The Treasury of Quotes, by Valentino Salvato. Version 3.2, February 2009.

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• Go as far as you can see, when you get there you'll see further. Orison Swett Marden. • Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous. Unknown. • Just because you can't do everything doesn't mean you shouldn't do something. Earl Nightingale. • What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill. • You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?' George Bernard Shaw. • To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. Elizabeth Kubler Ross. • Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James. • In the path of our happiness shall we find the learning for which we have chosen this lifetime. Richard Bach. • It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • Only those who can see the invisible, can accomplish the impossible. Patrick Snow. • There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. Hindu proverb. • There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. Douglas Everett. • Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. Henry Ford. • Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: if you're alive it isn't. Richard Bach. • Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers. • Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought. Henri L. Bergson. • We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw.

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• Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • Begin with the end in mind. Stephen Covey. • The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. Charles Swindoll. • People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar. • What we see depends mainly on what we look for. Sir John Lubbock. • Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you. Jerry Gillies. • Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. • The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves. Mike Ditka. • A message prepared in the mind reaches a mind; a message prepared in a life reaches a life. Bill Gothard. • The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. William James. • You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi. • One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self- confidence is preparation. Arthur Ashe. • I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have. Thomas Jefferson. • Life's like a boom-a-rang. The more good you throw out, the more you receive in return. Josh S. Hinds. • You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. George Horace Lorimer. • Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. Jeremy Kitson. • If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page. Mark Houlahan. • And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln. • The greatest good we can do for others is not to share our riches with them, but to reveal their own. Benjamin Disraeli.

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• Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars. Henry Van Dyke. • If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. David Carradine. • It's never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot. • Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right. Henry Ford. • Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better. Emile Coue. • No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings. William Blake. • We tend to get what we expect. Norman Vincent Peale. • In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein. • Seize the day, Carpe Diem. Quintus Hortius Flaccus. • When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top. Anonymous. • If you are aware of your weaknesses and are constantly learning, your potential is virtually limitless. Jay Sidhu. • Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual, but you have an obligation to be one. Eleanor Roosevelt. • Knowledge itself is power. Francis Bacon. • Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action. David Seabury. • The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. Thomas Huxley. • The older I get, the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first - a process which often reduces the most complex human problems to manageable proportions. Dwight D. Eisenhower. • A good goal is like a strenuous exercise, it makes you stretch. Mary Kay Ash. • Opportunity... often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Napoleon Hill. • The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. Moliere. • If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. • That which we persist in doing becomes easier - not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. Thomas Edison.

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• Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz. • Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford. • Don't spend your precious time asking 'Why isn't the world a better place?' It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is 'How can I make it better?' To that there is an answer. Leo F. Buscaglia. • We are new every day. Irene Claremont de Castillego. • A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin. • The proof of a well-trained mind is that it rejoices in which is good and grieves at the opposite. Cicero. • I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. Winston Churchill. • A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill. • Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. James Thurber. • What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a Masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath. Thomas Crum. • You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. Zig Ziglar. • Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. Chinese proverb. • The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. Henry Ward Beecher. • Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and unrecognized about us. James Harvey Robinson. • He who believes is strong. Strong convictions precede great actions. J.F. Clarke. • Expect the dawn of a new beginning in the dark nights of life. Lloyd John Ogilvie. • Life is meant to be a celebration! It shouldn't be necessary to set aside special times to remind us of this fact. Wise is the person who finds a reason to make every day a special one. Leo Buscaglia.
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• Hitch your wagon to a star. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup. Sam Lefkowitz. • Bad times, hard times - this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: such as we are, such are the times. St. Augustine. • Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles one has overcome trying to succeed. Booker T. Washington. • One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life. Edward B. Butler. • If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau. • No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara ever turned light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined. Harry Emerson Fosdick. • One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. Andre Gide. • Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know… One who doesn't try cannot fail and become wise. William Saroyan. • A great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child. Mencius. • Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Begin it now. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. • What does it mean to succeed? Most people see success as being rich and famous or powerful and influential. Others see it as being at the top of their profession and standing out from the rest. The wise see success in a more personal way; they see it as achieving the goals they have set for themselves, and then feeling pride and satisfaction in their accomplishments. True success is felt in the heart, not measured by money and power. So be true to yourself and achieve the goals you set. For success is reaching those goals and feeling proud of what you have accomplished. Tim Tweedie. • To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed. Bernard Edmonds.

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• Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments. Henry Ward Beecher. • Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it. Joseph Conrad. • Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew. St. Francis De Sales. • The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. Dale Carnegie. • There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. Colin Powell. • As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world... as in being able to remake ourselves. Mahatma Gandhi. • The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Charles du Bois. • Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny. Carl Schurz. • Reputation is what folks think you are. Personality is what you seem to be. Character is what you really are. Alfred Armand Montapert. • We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give! Winston Churchill. • Know Thyself. Socrates. • If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau. • You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. Jim Stovall. • Management is nothing more than motivating other people. Lee Iacocca. • The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water; but to walk on the earth. Chinese proverb. • A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon.

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• The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done. Arnold Palmer. • The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese proverb. • There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job. George Crane. • In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt. • Start where you are. Edgar Cayce. • We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings. Abraham Maslow. • Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. Theodore Isaac Rubin. • Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears. Richard Wilkins. • The map is not the territory. Alfred Korzbyski. • Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Warren G. Bennis. • How long should you try? Until. Jim Rohn. • Really, getting to do what you love to do every day, that’s the ultimate luxury. And particularly when you can do it with terrific people around you. Warren Buffett. • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. Steve Jobs. • Act as if it were impossible to fail. Dorothea Brande. • If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own selfdevelopment. Brian Tracy. • Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain. • When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. Napoleon Hill. • Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want. Jim Rohn.
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• Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great. Fernando Flores. • The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. Joe Paterno. • The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation. Mark Twain. • Dreams can come true, but there is a secret. They're realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks. Elbert Hubbard. • Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. Leo Buscaglia. • The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. Jim Rohn. • Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Ryun. • To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France. • No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. We need to see the world anew. Albert Einstein. • To change your reality you have to change your inner thoughts. David Bohm. • Choices in life are rarely pure, but to understand the middle ground it is helpful to imagine the extremes. Peter Berger. • If we always do what we've always done, we will get what we've always got. Adam Urbanski. • Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible. Aristotle. • We can easily forgive a child whom is frightened of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Plato. • All human beings are born with unique gifts. The healthy functioning of our community depends on its capacity to develop each gift. Peter Senge. • Some people think you are strong when you hold on. Others think it is when you let go. Sylvia Robinson. • Unlike puppets we have the possibility of stopping in our movements, looking up and perceiving the machinery by which we have been moved. In this act lies the first step towards freedom. Peter Berger.

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• The history of the human race is the history of ordinary people who have overcome their fears and accomplished extraordinary things. Brian Tracy. • The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. Vince Lombardi. • There is no doubt in my mind that there are many ways to be a winner, but there is really only one way to be a loser, and that is to fail and not look beyond the failure. Kyle Rote, Jr. • Never let your memories be greater than your dreams. Doug Ivester. • I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams. Jonas Salk. • All successful men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. Brian Tracy. • Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. St. Augustine. • The better off you are, the more you’ll be able to give to others. Better yet, go beyond just taking care of yourself. Create an extraordinary life – an ordinary life to which you’ve added just that extra little bit of dedication, commitment, and love. Anthony Robbins. • It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Anthony Robbins. • Personal power means being persistent in taking action: every time you do something, you learn from it, and you find a way to do it better next time. Anthony Robbins. • Earn all that you can, save all that you can, and give all that you can. John Wesley. • There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance. Socrates. • Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and of true progress. Nicholas Murry Butler. • Even if you're on the right track, you won't get anywhere if you're standing still. Will Rogers. • Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake. Nelson Boswell. • There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience. Jean De La BruyèRe.
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• Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault. • It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. Eric Hoffer. • Be ready when opportunity comes...Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet. Roy D. Chapin Jr. • When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word "succeed"; you find that it simply means to follow through. F. W. Nichol. • Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill. • How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver. • Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. Henry Ford. • I never see failure as failure, but only as a learning experience. Tom Hopkins. • Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves. Dale Carnegie. • Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise. Phillips Brooks. • If you want to succeed, you must make your own opportunities as you go. John B. Gough. • No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. Aesop. • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle. • The conquering of fear is the beginning of wisdom. J. M. Cousteau. • There is the risk you cannot afford to take, and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take. Peter F. Drucker. • 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. David Gergen. • The failure of one thing is repaired by the success of another. Thomas Jefferson.
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• If you want to succeed in your Life, remember this phrase: the Past does not equal the Future. Because you failed yesterday; or all day today; or a moment ago; or for the last six months; the last 16 years; or the last fifty years of Life, doesn't mean anything... All that matters is: what are you going to do, RIGHT NOW!!? Anthony Robbins. • Ideas won't keep: something must be done about them. Alfred North Whitehead. • Leadership determines the direction of the company. Organization determines the potential of the company. Personnel determine the success of the company. John Maxwell. • In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again. James Agee. • If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. Rachel Carson. • Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible. Robert Schuller. • You can have everything you want if you help others get what they want. Zig Ziglar. • You got to do before you can be; you got to be before you can have. Zig Ziglar. • The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson. Tom Bodett. • Your 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. Kahlil Gibran. • You always have a choice, even if it is only a choice of your attitude. Lucy MacDonald. • As soon as you recognize that you are able to control your thoughts happiness will come within your reach. David Baird. • Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. Benjamin Franklin. • Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. Francesca Reigler.
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• If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable. Seneca. • What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. Albert Pine. • If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. • The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust. • You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God's creative principle works in you. Paramahansa Yogananda. • It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us. Marianne Williamson. • It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. W. Somerset Maugham. • Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert A. Heinlein. • A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Mignon Mclaughlin. • Why worry about tomorrow and spoil today, when joy today will bring forth a better memory for tomorrow. Ethan Daniel. • The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. Mark Twain. • Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love. This is an unalterable law. Buddha. • The future depends on what we do in the present. Mahatma Gandhi. • The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi. • Don’t ever say that you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours in a day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo DA Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein. H. Jackson Brown. • Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. Benjamin Disraeli.

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• Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. Dale E. Turner. • Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa. • Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama. • Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. George Eliot. • Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people. Mother Teresa. • If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. William James. • The most exquisite pleasure is giving pleasure to others. Jean de La Bruyere. • Tell a man he is brave, and you help him to become so. Thomas Carlyle. • The world is like a mirror; frown at it, and it frowns at you. Smile and it smiles, too. Herbert Samuels. • When we realize that life lasts for a limited time, then we can get on with the business of living each day to the maximum. Doug Manning. • Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution. Kahlil Gibran. • Isidor Isaac Rabi's mother used to ask him, upon his return from school each day: did you ask any good questions today, Isaac? Steve Chandler. • The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves. Joseph Campbell. • It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Albert Einstein. • When inspiration does not come to me, I go half way to meet it. Sigmund Freud. • The purpose of intimate partnership is for us to midwife the perfection in each other. Marianne Williamson. • Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. H. Jackson Brown. • If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings. Brian Tracy.

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• The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. John Lubbock. • The best way to make children good is to make them happy. Oscar Wilde. • The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other. Jan Blaustone. • The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Morrie Schwartz. • We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms--to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. Viktor E. Frankl. • Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu. • Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. Seneca. • Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward. • Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength. Sigmund Freud. • We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. Marian Wright-Edelman. • When I grow up I want to be a little boy. Joseph Heller. • Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. Bernard Meltzer. • The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you. Brian Tracy. • Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. Earl Nightingale. • Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor souls
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who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt. Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. Earl Nightingale. Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli. Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. Pope John XXIII. The way you give your name to others is a measure of how much you like and respect yourself. Brian Tracy. Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it. William Durant. Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. Ralph Waldo Emerson. End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you!' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform. Mark Victor Hansen. You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action. Anthony Robbins. Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm. Earl Nightingale. People depend on a leader to make wise decisions, to be willing to face difficult issues, and to prepare for the future. They want a leader who serves them by making decisions that will release their creativity, solve problems, and help them build their organization. People depend on a leader to make wise decisions, to be willing to face difficult issues, and to prepare for the future. They want a leader who serves them by making decisions that will release their creativity, solve problems, and help them build their organization. Sheila Murray Bethel. It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. Franklin D. Roosevelt. If you are not enjoying yourself, you are wasting your time! Susan Jeffers.
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• The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. Sarah Ban Breathnach. • Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people. Nido Qubein. • Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve! Dale Carnegie. • Human beings who leave behind them no great achievements, but only a sequence of small kindnesses, have not had wasted lives. Charlotte Gray. • You don't have to get it perfect – you just have to get it going. Babies don't walk the first time they try, but eventually they do. Mark Victor Hansen. • True motivation comes from within - from the willingness to see a dream fulfilled - from the desire to leave the world better than you found it. Steve Brunkhorst. • Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary. Sarah Ban Breathnach. • The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Mark Caine. • It's usually the last ounce of effort that tips the scales of success. Rick Beneteau. • There isn't a ruler, a yard stick or a measuring tape in the entire world long enough to compute the strength and capabilities inside you. Paul J. Meyer. • When we acknowledge that all of life is sacred and that each act is an act of choice and therefore sacred, then life is a sacred dance lived consciously each moment. When we live at this level, we participate in the creation of a better world. Scout Cloud Lee. • When the night is cloudy, I still believe in stars. Even when the darkness blocks the light. They're shining out like beacons on the other side of hope. You can see them when you hold your heart just right. Selia Qynn. • Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass! Paul J. Meyer. • Every thought has the power to bring into being the visible from the invisible. It is absolutely necessary for us all to understand that everything we think, do or say comes back to us. Every thought, word
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• Cherish your visions and your dreams. They are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. Napoleon Hill. • Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence. Helen Keller. • Hold a picture of yourself long enough in your mind’s eye and you will be drawn toward it. Harry Emerson Fosdick. • The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today; Let us move forward with strong and active faith. Franklin D. Roosevelt. • If you don't have a vision for the future, then your future is threatened to be a repeat of the past. A. R. Bernard. • Look ahead; envision the beautiful blessings waiting on your distant shores. If you follow your personal stepping-stones with joy, love, faith and gratitude, the swiftest currents will not impede your journey. Steve Brunkhorst. • The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. Benjamin Disraeli. • Commitment turns a promise into reality with words that speak boldly of your intentions and actions that speak louder than words. Steve Brunkhorst. • Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment. H. Ross Perot. • I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a neverending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret. Anthony Robbins. • Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made; our times are in his hand who said, 'A whole I planned, youth shows but half; trust God: See all, nor be afraid! Robert Browning. • Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. Sir John Lubbock.
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• For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. Rainer Maria Rilke. • Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle. Marianne Williamson. • Bigness comes from doing many small things well. Individually, they are not very dramatic transactions. Together though, they add up. Edward S. Finkelstein. • We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. Mother Teresa. • For health and the constant enjoyment of life, give me a keen and ever-present sense of humor; it is the next best thing to an abiding faith in providence. George Barrell Cheever. • Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. Grenville Kleiser. • You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around — and why his parents will always wave back. William D. Tammeus. • If a child sees his parents day in and day out behaving with selfdiscipline, restraint, dignity and a capacity to order their own lives, then the child will come to feel in the deepest fibers of his being that this is the way to live. M. Scott Peck. • If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. Bruce Barton. • If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it. Mother Teresa. • The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley. • In the world to come each of us will be called to account for all the good things God put on this earth which we refused to enjoy. Talmud. • In order to break any habit, repetition of the preferred behavior is a must! Susan Jeffers.

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• In daily life, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. Brother David SteindlRast. • One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards. Oscar Wilde. • Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. Lou Holtz. • I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. Woodrow Wilson. • Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. Bertrand Russell. • The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. Joe Paterno. • Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. Karl A. Menninger. • When all else is lost, the future still remains. Christian Nevell Bovee. • The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate. Oprah Winfrey. • One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. Henry Ford. • Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect. Leonardo da Vinci. • Allow yourself to rest when you need it, to recognize when you become exhausted, to know that even the best of us get tired. Gary Zukav • Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine. Kathleen Norris • Talent is only the starting point. Irving Berlin. • One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness. Josh Billings. • Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. George Halas. • Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci. • The wisest mind has something yet to learn. George Santayana. • If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. Chinese Proverb. • We turn not older with years, but newer every day. Emily Dickinson.

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• Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Immanuel Kant. • If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down. Mary Pickford. • Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age. Christopher Morley. • Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. Confucius. • Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you. Wally Amos. • We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. Harrison Ford. • Where is there dignity unless there is honesty? Cicero. • If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it. Margaret Fuller. • Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will. George Bernard Shaw. • Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin. Dwight D. Eisenhower. • Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong. Leo Buscaglia. • Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up. James A. Garfield. • Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. Stephen R. Covey. • Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw. • Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. Neil Armstrong. • Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity....Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie. • In order to end the struggle and dance with life, we don’t get stronger in order to conquer. We get stronger in order to be the very best that we can be. Susan Jeffers.
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• We must remember to celebrate every inner or outer “win” in our lives. Susan Jeffers. • The most important thing you can do for yourself is to follow the Path that takes you to the best of who you are. Finding the enormous amount of power and love that lies within is the secret to ending the struggle and dancing with life. Susan Jeffers. • The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan. • Motivation is an external, temporary high that PUSHES you forward. Inspiration is a sustainable internal glow which PULLS you forward. Thomas Leonard. • If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe. Abraham Lincoln. • Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Mother Teresa. • Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. Henry Ford. • It is not what we read, but what we remember that makes us learned. It is not what we intend but what we do that makes us useful. And, it is not a few faint wishes but a lifelong struggle that makes us valiant. It is not what we read, but what we remember that makes us learned. It is not what we intend but what we do that makes us useful. And, it is not a few faint wishes but a lifelong struggle that makes us valiant. Henry Ward Beecher. • No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy. Sigmund Freud. • Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will be powerless to vex your mind. Leonardo da Vinci. • I'll play it first and tell you what it is later. Miles Davis. • If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. Albert Einstein. • We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein.
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• Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning. Warren G. Bennis. • You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader. Anthony J. D'Angelo. • The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. Ray Kroc. • When you get right down to it, one of the most important tasks of a leader is to eliminate his people's excuse for failure. Robert Townsend. • Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. Sam Walton. • To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind. Paul Aubuchon. • Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or lifetime is certain for those who are friends. Richard David Bach. • If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair. Dr. Samuel Johnson. • The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. Marcus Aurelius. • Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha. • For winners, losing inspires them. For losers, losing defeats them. Robert T. Kiyosaki. • Listening is more important than talking. If that was not true, God would not have given us two ears and only one mouth. Robert T. Kiyosaki. • Whenever you feel ‘short’ or in ‘need’ of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, friendship. Robert T. Kiyosaki. • To permit your mind to dwell upon the inferior is to become inferior and to surround yourself with inferior things. On the other hand, to fix

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• Every man who becomes rich by competition throws down behind him the ladder by which he rises, and keeps others down; but every man who gets rich by creation opens a way for thousands to follow him, and inspires them to do so. Wallace D. Wattles. • The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself. Wallace D. Wattles. • You can serve God and man in no more effective way than by getting rich; that is, if you get rich by the creative method and not by the competitive one. Wallace D. Wattles. • We want preachers who can not only tell us how, but who in their own persons will show us how. We need the preacher who will himself be rich, healthy, great and beloved, to teach us how to attain to these things; and when he comes he will find a numerous and loyal following. Wallace D. Wattles. • The only true security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way. Anthony Robbins. • Of all those people who went before to prepare the way for us, most of those people will not ask us to pay them back. But what they do ask of us is to pay it forward – that we make this world a better place for those who come after us in just the way that they made this a better place for us. Naomi Tutu. • You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar. • Being cheerful keeps you healthy. King Solomon. • If you go out looking for friends, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere. Zig Ziglar. • If you learn from a defeat, you haven’t really lost. Zig Ziglar. • Your past is important, but it is not nearly as important to your present as is the way you see your future. Tony Campolo. • If there is hope in the future there is power in the present. John Maxwell. • Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. Janet Lane. • Whatever happens, do not lose hold of the two main ropes of life – hope and faith. Zig Ziglar. • If things go wrong, don’t go with them. Roger Babson.
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• Your 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. John Homer Miller. • Winners evaluate themselves in a positive manner and look for their strengths as they work to overcome weaknesses. Zig Ziglar. • A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life. Joyce Brothers. • When your confidence goes up, your competence goes up at the same time. Zig Ziglar. • When your image improves, your performance improves. Zig Ziglar. • A healthy self-image is simply becoming the best ‘you’ that you can possibly be. Zig Ziglar. • You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. David Viscott. • The only way to reach your long-range goals is through achieving your short-range objectives. Zig Ziglar. • Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it. Zig Ziglar. • Your natural resources, unlike the natural resources on planet Earth, will be wasted and ‘used up’ only if they are never used at all. Zig Ziglar. • There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher. Henry Van Dyke. • In order to succeed, you must know what you are doing, like what you are doing and believe in what you are doing. Will Rogers. • You cannot climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. Zig Ziglar. • The price of success is much lower than the price of failure. Zig Ziglar. • You were born to win, but in order to become a winner you must plan to win and prepare to win. Then you can legitimately expect to win. Zig Ziglar. • Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. Abraham Lincoln. • The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. Zig Ziglar. • Duty makes us do things well, but love helps us do them beautifully. Zig Ziglar.

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• Life is an echo. What you send out, you get back. What you give, you get. Zig Ziglar. • It’s impossible to influence someone else for the good and give them a boost without gaining a benefit yourself. Zig Ziglar. • Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows. Ben Stein. • Be a good-finder – look for the good in others. Zig Ziglar. • There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others. George Shinn. • Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth. George W. Crane. • The more you ‘pass on’ to others, the more you keep for yourself. Zig Ziglar. • You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love. Henry Drummond. • Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • When you think you can’t…revisit a previous triumph. Jack Canfield. • To be a leader, you must stand for something, or you will fall for anything. Anthony Pagano. • Courage is facing your fears. Stupidity is fearing nothing. Todd Bellemare. • People become successful the minute they decide to. Harvey Mackay. • The fastest way to pass your own expectations is to add passion to your labor. Mike Litman. • Success is predictable. Brian Tracy. • Society may predict, but only I can determine my destiny. Clair Oliver. • Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become. Tracy L. McNair. • If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted. Francis Bacon. • I have tried 99 times and have failed, but on the 100th time came success. Albert Einstein. • Our mind is the most valuable possession that we have. The quality of our lives is, and will be, a reflection of how well we develop, train, and utilize this precious gift. Brian Tracy.

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• People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. Earl Nightingale. • For I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13. • To me, a winner is someone who recognizes their God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses those skills to accomplish his goals. Even when I lost, I learned what my weaknesses were and I went out the next day to turn those weaknesses into strengths. Larry Bird. • Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, the one with a little more courage, and a little more effort will have victory. James F. Bell. • Cause change and lead; accept change and survive; resist change and die. Ray Norda. • To change bad habits, we must study the habits of successful role models. Jack Canfield. • Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached their goal, while others obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before. Herodotus. • Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills. Peter Davies. • Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot. • The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another. Alexander Graham Bell. • I am not just here to make a living; I am here to make a life. Helice Bridges. • It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up. Vince Lombardi. • I would rather fail in a cause that would ultimately succeed, than succeed in a cause that would ultimately fail. Woodrow Wilson. • Read something positive every night and listen to something helpful every morning. Tom Hopkins. • Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding. Jimmy Valvano. • Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable. Emily Guay. • People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success. Norman Vincent Peale.
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• Allow yourself to dream and fantasize about your ideal life; what it would look like, and what it would feel like. Then do something everyday to make it a reality! Brian Tracy. • If the mind of man can believe, the mind of man can achieve. Napoleon Hill. • Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. Harold S. Geneen. • I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. John D. Rockefeller. • Start each day by affirming peaceful, contended, and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. Norman Vincent Peale. • The happiest life is that which consistently exercises and educates what is best in us. Philip G. Hamerton. • You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don’t have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you’ll stop at the first giant hurdle. George Lucas. • Keys to success: research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it. John S. Hinds. • You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. George Horace Lorimer. • Destiny is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved. Jeremy Kitson. • If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page. Mark Houlahan. • If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning. Mahatma Gandhi. • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Nelson Mandela. • All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney. • To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart. Christy Borgeld. • Our intentions create our reality. Wayne W. Dyer.
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• Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to; all they need is one reason why they can. Willis Whitney. • Any man who develops the power to perceive truth, and who can show that he always knows the right thing to do and that he can be trusted to do the right thing, will be honored and advanced; the whole world is looking eagerly for such men. Wallace D. Wattles. • Your ability will grow to match your dreams. Jim Rohn. • I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious effort. Henry David Thoreau. • All leaders are readers. Jim Rohn. • The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the mighty force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. We must be quick to break those old habits that break us and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that will help us achieve the success we desire. J. Paul Getty. • Wisdom is gained by reading the mind of God. Wallace D. Wattles. • The highest form of communication is example. Sheila Murray Bethel. • Commit yourself to life long learning. The most valuable asset you will ever have is your mind and what you put in it. Brian Tracy. • A dream is not something that you wake up from, but something that wakes you up. Charlie Hedges. • Success is measured in terms of reaching your goals, dreams, and expectations. Your success is determined by hard work, persistence, and determination. If you are going to be a success in life it’s all up to you…it’s your responsibility. Will Horton. • You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event – it is a habit. Aristotle. • Success comes from having dreams that are bigger than your fears. Terry Litwiller. • I feel the most important requirement to success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it. Reggie Jackson. • Some things have to be believed to be seen. Ralph Hodgson. • Man is not the creature of circumstances; circumstances are the creatures of man. Benjamin Disraeli. • I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Thomas Edison.

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• Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7. • Hold yourself to a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Henry Ward Beecher. • The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment. William W. Ward. • Every man is an impossibility until he is born. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution will ever experience life’s deepest joy; true fulfillment. Anthony Robbins. • The history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves. That faith calls out the divinity within. You can do anything! Swami Vivekananda. • To move the world, we must first move ourselves. Socrates. • We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond. Marcel Proust. • Anything that enlarges the sphere of human powers and shows man he can do what he thought he could not do is valuable. Ben Johnson. • It is not enough to have knowledge: one must apply it. It is not enough to have wishes; one must also accomplish it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. • Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities – always see them, for they are always there. Norman Vincent Peale. • Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. John Wooden. • The world makes way for a man who knows where he is going. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon. Thomas Dewar. • High expectations are the key to everything. Sam Walton. • Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity, and are able to turn both to their advantage. Victor Kiam. • The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. Vince Lombardi.
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• Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino. • Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one’s fear. Ambrose Redmoon. • Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them. Orison Swett Marden. • Failure is good. It is fertilizer. Everything I have learned about coaching, I have learned from making mistakes. Rick Petino. • In each of us there are places we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them. Joyce Brothers. • It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but faith with action is mightier. Desiring is helpful, but desire and work is invincible. Thomas Robert Gaines. • We do not know who we are until we see what we can do. Martha Grimes. • It takes no more effort to expect the best, than to fear for the worst. It’s healthier, more productive, and a lot more fun. Philip E. Hambert. • Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us, and a new beauty waiting to be born. Dale Turner. • Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. Charles Caleb Colton. • It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. • Your current conditions do not reflect your ultimate potential. Anthony Robbins. • When you think big, your results are big. Thomas J. Vilord. • Everything changes when you change. Jim Rohn. • You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great. Les Brown. • Living itself is a risky business. If we spent half as much time learning how to take risks as we spend avoiding them, we wouldn’t have so much fear in life. E. Paul Torrance. • I am the captain of my soul. I am the master of my life. William Henley. • Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field! Denis Waitley.

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• I must create a system, or be enslaved in another man’s. I will not reason and compare; my business is to create. William Blake. • The principle of competing is against yourself. It’s about selfimprovement, and being better than you were the day before. Steve Young. • There will never be another now. I will make the most of today. There will never be another me. I will make the most of myself. Robert H. Schuller. • What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it. Alexander Graham Bell. • Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan. • Knowing is not enough; we must apply it. Willing is not enough; we must do it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. • First say to yourself what you would be, then do what you have to do. Epictetus. • Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do. Gerry Sikorski. • You don’t just stumble into the future; you create your own future. Roger Smith. • This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything. Scott Reed. • Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by a horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. Dale Carnegie. • A thousand mile journey begins with one step. Lao Tzu. • Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln • You must have long-term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures. Charles C. Noble. • You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal. Charles Carlson. • What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Zig Ziglar. • If I have correct goals and I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything falls into line. If I do the right thing, I am going to succeed. Dan Dierdorf.

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• From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached. Franz Kafka. • By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Mark Victor Hansen. • Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases. Jeremy Collier. • It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it. Vince Lombardi. • The more you seek security, the less of it you have. The more you seek opportunity, the more likely it will be that you will achieve the security you desire. Brian Tracy. • Success is a journey, not a destination. Ben Sweetland. • What seems impossible one minute, through faith, becomes possible the next. Norman Vincent Peale. • Determination is the wake up call to the human will. Anthony Robbins. • Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him. Golo Mann. • Failure is a success if we learn from it. Malcolm Forbes. • The truth of the matter is that there is nothing you can’t accomplish if you clearly decide what it is that you are absolutely committed to achieving, you are willing to take massive action, and you continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way. Anthony Robbins. • Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances. Bruce Barton. • God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. • Seek not outside yourself for success lies within. Mary Lou Cook. • Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open. Thomas Dewar. • Success is determined by those who prove the impossible to be possible. James W. Pence. • Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier.

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• In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the impossible. Miguel de Cervantes. • Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln. • Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. Winston Churchill. • I believe that the road to pre-eminent success in any line of work is to make yourself master of that line of work. Andrew Carnegie. • The ungrateful or unthankful mind really denies that it receives at all, and so cuts its connection with the Supreme. The grateful mind is always looking toward the Supreme, is always open to receive from it, and it will receive continually. Wallace D. Wattles. • The first step is to fill your life with positive faith that will help you through anything. The second step is to start where you are. Norman Vincent Peale. • Success depends upon our previous preparations, and without such preparations there is sure to be failure. Confucius. • If you can command yourself, you can command the world. Chinese proverb. • We each build our own future. We are the architects of our own fortune. Appius Caecus. • As a rule, he or she that has the most information will have the greatest success in life. Benjamin Disraeli. • Please don’t nag yourself with thoughts of failure. Don’t set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way that you know how and the Lord will accept your effort. Gordon B. Hinkley. • Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. Demosthenes. • Women will never be as successful as men because they do not have wives to advise them. Dick Van Dyke. • Nothing will come of nothing; we must dare mighty things. William Shakespeare. • Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success! Joyce Brothers. • History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeat. B. C. Forbes. • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. Henry David Thoreau.
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• If anyone else can do it, or make it in life, so can I. Thomas J. Vilord. • It is not enough to have a good mind; the important thing is to use it well. Rene Descartes. • Do not let the future be held hostage by the past. Neal A. Maxwell. • No one knows what he can do until he tries. Publilius Syrus. • Each problem has in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity. Joseph Sugarman. • The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind. Wayne W. Dyer. • Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open. Thomas Dewar. • A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sort of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before we changed. Earl Nightingale. • The measure of a person’s strength is not what God is willing to give him, but what he, himself, has the will and intelligence to appropriate to himself. God gives you all there is. Your only question is how much to take of the unlimited supply. Wallace D. Wattles. • If you make the actions of each day successful, the sum total of your life cannot be failure. A great success is the result of doing a large number of little things, and doing each one in a perfectly successful way. Wallace D. Wattles. • I never expect to lose. Even when I am the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech. H. Jackson Browne. • Success is not final and failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill. • For a righteous man falls seven times and rises again. Proverbs 24:16. • Success doesn’t come to you; you go to it. Marva Collins. • The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and become the best you can possibly be. Thomas J. Vilord. • Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself, ‘Nothing is impossible!!!’ Norman Vincent Peale. • Success as I see it is a result, not a goal. Gustave Flaubert.

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• A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Walter Gagehot. • I am not telling you that achieving success is going to be easy; I am telling you that it’s going to be worth it! Art Williams. • It takes time to succeed because success is merely the natural reward of taking time to do anything well. Joseph Ross. • For with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27. • You can change all things for the better when you change yourself for the better. Jim Rohn. • Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose your ability to learn new things and move forward in your life. David M. Burns. • Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture! Norman Vincent Peale. • Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe. • There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Utopia today, flesh and blood tomorrow. Victor Hugo. • Don’t go through life. GROW through life. Eric Butterworth. • Vision is the art of seeing things that are not yet visible. Jonathan Swift. • A desire to be in charge of our own lives, and a need for control is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control. Robert F. Bennett. • The truth is that all of us can attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to its greatest extent. Smiley Blanton. • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Les Brown. • Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They are willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to persevere in the face of many difficult odds. There is a very positive relationship between people’s ability to accomplish any task and the time they are willing to spend on it. Joyce Brothers. • It takes twenty years to make an overnight success. Eddie Cantor.

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• The great successful men of the world have used their imagination. They think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details and steadily building upon it. Robert J. Collier. • The secret to success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. Benjamin Disraeli. • To succeed you need to find something to hold onto, something to motivate you, and something to inspire you. Tony Dorsett. • To dream anything you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed. Bernard Edmunds. • One sound idea is all you need to achieve success. Napoleon Hill. • The greatest happiness is to transform your feelings into actions. Madame de Stael. • It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed. Harvey Samuel Firestone. • Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Henry Ford. • Champions know that success is inevitable, that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it. Michael J. Gelb. • Losers visualize the penalties of failure; winners visualize the rewards of success. William S. Gilbert. • There are no speed limits on the road to success. David W. Johnson. • An inventor fails 999 times and, if he succeeds once, he’s victorious. He treats his failures as practice shots. Charles Franklin Kettering. • Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings. C. Archie Danielson. • Learn something new every single day. You will never get old if you do. Lois Bey. • Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough and I can single-handedly move the world. Archimedes. • What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all of our tomorrows. Alexandra Stoddard. • The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more. Ed Parker. • ‘I can’t do it’ never accomplished anything; ‘I will try’ has performed miracles. George P. Burnham.

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• The great accomplishments of man resulted from the transmission of ides, into enthusiasm, into actions. Thomas J. Watson. • Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi. • There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you can alter the difficulties, or you can alter yourself to meet the difficulties. Phyllis Bottoms. • Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble, but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy. Norman Vincent Peale. • Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it. Michael Korda. • Success consists of getting up just one more time that you fall. Oliver Goldsmith. • To have more than you’ve got, become more than you are. Jim Rohn. • The only way to excellence is to consistently improve yourself every single day. Thomas J. Vilord. • The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. Dale Carnegie. • In the marathon of life, success calls for dedication to the goal, perseverance, compassion for my fellow man, and faith in God. John A. Kelley. • Its kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney. • Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals. Paul Meyer. • Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Jim Rohn. • Happiness is not in the mere possession of money. It lies in the joy of achievement and in the thrill of creative effort. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. • The goal of every married couple indeed and every Christian home should be to make Christ the Head, the Counselor, and the Guide. Paul Sadler. • When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, it is then when we truly live. Greg Anderson.

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• Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often comes apparent and temporary failure and discouragement just before the big achievement. Florence Scoved Shinn. • There is no finer sensation in life than that which comes with victory over one’s self. Go forward to a goal of inward achievement, brushing aside all of your old internal enemies as you advance. Vash Young. • Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. Lloyd Alexander. • He who labors diligently need never despair, for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor. Menander. • To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought. Tom Robbins. • The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become. Harold Taylor. • Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it is amazing at what they can accomplish. Sam Walton. • No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, and disciplined. Henry Emerson Forsdick. • If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary for victory. William Hazlitt. • Your sensitivity to the power of a Positive Mental Attitude — PMA — can never be overvalued. Your cheerfulness helps people defeat cynicism, fear, futility and despair. PMA can inspire a shared vision and help you enlist others to make a difference. It can calm turmoil, confusion, and chaos. You ability to uplift people's spirits when they feel overburdened or negative is one of the most powerful motivational tools you can possess. Sheila Murray Bethel. • Those who want to succeed will find a way; those who don’t will find an excuse. Leo Aguila. • No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement. Greg Henry Quinn. • Success is not all about money. It’s about having the resources and the ability to live the life that you have personally dreamed of. Pete Zafra. • To learn, you have to listen. To improve, you have to try. Thomas Jefferson. • One of the most important principles of success is developing the habit of going the extra mile. Napoleon Hill.
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• The philosophy of the rich versus the poor is this: the rich invest their money and spend what is left; the poor spend their money and invest what is left. Jim Rohn. • The three Ps of success: passion, persistence, and patience. Doug Bronson. • He has achieved success if he has lived well, laughed often, and loved much. Bessie Stanley. • No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals. Brian Tracy. • It takes a person who is wide-awake to make his dream come true. Roger Ward Babson. • Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like nobody is watching you. Mark Twain. • In fact, there’s no more powerful directing force in human behaviour than belief. In essence, human history is the history of human belief. Anthony Robbins. • Care about what you’re capable of. Care about what you create and what you want to do. Work from a set of dynamic, evolving, enabling goals that will help you do what you want, not what someone else has done. There will always be someone who has more than you. There will always be someone who has less. None of that matters. You need to judge yourself by your goals and nothing else. Anthony Robbins. • To say that there is no source of intelligence that we may call God is like saying Webster’s Dictionary is the result of an explosion in a print factory and everything came together perfectly and in balance. Anthony Robbins. • The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you are in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you. Anthony Robbins. • Give me a lever long enough and a prop strong enough. I can singlehandedly move the world. Archimedes. • There is nothing that training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship. Mark Twain. • Good and evil, reward and punishment, are the only motives to a rational creature: these are the spur and reins whereby all mankind are set on work, and guided. John Locke.
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• We need to realize that most of what we do, day in and day out, is ask and answer questions. So if we want to change the quality of our lives, we should change our habitual questions. These questions direct our focus, and therefore how we think and how we feel. Anthony Robbins. • The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity. Albert Einstein. • A genuine quality of life comes from consistent, quality questions. Remember, your brain, like the genie, will give you whatever you ask of it. So be careful what you ask for – whatever you look for you’ll find. Anthony Robbins. • Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance. Bruce Barton. • Remember that your values – whatever they are – are the compass that is guiding you to your ultimate destiny. They are creating your life path by guiding you to make certain decisions and take certain actions consistently. Anthony Robbins. • Imagination unleashed provides us a sense of certainty and vision that goes far beyond the limitations of the past. Anthony Robbins. • You want to learn from your past, not live in it – focus on the things that empower you. Anthony Robbins. • Limited references create a limited life. If you want to expand your life, you must expand your references by pursuing ideas and experiences that wouldn’t be a part of your life if you didn’t consciously seek them out. Remember, rarely does a good idea interrupt you; you must actively seek it. Empowering ideas and experiences must be pursued. Anthony Robbins. • Each day that we live, we’re taking in new information, ideas, concepts, experiences, and sensations. We need to consciously stand at the doors of our minds to make sure that whatever we’re allowing to enter will cause our lives to be enriched, that the experiences we pursue will add to our stockpile of possibility. Anthony Robbins. • Remember, it’s the moments of our lives that shape us. It’s up to us to pursue and create the moments that will lift us and not limit us. Anthony Robbins.

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• Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. Albert Schweitzer. • The great man is he that does not lose his child’s heart. Mencius. • Life is a balance between giving and receiving, between taking care of yourself and taking care of others. Yes, give some of your time, capital and energy to those who truly need it – but also be willing to give to yourself. And do so with joy, not with guilt. You don’t have to take the weight of the world on your shoulders. Anthony Robbins. • The answer to reiterated lie must be reiterated truth. Gardner Hunting. • Genius is clear vision of truth – nothing more nor less. Gardner Hunting. • Right thinking is living in ‘the Kingdom of God’. Gardner Hunting. • The greatest question that the human mind ever formed is ‘Why?’ Insist on having the truth. Gardner Hunting. • Truth is one-indivisible whole, omnipresent, omnipotent. Truth is God. Gardner Hunting. • My work in life is to express God; to let God express Himself through me. Gardner Hunting. • If I want God to speak through my mouth, I must first let Him think through my intelligence. Gardner Hunting. • You don’t blame a miner for shouting in mad delight when he discovers gold. Well, why shouldn’t I be fanatically joyous when I look into Heaven? Gardner Hunting. • No one is so unpopular as he who begins to be unlike the rest. But no one receives such rewards as he who persists in it! ...Salvation itself lies in being different. Gardner Hunting. • Instead of trying to provide material things for ourselves and leaving God to look after our spiritual affairs, we should attend to our spiritual affairs and let God take care of our material interests. Gardner Hunting. • Peace is not mere passivity, resignation, inactivity. It is utter wellbeing, conscious and unconscious. Peace is heaven. Gardner Hunting. • You can either be the captive or the captain of your thoughts. Denis Waitley. • In order to feel good physically and do good in the outer world, you need to get your head together with constructive thinking – not superficial lip service, but dedicated learning of new, healthy responses to the stimuli of life. Denis Waitley.
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• Positive self-awareness is realizing that each human being on earth is a person with equal rights to fulfill his or her own potential in life. Denis Waitley. • Open up your lenses to the possibilities and alternatives available in your life. Change your attitude and your lifestyle and your many environments will change automatically. Understand your own uniqueness. Appreciate the differences in others. Relax and learn to respond positively to stress. Change for the better that which can be changed. Remove from your presence those negative influences that cannot be changed. Denis Waitley. • To establish true self-esteem, we must concentrate on our successes and look at the failures and negatives in our lives only as corrective feedback to get us on target again. Denis Waitley. • All individuals are what they are – and where they are – as a composite result of all their own doings. It is true that we are all Godcreated – but we all also are ‘self-molded’. Although our innate characteristics and environments are given to us initially, the decisions we make determine whether we win or lose our particular game of life. Denis Waitley. • There should be a Statue of Responsibility standing in Los Angeles or San Francisco Harbor, to match the Statue of Liberty. Denis Waitley. • We all have the potential and the opportunity for success in our lives. It takes just as much energy and effort for a bad life as it does for a good life. Denis Waitley. • Plan the work and work the plan. Denis Waitley. • What we ponder and what we think about sets the course of our life. Any day we wish; we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish, we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish, we can start a new activity. Any day we wish, we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year. We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain as we are. We can choose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over truth, and doubt over confidence. The choices are ours to make. But while we curse the effect, we continue to nourish the cause. As Shakespeare uniquely observed, "The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves." We created our circumstances by

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our past choices. We have both the ability and the responsibility to make better choices beginning today. Jim Rohn. You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. Zig Ziglar. Choose not to join an easy crowd where expectations are low or where they do not care. You will not grow. Go where expectations are high. Go where you are challenged to study, to read, to change, to develop, and to learn the next skill. It is the challenge that creates the muscle, the mental muscle, the vocal muscle, the actual physical muscle to become better, stronger, wiser, and more unique. Jim Rohn. On a foggy night, if all you can see is one hundred feet. First walk the one hundred feet and then you will find that you can see another hundred feet. In the beginning you can’t see the two hundred feet, you must take the steps to discover what is beyond your view. Jim Rohn. For things to change, you have to change. For things to get better, you have to get better. Jim Rohn. The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter F. Drucker. The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius. Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment and offer you more joy than any material possession could. Barbara D’Angelis. A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words…the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt. Mark Twain. Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. Thomas J. Watson. When you are through changing, you are through. Bruce Barton. Leadership is the ability to significantly influence the thoughts, feelings, actions and behaviors of those you lead. Anthony Robbins. Great leaders create value systems and Models of the World. They guide those they lead even in their absence – they create a culture. Anthony Robbins. In every success story, you find someone who has made a courageous decision. Peter F. Drucker. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Christian D. Larson.

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• All change is nothing but finding a new pattern of thinking, feeling and behaving that meets a person’s needs on a deeper level than the previous pattern. Anthony Robbins. • Remember, there is always a higher motive, a global solution: something that will motivate a person more than their pain. Anthony Robbins. • The strongest force in the human personality is the need to stay consistent with one’s identity. If we shift identity, then we create long-term, lasting change. Anthony Robbins. • One of the most important principles to creating an extraordinary life is to be yourself. To do this, however, first requires that you know yourself. Anthony Robbins. • While achieving can provide many wonderful things, the true measure of an extraordinary life is its level of absolute fulfillment. Anthony Robbins. • Whatever you ask, your brain will provide an answer; whatever you look for, you’ll find. Anthony Robbins. • The past does not equal the future unless you live there. Anthony Robbins. • No man is free who is not master of himself. Epictetus. • If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. Mahatma Gandhi. • Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t see the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Marianne Williamson. • Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. Benjamin Franklin. • Always bear in mind that your resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. Abraham Lincoln.

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• Keep your face to the sunshine and you never see the shadow. Helen Keller. • I do the best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep doing so until the end. Abraham Lincoln. • Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. Henry Ford. • You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. Zig Ziglar. • Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments. Jim Rohn. • Not everything that counts can be measured. Not everything that can be measured counts. Albert Einstein. • Don’t waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • A Best-Kept Secret of Total Success is that our minds cannot tell the difference between real experience and one that is vividly and repeatedly imagined. Denis Waitley. • Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life. Harvey Mackay. • If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us. Jim Rohn. • The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures, and emotions as if we've already achieved them. Denis Waitley. • The real power of goals lies not in the goals themselves but in the process we go through in formulating them; they cause us to deeply consider our purpose, and give that sense of purpose a very specific focus. Neecie Moore. • You can change your entire life by changing the order of priority and importance of your goals. Brian Tracy. • A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington. • Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do. Michael Korda. • Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end-result....Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy!
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Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view. Grace Speare. Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal...if you will only do each day the things you know you should do each day and do them as successfully as you possibly can, you can rest assured that you will be successful all the years of your life. Earl Nightingale. Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. Auguste Rodin. Mastery is what you learn after you think you know it all. Keith Cunningham. Wisdom is knowing what to do. Integrity is doing it. Keith Cunningham. Wealth gives you more options. Keith Cunningham. Change your questions to change your life. Keith Cunningham. Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus. Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow. Les Brown. We were not created to be eaten by anxiety, but to walk erect, free, unafraid in a world where there is work to do, truth to seek, love to give and win. Joseph Ford Newton. Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge. Dante Alighieri. The greatest gift that God in His bounty made in creation, and the most conformable to His goodness, and that which He prizes the most, was the freedom of will, with which the creatures with intelligence, they all and they alone, were and are endowed. Dante Alighieri. Things turn out for the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. John Wooden. Your power is proportional to your ability to relax. David Allen. You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself. Harry Firestone. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Henry De Bracton. Where there is love there is life. Mahatma Gandhi. Recognition is the greatest motivator. Gerard C. Eakedale. Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well. Josh Billings. Good humour is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. William Makepeace.

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• All your dreams come true, if you have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney. • It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney. • Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone. Oscar Hammerstein II. • Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. Albert Camus. • Let your thoughts to be ruled by principle, and then live up to your thoughts. Wallace D. Wattles. • You may not be able to control the situation, but you can always control your reaction. Austin Mcgonigle. • The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination. Tommy Lasorda. • To earn more, you must learn more. Brian Tracy. • Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars. Brian Tracy. • Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. Everything passes away except God. Mother Theresa. • Purpose is the focused pursuit of a single goal, while intent is the decision to act. George J. Morse. • The key to sustaining motivation is staying focused on your vision, and remaining firmly entrenched in your belief that all things are possible. George J. Morse. • You may have been on the passing side or the failing side of the test, or maybe you have yet to be tested. In any case, when you work toward the realization of your dreams, the bigger the vision, the harder your test is bound to be; and believe me, you will be tested. The good news is that by deepening your understanding of commitment today, you can pass the tests you will face tomorrow; thus allowing you to find solutions and overcome obstacles, so you can effectively stay your course. George J. Morse. • Successful people don’t have fewer problems than unsuccessful people. We all face adversity. We all have problems. What determines our success is how we respond to the problems we face. Do we run and hide when problems arise, avoiding them and hoping they will go away, or do we face those problems head on and get busy solving them? The choice is ours. In the end, history will judge us not by the adversity we face, but instead by how we respond in the face of adversity. George J. Morse.
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• When I look back on all the problems I faced in my own life, I realize that if I had never encountered those problems and worked to solve them, I would not be as capable as I am today. I now understand that every problem I solve makes me a stronger person, and better at something. I learn from mistakes, gain experience, become more aware, become more productive, gain confidence, and feel more successful. As a result, my view of what a problem is has changed over the years. I find myself looking at problems from a completely different angle – a different point of view. I don’t see them as problems anymore. From this new perspective, instead of seeing problems, I see opportunities for improvement. George J. Morse. • Obviously, owners take better care of their possessions than nonowners do. People care more about things they own because they’ve spent their hard-earned money to get those things. Owners have a vested interest in the things they’ve purchased, and have a strong desire to protect their investment. The very nature of ownership brings about a conscious mind-set focused on the best possible performance for the care and protection of an investment. Simply stated, people who own something will do a better job caring for it than those who do not. George J. Morse. • Being the owner of your results allows you to focus on your performance, to own up to your part in the outcome. You don’t need to waste time arguing about who’s to blame; just gather the information you need to make an accurate assessment of how your actions contributed to the poor results, and you’re done. Then deal with the consequences caused by your mistake, correct whatever it is you did wrong, and in no time you’ll be back on the road to success, as if those poor results never happened… If you are going to take ownership of your results and hold yourself accountable for your mistakes, then it’s only fair to recognize your accomplishments, and allow yourself to feel good about them. In fact, it is necessary. Failing to see the good in what you’ve done, can be just as detrimental to your success, as failing to admit your mistakes. If you are not aware of what works, how can it be duplicated? ...Then allow yourself to feel good about what you have accomplished to that point. The best part about ownership is enjoying the profits. George J. Morse. • The way out of a trap is to study the trap itself, and learn how it is built. You do this by taking the thing apart, piece by piece. The trap can't trap you if it has been taken to pieces. The result is freedom. Bhante Gunaratna.
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• Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary. Warren G. Bennis. • Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success. Stephen Covey. • You must remain focused on your journey to greatness. Les Brown. • Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it. Emily Hilburn Sell. • Don’t be misled by a false notion of obligation or duty. You can owe no possible obligation or duty to others which should prevent you from making the most of yourself. Wallace D. Wattles. • May you live all the days of your life. Jonathan Swift. • Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness. Oliver Wendell Holmes. • I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves. Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt. • Don't fight darkness. Bring the light, and darkness will disappear. Maharishi Mahesh Yogy. • I have from an early age abjured from the use of meat. Leonardo da Vinci. • My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and I was frequently chided for my singularity, but, with this lighter repast, I made the greater progress, for greater clearness of head and quicker comprehension. Benjamin Franklin. • In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. • Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer. Barbara De Angelis. • First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. Thomas Kempis. • This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love. Peace Pilgrim.
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• Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. Norman Vincent Peale. • The key that unlocks energy is desire. It's also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited. Earl Nightingale. • Our friends should be companions who inspire us, who help us rise to our best. Joseph B. Wirthlin. • Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors. Henry David Thoreau. • Every company has room for the man who has a definite plan of action which is to the advantage of that company. Napoleon Hill. • The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. John Ruskin. • The fear of the Lord – that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding. Job 28:28. • It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down resistance, sweeps away all obstacles. Claude M. Bristol. • Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. Wilfred T. Grenfell. • Everyone wants to be appreciated. So if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret. Mary Kay Ash. • Choice is the engine of our evolution. Gary Zukav. • Money and success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there. Will Smith. • Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1. • What you choose to focus your mind on is critical because you will become what you think about most of the time. Noel Peebles. • You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. Richard Bach. • In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us. Flora Edwards. • A goal properly set is halfway reached. Zig Ziglar. • A positive attitude is perhaps more important at home than anywhere else. As spouses and parents, one of our most vital roles is to help those we love feel good about themselves. Keith Harrell.

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• The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability to overcome bad luck. Channing Pollock. • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams. • Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great. Fernando Flores. • If we take care of the inches we will not have to worry about the miles. Hartley Coleridge. • Every body in the world is seeking happiness - and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions. Dale Carnegie. • It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. William James. • The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order. Alfred N. Whitehead. • The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice! Dwight D. Eisenhower. • You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done. Chuck Yeager. • Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. Joyce Brothers. • Intuition is perception beyond the physical senses that is meant to assist you. Gary Zukav. • Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, and then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed. Eileen Caddy. • We find the instrument for the knowledge of God in ourselves, but we find God everywhere. Rudolph Steiner. • Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. W. Clement Stone. • Things are only impossible until they're not. Jean-Luc Picard. • What is behind your eyes holds more power than what is in front of them. Gary Zukav.

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• One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt. • Believe that you possess a basic goodness, which is the foundation for the greatness you can ultimately achieve. Les Brown. • It's time to start living the life you've imagined. Henry James. • Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone. Thomas Carlyle. • Nobody can be successful unless he loves his work. David Sarnoff. • There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley. • For behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21. • One’s self-image is very important because if that’s in good shape, then you can do anything, or practically anything. John Gielgud. • No-limit people are so in charge that they can trust their instincts, be childlike, be creative, do anything that makes sense to them and make their lives into what they really believe they want for themselves. Wayne Dyer. • You may have the loftiest goals, the highest ideals, the noblest dreams, but remember this, nothing works unless you do. Nido Qubein. • Some things have to be believed to be seen. Ralph Hodgson. • Use your good judgment in all situations. Contents of the entire Nordstrom Employee Manual. • You are what you are and where you are because of what's gone into your mind; you can change what you are, you can change where you are, by changing what goes into your mind. Zig Ziglar. • Results come in proportion to enthusiasm applied. David Schwartz. • The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving. Oliver Wendell Holmes. • Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Zig Ziglar. • Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture. Norman Vincent Peale. • Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do. Michael Korda.

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• 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. • Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter F. Drucker. • The Master may be defined as: "Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose. Napoleon Hill. • There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge; both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought. Napoleon Hill. • Success requires no apologies, failure permits no alibis. If the thing you wish to do is right and you believe in it, go ahead and do it! Put your dream across and never mind what “they” say if you meet with temporary defeat, for “they”, perhaps, do not know that EVERY FAILURE BRINGS WITH IT THE SEED OF AN EQUIVALENT SUCCESS. Napoleon Hill. • There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Napoleon Hill. • Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty. Napoleon Hill. • DESIRE BACKED BY FAITH knows no such word as impossible. Napoleon Hill. • The emotions of FAITH, LOVE and SEX are the most powerful of all the major positive emotions. When the three are blended, they have the effect of “coloring” the vibration of thought in such a way that it instantly reaches the subconscious mind, where it is changed into its spiritual equivalent, the only form that induces a response from the Infinite Intelligence. Napoleon Hill. • Repetition of orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith…FAITH IS A STATE OF MIND WHICH MAY BE INDUCED BY AUTOSUGGESTION. Napoleon Hill. • FAITH is the “eternal elixir” which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought! Napoleon Hill. • ALL THOUGHTS WHICH HAVE BEEN EMOTIONALIZED, (given feeling) AND MIXED WITH FAITH, begin immediately to
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translate themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart. Napoleon Hill. Just as electricity will turn the wheels of industry, and render useful service if used constructively or snuff out life if wrongly used, so will the law of auto-suggestion lead you to peace and prosperity or down into the valley of misery, failure and death according to your degree of understanding and application of it. Napoleon Hill. Happiness is found in doing. Not merely in possessing. Napoleon Hill. Discipline is remembering what you want. David Campbell. The more people I serve, the more rich I become. Robert Kiyosaki. The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Ram Dass. In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves... Self-discipline with all of them came first. Harry Truman. Commitment means getting up if you trip along the way. It means putting one foot in front of another, even if the going gets tough. It means no detours or shortcuts - no looking back. Just keep moving forward on the road to your own success. Brian Tracy. The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose. J. Martin Kohe. Fear, uncertainty, and doubt are, and always have been, the greatest enemies of success and happiness…Act as if you are fearless. Act as if you cannot fail. Brian Tracy. Acceptance of responsibility is part of great mental health. It also creates an attitude of openness to improvement in your own performance. It makes you the "boss" of your own company: You, Inc. Brian Tracy. You can learn anything you need to learn to achieve any goal you can set for yourself; there are no limits. Brian Tracy. Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson. Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all of your energies on a limited set of targets. Nido Qubein. If there's anything I would like to be remembered for it's that I helped people understand that leadership is helping other people grow and

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succeed. To repeat myself, leadership is not just about you. It's about them. Jack Welch. God seems to throw Himself on the side of the man who knows exactly what he wants, if he is determined to get JUST THAT! Napoleon Hill. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward. The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. Emily Dickinson. What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it-would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have. Ralph Marston. The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers. Brian Tracy. I'm a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson. My experience has taught me that the next best thing to being truly great is to emulate the great, by feeling and action, as nearly as possible. Napoleon Hill. Mind control is the result of self-discipline and habit. You either control your mind or it controls you…The most practical of all methods for controlling the mind is keeping it busy with a definite purpose, backed by a definite plan. Napoleon Hill. Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. Denis Waitley. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Albert Einstein. It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top. Arnold Bennett. Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you. Cynthia Kersey. There is a time when we must firmly choose the course we will follow, or the relentless drift of events will make the decision for us. Herbert Prochnow. Your mission can take a few hours a week or your whole life. Whatever the scale, it is a powerful and magnetic leadership quality.

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• Everyday leaders are everywhere. They are you and others like you who want to make a contribution...Their missions may be on a more modest scale than those of world leaders, but they are equally important...They offer us easily accessible motivations, hope and inspiration for daily living. Sheila Murray Bethel. • Have the courage to question your preconceived ideas, prejudices, and conditioned responses. When you examine these roadblocks, you can open a floodgate of possibilities. Sheila Murray Bethel. • When we think we send out vibrations of a fine ethereal substance, which are as real as the vibrations manifesting light, heat, sound, electricity and magnetism. That these vibrations are not evident to our five senses is no proof that they do not exist…If we fully comprehended the truth of the statement and the natural consequences of the truth back of it, we should understand many things which have appeared dark to us, and would be able to use the wonderful power, Thought Force, just as we use any other manifestation of energy. William W. Atkinson. • Not only do our thought waves influence ourselves and others, but they have a drawing power – they attract to us the thoughts of others, things, circumstances, people, “luck” in accord with the character of the thought uppermost in our minds…A strong thought or a thought long continued, will make us the center of attraction for the corresponding thought waves of others. Like attracts like in the Thought World – as ye sow so shall ye reap. William W. Atkinson. • Many of the “stray thoughts” which come to us are just reflections or answering vibrations to some strong thought sent out by another. But unless our minds are attuned to receive it, the thought will not likely affect us…The man who believes thoroughly in himself and maintains a positive strong mental attitude of Confidence and Determination is not likely to be affected by the adverse and negative thoughts of Discouragement and Failure emanating from the minds of other persons in whom these last qualities predominate. William W. Atkinson. • The man who thinks that all is evil is apt to see much evil, and will be brought into contact with others who will seem to prove his theory. And the man who looks for good in everything and everybody will be likely to attract to himself the things and people corresponding to his

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thought. We generally see that for which we look. William W. Atkinson. Development of the will is very much like the development of a muscle – a matter of practice and gradual improvement. At first it is apt to be tiresome, but at each trial one grows stronger until the new strength becomes real and permanent. William W. Atkinson. Man can build up his mind and make it what he wills. In fact we are mind-building every hour of our lives, either consciously or unconsciously. William W. Atkinson. Realize that there is nothing to Fear – that Worry and Fear never helped anyone, and never will. Realize that Fear paralyzes effort, and that Courage promotes activity. William W. Atkinson. A man may worry himself to death and yet nothing will be accomplished, but let that man transmute his worry and discontent into Desire and Interest, coupled with a belief that he is able to make the change – the “I Can and I Will” idea – then something happens. William W. Atkinson. Your mind is given you for your good and for your own use – not to use you…There is only room for one thing at a time in the focus of attention; so put all your attention upon one thought, and the others will sneak off. William W. Atkinson. If confronted with the question: “Which of these two things should I do?” the best answer is: “I will do that which I would like to become a habit with me”. William W. Atkinson. The mind has been likened to a piece of paper that has been folded. Ever afterwards it has a tendency to fold in the same crease – unless we make a new crease or fold, when it will follow the last lines. And the creases are habits – every time we make one it is so much easier for the mind to fold along the same crease afterward. Let us make our mental creases in the right direction. William W. Atkinson. The best way to overcome undesirable or negative thoughts and feelings is to cultivate the positive ones. The positive thought is the strongest one, and will in time starve out the negative one by withdrawing from it the nourishment necessary for its existence. William W. Atkinson. The mind works on the subconscious plane, remember, and almost always along the lines of the ruling passion or desire. It will fix up things, and patch together plans and schemes, and when you need them the most it will pop them into your consciousness, and you will

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• Children instinctively recognize that nothing is too good for them. They want all that is in sight to play with, and they seem to feel that the things are theirs by right. And that is the condition of mind that we seekers after the Divine Adventure must cultivate. Unless we become as little children we cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. William W. Atkinson. • Every thought brings into action certain physical tissue, parts of the brain, nerve or muscle. This produces an actual physical change in the construction of the tissue. Therefore it is only necessary to have a certain number of thoughts on a given subject in order to bring about a complete change in the physical organization of a man. Charles F. Haanel. • We cannot express powers that we do not possess. The only way by which we may secure possession of power is to become conscious of power, and we can never become conscious of power until we learn that all power is from within. Charles F. Haanel. • The world without is a reflection of the world within. What appears without is what has been found within. In the world within may be found infinite Wisdom, infinite Power, infinite Supply of all that is necessary, waiting for unfoldment, development and expression. If we recognize these potentialities in the world within they will take form in the world without…The world within is the cause, the world without the effect; to change the effect you must change the cause. Charles F. Haanel. • Mental efficiency is contingent upon harmony; discord means confusion; therefore he who would acquire power must be in harmony with Natural Law. Charles F. Haanel. • Leaders that make a difference are 'big thinkers.' They know that seeing things others can't see is not only a quality of leadership; it is a responsibility. Sheila Murray Bethel. • If you are a big thinker....you have faith in the desire of other people to do well, to make a contribution, to have a meaningful life. You know that most people don't want to feel like losers. Your faith in them can make a world of difference in how they perform because your faith acts as a catalyst to their courage. Sheila Murray Bethel. • Big thinking always precedes big achievement. Sheila Murray Bethel.

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• Our difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interests. The great task is to discover the laws of nature to which we are to adjust ourselves. Charles F. Haanel. • Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power. Charles F. Haanel. • Not only can it impress other minds, but it can direct the subconscious mind. In this way the conscious mind becomes the responsible ruler and guardian of the subconscious mind. It is this high function which can completely reverse conditions in your life. Charles F. Haanel. • Cause and effect is as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of visible and material things. Mind is the master weaver, both of the interior garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance. James Allen. • Relaxation is an absolute necessity in order to allow the mental faculties to exercise the greatest freedom... The Solar Plexus will then be ready to function and you will be surprised at the result. Charles F. Haanel. • Amid all the mysteries by which we are surrounded, nothing is more certain than that we are ever in the presence of an Infinite and Eternal Energy from which all things proceed. Herbert Spender. • We cannot give unless we get; we cannot be helpful unless we are strong. The Infinite is not bankrupt and we who are the representatives of the Infinite power should not be bankrupts either, and if we wish to be of service to others we must have power and more power, but to get it we must give it; we must be of service. The more we give the more we shall get; we must become a channel whereby the Universal can express activity. The Universal is constantly seeking to express itself, to be of service, and it seeks the channel whereby it can find the greatest activity, where it can do the most good, where it can be of greatest service to mankind. Charles F. Haanel. • Avoid counterfeits. Build firm foundations for your consciousness upon forces which flow direct from the Infinite source, the Universal Mind of which you are the image and likeness. Charles F. Haanel. • He who sees his Lord within every creature, deathlessly dwelling amidst the mortal: that man sees truly. Bhagavad-Gita. • The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart, head and hands. Robert M. Pirsig.

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• The individual is but the channel for the differentiation of the Universal. Charles F. Haanel. • He highest moral ideal is the greatest good to the greatest number. Charles F. Haanel. • The architect, when he plans a 30-storey building, has every line and detail pictured in advance. The engineer, when he spans a chasm, first ascertains the strength requirements of a million separate parts. They see the end before a single step is taken; so you are to picture in your mind what you want; you are sowing the seed, but before sowing any seed you want to know what the harvest is to be. This is Idealization. Then comes the process of Visualization and, finally, the third step, or Materialization, will have been accomplished. Charles F. Haanel. • Make the Mental Image; make it clear, distinct, perfect; hold it firmly; the ways and means will develop; supply will follow the demand; you will be led to do the right thing at the right time and in the right way. Charles F. Haanel. • Remember that majorities are always led, they never lead. Charles F. Haanel. • The three steps necessary to bring the Law of Attraction (i.e. The Law of Cause and Effect) into operation are: Earnest Desire, Confident Expectation and Firm Demand. Charles F. Haanel. • It is the Law which makes the Universe one grand paean of Harmony. If it were not for law, the Universe would be a Chaos instead of a Cosmos. Good and evil are simply words which have been coined to indicate the result of our action, or our compliance or not compliance with this Law. Charles F. Haanel. • To know the Truth is to be in harmony with the Infinite and Omnipotent power. To know the Truth is, therefore, to connect yourself with a power which is irresistible and which will sweep away every kind of discord, inharmony, doubt or error of any kind, because the “Truth is mighty and will prevail”. Charles F. Haanel. • The way to fight darkness is with light, the way to fight cold is with heat, the way to overcome evils is with good. Affirm the good and the bad will vanish. Frederick Elias Andrews. • Creation is the calling into existence of that which does not exist in the objective world. Evolution is simply the unfolding of potentialities involved in things which already exist. Charles F. Haanel. • You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do. Charles F. Haanel.
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• You cannot change the Infinite, but you can come to an understanding of Natural Laws. The reward of this understanding is a conscious realization of your ability to adjust your thought faculties with the Universal Thought which is Omnipresent. Your ability to cooperate with this Omnipotence will indicate the degree of success with which you meet. Charles F. Haanel. • Thought impregnated with Love becomes invincible. It is the combination of Thought and Love which forms the irresistible force, called the Law of Attraction. Charles F. Haanel. • A happy thought cannot exist in an unhappy consciousness; therefore the consciousness must change and, as the consciousness changes, all conditions necessary to meet the changed consciousness must gradually change, in order to meet the requirements of the new situation. Charles F. Haanel. • Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets. Nido Qubein. • Education, advertising, corporate policy, civil law, and religious tenets all need to be re-examined and updated by courageous leaders who are willing to tackle tough or unpopular issues. You and I can make a difference by questioning those things that do not seem ethical, by speaking up and letting our views be known. The men and women who put their lives on the line to bring about social change — the end of slavery, the recognition of unions, women's right to vote, the end of segregation, and nuclear disarmament — are good examples of people who put ethics first. Our short history is an exciting one. We will continue to have a bright future if we can encourage and produce leaders who put ethics at the top of the list of leadership qualities. If you are an ethical person you will attract others to you. If making a difference means having great concern for ethics, you will be one of those who lead. Sheila Murray Bethel. • Truth invariably destroys error. We do not have to laboriously shovel the darkness out; all that is necessary is to turn the light on. Charles F. Haanel. • Wealth should never be considered as an end, but simply as a means of accomplishing an end. Success is contingent upon a higher ideal than the mere accumulation of riches, and he who aspires to such success must formulate an ideal for which he is willing to strive. Charles F. Haanel.

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• Remember that fundamentally the subconscious is omnipotent; there is no limit to the things that can be done when it is given the power to act. Your degree of success is determined by the nature of your desire. If the nature of your desire is in harmony with Natural Law or Universal Mind, it will gradually emancipate the mind and give you invincible courage. Charles F. Haanel. • If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage. If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance. If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health. Charles F. Haanel. • I believe people should study a little bit every day. It should become habitual, like brushing your teeth, combing your hair, having a shower or getting dressed. Study the mind, the laws of the universe and paradigms. There's enough information on those subjects to keep a person studying forever. I believe people should study a little bit every day. It should become habitual, like brushing your teeth, combing your hair, having a shower or getting dressed. Study the mind, the laws of the universe and paradigms. There's enough information on those subjects to keep a person studying forever. Bob Proctor. • The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear. Maya Angelou. • Get around the right people. Associate with positive, goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you. Brian Tracy. • The spirit of you is you; without the spirit you would be nothing. It becomes active through your recognition of it and its possibilities… The one and only condition of spiritual power is use or recognition. When you begin to perceive that the essence of the Universal is within yourself – is you – you begin to do things; you begin to feel your power; it is the fuel which fires the imagination; which lights the torch of inspiration; which gives vitality to thought; which enables you to connect with all the invisible forces of the Universe. It is this power which will enable you to plan fearlessly, to execute masterfully…And when we learn to recognize it, not only in ourselves, but in all persons, events, things and circumstances we shall have found the “Kingdom of Heaven” which we are told is “within” us…Spiritual Power is the mightiest force in existence. Charles F. Haanel. • When the individual mind touches the Universal Mind it receives all the power it requires. This is the world within. Therefore, the more conscious we become of our unity with the source of all power, the

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greater will be our power to control and master every condition. Charles F. Haanel. Everything in the Universe is what it is by virtue of its rate of vibration. Change the rate of vibration and you change the nature, quality and form. The vast panorama of nature, both visible and invisible, is being constantly changed by simply changing the rate of vibration, and as thought is vibration we can also exercise this power. We can change the vibration and thus produce any condition which we desire to manifest in our bodies. Charles F. Haanel. We make money by making friends, and we enlarge our circle of friends by making money for them, by helping them, by being of service to them. The first law of success than is service and this in turn is built on integrity and justice. Charles F. Haanel. What benefits one must benefit all. Charles F. Haanel. Spirituality is the most “practical” thing in the world – the only really and absolutely “practical” thing that there is! Charles F. Haanel. The minute the spirit leaves the body, we are as nothing. Therefore, the spirit is really, all there is of us. Charles F. Haanel. Man is the master of thought, the molder of character, and the maker and shaper of condition, environment, and destiny. James Allen. Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful and pure thoughts. James Allen. As a progressive and evolving being, man is where he is that he may learn that he may grow; and as he learns the spiritual lesson which any circumstance contains for him, it passes away and gives place to other circumstances. James Allen. Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow; he then become the rightful master of himself. James Allen. The sole and supreme use of suffering is to purify, to burn out all that is useless and impure. Suffering ceases for him who is pure. James Allen.

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• A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances. James Allen. • There is no physician like cheerful thought to dissipate the ills of the body; there is no comforter to compare with goodwill for dispersing the shadows of grief and sorrow. James Allen. • As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking. James Allen. • Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought. James Allen. • Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way. Florence Scovel Shinn. • If you are willing and able to change, you can affect people, situations, and systems. Sheila Murray Bethel. • To be a change master you must first learn to handle change yourself. Then you can take your skills, talents, and abilities and help others change. Sheila Murray Bethel. • A high level of faith in positive outcomes cannot be underestimated. People naturally want to follow a person who believes that everything will turn out well. When that belief implies that the people around you will be a part of the positive outcome, they become that much more excited and loyal to your leadership. Sheila Murray Bethel. • Expecting success to follow a period of change affects your attitude and that of your followers. It is a powerful motivator....When you have faith that you and others in your organization will handle change well, you'll be a strong leader. Sheila Murray Bethel. • We will continue to have a bright future if we can encourage and produce leaders who put ethics at the top of the list of leadership qualities. If you are an ethical person you will attract others to you. If making a difference means having great concern for ethics, you will be one of those who lead. Sheila Murray Bethel. • You don't get to control any outcome, only every choice you make along the way. Stephen C. Paul. • We will by conscious command evolve cerebral centers which will permit us to use powers that we now are not even capable of imagining. Frederick Tilney.
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• Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. Margaret Young. • A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself. Joel Arthur Barker. • The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it. Warren Bennis. • When we acknowledge that all of life is sacred and that each act is an act of choice and therefore sacred, then life is a sacred dance lived consciously each moment. When we live at this level, we participate in the creation of a better world. Scout Cloud Lee. • You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. Sam Levenson. • We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Loretta Scott. • Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our reality. Gary Zukav. • Though I might travel afar, I will meet only what I carry with me, for every man is a mirror. We see only ourselves reflected in those around us. Their attitudes and actions are only a reflection of our own. The whole world and its condition has its counter parts within us all. Turn the gaze inward. Correct yourself and your world will change. Kirsten Zambucka. • It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference. Bear Bryant. • A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra

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effort that separates the winner from the one in second place. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. EARN as much as you can. SAVE as much as you can. INVEST as much as you can. GIVE as much as you can. John Wellesly. Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way. Yogi Desai. I am optimistic and confident in all that I do. I affirm only the best for myself and others. I am the creator of my life and my world. I meet daily challenges gracefully and with complete confidence. I fill my mind with positive, nurturing, and healing thoughts. Alice Potter. Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you. Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. Life is here to Enjoy! Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. Jon Kabat-Zinn. Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits. Charles Givens. We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. John Dryden. Good instincts usually tell you what to do before your head has figured it out. Michael Burke. Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it. Sudie Back. Marriage should be a duet-when one sings, the other claps. Joe Murray. We don't know who we are until we see what we can do. Martha Grimes. Thorough preparation makes its own luck. Joe Poyer. Give me a lever long enough and a prop strong enough and I can single-handedly move the world. Archimedis. It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. Rene Descartes. I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love, and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they will keep getting a busy signal-and soon they'll forget my number. Edith Armstrong.
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• Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know . . . Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. George Kneller. • A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. Hugh Downs. • Professionalism is knowing how to do it, when to do it, and doing it. Frank Tyger. • Though no one can go back and make a brand new start my friend, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end. Carl Bard. • The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. Jacob Bronowski. • 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. • Everywhere you look in science, the harder it becomes to understand the universe without God. Robert Herrman. • When fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it right away. Stewart Brand. • Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. Cicero. • Wealth is not in making money, but in making the man while he is making money. John Wicker. • One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interest. John Stewart Mill. • All truth goes through three steps: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer. • Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has even been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you will discover will be wonderful. What you will discover will be yourself. Alan Alda. • Children need models rather than critics. Joseph Joubert Persees. • Money will come to you when you are doing the right thing. Michael Phillips. • Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. Arthur Koestler. • The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust.
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• No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. William Blake. • Life is a state of consciousness. Emmett Fox. • Two great things you can give your children: one is roots, the other is wings. Hodding Carter. • Order is heaven's first law. Alexander Pope. • When the student is ready the teacher will appear. Zen Proverb. • In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. John Churton Collins. • Do it, dump it, or change it. Jim Janz. • The best way to help poor people is to not be one of them. Bob Harrington. • A faith to live by, a self to live with, and a purpose to live for. Bob Harrington. • If wisdom were offered me with the provision that I should keep it shut up and refrain from declaring it, I should refuse. There's no delight in owning anything unshared. Seneca. • The best soldier does not attack. The superior fighter succeeds without violence. The greatest conqueror wins without struggle. The most successful manager leads without dictating. This is intelligent nonaggressiveness. This is called the mastery of men. Lao-Tse. • Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Denis Waitley. • If it is to be, it is up to me. William H. Johnsen. • Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain. • Courage is the mastery of fear-not the absence of fear. Mark Twain. • There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and create new ones; it can lift men to angelship. Mark Twain. • To get what you want, STOP doing what isn't working. Dennis Weaver. • According to your faith; be it done unto you. Jesus Christ. • Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things . . . I am tempted to think . . . there are no little things. Bruce Barton. • The leader seeks to communicate his vision to his followers. He captures their attention with his optimistic intuition of possible solutions to their needs. He influences them by the dynamism of his
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faith. He demonstrates confidence that the challenge can be met, the need resolved, the crisis overcome. John Haggai. A difference, to be a difference, must make a difference. James Farr. Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners. Dale Carnegie. There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it. Dale Carnegie. You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. Dale Carnegie. Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. Willa A. Foster. When you hire people who are smarter than you are, you prove you are smarter than they are. Harold V. Melchert. Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans. Aim high in hope and work. Remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die. Daniel H. Burnham. Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. St Francis De Sales. Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. Demosthenes. Don't find fault, find a remedy. Henry Ford. I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul. William Ernest Henley. There is a price for success but there is also a price for failure. Given the choice, the price of success clearly has the best return on investment. Michael E. Angier. Our job is to decide; the Universe's job is to provide. Michael E. Angier. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous. On the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel. W. Somerset Maugham.

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• Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. • Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. • Circumstances do not make the man; they merely reveal himself to himself. Epictetus. • In studying mathematics or simply using a mathematical principle, if we get the wrong answer in sort of algebraic equation, we do not suddenly feel that there is an anti-mathematical principle that is luring us into the wrong answers. Eric Butterworth. • Fundamentalists believe Jesus was God becoming man. I believe that Jesus was man becoming God. Eric Butterworth. • God can only do for you what He can do through you. Eric Butterworth. • A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved. Charles Kettering. • The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you. Anthony Robbins. • Want to learn to eat a lot? Here it is: Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot. Anthony Robbins. • It's easier to get rich than it is to explain not getting rich. Jim Rohn. • Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people. Jim Rohn. • You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Jim Rohn. • Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well. Jim Rohn. • Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. Jim Rohn. • The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be
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humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. Jim Rohn. Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes. A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. Frank Capra. Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light. Albert Schweitzer. Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly. Julie Andre. Lack of money is the root of all evil. George Bernard Shaw. The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. George Bernard Shaw. The finest eloquence is that which gets things done. David Lloyd George. Be yourself. Who else is better qualified? Frank Giblin, II. You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. Naguib Mahfouz. Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them. William Shakespeare. The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. Winston Churchill. The price of greatness is responsibility. Winston Churchill. Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France. I will study and prepare myself and one day, my day will come. Abraham Lincoln. I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned with what his grandson will be. Abraham Lincoln. Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. Aristotle. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle. It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. God loves to help him who strives to help himself. Aeschylus.

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• There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living. The other should teach us how to live. James Truslow Adams. • The history of the world is but the biography of great men. Thomas Carlyle. • There is no duty we so much underrated as the duty of being happy. Robert Louis Stevenson. • Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing. Confucius. • There can be no existence of evil as a force to the healthy-minded individual. William James. • The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. William James. • The great use for life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. William James. • Successful people make money. It's not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. Wayne Dyer. • If we are to have magical bodies, we must have magical minds. Wayne Dyer. • Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you. Wayne Dyer. • We are Divine enough to ask and we are important enough to receive. Wayne Dyer. • Transformation literally means going beyond your form. Wayne Dyer. • Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean. • For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? Jimmy Dean. • One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Jackson. • If you have knowledge, let others light their candles by it. Will Rogers. • Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. Lady Bird Johnson. • People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. Earl Nightingale.
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• The psychology behind the fear of change is a concern that we'll loose our personal identity and not know what to do or how to act after the change. We won't "be ourselves" anymore. So, to help people deal with their fear, leaders must help them see how they will be affected by the change. What will become of them and what will the change mean to their personal lives. Sheila Murray Bethel. • Very little is more rewarding to a leader than watching people blossom and grow. To see their faces when they accomplish a new task and to share their excitement when they do what they thought was impossible — these are the rewards of a change master-leader. When you help other people change, grow, and discover their own potential, you have added to the quality of their lives. Sheila Murray Bethel. • Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete and successful life unless one is rich. No one can rise to his greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money, for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has money to buy them with. Wallace D. Wattles. • Every person naturally wants to become all that they are capable of becoming. This desire to realize innate possibilities is inherent in human nature. Wallace D. Wattles. • You must get rid of the last vestige of the old idea that there is a Deity whose will is that you should be poor or whose purposes may be served by keeping you in poverty...A seed, dropped into the ground, springs into activity, and in the act of living produces a hundred more seeds; life, by living, multiplies itself. It is forever becoming more. It must do so, if it continues to be at all…In order to know more, do more, and be more we must have more. We must have things to use, for we learn, and do, and become only by using things. We must get rich so that we can live more…The One Substance desires to live more in and through you. Therefore it wants you to have all the things you can use. It is the desire of God that you should get rich. Wallace D. Wattles. • You can render to God and humanity no greater service than to make the most of yourself. Wallace D. Wattles. • But remember that extreme altruism is no better and no nobler than extreme selfishness; both are mistakes. Get rid of the idea that God

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• The person who can sincerely thank God for the things which as yet he owns only in imagination has real faith. He will get rich. He will cause the creation of whatever he wants. Wallace D. Wattles. • You have no right to use your will power upon another person, even “for his own good”, for you do not know what is for his good. To get rich, you need only to use your will power upon yourself. When you know what to think and do, then you must use you will to compel yourself to think and do the right things. That is the legitimate use of the will in getting what you want – to use it in holding yourself to the right course. Wallace D. Wattles. • If you want to become rich, you must not make a study of poverty. Things are not brought into being by thinking about their opposites. Medicine as a science of disease has increased disease; religion as a science of sin has promoted sin, and economics as a study of poverty will fill the world with wretchedness and want…Get rich. That is the best way you can help the poor. If you want to help the poor, demonstrate to them that they can become rich. Prove it by getting rich yourself. Wallace D. Wattles. • Every person who becomes rich by competition knocks down the ladder by which he rises, and keeps others down, but every person who gets rich by creation opens a way for thousands to follow – and inspires them to do so. Wallace D. Wattles. • By thought, the thing you want is brought to you, by action you receive it. When things reach you, they will be in the hands of others, who will ask an equivalent for them. And you can only get what is yours by giving the other person what is rightfully his. Wallace D. Wattles. • Do not wait for a change of environment before you act; get a change of environment by action. You can so act upon the environment in which you are now, as to cause yourself to be transferred to a better environment. You can advance only by being larger than your present place, and no one is larger than his present place who leaves undone any of the work pertaining to that place. The world is advanced only by those who more than fill their present places. Wallace D. Wattles. • Do everything that you do in the firm conviction that you are an advancing personality and that you are giving advancement to everybody. Wallace D. Wattles. • Do not wait for an opportunity to be all that you want to be. When an opportunity to be more than you are now is presented and you feel

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impelled toward it, take it. It will be the first step toward a greater opportunity. Wallace D. Wattles. Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now. You are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality. Wayne Dyer. Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. Dr. Seuss. Without faith it is impossible to please God, and without faith it is impossible for you to become great. The distinguishing characteristic of all really great men and women is an unwavering faith. Wallace D. Wattles. You must learn not to look upon the world as a lost and decaying thing but as a something perfect and glorious which is going on to a most beautiful completeness; and you must learn to see men and women not as lost and accursed things, but as perfect beings advancing to become complete. We must remember that this is not a bad world but a good world in the process of becoming. Wallace D. Wattles. Live a great life where you are, and in the daily work you have to do, and greater works will surely find you out. Big things will come to you, asking to be done. Wallace D. Wattles. Unless you think well of all the works of God you cannot really think well of yourself, and unless you think well of yourself you can never become great. You can move forward as you see God doing. You have within yourself the source of every power. Wallace D. Wattles. The only service you can render to God is to give expression to what he is trying to give the world, through you. The only service you can render God is to make the most of yourself in order that God may live in you to the utmost of your possibilities. Your first duty to God, to yourself, and to the world is to make yourself as great a personality, in every way, as you possibly can. And that, it seems to me, disposes of the question of duty. Wallace D. Wattles. You should always love people and use money, rather than the reverse! Bob Proctor. You should realize that people don’t feel comfortable about money because they have it; they have it because they feel comfortable about it. In other words, one of the reasons that wealthy people have money

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is that they have developed that state of consciousness called “prosperity consciousness”. Therefore, it follows, if we wish to attract money to ourselves, we must begin to foster a prosperity consciousness as well. Bob Proctor. You must begin to see money as an obedient, diligent servant, that you can employ to earn more money, and that you can use to provide services far beyond the service that you could ever physically provide. Bob Proctor. Money is a servant; I am the master. Bob Proctor. The only competition you will ever have is with your own ignorance. Bob Proctor. Most religions teach that God is responsible for everything made in this world and I would fully subscribe to this proposition. However, as co-creators, human beings must bear responsibility for WHAT God makes in their lives. Bob Proctor. Continue to hold the image of personal prosperity and understand that what is happening to you is what must happen to prepare you to receive the good you desire. Bob Proctor. Keep your mind on a higher image rather than a lower concern. Philip Nacola. No amount of reading or memorizing will make you successful in life. It is the understanding and application of wise thought which counts. Understanding and application ate the keys which will unlock the door to a truly abundant life. Bob Proctor. Be good to yourself. Treat yourself to the very best life has to offer. Remember quality is not expensive, it’s priceless! Bob Proctor. LET GO AND LET GOD. Bob Proctor. Scientists will tell you that everything is energy. I choose to say that everything is Spirit. Bob Proctor. Faith is the connecting link between God and You, and therefore, it is your most valuable nonphysical possession. In truth, it is the cornerstone to everything you will ever build or achieve during the course of your entire lifetime. In fact, I would go so far as to say that whatever you accomplish in your lifetime, will be in direct proportion to the intensity and persistence of your faith. Bob Proctor. Money is a useful, obedient servant. However, like all servants, it is useful to us only when it is being employed. Bob Proctor. You are an instrument through which spirit flows, just as a light bulb is an instrument through which electricity flows. Bob Proctor.
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• You think in secret and it comes to pass, environment is but your looking glass. James Allen. • People, as a rule, can be classified as positive personalities (optimists) or negative personalities (pessimists). Bob Proctor. • Forgiveness means letting go of the past. Gerald Jampolsky. • When we accept tough jobs as a challenge and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen. Arland Gilbert. • Risk-takers are knowledgeable people who study situations carefully, have confidence in their own abilities and have a very healthy selfimage. Bob Proctor. • Only in serving others can we reach the true pinnacle of leading. Sheila Murray Bethel. • The more power you have and the higher your leadership takes you, the more critical it is to maintain access to the truth. Sheila Murray Bethel. • Don't trade integrity for status or power — it's a very poor bargain. Sheila Murray Bethel. • Commitment is important at every stage of your leadership development. It is that intangible ingredient you reach for, deep inside, to help you through the tough times. It is the inner strength that keeps you going when everyone else gives up. And total commitment can create miracles. Faithfulness and persistence are the first two ingredients of commitment. Action is the third ingredient that gives the first two life. Sheila Murray Bethel. • Your self-worth is not your net worth....Your potential is endless. Sheila Murray Bethel. • No matter what your age, your experience, or your position, you can dream a dream that will make a difference, you can have a mission that matters. Sheila Murray Bethel. • At various times of life, we find ourselves with a handful of blocks of different sizes and shapes, out of which we can build some aspect of life, and it behooves us to build it as beautifully as we can.... Isaac Asimov. • Aim not for what you are, but for what you could be. Lucas Hellmer. • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Nelson Mandela. • Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging. Deepak Chopra.

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• To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it. Bunker Hunt. • When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world. Harold Kushner. • The key to happiness is having dreams; the key to success is making them come true. James Allen. • Knowledge is power, for each level of knowledge, you are held responsible for how you use it. Gary Zukav. • Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, what's in it for me? Brian Tracy. • You have learned nothing, until you have a new PERMANENT change in RESULTS. Val Van de Wall. • While one person is deciding why something will not work, another is making it work! Gerry Robert. • Your circumstances may be uncongenial, but they shall not long remain so if you perceive an ideal and strive to reach it. James Allen. • One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. Henry Ford. • The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun. John D. Rockefeller. • At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. Albert Schweitzer. • When you have a gift to offer, the world will make room for you. You must have patience and keep the faith. Tyler Perry. • You've got to win in your mind before you win in your life. John Addison. • Real obstacles don't take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze. Barbara Sher. • God loves the world through us. Mother Teresa. • I now realize there are millions of self-made millionaires who started with nothing. They dug inside themselves to find the answers and they succeeded. There is nothing anyone else can do that I can't do. Dean Graziosi. • Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know. T. Harv Eker.
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• The Universe wants to give to you. The moment you begin to change your vibration to one of abundance, it will start sending you people, situations, and opportunities that reflect your inner state. Peggy McColl. • We first make our habits, and then our habits make us. John Dryden. • Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is but a vision. Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day. Sanskrit proverb. • Walk in the sunlight every day for at least the few minutes it takes to remind yourself that the universe is our real timekeeper. Deepak Chopra. • Without wisdom, gold is quickly lost by those who have it, but with wisdom, gold can be secured by those who have it not. George S. Clason. • Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it can buy FREEDOM: freedom of choice, to be able to do what you enjoy doing and not be forced to do things just because you need “the money”. T. Harv Eker. • Heaven is the space within each one of you that dances in the light. Twila Thompson. • The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! Henry Ward Beecher. • Happiness is a byproduct of an effort to make someone else happy. Grette Brooker Palmer. • People may fail many times, but they become failures only when they begin to blame someone else. Experience is determined by yourself, not the circumstances of your life. Gita Bellin. • The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith. Franklin D. Roosevelt. • Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own. Robert Collier. • Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren't bad people; they're just acquaintances. Jay Leno. • Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. Napoleon Hill. • Often God shuts the door in our face, and then subsequently opens the door through which we need to go. Catherine Marshell.
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• Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change. Tom Clancy. • Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made like a brick; re-made all the time, made new. Ursula K. LeGuin. • Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less. Ken Blanchard. • The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The selfrespecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor's shortcomings as he is of his own. Eric Hoffer. • That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. William J.H. Boetcker. • Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can. Willis Whitney. • To incarnate, the soul creates a personality from those parts of itself that it wants to heal in the physical environment. Gary Zukav. • Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Dale Carnegie. • No person is your enemy, no person is your friend, every person is your teacher. Florence Scovel Shinn. • Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. Oprah Winfrey. • Intuition is a spiritual faculty that does not explain, but simply points the way. Florence Scovel Shinn. • A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. Arnold Glasgow. • Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. John D. Rockefeller. • If you have a positive thought your body actually goes into a positive vibration, you actually attract everything that resonates with that vibration. John Assaraf. • The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players. Blaine Lee. • Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back. W.K. Hope.

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• The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. Debbi Fields. • Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin. Robert Collier. • As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can; by making the best choices; by making the most of the talents we've been given. Mary Lou Retton. • Put your future in good hands - your own. Mark Victor Hansen. • Your biggest break can come from never quitting. Being at the right place at the right time can only happen when you keep moving toward the next opportunity. Arthur Pine. • Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. John Wooden. • Dreams are only foolish to those who lack them. Peter Reese. • Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. George Sand. • No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction. Charles Kendall Adams. • Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. Benjamin Franklin. • A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. Patricia Neal. • Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. Joel A. Barker. • Faith has a powerful effect in helping people recover a sense of balance, tranquility and hope. Robert Veninga. • Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you. Wayne Dyer. • It’s not enough to be in the right place at the right time. You have to be the right person in the right place at the right time. T. Harv Eker. • Your income can grow only to the extent you do. T. Harv Eker. • Patience and fortitude conquer all things. Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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• There are three constants in life…change, choice and principles. Stephen Covey. • There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first. Paramahansa Yogananda. • 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. • Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality. Ralph Marston. • There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley. • When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes. Thomas Edison. • Really big people are, above everything else, courteous, considerate and generous - not just to some people in some circumstances - but to everyone all the time. Thomas J. Watson. • As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking. James Allen. • Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. Benjamin Spock. • You are the only problem you will ever have and you are the only solution. Bob Proctor. • The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind. Wayne W. Dyer. • By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character. Grenville Kleiser. • It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny. Jean Nidetch. • Living consciously involves being genuine; it involves listening and responding to others honestly and openly; it involves being in the moment. Sidney Poitier. • Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. Les Brown. • The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. Ben Stein.

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• Make a commitment to yourself to let love to dictate what you do next. You are far more likely to have the results of health, wealth and happiness if your thoughts and actions are rooted in love. Robert T. Kiyosaki. • Your own business is the best mirror you can look into. Robert T. Kiyosaki. • Having your own business is like growing a tree – it’s a living organism that goes through seasons and storms and beautiful summer days and winter blizzards, but it keeps on growing and is literally an expression of yourself. Donald Trump. • To be successful, often you need to choose between the death of the old you and the birth of a new you. Robert T. Kiyosaki. • Your financial statement is your real world “report card”. Robert T. Kiyosaki. • Empowerment comes with enlightenment. Donald Trump. • Nothing is impossible when we follow our inner guidance, even when its direction may threaten us by reversing our usual logic. Gerald G Jampolsky. • Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship. Omar Bradley. • The key to why things change is the key to everything. James E. Burke. • We go the direction we face, and we face the direction we think. Jim Rohn. • Success is something you attract by the person you become. You’ve got to develop the skills. Jim Rohn. • You’ve got to choose discipline, versus regret, because discipline weighs ounces and regret weighs tons. Jim Rohn. • For your family, build a financial wall around your family nothing can get through. Jim Rohn. • Whatever you move towards, move towards you. Jim Rohn. • The world improves people according to the dispositions they bring into it. Renier Giustina Michiel. • Your report card in school had letters or numbers on it. It told you how you were doing. In real life, you don’t get a report card. But, you have a financial statement. Your financial statement is your report card in real life. Sharon Lechter. • Circumstances don't make the man, they reveal him. James Allen.

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• The difference between people who make it and those who don’t is the people who make it know how to recover from setbacks and recover quickly… That doesn’t mean you have to go out and look for failures. Jim McCann. • We can have a hand in our own daily miracle of health. Lewis F. Presnall. • Money is one of the most important subjects of your entire life. Some of life's greatest enjoyments and most of life's greatest disappointments stem from your decisions about money. Whether you experience great peace of mind or constant anxiety will depend on getting your finances under control. Robert G. Allen. • Someone with a prosperity consciousness thinks about money the same way a farmer thinks about planting his crops. He looks at money as a "seed" that will yield a harvest. He plants with total faith that each "seed" will bring wealth his way. He thinks about each seed bringing abundance. And he understands that a certain percentage of all that is harvested must be saved, replanted or provided to others to keep the GAME going. Matthew Furey. • We can let circumstances rule us or we can take charge and rule our lives from within. Earl Nightingale. • It is when children see the worst in themselves that it is the parents’ job to see only the best. You may notice that this works not only on little kids, but on grown-up kids also. Robert T. Kiyosaki. • Intelligence is the ability to make finer distinctions, or to multiply by dividing. Robert T. Kiyosaki. • If you want to be rich, you need to think in terms of how many people you can serve. Robert T. Kiyosaki. • Success is the freedom to be yourself. Kathy Kolbe. • Education is derived from the same root as the word educe, which means “to draw out”, not “to put in”. Robert T. Kiyosaki. • When you look in your young child’s eyes, always remember that in your child there lives a little “geni”. It may not be the same one that the school system looks for, but your child’s genius is there nonetheless. And although the school system may not look for it, it is important for you the parent or the teacher to look for it. For whenever you look inside a child’s eyes and see his or her genius, this child’s genius is there to remind us all that we too have a geni-in-us. It is this geni in all of us that brings the magic of life to life. Robert T. Kiyosaki.
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• We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are. Anais Nin. • Surely God would not have created such a being as man to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality. Abraham Lincoln. • Living for God’s glory is the greatest achievement we can accomplish with our lives…Since God created all things, he deserves all the glory…When anything in creation fulfills its purpose, it brings glory to God. Rick Warren. • God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. John Piper. • The reason you are able to enjoy pleasure is that God made you in his image. Rick Warren. • Anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship…Any act of obedience is also an act of worship. Rick Warren. • Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:135. • The smile of God is the goal of your life. Rick Warren. • Trusting God completely means having faith that he knows what is best for your life. Rick Warren. • God doesn’t owe you an explanation or reason for everything he asks you to do. Understanding can wait, but obedience can’t. Instant obedience will teach you more about God than a lifetime of Bible discussions. In fact, you will never understand some commands until you obey them first. Obedience unlocks understanding. Rick Warren. • You don’t bring glory or pleasure to God by hiding your abilities or by trying to be someone else. You only bring him enjoyment by being you…There are no unspiritual abilities, just misused ones. Start using yours for God’s pleasure. Rick Warren. • Offering yourself to God is what worship is all about. Rick Warren. • Love casts out all fear. Rick Warren. • The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become – because he made us. C. S. Lewis. • You know you are surrendered to God when you rely on God to work things out instead of trying to manipulate others, force your agenda, and control the situation. You let go and let God work…Surrendered people are the ones God uses. Rick Warren. • Your wisest moments will be those when you say yes to God. Rick Warren.

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• Knowing and loving God is our greatest privilege, and being known and loved is God’s greatest pleasure. Rick Warren. • The more time you spend reviewing what God has said, the more you will understand the “secrets” of this life. Rick Warren. • Prayer lets you speak to God; meditation lets God speak to you. Both are essential to becoming a friend of God. Rick Warren. • Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier. • The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are. Thomas Dreier. • Joy comes from using your potential. Will Schultz. • To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness. Robert Muller. • The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of pain, thanking God during a trial, trusting him when tempted, surrendering while suffering, and loving him when he seems distant. Rick Warren. • Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light. V. Raymond Edman. • The entire Bible is the story of God building a family who will love him, honor him, and reign with him forever. Rick Warren. • Every human being was created by God, but not everyone is a child of God. The only way to get into God’s family is by being born again into it…Being included in God’s family is the highest honor and the greatest privilege you will ever receive. Rick Warren. • Four of the Ten Commandments deal with our relationship to God while the other six deal with our relationships with people. But all ten are about relationships! ... After learning to love God (worship), learning to love others is the second purpose of your life. Rick Warren. • Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. Rick Warren. • The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now. Rick Warren.

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• Your five deepest needs: a purpose to live for, people to live with, principles to live by, a profession to live out, and power to live on. Rick Warren. • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead. • Whenever you are hurt by someone, you have a choice to make: will I use my energy and emotions for retaliation or for resolution? You can’t do both. Rick Warren. • Many people are reluctant to show mercy because they don’t understand the difference between trust and forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past. Trust has to do with future behavior. Rick Warren. • When you work for peace, you are doing what God would do. That’s why God calls peacemakers his children. Rick Warren. • God wants unity, not uniformity. Rick Warren. • Longing for the ideal while criticizing the real is evidence of immaturity. On the other end, settling for the real without striving for the ideal is complacency. Maturity is living with the tension. Rick Warren. • Obedience unlocks God’s power. Rick Warren. • You must want to grow, decide to grow, make an effort to grow, and persist in growing. Rick Warren. • We become whatever we are committed to. Rick Warren. • Spiritual growth is the process of replacing lies with truth. Rick Warren. • God’s Word generates life, creates faith, produces change, frightens the Devil, causes miracles, heals hurts, builds character, transforms circumstances, imparts joy, overcomes adversity, defeats temptation, infuses hope, releases power, cleanses our minds, brings things into being, and guarantees our future forever! Rick Warren. • The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once. Samuel Smiles. • The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. Mark Twain. • Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response. Mildred Barthel.

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• Problems force us to look to God and depend on him instead of ourselves. Rick Warren. • Every problem is a character-building opportunity, and the more difficult it is, the greater the potential for building spiritual muscle and moral fiber…It is vital that you stay focused on God’s plan, not your pain or problem…Notice that God tells us to “give thanks in all circumstances” not “for all circumstances”….Be patient and persistent….Character building is a slow process. Rick Warren. • You know you are maturing when you begin to see the hand of God in the random, baffling, and seemingly pointless circumstances of life. Rick Warren. • If you are facing trouble right now, don’t ask, “Why me?” Instead ask, “What do you want me to learn?” Then trust God and keep on doing what’s right….Don’t give up, grow up! Rick Warren. • Every temptation is an opportunity to do good….Character development always involves a choice, and temptation provides that opportunity. Rick Warren. • God uses the opposite situation of each fruit to allow us a choice. You can’t claim to be good if you’ve never been tempted to be bad. You can’t claim to be faithful if you’ve never had the opportunity to be unfaithful. Integrity is built by defeating the temptation to be dishonest. Rick Warren. • Heaven has a twenty-four-hour emergency hot line. God wants you to ask him for assistance in overcoming temptation. Rick Warren. • You defeat bad thoughts by thinking of something better. This is the principle of replacement. You overcome evil with good. Rick Warren. • Every change involves a loss of some kind: you must let go of old ways in order to experience the new. Rick Warren. • You were put on earth to make a contribution. You weren’t created just to consume resources – to eat, breathe, and take up space. God designed you to make a difference with your life….In God’s kingdom, you have a place, a purpose, a role, and a function to fulfill. This gives your life great significance and value. Rick Warren. • We are healed to help others. We are blessed to be a blessing. We are saved to serve, not to sit around and wait for heaven. Rick Warren. • We must act on what we know and practice what we claim to believe. Rick Warren.

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• You are not an assembly-line product, mass produced without thought. You are a custom-designed, one-of-a-kind, original masterpiece….Only you can be you. Rick Warren. • Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. Aldous Huxley. • Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others. Rick Warren. • God deserves your best. He shaped you for a purpose, and he expects you to make the most of what you have been given. Rick Warren. • Your shape was sovereignly determined by God for his purpose, so you shouldn’t resent it or reject it. Instead of trying to reshape yourself to be like someone else, you should celebrate the shape God has given only to you. “Christ has given each of us special abilities – whatever he wants us to have out of his rich storehouse of gifts”. Rick Warren. • Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can. John Wesley. • Great opportunities often disguise themselves in small tasks. The little things in life determine the big things. Rick Warren. • We are all sculptors and painters; our material is our own flesh and blood and bones. Henry David Thoreau. • Don't be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That's only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself. Olga Korbut. • Real servants don’t try to use God for their purposes. They let God use them for his purposes. Rick Warren. • The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve. Albert Schweitzer. • God specializes in turning weaknesses into strengths. He wants to take your greatest weakness and transform it. Rick Warren. • There isn’t enough time to learn everything in life by trial and error. We must learn from the life lessons of one another. Rick Warren. • God invites you to participate in the greatest, largest, most diverse, and most significant cause in history – his kingdom. History is his story… Nothing matters more, and nothing will last as long. Rick Warren. • The more you know the more God expects you to use that knowledge to help others. Rick Warren.

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• Living on purpose is the only way to really live. Everything else is just existing. Rick Warren. • A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. John C. Maxwell. • The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little 'extra'. Jimmy Johnson. • Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more. Lou Vickery. • It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams. Les Brown. • INDULGE IN YOUR VIRTUES, STARVE YOUR VICES and you will achieve your dreams and live a life of total fulfillment. Anthony Robbins. • Only in quite waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. Hans Margolius. • Expand the self-image and you expand the “area of the possible”. The development of an adequate, realistic self-image will seem to imbue the individual with new capabilities, new talents and literally turn failure into success. Maxwell Maltz. • Be brave enough to accept the help of others. Melba Cosgrove. • The greatest definition for concentration I ever heard is: wherever you are, be there! Jim Rohn. • To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun? Katherine Graham. • A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. Frank Capra. • The measure of mental health is the disposition to find good everywhere. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • Good is as “real” as evil. It is merely a matter of to what we choose to give primary attention – and what thoughts we hold in the mind. Deliberately choosing to think pleasant thoughts is more than a palliative. It can have very practical results. Maxwell Maltz. • The delights of self discovery are always available. Gail Sheehy. • Successful personalities have some interest in and regard for other people. They have a respect for others’ problems and needs. They respect the dignity of human personality and deal with other people as if they were human beings, rather than pawns in their own game. They recognize that every person is a child of God and is a unique
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• It is a psychological fact that our feelings about ourselves tend to correspond to our feelings about other people. When a person begins to feel more charitably about others, he invariably begins to feel more charitably toward himself. The person who feels that “people are not very important” cannot have very much deep-down self-respect and self-regard – for he himself is “people” and with what judgment he considers others, he himself is unwittingly judged in his own mind. Maxwell Maltz. • One of the best known methods of getting over a feeling of guilt is to stop condemning other people in your own mind – stop judging them – stop blaming them and hating them for their mistakes. You will develop a better and more adequate self-image when you begin to feel that people are more worthy. Maxwell Maltz. • Practice treating other people as if they had some value – and surprisingly enough your own self-esteem will go up. For real selfesteem is not derived from the great things you’ve done, the things you own, the mark you have made – but an appreciation of yourself for what you are – a child of God. When you come to this realization, however, you must necessarily conclude that all other people are to be appreciated for the same reason. Maxwell Maltz. • The first step toward acquiring knowledge is the recognition of those areas where you are ignorant. The first step toward becoming stronger is the recognition that you are weak. And all religions teach that the first step toward salvation is the self-confession that you are a sinner. In the journey toward the goal of ideal self-expression, we must use negative feedback data to correct course, as in any other goal-striving situation. Maxwell Maltz. • Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit. Mary Lou Retton. • Try giving affection, love, approval, acceptance, understanding, to other people, and you will find them coming back to you as a sort of reflex action. Maxwell Maltz. • Forgiveness, when it is real and genuine and complete, and forgotten – is the scalpel which can remove the pus from old emotional wounds, heal them, and eliminate scar tissue. Maxwell Maltz. • What we call “personality” is the outward evidence of that unique and individual creative self, made in the image of God – that spark of

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divinity within us – or what might be called the free and full expression of your real self. Maxwell Maltz. In the final analysis, you always get paid for your results. Brian Tracy. People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most people succeed because they are determined to. George E. Allen. A “crisis” is a situation which can either make you or break you. If you react properly to the situation, a “crisis” can give you strength, power, wisdom you do not ordinarily possess. If you react improperly, a “crisis” can rob you of the skill, control, and ability that you ordinarily have to call upon….The word “crisis” comes from a Greek word which means, literally, “decisiveness,” or “point of decision.” A crisis is a fork in the road. One fork holds a promise of a better condition – the other of a worse condition. Maxwell Maltz. We are what we repeatedly do. Aristotle. What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath. Thomas Crum. Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire. What we see depends mainly on what we look for. John Lubbock. The price of greatness is responsibility. Winston Churchill. Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. John Quincy Adams. Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease. Hippocrates. The answer to your dreams is inside you. Lorna Ozman. Nothing happens by chance. This is a world of law and order. Joseph Murphy. The most fundamental and the most far-reaching activity in life is that which you build into you mentality every waking hour. Joseph Murphy. Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination. William Arthur Ward. Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there. Bo Jackson. Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve! Andrew Carnegie.
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• Helping people grow and achieve their dreams is the fastest route to success; both theirs and yours. T. Harv Eker. • You can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. Vince Lombardi. • The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen. Lee Iacocca. • The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius. • Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself. Robert Collier. • The way to get rid of darkness is with light; the way to overcome cold is with heat; the way to overcome the negative thought is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish. Joseph Murphy. • There is no true success without peace of mind. Joseph Murphy. • Your thought fused with feeling becomes a subjective belief, and according to you belief it is done unto you. Joseph Murphy. • The power of sustained imagination draws forth the miracle-working powers of your subconscious mind. Joseph Murphy. • The secret of success in life is for a person to be ready for opportunity when it comes. Benjamin Disraeli. • If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berlet. • Our self-image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other. Maxwell Maltz. • It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him. John Steinbeck. • The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer someone else up. Mark Twain. • What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Zig Ziglar. • Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. Oprah Winfrey. • The happiest man is he who brings forth the highest and the best in him. God is the highest and the best in him, for the kingdom of God is within. Joseph Murphy. • Some things have to be believed to be seen. Ralph Hodgson. • The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. Augustine of Hippo.

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• Your concept of God is the most important thing in your life. If you really believe in a God of love, your subconscious mind will respond in countless blessings to you. believe in a God of love. Joseph Murphy. • To forgive is to give something for. Give love, peace, joy, wisdom, and all the blessings of life to the other, until there is no sting left in your mind. This is really the acid test of forgiveness. Joseph Murphy. • The statements of others cannot hurt you except through your own thoughts and mental participation. Identify yourself with your aim, which is peace, harmony, and joy. You are the only thinker in your universe. Joseph Murphy. • When fear knocks at the door of your mind, let faith in God and all things good open the door. Joseph Murphy. • We must believe the things we teach our children. Woodrow Wilson. • Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. John Quincy Adams. • It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success. John Mason. • Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. William Arthur Ward. • You are younger today than you will ever be again. Make use of it for the sake of tomorrow. Norman Cousins. • Skill to do comes of doing. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses. Napoleon Hill. • Bigness comes from doing many small things well. Individually, they are not very dramatic transactions. Together though, they add up. Edward S. Finkelstein. • Patience is needed with everyone, but first of all with ourselves. St Francis de Sales. • Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. W. Clement Stone. • If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. William James. • Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts. Soren Kierkegaard. • Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. Arthur Ashe.
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• We cannot do great deeds unless we're willing to do the small things that make up the sum of greatness. Theodore Roosevelt. • The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake. Nelson Boswell. • Champions keep playing until they get it right. Billy Jean King. • Miracles happen to those who believe in them. Bernard Berenson. • Good habits are hard to learn, but easy to live with. Bad habits, on the other hand, are easy to learn but hard to live with. In either case, once you have developed a habit, it becomes automatic and easy. Brian Tracy. • He who would rule must learn to obey. Confucius. • Work is an extension of personality. It is achievement. It is one of the ways a person defines himself, measures his worth and his humanity. Peter Drucker. • When you are clear, what you want will show up in your life, and only to the extent you are clear. Janet Attwood. • Act as if it were impossible to fail, and it shall be! Dorothy Brande. • It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses. William Arthur Ward. • I never tried quitting, and I never quit trying. Dolly Parton. • High expectations are the key to everything. Sam Walton. • Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. Henry Ford. • One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. Arthur Ashe. • Your circumstances reveal your beliefs. Question your beliefs and upgrade them, and watch your circumstances upgrade accordingly. Alan Cohen. • You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win. Zig Ziglar. • Your income is primarily determined by your philosophy. Jim Rohn. • The great use for life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. William James. • Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. Pat Riley. • The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney.

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• Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. Warren Buffet. • Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill. • No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things. Channing Pollock. • The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. Eddie Robinson. • A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well do even better. Jim Rohn. • You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end. Sidney A. Friedman. • Your biggest break can come from never quitting. Being at the right place at the right time can only happen when you keep moving toward the next opportunity. Arthur Pine. • You only have one life, and that life is eternal. Roy Martina. • When we overcome our fears, we can stop surviving and really start living. Roy Martina. • Fear is our biggest enemy; we can only manifest inner peace after we have dealt with fear. It is your most important and highest priority! Roy Martina. • We might be adults but we don’t always act like adults when it comes to our fears. Most of them are imagined; like the dragons and monsters we saw in the dark as youngsters. They disappeared when the light was turned on! Shine the light of love on your fears and you will never feel alone again! Roy Martina. • Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. Margaret Cousins. • Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch. Ivern Ball. • Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you. Cynthia Kersey. • The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are. Thomas Dreier.
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• Everything is always impossible before it works. That's what entrepreneurs are all about - doing what people have told them is impossible. Hunt Greene. • The greatest help or giving one may give to another is to help the other to get the understanding of Truth. In this way, one gives the other the formula for happiness. Lester Levenson. • There is no problem which cannot be dissolved immediately in the light of Truth. Lester Levenson. • Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle. Phillips Brooks. • Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. Walter Elliott. • Real love should be the basis of marriage. Real love has no element of needing the other one, or possessing the other one. Real love wants only to make the other one happy. Lester Levenson. • Marriage should be used to aid one’s growth by developing love more and more – until it is complete. Lester Levenson. • Looking for pleasure is part of the unconscious drive toward the infinite joy that is inherently yours. Lester Levenson. • A greater obstacle is overcome by a greater truth. Lester Levenson. • The best question to think on is “Who am I?” Lester Levenson. • Develop a constant feeling of gratitude toward God and everyone. This makes one always joyous. Lester Levenson. • That which you are seeking is seeking you more so. Lester Levenson. • Earth is a classroom to which we come to learn the eternal truths. Lester Levenson. • Get out of your cage. Be a sage. Lester Levenson. • Fortunate is the one who life does test, that he may grow. The greater the test, the greater one may grow. Lester Levenson. • You can help the world only to the degree you can help yourself. Lester Levenson. • For best decisions, decide only when your mind is quietest and you feel happiest. Lester Levenson. • Compassion is... spirituality and a way of living and walking through life. It is the way we treat all there is in life - ourselves, our bodies, our imaginations and dreams, our neighbors, our enemies... Compassion is spirituality as if creation mattered. It is treating all creation as holy and divine... which is what it is. Matthew Fox.
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• The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing. Michael E. Gerber. • Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts. Denis Waitley. • Every choice you make has an end result. Zig Ziglar. • There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. Ralph Waldo Emerson. • If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction and happiness, we will attract and create people, situations, and events which conform to our positive expectations. Shakti Gawain. • Love can be its own reward. Arnold Lobel. • The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do well, and when you find it put your whole soul into it - every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have. John D. Rockefeller III. • Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. Henry Ford. • The readiness is all. William Shakespeare. • You’ve got to think about the big things while you’re doing the small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction. Alvin Toffler. • Celebrate any progress. Don’t wait to get perfect. Ann McGee Cooper. • The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. Mark Twain. • An idealist believes that the short run doesn’t exist. A cynic believes that the long run doesn’t matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run. Sidney J. Harris. • Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. Mother Teresa. • Before a man can lift himself he must lift his thoughts. When we shall have learned to master our thought habits, to keep our minds open to

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• The secret of learning is joyfulness, fun and delight. When these are present your whole body will accept what you learn into itself. Mantak Chia. • Power is strength and the ability to see yourself through your own eyes and not through the eyes of another. It is being able to place a circle of power at your own feet and not take power from someone else's circle. Agnes Whistling Elk. • The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going. Author unknown. • Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture! Norman Vincent Peale. • Formula for success: underpromise and overachieve. Tom Peters. • The size of the future you actually experience will largely be determined by one factor: the people you choose to connect with. When you invite people who are truly committed to growth into every aspect of your life, your own potential for growth becomes truly unlimited. Dan Sullivan. • I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves. Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt. • This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything. Scott Reed. • Awareness is your key to open the door of higher consciousness. Eric J. Pepin. • Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest. Beatrix Potter. • We need to find the courage to say 'NO' to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity. Barbara De Angelis. • Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can. John Wesley. • We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead. William Arthur.
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• There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley. • Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. Zig Ziglar. • Your role in achieving your goal must be giving your all. Involve yourself whole: with your heart, your mind and your soul. Victoria Holtz. • Action is the real measure of intelligence. Napoleon Hill. • The aim of an argument or discussion should be progress, not victory. Joseph Joubert. • Life is made of millions of moments, but we live only one of these moments at a time. As we begin to change this moment, we begin to change our lives. Trinidad Hunt. • If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. Andrew Carnegie. • I learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything. Dan Millman. • Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. Les Brown. • We lift ourselves by our thought. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always everywhere. Orison Swett Marden. • Man takes his law from the Earth; the Earth takes its law from Heaven; Heaven takes its law from the Tao. The law of the Tao is its being what it is. Lao Tzu. • To those who are good to me, I am good; and to those who are not good to me, I am also good – and thus all get to be good. To those who are sincere with me, I am sincere; and to those who are not sincere with me, I am also sincere – and thus all get to be sincere. Lao Tzu. • You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need. Jerry Gillies. • Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Johann von Goethe. • My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset. Jack Nicklaus.
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• Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. Sam Walton. • The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Og Mandino. • Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no matter how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles. Og Mandino. • If you want to be successful, it's just this simple: Know what you're doing. Love what you're doing. And believe in what you're doing. Will Rogers. • The size of the future you actually experience will largely be determined by one factor: the people you choose to connect with. When you invite people who are truly committed to growth into every aspect of your life, your own potential for growth becomes truly unlimited. Dan Sullivan. • Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us. Earl Nightingale. • Start doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. St. Francis of Assisi. • We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light, which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. Woodrow T. Wilson. • We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. Marian Wright Edelman. • Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation. Jack Nicklaus. • Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life. Harvey Mackay.

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• See things as you would have them be instead of as they are. Robert Collier. • At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. Albert Schwietzer. • To become fully alive a person must have goals and aims that transcend himself. Herbert A. Otto. • It is time for us to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, and the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it. Vince Lombardi. • A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw. • To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. Tony Dorsett. • Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Carl G. Jung. • When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. W. Clement Stone. • Everyone's life is under someone's control - it might as well be under your own so that you can direct your destiny. Harry Tucker. • When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free. Catherine Ponder. • The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move. Brian Tracy. • You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person. Scott Sorrell. • It's your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life. Anthony Robbins. • It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. Anais Nin. • When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things. Norman Vincent Peale. • We have just forgotten who we are. We are the forgotten gods. This is our journey to rediscover our own divinity. Mantak Chia.

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• The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy. J. Donald Walters. • It's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal that will enable you to attain the success you seek. Mario Andretti. • Making a mistake and then judging ourselves harshly is like paying compound interest on a bad investment. We don’t always act in ways that please us, but beating ourselves up over mistakes doesn’t do any good. Howard Martin. • The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life. Oprah Winfrey. • All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; they were men and women who projected into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition. Bob Proctor. • The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself. Bo Bennett. • Wealth is what you accumulate, not what you spend. Thomas Stanley & William Danko. • Fill your life with as many moments and experiences of joy and passion as you humanly can. Start with one experience and build on it. Marcia Wieder. • Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. Earl Nightingale. • Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. Anthony Robbins. • Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust. • Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. Barbara De Angelis.

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• Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. Marianne Williamson. • None of us has gotten where we are solely by pulling ourselves up from our own bootstraps. We got here because somebody bent down and helped us. Thurgood Marshall. • If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants. Isaac Newton. • Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. Art Linkletter. • It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin. • The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become. Harold Taylor. • A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there. H. Stanley Judd. • Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus. Oprah Winfrey. • There are three things that a child can teach an adult: to be happy for no reason; to be always busy doing something; and to know how to demand - with all one's might - what one wants. Paulo Coelho. • Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. Dale Turner. • The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward. • You will find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy. Lydia M. Child. • You can come to understand your purpose in life by slowing down and feeling your heart's desires. Marcia Wieder. • Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Thich Nhat Hanh. • Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else. Henry Ward Beecher.
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• Time is money. Benjamin Franklin. • Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing. Phil Jackson. • My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are easy; you don't make them because they are cheap; you don't make them because they're popular; you make them because they're right. Theodore Hesburgh. • Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. Ella Fitzgerald. • Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. • I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good. Oprah Winfrey. • The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others. Francois De La Rochefoucauld. • An Investment in knowledge always gives the best return. Benjamin Franklin. • Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Benjamin Franklin. • Enthusiasm, if fueled by inspiration and perseverance, travels with passion and its destination is excellence. Napoleon Hill. • Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. Nicholas M. Butler. • When you paint success pictures in your mind, you initiate an inner process whereby your attitudes, hopes, aspirations, and enthusiasm are elevated in response to an image of a more promising future. Every person who aspires must first sell themselves hope, the promise of a better life. Uell Stanley Andersen. • The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. Henry Ward Beecher. • Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living! Amanda Bradley. • When the solution is simple, God is answering. Albert Einstein. • Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. Thomas J. Watson.

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• Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive. Robert H. Schuller. • Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there. Bo Jackson. • Goals determine what you're going to be. Julius Erving. • Goals are dreams with deadlines. Diana Scharf Hunt. • This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything. Scott Reed. • If I've got correct goals, and if I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything falls into line. If I do the right thing right, I'm going to succeed. Dan Dierdorf. • I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it; friends make life a lot more fun. Charles R. Swindoll. • The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. Og Mandino. • We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile. Earl Nightingale. • The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen. Lee Iacocca. • We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. • One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day. Alan Lakein. • The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. James Allen. • You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love. Henry Drummond. • Optimists enrich the present, enhance the future, challenge the improbable and attain the impossible. William Arthur Ward. • Great hopes make everything great possible. Benjamin Franklin.

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• Remember, what you get by reaching your destination isn't nearly as important as what you become by reaching your goals - what you will become is the winner you were born to be! Zig Ziglar. • The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we've already achieved them. Denis Waitley. • Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if 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. • Fortune favours the audacious. Desiderius Erasmus. • All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. Orison Swett Marden. • The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world. Roger Williams. • The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better. Barbara Pletcher. • The future you see is the future you get. Robert G. Allen. • All great achievements require time. David J. Schwartz. • Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity. Johann Kaspar Lavater. • Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. Dale Carnegie. • Within each of us is a hidden store of energy. Energy we can release to compete in the marathon of life. Within each of us is a hidden store of courage. Courage to give us the strength to face any challenge. Within each of us is a hidden store of determination. Determination to keep us in the race when all seems lost. Roger Dawson. • The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. Robert G. Ingersoll. • All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do. Norman Vincent Peale.

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• Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. Denis Waitley. • Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of the goal - a commitment to excellence that will enable you to attain the success you seek. Mario Andretti. • A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities. William Arthur Ward. • You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person. Scott Sorrell. • Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. Eleanor Roosevelt. • Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. George Washington. • All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; they were men and women who projected into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition. Bob Proctor. • The great use of life is to spend it doing something that will outlast it. William James. • Your living is determined not so much by what life brings 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. Lewis L. Dunnington. • Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. Marianne Williamson. • Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire others to follow. Vincent Lombardi. • Where focus goes, energy flows. Anthony Robbins. • Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best. David O. McKay. • Nothing preaches better than the act. Benjamin Franklin. • Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Harold Whitman.

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The purpose of Life is "to get ready for Eternity" by "becoming able to experience true Heaven on Earth". 'As below (inside) so above (outside), and as above (heaven) so below (earth)...' The Emerald Tablet (Italics by the Author)

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