Rightful Masters

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who would pervert the Constitution.”
--Abraham Lincoln

Catcher's Mitt

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.”
--Maya Angelou

Test of Leadership

“One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”
--Arnold Glasow

Grow Happiness

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.”
--J. Robert Oppenheimer

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Hold the Helm

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

Power to Know

“Knowledge, which is power, knows no limits, either in its enslavement of creation or in its deference to worldly masters.”
--Max Horkheimer

Would Not Go

“A leader is a person you will follow to a place you would not go by yourself.”
--Joel Barker

Corrupted by Power

“Only the weak are corrupted by power. The strong judiciously use it as a tool in service to others.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Self Belief

“Believe in yourself or no one else will.”
--Adrienne Bailon

Guided Luck

“It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck even while waiting for it.”
--Baltasar Gracian

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Love Grows

“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.”
--Brian Tracy

Greatest Leader

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”
--Ronald Reagan

The Right Thing

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.”
--Peter F. Drucker

Make Things Happen

“Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen.”
--Dave Weinbaum

Knowing versus Doing

“Doing what is right isn't the problem. It is knowing what is right.”
--Lyndon B Johnson

Wisdom in Years

“The years teach much which the days never knew.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Leaders Find People

“Great leaders are not the best at everything. They find people who are the best at different things and get them all on the same team.”
--Eileen Bistrisky

Do More with Less

“The more frugal I am forced to be the more resourceful I become.”
--Jeffrey Fry

I Got Better

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
--Maya Angelou

Win Success

“Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.”
--Benjamin Disraeli

Do What You Love

“You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”
--Jim Carrey

Wisdom's Perspective

“A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.”

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Perservere to Success

“No one succeeds without effort. Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.”
--Ramana Maharshi


“Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”
--Winston Churchill

Fail to Plan

“When you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”
--American Proverb

Always in Action

“The key to success is action and the essential in action is perseverance.”
--Sun Yat Sen

Enlightened Truth

“Truth enlightens the mind, but won't always bring happiness to your heart.”
--Jedi Proverb

Love or Hate

“Love me or hate me, both are in my favor. If you love me, I'll always be in your heart. If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind.”
--Unknown (misattributed to William Shakespeare)

A Moment of Patience

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”
–Chinese Proverb

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Politician's Power

“Politicians only have power until those that gave them power withdraw it and at that point become powerless.”
--Greg Williams

One More Time

“A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.”
--George M. Moore, Jr.

Getting Somewhere

“The first step to getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are.”
--J. P. Morgan

No Disadvantage

“I never thought of being blind as a disadvantage, and I never thought of being black as a disadvantage. I am what I am. I love me!”
--Stevie Wonder

Weaker Inside

“Arrogance makes you stronger from outside, but even weaker from inside.”
--Ujas Soni

Leader of the Pack

“Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.”

Let Go

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
--Lao Tzu

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What You Are Not

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
--André Gide

America Destroyed

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we lose our freedoms it will be because we have destroyed ourselves from within.”
--Unknown (misattributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Power Politics

“Politics is the art of making the people believe that they are in power, when in fact, they have none.”
--Mumia Abu-Jamal

Time Waste

“If we wasted money the way we waste time, we’d all be bankrupt.”
--Seth Godin

Resist Injustice

“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.”
--Unknown (misattributed to Thomas Jefferson)

More Than You Are

“Arrogance is trying to convince others you're more than who they know you are.”
--Bianca Frazier

True Humor

“It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.”
--Max Forrester Eastman

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Visualize Impossible

“Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible.”
--Cherie Carter-Scott

Would Not Fail

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?”
--Robert Schuller

Understand Marines

“There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.”
--General William Thornson

Greatest Compliment

“The greatest compliment you can receive is being counted on.”
--John C. Maxwell

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The Point Is

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
--Albert Einstein

Too Busy To Look

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
--Henry David Thoreau

Acquisition of Power

“Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.”
--Bertrand Russell

Make a Difference

“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.”
--Ray Goforth

Destiny's Thought

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”
--Chinese Proverb

Uncomfortable Progress

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”
--Michael John Bobak

Too Expensive

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

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Critic's Distraction

“Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.”
--Zig Ziglar

Wretched Life

“To live without experiencing some shame and blushes of admiration would surely be a wretched life.”
--Gregor Mendel

Anyone Can Invent

“Anyone can become an inventor as long as they keep an open and inquiring mind and never overlook the possible significance of an accident or apparent failure.”
--Patsy O'Connell Sherman

Better Stories

“The longer I live, the more I find there are people with better stories than my own.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Poor Estimation

“You always overestimate what you can get done in a year and underestimate what you can get done in 10 years.”
--Bill Gates

The Sign of Success

“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important’.”
--Mary Kay Ash

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Great Accomplishments

“Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.”

Knowledge and Know-how

"There is a big difference between knowledge and know-how. One, gives insight on how to do something, the other is actually being able to do it."
--Jeffrey Fry

Democracy Suffers

“When citizens are relatively equal, politics has tended to be fairly democratic. When a few individuals hold enormous amounts of wealth, democracy suffers.”
--Benjamin I. Page

Ideal Growth

“You cannot force ideas. Successful ideas are the result of slow growth.”
--Alexander Graham Bell

Freedom's Fight

“Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.”
--D.H. Lawrence

Self Governance

“A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.”
--Louisa May Alcott

The Winner's Edge

“The difference between champions and everyone else is that champions are never afraid of losing, while everyone else is afraid of winning.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Two Ways to Happiness

“There are two ways of being happy, we may either diminish our wants or augment our means, either will do, the result is the same.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Say Not

“A smart person knows what to say. A wise person knows whether or not to say it.”

Potential Desire

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their capabilities. They vary in their desire to reach their potential.”
--John Maxwell

Know Justice

“If you wish to know what justice is, let injustice pursue you.”
--Eugenio Maria de Hostos

Let Others Talk

“Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.”
--Baltasar Gracian

The Art of Living

“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both.”
--Lawrence Pearsall Jacks

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Mind Storms

“Him I would call the powerful one who controls the storms of his mind.”
--Walter S. Landor

Simple Truth

“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”
--Isaac Newton

It Takes Time

“No matter how great the talent or the effort, some things just take time: you can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”
--Warren Buffett

Success and Failure

“The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.”
--Alexander Graham Bell

Tree of Evil

“Greed and fear of loss are the roots that lead to the tree of evil.”
--Jedi Proverb

Virtuous People

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Beat Those Woes

“Difficulties exist to be surmounted.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Do Right

“May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.”
--Peter Marshall

Treat People

“No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all.”

Pay More

“It is better to pay more for high-quality work than it is to pay less for bad work, and then more again for someone to fix it.”
--John Rampton

Unexpected Find

“One sometimes finds what one is not looking for.”
--Sir Alexander Fleming

Attitude Happens

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
--Dr. Seuss

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What's Important

“If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.”

Little Things

“It's always the little things that make the big things happen.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Is Not Learning Enough

“Anyone who isn't embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn't learning enough.”
--Alain de Botton

Live and Die

“Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.”
--Maria Mitchell

Full of Suffering

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.:
--Helen Keller


“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be First-Rate

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
--Judy Garland

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Law's Function

“The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power.”
--Gerry Spence

Most Important

“Fun is the most important. If you do stuff for money, it never works out.”
--Ina Garten

More Happy

“If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”
--Roy T. Bennett

Create a Legend

“You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend, or not.”
--Isabel Allende

Star Guide

“We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”
--Omar Bradley

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Life Discipline

“Without discipline, there's no life at all.”
--Katharine Hepburn

Drunk with Power

“The intoxication with power is worse than drunkenness with liquor and such, for he who is drunk with power does not come to his senses before he falls.”

Self Motivation

“And truly it demands something god like in him who has cast off the common motives of humanity, and has ventured to trust himself for a taskmaster.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conserve Anger

“I have learnt through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmuted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmuted into a power which can move the world.”
--Mahatma Gandhi

Absent Problems

“Happiness is not the absence of problems. It’s the ability to deal with them.”
--Steve Maraboli

Energy and Persistence

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
--Benjamin Franklin

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Express Gratitude

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Never Solve

“You can never solve a problem without talking to people with whom you disagree.”
--Olympia Snowe

Determined as Hell

“If I cannot influence the gods, I shall move all hell.”

Love Rules

“Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.”
--Carl Jung

A Doomed Society

“When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing. When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors. When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you. When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice. You may know that your society is doomed.”
--Ayn Rand

Wonderful Morning

“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.”
--Glen Cook

Fear's Uncertainty

“Fear is caused by the uncertainty of the future. Sorrow is caused by the remembrance of the past. Try to keep your thoughts in the present, for the future we will never know and the past we may never understand.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Forget Facts

“You can forget facts but you cannot forget understanding.”
--Eric Mazur

Pay For It

“People love your work until they have to pay for it.”

My Comprehension

“Understand well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand.”
--Ada Lovelace

Success in Failure

“Failure is a part of success. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.”
--Hank Aaron

Do The Right Thing

“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.”
--C.S. Lewis

Thankful for the Cup

“When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.”
--Sam Lefkowitz

When To Talk

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”
--Unknown (often misattributed to Plato)

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The Best Love

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.
--Nicholas Sparks

Truth and Error

“Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.”
--Carl Gustav Jung

Let Them Be Wrong

“In life it's important to know when to stop arguing with people and simply let them be wrong.”

Questionable Eyesight

“Don't trust everything you see. Even salt looks like sugar.”
--Maryum Ahsam

Coming Attractions

“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”
--Albert Einstein

You Fail Alone

“There is no feeling quite so lonely as failure.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Evasive Beast

“Man is an evasive beast, given to cultivating strange notions about himself.”
--Upton Sinclair

Sponored Politicians

“Politicians should wear sponsor jackets like NASCAR drivers, then we know who owns them.”
--Robin Williams

Know How to Love

“Nearly all human beings love, but almost none know how to love.”
--Eugenio Maria de Hostos

Do Not Trust

“I don't trust anyone who's nice to me but rude to the waiter. Because they would treat me the same way if I were in that position.”
--Muhammad Ali


“Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.”
--Teddy Roosevelt

Worry Not

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
--Benjamin Franklin

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Circus Act

“Don't blame a clown for acting like a clown. Ask yourself why you keep going to the circus.”

Gloomy Morning

“No matter how gloomy the morning, it is a new day where anything is possible.”
--Jeffrey Fry

No Hurt

“Nothing can hurt you unless you give it the power to do so.”

Mellow Season

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”
--Samuel Butler

End in Life

“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.”
--Robert Louis Stevenson

Not Your Business

“It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business.”
--Gertrude Stein

Do Not Give Up

“Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.”
--Ella Fitzgerald

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Better Ideas

“In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.”
--Alfred Whitney Griswold

Great Opportunities

“We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.”
--Lee Iococca

Open Minds

“Minds are like parachutes: They only function when open.”
--Thomas Dewar

Not the Load

“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.”
--Lena Horne

Mystery of Life

“The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”
--Frank Herbert

Once a Nobody

“A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.”
--John Burroughs

The Door of Happiness

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”
--Helen Keller

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Refuses to Behave

“The world, unfortunately, rarely matches our hopes and consistently refuses to behave in a reasonable manner.”
--Stephen Jay Gould

Lose an Hour

“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.”
--Richard Whately

Temporary Condition

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”
--Marilyn vos Savant

To Be victorious

“To win, to be victorious, requires us to let go of every definition we have ever had of ourselves or which were imposed upon us by our view of our past.”
--Ivan Hoffman

What Is True

“To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Attitude's Effect

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but its effect will make it worth the effort.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Planning Hour

“An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.”
--Dale Carnegie

Knocked Down

“It's not how many times you get knocked down that count, it's how many times you get back up. ”
--George A. Custer

Fail to Plan

“Most people don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan.”
--John L. Beckley

Secrets of Dawn

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Precious Deeds

“Talk is cheap. Words are plentiful. Deeds are precious.”
--Ross Perot

Striking Out

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
--Babe Ruth

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.”

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


“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


“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.”

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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“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.”


“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.”

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?”

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.”

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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“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