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

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

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.”

Action is Key

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

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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“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

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

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

Put Your Heart

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

Chief Want

“Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good and Bad

“When you see a good person, think of becoming like him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”

Owed Loyalty

“The only people I owe my loyalty to are the ones who never made me question theirs.”
--Joe Mehl

Your Consent

“Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Change's Choices

“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.”
--Maya Angelou

Rise Above

“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”
--Nelson Mandela

Art Takes Courage

“To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage.”
--Georgia O'Keeffe

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No Shortage of Volunteers

“Whenever we are willing to listen to the criticism of others, there is never a shortage of volunteers.”
--Chin-Ning Chu

A Brave Stand

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
--J.K. Rowling

What Defines You

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

Keep on Walking

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”
--Buddhist Saying

More than Enough

“If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.”
--Oprah Winfrey

Mistakes Disposition

“Mistakes should be examined, learned from, and discarded; not dwelled upon and stored.”
--Tim Fargo

A Friend is a Friend

“When a friend makes a mistake, a friend remains a friend, and a mistake remains a mistake.”
--Shimon Peres

Lack of Will

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
--Vince Lombardi

Path of Love

“Love will find its way through paths where wolves would fear to prey.”
--Lord Byron

Winning Rules

“Show class, have pride and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself.”
--Paul "Bear" Bryant

Enjoy Wealth

“Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Other Than Power

“It's said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.”
--David Brin

Common Occassions

“Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities; seize common occasions and make them great.”
--Orison Swett Marden

Easier Made Than Kept

“It is said of money that it is more easily made than kept, and this is true of many things, such as friendship.”
--Samuel Butler

Roads We Travel

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.”

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Matters Great and Small

“People who fail to regard the truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in matters that are great.”
--Albert Einstein

Stay On Tolp

“It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there.”
--Mia Hamm

Short and Steady

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another."
--Walter Elliott

Unmanly Cowardice

“The biggest coward of a man is to awaken the love of a woman without the intention of loving her.”
--Bob Marley

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Future Mistrust

“You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.”
--Chuck Palahniuk

Release Your Past

“Be not the slave of your own past.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just Show Up

“Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.”
--Chuck Close

A Bigger Table

“When you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence.”

With and Without Love

“A woman prefers poverty with love to wealth without love.”
--Jewish Proverb

Great Deeds

“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.”
--Albert Camus

Be All You Can

“I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.”

Choice of Royalty

“Don't look for a princess in need of saving. Search for a queen willing to fight by your side.”

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Judge Not

“Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.”
--C.G. Jung

Dream to Reality

“A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
--Colin Powell

Conquering Difficulty

“Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty."
--Henri Frederic Amiel

Up Until Dawn

“Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience; unless they are still up.”
--Ellen Goodman

Schooling's Not Education

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
-Mark Twain

Want to Go

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”
--Rosalynn Carter

Without Music

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
--Friedrich Nietzsche

What Cannot Be Bought

“You can buy a person’s time and work, but you cannot buy their enthusiasm, effort, and passion. Those are earned, and as such, given freely.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Prove Your Worth

“If you find yourself constantly trying to prove your worth to someone, you have already forgotten your value.”

Who is Poor

“The man that has too little is poor, but the man that lacks the fortitude to change his plight is even poorer.”
--Greg Williams

Hang On

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
--William Feather

Lead By Asking

“Leadership begins by asking how you can make things better?"
--Jeffrey Fry

Not Fast Enough

“If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.”
--Mario Andretti


“If you would be loved, love and be loveable.”

Painful Ending

“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”
--Lao Tzu

Learn from Others

“Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.”
--Brandon Mull

Time Means Everything

“A man who has money and chooses to spend it on you means nothing. A man with no time who finds a way to spend some with you means everything.”

Lift One's Self

“I have learned that the best way to lift one's self up is to help someone else.”
--Booker T. Washington

Don't Say, Do

“When all is said and done, more is said than done.”
--Hilary Johns

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Punish the Moon

“Don’t punish the moon if the sun is too hot on you.”
--M.F. Moonzajer

Held Back

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”
--Norman Vincent Peale

Courageous Act

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
--Coco Chanel

Servant or Master

“Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.”
--Nathaniel Emmons

Motivated by Love

“The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.”
--Dalai Lama XIV

Pain in Change

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”
--Arnold Bennett

Life Backwards & Forwards

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”
--Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

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A Special Place

“Find out what you’re afraid of and go live there.”
--Chuck Palahniuk

Cash and Experience

“In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.”
--Harold Geneen

Right or Wrong

“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.”
--Abraham Lincoln

Damned If You Do

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Poor Man

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Two Fools

“I am two fools, I know; for loving, and for saying so.”
--John Donne

Unexpected Success

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
--Henry David Thoreau

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Golden Moment

“Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such."
--Henry Miller

Easy Habit

“The easiest habit to develop is not doing anything.”

All The Way

“You never know how good something can be if you do not do it all the way.”
--Lisa Gunkle

In Earnest

“I would rather have someone say they hate me and mean it, than have someone say they love me and not.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Daring Adventure

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
--Helen Keller

Happiness By Design

“Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.”
--Jim Rohn

Uncommon Sense

“I read. I study. I examine. I listen. I reflect, and out of all this I try to form an idea into which I put as much common sense as I can.”
--Marquis de Lafayette

No Power Past

“Your past is just a story. and once you realize this it has no power over you.”
--Chuck Palahniuk

Chase Perfection

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”
--Vince Lombardi

Passion and Purpose

“Passion without purpose is pointless. The two are inseparable.”
--Gary Hoover

Keep Shining

“Keep your face in the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.”
--Helen Keller

Bitter Trials

“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”
--Oscar Wilde

Oblique Happiness

“Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it is never attained.”
--Nathaniel Hawthorne

Personal Attitude

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.”
--Hugh Downs

Obvious Fact

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
--Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Past

“The past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited, or erased. It can only be accepted.”

Room In Your Heart

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
--A.A. Milne

The Extra Mile

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile."
--Roger Staubach

Grow Miracles

“Out of difficulties grow miracles.”
--Jean de La Bruyere

Don't Stop

“Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.”
--Bo Jackson

Age Discovered

“You discover you are old when your regrets replace your dreams.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Moments Matter

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”
--Cesare Pavese

I Can't Believe You

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
--Friedrich Nietzsche

Our Mistakes

“A person must be big enough to admit their mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”
--John C. Maxwell

Most Productive

“I have often found the most productive people appear not to be working at all.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Who We Are

“We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are, or we can decide for ourselves.”
--Chuck Palahniuk

Ridiculous Goals

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success.”
--James Cameron

Do or Do Not

“Do ... or do not. There is no try.”

Get Up Every Morning

“You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.”
--George Lorimer

The Older You Get

“As you get older, you either get better at telling yourself the truth or at lying to yourself.”
--Dale Moffitt

Love Is A Fire

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.”
--Joan Crawford

Enjoy The Hay

“Don't look for the needle; just enjoy the hay.”
--Vito Ruiz

What You Believe

“Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs... The future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.”
--Zig Ziglar

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Owe My Success

“I owe my success to having listened respectfully and rather bashfully to the very best advice ... and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”
--G.K. Chesterton

Opportunities' Perspective

“Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.”

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Firm Resolve

“No chance, no destiny, no fate, can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”
--Ella Wheeler Wilcox

No Shortcuts

“There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going.”
--Beverly Sills

Live In The Past

“Living in the past is a place that has no future.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Poor Excuse

“You will always have some excuse not to live your life.”
--Chuck Palahniuk

Hope and Confidence

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
--Helen Keller

The Best Revenge

“The best revenge is to have enough self-worth not to seek it.”

Success & Failure

“Success represents the 1% of your work that results from the 99% that is called failure.”
--Soichiro Honda

No Great Ambition

“I hold ambition of so light a quality that it is but a shadow's shadow.”
--William Shakespeare

Failure Assured

“The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family and neighbors.”
--Napoleon Hill

Never Bored

“Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true."
--William Inge

Letting Yourself Out

“Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner!”
--Max Lucado

A Product Of

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
--Stephen Covey

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“When you're wrong, admit it. When you're right, shut up.”
--Ogden Nash

Right Regrets

“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.”
--Arthur Miller

Not Liked

“Realize not everybody is going to like you. Most people don't even like themselves.”

What Is Done Is Done

“When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.”
--George Marshall

Discipline Bridges

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
--Jim Rohn

Love Never Dies

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
--Anaïs Nin

Lethal Routine

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal.”
--Paulo Coelho

The Price of Quality

“I have always believed that quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.”
--Stanley Marcus

Take Care Of Pennies

“Take care of your pennies and your dollars will take care of themselves.”
--Scottish Proverb

Everyone Gives

“Everyone in your life gives you something. The bad ones give you experience, the worst ones a lesson; the good ones give you memories, the best ones, joy.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Never Cry

“Never cry for the person who hurts you. Just smile and say thanks for giving me a chance to find someone better than you.”

Find Me

“Go find yourself first so you can find me.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Plant a Fire

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


“Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.”

Better Done

“Well done is better than well said.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Hard to See

“The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes.”
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Fountain of Knowledge

“Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.”
--Robert Anthony

Stand Alone

“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.”
--Hans F. Hansen

Work With Ourselves

“Often the relationship that needs the most work is the one we have with ourselves.”

Drift from Truth

“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”
--George Orwell

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Hidden Suffering

“To keep one's suffering under lock and key is to risk being eaten from within.”
--Frida Kahlo

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Labor Lost

“Learning without thought is labor lost.”

Turn On The Light

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

Love Is Not Fooled

“Those who love you are not fooled by the mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself.”
--Alan Cohen

Overcoming Fear

“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.”
--W. Clement Stone

Let Dreams Live

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."
--Earl Nightingale

Beginning Without End

“Do what you did in the beginning of a relationship and there won’t be an end.”
--Anthony Robbins

Travel's Fatality

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
--Mark Twain

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Attention to Detail

“Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.”
--Henry Ford

Accept Oneself

“The moment you accept yourself, you become beautiful.”
--Chandra Mohan Jain

Attach Yourself

“Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you.”
--Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

Money and Experience

“When a man with money meets a man with experience, the man with the experience gets the money, and the man with the money gets the experience.”
--William S. Knudsen

Clever Then Wise

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

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Love Yourself

“Learn to love yourself for you cannot give to others what you do not possess.”
--Jeffrey Fry

What Is Not Said

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.”
--Peter Drucker

One's Own Ignorance

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”

Architect Your Future

“Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.”
--Robin Sharma

Knife Tricks

“Fools take a knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord, and set themselves free from the fools.”

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Life's Mystery

“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved; it is a reality to be experienced.”
--J.J. van der Leeuw

Moments of Happiness

“The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.”
--Ashley Montagu

Set Your Heart Upon

“Be careful what you set your heart upon, for it will surely be yours.”
--James Baldwin


“Eventually soulmates meet, for they have the same hiding place.”
--Robert Brault

Good Things

“Most of the good things civilization has achieved are the result of somebody's seeing, in his mind's eye, how to do something better, or make something better.”
--Cason J.Callaway


“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.”

Meet You Halfway

“The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.”
--Laurence Peter

Hope is Like Sun

“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burdens behind us.”
--Samuel Smiles

Show The Way

“A leader is one who knows the way, who goes the way, and who shows the way.”
--H. Reginald Buckler

Do Not Postpone

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
--Jim Rohn

Be Tall

“Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others.”
--Paramahansa Yogananda

Human Differentiation

“What differentiates humans from all other creatures is the deep and unquenching desire to be appreciated.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Patient With Yourself

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.”
--Stephen Covey

Just a Memory

“Sometimes you will never know the value of something, until it becomes a memory.”
--Dr. Seuss

Ask More of Yourself

“Excellence comes when you ask of yourself more than anyone else does.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Wisdom in the Heart

“The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart.”
--William Hazlitt

What Is Right

“It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.”
--Thomas Henry Huxley

Worst Loneliness

“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.”
--Mark Twain


“A new position of responsibility will usually show a man to be a far stronger creature than supposed.”
--William James

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Loss of Faith

“He who loses money, loses much; he who loses a friend, loses much more; he who loses faith, loses all.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Wisdom Endures

“Colours fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.”
--Edward Thorndike

Courage To Let Go

“One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.”

Heart On Fire

“When the heart is on fire, light comes from within.”
--Tania Silva

Bad Thoughts

“If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from.”
--Brigham Young

Trust You Are Loved

“How glorious the splendor of a human heart that trusts that it is loved.”
--Brennan Manning

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Leaders Extraordinaire

“Great leadership makes ordinary people into extraordinary people.”
--Jeffrey Fry

First Step

“The first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you do not need.”

Win First

"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”
--Sun Tzu

Want to Go

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
--African Proverb

All Truths

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”
--Galileo Galilei