“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
-- J. R. R. Tolkien

The Canvas of Life

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.”
--Danny Kaye

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Success is Rented

“Success is not owned, it is rented, and that rent is due every day.”
--Rory Vaden

My Problem?

“If I'm the way I want to be and you don't like the way I am, what makes you think that I have the problem?”
--Mario Benedetti

Oppressive Tyranny

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. For those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
--C. S. Lewis

Path to Destruction

“The swiftest path to destruction is through vengeance.”
--Jedi Proverb

Work a Dream

“You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.”
--Stephen C. Hogan

Imagination's Importance

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
--Albert Einstein

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Join the Top

“To join the top 1% you have to do what the 99% won’t.”
--Leonardo DiCaprio

Opened Doors

“The doors will be opened to those bold enough to knock.”

Earned Jealousy

“Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn.”
--Arnold Schwarzenegger

One Quality

“If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence.”
--Richard M. Devos


“Everyone wants answers until they get one they don't like.”

Not Your Destiny

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
--Steve Maraboli

Failure Avoided

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”
--Thomas Alva Edison

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Do Consistently

“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently.”
--Anthony Robbins

The Harder You Try

“If for a while the harder you try, the harder it gets, take heart. So it has been with the best people who ever lived.”
--Jeffrey R. Holland

Not Enough Strength

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”
--Theodore Roosevelt

Outstanding Success

“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit.”
--George E. Allen

Wrinkle the Soul

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.”
--Douglas MacArthur

Dream The Future

“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”
--Victor Hugo

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Gossip's Subject

“Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.”
--Spanish Proverb

Lead from Within

“A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.”
--M. D. Arnold

Place of Perseverance

“Perseverance will take you to places that talent can’t even dream of.”

Offer You Less

“Some people offer you less than what you are worth, but it does not mean you have to accept it.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Free Thyself

“The emancipation of our physical nature is in attaining health, of our social being in attaining goodness, and of our self in attaining love.”
--Rabindranath Tagore

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Not Dependent

“How you choose to feel today should not be dependent on others.”
--Anthon St. Maarten

Better to End

“Sometimes it’s better to end something and try to start something new than imprison yourself in hoping for the impossible.”
--Karen Salmansohn

Be Fearless

“The best way to be successful is to be fearless.”
--Janelle Osido

Not Your Life

“Your life is not yours if you always care what others think.”

Not In Your Life

“At some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.”
--Sandi Lynn

A Nation Afraid

“A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.“
--John F. Kennedy

Love's Virtures

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
--Lao Tzu

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Dirty Feet

“I will not allow anyone to walk in my mind with dirty feet.”
--Mahatma Gandhi


“No matter what, expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected.”
--Lynda Barry

Done in Haste

“Often what is done in haste, we regret at leisure.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Leaders Grow

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”
--Jack Welch

Composed Enthusiast

“The world belongs to the Enthusiast who keeps cool.”
--William McFee

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Cannot Manage

"You cannot manage something that is not written down.”
--Stacey Berlow

Halfway There

“Believe you can and you're halfway there.”
--Theodore Roosevelt

Questions Come Wisdom

“Wisdom comes from asking questions, not from simply following along with whatever we are told.”
--Tom Nikkola

Unlearn Every Day

“Every day you must unlearn the ways that hold you back.”
--Leon Brown

Negative People

“Let go of negative people. If somebody is looking for a bin to throw all their trash into, make sure it’s not in your mind.”
--Dalai Lama

Know Friends

“In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.”
--John Churton Collins

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Left Over

“Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.”
--Langston Coleman

Best of Things

“Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
--Stephen King

Hard Luck

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”
--Harry Golden

Foolishly Forget

“In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.”
--Virginia Woolf

Tragic Relationships

“The tragedy of some relationships was realizing how much healthier you are without them.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Fear's Size

“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.”
--German Proverb

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Earn Success

"Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success."
--Virat Kohli

Gift of Miracles

“Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within them the gift of miracles.”
--Samuel Smiles

End of Your Rope

“When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.”
--Theodore Roosevelt

Love Many Things

“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”
--Vincent Van Gogh

Endure for Good

“He that cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good.”
--Jewish Proverb

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Decide to Try

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”
--John F. Kennedy

Dictionary of Fools

“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.”
--Napoleon Bonaparte

Never Too Late

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
--Unknown (misattributed to George Elliot)

Never Give Up

“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.”
--Winston Churchill

Limit Our Tomorrow

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”
--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Truly Whole

“Until he has been part of a cause larger than himself, no man is truly whole.”
--Richard M. Nixon

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Buried Alive

“Fear is the worst kind of grave, because it buries one alive.”
--Beth Fantaskey


“A soulmate is not a person you find, but one who helps you find your soul.”
--Jeffrey Fry

A Leader's Task

“The task of the leader is to get their people from where they are to where they have not been.”
--Henry Kissinger

Trust Builds

“Courage makes heroes, but trust builds friendship.”

Regret Not Trying

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”
--Jeff Bezos

Safe Harbor

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.”
--William Shedd

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Decadent Power

“Any established power system grows decadent over time, if there is nothing with the strength or motivation to challenge it, and if it refuses to challenge itself.”
--Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Honor Quest

“It is the quest for honor that makes one honorable.”
--Jedi Proverb

Double Standard

“If they did not have double standards, they would have no standards at all.”

Leader Quality

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”
--Ray Kroc

Life's Echo

“Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give you get. What you see in others exists in you.”
--Zig Ziglar

Your Own Road

“It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”
--Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Present Reflections

“Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
--Charles Dickens

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Always Flowers

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
--Henri Matisse

Children's Education

“We speak of educating our children. Do we know that our children also educate us?”
--Lydia Sigourney

Plant a Garden

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”
--Audrey Hepburn

Nation of Sheep

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”
--Edward R. Murrow

Eggs in One Basket

“There is only one day when it is safe to put all your eggs in one basket.”
--Jeffrey Fry

What You Ask For

“Perhaps the world isn’t giving you what you want because based on all your distractions and lack of discipline it’s simply unclear what you are asking for.”
--Brendon Burchard

Great Attempts

“The great are they who attempt the difficult things lesser men avoid.”
--Indian Proverb

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Winners and Losers

“Winners talk about the solutions. Losers talk about the problems.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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 H. 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

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