TRUISMS

COMPILED BY: TOM FENNER

MY CREED Make me too brave to lie or be unkind. Make me too understanding, too, to mind the little hurts companions and friends give, and the careless hurts that no one quite intends. Make me too thoughtful to hurt others so. Help me know the inner most hearts of those for whom I care, their secret wishes, all the loads they bear, that I may add my courage to their own. May I make lonely folks feel less alone, and happier ones a little happier yet. May I forget what ought to be forgotten; and recall, unfailing, all that ought to be recalled, each kindly thing, forgetting what might sting. To all upon my way, day after day, let me be joy, be hope! Let my life sing! To borrow ideas from one person is plagiarism; to borrow from many is research. Reggie Fields Some day I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I gave away. Clarence Darrow 1857-1928 Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths that give life perspective and meaning. When it comes to life's most important lessons, we can all use gentle reminders. Chriswell Freeman And yes the reason I love quotes--it gets us back to the way life used to be and should be... and we must be reminded as life is becoming very stressful, very busy, families are no longer what they "used to be" and I love to be reminded to "slow down and smell the roses" think about where you are going and what you are doing. They truly give life perspective. Bobbi Fillmore

Introduction
All of us must face adversity in our lives. Some, more than others. People say that adversity makes us stronger. It is not adversity that makes us stronger. It's the ability to look at the "big picture" and to grow from the adversity that makes us stronger. Too many people allow adversity to overcome them. My first wife died from drug and alcohol abuse, my youngest brother died from AIDS, my youngest daughter is a leukemia survivor, my second marriage failed due to my own neglect, and in December of 2001, my step-son Steve Brady, lost his brave 2 ½ year battle with brain cancer. I have been “down-sized” four times. Once for thirteen months! And all through this, I hope that I have not lost my sense of humor or my perspective on everyday life. When I was a young boy, I had a tendency to stretch the envelope as far as it would go. I think that my parents thought that I went a little too far on some occasions. There was a neighbor lady who always told my parents that I would end being “The best of the bunch”. Mary Felix lost her battle against cancer several years ago. Mary, I don’t think that I’m the best yet, but I’m working at it. In October 2003, I was diagnosed with ADD. Heck, I thought that only children had ADD! I found out a lot about myself and why I have done the things that I have over the years. I am now more alert, more focused and I have a new-found sense of being. I now know what I’ve done wrong throughout my life and I have a new mission to become the best person I can possibly be. I don’t profess to have all the answers, heck I make mistakes every day. I feel that if I don’t make any mistakes in any given day, I’m not doing enough. These Truisms have helped me through all of my troubles, but I can laugh today because I know that through all of this, there will be more yet to come. I hope that each person reading this will find some strength, as I have. I am now married to my best friend. Linda is a remarkable woman. I believe that she has the most stressful job in the world. She is a Hospice Nurse. She takes care of people in their last days on this earth. We have our troubles, but we both love each other and we talk about our differences and we work through them. I have never been happier in my life! I can’t thank enough all the people over the years who have contributed quotations for this collection. There have been dozens of individuals who have either contributed quotes or have given me ideas for layout or research. There have been so many that I know that I have forgotten most of your names. As Bill Murray says at the end of the movie, ‘Scrooged’, “You know who you are out there.” Thank you very, very much! The greatest inspiration for this book have been my two daughters, Lindsay and Alexa. Both have taught me in their own ways how to relax, enjoy life and to have as much fun as possible. It was Lindsay’s idea, at the age of eleven, to put these quotations into this format. I hope that they can receive as much out of this work as I have. To both of them, and to Linda, my wife, I dedicate this book. Any comments, or to add to my next book, contact me at azsafetypro@yahoo.com. Tom Fenner

CATEGORIES
ABILITY ACCOMPLISHMENT ACTIONS ADVICE AIM ANGER ART BATTLES BEGINNINGS BELIEFS BLESSINGS BUSINESS CARS CHALLENGE CHARACTER CHILDREN CHRISTMAS CLARITY COMMITMENT COMMUNICATION COMPLAINTS CONFIDENCE COURAGE CURIOSITY DEATH DESIRE DIFFERENCES DIRECTION DISCIPLINE DREAMS EFFORT ENCOURAGEMENT ENTHUSIASM EVIL EXCELLENCE EXERCISE EXPERIENCE FAILURE FAMILY FAULTS FLATTERY FOOD FORGIVENESS FREEDOM FUN GENIUS GOALS GOODNESS GREATNESS HABITS HATE HEART HEROES HONESTY HUMILITY IDEAS IMPORTANCE INDIVIDUALITY INVESTMENTS JUDGMENT Page 1 Page 5 Page 10 Page 19 Page 25 Page 27 Page 29 Page 34 Page 38 Page 44 Page 48 Page 50 Page 52 Page 54 Page 60 Page 67 Page 71 Page 75 Page 77 Page 80 Page 84 Page 86 Page 89 Page 94 Page 96 Page 101 Page 107 Page 110 Page 113 Page 115 Page 123 Page 125 Page 127 Page 130 Page 132 Page 135 Page 140 Page 143 Page 151 Page 154 Page 159 Page 163 Page 167 Page 170 Page 177 Page 180 Page 184 Page 192 Page 194 Page 197 Page 205 Page 207 Page 211 Page 213 Page 216 Page 220 Page 224 Page 226 Page 229 Page 231 ACCEPTANCE ACHIEVEMENT ADVERSITY AGE AMBITION APPRECIATION ATTITUDE BEAUTY BEHAVIOR BLAME BOREDOM CAPABILITIES CERTAINTIES CHANGE CHARITY CHOICES CIRCUMSTANCES CLASS COMMON SENSE COMPETITION COMPLIMENTS CONSCIENCE CRITICISM CUSTOMER SERVICE DECISIONS DETERMINATION DIFFICULTIES DISAPPOINTMENT DOUBT EDUCATION EMOTIONS ENDURANCE EQUALITY EXAMPLE EXCUSES EXPECTATIONS FACTS FAITH FATE FEAR FOCUS FOOLS FORTUNE FRIENDSHIP FUTURE GIVING GOLF GRATITUDE GROWTH HAPPINESS HEALTH HELP HISTORY HOPE HUMOR IMAGINATION IMPROVEMENT INTEGRITY JOY JUSTICE Page 4 Page 6 Page 17 Page 22 Page 26 Page 28 Page 30 Page 37 Page 40 Page 47 Page 49 Page 51 Page 53 Page 55 Page 66 Page 69 Page 74 Page 76 Page 79 Page 83 Page 85 Page 88 Page 93 Page 95 Page 98 Page 102 Page 109 Page 112 Page 114 Page 118 Page 124 Page 126 Page 129 Page 131 Page 134 Page 137 Page 142 Page 148 Page 153 Page 155 Page 160 Page 164 Page 169 Page 171 Page 178 Page 181 Page 187 Page 193 Page 195 Page 198 Page 206 Page 210 Page 212 Page 215 Page 217 Page 223 Page 225 Page 227 Page 230 Page 232

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ABILITY:
If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger. Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959 No one knows what he can do until he tries. Publilius Syrus What one has to do usually can be done. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 One does what one can, not what one cannot. Agatha Christie 1890-1976 There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less. Kurt Hahn 1886-1974 When the chips are down, dip into your resources -- you have more than you think! All we are asked to bear what we can bear. Elizabeth Goudge The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. Edward Gibbon We can do whatever we wish to do provided our wish is strong enough...What do you most want to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties. Katherine Mansfield You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration. James Allen Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. Malcolm Forbes 1919-1990 Don't ask of your friends what you yourself can do. Quintus Ennius Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Never underestimate the creativity of the underprivileged. We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released. Jean Houston Page 1

If a man does his best, what else is there? General George S. Patton, Jr. 1885-1945 Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC-43BC Do not let the things that you cannot do interfere with the things that you can. John Wooden 1910Don't be content with doing only your duty. Do more than your duty. It's the horse that finishes a neck ahead that wins the race. Andrew S. Carnegie 1835-1919 One only gets to the top rung of the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.' Margaret Thatcher 1925You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. Zig Ziglar 1933Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. William James 1842-1910 There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming. Soren Kierkagaard 1813-1855 Anyone can hold the helm of a boat when the sea is calm. Nonchalance is the ability to remain down to earth when everything else is up in the air. Earl Wilson The chief ability of an executive should be his ability to recognize ability. Cunning and treachery are the offspring of inability. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 The greatest ability is dependability. Curt Bergwall Some are born good, some make good, while others are caught with the goods. The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in one language is priceless. Page 2

Ability is a good thing, but stability is even better. There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less. Kurt Hahn 1886-1974 She didn't know that it couldn't be done, so she went ahead and did it. Mary's Almanac An awful debility, a lesson utility, a loss of mobility is a strong possibility. In all probability, I’ll loose my virility, and you you’re fertility and desirability. And, this liability of total sterility will lead to hostility and sense of futility. So, let’s act with agility while we still have facility for we’ll soon reach senility and loose the ability. Tom Lehrer You are the only person on the face of the earth who can use your ability. It's an awesome responsibility. If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 Within us all are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then often times we find that it is comparatively simple to double or triple our former capabilities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Thomas J. Watson 1874-1956 Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities. Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 The man who is looking for a helping hand can find one attached to his own arm.

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ACCEPTANCE:
Never waster time and energy wishing you were somewhere else, doing something else. Accept your situation and realize you are where you are, doing what you are doing, for a very specific reason. Realize that nothing is by chance, that you have certain lessons to learn and that the situation you are in has been given to you to enable you to learn those lessons as quickly as possible, so that you can move onward and upward along this spiritual path. Eileen Caddy The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one. Russell Lynes 1910To act with common sense, according to the moment, is the best wisdom; and the best philosophy is to do one's duties, to take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot, and bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is. Horace Walpole 1717-1797 Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything. Aesop 550 B.C.-470 B.C. One must lose one's life in order to find it. Anne Murrow Lindbergh Sometimes acceptance is just as important as striving and struggle. Acceptance of what happened is the first step to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune. William James 1842-1910 Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. You are wholly complete and your success in life will be in direct proportion to your ability to accept this truth about you. Dr. Robert Anthony 1916Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. Helen Keller 1880-1968 Bloom where you are planted. We cannot all be masters. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Just accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. Page 4

ACCOMPLISHMENT: I always turn to the sports page first. Glasgow To accomplish something important. It all comes from your mind. we can accomplish great things. Right now. Anna Pavlova By working together. there is the secret of success. I'll never die. go backward. the front page nothing but man's failure. only won't. Arnold H. and not quite enough time. And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theater. Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small parts. we realize we are special people. Ronald Reagan 1911We were put on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. it lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment. When we do the impossible. all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish and to change. Heat is required to forge anything. Go forward. I'm so far behind. Chief Justice Earl Warren There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn't matter who gets the credit. They went out and happened to things. Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. we must not only act. Elinor Smith There is no such thing as can't. pooling our resources and building on our strengths. Jan Ashford Some people dream of worthy accomplishments while others stay awake and do them. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart. If you're qualified. one aim. It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. Anatole France To follow without halt. Some people dream of worthy accomplishments. not only plan. Henry Ford 1863-1947 Page 5 . but also believe. but also dream. Whatever it takes! But you can't blame other people or society in general. two things are necessary: A definite idea. while others stay awake and do them. To accomplish great things. The sports page records people's accomplishments.

it'll never stop!" From a commencement speech delivered by Scott Jacobson of Arizona Public Service Company The virtue of all achievement is victory over oneself. it'll never start. John Keats If we want to make something really superb on this planet. Bite off more than you can chew. "It'll never start. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. there is nothing whatsoever that can stop us. Cronin 1896-1961 There are some men who lift the age that they inhabit. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks. is the time to celebrate by dancing beneath the warmth of the sun. Shephard Mead The secret of getting ahead is getting started. a little more patience would have achieved success? Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Page 6 . William Pollard I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.ACHIEVEMENT: When Mr. Gary Barnes He only is a great man who can neglect the applause of the multitude and enjoy himself independent of its favor. "It'll never stop. skeptics were crowding the bank yelling. this moment. and as it made it's way down the river. Right now. and then starting on the first one. For one minute. then do it. Joseph Addison Learning and innovation go hand in hand. Fulton first showed off his new invention." It did. Man is not on the Earth solely for his own happiness. He is here to realize great things for humanity. A. the steamboat. Plan more than you can do. they started yelling. the skeptics were quiet.J. Maxwell Anderson 1888-1959 When the chips are down. Those who know this can never know defeat. Order is heaven's first law. and then chew it. Mark Twain 1835-1910 How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort. Then. till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime. but earth's last achievement. super-achievers double their efforts. It got going with a lot of clanking and groaning.

Aristotle 384 B. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Don't tell me how hard you work. H. Margaret Thatcher 1925Page 7 . H. Zig Ziglar 1933All great discoveries are made by men whose feelings run ahead of their thinking. It is honest endeavor. the many false starts. this occupation ought to last as long as life. Bill Hybels What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. and doubts. Queen Christina. Eric Hoffer It is not the length of life. while reputed failure often is. What we have to keep track of are our failures. T. David Lloyd George We don't know who we are until we see what we can do. of Sweden The finest eloquence is that which gets things done. We tend to forget the past difficulties. C. persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.C. it's when you've had everything to do. Elizabeth Taylor 1932For what is the best choice for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve. Leslie It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always. but depth of life. it's the getting.-322 B. discouragements. It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence. and the painful groping. James Ling The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well. Parkhurst It's not the having. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing. Martha Grimes Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be purchased nor manufactured.C. Tell me how much you get done. and you've done it. Orsen Swett Marden Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. Achievement is not always success.Our achievements speak for themselves.

not bought. whether it's friendships or opportunities. Joyce Maynard 1953Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds. is to have done it. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 No person was ever rewarded for what he received. William Van Horne Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. and the will to see that plan through to the end. Martha Stewart You don't just luck into things. not atoms. Harry Emerson Fosdick 1878-1969 Those who must have fully recognized themselves. Being an overachiever is nothing despicable. Mary Francis Berry The reward of a thing well done. Sidney A. Charles W. when people are saying it can't be done. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. Friedman 1935Don't be embarrassed by your achievements. the intelligence to make a realistic plan. Robert Francis Kennedy 1925-1968 Page 8 . Calvin Coolidge 1872-1933 Nothing is too small to know. Barbara Bush 1925A good home must be made. You build them step by step. in a sense that can be recognized by the human mind even though it cannot be clearly defined. It is only admirable. Betty Friedan The time when you need to do something is when no one else is willing to do it. and nothing is too big to attempt.You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it. Eliot 1859-1897 The universe is made up of stories. Muriel Rukeyser 1913-1980 The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says that it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. have done so in the service of a human purpose larger than themselves. Never lower your standards.

try something a little harder.For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him. They are like a great river that maintains it's course but adjust it's flow. We can have more than we've got because we can become more than we are. If at first you DO succeed. Inherently. They have form.C. William Van Horne Where I was born and how I have lived is unimportant. but are formless. Hit the ball over the fence and you can take your time going around the bases. even you will not know until you spread your wings. but to those who keep running. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 The biggest things are the easiest things to do because there is no competition. each one of us has the substance within to achieve whatever our goals and dreams define. Jim Rohn It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere. he must regard himself greater than he is. Ann Landers 1918Dignity does not consist of possessing honors. Sun Tzu 3rd Century B. They are skilled in both planning and adapting. Those who are victorious plan effectively and change decisively. Raper Page 9 . Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 The impossible: What nobody can do until somebody does. Georgia O'Keefe 1887-1986 No one can predict to what height you can soar. The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. defeating those who have already lost. William Blake 1757-1827 Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap. for they win in advance. but in deserving them. John W. No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. The race is not always to the swift. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit. but by the seeds you plant... and need not feat the result of a thousand battles.

not words. Let me not defer it nor neglect it. let me do it now. Walter Savage Landor Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. there is any kindness I can show. don't! Action is the antidote to dispair. therefore. Joan Baez 1941We cannot do everything at once. Hans Hoffmann I look for what needs to be done. Simplification results from a realization of what is essential. R. . that's how the universe designs itself. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Life happens at the level of events. but we can do something at once. but we act on interest. act! Every creative act requires elimination and simplification. but from a readiness for responsibility. Florence Nightingale The cure for grief is motion. Calvin Coolidge 1872-1933 Action springs not from thought. Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945 We talk on principle.ACTIONS: I shall pass through the world but once. Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than doing them. . for I shall not pass this way again. After all. Karen Horney If you can't do anything about it. though such a concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. If. they ought all to be distilled into action . Christopher Lasch Don't just think. Buckminster Fuller One's feelings waste themselves in words. which bring results. Jawaharlal Nehru 1889-1964 We may feel genuinely concerned about world conditions. Alfred Adler Page 10 . or a good thing I can do.

Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down. If you do not. The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes. to secure it in this world. The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. Wally Phillips One man is no more than another if he does no more than another. Jean Bach It is best to act with confidence. pretend. Page 11 . we must do something. Judy Grahn Sometimes in life you just have to play hardball. the place where you are is the place where you will always be. Miguel de Cervantes 1547-1616 Happiness walks on busy feet. the ant is praised. no matter how little right you have to it Lillian Hellman If you've got it. flaunt it. Joe Paterno Just do what you do best. Red Auerbach It is always better to fail in doing something than to excel in doing nothing. All you need is to do it. Helen Keller 1880-1968 Activity itself proves nothing. Charlotte Perkins Gilman What you will do matters. Believe it or not eventually that effort will pay off: you'll actually start feeling happier. Kobi Yamada Unless you move. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 You're going to have to learn to fake cheerfulness.Act like you expect to get into the end zone. the mosquito swatted. Kitte Turmell To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something. but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.

You must take action now that will move you toward your goals. Rita Mae Brown If you see a snake. or go through with it. some of the things we really want to do. make it happen. when we could use that same energy if not less of it .-17 A. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it. kill it. or won't ever have.Act as if it were impossible to fail. everything else is waiting. Dorothea Brande Being on the tightrope is living. but do. not reaction. Lee Iacocca 1924Boast not of what thou would'st have done. We spend too much energy being down. Barker Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have. Ovid 43 B. but then. can't have. Karl Wallenda A life of reaction is a life of slavery. Don't just stand there.C. Les Brown It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.doing. Ross Perot 1930Either do not attempt at all. Dale Carnegie 1888-1955 Apply yourself. do something. or at least trying to do. Don't appoint a committee on snakes. Develop a sense of urgency in your life. John Milton Delay not to seize the hour! Aeschylus Page 12 . Terry McMillan One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions. One must fight for a life of action. H. intellectually and spiritually. Get all the education you can. Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper 1906-1992 The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. Joel A.D. by God.

Buell Gallagher Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity . The path to success is to take massive. any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right. . the blow with an agreement.C. John Updike 1932All the lovely sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. but excels in his actions. there it must be applied boldly. Attempt them. All the world’s a stage. They have their exits and entrances. But.-479 B. Confucius 551 B. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The hard part is doing it. There's nothing else. His acts being seven ages. determined action.C. Earlene Larson Jenks When force is necessary. one must know when to blend force with a maneuver. And all the men and women merely players. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 The superior man is modest in his speech. Leon Trotsky 1879-1940 Page 13 . Kevin Kelly Have the courage to act instead of react. decisively and completely. not part of the problem.Be part of the answer. Cullen Hightower The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention. or better. Norman Schwartzkopf 1934Make voyages. Ross Perot 1930People seldom become famous for what they say until the are famous for what they’ve done. . The activist is the man who cleans up the river. one must know the limitations of force. H. And one man in his time plays many parts. Tennessee Williams 1911-1983 Well done is better than well said. Anthony Robbins The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do.

-8 B. Debbi Fields 1956Success tends to go not to the person who is error free. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Page 14 . It isn't making mistakes that's critical. Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind. Emily P. run. Think like a man of action . it correcting them and getting on with the principal task. Antoine de Rivarol 1753-1801 It is no use saying. 1929-1968 All the gold in the world has no significance. Jr." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. Horace 65 B. but great actions speak to all of mankind. Bergson 1859-1941 Put your heart. spirit.Methods are habits of the mind and economics of the memory. Swami Sivananda 1887-1963 Inspirations never go in for long engagements. Seize the day. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 If you can't fly. If you can't run. and put the least possible trust in tomorrow. Mary Beard 1876-1958 Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.act like a man of thought. Rather. crawl.C. and soul into even your smallest acts. Henri L. That which is lasting are the thoughtful acts which we do for our fellow man. quam minimum credula a postero. mind. Brendan Francis Behan 1923-1964 Action without study is fatal. If you can't walk. Bissell 1861Good enough never is. It's true. This is the secret of success. Adolfo Prieto 1867-1945 Carpe diem. Peter Marshall 1902-1949 The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them at all. it goes to the person who recognizes that life is pretty much a percentage business. but laziness definitely pays off now and forever. "we are doing our best. that hard work may pay off in the future. Reverend Dr.C. Study without action is futile. Martin Luther King. they demand immediate marriage to action. because he also tends to be risk averse. walk.

Do all the good you can. John Wesley 1703-1791 If you do the things you need to do when you need to do them. we must not stand back shivering and think of the cold and danger. Lederer 1918-1999 Nothing is more frightening than ignorance in action. Sydney Smith 1771-1845 Better to do a little well.-183 B. Herodotus 5th Century B.. and weekends.C. To all the people you can.C. Garfield 1831-1881 To do anything in this world worth doing. but there is no happiness without action. Zig Ziglar 1933Nothing can come from nothing. In all the ways you can. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Action may not always bring happiness. you must start working days.C.-399 B. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 Don't take the bull by the horns. As long as ever you can. Josh Billings 1818-1885 All man's gains are fruit of venturing. Page 15 .C. James A.Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. Jules W. Socrates 469 B. We must either find a way. At all the times you can. but jump in and scramble through as well as we can. If you are waiting for your ship to come in. than a great deal badly. Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up. By all the means you can.. then someday you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them. nights. or make one. Hannibal Barca 247 B. In all the places you can. take him by the tail.C. then you can let go when you want to. building your dock.

2) make friends with a bird. Things may come to those who wait. The shortest way to do many things is to do them one at a time.it's how you handle what happens to you. and 3) climb it! You've got to "be" before you can "do" and you've got to "do" before you can "have". An upper berth is where you rise to retire.don't react. Ernest Hemingway 1889-1961 A successful person is one who went ahead and did the thing the rest of us never got around to. Jonathan Winters 1925- Page 16 . . and get down to get up.Hope is most powerful when backed up by action. It's not what happens to you . Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Never mistake motion for action. but the only things left by those who hustle. If you keep doing what you've always done. you'll keep getting what you've always gotten. . swim out to it. Respond . Footprints in the sand of time are not made by sitting down. There are three ways to get to the top of a tree: 1) sit on an acorn. Don't wait for your ship to come in .

Marcus Tillius Cicero 106 B. nor a man perfected without trials. It is not adversity that makes us stronger. Billy Graham 1918I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others. Father Henri Nouwen 1932-1996 Only people who attempt nothing are always successful. When you are faced with an impasse you have got to crash through or you've got to crash. Soren Kierkagaard 1813-1855 Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life. Some. People who do accomplish things have to face setbacks repeatedly. Sanjeeva Ananthan Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has. and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use. Rev. People say that adversity makes us stronger. Tom Fenner 1951Page 17 .C.C. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1882-1945 At times our lives seem like that of a tranquil island in a sea of chaos. tie a knot and hang on.-43 B. the spring would not be so pleasant: If we did not sometimes taste of adversity. it's what we overcome. It's the ability to look at the "big picture" and to grow from the adversity that makes us stronger. Gough Whitlam 1916Everyone has adversity in their lives. John Thompson 1941Adversity not only draws people together but brings forth that beautiful inward friendship. just as the cold winter forms ice-figures on the window panes which the warmth of the sun effaces.ADVERSITY: If we had no winter. its all up to us to decide which way we'll go. It's not what we accomplish in life that counts most. Too many people allow adversity to overcome them. Adversity will either make us better or bitter. A gem cannot be polished without friction. The battle is to keep this sea of chaos at bay and not let it wash us away into utter chaos. Anne Dudley Bradstreet 1612-1672 Adversity introduces a man to himself. When you get to the end of your rope. prosperity would not be so welcome. more than others.

Sir Francis Bacon 1561-1626 Page 18 . if one uses them rightly. adversity is not without many comforts and hopes. It is the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for it’s existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. They should not only test the fiber of character. James Buckha 1808-1886 Good timber does not grow with ease.all these are helps instead of hindrances. Woodrow T. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. disappointments . temptations. but strengthen it. Wilson 1856-1924 The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. Trials. Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees. Williard Marriott Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes.

ADVICE: Advice would be more acceptable if it didn't always conflict with our plans. Laurence J. Will Rogers 1879-1935 Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them. Giving advice is sometimes only showing our wisdom at the expense of others. always leave room for the mouse. Bern Williams Know when to tune out. just ask for it. Munro 1870-1916 Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. Peter Half a calamity is better than a whole one. Skip the third. Knute Rockne Page 19 . you don't need advice. In baiting a mousetrap with cheese.C. you can be sure it will be the right thing nine out of ten times. H. Drink the first. Laurence J.H. If you listen to too much advice. Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far. Sip the second slowly. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.-470 B. try to refrain from including your daughter’s boyfriend. you may wind up making other people's mistakes. Erica Jong …if you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice.C. Anthony Shaftesbury You don’t need to take a person’s advice to make them feel good. Aesop 550 B. Note to fathers: When you’re taking out the trash. Anselm Feuerbach Old people love to give good advice. it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example. Peter If someone gives you so-called good advice. do the opposite. Jean de la Fontaine 1621-1695 Unsolicited advice is the junk mail of life.

like it the least. Advice is like castor oil. make sure they don’t mean Central Park at midnight. Look forward and not back. A slander is like a hornet.Don't imitate. Jr. Johan Christopher Friedrich Von Schiller 1759-1805 Don't point a finger . and those who need it the most. and lend a hand. He who is not taught by his parents will be taught by the world. Don't be called out on strikes. and nothing more rare than taking good advice. It is better to burn out than to fade away. if you can't kill it dead the first time better not strike at it. Josh Billings 1818-1885 Everybody who tells you how to act has whiskey on their breath. William Rounseville Alger 1793-1875 Page 20 . Go out swinging.lend a hand. Look out and not in. Never disturb the alligator until after you've crossed the river. Look up and not down. not counted. Advice is seldom welcome. Heads should be weighed. innovate. Buckminster Fuller Advice is an uncertain gift. but I am incapable of accepting it. I am always giving myself excellent advice. Jackson Brown. R. Edward Everett Hale 1822-1909 We give advice by the bucket and take it by the grain. Who dares nothing. H. need hope for nothing. Dare to be naive. John Updike When someone tells you something is as easy as a walk in the park. easy to give but dreadful to take. Josh Billings 1818-1885 There is nothing more common than giving poor advice.

Jackson Brown. Radiate and you will attract. Never cut that which can be untied. but bad taste is better than no taste at all.C.The same foods that cause widening of the waist cause narrowing of the arteries. and not the house to the owner. H. but only a great man can ask. Keeping someone from falling is better than helping them up.C. Confucius 551 B.-43 B. Any fool can answer when asked for advice. Ferdinando Galiani 1728-1787 Good taste is better than bad taste. Jr. Behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest.-479 B. H. that the owner should be an ornament to the house.C. Page 21 . Marcus Tillius Cicero 106 B. To profit from good advice requires as much wisdom as to give it.C. Jr. Jackson Brown. My advice to all who build is. Don't major in minor things.

when I got to be twenty-one. or else you go dowdy to the grave. Bette Davis 1908-1989 Young men are fitter to invent than to judge. Stevenson 1900-1965 Things ain’t what they used to be and probably never was. Somerset Maugham 1874-1965 Nothing so dates a man as to decry the younger generation. Mark Twain 1835-1910 One of the virtues of being young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of you imagination. fitter to execution than for counsel. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 By the time you’re old enough to understand the opposite sex. We are not the same person that we were last year. Muhammed Ali 1942Growing old is nothing but a bad habit that busy people can't afford. Dorothy Parker 1893-1967 Old age ain't no place for sissies. W. Madeleine L'Engle Age has extremely little to do with anything that matters. enormously exaggerated. I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. old age a regret. and fitter for new projects than for settled business. they don’t notice you anymore. as a rule. and you either wear them with style all your life. Youth is a blunder. Kennedy Page 22 . Years are only undergarments.AGE: The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. manhood a struggle. Anthony M. my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. Sir Francis Bacon 1561-1626 The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. Rose McCaulay The definition of the golden age of anything is when you were there. Adlai E. But. Will Rogers 1879-1935 When I was fourteen. The difference between one age and other is.

People who tell me their age are silly. If we look through the eyes of a person who has lived a shorter life than ourselves. but never in mind. as former things grow old. You only have to remember it.. each thing his turn does hold. George Burns 1896-1996 Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you. Elizabeth Arden If we look through the eyes of a person who has lived longer than ourselves. Andre Malraux 1901-1976 I'm not interested in age. Robert Herrick How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were? Satchell Paige 1906-1982 Youth is a religion from which one always ends up being converted. Louise Nevelson Beautiful young people are acts of nature. a man may grow old in body. By balancing these attributes. Mae West 1892-1980 At twenty years of age. you’ve learned everything. Birthdays are good for you: the more you have the longer you live. By the time you’re 80 years old. creativeness and structure.-43 B. Marcus Tillius Cicero 106 B. New things succeed. and an old man in whom there is something of the young.. we come to a true understanding of our own sense of value. You're as old as you feel.C. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Page 23 . the judgment. Give me a young man in whom there is something of the old. and at forty. the will reigns. but beautiful old people are works of art.C. we might see wonderment.If you have creative work. you don't have age or time. Ogden Nash 1902-1971 Thus times do shift. You're never too old to become younger. we might see strength. surprise and the ability to gaze beyond the parameters of life's lessons.All parents know that youth is stranger than fiction. I never feel age. at thirty. wisdom and confidence. Guided so. the wit.

Every kid thinks his parents are idiots. Marcus Tillius Cicero 106 B.-43 B. The youth of a nation are the trustees of posterity.Wrinkles are the service stripes of life. Forty is the old age of youth and fifty is the youth of old age. but your childhood. gold in their teeth. and what you are is the point. Keep your self-confidence young. Age is only a problem if you make it one. Luella F. When you finally go back to your old home. George Foreman 1949Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. Ernest Hemingway 1889-1961 Forty is not a death sentence. Always forget the year. Holbrook Jackson 1874-1948 Adolescence is the period when your parents whom you highly regarded have somehow become greatly retarded. You are as old as your doubt. you find that it wasn't the old home you missed. Susan Sarandon 1946Page 24 . stones in their kidneys. Gary D. for what can be more absurd than to increase your provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end. Trump That is the great fallacy: The wisdom of old men. Old folks are worth a fortune. With silver in their hair. No one is ever old enough to know better.C. lead in their feet and gas in their stomachs. unless you're wine or cheese. Phean Age doesn't really matter. Always remember the day of your wife's birthday. your fear. Trump Youth is not a time of life. when what you look like becomes less & less the issue. If you don’t mind. your dispair. it is a state of mind. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 Every parent thinks his kid is a genius. They do not grow wise. Keep your hope young. they grow careful. Sam Ewing I look forward to being older.C. it doesn’t matter. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Gary D. Jack Benny 1894-1974 Advarice in old age is foolish.

AIM: I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. Munger Always aim for achievement. you’ll still land among the stars. Page 25 . Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. Les Brown 1945An ignorance of means may minister to greatness. Thorton T. and. Not failure. to get what you want. but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all. you'll hit it every time. Thomas Fuller Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. you normally hit what you aim for. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. to enjoy it. They have undertaken to build a tower. after that.C. Marcus Annaeus Seneca 4 B. Logan Pearsall Smith 1865-1946 Aim high. James Russell Lowell 1819-1891 If you aim at nothing. but low aim. Janet Erskine Stuart There are two things to aim at in life: First. as too low. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 1929-1994 Shoot for the moon. Helen Hayes Aim at nothing and you'll succeed. and forget about success. One may miss the mark by aiming too high. Elizabeth Barrett Browning Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. no wind is the right wind.-65 A. To aim at the best and to remain essentially ourselves is one and the same thing. is a crime. Even if you miss. A purpose is the eternal condition for success. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for. and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to build a hut.D.

Kathleen Norris 1880-1960 I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before. Archie Danielson Boldness has genius. Ambition is the only disease that laziness will cure. Small people always do that. Ken Venturi Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land. I give up my whole self to it. Vincent Millay The men who succeed are the efficient few. can become great. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves. power and magic. but as far as it was possible for a man to go.AMBITION: Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. C. Casson I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. Mark Lee 1952Ambition is a lust that is never quenched. but the really great make you feel that you. they never get around to what they want to do. If ambition doesn't hurt you. Thomas Otway 1652-1685 If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated? Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Page 26 . Seneca Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do. you haven't got it. Kathleen Winsor Whatever I do. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. Herbert N. Edna St. but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment. too. Captain James Cook 1728-1779 Find a path or make one.

Lord of Halifax 1633-1695 Page 27 . Hinkley 1910Speak when you are angry. but seldom with a good one. Joyce Brothers Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. the strength of reason leaves.-483B. than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.C. Marcus Aurelius Antonius 121-180 Anger is the only thing that you should put off until tomorrow. and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret. Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief. George Savile.ANGER: When the weakness of anger takes over. Dr. Buddah c. Anger is only one letter short of danger. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce 1842-1914 Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words. you are the one who gets burned. Anger is seldom without an argument. Gordon B.

don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.APPRECIATION: It is a curious thought. rather just what you want. For every truth. living and dead. Here is a gnawing and unfaltering human hunger and the rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart hunger will hold people in the palm of his or her hand. Walter Hagen 1892-1969 Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other. Agatha Christie 1890-1976 A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men. Dale Carnegie 1888-1955 For every beauty. So. and you'll find that you won't sell them for all the gold in the world. For every love. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. Thomas Paine Page 28 . You’re only here for a short visit. or your legs. Joshua Loth Liebman The harder the conflict. but it is only when you see people acting ridiculous that you realize that you love them. we esteem too lightly.. You have to let people know just how much you appreciate them. the more glorious the triumph. The best things in life are yours. William James 1842-1910 Don’t hurry. if you can appreciate yourself. there is a heart somewhere to receive it. a resort in Orlando. The personal touch involved in this should never be lost. and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. Florida which caters to families of children with life-threatening diseases. Founder and President of Give Kid's the World. or your hands. When we obtain too cheaply. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. Ivan Panin 1855-1942 You have to give people what they want. there is a ear somewhere to hear it. or your hearing? Add up what you do have. Inc. Even the undertaker will be sorry when they die. they would stop worrying. there is an eye somewhere to see it. Henri Lanwirth. Don’t worry. Would you sell both your eyes for a million dollars. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess.

it makes us move. it can affect change – it can not only move us. know that is poetry. Pablo Picasso Keep your love of nature. Page 29 . still others think that it is a waste of paint.ART: Any form of art is form of power. Jean Francois Millet 1814-1875 If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me. Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890 No art has a shorter life than political art. Brian De Palma It is treating the commonplace with the feeling of the sublime that gives to art it's true power. Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 Abstract art proves that things are not as bad as they are painted. for that is the true way to understand art more and more. Some people believe that abstract art is a waste of time. it has impact. Ossie Davis 1917Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

for that determines our success or failure. John Homer Miller 1839-1913 What helps me to go forward is that I stay receptive. Helen MacInness Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it. Jr. H. you won't do anything to really move your life to another level. . Jackson Brown. Being positive is just as contagious as being negative. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993 Page 30 .that makes you a winner right there. Anouk Aimee Nothing is interesting if you're not interested. Anthony Robbins What destroys one man preserves another.ATTITUDE: Attitudes are more important than facts.whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you're made of. John Irving 1942I'm a positive person and look at the world through rose-colored glasses.maybe I do. Dissatisfaction is a gem. Pierre Corneille 1606-1684 Attitudes are contagious . Motivation determines what you do.. Life is like a grindstone . And then your life begins to deteriorate. Dr.but I think you have to. Attitude determines how well you do it.. Vidal Sasoon 1928Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life. not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens. you're going to get comfortable. . I feel that anything can happen. Don't let someone else choose it for you. Lou Holtz 1937Some people say I have attitude . is your's worth catching? Ability is what you're capable of doing. Until you get dissatisfied. If you're totally satisfied. Take charge of your attitude. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does . Venus Williams You’ve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.

but life itself would come to be different. you have a good chance of being a prophet. we should not only see life differently. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change of attitude. but that little difference makes a big difference. If you add up the letters of the alphabet in the word "Attitude". Katherine Mansfield Giving each letter of the alphabet a number. it is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity. David Feherty Could we change our attitude. That little difference is attitude. But that difference determines who gets ideas and who does not. Michel de Montaigne Great things are not something accidental. b=2. like people. etc. Winter It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. An apathetic or hostile attitude is the enemy of creative thought. Clement Stone 1902It is sure to be dark if you close your eyes. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Martin Tupper The difference is that of attitude. but must certainly be willed. this is the result: A = 1 T = 20 T = 20 I = 9 T = 20 U = 21 D = 4 E = 5 100 % Pride is a personal commitment. Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890 If you keep saying things are going to be bad. Isaac Bashevis Singer Page 31 . flourish when they are welcomed and embraced. W. Ideas. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 I walk firmer and more secure up hill than down. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Barbara J.There is little difference in people. a=1.

Washington Irving 1783-1859 When something wonderful happens. it is true. Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919 An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven. but you need to believe it and act like it. "I can't believe it!" If you don't feel worthy. spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought. do you say. Success comes to the one who is prepared and feels worthy. too. Rev. Jewel Diamond Taylor If it's going to be.and get busy and find out how to do it. Your attitude determines your ability to experience success and happiness. "Can't never could do anything" And believe me. you can sabotage a relationship. You are worthy of success and happiness. but your attitude that determines you altitude in life. Anything is possible Anything at all And if you don't believe this You are sure to fall. Hugh Prather Whenever you are asked if you can do a job. tell 'em 'Certainly I can!' . and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather. For if you think really hard And believe with all your heart Then you can do whatever you want If you just do your part. it's up to me! Dr. block your blessings and miss opportunities for success.Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference. It's not your aptitude. Schuler 1926Nothing big ever came from being small. Robert H.Age 13 Happiness is a present attitude. Page 32 . There is a saying people say You may have heard it. . Your attitude and your actions can either repel or attract good things into your life. not a future condition. So try your best every day And you will understand That anything is possible If you just think "I can!" Valerie O.

And that is our attitude. It is ironic that one of the few things in this life over which we have total control is our attitudes. and yet most of us live our entire life behaving as though we had no control whatsoever. giftedness or skill. We cannot change the inevitable. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity. than what other people think or say or do.. is. Attitude.It is more important than appearance. Carla Perez. The young tell you what they are doing. What was. Positive thinking releases your positive abilities and makes things happen. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me. than education. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have. We cannot change our past. Charles Swindoll The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. and 90% how I react to it. and everyone else what they are going to do. William James 1842-1910 The longer I live.D.. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.a home. was. Pride is a personal commitment. It will make or break an organization. the old what they have done. Jim Rohn There's nothing wrong with teenagers that reasoning with them won't aggravate.. is more important than the past. You're never too old to become younger. to me. Mae West 1892-1980 You'll never get a second chance to make a good first impression. What can be is up to you. And so it is with you. M. than success.. A well-adjusted person is someone who can play bridge or golf as if they were a game... the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.a school.we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. What is. Page 33 .

There may even be a worse case. William L.BATTLES: Every little bit helps. Phyllis Diller 1917If you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly. because it is better to perish than to live as slaves. you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival.C. including the thorns. Sullivan Sometimes it's worse to win a fight than it is to lose. We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power… the battle. it is to the vigilant. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory. sir. and that's the man who will argue over nothing. Patrick Henry Page 34 . there is no progress. Mahatma Ghandi 1869-1948 If you find yourself in a heated argument.C. Stay up and fight. Maria Callas If there is no struggle. the active. Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms. make sure it's about something more than hot air. Billie Holiday 1915-1959 Never go to bed mad. the brave. The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Frederick Douglas We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it. Life is a battle in which we fall from wounds we receive in running away. Every little quit hurts. I shall know I'm slipping. Aristotle 384 B.-322 B. There's only one thing worse than the man who will argue over anything. is not to the strong alone. Laurence Peter When my enemies stop hissing.

people who do things differently. 'rejoicing in hope.-322 B. If you fight against these principles of life. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. there are aspects of life that we like.C.not as a call to bear arms. It is morale that wins the victory. though embattled we are . Heywood Hale Broun A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies. Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies. It is the spirit which we bring to the fight that decides the issue. There are always going to be people who disagree with you. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. And yours is not the less noble because no drum beats before you when you go out into your daily battlefields. Now the trumpet summons us again . poverty disease. Aristotle 384 B.-322 B. Phyllis Diller 1917Moment to moment. you'll spend most of your life fighting battles. to die. Aristotle 384 B. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 It is not enough to fight. and war itself. and things that don't work out. though arms we need not as a call to battle. and no crowds shout about your coming when you return form your daily victory or defeat. Carlson.The tragedy of life is not that man loses.D. Sally Kempton The world has no room for cowards.but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle year in and year out. Ph. R.C.a struggle against the common enemies of man: Tyranny. and others that we don't.C. to suffer. patient in tribulation' . Marshall 1880-1959 Page 35 . Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself. There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.C. George C. but that he almost wins. We must all be ready somehow to toil. Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919 Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

it must be applied boldly. bet on patience. Sun Tzu 3rd Century B. the blow with an agreement. Pick battles big enough to matter. one must know when to blend force with a maneuver. Jack Dempsey 1895-1983 When force is necessary. One must know the limitations of force. small enough to win. You don't know what can happen in a fight. Prescott Page 36 . Margaret Thatcher 1925I'd try to take 'em quick.If you know the enemy and you know yourself. Jonathan Kozol You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. decisively. W. you need not fear a hundred battles.B. Move in and get 'em fast.C. Leon Trotsky In any contest between power and patience. and completely.

Evelyn Underhill By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. and see a fine picture every day of his life. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross A man should hear a little music. From beauty no road leads to reality. Ann Frank 1929-1945 In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. It is. while others are hard-pressed to find anything or any place that is beautiful? Leo Buscaglia People are like stained glass windows.BEAUTY: Beauty is not caused. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out. but when the darkness sets in. and hence under the aspect of beauty. in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. Hugh Nibley All things are perceived in the light of charity. read a little poetry. for beauty is simply Reality seen with the eyes of love. Christopher Morley 1890-1957 Page 37 . their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Marguerite Gardiner Blessington 1789-1849 Beauty is whatever gives joy. Hannah Arendt Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 Why do some people always see beautiful skies and grass and lovely flowers and incredible human beings.

failed or just muddled along. sparkling like a star in our hand . Marie Beyon Ray Every artist was first an amateur. We are not living in eternity.and melting like a snowflake. Horace 65 B.BEGINNINGS: So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning. Make your life a mission. whether one has succeeded. He who would begun has half done. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 Page 38 .Each morning is the open door to a new world . power and magic in it. for it is wonderful how often in such matters. however small. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Ivy Baker Priest Whether one is twenty. Dave Weinbaum Begin doing what you want to do now. Muriel Rukeyser 1913-1980 The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.C. forty. Begin with the end in mind. Another I is beginning. not a career. begin. Whatever you can do. or dream you can. Leigh Mitchell Hodges The old man I shall become will be quite different from the man I am now. but the seeds of all things are blest.. new aims. Nourish beginnings. new tryings.. Not all things are blest. We have only this moment. It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth. George Sand 1804-1876 All glory comes from daring to begin. that we have no way of knowing when our time is up. that we will begin to live each day to the fullest. life begins each morning!. or one of those dull days with no weather at all. or sixty. as if it were the only one we had.C. the mustard seed germinates and roots itself. The blessing is in the seed. Dare to be wise.new vistas. whether yesterday was full of sun or storm.-8 B. let us nourish beginnings. begin it! Boldness has genius. Florence Nightingale 1820-1910 The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.

explore new horizons. You can waste it or use it for good. Gary D. So get on your way. drink of the rain. Since you're going to be a day or month or year older anyhow. a man's worth something. grow your roots deep. welcome opportunity and bring serenity. Begin each day with a personal outlook that will open doors. this day will be gone forever. in it's place is something that you have left behind. you may as well get started now. everyone who got where they are today had to begin where they were yesterday. It's never too late. When the fight begins within himself. send them adrift to a new beginning. Trump Page 39 . Tomorrow. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. Hugh Mulligan Be like a flower. Begin right now to envision. they'll all come along anyway. You never have to recover from a good start.. next year.. next month. Seuss) 1904-1991 This moment is the most powerful for you. Rest at times and develop new seeds. let it be something good. and create a new world for yourself. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.Don't let life discourage you. no matter what you want to be or what to do. You have been given this day to use as you will. Theodore Geisel (Dr. Robert Browning 1812-1889 This is the beginning of a new day. When tomorrow comes. bask in the sun.

but also generally better than most people dream. What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing. Their tastes may not be the same.C..S. but rather the studious way we try to hide them. Lawrence G. Giacomo Leopardi 1798-1837 Do not do onto others as you would they should do onto you. Aristotle 384 B. C.C.. its good to be “alone”…but that doesn’t make us lonely. it a matter of being present “to” someone.BEHAVIOR: One of the best ways to measure people is to see how they behave when something free is offered. Josh Billings 1818-1885 He is by nature a slave who is capable of belonging to another. Sometimes. Lovasik It's not our disadvantages or shortcomings that are ridiculous. It is not a matter of being present “with” someone. William Allen White People will sit up and take notice of you if you sit up and take notice of what makes them sit up and take notice. or when important issues of life are at stake is a good and courageous thing. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Never assume that you "know" human nature: Man is always worse than most people suspect. To be outspoken when nothing is at stake except the feelings of someone else is a small and contemptible thing. when charity is being bruised.how we behave when we don't know what to do. Reinhold Niebuhr The true test of character is. Ann Landers 1918Every man has his follies. John Holt 1923-1985 We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people. and often they are the most interesting things he's got. Lewis 1898-1963 To be outspoken when truth is under attack.-322 B. Page 40 . and our desire to act as if they did not exist. it also depends on what sort of person you are. Arthur Schopenhauer 1788-1860 Consistency is only a paste jewel that cheap men cherish.

sympathetic with the striving. If you can't top it. and tolerant with the weak and wrong. A life lived in chaos is an impossibility. Sir Heneage Ogilvie He who demands little gets it.. They hide nothing. Brendan Francis Behan 1923-1964 Indecency. and the second is disastrous. he invented them. Curt Siodmak No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. laugh at it. Ellen Glasgow The only graceful way to accept an insult is to ignore it. Seize the moment. John Russell Lynes Jr. because sometime in your life you will have been all of these. compassionate with the aged. I agree that there is a natural aristocracy among men. The perpetually busy man does not get much farther. May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms And the autumn moon is bright. The first is imperative. vulgarity. if you can't ignore it. They are not ashamed. The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 Even a man who's pure at heart And says his prayers at night.these are strictly confined to man. obscenity . there is no trace of them. and there will be no limit to what you can achieve. Among the higher animals. Margaret Fontey Resolve to be tender with the young. Madeleine L'Engle The really idle man gets nowhere.Most people want to find their place in the sun just to show off their new swimsuit. top it. Act swiftly with the conviction that what you are doing is right. If you can't laugh at it. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 Other people's interruptions of your work are relatively insignificant compared with the countless times you interrupt yourself. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Page 41 .. it's probably deserved. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.

Vilhjalmur Steffanson Don't wait for the spirit to move you. I turn and walk away. Move your spirit. For those who speak negatively about people behind their backs. but you need not be a cloud.-399 B.C. Everybody knows that if you are too careful.so we must be careful what we pretend to be. you are so occupied in being careful. that you are sure to stumble over something. Gertrude Stein 1874-1946 The act of acting morally is behaving as if everything we do matters. but it only takes one thing to prove that you are ignorant.A hint is something we often drop.C. Harper It takes a lot of things to prove that you are smart. Don Herold People have been wonderful to me in the good times and the bad. Kurt Vonnegut 1922False modesty is better than none. For those who constantly gripe about life. A talented trumpeter who lets others recognize his talent winds up a legend. Lucille S. Maybe this world is another planet's hell. We are what we pretend to be . Page 42 . I move on. Aldous Huxley 1894-1963 Perhaps you can't be a star. but rarely pick up. and I've come to believe that you do indeed ‘reap what you sow’. Gloria Steinem 1934One can never consent to creep when one has the impulse to soar. Bob Losure I believe that we cannot live better than seeking to become still better than we are. Socrates 469 B. Helen Keller 1880-1968 A talented trumpeter who toots his own horn winds up playing to an empty theater. Barbara Walters The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people. Lisa Edmondson Don't confuse being stimulating with being blunt.

Nicolas Sebastien Chamfort 1741-1794 He who learns but does not think.Perfection! Determine never to be idle. Bryan White 1974You'll never "get a grip" until you learn to "let go. If you do not bring forth what is within you. we only learn how to act in public. Until we stop harming all other living beings. . Patience . the more energy you will have. Get interested in something! Get absolutely enthralled in something! Get out of yourself! Be somebody! Do something! The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself. as they would naturally. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993 We never really grow up. It's the start that stops most people. Ernest Hemingway 1889-1961 If you bring forth what is within you. what you bring forth will save you. which is the goal of all evolution." When a man points a finger at someone else. he should remember that three of his fingers are pointing at himself. only with our reactions to others. Dr. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger! You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind. A. Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. Persistence. men behave as they are expected to. we are still savages. . It is wonderful how much may be done if we're always doing. Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 Page 43 . C. in little ones. what you do not bring forth will destroy you. We never have trouble with others. What you do speaks so loud. Your mind gets bored and therefore tired of doing nothing. I cannot hear what you say. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Non-violence leads to the highest ethics. Benson 1862-1925 Practice. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 In great matters.What is moral is what you feel good after.

That laughter is the only cure for grief. and you help him to become so. You must believe that you are the best. it is necessary to insist. Virgil 70 B. Patrick Ewing We come to think of an idealist as one who seeks to realize what is not in fact realizable. Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881 Everybody keeps telling me how surprised they are with what I've done. I'm going to make the next one. You can tell the ideals of a nation by it’s advertisements. pretend you are.BELIEFS: Smart is when you believe half of what you hear.-19 B. that myth is more potent than history. that makes us happy. I knew I could do it. you won't drown. That hope always triumphs over experience.C. If you're not. Muhammed Ali 1942If you go overboard for what you believe in. It isn't our position. L. Robert Fulghum A man achieves according to what he believes. I've always believed that no matter how many shots I miss. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts. Susan Stebbing I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. Norman Douglas 1868-1952 They can because they think they can. Isiah Thomas If you don't believe in yourself. But. Brilliant is knowing which half to believe. We are what we believe we are. and I believe that love is stronger than death. A belief which does not spring from a conviction in the emotions is no belief at all. chances are that no one else will either. But I'm telling you honestly that it doesn't surprise me. but our disposition.’ however often it may be the case that our ideals are impracticable. Benjamin N.C. ‘to have ideals’ is not the same as ‘to have impracticable ideals. Cardozo Tell a man he is brave. Evelyn Scott Page 44 .

following that energy moment to moment. Robert Anthony 1916All things are possible to one who believes. Is that good news? Dr. Sydney J. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. believe in most strongly. A perfect prescription for a squandered. most productive ones. Judith Guest Nothing changes more consistently than the past. Marsha Sinetar Until we can understand the assumptions in which we are drenched we cannot know ourselves. Johnson For they conquer who they believe they can. it is necessary to possess a guiding principle. Harris Page 45 . Both ways save us from thinking. Adrienne Rich Trusting your intuition means tuning in as deeply as you can to the energy you feel. Don't do it. and imagine most vividly.There are two ways to slice through life: To believe everything or to doubt everything. A belief of some kind. Bernard of Clairvaux To have a reason to get up in the morning. the past that influences our lives is not what objectively happened. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. unfulfilled life is to accommodate self-defeating feelings while undercutting your finest. Alfred Korzybski 1879-1950 You may feel like dwelling on your limits or your fears. but what we believe happened. Gerald W. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run. St. Shakti Gawain We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most. your life will be like this forever. Shakti Gawain If you don't change your beliefs. A bumper sticker. Strong men believe in cause and effect. John Dryden 1631-1700 Shallow men believe in luck. trusting that it will lead you where you want to go and bring you everything you desire. if you will. expect on the deepest level.

Dinah Mulock Craik If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event. you have to believe in yourself when no one else will. Sugar Ray Robinson One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests. William James 1842-1910 To be a champ. and low enough to encourage you.Keep your ideals high enough to inspire you. Bruce Barton 1886-1967 Winning belief is knowing that you are going to win no matter what. and never think about or see imperfection. John Stuart Mill 1806-1873 Some things have to be believed to be seen. Believe you are defeated. and it is likely to become fact. I haven't yet seen a U-Haul being towed behind a hearse. Wherever any one is against his will. Ralph Hodgson 1871-1962 Page 46 . Ernest Holmes I don't believe in hoarding. then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system. that is to him a prison. believe it long enough. Always believe in what you are doing. never see the negative side of life. Epictetus 55-135 Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances. or listen to talk of other people. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993 The greats often become great because they continue to believe in themselves despite apparent failures. never talk about it. Dr. then you have no control. Wess Roberts Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear. If you believe you have no control. Erma Bombeck 1927-1996 Destiny is as destiny does.

the school. Robert Anthony 1916The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. Wayne Dyer 1940Take your life into your own hands. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him. You realize that you control your own destiny. Erica Jong 1942We are taught you must blame your father. you give up your power to change. The only thing that blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. the ecology.BLAME: All blame is a waste of time. Dr. but you won't succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy. You do not blame them on your mother. isn't it? Katherine Hepburn 1907When you blame others. No matter how much fault you find with another. because if you wanted to change. Albert Ellis Page 47 . your brothers. your sisters. Dr. and what happens? A terrible thing. and regardless of how much you blame him. It's never your fault. or the president. no one to blame. it will not change you. you're the one who has got to change. the teachers . It's as simple as that.you can blame anyone but never blame yourself. But it's always your fault.

Let us remember that right now is a blessing. Charles Dickens 1812-1870 Page 48 . Having both is a blessing. We are usually so busy looking behind or ahead. Having someone to love is family. we stop second-guessing life. When we understand that. If we really understood that right where we are. anxiety. and when we are prepared to receive it. excited over? It won't cost us anything to smile and pat ourselves on the back for what we have already done and overcome. W. it never moves too quickly. what we are ready for. Life is so much smarter than we are. guilt and shame fog our vision and cause us to miss the point. is the true measure of our thanksgiving.BLESSINGS: Having someplace to go is home. Sacred ritual chant Not what we say about our blessings. Livy We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.T. or guide us. we miss the flow of life passing right before our eyes. satisfied with. of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes. and in time to bless. Life always knows exactly what we need. Fear. but how we use them. protect. teach. the lesson. Iyanla Vanzant Men are slower to recognize blessings than evils. Life always shows up on time. Can we just be blessed right now? Can we find something. we would find the joy we convince ourselves we are missing. Purkiser Reflect upon your blessings. heal. of which all men have some. some one thing to be happy about. nor does it skip any steps. is exactly where we need to be. and the blessings that are present right now. reward.

Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy 1828-1910 Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. A. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce 1842-1914 The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. Voltaire 1694-1778 A bore is a person who keeps talking when you want him to listen. the more of life. Samuel Butler 1612-1680 Too much agreement kills a chat. Alcott Boredom: The desire for desires. Being bored is an insult to oneself. Jules Renard 1864-1910 The less of routine. Eldridge Cleaver 1935-1998 I am never bored anywhere. B. Susan Ertz Page 49 .BOREDOM: The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.

you can't be all things to all people. be first. Covey If you want to succeed in business. It stands still until someone pushes it. They are: Ability. Charles Urstadt Page 50 . Sheer I have no argument with the man who has lower prices. Eliot 1859-1897 Business is like a wheelbarrow. on judgment of probabilities. and Attitude. avoid "business as usual”. Stephen R. he knows better than anyone else what his product is worth. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge. In today's world. Wilbert E. desire. Ambition determines how much he does and will get him a raise. Gertrude Stein 1874-1946 Business is like swimming: you have to know when to sprint and when not to sprint. John Kenneth Galbraith A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour. Elmer Wheeler Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything. and not on certainties. Steven Rogel Just as there are three R's there are also three A's of business life. skill.BUSINESS: All business proceeds on beliefs. Attitude guarantees how well he does. be daring. Charles W. be different. You learn how to conserve so you can concentrate on what's in front of you. and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success. where businesses are global and people are refining things down to the last cent of efficiency. Marchant It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business. To be a success in business. Ambition. Ability establishes what a worker does and will bring him a paycheck.

you’re wasting your time here on earth. Mark Twain 1835-1910 If at first you DO succeed. Jerry Gillies Page 51 . and intellect has intended us to forego their use. because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination that you'll ever need. try something harder. Roberto Clemente Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capabilities simply by given the opportunity to do so.C. Virgil 70 B. Doris Lessing 1919To be what we are. for there you have been and there you will long to return. but for what we are capable of being. is the only end of life. nor do we treat or esteem each other for such. Ann Landers 1918You will recognize you own path when you come upon it. Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.CAPABILITIES: I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense. and to become what we are capable of becoming. Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 Capacities clamor to be used and cease their clamor only when they are well used.-19 B. Galileo Galilei 1564-1642 For once you have tasted flight. Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 We are not what we are. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 If you have a chance to make things better and you don’t.C. Abraham Maslow 1908-1970 We are not all capable of everything. reason.

A nice car is not the key to success . others run smoothly only running downhill.Q. Drive carefully: the life you save may belong to the pedestrian on his way to remove his car from the parking place you're looking for. it's the driver. And when you hear one knocking all the time. but they don't know where the car is. Mary Ellen Kelly Page 52 . Some are right at home racing up the hills.p.CARS: A pedestrian remains helpless until he get a car like everyone else to defend himself. . A road map will tell us everything we want to know except how to fold it up again. and low I. People and automobiles are very much alike. it's a sure sign something is wrong under the hood. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car. . The cause of most traffic accidents is high h. Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams. Parents usually know where a teen-age son is: He's in the family car.

No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty. Security is an insipid thing. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 I shall not mingle conjectures with certainties. but certainty is a ridiculous one. Josh Billings 1818-1885 But in this world nothing can be said to be certain. intolerable uncertainty. Eliot 1859-1897 There is nothing certain in a man's life but that he may lose it. Charles W. Ursula K. and wiser people so full of doubts. he shall end with certainties. Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 Only two things are certain: the universe and human stupidity. not knowing what comes next. Leguin Doubt is not a pleasant state. Owen Meredith Page 53 . Sir Francis Bacon 1561-1626 Uncertainty and expectation are the real joys of life.CERTAINTIES: A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances. Sir Isaac Newton 1642-1727 Don't wait for absolute certainty before acting. The only thing that makes life possible is permanent. he shall end in doubts. but if he will be content to begin with doubts. except death and taxes. but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 The certain proof that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that no one has bothered to make contact with us. Voltaire 1694-1778 If a man will begin with certainties. and I'm not certain about the universe. I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time. William Congreve The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves.

"He's so huge. there's no way I can miss!" If we confront our challenges with all our talent. Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you. and resolve. Gail Sheehy Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. whether you are a winner or a loser. they're supposed to help you discover who you are. Reverend Dr. Often how you do something is more important than what you do.. Robert Spillane There are no barriers in life. Bernice Johnson Reagon I love the challenge of starting at zero every day and seeing how much I can accomplish. there's no way you can win. 1885-1945 Where there is nothing to lose by trying and a great deal to gain if successful … by all means. challenge the system. The greatest inspiration is a challenge to attempt the impossible. knowledge. challenge yourself and try! Page 54 . Accept challenges.it's all up to you. Lou Holtz 1937To be tested is good. 1929-1968 A bump in the road is either an obstacle to be fought or an opportunity to be enjoyed. saying..CHALLENGE: Think big. Everyone advised David to forget about confronting the enormous giant Goliath. so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. They're what make the instrument stretch . only challenges. Martha Stewart 1941How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game. Jr. but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Cicely Tyson You cannot really get hurt mountain climbing over molehills. Martin Luther King. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience. General George S. "He's so huge. The challenged life may be the best therapist. there's no way we can miss." To which David replied. Patton. Jr.what makes you go beyond the norm.

Dave E. If you don't like something change it.CHANGE: You must change in order to survive. Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy 1828-1910 Everything changes. Robert C. Fools won't and dead men can't. Gallagher Whatever you do in life. if you can't change it.-483B. It is opportunity. change is constant.C. the ability to accept the inevitable and conform to the unavoidable. don't get stuck. In a progressive country. and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. Mary Engelbreit Progress is impossible without change. The fittest are those endowed with the qualifications for adaptation. but no one thinks of changing themselves. Only fools and dead men don't change their minds.except from a vending machine. Pearl Bailey 1918-1988 It's a bad plan. Ramsay Clark Change is the watchword of progression. Patterson Change is inevitable . George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Let's love turbulence and use it for change. to harmonize with existing or changing conditions. Nolan Ryan 1947Turbulence is a life force. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent. Publilius Syrus Change is inevitable. nothing remains without change. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 The survival of the fittest is the ageless law of nature. that can't be changed. change the way you think about it. Ella Wheeler Wilcox Page 55 . Smalley Everyone thinks of changing the world. Buddah c. John H. but the fittest are rarely the strong.

Rosanne Cash When patterns are broken. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are.None of us knows what the next change is going to be. . William Pollard Any change. what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner. Arnold Bennett To remain young one must change. that alteration must come from within. Kathleen Norris 1880-1960 Change is the constant. or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. the signal for rebirth. H. Tuli Kupferberg Make this fact part of your philosophy of life: people change. Alexander Chase If I were given a change of life. If they are to be altered. Stephen R. . It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain. Struven If a sense of duty tortures a man. and what you value. Mildred W. Robert Moses People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. creativity. new worlds emerge. Phyllis Bottome A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. waiting to change all the tenor of our lives. Mencken The key to change . it also enables him to achieve prodigies. what you are about. Covey Neither situations nor people can be altered by the interference of an outsider. even a change for the better. I'd like to see how it would be to live as a mere six-footer. the egg of the Phoenix. L. is to let go of fear. on the other hand. Christina Baldwin Without change there is no innovation. is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. no liking for it merely for its own sake. Page 56 . Wilt Chamberlain Have no fear of change as such and.

rejuvenate ourselves. Wrong. Don't. renew. Change can either challenge or threaten us. Work on being more of that. but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own necessary vegetation. Gail Sheehy Change starts when someone sees the next step. Eric Hoffer 1902-1983 There's always someone to tell you have to. action and effort. which never really ends. William Drayton In a time of drastic change. Maya Angelou 1928Changes are not only possible and predictable. Your beliefs pave your way to success or block you. Christina Baldwin You can change what you are by changing what goes into your mind. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. determination. The Dali Lama 1935Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.Readjusting is a painful process. Rather. There are other factors as well: conviction. Eric Hoffer 1902-1983 In discussing an approach to bringing about positive changes within oneself. Benson We most always change. Marsha Sinetar Just when I have learned the way to live. Arthur C. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 When you're stuck in a spiral. spend time finding out who you really are. it is the learners who inherit the future. A lot better than the futile "gotta change" treadmill. Hugh Prather When people shake their heads because we are living in a restless age. otherwise we harden. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 You can't stand still: The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind. and do without change. to change all aspects of the spin you need only to change one thing. Shirley Jones Page 57 . life changes. learning is only the first step. but most of us need it at one time or another. ask them how they would like to live in a stationary one.

Carl Rogers 1902-1987 If there is anything we wish to change in the child. everything will change. Carlos Casstaneda 1931They always say time changes things. Elaine St. Robert Anthony 1916Things don't change. Dr. what is fruitful is the interest the old personality can take in new activities. you can change.All change is not growth. then I can change. Cesare Pavese It's never too late -in fiction or in life . Carl Jung 1875-1961 Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.. When it becomes more difficult to suffer than to change.to revise.you will change. if you want to win. You can lose. James If you want to make enemies. to move is to gain. try to change something. but you actual have to change them yourself.. Or. that's all. Nancy Thayer A competitive world offers two possibilities. Lester Carl Thurow 1938When your picture of life changes. You change your way of looking. Megiveron The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am. Ellen Glasgow Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid changing it. Andy Warhol 1928-1987 Page 58 . as all movement is not forward. Woodrow T. Gene E. Lawrence Phillips To stand is to lose. we must first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. to change is to grow. Wilson 1856-1924 You cannot change until you come to the realization that you must change. Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 The search for a new personality is futile.

Louis L'Amour 1908-1988 One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past nor complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort. That's all you have to do. but sometimes that makes all the difference. but keep in mind that letting go isn't the end of the world. Change is inevitable. Once you accept yourself. we must die to one life before we can enter another. Seek not to change the world. and the hardships I was bearing today was only a breath away from the pleasure I would have tomorrow. unless you fail to make the turn. Andrew S. Without breakthroughs there can be no future. we need transformation. Anatole France 1844-1924 Nothing happens until you change who you are. Changing who you are. There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level. You can change anything in your life if you want it badly enough.We not only need information to succeed. nor the most intelligent. changes what you do. Charles Darwin 1809-1882 A bend in the road is not the end of the road. Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have of trying to change others Nothing is carved in stone. but choose to change your mind about the world. but the one most responsive to change. you open the door to change. The first step toward change is acceptance. Anatole France 1844-1924 Without change there can be no breakthroughs. people we never want to leave behind. For what we leave behind is a part of ourselves. it's something you allow. have their melancholy. The one law that does not change is that everything changes. There are some things that we never want to let go of. Change is not something you do. for change is the very essence of life... Grove It is not the strongest of the species that survive. even the ones most longed for. It’s the beginning of a new life.. The only thing I can change is myself. growth is optional.. Will Garcia All changes. Page 59 . and those pleasures would be all the richer because of the memories of this I was enduring.

fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful. Emma Dunham Kelley Character contributes to beauty. Paul Cezanne 1839-1906 Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. Descartes 1596-1650 Character cannot be developed is ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened. The awareness of our own strength makes us modest. James Michener 1907-1997 A sure sign of character is whether you grow with responsibility or merely swell up. A mode of conduct. vision cleared.CHARACTER: Good enough isn't good enough . departing.better is what counts. and success achieved. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882 The farther behind I leave the past. Isabelle Eberhardt Page 60 . the closer I am to forging my own character. but it cannot take your character. And. Edgar Watson Howe I think therefore I am (Ergo Cogito Sum). a standard of courage. I always feel sorry for people who think more about a rainy day ahead than sunshine today. Dale Carnegie 1888-1955 Reputation is what you have when you come to a new community. Jacqueline Bisset Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime. character is what you have when you go away. leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time. Nothing is wonderful once you get used to it. Helen Keller 1880-1968 When fate hands you a lemon. discipline. ambition inspired. make lemonade. Rae Foley The world may take your reputation from you.

your feelings are not the most important thing in this world. Jean Paul Richter I care not what others think of what I do. do without the indispensable. It is easy to be an unjust. If you are subject to being cross and unpleasant with others for no apparent reason. or even the people you play bridge with. and bear the intolerable. and each man as he really is. ignorant. Lovasik What you are must always displease you. and even a merciless judge. That is character! Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919 No man knows his true character until he has run out of gas. Bruce Lee A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's. There is each man as he sees himself. as it were. each man as the other person sees him. St. and these motives are unknown to you. and clerks. Mercelene Cox Everyone who comes within the reach of your knowledge is. if you would attain to that which you are not. Lawrence G. Lawrence G. William James 1842-1910 Page 61 .F. you need to come face-to-face with the fact that you are thinking too much of yourself.Irritability is immaturity of character. Katherine Piper If you have a tendency to brag. The real character of the actions of others depends in great measure on the motives that prompt them. Leigh Steinberg The real judges of your character aren't your neighbors. Kathleen Norris 1880-1960 Whenever two people meet. After all. The folks who really know you are waiters. Augustine Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked. O. but I care very much about what I think of what I do. on trial in your mind. purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent. Lovasik Never underestimate the capacity of another human being to have exactly the same shortcomings you have. your relatives. Nichols All that is necessary is to accept the impossible. there are really six people present. waitresses. just remember it’s not the whistle that pulls the train. while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.

this. it to be good. Linda Henley The character ethic. a house fire will destroy not only your possessions but your self. Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1887 Love what you do. to love. Mario Andretti To suffer woes which hope thinks infinite. for there are those who trust me. beautiful and free.’ Few women and fewer men have enough character to be idle. And you'd better be able to pick yourself up and brush yourself off every day. Titan. which seems omnipotent. which I believe to be the foundation of success. what kind of house we live in and what kind of car we drive. Covey I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that. E. I would be pure. teaches that there are basic principles of effective living. smoking. Ethel Wilson Superior people never make long visits.So many of us define ourselves by what we have. like thy glory. it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle. I would be brave. Percy Shelley When it comes to ethics. If you think of yourself as the woman in the Cartier watch and the Hermes scarf. to hope till hope creates. ‘How will you spend eternity. it is defeat that makes men invincible. and bear. to defy power. for there are those who care. empire and victory. to forgive wrongs darker than death or night. nor falter. you. I would be strong. from its own wreck the thing it contemplates neither to change. Howard Arnold Walter Page 62 . and that people can only experience true success and enduring happiness as they learn and integrate these principles into their basic character. Lucas I would be true. Lauren Bacall 1924Dullness is a misdemeanor. this alone is life. what we wear. great and joyous. Stephen R. Believe in your instincts.V. or non-smoking. for there is much to suffer. Marianne Moore 1887-1972 It is defeat that turns bone to flint. you have to ask yourself. for there is much to dare. nor repent.

. station or possessions. We are made up of thousands of others. Star Jones The measure of a man is not in money.. John Wooden 1910We must adjust to an ever changing road.. because your character is what you really are. William J. while your reputation is merely what others think you are. Boetcker Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Stand for something. aliveness. for there will always be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 If you want to know how rich you really are. Arthur Trudeau A man who is afraid will do anything. courage.. And do you know what? I don't fall for much. it would tell you a lot more. creativity. George Matthew Adams Page 63 . find out what would be left of you tomorrow if you should lose every dollar you own tonight. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us. if you don't know where you draw the line between right and wrong.Character is the final decision to reject whatever is demeaning to oneself or to others and with confidence and honesty choose what is right. Jawaharlal Nehru 1889-1964 You have to stand for something. or spoken one word of encouragement to us. while holding onto our unchanging principles. has entered into the make-up of our character and our thoughts. If you don't know what your position is.H. The measure of a man is in his character. perspective. What people say behind your back is your standing in the community... You'll never feel good about yourself. wisdom. Edgar Watson Howe If you compare yourself with others you will become vain and bitter. as well as our success. independence and maturity.. Trump There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. position. What a man does in public won't tell you too much about him. So that's become my credo. you'll never see yourself as you truly are.. intimacy. or you'll fall for anything. Gary D. fearlessness. ability. If you could see what he does when he thinks nobody is looking. These things mean nothing.

Joseph Conrad 1857-1924 Character builds slowly. Captain Robert Falcon Scott 1868-1912 To know the father . Will Durant 1885-1981 Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls. that raises us above others. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends. or word. and that's the human ego. Gilbert K.observe the son. If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.-43 B. Wilson 1856-1924 No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character. Robert H.C. Sensei D. our influence is determined by the quality of our being. Stanley If you think what you ought to do for other people. Chesterton 1874-1936 There are many more people trying to meet the right person than to become the right person. your character will take care of itself. Woodrow T. not by finding fault. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 The spirit of man is stronger than anything that can happen to it. or thought. Arthur P. Rev. Gloria Steinem 1934There's only one thing that can keep growing without nourishment. character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world. Marcus Tillius Cicero 106 B.Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. but tough people do. No man who is in a hurry is quite civilized. Faith Baldwin Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Page 64 . Sammartino Tough times will never last. Dale Turner There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act. Dr. but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness. Schuler 1926I criticize by creation.C.

By the spirit in which you your burdens bear. as are the feet. You tell on yourself by the way you walk. Only then does character begin to emerge. which requires self-discipline. the hands. sustain and abstain. by far. Epictetus 55-135 I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Reverend Dr. and that. is where you find out what the character of a man is. but a has was once and are! A man's treatment of money is the most decisive test of his character -. By simple a thing as how you eat. but mostly how they deal with their subordinates. if I couldn't be an are. By the manner in which you bear defeat. You tell on yourself by the things you wear. By the kind of things that make you laugh. General Norman Schwarzkopf Character is like chiseling a statue. and I judge character not by how men deal with their superiors. one has to knock off huge hunks of selfishness. By the things of which you delight to talk. By the very manner in which you speak. By the use you make of a dollar and dime. James Moffatt 1870-1944 My philosophy lies in two words. Marcus Aurelius Antonius 121-180 I'd rather be a could be. For a might have been has never been. In these ways and more. I'd rather be a has been then a might have been. By the books you choose from the well-filled shelf. Jr. to me.how he makes it and how he spends it. Blaise Pascal 1623-1662 You tell on yourself by the friends you seek. By the way you employ your leisure time. the eyelids and the upper and lower jaws. By the records you play on your phonograph. 1929-1968 It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause. For a could be is a maybe with a chance of reaching par. Page 65 .I admire men of character. We are born for co-operation. you tell on yourself. So there is not a particle of sense In an effort to keep up a false pretense. Martin Luther King.

is charity. but to support them after. your removing stones from the road. Mother Teresa 1910-1997 Do a few good turns today. an exhortation of your fellow-man to virtuous deeds. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 You have not lived a perfect day. is charity. and you will make our world a better place. is equal to alms-giving. people will say. you won't get dizzy. is charity. we have to keep putting oil in it. is charity. unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. Ruth Smeltzer Do what you can to show you care about other people. "What property has he left behind him?" But the angels will ask. "What good deeds has he sent before him?" Mohammed In charity there is no excess. Page 66 . It's OK. Cheerfulness itself is a virtue. your giving water to the thirsty. even though you earned your money. Lovasik To keep a lamp burning. Rosalynn Carter Cheerfulness is a very great help in fostering the virtue of charity. Your smiling in your brother's face. is charity. Heda Bejar Every good act is charity. your putting a wanderer on the right road. ‘Tis not enough to help the feeble up. Lawrence G.CHARITY: The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose. A man's true wealth hereafter. Sir Francis Bacon 1561-1626 Charity: That generous impulse to give away that which we don’t want anymore. your assisting the blind. is the good he does in this world to his fellow-man. When he dies.

"Come. Lionel Kauffman Your children need your presence more than they need your presents. love them enough to discipline them before it is too late." Making the decision to have a child -. Adults are just children with more experiences. I tried to teach my child with words. Lavina Christensen Fugal Today’s kids are well-informed about all the stuff they don’t have to study in school. They passed him by.and children. when they think that their children are naive. Mark Twain 1835-1910 You can do anything with children if you only play with them. Despairingly I turned aside. too. even if you have to stretch them a bit. Into my head. To him we cannot say tomorrow. They live on it like bread and butter and they need it more than bread and butter. he put the key. Elizabeth Stone Oh. The child cannot. Prince Otto von Bismarck 1815-1898 Children are the most expensive form of entertainment. Ogden Nash Page 67 . his blood is being made.and they help you get there faster. Now is the time his bones are being formed. His name is today. Children are a great comfort in your old age . It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. what a tangled web do parents weave. his mind is being developed. I tried to teach my child with books. "play with me. He gave me only puzzled looks.it’s momentous. "How shall I teach this child?" I cried. Praise them for important things. Gabriela Mistral Love your children with all your hearts." he said. often unheard. Mihaela Iosof There is no difference between children and adults. Jesse Jackson Many things we need can wait.CHILDREN: Familiarity breeds contempt . Rev. Praise them a lot.

if ever. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. who talk in a road. Rarely. I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life as an unfailing antidote against boredom and disenchantments of later years. Be kind to your children. they'll chose your nursing home.There are few things as seemingly untouched by the real world as a child asleep. John Irving 1942If you’re truly serious about preparing your child for the future. After a time they judge them. increasing children's self-esteem is not always a good ideaespecially if it is achieved by lowering their expectations.contrary to popular wisdom.. The only time the average child is as good as gold is on April 15. who is supposed to preside over all children. Herbert Hoover 1874-1964 Whoever coined the phrase ‘I slept like a baby’ obviously never had one. don’t teach them to subtract. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 Page 68 . Ambrose Gwinett Bierce 1842-1914 Children are our most valuable natural resource. Fran Lebowitz Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. Gloria Steinhem There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men. teach them to deduct. do they forgive them. Erma Bombeck 1927-1996 . Ivern Boyett Children begin by loving their parents.. Sitting Bull Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them. John Locke If I had influence with the good fairy. Lady Bird Johnson 1912It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows. according to the notions they have borrowed and the prejudices of their education.

that's what happens to you in life. Put the accountability for another's actions where it belongs. both consciously and unconsciously. each choice is the unavoidable consequence of its predecessor. you don't. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for. you can take control of all aspects of your life. it is a thing to be achieved. I find. a king or a slave. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. For better or worse. If you can control the process of choosing. why not accept the fact that a good choice yields desirable fruit? Gary Ryan Blair It is the ability to choose which makes us human. Vince Poscente Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 Destiny is no matter of chance. Every time we create something we are successful at creation. Judgmentalism assumes that you have the right to change someone else. Trust others to make their own choices.CHOICES: Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel. Liz Carpenter Once you say you're going to settle for second. Whatever he chooses. If you can accept that a bad choice carries the seed of its own punishment. There are not exceptions. Robert F. to take the wisdom we've learned and create something. Well. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 Every choice carries a consequence. on the other person's shoulders. The process never ends until we die. Frederick Bailes Page 69 . mind will create and manifest. Bennett Man's power of choice enables him to think like an angel or a devil. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself. Madeleine L'Engle In the long run we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. we can turn it around and see it ever widening to chose the things we want to do. William Jennings Bryan 1860-1925 I believe that none of us ever fails at anything. You only have the right to choose how ‘you’ will change and behave. we do make some poor choices about what we create. However.

Rowling You don't have to buy from anyone. J. that show what we truly are. It is not a thing to be waited for. far more than our abilities. today.. word. it is a thing to be achieved. If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable.K. Groucho Marx 1895-1977 It is our choices . and thought throughout our lifetime. William Jennings Bryan 1860-1925 Page 70 . and we have to accept the consequences of every deed. tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. Yesterday is dead. You can choose. You don't have to participate in any given relationship. All too often people fail to focus their choices upon results and therefore their choices are ineffective. it is a matter of choice. When you make a choice.Life is the sum of all your choices. and I'm going to be happy in it. It's not something to be wished for. You don't have to work at any particular job. Robert Fritz 1877-1934 Destiny is not a matter of chance. you disconnect yourself from what you truly want and all that is left is a compromise. Albert Camus 1913-1960 I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices. Harry Browne The way you activate the seeds of your creation is by making choices about the results you want to create. I have just one day. not events. William Jennings Bryan 1860-1925 Destiny is not a matter of chance. you mobilize vast human energies and resources which otherwise go untapped. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I. but to be attained.. it's a matter of choice. I can choose which it shall be.

fangled mirth. What if Christmas. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree. a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God. Florence Evelyn Draft Christmas is well known as the day we remember and do something special for our loved ones." he thought. It came without packages. that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days." And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Anna Herbert But not alone at Christmas time comes holiday and cheer. with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow. means a little bit more. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Best of all. Christmas means a spirit of love. George F. and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! Charles Dickens 1812-1870 The holiday season is the time of the year when every home looks Christmussy. Barbara Rosenthal Happy. But why limit those thoughts to only one day out of the year? At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May's new . happy Christmas. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. perhaps. for one who loves a little child has Christmas all the year. recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth. boxes or bags. stood puzzling and puzzling. Page 71 . "How could it be so? It came without ribbons. and who love an elegant performance. McDougall And the Grinch. "What if Christmas. But like of each thing that in season grows.CHRISTMAS: A good conscience is a continual Christmas. a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness. those who have loved us. It came without tags. "doesn't come from a store. and those we might not normally think about. Seuss) 1904-1991 Perhaps things aren't as bad as they seem so long as there are a few souls here and there who maintain a childlike enthusiasm for such times as Christmas." Theodore Geisel (Dr.

It was meant to be nasty just as the other end of that baby's life was. Charles Dickens 1812-1870 The time draws near the birth of Christ. familiar carols play. Love was born at Christmas. the night is still. Augusta E. It may weave a spell of nostalgia.burns brightest at Christmas Time. Valentine Davies I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old. Brian Sutton-Smith Page 72 . good-will to men! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882 The parent who gets down on the floor to play with a child on Christmas Day is usually doing a most remarkable thing . like a candle. or of prayer.. Love Divine. busy parents committed to their work or their success in the larger society. And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth. that stable was meant to tell us. How dare we make beatific images of it! It was nasty. Star and angels gave the sign.. Washington Irving 1783-1859 The stable at Bethlehem must have been drafty and uncomfortable and smelly and downright humiliating. That was the whole point. that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. after all. Alfred. Christina Rossetti Remembrance.something seldom repeated during the rest of the year.Christmas! 'Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall. Love all lovely. Mary Balogh Christmas--that magic blanket that wraps itself about us. Rundel Love came down at Christmas. but always it will be a day of remembrance-a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. Christmas may be a day of feasting. This is what I am prepared to do for you. The Christmas bells from hill to hill Answer each other in the mist. it is a state of mind. and they do not have much left-over time in which to play with their children. Lord Tennyson 1809-1892 Christmas is not a spirit. The moon is hid. the genial fire of charity in the heart. These are.

To raise our eyes to higher spheres. We'll keep our Christmas merry still. become a child again at Christmas time. the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes. release our fears. Lenore Hershey And Christmas too does ask of us. and we are better throughout the year for having. They're never fattening. Richard Paul Evans As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations. But let it whistle as it will. in spirit. And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor. Embrace new hope. Sir Walter Scott 1771-1832 For a child will be born to us. Believe the best in life and man. And the government will rest on His shoulders. the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given-when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children. Joan Winmill Brown Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred. a son will be given to us. Donald E. not just lavish spending. Eternal Father. Prince of Peace. it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation. and permanently personal. Isaiah 9:6 Do give books--religious or otherwise--for Christmas. No matter how we may dread the rush. and people to whom we are worth the same. compounded by December's bad weather. Inez Hogan Page 73 . seldom sinful. Laura Ingalls Wilder Heap on more wood! The wind is chill. Westlake I always believed that the true spirit of Christmas demands thought and effort on the giver's part. Mighty God.Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts.

.Events. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Page 74 . They spring from seeds which we have sown. Carolyn Wells Circumstances do not make the man. James Allen The one thing worse than being alone is not being alone and wishing you were. they are but the instruments of the wise. they reveal him. etc. Samuel Lover Circumstances alter faces.CIRCUMSTANCES: Circumstances are the rulers of the weak. have their origin in ourselves.. circumstances. Misfortunes occur only when a man is false.

Everything that can be said can be said clearly. Sam Walton 1918-1992 Whatever is clearly expressed is well wrote. Vauvenargues Clarity is the supreme politeness of him who wields a pen. Jean Henri Fabre Page 75 . Marcel Proust 1871-1922 I have had to pick myself up and get on with it. but in seeing with new eyes. people will get out of the way. and will even help you along.CLARITY: Everything that can be thought at all can be thought clearly. and do it all over again. Clarity is the good faith of philosophers. I would only even better this time. Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889-1951 The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1689-1762 If you know where you're going and are enthusiastic about getting there.

CLASS: We only live once. Class has nothing to do with money. you've got it made. It is the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. Class never runs scared. Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. If you don't have class. self-awareness. it won't make up for it. and self-knowledge. It is self-discipline. Live your life with class. but once is enough if we do it right. no matter what else you have. rather than a question mark signifies it! Gary Ryan Blair If you have class. and style so that an exclamation. dignity. Ann Landers 1918- Page 76 .

all you have to give is all that you have.and one day you will build something that endures. you'll start looking for a solution. you'll start looking for an escape. Remain steadfast. and a commitment to be your best … you'll always be skating on thin ice. if thou can't bear to plow. but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal— a commitment to excellence--that will enable you to attain the success you seek.the most boring place in the world. Therefore. Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. there's no way around doing the work it takes to get you there. Coming through time after time after time.. Epictetus 55-135 Desire is the key to motivation. by whom? If your dream is a big dream. Joyce Chapman Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. Doubt not to reap. Lou Holtz 1937If you've made a commitment. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism. Commitment is the stuff character is made of. and the actions which speak louder than words. then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. If you haven't made a commitment. something worthy of your potential. year after year after year. Louise Nevelson Page 77 . It is making the time when there is none. Judith Maden If you don't make a total commitment to whatever you're doing. I never liked the middle ground . Charles W. It's tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing. Eliot 1859-1897 If not by me. dedication. the power to change the face of things. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions.COMMITMENT: What makes the dreary is want of motive. Decide to construct your character through excellent action and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal.. Mario Andretti To be a winner. give yourself fully to your endeavors. The trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths. let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his life jacket on. Without practice. and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do.

unless you’re willing to pursue it. it is a good time to do it. William J. Take responsibility to commit to follow through. Locke It’s not enough to have a dream. Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890 If not now. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do. It’s not enough to learn the truth. With such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling. when? Louis Buscaglia After you have made up your mind just what you are going to do. It’s not enough to reach for love. unless you care enough to give it. Commit to something. you're just taking up space. Gregory Peck in the movie Mirage Your profession is not what brings home the paycheck. Josh Billings 1818-1885 Page 78 . unless you also learn to live it. Damnit. unless you’re strong enough to do it. Josephson. It’s not enough to know what’s right. if your not committed to something.I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.

If weaker. spare him. don't ignore it. Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 Talent isn't enough. except for those who agree with us.-65 A. Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. Hack Wilson 1900-1948 You can be rational without being too logical. you need common sense and good advise.COMMON SENSE: Common sense is the least common of all senses.D.C. Gertrude Stein 1874-1946 He who blows into the fire will get sparks in his eyes. if stronger. He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. Pay attention to it. We hardly find anyone with good sense. Marcus Annaeus Seneca 4 B. Page 79 . Aristotle to open her mouth. Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth then men by the simple device of asking Mrs. spare thyself. A "gut feeling" is a built-in alarm system. It is surprising how often good sense and good luck go hand in hand.

Jr. After all. how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language? Russell Hoban 1925Sometimes you can't get as much attention with a yell as you can with a whisper. poetry is the best words in the best order.COMMUNICATION: When two know-it-alls get together. Drucker 1909Man’s great powers of thinking. John W. Trump It does not always pay to have a golden tongue unless one has the ability to hold it. Peter F. Norman Augustine The most important thing in communication is to hear what is not being said. even if it's a whisper. Simply stated. More has been screwed up on the battlefield and misunderstood in the Pentagon because of a lack of understanding of the English language than any other single factor. it is sagacious to eschew obfuscation. Barry Neil Kaufman Good prose is the selection of the best words. Isaac Goldberg No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know that his turn was next. Edgar Watson Howe If it says "One size fits all". Gary D. it won't. Vessey. remembering and communicating are responsible for the evolution of civilization. Peter F. The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. Drucker 1909A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice. and journalese is any old words in any old order. why is it that they always argue? Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way. Paul Johnson A closed mouth gathers no feet. Linus Pauling Page 80 . when you come right down to it.

Robert Quillen Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense. Trump There is no conversation more boring than the one where everyone agrees. Edgar Watson Howe When you talk to yourself. is demanding and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy. Anne Morrow Lindbergh Discussion is the exchange of knowledge. you can overcome his dislike by asking him for any kind of information. If anyone dislikes you.Once somebody asked me to identify the single most useful management technique that I learned through my years of managing. This gives the experience of reading a sublimity and power unequaled by any other form of communication. never say a word. then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had. Four little words that aren't said often enough: "You may be right. If you talk to him in his language. This is because all the really important business is taken care of out in the hallway." Meetings should never last more than five minutes. argument is an exchange of ignorance. Nelson Mandela 1918The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with. My answer was: The practice of regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings. that goes to his head. that goes to his heart. Andrew S. honestly. enthusiastically. Good Communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. do it emotionally. Page 81 . but you should let it go now and then. Robert Frost 1874-1963 I will speak ill of no man. and with passion. Carnegie 1835-1919 If you talk to a man in a language he understands. Gary D. Michel de Montaigne 1533-1592 It's al right to hold a conversation. and speak all the good I know of everyone. Elwyn Brooks White 1899-1985 One of the hardest jobs for a parent is making a child realize that "no" is a complete sentence. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Reading is the work of the alert mind.

When two know-it-alls get together. Report and Reassure.easier to conceive than to deliver. Neils Bohr 1922When there is a gap in a conversation. why is it that they always argue? The "Four R's" of communication should be: Review. We can generally learn more about Peter from listening to Peter tell us about Paul. Reiterate. Page 82 ." Andre Maurois 1885-1967 A good communicator is someone who can understand those not very good at explaining. Speeches are like babies . and explain it to those who are not very good at understanding. Communications is the # 1 missing ingredient for people who want to get to the top. Never express yourself more clearly than you think. The world's best message is no better than the world's worst message if it is communicated to deaf ears. don't put your foot into it. It's better we disagree than be in agreement and all be wrong. Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: "I do not know. than we can about Paul talking about himself.

Mariah Burton Nelson He that wrestled with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill.COMPETITION: I see a guy and he is super. none is greater than that of competition. Thank God for competition. Henry Clay 1777-1852 Page 83 . A little competition is a good thing and severe competition is a blessing. Jacob Kindleberger Competition demands that you give everything you've got. You can always buy a new rope. But so can romantic love. I'm going to compete with him. not where it has been. George Romney 1907-1995 Of all human powers operating on the affairs of mankind. I'm going to say." Joe Cribs If you are losing a tug-of-war with a tiger. "I'm going to be better than he is. Wayne Calloway A competitor is a guy who goes in a revolving door behind you and comes out ahead of you. or lose everything you hope to gain. create anxiety. it's the opposition. Our antagonist is our helper. Skate to where the puck is going to be. Max Gunther Don't knock your competitors. I'm not going to say that he is the best. and lead to cheating and hurt feelings. By boosting others you will boost yourself. Nick Seitz Competition can damage self-esteem. Edmund Burke 1729-1797 Nothing focuses the mind better than the constant sight of a competitor who wants to wipe you off the map. Wayne Gretzky 1961The breakfast of champions is not cereal. give him the rope before he gets to your arm.

Trump Politicians who complain about the media are like sailors who complain about the sea. It's been my experience that a man doesn't often complain with his mouth full. No great man ever complains of want of opportunity. But. hard-working prudent man. John Peers I never knew an early-rising. without the sun. People who complain that they don't get all they deserve. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Sometimes we complain about the sun being too hot. but for satisfaction. Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1887 This life is not for complaint. Enoch Powell To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life. don't realize just how lucky they are. careful of his earnings.COMPLAINTS: Never complain and never explain. and strictly honest who complained of bad luck. a tree could never make shade. Page 84 . Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 The one who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 Customer complaints are the schoolbooks from which we learn. Eric Hoffer The squeaky wheel doesn't always get greased. Gary D. it often gets replaced.

COMPLIMENTS: Nothing gives more satisfaction than telling a hypochondriac how well he or she is looking. Page 85 . and you who read this. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Vanity is so secure in the heart of man that everyone wants to be admired: Even I who write this. bite the tongue of judgment. Before you speak. Mark Twain 1835-1910 To most people the sound of their name is the most beautiful sound in the whole world. I can't last but a couple of days without food. Blaise Pascal The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up. Mark Twain 1835-1910 It's always worth taking the trouble to praise people. When you cannot get a compliment any other way. pay yourself one. but I can live for two months on a good compliment. to keep up one's self-respect. Mark Twain 1835-1910 An occasional compliment is necessary. Dale Carnegie 1888-1955 Never withhold praise.

Page 86 .that's the way to get through. so is our capacity. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor. you can do it. Your self-confidence helps give your customers confidence in you. Face it! Joseph Conrad 1857-1924 Confidence is keeping your chin up. overconfidence is sticking your neck out without looking first.CONFIDENCE: Confidence is contagious. Roger Dow As is our confidence. when we are confident and believe we are going to win out. Publilius Syrus If you can dream it. Sue Grafton Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. Sid Ascher We advance on our journey only when we face our goal. so is lack of confidence. Johnny Unitas 1933Facing it .always facing it . Walt Disney 1901-1966 Believe in yourself. Orsen Swett Marden Conceit is bragging about yourself. If you never stick your neck out. They take far too much pleasure in thwarting you at every turn. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done. John Milton Your expression is the most important thing that you can wear. William Hazlitt 1778-1830 It never pays to deal with the flyweights of the world. you will never get your head above the crowd. Vince Lombardi 1913-1970 You've got to take the initiative and play you own game … confidence makes the difference. Chris Evert 1954Confidence is the only bond of friendship.

implicitly and unquestionably. and always boldness! Georges Jacques Danton 1759-1794 Few companies would have reached the going concern stage without the inflated confidence of their founders. This special secret. confidence. Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. "About . When Cobb was seventy. the night games. Virginia Satir 1916-1988 Experience tells you what to do – confidence allows you to do it. can be summarized in four C's. Deaver Brown There's nothing like self-confidence.300.367 hitter. Larry King tells this story about baseball great Ty Cobb. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 If you have no confidence in self. When you believe in a thing. just a lack of confidence. courage. "it's because I'm seventy years old. you have won even before you have started. and consistency.Boldness and again boldness. believe in it all the way." Behold the turtle. "That's because of the travel. They are curiosity. Marcus Garvey 1887-1940 Page 87 . who was a lifetime . and the greatest of all is confidence. maybe . Walt Disney 1901-1966 There is no such thing as pressure. Assertive behavior is most often motivated by confidence. and all the new pitches like the slider. Entrepreneurs tend to be like eighteen-year-old marines who believe the bullet will go right through them without hurt or harm. He make progress only when he sticks his neck out. you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence.290." said Cobb. it seems to me. Aggressive behavior is most often motivated by fear. a reporter asked him. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live life which he has imagined. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us." The reporter said. the artificial turf. "What do you think you'd hit if you were playing these days?" Cobb. right?" "No. said.

The same cannot be said about the ego. George Sand 1804-1876 Reason often makes mistakes..once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness simple tastes..CONSCIENCE: Most of us follow our conscience as we follow a wheelbarrow. Josh Billings 1818-1885 The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience. Rev. regardless of personal ends. Margaret Deland Conscience . a certain degree of courage. We push it in front of us in the direction we want to go. self-denial to a point. but conscience never does. Margaret C. One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts . a clear conscience. Billy Graham 1918Conscience: The fear of being found out. Robert Burton 1577-1640 The conscience interprets life honestly and realistically. love of work. Graham Page 88 . Shantidasa Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing. is the impulse to do right because it is right. and above all. Harper Lee 1926A good conscience is a continual feast.

in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures and that is the basis of all human morality. Anne Morrow Lindbergh It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. Neal A. Any life. Maxwell The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment. 1885-1945 The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. Mignon McLaughlin Page 89 . Erma Bombeck 1927-1996 All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Erica Jong Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. Walt Disney 1901-1966 Don't wear your wishbone where your backbone ought to be. Raymond Lindquist It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is? Frank Scully It takes courage to lead a life. Eddie Rickenbacker 1890-1973 Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage. Mingnon McLaughlin Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. Woodrow T. Patton. People do what they must . Courage can't see around corners.in spite of personal consequences. There can be no courage unless you're scared. General George S. Wilson 1856-1924 Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. Jr. but it is no less than a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy. but goes around them anyway.COURAGE: Better a thousand times to go down fighting than to dip your colors to dishonorable compromise.

Nimitz One man with courage is a majority. you have to find the courage to live it. Maxwell Maltz Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman. Swaim We ought to face our destiny with courage. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844-1900 If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love. Miguel de Cervantes 1547-1616 Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone. Admiral Chester W. but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas. it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow. even though I think it is hopeless. to take a calculated risk--and to act. Fawcett Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go. Alice M. Andrew Jackson 1767-1845 Page 90 . Andre Gide 1869-1951 A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.Grace is courage under fire. he who loses a friend loses more. Robert G. Maya Angelou 1928The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Dave Weinbaum Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or idea. but he who loses courage loses all. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right. John Quincy Adams Courage is the most important of all virtues. Millicent G. Ingersoll Courage calls to courage everywhere. before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. John Irving 1942He who loses wealth loses much. Don't forget to pack your courage for your journey to greatness. because without it we can't practice any other virtue with consistency. and its voice cannot be denied.

But you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. when clad in the armor of a righteous cause. the Indianapolis 500. but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. They are inner tests. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844-1900 The ability to soar over obstacles comes from courage within. Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.not absence of fear. Mark Twain 1835-1910 It takes courage to stand up and speak. Robert J. Charles Swindoll You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Robert J.Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion. It is perishing for the want of men of courage and resolution. Harper Lee 1926Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously. The real tests of courage are much quieter. McCracken Courage is not the absence of fear. mastery of fear . or catching a thief in your house. Mark Twain 1835-1910 The world is not perishing for the want of clever or talented or well-meaning men. like enduring pain when the room is empty. It is perishing for the want of men of courage and resolution. like remaining faithful when nobody's looking. Adlai E. It is merely a weapon with which to fight against it. Clare Booth Luce 1903-1987 The humblest citizen of all the land. Courage is not limited to the battlefield. McCracken The ability to soar over obstacles comes from courage within. It takes even more courage sometimes to sit down and listen. Stevenson 1900-1965 The world is not perishing for the want of clever or talented or well-meaning men. is stronger than all the hosts of error. William Jennings Bryan 1860-1925 Courage is resistance to fear. It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin. Page 91 . like standing alone when you're misunderstood.

Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890 Courage is looking a saleslady straight in the eye and saying you'd like something a little cheaper. but which you dare not speak because it would injure another. Courage is not the absence of fear. pretend to be. Be brave. To see what is right and not do it is want of courage. but the conquest of it. Jackson Brown.What would life be if we didn't have courage to attempt anything. To love your neighbor as yourself! Page 92 . It takes courage to refuse to do something that is wrong although everyone else may be doing it with attitudes as carefree as a summer song. and not dishonestly on the means of others. It takes courage to live honestly within your own means. Jr. to hold fast to your ideals when it causes you to be looked upon as strange and peculiar. to deny yourself what you cannot afford. Even if you're not. It takes courage to live according to you own convictions. no one can tell the difference. when a word would justify you in the eyes of others. It takes courage to be a REAL man or a TRUE woman. H. It takes courage to be talked about and remain silent. to stand up for the absent person who is being abused. It takes courage to refrain from gossip when others delight in it.

particularly from a relative. Franklin P. Bessie Smith If it's very painful to you to criticize your friends . Jones The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than be saved by criticism. But I'm goin' to do just as I want to anyway. an acquaintance or a stranger. Alice Duer Miller Honest criticism is hard to take.that's the time to hold your tongue. which is the way of the malcontent. be nothing.you're safe in doing it. Colin Powell 1937There ain't nothin' I can do. that folks don't criticize me.CRITICISM: To avoid criticism do nothing. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it . Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 We have to stop constantly criticizing. or nothin' I can say. a friend. and instead get back to the can-do attitude that made America. Page 93 . say nothing.

CURIOSITY: Curiosity . endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will. If you are curious you might never come home. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 Page 94 . Jeanette Winterson Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will. . Alistar Cooke 1908The curious are always in some danger. Alistar Cooke 1908Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence. James Stephens 1882-1950 Curiosity is one of the permanent certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect. .

He can fire everybody. not by us. Success is defined by the customer. Superior service is putting the customer first and last. I have no fear of the impression that I am high pressure. and how you may serve him better. Harvey MacKay Life is a lot like tennis. Drucker 1909Don't always meet the customer's needs. Frank Bettger My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a lot of questions.it's an attitude. Bill Gates 1955Service is the lifeblood of any organization. the customer will last. Get feedback from the customer. Inquire of him as to what kind of job you are doing. The sales department is not the whole company. but the whole company is the sales department. Our primary mission is to help our customer become more successful. Page 95 . Peter F. Sam Walton 1918-1992 The friendship of those we serve is the foundation of our progress. you've got to be FedEx fast and Disney friendly. wins.. If you want to compete in today's marketplace. exceed them.. and a smile in between. Robert Half Customer satisfaction is the key measurement of the quality of our products. Tom Connellan The only time you can be sure a customer will stay put is when you sell him a cemetery plot. Customer service is not a department. If I can keep my mind on the other person and what he will get out of the sale. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. There is only one boss. simply by spending his money somewhere else. usually the one who serves the best.CUSTOMER SERVICE: When the customer comes first. the customer. from the chairman on down. Everything flows from it and is nourished by it.

few are wholly dead. Erma Bombeck 1927-1996 I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough. Blow on a dead man's embers and a live flame will start. a necessary end. won't you want to have used up all-all-the splendor that you are? Robin Morgan Dying seems less sad than having lived too little. Abel Aganbegyan Page 96 . Grief flies to it. Robert Graves Revenge triumphs over death. you won't have to die. Seeing that death. but not to welcome it either. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 The trick in life is to not fear death. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren't even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you. generous.DEATH: Your life is the one place you have to spend yourself fully— wild. Honor aspires to it. Sir Francis Bacon 1561-1626 Cowards die many times before their deaths: The valiant never taste of death but once. and have a lot more fun while they're doing it. drastic--in an unrationed profligacy of self.. I want it said of me that I plucked a weed and planted a flower wherever I thought a flower would grow.. Love slights it. Anne Lamott Die when I may. Will come when it will come. You only find complete unanimity in a cemetery. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard. And in that split second when you understand that you finally are about to die— to uncreate the world no time to do it over no more chances-that instant when you realize your conscious existence is truly flaring nova. It seems to me most strange that men should fear. hitting each stepping-stone just right. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. Fear pre-occupies it. Gloria Steinem To bring the dead to life is no great magic.

W. Somerset Maugham 1874-1965 I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying. Martin Luther King. I do not see why death should not be a great one. Vladimir Nabokov Arrogance is death. Reverend Dr. try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition of life. Page 97 . Woody Allen 1935Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. "I wish I had spent more time at the office.Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Diane Ackerman Life is a great surprise. And my advise to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. Jr. I want to have lived the width of it as well. dreary affair. 1929-1968 Dying is a very dull. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination. not an evil." Paul Tsongas I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. Charlotte Perkins Gilman Nobody on his deathbed ever said.

I am responsible for what I see. Truman 1884-1972 Destiny is not a chance. I choose the feelings I experience. Truman A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking. merely waiting for the day when we decide to wake up and claim our birthright. Anthony Robbins Life is just a series of trying to make up your mind. Harry S. I go out and make another one. Lord Falkland When faced with a decision – decide. Sitting on the fence will leave you tense because you neither win nor lose! Barry Spilchuk The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he decides. and I decide upon the goals I would achieve. Destiny is made known silently. I did not worry about it afterward. Men who experience a great deal of accountability make accurate decisions. Harry S. never decides. Karlene Roberts No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. When faced with a choice – choose. I've learned that the resources we need to turn our dreams into reality are within us. it's a choice. Timothy Fuller Once a decision was made.DECISIONS: Indecision is the most painful of all decisions because it leads only to confusion. Page 98 . Agnes de Mille When it is not necessary to make a decision. it is necessary not to make a decision. Whenever I make a bum decision. If you don't make a decision. When you decide to do something. Henri Fredric Amiel Determine for yourself which one is one too many. nothing you truly want will happen. everything else will follow. I've continued to recognize the power individuals have to change virtually anything and everything in their lives in an instant.

you could see it in their eyes.with you making up your mind about what you're going to do with your life. Other things being equal. Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919 Page 99 . The worst thing you can do is nothing at all. Margaret Thatcher 1925No amount of sophistication is going to allay the fact that all your knowledge is bout the past and all your decisions are about the future. Anne Morrow Lindbergh Our lives are not determined by the dreams that we dream but by the decisions that we make. giving away their last piece of bread. Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 Everything starts with yourself . They may have been few in number. If you were perceptive. Sometimes they died bit by bit until they were just living corpses walking around. I would make the decision which had the largest number of creative reasons on its side. but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing.to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances to choose one's own way. you get knocked down by traffic from both sides.safe and dead. The door clicked and you were safe inside . It is only in our decisions that we are important. Frankl 1905-1997 People "die" all the time. John Pierpont Morgan 1837-1913 I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. the fire had gone out.... Viktor E. Wilson Compromise may be man's best friend. the last of human freedoms . Parts of them died when they made the wrong kinds of decisions against life.. Tony Dorsett 1954Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous. You always knew when you made a decision against life. and nothing is so futile. Ian E. Katharine Butler Hathaway We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others. Jean-Paul Sartre In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. George Will 1941The best time to make a decision is before you have to make one..Nothing is so exhausting as indecision..

Rene Dubois 1901-1982 It is better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late. I get out my work and have a show for myself before I have it publicly.how good or bad or indifferent it is. One decision can make the difference of a lifetime. Drucker 1909It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. But decide in the end for yourself based on your own true motives in your heart. You cannot make progress without making decisions. Wherever you see a successful business.leave it. Decision and prayer go together well. someone once made a courageous decision. I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free. I make up my own mind about it . Motives are the motors that churn in our hearts and cause us to make the decisions we make. That is the cornerstone of being yourself. Lord Falkland 1610-1643 Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment. Be sure to make decisions carefully. it is necessary to make that decision. What matters most is getting off. Peter F. After that the critics can write what they please. And it never hurts to get another's opinion. Jim Rohn When it is not necessary to make a decision.Our decisions are the stepping stones to the outcome of our lives. Marilyn Moats Kennedy If you have to "take it or leave it" . Georgia O'Keefe 1887-1986 Page 100 .

Not being born with hidden talents. They have to have last-minute stamina. too.DESIRE: Champions aren't made in gyms. you will. your cares and fears will be so. there's usually enough. grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. breeds pestilence. Patti Smith Lord. you'll never make it. women will like him. Jonis Agee If your desires be endless. William Blake 1757-1827 A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire. Neil Simon 1927If you want to touch the other shore badly enough. Desire! Bobby Unser Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Page 101 . Muhammed Ali 1942Talent is the gift plus the passion . for the extravagance of our lives. they have to have the will and the skill. Thomas Fuller 1608-1661 Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Though they don't run deep. a dream. many things will seem few. barring an impossible situation. Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them a desire. Michelangelo 1475-1564 If you desire many things. But the will must be stronger than the skill. that no force on earth can stop it. Not education.a desire to succeed so intense. a vision. they have to be a little faster. Diana Nyad He who desires but acts not. Mae West 1892-1980 We all need the waters of the Mercy River. If your desire is diluted for any reason. Robert Collier Never let go of the fiery sadness called desire. just enough.

there is no other way. ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference. The very best I can. there's only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen. Riis 1849-1914 Determination and perseverance move the world. Wayne Dyer 1940Be sure you put your feet in the right place.DETERMINATION: Be realistic . Graves People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit.-479 B. stronger. Confucius 551 B. not weaker. Jacob A. To be successful. We keep going back. Then. It will only strengthen our resolve. I do the very best I know how. Earl G. keep climbing. Bernard Malamud 1914-1986 Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. because we will not allow rejection to beat us down.demand the impossible. Thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 When you think you've reached the peak. Have you ever watched a stone cutter at work? He will hammer at a rock for perhaps 100 times without a crack showing on it.C. If the end brings me out alright. what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. It is not that blow alone which accomplished the result. and I mean to keep doing so until the end. George Allen The trick of juggling is to determine which balls are made of rubber. Page 102 . and which ones are made of glass. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. Dr. it will split in two.C. then stand firm. There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to go if there are no doors or windows .he must walk through a wall. at the 101st blow. Most men succeed because they are determined to. but the 100 others that went before it as well.

. B. That's what it will take to win the gold.. and not to yield. Maybe you don't make a great cross with it to win the game. What we hope ever to do with ease. too. United States Air Force motto The elevator to success is out of order. Sophie Tucker Permanent success cannot be achieved except by incessant intellectual labor. we must learn first to do with diligence. but we'll make it. the impossible takes a little longer. Gary Ryan Blair Page 103 . Tobias Wolffe History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. Sara Bernhardt Top cats often begin as underdogs.one at a time. always inspired by the ideal. but you pushed yourself beyond what you thought you could. to seek. Joe Girard It's going to be a long hard drag. to find. Forbes 1880-1954 To strive. Mia Hamm Do more than is required. Lord Tennyson 1809-1892 The difficult we do immediately. Janis Joplin 1943-1970 It's when you try to sprint down a ball that everyone thinks is going out of bounds and you think it is.Just keep breathing. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. Advancement only comes with habitually doing more than you are asked. Bernard Meltzer Always remember no one can get ahead of you as long as they’re kicking you in the seat of your pants. But you go after it anyway and you get to it. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 We are made to persist.C. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. That's how we find out who we are. You’ll have to use the stairs. Alfred.

Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 You cannot determine beforehand just which side of the bread to butter. you have never been in bed with a mosquito. you’ll reach the port. Andrew S. Joan Benoit Samuelson 1957Triumph: umph added to try.. Joe DiMaggio 1914-1999 If there is a better solution. they came by hard work. A ball player's got to be kept hungry to become a big-leaguer. I must push inordinately. Whatever I engage in. Carnegie 1835-1919 I never did anything worth doing by accident. Only as deep as I look can I see. Betty Reese Only as high as I reach can I grow. Vince Lombardi 1913-1970 It's not the mountain that we conquer but ourselves. nor did any of my inventions come by accident. I am not the smartest or the most talented person in the world.A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.find it! Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 If you weather the storm. Only as much as I dream can I be. but I succeed because I keep going and going and going. Sylvester Stallone 1946Never let defeat get the last word. That's why no boy from a rich family ever made it to the big leagues. If you think that you're too small to be effective.. Determination is the key to reaching above one's imagination. Only as far as I seek can I go. Karen Ravn Page 104 . therefore I should be careful to choose that life which will be the most elevating in its character. Sir Edmund Hillary 1919I look at victories as milestones on a very long highway.

Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 If you want something bad enough to out and fight for it.300. The river.if you gladly sweat for it and fret for it and plan for it and lose your terror of the opposition for it.. your peace and your sleep for it. When the road you're trudging seems all uphill.if all that you dream and scheme is about it. and talent does what it can.. Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881 The man who falls down gets up a lot faster than the man who lies down. Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton The difference between a big shot and a little shot is that a big shot is a little shot who just kept on shooting.. never stops to dawdle.. try again. never give up. strength and sagacity. if neither cold. of body and brain can keep you away from that thing that you want.. if you simply go after that thing you want with all of your capacity. faith hope and confidence and stern pertinacity. or it would never get to it's destination. sickness nor pain. you will get it! Les Brown 1945Blessed are the flexible . to give up your time. and life seems useless and worthless without it.. Page 105 .for they shall not be bent out of shape. Everybody gets better if they just keep at it. If you miss seven balls out of ten. Wriston 1919When things go wrong. If at first you don't succeed. with the help of God. you're batting . When care is pressing you down a bit. Thomas Palmer Just keep going. and that's good enough to enter the Hall of Fame. Ted Williams 1918Great people are just ordinary people with extraordinary determination. Walter B. try.Genius does what it must. Christopher Morley 1890-1957 Every noble work is at first impossible. never.. on it's way to the sea. When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile but you just have to sigh. if dogged and grim you beseech and beset it. to work day and night for it... as they sometimes will. Rest if you want but just don't quit! Never.. You can't score and keep the bat on your shoulder. never.

if he fails. Who errs and comes up short again and again. Ella Fitzgerald 1917-1996 Remember this on your way up. Craig D. Eldrick "Tiger" Woods 1976The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena. go much further than people with vastly superior talent. Where there is love and inspiration. Whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood. Myers Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919 Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. but with great inner drive. We can have more than we've got because we can become more than we are. don't think you can go wrong.Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows. at least fails while daring greatly. Jim Rohn Some succeed because they are destined to. Bruce Barton 1886-1967 Determination and the will to win will overcome everything. Sophia Loren Page 106 . That is why some people with mediocre talent. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. And at the worst. Who strives valiantly. the great devotions. Who knows the great enthusiasms. the biggest dog was once a pup. And spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement. Most succeed because they are determined to.

picked up another starfish.C. Ray Goforth An old man walked along the beach throwing starfish. "What possible difference do you think you can make for all those starfish?" The old man stooped down. there is no recipe for living that fits all cases.C. Each time it is different. however measured or far away. Charles Schwab There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try themselves. You've got to be an original. Aristotle 384 B. and as he tossed it into the water. what do they need you for? Bernadette Peters The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions. back into the ocean. Alice Walker Page 107 . "For this one.DIFFERENCES: If a man does not keep pace with his companions.-322 B. A cynical young man came along and asked in a most arrogant manner. Carl Jung 1875-1961 Better a little fire to warm us than a great one to burn us. and so are you. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 In order to be irreplaceable. There were hundreds of them to return to the water and obviously he couldn't begin to accomplish that task. Let him step to the music which he hears. it makes all the difference in the world. and those who are afraid that you will succeed. Coco Chanel 1883-1971 A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. he replied in a quiet confident tone." The shoe that fits one person pinches another. Thomas Fuller 1608-1661 There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist – the taxidermist leaves the hide. Mortimer Caplin You can't step in the same river twice. because if you're like everyone else. Zig Ziglar 1933The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. Ellen Glasgow It's not what you've got. perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. it's what you use that makes a difference. one must always be different. which had been stranded by the outgoing tide.

Werner Erhard Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by. e. We want our lives to make a real difference to be of genuine consequence in the world. and Michelangelo obtained marble from the same quarry. but what each saw in the marble made the difference between a nobleman's sink and a brilliant sculpture. Originality is merely the step beyond. There is nothing mysterious about originality. Mother Teresa 1910-1997 It's easy to make a buck. Robert Frost 1874-1963 We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. bad. We want to make the world work. or even if we have arranged to make those motions pleasant..One person can make a difference. Linda Ellerbee Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps. In fact. and that has made all the difference. Louis Danz A thing is either what it appears to be. for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are. Epictitus Guido the plumber. and neither good not bad to the deaf. We know that there is no satisfaction in merely going through the motions. but does not appear to be. or it is not and does not appear to be. It's only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities. Bob Kall One and the same thing can at the same time be good.g. or it is not. But the ocean would be less of that missing drop. and indifferent. and what they might have been. but yet appears to be. or it is. music is good to the melancholy. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. William Hazlitt 1778-1830 You and I want our lives to matter. We want to know that we have made some impact on the world. bad to those who mourn. you and I want to contribute to the quality of life. nothing fantastic. even if those motions make us successful. Tom Brokaw 1940- Page 108 . Benedict Spinoza People are pretty much alike. and every person should try.

Philip Slater As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 The greater the difficulty. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Progress is spurred when the difficulties almost equal the capacity to meet them.C. People can bear anything. R. it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. I became stronger and I was able to meet those that were still yet to come. I grew in all my difficulties. After each was overcome. Theodore N. Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890 The easiest way to get rid of a difficult task is to do it. Lord Kelvin Page 109 . Jean Baptiste Moliere 1622-1673 Difficulties exist to be surmounted. J. in fighting the difficulties. Henry Ford 1863-1947 I am grateful for all my problems. Phyllis Bottome The greater the difficulty. the more glory in surmounting it.-43 B. Devereux When face to face with a difficulty. Penney In the middle of every difficulty. But. the inmost strength of the heart is developed. lies opportunity. Vail Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 Real difficulties can be overcome. or you alter yourself to meet them. you are up against a discovery. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties. is the highest human felicity. Marcus Tillius Cicero 106 B. the greater the glory.C.C.DIFFICULTIES: To strive with difficulties and to conquer them.

1809-1894 Once you are moving in the direction of your goals. nor lie at anchor.DIRECTION: Ride the horse in the direction that it's going. The secret to getting ahead is getting started. Jackson Brown To get on in life. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Lawrence Johnston Peter You will never get ahead of others if you're trying to get even with them. H. we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it but we must sail. Benjamin Spock 1903We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path. face forward. So. where's the need for so much speed? The earth's been traveling 66. you'll probably end up somewhere else. If the directions for finding a place include the words.600 mph around the sun. but in what direction we are moving.you probably will. Sr. and we will never be happy if we live someone else's idea of life. I find that the greatest thing in the world is not so much where we stand. James Van Praagh No one chooses his parents or childhood but you can choose your own direction. Sir Rabindranath Tagor 1861-1941 All that is human must advance. "you can't miss it" . and where's it got us? Page 110 . Paul Harvey 1918A human being is happiest and most successful when dedicated to a cause outside his own individual. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Everyone has problems and obstacles to overcome but that too is relative to each individual. and not drift. Werner Erhard You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. To reach the port of heaven. selfish satisfaction. or it will retrograde. If you don't know where you're going. Dr. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. nothing can stop you.

and try to follow their lead. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 We are like violins. I may not reach them. nobody would have blamed him. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. but it is no means the most interesting. in the end. You can tell if you're on the right track. one must be able to see both sides. but I can look up and see their beauty. Henry Kissinger 1923To keep in the middle of the road. We can be used as doorstops.C. but it is the journey that matters. The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we stand. I will go anywhere as long as it is forward. If Columbus had turned back. or we can make music. but nobody would have remembered him either. Louisa May Alcott If you don’t know where you’re going. W. David Livingstone There comes a time in the affairs of man when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation. believe in them. every road will get you nowhere. By the street of By-and-By.Never follow the crowd if you want the crowd to follow you. LeGuin Towering genius disdains a beaten path. Barbara Sher A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points. Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. but in which direction we are going. Miguel de Cervantes 1547-1616 Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well. Fields 1879-1946 It is good to have an end to journey toward. Ursula K.it's usually uphill. one arrives at the house of Never. Page 111 . Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712-1778 Do not follow where the path may lead … Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

In a sense they are trapped if they don't know how to get help. Walt Disney 1901-1966 Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom. If people show and react to their disappointment in public. they are going to hurt themselves. for it supplies as many images to the mind and as many topics to the tongue. if we don't disappoint them. and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. the greater is their power to harm us. you have to forge ahead. And. Abraham Zaleznik Page 112 . when it involves neither shame nor loss. Dr. Sir Bayle Roche One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. is as good as success.DISAPPOINTMENT: Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes. they won't disappoint us. just maybe. maybe. Voltaire 1694-1778 If something doesn't come up the way you want. because people don't know what to do. Jim Fiebig Disappointment. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 Life is thickly sown with thorns. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. Lucille Ball Disappointment becomes a particular significant experience. Clint Eastwood People look at you and me to see what they are supposed to be.

Roy L. May Sarton 1912-1995 Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. Jim Rohn If we don't discipline ourselves the world will do it for us. there is a multiple reward. and on mutual respect and confidence. William Feather Discipline is based on pride. Jim Rohn For every disciplined effort. and the living of it. has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness. Gary Ryan Blair Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.DISCIPLINE: Dicipline is the bridge between goals and achievement. Smith Page 113 . Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure. on meticulous attention to details. Jim Rohn Each day.

Mayo The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Cardinal Newman 1801-1890 Page 114 . Havergal Never doubt the value of doubt. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt. do nothing. but doubt is what gets you an education. crush the worms of fear in your heart and mountains will move out of your way. I respect faith. Wilson Mizner Kill the snake of doubt in your soul. Francis R. Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 Doubt indulged soon becomes doubt realized. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1882-1945 Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. Kate Seredy When in doubt. Charles H. but many who died from doubt.DOUBT: I have never known a man who died from overwork.

Tom Clancy 1947Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. a dream. there's a dream that's more than a dream its like a map. A map that you live by and follow for the rest of your days. The world can change around you. no one can take it away. dream of being. and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. Harry Kemp Reach for you dreams. Knowing that someday you're going to stand on top of that mountain. Duties need not obscure it. The poor man is not he who is without a cent. Zora Neale Hurston 1907-1960 Life is never easy for those who dream. you can make it so. but your dream will not. Kelly Losinski Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. Anais Nin Nothing is as real as a dream.DREAMS: The way I see it. and they will reach for you. holding everything you thought of right there in your hand. Billy Wilder 1906We carry within us the wonders we seek without us. Robert Cooper Never let yesterday's disappointments overshadow tomorrow's dreams. A vision that you can never really hold in your hand. do it! Page 115 . From the action stems the dream again. If you can dream it. Belva Davis We are never given dreams without also being given the power to make them come true. Responsibilities need not erase it. You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. but he who is without a dream. there are two kinds of dreams. Robert James Waller Dreams pass into the reality of action. Then. Sir Thomas Browne Dream of doing. One is a dream that's always going to be just that. Because the dream is within you.

Carl Sandburg 1878-1967 If I could be anything. Jen Empower your dreams with deadlines.I would be your tear.. others hunt them down and beat them mercilessly into submission. Be what you want to be. Woodrow T. life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. For if dreams die. Wilson 1856-1924 Nothing happens unless first a dream. and as you dream. Reach high for stars hidden in your soul. Lady Nancy Astor We grow great by dreams. there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. Langston Hughes Dream lofty dreams. All big men are dreamers. Pamela Vaull Starr Page 116 . John Ruskin 1819-1900 Dreams are great. Neil Kendall Dreams are extremely important. but you will have ceased to live. for every dream precedes the goal. so shall you become. Paul Valery 1871-1945 Dream lofty dreams.The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.. Go where you want to go. and die on your lips. Dream deep. H.. nature would not incite us to have them. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil. John Updike 1932Some people follow their dreams. so shall you become. without that possibility. No matter what your age or condition.. James Allen Dream what you dare to dream. When they disappear you may still be here. and as you dream. Dale Turner Hold fast to dreams. George Lucas Dreams are renewable. Jackson Brown Dreams do come true. You can’t do it until you imagine it. live on your cheeks.to be born in your eyes.

Mary Webb To dream anything that you want to dream. and we still cannot see.Dreams are the seedlings of reality. Woolworth Saddle your dreams before you ride them. that is the strength of the human will. To do anything that you want to do. but others nourish and protect them. to make us thrive. Frank W. All hope would be lost. To trust yourself. All we must do is to show we believe. Rusty Newman 1960Some of us let our dreams die. and keep us alive. Dreams are the path. Lindbergh A Night's Thought All of us dream. At times we all wish it true. Dreams never hurt anybody if he keeps working right behind the dream to make as much of it come real as he can. They lead us away. For to forget the real and live in their dreams. down which we survive. but they say what to do. I have overcome the nightmares because of my dreams. that is the beauty of the human mind. James Allen A wish is a dream your heart makes. For God gave us sight. and it truly can be. nurse them through bad days 'til they bring them to sunshine and light. I have had dreams and I have had nightmares. Wilson 1856-1924 Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to see them come true. Soren Kierkagaard 1813-1855 Page 117 . Woodrow T. They make us confused. we would loose all our drive. In all that we feel and all we conceive. Charles A. this is so true. If not for such dreams. to test you limits. that is the courage to succeed. Bernard Edmonds Living in dreams of yesterday. Annette Funecello 1942The key to happiness is having dreams … The key to success is making dreams come true. we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests. Some people would die to gain the means.

I am ungrateful to these teachers. Jean Piaget 1896-1980 Education is learning to express your ignorance in scientific terms.C. We will understand only what we are taught. Carl Rogers 1902-1987 Education is not a preparation for life. Max No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher. Skinner 1904The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things.T. Mary H. You can only help them discover it within themselves. someone thinks up a new course. but making a man good. and kindness from the unkind. yet strange. Waldrip Education is learning a lot about how little you know. Baba Dioum Education is not making a man clever. we will conserve only what we love. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 For in the end. D. I have learned silence from the talkative. Socrates 469 B.men who are creative. It starts with posing questions. and change.C. . Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten. Education is life itself.EDUCATION: If all who are engaged in the profession of education were willing to state the facts instead of making greater promises than they can possibly fulfill.F. they would not be in such bad repute with the lay-public. . The only person who is truly educated is the one who has learned how to learn . Galileo Galilei 1564-1642 Education is more than filling a child with facts. not simply repeating what other generations have done . toleration from the intolerant. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 You cannot teach people anything.-399 B. inventive and discoverers. Page 118 . B. We will love only what we understand. Sir William Osler 1849-1919 Just when you think that you’ve graduated from the school of experience.

is very educational.V. few are windows. there is no such thing as algebra. John W. I assure you.W. Sydney J. Harris One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure. for we ought to be as bright and genial as we can. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.C.-322 B. all for the gain of a book. Joseph Addison You don't have to be a "person of influence" to be influential. Walter Percy Education is the best provision for old age. Scott Adams Intelligent people are the best encyclopedia. Robert Maynard Hutchins You can all A’s in school and still flunk life. the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me. Sir John Lubbock Most people are mirrors. which shows none of its inherent beauties till the skill of the polisher fetches out the colours. A. forge friendships. I can but think that the world would be better and brighter if our teachers would dwell on the duty of happiness as well as the happiness of duty. bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. makes the surface shine and discovers every ornamental cloud. Aristotle 384 B.C. Rosenbach I consider a human soul without education like a marble in a quarry.S. James Dent I have seen men hazard their fortunes. It teaches you that you should have gone to bed earlier. Fran Lebowitz The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. even lie. Joseph Joubert Page 119 . reflecting the moods and emotions of the times. if only because to be cheerful ourselves is a most effectual contribution to the happiness of others.In real life. go on long journeys halfway around the world. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 To teach is to learn twice over. In fact. cheat and steal. spot and vein that runs through the body of it. Gardner Late night T.

Robert E. Abbott Lawrence Lowell I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. . only very large gaps in our knowledge of what is natural . in the broadest of truest sense.The most sure. you will then be better able to find out the natural bent. Universities are full of knowledge. regardless of race. Mark Twain 1835-1910 And yet education is never completed until a man dies. Plato 429 B. George Washington Carver 1864-1943 Page 120 . John Steinbeck It is still an unending source of surprise for me how a few scribbles on a blackboard or on a piece of paper can change the course of human affairs. . Catherine the Great Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Education. Carolus Linnaeus 1707-1778 Let early education be a sort of amusement. Robert Heinlein 1907-1988 A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil. but at the same time the most difficult experiment to mend the morals of the people. regardless of condition. Lee 1807-1870 To know how to suggest is the art of teaching. the freshman bring in a little. Teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. is a perfect system of education. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.-347 B.C. As the true discoverers are among them. the seniors take none away. will make an individual seek to help all people. it is an act in itself. Edgar Mitchell What is missing from each of us is the training.C. Stanislaw Ulam There are no unnatural or supernatural phenomena. knowledge and insight to utilize what we already have. and the knowledge there accumulates. as comets among stars. education. We should strive to fill those gaps of ignorance. Henri Frederic Amiel 1821-1881 Learning isn't a means to an end. regardless of color.

Sydney J. The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education. Education is equipping our children to walk through the doors of opportunity.C. Edith Hamilton Genius without education is like the silver still in the mine. Edward Everet The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum. 'Tis education forms the common mind. self-education will make you a fortune.-322 B. Lyndon Baines Johnson 1908-1973 Indeed.C. Virginia Gildersleeve It is impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind. Menander 342 B. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Education is learning some useful skill for the well-being of the community. as it is impossible to force it on the unreasoning. Lord Henry Peter Brougham 1778-1868 Education is being caught up into the expanding universe of thought. Education is making one's mind a pleasant place to spend the rest of your life. For the heart of education is the education of the heart. Aristotle 384 B.C. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 Education is making people easier to govern but impossible to enslave.I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. Alexander Pope 1688-1744 Formal education will earn you a living.C.-289 B. just as the twig is bent. Harris It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. Agnes Repplier The fate of societies depends upon the education of youth. Antisthenes Page 121 . the tree is inclined.

George Simmel Prejudices. firm as weeds among stones. Bishop Mandell Creighton 1843-1901 Education is unsettling the minds of the young to inflame their intellects. and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to those teachers. Those who cannot . George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 If you think education is expensive. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 Education is children continually asking questions. it is well known. They grow there.He is educated who knows where to find out what he doesn't know. Robert M. Robert M. Charlotte Bronte 1816-1855 I have learned silence from the talkative. Hutchins Those who can . Albert Einstein 1879-1955 Education is preparing the young to educate themselves. if one has forgotten everything he learned in school.teach. Derek Bok Education is that which remains. try ignorance. are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education.do. Hutchins Page 122 . tolerance from the intolerant.

Wess Roberts All effort is in the last analysis sustained by the faith that it is worth making. Ordway Tead It is hard to fail. try something. Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out that they have a second. Bill Bradley Page 123 .EFFORT: You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself. Walt Whitman 1819-1892 The country needs and. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 Many people spend time and effort crossing bridges to which they will never come. Dave Weinbaum Try to name a true success story that involves someone giving up before the job was done. Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919 Out of every fruition of success. Gordie Howe If you can’t excel with talent. triumph with effort. admit it frankly and try another. if it fails. The bitter and the sweet come from the outside. get your sleep. William James 1842-1910 He who hesitates is not only lost. unless I mistake its temper. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 Becoming number one is easier than remaining number one.win or lose. but also several miles from the next exit. even when the odds are stacked against you. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. comes forth something to make a new effort necessary. It is common sense to take a method and try it. the hard from within. In this life we get nothing save by effort. and rest when you know that it was 100 percent effort that you gave . from one's own efforts. persistent experimentation. But above all. Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919 Always make a total effort. Arnold Palmer 1929There can be no economy where there is no efficiency. the country demands bold. no matter what. but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

Mark Twain 1835-1910 It is beauty that captures your attention.-322 B.-483B.C. Joseph Joubert You will not be punished for your anger. Marquis de Vauvenargues Try to find a workable balance between thought and feeling. and to the right degree. and in the right way that is not within everyone's power and is not easy.that is easy. and for the right purpose." I replied. There is no greater glory than love. and at the right time. John Chrysostom To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is. Envy comes from people's ignorance of. Joan Didion I lose my temper. or lack of belief in. but to get the full value of a joy. "So is the hydrogen bomb. you must have somebody to divide it with. Buddah c. but it's all over in a minute. Erica Jong As a moth gnaws a garment.C. Jean Vanier Don't be deluded by jealousy: Jealousy is all the fun you think they had." said the student. personality which captures your heart. Page 124 . Aristotle 384 B. so doth envy consume a man. their own gifts.EMOTIONS: Anybody can become angry . "But think of the damage it produces! George Sweeting Emotion has taught mankind to reason. you will be punished by your anger. but to be angry with the right person. St. The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk. Lope de Vega Grief can take care of itself.C. a dissatisfaction with self. nor any greater punishment than jealousy.

encourage your effort. If no one else will say it to you. sadly. Irene Claremont de Castillego Act so as to elicit the best in others and thereby in thyself. arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it. Katharine Butler Hathaway Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize. They're like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible. Elizabeth Harrison We live by encouragement and die without it – slowly." It will make the next effort easier and better. say it to yourself. John Updike 1932There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. but encouragement does more. Never mind if you fall short of the thing that you want to do . "Not so bad. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Page 125 . Mark Jenkins Essential support and encouragement comes from within. and angrily.ENCOURAGEMENT: A word of encouragement during a failure is worth far more than a book of praise after a success. Celeste Holm We are new every day. and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Josephine Demott Robinson Maps encourage boldness. Felix Adler Correction does much. George Burton Adams Encourage achievement by letting people know you think they're up to it That some should be rich shows that others may become rich. No other argument is necessary to suggest that you never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.

James Russell Lowell 1819-1891 I believe that man will not merely endure. a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. Marie de France One thing at a time. but because he has a soul. Hubbard He conquers who endures. Sr. he will prevail.ENDURANCE: Endurance is the crowning quality. Page 126 . patience all the passion of great hearts. That which grows slowly endures. all things in succession. 1809-1894 In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure.G. J. Oliver Wendell Holmes. He is immortal. Heart Warrior Chosa You have to endure what you can't change. not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice.

Anatole France 1844-1924 We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life. Balfour Enthusiasm is contagious. Henry Chester Expressing your enthusiasms can add years of creative life to your time on earth. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette There is real magic in enthusiasm. Susan Rabin You will do foolish things. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. Edward B. I would rather be a superb meteor. Butler I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.ENTHUSIASM One man has enthusiasm for thirty minutes. I shall not spend my days trying to prolong them. Page 127 . Christian Bovee Better to forget to wear proper business attire to work than to leave your enthusiasm at home. every atom of me in magnificent glow. The proper function of man is to live. another for thirty days. Robert Henri 1865-1929 Enthusiasm moves the world. Be a carrier. Dr. when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. but do them with enthusiasm. I shall use my time. but it is the man who has it for thirty years who makes a success of his life. than a sleepy permanent planet. J. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993 The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor. Jack London 1876-1916 Enthusiasm is nothing more or less than faith in action. not to exist. Charles Kingsley I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. Marsha Sinetar Do whatever you do intensely.

Do I have more fun at it? Absolutely! Zig Ziglar 1933Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Charles Schwab Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Thomas Eakins Page 128 . L. no mater how frightening or difficult. Enthusiasm for one's goal lessens the disagreeableness of working toward it. Dale Carnegie 1888-1955 A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. Does that enable me to be more productive? Of course. we are little. William McFee Flaming enthusiasm backed by horse sense and persistence. false. that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it. Og Mandino Resolve that whatever you do. generous. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation. Orsen Swett Marden Enjoy the little things. you will bring the whole man to it. Mary Kay Ash Some people who never get carried away. and mean. E. is the quality that most frequently makes for success.The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool. should be. you will be fired with enthusiasm. Landon I have more energy today than I did 25 years ago. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius. a new meaning. Malcolm Forbes 1919-1990 If you aren't fired with an enthusiasm. Vince Lombardi 1913-1970 Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition: with it we are great. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles. for one day you may look back and realize that they were the big things. without it. and true. Robert Brault A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.

Reverend Dr. that all men are created equal. You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality. live out the true meaning of it's creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident." Tom Peters The only place where you can find true equality is in the cemetery. 1929-1968 Standard of living does not equal quality of life. Woodrow T. Henry Becque Men are born equal but they are also born different.EQUALITY: The law. forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges. The burden is equal to the horse's strength. in it's majestic equality. The Talmud "Great people" don't equal "great teams. Anatole France 1844-1924 The past does not equal the future! Anthony Robbins I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up. Martin Luther King. Erich Fromm Page 129 . and to steal bread. Wilson 1856-1924 What makes equality such a difficult business is that we only want it with our superiors. to beg in the streets. Jr.

Blaise Pascal 1623-1662 Between two evils. Reverend Dr. he only mistakes it for happiness. It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil. Edmund Burke 1729-1797 If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere committing evil deeds. and it was necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. choose neither. but always evil. Jr. Tryon Edwards The only thing that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Page 130 . man's inability to sit still in a room. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.EVIL: All human evil comes from a single cause. Margaret Mead No man chooses evil because it is evil. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? Alexander Solzhenitsyn The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to either good or evil. but one must never label a necessary evil as good. Mary Wollstonecraft 1759-1797 There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. One who condones evil is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it. choose both. Martin Luther King. between two goods. 1929-1968 A necessary evil is never necessary.

Example is leadership. Paul D. Charles Reade 1814-1884 The most important single influence in the life of a person is another person. If you can't be a good example. Ben Jonson Don't worry that your children never listen to you. worry that they are always watching you. I would seek advice from people who have never succeeded. I would look around me for those who are succeeding. Joseph Marshall Wade 'Tis no shame to follow the better precedent.EXAMPLE: Example is contagious behavior. and do as they have done. Robert Fulghum Page 131 . Shafer Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.. who is worthy of emulation.. then you'll just have to be a horrible warning. If I wanted to succeed in all things. I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to be a tramp. Catherine Aird Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example. Daniel J. Phaedrus Example has more followers than reason. Nothing is ever a complete failure … it can always serve as a bad example. If I wanted to become a failure. Boorstin A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice.

C.EXCELLENCE: Set and demand standards of excellence. Jackson Brown. Jr. perseverance and the commitment to excellence. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Demand excellence and be willing to pay for it. the whole organization compromises. There is no real excellence in all of this world which can be separated from right living.C. Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise. you can get there today. One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men. and a commitment to excellence. All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare. what the hell are you doing there? Robert Townsend 1957 No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. don't do it at all. When the leader compromises. David Starr Jordan 1851-1931 I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion. it won't be profitable or fun. No machine can do the work of one extra-ordinary man.-322 B.-322 B. Anybody who accepts mediocrity . effort. risking more than others think is safe. Life is like a play. in life . As of this second. Aristotle 384 B. Because if it's not excellent. The glint of the cutting edge is honed by excellence. If you don't do it excellently. and if you're not in business for fun or profit. quit doing less-than-excellent work. We are what we repeatedly do. in job. and expecting more than others think is possible.in school.C. H. American pride is built on dreams. Excellence is therefore not an act. Strive for excellence. it's not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters.is a guy who compromises. but a habit. If you want to achieve excellence. Alexander the Great Page 132 . Push yourself to levels that you have never been before … test your limits … to break through barriers.C. Aristotle 384 B. dreaming more than others think is practical. Thomas Watson Success stems from motivation.

Mary Wollstonecraft 1759-1797 The best that an individual can do is to concentrate on what he or she can do. Vince Lombardi 1913-1970 One of the greatest satisfactions one can ever have comes from the knowledge that he can do something superlatively well. or how well you do it. H. Autograph your work with excellence. Pat Riley Pride: Put Responsibility In Delivering Excellence. Strive for excellence. It doesn't matter what you do in life. not perfection. Gardner You don't have to be perfect to be excellent. Elizabeth Bowen Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. Just give it your best shot. Hortense Odlum We never do anything well unless we love it for its own sake. John W. regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. in the course of a burning effort to do it better. The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence. Page 133 . Jr. Jackson Brown. Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it.Excellence costs a great deal. May Sarton Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.

There is a discernible path that can be followed to find the reasons why a failure occurred.H. Munro 1870-1916 I contribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse. you'll have to be a horrible excuse. Any excuse for non-performance. however valid. softens the character. but not a single excuse. George Washington Carver 1864-1943 We have forty million reasons for failure. Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936 Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Andy Hutchison Page 134 . and they're both mighty poor relations. Martin Van Buren 1782-1862 Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. and why that decision was not a good one. Kimberly Johnson If you can't be a good example. There are no excuses. Any man who spends half his life telling what he's going to do. Andy Hutchison Never explain -. Florence Nightingale 1820-1910 An alibi is first cousin to an excuse. only wrong decisions.EXCUSES: There are no such things as excuses. No explanation ever explains the necessity of making one. There are reasons that why a particular decision was reached.your friends do not need it and you enemies won't believe you anyway. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't. H. probably spends the other half telling why he couldn't.

don't rest on your laurels. Anna Quindlin I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 More people achieve excellence by exercise than talent. Karl Weick Too many times we confuse motion with progress. Olin Miller People loose sight of the hurdles when they jump to conclusions. Democritus 460 b. Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 If you want to get ahead. It makes it feel needed. All things come to him who hustles while he waits.C.and do it! I'd rather wear out than rust out. The worst way to try and make ends meet is by running around in circles. Ellen Goodman I think that anyone who comes upon a Nautilus machine suddenly will agree with me that its prototype was clearly invented at some time in history when torture was considered a reasonable alternative to diplomacy. It's good for you legs and feet. Cyclops Jogging is very beneficial. no one learns to spell by sitting on a dictionary.EXERCISE: In skating over thin ice. Schultz My generation is the first in my species to have put fitness next to godliness on the scale of things. our safety is in our speed. It's also very good for the ground.-370 B.c. Chauncey Depew Find the kind of exercise with which you're most comfortable -. Page 135 . Charles M. George Whitefiled One of the heaviest burdens a person can carry is a chip on their shoulder. Keeping in shape has become THE imperative of our middle age. Simply pushing harder within the old boundaries will not do.

making mountains out of molehills. jumping to conclusions. beating around the bush. bending over backwards. throwing their weight around. climbing the walls. going over the edge. putting their foot in their mouths. running around in circles. Jr. hitting the nail on the head. opening a can of worms. but flab lasts. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else. passing the buck. balancing the books eating crow. wading through paperwork. Jules Renard 1864-1910 Muscles come and muscles go. carrying things too far. I’m so tired of thinking about work. adding fuel to the fire. pulling out all the stops. Everyone gets plenty of exercise by flying off the handle. H. coming apart at the seams. and picking up the pieces.Laziness is nothing more that resting before you are tired. having their memories jogged. climbing the ladder of success. swallowing their pride. Jackson Brown. Charles Dickens 1812-1870 To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first. starting the ball rolling. running at the mouth. dragging their heels. tooting their own horn. pushing their luck. they're heavier than you think. Around our office. that I’d better go take a nap. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Page 136 . jumping on the bandwagon. skating on thin ice. Bill Vaughan Don't carry a grudge. we have our own exercise program. dodging responsibilities.

Michael Arlen If you think you can.C. Maureen Dowd Page 137 .C. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. And if you think you can't. Confucius 551 B. you're right.EXPECTATIONS: For. Lionel Goulet The minute you settle for less than you deserve. Mary Kay Ash Good is not good. prepare for the worst and don't be surprised when you get what you deserve.shall be full to running over. Edgar Cayce Just because life doesn't live up to your expectations. where better is expected. but he that expects much if he lives and uses that in hand day by day . he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed. the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. High expectations are the key to everything. Sam Walton 1918-1992 If you accept the expectations of others. he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true. you get even less than what you settled for. especially the negative ones. then you never will change the outcome. doesn't mean it's letting you down. you can.-479 B. You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow. Expect the best of yourself. Michael Jordan 1963Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Where much is expected from an individual. Michael Jordon Expect the best. but makes the worst of it when it happens. no incentive so great. Thomas Fuller The expectations of life depend upon diligence. Ralph Marston There is no medicine like hope. and then do what is necessary to make it a reality. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 She not only expects the worst.

Let us be about setting high standards for life. Kempis The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities. how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking? Thomas A. If our expectations in these areas are low.C. From none but self expect applause. No matter how hard you work for success. is like trying to reach east by traveling west.D. Lee Iacocca Parents should not expect children to learn good manners without seeing any.they always reach. Expect the ones that you love to be better. and thus attracting failure. There is no philosophy which will help man to succeed when he is always doubting his ability to do so. it loses today. if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure. It helps them become better. to be always doubting your ability to get what you long for. if you become a monk." Instead. But. Greg Anderson Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. These are the guys who try to do more than they're expected to do . Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to. and yet always expecting to be poor. I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. Benjamin Lipsom Page 138 . creativity and wisdom. you'll end up as the pope. we are not likely to experience wellness. love. Pablo Picasso 1881-1973 If you cannot mold yourself entirely as you would wish.I wish I were what I was when I wanted to be what I am now. In anticipation of tomorrow. It helps them keep trying. Charles Baudouin The kind of people I look for to fill top management spots are the eager beavers. neutralize your endeavors and make success impossible. the mavericks. "If you become a soldier you'll be a general.-65 A. Marcus Annaeus Seneca 4 B. To be ambitious for wealth. My mother said to me. but it always happens when you least expect it. Vic Braden The unexpected doesn't always happen. Robert Burton 1577-1640 You can't expect to win unless you know why you lose. it will kill your effort. don't get upset when they fail.

C. Let your hook be always cast in the pool where you least expect to find fish. Sir Thomas Browne Blessed is he who expects nothing. prepare to win and expect to win. expecting to find it. Those who play with cats must expect to get scratched. You were born to be a winner. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Page 139 . you surely will. Jr. H. Jackson Brown. when we are uncharitable to ourselves. for he shall never be disappointed.Chance is always powerful. Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt. When you look for the bad in mankind. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 How can we expect charity towards others. Kim Smithson Don't expect others to listen to your advice and ignore your example. Ovid 43 B. but to be a winner you must play to win.D. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 The best actions are those which go above and beyond expectations.-17 A.

Page 140 . After experience teaches us to do better. insight. are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experiences of others. than to compare experiences with expectation. and that is the lamp of experience. are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. then it is up to us to do better. maturity. Douglas Adams I know not anything more pleasant. Human beings. It gives us every opportunity to heal the hurts we need to heal. It is by this kind of observation that we grow daily less liable to be disappointed. I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided. and it gives us the opportunity when we are strong enough to handle it. or more instructive. Those hurts and pains that we experience in childhood don't just magically evaporate as we grow older. we do what we know how to do. the second is that we must not correct too much. Gail Godwin At any given time. I know no way of judging the future but by the past. Woodrow T. but living the experience of being anytime and anyplace. Patrick Henry 1736-1799 We learn from experience.EXPERIENCE: Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes. and when we have reached a level of strength. Experience is what you get from not reading it. Wilson 1856-1924 Not just passing time and place. This is one of the ways our inner being is loving us. Folkert Ringnalda Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing. They rumble around in us. Education is what you get from reading the small print. and awareness to handle them. Grace Williams Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix 1798-1863 One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are. A man never wakes up his second baby just to see it smile. they come up to be worked through. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 Experience has two things to teach: The first is that we must correct a great deal. or to register from time to time the difference between idea and reality.

which illuminates only the track it has passed. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 What is the value of experience if you do not reflect upon it? Frederick the Great 1712-1786 To most men. Albert Camus 1913-1960 You gain strength.We learn the ropes of life by untying its knots. Vernon Law Experience without theory is blind. but the old one knows where the dirt is. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. you will grow vigorous and happy. you must undergo it. Immanuel Kant You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you. John R. Jean Toomer If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us. but theory without experience is mere intellectual play. Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834 A new broom sweeps clean. Lovasik Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. Experience is the one thing you can't get for nothing. experience is like the stern light of a ship. we would all be millionaires. courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop and look fear in the face. Jerry Seinfeld 1954- Page 141 . Have you noticed in your past experience that your kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh ones? Lawrence G. Judy Collins If you will call your troubles experiences. You cannot create experience. the lesson afterwards. Miller Experience is a hard teacher because she gives you the test first. however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. Abigail Van Buren 1918Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other.

Page 142 . Use profanity to make your point only if you lack the facts.FACTS: Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it. Mark Twain 1835-1910 I think there is one smashing rule: ‘Never face the facts!’ Ruth Gordon 1896-1985 Be joyful. though you know all the facts. F. Marion Smith Prejudice is a great time-saver … it allows you to form opinions without having to get all the facts first. then you can distort them as you please. A fact in itself is nothing. Aldous Huxley 1894-1963 Get your facts first. Claude Bernard We should keep so close to the facts that we never have to remember the second time what we said the first time. Don't let the fact that you can't do all you want to do keep you from doing what you can do. or for the proof which it furnishes.

Just don't loose the cow. Archbishop Richard Whately 1787-1863 It is my observation that being beaten is often a temporary condition. If you don't accept failure as a possibility. Who cares how many pails of milk that you spill. at least you can be satisfied that you tried.. you don't try . Marilyn Vos Savant You must accept that you might fail. more intelligently. Giving up.FAILURE: Decay is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence. do nothing. They give up at the last minute of the game.-483B. Marian Wright Edelman Failing doesn't make you a failure. Buddah c. refusing to try again 'DOES'! Richard Exely He only is exempt from failures who makes no effort. If you want to avoid criticism. Henry Ford 1863-1947 Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. one foot from a winning touchdown. then. Stephen Crane Failure is just another way to learn how to do something right. Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time. and bear fruit throughout eternity.C. Failure is good. Rosalynn Carter Failure is the opportunity to begin again.it's fertilizer. say nothing. H. They quit on the one yard line. you don't set high goals. if you do your best and still don't win. it’s a sign that you’re playing it too safe. accepting your failure. that giving up is what makes it permanent. Rick Pitino Every sin is the result of a collaboration. you don't branch out.you don't take the risk…Take the risk. be nothing. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper If you don’t fall now and again. Ross Perot 1930Page 143 ..

James Michener 1907-1997 It's weak and despicable to go on wanting things and not trying to get them. Liv Ullman The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. It's fertilizer. if I fail to make my own choices. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable. First. I will be unable to recognize that which I have the power to change. and second. or you'll become a casualty. Craig Breedlove A Professional: One who can evaluate a situation… Make a decision… proceed with a course of action… Take risks if necessary…and not be afraid to fail! I am learning that if I go on accepting the framework for life that others have given me. Rick Pitino Remember the two benefits of failure.Don't become too casual. Joanna Field Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. I've learned from making mistakes. and that's if we quit. if you do fail. Denis Waitley Failure is good. Coco Chanel 1883-1971 There are a lot of people out there with good and marketable ideas. Everything I've learned about coaching. Simone De Beauvoir Empty pockets never held anyone back. Amos It's not a very big step from contentment to complacency. the reason for my life will be missing. the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach. Roger von Oech Page 144 . Lisa M. I refuse to spend my life regretting the things I failed to do. Norman Vincent Peale There's only one thing that can guarantee our failure. you learn what doesn't work. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality. but pure entrepreneurial types never accept defeat.

except to describe a really good dessert. Sir Walter Scott 1771-1832 A failure is a man who has blundered but is not able to cash in on the experience. they give up trying. for the creation and demonstration of character. Willard D. and move on. Learn to take your losses. If you don't let it devastate you. Ferrell Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it. Page 145 . Elihu Root A bend in the road is not the end of the road. for recovery. Mickey Rooney 1920You are never a loser until you quit trying. Mike Ditka If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you are to rise. Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 You always pass failure on the way to success. There are those who think failure successfully. Bolt up at once. No one wins all the time. Agatha Christie 1890-1976 Failure is usually the line of least persistence. learn from them if possible. it is all over. Everyone fails at something. And. But that doesn't mean you must identify yourself as a failure. Josephus Daniels The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves that they don't give a damn. Wilfred Beaver Everyone fails. But I can't accept not trying. he can admit it by just giving up. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Men do not fail. unless you fail to make the turn. a particular time and place.It says something about our times that we rarely use the word sinful. Gary Ryan Blair I can accept failure. Failure applies to a situation. Michael Jordan 1963Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success. failure can be an opportunity: for learning.

are finger posts on the road to achievement. Only when we add the burdens of those other two days are we likely to fail.' You've 'tried your best. Yesterday. They are gone forever. Anyone can fight a battle for just one day. sing. in either mind or body. Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940 Page 146 . make an attempt. Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 Failures. If you want something badly enough. You don't 'fail. Beverly Sills 1929Success usually occurs in private and failure in plain view. get a brush and do it. There are two days we should not worry about. If you want to sing. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price. John Burroughs I never knew a man escape failures.I don't believe in failure. Oprah Winfrey 1954My great concern is not whether you have failed. They're afraid to fail. but you are doomed if you don't try. F. If you want to paint. Take that word out of your vocabulary.’ There is no failure in life other than not trying. It's not failure if you enjoyed the process. but whether you are content with your failure. He will say it has failed because nobody went far enough with it. safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life. Kettering 1876-1958 Even if you fall flat on your face. Tomorrow is the other day. One fails forward toward success. who worked seven days in a week. Charles F. So failure never proves that a myth is wrong.' Jane Seymour A man can fail many times. Sir Robert Peel 1788-1850 Many of life’s failures are people who do not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. but until the sun rises. with its mistakes and heartaches. but he isn't a failure until he starts blaming someone else. repeated failures. A lot of people get scared. Jean-Francois Revel Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919 Redefine the word ‘fail. Today is the only day left. You may be disappointed if you fail. peace at any price. It has problems and possibilities. you're still moving forward. it is unborn and unreal.

I cannot give you a formula for success.it's not a person. no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.they should always fail in the same way. And that's what you must fight against. There is no failure except in no longer trying. the beginning is certainly half of the whole. the others will grab onto him and pull him back down. M. Go down to the fish market and look into the crab barrel.D. That's what negative peer pressure does.which is: Try to please everybody. I've just found 10. Peters He started out at the bottom and sort of likes it there. Bill Cosby 1937It is the man who has done nothing who is sure nothing can be done.000 ways that don't work. Michael Eisner 1942In all failures. Ben Carson. They never put a lid on it because if one crab starts to crawl out. George Eliot 1819-1880 Failures are divided into two classes – those who thought and never did. Failure is not only tolerated. and those who did and never thought. Laurence J. If you have tried to do something and have failed you are vastly better off than if you did nothing and succeeded.Failure is an event . Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 There is no such thing as failure. only successes that we don't like very much. Tennessee Ernie Ford Page 147 . There is no defeat except from within. every employee tends to rise to the level of their incompetence. we feel that the only way to succeed creatively is to fail. At Disney. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Experiments must be reproducible . John Charles Salak I haven't failed. but fear of criticism for foolish ideas is abolished. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 In a hierarchy. but I can give you a formula for failure .

If we had more of the first two. Barbara J. seeing in all events the manifestation of a higher guidance. with reverence.FAITH: Continue to make the demands of the day your immediate concern. help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I can't handle together. Romain Rolland When you come to the edge of all the light you know. or you will be taught how to fly. Hope and Charity . riddling the faith of yesterday. we'd need less of the last. When you then take a deep breath and rise above the cares of this world and in an hour of leisure. Page 148 . Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 Lord. faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on. Winter Faith. and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown. but trust without reservations Elton Trueblood Deep faith eliminates fear. Albert Camus 1913-1960 My belief is that we did not come from God so much as that we are going towards God. you will surely win the proper frame of mind to face devoutly what is above us. Philip Gulley Not seeing is half-believing. Helen Keller 1880-1968 I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't. but faith makes one fine pillow. Lech Walesa Skepticism. prepared the way for the faith of tomorrow. Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. Vita Sackville-West Positive thinking without positive faith will result in positive failure. and take occasion to test the purity of your hearts and the steadfastness of your spirits. than to live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. Jane Duncan Fear can keep us up all night long. Faith is not belief without proof.

faith. . John F. Martin Luther King. Faith is active. Herschel Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrences of the improbable. and safest course. What is essential is invisible to the eye. William Makepeace Thackery I have one life and one chance to make it count for something. but living up to it. for as long as I can. Jr. Charles Shepson Faith is not belief. and the something that I’ve chosen is my faith. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 The rainbow of God's promises is always above the trials and storms of life. It's only with the heart that one can see clearly. and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.It's not dying for faith that's so hard. something magical happens: ordinary life becomes extraordinary. H. Lena K. You don't have to see the whole staircase. whenever I can. just take the first step.L. replace it with it's opposite. . My faith demands that I do whatever I can.in the movie The Little Prince All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more strongly the truths that come from on high and are contained in sacred writings. and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul! Rabbi Harold Kushner Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement. my faith goes beyond theology and religion. Belief is passive. Gene Wilder 1935. Faith is the only known cure for fear. Reverend Dr. Michelangelo 1475-1564 Let us have faith that right makes might. 1929-1968 Eliminate fear and eliminate avoidance. Edith Hamilton Take the first step in faith. Thomas N. To get rid of fear. Carruther Faith in oneself is the best . Mencken Page 149 . wherever I can. Sadler When your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in everyday life. and requires considerable work and effort. Now. I’m free to choose what that something is. with whatever I have to try to make a difference.

Doubt dreads to take a step… Faith soars on high. "Who believes?"…Faith answers. He who loses a friend. He who loses faith. Page 150 . . and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures. Robert H. Schlegel Doubt sees the obstacles… Faith see the way. but making it holy sure takes the rest of the week. But most of all . action." Twelve Things To Remember The value of time The success of perseverance The pleasure of working The dignity of simplicity The worth of character The power of kindness The influence of example The obligation of duty The wisdom of economy The virtue of patience The improvement of talent And the joy of dignity . Alice Walker In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith. loses more. Schuler 1926He who loses money. loses everything.Morale is faith in the man at the top. Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God. Rev. . loses much. Johnstone Self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision.for a new life that can and does work under any conditions whatever. Albert S.. Doubt questions.. Doubt sees the darkest night… Faith sees the day. Haywood Hale Broun Anyone can observe the Sabbath. . "I.the one that did not work . With it comes the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God's help. We find that bit by bit we can discard the old life . Dr. The future is brighter as God promises. Turn your scars into stars.

over and over announcing your place in the family of things. heavy and sudden. even if you find you have to leave it. My first is hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint. Edgar Watson Howe Big deal! I'm used to dust. no matter how lonely. calls to you like the wild geese. Erma Bombeck's gravestone epitaph 1927-1996 The phrase "working mother" is redundant. the world offers itself to your imagination. and cause peace to return to our hearts. Will Rogers 1879-1935 If you can't get rid of the family skeleton. the insane asylum would be filled with mothers. Bill Bufford Whoever you are. still will she cling to us. harsh and exciting. Caryn Leschen There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you. by endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness. desert us. when adversity takes the place of prosperity. Mary Oliver So live so that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine. Washington Irving 1783-1859 If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time. Stephanie Piro Page 151 . Peter de Vries My second favorite household chore is ironing. Erma Bombeck 1927-1996 Do you want to trace your family tree? Run for political office. Jane Sellman Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart. When trails. Patricia H.FAMILY: The family is the essential presence ... fall upon us. Vance Behind every successful woman. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 A mother is the truest friend we have. you might as well make it dance.the thing that never leaves you.is a substantial amount of coffee. when troubles thicken around us.

My children, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teachings. Above the titles of wife and mother, which, although dear, are transitory and accidental, there is the title of human being, which precedes and out-ranks every other. Mary Ashton Livermore Behind every successful woman...is a basket of dirty laundry. Sally Forth Cultivate your own capabilities, your own style. Appreciate the members of your family for who they are, even though their outlook or style may be miles different from yours. Rabbits don't fly. Eagles don't swim. Ducks look funny trying to climb. Squirrels don't have feathers. Stop comparing! There's plenty of room in the forest for us all. Chuck Swindoll The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they share a common enemy. Sam Levenson The family you come from isn’t as important as the family you’re going to have. Ring Lardner There’s nothing like a good family when you’re really up a tree. Carloyn Hax Few are the giants of the soul who actually feel that the human race is their family circle. Freya Stark Other things may change us, but we start and end with family. Anthony Brandt The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance. Milton R. Saperstein The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old. Jean Kerr Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future. Gail Lumet Buckley

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Gripes and whining aren't the answer; The odds some face are worse than bad. But we must play the hand we're dealt; And not the one we wish we had. There's much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it. Diana Trilling We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 Tempt not the stars, young man, thou canst not play with the severity of fate. John Ford 1586-1639 There's often no way you can look into the game of life and determine whether or not you'll get that big break tomorrow or whether it will take another week, month, year or even longer. But it will come! Zig Ziglar 1933We create our fate every day we live. Henry Miller Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate. Alexander Pope Fate is the friend of the good, the guide of the wise, the tyrant of the foolish, and the enemy of the bad. William Rounseville Alger 1793-1875

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If you are willing to admit faults, you have one less fault to admit. We can do more for others by correcting our own faults than by trying to correct theirs. If someone betrays you once, it's your fault. If he betrays you twice, it's your fault. Don't find fault, find a remedy. Henry Ford 1863-1947 Focus on remedies, not faults. Jack Nicklaus 1940It only takes ten minutes to find in others the faults we often fail to discover in ourselves in a lifetime. Quarrels would not last long if the fault was on just one side. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 Who is so perfect he has the right to find fault with his brother? Some people have photographic memories, all negatives. The bridges you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there. Gene Brown A good garden may have some weeds. Thomas Fuller 1608-1661 The greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881 Those see nothing but faults that seek for nothing else. Thomas Fuller Don't tell friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you. Logan Pearsall Smith 1865-1946 Unless I accept my faults, I will most certainly doubt my virtues. Hugh Prather

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Anyone who fears that his "truth" may be taken from him, has already lost it. The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortune, but its fears. A. C. Benson 1862-1925 Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have. Louis E. Boone The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it on his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters. Gus D'Amato I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to. Alice Walker Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil; but its duty, like that of other passions, is not to overbear reason, but to assist it. It should not be suffered to tyrannize in the imagination, to raise phantoms of horror, or to beset life with supernumerary distresses. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 Fear breeds fear. Byron Janis 1928There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself. Anthony Rapp I think what weakens people most is fear of wasting their strength. Etty Hillesum I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly. Oprah Winfrey 1954The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing things you fear. The only good way to deal with fear is head-on. The man who fears nothing is as powerful as he who is feared by everybody. Johan Christopher Friedrich Von Schiller 1759-1805 Page 155

We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid. William Faulkner Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed. Michael Pritchard Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure. Jack Lemmon Fear is just excitement in need of an attitude adjustment. Russ Quaglia Half the things that people do not succeed in are through fear of making the attempt. James Northcote Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember, a kite rises against the wind rather than with it. All forms of fear produce fatigue. Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death. Betty Bender True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful. Paul Sweeney What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do. I wanted to be scared again . . . I wanted to feel unsure again. That's the only way I learn, the only way I feel challenged. Connie Chung Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them. Seneca Fear is static that prevents me from hearing my intuition. Hugh Prather I have accepted fear as part of life - specifically the fear of change. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. Erica Jong Fear is like fire. If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled, it will rise up and destroy you. Men's actions depend to a great extent upon fear. We do things either because we enjoy doing them or because we are afraid not to do them. John F. Milburn Page 156

Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to accept themselves, to like themselves. Bonaro Overstreet If you want to take your mission in life to the next level, if you're stuck and you don't know how to rise, don't look outside yourself. Look inside. Don't let your fears keep you mired in the crowd. Abolish your fears and raise your commitment level to the point of no return, and I guarantee you that the Champion Within will burst forth to propel you toward victory. Bruce Jenner I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott We must act in spite of fear... not because of it. Fear is the prison of the heart. All men have fears. But, the brave put down their fears and go forward, sometimes to death, but always to victory. Motto of the King's Guard in ancient Greece The most destructive element in the human mind is fear. Fear creates aggressiveness; aggressiveness engenders hostility; hostility engenders fear - a disastrous circle. Dorothy Thompson The things we fear we bring to pass. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. Lady Bird Johnson 1912Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Marie Curie 1867-1934 Fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. Shirley MacLaine Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience. Katherine Tingley Fear is the true enemy, the only enemy. Know your enemy and know yourself, and you will always be victorious. Fear is an acid which is pumped into one's atmosphere. It causes mental, moral and spiritual asphyxiation, and sometimes death; death to energy and all growth. Horace Fletcher Page 157

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, and makes him landlord to a ghost. Lloyd Douglas Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real. Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. Ernest Hemingway 1889-1961 That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future. Anatole France 1844-1924 Optimism and self-pity are the positive and negative poles of modern cowardice. Cyril Connolly The man who fears suffering is already suffering from his fears. Michel de Montaigne 1533-1592 Everyone believes very easily what he fears or desires. Jean de la Fontaine 1621-1695

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I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your effort to believe it. Wilson Mizner You can flatter any man by telling him he's the kind of man who can't be flattered. Laurence J. Peter Flattery is like cologne water, it must be smelt of, not swallowed. Josh Billings 1818-1885 Flattery is a sort of bad money, to which our vanity gives currency. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 Flattery is alright if you don't inhale. Adlai E. Stevenson 1900-1965

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We must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Turtles can tell more about the roads than hares. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way. Keanu Reeves The ability to focus on your goals is the greatest ability. For him who has no concentration, there is no tranquillity. Bhagavad Gita What you focus on increases. By learning to contact, listen to, and act on our intuition, we can directly connect to the higher power of the universe and allow it to become our guiding force. Shakti Gawain Success demands focus. It is the hallmark of all truly great people. Your ability to get and remain focused or lack thereof is perhaps the key determinant of your success. Gary Ryan Blair To do two things at once is to do neither. Publius Syrus Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital.... The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket. Andrew S. Carnegie 1835-1919 Each man is capable of doing one thing well. If he attempts several, he will fail to achieve distinction in any. Plato When every physical and mental resources is focused - one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993 There is absolutely no point in sitting around and feeling sorry for yourself. The great power you have is to let it go...You focus on what you have, not that which has been mean, or unkindly removed. Minnie Driver We must ask where we are and whither we are attending. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Page 160

On the day I'm performing. Michael Friedsman The man who waits for things to turn up has his eyes fixed on his toes. J.If you look at life one way. Edna Ferber 1885-1968 I go at what I am about as if there was nothing else in the world for the time being. one unwavering aim. but impulsively do the first thing that comes into their heads which is usually determined by what others are doing at the same time. The successful men of today are men of one overmastering idea. the so-called tunnel vision. there is always cause for alarm. Lee Iacocca 1924Should-haves solve nothing. men of single and intense purpose. then concentrate on reaching it. Alexandra Ripley Page 161 . it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation. Col. Jean Kerr The ability to concentrate and use your time well is everything. When people are anxious. If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs. Brown The giants of the race have been men of concentration who have struck sledgehammer blows in one place until they have accomplished their purpose. Orsen Swett Marden Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives. causes you to bump into people not going your way. Elizabeth Bowen Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power. Shirley MacLaine Anxiety leads to a narrowing of the field of attention. A. I don't hear anything anyone says to me. It's the next thing to happen that needs thinking about. looking back strains the neck muscles. Charles Lingsley Concentration is everything. Anthony Robbins Living the past is a dull and lonely business. they are unable to attend to the total situation as is necessary to enable them to act rationally. C. Luicano Pavarotti 1935Concentrate on finding your goal.

Woodrow T. That's where the fun is." the first replied. Peter Schultz Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life. and diligence. All three were doing the same job. Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 One principal reason why men are so often useless is. "Earning my living. . "Building a cathedral. just for today. let us be unafraid of life. but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. Rockefeller 1839-1937 It's not the journey of a thousand miles that is so daunting – it's the pebble in your shoe that is driving you to distraction. order. unafraid of death which is the shadow of life. the answers varied: "Breaking rocks. It really boils down to knowing your goal. Donald Trump 1946I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality. if we cease our vain struggles and lamentations long enough to look away from the personal self. Nathaniel Emmons Page 162 .. The ebb and flow of will is like the movement of the tides. Charles Dickens 1812-1870 Three people were working on a construction site. no matter what may be one's aim. Dick Sutphen The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. . forgetting yesterday and tomorrow. to believe the best. John D." the third responded. . Charles B. So. remaining determined and having the self-discipline to complete what you are doing. I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than succeed at a cause that will ultimately fail. concentrating on it. Just for today let us live just one day only. we realize that life is going well with us after all. without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. but when asked what his job was. .I try to learn from the past. What we do in life and how we see it will determine our success. that they divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits. unafraid to be happy. Newcomb Most people diffuse their psychic energy (attention) in hundreds of random ways.. Those who flow focus their psychic energy intentionally upon the task at hand. to enjoy the beautiful." the second said. Wilson 1856-1924 We can do anything for one day. and not trying to solve the whole problem of life at once.

Orson Welles You don't get ulcers from what you eat. frozen and take-out. Remains a fool his whole life long. and dinner like a pauper. shared with others it can be an occasion of joy and communication. Adelle Davis If humans are at the top of the food chain. Miss Piggy Gluttony is not a secret vice. Vicki Baum A man hath no better thing under the sun than to eat. the most fundamental. uniting people deeply. In part. Elise Boulding Another good reducing exercise consists in placing both hands against the table edge and pushing back. Page 163 . when why are so many of them so unappetizing? Some people eat from the three basic food groups . Dan Bennett A meal. It is at once the most basic. and to drink and be merry. Robert Quillen Never eat more than you can lift. Martin Luther Eat breakfast like a king. women and song. 8:15 Who loves not wine. to have a successful life. of our life's activities.FOOD: Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet. however simple. Ecclesiastes.canned. is a moment of intersection. maintaining the life of our bodies. lunch like a prince. You get them from what's eating you. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Dieting is a trying time when you stop eating food and you start eating calories. is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside you.

since folly will always find faith where impostors will find imprudence. Nicolas Sebastien Chamfort 1741-1794 The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. Lady Astor People do not wish to appear foolish. isn't acting. Joseph Addison The more gross the fraud. is not much of a wise man. the fool.C. Euripides 480 B. or the one following him? Talk sense to a fool. It’s better to be thought of as a fool and to surprise people once in a while then to be thought of as a brain and to let people down when they need you the most. Charles Caleb Colton Usually one who acts the fool. Fools grow without watering. and he calls you foolish. Julie Melanson Page 164 .C. Chris Senkbeil A mob has many head but no brains.FOOLS: A wise man who walks in the darkness with a blindfold on. Thomas Fuller I wasn't born a fool. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.-406 B. Alice Walker We wish for laziness of the wicked and silence of fools. It took work to get this way. the more glibly will it go down. and the more greedily be swallowed. they are willing to remain actual fools. to avoid the appearance of foolishness. Alexander Pope 1688-1744 Who is more foolish. Danny Kaye 1913-1987 The penalty of success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.

Chesterton 1874-1936 If a man is willing to admit that he's a fool. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 There are no uninteresting things. only uninteresting people. Marcus Porcius Page 165 . but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher. the better it looks shut? All are lunatics. The fool cannot be a good actor. It is impossible to make things foolproof. Only a fool expects to be happy all the time. the chances are he isn't.There are some people that if they don't know. because fools are so ingenious. Have you ever noticed the bigger the mouth. there would always be some fool who would try to pass them. but fools do not imitate the successes of wise men. Bennett Cerf Sometimes the pinnacle of fame and the height of folly are twin peaks. Reverend Dr. Robertson Davies Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. It is very foolish to insist on being the only one who is right. Gross ignorance: 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance. Louis Armstrong If to talk to oneself when alone is folly. you can't tell 'em. Jr.C. Roger Berg If most of the cars in America were placed end to end. Gilbert K.-406 B. it must be doubly unwise to listen to oneself in the presence of others. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce 1842-1914 Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men.C. for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools. 1929-1968 An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less. Baltasar Gracian Nothing can keep an argument going like two people who aren't sure what they're arguing about. Martin Luther King. Sophocles 496 B. but a good actor can act the fool.

thinking to impress the world. and a fool's excuse for failure. Marie de France Young men think old men are fools but old men know young men are fools. Frank Moore Colby The less you know about a subject. George Chapman 1559-1634 The bite of a fool is usually fatal. Francois Rabelais 1494-1553 Destiny is the tyrant's authority for crime. Fishing: Where there is a jerk on one end of the line waiting for a jerk on the other end. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce 1842-1914 Page 166 . Voltaire 1694-1778 You can send a message around the world in less than a second but it takes years to get it through the human skull. If you wish to avoid seeing a fool you must first break your mirror. the longer it takes you to explain it.The fool shouts loudly.

Mary of Mejugorje As long as you don't forgive. who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind. Edwin Hubbel Chapin There's no operation where you can have your anger cut out. G. Hannah More Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace. Josh Billings 1818-1885 It's toughest to forgive ourselves.forgiveness. Leon Uris 1924Forgiveness is the act of admitting we are like others. Patty Duke Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive injury. the waste of spirits. you'll be more capable of seeing others as flawed human beings. you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself. nothing annoys them so much. Christina Baldwin Forgiveness is the economy of the heart.. So it's probably best to start with other people. the cost of hatred. Robert Campbell in the movie Medicine Man The ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features. Weatherly Always forgive your enemies. It's almost like peeling an onion.. Isabelle Holland She left me because I wouldn't let her forgive me. Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 You are never so strong as when you forgive. Robin Quivers Always give the best gift you can . That makes it easier to forgive. forgiveness saves the expense of anger. forgiving others. as you get better.FORGIVENESS: The fruit of peace is love. Layer by layer. But if you work on yourself. I couldn't forgive myself. Kimberly Converse There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. Page 167 . and the fruit of love is forgiveness. How could I let someone else? Sean Connery as Dr.

Reverend Dr.If you haven't forgiven yourself something. Jean Paul Richter Resentment is one burden that is incompatible with your success. David Ridge "I can forgive.torn in two and burned up so that it never be shown against one." Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note . Dan Zadra Page 168 . how can you forgive others? Dolores Huerta We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. it is an attitude with which you enter each moment. and forgive yourself first always. but I cannot forget" is only another way of saying. Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1887 Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness. 1929-1968 He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. Always be the first to forgive. George Herbert True forgiveness is not an action after the fact. or else forgiving another. Martin Luther King. Jr. "I will not forgive.

Virgil 70 B. Lew Wallace 1827-1905 Fortune favors the bold. The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp. Garrison Keillor Page 169 . John Berry Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted. Daniel Webster 1782-1852 One is never more on trial than in the moment of excessive good fortune.FORTUNE: He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner. Sir Francis Bacon 1561-1626 Fortune favors the prepared mind.-19 B. The mold of a man's fortune is in his own hands.C. Louis Pasteur 1822-1895 There is always room at the top. but getting what you have. which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.C.

When it is relinquished voluntarily by default. free to say what they think. it is freedom itself. Reverend Dr.FREEDOM: Freedom never yet was given to nations as a gift. Mohandas K. we can transform the world. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. they usually imitate each other. Freedom can transform us. While to remember. Lajos Kossuth Not to know the past is to be in bondage to it. but only as a reward. our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within. Gandhi 1869-1948 When people are free to do as they please. bravely earned by one's own exertions. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing -. if this is a correct view of freedom. to know. Jr. Martin Luther King. Sigmund Freud The best road to progress is freedom's road. And. and in transforming us. is to be set free. Deepak Chopra 1947When liberty is taken away by force. it can never be recovered. J. Dorothy Thompson 1894-1961 As long as men are free to ask what they must. Eric Hoffer 1902-1983 Page 170 . 1929-1968 The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. but comes through continuous struggle.that's the Lord's test. freedom can never be lost. and science can never regress. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 If there is one thing that can set us free. Dr. free to think what they will. Mahalia Jackson Freedom lies in being bold. it can be restored by force. Robert Oppenhimer 1904-1967 It's easy to be independent when you've got money. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent. Robert Frost 1874-1963 A man needs a little madness or else … he never dares to cut the rope and be free. Anthony Quinn in the movie Zorba the Greek Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability.

may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship. Lovasik A friend is someone who can see right through you and still enjoy the view. Louisa May Alcott Nobody is a failure who has friends. Page 171 . Cindy Lew Friendship renders prosperity more brilliant. Things that require time. but in the hearts of true friends. nor the kindly smile. Irish toast If you want to make friends. never in want. Samuel Butler 1612-1680 The recipe of friendship: 1 cup of sharing. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 “Stay” is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary. the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree. go out of your way to do things for other people. .C. Lawrence G. Philip Van Doren Stern The best time to make friends is before you need them. but never have to. 1 cup of forgiveness and hugs and tenderness. it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.FRIENDSHIP: Remember. Arnold Glasow The things I want to know are in books. 2 cups of caring. Mix all these together…to make friends forever. Could we see when and where we are to meet again. easier made than kept. Ethel Barrymore Live so that your friends can defend you. and thoughtfulness.43B. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Friendship is like money. The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand. Marie Louise De La Ramee In the New Year.C. unselfishness. energy. Marcus Tullius Cicero 106B. my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. while it lightens adversity by sharing it and making its burden common. nor the joy of companionship.

write to one. visit one. who has.life. what cauchemar (French for nightmare). T. Lee Iacocca Do you know how much they mean to me.I cannot concentrate all my friendship on any single one of my friends because no one is complete enough in himself. or take your problems to one.without these friendships . Dave Matthews Band Everyone hears what you say. Be a friend to thyself. dine with one. Be slow in choosing a friend. Thomas Fuller 1608-1661 Friendship with oneself is all-important. We all take different paths in life. ask if you could bring a friend. inspire. slower in changing. but you know they are there. Eliot 1888-1965 Friends are like stars. Tim McGraw My father always used to say that when you die. Stone Temple Pilots I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay. and gives those qualities upon which a friendship lives. if you've got five real friends.. Best friends listen to what you don't say. and how rare and strange it is. but no matter where we go.. and give you the lift you may need at the time. George Matthew Adams No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship. we take a little of each other everywhere. and others will be so. There is always at least one who will understand.S. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 Friends are God's way of taking care of us. If you should die before me. my friends. Friends listen to what you say. You can’t always see them. to find a friend who has these qualities. to find in life composed so much of odds and ends. because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Page 172 . How much it means that I say this to you . Francis Marion Crawford Friends are the bacon bits in the salad bowl of life. then you've had a great life. Anais Nin Fortify yourself with a flock of friends! You can select them at random. too.

“Hi. Henry Miller 1891-1980 As I look back on my past. and that friend shall be down inside of me. continue firm and constant. Friendships aren't perfect. John Hay A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.C. but when thou art in. For me. Menclus Each friend represents a world in us. Alexander Solzhenitsyn When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. but there’s one thing I’ll never regret…it’s the day you became my friend. there would not be four friends in the world. Socrates 469 B. Your friend will argue with you.The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear. not expecting perfection all in one place was a great release. I shall at least have one friend left. Blaise Pascal 1623-1662 Friendship is one mind in two bodies. “What can I do to help?” Page 173 . a world possibly not born until they arrive.C. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart. things I missed and lost. Anais Nin Be slow to fall into friendship. I remember the tears I cried. the jokes I laughed at. and yet they are very precious. A casual friend will say.-399 B. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat. Heather Pryor If we all told what we know of one another. Maya Angelou 1928Friends are the sunshine of life. “How are you doing?” But a true friend further asks. and it is only by this meeting that this new world is born. hello!” A close friend adds. Letty Cottin Pogrebin If I have lost every other friend on earth.

Page 174 . As long as we have friendship. A true friend is one who knows all about you and like you anyway. they make the latitudes and longitudes. Christi Mary Warner You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can make in two years trying to get people interested in you. Amanda Bradley Of all blessings that time and earth bestow. However rare true love is. Darin Gosling Friendship is unnecessary. Have great dreams and dare to live for them. even if it is a gift of being a good friend. true friendship is rarer.S. each day is never a waste. yesterday remains. C. Dale Carnegie 1888-1955 Everyone has a gift for something. rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 Chances make our parents. like art. you never know when they'll be gone. Thomas Fuller Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them. choices make our friends. Lots of people will want to ride with you in the limo. Lewis 1898-1963 Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance. It has no survival value. A friend is one who knows our faults. As long as we have memories.We shall never have friends if we expect to find them without fault. but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. tomorrow awaits. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving. Value the friends you have while they're around. there is none so precious as one true friend. Make every day a holiday and celebrate just living. like philosophy. Almost anyone makes a better friend than an enemy. As long as we have hope. yet finds the virtues too.

Evelyn Waugh A real friend is a person who walks in after the rest of the world has walked out. Sr. Father Henri Nouwen 1932-1996 He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. Arnold H. have rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. I may not follow. than he whom you yourself have obliged. who can tolerate not knowing. Walk beside me. we often find that it is those who. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Albert Camus 1913-1960 We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion. not healing and face us with the reality of our powerlessness. Woodrow T. Don't walk behind me. instead of giving much advice. Wilson 1856-1924 Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain? Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship. 1809-1894 When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means most to us. to be a good friend is one of the noblest and most difficult undertakings. or cures. solutions. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Page 175 . and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad. Glasow To have a good friend is one of the highest delights in life. who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement. Don't walk in front of me. and be my friend. Charlotte Bronte 1816-1855 A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so funny. not curing. that is a friend who cares. we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own. the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.The first duty of friendship is to leave your friend his illusions. I may not lead. The nearer you come into relation with a person. but for ours to amuse them. Arthur Schnitzler A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.

Dr. Alexandre Dumas the Younger 1824-1895 Page 176 . Your best friend is the one who brings out the best in you. never fall out. you're like a book that nobody bothers to pick up. Your friend is that man who knows all about you and still likes you. A friend is the first person who comes in when the whole world has gone out.m. Mary Christi Warner Friendship consists of forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. Byrnes I have lost friends. Make a friend. Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends that they like. May the roof above us never fall in. some by death … others by sheer inability to cross the street. but the solidest things we know. James F. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 It is the friends you can call at 4 a. A common enemy does not a true friendship make. or frostwork. Irish Toast Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life. Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 Make a present and give it to yourself. Virginia Woolf 1882-1941 Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends with them? Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Even the best friends wear out if they're used too much.When friendships are real. Richard Stengel A friend is a gift that you give yourself. Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them. and may we friends gathered below. Without friends. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993 Friendship is like a bank account. they are not glass threads. that really matter. you can't continue to draw on it without making deposits. You'll have more friends by going out to be a friend.

To love what you do and feel that it matters . I don't have any fun at all. Tom Lehrer You go for it. today was fun. find something else to do.how could anything be more fun? Katherine Graham Nobody motivates today's workers. If it doesn't come from within. Great lords have their pleasures. Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 Most of the time I don't have any fun. and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation. Dan Dierdorf People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. it was all fun. All the stops are out. tomorrow is another one.FUN: If we can't laugh at ourselves and have fun in what we're doing. Fun helps remove the barriers that allow people to motivate themselves. The rest of the time. and you're battling with everything you have. but the people have their fun. Baron De Montesquieu 1689-1755 Page 177 . Dale Carnegie 1888-1955 If a man insisted always on being serious. Seuss) 1904-1991 I never did a day's work in my life. Herman Cain Today was good. Woody Allen 1935Anything worth taking seriously is worth making fun of. he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. Heroditus Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age. Theodore Geisel (Dr. it doesn't come. That's the real fun of the game. Caution is to the wind. that will.

The major advances in civilization are processes that all but wreck the societies in which they occurred. Charles F. Leland Kaiser There is only one problem with saving your dreams for someday .FUTURE: It is the business of the future to be dangerous. Alfred North Whitehead The future is simply infinite possibility waiting to happen. Focus on your future.. for that is where I expect to spend the rest of my life. Gary Ryan Blair The future is not in the hands of fate. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1882-1945 I am not interested in the past. Brad Herzog You alter your future by altering your thoughts of the future. but so is regard for the future. Charles Kettering You cannot plan the future by the past. but we can build our youth for the future. you don't have a present. Page 178 . Edmund Burke 1729-1797 The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Kettering 1876-1958 Have faith in what you believe and don't give up on the future. James Petersen Reverence for the past is important. but in ours. What it waits on is human imagination to crystallize its possibility.because I'm going to spend the rest of my life there. We cannot always build the future for our youth. Jules Jusserano If you are afraid of your future.someday will always be in the future. I am interested in the future. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 My interest is in the future.. Alan Kay Your future takes precedence over your past. The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. rather than on the past.

C. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce 1842-1914 Few things move as quietly as the future. John Galsworthy 1867-1933 There is no data on the future. for certain all youth are reckless beyond words. Loren Eiseley The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. Laurel Cutler You learn to build your roads on today. Veronica Shoffstal The future is no more uncertain than the present. because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans. Roberta Wohlstetter You can only predict things after they have happened. In conditions of great uncertainty people tend to predict the events that they want to happen actually will happen. Tomorrow lurks in us. Eugene Ionesco I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today. Hesiod 800 B.especially about the stock market. Bern Williams The best way to predict the future is to create it. and create the future. the latency to be all that was not achieved before. Jesse Conrad Future: That period of time in which our affairs prosper. we were taught to be discrete and respectful of elders. and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight. Bovee Page 179 . but the present youth are exceedingly wise and impatient of restraint. Mike Murdock If you do not think about the future. watch the present.Don't put too much stock in anyone's predictions . you cannot have one. and our happiness is assured. Walt Whitman 1819-1892 Learn the past. When all else is lost. When I was a boy. our friends are true. the future still remains.

and a lot of courage . George Louis LeClere De Buffon 1707-1788 Genius is formed in quiet. Wilson Talent is what you possess.GENIUS: Do you know what makes a man a genius? The ability to see the obvious. Lao-Tzu c550B. that is genius. A genius is a talented person who does his homework. but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 Genius is entrant patience. Charles McCarry Genius is nothing more than a greater aptitude for patience. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 Any intelligent fool can make things bigger. Michaelangelo Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm. more complex.to move in the opposite direction.F. character in the stream of human life. E. It takes a touch of genius .C. Malcolm Cowley To see things in the seed. and more violent. Katharine Hepburn 1907True genius lies not in doing extraordinary things. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 Page 180 . genius is what possesses you. Schumacker Genius is an infinite capacity for taking life by the scruff of the neck. Major General Louis H. Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius.

an alms. Page 181 . a sweet and gentle word. Robert Herrick 1591-1674 Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others. our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on. they often give just what he asks for. if thou can. to an opponent tolerance. must prosper in turn. to your child a good example. The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness. you begin to die. Earl Nightingale Life is the first gift. The manner of giving is worth more than the gift. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 The most valuable gift that you can give anyone is a good example. or any notice. to a friend your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 You give but a little when you give of your possessions. Marge Piercy When you cease to make a contribution. and understanding the third. Frances Balfour When the gods are angry with a man. conduct that will make her proud of you. to yourself respect. George Santayana 1863-1952 To give without any reward. Myrtle Reed To have and not to give is often worse than to steal. Pierre Corneille 1606-1684 If we all tried to make other people's paths easy.GIVING: Any person who contributes to prosperity. Sir Max Beerbohm 1872-1956 Give. Anne Morrow Lindbergh You cannot hold a light to another's path without brightening your own. to a father deference. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach To give and not to feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. has a special quality of its own. if not. to your mother. and to all men charity. love is the second.

give to the fortunate. W. The ones that give. The more you give. give especially to those you don't want to give. do something for those who have a need for help. Jr. You will receive abundance for your giving. something for which you get no pay. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. give to those who love you. If it involves something really important. give to the unfortunate. It is then generosity on their part. give yourself overnight. William Arthur Ward There never was a person who did anything worth doing that did not receive more than he gave. but the privilege of doing it. Page 182 . Clement Stone 1902The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls. H. Harvey S. I have come to believe that giving and receiving are really the same. Jackson Brown. Unsuccessful people are always asking. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Those who give you a serpent when you ask for a fish. Yes. Firestone Be generous! Give to those you love. "What's in it for me?" Brian Tracy Give yourself an hour to cool off before responding to someone who has provoked you. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 When we seek to discover the best in others. get back in kind. may have nothing but serpents to give. we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others. Pam Duban It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed. Vivian Greene Even if it’s a little thing.Sometimes we are so anxious to give our children what we didn't have. Giving and ‘receiving’--not giving and ‘taking. the more you will have.’ Joyce Grenfell Giving is the highest expression of our power. that we forget to give them what we did have.

Harriman A hug is the perfect gift . start giving immediately! Your supply is within. Ivern Ball I know that so much has been given to me in my life. All we can do is to pass it on to someone else. Danzel Washington 1954The superior man is the providence of the inferior. It's a natural law . John Bunyan 1628-1688 Every man should make up his mind that if he expects to succeed. In giving to others. You get it out into the open by giving. Father James Keller 1900-1977 The hardest thing to give is in. for there is not another to succeed. The art of pleasing consists in being pleasant. The more we give. to which we've never paid. Robert Green Ingersoll First must give place to last. The giver in times of plenty will always have plenty in times of need. and no one minds if you exchange it. strength for the weak. E. One is roots and the other is wings.one size fits all. There are only two lasting bequests that we can give our children. That's all you can do. William Hazlitt 1778-1830 Page 183 . He is eyes for the blind. And the best gift is a portion of ourselves. God has blessed me with the ability. He rises by lifting others.For whatever reason. he must give an honest return for the other man's dollar. I'm fulfilling my part of the bargain. to each of us. and a shield for the defenseless. we must give. put me in a position to make these leaps and bounds. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. As we climb. Whenever you feel a lack of anything. H. we inevitably find that we have received far more than we have given away. because last has his time to come. but last gives place to nothing. A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. which is to give back and be a positive influence on others.before we can receive. take what you've been given and spread it around. the more we receive. lift someone with us.

But you've got to shoot for something. Perfection does not exist . through repetition. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk. to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Diana Scharf Hunt The person with a fixed goal. Step by step you will achieve realization. it's okay. Robert Townsend 1957 One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you. Lee Trevino 1939If you shoot at the stars and hit the moon. Les Brown Goals are the bridges that span our dreams. By documenting your dreams. Penney Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them. Dare to dream and to take risks . don't expect others to do so either. thanks to its generative and sustaining power. Les Brown Page 184 . is cursed with lousy recall. without being swayed from his purpose by either commendation or condemnation. I've discovered that when you keep setting and achieving the small goals. . Napoleon Hill Your mind. causes it. . the big ones take care of themselves. you must think about the process of achieving them.you can always do better and you can always grow. J. or an ideal always before him. Claude M. Fortunate is the person who has developed the self-control to steer a straight course toward his objective in life. Bristol The wise man bridges the gap by laying out the path by means of which he can get from where he is to where he wants to go. compete! If you aren't willing to work for your goals. a clear picture of his desire. Gary Ryan Blair Goals are dreams with deadlines. while blessed with permanent memory. John Pierpont Morgan 1837-1913 Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled.C. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Written goals provide clarity. for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.GOALS: Take control of your life.

The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. have lost their way. And each year I set a new goal. but low aim. Tom Fenner 1951If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals. The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose.You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. Not failure. are demons. expecting. to help and support my neighbors. It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars. it isn't! Richard Bach My goal in life is to have three hundred people at my funeral. Bob Conklin Goals are dreams with a time limit. Arnold H. Curtis Carlson Success only breeds a new goal. Those who think they have reached their goal. the trenchant zeal of a crusader. Meyer Here's a test to find whether your mission in life is finished. An important part of the spiritual life is to keep longing. Bette Davis 1908-1989 Make your life a mission . Glasgow Those who think that they have arrived. but if three hundred people wanted to celebrate my life. Scott Reed I consider a goal as a journey rather than a destination. is a sin. you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals. I know that this sounds a little morbid. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled. You can't catch fish unless you put your line in the water. Paul J. have missed it. Benjamin Mays Page 185 . hoping. Those who think they are saints. but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. If you're alive. in my own little way. waiting.not an intermission. Father Henri Nouwen 1932-1996 Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Kathy Seligman Choosing a goal and sticking to it changes everything. but is a calamity not to dream. if the strength of your decision is sufficient. I know that I will have done all that I could. You can't reach your goals if you don't try.

but a man's grasp should exceed his reach. find a want and fill it. or what's a heaven for? Robert Browning Goals don't mean anything if we make them too easy. The first step towards realizing goals is envisioning them. Find your want and go for it! Goals too clearly defined can become blinkers.You'll never get where you're going if you don't know where you're going to. There is nothing being done today that can't be done better. You can't reach your goals without occasionally taking some long shots. or if we alter them to suit our circumstances. Goals determine what you are going to be. Mary Catherine Bateson Ah. Page 186 . rather than the other way around. Don't just find a need and fill it. Julius Erving The most important thing about a goal is having one.

Arnold Palmer 1929What other people may find in poetry or art museums. Jack Nicklaus 1940Sometime the biggest problem is in your head. not strength. Arnold Palmer 1929I never rooted against an opponent. Band-Aid remedies never last. You’ve got to believe you can play a shot instead of wondering where your next bad shot will come from. Gary Player 1935Golf is a game in which you yell fore.GOLF: I don't care how well you play. Harvey Penik 1902-1995 Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character. Jack Nicklaus 1940Golf is a game of precision. and I don't care how bad you play. Gary Player 1935Page 187 . Paul Harvey 1918Visualize winning. Jack Nicklaus 1940You must work very hard to become a natural golfer. you can find someone who can beat you. even when the odds are against you. you can always find someone you can beat. Arnold Palmer 1929Make the total effort. but I never rooted for him either. Jack Nicklaus 1940Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the games two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself. shoot six and write down five. Arnold Palmer 1929The first and great commandment is: “Don’t let them scare you. I find in the flight of a good drive. Gary Player 1935We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts.” Elmer Davis 1890-1958 Learn the fundamentals of the game and stick to them.

just what you shot. Sam Snead 1912Nobody asked how you looked. Ben Hogan 1912-1997 Every day you miss playing or practicing is one day longer to takes to be good. If you find you do not mind playing golf in the rain. even during a hurricane. Lee Trevino 1939I’ve seen enough crazy shots to know they happen in the best of families. Ben Hogan 1912-1997 You don’t have the game you played last year or last week. Walter Hagen 1892-1969 Golf is harder than baseball.. Golfers who try to make everything perfect before taking the shot rarely make a perfect shot. you have to play your foul balls. And all the counseling in the world wouldn’t help me. Sam Snead 1912Make the basic shot-making decision early. Sam Snead 1912Thinking instead of acting is the number one disease in golf. In golf. but that’s all you’ve got. Ben Hogan 1912-1997 The ultimate judge of your swing is the flight of the ball. I wish I could play my normal game. You only have today’s game. Harden your heart and make the best of it. the snow. Lee Trevino 1939Course management. Matt Williams Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle. placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is 80% of winning golf. Sam Snead 1912I’m a golfaholic. clearly and firmly. It may be far from your best. Page 188 .. here's a valuable tip: Your life is in trouble.just once. and then ritualize all the necessary acts of preparation. Gary Player 1935You know those two-foot downhill putts with a break? I’d rather see a rattlesnake.A good golfer has the determination to win and the patience to wait for the breaks.

your focus is totally wrong and your personality might not be right for golf.The term "mulligan" is really a contraction of the phrase "maul it again. Swing easy.neither of whom can putt very well. I play in the low 80s. Golf is like marriage: If you take yourself too seriously it won't work. If you find yourself pleased that you locate more balls in the rough than you actually have lost. and you can keep my clubs and the fresh air. and both are expensive. Hit hard! Even a bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at the office.. the winner buys the drinks. Golf is the only sport where the most feared opponent is yourself... Matt Williams Achieving a certain level of success in golf is only important if you can finally enjoy the level you've reached after you've reached it. Groucho Marx 1895-1977 It’s easier to hit a ball coming at you at 100 miles per hour than it is to hit one standing still.. The next day you go out and for no reason at all you really stink. the greatest handicap is the ability to add correctly.. If it's any hotter than that. no matter how short. Golf's a hard game to figure. Give me good clubs. Why is it twice as difficult to hit a ball over water than sand.. An interesting thing about golf is that no matter how badly you play." A "gimme" can best be defined as an agreement between two golfers. One day you'll go out and slice it and shank it. There is no tragedy in missing a putt. and ten times harder than hitting it over grass? To some golfers... fresh air and a beautiful partner. it is always possible to get worse. The lowest score wins. Walter Hagen 1892-1969 Page 189 . it is also just a matter of time before the IRS investigates your business. hit into all the traps and miss every green. If your best shots are the practice swing and the "gimme putt". The best wood in most amateurs' bags is the pencil. And on top of that. All have erred in this respect. Golf! You hit down to make the ball go up. you might wish to reconsider this game. I won't play. You swing left and the ball goes right.

I can’t afford to play if it gets any cooler. The guy who's rich enough not to worry about losing his golf ball is usually so old he can't hit it far enough to lose it. Remember that golf is just a game. B. the better I play. Gary Player 1935A hungry dog hunts best. Nancy Lopez 1952Successful competitors want to win. one shot at time and then move on. They learn that they don’t like it. So would life. Tom Watson 1949Sometimes thinking too much can destroy your momentum. Tom Watson 1949A putt cannot go in the hole if it’s short. Tom Watson 1949You hear the winning breeds winning. Nancy Lopez 1952The simpler I keep things. Tom Fenner 1951Page 190 . Nancy Lopez 1952Never practice without a thought in mind.Confidence in golf means being able to concentrate on the problem at hand with no outside interference. Head cases want to win at all costs. Nancy Lopez 1952Do your best. Trump I usually play in the 100’s. it's the follow-through that makes the difference. Nancy Lopez 1952The harder you work. I’d rather face a four-footer coming back than leave the ball on the front lip. Forbes 1880-1954 Golf. they luckier you get. But no winners are bred from losing.C. Lee Trevino 1939Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. Gary D. People who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are. as in life. Tom Watson 1949Great champions have an enormous sense of pride.

half inch course … the space between your ears. Harry Vardon 1870-1937 More matches are lost through carelessness at the beginning than any other cause. Harry Vardon 1870-1937 All golfers have analyzed the game in order to find “the secret. and never as bad as your worst. When modern man does the same thing. Lee Trevino 1939I've got just one problem with golf. I stand too close to the ball after I hit it. if a good sport. but in domination of your nerves. Chi Chi Rodriguez 1937When primitive man screamed and beat the ground with sticks. The three-foot putt is just as important as the 300 yard drive. Harry Vardon 1870-1937 The most successful way to play golf is the easiest way. Fields 1879-1946 Golf is the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off. they called it witchcraft. Harry Vardon 1870-1937 Every shot counts. Harry Vardon 1870-1937 Imagine the ball has little legs. Lee Trevino 1939Page 191 . If you think you cannot do it. W. You don't know what pressure is until you play for $10 with only a dime in your pocket. and then chop them off. Harry Vardon 1870-1937 Golf is a game played mainly on a five-and-a. Harry Vardon 1870-1937 Don’t praise your own shots. I have never been troubled by nerves in golf because I felt I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. Harry Vardon 1870-1937 Golf is a matter of confidence. Bobby Jones 1902-1971 Just remember.C. Leave that function to your partner who. you are as good as your best round.” There is no secret. there is no chance you will.To play well you must feel tranquil and at peace. Harry Vardon 1870-1937 The big trick in putting is not method the secret of putting. they call it golf. will not be slow in performing it.

David Grayson See the good. Mae West 1892-1980 Loving kindness is the better part of goodness. W. Marshall Field Goodness is uneventful. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Page 192 .. Wilson Mizner No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong.. General good is the plea of the scoundrel. without the world being better for it. gentle and good. William Blake 1757-1827 Goodwill is the only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy. hypocrite and flatterer. It does not flash. without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness. BE the good. Peggy Moretti My only policy is to profess evil and do goodness. it glows. Alan Alda 1936He who would do good to another must do it in minute particles. Somerset Maugham 1874-1965 Be nice to people on you way up. because you will meet them again on your way down.GOODNESS: Too much of a good thing is wonderful.

the more reason the angels will give us for gratitude and joy to exist in our lives. we can find something to be thankful for. Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings. William Arthur Ward The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. we tend to shut ourselves off from the good we might otherwise experience.GRATITUDE: The more you express gratitude for what you have. brings peace for today. Carl Jung 1875-1961 Gratitude makes sense of our past. Gertrude Stein 1874-1946 Page 193 . and creates a vision for tomorrow. no matter how crazy and troubled we feel. we attract more good into our life. Brian Tracy Gratitude is the most healthy emotion . the more you will have to be grateful for. Cicero Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. turn routine jobs into joy. On the other hand. Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves.revenge the least. The more we seek gratitude. Margaret Stortz Develop an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. Terry Lynn Taylor Be glad for life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to look up at the stars. but the parent of all the others. when we are ungrateful. Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone. Fred De Witt Van Amburgh Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues. and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. Melody Beattie None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude. If we take the time. The most poverty stricken of all are the ungrateful. and spend without fear of bankruptcy. Henry Van Dyke When we are grateful for the good we already have.

and some hire public relations writers. dedication and discipline. where principles are at stake.D. perseverance.C. some achieve greatness. stronger than the thunder. They can make a difference in the world. Boorstin It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. whether it's by helping kids or helping people in need. where kindness is concerned.-65 A. some are born great. Riverton. Savile Softer than the flowers. Thea Alexander Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions. Mencius True merit is like a river: The deeper it is. Utah High School Marching Band Slogan Be not afraid of greatness. Marcus Annaeus Seneca 4 B. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 Page 194 . Daniel J. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Great things are only possible with outrageous requests. and some have greatness thrust upon them. A great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child.GREATNESS: Anything great takes time and patience. Marion Jones 1975Some are born great. The fame of great men ought to be judged always by the means they used to acquire it. some achieve greatness. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 Greatness is defined by someone who is not simply awesome and wonderful in the sport they compete in but goes beyond that and is great in whatever they do off the track or off the court. the less noise it makes.

less instinctive and more intuitive. there is no life. less material and more spiritual. Buck 1892-1973 To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are. Page 195 . It may mean a giving up of familiar but limiting patterns. Gordon Tibbles For me. Pearl S. Man's destiny is to always become more fully divine." He was mistaken.GROWTH: Where there is no risk. values no longer believed in. No one grows old by living--only by losing interest in living. and no progress without mistakes. safe but unrewarding work." The real fear should be of the opposite course. the safest place is out on a limb. Gail Sheehy One of Albert Schweitzer's last statements was quoted as: "The destiny of man is to be more and more human. you will never grow. The destiny of man is to become progressively less human and more humane. relationships that have lost their meaning. Shirley MacLaine No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is. Grove If you play it safe in life. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered. Growing old is mandatory. you've decided that you don't want to grow anymore. Shirley Hufstedler Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. "Taking a new step. there is no growth. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 If we don't change. There can be no growth without risk. As Dostoevsky put it. Growing up is optional. less compulsive and more creative. we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. Marie Beynon Ray Do not resent growing old: Many are denied the privilege. Andrew S. Grace Slick 1939Get out of the prison of your experience and open yourself up to growth. is what people fear most. you still have to get out of it. If we don't grow. Where there is no growth. we won't grow. uttering a new word.

Georges Clemenceau 1841-1929 In relationships. and eventually physically. Joseph Shore Even though you may want to move forward in your life. A tree dies when its roots become blocked. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. Sir John Powell 1645-1713 Growth is the only evidence of life. If the shoe fits. we must learn how to let go. Gene E. Psychologists and sociologists spend their lives trying to patch up individuals and institutions that have stopped growing. Release the hurt. A human being becomes mentally and spiritually. dead when the circumstances of his life keep him from achieving. must grow or die. thank God when you’re hurting or crying. Coons To stand is to lose. There's no standing still. Herbert Otto A person can only grow as much as his own horizon allows. like trees. John Henry Newman Page 196 . Williard Marriott Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life. What is it you would let go of today? Mary Manin Morrissey A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed . Release the fear. you're not allowing for growth.People. you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free. The stronger the winds. There you are given the chance to measure the importance of the relationship of the person and of yourself…then you can grow.I well know. the stronger the trees. Robert N. Refuse to entertain your old pain. to change is to grow. Megiverron Good timber does not grow with ease. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself. to move is to gain.

Edward Steichen 1879-1973 Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters. Life is but a tissue of habits. Harvey MacKay To learn new habits is everything. Page 197 . Anthony Trollope Good habits are as addictive as bad habits. Nathaniel Emmons The habit of reading is the only real enjoyment in which there is no alloy.C. and a lot more rewarding.C. Jackson Brown. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who'll never find out. Erasmus Every ten years a man should make it a habit of giving himself a good kick in the seat of his pants.-322 B. for it is to reach the substance of life. We become just by doing just acts. it lasts when all other pleasures fade. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Henri Frederic Amiel 1821-1881 Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. Alistar Cooke 1908A nail is driven out by another nail. Jr. Man has an incurable habit of not fulfilling the prophecies of his fellow man.HABITS: Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. temperate by doing temperate acts. habit is overcome by habit. H. Aristotle 384 B. brave by doing brave acts.

one directionally. as nature shows. hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. looking for peace. Marcus Aurelius Antonius 121-180 To maximize your chance to be happy. The time to be happy is now. drop the words 'if only. keep busy. without regret or reservation. The place to he happy is here. Anderson Happiness is a state of mind. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length. which give happiness. It is always available at bargain prices. You cannot always have happiness. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. addictions. Ramona L. To be happy. but you can always give happiness. Robert Frost 1874-1963 Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. wholeheartedly.' and substitute instead the words 'next time. Smiley Blanton My creed is that: Happiness is the only good. but tranquillity and occupation. they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. The way to be happy is to make others so.' Dr. William Hazlitt 1778-1830 Thus happiness depends.HAPPINESS: People spend a lifetime searching to happiness. less on exterior things than most suppose. You can’t pour it on others without getting a few drops on yourself. religions. They chase idle dreams. The art of pleasing consists in being pleased. William Cowper To live happily is an inward power of the soul. Page 198 . even other people. Happiness is like perfume. Robert Ingersoll Don't confuse wealth and success with happiness: It is neither wealth nor splendor.

you are no longer happy. Happiness if the key to success. It is not something we see. like a rainbow. Thomas Szasz To make a man happy. now usually attributed by adults to children.C.C. If you love what you are doing. Euripides 480 B. You traverse the world in search of happiness. Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.C. which is within the reach of every man. John B. Edith Wharton 1862-1937 Real happiness is cheap enough. Krishnamurti Happiness is an imaginary condition.-8 B. fill his hands with work.-406 B. but in ourselves. Crane If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time. or feel like the heat of a fire. and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens. Happiness is something we are. J. you will be successful. Horace 65 B. Follow your bliss. and by children to adults. yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. formerly often attributed by the living to the dead. A contented mind confers it on all.C. Robert Orben One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way.Happiness grows at our own firesides. Frederick E. James Matthew Barrie Happiness is a very small desk and a very large wastebasket. Hosea Ballou 1771-1853 Page 199 . Find where it is and don't be afraid to follow it. Sheerin No one is happy all his life long. Douglas Jerrold Happiness is not in our circumstances. Joseph Campbell Success is not the key to happiness. Isabelle Eberhardt Happiness comes uninvited: And the moment that you are conscious that you are happy.

Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the way we look at the world. Phelps Page 200 . Aleksander Solzhenitsyn 1918Happiness is not a state to arrive at. so that a man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy. however. others whenever they go. Ken Keyes. Margaret Lee Runback A great obstacle to happiness is the expectation of too great a happiness. then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman. an American cow. Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 The secret to happiness is this: Let your interests be as wide as possible. Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 We always have enough to be happy if we are enjoying what we do have – and not worrying about what we don't have. 1921-1995 If happiness truly consists in physical ease and freedom of care.Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. it's also obvious no one can experience one without the other. Fontenelle It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis. William L. and may almost be an interchangeable synonym. and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. Both attitudes are within the power. it would be. I think. Margaret Bonnano Happiness is good health and a bad memory. Donna Fargo We only do well the things we like doing. Jr. André Maurois I really think happiness is very closely aligned with success. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette Some cause happiness wherever they go. Ingrid Bergman The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditations on the past. Happiness (like success) also comes from doing what we feel called to do in life. but a manner of traveling. and no one can stop him.

someone to love. To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you. loses his misery. Napoleon Hill Happiness is a butterfly which. until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those you do not admire. Renkl The three grand essentials of happiness are: Something to do. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette Resolve to be thyself. but. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. Nathaniel Hawthorne If ignorance is bliss. Ruth E. create happiness from the inside out. Page 201 . and something to hope for. why aren't more people happy? Happiness lies in the consciousness we have of it. Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. George Sand 1804-1876 You have to believe in happiness or happiness never comes. Thomas Paine 1737-1809 Be happy. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 All the Constitution guarantees is the pursuit of happiness.When men are rightly occupied. is always beyond our grasp. Douglas Malloch It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. their amusement grows out of their work. as the color-petals out of a fruitful flower. It's one way of being wise. until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others. and know that he who finds himself. may alight upon you. You have to catch up with it yourself. Poverty and wealth have both failed. when pursued. if you sit down. you will be neither successful nor happy. Matthew Arnold 1822-1888 Don't wait for happiness to come from outside of you.

for happiness. "Wow. let me know. Henri Frederic Amiel 1821-1881 Oh. must be allowed to grow up. A career I love. Ruth Benedict 1887-1948 Being happy is something you have to learn. or don't have. too. Willa Sibert Cather The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good. I'm ambitious for that. Richard Evans Page 202 . I have a home I love." If there is something else to happiness. for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have. As we value our happiness let us not forget it. Charles Langbridge Morgan The man with a million is seldom as happy as the man who feels like a million. J. but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change. this is it. Anton Chekhov 1860-1904 May we never let the things we can't have. Priestly The world is so full of a number of things. the more of it remains. or shouldn't have. spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. I'm even feeling more and more at peace with myself. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Perfect happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 That is happiness. I guess I'm happy. the more it is spent. like a child. To show a child what once delighted you. Happiness is no laughing matter. to find the child's delight added to your own … this is happiness. Harrison Ford The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness. or good temper. I often surprise myself by saying. how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes.P. to be dissolved into something complete and great. Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 Make a bouquet of the flowers within your reach and you'll be happy.Of cheerfulness. People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.

then he will be poor . Nathaniel Hawthorne "Brains are not the best thing in the world. the whole aim and end of human existence. "But once I had brains. James Oppenheim You can multiply happiness by dividing it. this hour. poor in all that makes life worth living. Unhappy businessmen. comes incidentally. So. too. The world is sad enough without your woe. This is the day. It is the capacity to enjoy life that brings contentment. . "Have you any?. and perhaps more interesting because of them. for brains do not make one happy. Updegraff If money is all that a man makes. not at the end of the road. with all of its trials and troubles." answered the Tin Woodsman." inquired the Scarecrow. by Frank Baum Success is getting what you want. Charles Baudelaire 1821-1867 Happiness does not lie in happiness. Happiness in this world.The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. and happiness is the best thing in the world. A multitude of small delights constitutes happiness. Robert R. Talk happiness. Casson How much we enjoy what we have is more important than how much we have. and it is too late. I should much rather have a heart. but in the achievement of it. and is never attained. I am convinced. Make it the object of pursuit. the minute for each of us to sense the fact that life is good. Life is full of people who have more than they know what to do with. the hour. Fyodor Milhailovich Dostoyevsky 1821-1881 Page 203 . this minute. Today. Herbert N. the wise man grows it under his own feet. Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 Happiness is to be found along the way." from The Wizard of OZ.poor in happiness. "No. . and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it. would increase their happiness more by walking six miles every day than by any conceivable change of philosophy. for then the journey is over. happiness is wanting what you get. when it comes. my head is quite empty. but cannot be content. and a heart. and it leads to a wild-goose chase." said the Tin Woodsman. Follow some other object. Orison Swett Marden Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life. having tried them both.

therefore. and leave no crevice for a repentance or an approval . but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Arthur Schopenhauer 1788-1860 Happiness is a way station between too little and too much. precarious. It is not attained through self-gratification. Helen Keller 1880-1968 Page 204 . Mark Twain 1835-1910 The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. by their very nature. Channing Pollack Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.that is happiness. highly uncertain. guard accordingly. Marcus Aurelius Antonius 121-180 Happiness belongs to those who are sufficient unto themselves. ephemeral and subject to chance. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Probably there is nothing in the world so suggestive of serene contentment and perfect bliss as the spectacle of a calf chewing on a dishrag. For all external sources of happiness and pleasure are. and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.To fill the hour.

firm as weeds among stones. Ann Landers 1918Reject hatred without hating.HATE: Hate will corrode anything it touches. Washington 1856-1915 Hate is a luxury no one can afford. Oliver Wendell Holmes. William H. it is well known. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Prejudices. Olive Schriner I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. Eric Hoffer No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted. the more it will contract. they grow there.D. Malachy McCourt Malice drinks one-half of its own poison. particularly the one who acts as its host.C.-65 A. It can damage the vessel in which it is stored as well as destroy the object on which it is poured. Hate is like acid. Booker T. Walton 1902-1983 Page 205 . 1809-1894 Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Mary Baker Eddy Of all afflictions. Charlotte Bronte 1816-1855 Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. the worst is self-contempt. Marcus Annaeus Seneca 4 B. Sr. are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education. Berthold Auerbach The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye: The more light you pour upon it. To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.

and bringing to fuller life the wonderful person that each of us can be.D. reclaim our health. the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.HEALTH: Laughter is by definition healthy. Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year. Theodore Isaac Rubin. Groucho Marx 1895-1977 Sound health is like true friendship. Franklin P. Doris Lessing 1919The greatest mistake a man can make is to sacrifice health for any other advantage. It's no measure of health to be well adjusted in a profoundly sick society. bringing healing to the wounds we carry inside us. Krishnamarti To me good health is more than just exercise and diet. It's really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself. Irwin Sarason The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Charles Caleb Colton Good friends are good for your health. John Robbins Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all. M. and restore ourselves to balance. We can take power over what and how we eat. Rona Barrett Page 206 . Angela Lansbury The joy is that we can take back our bodies. Adams 1881-1960 A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running. We can rejuvenate and recharge ourselves.

spirit and soul into even your smallest acts. now. . you must first become a worthwhile person in your heart. Swami Sivananda 1887-1963 Home wasn’t built in a day. George Leonard Michael Murphy Heartbreaks will last as long as you want and cut deep as you allow them to go. and leads many of us to seek transformation . Like the human heart. and you'll never have to worry about your feet. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. but my heart is my own. That something attracts us all. Paradise is open to all kinds of hearts. mind. the challenge is not how to survive heartbreaks but to learn from them. It becomes more and more evident that our own well-being is indissolubly linked to the health of society and our environment. Keep you head and your heart in the right direction. This is the secret of success. Henry Clay 1777-1852 Put your heart.HEART: There are many things in life that will catch your eye. . Pierre Jean de Berager All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire. Nothing in the world is impossible to a willing heart. Billy Graham 1918Page 207 . A heart truly in love never loses hope but always believes in the promise of love. more than ever before. in different ways. the world points beyond itself to something greater and more beautiful than its present condition. the whole world's advance. no matter how long a time and how far a distance. A great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child. and furthers. If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your life. It is possible. to see that our own growth is rooted in. Rev. Mencius Hot head and cold hearts never solved anything. but only a few will catch your heart …pursue those.

do it heartily. and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.. because the pain of not being true to it is far. great strength. in every hour. will one day realize it. your soul. When God measures a person. I want to know what you ache for.. far greater. Kathleen Pedersen The heart has its reasons which reason does not know.. Oriah Mountain Dreamer The unthankful heart. 3:23 Great beauty.Those who cherish a beautiful vision. but it's the heart that laughs. not the head. and that his heart is no island. a lofty ideal in their hearts. for you will surely have it. Blaise Pascal 1623-1662 And whatsoever Ye do.. It's about what's going on in your own hearts. whatever the pain. the hands labor. but the thankful heart. Just put forth a clear enough request. the words from your mouth will be empty. and great riches are really and truly of no great use. it shows he is a citizen of the world. and everything your heart desires must come to you. but a continent that joins to them. discovers no mercies. Liz Curtis Higgs Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Sir Francis Bacon 1561-1626 The head thinks. and each action will be meaningless. cut off from other lands. He puts the tape around the heart. Unless your heart. Truth and confidence are the roots of happiness. Col. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers. Shakti Gawain Be careful what you set your heart upon. and your whole being are behind every decision you make. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 It doesn't interest me that you do for a living. some heavenly blessings. Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1887 Sometimes what seems like surrender isn't surrender at all. a right heart exceeds all. Nicholas Evans Page 208 . About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it. will find.

but the merciful is close to the heart of God. Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. I shall not live in vain. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 The just is close to the people's heart. If I can stop one heart from breaking. They must be felt with the heart. I shall not live in vain. Don’t ever let them come apart. or cool one pain. or help one fainting robin into his nest again.To be a champion. you have to have it in your heart. Kahlil Gibran One thing that I want to tell you that only a non-doctor can tell you. that the head bone is connected to the heart bone. Helen Keller 1880-1968 Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow. Max Lucado Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. If I can ease one life the aching. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993 Page 209 . Dr. Chris Evert 1954You change your life by changing your heart.

Helen Keller 1880-1968 Nobody. Booker T. our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful. applaud their efforts. Bruce Lee 1940-1973 It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us. Mae Maloo A helping word to one in trouble is like a switch on a railroad track … an inch between wreck and smooth rolling prosperity. Washington 1856-1915 After the verb 'to love. that there is no other help but self-help. everybody wins. dedicating one's self wholeheartedly to a given task. Doing one's best. lift up someone else.HELP: I have come to discover through earnest personal experience and dedicated learning that ultimately the greatest help is self-help. Epicurus The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. Jim Stovall Alone we can do so little. Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1887 You take people as far as they will go. Marie Curie 1867-1934 You need to be aware of what others are doing. Maya Angelou 1928Page 210 . acknowledge their successes. Dame Muriel Spark 1918You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another. Jeannette Rankin If you want to lift yourself up. but nobody can make it out here alone. not as far as you would like them to go. which happens to have no end but is an on-going process. and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement.' 'to help' is the most beautiful verb in the world. Bertha Von Suttner One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom. together we can do so much.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman Page 211 . Theodore H. White 1915-1986 We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. of most of the people you see every day. Tom Brokaw 1940A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Will Rogers 1879-1935 A hero is no braver than an ordinary man. Bernard Malamud To go against the dominant thinking of your friends.HEROES: Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away. we're all plain people and don't know how far we can go. is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can have. but he is braver five minutes longer. Christopher Reeve 1952Without heroes.

they always fall. despite its wrenching pain. your life is history. but if faced with courage. Warren Buffett History. but in the end.. I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. If you continue to live in the past. the most instructive to a man is his own. Laing Page 212 . need not be lived again. There have been tyrants and murderers. Will Durant 1885-1981 Throughout history.always. A historian is content if he has been able to shed more light. Shirer 1904-1993 Of all history. cannot be unlived. and for a time they can seem invincible. the richest people would be librarians. and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today. Henry Ford 1863-1947 When I dispair.D.. the most common debilitating human ailment has been cold feet. Think of it. Blackie Sherrod We want to live in the present. History repeats itself in the large because human nature changes with geological leisureliness.HISTORY: History must repeat itself because we pay such little attention to it the first time. If past history was all there was to the game. R. Maya Angelou 1928We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is disappearing. Mahatma Ghandi 1869-1948 History must speak for itself. William L.

Honesty is telling the truth to other people. It is much easier to be honest with other people. Benson There is one way to find out if a man is honest. Spencer Johnson I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. When I am honest I never feel stupid. tell people what you're trying to accomplish and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it. Edward F. he's probably crooked. If he says "yes". Leah Arendt Page 213 . they want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.HONESTY: I think we never become really and genuinely our entire and honest selves until we are dead – and then. we disempower ourselves. Groucho Marx 1895-1977 Do not do what you would undo if caught. the character of an "Honest Man. I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles. People ought to start dead and then they would be honest so much earlier." George Washington 1732-1799 Do not do what you would undo if caught. ask him. Mark Twain 1835-1910 A show of a certain amount of honesty is in any profession or business the surest way of growing rich. not until we have been dead for years and years. Lee Iacocca 1924Every time we are dishonest with ourselves. And when I am honest I am automatically humble. Right up front. Jean De La Bruyere 1645-1696 How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. Hugh Prather It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. Leah Arendt Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing. Noel Coward Integrity is telling myself the truth. Louis Kronenberger Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty.

Alexander Pope 1688-1744 Page 214 .C.-347 B. Plato 429 B. Would that the simple maxim. Milton S. Hershey An honest man's the noblest work of God. Hubbard Young man: Be honest.merely the safest.C. Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.Honesty is not the best policy . might be laid to heart that a sense of the true aim of life might elevate the tone of politics and trade till public and private honor become identical. Margaret Fuller Honesty pays. but it doesn't pay enough to suit most people. train yourself for useful work. that honesty is the best policy. love God. Frank M.

C. or acts to improve the lot of others. Rahel Vanhagen Hope is a waking dream. he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. or strikes out against any injustice. Robert Francis Kennedy 1925-1968 Hope begins in the dark. the heart would break. no hope. no action. but I always hope. Dr. Aristotle 384 B. Jean Kerr If it were not for hope. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up. but it is a bad supper. the most important thing is to live it with hope. Ovid 43 B. Anne Lamott Don't let your hopes run wild: He that lives upon hope will die fasting.HOPE: My hopes are not always realized. He who does not hope to win has already lost.-17 A. and nevertheless possible.D. George Herbert In the face of uncertainty. Sir Francis Bacon 1561-1626 Hope is the most treacherous of human fancies. Peter Levi Hope is the feeling you get that the feeling you have isn't permanent. there is nothing wrong with hope. That is what is most impossible. Page 215 . Jose Joaquin Olmedo Each time a man stands up for an ideal. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Hope is a good breakfast. the dawn will come. Bernie Siegel Hope for forces which you do not have yet. the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing. James Fenimore Cooper He that lives in hope dances without music. No hope. No matter how difficult life can be.-322 B. no action.C.C.

proud in that they are not proud. Sockman He who is humble is confident and wise. Rabino Nilton Bonder Humility is attentive patience. but not the mineral rights. The opposite of pride is actual a lack of self-esteem. He who brags is insecure and lacking. T. Paul Getty 1892-1976 Humility is the most difficult of all virtues to achieve. try ordering someone else’s dog around. Lovasik True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. it is a point of equilibrium. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be. Robert Burton 1577-1640 The meek shall inherit the earth. J. in fact. nothing dies harder than the desire to think well of oneself. Laurence Peter They are proud in humility. Ralph W. when. Bix Bender Page 216 .HUMILITY: Many people believe that humility is the opposite of pride. Lawrence G. Lisa Edmondson If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of influence.S. Simone Weil Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are. Eliot 1888-1965 A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility. A humble person is totally different from a person who cannot recognize and appreciate himself as part of this worlds marvels.

One must have enough of it to avoid having too much. you don't have any sense at all. overcome the unexpected. the saving thing. Mel Brooks 1928Humor can be an incredible. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Brevity is the soul of wit. but remember there are limits: If it bends. Rev. all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place. William Arthur Ward Wit: Intellect on a spree. Will Rogers 1879-1935 A pun is the lowest form of humor -. Don't be afraid to act silly. Andre Maurois It's great to have a sense of humor. Carl Hiaasen A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming. if it breaks. Oscar Levant 1906-1972 Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns.when you don't think of it first. and outlast the unbearable. Billy Graham 1918It is not enough to posses wit. it's not funny. Fred Allen 1894-1956 A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. he should be drawn and quoted.W.HUMOR: If you don't have a sense of humor. understand the unconventional. it's funny. Woody Allen 1935Everything is funny as long as it's happening to someone else. lacerating and effective weapon. C. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Humor is just another defense against the universe. It is the ultimate form of communication. Page 217 . Metcalf Humor is the shortest distance between two people. tolerate the unpleasant. The minute it crops up. Humor is the great thing. The word "silly" comes from the old English word meaning blessed.

Humor helps you reframe problems and defuse conflicts. Samuel Butler 1612-1680 If people don't want to come out to the ballpark. with imperfect arguments and things that are insane. and gives them to others. I would not be able to bear the burden of this office. What happened to the other 385 laughs? Humor is that which most efficiently recognizes that we are living in an imperfect world.Humor helps us to think out of the box. nobody's going to stop them. I want to become a little boy. J. Jennifer Jones A sense of humor enables us not so much to laugh at the people who provoke us to laugh. When I grow up. And the only way we can live with that fact is to laugh. Don't ever play leap frog with a unicorn. Dr. divine. The average child laughs about 400 times per day. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Perfectionist: One who takes great pains. Yogi Berra 1925To eat is human. Gracie Allen 1905-1964 If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life. To digest. Joseph Heller Where it not for my jokes. illogical. choose a sense of humor. Mark Twain 1835-1910 We have done so much with so little that we are now qualified to anything with nothing. it has you. Barsoux The truth comes out in jokes. and irrational. but at ourselves for being so easily provoked. One doesn't have a sense of humor. Joel Goodman Page 218 . the average adult laughs only 15 times per day. Larry Gelbart 1928A little levity will save many a heavy thing from sinking. Vicki Marsala When I was born I was so surprised I couldn't talk for a year and a half.

42 around the waist. 96 around the golf course. wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words. and it just makes you walk funny.C. Groucho Marx 1895-1977 Page 219 . Nothing is solved. Kathryn Carpenter I'm 42 around the chest. Horace 65 B. The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win. you're still a rat.Croll's Query: If tin whistles are made of tin.C. Of course. Seuss) 1904-1991 God always has another custard pie up his sleeve.-8 B. Lilly Tomlin 1939I wouldn't belong to any organization that would have me as a member. what are foghorns made of? Home is where the mortgage is. I'll never know. A camel is a horse designed by committee. Lynn Redgrave 1943One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. Theodore Geisel (Dr. and a nuisance around the house. Dorothy Parker A jest often decides matters of importance more effectually and happily than seriousness. but who needs flies? The quizzical expression of the monkey at the zoo comes from his wondering whether he is his brother's keeper or his keeper's brother. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 Don't get your knickers in a knot. The man who gets too big for his breeches will be exposed in the end. Humor is a universal language. you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Groucho Marx 1895-1977 Adults are just obsolete children. How he got into my pajamas. Groucho Marx in the movie Animal Crackers The happiness or unhappiness of men depends as much on their humours as on fortune. Joel Goodman Wit has truth in it.

only then can you be successful. Woodrow T. 1809-1894 If you are seeking creative ideas. Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up. Paula Poundstone I not only use all the brains I have. every creation since time began. go for a walk. Raymond Inman No matter how many people you ask for their ideas on a project.IDEAS: Every invention. Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself. Raquel Welch Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have. It doesn't take a genius to come up with a creative idea. none of them will have any ideas until the project is over. began with an idea. I'm better about things than about people. Wilson 1856-1924 The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. just creative thinker with an open mind. and just before you realize what’s wrong with it. you don't have a clear idea. David Belasco 1853-1931 What is now proved was once imagined. Emile Chartier Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books. but I'm better at ideas. Mark Twain 1835-1910 A mind once stretched by a new idea. Then they will all tell you how you did it wrong or how it could have been done better. never regains it's original dimension. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Sr. Those creators have the same brains as you or I. I'm more interested in people. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. Peter F. but all that I can borrow. every work of art. and you begin to follow your own instincts . Bell Hooks Page 220 . because they're always looking for ideas. Drucker 1909If you can't write your idea on the back of my calling card. William Blake 1757-1827 Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you.

and idea by itself is worth nothing. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside. Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940 There is nothing so futile as having the right ideas and getting no attention. F. A single idea. F. Ideas in action solve problems. An idea. less easy to execute.Ideas are elusive. but a lot of foolish ideas have died there. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go. as much as anything can. slippery things. they don't always bite everyone. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Ideas. Lee 1807-1870 Page 221 . B. Robert E. if it is right. Forbes 1880-1954 No grand idea was ever born in a conference. so you can stab them during the night before they get away. like fleas. or they are no better than dreams. Ideas are the raw material of progress. jump from person to person. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 An idea is only as good as its execution. like a machine. assure a happy life. and still retain the ability to function. Jacques Maritain Ideas are easy to conceive. Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940 Great ideas are the fuel of progress. saves us the labor of an infinity of experience. But. The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in the mind at the same time. John Kenneth Galbraith 1908Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men. The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all. achieve goals and. Everything first takes shape in the form of an idea. Earl Nightingale Sitting down on a tack is often more useful than having an idea. at least it make you get up and do something about it.C. Act on your ideas. must have power applied to it before it can accomplish anything. But. Earl Nightingale The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions. and not on our circumstances.

Something must be done about them. but an idea lives on. live for it. its custodians have fervor. When the idea is new. and I mean the biggies. A man may die. Ideas won't keep. die for it.The vitality of thought is an adventure. Alfred North Whitehead Every time one man puts an idea across. Ideas have endurance without death. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 Page 222 . he finds ten men who thought of it first . Irvine Robbins. and they all started with a guy with an idea. nations may rise and fall. doing it well. Co-founder of Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Don't dismiss a good idea simply because you don't like the source. and if need be.but they only thought of it. Alfred Montaport You look at any giant corporation. You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you encounter a new idea.

IMAGINATION:
We are never so happy nor so unhappy as we imagine. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 To treat your facts with imagination is one thing. To imagine your facts is yet another. John Burroughs Many times, cleverness is more useful then knowledge. Pierre Augustin Caron deBeaumarchais 1732-1799 What we can easily see is only a small percentage of what is possible. Imagination is having the vision to see what is just below the surface, to picture that which is essential, but invisible to the eye. Using your imagination is the one time in life you can really go anywhere. Ann Patchett I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to popular belief, is more powerful in the mature than the young. W. Somerset Maugham If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. Lauren Bacall 1924Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. John Dewey Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, "Just watch!" Bill Bradley Imagination is the true magic carpet. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993 Eagle we are not, but we can still fly. Our imaginations become our wings. The magnificent eagle is still just an eagle but, we can soar as high and as far as our aspirations take us. It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. Ursula LeGuin Page 223

IMPORTANCE:
Of all things you wear, your expression is the most important. Perseverance is very important. How else would two snails have made it to the Ark? The man of talent seeks to be important; the man of genius seeks to do the important. It is important for people to know just what you stand for. It's equally important for people to know just what you won't stand for. It is more important to do the right things than to do things right. The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously. Nicholas Butler 1862-1947 It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not. Mignon McLaughlin In the game of life, nothing is less important than the score at half time. Life would be stunted and narrow if we could feel no significance in the world around us beyond that which can be weighed and measured with the tools of the physicist or described by the metrical symbols of the mathematician. Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And, the third is to be kind. Henry James 1843-1916 Every time we start thinking we're the center of the universe, the universe turns around and says with a slightly distracted air, "I'm sorry. What did you say your name was again?" Margaret Maron A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove . . . but the world will be different because I was important in the life of a child. Some people are so busy doing the immediate and the urgent that they never stop to think about the important.

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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank 1929-1945 The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart, head and hands. Robert M. Pirsig You can't help a person uphill without getting closer to the top yourself. Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn’t have to advertise. Will Rogers 1879-1935 Nothing in recent years, on television or anywhere else, has improved on a good story that begins “Once upon a time….” William J. Bennett To try to be better is to be better. Charlotte Cushman People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher and better than themselves. Tyron Edwards He who stops being better stops being good. Oliver Cromwell People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy. Oliver Goldsmith The world is not good enough - we must make it better. Alice Walker Attempt the impossible in order to improve you work. Bette Davis 1908-1989 Yard by yard, life is hard. Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Take one little extra step each day, and soon you'll be miles ahead. When someone is no longer anxious to do better, that person is done for. Occasional failure is the price of improvement.

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Those who know others are intelligent. Those who know themselves have insight. Those who master others have force. Those who master themselves have strength. Those who know what is enough are wealthy. Those who persevere have direction. Those who maintain their position endure. And those who die and yet do not perish, live on. Lao Tzu 'Tis better to be alone than in bad company. George Washington 1732-1799 Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what needs to be done, and their ingenuity will surprise you. General George S. Patton, Jr. 1885-1945 There are many who are living far below their possibilities because they are continually handing over their individualities to others. Ralph Waldo Trine Don't let other people tell you what you want. Pat Riley No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist. J. Paul Getty 1892-1976 The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger. W. Somerset Maugham Don't expect to find one right way to make yourself more creative. All I would tell people is to hold on to what was individual about themselves, not to allow their ambitions for success to cause them to try to imitate the success of others. You've got to find it on your terms. Harrison Ford To shine is better than to reflect. Let us keep in mind each his own uniqueness, his integrity and that of his fellow men. C. Gessler Be virtuously what you are, and let not the ocean wash away your tincture. Thomas Browne Page 226

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Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do. Don Galer Live so when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Quality is the word. Integrity is the source. Earl Nightingale Integrity is doing the right thing, even if no one is watching. Jim Stovall Those who preserve their integrity remain unshaken by the storms of daily life. They do not stir like leaves on a tree or follow the herd when it runs. In their mind remains the ideal attitude and conduct of living. This is not something given to them by others. It is in their roots...it is a strength that exists deep within them. Native American saying My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey 1954There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ‘em. But all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ‘em. Kevin Welch I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he is wrong. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Integrity is one of several paths. It distinguishes itself from the others because it is the right path, and the only one upon you will never get lost. M.H. McKee The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius 551 B.C.-479 B.C. Keep your promises to yourself. David H. Fink Integrity does not inhibit performance, it is performance. Page 227

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) 1904-1991 It is those who have this imperative demand for the best in their natures, and who will accept nothing short of it, that hold the banners of progress, that set the standards, the ideals, for others. Orsen Swett Marden When you take an oath, you hold your soul in your hands. If you break that oath, you open your fingers and loose your soul. Sir Thomas Moore I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 I'm quite sure that ... I have no race prejudices, and I think I have no color prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. Indeed, I know it. I can stand any society. All that I care to know is that a man is a human being - that is enough for me; he can't be any worse. Mark Twain 1835-1910 It's the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. Dame Rebecca West 1892-1983 Always retain your values, principles, and beliefs. They will guide your actions with more surety than whim, emotion, or desire. Wess Roberts Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do. Vince Poscente I don't pretend to tell people how to live their lives other than to do the right thing and work hard. Everything else should take care of itself. Dave Anderson If I feel strongly, I’d say it. I know I can do more good by being vocal than by staying quiet. I'd have a whole lot more money if I lied, but I wouldn't enjoy spending it. Martina Navratilova The soul is dyed the color of it's thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principals and can bear the full light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is what you become. Your integrity is your destiny...it is the light that guides your way. Heraclitus Page 228

INVESTMENTS:
Invest in yourself. It will pay you for the rest of your life. If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting. Dick Vermeil Don’t limit your investing to the financial world. Invest something in yourself, and you will be richly rewarded. Charles R. Schwab The only person who you have direct and immediate control is yourself. The most important assets to develop, preserve, and enhance, therefore, are your capabilities. And no one can do it for you - you must cultivate the habits of leadership effectiveness for yourself and doing so will be the single best investment you can ever make. Stephen R. Covey Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything. Walt Whitman 1819-1892 The best investment is not in funds, but in friends. I had a friend once who borrowed fifty dollars from me, and I haven't seen him since. After thinking it over, I've decided that it was a pretty good investment. Gary D. Trump

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Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art. Bliss Carman We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. Helen Keller 1880-1968 Replace the betrayal and self-blame of the past with the joy and freedom of the present … and the miraculous promise of the future. The mere sense of living is joy enough. Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 Genuine love will always feel urged to communicate joy--to be a joy-giver. Mankind needs joy. Lawrence G. Lovasik Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the self-same well from which your laughter rises was often-times filled with your tears René Descartes 1596-1650 Joy, has no cost. Marianne Williamson Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic. Rosalind Russell Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. Karl Barth 1886-1968 Joy is not in things, it is in us. Richard Wagner One joy dispels a hundred cares. If you have joy in your heart, it will be known by the look on your face. When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931

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When God measures a person, He puts the tape around the heart, not the head. I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1882-1945 The only way to be just is to judge you own actions by the best part of you, and to judge the actions of others by the worst part of you. Snap judgment would be all right if it didn't come unsnapped so often. Fortune truly helps those who are of good judgment. Euripides 480 B.C.-406 B.C. I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned. First Duke of Wellington Examine the contents, not the bottle. The Talmud I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be and be that kind of person. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes. Sally Field Judge a tree from its fruit; not from the leaves. Euripedes Measure your self by your best moments, not by your worst. We are too prone to judge ourselves by our moments of despondency and depressions. Robert Johnson 1853-1937 A good judge doesn't know the strength of the plaintiff's case until he's heard the defense. William Sheffield If you consider that life is too short to pass judgment, you’re half way there. Cathye Allen To sit in judgment of those things which you perceive to be wrong or imperfect is to be one more person who is part of judgment, evil or imperfection. Dr. Wayne Dyer 1940Statistics are no substitute for judgment. Henry Clay 1777-1852

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only justice. Elias Canetti Man. he is the worst of all. perfected. Aristotle 384 B.JUSTICE: To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it.C. Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice? Lillian Hellman The love of justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering justice. but. But it also requires that everyone should contribute to the production of food. Dwight David Eisenhower 1890-1969 Justice requires that everyone should have enough to eat. consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.-322 B. And this is the sacrifice I wish to make. fairness. Though force can protect in emergency. Theras Agnor III Page 232 . Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 Justice sometimes means having to give up all that is you.C. is the best of animals. in order to be fair and just. when separated from law and justice.

It is an attitude. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. William Arthur Ward No kind action ever stops with itself. nameless. Lawrence G. an expression. Aesop 550 B.C. Little deeds of kindness. Sir Rabindanath Tagor 1861-1941 If you are unkind. and the roots spring up and make new trees. My religion is kindness. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Page 233 . Eric Hoffer 1902-1983 Wise sayings often fall on barren ground. no matter how small. Arthur Helps Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.. We are made kind by being kind.. but a kind word is never thrown away. William Wordsworth 1770-1850 No act of kindness. The Dali Lama 1935Kindness is more than deeds. is ever wasted.KINDNESS: My religion is simple. It is anything that lifts another person. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions. Neil Strait Men are cruel. Help to make earth happy like the heavens above. you’re the wrong kind. Lovasik Kindness can become its own motive. One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing. as far as I know. C. little words of love. Alfred North Whitehead 1861-1947 The best portion of a good man's life is in his little. Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 The kindness of the American people is. a look. something unique in the history of the world. a touch. Julia A.C.-470 B. Fletcher Carney A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. unremembered acts of kindness and of love. but man is kind.

C. if you can. in a year. in a lifetime! Lawrence G. A kind eye. Lao Tzu Try to make at least one person happy every day. unremembered acts of kindness and love. never forget kindness. the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week. When one begins to purposefully perform acts of kindness.Kindness is the ability to love people more than they deserve. Confucius 551 B. Kindness in words creates confidence. Gary Ryan Blair The best portion of a good man's life. think a kind thought. speak a kind word.-479 B. Count up. Kindness in giving creates love. sees beyond them. kindness causes misunderstanding. If you cannot speak a kind word. and hostility to evaporate. Lawrence G. The periods of emptiness when we search for the "meaning of it all" begin to fill with acts of kindness. Lovasik Only a kind person is able to judge another justly and to make allowances for his weaknesses. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Page 234 . mistrust. Albert Schweitzer The smallest act of kindness is worth far more than the grandest of all intentions. As the sun makes ice melt. while recognizing defects. nameless. doing good begins to be the same as feeling good. Lovasik Forget injuries. his little.C. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. the spirit changes and soon doing good deeds becomes a focal point for our life. If you cannot do a kind deed. William Wordsworth 1770-1850 Constant kindness can accomplish much.

the more they find there is to learn. help yourself to a good book. Unless the knowledge gained from experience is reconditioned in each new situation. it is a rigid and a dangerous guide. Page 235 . But we also know it doesn't work to urge people to think outside the box without giving them the tools to climb out. from its not being purchasable. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. Laurie Dunnavant A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. Blanche H. Ethel Watts Mumford We understand that you can't transform people who don't have internal drive and desire to create. Wonder rather than doubt is the root of knowledge. Locke If you believe in self-help. Dow Knowledge is power. and from its not being perishable. the dumber you really are. John A. just bring your own container. Abraham Joshua Heschel Pain is the root of knowledge. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 Knowledge is free at the public library. if you know it about the right person. Chris Hamono Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Simone Weil 1909-1943 No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience. knowledge is truly the best thing: From its not being liable ever to be stolen. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 It never occurs to teenagers that someday they will know as little as their parents. They say that the more a person learns. Therefore the smarter you think you are.KNOWLEDGE: A man can know nothing of mankind without knowing something of himself. Among all things.

Lord David Cecil 1902-1986 He who knows everything that he is told. Randall Jacobs Ignorance is the curse of God. Siegel Page 236 . You have a remarkable ability which you never acknowledged before. and the more we gain. all human knowledge is moonshine. That's where it all starts. knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us. L. Mae West 1892-1980 In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man. Know yourself. Carol Pearson Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it. know your men. the more we are capable of seeing. the more is our desire. humanely. Carl Frederik There are three kinds of businesspeople: Successful. it seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity. you must acquire it. Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you. Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it. and lovingly. Further than that. Don Herold The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while conditions are still unfavorable. Mencken Everything's in the mind. know your business. And I mean really know the answer. Konrad Adenauer 1876-1967 The first step to knowledge is to know that we are ignorant. H. Favorable conditions never come. It is to look at a situation and know whether you can do it. must know a lot of things that are not so. There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Maria Mitchell 1818-1889 We are here and it is now. the more we see. unsuccessful. Arthur Guiterman Make sure you really know what you think you "know".It is important to use all knowledge ethically. and those who give seminars telling the second group how the first group did it. William J.

the hands labor. why do you take your life so seriously? Lighten up a little! A good laugh is sunshine in the house. They laughed at Columbus. Carl Sagan Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at. only he works twice as fast. Mark Twain 1835-1910 A clown is like aspirin. and more. before anyone else can. Laughter has been proven to increase your life expectancy. William Makepeace Thackeray Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. they laughed at Fulton. Susan Thurman Page 237 . Elsa Maxwell Laughter is contagious. but it is the heart that laughs. so that we gain distance and through laughter. strengthen your immune system. reduce tension. relief. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.LAUGHTER: The ability to laugh at life is right at the top. Michael Crawford 1942He who laughs. Groucho Marx 1895-1977 But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. Liz Curtis Higgs Laugh at yourself first. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 The head thinks. Start an epidemic. it exaggerates the anxieties and absurdities we feel. in the hierarchy of our needs. So. Humor has much to do with pain. with love and communication. they laughed at the Wright Brothers. Endorfins are nature's own fighter of disease. Nicolas Sebastien Chamfort 1741-1794 Research has shown that laughter makes the brain secrete endorfins. Endorfins lower your blood pressure. Mary Pettibone Poole The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed. lasts. Sara Davidson A joke isn't a joke until someone laughs.

If you're good. you'll have more days to laugh. Goldie Hawn Laughter is probably one of the best ways to give yourself a lift . If we may believe our logicians. Milan Kundera Once you can laugh at your own weaknesses. Since the first two are beyond our comprehension. you can move forward. we must do what we can with the third. human folly. Love makes the world go 'round. Page 238 . Bob Lockport If you laugh every day. The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness. Comedy breaks down walls. It opens up people. man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. you can fill up those openings with something positive. but laughter keeps us from getting dizzy. Kate O'Brien He who laughs last. Aubrey Menen Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. and laughter. Cry and you cry with your girlfriends. Laurie Kuslansky A laugh is a terrible weapon. Maybe you can combat some of the ugliness in the world. Joseph Addison 1672-1719 God.both mentally and physically.Laugh and the world laughs with you. thinks slowest.

Donald Herzberg Page 239 . 1841-1935 Ignorance of the law does not prevent the losing lawyer from collecting his bill. is by considering the reason and spirit of it. Oliver Wendell Holmes. a sign of weakness and malady. For when this reason ceases. Sir William Blackstone 1723-1780 Finagle's Fourth Law: No matter what occurs. Argus Hamilton Many a timid person won't take a trip by airplane until the law of gravity has been repealed.LAWS: The most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of law. Jr. when the words are dubious. or the cause which moved the legislator to enact it. there is always someone who believes it happened according to their pet theory. the law itself ought likewise to cease with it. A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians. Denis Healey Our court dockets are so crowded today it would be better to refer to it as the overdue process of law. It is a good thing to follow the first law of holes: If you are in one. First law of wing-walking: Never leave hold of what you've got until you've got hold of something else. it’s just that no one has time for the jury duty. The Baker's Dozen Law: Always give people more than what they expect to get. People in Los Angeles would love to have a NFL team. Bill Vaughn Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke. Voltaire 1694-1778 Somebody once figured out that we have 35 million laws trying to enforce 10 commandments. stop digging.

There are quiet leaders and leaders who can hear into the next country. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 If you're not going to be a leader. Dwight David Eisenhower 1890-1969 Leadership is the instilling of vision in the generation to follow. like swimming. Not by bullying them. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights. not by grabbing them by the shirt front. follow the leader. and some in courage. not position. Casey Stengel A true leader walks his talk. Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it.LEADERSHIP: Leadership is getting other people to get the best out of themselves. Peter F. that’s the hard part. the building of a personality beyond it's normal limitations. Marv Levy Leadership is action. Page 240 . with many diverse styles and qualities. cannot be learned by reading about it. John W. Lao Tse Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting someone else to do the work. Leadership is a matter of trusting oneself enough to trust in others to excel. Pollard The trouble with being a leader today is that you can't be sure if the people are following you or chasing you. but by getting them to join you. When the effective leader is finished with his work. It’s easy to get good players. Some find strength in eloquence.that is flattery. John G.that can just as well be a glib tongue. the people say it happened naturally. Gardner 1912Leadership is not magnetic personality . It is not 'making friends and influencing people' . Gettin’ them to play together. Henry Mintzberg No leader can be too far ahead of his followers. Leaders come in many forms. raising a person's performance to a higher standard. some in judgment. Drucker 1909Leadership. not the followers.

The boss says "I". Dwight David Eisenhower 1890-1969 A leader must know." The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown. They make the impossible happen. Page 241 . the leader coaches them. not leadership. Dwight David Eisenhower 1890-1969 Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. He is then committed to show favors. John Maxwell Pull the string. the leader fixes the breakdown." Harry Gordon Selfridge 1864-1947 Management works in the system. and it will follow wherever you wish.that's assault. Stephen R. Joe D. Golda Meir You don't lead by hitting people over the head . Randall Leadership is an attitude before it is an ability. Clarence A. Push it. and must be able to make it abundantly clear to those about him that he knows. The boss says "go". The boss depends upon authority. Robert Jarvik You don't manage people. A leader must stand alone. the leader on good will. leadership works on the system. but far enough ahead to motivate them. Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper 1906-1992 The actions of a responsible executive are contagious. the leader inspires enthusiasm. and it will go nowhere at all. must know that he knows.Leaders must be close enough to relate to others. Covey A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there. The boss inspires fear. You lead people. David Gergen A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader. you manage things. Dr. Mother Jones The boss drives his men. the leader says "let's go. the leader says "we. Batton I believe that no man who holds a leader's position should ever accept favors from either side.

but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.one in which the eternal dignity of man is respected. you find them one at a time. Do it longer and harder than everyone else. If you go slow enough.. leaders are like eagles. a far better world . The best leaders are clear. you'll be in the lead again. Leadership means setting an example worth following. long enough. In leadership. A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. and in the process. they continually light the way. they don't flock. let each person know that what they do makes a difference. we must build a new world.A true leader has the confidence to stand alone. James Crook Page 242 .. I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles. and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. Good supervision is the art of getting average people to do superior work. In the end. Indira Gandhi 1917-1984 The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack. He does not set out to be a leader. the courage to make tough decisions. It's the job of the leader to make it easy to do the right thing and difficult to do the wrong thing. Do what everyone knows needs to be done. and do it differently. but today it means getting along with people.

B. Ted W. and to maximize the benefits from what is learned in the process. Arie de Geus The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. Chesnutt Forget the times of your distress. is that there is no substitute for paying attention. it's too late to live.B. The man who knows it all has a lot to learn.but fail in a learning posture. Charles W.. which may be why so many people keep putting it off.. Anna Quindlen I learn by going where I have to go. That is what learning is. Henry Moore The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be your only sustainable competitive advantage. Doris Lessing 1919One very important thing to learn in life. What's important is finding out what works for you. King 1925We must expect to fail. but in a new way. Herbert Gasser Page 243 . You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life. Theodore Roethke Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned. determined not to repeat the mistakes. Engstrom I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.LEARNING: No one is too old to learn. Learning makes a man fit company for himself. but never forget what they taught you. No one ever learned anything with their mouth open and their mind closed. Thomas Fuller 1608-1661 The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. but by the time we've learned. David Russell We should live and learn.

and I walk in their footsteps. give us their most precious thoughts. Gary Ryan Blair Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It's about making decisions. Frank Herbert One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment. William Ellery Channing It is shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn. In the best books. it means you’re ready to be with someone else. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons. Elie Wiesel 1928Learning is about more than simply acquiring new knowledge and insights. teachers and disciples. Abigail Adams 1744-1818 It is chiefly through books that we enjoy the communion with superior minds. authors talk to us. that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. I must finish by acting. I must soon lay it down. it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. And so are you. It's about becoming a person. Page 244 . corrections. and pour their souls into ours. Merle Shain People would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying that they ever made them. Others have been here before me. What I began by reading.especially with today's consumerism and instant gratification. not their friends. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Learning to be alone need not be lonely.There is divine beauty in learning. just as there is human beauty in tolerance. and how many more believe learning to be difficult. Aristophanes It's about learning your craft. it is also crucial to unlearn old knowledge that has outlived its relevance. mothers and daughters. and commence living on its hint. I don't think it's so much about becoming a tennis player. their quests. You can't buy that.. It is from their foes. God be thanked for books. Every experience carries its lesson. That's a wonderful thing . I am the sum total of their experiences.. choices. Thus. forgetting is probably at least as important as learning. Learning is not attained by chance. Billie Jean King 1943A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.

John Wooden 1910Page 245 . They are simple things. Fritz Perls In a world that is constantly changing. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside. and because it takes a man's life to know them. Pearl Bailey 1918-1988 It takes two years to learn to talk.. any learning period requires the willingness to suffer uncertainty and embarrassment. the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave. and we spend the rest of our lives trying to reverse this mistake of nature. There are some things which cannot be learned quickly. there is no subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future.Learning is always rebellion. Ernest Hemingway 1889-1961 We must learn to live together as brothers. 1929-1968 I am always ready to learn. H. Gail Sheehy Learning is discovering that something is possible. let alone for the rest of your life. When you're through learning. Margaret Lee Runbeck Nothing we learn in this world is ever wasted. but I do not always like being taught. which is all we have. Erasmus Whether one has natural talent or not. but sometimes it takes a lifetime to learn to listen. Jackson Brown. The most important skill to acquire now is learning to learn. and time. Jr. Martin Luther King. It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. or perish together as fools. Jr.. We are born with our eyes closed and our mouths open. must be paid heavily for their acquiring. Reverend Dr. then ignore it. Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what was believed before. and if any is left I buy food and clothes. Learn to recognize the inconsequential. you're through. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 When I get a little money I buy books.

and live in the present.C. The past is a guidepost not a hitching post. L. Fred Hoyle Learn from the past. plan for the future. Tom Hanks 1956Too many people on the highways today seem to be saying "Get out of my way! I'm in a hurry to go home and relax!" Learn to lighten up as a life style. Thomas Holdcroft Learn to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. not from example.C.It is the true nature of mankind to learn from mistakes. Jim Rohn You can learn more by getting your butt kicked than by getting it kissed.-380 B. The wise learn many things from their enemies. Aristophanes 444 B. Page 246 .

The greater the lie. We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.LIES: Actions speak louder than words and they tell fewer lies. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 By means of shrewd lies. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 Most fishermen catch their fish by the tale. A half truth is a whole lie. too. the more readily it will be believed.and hell heaven. Adolf Hitler Page 247 . Eric Hoffer 1902-1983 There are three kinds of lies: Lies. People who say they understand their spouse probably lie about other things. It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world. damn lies. No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. one always leads to another. unremittingly repeated. The problem is. It's easy to tell one lie or to have one peanut. it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell -. and statistics.

in other words. we are the hero of our own story. Greg Anderson Life is thirst. by dreams that need completion. and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. Mary McCarthy Page 248 . Sidonie Gabrielle Colette The secret of staying young is to find an age that you really like and stick with it. it isn't. If it were a real life. Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive. by pure love that needs expressing. then we truly live. Evans We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. Elton Trueblood What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner. from day to day. or be grateful. James Van Praagh A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. change. you would receive instructions on where to go and what to do. Richard Bach We all live in suspense.LIFE: Life is no brief candle for me. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon. it is only a test. from hour to hour. We all have been placed on this earth to discover our own path. Leonard Michaels Tolerate. and we will never be happy if we live someone else's idea of life. Guillaume Apollinaire 1880-1918 When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning. Richard L. but that we wait so long to begin it. the real tragedy of life is when adults are afraid of the light. Rickie Moore That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. D. Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 This life is a test. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got to hold for a moment.

to have lived light in the spring. Isabelle Adfani Page 249 . but expands outward. Life is just supposed to make you feel. to have done? Matthew Arnold 1822-1888 Life is like riding a bicycle. most beef is tough. Alexander 1836-1907 Is it so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun. to have thought.delays. Saint Theresa of Lisieux The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy. or to make you feel miserable either. It does not move upward. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride. and thrilling bursts of speed. sidetracks. it is not a sum of what we have been but what we yearn to be. Rita Mae Brown Life is worth being lived. most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Russell G.. Gordon B.Life is a series of collisions with the future. Hinckley Life is either always a tightrope or a feather bed. but not worth being discussed all the time. to have loved. interspersed only by occasionally by beautiful vistas. Edith Wharton We cannot put off living until we are ready. dust. The fact is that most putts don't drop. Gloria Naylor Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed. most children grow up to be just people. Give me the tightrope. cinders and jolts. Life is like an old time journey. Jose Ortega y Gassett Unrest of spirit is a mark of life. Jose Ortega Y Gasset Life is not advancement. and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Claude Pepper Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe. Helen Hayes (at 73) I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.. It is growth. in all directions. Karl Meninger I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good. You don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling. smoke.

It's this day-to-day living that wears you out. much like walking through a valley on a sunny day. not tears. Count you age by friends. ordered.C. Page 250 .-347 B. Never by the leaves that fall. not years. we make it up as we go along. And with joy on every birthday. Life isn’t a science. Jacqueline Schiff Count your garden by the flowers. Stuart Wilde Life is mostly froth and bubbles.Any idiot can handle a crisis. Adam Lindsay Gordon What is laid down. 'batteries included'. Tom Lehrer Logic will never learn that life seldom follows a script. just a gentle progression from one point to another. 'guaranteed forever'.C. Kindness in another's trouble. Anton Chekhov 1860-1904 The life which is unexamined is not worth living. factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: Life always spills over the rim of every cup. you get out of it just exactly what you put into it. Life is like a sewer. Jimmy Buffett Life was never meant to be a struggle. Al Hirschfeld Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. not shadows. and 'tax-free'. Don't remember clouds at all. Count the nights by stars. Count your life by smiles. Boris Pasternak 1890-1960 The best things in life are: 'postage paid'. Courage in your own. Plato 429 B. Count your days by golden hours. Annette Funicello Searching is half the fun: Life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party. Two things stand like stone.

but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.it is an amazing journey . Robert Lund Every man is the descendant of every king and every slave that ever lived. George Santayana 1863-1952 Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look at the stars. Harry Chapin Life is too short to be little. I can't remember when. racked with sorrow. and all my roads have bends. by dreams that need completion. then we truly live. Helen Keller 1880-1968 There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval.and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. Greg Anderson Life is an exciting business. Agatha Christie 1890-1976 Page 251 . by pure love that needs expressing. earning and yearning.Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. I have sometimes been wildly. and so far. Life itself still remains a very effectively therapist. This is the day your life really begins. and most exciting when it is lived for others. Karen Horney 1885-1952 There are three ingredients in the good life: learning. Wilson Mizner When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning. Bob Moawad Seems like I've been here before. And I've got this funny feeling that we'll all get together again. acutely miserable. There's no straight lines make up my life. There's no clear cut beginnings. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 I like living. Henry Van Dyke The gift of life is yours . Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 Life's a tough proposition and the first hundred years are the hardest. Christopher Morley 1890-1957 It is only in literature that coincidences seem unnatural. despairingly. no dead ends.

Be swift to love! Make haste to be kind! Henri Frederic Amiel 1821-1881 A man who can rightly and truly enjoy his existence is absolutely and almost perfect. But there are disappointments. and the great problems of life and death once again come to the fore. Mohandas K.We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often "Life is not a problem to be solved. there is nothing on earth that we need. Woodrow T. set for aggressiveness and acquisition. Sheen 1895-1979 Life is short. Life is like a ladder. There is more to life than increasing it's speed. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 It's great to have two cars and a swimming pool. Michel de Montaigne 1533-1592 Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life. that is to say. Bishop Fulton J." M. it is the supreme value to which all other values are subordinate. We reemerge from our love affair with goods and know that consumption isn't the answer. Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 Each of us comes into life with fists closed. just as bewildering as it always was. but only if we avoid the amusements of grown-up people. Robert Lynd The life of an individual only has meaning insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful. life goes on. and we ask ourselves what is. but a mystery to be lived. nothing the soul can take with it. But when we abandon life. Gandhi 1869-1948 Life is worth living. Life is too important to be taken seriously. Page 252 . and the things a man has stability enough to stand. and after the initial excitement has passed. every step can take you either up or down. To live is to be slowly born. Antoine de Saint Exupery Every important life story has two aspects: The things a man has energy enough to do. Life is sacred.D. our hands are open. After you've made some money and acquired some things. Scott Peck. Wilson 1856-1924 A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. M.

The best things in life aren't things. where even the best team loses at least on third of it's games and even the worst team has it's day of brilliance. so long as you have your life. you've got to make a lot of noise. Jackson Brown.not to have run away. Jerry Seinfeld 1954Live all you can. Mel Brooks 1928The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer. he's ripping your ticket and away you go. Dag Hammarskjold 1905-1961 Life is a mirror. Only one feat is possible . it reflects back whatever image we present to it. Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881 Life is 10% what happens to us. and you didn't throw up. Life is like a baseball season. for one day you will be correct. in the end you may find that you have won it all. Art Buchwald Page 253 . what have you had? Henry James 1843-1916 Life demands from you the strength that you possess. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular. and 90% how we react to it. Life is what happens to us while we're making other plans. but rather what they miss. When the doctor slaps your behind. not through the rearview mirror. it's a mistake not to. Live each day as if it were your last. not an explanation. sometimes you just hang on to that bar in front of you. you've got to flap your arms and legs. Because life is the very opposite of death. Rabbi Harold S. H. The goal is not to win every game but to win more than you lose. and if you do that often enough. But the ride is the thing. sometimes you put your arms up and scream. If you haven't had that. Kushner Live your life as an exclamation.Life is truly a ride. John Lennon 1940-1980 Look at life through the windshield. you're out of breath. We're all strapped in and no one can stop it. you've got to jump around a lot. Look. I think that the most you can hope for at the end of life is that your hair is messed. I really don't want to wax philosophic. As you make each passage from youth to adulthood to maturity. but I will say that if you're alive. Jr.

Our thoughts. We make a life by what we give.Don't take life too seriously … if you do. Alfred Adler Face it. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 Most of us live our lives as if we had another one in the bank. You can have everything in life that you want . Marcus Aurelius Antonius 121-180 Live as if you expected to live one hundred years. What you achieve or fail to achieve in your lifetime is directly related to what you do or fail to do. God is in your debt. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind. Ben Irwin The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Dolores Ibarruri 1895A life is not important except for the impact it has on other lives. only lessons. but might die tomorrow.if you help enough people get what they want. John Jensen The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions. deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. The first handshake in life is the greatest of all: The clasp of an infant around the finger of a parent. Jackie Robinson 1919-1972 The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Page 254 . you won't get out alive. but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in a awful hurry. You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. We make a living by what we get. Oliver Goldsmith 1730-1774 There are no mistakes in life. nobody owes you a living. Zig Ziglar 1933It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. You should live so that when you die. Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain.

George T. many no longer leave room for life. In making living today. D. It doesn't matter where you start in life.so roll the dice. it becomes your destiny. Watch you words. Life is a gamble . Joseph Sizoo. they become words. they become habits. Friendship. The Lost World of the Kalahari (Morrow) The hardest thing in life is to know when you've had enough before you've had too much. Watch your habits. loyalty. Laurens van der Post. it's where you finish and how you got there. they become actions. Life begins as a quest of the child for the man and ends as a journey by the man to rediscover the child. The best things in life are never rationed. Watch your character. Michel de Montaigne 1533-1592 Life is half spent before one knows what life is.He who does not live in some degree for others. Hewitt The Five "Watches" Watch your thoughts. love do not require coupons. Watch your actions. Page 255 . Frank Outlaw It takes about ten years to get used to how old you are. hardly lives for himself. they become character.D.

A. never at what the universe has put together. like a breeze among flowers. but knowledge is limitless. Brendan Francis It is thus with most of us. Dolly Parton Learning too soon our limitations. Loren Eisley I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.E. Chad Williams Once we accept our limits. for as long as you strive hard enough anything is achievable. and this is his limitation. We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay. we go beyond them. Helen Keller 1880-1968 Don't let your limitations overshadow your talents. but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have done. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times.LIMITATIONS: The only limitations you will have are the size of your dreams and the depth of your convictions. Know from whence you came. and to presume that only one really knows is fatal indeed. there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go. To drive the limited in pursuit of the limitless is fatal. we never learn our powers. we are what other people say we are. and they never make me sad. Chauang Tzu Page 256 . Eric Hoffer 1902-1983 Human life is limited. James Baldwin Of course we all have our limits. but it is vague. Mignon McLaughlin I seldom think about my limitations. Life's only limitations are those you set upon yourself. If you know whence you came. Hotchner Man is always marveling at what he has blown apart.

Everyone will admire an individual not for what they say but what they will listen to. written or spoken. George Jean Nathan It's amazing how much you can hear when no one is saying anything.but we can help by listening for Its voice. you have two ears and only one mouth. Marge Piercy All speech. When someone receives us with open-hearted non-judging. Page 257 . You acquire the necessary information by studying and listening. Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 Know how to listen. H. Opportunity sometimes knocks softly. Learn to listen. Kathleen Norris 1880-1960 Listen. Jackson Brown. If you can relieve a hurt with a dream. until it finds a willing and prepared hearer. you will be welcomed with open arms. Sue Patton Thoele Remember. Don't explain or justify. intensely interested listening. and you will profit even from those who talk badly. If you want to be listened to. Dean Rusk 1909-1994 There is a divinity that shapes our ends . You become interesting to others when you are able to speak about subjects that interest them. our spirits expand. is a dead language. Listen twice as much as you talk. Elaine St. you should put time in listening.LISTENING: The only way to entertain most people is to listen to them. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Some cannot sing but the orchard is full of birds and we can all listen. Jr. James Silent and listen are spelled with the same letters. Plutarch One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears – by listening to them. Deep listening is miraculous for both the listener and the speaker.

probably because generally they are the same people." Self-love is not only necessary and good. Sophocles 496 B. engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression. Rollo May Talk not of wasted affection. though proverbially blind.C. and can accomplish much. act like it! There is nothing more eloquent than a parent telling their child "I love you. for therein lies the true strength. and whosoever loves much performs much. Chesterton The problem lies not in the question. Love.LOVE: True love doesn’t have a happy ending. Nikki Giovanni 1943Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. despair and disrespect. it's a behavior. There is always something to do. it is a prerequisite for loving others. Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890 The Bible tells us to love our neighbors. Ezra Taft Benson 1899-1994 Love is not a feeling. That word is love. That’s because true love doesn’t have an ending. and also to love our enemies.K.C. share the happiness of those whom you call friend. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep.-406 B. naked people to clothe. There are hungry people to feed. What is done in love is done well. G. affection never was wasted. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882 Love many things. Debbie Skelly Love makes the world go round. Page 258 . “What is the meaning of life?” The problem is not finding Love is the answer. is often very prone to see something which has no existence whatever. If you truly love someone. Mother Teresa 1910-1997 One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. sick people to comfort and make well.

in itself. Love is a gift. then we shrink as a person. But love. the other is love. Katherine Anne Porter 1894-1980 We can sometimes love what we do not understand. Frederick Buechner The prerequisite for making love is to like someone enormously.Avarice. desirable or hateful. A. Jean Anouith Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have. but it is impossible completely to understand what we do not love. concupiscence and so forth are all based on the mathematical truism that the more you get. that there is nothing. greed. and learned again and again. David Hume 1711-1776 Love must be learned. valuable or despicable. you can only embrace it as it comes and be glad that for a moment in your life it was yours. Kurt Langner In all people there are two sets of feelings: One is fear. the more you are. wow! That can move mountains! Jorgen Roed A kiss is a pleasant reminder that two heads are better than one. Hate needs no instruction. there is no end to it. It is not just for the sake of other people that Jesus tells us to give rather than get. If there is fear. I think. someone has to give it to you. If you live to be a hundred. A. may be considered as certain and undoubted. I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. The remark of Jesus that it is more blessed to give than to receive is based on the human truth that the more you give away in love. but wants only to be provoked. You can’t buy it. season and own reasons! You can’t ask it to stay. but for our own sakes too. Learn to be receptive of that gift. Page 259 . beautiful or deformed. but that these attributes arise from the particular constitution and fabric of human sentiment and affection. this. Anna Jameson All things are beautiful if you love them. the more you have. Milne If we can depend on any principal which we learn from philosophy. you can’t find it. Helen Gurley Brown Love has it’s own time.

It's about accepting all of yourself. but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. not when we feel like it. no happiness Ultimately love is everything. and not a fountain. but eternal love lasts forever. Pat Carroll Know love. Franklin P. not by finding the perfect person. M. the only way to keep them is to never stop loving them. Love is the only thing that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy. it can make up for a great many things that are missing. the one thing we never give enough is love. Helen Keller 1880-1968 Page 260 . Mother Teresa 1910-1997 Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident. No love. You've got to learn to accept the fool in you as well as the part that's got it goin' on. and in reach of every hand. know happiness. it's not enough. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. Sam Keen Love is a fruit in season at all times. Tyra Banks Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Jones The one thing we can never get enough of is love.D. Judith Viorst Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. no matter what else there is.You come by love. People die. Scott Peck. Ann Landers 1918Whoever said love is blind is dead wrong. to show them that we love them. And. Henry Miller If you have love in your life. but when they do. People are not going to love you unless you love them. If you don't have love in your life. Nan Fairbrother When the people we love are stolen from us. a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. Martha Beck The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection. Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch. but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. buildings burn. a tight girdle. M.

Love wishes to give. they don't look at each other. Marianne Williamson If you would love and be loved. and strives to turn all that is evil into good. Ginger Rogers There isn't any formula or method. comforts the afflicted. You yourself. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread. envy would turn the little happiness to be found in this world into evil. Jean Illsley When two people love each other.C. but by the love we're not extending in the present. Marianne Williamson Love is or it ain't. Buddah c. but there are many more dying for a little love. Lovasik We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past. envy destroys. envy would rather receive. but the only cure for loneliness. Page 261 . and that person is not to be found anywhere. Thin love ain't love at all. Katherine Hepburn 1907If you give your life as a wholehearted response to love. sorrow.-483B. You learn to love by loving by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done. envy is pained by good. Love creates. they look in the same direction. then love will wholeheartedly respond to you. and the sight of the happiness of others hurts the eyes and the heart of the envious man. Love helps those in need. and pain. Mother Teresa 1910-1997 Every experience of accepting love strengthens the muscles of the personality. Aldous Huxley If there is anything better than being loved. despair. Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.Love rejoices in good wherever it finds it. envy pulls down. and hopelessness is love. Lawrence G. Toni Morrison We can cure physical diseases with medicine. be ready to give your all: Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything. it's loving. as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. Love builds up. Karl Menninger You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself.

Why should good words ne'er be said Of a friend . never stops hoping. and let him know That you love him. meaningless one. Victor Hugo Page 262 . It doesn't sing its own praises.Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. It doesn't matter what it is. Robert Frost 1874-1963 Love cures people . It isn't happy when injustice is done. just love it completely and without reservation. but it happy with the truth. ere life's evening Tinge his brow with sunset glow. It doesn't keep track of wrongs. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. though his sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. Norm Peterson. John Ruskin When love beckons to you. Love never stops being patient. Mohandas K. It may be a person. Love isn't jealous. Love received and love given comprise the best form of therapy. follow him. and yet it is the humblest imaginable. Gandhi 1869-1948 When love and skill work together. is an empty. Iris Murdoch A life without love. It isn't rude.both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. I Corinthians 13:4-7 Don't even try to understand love. Leo Buscaglia The most important thing in the world is love. Gordon William Allport Love is the strongest force the world possesses. Love is kind. Diane Arbus Love is patient. though his ways are hard and steep. It isn't arrogant.till he is dead? Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. from the last episode of "Cheers" The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Karl Menninger If you have a friend worth loving. expect a masterpiece. never stops believing. it may be a thing. Love him. never gives up. no matter how many other things we have. It doesn't think about itself. Yes. yield to him. It isn't irritable. And when his wings enfold you.

And we can only fly while embracing each other. there will be an answer that will make things better between us. Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 When you give away a little piece of your heart. the voice of all the gods make heaven drowsy with the harmony. and wonder why. for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Continue to love each other with true brotherly love. there is only one answer . Lucille Ball There is only one happiness in life. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Love is accepting that we cannot control or change another.the pain. Judith Mammay We are each an angel with only one wing. to love and be loved. you've got more left than you had before you gave some of it away. and understanding that another's perspective may have as much value as our own. Love is listening to another. and searching to find that good. and really hearing what is said. which. And because of this love. George Sand 1804-1876 To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. after you do. or the anger we feel. I love you in these ways and I accept you as you are.When we question life . Arthur Rubinstein 1887-1982 Love yourself first and everything else falls into place. Mother Teresa 1910-1997 When love speaks. Hebrews 13:1 Love is an unusual game. Luciano De Crescenzo Love life and life will love you back. the hurt. and accepting that we may be doing the best we can for where we are.LOVE. Love people and they will love you back. Don't forget to be kind to strangers.only small things with great love. but that we change ourselves. Page 263 . Don Hutson We can do no great things . Even with my questions now about where we are in our relationship. and the way we view what we see. no matter how difficult it may be. and how to make it better. Love is recognizing that there is good in each of us. you're giving away the only thing that you can give away. Love is knowing that each of us may be in a different place in our lives. There are either two winners or none.

not a message. Martin Luther King. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 To love is like playing a piano. What we need is to love without getting tired. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 Love consists in this that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.A. Mother Teresa 1910-1997 The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved. This alone is to be alive to the extremities. Tony Bennet 1926Saying "I love you" is a conversation. Andre Gide 1869-1951 Love creates an "us" without destroying a "me. First. Hate cannot drive out hate. only light can do that. you'll never work a day in your life. has to be extraordinary. The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive. A still greater pity is that the coldness so often reaches to his heart. Douglas Stone It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. and if he is fortunate and keeps alive he will be forever in love. O. only love can do that. Princess of Wales 1963-1997 Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. 1929-1968 True love is like ghosts. which everyone has talked about but few have seen. Reverend Dr. in order to be genuine. Do not think that love.Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there's plenty of room at both ends. in some shape or other. Battista Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Lao Tzu All that man can say or do that can possibly concern mankind is. Its is such a pity that this divine creature should ever suffer from cold feet. Jr." If love had been lived as often as it has been defined. Rainer Maria Rilke 1875-1926 If you love what you do. while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Page 264 . you must forget the rules and play from your heart. earth would be heaven. you must learn to play by the rules. Diana. Then. to tell the story of his love to sing.

Yes. but in looking together in the same direction.If you judge people. but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. Bernard of Clairvaux You come to love not by finding the perfect person. but with the mind. but still radiant. Mohandas K. Christopher Morley 1890-1957 Page 265 . Antoine de Saint-Exupery We don't have to be perfect for people to love us. Gandhi 1869-1948 Reconciliation is more beautiful than victory. Helen Keller 1880-1968 The question is asked. there is a more beautiful thing than young love. but still clasped. They must be felt with the heart. Deuteronomy 6:4-7 The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. we shall grow to resemble. there is life. Where there is love." If we suddenly discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say. their hearts are bowed and tired but still strong with love and devotion for one another. Mother Teresa 1910-1997 What we love. and therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind. Their hands are gnarled. It is the spectacle of an old man and an old woman finishing their journey together on that path. Impress them on your children. you have no time to love them. there is a more beautiful thing. We each have our own imperfections. their faces are seamed. "Is there anything more beautiful in life than a boy and a girl clasping clean hands and pure hearts in the path of marriage? Can there be anything more beautiful than young love?" And the answer is given. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Love does not consist is gazing at each other. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road. Sam Keen Love looks not with the eyes. Violeta Barrios de Chamorro 1929These commandments are to be upon your hearts. "Yes. When you lie down and when you get up. show our imperfections and look for the good in each of us. every telephone booth would be occupied by people trying to call up other people to tell them that they loved them. We need to open ourselves up. Old love.

or the smallest act of caring. the defects. to look at a person. He thought. a smile. But that does not lessen our possible impact. he examined it. and knowing their faults. Within every soul there is a rose the God-like qualities planted in us at birth growing amid the thorns of our faults. no monuments created in our honor. The majority of us lead quiet. our unique talents. a kind word a listening ear. unheralded lives as we pass through this world. "How can such a beautiful flower come from a plant burdened by so many sharp thorns?" Saddened by this thought. This is the characteristic of love. and before it blossomed.Regardless of what love does to your world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us. It's overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt. it always serves you right. A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully. people who will appreciate our compassion. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. all of which have a potential to turn a life around. he neglected to water the rose and it died. He saw the bud that would soon blossom and also the thorns. an honest compliment. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch. We neglect to water the good within ourselves. Leo Buscaglia Page 266 . One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns and find the rose within others. It's then that we achieve the love that God meant for us to feel for each other. for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along. So it is with many people. We never realize our potential. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns. and help them realize their full potential. recognize the nobility in their soul.

and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't Lucille Ball Ill luck is a faithful hound . labor on character. Armmand Hammer It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck. Labor turns out at six o'clock and with busy pen or ringing hammer. Luck relies on chance. Luck lies in bed and wishes the postman will bring news of a legacy. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 A clever man can turn bad luck to his advantage. labor whistles. I've never banked on it. and I find the harder I work. Clark I'm a great believer in luck. Labor.LUCK: Luck? I don't know anything about luck. Luck whines. Frank A. Andy Van Slyke 1960It's hard to detect good luck … it looks so much like something you've earned. you get lucky. Luck to me is something else: Hard work . Dodd Page 267 . For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like? Jean Cocteau Chance favors those in motion. Luck is always waiting for something to turn up. Susan M. Austin When you work seven days a week. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 We must believe in luck. even while waiting for it. Richard Cobden Luck is largely a matter of paying attention. and I'm afraid of people who do. fourteen hours a day. the more I have of it.it follows the man who believes in it. with keen eyes and strong will. lays the foundation of a competence. always turns up something. Luck is the residue of desire. Baltasar Gracian Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny. but a fool can turn even good luck into his disadvantage. James H. Don Sutton Good luck is often with the man who doesn't include it in his plans.

David Mahoney When you hire people who a smarter than you are. Grant Authority tends to assign jobs to those least able to do them. Manage your time better. Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people. the workforce will only do enough to keep their jobs. R. H. and the self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Managing means setting aside one's ego to encourage and develop the work of others. managers cannot hope to realize their people's full potential. Richard C.MANAGEMENT: Without getting to know your employees as individuals. you prove you are smarter than they are. not harder. Cornuelle Managing is getting paid for the home runs that someone else hits. Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919 Work smarter. As long as management does only enough to keep it's workforce. John D. Rockefeller 1839-1937 Page 268 . Casey Stengel The best executive is the one who has the sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done. It requires "big picture" perspective. Sara Brown A management team should not be a fraternity.

marry only the individual you think you can't live without. Dr. Dr. I had six theories about bringing up children. Joyce Brothers A successful marriage is not a gift. It’s the living together afterward that’s tough. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Page 269 . Dobson All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. James C. now I have six children. Ann Landers The trouble with many married people is that they are trying to get more out of marriage than there is in it. and no theories. Keep your eyes wide open before marriage. it is an achievement. half shut afterwards. Ann Landers Most marriages are happy.MARRIAGE: Before I got married. sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces. Peter De Vries 1910-1993 Don't marry the person you think you can live with. marriage is also three meals a day. There are so many divorces that marriage is now being considered an alternative lifestyle. John Wilmot 1647-1680 Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.

not just for nostalgia. A good storyteller is a person who has a great memory and hopes that others don't. Bud Meyer Some folks never exaggerate--they just remember big. Page 270 . Jones God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.-43 B. He who receives a good turn should never forget it. Arsene Houssaye The moment may be temporary. but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal. Cyril Connolly One who has a clear conscience usually has a foggy memory.MEMORY: Our memories are card indexes consulted. to the brain and into the far deep memories. one can be deeply open to spiritual realizations. I feel Scent goes through the nose and skin. but don't remember too much.C. Barrie We must always have old memories and young hopes. but the memory is forever. Pierre Charron During the pleasurable and very personal enjoyment of fragrance. One thing you will probably remember well is anytime you forgive and forget. Anne Sexton The life given to us by nature is short. and then put back in disorder by authorities whom we do not control. James M. it matters who I remember he was. Lou Holtz 1937It doesn't matter who my father was. Amber Faith 1948Live in the past. Franklin P. Roger Rosenblatt Use your memory positively. Marcus Tillius Cicero 106 B.C. happiness is having a poor memory about what happened yesterday. he who does one should never remember it. Audrey Snead Just remember.

Martin Why do people with closed minds open their mouths so often? An open mind leaves a chance for someone to drop a worthwhile thought in it. The remarkable thing about the human mind is its range of limitations. Janette Barber If the mind is strong. you can do almost anything you want. A great mind can lead and be led. Kim Chernin As long as my body is in shape. Merle P. Toledo Blade An intellectual is a person whose mind watches itself. A small mind is obstinate. average minds discuss events. Albert Camus 1913-1960 Little things affect little minds. Victoria Principal Page 271 . It starts working the minute you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public. It's a kind of hypnotism. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 Great minds discuss ideas. small minds discuss people. Kahlil Gibran A woman obsessed with her body is also obsessed with the limitations of her emotional life. The mind is a wonderful thing. Chris Evert 1954A great many open minds should be closed for repairs. Earl of Chesterfield 1694-1773 Consistency is the product of small minds. my mind is working at its full capacity. Celia Green Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds. I think of them as stray eyebrows. Alexander Cannon It is slavery to live in the mind unless it has become part of the body.MIND & BODY: I refuse to think of them as chin hairs.

Sedentary people are apt to have sluggish minds. A sluggish mind is apt to be reflected in flabbiness of body and in a dullness of expression that invites no interest and gets none. Jan King Applause is the spur of noble minds. Rose Kennedy 1890-1995 Who ever thought up the word "Mammogram"? Every time I hear it. the end and aim of weak ones. Carrie Snow You can't trust your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Page 272 . That's how I originally got pierced ears. Charles Caleb Colton You know the hardest thing about having cerebral palsy and being a woman? It's plucking your eyebrows. I think I'm supposed to put my breast in an envelope and send it to someone. Geri Jewell A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who never owned a car.

Frederick Faust 1892-1944 Miracles. Mark Twain 1835-1910 There is a giant asleep within every man. One is as though nothing is a miracle. When the giant awakes. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Never give up on anybody . the longer we can preserve life's vitality within us. or in the life of another. Gerhard Gschwandtner There are only two ways to live your life. and perseverance under the prompting of a brave.miracles happen daily.MIRACLES: When we do the best that we can. that elevates the few is to be found in their industry. rely on them. surround us on every hand: Life itself is the miracle of miracles. Jr. or the power. Helen Keller 1880-1968 The miracle. Do not believe in miracles. miracles happen. The longer that we stay open and receptive to the miracles and puzzles that life has to offer. The other is as though everything is a miracle. application. H. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 Page 273 . determined spirit. we never know what miracle is wrought in our life. Jackson Brown. in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain.

Leo Troy Every great mistake has a halfway moment. Edith Johnson You are just as capable of making a mistake as anyone else. Henry Taylor Anyone who has made a mistake and doesn't correct it. John W. Holt.MISTAKES: A mistake is not a failure. and that means you're not going anywhere. is making another one. Show me a person who has never made a mistake. for there are few wants more urgent for the moment than the want of something to say. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition. you're not taking risks. rarely excusable and always unacceptable. The only person who never makes a mistake is the one who never does anything. and I'll show you someone who has never achieved much. remedied. chances are. Jr. Never say. A mistake is always forgivable. By insisting too eagerly upon a small right. Phyllis Bottome If you're not making mistakes. Dr. you may turn it into a wrong against yourself and also against your neighbor. Having harvested all the knowledge and wisdom we can from our mistakes and failures. Joan Collins There is nothing final about a mistake. perhaps. Robert Fripp Wise men learn by other men's mistakes. Lovasik If you try to please everybody. Bohn Page 274 . except its being taken as final. "oops" in the operating room. a split second when it can be recalled and. fools by their own. A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. you won't please anybody. so you have more changes to learn and win. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Shy and unready men are great betrayers of secrets. Lawrence G. we should put them behind us and go ahead. but evidence that someone tried. H.G.

never made a discovery. you never get enough. but by yielding. The weak have one weapon: The errors of those who think they are strong. By fighting. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment. Katharine Graham There are people who want to be everywhere at once. Any fool can try to defend his mistakes--and most fools do-but it gives one a feeling of nobility to admit one's mistakes. Dr.The trouble in America is not that we are making too many mistakes. Lovasik Page 275 . Georges Bidault 1899-1983 The greatest mistakes in life are not in making mistakes. and they get nowhere. but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character. Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 He who never made a mistake. Turner Every great mistake has a halfway moment. Sophia Loren It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. Pearl S. Marquis Vauvenargues The greatest general is he who makes the fewest mistakes. Samuel Smiles A mistake is simply another way of doing things. Lawrence G. a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied. Luc de Clapiers. but that we are making too few. John Maxwell Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once. they are in not making them. you get more than you expected. Phil Knight The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one. Carl Sandburg 1878-1967 You last mistake is your best teacher. Buck 1892-1973 No one is more likely to make a mistake than the man who acts only on reflection. Dale E. Mae West 1892-1980 Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

Magee It’s always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile. be sure you can get yourself back. Georges Carpentier We need to give ourselves permission to be human. only in failing to correct our mistakes.Trust your instincts. Robert Fripp The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. Edmund Burke 1729-1797 Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition. You must learn from the mistakes of others. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little.then he would have eaten the serpent. to try and to stumble. if you make mistakes. there is no mistake so great as that of always being right. C. there is no shame in being wrong. Your mistakes might as well be your own instead of someone else's. Billy Wilder 1906From a worldly point of view. Bishop W. Kushner Page 276 . James Gordon Bennett Adam wanted the apple only because it was forbidden. Garry Marshall I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I never made one. Sam Levenson Life is very interesting. Life is not a spelling bee where one mistake wipes out all that we have done right. Rabbi Harold S. Samuel Butler 1612-1680 There are no mistakes. George Soros Before you let yourself go. save one: the failure to learn from a mistake. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. the mistake was in not forbidding the serpent .

sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Susan B. what he will become in the next moment. but of moments. Frankl 1905-1997 Most of us will never know the exhilaration of winning an Oscar or a Nobel Prize. Rose Kennedy 1890-1995 Page 277 . not the birthdays. Seneca Love the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993 One should count each day a separate life. Corita Kent You can't let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones. Our lives are measured by these. but always decides what his existence will be. They come to the door of memory unannounced. it's the regrets over yesterday and the fear of tomorrow. Anthony Life is made of millions moments. the weddings. Sr. but we can all enjoy life's small moments of delight. Don't take tomorrow to bed with you. Thornton Wilder Life isn't a matter of milestones. Regret and fear are twin thieves who rob us today. As we begin to change this moment. the graduations. stray dogs that amble in. Viktor E. 1809-1894 "Relish the moment" is a good motto. Dr. but we live only one of these moments at a time. Rickie Lee Jones Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones. Trinidad Hunt Every good and excellent thing stands moment by moment on the razor's edge of danger and must be fought for. The real milestones are less prepossessing. we begin to change our lives. Dale Earnhardt 1951-2001 You never know when you’re making a memory. not the great goals achieved. Sometimes a moment's insight is worth a life's experience.MOMENTS: Man does not simply exist. Oliver Wendell Holmes. It isn't the burdens of today that drive men mad.

. Business without profit is not business any more than a pickle is candy. and how you spend it. What you do with it while it is in your keeping and the direction you send it in say much about you. but you still have to make a living. the hand of the user. Jerrold Mundis The avaricious man is like the barren sandy ground of the desert which sucks in all the rain and dew with greediness. But short term.MONEY: God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person He selects to receive it. Phyllis George Living on Earth is expensive. there’s going to be pain. Charles F. Long term. And with death as his greatest source of anxiety. I’m bullish. it’s the person who needs the least. Money won’t buy friends. and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use. Your treatment of and respect for money. reflect your character. including major banks. Wall Street. its character is determined by the eye of the perceiver. The most popular labor-saving device is still money. money itself is neither good or evil. Zeno 335B. It is neutral. John Mack Philosophy is terrific. Peter Mere Latham Be careful that money doesn't overshadow meaning in your life. will have to make those tough decisions. but it does include a free trip around the sun. Austin O'Malley Money is a singular thing. Abbott Money is always on its way somewhere. The richest person isn’t the one with the most things. is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself. Page 278 . It ranks with love as man's greatest source of joy. Gary Ryan Blair Fortunate indeed.C-264 B. but yields no fruitful herbs or plants for the benefit of others. John Kenneth Galbraith 1908Like fire.C. how you make it. Rather. but it’ll sure make for some enthusiastic acquaintances.

Gary Snyder Money is what people without talent use to keep score. but nobody lends him money. Jeremy C. Walt Disney 1901-1966 Money is like a sixth sense. WS. Money.C. . tone of voice or timing – can be as revealing as what they actually say. Epworth Money is the opposite of the weather. When you have got a little. unless I buy something.Money is like an arm or a leg .use it or lose it. must surely be more beneficial to mankind. Nobody talks about it. may. Eleonora Duse 1859-1924 Everybody likes a kidder. Rebecca Johnson A free agent is anything but.C. but to dispense them worthily. Charles Dickens 1812-1870 To despise riches. and best of all. Page 279 . Arthur Miller True affluence is not needing anything. without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five. it is often easy to get more. Ecclesiastes 10:19 I have enough money to last me the rest of my life. . but everyone does something about it. Somerset Maughm Wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Henry Ford 1863-1947 The way people talk about money – their expressions. says the proverb. Fanny Burney There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island . be philosophic. makes money. Titus Maccius Plautus 250B. you can enjoy these riches every day of your life. Suze Orman Your wealth is where your friends are.-184B. indeed. Jackie Mason I have the greatest of all riches: that of not desiring them.

Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 No horse can go as fast as the money you put on it. too. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 Too many people spend money they haven’t earned. to impress people they don’t like. he that loves money the most shall lose. Page 280 . to check up once in a while and make sure you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 The worst crime against working people is a company that fails to operate at a profit. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 If the best things in life are free. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 Before you borrow money from a friend.Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches. Will Rogers 1879-1935 It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy. George Lorimer 1868-1937 The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into gold and silver. but they mean the riches possessed by others. that. and creditors are a superstitious sect. But it’s good. to buy things they don’t want. decide which you need more. Saving is a very fine thing especially when your parents have done it for you. Samuel Gompers I will venture to lay it down for an infallible rule. his anxiety for the success of the game confounds him. Great observers of days and times. if two persons equal in judgment play for a considerable sum. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 Necessity will never made a good bargain. Earl Wilson Money often costs too much. why are the next best things so expensive? Anything you get for nothing usually cost you more than you can afford. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Real prosperity can only come when everybody prospers. Charles Caleb Colton Creditors have better memories than debtors.

not which he can afford to have.poor in happiness. everything you acquire after that is sheer profit. There is a sure-fire way to double your money. you lose a little money . Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 It's not what you pay a man but what he costs you that counts. but it is worse to pay too little. it can't be done. why does it cost so much to run it? In the race for money. . but which he can afford to lose. Herbert N. in a point of ornamental expense. The only modern things in an antique shop are the prices. Casson We can pay our debt to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot . you will have enough to pay for the something better." Page 281 . expenses run on. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 Even though work stops. the only thing it ever says is "Good-bye. Cato the Elder If money is all that a man makes. John Buchan If it's such a small world. John Ruskin 1819-1900 Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. poor in all that makes life worth living. some men may come first. but man comes last. fold it in half and put it in your pocket. . because what you bought was incapable of doing what is was bought to do. If you deal with the lowest bidder it is well to add something for the risk you run. but only one gets it. . Sydney J. Marya Mannes That is suitable to a man. You are born into the world with nothing. . When you pay too much. you sometimes lose everything. Harris It is unwise to pay too much. Will Rogers 1879-1935 It takes two to make a bargain. Archbishop Richard Whately 1787-1863 If it is true that money talks. money makes counterfeit men. that is all. in many more cases. When you pay too little.Men make counterfeit money. then he will be poor . And if you do that.

In order to get a loan. Money is the commodity that is constantly changing hands and people. he will soon be earning less than he's paid. Never spend you money before you have it. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Money isn't everything. it will be on sale somewhere else cheaper. Mark Twain 1835-1910 It’s not hard to meet expenses. Billy Graham 1918I'm opposed to millionaires. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 When people suddenly become prosperous. usually it isn't even enough. Heck. There is a difference between wanting a good salary and earning a good salary. When prosperity comes. but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. they’re everywhere! Page 282 . they also become preposterous. Mahatma Ghandi 1869-1948 If you pay a person less than he earns.The surest way to ruin a man who doesn’t know how to handle money is to give him some. except the cost of living. Capitol as such is not evil.-479 B. The wrong comes when the riches possess men. Whatever goes up must come down. No matter how long or hard you shop for an item. you must first prove that you don't need it.C. it is its wrong use that is evil. Rev.C. do not use all of it. Confucius 551 B. There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. after you've bought it.

Jackson Two things that don't coexist are success and complacency. you'll get run over if you just sit there. sometime you're going to have to plant your feet and make a stand. Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 Somewhere. plant your feet. Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. Men can be stimulated by hope or driven by fear. When that time comes. and just do it! To "motivate" is to "pull out" or "draw out" what is inside. When the sun comes in the morning. Motivation gets you "going" but habit gets you "there". Page 283 . Every morning in Africa. up you'd better be running. a lion wakes up. but the hope and the fear must be vivid and immediate if they are to be effective without producing weariness. Every morning in Africa. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or a gazelle. There are two levers for moving men – interest and fear. Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious. someplace. no matter how impressive their other talents. Andrew S. Make motivation a habit and you'll get there more quickly and have more fun in the process. Augustine People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity. It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. a gazelle wakes up. Robert H. Will Rogers 1879-1935 Aspire to inspire before you expire. It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Motivation is the spark that lights the fire of knowledge. Carnegie 1835-1919 Don't assume that you can motivate everyone the same way.MOTIVATION: Even if you're on the right track. Norman R. grit your teeth.

MURPHY'S LAWS:
Friends come and friends go, but enemies accumulate. You'll always find what you're looking for in the last place you look. The chance of a piece of bread falling butterside down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet. The other line always moves faster. And, if you change lines, the line you were in will move faster. You will remember that you forgot to take out the trash when the garbage truck is two doors away. The race is not always to the swiftest, nor the battle to the strong, but that is the best way to bet. Never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person. Wherever you go...there you are. This life is a test; it is only a test. If it were a real life, you would receive instructions on where to go and what to do. If two people are in a kitchen, they will inevitably move to the same spot. Sometimes I feel that the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that's not true. Switzerland is neutral. Robert Orben If a sight is worth seeing, someone will build a highway to it. Any man who slings mud, looses ground. The problem with many of us is that we combine the wisdom of youth with the energy of old age. Pain will be forgotten; insult will linger on. In the summer, bus windows never open, in the winter, bus windows never close. Two wrongs won't make a right, but three rights will make a left. He who hoots with the owls at night will not soar with the eagles at dawn. Chocolate cake tastes better after everyone has gone to bed. Those who like sausage or political policy should not watch them being made. A pedestrian is someone whose children are home from college. Page 284

It's true, the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. If the world is getting smaller, why do postal rates keep going up? If necessity is the mother of invention, why are so many unnecessary things being invented? If people don't like tailgaters, why do they make them drive so close by putting bumper stickers on their cars? A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. Robert Frost 1874-1963 Being an umpire is like being a king. It prepares you for nothing. Ron Luciano It's not hard to get the lion to lie down with the lambs … of course, you do have to add more lambs from time to time. Gary D. Trump We'd never be so stupid as to chose a car or a house by the light of the moon . . . a spouse, sure, but never a car or a house. Gary D. Trump

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Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains in them? Rose F. Kennedy 1890-1995 Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together. Anais Nin Wonder is music heard in the heart, is voiceless. Rosemary Dobson Kind words are the music of the world. Jazz is democracy in music. Wynton Marsalis Music that gentlier on the spirit lies, than tired eyelids upon tired eyes. Alfred, Lord Tennyson 1809-1892 The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. Johann Sebastian Bach

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Nature arms each man with some faculty which enables him to do easily some feat impossible to any other. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Nothing in nature is unbeautiful. Alfred, Lord Tennyson 1809-1892 Nature gives a man virtues when she wants him to be admirable, but gives him success when she wants him to be admired. Joseph Joubert The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. John Muir Nature presents us with an infinite variety of attitudes - from gloomy mist to glorious sunshine. Our own moods, whether gloomy or bright, radiate to those around us. April prepares her green traffic light, and the world thinks GO! Christopher Morley 1890-1957 The hills that lift themselves highest in the darkness will first and most richly catch the glory of the rising sun. Phillip Brooks Autumn is that season when nature seems to stop growing and start glowing. William Arthur Ward Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress. Charles Dickens 1812-1870 Nature gave men two ends -- one to sit on, and one to think with. Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most. Robert Bloch Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives. Mary Ann Brussat Nature always sides with the hidden flaw. Page 287

NEGOTIATIONS:
Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Nelson Mandela 1918The best bet is to bet on yourself. Arnold Glasow It is never right to compromise with dishonesty. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 Only two kinds of people can talk without inhibitions - strangers or lovers. Everyone in between is just negotiating. James Grippando

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Nothing in fine print is good news. Don't use newspapers as your sole source of news any more than you would the Internet. Newspapers have roughly the same relationship to life as fortune-tellers to metaphysics. Karl Kraus The wages of sin are increased circulation. John Beavan I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction. Aneurin Bevan

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People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness. John Wanamaker If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag. Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Richard Bach I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 1874-1960 We live in the age of "Everything Has Rights." Now, I'm not denying that the concept of rights is valid, but I wonder ...whatever happened to obligations? One rarely hears the term anymore. Indeed, have you ever heard of a "human obligations movement?" The very ideal that holds a democracy together - the willingness to make personal sacrifice for the common good is going quickly by the wayside. John K. Rosemond Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it's no worse than it is. Margaret Mitchell

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Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet, each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward. Turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future. Og Mandino The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. Jean Baptiste Moliere 1622-1673 Overcome the obstacles through persistence and dedication … and savor the sweetness of success. I have learnt that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles he has overcome trying to succeed. Booker T. Washington 1856-1915 Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford 1863-1947 What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better. Wendell Phillips For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin -- real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. Alfred D. Souza These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness. Anthony de Mello As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but those obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore...Unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seek victory over those things that seem impossible... It is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors... to meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown. Ferdinand Magellan 14 -1520 You see only obstacles when you take your eyes off the target. Page 291

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Opinion is a flitting thing, but truth outlasts the Sun. Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 If you worry about what people think of you, it means you have more confidence in their opinions than you have in your own. Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends that you know how to tell the truth. Ed Howe I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect. Edward Gibbon Truth is one forever absolute, but opinion is truth filtered through the moods, the blood, the disposition of the spectator. Wendell Phillips Ask your customers to audit your performance. Their opinion is the only one that truly matters. However much we guard against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. Eric Hoffer 1902-1983 The recipe for perpetual ignorance is a very simple and effective one: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 We miss so much when we listen with our opinions. There are those who rarely hear anything but their own opinions, regardless of who is speaking. The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, he only breeds reptiles of the mind. William Blake 1757-1827

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Sun Tzu Opportunities are never lost. Byrnes If you have but one shot at an opportunity. strings of tension waiting to be struck. James F. Madame C. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself. Walter Klores Unless a man has trained himself for his chance. The world is all gates. John Wicker Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. The ones you miss go to someone else. my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary. Walker Opportunities multiply as they are seized. you have to get up and make them. but by the time you disengage the chain. Crisis creates opportunity. unhook the two locks. Shirley Temple Black Today's opportunities erase yesterday's failures. make it count. they seem to be more afraid of life than of death. they die when neglected. Intentions often melt in the face of unexpected opportunity. Rita Cooledge Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. 'Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before. and shut off the burglar alarms. He always gives us something better when He takes something away. all opportunities. The door of opportunity won't open unless you do some pushing. Life is a long line of opportunities. William Matthews Page 293 . J. it's too late.' Anthony Robbins God never closes a door without opening a window. my own power. the chance will only make him look ridiculous. Gene Brown Opportunities multiply as they are seized.OPPORTUNITY: Too often opportunity knocks. push back the bolt.

It doesn't matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before. only opportunity.. Al Capone Opportunities are often things you haven't noticed the first time around. as the evening twilight fades away. but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car. Ben Sweetland The American system of ours. If you wait too long. They expect little and as a result they get little. they fill their little hands with sand. till all are gone. Wrong means the opportunity to start again and get it right. one by one. it's your first attempt at it. Sara Teasdale The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. and the least of all that goes. William Arthur Ward We will open the book. call it Capitalism. the sky is filled with stars. General Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 The world is full of abundance and opportunity. Wally Amos I make the most of what comes. call it Americanism. Thomas Jones Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. though in another dress. you’ll miss them.. call it what you like. Not right means wrong. and then let the grains fall through. And. We are going to put words on them ourselves. it gives each and everyone of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it. it's important to realize that whatever you're doing. Not quite means not right. Ayn Rand Opportunities are like sunrises. Sue Atchley Ebaugh There is no security on the earth. invisible by day. Edith Lovejoy Pierce Age is opportunity no less than youth itself. Its pages are blank.Almost means not quite. Many do with opportunities as children do at the seashore. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882 Page 294 .

even if it's for a job that you have little interest in. and doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors. Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays. Never close the door to an opportunity until you've had a chance to hear the offer in person. Page 295 . All of us are products of circumstance or opportunity. He who does his best. you follow that. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience. but never loose sight of your goal. Mario Andretti We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems. Opportunity is for one who can bear the success and share their ability to help someone else get upon the wings of opportunity. Bayard Taylor 1825-1878 Many a go-getter never stops long enough to let opportunity catch up with him. The trouble is that a lot of us don't see the opportunities soon enough or don't use them in right way. Betty J. and bring serenity. And where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else. does nothing. take the shot! Opportunity is rare. so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs. does all he can. Opportunity is like a basketball game … you'll always miss 100% of the shots that you don't take. Make your opportunities. Every day is a fresh opportunity to continue the quest toward our mission.When you follow your bliss. Begin each day with a personal outlook that will open doors. H. talk to them. Jackson Brown. When someone wants to hire you. and by bliss I mean the deep sense of being in it and doing what the push is out of your own existence. There is an island of opportunity in the middle of every difficulty. He who does less than his best. This indicates that it sometimes is disguised as a clenched fist. Miller Opportunity: A good chance that always looks bigger going than coming. Killing time murders opportunities. a wise man will not let it go by him. Joseph Campbell Killing time murders opportunities. Jr. Opportunity knocks. welcome opportunity.

It does not seem too much use to be anything else. Forbes 1880-1954 An optimist is the human personification of spring. G. John DePasquale Optimism is an intellectual choice. Inge It doesn't hurt to be optimistic. Lucimar Santos de Lima Circumstances break men's bones. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. it has never been shown that they break men's optimism. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 Page 296 . Albert Einstein 1879-1955 I am an optimist. William R. Laurence Peter Be as upbeat as you can be: The basic success orientation is having an optimistic attitude. Helen Keller 1880-1968 The incontestable truth is that America has been built up by optimists. not by pessimists. for Christianity is a system of radical optimism. Chesterton An optimist is one who makes the best of it when he gets the worst of it. K.C. Susan J. You can always cry later. Colin Powell 1937Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.OPTIMISM: Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. by men willing to adventure. but by men possessing courage. to shoulder risks terrifying to the timid. Diana Schneider I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right. confidence in the nation's destiny. B. Bissonette No Christian can be a pessimist.

Fire that's closest kept burns most of all. Without passion. there is no snare like folly. will win in the end. let reason hold the reigns. for the desire of the end will point out the means. if your passion is great enough. mind and soul into even your smallest acts. Any kind of love without passion ain't no kind of lovin' at all. commitment. Marianne Moore 1887-1972 If passion pulls your wagon. So..PASSION: Only passions. this is the essence of passion. Buddah c. Bliss Carmen Passion defines the difference between mediocrity and brilliance. not pedigree. life has no meaning. Nancy Coey There is a passion for perfection which you rarely see fully developed but … in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.nothing was ever achieved without it.-483B. Denis Diderot 1713-1784 There is no fire like passion. Jon Bon Jovi The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease. great passions can elevate the soul to great things..C. Henry Hazlitt When work. and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives. Don Henley 1947Find a passion and follow it is all the career advise you'll ever need. Passion is powerful. What is man but his passion? Robert Penn Warren 1905-1989 A strong passion for any object will ensure success. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Passion. Page 297 . you will find the strength to succeed. No matter what you face in life. there is no shark like hatred. This is the secret to life. and nothing can take it's place. put your heart... there is no torrent like greed. nothing is impossible.

In the next sixty days. like faith. There's no one grand stroke that does it. William Penn Wisely and slow: They stumble that run fast. John Dryden 1631-1700 If I have made any valuable discoveries. it will grow to maturity . it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent. Cohen Regardless of how much patience we have. just a lot of little steps. Sir Isaac Newton 1642-1727 Patience is the best medicine. James Thurber 1894-1961 Take it slow and steady: Though I am always in haste. I am never in a hurry. even after careful watering and fertilizing.nine feet tall! Beware the fury of a patient man. George Louis LeClere De Buffon 1707-1788 The test of good manners is to be patient with bad ones. Solomon Ibn Gabirol Patience and diligence. hold fast. John Florio Patience is the art of caring slowly. Patience is genius. John Wesley Hold on. we would prefer never to use any of it. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Time flies. John Ciardi 1916-1966 A pinch of probably is worth a pound of perhaps.PATIENCE: Chinese bamboo trees don't grow for five years. Peter A. move mountains. but you shouldn't. It is easy to find reasons why other people should be patient. Page 298 . hold out.

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things.. and unless one finds it there he will never find it at all. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence. Trine First keep the peace within yourself. To let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore. will not be based on the fear of war.. Harry S. It lies within one's own soul. And when you've done the best you can. but on the love of peace.. if it ever exists. Paramahansa Yogananda Peace is not only better than war. it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed. Cyril Connolly I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. man will not himself find peace.. is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake. it is also a state of mind..Know peace! Peace comes not from absence of conflict in life. to be always calm.peace is to be found only within. In Victory: Magnanimity. To be at one with God is to be at peace. Thomas A. Peace lies not in the external world. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 Since wars begin in the minds of men. but infinitely more arduous.No peace Know God. Jawaharlal Nehru 1889-1964 Possession of material riches. So when I go to sleep I turn everything over to the Lord and forget it.PEACE: Peace is not a relationship of nations. In Peace: Goodwill. Truman 1884-1972 No God. Albert Schweitzer 1875-1965 Peace. but from the ability to cope with it. then you can also bring peace to others.. Ralph W. you can't do any better. Kempis Page 299 . Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. without inner peace. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 In War: Resolution. Peace is not merely the absence of war. In Defeat: Defiance.

it is useless to seek it elsewhere. Black Elk The world is tangled by lies and deceit. Page 300 . I know the truth I am set free.. my new journey begins at last. my feet are light to carry me. it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Entwined with knowledge and honesty. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 If we have no peace. Maturity is the art of living in peace with that which we cannot change. Ajahn Chah Peace cannot be achieved through violence. peace will come looking for you. But when your heart is ready. Peace: A short pause between wars for enemy identification. Deborah A.Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won't be able to find it. Looking beyond the sky and sea. Smith When a person finds no peace within. Mother Teresa 1910-1997 There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which. my brand new world is presented to me. is within the souls of men. I will go in peace to love and serve mankind. it can only be attained through understanding. Painful memories are of the past..

Joy Mills It is not our purpose to become each other. Hermann Hesse Every cause needs people more than money. for when the people are with you and you are giving your cause their attention. A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. Barbara Grizzuli Harrison We are a nation of communities.PEOPLE: People want the FRONT of the bus. The difference between the two is that the Takers eat well.. Harold J. There are only original people. financial support should just about take care of itself. to learn to see the other and to honor him for what he is. the BACK of the church and the CENTER of attention. Mencken A critic is a legless man who teaches running... and the Givers sleep well at night. Seymour Strangers are just friends waiting to happen. when he smells flowers. Jerry Ellis There are two kinds of people in the world. without them in the right quality and quantity in the right places and the right states of mind and spirit. he also chimes and strikes the hour. confidence. Those who share your vision and commitment will energize you when you need it most. We're all only fragile threads. James Thurber 1894-1961 A cynic is a man who. I loathe the expression 'What makes him tick' …A person not only ticks. interest. and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm. but what a tapestry we make. a brilliant diversity spread like stars. advocacy and service. George Herbert Walker Bush Surround yourself with positive people. it is to recognize each other. you might as well go and get lost. The Givers and the Takers. H. like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky. Channing Pollock There are no original ideas. Carl Sandburg 1878-1967 Page 301 . falls and breaks and has to be put together again. L. whereas. looks around for a coffin.

Virginia Woolf 1882-1941 Everyone has ancestors and its only a question of going back far enough to find a good one. and that there are people in the country besides politicians. They are great because their associates are little. Peel back those layers to uncover the real individual within. entertainers. not exactly what is said. never assume that you know that person. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Upon meeting someone. Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week. or even if you've know someone for some time. A loving person lives in a loving world. just once in a while. and criminals. All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable. Ken Keyes. Everyone you meet is your mirror. 1921-1995 People come into your life for a reason. Tom Fenner 1951It is no use trying to sum people up. not exactly what is done. When you figure out which it is.Some are wise and some are otherwise. Edgar Watson Howe Page 302 . A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Howard Kenneth Nixon I don't think it does any harm. Our personalities have many layers. you’ll know exactly what to do. to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames. those that are movable. One must follow hints. Jr. Dick Cavett 1936The superiority of some men is local. The way to handle difficult people is to handle yourself first. Helen Hudson Eight people will do ten people's work better than twelve people. It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear. Charles Kuralt 1934Appearances are so deceptive that people should be done up like food packages – with all their ingredients clearly labeled. Each of us is like an onion. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 The only thing some people manage to do is to grow older. or a lifetime. and those that move.

William Ralph Inge 1860-1954 There are two kinds of people who don't say much . Ann Landers 1918The happy people are those who are producing something. Gerald W. it must be said to the right people. In order to change the world. not their bank accounts.one at a time. you must change people . Jackson Brown.D. Some men spend half their lives telling what they are going to do.those who are quiet and those who talk a lot. The people I trust the most are not afraid to tell me the truth. Jr. Home is where people go when they're tired of being nice. It's not enough to say the right thing at the right time. M. starting with yourself. The most productive people are the most energetic. Page 303 ." While intelligent people can often simplify the complex. Successful people build relationships. Robinson Cruiso is the only person to have everything done by Friday. Grumet. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 We are the people our parents warned us about. they don't burn bridges. The only way to live happily with people is to overlook their faults and admire their virtues. People who drink to drown their sorrows should be told that sorrows can swim. a fool is more likely to complicate the simple. and the other half explaining why they didn't do it. H. the only people who fail are those who do not try. In the end. others never know what their mouths will say next. A father is a person who forks over thousands of dollars for his daughter's wedding and then reads in the paper that he "gave her away. People who never do any more than they get paid for never get paid for any more than they do.Some people think without saying a thing.anybody can turn them. Some people have heads like doorknobs . Measure people by the size of their hearts.

People always come first. Page 304 . Somerset Maugham 1874-1965 There are two things some people never seem to get .all they deserve and all they want. Participators give the observers something to talk about. not people. it usually means that they want something given to them.C. There are two types of people in this world: Participators and observers. but they only want praise. Some people make things happen. In the end. It's strange how many smart people work for such ignorant bosses. Lee Iacocca 1924People ask you for criticism. Criticize behavior. those who listen to nobody. and those who listen to everybody. No matter how busy people are. people will forget what you did. they're never too busy to talk to you about how busy they are.People will defend what they have a hand in creating. There are two kind of people who fail. all business operations can be reduced to three words: People. Lichtenberg People will forget what you say. product and profits. When people say that they don't want something given to them. G. some watch things happen. but people will never forget how you made them feel. while others wonder what has happened. W.

what is happening. Chief Seattle 1788-1866 It is the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive. Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Page 305 . it seems like more than an hour. fashion has to do with ideas. Ouida When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour. Leadbeater When the doors of perception are cleansed. Ann Landers 1918Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem to be indispensable. it seems like a minute. in the street. C. Leo Aikman People don't care how much you know. Fashion is in the sky. your worship. they only what to know how much you care.W. we're borrowing it from our children. but kind to ugliness. That is relativity! Albert Einstein 1879-1955 Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it. When a man sits on a hot stove for a minute. Jim Goodwin Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. Jules Renard 1864-1910 We didn't inherit the Earth from our parents.PERCEPTION: You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. man will see things as they truly are. the way we live. Coco Chanel 1883-1971 The impossible is often the untried. infinite. those things over there are not giants but windmills. Miguel de Cervantes 1547-1616 Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. William Blake 1757-1827 Always make sure that what you think you see is not just what you want to see: Take care.

Christopher Fry You don't have to get all of it right all of the time: The essence of man is imperfection.PERFECTION: The "C" students run the world. after all. If you find it there. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application. Stanley J. or perfectly wonderful. George Orwell It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it. something isn't. Harry S. Walter Lippmann If you're looking for perfection. Stanislaw Lec Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible. though we know it can never be reached. Norman Cousins When everything has to be right. but perfection is no trifle. Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world. but I'm always perfectly me. Robert Hillyer What. perfectly witty. look in the mirror. Randall Trifles make perfection. Truman 1884-1972 The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection. expect it elsewhere. is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean. Malcolm Forbes 1919-1990 Page 306 . Michelangelo 1475-1564 I may not be perfectly wise.

I may be the ultimate doubting Thomas. make the days count. Anyone can talk. Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919 Start by doing what's necessary. . Laurence J. for they are worth their weight in gold. a dead fish can float downstream. A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood. Charles Schwab I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 Don't talk about what you have done or what you are going to do . Harold Geneen We should not judge a man’s merits by his qualities. Talk is cheap. for as long as you can. but they will always believe what you do.PERFORMANCE: Always underpromise and overperform. Patton. men who think. promises are promises . W.but only performance is reality. General George S. with what you have. Good performance is long lasting. then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.C. Saint Francis of Assisi Only a mediocre person is always at his best. where you are. . Martin Vanbee Do what you can. Jr. All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual. but by the use he makes of them. men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them. Fields 1879-1946 People may doubt what you say. Peter Don't count the days .do it and let it speak for itself. Tom Fenner 1951 - Page 307 . but it takes a live one to swim upstream. 1885-1945 Remember. explanations are explanations. Actions and only actions should be the country's monetary system. Good looks are only skin deep.

Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1887 Perseverance is more prevailing than violence. yield themselves up when taken little by little.C. Isak Dinesen There is no point at which you can say. Peter Brock After climbing a great hill.-479 B. and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together.' Carrie Fisher Be consistently persistent.. Persistence is what makes the impossible possible. 'Well. and the likely definite. and the other from a strong won’t.it’s never crowded. He who limps still walks. Page 308 . Josh Billings 1818-1885 Go the extra mile. the possible likely. I'm successful now. even nature..PERSEVERANCE: No quality is so essential to success as the quality of persistence. One stops as soon as something is about to happen. suddenly the work will finish itself. but not a pest. Nelson Mandela 1918When you have a great and difficult task.C. It overcomes almost everything. Christopher Morley 1890-1957 Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. Plutarch Be like a postage stamp. something perhaps almost impossible. Robert Half Few things are impossible to diligence Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will. I might as well take a nap. Stanislaw Lec Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. Stick to something until you get there. every day a little. if you only work a little at a time. Never stop. Confucius 551 B.

H. but how many times you get back up. In the race for success. Forbes 1880-1954 It is by attempting to reach the top at a single leap that so much misery is caused in the world. Page 309 . William Cobbett You go back to the gym and you just do it again and again until you get it right. speed is less important than stamina. no effort that we make to obtain something beautiful is ever lost. Vince Lombardi 1913-1970 Persistence is the ability to overcome obstacles along the way.E. sometimes cleverly so. but he didn’t hear the referee. Do not think of today's failures. but by perseverance. They say you can't do it. Arnold Schwarzenegger Like a Cyprus swamp whose trees persist and thrive for centuries. but sometimes it doesn't always work. not through strength. It is the sandpaper that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles. But real creativity begins with the drive to work on and on and on. we can build special talents that help us persist and thrive in an ever-changing world. You have set yourself a difficult task. but of the successes that may come tomorrow. Helen Keller 1880-1968 The man who wins may have been counted out several times. Be of good cheer. but through perseverance. Jansen The power to shape the future is earned through persistence. Remember. but it is how you finish that counts. No other quality is as essential to success. Casey Stengel Great works are performed not by strength. Margueritte Harmon Bro The ocean is full of fine pearls. It doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down. . but you will succeed if you persevere. .How you start is important. The sticker outlasts the sprinter. but you don't always find them on the first dive. Many people are inventive. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 In the confrontation between the stream and the rock. the stream always wins .C. It is the ability to move mountains one grain of sand at a time. B. and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles.

If you do good. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate. Build anyway. unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Calvin Coolidge 1872-1933 Perseverance is a great element of success. If you are successful. Jr. you are sure to wake up somebody. Help people anyway. the world is full of educated derelicts. H. illogical and self-centered. nothing is more common that unsuccessful men with talent. Give the world the best you've got . . Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Talent will not. people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. So long as there is breath in me. Genius will not.People are unreasonable. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success. that long will I persist. Education will not. Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. if I persist long enough I will win. People really need help. you win false friends and true enemies. but may attack you if you help them. Succeed anyway. Do good anyway. Love them anyway. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882 Overnight success usually happens in fifteen years. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Be honest and frank anyway. Fight for some underdogs anyway.anyway! Mother Teresa 1910-1997 Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Page 310 . Jackson Brown. . People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Do good anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. For persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Say. . instead of. or rejoice because the thorn bush has a rose . Gary D. Being average isn't so hot when you consider that it's only the best of the worst and the worst of the best. General Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 Page 311 . Cynthia Ozick Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians to patriotism. but the view is much better at the top. Arnold Bennet Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue. just like everyone else. Trump If you only have a hammer. .it can be tasted but not explained.PERSPECTIVE: See finish lines instead of deadlines. as long as you hang out with people who can’t read. That white horse you see in the park could be a zebra synchronized with the railings. Maurice De Vlaminck It takes no more time to see the good side of life than it does to see the bad. " I can complain that the rose bush has thorns. ?". . Abraham Harold Maslow Good painting is like good cooking . John Hayes Holmes 1879-1964 Show me someone with his feet planted firmly on the ground. There’s nothing wrong with your life being an open book. you tend to see every problem as a nail. . Jimmy Buffett Nothing is so awesomely unfamiliar as the familiar that discloses itself at the end of a journey. Always remember you’re unique.we are advancing in another direction. . it's all up to me. "What if . Ann Jellicoe It's easier to go down a hill than up it. Andre Gide 1869-1951 Order is never observed it is disorder that attracts attention because it is awkward and intrusive. Eliphas Levi We are not retreating . and I’ll show you a incompetent gardener. . but . "Yes.

I'm just nine inches too short. How are you going to keep them down on the farm. makes the ridiculous. and behold. One step above sublime. Thomas Fuller My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence. but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future. Shelley Winters Every horse thinks its own pack is the heaviest. an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. Marcel Proust 1871-1922 Never fear shadows. Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts. Maxwell Look at the tree. The universe is true for all of us and different for each of us.-483B. not at the forest. Jose Incenerios Page 312 . Chesterton 1874-1936 The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related. after they've seen the farm? The fame you earn has a different taste from the fame that is forced upon you. John C. Thomas Paine 1737-1809 A bargain is anything a customer thinks the store is losing money on.It’s very hard to take yourself too seriously when you look at the world from outer space.C. makes the sublime again. Buddah c. Helen Keller 1880-1968 An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. Ruth E. that it is difficult to class them separately. Gloria Vanderbilt Most people have a desire to look at the exception instead of the desire to become exceptional. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Diplomacy is another way of saying "nice doggie" until you can pick up a rock. the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness. and one step above the ridiculous. Renkel I'm not overweight. They simply mean that there's a light shining nearby. Gilbert K.

S. T. but greatness in goodness. they're lucky. Athenaeus We didn't inherit the Earth from our parents. Helen Keller 1880-1968 What is the present after all. when we take a long time. Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad. they're lazy. they're slow. The process of advancement is interesting.is at the bottom! Pride is something we have. Chief Seattle 1788-1866 The first man gets the oyster. Dwight David Eisenhower 1890-1969 Page 313 . but a growth out of the past. we're too busy.If anyone calls you "the low man on the totem pole. it isn't that you get bigger to fit the world. when we do. Bill Cosby 1937Keep you face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows." say "Thanks!" According to Native-American wood carvers. we're thorough. Hesketh Pearson 1887-1964 When other people take a long time to do something. the most honored figure on the vertical wooden statue . Eliot 1888-1965 You're either part of the solution or part of the problem. the second man gets the shell. When they don't do something. Carnegie 1835-1919 Is a glass half empty or half full depends if you're drinking or pouring. We're borrowing it from our children. When they succeed. Eldridge Cleaver 1935Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted. we deserve it. the world gets smaller to fit you. Andrew S. Vanity is something others have. when we don't. Christina Rossetti Goodness does not consist in greatness.contrary to popular belief . Walt Whitman 1819-1892 What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight … it's the size of the fight in the dog.

he could look at a doughnut and only see the hole in it. an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. because there are so many things that go wrong every day that if you were to be negative or pessimistic. Helen Keller 1880-1968 A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. you'd go out of business. or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. John De Pasquale No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of stars. Page 314 . Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities. Lewis Mumford You can't be pessimistic. He is a real pessimist . Reginald B. or sailed to an uncharted land. An optimist looks at an oyster and expects a pearl. Mansell Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse. Lily Tomlin A pessimist is a man who is never happy unless he is miserable: even then he is not pleased. a pessimist looks at an oyster and expects ptomaine poisoning.PESSIMISM: Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.

Josh Billings 1818-1885 Never feel self-pity. who does not know how to read. Millicent Fenwick It's a pity to shoot the pianist when the piano is out of tune.PITY: Pity the lonesome person on a rainy day. Rene Coty Page 315 . How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self. the most destructive emotion there is. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Pity costs nothing and ain't worth nothing.

1885-1945 What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on? Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 The best we can do is to size up the chances. Crawford Greenwalt A successful person plans their work and works their plan. and then make our plans with confidence. Nelson DeMille Every moment spent planning saves three or four in execution. Brennan We are all pilgrims on the same journey . estimate our ability to deal with them. There is no other route to success. Henry Ford 1863-1947 Great things are not done by impulse. Patton. Feuchtersteen A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.PLANNING: If you don't look far enough ahead. Jr. Annie Dillard Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan in which we must fervently believe and upon which we must vigorously act. Jason Yoon Men don't plan to fail.but some pilgrims have better road maps. Vincent Van Gogh It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. but by a series of small things brought together. you may not get good enough insights. Page 316 . General George S. William J. calculate the risks involved. they just fail to plan. Stephen A. Siegel Plans are the dreams of the reasonable. Howard Ruff A schedule defends from chaos and whim.

a great meal. The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident. Cathye Allen The most exquisite pleasure is giving pleasure to others. a crackling fire. Enjoy it's tiny delights. H. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Page 317 . A pat on the back. Frederick the Great 1712-1786 Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. The Nobel. Don't fret about copping life's grand awards. Madonna No profit grows where there is no pleasure taken. The Pulitzer. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation.PLEASURES: The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say can't be done.. But we're all eligible for life's small pleasures. Jean De La Bruyere 1645-1696 Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another. Tonys. Jackson Brown. a four pound bass. The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths. and the next is to shake off old prejudices. a glorious sunset. There are plenty for all of us. foolish preparation? Jane Austen 1775-1817 That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. and Emmys.. but relish small pleasures. hot soup and a cold beer. Jr. an empty parking space. Charles Lamb Most of us miss out on life's big prizes.it is up to us to make them into wonderful memories. United Technologies Corporation Ad Think big thoughts. a full moon. The Oscars. a kiss behind the ear.

the children. Lawrence J. and those who are in the shadows of life .our money! Governmental machinery is the invention which enables ten men to the work of one. Adlai Stevenson 1900-1965 Ideas are the only thing that seem to matter in American politics. Thomas Paine 1737-1809 If you want to make the most with people. it must first take away. Coleman A Congressman is far more extravagant in the House than he is at home. in it's worst one. That's one of the risks you take. even in it's best state. Government. A politician is a statesman who approaches every question with an open mouth. an intolerable one.POLITICS: Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice… and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. John S. those who are in the twilight of life . Hubert H. Page 318 . where results should matter more. we always end up with exactly what we deserve. is but a necessary evil. Stevenson 1900-1965 The point to remember is that what the government gives. Peter In America. Humphrey Remember one thing about democracy. joke about politicians. Edward Albee Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies. anybody can be President. Adlai E. Barry Goldwater 1909-1998 The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life .the sick. Honore de Balzac 1799-1850 How can a moral wrong be a civil right? There is one thing that the Democrats and Republicans share in common . is big enough to take it all away. the needy and the handicapped. Barry Goldwater 1909-1998 Democracy is the process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.the aged. Any government big enough to give you everything. We can have anything we want and at the same time. with the least chance of offending anyone.

Gary D. hard-working. when you do it. Page 319 .-347 B. When the government does it. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce 1842-1914 When you get too big a majority. honest Americans. Giving money and power to the government is like giving whiskey and car keys to a teenager. Jack Mayberry Consul: In American politics. Politicians tell you what is popular even though it may be untrue.C. Lily Tomlin I voted for the Democrats because I didn't like the way the Republicans were running the country. Josef Stalin 1879-1953 Politicians are like diapers.Every politician is emphatically a promising politician. Sam Rayburn 1882-1961 A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason. it's called stockpiling. Politicians do serve a useful purpose. Plato 429 B. Bill Vaughan You can’t teach an old dogma new tricks. Those who cast the votes decide nothing. but won't cross the street to vote in a national election. it's called hoarding. It's always good to have someone the rest of us can point to and realize that we're not so bad after all. Chesterton No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. Trump One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. you’re immediately in trouble. G. Those who count the votes decide everything. But then . Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent. Dorothy Parker 1893-1967 Statesmen tell what is true even though it may be unpopular.C. a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. K.we elected them. Which is turning out to be like shooting yourself in the head to stop your headache.

foreign ideas. Clarence Darrow 1857-1928 The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. the genuine empowerment of the people. William P.C.-347 B. they go out and buy more tunnel. if you want something said.-470 B. Page 320 . Nothing is more ridiculous or more troublesome than ceremony. ask a woman.We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.C. Bureaucracy is nothing more than the hardening of an organization's arteries. Aesop 550 B. ask a man. I'm beginning to believe it. Aung San Suu Kyi We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts. You cannot help men permanently by doing what they could and should do for themselves. alien philosophies and competitive values. Plato 429 B. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. Anthony The aristocrat is the democrat ripe and gone to seed.C. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. when they see light at the end of the tunnel. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. John Quinton Development requires democracy. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence. If you want something done. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 In politics. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Politicians are people who. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 Honest statesmanship is the wise employment of individual meanness for the public good.C. James Reston You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. Margaret Thatcher 1925A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.

In a major address. inefficient. and once it gets started it must continue to germinate on inefficiency or it will die out of lack of need. Wilson 1856-1924 Page 321 . and the only progress which can be rapid is progress down hill. who do care and want to make positive changes. wasteful. and stupid and that therefore he wants to turn control of it over to the federal government. but it is still the best form of government there is. the President announced that the nation's current health care system is bloated. Thank God we don't get all the government that we pay for. Publilius Syrus One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. Any government beyond "bare bones" provides rich fertilizer for bureaucracy. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 In politics. George Burns 1896-1996 Politics is the science of how who gets what. The thing to do is supply light and not heat. even though there are no rivers. he should see how bad it is with representation. Sidney Hillman If Patrick Henry thought that taxation without representation was bad. Sir James Jeans The American system of government isn't working the way it was intended to be. stupidity is not a handicap. overpriced. but aren't able to because bureaucracy won't let them. Napolean Bonaparte 1769-1821 Politicians are the same all over. unresponsive. when and why. Wendell Phillips 1811-1884 Democracy is ever eager for rapid progress. Paul H Scheiter It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Woodrow T. Nikita Khrushchev 1894-1971 Where there is unity there is always victory. It's too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair. They promise to build bridges. Dave Berry It must be tremendously frustrating for those people working in government.

Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Tom Fenner 1951Remember when principles. It's just that they know so much that isn't so. When we got into office. What orators lack in depth they make up in length. Bill Vaughn Most of the problems a president has to face have their roots in the past. Harry S. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 It isn't that liberals are ignorant. Truman 1884-1972 A hundred years ago there was no such thing as a stenographer . John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 The art of governing consists in not allowing men to grow old in their jobs.Victory belongs to the most persevering. the strong horse that pulls the whole cart. liberty. Napolean Bonaparte 1769-1821 Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Lyndon Baines Johnson 1908-1973 Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you only thirty cents? Few love to hear the sins they love to act. . Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 Page 322 . Will Rogers 1879-1935 Every child born in America is endowed with life. Ronald Reagan 1911A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 The definition of politics: ‘Poli’ is the Greek term for a lot. or many. . the thing that surprised me the most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were.every congressman could write back then. The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men. ‘tics’ are small blood sucking creatures. and a share of the national debt. but won't cross the street to vote. Only a handful see it for what it really is . not polls were the basis of political positions? All dictators are alike: They have control over everything except their feelings.

what you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else.POSSESSIONS: Don't let your possessions possess you. and everything in it's place. is dear at a penny. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you. but what you are will be yours forever. Izaak Walton 1593-1683 Nothing is cheap which is superfluous. that prevents us from living freely and nobly. Remember. H. Andre Gide 1869-1951 No man can lose what he never had. for what one does not need. Henry Van Dyke A place for everything. Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 Page 323 . Plutarch 50-120 It is preoccupations with possessions. Jr. Jackson Brown. more than anything else.

Believing in freedom will create infinite possibilities.. Aristotle 384 B. as of now. Arthur C. No matter how dark things seem to be. or actually are. Charles Platt The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.-322 B. our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing. A possibility is a hint from God. Pearl S.C. Ayn Rand I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible.Always see them. of what he could have.POSSIBILITIES: It is very dangerous to go into eternity with possibilities which one has oneself prevented from becoming realities.C. Richard M. One must follow it. Jean-Paul Sartre All things are possible until they are proven impossible . all moves are possible. raise your sights and see possibilities . The only way to find the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.for they're always there. but rather the sum of what he does not yet have. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993 On the human chessboard.and even the impossible may only be so. Clark Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. Miriam Schiff Page 324 . Soren Kierkagaard 1813-1855 Everything is possible to those who believe. Henry Ford 1863-1947 If the 20th century taught us anything. Dr. it is to be cautious about the word ‘impossible’. Buck 1892-1973 Become a possibilitarian. DeVos An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality. Samuel Smiles Man is not the sum of what he has already.. Believing in fate produces fate.

feel it. Philip Adams Success is living up to your potential. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed. Live it. Erik Weinhenmayer Most people live. enjoy it. smell it. but with what it is still possible for you to do. Pope John XXIII Page 325 . should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger. much like a man who. to just touch those things and make them bloom? Thich Nhat Hanh Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness. but about your unfulfilled potential. William James 1842-1910 When people say to me: “How do you do so many things?” I often answer them. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever. without meaning to be cruel: “How do you do so little?” It seems to me that people have vast potential. Wake up with a smile and go after life. intellectually or morally. Think not about your frustrations. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in. Yet most people don’t. with what is wrong. in a very restricted circle of their potential being. out of his whole bodily organism. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. but I think that it's more exciting to realize my potential. taste it. weather physically. Why not try and see positive things. Joe Kapp People deal too much with the negative. and of their soul's resources in general. That's all.POTENTIAL: Someone once told me that blind people need to realize their limitations.

Live your live with greater courage. but by striking true. and you will achieve miraculous rewards. Live your life with greater intensity. Each of you has the potential to use your power of thought to bring about change in your own environment. Winthrop W. 1929-1968 Page 326 . Live your live with greater kindness. Oprah Winfrey 1954Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. You have powers you never dreamed of. Reverend Dr. Jane Addams The mind has exactly the same power as the hands. Don't look to others to do things for the world.POWER: It is not power itself. Put a little effort into creating the future that you desire. It is up to you! White Star The worth of every conviction consists precisely in the steadfastness with which it is held. the more powerful the effect. but you can't sit on it for long. but to change it. but the legitimization of the lust for power. Marcus Annaeus Seneca 4 B. Power is not revealed by striking hard or often. Jr. is inside each one of us. not merely to grasp the world. Every individual has the power of creative visualization. Honore de Balzac 1799-1850 The more noise a man or a motor makes the less power there is available. The power to improve yourself. There is power in numbers and the more people who project positive thought-forms at the same time. Now the future is in your hands. W. Darwin P. R. Take responsibility for your own actions. Kingsley The price of power is responsibility for the public good. You can do things that you never thought you could do. Aldrich Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.D. Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin 1931Don't look to others to do things for you. McGeary Every individual has the potential to heal the planet and to help unify the people in cooperation and understanding. There are no limitations to what you can do except the limitations of your own mind. We have guided missiles and misguided men. which corrupts absolutely. the power to improve the world. Colin Wilson You can build a throne with bayonets.-65 A.C. Martin Luther King.

you lose your power to think. or how much power you have.It is not power itself. Carnegie 1835-1919 Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life. forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action. powers that would astonish him. that he never dreamed of possessing. Meyers The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself – something that's in all of us. Cherokee Indian saying If there is hope for the future..-406 B. Concentrate on your strengths. Albert Unless you choose to do great things with it. Strive to concentrate them. instead of your problems. If you can do that. Euripides 480 B. but the legitimization of the lust for power. When you ask permission. Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.. there is power in today. Orison Swett Marden Page 327 .on your powers.C. it makes no difference how much you are rewarded. Geoffery F. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 When you take charge of your life. Andrew S. Clarence Darrow 1857-1928 Power tends to corrupt. acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. you are really a wise man. instead of your weaknesses. a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered.C. there is no longer a need to ask permission of other people or society at large. Paul J. If you lose your power to laugh. absolute power corrupts absolutely. Oprah Winfrey 1954We can only be what we give ourselves the power to be. I think. and live that way. Tina Turner You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. Richard Bach Beware of dissipating your powers. Lord Acton 1834-1902 Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers. which corrupts absolutely. you give someone veto power over your life.

Dan Fallon The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. If I miss two days. so be careful what you practice. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Practice rather than preach. Thomas Fuller 1608-1661 God forbid that any book be banned. the audience notices it. Ted Williams 1918When the eyes say one thing and the tongue another. practice forgiveness.PRACTICE: Practice makes perfect. Paul Getty 1892-1976 Page 328 . Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level. Dame Rebecca West 1892-1983 If I miss one day's practice. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him – and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires. I notice it. Make of your life an affirmation. but practice is it's key. practice. Instead. Knowledge is a treasure. Alexander Haig You don't have to accept the invitation to get angry. If I miss three days. Ignacy Paderewski 1860-1941 People always told me that my natural ability and good eyesight were the reasons for my success as a hitter. not the negation of others. empathy and encouragement. They never talk about the practice. defined by your ideals. practice. the practiced person relies on the language of the first. J. the critics notice it.

and the amazing thing is that we don't pray more. our attitude to things is altered. Lord. and the eyesight to tell them apart. at times we can feel invisible walls surrounding us.PRAYERS: More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones. Saint Teresa of Avila Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. Page 329 . Oswald Chambers Lord. not sometimes but every time. grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked. Garth Brooks Every time we pray our horizon is altered. Lord. the good fortune to run into the ones that I do. Teach us again. that you can give us strength as we thank you for helping us open our hidden barriers.

Schuler 1926If one asks for success and prepares for failure. Henry Ford 1863-1947 One never knows what each day is going to bring. than to look back and regret. Rev. he will get the situation he has prepared for. It is better to look ahead and prepare. but he who waits for another must wait until that other is ready. Harriet Martineau 1802-1876 The man who goes alone can start today. it is impossible to overprepare. Harold Wilson Everybody has the will to win. Albert Szent-Gyorgi Page 330 . Florence Shinn A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. Bobby Knight 1940Without a yardstick. but I'm an optimist that carries a raincoat. Shah It usually takes about three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. there is no measurement. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 No matter what your profession. Dr. Blaise Pascal 1623-1662 The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. The important thing is to be open and ready for it. Mark Twain 1835-1910 People only see what they are prepared to see. Before everything else. precious few have the will to prepare to win. And without measurement. Henry Moore I'm an optimist.PREPARATION: Today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the tomorrows that follow. Robert H. getting ready is the secret to success. there is no control. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation. Pravin M. The last thing one knows in constructing a work is what to put first.

hard work. Hershel Walker Circumstances may cause interruptions or delays. learning from failure. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience. but the will to prepare is vital. Mario Andretti There are no secrets to success. Bertrand R. you'll be hard to beat. so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs. you'll not only be hard. you're more confident. Arthur Ashe The surest road to inspiration is preparation. Fred Couples If you train hard.Forewarned. to be prepared is half the victory. Colin Powell 1937One important key to success is self-confidence. but never lose sight of the goal. you're more comfortable. Harvey MacKay Page 331 . When you're prepared. Joe Paterno Successful salesmanship is 90% preparation and 10% presentation. When you have a strategy. forearmed. Canfield Are you worried about pressure? I look at it this way: Pressure is having to do something you are not totally prepared to do. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. It is the result of preparation. The will to win is important.

in matters of taste. swim with the current. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 Page 332 . then I must do it. ask for nothing. so will be his ultimate truth. Upon one's own philosophy. As the man is. Alfred Adler In matters of principle. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 I have lived my life according to this principle: If I'm afraid of it. Carl Jung 1875-1961 When you have given nothing. conscious or unconscious. Therefore it is wise to be as clear as possible about one's subjective principles. and stand for them. stand like a rock. Erica Jong 1942It is easier to fight for one's principles than it is to live up to them. depends one's ultimate interpretation of facts.PRINCIPLES: We should know what our convictions are.

L. you’ll have problems. H. Page 333 . Anne Morrow Lindbergh First things first. If you don’t prioritize. Thornton Wilder One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. Tom Fenner 1951Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.PRIORITIES: Just as in this book. priorities are next to problems. learn the art of prioritizing. Hunt To be successful in life. Tom Hopkins Decide what you want. Shirley Conran Prior planning prevents poor performance. Establish your priorities and go to work. decide what you are willing to exchange for it. second things never. My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.

One of the nice things about problems is that a good many of them do not exist except in our imaginations. R.PROBLEMS: See problems as challenges and press on with a smile. John Peers If you can talk brilliantly about a problem. Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881 It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. M. John Steinbeck We cannot solve life's problems except by solving them. he does not become a monster. Schuler 1926Problems can become opportunities when the right people get together. Scott Peck When you can't solve the problem. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844-1900 The solution of any problem changes the nature of the problem. Stanley Kubrick 1928-1999 One of the first things you should look for in a problem is its positive side. manage it. which was an obstacle in the path of the weak. forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss. They must be worked through or else they remain. and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger. becomes a stepping stone in the path of the strong. should see to it that in the process. Steve Allen 1921-2000 Problems do not do away. Rev. Robert Redford A problem that is located and identified is already half solved.D. M. it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered. Whoever fights monsters. St. Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head. Robert H. Basil The block of granite. B. the abyss will gaze back into you. Scott Peck. Dr. Carlson Page 334 . M.

J. and it's spines crumble. Dr. Deborah Ann Smith You have to own your problems to be able to solve them. grasp it boldly. but also in anticipating them. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 If all you have is a hammer. However. William F. Harold Ross Why can't life's big problems come when we're 20 and know everything? Forbidden fruit creates many jams. Pinpointing the solutions to your problems sometimes is like searching in the sand. Schuler 1926If a problem causes many meetings. Robert H. Gordon Page 335 . Think as you work. and it pricks you. everything looks like a nail. Rev. the meetings eventually become more important than the problem. The solutions of one generation are the problems of the next. What a pity human beings can't exchange problems: Everyone knows how to solve the other fellow's. you can find the treasures buried therein. for in the final analysis. but confront them. with the proper tools. All problems present themselves to the mind as threats of failure. J. your worth to your company comes not only in solving problems. Halsey 1882-1959 Problems cannot be solved at the same level of consciousness that created them.All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them. Touch a thistle timidly.

You have to run after it. If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 Action may not always bring happiness. you woulda done it. but we have to raise our sails. or woulda. however many you speak. Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. one runs the risk of never being able to do it. In putting off what one has to do. it was done. shoulda. Lonmer There's no such thing as coulda. Charles Baudelaire 1821-1867 You can't get much done by starting tomorrow. Win Borden If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street. and you don't do it. what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? Buddah c. If you shoulda and coulda. usually under circumstances which make the decision twice as difficult as it originally was. you'll probably never do much of anything. Ben Nicholas Winners outrun defeat by never stopping. losers give into defeat by never starting. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen. Page 336 . it won't happen. Pat Riley The winds of grace are always blowing. Joe DiMaggio 1914-1999 While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done. If it wasn't for the last moment.-483B. but there is no happiness without action. nothing would get done. The things you refuse to meet today always come back at you later on. Ramakrishna 1836-1886 A dream doesn't come any closer by itself.C. George H.PROCRASTINATION: Delay is the deadliest form of denial. Helen Keller 1880-1968 However many holy words you read. and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.

Goal setting is often a matter of balancing timing against available resources. Lewis Carroll 1832-1898 Take time to deliberate. Worsham We will always regret more things we didn't do than things we did do. Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 If you limit actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with. nor the best opportunities. Gary Ryan Blair A good plan executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week. but when the time for action has arrived. Because success is heavy. Denis Waitley By-and-by never comes. Jr. Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions. Page 337 . George Savile.. stop thinking and go in.Procrastination is the fear of success. you will not do much. General George S. Janet Erskine Stuart He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill. Lord of Halifax 1633-1695 He that is overcautious will accomplish little. they will never come. even so does inaction spoil the intellect. James A. Johan Christopher Friedrich Von Schiller 1759-1805 To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. Jose Ortega y Gasset Do not wait for ideal circumstances. carries a responsibility with it. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Eva Young Just as iron rusts from disuse. we make it empty. Patton. St. Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821 Activity back of a very small idea will produce more than inactivity and the planning of genius. Augustine You cannot afford to wait for perfect conditions. 1885-1945 To live means to have. but he will do very few things. a mission to fulfill and in the measure in which we avoid setting our life to something.. it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the "someday I'll" philosophy.

you can't steal second if you don't take your foot off of first. but the reconciled one is truly vanquished. Edward de Bono Progress always involves risk. Life refuses to be embalmed alive. Alfred North Whitehead A merely fallen enemy may rise again. Willard Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion. I am interested in the unknown. Anthony Crosland Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaptation but through daring. and we would be forever repeating the same patterns. Henry Miller 1891-1980 Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress. an often-painful process. Remember. Holland What one generation sees as a luxury. J. All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. it moves along a spiral rather than a perpendicular. we seem to be actually going out of the way. Johan Christopher Friedrich Von Schiller 1759-1805 Sometimes you have to put your foot down to get a leg up. but they never get anywhere either. and to preserve change amid order. and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers. there would be no progress. the next sees as a necessity. Diana Nyad There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Frances E. while nothing is so foolish and baseless. Stevenson 1900-1965 The art of progress is to preserve order amid change. Adlai E. Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 Page 338 . G. Without creativity. Dave Weinbaum I am willing to put myself through anything: Temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. Mike Todd This seems to be the law of progress in everything we do. and yet it turns out that we were really moving upward all the time.PROGRESS: People who never move forward never stub their toes.

but by aberration. Daniel Boorstin Human progress is furthered. not by conformity. then progress in virtue is progress in each of these. Epictetus I have observed that the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. H. but has much to do with direction. It is not skeptics or explorers. Havelock Ellis 1859-1939 Page 339 . progress is always an approach toward it. Mencken Progress might have been alright once. for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us.If virtue promises happiness. All progress depends on the unreasonable man. Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him. Ogden Nash 1902-1971 He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance.L. prosperity and peace. The unreasonable man adapts his surrounding conditions to himself. but fanatics and ideologues who menace decency and progress. one cannot fly into flying. but it has gone on too long. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Progress has little to do with speed. What we call "progress" is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844-1900 Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Miguel de Cervantes 1547-1616 Greed lessens what is gathered. if it prevents you from feeding yourself. Lord John Russell 1792-1878 A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. Greek Proverb If we cannot do what we will. think of the person who planted the tree. the value of good. through evil. Greek Proverb Wishing does not make a poor man rich. Chinese Proverb Page 340 . we must will what we can. through hunger. the value of rest. the world cries and you rejoice.PROVERBS: A proverb is one man's wit and all of man's wisdom. the value of food. Estonian Proverb The beginning is half of every action. we recognize the virtue of health. Yiddish Proverb It is not good for all of our wishes to be filled. Arab Proverb Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from a friend's forehead. 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you. Indian Proverb When eating fruit. Irish Proverb The work will teach you how to do it.' But maybe you should. Yiddish Proverb When you were born. Live your life in such a manner that when you die. Vietnamese Proverb He that can't endure the bad will not live to see the good. through exertion. through sickness. Thomas Szasz Fear is a fine spur. Arab Proverb The proverb warns that. you cried and the world rejoiced.

for the warm fine color and the great sweetness that is on them. Irish Proverb Shared joy is a double joy. German Proverb Wait patiently and the weather will turn fine. Latin Proverb The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.You've got to do your own growing. and may there be a road before you and it bordered with roses. Spanish Proverb If you believe everything that you read. turn back. shared sorrow is half a sorrow. Irish Proverb It's an ill plan that cannot be changed. Dutch Proverb Sure. Japanese Proverb Who does not thank for little will not thank for much. Chinese Proverb The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears. the likes of which have ne'er been smelt or seen before. Swedish Proverb He who is outside the door has already a good part of the journey behind him. Indian Proverb To change and to improve are two different things. Japanese Proverb God give us the nuts. but He doesn't crack them. German Proverb No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road. Russian Proverb Don’t listen to secrets and don’t tell them. no matter how tall your grandfather was. better not read. Estonian Proverb Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. Turkish Proverb Page 341 .

wise men use tonight. Chinese Proverb He is poor who does not feel content. Scottish Proverb Fools look to tomorrow. it will find a thousand ways. Chinese Proverb Page 342 . but never sits down with him. English Proverb Don't curse the darkness--light a candle. only standing still. French Proverb Every path has its puddle. African Proverb An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains. Dayak Proverb Luck sometimes visits a fool.The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. English Proverb Elbow grease is the best polish. Scottish Proverb Love teaches even asses to dance. it will find a thousand excuses. Dutch Proverb If you wish to know what a man is. Swedish Proverb Where the heart is willing. Japanese Proverb Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Yugoslavian Proverb Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom. but where it is unwilling. German Proverb Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet. Chinese Proverb Be not afraid of going slowly. place him in authority.

nothing is easy. German Proverb He who digs a hole for another may fall in himself. Eskimo Proverb Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet. do not promise anyone anything. Russian Proverb A wise man changes his mind. Japanese Proverb In the midst of a great joy. Gaelic Proverb True nobility is being superior to one's former self. In the midst of great anger. do not answer anyone's letter. but flax to spin. a fool never will. but continue to row towards shore. Spanish Proverb To the unwilling. Yiddish Proverb Life without a friend is death without a witness. Hindu Proverb Pray to God. Tomorrow wood. Chinese Proverb Page 343 . Russian Proverb The reverse side also has it's reverse side. also shoulders. Only today does the fire burn brightly. German Proverb Only with a new ruler do you realize the value of the old. Burmese Proverb God gives no linen. Spanish Proverb He who has choice has trouble. German Proverb Yesterday is ashes. Dutch Proverb Who begins too much accomplished little.God gave burdens.

Chinese Proverb Don't fall before you're pushed. Chinese Proverb Compete. Russian Proverb If you can walk. If you can talk. Chinese Proverb Page 344 . English Proverb All mankind is divided into three classes: Those that are immovable. Spanish Proverb If you are patient in one moment of anger. Hebrew Proverb Bad is never good until worse happens. not to wish to know is worse. Zimbabwean Proverb A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. Moroccan Proverb Not to know is bad. you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. Greek Proverb The time will come when Winter will ask us: “What were you doing all Summer?” Bohemian Proverb The same hammer that breaks the glass forges the steel. Arabian Proverb The heart sees better than the eye. don't envy. Chinese Proverb This mind covers more ground than the heart but goes less far. Danish Proverb Behind an able man there are always other able men.An eagle does not hunt flies. you can sing. those that are movable. you can dance. and those that move. Nigerian Proverb Consider the past and you shall know the future.

both will escape. Indian Proverb When an old man dies. a library burns down. If you want happiness for a year. Ancient Proverb The taller the bamboo grows. take a nap. Live your life in such a manner that when you die. you cried and the world rejoiced. Japanese Proverb If you want happiness for an hour. African Proverb God gives us the nuts. African Proverb Whatever one likes to see one likes to believe.A man without a smile on his face should not open a shop. Chinese Proverb When you were born. the lower it bends. Indian Proverb Page 345 . and the songbird will one day come. Chinese Proverb The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. the world cries and you rejoice. German Proverb Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvemnet. If you want happiness for a lifetime. German Proverb Wait patiently and the weather will turn fine. If you want happiness for a day. Spanish Proverb Grow a green tree in your heart. go fishing. Chinese Proverb Keep a green tree in your heart. Chinese Proverb Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. and a song bird will light upon it in due time. but He doesn't crack them. Chinese Proverb If you chase two rabbits. inherit a fortune. help someone.

Yiddish Proverb Visits always give pleasure . Chinese Proverb Love and perfume cannot be hidden. Turkish Proverb Happiness is like a sunbeam. Ethiopian Proverb If you are bitter at heart. which the least shadow intercepts. acknowledge that of others. they can tie up a lion. Chinese Proverb God gives every bird his worm. Chinese Proverb The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Italian Proverb He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes. but He doesn't throw it into the nest. Scottish Proverb When flatterers meet. then the departure. the devil goes to dinner. Chinese Proverb There are no alternatives to thrift in the absence of money. sugar in the mouth will not help you.If you wish your merit be known. Oriental Proverb When spider webs unite. Swedish Proverb Page 346 . Portuguese Proverb Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Swedish Proverb Bind them upon your heart forever. Proverbs 6:20 To him that watches.if not the arrival. everything is revealed. English Proverb Patience and the mulberry leaf become a silk robe.

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. Washington Irving 1783-1859 It is not our purpose to become each other. Rich DeVos To succeed. your world will change whether or not you choose to change it. Benjamin Disraeli 1804-1881 Critics have their purposes. others have wishes. Duke Ellington 1899-1974 Persistence is stubbornness with a purpose. but sometimes they get carried away with what they think someone should have done. Earl of Chesterfield 1694-1773 The secret of success is constancy of purpose. Remember. Tony Dorsett One of the sources of pride in being a human being is the ability to bear present frustrations in the interests of longer purposes. you have the power to choose it's direction. rather than concerning themselves with what they did. it is to recognize each other. The purpose of life is life. Helen Merrell Lynd To begin to think with purpose is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment. Without it. you need to find something to hold on to. something to inspire you. and they're supposed to do what they do. and one of the best instruments of success. Marcus Aurelius Antonius 121-180 Page 347 . But. to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is. Robert Byrne Without a purpose. genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.PURPOSE: Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character. Karl Lagerfeld Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all worthwhile achievement. nothing should be done. James Allen Great minds have purposes. something to motivate you.

A fly lays more eggs than a hen. you didn't fulfill your job.. we should strive for perfection. William James 1842-1910 Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature. As in nature. never-ending commitment to improvement. Drucker 1909Quality must not only exist. Quality is a person's showcase.QUALITY: Quality is in the eye of the customer. Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value. or know you did. Page 348 . Thomas A. Kempis Quality is a continuous. Nothing else constitutes quality. The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the cheap price is forgotten. not quantity.. if the customer doesn't feel that it is up to par. It's what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. The race for quality has no finish line. Peter F. Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. act as if you already had it. No matter how good a job you feel. If you want a quality. it must be perceived by the customer. it is the work that we do. Quality products and quality service begin with quality thinking. without your help. It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities. Judith Martin 1938It's quality that counts.

It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers. “Why did this happen to me?” unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way. Quality questions create a quality life. Susanne K. Henryk Sienkiewicz 1846-1916 As long as one keeps searching. James Thurber 1894-1961 If you do not ask yourself what it is you know. Anthony Robbins Questions focus our thinking. The quality of your life comes down to the quality of the questions you ask yourself on a daily basis. If we would have new knowledge. Successful people ask better questions. Ask empowering questions like: What's good about this? What's not perfect about it yet? What am I going to do next time? How can I do this and have fun doing it? Charles Connolly Questions are never indiscreet. and the over-educated. Saint Bartholomew The greater the philosopher. who offer complicated answers to simple questions. you will go on listening to others and change will not come because you will not hear your own truth. the harder it is for him to answer questions of the common people. Langer Many things are lost for want of asking. and as a result. the answers come. Joan Baez We have no right to ask when sorrow comes. we must get us a whole world of new questions. Answers sometimes are. How high could you go if you knew you wouldn't fall? Page 349 . who offer simplistic answers to complex questions.QUESTIONS: Between the semi-educated. it's a wonder that any questions get satisfactorily answered at all. they get better answers. Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 Finding the right answer is usually a case of asking the right question.

Not once has reality excused anyone for good intentions ignorance or stubbornness. Liza Minnelli 1946Being born in a duck yard does not matter. is what the world permits us. and I’ll write you a tragedy. Werner Erhard The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind's eye. Douglas Everett Indulgences. Hans Christian Andersen 1805-1875 Maybe this world is another planet's hell. Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940 Page 350 ." This does not mean that reality is cruel. if only you are hatched from a swan’s egg. and issues no pardons. simple things of life which are the real ones after all. Dr. Reality shows no mercy. Laura Ingalls There are some people who live in a dream world. accepts no excuses. Reality does not "turn the other cheek. Goddard Happiness is a function of accepting what is. it just means that reality is. Shana Alexander Show me a hero. Tom Clancy 1947Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. F. For the dream of yesterday is the reality of today. not fulfillment. Aldous Huxley 1894-1963 The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.REALITY: Everyone has the right to believe and accept what he or she wants. Christopher Fry 1907It is difficult to say what is impossible. Gary Ryan Blair Reality is something that you must rise above. Reality is not different for different people. Robert H. and there are some who face reality. and then there are those who turn one into the other. but reality doesn't discriminate. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach It is the sweet.

Gaskell Strong reasons make strong actions. and reason without impulse is a poor makeshift. Reason is always what someone else has got to say. Blaise Pascal 1623-1662 Impulse without reason is not enough. and he who dares not is a slave. Page 351 . Holbrooke Jackson I'll not listen to reason. he who cannot is a fool. Ashley Montagu Intuition is reason in a hurry. William James 1842-1910 Human beings are the only creatures who able to behave irrationally in the name of reason. Elizabeth C.REASON: The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of. He who will not reason is a bigot.

You owe everyone the best effort that you can give. You will regret time not spent with a husband. Helen Rowland I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.H. and no regrets. Lawrence It's not the burdens of everyday that drive men mad.REGRET: No reserve. Looking back. you can't build on it it's only good for wallowing in. no retreat. Katherine Mansfield At the end of your life. Regret is an appalling waste of energy. Bill Bordon We should have no regrets. The past is finished. you will never regret not having passed one more test. child or a parent. friend. Regret and fear are twin thieves that rob us of today. Barbara Bush 1925The follies a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know. It is the regret of yesterday and the fear of tomorrow. I have this to regret. not winning one more verdict. that too often when I loved. Never look back with regret. D. I did not say so. David Grayson Page 352 . Rebecca Beard Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. There is nothing to be gained by going over it. or not closing one more deal.

Kahlil Jamison Absence diminishes commonplace passions and increases great ones. Held loosely. Held loosely. and the relationship slips away and is lost. The four most important words: "What is your opinion?" 3. Most people are on the world." 2. you’re only as good as your partner. I made a mistake. and rigidly alone like marables of polished stone. A relationships is like that. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on. You may hold onto some of it. it is likely to remain intact." On the dance floor. Robin Marantz Henig Don't make the mistake of thinking that there's only one course for a relationship to take. The five most important words: "You did a good job. The one most important word: "We. separate. with respect and freedom for the other person. John Muir Relationships--of all kinds--are like sand held in your hand." 4. touching but separate. not in it – having no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them – undiffused. The two most important words: "Thank you. as in life. too possessively. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 Page 353 . with an open hand the sand remains where it is. But hold too tightly." 5. The six most important words: "I'm sorry. the sand trickles through your fingers." 1.RELATIONS: A short course in Human Relations: 6. The three most important words: "If you please. but mostly it will be spilled. as the wind extinguishes candles and kindles fires.

Deborah Tannen We measure success and depth by length of time. Enjoy the successes that you have. Too many times we beat up on ourselves. but it is possible to have a deep relationship that doesn't always stay the same. one for her. Patty Sheehan No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap. have a little relaxation. and don't be too hard on yourself when you don't do well. Barbara Hershey Ideally. Jacqueline Bisset Every now and then go away. one for him.RELAXATION: All the misfortunes of man derive from one single thing. to talk. couples need three lives. Dianne Hales In life. and one for them together. Just relax and enjoy it. for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. to have a conversation . which is their inability to be at ease at home. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen. Blaise Pascal 1623-1662 The biggest mistake is believing that there is one right way to listen.or a relationship. it's good not to get too comfortable. Carrie Snow Page 354 . Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 Put duties aside at least an hour before bed and perform soothing. quiet activities that will help you relax.

George Washington 1732-1799 Page 355 . never can bring about a reform. for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company. Paul Theroux Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. and bear the consequences. avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates. always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing. careful people. Warren Buffet Cautious. Susan B. in season and out. Anthony Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing. and publicly and privately. It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.REPUTATION: You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation.

Everybody loves me. William Lyon Phelps 1865-1943 Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect. I cost nothing. he'll be more willing to talk with you. courage. He that will have his son have respect for him and his orders. humility. I inspire courtesy and admiration. must himself have a great respect for his son.D. compassion. integrity. John Locke 1632-1704 Who am I? I am a little thing with a big meaning. I am useful every moment of the day. I unlock doors. and human service. self-discipline. I help everybody. open hearts. Page 356 . I am pleasing to those of high and low degree. I bore no one. courtesy.RESPECT: Once someone understands that you respect his time. dispel prejudice. Fyodor Dostoyevsky This is the final test of a gentleman: His respect for those who can be of no possible value to him. I create friendship and goodwill. I violate no law. M. No one has ever condemned me. Michael DeBakey. the great thing is to respect yourself. I am Respect! Real success requires respect for and faithfulness to the highest human values honesty. personal responsibility. Many have praised me. If you want to be respected by others. dignity.

the seasons. We determine our own fate. I prayed for success. You do not blame them on your mother. Those who take responsibility for their actions are the real winners in life. whether we like it or not. you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Roy L. Robert A. Brendan Fraser Page 357 . but you can change yourself. Les Brown 1945I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others. David Attenborough If you take responsibility for yourself. and you will. That is something you have charge of. Heinlein Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility. living or dead. the ecology. or the president. Booker T.RESPONSIBILITY: I believe we have to be responsible for ourselves or we will be a liability to somebody along the way. Albert Ellis Excuses are for losers. an awesome responsibility. The fact is that no species has ever had such wholesale control over everything on earth. or the wind. Now I pray just to be worthy of it. You realize you control your own destiny. as we now have. it might also be used as an excuse for evading our responsibilities. but that of all living creatures with whom we share the earth. They never think that it's too early or too late to begin Time plays no favorites and will pass whether you act or not. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. That lays upon us. You cannot change the circumstances. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him. It has to come from within to know that you can. As a young man. In our hands now lies not only our own future. Winners meet life's challenges head on knowing that there are no guarantees and give it all they've got. and to let him know that you trust him. Hunt You must take personal responsibility. The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. Washington 1856-1915 The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man. Jim Rohn But although denying that we have a special position in the natural world might seem becomingly modest in the eye of eternity.

what you'll get is what you've already got. Kathy Paye 1960Tears will get you sympathy. you'd better be tough enough to handle the results. Michael Jordan 1963Right message + right target + right media = right results. then I can expect halfhearted results. Sweat will get you results.RESULTS: If you keep doing things like you've always done them. Once you consent to some concession. Page 358 . Howard Hughes 1905-1976 I've always believed that if you put in the work. the results will come. Because I know if I do. I don't do things halfheartedly. If you're going to do dumb things. you can never cancel it and put things back the way they were.

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Always do the right thing. It will gratify some people, and astonish the rest. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Nothing wrong happens at the right time. With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 If there is a wrong way, there is a right way. If there is a good way, there is a better way. An apology is saying the right thing after doing the wrong thing. Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 The time is always right to do what is right. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968 The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. Hubert Humphrey The greatest right in the world is the right to be wrong. William Randolph I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Voltaire 1694-1778 The man who believes that he can do it is right, and so is the man who thinks he can't. For some reason it doesn't seem right to go over the river and through the woods to grandmother's condo. Nothing is settled until it is settled right. Louis Dembitz Brandeis

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Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. Katherine Mansfield To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach for another is to risk involvement. To expose your ideas, your dreams, before a crowd is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To believe is to risk failure. But risks must be taken, because the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing. The people who risk nothing, do nothing, have nothing, are nothing period. They may avoid suffering and sorrow, they cannot learn, feel change, grow love or live. Chained by their attitudes, they are slaves; they have forfeited their freedom. Only a person who risks is free. Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life. Herbert Otto Fortune and love befriend the bold. Ovid 43 B.C.-17 A.D. Taking risks gives me energy. Jay Chiat The greatest regret in our lives are the risks we did not take. If you think something will make you happy, go for it. Remember that you pass this way only once. If you don't risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Jong A ship in the harbor is safe...but that's not what ships were made for. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot 1888-1965 You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward. James Thurber Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity. Gary Ryan Blair Page 360

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go unto the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself. Alan Alda Adventure is worthwhile in itself. Amelia Earhart You have all eternity to be cautious in when you're dead. Lois Platford Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring. Grace Lichtenstein Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. Sir Cecil Beaton Failure is always a safe, familiar, no-risk refuge, a known experience; it focuses no new of testing responsibilities upon one. Success, on the other hand, is unknown territory and a high-risk business; the very life-style it imposes is full of relentless demands for even better performances and achievements. Alan H. Olmstead Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge. Damon Runyon Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain 1835-1910 To be successful, you must be willing to take calculated risks. Necessity is the mother of taking chances. Mark Twain 1835-1910 When you want something, you have to take some risks. When you really want something bad enough, you have to be willing to risk everything. Edward James Olmos as Virgil Sweet in the movie Talent for the Game Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. Herodotus 5th Century B.C. Page 361

Entrepreneurs are risk-takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets. The buck not only stops at their desks, it starts their too. Victor Kiam It's the heart afraid of breaking, that never takes a chance. It's the dream afraid of waking, that never learns to dance. It's the one who won't be broken, that cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live. This nation was built by men who took risks - pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, businessmen who were not afraid of failure, scientists who were not afraid of the truth, thinkers who were not afraid of progress, dreamers who were not afraid of action. Brooks Atkinson And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. Julia Soul Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, but by going off the main road, by trying the untried. Frank Tyger What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 In a company that was born to innovate, the risk is in not innovating. The real risk is to think it is safe to play it safe. Jonathan Ive Apple Computers To conquer without risk is to triumph without glory. Pierre Corneille 1606-1684 I don't believe in taking foolish chances, but nothing worthwhile can be achieved without taking chances at all. Charles A. Lindbergh No noble thing can be done without risk. Michel de Montaigne 1533-1592

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Rule # 1: If we don't take care of the customer, someone else will. We are not free; it was not intended we should be. A book of rules is placed in our cradle, and we never get rid of it until we reach our graves. Then we are free, and only then. Edgar Watson Howe Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule of acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. Mark Twain 1835-1910 There are no rules. Just follow your heart. Robin Williams The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime. Mignon McLaughlin Rule No. 1 is, ‘don't sweat the small stuff’. Rule No. 2 is, ‘it's all small stuff’. Robert Eliot What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. Confucius 551 B.C.-479 B.C. There is one rule for industrialists and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible. Henry Ford 1863-1947 Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: Always be a little kinder than is necessary. Sir James Matthew Barrie Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men. Douglas Bader Any fool can make a rule. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Four surefire rules for success: Show up. Pay attention. Ask Questions. Don’t quit. Rob Gilbert

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For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, and self-sacrifice no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. Sacrifice is nothing more than a down payment for you future success. It is not so much what people do in this world as their reasons for doing it which really makes a difference. Sacrifices are not so important as the reasons for which you sacrifice, and no sacrifice is any good which remains ever present as such. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. Charles O. Finley You must sacrifice, train, do everything possible to put yourself in a position to win. But if you consider second or third a failure, I feel sorry for you. Joe Falcon For you to be successful, sacrifices must be made. It's better that they are made by others but failing that, you'll have to make them yourself. Rita Mae Brown

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Everybody lives by selling something. Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 Find out what constitutes day in your customer's business life. Then, work within that life. Customers will find a way to buy from you if they like you. The converse is also true. A well-informed employee is the best salesperson a company can have. Edwin J. Thomas Selling is not merely a spoke in the wheel of America's business it is the wheel that moves the economy. A salesman is someone who sells goods that won't come back to someone who will. Selling is 10% insistence and 90% persistence. No one ever made a sale by walking away forever. Don't close a sale; commence a new sales relationship.

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Do your best every day and your life will gradually expand into satisfying fullness. Horotio W. Dresser Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. Dr. Martha Friedman Out of the strain of the Doing, into the peace of the Done. Julia Louise Woodruff If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably. Titus Maccius Plautus 250B.C.-184B.C. To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not. Akhenaton (circa 1375 B.C.) You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life so that if it were over tomorrow, you'd be content with yourself. Jane Seymour Better little with content than much with contention. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790

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Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found. Ann Morrow Lindberg I've never heard anyone successful attribute their prosperity to comfort and contentment. Gary D. Trump No one can build their security on the nobleness of another person. Willa Cather 1873-1947 No one from the beginning of time has had security. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature … life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Helen Keller 1880-1968

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-399 B. Most of us almost go all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves. Page 368 . Julius Charles Hare The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be self-sufficient. there is no cop-out.C. Michel de Montaigne He who knows others is wise. August Wilson When face to face with one's self. Albert Camus 1913-1960 We have to dare to be ourselves. their abilities. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are. as a reminder of your strength. Socrates 469 B. James Stephens When a man is wrapped up in himself. like yourself first. not a second rate version of someone else. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Harris Be a first rate version of yourself. Judy Garland Be what you are. their frailties. John Ruskin 1819-1900 Ninety percent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves. Confront the dark parts of yourself and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness.C. You are all you've got. he knows himself is enlightened. Sydney J. however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. and even their real virtues. he makes a pretty small package. Janis Joplin 1943-1970 To know oneself. Use the pain as fuel. but in saying what you think yourself. Duke Ellington 1899-1974 Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before. May Sarton If you want people to like you. first move himself. Lao-Tzu Don't compromise yourself. one should assert oneself.SELF: Let him that would move the world.

Teresa of Avila Lord of himself.The last quarter of a century of my life has been pretty constantly and faithfully devoted to the study of the human race . and it may happen. yet hath all. Johan Christopher Friedrich Von Schiller 1759-1805 You can live a lifetime and. Grace Lichtenstein Page 369 . knowing yourself is enlightenment. nor how low we may have fallen. Beryl Markham No matter how ill we may be. know more about other people than you know about yourself. Grace Moore Live as if you like yourself. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Knowing others is wisdom. I think it's me. for in my individual person I am the entire human race compacted together. He who considers too much will reform little. we should not change identity with any other person. is never really the player on the other side of the net. Somebody's boring me. St. or the swimmer in the next lane. Lao-tzu Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career. your level of determination. Samuel Butler 1612-1680 An egotist is a man who thinks of himself first.that is to say. Marge Piercy Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. or the team on the other side of the field. in the end. your negative internal voices. And having nothing. Dylan Thomas You are all you will ever have for certain. Your opponent is yourself. June Havoc Your opponent. the study of myself. or even the bar you must high-jump. Henry Wotton That chip on your shoulder indicates that there's a block of wood near by. I have found that there is no ingredient of the race which I do not possess in either a small way or a large way. though not of lands. at the end of it. and secondly thinks of himself.

all the rest are not only useless. I talk to myself because I enjoy dealing with a better class of people. who he is.Before you let yourself go. Jackie Mason 1934There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself. King Louis XIV 1754-1793 Coping with difficult people is always a problem. Resolve to be thyself. that he who finds himself. and know. The first proof of a well-ordered mind is to be able to pause and linger within itself.D.C. If you don't get the better of yourself. especially if the difficult person happens to be yourself. Marcus Annaeus Seneca 4 B. circumstances. etc. is wise. loses his misery. is worldly. Thomas Merton Self-understanding rather than self-condemnation is the way to inner peace and mature conscience. no matter how long and complex it may be. They spring from seeds which we have sown. Sir Thomas Browne 1605-1682 Page 370 . Matthew Arnold 1822-1888 The trouble with self-made men is that they usually worship their creator. Joshua Loth Liebman 1907-1948 To be meek. Jane Harrison Misfortunes occur only when a man is false. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Any life. brave. it is to be humane. have their origin in ourselves. tactful. All the wonders you seek are within yourself. and without it. once and for all. be sure you can get yourself back. What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery. Jorge Luis Borges No one has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual maturity until they have found it finer to serve someone else than to serve themselves.-65 A. modest. honorable. is not to be either manly or womanly.. He who knows himself. He who knows others. is made up of a single moment the moment in which a man finds out.Events. someone else will.. but disastrous. patient..

Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy 1828-1910 Page 371 . Samuel Smiles 1812-1904 An after-dinner speech should be like a woman’s dress – long enough to cover the subject.SELF-CONTROL: Though we can't control the hands we're dealt in life. E. William L. A. Oprah Winfrey 1954There never has been. we can control how we play the cards. from the disposition of the inner soul. a good life without self-control. It takes reflection.G.that you can begin to take control.P. Self-control is at the root of all virtues. but deep down. but short enough to be interesting. Herbert Most true happiness comes from one's inner life. a good inner life is difficult to achieve. especially in these trying times. Admittedly. Shirer 1904-1993 It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are not necessarily a religious feeling. and cannot be. contemplation and self-discipline. Bulwer-Lytton The critical period in matrimony is breakfast time. the spirit within . Richard Austin Butler 1902-1982 Self-control is self-completion.

Forbes Self-esteem is one of the most critical attributes to success.000. Each of us has something to give that no one else has of offer. the more likely one will be to treat others with respect. And that is man's lack of faith in his true self.000. There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem. Axel Munthe Page 372 . Vaclav Havel No matter what our achievements might be. Chicago Cubs' All-Star second baseman at his retirement news conference as he gave up his $ 7. and generosity. Maxwell Maltz Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Malcolm S. kindness.SELF-ESTEEM: Pride and performance come first over salary and getting paid. Eric Hoffer 1902-1983 Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on. who keeps book on our short-comings and transgressions. Nathaniel Branden A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. Ryne Sandberg. Anthony Trollope 1815-1882 Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous.00 per year salary. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge. William James 1842-1910 Envy is a symptom of lack of appreciation of our own uniqueness and self worth. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who has a low opinion of himself. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are. anyone who can consistently laugh at himself. does not. Elizabeth O'Conner A person cannot be comfortable without their own approval. There is but one cause of human failure. we think well of ourselves only in rare moments.

because anyone can serve. complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. Martin Luther King. not only in the consequences. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Service can have no meaning unless one takes pleasure in it. A soul generated by love... Marcus Annaeus Seneca 4 B. Thomas Paine 1737-1809 This is the true joy of life. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. John Jacob Astor 1864-1912 A devotion to humanity is too easily equated with a devotion to a cause. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy. Jr. and as long as I live. 1929-1968 Page 373 . Mahatma Ghandi 1869-1948 He that does good to another.-65 A. Reverend Dr.C. it is my privilege to do for it what I can. Doing to Learn. as we know. Wilson 1856-1924 Learn what people want and find a way to get it to them. Woodrow T.D. in itself. for the consciousness of well-doing is. When it is done for show or for fear of public opinion it stunts the man and crushes his spirit. Future Farmers of America Motto Everybody can be great. and causes. does good also to himself. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community. selfish little clot of ailments and grievances. and my religion is to do good. the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. James Baldwin 1924-1987 There is no higher religion than human service. but in the act. ample reward. Living to Serve.SERVICE: We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world. are notoriously bloodthirsty. Learning to Do. and we impoverish ourselves if we forget this errand. To work for the common good is the greatest creed. My country is the world. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. being a force of nature instead of a feverish. Earning to Live.

moon and sun how they move in silence. Robert Beesley If silence is good for the wise. and. there is more happening. There is a stillness in a thinker's mind there is a quietness in a thinker's presence. Josh Billings Silence is never more golden than when you hold it long enough to get all the facts before you speak. perhaps some passage of thought between that person and ourselves. flowers and grass grow in silence. where even words are entirely unnecessary. Page 374 . Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881 Silence is one of the hardest things to refute. with silence. The Amazing Kreskin You have not converted a man because you have silenced him. yes. We can do more work in the silence than we can by moving the lips and letting the mouth make a continuous noise. John Morley Silence is more eloquent than words. sometimes its just guilt. Speak only if it is an improvement on silence. But often. Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together. how much better for the fools. See the stars.SILENCE: God is the friend of silence. That interferes with our own thinking as well as with other people's. There is a reflection on what was really said to us. It is as if something has to be happening all the time. what was really meant by the remarks. Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881 Too many people are afraid of silence. Mother Teresa 1910-1997 Silence isn’t always golden. Trees.

Richard Halloway The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. Clara Barton Simplicity. Jim Rohn Simplicity is the nature of great souls. clarity. Amelia E. he must be able to simplify his duties. Hans Hofmann Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. for everything cannot be untied. prudence and a simple life are the sure masters of need and will often accomplish that which their opposites. his business and his life. in a word. Papa Ramadas I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone. with a fortune at hand. for everything cannot be equally considered. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.SIMPLICITY: Economy. he must know how to disengage what is essential from the detail in which it is enwrapped. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. otherwise you cannot achieve real simplicity. best both for the body and the mind. Barr Everything must come into your scheme. A man must be able to cut a knot. and singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy. Gertrude Stein 1874-1946 Page 375 . fail to do. Henri Frederic Amiel 1821-1881 Success is neither magical nor mysterious.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh No one will ever know of your honesty and sincerity unless you give out samples. No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself. and you will get along even among barbarians. Page 376 . see these principles in front of you.C. frivolous and careless in your actions. Be sincere and true to your word.C. how will you get along even among your own neighbors? When standing. Then you may be sure to get along. But if you are not sincere and untrustworthy in your speech. James Russell Lowell 1819-1891 The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.SINCERITY: Insincere praise is worse than no praise at all.-479 B. serious and careful in your actions. in your carriage see them on the yoke. Confucius 551 B.

Joseph Addison 1672-1719 Nobody needs a smile so much as the one who has none to give. . These are but trifles. only you can paint the smile while others step back and admire it. Smile. to be sure. Charles Gordy Smiles reach the hard-to-reach places. . Anthony J. Fields 1879-1946 I really do believe I can accomplish a great deal with a big grin. some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness. and you will spread sunshine in a sometimes dreary world. but a smile speaks them all. but scattered along life's pathway. Some announce goodness and sweetness. bitterness and pride. Don't cry because its over. Lawrence G. Beverly Sills 1929There are hundreds of languages in the world. others betray sarcasm. You can even break ice with it. each having a distinct character. smiles are to humanity. while others brighten by their spiritual vivacity. Jenny Bumba A smile is a powerful weapon. I know some people find that disconcerting. but that doesn't matter. Johann Kaspar Lavater A phony smile is better than a sincere frown any day. So get used to smiling heart-warming smiles.C. W. Page 377 . Lovasik People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile. and 62 muscles to frown. the good they do is inconceivable. Judith Guest Start every day with a smile and get it over with. It takes 26 muscles to smile. smile because it happened. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart. Steve Wilson Your face is a canvas . D'Angelo What sunshine is to flowers.SMILES: There are many kinds of smiles.

It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. try smiling into a mirror. Give them yours. but it's certainly true. Zig Ziglar 1933The Value of a Smile It costs nothing. you really mean it. it cannot be bought. And nothing on earth can make life more worthwhile Then the sunshine and warmth of a beautiful smile. but creates much. For each time you smile you will find it is true. A sure-fire way to wake up with a smile on your face is to go to bed with a hanger in your mouth. A smile is an amazing thing … it's a little curve that sets a lot of things straight. teardrops and pain. begged. Secure in the knowledge God is always beside you. Andy Rooney Page 378 . somewhere will smile back at you. Helen Steiner Rice If you can't crown yourself with laurels. And you'll find when you smile your day will be brighter And all of your burdens will seem so much lighter. So just keep on smiling whatever betide you. you can at least wreathe your face in a smile. sunshine to the sad. and none so poor but are richer for its benefits. borrowed or stolen. It is something that is no earthly good until it is given away! Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain. daylight to the discouraged. It enriches those who receive. Laughter and pleasure. Yet. and is the countersign of friends. It is rest to the weary. without impoverishing those who give. All days can't be bright. None are so rich that they can get along without it. Ernie Banks 1931It's awfully hard to smile when you keep a stiff upper lip. and the best antidote for trouble. There was never a cloud the sun didn't shine through. fosters good will in a business. It creates happiness in the home.Try smiling! A smile can often turn a dark mood into cheerful optimism. If you smile when no one else is around. they're bankrupt. Somebody. If you see someone without one. Next time you're feeling negative.

The only question is. Rupert Brooke 1887-1915 Everything is changing. where style counts more than real accomplishment. Life is skimmed from the surface. Washington 1856-1915 The salvation of mankind lies only in making everything the concern of all. has neither good plumbing nor good ideas. as we need summer and winter. and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted profession. and we need solitude also. We are easily distracted from unspectacular disciplines that lead to excellence. The depths remain largely unexplored. including society. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble profession. are we growing up or decaying? Page 379 . Philip Gilbert Hamerton No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.SOCIETY: We need society. day and night. Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn Today we live in a society where image rates higher than character. Booker T. We are impressed with outward appearances. exercise and rest. Neither its pipes not its theories hold water! Cities. like cats reveal themselves at night.

ourselves. without being able to keep myself company.to be incapable of solitude. others when its a bitter tonic. Loneliness comes about when I am alone without being able to split up into the two-in-one. Clay Tate There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom. Paul Johannes Tillich The person who has not learned to be happy and content while completely alone for an hour a day. and the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone. H. Sidonie Gabrielle Colette No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.talent in private. don't try to be right. and still others when its a poison that makes you beat your head against a wall. Eliot 1859-1897 Solitude can be frightening because it invites us to meet a stranger we think we may not want to know--ourselves. Charles W. Melvyn Kinder What a lovely surprise to discover how un-lonely being alone can be. Solitude is the human condition in which I keep myself company. Barbara Sher I restore myself when I'm alone. or a week has missed life's greatest serenity. Ellen Burstyn Don't confuse being alone with loneliness. Marilyn Monroe Page 380 .SOLITUDE: When we cannot bear to be alone. Jean De La Bruyere 1645-1696 If you are afraid of being lonely. Hannah Arendt 1906-1975 This great misfortune . it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death . Eda LeShan Language has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. A career is born in public . Jules Renard Isolation is a dream killer.

What soap is for the body.SORROW: I walked a mile with pleasure She chatted all the way. but the pain. Truly. Ann Landers I can't think of any sorrow in the world that a hot bath wouldn't help. Aesop 550 B.I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and to share not just my triumphs. Fyodor Milhailovich Dostoyevsky 1821-1881 People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. then this light is nearest to all of us. so when we are in sorrow. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk through the rain. it is in darkness that one finds the light. tears are for the soul. When we say. Meister Eckhart 1260-1326 We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. By the same token.. the intense. We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.. we should recognize that our behavior has caused another sorrow. just a little bit. And not a thing I learned from her For all she had to say. Gary Barnes Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid. we can experience joy because we have known sorrow.-470 B. "We are sorry". Audre Lorde We all make mistakes. . I walked a mile with sorrow And not a word said she But all the things I learned from her When sorrow walked with me. Susan Glasee Page 381 .C.C. not just the things that felt good. often unmitigating pain. and try not to repeat it.

The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines. T. the fullness of wisdom. Huston Smith Always remember. Bern Williams What does not kill me makes me stronger. to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. Wilson 1856-1924 Lord. and not to give in. Woodrow T. you must accept the terms it offers you. unquenchable joy. when no sin is involved. Eliot 1888-1965 The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. Lawrence G. Eric Hoffer Page 382 . Strength of character means the ability to give in to others from motives of love. Dr. and cannot be destroyed. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844-1900 Solitude is strength. there is more strength in you than you ever realized or even imagined. Vince Lombardi 1913-1970 One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. Lovasik We all carry within us supreme strength. make me easy to live with. when I am right. It is never thwarted.STRENGTH: There is no strength where there is no struggle. Certainly nothing can keep you down if you are determined to get on top of things and stay there. and humility. It also means the ability to stand on principle. kindness. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993 Rudeness is the weak man's limitation of strength. So strengthen me that the power of my example will far exceed the authority of my rank. The range of our collective vision is far greater when individual insights become one. Paul Brunton One way of getting along with people is the ability to give in. when sin is involved.S. Pauline H. and to do so gracefully. when I am wrong. Peters Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. make me willing to change. If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life. Strength is derived from unity.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 If you find yourself in a hole. you shall begin it well and serenely. Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 Keep your mind on the things that you want and off the things that you don't want. Frank Crane If we have not quiet in our minds. I'd be happy to". . You have done what you could. you're sure to be dog tired at night. outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot. Angels fly because they take themselves lightly. Finish each day and be done with it . forget them as soon as you can. John Bunyan 1628-1688 Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own pace like the ticking of a clock during a thunderstorm. I try to take one day at a time. Go outdoors and get rid of nerves. but sometimes several days attack me at once. some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in.STRESS: Stress is what happens when your brain says no and your mouth says "of course. everything seems to be in his way. Ashleigh Brilliant Page 383 . Tomorrow is a new day. . Dr. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 As long as a man stands in his own way. stop digging! Beaten paths are for beaten men. If you growl all day.

STUFF: You can't have everything. Yogi Berra 1925The successful people are the ones who can think up stuff for the rest of the world to keep busy at. Don Marquis 1878-1937 When you’re finally holding all the cards. Edna Ferber Half of any game is 90% mental. why does everybody else fold? Page 384 . Where would you put it all? Stephen Wright Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.

Gore Vidal There's nothing wrong with wearing a hat and cowboy boots if you want to be a country singer. Have your own style. I was meant to be a ballet dancer. Pam Tillis Page 385 . swim with the current.STYLE: Style is knowing who you are. stand like a rock. pigs will be your style. what you want to say. Coco Chanel 1883-1971 Style is knowing who you are. style remains. and not giving a damn. Quentin Crisp Fashion passes. Gore Vidal 1925In matters of style. But when you open your mouth. In matters of principle. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 It's no good running a pig farm badly for thirty years while saying 'really. and not giving a damn. what you want to say. have something new to say.' By then.

It's loyalty when duty calls. Don Shula The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration. The trick is not to be surprised when you discover it doesn't bring you all the happiness and answers you thought it would. In all of life and nothing less. H. it's courage when disaster falls.learn from it! Don't take anyone else's definition of success as your own. you're running above average. It's silence when your speech would hurt. in cheering other people's ways. success must be bought in advance. and sympathy with other's woes. and finally success. Cullen Hightower Success in life is a result of good judgment. In doing just the best you can. Success is not forever and failure isn't fatal. Discrimination. The most important ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. and Communication. So. It's patience when the hours are long. but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects. when you have screwed things up because of bad judgment. create good judgment. Experience is usually the result of bad judgment. Failure can be bought on easy terms. politeness when your neighbor's curt. Good judgment is usually the result from experience. Don't be afraid to screw up . Jacqueline Briskin Success can also cause misery. Organization. Innovation. Alexis de Tocqueville The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.SUCCESS: Success is speaking words of praise. Michael E. it's found in laughter and in song. M. Mark Caine If at first you don't succeed. Learn from it. It's deafness when the scandal flows. Alderson Success generally depends upon knowing how long it takes to succeed. It's in the silent time of prayer. with every task and every plan. we find this thing we call success. Gerber We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess. Charles de Montesquieu Page 386 . in happiness and dispair.

if that's where you want to go. Life is strange with it's twists and turns. Make something of yourself. Sara Caldwell I think the measure of your success. General George S. and the longer you'll stay. William Feather That man is blest who does his best and leaves the rest. As everyone of us sometimes learns. A successful person is one who spends more time taking the bull by the horns than shooting it. Deems The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows. the faster you'll get there. Cybill Shepherd There is only one success: To be able to live life in your own way. Aristotle Onassis 1906-1975 Success is important only to the extent that it puts one in a position to do more things one likes to do. Try your best to get tot the top. Patton.Success requires three bones: Wishbone. Maxine Hong Kingston I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. Charles F. but know that the more people that you try to take along with you. Stability is more essential to success than brilliance. Page 387 . Kobi Yamada There's no secret about success. will be the amount of things written about you that aren't true. to a certain extent. Jr. that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world that I am ale to change it in positive ways. Funny bone. You might succeed with just one more blow. Did you ever know a successful man that didn't tell you all about it? Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 To me success means effectiveness in the world. 1885-1945 Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. Don't give up though the pace seems slow. Backbone.

too. Conrad Hilton Success doesn't come to you . The most menial workers can properly consider themselves successful if they perform their best and if the product of their work is of service to humanity. and then success is assured. go ahead and make mistakes. Marva Collins Page 388 . Thomas J. Stick to your goals. Nelson Boswell All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence. . Make all you can. Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959 The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. Once you’ve reached a goal. So. Successful people keep moving They make mistakes. cross it out and set another one. The parents who taught you the noblest human principles are a success. Charles Carlson Success is achievable without public recognition. are successes. hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. or you can learn from it. The relatives. The coach who shows you the importance of teamwork is a success. .I know the price of success: Dedication. Write down your goals. Be persistent. The spiritual leader who instills in you spiritual values and faith is a success. and neighbors with whom you develop a reciprocal relationship of respect and support--they. Surround yourself with winners. You can be discouraged by failure. M. The teacher who inspires you to pursue your education to your ultimate ability is a success. You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. The first and most important step towards success is the feeling that we can succeed. Watson 1874-1956 Success seems to be connected with action. But. and the world has many unsung heroes. remember that's where you'll find success. Would you like for me to give you the secret of success? It's quite simple. Michael DeBakey. but they but they don't quit. Because. friends. Double your rate of failure. really. Six Secrets For Success: Find your purpose and passion.you go to it. Mark Twain 1835-1910 You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.D. it isn't at all.

Henry Ford 1863-1947 Page 389 .We can succeed only by concert. Who has earned the appreciation of honest critics. It is not "Can any of us imagine better?" But. Who always finds the best in others. John Thompson 1941Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. Success is much more difficult to manage than failure. "Can we all do better?" Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 The worst part of having success is to try finding someone who is really happy for you. the tendency is to sit back and enjoy it. or it gets worse. Nelson Boswell Simulate success. Who leaves the world a bit better. Who has won the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. Who appreciates the earth's beauty. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 Coming together is a beginning. You have to be persistent enough to realize that nothing stays the same. Bette Midler The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed. This person is a success. hard work. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. either it gets better. Bill Gates 1955Success is the person who has lived well. and persistence. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 There are no secrets to success. a garden patch. Once you have achieved. laughed often and loved much. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement. Success has always been easy to measure. working together is success. loyalty to those for whom you work. and endured the betrayal of false friends. whether by a healthy child. Colin Powell 1937Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying. Michael Korda Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Zig Ziglar 1933Success is a lousy teacher. keeping together is progress. or a redeemed social condition. Don't waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection. Visualize success to be successful. Someone who knows that even one life has breathed easier because they have lived. learning from failure.

not a destination. He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success on nobody. The silver tint of the clouds of doubt. Success is when preparedness meets opportunity. You never can tell how close you are. It may be near when it seems so far. George Foster Many times the difference between failure and success is doing something nearly right.. Any age is the right age to start doing! Gerard It's tough to climb the ladder of success. or doing it exactly right. determine your level of success. the second is concentration. Darrel Royal The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers as guests and employees as people. Talent is only a starting point in business. Thomas J. and your ear to the ground.. try to hide your astonishment. Irving Berlin 1888-1989 Page 390 . no position or circumstance. has a monopoly on success. No age or time of life. your shoulder to the wheel. It's when things seem worst that you must not quit. and fourth is faith. The first part is discipline. Ben Sweetland The way you carry yourself and the way you breath. Peters 1942Success is failure turned inside out. especially if you're trying to keep your nose to the grindstone. your eye on the ball. George Jean Nathan Success is a journey. A ham is simply any actor who has not been successful in representing his natural talents. Joseph Heller 1923If at first you don't succeed. You've got to keep working that talent. The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.There are four parts of self that lead to success. So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit. the third is patience.

use your heart. To handle others. To handle yourself. Abigail Van Buren 1918Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. Howard W. use your head.TACT: Tact: The art of convincing others to your point of view without sticking them with it. Newton People with tact have less to retract. Tact is giving a person a pat on the back when you feel like giving him a kick in the pants. People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes. Page 391 .

you just touch it up once in a while. Roger Babson Talent is drive that is motivated by passionate enthusiasm. Pearl Bailey 1918-1988 Use what talents you have. he has gloriously succeeded. There are two kinds of talent. but in failing to use that one talent. Thomas Wolfe Genius is the gold in the mine.TALENT: Hide not your talents. he has partly failed. What's a sundial in the shade? Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 The real tragedy of life is not being limited to one talent. Lady Marguerite Blessington Buried seeds may grow. Reverend Oliver G. but buried talents never. the woods would have little music if no birds sang their song except those who sang best. and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know. he has failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it. they for use were made. talent is the miner who works and brings it out. man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. Wilson Unused talents give you no advantage whatever over someone who has no talents at all. Edgar Watson Howe If a man has talent and cannot use it. With God-given talent. Page 392 . If he has a talent and uses only half of it.

We are all dependent on one another. but we're all in the same boat. Walt Whitman 1819-1892 Tell me . nothing is possible. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives.I will forget. Show me . Richard Belous Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. You don't get harmony when everyone sings the same note. and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden. Teamwork is the ability to work toward a common vision. The attainment of accomplishment is fueled by teamwork. Whether your troops are behind you is the key. it is ready to climb. Without that. Involve me . but just look at what they can do if they stick together. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 There is no 'I' in Team. Verna M. every soul of us on earth. Kelly Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common goal.TEAMWORK: Team: Together Everyone Achieves More. When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort. Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success. Pat Riley 1945- Page 393 . ready booted and spurred to ride. I never would believe that Providence had sent a few men into the world. Doug Floyd What concerns everyone can only be resolved by everyone.I may remember.I will understand! We didn't all come over on the same ship. Friedrich Durren-Matt Independence? That's middle class blasphemy.

It could end by stupefying us. Douglas Adams Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home. Robert Wilensky Text processing has made it possible to right-justify any idea. Drucker 1909We need the slower and more lasting stimulus of solitary reading as a relief from the pressure on eye.our very civilization . even one which cannot be justified on any other grounds. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII . writing without a pencil is no particular advantage. David Frost It was naïve of the 19th century optimist to expect paradise from technology.the knack of arranging the world so that we don’t have to experience it. cruelty. and it is equally naïve of the 20th century pessimist to make technology the scapegoat for such old shortcomings as man’s blindness.you can get stuck in places you never knew existed. greed and sinful pride. immaturity. Peter F. Robert McNamara 1916Page 394 . Albert Einstein 1879-1955 Technology. Finegan First we thought the PC was a calculator. J. Max Frisch 1911-1991 Computers are like four-wheel drive vehicles .TECHNOLOGY: We've heard that a million monkeys at a keyboard could produce the Complete Works of Shakespeare. we’ve realized it’s a brochure.and we thought it was a typewriter. Gary D. Then we discovered graphics. All our lauded technological progress . With the World Wide Web. we know this is not true. and we thought it was a television.. Trump A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. ear and nerves of the torrent of information and entertainment pouring from ever-open electronic jaws. But. now.. Storm Jameson Is tailgating allowed on the information superhighway? More and more I come to value charity and love of one’s fellow beings above everything else.is like the ax in the hand of the pathological criminal. thanks to the Internet.

Page 395 . Marc Williams I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.TEMPTATION: Better keep yourself clean and bright. M. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred. but it is your own fault if you invite them in for dinner. Taylor Temptations are sure to ring your doorbell. Mae West 1892-1980 Temptation rarely comes in working hours. George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 The temptation resisted is the true show of character. Every temptation is an opportunity to triumph over evil. you are the window through which you must see the world. W.

J. If you concentrate on what you don't have. Be thankful for problems. A proud man is seldom a grateful man. But for them the rest of us would not succeed. Brenda Short Be thankful for what you have. Oprah Winfrey 1954Give thanks for sorrow that teaches you pity. Robert Nathan 1894-1985 The job of carving the Thanksgiving turkey is always given to the person least capable of carrying it out. you'll end up having more. And more truly for what I have not yet received. ever have enough.THANKSGIVING: For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. Storm Jameson Pride slays thanksgiving. If they were less difficult. Do not ask for fulfillment in all your life. before saying "Thank You" for what you have already received. Henry Ward Beecher 1813-1887 One of life’s gifts is that each of us. finds reasons for thankfulness. you will never. which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see. someone with less ability might have your job. Do not ask for more. Do not ask to have your life's load lightened. Robert Maskin Let us be thankful for the fools. no matter how tired and downtrodden. for pain that teaches you courage and give exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery still the veil that hides you from the infinite. but for the wisdom not to repeat mistakes. but for courage to endure. for he never thinks that he gets as much as he deserves. but for patience to accept frustration. Do not ask for perfection in all you do. Page 396 .

don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious. richer in achievement and experience. Virginia Cary Hudson I believe that if you think about disaster you will get it. Eliot 1859-1897 If you make people think they're thinking.THOUGHTS: It matters not what you are thought to be. not before. and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect. Think positively and masterfully with confidence and faith. Page 397 . but what you are. Iara Gassen The fit time for reflection is after the act. Be careful of your thoughts. If you really make them think. and life becomes more secure. Heinrich von Kleist My own mind is my own church. they may become words at any moment. Wilson 1856-1924 Thought takes man out of servitude. Woodrow T. Donald Robert Perry Every thought is a seed. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882 Don't rent space to anyone in your head. Thomas Paine 1737-1809 Etiquette is what you are doing and saying when people are looking and listening. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. What you are thinking is your own business. Charles W. Bill Meyer You are today where your thoughts have brought you. Carson McCullers 1917-1967 All the extraordinary men I have known were extraordinary in their own estimation. they'll hate you. you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. they'll love you. into freedom. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker 1890-1973 The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself. more fraught with action. If you plant crab apples. James Allen The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses.

although hidden. someone else will. David Joseph Schwartz Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life. But all of us are thoughtless at times and do not readily realize that our words and actions are going to hurt people. Anna Freud What we think. And you can make your world or break it by your thinking. From them and through them the plant lives and dies. Dr. People are not out to offend you deliberately and maliciously. we become. too. Lovasik Thoughts have power. Positive Thinking sets in motion positive and creative forces and success flows toward you! Dr. but from them stems the whole plant its life and form.C. Jonas Salk 1914-1995 Learn to depend upon yourself by doing things in accordance with your own way of thinking. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993 Page 398 . Susan Taylor Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next. Lawrence G. your thoughts. Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919 Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. So. its strength and beauty. Grenville Kleiser If a man carefully examines his thoughts he will be surprised to find how much he lives in the future. Buddah c.How we think shows through in how we act. They reflect thinking. His well-being is always ahead. they activate life around them positively and thereby attract positive results. John Allston There is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head. are your real. Try to understand that there is more thoughtlessness than malice in the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 When a person habitually thinks optimistically and hopefully. Lawrence G. thoughts are energy. vital force.-483B. Lovasik If you don't control your mind. They remain hidden in the dark recesses of the earth. Grenville Kleiser Your silent thoughts are like the roots of a plant.

Charles B. Douglas Adams Think wrongly if you please. think big. thou wilt speak twice the better for it. David Ogilvy Page 399 . we are at least responsible for the those we admit and entertain. And since we become what we picture. James Lane Allen The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash. Donald Trump 1946If thou thinkest twice before thou speakest once. As long as you're going to think anyway.One thought driven home is better than three left on base. Dr. Soren Kierkagaard 1813-1855 Thoughts and words form your mental images. Doris Lessing 1919If we are not responsible for the thoughts that pass our doors. Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993 The thoughtless are rarely wordless. simply because they cannot escape the tyranny of reason. Ernest Holmes A man is literally what he thinks. be sure your thoughts and words express prosperity and blessing rather than poverty and defeat. but in all cases think for yourself. Newton The majority of businessmen are not capable of original thought. for the fact is that they didn't. Paul Valery 1871-1945 Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one. Howard W. than his thoughts. which they seldom use. and a very significant and revealing fact it is too. James Liter A man is more complex. William Penn It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. Newcomb People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought. infinitely more so.

The first time some men do any deep thinking is when they find themselves in a deep hole.more than ruin.. Truman 1884-1972 We can never be healed until we forsake the thoughts and feelings of disease. established institutions and comfortable habit. Nine-tenths of our suffering is caused by others not thinking as much of us as we think they ought. Harry S. destructive and terrible. The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. and answers it's subtlety. do what we wish to do. but he usually does less than he thinks he does. or a hell of heaven. How big we think determines the size of our accomplishments. Colin Wilson The ability to think is God's gift to you. they keep getting a busy signal and soon they'll forget my number. Thought is great and swift and free. love and abundance. health.. or college degrees. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. but to change it. Thought is subversive and revolutionary. whenever doubt. Joseph Joubert The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: Not merely to grasp the world. Orison Swett Marder Where success is concerned. David Schwartz Page 400 . Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. anxiety. or fear try to call me. what you think about is your gift to yourself. when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire. Guru Maharaji The mind is it's own place. Then.Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth . we shall become what we wish to become. Mary Lyon I never did give anybody hell. or family background. people are not measured in inches or pounds. thought is merciless to privilege. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace. more than even death. John Milton A man can do more than he thinks he can. and in itself can make a heaven of hell. harmony. the light of the world and the chief glory of man. Edith Armstrong Our destiny changes with our thought. They are measured by the size of their thinking. Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 Questions show the mind's range.

If you think you dare not. life seems to run smoothly and pleasantly. As one acts on intuition. guard accordingly.If you think you are beaten. mental burdens. does not arise. Your morning thoughts may determine your conduct for the day. and it will naturally follow that your work will be a real pleasure and progress will be a delightful accomplishment. and wondering thoughts drop off one by one. Washington 1856-1915 When one devotes oneself to meditation. unnecessary worries. you might as well think BIG. you don't. Peck If you're going to be thinking. you are. Booker T. with it's dualism. But sooner or later the man who wins Is the man who thinks he can. Marcus Aurelius Antonius 121-180 Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day. You may now depend on intuition to make decisions. smilingly and courageously. Nyogen Senzaki Page 401 . while pessimistic thinking will make it dull and wasteful. William M. Optimistic thoughts will make your day bright and productive. Life's battles don't always go To the stronger and faster man. therefore. you're lost. second thought. It's all in the state of mind. If you think you'll lose. It's almost a cinch you won't. doubt and hesitation. For out of the world we find Success begins with a fellow's will. and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. Face each day cheerfully. Donald Trump 1946The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. If you want to win but think you can't.

Bonnie Friedman No guest is so welcome in a friend's home that he won't become a nuisance after three days. Jones Time is like a movie. John H. begging passerbys to drop their unused minutes into it. hat in hand. Pericles I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.TIME: Time exists so that not everything will happen at once. Phyllis McGinley 1905-1978 The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do. but in the end everyone gets cut from the script. Titus Maccius Plautus 250B. Some people want to direct. Time is the wisest counselor of all. Irwin The trouble with being punctual is that there's nobody there to appreciate it. Patterson Yesterday is a canceled check. All people see it in its full length. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth. Some people fast forward or rewind to their favorite times and skip the bad.-184B. Time is the thief you cannot banish. Others are stuck watching only bad acting. Page 402 . John Archibald Wheeler Perfection is attained by slow degrees. William A. and all want to be stars. Today is cash on the line.C. Leontyne Price Nothing in business is so valuable as time.C. It will pay you huge dividends. Voltaire 1694-1778 I would willingly stand on street corners. it requires the hand of time. Hank Stram Learn to use ten minutes intelligently. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Franklin P.

The years teach much which the days never know. Frank Tyger At times it is folly to hasten at other times. The past always looks better than it was. If you had all the money in the world. Marcus Aurelius Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. Monica Baldwin If a person gives you his time. Murphy I have always felt that the moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. Samuel Smiles Page 403 . and this too will be swept away. lost knowledge by study. Finley Peter Dunne We are tomorrow's past. No sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place. he can give you no more precious gift. Margaret Mitchell How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on. Thomas Fuller Lost wealth may be replaced by industry. Spend them wisely. The wise do everything in its proper time. What will you do with this priceless treasure? He lives long that lives well. Mary Webb Time is a sort of river of passing events. and time misspent is not lived but lost. John Mason Minutes are worth more than money. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. but lost time is gone forever. to delay. It's only pleasant because it isn't here. and strong is its current. you couldn't buy an extra hour. Ovid Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them. lost health by temperance or medicine. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 As every thread of gold is valuable. Thomas P. so is every moment of time.

William Hazlitt 1778-1830 Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Many things we need can wait. To him we cannot say tomorrow. but you can wind it up again. it nevertheless slips away.it melts away while we try to decide what to do with it. Carl Sandburg 1878-1967 The best thing to spend on your children is your time. Gabriela Mistral Page 404 . Now is the time his bones are being formed. stocked up or saved. you cannot borrow time. Time is life! Time sometimes flies like a bird. His name is today. Today is a gift . The child cannot. seems of any consequence. It is the only coin you have. and only you can determine how that coin is spent. time cannot be bought or sold. Bill Keane Time is the coin of your life. borrowed or stolen. you can never tell how much time you have left in the Bank of Life. reproduced. Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 You can't turn back the clock. Golda Meir 1898-1978 Time is like a snowflake . Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. All we can do is make use of it. or modified. And whether we use it or not. Ivan Turgenev Unlike other resources. while time quietly kills them. his mind is being developed. not be governed by it.As we grow old. Theophrastus Men talk of killing time. Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. his blood is being made.which is why they call it the present. Dion Boucicalt I must govern the clock. sometimes crawls like a snail. our sense of the value of time becomes vivid. indeed. Nothing else. You cannot accumulate time. but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly. and there is nothing common between them. Louise Hart Punctuality is the thief of time. manufactured. Time is infinitely more precious that money.

you eliminate frustration over what happened yesterday. Don't use your time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Charles Bixton The past is a foreign country. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Forever is just an unlimited number of nows. If you want time. John H. time is a very precious gift from God. Aughey Procrastination is the thief of time. Time is the wisest of all councilors. they do things differently there. Jackson Brown. Edward Young 1683-1765 You will never find time for anything. but always time to do it over.If you concentrate on this moment. for that is the stuff life is made of. Why does such an inspiring sight like a sunrise have to take place at such an inconvenient time? Lost time is never found again. Aeschylus 525 B. you must make it. Jr. H.-456 B. and any anxiety about what might happen tomorrow.C. Page 405 . Fish and guests begin to smell after three days." yet I have so little time? The thing you can learn by watching a clock is. the clock passes time by keeping its hands busy. Meetings are where minutes are taken and hours are lost. so precious that it's only given to us moment by moment. Time in it's aging course teaches all things.C. Plutarch 50-120 How is it that I've acquired so many "time-saving devices. Amelia Barr There's never time to do anything right. Do it now! Tomorrow may be too late. Lesley Poles Hartley Let me tell thee. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time.

I am not afraid of tomorrow. John Borrough Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. William Blake 1757-1827 The less one has to do. and heaven in a wild flower. Don Marquis 1878-1937 The only time a man should be contented with his lot is when he is buried in it.C. all the walks I want to take. and all the friends I want to see. but only at what he does himself. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand. the less time one finds to do it in. Ovid 43 B. These are occasions that a good learner would not miss. and eternity in an hour. Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it. William Allen White Bad times have a scientific value.D. to make it just and holy. for I have seen yesterday and I love today. all the books I want to read. Page 406 . Earl of Chesterfield 1694-1773 How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says of does or thinks. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Time is the most valuable thing an man can spend. Marcus Aurelius Antonius 121-180 I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think. for the hours will take care of themselves. Leonardo Let others praise ancient times.-17 A.I recommend you take care of the minutes. I am glad that I was born in these. Theophrastus To see a world in a grain of sand.

Page 407 .C. Gary Barnes A day is a span of time no one is wealthy enough to waste. Instead. you can enjoy it again tomorrow.C. Lord". Today I will act toward other people as though it might be my last day on Earth. Michener 1907-1997 There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day. I will never get to truly appreciate who I am because I am too busy focusing on who I want to be. I will not criticize. The ideal never comes. I forget to live in the moment. Dale Carnegie 1888-1955 Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth. Horace 65 B. I will not imagine what I would do if things were different. Yesterday ended last night . and if I don't spend time with myself in the here and now. I will start with a smile and resolve to be agreeable. Do you live in tomorrow when you must face today? At times. today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.TODAY: Somebody has well said that there are only two kinds of people in the world – there are those who wake up in the morning and say. and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants. because if you enjoy it today. I will not wait for tomorrow…tomorrow never comes. I refuse to waste my valuable time. Horatio W. "Good Lord. and there are those who wake up in the morning and say. and it's yours. They are not different.today is brand new day. "Good morning. I am constantly changing. most important. No one gets a free ride. I will make success with what materials I have.-8 B. Dresser Everyone gets their rough day. the sound of birds singing and. I got a dial tone. James A. but what do I miss? The setting sun. I miss meeting myself. Alexander Woollcott Remember. so far. Rodney Dangerfield Today is yesterday's effect and tomorrow's cause. it’s morning!" Today is here. Today. Today is ideal for him who would make it so. I had a good day. Phillip Gribble Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today.

and a sacred obligation devolves upon you to make right use of your opportunities. Today's greatest labor-saving device is tomorrow. Untie the ribbons. Today is your lucky day. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it. Each day is a new life. Forget failures. Nelson The world gets better every day. Yesterday's errors. It hopes that we have learned something from yesterday. Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve something worthwhile. Ruth Ann Schabaker Forget mistakes. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 To live at this time is an inestimable privilege. If you don’t think every day is a good day. John Wayne 1907-1979 We never realize just how wonderful today is until tomorrow. Cavett Robert Don't pass over the present while planning for the future. It comes to us at midnight very clean.Never mind tomorrow. Susan Coolidge Each day comes bearing its own gifts. just try missing one. and it puts itself in our hands. Grenville Kleiser Today is the most important thing in life. Tom Wilson Page 408 . Richard H. Live it. TODAY is the day. It is perfect when it arrives. Will Durant 1885-1981 Never let yesterday use up today. Seize it. then worse again in the evening. let yesterday cover. David Guy Powers Live in today because the past is not your potential.

A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect to our neighbor. it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and love their fellow man better.TOLERANCE: Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind. Georges Courteline Page 409 . the raising of a family or personal growth. for we all are too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures. life would be completely unbearable. Sir Arthur Helps If we had to tolerate in others all that we permit in ourselves. I see no wrong that I might not have committed myself. Samuel Branden If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures. Carl Jung 1875-1961 Tolerance is the only real test of civilization. One has only to grow older to become more tolerant. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 One of the forms of psychological heroism is the willingness to tolerate anxiety and uncertainty in the pursuit of our values whether these values be work goals.

Hans Margolius When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves. James Thurber 1894-1961 Tranquillity! Thou better name than all the family of fame. Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834 Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted.TRANQUILLITY: Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity. it is useless to seek it elsewhere. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 Page 410 . Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.

travel. Will Kommem People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains. Eudora Welty If you want to gain perspective on yourself and your surroundings. only to learn that when he returns home. at the huge waves of the seas. George Moore Page 411 . and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. you might better stay home. and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 1929-1994 If you reject the food. Tennessee Williams 1911-1983 Being away from home gave me a chance to look at myself with a jaundiced eye. We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world. he finds it. Through travel I first became aware of the outside world. Leigh Hunt Only that traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go. read only one page. ignore the customs. James Michener 1907-1997 There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Saint Augustine 354-430 If you look like your passport photo. at the long course of the rivers. Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 A man travels the world over in search of what he needs. fear the religion and avoid the people. and those who do not travel.TRAVEL: The world is a book. leave the beaten path and learn something new. Beverly Sills 1929When you travel. Saint Augustine 354-430 The best way to travel is to go well-heeled. at the vast compass of the ocean. it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it. you're too ill to travel. at the circular motion of the stars.

friends. Jennie Jerome Churchill Instead of loving your enemies. treat your friends a little better. and place them in their best light. Abigail Van Buren 1918As it is our nature to be more moved by hope than fear. Lee Iacocca 1924Treat your best friends as you do your best pictures. do it in writing. Francesco Guicciardini If you want to give a man credit. and B) How he treats people who can’t fight back. Edgar Watson Howe We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings. Barbara Bush 1925The best index to a person’s character is: A) How he treats people who can’t do him any good. If you want to give him hell. which when worn with use we throw away. the example of one we see abundantly rewarded cheers and encourages us far more than the slights of many who have not been well treated disquiets us. co-workers and even strangers you meet along the way. do it over the phone. Plutarch 50-120 Page 412 .TREATMENT: Never loose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people your family.

just one more tiny bump on the pathway of life. Ann Landers 1918If I had a formula for bypassing trouble. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. he goes to bed at night a General. shall pass.TROUBLES: A small trouble is like a pebble. you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Saint Theresa of Avila When trouble comes. Trouble is a part of your life. Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting. Henry J. Celia Luce As a man handles his troubles during the day. Jr. that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 Trouble is usually produced by those who produce nothing else. too. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. wise men take to their work. Kaiser Trouble shared is trouble halved. weak men take to the woods. meet it as a friend. I don't say that you should embrace trouble. Edgar Watson Howe The capacity for getting into trouble and the ability for getting out of it are seldom combined in the same person. But I do say. 1841-1935 Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes. I wouldn't be doing anybody a favor. I wouldn't pass it around. Captain or Private. William Lyon Phelps Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all: This. Dinah Shore 1917-1995 You need no collateral to borrow trouble. Dorothy Sayers Pain is never permanent. for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it. and if you don't share it. Larry McMurtry Page 413 .

by the heels or any other way you can manage.by the ear. Troubles are like babies . Will Rogers 1879-1935 The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in. It is easier to stay out of trouble than to get out.they only grow if you nurse them. Mark Twain 1835-1910 The trouble with many of us in trying times is that we quit trying. Mark Twain 1835-1910 One way to get into trouble is to be right at the wrong time. Edgar Watson Howe Drag your thoughts away from your troubles . it’s what we know that isn’t so. Page 414 .It isn’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble.

though you can render no reason. Jackson Brown. not your fears. Grenville Kleiser As soon as you trust yourself. the most important thing is trust. David Mahoney Page 415 . Trust instinct to the end. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 The only way to make a man trustworthy. Benjamin Spock. like respect. You know more than you think you do. Techniques and technologies are important. George MacDonald 1824-1905 Trust. both personal and business.TRUST: Trust is measured by commitments kept. You may be deceived if you trust too much. Frank Crane The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them. In all relationships. but adding trust is the issue of the decade. you will know how to live. M. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 Trust everybody. is to trust him. You can't sweep other people off their feet if you can't be swept off your own. Stimson 1867-1950 Trust your hopes. Clarence Day 1874-1935 To be trusted is a greater accomplishment than to be loved.D. Jr. H. is earned. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much. Count Cavour 1810-1861 I know that God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. but always cut the cards. Tom Peters Trust yourself. Henry L. Mother Teresa 1910-1997 Make your judgment trustworthy by trusting it. but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.

Louis Agassiz If you tell the truth. be at least initially skeptical when you think you've found one. Truth. is at least changeless.TRUTH: Truth doesn't have to say a word. next. Thou canst not then be false to any man. Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 Truth is what stands the test of experience. they will say that it has been discovered before. Mark Twain 1835-1910 Truth may be stretched. Miguel de Cervantes 1547-1616 Even if you believe in simple truths. though it has many disadvantages. Soren Kierkagaard 1813-1855 Sorrow looks back. It's what mortals go through to find the truth. Faith looks up. You can always find it where you left it. And it must follow. people will say that it conflicts with the Bible. but cannot be broken. Worry looks around. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 Truth is a deep kindness. Henri Frederic Amiel 1821-1881 Every scientific truth goes through three states: First. as the night. the day. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 Truth is not only violated by falsehood. and always gets above falsehood. Page 416 . as does oil above water. There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 Truth is not introduced into the individual from without. Cheri Allen This above all: to thine own self be true. it speaks for itself. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil. and never simple. it may be outraged by silence. but was within him all the time. they will say that they always believed it. Alfred North Whitehead Truth is rarely pure. Phyllis Bottome Pain isn't the truth. lastly. you don’t have to remember anything.

where few are willing to search for it. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844-1900 One way of joking is to tell the truth. for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen. Dame Rebecca West 1892-1983 In order that all men may be taught to speak the truth. G. Dorothy L.The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it. John Keats On the mountains of truth you never climb in vain. but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. Neils Bohr 1922It is easier to perceive error than to find truth. Sayers The likelihood of one individual being right increases in direct ratio to the intensity with which other try to prove him wrong. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth. but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth.C. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated. the supply has always been in excess of the demand. B. Maya Angelou 1928The opposite of a fact is falsehood. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 As scarce as truth is. while the latter lies in the depth. Page 417 .C. Lichtenberg Men occasionally stumble over the truth. it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. we read fine things but never feel them to the full until we have gone the same steps as the author. Josh Billings 1818-1885 The trouble about man is twofold. Facts can obscure the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world. he forgets truths which are too simple. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 The truth doesn’t hurt unless it ought to. Forbes 1880-1954 Axioms in philosophy are not axioms until they are proven upon our pulses. Leonore Fleischer There's a world of difference between truth and facts.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Don't go for happiness. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Page 418 . can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude. highly personal. Virginia Woolf 1882-1941 The fact will one day flower into a truth. Things happen just . . you cannot tell it about other people. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. The trouble with stretching the truth is that it often snaps back.Truth isn't always beauty. for any considerable period. W. but the hunger for it is.it may snap back. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Truth will always be truth regardless of lack of understanding. Chesterton 1874-1936 No man. they don't just happen. Ram Dass A good novel tells us the truth about its hero. only falsehood has to be invented. . Gilbert K. Jan Hallberg It takes two to speak the truth: One to speak and the other to hear. disbelief or ignorance. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Truth exists. Charles Tart Truth is always paradoxical. go for truth. Listen to your own truth. without finally getting bewildered as to which one is true. Clement Stone 1902If you do not tell the truth about yourself. George Braque Be careful when you stretch the truth too far . It can't be organized or regulated. Nadine Gordimer The spiritual journey is individual. but a bad novel tells us the truth about the author.

Walter Mondale Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone. Frank A. Josephine Baker Instead of condemning people. when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul. Helen Rowland If you are sure you understand everything that is going on.C. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.growth among those who don’t. George Soros Understand your own abilities. Saint Anslem We find comfort among those who agree with us . Dale Carnegie 1888-1955 When a man learns to understand and control his behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and animals. condemn. a woman need know but one man well. there is no shame in being wrong. I shall not understand. Clark Understand that no one is more important than you are.UNDERSTANDING: Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition. and complain--and most fools do. It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot. whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them. recognize your unique gifts. and strive to maximize their use. For this too I believe. but I believe that I may understand. you are hopelessly confused. Nor do I seek to understand that I believe. try to understand them. Any fool can criticize. in order to understand all men. Stakman Page 419 . when understanding breeds love and brotherhood. and no one is less important. And verily. that unless I first believe. he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized. when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free. only in failing to correct our mistakes. E.

Joseph Farrell I gave my life to become the person I am right now.P. Lebret If we only knew the real value of a day. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 The value of an idea has nothing whatever to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it. Hugh Prather Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. M. Civilization ceases when we no longer respect and no longer put into their correct places the fundamental values.man is made great or small by his own will. you will not value your time.. Allan Bloom The superiority of some men is merely local. honor. but rather try to become a man of value. such as the individual. don’t expect others to raise the price. Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 Every man stamps his value on himself. Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived. Scott Peck.. family and country. and religion. Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 When the well is dry. we know the worth of water. Until you value yourself. M.VALUES: Try not to become a success. Johan Christopher Friedrich Von Schiller 1759-1805 It is enough that I am of value to somebody today.D. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 Page 420 . such as work. Was it worth it? Richard Bach If you don’t place a value on yourself. R. Until you value your time. you will not do anything with it. which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts. They are great because their associates are little.

David Starr Jordan 1851-1931 I see no virtue where I smell no sweat.VIRTUE: Always demanding the very best of oneself. thyself for thy vices. True success requires you to focus your mental. A quality life is never achieved by focusing on the elimination of what is wrong. will have an end. Trying to become virtuous merely by excluding vice is as unrealistic as trying to cultivate roses simply by eliminating weeds. emotional. whereas that which is founded on true virtue. Lovasik Wisdom is knowing what to do next. Page 421 . saying no to a vice is not good enough. Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865 When it comes to practicing good ethics.C. Michel de Montaigne 1533-1592 It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. and spiritual energies on pursuing that which is right and good. will always continue. you credited him with his virtues too. Plato 429 B. For love which have ends.-347 B. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Let grace and goodness be the principal lodestone of thy affections. devoting one's talents and gifts to the benefits of others these are the measures of success that endure when material things have passed away. when you charged a person with his faults. Ford 1913Search others for their virtues. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 If. virtue is doing it. Lawrence G. living with honor. John Dryden 1631-1700 Virtue shuns ease as a companion.C. Gary Ryan Blair Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. It demands a rough and thorny path. you would probably like everybody. live so as nobody may believe them. Francis Quarles 1592-1644 When men speak ill of you. Gerald R.

Sir Isaac Newton 1642-1727 Then we shall rise and view ourselves with clearer eyes in that calm region where no night can hide us from each other's sight. Garfield Your only limits are ones of vision. Vision is not seeing things as they are. it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants. a lofty ideal in their hearts. but as they will be. Wilson 1856-1924 Page 422 . Stevie Wonder The first step towards creating an improved future is developing the ability to envision it. they begin to see it as possible.VISION: If I have seen farther than other men. Marie Curie 1867-1934 What a man can imagine he may one day achieve. Berkeley Rice I never see what has been done. Florence Scovel Shinn Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Sun Tzu 3rd Century B. They mentally run through important events before they happen. Those who cherish a beautiful vision. Henry King To see victory only when it is within the ken of the common herd is not the acme of excellence. Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision. Charles A. Cherie Carter-Scott Visionary people are visionary partly because of the very great many things they don't see. Nancy Hale No man that does not see visions will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise.C. will one day realize it. I only see what remains to be done. Woodrow T. I've discovered that numerous peak performers use the skill of mental rehearsal of visualization. Man can only receive what he sees himself receiving. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable. And by visualizing the impossible. but rather what is impossible.

Page 423 . a dream. Internal vision makes us appreciate what we've got. Stephen M. If you have insight. whereas a pessimist sees only the shadows. You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out foe them. To come to be. is one who sees the light and the shadows. we see things as we are. especially when adversity strikes. your tears will keep you from seeing the stars. articulate the vision. Henri L. Felix Adler Big doors turn on small hinges. a principle. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature. The farther back you can look. passionately own the vision. You will become what your vision is. the farther forward you are likely to see. but in addition sees something else.Good business leaders create a vision. Les Brown 1945The greatest tragedy in life is people who have sight but no vision. Herb Cohen If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life. however. Peter Zarlenga You and I do not see things as they are. A vision without the ability to execute is probably a hallucination. you must have a vision of being. of making the lights prevail over the shadows. The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 An optimist is a person who sees only the lights in the picture. a purpose. Bergson 1859-1941 Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. and relentlessly drive it to completion. John Welch We need internal vision. and how we got it. Arthur Schopenhauer 1788-1860 If your vision is out of focus. the possibility of changing the picture. An idealist. you are blessed. so then shall your imagination. Case If you have your sight. you are a thousand times blessed.

Address such suggestions to yourself. until they are deeply impressed upon your mind. but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. The strong man sees the possible houses and farms. Carolyn Wells A feeble man can see the farms that are fenced and tilled. Who looks inside. Everything is broke compared to what it's going to look like in the future. Coventry Patmore If you want to build a ship. Who looks outside. in the darkness. Kettering 1876-1958 Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid. Charles F. Antoine de Saint-Exupery A great deal of what you see depends on what you are looking for. You look out ahead of you and make minor adjustments along the way to get to your destination. all things reveal themselves. If it's not broke. His eye makes estates as fast as the sun breeds clouds. awakens. Grenville Kleiser Custom will often blind one to the good as well as to the evil effects of any long established system. the houses that are built. Pubilius Syrus Don't look around something might be gaining on you. what he has seen in the light.Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. you're not looking. provided that he has the courage not to deny. The first thing each morning. don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work. Carl Jung 1875-1961 To him that waits. Tom Peters You can vitally influence your life from within by auto-suggestion. there will always be a frontier. Satchel Paige A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye. Archbishop Richard Whately 1787-1863 Where there is an open mind. silently or aloud. Phil Calloway You don't walk by looking at your feet. dreams. suggest to yourself specific ideas that you wish to embody in your character and personality. and the last thing each night. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Page 424 .

no gentle way to destroy. and for peace like retarded pygmies. War settles nothing. Dwight David Eisenhower 1890-1969 There's no honorable way to kill. are not at peace with themselves. Anne O'Hare McCormick The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precious giants. Wells Page 425 . they just fade away.WAR: War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong. It's about what's left. General Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 When people speak to you about a preventive war. I have come to hate war. and not . and here and there and at a thousand points of light is breaking through. After my experience. Albert Einstein 1879-1955 It is sad to remember that. General George S. when anyone has mastered the art of command.G. you tell them to go and fight it. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 You cannot simultaneously prepare for and prevent war. Yet always it has let through some gleams of light. Jr. H. Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it.either through the termination of the war or through the advanced age of the commander. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 War is a curtain of dense black fabric across all the hopes and kindness of mankind. Lester Bowles Pearson It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.I am not dreaming . General Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 There never was a good war or a bad peace. Those who are at war with others. There is nothing good in war.it grows threadbare. Except its ending. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 War is not about what's right. the necessity for that art usually expires . 1885-1945 Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. and multiplies. instead of indemnifying losses. Old soldiers never die. Patton.

It wastes your time and annoys the pig. Page 426 . not to have a mind is being very wasteful. Don't waste time learning the "tricks of the trade". Jr. Alice Bloch What a waste it is to loose one's mind. learn the trade.WASTE: We say we waste time. We waste ourselves. Dan Quayle 1947Never try to teach a pig to sing. Or. but that is impossible. Instead. H. Jackson Brown.

Michel de Montaigne 1533-1592 Page 427 . and where you stand? Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 Only a weak mind seeks ultimate answers. why not now. we drive ourselves out of our own Edens. You must sometimes fight it out or perish. Mahatma Ghandi 1869-1948 He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. Jacques Benigne Bossuet We are our own devils. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Agnes Thornton The weak can never forgive.WEAKNESS: The greatest weakness of all is the great fear of appearing weak. and if it be so. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 You cannot run away from a weakness.

Shirley Jackson What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight. William Arthur Ward Page 428 . It pays no attention to criticism. A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. There is always some sunshine somewhere. February. Most of the shadows in life are caused by us standing in our own sunshine. St. and the sun appears to go down. if you want the rainbow. and we can move ourselves into it. it really never stops shining. you would never see the beauty of their carvings. The sun never stops shining. Even though the clouds may come along and obscure the sun for a while. Dolly Parton 1946We all live under the same sky. there will be a rainbow in the sky. when the days of winter seen endless and no amount of wistful recollection can bring back any air of summer. Francis of Assisi All of us could take a lesson from the weather.WEATHER: The coldest winter I ever spent was one summer in San Francisco. Hay Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms. you'll discover that sunshine predominates. Louise L. you gotta put up with the rain. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross For every rainy day. North DeKalb Kiwanis Club Beacon The way I see it. Mark Twain 1835-1910 If you count the cloudy and the sunny days of a whole year. And even thought the Earth turns. but we don't all have the same horizon. the sun is always shining. The sun is always shining. Konrad Adenauer 1876-1967 A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.

but rather a lack of will. the soul to dare. you have achieved all your failure. if you don't. David V. Ambrose Great souls have wills. Sir John Lubbock 1834-1913 Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability. Marshal Ferdinand Foch If you have the will to win. feeble ones have only wishes. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 In truth. Honore de Balzac 1799-1850 The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength. Vince Lombardi 1913-1970 The will to conquer is the first condition of victory. There is no such thing as a great talent without great will-power. you have achieved half your success. it is not really the time but the will that is lacking. Flower A.A. Newhouse Page 429 . people can generally make time for what they choose to do. not a lack of knowledge. If we had sufficient will we should have sufficient means. There are ways which lead to everything.WILL POWER: The will to do.

and that is to give it everything.WINNING: Winners make things happen. Vince Lombardi 1913-1970 Winning is never whining. Doris Lessing A great manager has a knack for making ballplayers think they are better than they think they are. He makes you get more out of yourself. dreaming more than others think is practical. you have to believe you are worthy. Winners must have two things … Definite goals and the burning desire to achieve them. it's an all-time thing. but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. Champions are made by risking more than others think is safe. Miguel de Cervantes 1547-1616 Winning is not a sometime thing. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Winning breeds confidence and confidence breeds winning. He forces you to have a good opinion of yourself. And once you learn how good you really are. you never settle for playing anything less than your very best. You don't win once in a while. and that is the best kind of victory one can wish for. Winning is a habit. Vince Lombardi 1913-1970 There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best. Reggie Jackson 1946There is only one way to succeed in anything. Michael Jordan 1963If you can't accept losing. you can't win. Hubert Green Without victory there is no survival! Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965 Page 430 . Before you can win. you don't do things right once in a while. and expecting more than others think is possible. Vince Lombardi 1913-1970 Talent wins games. Mike Ditka He got the better of himself. He lets you know he believes in you. losers let things happen. you do them all the time.

Dennis Waitley Winners are men who have dedicated their whole lives to winning. Losers say. but I suppose it's possible. George Matthew Adams Losers quit when they are tired. Martina Navratilova We wholly conquer only what we assimilate. even though it may be difficult. "It is possible. and I am. Roger Staubach 1942Page 431 . Losers. concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done. Allen Whoever said. Vince Lombardi 1913-1970 Winning isn't everything. have dedication.The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can. It means outstripping your yesterdays by outselling yourself today. The price of victory is high. Andre Gide 1869-1951 Champions take responsibility." Winning doesn't mean getting ahead of others. I will. and how often. on the other hand. 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts. but so are the rewards. or what they can't do. That comes with experience.' Good losers get into the habit of losing. Billie Jean King 1943Knute Rockne wanted nothing but 'Bad Losers. Paul “Bear” Bryant Inches make a champion.that's talent but you've also got to learn how to remind everybody how you did win. Woody Hayes 1913-1987 You've got to win in sports . Winners quit when they have won. you will always be a winner. Wanting to win is. Winning means breaking your own records. Billie Jean King 1943If you believe in yourself.' probably lost. Dr. Catfish Hunter 1946-1999 Each day can be one of triumph if you keep up your interests. you can be sure I want the ball. "It will be difficult." Winners say. Winning means getting ahead of yourself. pride and never quit. When the ball is coming over the net. George E.

and love. Nixon Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. John Chambers Victory goes to the person who make the next-to-last mistake. Winners have attitude. Winners get favorable treatment. you have to learn. Caroline L. you have to teach. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 The most important lesson that you can learn from winning is that you can! Dave Weinbaum Winners are everyday heroes. Gascoigne When you want to win a game.An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won. Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower Let me win: But if I cannot win. but the fast will beat the slow. Winners make big things happen a little at a time. laughter. When you lose a game. Page 432 . a matter of staying power. they like to be with winners. It is obvious that people like to play winners. Winners inspire the best in others. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose. Nancy Kerrigan Victory. Winners are the richest people in the world when it comes to experience. let me be brave in the attempt. Winners go with the flow. Tom Landry The big won't necessarily beat the small. Winners take their dreams seriously. Winners care in their sleep. Winners see the beginning in every ending. Winners expect the best. Winners say yes to freedom and change. Winners never give up and won't let you give up either. Richard M.

Confucius To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. to find the journey's end in every step of the road. 1929-1968 The greatest wisdom often consists in ignorance. Page 433 . and third by experience. Second. Martin Luther King. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844-1900 A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Science gives man knowledge which is power. by imitation. Thomas Hobbes 1588-1679 Wisdom is the correct use of knowledge. yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves. Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 Wise Man: One who sees the storm coming before the clouds appear. by reflection. One lets you make a living. which is noblest. while one lets you make a life. or more learned. is wisdom. Science investigates. Reverend Dr. which is easiest. religion interprets. which is the bitterest. try a simple test: Miss a few days and you'll discover how great every day really is. Sir Francis Bacon 1561-1626 A wise philosopher once pointed out that every day is a great day. or more eloquent. religion gives man wisdom which is control. Jr. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Such is the nature of men. but rejoices for those which he has.WISDOM: The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill-temper. He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things he has not. that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty. Baltasar Gracian 1601-1658 Don't ever confuse knowledge and wisdom. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 To finish the moment. to live the greatest number of good hours. If you doubt this wisdom. Epictetus 55-135 By three methods we may learn wisdom: First.

must become a lover of books. but wisdom lingers. wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. Baltasar Gracian Blessed is the man who. had a fool for a master. of happiness. and all things that are desirable cannot be compared to it. Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you have preferred to talk. For he that was only taught by himself. is more precious than all wealth. Bhagavad-Gita Wisdom is divided into two parts: A) Having a great deal to say. B) Not saying it. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Page 434 . Alfred. Anne Bradstreet Every man is a fool for at least five minutes every day. abstains from giving us worldly evidence of the fact. of wisdom or knowledge. there is the noble art of leaving things undone. Doug Larson To profit from good advice requires as much wisdom as to give it. and too selfful to seek other than itself. Richard de Bury Besides the noble art of getting things done. I have never met a companion as companionable as solitude. Lord Tennyson 1809-1892 Very few men are wise by their own council.Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge. Lin Yu-tang 1895-1976 Action should culminate in wisdom. or learned by their own teaching. Ben Johnson 1572-1637 Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep. fitter to bruise than polish. Knowledge comes. having nothing to say. Whoever therefore claims to be zealous of truth. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 Tis a maxim of the wise to leave things before things leave them. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 A library of wisdom. too grave to laugh.

good or bad. the fools speak when they have to say something. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 May the words I speak today be soft and sweet. the pen is mightier than the sword. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 The wise speak when they have something to say.WORDS: I have never been hurt by anything I didn't say. George Herbert It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love. Robert Burton 1577-1640 Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.-479 B. Shirley McLaine Page 435 . Jim Rohn Words are potent weapons for all causes. A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword. Use what language you will. Handle them carefully. for tomorrow I may have to eat them.C. Baron Edward Bulwer-Lytton Words must be weighed. Pearl Strachan Hurd The written word can be erased . for words have more power than atom bombs. Calvin Coolidge 1872-1933 Without knowing the force of words. spits on its hands and goes to work. Carl Sandburg 1878-1967 Beneath the rule of men entirely great. Confucius 551 B. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves. it is impossible to know men. All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.not so with the spoken word. Manly Hall Good words are worth much. not counted. you can never say anything but what you are. drunk or running for office.C. and cost little.

Suit the action to the word. . Elaine St. Lovasik It's amazing how much you can hear when no one is saying anything. when you said you were going to do it. Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936 Always do what you say you're going to do. Be careful of the words you say. Every actor in his heart believes everything bad that's printed about him. Increase your vocabulary . and don't pat yourself on the back afterwards … you might break your arm. Which ones you'll have to eat. Lawrence G. James A sharp tongue sometimes cuts its own throat.Words once spoke can never be recalled. Jim Scancarelli Kind words are a creative force. how you said you were going to do it. A sharp tongue sometimes cuts it's own throat. Jim Scancarelli Silent and listen are spelled with the same letters! The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place and at the right time. Page 436 . but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. Dorothy Nevill Words are.Q. the most powerful drug used by mankind. Keep them short and sweet You never know from day to day. Wentworth Dillon 1633-1685 The person who minces his words usually chokes on them. but so few people can hold it. increase your I. word to action. of course. William Shakespeare 1564-1616 The tongue weighs practically nothing. . and energy that showers blessings upon the world. It's the glue and fiber that binds successful relationships. a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good. Orson Welles Do what you said you were going to do.

Z. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 Putting your best foot forward at least keeps it out of your mouth. Out of the mouths of babes come words father should never have said in their hearing. The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words where one will do. There are two sides to every story . "Good luck!" and those who care only about themselves will never have anything worth listening to anyway. while those who have nothing to say keep saying it? Fellows who are all tongue often have no eyes and ears. Why be afraid of what people will say? Those who care about you will say. at least.C. And so much bad in the best of us. That is hardly becomes any of us To talk about the rest of us. Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions. Knight Why is it that those who have something to say can't say it. Voltaire 1694-1778 When ideas fail. Pythagoras Page 437 . "Yes" and "No. J. If people don't believe in the messenger." are those that require the most thought. We have too many sounding words and too few actions that correspond with them. T. Have credibility in what you say and do. An angry man opens his mouth and closes his eyes. Your word is your bond. They are easier to handle than dumb mistakes. Haliburton 1796-1865 The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it. The oldest. they won't believe the message. and shortest words. Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 Ironically.There is so much good in the worst of us. words come in very handy. . Abigail Adams 1744-1818 To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue. . a closed mind usually has an open mouth ready to reveal its narrowness and rigidity.

Every time he opens his mouth. Babcock If a thing goes without saying. When you have nothing to say. Page 438 . The bitterest words are those we are forced to eat. When I want to speak.The word impossible means that you haven't found the solution yet. What should not be heard by little ears should not be said by big mouths. you reign over it. Modern science is still trying to produce a tranquilizer more effective than a few kind words. A good story is always worth repeating. Lying to ourselves is more ingrained than lying to others. let it. except when he talks like an ass. let me first think: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? If not. When it is left unspoken. The word "necessary" seldom is. Nothing matters to the man who says nothing matters. it reigns over you. Lin Yutang Man is the only animal that speaks. but not to the same person. say nothing. a bigot exposes his closed mind. let it be left unsaid. When you have spoken a word.

Leonardo da Vince 1452-1519 My mistake was buying stock in the company. Oprah Winfrey 1954There is no substitute for hard work. Drucker 1909Genius is 1 percent inspiration.WORK: By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be the boss and work twelve hours a day. Elbert Hubbard 1859-1915 No one can help you in holding a good job except Old Man You. Edgar Watson Howe Getting fired is nature's way of telling you that you had the wrong job in the first place. Harold B. Robert Frost 1874-1963 Committees are formed so that more people can share the credit with the one who does the work. Page 439 . Marvin Townsend Success supposes endeavor. It is possible for you to do what ever you choose if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it. Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 Always continue the climb. Lee The lower you are on the company's organizational chart. Jane Austen 1775-1817 One of life’s little ironies: When you finally master a tough job. 99 percent perspiration. Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 A well spent day brings happy sleep. you make it look easy. Peter F. Trump The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes. The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. Hal Lancaster Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. the more you'll be missed if you don't show up for work. Gary D. Now I'm worried about the lousy work I'm turning out.

D. William Feather There is. Lawrence The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary. It's amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor. act as tough the eye of opportunity were always upon us. Georgia O'Keefe If you cannot work with love but only with distaste. Albert Camus The days you work are the best days. Alexander Meiklejohn 1872-1964 The superstition that all our hours of work are a minus quantity in the happiness of life. Khalil Gibran Vacation days move at twice the speed of work days. is a most ludicrous and pernicious doctrine. not making a real effort to make work as near pleasure as it can be. Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881 I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. H. and all the hours of idleness are plus ones. I think. Ann Landers Without work all life goes rotten. it is better that you should leave your work. nothing in the world more futile then the attempt to find out how a task should be done when one has not yet decided what the task is. and its greatest support comes from our not taking sufficient trouble. Lord Balfour The real essence of work is concentrated energy. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.Give me a man who sings at his work. Drucker 1909Page 440 . so I left off and made some marmalade. Do each daily task the best we can. Vidal Sasson Production is not the application of tools to materials. Walter Begehot I got the blues thinking of the future. Peter F. but logic to work.

. Kofi Annan Hire people better at the job than you are. be up and doing. Pearl S. Lena Horne To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth. Malcolm Forbes 1919-1990 The world is a messy place.Let us. still achieving. if he does it right. and unfortunately the messier it gets the more work we have to do. and weekends. manual labor was not only good and decent for it's own sake. building the dock. you must start working days. apart from any question of success or fame. To be successful. the gods have called him. It makes you look good. Eric Hoffer 1902-1983 To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious. Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894 Page 441 . thunder is impressive. Samuel Butler There's no labor a man can do that's undignified. still pursuing. Sister Mary Lauretta To my father. Mary Ellen Chase Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he or she’s hired to do. Mark Twain 1835-1910 If you are waiting for your ship to come in. but it is lightning that does the work. King Kirchner It is only when doing my work that I feel truly alive. Learn to labor and to wait. it straightened out one's thoughts. then. Federico Fellini Always be smarter than the people who hire you. Buck 1892-1973 If a man loves the labor of his trade. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882 Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do. but as he was given to say. Bill Cosby 1937Thunder is good.. With a heart for any fate. the first thing to do is fall in love with your work. nights.

You do it well or not at all. and the other is not to get stung. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor. eat your breakfast first. if you have to work before breakfast. Reverend Dr. Isaac Watts 1674-1748 The busy bee teaches us two lessons: One is not to be idle. And be a matter great or small. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste. Victor Hugo Never work before breakfast. David O. Jr. But. Jim Henson 1936-1990 When a task is once begun. the love of work is success. It is only work that truly satisfies. Spike Milligan 1918All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance.C. it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. Alistar Cooke 1908One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is better than 50 half-finished tasks. Josh Billings 1818-1885 It has been my experience that one cannot. the power to work is a blessing. Work is victory! Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Work is love made visible. It should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.A professional is a man who can do his best at a time when he doesn’t particularly feel like it. Forbes 1880-1954 Men talk as of victory were something fortunate. in any shape or form. the privilege to work is a gift. depend on human relations for lasting rewards. Page 442 . hard work can be fun. You leave it not until it is done. people will think we're workmen. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 We can't stand around here doing nothing. 1929-1968 Let us realize that. Bette Davis 1908-1989 The only way the magic works is by hard work. High ethical standards bring about efficient business methods. Martin Luther King. B. McKay A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought.

so are the ants . It is not enough to be industrious. Marcus Annaeus Seneca 4 B. I start where the last man left off. don't interrupt. go to something that is honest. labor alone finishes them. Joseph Joubert When your work speaks for itself.-65 A. Henry J. he will never do all that he can do. Now.D. Kaiser 1882-1967 If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost. put foundations under them.Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do. that is where they should be. the chances are good that he is supposed to be doing something menial.what are you industrious about? Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. even if it is breaking stone. Henry Drummond Professionals built the Titanic. There is no harm in being lazy as long as you're not paid for it. Letitia Elizabeth Landon 1802-1838 A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. Field's Revelation: If you see a man holding a clipboard and looking official.C. amateurs built the ark. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 Page 443 . James Gamble No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable. Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 The secret to getting ahead is getting started. He's got to keep on delivering as he goes along. Carl Hubbell There are many thing waiting to be done. Li Peng Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing. Genius begins great works. William James 1842-1910 When you cannot make pure goods and full weight.

the less I call it work. By the time we've made it. Work is of two kinds: First. You're paid to think. telling other people to do so. Adam Smith 1723-1790 The biggest reward for a thing well done is to have done it. some want to succeed so badly. Vic Gold Working together works. James Barrie 1860-1937 Work expands so as to fill the time available for it's completion. you have to work hard enough to earn enough money so that you won't have to work. not to whine. Northcote Parkinson 1909All men want to succeed. provided it isn't the work he is supposed be doing at that moment.Experts don't like surprises. second. The more I want to get something done. Voltaire 1694-1778 Nothing is really work unless you would prefer to be doing something else. which is probably the reason why so few engage in it. altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter. rather than reacting to what we are against. Malcolm Forbes 1919-1990 The real price of everything is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. It makes them look bad to the home office. Never bring your boss a problem without bringing him at least one solution. they're even willing to work for it. we've had it. Henry Ford 1863-1947 Anyone can do any amount of work. Ogden Nash 1902-1971 Thinking is the hardest work there is. Robert Benchley Page 444 . Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 It is only those who do not know how to work who do not love it. C. Christina Baldwin If you don't want to work. Richard Bach To work in the world lovingly means that we are defining what we will be for.

anything can be proven by statistical methods. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 Work is the greatest thing in the world. William Feather The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start with his shirt sleeves. and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph. but we always think every other man's job is easier than our own. Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace. I wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease but the doctrine of the strenuous life. Joseph Addison 1672-1719 Work is the basis of living. If enough data is collected. it's broke.but they remember how well you did it. Frederick W. A boss is the man who is early when you are late. So we should save some of it for tomorrow. you'll go to bed tired. of labor and strife. or from bitter toil. the more likely they are to be there and on time. the life of toil and effort. Eden Phillpotts 1862-1960 What you do off the job determines how far you will go on the job. Colonel Harland Sanders People forget how fast you did a job . to preach that the highest form of success which comes not from the man who desires mere easy peace but to the man who does not shrink from danger. Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919 Page 445 . from hardship. the easier it looks. The hardest job of all is trying to look busy when you're not. There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch. If it ain't fixed continuously. A man will rust out quicker than he'll wear out. Taylor Too many people quit looking for work when they find a job. and late when you are early. Howard W. Don Herol Funny thing. And the better he does it. Newton The more workers feel needed on the job.If you spend your day looking for easy work. I'll never retire.

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. it is toil. Vince Lombardi 1913-1970 Concentrate on you own job. The world takes off it's hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity. Tiorio The harder you work. Thomas J. the harder it is to surrender. Carnegie 1835-1919 Nobody gets to run the mill by doing run-of-the-mill work. not past. the limbs are tired enough to render the remaining in one posture delightful. the labor of the day is gone. and stand on it's head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%. certainly. but you must win their hearts to have them work with you. Fortune's expensive smile is earned. Frey Luck is not chance. Andrew S. that of being well-nestled in bed and feeling that you should drop gently off to sleep. Leigh Hunt You can employ men and hire hands to work for you. The good is to come. not everyone else's. Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 Page 446 .It is a delicious moment.

try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. So. than lie awake about them afterward.WORRY: It's better to sleep on things beforehand. By proper ventilation and illumination of the mind it is possible to cultivate tolerance. so I shant worry about it too much. Its cure is intelligent faith. whenever anything bad does happen to me. Robinson I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted. masters you. well. Baltasar Gracian What you don't worry about gives someone else insomnia. William Gaines If I knew what I was so anxious about. Elie Metchnikoff Worry is spiritual short sight. if I give this enough time. Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931 If you want to test your memory. you are creating unhappiness for yourself today. Haddon W. Mignon McLaughlin Needless fear and panic over disease and misfortune that seldom materialize are simply bad habits. Shantidasa Worry is like a rocking chair…it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere. Worry never fixes anything. poise and real courage. When you worry about the problems of tomorrow. Paul Brunton Page 447 . I kind of sit back and feel. I wouldn't be so anxious. I would always get what I wanted and I would never have to worry. work is better than whiskey. it will turn out that this was good. Mary Hemingway As a cure for worrying. fix it if you can. What worries you. But train yourself not to worry. If something is wrong. Anthony Robbins Most of my major disappointments have turned out to be blessings in disguise. Dorothy Galyean Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey! Barbara Hoffman Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years.

Ovid 43 B.Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball. from there you can see farther. Don't worry about what's ahead . and you will win. Focus your energy on how you can win. B. The reason that worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. Don't spend any time on the latter. Page 448 .go as far as you can see. There are two kinds of worries those that you can do something about and those that you can't. Gaigus Don't waste your time worrying about why you can't win at something. Duke Ellington 1899-1974 Life is tough enough without manufacturing things to worry about. Worry is the interest you pay on troubles before it comes.C. Happy the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind. but it sure does ruin today's happiness.T. Robert Frost 1874-1963 When you are worrying about tomorrow. Worry doesn't help tomorrow's troubles.-17 A. and has given up worrying once and for all. you rob yourself of today.D. Mitzi Chandler Worry is the practice of unbelief.

. and fades away. Drucker 1909If written correctly. H. We know nothing about motivation. Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 You don't write because you want to say something. it dies at last feebly on the sands. like an echo in the mountains. F. but I can write a book by me. Abraham Joshua Heschel What authors like to write most is their signatures on the back of a check. Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true. legalese is perfectly incomprehensible. Exactly the reverse is the case. Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940 Only in a novel are all things given full play. . nature's chief masterpiece is writing well. like the wave. Write injuries in dust. Peter F. in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.WRITING: People think that because a novel is invented. Anthony Powell Of all those arts in which the wise excel. Lawrence Page 449 . you write because you have something to say. and have something to say because they write. no one can write his autobiography in advance. John Sheffield Journalists write because they have nothing to say. but. that gave power and performance to human thought. Karl Kraus Journalists say a thing that they know isn't true. Sir Walter Raleigh The course of life is unpredictable . All we can do is write books about it. Arnold Bennett The spoken discourse may roll on strongly as the great tidal wave. The novel can do that. since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened. It is the written human speech. it isn't true. remembered by still fewer. benefits in marble. D. Albert Pike 1809-1891 I can't write a book commensurate with Shakespeare. leaving no token of power. It is heard by few.

Johnathan Mayhew 1720-1766 If you push anything hard enough. why do we scramble to be first in line for hell? Doug Horton Anxiety is like sand in an oyster. Absolutely refuse to give that permission to anyone! Eleanor Roosevelt 1884-1962 Rulers have no authority from God to do mischief.C.C.WRONGS: To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. Antoine de Saint-Exupery Pride goeth before destruction. I thrive under it like a field that benefits from manure. it will fall over. Kenneth Clark Page 450 . 1929-1968 Nobody on the face of the earth can make you feel inferior without your permission. Hating people is like burning down your house to get rid of a rat.-479 B. Segregation is the offspring of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality. Booker T. Henry Labouchere 1831-1912 Two things a man should never be angry at: What he can help. We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion just as effectively as by bombs. and what he cannot. Washington 1856-1915 There are always two sides to every argument. Harry Emerson Fosdick 1878-1969 You can't hold a man down without staying down with him. Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit. James Russell Lowell 1819-1891 I do not waste my time in answering abuse. No mud can soil us but the mud we throw. a little produces a pearl. in which case there is only one. unless a person is personally involved. Martin Luther King. If the destination is heaven. Confucius 551 B. a lot will kill the creature. except in the dictionary. Reverend Dr. Jr.

maybe you're the bear. A gossip usually makes a mountain out of a molehill by adding dirt. G.Nowadays it's dangerous to punish children . Chesterton The less I behave like Whistler's mother the night before. Tallulah Bankhead Prejudice is merely a lazy man's substitute for thinking. don't go with them. the more I look like her the morning after.or so good as drink. the best thing to do is to dismount at once. Despair is criminal. No animal ever invented anything as bad as drunkenness -. Temper never shows itself in a man until it has been lost. he may be trying to find out where to stick the knife. Joseph Joubert If your home is unbearable. Beware of the man who is constantly patting you on the back. Mario Cuomo There is not a right way to do a wrong thing. Nothing is politically right that is morally wrong. Indira Gandhi 1917-1984 A hangover is something to occupy a head that wasn't used the night before.most of them are armed. When things go wrong. We fell them down and turn them into paper that we may record our emptiness. K. When you're on your high horse. Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right. Misery is almost always the result of thinking. You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. Daniel O’Connell 1775-1847 Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky. it's ended up not being right. Kahlil Gibran 1883-1931 Page 451 .

Ignazio Silone 1900-1978 Page 452 . as in robbery. but never forget their names. George Jean Nathan Forgive your enemies. George Knight In scandal. John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963 The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life. the receiver is always as bad as the thief. Earl of Chesterfield 1694-1773 Blaming your place in life on destiny is an invention of the cowardly and the resigned. cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive. Vaclav Havel Dishonesty.No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. but that it bothers him less and less.