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

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


“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

“Feelings are what music sounds like.”
--Georgia Cates

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

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

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

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

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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

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.”

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


“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

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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

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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

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Change In Attitude

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

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.”

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.”

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

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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.”

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.”

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.”

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

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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.”

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.”

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

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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

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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


“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

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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.

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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.”

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