New is Better

“People are usually more interested in what is new, rather than what is better.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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In the Morning

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
--Marcus Aurelius

See it Through

“A plan is only as good as those who see it through.”
--Unknown

Consistent Common Sense

“Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.”
--An Wang

Secret to Life

“The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself.”
--W. Somerset Maugham

Dark Subject

“The darker the subject, the more light you must try to shed on the matter.”
--Alan Ayckbourn

Schadenfreude

“Never find your delight in another's misfortune.”
--Publius Syrus

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Dream of Success

“A lot of people dream of success, very few get up every morning and make it happen.”
--Wayne Huizenga

Certainty

“Two things I will forever be sure about. Gravity and how love pulls on my heart.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Lone Running

“Running alone is the toughest. You get to the point where you have to keep pushing yourself.”
--Walter Payton

Risk More, Dream More

“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”
--Howard Schultz

Past, Present, Future

“Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear.”
--Lolly Daskal

About Statistics

“It is easy to lie with statistics. It is hard to tell the truth without them.”
--Andrejs Dunkels

Right or Popular

“Remember that what is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.”
--Latin Proverb

Not the Bang

“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.”
--Alfred Hitchcock

Always Doing

“It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.”
--Thomas Jefferson

Summer Love

“Summer loves, like summer breezes, are never as hot or long as they pretend to be.”
--Jeffrey Fry

No Greater Reward

“There is no greater reward than working from your heart and making a difference in the world.”
--Carlos Santana

Stirring Within

“Experience has taught me that you cannot value dreams according to the odds of their coming true. Their real value is in stirring within us the will to aspire.”
--Sonia Sotomayor

Think Crazy

“Sometimes it's to your advantage for people to think you're crazy.”
--Thelonious Monk

Time Sink

“A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours.”
--Milton Berle

Enough For Life

“To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.”
--T. S. Eliot

Paddle Your Canoe

“As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.”
--Katharine Hepburn

Future Interest

“My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.”
--Charles F. Kettering

Better to Believe

“It is better to believe than to disbelieve, in so doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility.”
--Albert Einstein

Good For You

“Don’t make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what’s actually good for you.”
--Eric Thomas

Creativity Unchained

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
--Erich Fromm

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Hope and Despair

“The difference between hope and despair is a different way of telling stories from the same facts.”
--Alain de Botton

Fall in Love

“Fall in love with someone who is both your safe place and your greatest adventure.”
--Bianca Sparacino

Respect Thyself

“Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within.”
--Steven H. Coogler

Master Love

“Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love.”
– Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Call to Action

“Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.”
--Billings Learned Hand

Greatness In Balance

“Somewhere in the world there is defeat for everyone. Some are destroyed by defeat, and some made small, and mean by victory. Greatness lives in one who triumphs equally over defeat and victory.”
--John Steinbeck

On Top

“It's harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb.”
--Pat Summitt

Painful Experience

“The only thing more painful than learning from experience is not learning from experience.”
--Unknown

Destiny's Picture

“We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.”
--Dag Hammarskjold

Eventually See

“The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.”
--Edward R. Murrow

Pay No Attention

“Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.”
--Jean Sibelius

Time and Resources

“When faced with having too little time and not enough resources there are two delivery choices: be scrappy or crappy. Scrappy is unpolished, flexible, resilient, better than good enough and cares about impact. We all know what crappy is.”
--Seth Godin

Rea Power

“Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.”
--Clint Eastwood

What Matters

“Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.”
--Margaret Peters

Willing to Work

“If you aren’t willing to work for it, don’t complain about not having it.”
--Toby McKeekan

Courage Dares

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”
--Lao Tzu

In Matters

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
--Thomas Jefferson

Explain Why

“You can spend an hour explaining how to slice a lemon--if you first explain why it is important to know.”
--Ken Futch

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Trying

“Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing.”
--Lucy Maud Montgomery

Life In Camera

“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.”
--Unknown

Arrived

“Once we think we've arrived, it's the beginning of the end. We should always ask ourselves, what did we miss or do wrong?”
--David de Rothschild

Fishing for Ideas

“Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper.”
--David Lynch

Choose to Change

“You cannot make people change. But you can create an environment where they choose to.”
--Seth Godin

Obtaining Self-Respect

“Having self-esteem is easy, obtaining self-respect is the real challenge.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Meaning of Life

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
--Joshua J. Marine

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Plans are Useless

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
--Dwight D. Eisenhower

Experience Teaches

“Experience teaches you how to do things you never want to do again.”
--Zelda Fitzgerald

The Only Thing

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”
--Albert Schweitzer

Magic Trick

“Snatching the eternal out of the desperately fleeting is the great magic trick of human existence.”
--Tennessee Williams

How and Why

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
--Friedrich Nietzsche

Freedom's Freedom

“Freedom is being you without anyone’s permission.”
--Unknown

Knowledge's Dividend

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Friends and Enemies

“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.”
--Tim Fargo

Succeed in Life

“You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.”
--Vernon Howard

Engine of Innovation

“Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth.”
--Edith Widder

Fear Death?

“Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do?”
--Epicurus

Don't Take it Personally

“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.”
--Don Miguel Ruiz

Resilient Spirit

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.”
--Bern Williams

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A Little Extra

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
--Jimmy Johnson

No Separation

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Actions Interpret Thoughts

“The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
--James Joyce

Pursue Our Hopes

“We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.”
--John F. Kennedy

Happiness and Love

“To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.”
--Helen Rowland

Easy Living

“Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier.”
--Bruce Springsteen

Stray From Yourself

“Don’t ever stray away from yourself to get closer to someone else.”
--Unknown

Doing Nothing

“Doing nothing can sometimes be the most effective form of action.”
--Kevin Kwan

A Slow Process

“Success is a slow process, and quitting does not speed it up.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Meaningful Life

“I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.”
--Corazon Aquino

A Small Package

“Being all wrapped up in yourself makes you a very small package.”
--Alford Frost

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Micromanage

“Great leaders, and great gardeners, resist the temptation to micromanage. They know that flowers cannot grow if you keep jerking them out of the ground to check the roots.”
--Rodger Dean Duncan

Death by Monotony

“I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.”
--Charlotte Brontë

Battle Plan

“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”
--Helmuth von Moltke

Good Old Days

“I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them.”
--Andy Bernard

Life Expectations

“Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.”
--Shari R. Barr

Mind Your Achievements

“Anything the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
--Napoleon Hill

Be The Best

“In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it.”
--Aliko Dangote

Small Beginning

“Everything is small in the beginning then increases except trouble, which is great at its beginning, then decreases.”
--Arab Proverb

Find Happiness

“Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it.”
--J. Petit Senn

Not A Good Strategy

“Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.”
--Jimmy Spithill

Mutual Love

“The origin is the lack of mutual love. All the disorders of the world have this cause and this alone.”
--Mozi

Mark of Greatness

“The mark of a great person is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.”
--Brandon Sanderson

Life's Lubricant

“Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life.”
--Dustin Hosterler

Know It All

“One who imagines himself to be all-knowing will surely suffer on account of his ignorance.”
--Ali ibn Abi Talib

Job Growth

“When you look at people who are thriving in their jobs, you notice that they didn't find them, they made them.”
--Ashley Goodall

Master Yourself

“Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.”
--Lao Tzu

Hard Work

“Hard work is often the easy work you did not do at the proper time.”
--Bernard Meltzer

Ethical Responsibility

“Ethics is in its unqualified form extended responsibility with regard to everything that has life.”
--Albert Schweitzer

Stress Spice

“Stress is like spice -- in the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you.”
--Donald Tubesing

Fear of Power

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
--Marianne Williamson

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Worth Doing

“Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.”
--Philip Stanhope

Creative People

“All creative people want to do the unexpected.”
--Hedy Lamarr

No Shame

“There is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.”
--George Soros

Just One Yes

“All you need is one person to say yes to an idea.”
--Joy Mangano

Understand the Past Present

“The present enables us to understand the past, not the other way round.”
--A.J.P. Taylor

Stand Like a Tree

“If you stand for a reason, be prepared to stand alone like a tree, and if you fall on the ground, fall like a seed that grows back to fight again.”
--Unknown

Fav Five

“You are the average of the five people you hang out with the most.”
--Ben Glass

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How You Act

“I do not care what people believe, I care how they act.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Intense Focus

“The time that leads to mastery is dependent on the intensity of our focus.”
--Robert Greene

No Longer Listen

“I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies.”
--Winston Churchill

Work Harder Than

“If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you'll beat him though he has more talent than you.”
--Bart Starr

Nature Wins

“In an argument with man and nature, nature wins 100% of the time.”
--Mike Clarke

Unusual Risk

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
--Jim Rohn

Real Magic

“Real magic comes from a brilliant idea combined with willpower, tenacity, and a willingness to make mistakes.”
--Lori Greiner

Gentle Death Kiss

“To take myself too seriously is the gentle kiss of death.”
--Leon Redbone

Time and Space

“Strategy is the art of making use of time and space. I am less concerned about the later than the former. Space we can recover, lost time never.”
--Napoleon Bonaparte

Success Penalty

“The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.”
--Nancy Astor

Penalized for Honesty

“When a man is penalized for honesty he learns to lie.”
--Criss Jam

Music Changes World

“The world changes when there's music in it.”
--Michael Tilson Thomas

Perfect Perspective

“It’s great to have gray hair. Ask anyone who’s bald.”
--Rodney Dangerfield

Speculate on Failure

“It's bad policy to speculate on what you'll do if a plan fails, when you're trying to make a plan work.”
--Condoleezza Rice

Not Like Ordinary Men

“To consider oneself different from ordinary men is wrong, but it is right to hope that one will not remain like ordinary men.”
--Yoshida Shoin

Best Teacher

“Your best teacher is the person offering you your greatest challenge.”
--Cheryl Richardson

Unnoticed Failure

“Nobody is going to notice your failure. Your failure is not going to be so spectacular that people write news stories about it. Your failure will be boring.”
--Kumail Nanjiani

Know Their Name

“If you want to let someone know that they’re loved, call them by their name. After all, someone loved them enough to give them one.”
--Tom Ryan

Aid and Avail

“I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then if possible add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.”
--Wilbur Wright

Skill Set

“Every expert began as an amateur.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Work With Friends

“When you're working with your friends, it doesn't feel like it's work.”
--Ken Jeong

Lack of Time

“Lack of time is actually lack of priorities.”
--Tim Ferriss

Possessions Possessed

“It is a rare individual who is not possessed by their possessions.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Virtues and Vices

“Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.” 
--Benjamin Franklin

Blind Faith

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”
--Ralph Hodgson

Get Even

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”
--John Southard

Accept Chaos

“I accept chaos. I am not sure whether it accepts me.”
--Bob Dylan

Do or Die

“How many things apparently impossible have nevertheless been performed by resolute men who had no alternative but death.”
--Napoleon Bonaparte

Agreeable Person

“My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.”
--Benjamin Disraeli

Never Fade

“Our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we've touched.”
--Will Fetters

Inner Peace

“Finding inner peace is vital. If you don't have inner peace, you are not living.”
--Kristoff St. John

Humor's Defense

“Humor is just another defense against the universe.”
--Mel Brooks

Luck's Revolving Door

“Luck's a revolving door, you just need to know when it's your time to walk through.”
--Stan Lee

Enjoy Life

“I enjoy life because I enjoy making other people enjoy it.”
--Tim Conway

Step off the Edge

“I had very little idea of what I was supposed to be doing, so I set out to learn. What I essentially did was to put one foot in front of the other, shut my eyes, and step off the edge.”
--Katharine Graham

innovation Formula

“Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.”
--Dean Kamen

Do Good Unto Others

“We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea.”
--W. H. Auden

Make Opportunities

“Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”
--Madam C.J. Walker

Going the Distance

“To see far is one thing; going there another.”
--Constantin Brancusi

Open a Door

“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.”
--Prince Philip

Making a Person

“I don't think education is so much about making a living, it's about making a person.”
--Tara Westover

Burn Faster

“Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself.”
--Harrison Ford

Do Well, Do Good

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.”
--Minor Myers Jr.

Happiest Giving

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
--H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Pain as Fuel

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”
--Kenji Miyazawa

Ageless Children

“Age merely shows what children we remain.”
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Stress's Locale

“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’”
--Eckhart Tolle

Anger Master

“The trouble with anger is, it gets hold of you. And then you aren't the master of yourself anymore. Anger is.”
--Jeanne DuPrau

Do Not Listen

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

Happiness to Others

“Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others.”
--Denis Diderot

Dangerous Carelessness

“Overconfidence is the most dangerous form of carelessness.”
--Jedi Proverb

An Unreasonable Man

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
--George Bernard Shaw

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Never Dreamed

“It is better to have dreamed a thousand dreams that never were than never to have dreamed at all.”
--Alexander Pushkin

Die a Lot

“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you'll die a lot of times.”
--Dean Smith

Improve Your Performance

“Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.”
--Malcolm X

Good-Hearted

“The effect of one good-hearted person is incalculable.”
--Oscar Arias

Plant a Garden

“If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.”
--Robert Brault

The Stress State

“Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.”
--Natalie Goldberg

Everything You Need

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
--Cicero

Secret Joys

“Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.”
--Douglas Pagels

Redemption

“The idea of redemption is always good news, even if it means sacrifice or some difficult times.”
--Patti Smith

Abundant Information

“Just because you have an abundance of information does not mean you have wisdom.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Do Not Seek Love

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

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Ideas Need Action

“An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.”
--Arnold Glasow

Leave The Skin

“The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.”
--Mark Twain

Travel the World

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”
--George Moore

Action Counts

“You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.”
--Irish Proverb

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Path to Wisdom

“Easy is the path to wisdom for those not blinded by themselves.”
--Unknown

Plentiful Universe

“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.”
--Frank Zappa

Normal History

“There is no such thing as a normal period of history. Normality is a fiction of economic textbooks.”
--Joan Robinson

Hold Your Tongue

“Sometimes you think of things to say and you don't say them and you think, "What a good decision!"”
--Jeffrey Toobin

Toss Ideas Around

“Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around.”
--Anna Quindlen

Planned Planted

“Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
--Warren Buffett

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Not Your Background

“It doesn't matter what your background is and where you come from. If you have dreams and goals, that's all that matters.”
--Serena Williams

Constant Questioning

“The constant questioning of our values and achievements is a challenge without which neither science nor society can remain healthy.”
--Aage Bohr

Heart Condition

“When I am with you, my heart soars; when away, it crawls.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Lack of Effort

“Lack of effort bends me out of shape.”
--Bernadette Locke-Mattox

Ideals like Stars

“Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.”
--Carl Schurz

Truth's Volume

“Truth is not determined by the volume of the voice.”
--Chinese Proverb

Impartial Ignorance

“Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance.”
--G.K. Chesterton

Hard To Take

“Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.”
--Franklin P. Jones

Hard Truth

“Searching for the truth is easy. Accepting the truth is hard.”
--Unknown

Leaps of Imagination

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
--Gloria Steinem

Love Equally

“Love is not honorable unless it is based on equality.”
--Marie de France

Rough Side

“It's the rough side of the mountain that's the easiest to climb; the smooth side doesn't have anything for you to hang on to.”
--Aretha Franklin

Have No Control

“If you get too engrossed and involved and concerned in regard to things over which you have no control, it will adversely affect the things over which you have control.”
--John Wooden

Surprised by Life

“I like the sense that one might still be surprised by life.”
--Albert Finney

Hold Onto Friends

“You hold onto friends by keeping your heart a little softer than your head.”
--Jedi Proverb

Change to Challenge

“Change obstacles into challenges. You might have to step back and go a different direction, but you can achieve.”
--Raye Montague

Hours in Love

“Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.”
--Colley Cibber

Magic of Words

“The real secret of magic is that the world is made of words, and that if you know the words that the world is made of, you can make of it whatever you wish.”
--Terence McKenna

A Fool's Life

“He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever.”
--Chinese Proverb

Is Not Known

“To do successful research, you don't need to know everything -- you just need to know one thing that isn't known.”
--Arthur Leonard Schawlow

Inspire Others

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

Love Redeems

“True, love does have the power to redeem, but only if we are ready for redemption.”
--Bell Hooks

One More Thing

“Even though you know a thousand things, ask the man who knows one.”
--Turkish Proverb

Ignore Critics

“I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.”
--Jean-Michel Basquiat

Lonely Distrust

“What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?”
--George Eliot

Simple Minds, Simple Solutions

“When simple minds devise simple solutions, the answer is almost always wrong.”
--Leo A Ramirez, Jr.

Knowledge Changes Everything

“Knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find.”
--Freda Adler

Statistical Proof

“I can prove anything by statistics -- except the truth.”
--George Canning

Honorable Enemies

“Since it is necessary to have enemies, let us endeavor to have those who do us honor.”
--Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

A Kind Hand

“A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.”
--Chinese Proverb

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Difficult at First

“It may seem difficult at first, but everything is difficult at first.”
--Miyamoto Musashi

Good Opinion

“Is it not excessively ridiculous to seek the good opinion of those whom you would never wish to be like?”
--John Chrysostom

Friend Whatever

“A friend of whatever kind is important, and this one learns as one grows older.”
--John D. Rockefeller

Change People

“I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.”
--David Sedaris

Love the World

“Try not to change the world. You will fail. Try to love the world. Lo, the world is changed. Changed forever.”
--Sri Chinmoy Chose

Price of Discipline

“The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.”
--Nido Qubein

Supposed To Be Hard

“The path to truly new, never-been-done-before things always has failure along the way. It's supposed to be hard.”
--Regina Dugan

Evolve to the Next Step

“Play with it. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.”
--Karl Lagerfeld

No Small Duty

“You would not think any duty small if you yourself were great.”
--George MacDonald

Ridiculous Hope

“Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.”
--Thornton Wilder

Right Action

“Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right.”
--Charlemagne

Convince Doing Good

“In order for men to commit great evil, they must first be convinced that they are doing good.”
--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Strive for Happiness

“Since ancient times, philosophers have maintained that to strive too hard for one's own happiness is self-defeating.”
--Peter Singer

Judge of Character

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”
--James D. Miles

Feel Love

“’Tis a lucky creature that feels love until their dying breathe.”
--Rayne Guest

Bravest Thing

“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.”
--Juliette Lewis

Authority Critic

“For men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.”
--Henry Steele Commager

Opportunity's Place

“Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.”
--Jack Ma

Bystander Silence

“What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor but the silence of the bystander.”
--Elie Wiesel

Yet Thought

“The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen, but to think what no one has yet thought, about that which everyone sees.”
--Erwin Schroedinger

Unbearable Status

“Change only happens when the status quo becomes unbearable.”
--Michael Drapkin

Fear Evaders

“It is not those who argue who are to be feared but those who evade argument.”
--Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Liberty Means

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
--George Orwell

Earn Respect

“To earn respect you must give respect.”
--Russell Lynn Bailey

Learn From Fools

“Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.”
--Cato the Elder