Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thought of the day

You got richer everyday with the number of true lovers you add on your list... starting from your mother/father/brother/sisters/girlfriend/boyfriend/daughters/son/grandson/daughter.... 
A sin committed can be a mistake, but a mistake not improved is a sin. 
one thing you must remember is, history is to be remembered not altered or changed. 
even a small change can cause irreparable damage. 
happinesshappiness depends more on whether one has a job than on the kind of job it is.
Do not say it's morning and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. see it for the first time as a new born child, that has no name. Rabindra nath tagore 
A flower's appeal is its contradiction-so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect. 
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. 
"Trying to make someone fall in love with you is about as pointless as trying to control who you fall in love with." 
Everyone has a photographic memory… some just don’t have film.
I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process.... It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance? 
"Twice I did good, but that I heard never .. Once I did bad and that was all I heard forever .." 
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. - Samuel Goldwyn, 1879-1974, American Motion Picture Producer 
Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you. - Herbert Gasser, 1888-1963, American Physiologist 

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. - Bernard M. Baruch, 1870-1965, American Financier and Statesman 
Nine tenths of education is encouragement. - Anatole France, 1844-1924, French Author 
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. - George S. Patton, 1885-1945, American Army General during World War II
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. - Antoine de Saint Exupéry, 1900-1944, French Writer and Aviator
Pessimism never won any battle. - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890-1969, 34th President of the United States 
Every man's memory is his private literature. - Aldous Huxley, 1894-1963, British Author
Ten persons who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent. - Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769-1821, French General and Politician
Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American Industrialist and Founder of Ford Motor Compan
Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level. - Peter F. Drucker, 1909-2005, Austrian-born Management Consultant and Author
If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy? - Thomas Lovell Beddoes, 1803-1849, British Poet
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. - Marie Curie, 1867-1934, Polish-French Physicist and Chemist
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. - Walter Winchell, 1897-1972, American Newspaper and Radio Commentator
It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance. - Thomas Huxley, 1825-1895, English Biologis
What is told in the ear of a man is often heard 100 miles away. - Chinese Proverb
Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place. - Josh Billings, 1818-1885, American Humorist and Lecturer
It isn't enough for you to love money -- it's also necessary that money should love you. - Kin Hubbard, 1868-1930, American Journalist/Humorist/Cartoonist
I know of only one duty, and that is to love. - Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French Author and Philosopher 
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. - Blaise Pascal, 1623-1662, French Mathematician/Physicist/Theologian
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. - Louis Pasteur, 1822-1895, French Chemist
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. - Soren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855, Danish Philosopher 
Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement. - Peter F. Drucker, 1909-2005, Austrian-born Management Consultant and Author
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. - Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist
For every problem, there is one solution which is simple, neat and wrong. - H. L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American Journalist/Satirist/Critic
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. - John Ruskin, 1819-1900, English Author/Poet/Artist
All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. - Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, 30th President of the United States
Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well to think. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. - Alexander Graham Bell 
It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it. - W. Somerset Maugham


My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it as it is and why it exists as all. - Stephen Hawking 
Failure is not the worst thing in the world, The very worst is not to try.- Anonymous
Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. - Henry Ford 
Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. - Henry Ford

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. -Helen Keller. 
Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.
Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.

Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. 
The best way to have what you want, is to want what you have. 
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got. 
It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude.Of all our human resources, the most precious is the desire to improve. 
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, though checkered with failure, than to take rank with those poor souls, who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul. - Charles Buxton

He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king. - John Milton

Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it doesn't stop a wise man from trying. - Harry Anderson, "Night Court"

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident. - Charles Lamb

Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world -- making the most of one's best. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has. - Michelangelo

Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. - Ann Landers

More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams. - Amy Grant

To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. - Tony Dorsett

It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The shy man will not learn; the impatient man should not teach. - Hillel

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. - Indira Gandhi

Bad habits are like chains that are too light to feel until they are too heavy to carry. - Warren Buffet

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. - Francis Bacon

The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams. - Og Mandino

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

To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals - that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him. - Honore De Balzac

Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success. - Diana Rankin

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. - Kahlil Gibran

In the final analysis there is no solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decisions, the day's generous utterances and the day's good deed. - Clare Booth Luce

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

What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists...and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know EXACTLY what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it. - Alexander Graham Bell

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. - Galbraith's Law

"The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be." - Socrates

"Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory." - Les Brown

Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear. - Mark Twain

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become. - Jim Rohn

Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other - Brian Tracy

Lack of forgiveness causes almost all of our self-sabotaging behavior. - Mark Victor Hansen

"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great, make you feel that you too can become great." - Mark Twain

"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure." - Abraham Lincoln

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you." - William Arthur

There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. - Norman Vincent Peale

We must overcome the notion that we must be regular . . . It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre. - Uta Hagen

My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it as it is and why it exists as all. - Stephen Hawking

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. - Henry Van Dyke

You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour. - Jim Rohn

The man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away. - Charles Schwab

The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation. - Mark Twain

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - H. L. Mencken

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. - Galileo

Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. - Og Mandino

It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don't have to. - Walter Linn

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. - Hubert Humphrey

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. - Henry David Thoreau

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. - Elbert Hubbard

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. - Zig Ziglar

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. - Mary Kay Ash

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games. - Paul "Bear" Bryant

Every man dies. Not every man lives. - Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption

The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today. - Les Brown

A man dies daily, only to be reborn in the morning, bigger, better and wiser. - Emmett Fox

No one's head aches when he is comforting another - Indian Proverb

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of- Benjamin Franklin.

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berri

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. - Elbert Hubbard

Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there. - Mortimer B. Zuckerman

A certain amount of opposition is of great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with the wind. - John Neal

Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out. - Lady Blessington

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. - Henry J. Kaiser

The only way to have a friend is to be one. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately. - Benjamin Franklin

In business, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate. - Chester L. Karrass

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Alva Edison

A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for. - John A. Shedd

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

you will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. - Charles Buxton

I am always willing to learn, however I do not always like to be taught. - Winston Churchill

I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have. - Harry S Truman

A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble. - Mahatma Gandhi

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. - Dolly Parton

Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift-- which is why they call it the present. - Bill Keane

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. - Winston Churchill

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. - Galileo

Would you like me to give you a formula for... success? It's quite simply, really. Double your rate of failure... You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... You can be discouraged by failure -- or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side of failure. - Thomas J. Watson

Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom. - Michel de Montaigne

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. - James Allen

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William A. Ward

Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not "making friends and influencing people"--that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. - Peter Drucker

Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune. - Jim Rohn

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. - James Oppenheim

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. - George Washington Carver

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

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Theodore Roosevelt

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. - Confucius

Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice. Not something to wish for, but to attain. - William Jennings Bryan

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. - Laurence Sterne

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. - George Bernard Shaw

No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo

It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it. - W. Somerset Maugham

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. -Napoleon Hill

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward. -Jim Rohn

I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention. -Diane Sawyer

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives. -Braveheart

Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. -Leo Buscaglia.

[about the past] ...the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it. -Rafikki to Simba in Disney's The Lion King

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. - Albert Einstein.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. -Helen Keller

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who has no imagination has no wings. - Muhammad Ali

The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. - Adam Smith

I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted and I would never have to worry. -Anthony Robbins

The time is always right to do what is right. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing happens unless first a dream. -Carl Sandburg

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So, what the hell, leap. - Cynthia Heimel

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. - Laura Ingalls Wilder

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. - John Lubbock

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts. -Robert H. Schuller

We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present. -Adlai E. Stevenson

Time is the wisest counsellor. -Pericles

"You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind. -Darwin P. Kingsley

Too much of a good thing is just right - Mae West.

"Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy." Jim Rohn

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. -Tony Dorsett

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

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight-it's the size of the fight in the dog. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do." - Helen Keller

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. - Langston Hughes

As a man thinketh, so is he . - Proverbs 23:7

"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach." -Tony Robbins

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'" - Brian Tracy

"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands." -Robert M. Pirsig

"When you take charge of your life, there is no longer a need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life." -Geoffrey F. Abert

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up." -Vince Lombardi

"Be ready when opportunity comes...Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet." -Roy D. Chapin Jr.

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

"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. -Bertie C. Forbes

"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible." -Arthur C. Clarke

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal. -Earl Nightingale

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Be ready when opportunity comes...Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet." -Roy D. Chapin Jr.

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

"Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before."-Herodotus

"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." - Benjamin Disraeli

"There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great powers, and I would say we only have learned a very, very small part of what it can do." - Isaac Bashevis Singer

"You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you."- Brian Tracy

"Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost." -Robert H. Schuller

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. -Robert Schuller

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles. - Claude M. Bristol

The longest journey of any person is the journey inward. - Dag Hammerskjvld

All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small. - Lao-Tzu

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. - Plutarch

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? -Abraham Lincoln

Men always want to be a womans first love - women like to be a mans last romance. -Oscar Wilde

It's not what happens to you; it's what you do about it that makes the difference. -W. Mitchell

He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave. - Andrew Carnegie

Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees. -Williard Marriott

January 3, 2003All successful men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. -Brian Tracy

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. - Emily Dickinson

Looking to the stars always makes me dream, as simply as I dream over the black dots representing towns and villages on a map. Why, I ask myself, shouldn't the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? - Vincent Van Gogh Submitted

December 28, 2004From small beginnings come great things. – Proverb

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win. Channel your energy. Focus. – Carl Lewis, 1961-, American Track Athlete

December 21, 2004I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. - Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867-1957, American Author, ''Little House on the Prairie''

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. - John Steinbeck, 1902-1968, American Author

It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man. Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace. Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965, German Born Medical Missionary, Theologian, Musician, and Philosopher

December 14, 2004Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. -James Allen, 1864-1912, British-born American Essayist, Author of ''As a Man Thinketh''

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, "This is the real me," and when you have found that attitude, follow it. -William James, 1842-1910, American Psychologist, Professor, Author

He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of a diplomat. - Robert Estabrook

December 7, 2004You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. - James A. Froude, 1818-1894, English Historian

Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience. - Elizabeth Bowen, 1899-1973, Anglo-Irish Novelist

Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. Liz Smith, 1923-, American Journalist, Gossip Columnist

November 30, 2004We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. --Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889-1964, Indian Nationalist, Statesman

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. -Jack Kinder

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. -John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873, British Philosopher, Economist

Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but calmness within the storm. -Anonymous

Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer. Barbara De Angelis, American Expert on Relationship & Love, Author

CHAMPIONS RISK what others DARE not; DREAM what others think impossible; DO what others say can't be done. Jason James Hun, Author

One cool judgment is worth a dozen hasty councils. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat. - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), 1856-1924, Twenty-eighth President of the USA

It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. - John Andrew Holmes

If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? -Rabbi Hillel, 30B.C - 9 A.D., Jewish Rabbi, Teacher

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. -Bernard M. Baruch, 1870-1965, American Financier

There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. - Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993, American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reasons for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.- Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist

November 9, 2004Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."- Nathaniel Hawthorne -{1804-1864 American Novelist}

"You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life. -Les Brown {American Motivator Lecturer}

In the final analysis there is no solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decisions, the day's generous utterances and the day's good deed.- Clare Booth Luce

October 26, 2004Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. - Mary Lou Cook

The best opportunities in life are the ones we create. Goal setting provides for you the opportunity to create an extraordinary life. -Gary Ryan Blair {Goals Coach & Founder of The Goals Guy}

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil; our great hope lies in developing what is good. -Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, Thirtieth President of the USA

October 19, 2004People deal too much with the negative, what is wrong.... Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom. -Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist Monk, Teacher

At the age of 20, we don't care what the world thinks of us; at 30, we worry about what it is thinking of us; at 40, we discover that it wasn't thinking of us at all. - Unknown

Ask, and it will be given you; Seek, and you will find; Knock, and it will be opened to you. - Bible

October 12, 2004If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. -Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

You see things and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were and say, "Why not?" George Bernard Shaw

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. - Galileo Galilei

October 4, 2004Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. , 1809-1894, American Author, Wit, Poet

It's never too late to realize your ambitions. Take the first step by daring to dream big dreams. Then have the confidence to take a few risks and make those dreams a reality. You'll be glad you did. -- Don MacRae, President of the Lachlan Group

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it -- and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit on a hot stove lid again -- and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore. - Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer

September 28, 2004I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will. - Clint Eastwood, Actor

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. - John Andrew Holmes

Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty- Anne Herbert

September 21, 2004You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. - James Allen

If you put a small value upon youself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. - Unknown

Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure? Remember, you must use it, as it is given only once. Once wasted you cannot get it back.-Unknown

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours." - John Locke, 1632-1704, British Philosopher

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.~ Kahlil Gibran, 1883-1931, Lebanese Poet, Novelist

I have often been afraid, but I would not give in to it. I made myself act as though I was not afraid and gradually my fear disappeared. -Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, Twenty-sixth President of the USA

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. -Helen Keller {1880-1968 American Blind/Deaf Author & Lecturer}

If you don't understand yourself you don't understand anybody else. -Nikki Giovanni {American Poet}

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you. -Wayne Dyer {American Psychotherapist & Author}

In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes. -John Ruskin, 1819-1900, English Philosopher

There's no such thing as Perfection. But, in striving for perfection, we can achieve excellence. -Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American Football Coach}

I wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.-Kahlil Gibran, 1883-1931, Lebanese Poet, Novelist

The most essential factor is persistence, - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. -James Whitcomb Riley, 1849-1916, American Poet

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing." --Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965, German Born Medical Missionary, Theologian, Musician, and Philosopher

Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.- -Robert Collier, American Writer, Publisher

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness had genius, power and magic in it. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. - Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.- Marabel Morgan

Better to do SOMETHING imperfectly than to do NOTHING flawlessly. -Robert Schuller ,1926-, American Minister (Crystal Cathedral), Author, Social Leader

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. - John Wooden, 1910- ,American Basketball Coach

Two men looked from prison bars. One saw mud...the other, stars. - Unknown

He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave. - Andrew Carnegie, 1835-1919, American Industrialist, Philanthropist

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well. - Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968, American Civil Rights Leader

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. --Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.-Ralph Waldo Emerson {1803-1882 American Poet & Essayist}

A life lived in fear is a life half lived' -Tara Morice as Fran, from the movie "Strictly Ballroom"

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished? -Lee Iacocca Retired Automobile Executive

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. - Henry Van Dyke, American Poet, Author

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get. -Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, American Author, Trainer

There is only one small letter between the words CAN and CAN'T...and that one letter will TOTALLY change your destiny. -Doug Firebaugh, Author, Speaker

July 13, 2004That best portion of a good man's life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts; Of kindness and love. - William Wordsworth, 1770-1850, British Poet

But the only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. -Arthur C. Clark 1917-, British Science Fiction Writer

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. -Ralph Waldo Emerson {1803-1882 American Poet & Essayist}

July 7, 2004The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself. - Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

It seems, in fact, as though the second half of a man’s life is made up of nothing but the habits he has accumulated during the first half. -Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, 1821-1881, Russian Novelist

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.-Thomas Paine, 1737-1809, Anglo-American Political Theorist, Writer

June 29, 2004"I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves." - Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt, 1767-1835, German Statesman, Philologist

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. --George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish-born British Dramatist

"There are powers inside of you, which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become." – Orison Swett Marden, 1850-1924, American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

June 22, 2004When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. - Alexander Graham Bell, 1847-1922, British-born American Inventor of Telephone

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. - Ann Landers, American Advice Columnist

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness withoutaction. - Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman, Prime Minister

June 15, 2004Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, Third President of the USA

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul." -Charles Buxton, 1823-1871, British Author

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. - English proverb

You can have anything you want ?if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. - Abraham Lincoln

Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it. - St. Teresa of Avila

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change. - Barbara De Angelis

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate accomplishments. - Napoleon Hill

In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong, honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes. - John Ruskin

There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. - John Adams

None will improve your lot if you yourself do not. - Bertolt Brecht, 1933

"When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place." - Bhagavad Gita

I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through ?then follow through. - Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. - Eleanor Roosevelt

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing is best after all. - Benjamin Spock

People are eternally divided into two classes, the believer, builder, and praiser, and the unbeliever, destroyer and critic. - John Ruskin

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind. - William Hazlitt

There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. - Elisabeth Guizot

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it. - Margaret Thatcher

Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

I don't think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it. I think if you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done. - Mike Ditka

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life. - Abraham H. Maslow

April 29, 2004Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. - James Buckham

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. - Charles Du Bos

The most damaging phrase in the language is: "It's always been done that way." -Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

April 24, 2004Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done. - Russell W. Davenport

"The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. - Arthur James Balfour

I know a lot of people without brains who do an awful lot of talking. - The Scarecrow, Wizard of Oz

April 17, 2004Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady. -Thomas H. Huxley

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. - Wayne Dyer

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you. - Barbara Sher

April 9, 2004Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. - Lao-Tzu

The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart ?this you will build your life by, and this you will become. - James Lane Allen



Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. - Kahlil Gibran

so the great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race. - Ernest L. Woodward

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life. - Greg Anderson

I shall adopt new views as fast as they shall appear to be true views. - Abraham Lincoln

Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and unrecognized about us. - James Harvey Robinson

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist. - Mary Kay Ash

Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think. - Dale Carnegie

March 19, 2004There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. -Dr. Denis Waitley

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.- Glenn Clark

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. - Elizabeth Bibesco

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. - Thomas Jefferson

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. - Louisa May Alcott

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

March 5, 2004Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure. - Jim Rohn

The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything. - Theodore Roosevelt

He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave. - Andrew Carnegie

February 27, 2004If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness. - Les Brown

Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values. - Joshua L. Liebman

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

February 20, 2004He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of a diplomat. - Robert Estabrook

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound. - James Allen

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, "This is the real me," and when you have found that attitude, follow it. - William James

February 13, 2004"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble." - Helen Keller

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. -Dalai Lama

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. - Elbert Hubbard

February 6, 2004There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen. - Wayne Dyer

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Yearn to understand first and to be understood second. - Beca Allen

January 30, 2004We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. - Charles Kingsley

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves. - Sir James M. Barrie

Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one is to blame. -Erica Jong

January 23, 2004Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade? - Benjamin Franklin

Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly. - Bertrand Russell

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

January 16, 2004Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - General George S. Patton

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give happiness. - Thomas Jefferson

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. - Napoleon Hill

January 9, 2004Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. - Anne Frank

It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. - Thomas Robert Gaines

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. - John Wooden

January 2, 2004Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory. - Norman Vincent Peale

It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. - Mabel Newcomber

When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it's two hours. That's relativity. - Albert Einstein

Presence is more than just being there. – Malcolm S. Forbes, 1917-1990, American Publisher

The speed of the boss is the speed of the team. – Lee Iacocca, American Industrialist and Former Chairman of Chrysler Corporation

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. – George Halas, 1895-1983, Hall of Fame American Football Player/Coach/Owner

December 12, 2006Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519, Italian Painter and Sculptor

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade. – Tom Peters, American Business Management Author and Expert

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. – Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, English Politician/Author/Nobel Prize Winner

December 5, 2006Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. – Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964, American Military General

If you have a job without aggravations, you don't have a job. – Malcolm S. Forbes, 1917-1990, American Publisher

The wisest mind has something yet to learn. – George Santayana, 1863-1952, Spanish-born American Philosopher

November 28, 2006When you cannot get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one. – Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer and Humorist

When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all. – Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, 26th President of the United States

That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. – Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American Essayist/Poet/Naturalist

November 21, 2006Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. – Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908-1973, 36th President of the United States

When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. – Joyce Brothers, American Psychologist/Columnist/Author

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. – Woody Allen, American Film Director/Screenwriter/Stand-Up Comic

November 14, 2006Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. – Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, Hall of Fame American Football Coach

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does. – Josh Billings, 1815-1885, American Humorist and Lecturer

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. – Chinese Proverb



November 6, 2006We turn not older with years, but newer every day. – Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886, American Poet

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. – Amelia Earhart, 1897-1937, American Aviator

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. – David Hume, 1711-1776, Scottish Philosopher/Historian/Economist

If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. – Source Unknown

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. – Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804, German Philosopher

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down. – Mary Pickford, 1892-1979, Canadian-born Movie Actress

October 24, 2006We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves. – Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American Social Writer

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. – Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, 3rd President of the United States

Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can. – Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993, American Preacher and Author of "The Power of Positive Thinking"

October 10, 2006Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806-1861, British Poet

Be sincere; be brief; be seated. – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882-1945, 32nd President of the United States

If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive. – Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, American Author and Achievement Expert

October 3, 2006The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation. – George Santayana, 1863-1952, Spanish-born American Philosopher

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French Novelist/Essayist/Critic

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. – G. K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, English Writer

September 19, 2006Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. – Jiddu Krishnamurti, 1895-1986, Indian Philosopher and Writer

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. – Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish Dramatist/Novelist/Poet

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. – B. F. Skinner, 1904-1990, American Psychologist and Author

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. – Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906, Norwegian Playwright

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. – Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917, French Sculptor

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. – Thomas Edison, 1847-1931, American Inventor and Entrepreneur

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it. – Harry Emerson Fosdick, 1878-1969, American Clergyman

Ideas shape the course of history. – John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946, English Economist

When you have given nothing, ask for nothing. – Albanian Proverb
Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. – William James, 1842-1910, American Psychologist/Professor/Author

Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age. – Christopher Morley, 1890-1957, American Author and Journalist

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things. – Russell Baker, American Journalist
The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money. – Johnny Carson, 1925-2005, American Comedian/Writer/Host of "The Tonight Show"

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred. – Barbara De Angelis, American Author and Expert on Relationships and Personal Growth

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear. – Maya Angelou, American Poet and Writer
Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud. – Hermann Hesse, 1877-1962, German-born Writer and Nobel Prïze Winner

Kissing is like drinking salted water: you drink and your thirst increases. – Chinese Proverb

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. – Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French Author/Philosopher/Nobel Prïze Wïnner

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. – English Proverb

The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame. – Rod Steiger, 1925-2002, American Actor

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. – Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849, American Poet/Novelist/Short Story Writer
Use soft words and hard arguments. – English Proverb

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass, 1817-1895, American Abolotionist

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. – Confucius, 551-479 B.C., Chinese Ethical Teacher and Philosopher
Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you. – Wally Amos, American Entrepreneur and Founder of the "Famous Amos" Cookie Brand

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. – Harrison Ford, American Actor

Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. – Henry Miller, 1891-1980, American Author
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968, American Civil Rights Leader and Nobel Prïze Wïnner

A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. – Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American Scientist/Publisher/Diplomat

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. – Mary Tyler Moore, American Actress/Comedian/Star of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. – Arthur Rubinstein, 1887-1982, Polish-born Pianist

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth. – Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman and Prime Minister

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty? – Cicero, 106-43 B.C., Roman Author/Orator/Politician
You must lose a fly to catch a trout. – George Herbert, 1593-1633, English Clergyman and Metaphysical Poet

It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882-1945, 32nd President of the United States

There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect. – G.K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, English Writer
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders, than from the arguments of its opposers. – William Penn, 1644-1718, British Religious Leader and Founder of Pennsylvania

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a lifetime's experience. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1841-1935, American Jurist

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it. – Margaret Fuller, 1810-1850, American Journalist/Critic/Activist.

You must lose a fly to catch a trout. – George Herbert, 1593-1633, English Clergyman and Metaphysical Poet

It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882-1945, 32nd President of the United States

There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect. – G.K. Chesterton, 1874-1936, English Writer
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. – John Barrymore, 1882-1942, American Actor

This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it. – William James, 1842-1910, American Psychologist/Professor/Author

The man who has done his level best... is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure. – B.C. Forbes, 1880-1954, Scottish Journalist

The man who has done his level best... is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure. – B.C. Forbes, 1880-1954, Scottish Journalist

This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it. – William James, 1842-1910, American Psychologist/Professor/Author

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. – Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890-1969, 34th President of the United States

Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. – Leo Buscaglia, 1924-1998, American Author and Expert on Love and Human Relationships

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist

Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another. – Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, Hall of Fame American Football Coach

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. – Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it. – Oprah Winfrey, American Talk Show Host/Actress/Entrepreneur

A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart. – Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745, Anglo-Irish Writer and Satirist

defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. – George E. Woodbury, 1855-1930, American Literary Critic and Poet

We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. – Aristotle, 384-322 B.C., Greek Philosopher

All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. – James Thurber, 1894-1961, American Cartoonist/Humorist/Author

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts. – Ovid, 43 B.C. -17 A.D., Roman Poet

The only thing monëy gives you is the freedom of not worrying about monëy.– Johnny Carson, 1925-2005, American Comedian/Writer/Host of "The Tonight Show"

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. – William Penn, 1644-1718, British Religious Leader and Founder of Pennsylvania

April 18, 2006The palest ink is better than the best memory. – Chinese Proverb

When humor goes, there goes civilization. – Erma Bombeck, 1927-1996, American Journalist/Author/Humorist

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. – Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German Philosopher

April 4, 2006Music can change the world because it can change people. – Bono, Irish Musician/Social Activist/Lead Singer of U2

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. – Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish Artist

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not. – Oprah Winfrey, American Television Talk Show Host/Actress/Entrepreneur

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a förm of exploration. – Ansel Adams, 1902-1984, American Photographer

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. – Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886, American Poet

Love and eggs are best when they are fresh. – Russian Proverb

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged. – Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. – Maya Angelou, American Author and Poet

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. – Thomas Edison, 1847-1931, American Inventor/Entrepreneur/Founder of General Electric.Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be. – Jose Ortega y Gasset, 1883-1955, Spanish Philosopher

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. – Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mohandas Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. – Charles Dickens, 1812-1870, British Novelist

Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've nëver banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work -- and realizing what is opportunïty and what isn't. – Lucille Ball, 1911-1989, American Actress/Comedian/Star of "I Love Lucy"

Every new day begins with possibilities. It's up to us to fill it with the things that move us toward progress and peace. – Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, 40th President of the United States

Actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends. – George Washington, 1732-1799, 1st President of the United States

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States

There has nevër yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering. – Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, 26th President of the United States

walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. – Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. – James Baldwin, 1924-1987, American Novelist and Essayist

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. – Mohandas Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader

waste not fresh tears over old griefs. ¡V Euripides, 484-406 B.C., Greek Tragic Dramatist

The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle. ¡V Source Unknown

Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse. - George Washington, 1732-1799, 1st President of the United States

January 30, 2006Old age is no place for sissies. – Bette Davis, 1908-1989, American Actress

You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time. – Terence, 185-159 B.C., Roman Writer of Comedies

Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one. – Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, British Statesman and DiplomatThings don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up. – James A. Garfield, 1831-1881, 20th President of the United States

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. – Maya Angelou, American Author and Poet

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. – Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American Social Writer
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. – Stephen R. Covey, American Speaker/Trainer/Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

Self-praise is for losers. Be a wïnner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble. – John Madden, American Football Coach and Announcer

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. – Henri Matisse, 1869-1954, French Artist

January 3, 2006Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. – George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish Dramatist and Nobel Peace Prïze Winner

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. – Neil Armstrong, American Astronaut and Test Pilot

Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day. – Barbara De Angelis, American Author and

You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories. – Stanislaw J. Lec, 1909-1966, Polish Writer

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. – George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish Playwright and Nobel Prize Winner

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. – Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American Industrialist and Founder of Ford Motor Company

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. – Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, 26th President of the United States

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm. – Earl Nightingale, 1921-1989, American Motivational Author and Radio Broadcaster

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others. – Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894, Scottish Novelist/Poet/Travel Writer

Make it a point to do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. – Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer and Humorist

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing. – Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish Dramatist/Novelist/Poet

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. – George Washington, 1732-1799, 1st President of the United States

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. – Og Mandino, 1923-1996, American Motivational Author and Speaker

It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot. – Anatole France, 1844-1924, French Author

Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see a bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. – Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, American Author and Achievement Expert

Out of difficulties grow miracles. – Jean de La Bruyère, 1645-1696, French Writer

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. – Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Humanitarian and Missionary

One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished tasks. – Malcolm S. Forbes, 1917-1990, American Publisher

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. – Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English Author and Critic

You've got to say, "I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it." It's called perseverance. – Lee Iacocca, American Industrialist and Automobile Executive

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. – Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change. – Barbara De Angelis, American Author and Expert on Relationships and Personal Growth

It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so. – Josh Billings, 1818-1885, American Humorist and Lecturer

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. – Michelangelo, 1475-1564, Italian Renaissance Sculptor and Painter

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. – Thomas Edison, 1847-1931, American Inventor and Entrepreneur

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. – Carl Jung, 1875-1961, Swiss Psychiatrist

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882-1945, 32nd President of the United States

If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? – John Wooden, American Basketball Player and Coach

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. – Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish Artist and Painter

It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters. – Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Humanitarian and Missionary

Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging. – Duke Snider, American Baseball Player

It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear. – Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, British Philosopher/Essayist/Statesman
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. – Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, British Author and Clergyman

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is. – Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American Football Coach

Success is dependent upon the glands -- sweat glands. – Zig Ziglar, American Sales Trainer and Motivational Author/Speaker
We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch. – John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, 35th President of the United States

Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter. – B. C. Forbes, 1880-1954, Scottish-born Financial Journalist and Author

A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time. – Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer and Humorist

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life. – Leo Buscaglia, 1924-1998, American Author and Expert on Love and Human Relationships

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906-2001, American Aviator and Author

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. – R. Buckminster Fuller, 1895-1983, American Architect and Engineer

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. - Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer and Humorist

It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem. – Malcolm S. Forbes, 1917-1990, American Publisher

Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes. – Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889-1964, Indian Prime Minister

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French Author and Philosopher

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish Playwright and Literary Critic

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. – Chinese Proverb

When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character. – W. Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British Novelist and Playwright

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star. – Confucius, 551-479 B.C., Chinese Thinker and Social Philosopher

If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got. – Lee Iacocca, American Industrialist and Automobile Executive



What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love! – Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace. – John Lubbock, 1834-1913, English Archaeologist/Naturalist/Politician

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist



Nine tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France, 1844-1924, French Author

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. – Hubert H. Humphrey, 1911-1978, American Politician and Vice President

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. – Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer and Humorist



If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you'll die a lot of times. – Dean Smith, American Basketball Coach

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. – Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, American Author/Lecturer/Course Developer

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. – Carl Jung, 1875-1961, Swiss Psychiatrist
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top. – Joyce Brothers, American Psychologist/Columnist/Author

Positive anything is better than negative nothing. – Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American Philosopher and Writer
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something. – Wilson Mizner, 1876-1933, American Playwright and Entrepreneur

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff. – Ambrose Bierce, 1842-1914, American Author/Editor/Journalist

The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team. – John Wooden, American Basketball Coach and Player



August 7, 2007A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. - George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish Playwright and Nobel Prize Winner

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life. - Leo Buscaglia, 1924-1998, American Author and Expert on Love and Human Relationships

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. - Voltaire, 1694-1778, French Writer and Philosopher



July 31, 2007We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. – George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish Dramatist and Literary Critic

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. – Og Mandino, 1923-1996, American Motivational Author and Speaker

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. – Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French Novelist



July 24, 2007Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. – Malcolm S. Forbes, 1917-1990, American Publisher

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work. – Pearl S. Buck, 1892-1973, American Novelist and Pulitzer Prize Winner

Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them. – Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, British Author and Clergyman



July 17, 2007The ability to change your life comes from the power of love in your heart. Love connects you to other people's emotions. It's the ultimate source of emotional fuel, so plug into it! – Peggy McColl, Canadian Author and Goal Achievement Expert

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882-1945, 32nd President of the United States

There is nothing like a dream to create the future. – Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French Poet/Dramatist/Novelist



July 10, 2007Gray skies are just clouds passing over. – Duke Ellington, 1899-1974, American Jazz Composer/Pianist/Bandleader

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, 26th President of the United States

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. – Thomas Edison, 1847-1931, American Inventor and Entrepreneur



July 3, 2007The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. – Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, Hall of Fame American Football Coach

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. – Anne Frank, 1929-1945, German-born Diarist

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. – Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887, American Preacher/Orator/Writer



June 26, 2007How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! – John Muir, 1838-1914, Scottish-born Environmentalist and Naturalist

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. – Thomas Fuller, 1608-1661, British Clergyman and Author

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun. – Thomas Edison, 1847-1931, American Inventor and Entrepreneur



June 19, 2007No man ever listened himself out of a job. – Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, 30th President of the United States

No one has ever drowned in sweat. – Lou Holtz, American College Football Coach and Motivational Speaker

No man is rich enough to buy back his past. – Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish Dramatist/Novelist/Poet



June 12, 2007Many believe that self-help and self-improvement is about rags to riches, failure to success, and so forth, when indeed it is the beginning of a journey into self-discovery. Inside every human being is an eternal truth and a life purpose. Using our mind power is simply starting the engine on that journey of self-discovery and highest self-actualization. - Eldon Taylor, author of "Choices and Illusions"

When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others. - Anais Nin, 1903-1977, French-born Author and Diarist

Happiness is a direction, not a place. - Sydney J. Harris, 1917-1986, American Journalist

June 5, 2007Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890, Dutch Painter

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. – Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867-1959, American Architect

The value of an idea lies in the using of it. – Thomas Edison, 1847-1931, American Inventor and Entrepreneur



May 29, 2007Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others. - Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. - H. Ross Perot, American Businessman

We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it. - Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States

May 22, 2007What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life. – Leo Buscaglia, 1924-1998, American Author and Expert on Love and Human Relationships

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. – Socrates, 470-399 B.C., Greek Philosopher

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck. – Hector Berlioz, 1803-1869, French Romantic Composer



May 15, 2007An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. – Charles Horton Cooley, 1864-1929, American Sociologist

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. – Josh Billings, 1818-1885, American Humorist and Lecturer

Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score. – Bobby Hull, Hall of Fame Canadian Hockey Player



May 8, 2007To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. - Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. - Jonas Salk, 1914-1995, American Physician and Researcher

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good. - Joe Paterno, American Football Coach



May 1, 2007To get what you want, you have to feel that you already have it. - Peggy McColl, Canadian Author and Goal Achievement Expert

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. - John Wooden, Hall of Fame American Basketball Coach and Player

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American Industrialist and Founder of Ford Motor Company



April 24, 2007One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards. – Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish Dramatist/Novelist/Poet

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, English Politician/Author/Nobel Prize Winner

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. – Lou Holtz, American College Football Coach and Motivational Speaker



April 17, 2007A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. – Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890-1969, 34th President of the United States

Regret for wasted time is more wasted time. – Mason Cooley, 1927-2002, American Aphorist

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised. – Denis Waitley, American Author/Speaker/Peak Performance Expert



April 10, 2007Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted. – Deepak Chopra, Indian-born Physician and Spiritual Author

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. – Woodrow Wilson, 1856-1924, 28th President of the United States

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes...but no plans. – Peter F. Drucker, 1909-2005, Austrian-born Management Consultant and Author



April 3, 2007People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them. – Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American Social Writer

You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain. – Leo Durocher, 1905-1991, Hall of Fame American Baseball Manager and Player

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. – Omar N. Bradley, 1893-1981, American Army Field Commander during World War II

It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage. – Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887, American Preacher/Orator/Writer

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than fifty preaching it. – Knute Rockne, 1888-1931, American College Football Coach

Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world. – John Evelyn, 1620-1706, English Diarist/Writer/Gardener



March 20, 2007Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. – Bertrand Russell, 1872-1970, British Philosopher/Mathematician/Essayist

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. – Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

There is no odor so bad as that which arises from goodness tainted. – Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American Essayist/Poet/Naturalist



March 13, 2007The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. – Linus Pauling, 1901-1994, American Chemist and Nobel Prïze Winner

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. – Andrew Carnegie, 1835-1919, Scottish-American Industrialist and Philanthropist

I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel. – Elizabeth Arden, 1878-1966, Canadian Cosmetics Executive

March 6, 2007The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. – Joe Paterno, American Football Coach

Love cures people -- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. – Karl A. Menninger, 1893-1990, American Psychiatrist

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made.Destiny is made known silently. – Agnes De Mille, 1905-1993, American Dancer and Choreographer

February 27, 2007You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty. – Sacha Guitry, 1885-1957, French Film Actor/Director/Playwright

Victory belongs to the most persevering. – Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769-1821, French General and Politician

Every great film should seem new every time you see it. – Roger Ebert, American Film Critic and Pulitzer Prize Winner

February 20, 2007The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. – Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady of the United States

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. – Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist

When all else is lost, the future still remains. – Christian Nevell Bovee, 1820-1904, American Author and Lawyer



February 13, 2007Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. – Joyce Brothers, American Psychologist/Columnist/Author

You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her. – Source Unknown

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. – Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, American Speaker/Motivational Writer/Author of "Think and Grow Rich"





February 6, 2007Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed. – Josh Billings, 1818-1885, American Humorist and Lecturer

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. – Oprah Winfrey, American Talk Show Host/Actress/Entrepreneur

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open. – Rose Wilder Lane, 1886-1968, American Writer and Journalist

January 30, 2007Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age. – Ambrose Bierce, 1842-1914, American Author/Editor/Journalist

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. – Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American Industrialist and Founder of Ford Motor Company

Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect. – Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519, Italian Painter and Sculptor

January 23, 2007Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery. – Erma Bombeck, 1927-1996, American Journalist/Author/Humorist

Talent is only the starting point. – Irving Berlin, 1888-1989, American Composer and Lyricist

Football is like life -- it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority. – Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, Hall of Fame American Football Coach

January 16, 2007The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch. – Jim Rohn, American Businessman/Author/Speaker

You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities. – Barbara Bush, Former First Lady of the United States

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. – Freya Stark, 1893-1993, British Travel Writer

January 9, 2007In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. – Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American Journalist and Author

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius, 551-479 B.C., Chinese Thinker and Social Philosopher

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. – Peter F. Drucker, 1909-2005, Austrian-born Management Consultant and Author

January 3, 2007One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness. – Josh Billings, 1815-1885, American Humorist and Lecturer

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. – Hubert H. Humphrey, 1911-1978, American Politician and Former Vice President of the United States

In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do. – Stephen R. Covey, American Speaker/Trainer/Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

Learning never exhausts the mind. - Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519, Italian Painter and Sculptor

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

You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific. - Zig Ziglar, American Sales Trainer and Motivational Author/Speaker

December 23, 2008Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. - Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993, American Preacher and Author of "The Power of Positive Thinking"

A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope. - Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher and Author

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything -- and one's last is to come to terms with everything. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German Scientist/Satirist/Philosopher



December 16, 2008It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business. - Gertrude Stein, 1874-1946, American Writer

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. - Horace Mann, 1796-1859, American Educator

What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. - Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, American Speaker/Motivational Writer/Author of "Think and Grow Rich"



December 9, 2008Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882, American Poet

Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points. - Knute Rockne, 1888-1931, American Football Coach

You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere. - Charles F. Kettering, 1876-1958, American Engineer and Inventor



December 2, 2008Honest hearts produce honest actions. - Brigham Young, 1801-1877, American Religious Leader

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist

November 18, 2008Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die. - Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher and Author

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses. - Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, American Speaker/Motivational Writer/Author of "Think and Grow Rich"

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness. - Malcolm S. Forbes, 1917-1990, American Publisher

November 11, 2008The real leader has no need to lead -- he is content to point the way. - Henry Miller, 1891-1980, American Writer

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. - Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English Philosopher/Essayist/Statesman

November 4, 2008Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. - Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer and Humorist

The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a"But." - Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887, American Preacher/Orator/Writer

Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815-1902, American Social Reformer and Women's Suffrage Leader



October 28, 2008A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity. - Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, 3rd President of the United States

If you never budge, don't expect a push. - Malcolm S. Forbes, 1917-1990, American Publisher

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. - Pearl S. Buck, 1892-1973, American Novelist

October 21, 2008Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. - Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, English Politician and Author

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. - Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. - Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Humanitarian and Missionary

October 14, 2008It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't. - Martin Van Buren, 1782-1862, 8th President of the United States

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855, Danish Philosopher

No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist

September 30, 2008If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. - Jim Rohn, American Businessman/Author/Speaker

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. - Thomas Edison, 1847-1931, American Inventor and Entrepreneur

If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me, I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress. - Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, 30th President of the United States

September 23, 2008The secret of being boring is to say everything. - Voltaire, 1694-1778, French Writer and Philosopher

Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests. - Charles Lindbergh, 1902-1974, American Aviator

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. - Joseph Joubert, 1754-1824, French Moralist and Essayist

September 16, 2008Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882, American Poet

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. - Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American Industrialist and Founder of Ford Motor Company

None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them. - Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, British Author and Clergyman

September 9, 2008There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. - Willa Cather, 1873-1947, American Author
The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future. - Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American Social Writer

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping. - Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, American Author and Achievement Expert

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. - William S. Burroughs, 1914-1997, American Novelist and Philosopher

The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything. - Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American Social Writer

To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail. - Abraham Maslow, 1908-1970, American Psychologist

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living. - Soren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855, Danish Philosopher

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. - Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American Football Coach

August 12, 2008What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. - Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States

Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect. – Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519, Italian Painter and Sculptor

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. - John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937, American Industrialist and Philanthropist

August 5, 2008In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it. - Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993, American Preacher and Author of "The Power of Positive Thinking"

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. - Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist

July 29, 2008If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it. - Erma Bombeck, 1927-1996, American Journalist/Author/Humorist

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. - Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. - Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States

July 22, 2008Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. - Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American Author/Critic/Naturalist

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. - Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American Film Producer/Director/Animator

There is little success where there is little laughter. - Andrew Carnegie, 1835-1919, American Industrialist and Philanthropist

July 15, 2008If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out. - Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish Dramatist/Novelist/Poet

To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say. - George Santayana, 1863-1952, Spanish-born American Philosopher

You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. - Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French Author and Philosopher

July 8, 2008Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. - Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Humanitarian and Missionary

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. - John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, 35th President of the United States

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates, 470-399 B.C., Greek Philosopher

July 1, 2008It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. - Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American Scientist/Publisher/Diplomat

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. - Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher and Author

When one has a great deal to put into it, a day has a hundred pockets. - Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German Philosopher

June 24, 2008From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you. - Samuel Goldwyn, 1879-1974, American Motion Picture Producer

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. - John Dewey, 1859-1952, American Philosopher/Psychologist/Educational Reformer

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding. - Kahlil Gibran, 1883-1931, Lebanese Poet and Novelist

June 17, 2008An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. - Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American Author/Critic/Naturalist

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. - Og Mandino, 1923-1996, American Motivational Author and Speaker



He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. - Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887, American Preacher/Orator/Writer

June 10, 2008Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. - Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, 3rd President of the United States





Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader





You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. - Irish Proverb

June 3, 2008He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. - Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American Scientist/Publisher/Diplomat

I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me. - William Hazlitt, 1778-1830, English Writer and Literary Critic

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. - Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Humanitarian and Missionary

May 27, 2008The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. - Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman and Literary Figure

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. - Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845, 7th President of the United States

Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man. - Louis Nizer, 1902-1994, British-born American Lawyer

When ideas fail, words come in very handy. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. - Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American Author/Critic/Naturalist

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. - Washington Irving, 1783-1859, American Author

Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. - Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, Hall of Fame American Football Coach

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance. - Leo Buscaglia, 1924-1998, American Author and Expert on Love and Human Relationships

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time. - Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, English Politician and Author

There is nothing like a dream to create the future. - Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. - Malcolm S. Forbes, 1917-1990, American Publisher

April 28, 2008Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can read. - Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer and Humorist

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking. - Bernard M. Baruch, 1870-1965, American Financier and Statesman

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. - John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, 35th President of the United States

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. - Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer
A day without laughter is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977, English-born Comedic Actor and Director
Two things are bad for the heart -- running up stairs and running down people. - Bernard M. Baruch, 1870-1965, American Financier and Statesman

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. - Thomas Edison, 1847-1931, American Inventor and Entrepreneur

It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again. - Charles F. Kettering, 1876-1958, American Engineer and Inventor

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time. - Anna Freud, 1895-1982, Austrian-born Psychoanalyst
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations. - Jean Paul Richter, 1763-1825, German Novelist

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. - Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Humanitarian and Missionary

Being an optimist after you've got everything you want doesn't count. - Kin Hubbard, 1868-1930, American Journalist/Humorist/Cartoonist
You can't pick cherries with your back to the tree. - J. P. Morgan, 1837-1913, American Financier/Philanthropist/Art Collector

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. - Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642, Italian Physicist and Astronomer

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. - Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates, 470-399 B.C., Greek Philosopher

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. - Fred Astaire, 1899-1987, American Dancer/Singer/Actor

You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. - George Horace Lorimer, 1867-1937, American Editor and Writer
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen. – Lee Iacocca, American Industrialist and Automobile Executive

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Humanitarian and Missionary
A weed is but an unloved flower. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850-1919, American Poet and Journalist

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. – Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, Hall of Fame American Football Coach

What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. – Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English Author and Critic
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions. - Charles F. Kettering, 1876-1958, American Engineer and Inventor

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. - Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

February 13, 2008Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love. – Nelson Rockefeller, 1908-1979, American Politician/Philanthropist/Businessman

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. – Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman and Literary Figure

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. – John Wooden, American Basketball Player and Coach

February 4, 2008The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different. – Peter F. Drucker, 1909-2005, Austrian-born Management Consultant and Author

It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. – Benjamin E. Mays, 1895-1984, American Educator and Clergyman

There is no victory at bargain basement prices. – Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890-1969, 34th President of the United States

January 29, 2008When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain. – Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer and Humorist

One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth. – Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German Philosopher

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

January 22, 2008The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968, American Civil Rights Leader

You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality. – Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American Film Producer/Director/Animator

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. – Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American Humanitarian and Former First Lady of the United States

January 15, 2008Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud. – Hermann Hesse, 1877-1962, German Writer

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. – George Santayana, 1863-1952, Spanish-born American Philosopher

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. – F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896-1940, American Author

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind. – Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English Author and Critic

Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame. – Pearl S. Buck, 1892-1973, American Writer

You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing. – Arthur Ashe, 1943-1993, American Tennis Player

Learning never exhausts the mind. - Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519, Italian Painter and Sculptor

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

You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific. - Zig Ziglar, American Sales Trainer and Motivational Author/Speaker
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. - Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993, American Preacher and Author of "The Power of Positive Thinking"

A strong mind always hopes, and has always cause to hope. - Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher and Author

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything -- and one's last is to come to terms with everything. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German Scientist/Satirist/Philosopher
It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business. - Gertrude Stein, 1874-1946, American Writer

If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. - Horace Mann, 1796-1859, American Educator

What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. - Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, American Speaker/Motivational Writer/Author of "Think and Grow Rich"

Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882, American Poet

Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points. - Knute Rockne, 1888-1931, American Football Coach

You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere. - Charles F. Kettering, 1876-1958, American Engineer and Inventor


Honest hearts produce honest actions. - Brigham Young, 1801-1877, American Religious Leader

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

Half a man's wisdom goes with his courage. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die. - Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher and Author

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses. - Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, American Speaker/Motivational Writer/Author of "Think and Grow Rich"

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness. - Malcolm S. Forbes, 1917-1990, American Publisher
The real leader has no need to lead -- he is content to point the way. - Henry Miller, 1891-1980, American Writer
The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying. - Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English Philosopher/Essayist/Statesman
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. - Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer and Humorist

The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a"But." - Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887, American Preacher/Orator/Writer

Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815-1902, American Social Reformer and Women's Suffrage Leader
A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity. - Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, 3rd President of the United States

If you never budge, don't expect a push. - Malcolm S. Forbes, 1917-1990, American Publisher

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. - Pearl S. Buck, 1892-1973, American Novelist
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. - Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, English Politician and Author

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. - Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. - Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Humanitarian and Missionary
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't. - Martin Van Buren, 1782-1862, 8th President of the United States

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855, Danish Philosopher
No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. - Jim Rohn, American Businessman/Author/Speaker
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. - Thomas Edison, 1847-1931, American Inventor and Entrepreneur
If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me, I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress. - Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, 30th President of the United States
The secret of being boring is to say everything. - Voltaire, 1694-1778, French Writer and Philosopher
Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests. - Charles Lindbergh, 1902-1974, American Aviator
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. - Joseph Joubert, 1754-1824, French Moralist and Essayist
Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882, American Poet
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. - Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American Industrialist and Founder of Ford Motor Company
None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them. - Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, British Author and Clergyman
There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm. - Willa Cather, 1873-1947, American Author
The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future. - Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American Social Writer

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping. - Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, American Author and Achievement Expert
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. - William S. Burroughs, 1914-1997, American Novelist and Philosopher

The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything. - Eric Hoffer, 1902-1983, American Social Writer

To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail. - Abraham Maslow, 1908-1970, American Psychologist
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living. - Soren Kierkegaard, 1813-1855, Danish Philosopher

The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. - Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American Football Coach

August 12, 2008What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. - Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States

Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect. – Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519, Italian Painter and Sculptor

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. - John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937, American Industrialist and Philanthropist
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it. - Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993, American Preacher and Author of "The Power of Positive Thinking"

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. - Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist
If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it. - Erma Bombeck, 1927-1996, American Journalist/Author/Humorist

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. - Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. - Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. - Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American Author/Critic/Naturalist

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. - Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American Film Producer/Director/Animator
There is little success where there is little laughter. - Andrew Carnegie, 1835-1919, American Industrialist and Philanthropist
If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out. - Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish Dramatist/Novelist/Poet
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say. - George Santayana, 1863-1952, Spanish-born American Philosopher
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. - Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French Author and Philosopher
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. - Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Humanitarian and Missionary

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. - John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, 35th President of the United States

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates, 470-399 B.C., Greek Philosopher
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. - Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American Scientist/Publisher/Diplomat

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. - Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher and Author

When one has a great deal to put into it, a day has a hundred pockets. - Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German Philosopher
From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you. - Samuel Goldwyn, 1879-1974, American Motion Picture Producer

To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. - John Dewey, 1859-1952, American Philosopher/Psychologist/Educational Reformer

It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding. - Kahlil Gibran, 1883-1931, Lebanese Poet and Novelist
An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. - Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American Author/Critic/Naturalist
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. - Og Mandino, 1923-1996, American Motivational Author and Speaker
He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. - Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887, American Preacher/Orator/Writer
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. - Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, 3rd President of the United States 
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader
You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. - Irish Proverb
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. - Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American Scientist/Publisher/Diplomat 

I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me. - William Hazlitt, 1778-1830, English Writer and Literary Critic 
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. - Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Humanitarian and Missionary
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. - Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman and Literary Figure

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. - Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845, 7th President of the United States

Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man. - Louis Nizer, 1902-1994, British-born American Lawyer

When ideas fail, words come in very handy. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. - Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American Author/Critic/Naturalist

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. - Washington Irving, 1783-1859, American Author

Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. - Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, Hall of Fame American Football Coach

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance. - Leo Buscaglia, 1924-1998, American Author and Expert on Love and Human Relationships

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time. - Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, English Politician and Author

There is nothing like a dream to create the future. - Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. - Malcolm S. Forbes, 1917-1990, American Publisher
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can read. - Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer and Humorist

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking. - Bernard M. Baruch, 1870-1965, American Financier and Statesman

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. - John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, 35th President of the United States 
Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. - Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer 
A day without laughter is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin, 1889-1977, English-born Comedic Actor and Director 
Two things are bad for the heart -- running up stairs and running down people. - Bernard M. Baruch, 1870-1965, American Financier and Statesman 
I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. - Thomas Edison, 1847-1931, American Inventor and Entrepreneur

It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again. - Charles F. Kettering, 1876-1958, American Engineer and Inventor

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time. - Anna Freud, 1895-1982, Austrian-born Psychoanalys 
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations. - Jean Paul Richter, 1763-1825, German Novelist

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. - Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Humanitarian and Missionary

Being an optimist after you've got everything you want doesn't count. - Kin Hubbard, 1868-1930, American Journalist/Humorist/Cartoonist
You can't pick cherries with your back to the tree. - J. P. Morgan, 1837-1913, American Financier/Philanthropist/Art Collector

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. - Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642, Italian Physicist and Astronomer

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. - Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. - Socrates, 470-399 B.C., Greek Philosopher

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. - Fred Astaire, 1899-1987, American Dancer/Singer/Actor

You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. - George Horace Lorimer, 1867-1937, American Editor and Write 
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen. – Lee Iacocca, American Industrialist and Automobile Executive

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Humanitarian and Missionary

February 25, 2008A weed is but an unloved flower. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850-1919, American Poet and Journalist

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible. – Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, Hall of Fame American Football Coach

What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. – Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English Author and Critic

kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions. - Charles F. Kettering, 1876-1958, American Engineer and Inventor

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. - Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love. – Nelson Rockefeller, 1908-1979, American Politician/Philanthropist/Businessman

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. – Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman and Literary Figure

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. – John Wooden, American Basketball Player and Coach

The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different. – Peter F. Drucker, 1909-2005, Austrian-born Management Consultant and Author

It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. – Benjamin E. Mays, 1895-1984, American Educator and Clergyman

There is no victory at bargain basement prices. – Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890-1969, 34th President of the United States

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain. – Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer and Humorist

One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth. – Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German Philosopher

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968, American Civil Rights Leader

You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality. – Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American Film Producer/Director/Animator

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. – Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American Humanitarian and Former First Lady of the United States

Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud. – Hermann Hesse, 1877-1962, German Writer

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. – George Santayana, 1863-1952, Spanish-born American Philosopher

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. – F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896-1940, American Author

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind. – Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English Author and Critic

Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame. – Pearl S. Buck, 1892-1973, American Writer

You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing. – Arthur Ashe, 1943-1993, American Tennis Player

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