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.”
--Proverb

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.”
--Unknown

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

In The Future

“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

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

Decorum

“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.”
--Unknown

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.”
--Unknown

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

Preparation

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

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

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.”
--Unknown

Drift from Truth

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

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.”
--Confucius

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

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

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.”
--Confucius

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.”
--Unknown

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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

Soulmates

“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

Thankful

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

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

Responsibility

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

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.”
--Unknown

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.”
--Unknown

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

Hard Math

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”
--Eric Hoffer

Heals Wounds

“Love, not time, heals all wounds.”
--Andy Rooney

Discover New Lands

“One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”
--André Gide

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Happy Now

“The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.”
--Robert G. Ingersoll

Plant Your Garden

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”
--Veronica Shoffstall

Silence is Golden

“Words might be made of silver, but silence is made of gold.”
--Portuguese Proverb

Just Don't Stop

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
--Confucius

True Holiness

“To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.”
--Ivan Turgenev

Experience's Cost

“Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.”
--Oscar Wilde

Marturity

“You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.”
--Dave Barry

Life is Change

“Life is all about change. If it were static, think about how boring it would be. You can't be afraid of it, and you can't worry that you'll mess things up. You deserve good things.”
--Ellen Hopkins

Create a Desert

“Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest.”
--James Lovelock

Demand from the Universe

“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts; it gives you what you demand with your actions.”
--Steve Maraboli

Top of the Mountain

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.”
--Andy Rooney

Time to Blossom

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
--Anais Nin

Lion or Sheep

“It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.”
--Elizabeth Kenny

Looking at Difficutly

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist see the opportunity in every difficulty.”
--Winston Churchill

Dreams of Kings

“When you discover true happiness you will find that you are wealthier beyond the dreams of kings.”
--Jeffrey Fry

The Victorious

“The victorious make many calculations prior to the fight, for every battle is won before it is ever fought.”
--Sun Tzu

A Precious Possession

“The most precious possession you will ever have is the love of another.”
--Kamari Prada

Live Quietly

“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.”
-- Paramhansa Yogananda

Change In Attitude

“People will notice the change in your attitude towards them but won't notice their behavior that made you change.”
--Unknown

Let Go

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go.”
--Lao Tzu

Destiny Achieved

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
--William Jennings Bryan

Sap the Vigor

“Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”
--Leonardo da Vinci

Abundance Key

“The key to abundance is meeting limited circumstances with unlimited thoughts.”
--Marianne Williamson

For The Win

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win.”
--Muhammad Ali

Have Patience

“Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.”
--Saadi

Gratitudes Magniture

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.”
--Melody Beattie

Bitter Harbor

“When you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.”
--Andy Rooney

Perpetual Optimism

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
--Colin Powell

Look Up

“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.”
--Les Brown

Test of Character

“A true test of character isn't how you are on your best days, but how you act on your worst days.”
--Unknown

Go After It

“You don't always get what you go after, but you do get what you wouldn't have got if you hadn't gone after what you didn't get.”
--Blaze Foley

Fear Defeats

“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reach Out

“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”
--Maya Angelou

Stop The Torment

“Stop being tormented by everyone else's reaction to you.”
--Joyce Meyer

Fuzzy Logic

“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”
--Ansel Adams

Be Successful

“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results.”
--Anthony Robbins

Future Victories

“Do not let your past insecurities ruin your future victories.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Suffer or Die

“It requires more courage to suffer than to die.”
--Napoleon Bonaparte

No Fine Work

“No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.”
--Max Beerbohm

Define Yourself

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.”
--Harvey Fierstein

Brave and True

“Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.”
--Charles Dickens

A Mind Stretched

“Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
--Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sets You Apart

“The secret to happiness is doing the work that others cannot possibly imagine doing that sets you apart.”
--Seth Godin

Always Through

“The best way out is always through.”
--Robert Frost

Flow To Me

“When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of distress and anxiety. If I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without any pain.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Stupid Ego

“Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.”
--Frank Leahy

Give Up Power

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.”
--Alice Walker

Revenge Hurts You

“When you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.”
--Andy Rooney

Find It

“I do not seek, I find.”
--Pablo Picasso

The Art of Courage

“Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.”
--Earl Wilson

Love is a Song

“You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
--Oscar Wilde

No Dream

“The poorest man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.”
--Harry Kemp

Conquer Your Fear

“He who is not every day conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do For Others

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
--Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy is Contagious

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”
--Anne Frank

Supreme Happiness

“The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
--Victor Hugo

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Inner Beauty

“Outer beauty is temporary, inner beauty lasts forever.”
--Unknown

What We Fear

“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.”
--Timothy Ferriss

Time to do Over

“There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always enough time to do it over.”
--Jack Bergman

Master of the Universe

“Master yourself, your thoughts and feelings, and you master the whole universe.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Change Your Life

“One new perception, one fresh thought, one act of surrender, one change of heart, one leap of faith, can change your life forever.”
--Robert Holden

Suffer the Mind

“We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Persevere to Victory

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”
--Napoleon Bonaparte

Foolish Questions

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
--Bruce Lee

Win The War

“Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.”
--Donald Trump

See Unfound Beauty

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”
--Camille Pissarro

Led By Dreams

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Motivated to Achieve

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”
--Ayn Rand

Judge Thyself

“We judge ourselves by our intentions. And others by their actions.”
--Stephen Covey

Motivation Management

“Management is nothing more than motivating other people.”
--Lee Iacocca

Improve Your Own Self

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
--Aldous Huxley

Talk The Problem

“It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.”
--Dame Rose Macaulay

Powered by Action

“Anything not powered by action is nothing at all.”
--Lisa Gunkle

One Reason

“Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe in the one reason why it will.”
--Unknown

Master of My Fate

“It matters not how straight the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”
--William Ernest Henley

Love's Not Served

“You've got to learn to leave the table when love's no longer being served.”
--Nina Simone

Life: Purpose & Meaning

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.”
--David Viscott

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Respect Yourself

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

Proud Stupidity

“I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.”
--Edith Sitwell

Winners Don't

“Winners have no interest or association in the opinions, actions or affairs of losers.”
--Jeffrey Fry

When Angry

“When angry count to four. When very angry, swear.”
--Mark Twain

Triumphant Defeats

“There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.”
--Michel de Montaigne

Be a Mermaid

“I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
--Anais Nin

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A True Measure

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”
--Ann Landers

Forgive Others

“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.”
--Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life Loves You Back

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”
--Arthur Rubinstein

Fealess Facing Danger

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.”
--Rabindranath Tagore

Suffer Pains

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”
--Jim Rohn

So Much Better

“Love is so much better when you're not married.”
--Maria Callas

Care for the Change

“To be successful, it only matters if you care greatly about the change you are trying to make.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Conformist's Bane

“No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in business by being a conformist.”
--J. Paul Getty

Lose The Future

“Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.”
--Kathleen Norris

What Defines Us

“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”
--Jane Austen

Rather Be Wrong

“People would rather be wrong than be different.”
--Henry Jacobsen

Bury Us

“They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know that we were seeds.”
--Mexican Proverb

Journey's End

“It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
--Ursula Le Guin

A Gift's Value

“Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great if it is given with affection.”
--Pindar

Lost Time

“Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.”
--Samuel Smiles

Where You Start

“Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”
--Nido Qubein

Belief in Success

“Success is not what you think it is. It is what you believe it is, and most never believe.”
--Doug Firebaugh

Rough Diamonds

“Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.”
--Thomas Browne

Universal Surrender

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”
--Lao Tzu

Think of What Is

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”
--Ernest Hemingway

Judging Others

“Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating.”
--Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Optimist v. Pessimist

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”
--Bill Vaughan

Saying and Doing

“Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.”
--Iris Murdoch

Pool of Least Expectations

“Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast in the pool where you least expect it; there will be a fish.”
--Ovid

Reflect Your Hopes

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
--Nelson Mandela

Two Choices

“You always have two choices: Your commitment versus your fear.”
--Sammy Davis Jr.

Your Biggest Mistake

“The biggest mistake you’ll ever make is letting people stay in your life for longer than they deserve.”
--Unknown

Unhappy Marriages

“It is not a lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
--Friedrich Nietzsche

Good From Bad Judgement

“Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.”
--Rita Mae Brown

How We Wait

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait -- it's how we behave while we're waiting.”
--Joyce Meyer

Lesson of Failure

“It's fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
--Bill Gates

Good Grades

“I always got good grades in the classes where the teachers earned them.”
--Gary Hoover

Feather Your Bed

“Success can feather our nest so comfortably that we forget how to fly.”
--Vance Havner

Love Yourself

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
--Lucille Ball

The Same Mind

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
--Albert Einstein

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Stay With The Problem

“It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.”
 --Albert Einstein

Lose or Dare

“To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.”
--Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

Know Thyself

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.”
--Sun Tzu

Excess in Moderation

“Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.”
--W. Somerset Maugham

Not Trying

“I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
--Michael Jordan

Around and Aware

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.”
--James Thurber

Reject Injury

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”
--Marcus Aurelius

Find Talented People

“I find my chances for success improve when I associate with a few talented people as opposed to a plethora of mediocre ones.”
--Jeffrey Fry


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Hard Work

“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.”
--Margaret Mead

Belief in Yourself

“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.”
--Robert Collier

Success in Uncertainty

“Success comes not from having certainty, but being able to live with uncertainty.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Woman Kind

“A beautiful woman pleases the eye, a good woman pleases the heart; the first is a jewel, the second is a treasure.”
--Napoleon Bonaparte

Do Good

“In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.”
--William Barclay

Just Rewards

“You get the behavior you reward.”
--Pat Murray

Maybes

“For all the sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are "It might have been!”
--William Wordsworth

No Stopping Anger

“An angry man rarely stops to let facts get in the way of his fury.”
--Nikki Sex

Insane Adversary

“In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.”
--Oscar Wilde

More You Can Do

“The more things you do, the more you can do.”
--Lucille Ball

Simple Bliss

“Let me wake up next to you, have coffee in the morning and wander through the city with your hand in mine, and I’ll be happy for the rest of my fucked up little life.”
--Charlotte Eriksson

The Right Lesson

“Always the wrong person gives you the right lesson in life.”
--William Shakespeare

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Sail On

“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.”
--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Sharp Focus

“You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
--Mark Twain

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No Can Win

“You can't win physically if you're losing mentally.”
--Billy Cox

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Live with It

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”
--John Allen Paulos

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Always Remember to Forget

“Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way; but never forget the blessings that come each day.”
--Unknown

Seed of Benefit

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
--Napoleon Hill

Racial Equanimity

“The day that it does not matter in your heart of hearts what color you were born is when we have truly achieved racial equality.”
--Chip Thomson

Moving In What Direction

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
--Oliver Wendell Holmes

Invincible Determination

“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men."
--Dr. Thomas Fuller

Courage's Opposite

“The opposite of courage is not fear; it’s conformity.”
--Rollo May

Get Experience

“You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.”
--Albert Camus

Wretched Species

“Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.”
–Voltaire

Letting Go

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”
--Hermann Hesse

Important Days

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
--Mark Twain

Truth's Remedy

“Truth hurts, but it's the only remedy.”
--Japanese Proverb

Disappointed Love

“Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”
--Jane Austen

Needed To Be

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I’ve ended up where I needed to be.”
--Douglas Adams

Doing Nothing

“The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing.”
--Seth Godin

A Greater Compliment

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”
--George MacDonald

Magic Every Day

“I believe it is possible to make magic every day.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Crawl Through Life

“You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

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Conformity

“The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.”
--Rita Mae Brown

Life of Gratitude

“In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude.”
--Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Unimaginal Courage

“Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.”
--Leo Rosten

Persistent Way

“Either I will find a way or I will make one.”
--Hannibal

Look Within

“Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.”
--Marcus Aurelius

Not Finishing

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started.”
--David Allen

Determination

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
--Og Mandino

The Purpose of Life

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Path with No Obstacles

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.”
--Frank A. Clark

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Wounds of Words

“A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.”
--Jessamyn West

Fail to Turn

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.”
--Helen Keller

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Long Time Dead

“Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.”
--Scottish Proverb

Never Planted

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

It's Hammer Time

“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.”
--Henry David Thoreau

Most of Life

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure."
--William Feather

Life's Years

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”
--Abraham Lincoln

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Love and Hate

“I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.”
--George Burns

Why There Are Butterflies

“If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.”
--Unknown

Choices We Make

“We all have a choice. It is just rare that we happen to make the right ones.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Incredible Change

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.”
--Steve Maraboli

Broken Pieces

“One day someone is going to hug you so tight that all of your broken pieces will stick back together.”
--Unknown

Sacred Space

“As any artist or scientist knows, without some protected, even sacred space for mistakes, innovation would cease.”
--Evgeny Molotov

Perfection

“The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.”
--Stanley J. Randall

Determined

“A determined person doesn't find it hard to succeed; they find it hard to stop trying.”
--Allen Steble

A Measure of Yourself

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”
--Vince Lombardi

Love's Wealth

“Who, being loved, is poor?”
--Oscar Wilde

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What I Have Learned

“I learned about business from my failures; I learned about myself from my successes.”
--Dawn Mata Crane

A Rigged Gig

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Little Things

“Only he who gives thanks for little things receives the big things.”
--Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A New System

“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system. For the Initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new.”
--Niccolo Machiavelli

Grateful Heart

“All the days of the afflicted are bad, but one with a grateful heart has a continual feast.”
--Proverbs 15:15

Nothing Changes

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.”
--C.S. Lewis

Know When to Laugh

“Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.”
--Cullen Hightower

Life's Appointment

“Each minute we spend worrying about the future and regretting the past is a minute we miss in our appointment with life.”
--Thich Nhat Hanh

Give Light

“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”
--Desiderius Erasmus

What Will Be

“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.”
--Kahlil Gibran

Foolish Grief

“It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.”
--Marcus Tullius Cicero

Rise to Greatness

“It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.”
--John Steinbeck

Great Genius

“The great geniuses are those who have kept their childlike spirit and have added to it breadth of vision and experience.”
--Alfred Stieglitz

Arrive at Truth

“By doubting we are led to question; by questioning we arrive at the truth.”
--Pierre Abelard

Curse of Inaction

“Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.”
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Delayed Victory

“I like to think my setbacks and defeats are just delayed victories.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Love's Fruit

“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.”
--Mother Teresa

Lead By Example

“You can't lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself."
--Gene Mauch

Live Deeply

“People living deeply have no fear of death.”
--Anais Nin

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Source of Strength

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”
--Rikki Rogers

Forgivable Sin

“Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.”
--Bruce Lee

Succeed at Nothing

“If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you tried to do nothing and succeeded.”
--Richard Martin Stern

A Season to Live

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
--Henry David Thoreau

Daily Motivation

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily.”
--Zig Ziglar

Green Grass

"The grass may look greener on the other side, but it's just as hard to cut.”
--Little Richard

Love Sings

“At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

No Participation

“Conflict cannot survive without your participation.”
--Wayne Dyer

Open Doors

“Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.”
--Chinese Proverb

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Deadlines

“Deadlines move creativity from ideas to action.”
--Linda Gorchels

What Matters

“Integrity is not everything, but it is the only thing that matters.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Whisper Love

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”
--Judy Garland

Buy In

“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.”
– John C. Maxwell

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Sea of Tranquility

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.”
--James Allen

What Others Think

“You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Soul-Mates

“Whatever our souls are made of, yours and mine are the same.”
--Emily Bronte

Self-Assured

“A creative person is willing to fly in the face of reason, authority, and common sense; and as such, must be a person of considerable self-assurance.”
--Isaac Asimov

Nothing Else Matters

“If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.”
--Alan K. Simpson

Road to Success

“On the road to success greed is a cul-de-sac, generosity is a highway.”
--Kyle Bailey

Persistent People

"Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure."
--Edward Eggleston

Change's Secret

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
--Socrates

Must Do

“To face fear, you must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt

A Clear Conscience

“A conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can.”
--Unknown

The Mind Makes

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, or a hell of heaven.”
--John Milton

A Happy Spirit

“Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.”
―Gordon B. Hinckley

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Lost and Found

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
--Thomas Merton

Keep on Trying

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
--Dale Carnegie

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Living Fully

“I have never been afraid of dying, I have only been afraid of not living fully.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Make Waves

“Don't worry if you're making waves simply by being yourself. The moon does it all the time.”
--Scott Stabile

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Teaching Goals

“My goal in teaching is to get back that childlike state of wonder and optimism, and let one rediscover that great potential within us all.”
--Gary Hoover

Get Rid of Darkness

“Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it's not. It's all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.”
--Carolyn Crane

A Single Action

“All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.”
--James Russell Lowell

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The Worst Failure

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”
--George Woodberry

Ability and Character

"Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there."
-- John Wooden

Invention Basics

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
--Thomas Edison

Tuned to Abundance

"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”
--Wayne Dyer

Harvest of Action

“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.”
--Meister Eckhart

True Happiness

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fear Not

“Fear does not prevent death, it prevents life.”
--Naguib Mahfouz

Learn Something

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”
--Thomas Henry Huxley

Failure Equals Success

“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate."
--Thomas John Watson, Sr. 

Entrepreneurial Skill

“The only skills you need to be an entrepreneur is an ability to fail.”
--James Altucher

No Change, No Gain

“If you are not prepared to change your diet or your workouts, do not get on the scale.”
–Seth Godin

Life's Tragedy

“The tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we live.”
--Norman Cousins

Walk Through the Door

“Often doors of opportunity are opened, but few opt to walk through them.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Kind Too Soon

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Great Substitute

"Thankfully, perseverance is a great substitute for talent."
--Steve Martin

Enthusiastic Failure

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
--Winston Churchill

Where You're Going

“It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going."
--Brian Tracy

Somewhat of an Optimist

“I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door, or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.”
--Rabindranath Tagore

Come What May

“If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it; keep going, keep going come what may.”
--Vincent van Gogh

Life is Simple

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
--Confucius

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What is Given

“Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful."
--John Wooden

Conquer Fear

“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.”
--James Stephens

Fear or Faith

"Fear and faith cannot survive at the same time, so sustain and choose faith."
--James Ledoux

Small Deeds

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.”
--Peter Marshall

True Freedom

"When you truly don't care what anyone thinks of you, you have gotten dangerously close to something called freedom."
--Unknown

Love and Like

“If you like a person at their worst, you will love them at their best.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Able Navigator

“The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators."
--Edward Gibbon

Brave Enough

“Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.”
--Margaret Wheatley

No Change, No Gain

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
--George Bernard Shaw

A Strong Will

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't."
--Henry Ward Beecher

Fear's Death

“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never the Same

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.”
--Heraclitus

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Accomplsh Anything

“There is nothing that cannot be accomplished by a man who refuses to face reality.”
--Gary Halbert

Accomplished People

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
--Leonardo da Vinci

Belief is Not So

“No amount of belief makes something a fact.”
--James Randi

Be Honest

“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.”
--John Lennon

Rise After the Failure

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your Only Choice

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.”
--Bob Marley

Magic

“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
--Roald Dahl

Life's Paradox

"The paradox of life is everyone dies but not everyone fully lives."
--Harvey Mackay

Expert Opinion

“There are as many opinions as there are experts.”
--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Loss of Vision

“The worst thing in the world is not losing your eyesight, but losing your vision.”
--Helen Keller

Master Mind

“The mind is the master of the soul, and the soul is the master of your universe. Learn to master your mind.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Compound Interest

"Compound interest is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time."
--Albert Einstein

Make You Think

“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.”
--Socrates

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Talk Less

“The less you talk, the more you're listened to.”
--Pauline Phillips

Noble Service

“Service to others is the rent we pay for time on this earth.”
--Tony Curtis

Fail to Success

“I failed myself to success.”
--Thomas Alva Edison

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Politeness

“Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.”
--Arthur Schopenhauer

Wild Once

“You were wild once. Don't let them tame you.”
--Isadora Duncan

The Lazy Man

“If you have a difficult task, give it to a lazy man, he will find an easier way of doing it.”
--Mark Twain

A Favorable Wind

“It is perhaps an all-too-human frailty to suppose that a favorable wind will blow forever.”
--Richard Bode

When Failure Is Not

"Failure is not failure, it is a learning process. Unless you quit.”
--Kyle Bailey

No Time For You

“The trouble is, you think you have time.”
--Unknown (often misattributed to Buddha)

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Good as Dead

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”
--Albert Einstein

Well Connected

“To realize that everything in the universe is connected is to both accept our insignificance and understand our importance in it.”
--Jeffrey Fry

A For Effort

“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”
--Napoleon Hill

Soul of Friendship

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies."
--Aristotle 


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False Friends

“False friends are worse than bitter enemies.”
--Scottish Proverb

All Alone

“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.”
--Bobcat Goldthwait

Your True Passion

“No amount of money or security is worth giving up on your true passion.”
--John Nemo

Blame Game

“You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else.”
--Bum Phillips

Times of Trouble

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.”
--Euripides

Light Yourself on Fire

“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.”
--John Wesley

Zen Destiny

“No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.”
--Zen

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The Heart Sees

“Often the heart can see what the eyes cannot."
--Jeffrey Fry

Inner Music

“We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

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Love Exists

“There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.”
--Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Quiet Work

“Work hard in silence; let success be your noise.”
--Frank Ocean

Highest Wisdom

“This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.”
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Never Exchange

“Never exchange a walk on part in a war for a lead role in a cage.”
--Roger Waters

Feel Your Best

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched...but are felt in the heart.”
--Helen Keller

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No Erasers

"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”
-- John W. Gardner

Sincere Respect

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”
--Bryant McGill

First Rate Work

“There is no second place for doing first rate work.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Happiness in Darkness

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

Positive Life

“You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.”
--Joel Osteen

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Urgent v. Important

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”
--Stephen Covey

Astound Yourself

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
--Thomas Alva Edison

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Success Defined

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”
--Estee Lauder

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No Good Port

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”
-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Easily Irritated

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

It's a Miracle

“The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
--John Bingham

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