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

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

Save Ourselves

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

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

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

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

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

Disappointing Luck

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”
--Dalai Lama

Life Time

“Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.”

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Action is Key

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”
--Pablo Picasso

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Use Our Defeats

“We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defeats.”
--Alexis de Tocqueville

Wish Better

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.”
--Jim Rohn

You Should be Dancing

“The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.”
--James Brown

Real Change

“Diapers and politicians need to be changed for the same reason.”

Do Not Stop

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

Cannot Force

“You can’t force anyone to love you or lend you money.”
--Jewish Proverb

Once in a Lifetime

“Do not be a one in a million person, be a once in a lifetime individual.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Learned Experience

“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.”
--Albert Einstein

Some Victory

“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”
--Horace Mann

Shine On

“Even a small star shines in the darkness.”
--Danish Proverb

Ability's Demand

“Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.”
--Malcolm Forbes

Want Now or Most

“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.”
--Abraham Lincoln

Not a Wit

“I refuse to engage myself in a battle of wits with a man who is unarmed.”
--Mark Twain

Rules are Not Fun

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”
--Katharine Hepburn

Tax and Regulate

“If the power to tax is the power to destroy, the power to regulate is no less so.”
--Shaw Pyle

No Fear To Be Free

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”

Measured Wisdom

‘The credit we get for wisdom is measured by our success.”

Calculated Risks

“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.”
--George S. Patton

Cunning Linguist

“Don't underestimate the seductive power of a decent vocabulary.”

Adversity's Education

“There is no education like adversity.”
--Benjamin Disraeli

Life's Onion

“Life is an onion and one cries while peeling it.”
--French Proverb

Self Trust

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”
--Benjamin Spock

Really Great

“To become really great one has to stand with people not above them.”
--Charles de Montesquieu

Wine and Children

“There is truth in wine and children.”

Useless Work

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
--Peter F. Drucker

Honey in Your Mouth

“Bees that have honey in their mouth still have a sting in their tail.”
--Scottish Proverb

Not Cashed In

“A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience.”
--Elbert Hubbard

What You Can Do

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success.”
--Norman Vincent Peale

You Get Better

“It never gets easier you just get better.”

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Soul Joy

“The soul is here for its own joy.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Types of People

“There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.”
--Mary Kay Ash

Dream's Lifespan

“Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.”
--James Dean

Unknown Inevitable

“Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.”
--Coco Chanel

Work Worth Doing

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
--Theodore Roosevelt

Listen Twice

“Always listen twice, first what's being said, then who said it.”

Spread the Light

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
--Edith Wharton

Kinds of Gratitude

“Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.”
--Edwin Arlington Robinson

Win or Lose

“Practice like you’ve never won. Perform like you’ve never lost.”

A Handful of Change

“Never doubt that a handful of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
--Margaret Mead

Face the Music

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must first turn his back on the crowd.”
--James Crook

Confidence's Armor

“Confidence is armor you cannot buy.”
--Jeffrey Fry

The Best Leader

“A leader is best when people barely know that he exists. When his work is done, his aims fulfilled, they will all say, ‘We did this ourselves.’”
--Lao Tzu

Positive Expectations

“An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.”
--Brian Tracy

Open Mind

“I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.”
--Gerry Spence

Bad Plan

“It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.”
--Publilius Syrus

God's In the Effort

“God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.”
--Mother Teresa

Taste Your Words

“Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.”
--Scottish Proverb

Hear the Music

“Those who do not hear the music think the dancer is mad.”
--African Proverb

Fear of Mistakes

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.”
--Elbert Hubbard

Brave Enough

“You can, you should, and if you're brave enough to start, you will.”
--Stephen King

Truth or Lies

“If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you lie, it becomes a part of your future.”
--John Spence

Perceived Time

“Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.”
--Thomas Szasz

A Rich Heart

“It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.”
--Henry Ward Beecher

Winning Mindset

“Holding on, holding out and holding fast when the going is tough constitutes a winning mindset.”
--Ogwo David Emenike

Love Turned Cold

“Tell them I was the warmest place you knew, and you turned me cold.”
--Rupi Kuar

Change in Direction

“When the wind changes direction, some build walls, others make windmills.”
--Chinese Proverb

Conquer Ourselves

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”
--Edmund Hillary

Past Present

“The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence.”
--Willie Jolley

Best When Hot

“Coffee and love taste best when hot.”
--Ethiopian Proverb

False Hopes

“The greatest derangement of the mind is to believe in something because one wishes it to be so.”
--Rene Dubos

Not So Opinionated

“To be taken seriously, try being educated instead of opinionated.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Know Thyself

“To be an individual you need to know yourself. A lot of people don’t want to go through that trouble.”
--Iris Apfel

Do Today

“Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.”
--Jerry Rice

Not Knowing

“There is no shame in not knowing; the same is in not finding out.”
--Russian Proverb

Chase Not

“Never chase love, affection, or attention. If it isn't given freely by another person, it isn't worth having.”

Making a Gentleman

“Being male is a matter of birth, being a man is a matter of age, being a gentleman is a matter of choice.”
--Vin Diesel

Mistaken Name

“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”
--Oscar Wilde

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Relationship End

“Lies don’t end relationships, usually the truth does.”

Negative People

“Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it’ll take their breath away.”
--Tony Gaskins

Progress' Path

“I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.”
--Marie Curie

Future Vision

“A man without a vision for his future always returns to his past.”
--P. K. Bernard

Block of Wood

“A closed mind and a closed book are the same block of wood.”
--Chinese Proverb

Future Fight

“I can't take back the past, but I can fight for the future.”
--Shannon Thompson

Moment of Decision

“In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
--Theodore Roosevelt

Life's Heat

“Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.”
--Jewish Proverb

Ordinary Chap

“You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things -- to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.”
--Edmund Hillary

What Love Sees

“Love sees the thorns but cherishes the rose anyway.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Freedom's Secret

“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.”
--Maximilien Robespierre

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Life Happens

“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.”
--Charles Swindoll

Decision to Act

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.”
--Amelia Earhart

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Excellence in Failure

“Reward excellent Failures; punish mediocre Successes.”
--Phil Daniels

A Great Equalizer

“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men.”
--Horace Mann

Loyal Heart

“The absolute heart of loyalty is to value those people who tell you the truth, not just those people who tell you what you want to hear.”
--Pat Summitt

Persistent Goal

“To persist with a goal, you must treasure the dream more than the costs of sacrifice to attain it.”
--Richelle E. Goodrich

Build a Ship

“When you want to build a ship, do not begin by having men gather wood, cut boards, and fasten planks, but awaken within each man’s heart the desire for the vast and endless sea.”

Human Contribution

“I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.”
--Margaret Mead

Instant Vacation

“Laughter is an instant vacation.”
--Milton Berle

Liberty's Dangers

“The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.”
--Lois D. Brandeis

A Poor Copy

“People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.”
--Oliver Goldsmith

Small Opportunities

“Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.”
--Hugh Allen

Dreams That Scare You

“If your dreams don't scare you they are too small.”
--Richard Branson

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Go So Far

“If people are doubting how far you’ll go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.”
--Michele Ruiz

Fault of Faults

“The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.”
--Thomas Carlyle

Best for the World

“The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.”
--Wallace D. Wattles

Born To Succeed

“Men are born to succeed, not fail.”
--Henry David Thoreau

Simple Things

“If you can be happy with the simple things, then it will be simple to be happy.”
--Neil Pasricha

Do Not Wait

“Do not wait; the time will never be just right.”
--Napoleon Hill

Being Yourself

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
--Shannon Alder

Success Without Work

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted.”
--David Bly

Be What You Appear

“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”

Show Competence

“Competition reveals the competent.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Fool's Prophet

“Jesters do often prove prophets.”
--William Shakespeare

Any Situation

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”
--Eckhart Tolle

Be Amusing

“You live but once; you might as well be amusing.”
--Coco Chanel

Do it Myself

“I am thankful for all of those who said no to me. It is because of them I’m doing it myself.”
--Albert Einstein

Shortness of Time

“Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.”
--Jean de la Bruyere

Complete Evil

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”
--Blaise Pascal

False Pride

“The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.”
--Simone Weil

Benefit Others

“An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.”
--Lydia Child

Useless Toil

“There is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.”
--Albert Camus

Triumph's Secret

“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.”
--Victor Hugo

Dream Not Reality

“Don't let reality get in the way of your dreams.”
--Anthony Liccione

Bow to It

“A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.”
--Ray Davis

Your Word

“The only thing you can give and still keep is your word.”
--Varun Ravikumar

Quiet Confidence

“Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.”

Worth The Fight?

“These are called trinkets, I know...It is trinkets these soldiers fight for.”
--Napoleon Bonaparte

No Rivers

“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.”
--Nikita Khrushchev

Stay Put

“Failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
--Mary Pickford

Perimeter of Ignorance

“As our circle of knowledge expands, so does our perimeter of ignorance.”
--Jeffrey Fry

The Result

“Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will all be judged by only one thing -- the result.”
--Vince Lombardi

Go Before Pride

“When we fail, our pride supports us; when we succeed, it betrays us.”
--Charles Caleb Colton

Choose Success

“Achieving success is a challenge, but so is struggling, so you may as well choose success.”
--Rob Liano

Financing's Trail

“Financing is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.”
--Robert Sarnoff

Easier to Cry

“People can cry much easier than they can change.”
--James Baldwin


“Influence is like a savings account. The less you use it, the more you've got.”
--Andrew Young

Capitalism v. Socialism

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
--Winston Churchill

Sweet Change

“Change in all things is sweet, as the poet says.”

Be Inspired

“All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.”
--Chuck Palahniuk

Success in Numbers

“Few people are successful unless a lot of other people want them to be.”
--Charlie Brower

Lead and Inspire

“Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led.”
--Ross Perot

Pennies from Heaven

“Pennies don't fall from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.”
--Margaret Thatcher

What Must Be Earned

“You cannot buy enthusiasm; you cannot buy initiative; you cannot buy loyalty; you cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds and souls. You have to earn these things.”
--Clarence Francis

Champions Persist

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”
--Billie Jean King

Finish Things

“Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.”
--Neil Gaiman

Forget, Forgive, Apologize

“Those who apologize are brave, those who forgive are strong, and those who forget are happy.”

Think It First

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody else has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”
--Albert Szent Gyorgyi

Sleep Like a Baby

“Starting a new company you will sleep like a baby, waking up every 2 hours and crying.”
--Ben Horowitz

Rudderless Ship

“The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.”
--Thomas Carlyle

Past Ignorance

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”
--Will Durant

Be Prepared

“To be prepared is half the victory.”
--Miguel de Cervantes

Self Respect

“Respect yourself, and others will respect you.”

Take Action

“Take action. Success is not guaranteed, but inaction will guarantee failure.”
--Ken Poirot

Committee's Dead End

“A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.”
--Sir Barnett Cocks

High Life

“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.”
--Marcus Tullius Cicero

Rude Yet Effective

“Competition is a rude yet effective motivation.”
--Toba Beta

Biggest Adventure

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
--Oprah Winfrey

Avoid the Lure

“Success involves avoiding the lure of making excuses.”
--Jeffrey Fry

No Enforced Peace

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
--Albert Einstein

All Able

“We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.”
--Stevie Wonder

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Pick Battles

“Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.”
--Jonathan Kozol

Good Work

“Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.”
--Edward Harriman

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Leaders Simplify

“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand and remember.”
--Michael Korda

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Great Things

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
--Vincent van Gogh

Money Placement

“A wise person should have money in his head, but not in his heart.”
--Jonathan Swift

Dreams But No Action

“Too many people are quick to dream big, but slow to act on it.”
--Edmond Mbiaka

Just Regrets

“Ideas without action aren't ideas. They're regrets.”
--Jeff Hayden


“A man convinced against his will, stands opposed ever still. A man convinced he is right, gives the effort twice the fight.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Ponder and Prosper

“You must first ponder if you ever intend to prosper.”
--Gary Hoover

Ignore Critics

“Ignore the critics. Only mediocrity is safe from ridicule. Dare to be different!”
--Dita Von Teese

Make Something Right

“If we think about what might go wrong, we are more likely to make something that goes right.”
--Seth Godin

Never Attempt

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
--Vincent van Gogh

An Honorable Life

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.”
--George Bernard Shaw

Birth Right

“Nobility is not a birth-right, it is defined by one’s actions.”
--Howard Pyle

Acknowledge Other's Strength

“A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.”
--Veronica Roth

Striving for Excellence

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”
--Pat Riley

Be Strong

“The weak are picked off and the strong will remain and never go under!”
--Anne Frank

More Than You Are

“You cannot be anything you want to be, but you can be a whole lot more of who you already are.”
--Tom Rath


“Our shouting is louder than our actions, our swords are taller than us, this is our tragedy. In short, we wear the cape of civilization, but our souls live in the stone age.”
--Nizar Qabbani

Aim for the Mark

“The goal is not always meant to be reached, but to serve as a mark for our aim.”
--Joseph Joubert

Portal to Success

“Confidence is the hinge on the door to success.”
--Mary O'Hare Dumas

Soul of Music

“Music is what feelings sound like.”
--Georgia Cates

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Unlimited Power

“No man is wise enough, nor good enough, to be trusted with unlimited power.”
--Charles Colton

Life, Liberty or Property

“No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.”
--Mark Twain

Attempt the Absurd

Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.”
--Miguel de Unamuno

A Calm Mind

“Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”
--James Allen

Not All Change

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.”
--Ellen Glasgow

Humorless People

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It is jolted by every pebble in the road.”
--Henry Ward Beecher

Inspired Life

“Life is not about who we impress, it is about who we inspire.”
--Jaylene Edwards

Strengthen Yourself

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What Inspires

“To determine the motivation one must first understand the inspiration.”
--Lisa Gunkle

Show of Power

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.”
--Jesse Carr

When to Begin

“Don't wait until conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes conditions perfect.”
--Alan Cohen

Sudden Change

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
--Mary Shelley

Tenacity's Voracity

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.”
--Louis Pasteur

Must Be Excellent

“With regard to excellence, then, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it."

Never Wait

“Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.”
--Paulo Coelho

Our Nature

“Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.”

Grow Wings

“If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.”
--Coco Chanel

Leave it Better

“Leave this world a little better than you found it.”
--Robert Baden-Powell

Report the Facts

“I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”
--Will Rogers

Just Do It

“Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
--John Wooden


“The word listen contains the same letters as the word silent.”
--Alfred Brendel

Be Dead

“If you quit, you might as well be dead.”
--Bruce Lee

Nothing to Lose

“Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.”
--Baltasar Gracian

Inhale Your Soul

“A kiss is to inhale each other’s soul.”
--Hindu Proverb

Power and Privilege

“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.”
--Peter Drucker

Deft to Reason

“They that will not be counseled cannot be helped. If you will not hear reason, she will surely rap your knuckles.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Happiness' Point of View

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.”
--Martha Washington

Make Things Happen

“If you don't make things happen, then things will happen to you.”
--Robert Collier

Quit Trying

“You're never a loser until you quit trying.”
--Mike Ditka

Disappointing Somebody

“In any leadership position, you’re always going to be disappointing somebody.”
--Biz Stone

Fear in Defeat

“Defeat your fears and you can never be defeated.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Bad Company

“Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”
--Booker T. Washington

Innovative Connections

“Innovation comes from making connections that others do not, and those connections increase geometrically with the number of life's aspects which capture your curiosity.”
--Gary Hoover

Integrity Rules

“Integrity has no need of rules.”
--Albert Camus

Execution is Everything

“Having just the vision's no solution; everything depends on execution.”
--Stephen Sondheim

You Have Two Choices

“Every morning you have two choices; continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.”

Do Not Ordinary

“If you want to lead an extraordinary life, find out what the ordinary do -- and don't do it.”
--Tommy Newberry

The Life You Want

“If you don't make the time to work on creating the life you want, you're eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don't want.”
--Kevin Ngo

No Religion

“I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Easy Conquest

“The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, never turn back.”
--Marcus Annaeus Seneca

Shared Insterests

“The shortest and best way to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interests to promote yours.”
--Jean de La Bruyère

Censorship's Lack

“Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself.”
--Potter Stewart

Lost Understanding

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
--Henry David Thoreau

Secret Joy

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word -- excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”
--Pearl S. Buck

Life Begins

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
--Neale Donald Walsch

Life's Bruise

“Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.”
--John Sinclair

Self Taught

“No one learns as much about a subject as the one who is forced to teach it.”
--Peter Drucker

Believe In Great Things

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
--Anatole France

Stardom's Main Ingredient

“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.”
--John Wooden

Train in Vain

“Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation.”
--Ann Voskamp

Resentment Rent-Free

“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.”
--Ann Landers

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Driven Further

“The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.”
--Roger Bannister

Study Great Teachers

“When you study great teachers, you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.”
--William Glasser

Progressive Success

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.”
--Earl Nightingale

Life Expansive

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.”
--Anais Nin

Make Friends

“Prosperity makes friends; adversity tries them."
--Publilius Syrus

Go Laughing

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.”
--Herman Melville

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Problems Created

“Most of our problems are because we act without thinking or think without acting.”

A Better Teacher

“Adversity is a much better teacher than success.”
--John C. Maxwell

Real Discoveries

“Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.”
--Chuck Palahniuk

Pull the Sled

“A leader is the one who is pulling the sled hardest.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Time Flies

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.”
--Michael Altshuler


“Plants always remain small under a big tree.”
–Swami Vivekananda

Uncorrected Error

“An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”
--Orlando Aloysius Battista

Live Without

“Courage is realizing that sometimes what you want is not what you need and are able to live without it.”
--Lisa Gunkle

Little Expenses

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.”
--Benjamin Franklin

History Cares

“History cares not an iota for the rank or title a man has borne, or the office he has held, but only the quality of his deeds and the character of his mind and heart.”
--Samuel Logan Brengle

Make Others Feel

“How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.”


“No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect; if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect.”
--William Teller

Love's Window

“Your body is away from me, but there is a window open from my heart to yours.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Pure Elegance

“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.”
--Coco Chanel

Never Quit

“Cowards never start. The weak never finish. Winners never quit.”

Keep Moving

“If you can't fly, run; if you can't run, walk; if you can't walk, crawl; by all means keep moving.”
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Correct Yourself

“What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.”
--Thomas Sprat

Timid Failure

“We fail more often by timidity than by over-daring.”
--David Grayson

Life of Miracles

“Life is full of miracles, but they’re not always the ones we pray for.”
--Eve Arden

Praise and Blame

“I praise loudly. I blame softly.”
--Catherine the Great

Lady Fortune

“When a man is a favorite of fortune she never takes him unawares, and, however astonishing her favors may be, she finds him ready.”
--Napoleon Bonaparte

Not Taking Risks

“In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
--Mark Zuckerberg

The Happier Man

“Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”
--Hunter S. Thompson

Make Us Safe

“The things that make us safest from others make us least from ourselves.”
--Danah Boyd

Over The Hill

“Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.”
--Charles Schulz

The Greatest Ability

“I believe the greatest ability to possess is the ability to find, develop, and promote abilities in other people.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Smartest Guy

“The smartest guy in the room is not the one who thinks he is it.”
--Esther Dyson

Win by Association

“Associating with winners may not make you a winner, but associating with losers will definitely not make you one.”
--Jeffrey Fry

We All Die

“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”
--Chuck Palahniuk

Too Much Thinking

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.”
--Bruce Lee

Teach Us a Lesson

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

Active Listening

“Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.”
--Alan Alda

True Happiness

“Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.”
--Ray Lyman Wilbur

Gain Easily

“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.”

Leadership Is Essential

“The only thing tougher than developing leadership skills is attempting to be successful without them.”
--Orrin Woodward

Defeat is Certain

“He who fears being conquered is certain of defeat.”
--Napoleon Bonaparte

More You Know

“The more a man knows, the more he forgives.”

Build Up

“Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.”
--Calvin Coolidge

Obstacles Measure the Man

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
--Booker T. Washington

The Essentials

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”
--Thomas Edison

Turn Up

“Hard work spotlights the character of people: Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.”
--Sam Ewing

Best Your Self

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”
--Ernest Hemingway

Win Any Battle

“To win any battle, you must fight as if you are already dead.”
--Miyamoto Musashi

Cast Pearls

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.”
--Matthew 7:6

An Axe Too Short

“If you find your axe is too short, add to its length by continuing to take steps forward.”
--Viking Proverb

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Our Inner Limits

“We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.”
--Blaise Pascal

Dress to Impress

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”
--Coco Chanel

Not Rich Until

“You are not rich until you have something money can't buy.”
--Zen Proverb

Courage of Purpose

“He who lacks courage to pursue his purpose will lack the passion to ravish your soul.”

A Strong Desire

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
--Mario Andretti

Expert of Love

“Whatever you love in this world, resolve to be an expert of it.”
--Travis Jourdan

Never Doubt

“It is ok to question yourself, but never ok to doubt yourself.”
--Jeffrey Fry

An Unselfish Effort

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.”
--Helen Keller

Look For

“When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.”

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Opportunity in Chaos

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.”
--Sun Tzu

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Put Your Heart

“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.”
--Thomas Watson