Own Record

“It's so hard to stand on one's own record. You can fake virtue for an audience. You can't fake it in your own eyes.”
--Ayn Rand

Achieved Success

“He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.”
--Elbert Hubbard

Important Enough

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”
--Elon Musk

Middle Age

“Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.”
--A.C. Grayling

Consistently Not Stupid

“It's remarkable how much long-term advantage people have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent.”
--Charlie Munger

Great Risks

“Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.”

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Power Application

“My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.”
--Isaac Newton

Talk to a Fool

“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”

The Only Good

“Reason, observation and experience; the holy Trinity of science, have taught us that happiness is the only good; that the time to be happy is now, and the way to be happy is to make others so.”
--Robert Green Ingersoll

Done Much Today?

“If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today.”
--Mikhail S. Gorbachev

Bad Relationships

“Everybody has bad relationships, and, at the end of the day, they are just a great way to set yourself up for a good relationship.”
--Anne Hathaway

Chief Courage Element

“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.”

All In

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”
--Albert Einstein

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Know Your Enemies

“Pay close attention to people who don’t clap when you win.”
--Leonardo DiCaprio

Good Tactics

“Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.”
--George S. Patton Jr.

A Bright Day

“If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.”
--Elon Musk

Rise to Serve

“If service is below you, leadership is beyond you.”

Root of Discipline

“Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.”
--Abraham Joshua Heschel

Know Your Strength

“He knows not his own strength that has not met adversity.”
--Ben Jonson

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Love What You Do

“Love what you do, or you have no chance of being the best at it.”
--Chip Thomson


“Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.”
--Benjamin Disraeli

Life's Answers

“In our quest for the answers of life we tend to make order out of chaos, and chaos out of order.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Love What is Beautiful

“The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.”

Being Strong

“Most people would rather be safe than work at being strong. But being strong is what makes us safe.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Think of Big Things

“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.”
--Alvin Toffler

Once-great Institutions

“‘Don’t care, don’t have to’ is often the last slogan once-great institutions have emblazoned on their door.”
--Seth Godin

Take a Rest

“Take a rest. A field that has rested yields a beautiful crop.”

Make a Life

“Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
--Dolly Parton

Moon Shot

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”
--Les Brown

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Meetings Lost

"Meetings are where the minutes are kept and the hours are lost."

Get Things Done

“A plan is what, a schedule is when. It takes both a plan and a schedule to get things done.”
--Peter Turla

Your Choices, Your Responsibility

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Compel Respect

“Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.”
--Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I'd Rather Win

“What I have learned from defeat is that I would rather win.”
--Bill Darnall

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Too Busy

“Anyone too busy to say thank you will get fewer and fewer chances to say it.”
--Harvey Mackay

True Facts

“Facts are too busy being true to worry about how you feel about them.”
--Dan Wells

Transferring Money

“The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.”
--Warren Buffett

Mind Nuture

“Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”
-- Benjamin Disraeli

Take Care of Minutes

“I recommend you take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.”
--Lord Chesterfield

Rough Truth

“There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.”
--Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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A Power Like This

“What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.”
--Alexander Graham Bell

Slave to Passion

“Becoming a slave to our passions leaves us no freedom of choice.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Offensive Risk

“In order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive.”
--Jordan B. Peterson

Keep My Respect

“I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.”
--Amit Kalantri

Treat Yourself

“People treat you the way you treat yourself.”
--Michael Bassey Johnson

Are You Experienced?

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”
--Jimi Hendrix

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Idiot Arguing

“Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pigeon. It'll just knock over all the pieces, shit on the board, and strut about like it's won anyway.”

Not Thinking

“If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
--George S. Patton Jr.

Not Being Yourself

“Not being yourself is the worst form of self-disrespect.”
--Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Some Great Thing

“He who would do some great thing in this short life, must apply himself to the work with such a concentration of his forces as to the idle spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity.”
--John Foster

Difficult Time

“A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose; a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.”
--John Maxwell

Easier to be Critical

“It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.”
--Benjamin Disraeli

Vision in Action

“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”
--Japanese Proverb

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Do It Now

“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.”
--George S. Patton Jr.

Perseverance Fail

“Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent.”
--William Cobbett

Overnight Success

“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success.”
--Mark Cuban

Going On

“Going on one more round, when you don’t think you can, that’s what makes all the difference in your life.”
--Sylvester Stallone

Obstacles Arise

“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.”
--Zig Ziglar


“Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.”
--Louis L'Amour

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The Real World

“In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm. In the real world all rests on perseverance.”
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Enemies Accumulate

“Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.”
--Thomas Hudson Jones

Pay for Work

“Better to pay more for superior work and be delighted, than less for inferior effort and be disappointed.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Champion Pain

“Pain divides the champion from all others. What most people lack is having the guts to go on through the pain no matter what happens.”
--Arnold Schwarzenegger


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

The Canvas of Life

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

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Success is Rented

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

My Problem?

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

Oppressive Tyranny

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

Path to Destruction

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

Work a Dream

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

Imagination's Importance

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

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Join the Top

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

Opened Doors

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

Earned Jealousy

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

One Quality

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


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

Not Your Destiny

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

Failure Avoided

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

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Do Consistently

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

The Harder You Try

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

Not Enough Strength

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

Outstanding Success

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

Wrinkle the Soul

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

Dream The Future

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

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Gossip's Subject

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

Lead from Within

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

Place of Perseverance

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

Offer You Less

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

Free Thyself

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

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Not Dependent

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

Better to End

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

Be Fearless

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

Not Your Life

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

Not In Your Life

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

A Nation Afraid

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

Love's Virtures

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

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Dirty Feet

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


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

Done in Haste

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

Leaders Grow

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

Composed Enthusiast

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

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Cannot Manage

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

Halfway There

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

Questions Come Wisdom

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

Unlearn Every Day

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

Negative People

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

Know Friends

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

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Left Over

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

Best of Things

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

Hard Luck

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

Foolishly Forget

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

Tragic Relationships

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

Fear's Size

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

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Earn Success

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

Gift of Miracles

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

End of Your Rope

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

Love Many Things

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

Endure for Good

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

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Decide to Try

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

Dictionary of Fools

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

Never Too Late

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

Never Give Up

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

Limit Our Tomorrow

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

Truly Whole

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

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Buried Alive

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


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

A Leader's Task

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

Trust Builds

“Courage makes heroes, but trust builds friendship.”

Regret Not Trying

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

Safe Harbor

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

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Decadent Power

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

Honor Quest

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

Double Standard

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

Leader Quality

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

Life's Echo

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

Your Own Road

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

Present Reflections

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

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Always Flowers

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

Children's Education

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

Plant a Garden

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

Nation of Sheep

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

Eggs in One Basket

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

What You Ask For

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

Great Attempts

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

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Winners and Losers

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

Rightful Masters

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

Catcher's Mitt

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

Test of Leadership

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

Grow Happiness

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

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Hold the Helm

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

Power to Know

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

Would Not Go

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

Corrupted by Power

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

Self Belief

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

Guided Luck

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

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Love Grows

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

Greatest Leader

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

The Right Thing

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

Make Things Happen

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

Knowing versus Doing

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

Wisdom in Years

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

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Leaders Find People

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

Do More with Less

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

I Got Better

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

Win Success

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

Do What You Love

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

Wisdom's Perspective

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

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Perservere to Success

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


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

Fail to Plan

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

Always in Action

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

Enlightened Truth

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

Love or Hate

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

A Moment of Patience

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

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Politician's Power

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

One More Time

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

Getting Somewhere

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

No Disadvantage

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

Weaker Inside

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

Leader of the Pack

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

Let Go

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

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What You Are Not

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

America Destroyed

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

Power Politics

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

Time Waste

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

Resist Injustice

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

More Than You Are

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

True Humor

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

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Visualize Impossible

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

Would Not Fail

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

Understand Marines

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

Greatest Compliment

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

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The Point Is

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

Too Busy To Look

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

Acquisition of Power

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

Make a Difference

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

Destiny's Thought

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

Uncomfortable Progress

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

Too Expensive

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

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Critic's Distraction

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

Wretched Life

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

Anyone Can Invent

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

Better Stories

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

Poor Estimation

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

The Sign of Success

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

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Great Accomplishments

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

Knowledge and Know-how

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

Democracy Suffers

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

Ideal Growth

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

Freedom's Fight

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

Self Governance

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

The Winner's Edge

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

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Two Ways to Happiness

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

Say Not

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

Potential Desire

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

Know Justice

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

Let Others Talk

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

The Art of Living

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

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Mind Storms

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

Simple Truth

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

It Takes Time

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

Success and Failure

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

Tree of Evil

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

Virtuous People

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

Beat Those Woes

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

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Do Right

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

Treat People

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

Pay More

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

Unexpected Find

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

Attitude Happens

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

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What's Important

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

Little Things

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