers

Devoted to Service

“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”
--Henry Ford

Three Movements

“All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Spoil Not

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

Want to Learn

“You cannot teach a person anything who does not want to learn.”
--Jeffrey Fry

A Different Road

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.”
--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Momentum's Creation

“When you're that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can't really tell whether you have created the momentum or it's creating you.”
--Annie Lennox

Rejects Change

“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.”
--Harold Wilson

Don't Stop

“Don't stop when you're tired. Stop when you're done.”

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Highest Calling

“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.”
--Harvey Firestone

Hope's Happiness

“Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps the chief happiness which this world affords.”
--Samuel Johnson

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All Progess

“All progress occurs because people dare to be different.”
--Harry Millner

Well Done

“The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great Products

“Great products work far better than great ads do.”
--Seth Godin

Life In the Balance

“Life is a balance between holding on and letting go.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Mind Made Up

“I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear.”
--Rosa Parks

Success Secrets

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”
--Colin Powell

Let You Down

“Accept the fact that some people didn’t intend to let you down. Their best is just less than you expected.”
--Thema Davis

Choice is Yours

“You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.”
--Jim Rohn

Vison and Action

“Vision without action is merely a dream, action without vision is merely passing time, but vision with action can change the world.”
--Nelson Mandela

Love in Giving

“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
--Mother Teresa

Real Mistake

“A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.”
--B.F. Skinner

Been Through Hell

“I love when people that have been through hell walk out of the flames carrying buckets of water for those still consumed by the fire.”
--Stephanie Sparkles

Reasonable Confidence

“Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.”
--Norman Vincent Peale

Doing Right

“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”
--Isaac Asimov

Patience, Love

“Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

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Walk the Talk

“The essence of a culture is in its performance, not its proclamations.”
--Andrew Vachss

Listen Here

“Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows.”
--American Indian Proverb

No Alternative

“The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.”
--Henry Kissinger

Conduct Character

“Therefore only an utterly senseless person can fail to know that our characters are the result of our conduct.”

Like Most People

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t. So that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”

True Perfection

“That is the true perfection of man, to find out his imperfections.”
--St. Augustine

One Boss

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”
--Sam Walton

Face Change

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
--James Arthur Baldwin

In Your Heart

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Patient Persistence

“Opportunity may come to the patient, but always comes to the persistent.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Human Freedoms

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.”
--Viktor Frankl

Hustle Beats Talent

“Hustle beats talent when talent doesn’t hustle.”
--Ross Simmonds

Die Daily

“Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.”
--Napoleon Bonaparte

Silent Followers

“Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.”
--Andy Stanley

Price of Security

“They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Past Disappointment

“Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.”
--Henry Ward Beecher

Fight Bureaucracy

“Successful organizations stay successful by fighting off their instinct to support the creation of a bureaucracy.”
--Seth Godin

Kept Working

“I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep.”
--Greg Evans

Do Nothing

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
--Edmund Burke

Truth and Greatness

“If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.”
--Horace Mann

Not Happy

“Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.”

Character Counts

“The ultimate measure of a person is not where they stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where they stand at times of challenge and controversy.”
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pefect Beauty

“A beautiful thing is never perfect.”
--Egyptian Proverb

What You Want To

“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”
--Bob Dylan

Willing To Do

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.”
--Jim Rohn

A Good Steward

“Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears.“
--Jane Kenyon

Change the World

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.”
--Karl Marx

Perfection's Progress

“Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.”

Just Start

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
--Zig Ziglar

Times of Distress

“Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you.”
--Herbert Gasser

Our Choices

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
--J.K. Rowling

Sky's the Limit

“Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”
--Paul Brandt

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Change is Beauty

“To some will come a time when change itself is beauty, if not heaven.”
--Edwin Arlington Robinson

Excellence Comes

“Excellence does not come from believing in excellence, but from constant change, challenge, and improvement.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Future Investments

“Those who are unwilling to invest in the future haven't earned one.”
--H.W. Lewis

Secret Destinations

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
--Martin Buber

Work Out Best

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”
--John Wooden

The Best Things

“The best things in life are free. The second-best are very expensive.”
--Coco Chanel

The Greatest Loss

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”
--Norman Cousins

No Great Men

“There are no great men. There are only great challenges, which ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet.”
--William Frederick Halsey Jr.

The Ideal Distance

“Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.”
--John Galsworthy

Modest Speech

“The superior person is modest in their speech but exceeds in their actions.”

Work and Talent

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
--Tim Notke

Great Aint Easy

“Nothing great ever came that easy.”
--Kresley Cole

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Stock Clerk

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.”
--J.C. Penny

Now Fly

“You have escaped the cage. Your wings are stretched out. Now fly.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Potent Combo

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”
--Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.


“Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.”

Don't Really Matter

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.”
--Francis Chan

Best of All Worlds

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.”
--James Branch Cabell

Little Things

“A bunch of little things plus time equals a big thing.”
--Barry Thornton

In The Sunshine

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”
--Louisa May Alcott

Recall Truth

“The truth can only be recalled, never invented.”
--Marilyn Monroe

True Perfection

“The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.”
--Oscar Wilde

Know Best

“The things we know best are the things we haven't been taught.”
--Marquis de Vauvenargues