"Everybody thinks of changing humanity, but nobody thinks of changing himself.
" Leo Tolstoy "Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs." Andrew Carnegie "Warriors take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse t o let fear control them." Ancient Samurai saying "If you're always in a hurry, always trying to get ahead of the other guy, or so meone else's performance is what motivates you, then that person is in control o f you. "Dr. Wayne W. Dyer For tapes and videos click-here "Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by acc epting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate." Chuang Tzu "No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself." William Penn "No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy - unless you let him." Napoleon Hill For tapes click-here "Your brain shall be your servant instead of your master, Your will rule it inst ead of allowing it to rule you." Charles E. Popplestone "Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and def eat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no ch aracter, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to b e sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any fo olish child can pull it to pieces." Og Mandino "Nature has placed mankind under the government of two sovereign masters, pain a nd pleasure they govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every ef fort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it." John Bentham "Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances." Thomas Jefferson "You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair." Chinese Proverb "It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own." Samurai maxim & Chinese adage "The mere possession of a gun is, in itself, an urge to kill, not only by design , but by accident, by madness, by fright, by bravado."Louisa May Alcott "The control center of your life is your attitude."Anonymous
"The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something o r bust." Josh Billings "I am not a glutton - I am an explorer of food."Erma Bobeck "As long as I have you there is just one other thing I'll always need - tremendo us self control." Ashleigh Brilliant "Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root."Robert Burns "The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts."Charles Robert Darwin "Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock."Mohandas Kara mchand Gandhi "If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self."Napoleon Hill "No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy olean Hill unless you let him."Nap
"Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward."Napolean Hill "When any fit of anxiety or gloominess or perversion of the mind lays hold upon you, make it a rule not to publish it by complaints but exert your whole care to hide it. By endeavoring to hide it, you will drive it away."Dr. Samuel Johnson "When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his s atisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by air y negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality." Dr. Samuel Johnson "Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint."James Russell Lowell "He that would govern others, first should be The Master of himself." Philip Mas singer "It is so easy to be confrontive without being informative; indignant without be ing intelligent; impulsive without being insightful."Neal A. Maxwell "The Savior's constant desire and effort were to implant in the mind right thoug hts, pure motives, noble ideals, knowing full well that right words and actions would inevitably follow. He taught, and modern physiology and psychology confirm, that hate and jealousy and other evil passions destroy a man's physical vigor and efficiency. What a ma n continually thinks about determines his actions in times of opportunity and st ress. A man's reaction to his appetites and impulses when they are roused gives the measure of that man's character. In these reactions are revealed the man's p ower to govern or his forced servility to yield." David Oman McKay "He who reigns within himself, and rules passions, desires, and fears, is more t han a king."
John Milton "The last and favorite resort of the clergy when they are questioned too closely is: their questioners simply don't understand; they are "uninstructed and amate urish." "Unless you accept our interpretation of the texts," the layman is told, "you obviously do not understand them. And if you don't understand them, you ha ve no right to question our interpretation of them!" And so the layman is put in his place. The guarded degree, the closed corporatio n, the technical vocabulary, these are the inner redoubt, the inviolable strongh old of usurped authority. Locked safe within the massive and forbidding walls of institution and formality lies what the Egyptians called "the king's secret," t he secret of controlling the past." Hugh Nibley "Wherever we look in the ancient world the past has been controlled, but nowhere more rigorously than in the history of the Christian church. The methods of con trol, wherever we find them, fall under three general heads which might be descr ibed as (a) the invention, (b) the destruction, and (c) the alteration of docume nts." Hugh Nibley "He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living crea tures." Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzche "The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of havin g pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you." Anthony (Tony) Robbins "O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use it li ke a giant." William Shakespeare "They that have power to hurt and will do none, That do not do the thing they most do show, Who, moving others, are themselves as stone, Unmoved, cold, and to temptation slow; They rightly do inherit Heaven s graces, And husband nature s riches from expense; They are the lords and owners of their faces, Others but stewards of their excellence. The summer s flower is to the summer sweet, Though to itself it only live and die; But if that flower with base infection meet, The basest weed outbraves his dignity: For Sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds: Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds. William Shakespeare "When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions..." W. Clement Stone "When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urg es that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habits and don't kn ow how to eliminate them effectively." William Clement Stone "He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is migh
tier still." Tao Te Ching "Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, These three alone lead life to sovereign power." Alfred Lord Tennyson "When angry, count four; when very angry, swear." Mark Twain "Four innate sentiments dispose people to a universal moral sense. These are sym pathy, fairness, self-control and duty." James Q. Wilson "If you can control a man's thinking, you do not have to worry about his actions . When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not ha ve to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself . If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast, you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door, h is very nature will demand one." George G. Woodson "Control your destiny or somebody else will." Jack Welsh "You must be on top of change or change will be on top of you." Mark Victor Hansen ==================== Quotes for Dreams "Dreams are extremely important. You can t do it unless you imagine it." George Lucas "A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further then a great idea tha t inspires no one." Mary Kay Ash "It's the independant American spirit that built this country - hard-working ent repreneurs who believe in the reality of their dreams." Robert E. Hughes "It was the man's dream, and his inspiring attempt to make them come true that r emain important." Francis Ford Coppola "We must never surrender. America will get better and better. Keep hope alive. K eep hope alive." Jesse Jackson "We were always dreaming of how it was going to be." George Lucas "I don't dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living." Steven Spielber g "A civilization is as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamt by artists. " Anonymous "Follow your heart and your dreams will come true." Anonymous "Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them
come true." Anonymous "Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there's a dream, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living." Anonymous "Love is what dreams are made of." Anonymous "No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work." Anonymous "No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big." Anonymous "The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true." Anonymous "The world is full of Kings and Queens, who blind your eyes and steal your dream s." Anonymous "We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams." Anonymous "Wind to thy wings. Light to thy path. Dreams to thy heart." Anonymous "Yesterday is but a vision, and tomorrow is only a dream. But today well lived m akes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a dream of hope." Anonymous "You'll never achieve your dreams if they don't become goals." Anonymous "Your dreams come true when you act to turn them into realities." Anonymous "Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men's blood and will not be re alized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble and logical plan never dies, but long after we are gone will be a living thing." Lit a Bane "Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world." Joel Barker "A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." John Barrymore "Dreaming men are haunted men." Stephen Vincent Binet "Dreams have but one owner at a time. That is why dreamers are lonely." Erma Bom beck "Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don't." Brett Butle r "When your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme." Jiminy Cricket "Dreaming permits each of and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane ev ery night of our lives." William Dement "The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of i t." William Faulkner "Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men." Goethe "Cherish your visions and you dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements." Napoleon Hill
"Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true." Napoleon Hill "We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams." Eric Hoffer "Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly." Langston Hughes "I had a dream my life would be different from this hell I am living, so differe nt from what it seemed. Now life has killed the dream I dreamed." Victor Hugo "Many have no happier moments than those that they pass in solitude, abandoned t o their own imagination, which sometimes puts sceptres in their hands or miters on their heads, shifts the scene of pleasure with endless variety, bids all the forms of beauty sparkle before them, and gluts them with every change of visiona ry luxury." Johnson "All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of t he day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make i t possible." Thomas Edward Lawrence "It may be that those who do most, dream most." Stephen Butler Leacock "Dream tonight of peacock tails, Diamond fields and spouter whales. Ills are man y, blessing few, But dreams tonight will shelter you." Herman Melville "An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." Arthur Mille r Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubtin g, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before." Edgar Allan Poe "Dreams are the eraser dust I blow off my page. They fade into the emptiness, another dark gray day. Dreams are only memories of the plans I had back then. Dreams are eraser dust and now I use a pen. Edgar Allan Poe "The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new , is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true." Edg ar Allan Poe "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their grey visions they obtain glimpses of eternity." Edgar A llan Poe "You eat, in dreams, the custard of the day." Alexandar Pope "Mysterious power, whence hope ethereal springs! Sweet heavenly relic of eternal things! Inspiring oft deep thoughts of things divine: The past, the present, and the future time. Thy reminiscences transport the soul To memory s Paradise its future goal." Parley P. Pratt
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt "Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the p romise of what you shall at last unveil." John Ruskin "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities." Delmore Schwartz "Our revels now are ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits, and Are melted into air, into thin air: And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. William Shakespeare "When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness." Tecumseh of the Shawnees "How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!" Logan Pearsall Smith "Toil, feel, think, hope; you will be sure to dream enough before you die, witho ut arranging for it." John Sterling "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." Henry David Thoreau "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to li ve the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in com mon hours." Henry David Thoreau "We should show life neither as it is or as it it ought to be, but only as we se e it in our dreams." Count Leo Tolstoy "Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still unta pped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born." Dr. Dale E. Tur ner "My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected." Anna M. Uhlich "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 l et these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them throu gh 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 Wilson "But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on n dreams." William Butler Yeats "However vague they are, dreams have a way of concealing themselves and leave us no peace until they are translated into reality, like seeds germinating undergr
ound, sure to sprout in their search for the sunlight." Lin Yutang "It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else." Erma Bombeck "The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this : decide what you want." Ben Stein ======================= Hope "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisi ble to the eye." Antoine de Saint Our eir Zig For children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for th present and their future. Ziglar Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here
Resolve says,"I will."The man says,"I will climb this mountain.They told me it i s too high, toofar,too steep,too rocky,and too difficult.But it's my mountain.I will climb it.You will soon see me waving from the top or dead on the side from trying." Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here When you put faith, hope and love together you can raise positive kids in a nega tive world. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here Failure is an event, not a person.Yesterday ended last night. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here There are seldom.If ever, any hopeless situations, but there are many people who lose hope in the face of some situations. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here There is no better oppurtunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens up the windows of the oppurtunity for ideas to flow yor way. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here YOu cannot solve a problem until you acknowledge that you have one and accept re sponsibility for solving it. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here If you are not willing to risk the unusual,you will have to settle for the ordin ary. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here
Character gets you out of bed; commitment moves you to action .Faith, hope, and discipline Enable you to follow through to completion. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here Asking is beginig of receiving.Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspo on.At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here The door to a balanced success opens widest on the hinges of hope and encouragem ent. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here ========================== Quotes for Winning Never letting the competition define you. Instead, you have to define yourself ba sed on a point of view you care deeply about. Tom Chappel "Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remed ying them every day begin the task anew." Saint Francis de Sales "I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self." Aristotle "Winning is everything, to win is all there is. Only those poor souls buried ben eath the battlefield understand this." SEAL Team Saving "All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means you're willing to go longer , work harder, give more than anyone else." Vince Lombardi For video click-here "Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is." Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. W inners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, an d who will be sharing the adventure with them." Denis Waitley For tapes click-here "History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered hear tbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to beco me discouraged by their defeats." Bertie C. Forbes "The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man w ho will win." Roger Bannister "You can't be a winner and be afraid to lose." Charles Lynch
"Those that know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to ma ke proper use of their victories." Polybius "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." Thomas Paine "Guts are a combination of confidence, courage, conviction, strength of characte r, stick-to-itiveness, pugnaciousness, backbone, and intestinal fortitude. They are mandatory for anyone who wants to get to and stay at the top." D.A. Benton "Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the botto m of his soul and come up with extra ounce of power it takes to win when the mat ch is even." Muhammad Ali "The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell." Andrew Carnegie "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, bu t I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that st ands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." Abraham Lincoln "Never let defeat have the last word." Tibetan Proverb "There is no victory at bargain basement prices." Dwight David Eisenhower "There are many victories worse than a defeat." George Eliot "Your ability to be a winner 100 percent of the time is based upon giving up the notion that losing at anything is equivalent to being a loser." Dr. Wayne W. Dy er For tapes and videos click-here "Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the ti me. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." Vince Lombardi For video click-here "The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn't hear th e referee." H. E. Jansen "Nobody remembers who came in second." Charles Schulz "That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lo se and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we nev er had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning." R ichard David Bach "If any thing goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anyt hing goes really good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you." Paul "Bear" Bryant "If you are going to be a successful duck hunter, you must go where the ducks ar e." Paul "Bear" Bryant "If winning isn't important, why do we spend all that money on scoreboards?"Chuc k Coonradt "If winning isn't important, why keep score?"from Star Trek: The Next Generation
"Everybody is born with an equal chance to become just as unequal as he or she p ossibly can."Anonymous "Winners dwell on and hold the self-image of that person they would most like to become. They get a vivid, clear, emotional, sensory picture of themselves as if they had already achieved their new role in life."Anonymous "Ever notice that people never say "It's only a game" when they're winning?" Ive rn Ball "The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet e mergencies is to do each daily task the best we can; to act as though the eye of opportunity were always upon us. In the hundred-yard race the winner doesn't cr oss the tape line a dozen strides ahead of the field. He wins by inches. So we f ind it in ordinary business life. The big things that come our way are seldom th e result of long thought or careful planning, but rather they are the fruit of s eed planted in the daily routine of our work." William Feather "There is no relief at it being over. There is the joy of winning it." Stefi Gra f "There's nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever."Alfred Hitchcock "The art of winning in business is in working hard - not taking things too serio usly." Albert Green Hubbard "I am not one of those who think that coming in second or third is winning." Robert Francis Kennedy "And the trouble with me is that my ego just can't accept a loss. I suppose that if I were more perfectly adjusted, I would toss off defeat, but my name is on t his ball club. Thirty-six men publicly reflect me and reflect on me, and it's a matter of my pride." Vince Lombardi "Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything." Vince Lombardi "Winners are naturally bullish."Merrill Lynch "If you cannot win, make the one ahead of you break the record." Jan McKeithen "Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe." John Milton "When you win, nothing hurts." Joe Namath "The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good o r to evil."Pythagoras "My serve was there, everything was just clicking. Those are the days you dream about, especially in a final." Pete Sampras "There are only two places in this league: first place and no place." Tom Seaver "We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat." Queen Victoria "You carry on no matter what are the obstacles. You simply refuse to give up - a nd, when the going gets tough, you get tougher. And, you win." Vince Lombardi
"You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you d o them right all the time."Vince Lombardi "If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives."Vince Lombardi "It's not whether you get knocked down: it's whether you get up." Vince Lombardi "Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing." Vince Lombardi "Regardless of what you do put in, every game boils down to doing the things you do best and doing them over and over again." Vince Lombardi "Winning is not everything - but making an effort to win is." Vince Lombardi "Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will all be judged b y only one thing - the result." Vince Lombardi "It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, w hen you're No. 1. What you've got to have is faith and discipline when you're no t yet a winner." Vince Lombardi "Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success it enabl es you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, the temporary failure s." Vince Lombardi "Success demands singleness of purpose." Vince Lombardi "If winning isn't important, why keep score?" Star Trek: The Next Generation "Everybody is born with an equal chance to become just as unequal as he or she p ossibly can." Anonymous "Winners dwell on and hold the self-image of that person they would most like to become. They get a vivid, clear, emotional, sensory picture of themselves as if they had already achieved their new role in life." Anonymous "That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lo se and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we nev er had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning." R ichard Bach "Ever notice that people never say "It's only a game" when they're winning?" Ive rn Ball "If any thing goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anyt hing goes really good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you." Paul Bryant "If you are going to be a successful duck hunter, you must go where the ducks ar e." Paul Bryant
"The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet e mergencies is to do each daily task the best we can; to act as though the eye of opportunity were always upon us. In the hundred-yard race the winner doesn't cr oss the tape line a dozen strides ahead of the field. He wins by inches. So we f ind it in ordinary business life. The big things that come our way are seldom th e result of long thought or careful planning, but rather they are the fruit of s eed planted in the daily routine of our work." William Feather "There is no relief at it being over. There is the joy of winning it." Steffi Gr af "There's nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever." Alfred Hitchcock "The art of winning in business is in working hard ly." Elbert Hubbard not taking things too serious
"I am not one of those who think that coming in second or third is winning." Rob ert Kennedy "And the trouble with me is that my ego just can't accept a loss. I suppose that if I were more perfectly adjusted, I would toss off defeat, but my name is on t his ball club. Thirty-six men publicly reflect me and reflect on me, and it's a matter of my pride." Vince Lombardi "Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything." Vince Lombardi "Winners are naturally bullish." Merrill Lynch "If you cannot win, make the one ahead of you break the record." Jan McKeithen "Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe." John Milton "When you win, nothing hurts." Joe Namath "The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good o r to evil." Pythagoras "My serve was there, everything was just clicking. Those are the days you dream about, especially in a final." Pete Sampras "There are only two places in this league: first place and no place." Tom Seaver "We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat." Queen Victoria "The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers. " Brian Tracy For Brian's CD's, videos, & tapes click-here "There are 100 men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his f ortune." J. Paul Getty "To win without risk is to triumph without glory." Pierre Corneille "You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be." Robert Collier
"Develop the winning edge; small differences in your performance can lead to lar ge differences in your results." Brian Tracy For Brian's CD's, videos, & tapes click-here "The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into t he impossible."Anonymous "There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it." N apoleon Hill For tapes and videosclick-here
================================= Quotes for Survival A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with he makes himself." Alexander Graham Bell "Double no, triple on earth." Ronald Reagan
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our troubles and we d still be better off than any other people
"Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an app alling waste of energy; you can t build on it; it s only for wallowing in." -Katherine Mansfield "Survival, with honor, that outmoded and all-important word, is as difficult as ever and as all-important to a writer. Those who do not last are always more bel oved since no one has to see them in their long, dull, unrelenting, no-quarter-g iven-and-no-quarter-received, fights that they make to do something as they beli eve it should be done before they die. Those who die or quit early and easy and with every good reason are preferred because they are understandable and human. Failure and well-disguised cowardice are more human and more beloved." Ernest He mingway "The more we exploit nature, The more our options are reduced, until we have onl y one: to fight for survival." Morris K. Udall "Nobody is stronger, nobody is weaker than someone who came back. There is nothi ng you can do to such a person because whatever you could do is less than what h as already been done to him. We have already paid the price." Elie Wiesel "Once one determines that he or she has a mission in life, that is not going to be accomplished without a great deal of pain, and that the rewards in the end ma y not outweigh the pain - if you recognize historically that always happens, the n when it comes, you survive it." Richard M. Nixon "The consciousness of being deemed dead, is next to the presumable unpleasantnes s of being so in reality. One feels like his own ghost unlawfully tenanting a de funct carcass." Herman Melville "In spite of everything that was done to me and my race, in spite of the adversi ty and the bitter moments, again we rise." Maya Angelou " It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."Dr.W.Edwards Deming
"Learning is not compulsory. . . neither is survival."Dr.W>Edwards Deming "In a mad world, only the mad are sane."Akiro Kurosawa "This survival of the fittest which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called "natural selection, or the preservati on of favoured races in the struggle for life."Herbert Spencer "It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory." Dr. W. Edwards Demin g "Learning is not compulsory. . . neither is survival." Dr. W. Edwards Deming "In a mad world, only the mad are sane." Akiro Kirosawa "This survival of the fittest which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr. Darwin has called "natural selection, or the preservati on of favoured races in the struggle for life." Herbert Spencer "Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age." Adlai Stevenson ============================= Quotes for Greatness "Creativity means believing you have greatness."Dr. Wayne W. Dyer For tapes and videos click-here "There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by c ircumstances to meet." William F. Halsey "Greatness does not approach him who is forever looking down." Hitopadesa "No great man ever complains of want of opportunity." Ralph Waldo Emerson "Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extr aordinary - they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are n ot what they ought to be." Henri Frederic Amiel "Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and ot hers have greatness thrust upon them." William Shakespeare "No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of gr eat men." Thomas Carlyle "Man is only truly great when he acts from his passions." Benjamin Disreali "In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepte d by their fellows only if they pretend they are not." Marya Mannes "Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude." Arthur Schopenhauer "Well, I wouldn't say that I was in the great class, but I had a great time whil e I was trying to be great." Harry S. Truman
"The price of greatness is responsibility." Winston Churchill "I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary." Lou Holtz For videos click-here. "The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself." Billy Mills "It is the privilege of posterity to set matters right between those antagonists who, by their rivalry for greatness, divided a whole age."Joseph Addison "Don t wait until you re a man to be great. Be a great boy."Anonymous
"Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things."Lawrence D. Bell "Greatness after all, ion spite of its name, appears to be not so much a certain size as a certain quality in human lives. It may be present in lives whose rang e is very small."Phillips Brooks "Put all your eggs in one basket and watch that basket."Andrew Carnegie "The price of greatness is responsibility."Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill "Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions."Benjamin Disreali "Every great man is unique."Ralpho Waldo Emerson "Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socr ates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood."R alph Waldo Emerson "To be great is to be misunderstood."Ralph Waldo Emerson "Let us consider the nature of true greatness in men. The people who can catch h old of men s minds and feelings and inspire them to do things bigger than themselv es are the people who are remembered in history. . . . those who stir feelings a nd imagination and make men struggle toward perfection."Henry Eyring "Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness. . . . For you see, greatness is a measure of one's spirit, not a result of one's rank in human affairs."Sherm an Finesilver "True greatness is the most ready to recognize and most willing to obey those si mple outward laws which have been sanctioned by the experience of mankind."Froud e "A great man will not trample upon a worm, nor sneak to an emperor."Thomas Fulle r "Recipe for greatness To bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat a nd the weakness of grief, to be victor over anger, to smile when tears are close , to resist evil men and base instincts, to hate hate and to love love, to go on when it would seem good to die, to seek ever after the glory and the dream, to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be, that is what any man can do, and so be great."Zane Grey "There would be no great ones if there were no little ones."George Herber
"A great man's greatest good luck is to die at the right time."Eric Hoffer "The man who is anybody and who does anything is surely going to be criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. This is a part of the penalty for greatness, and ev ery great man understands it; and understands, too, that it is no proof of great ness. The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure contumely withou t resentment."Elbert Green Hubbard "Greatness of name in the father oft-times overwhelms the son; they stand too ne ar one another. The shadow kills the growth: so much, that we see the grandchild come more and oftener to be heir of the first."Ben Johnson "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge , that has ever been gathered at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."John Fitzgerald Kennedy " . . . I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow."Abraham Lincol n "If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both."Horace Mann "The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart. "Mencius "I'd rather be a great bad poet than a good bad poet."Ogden Nash "So when a great man dies For years beyond our ken The light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men." Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi "If we are to be really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a gre at part in the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can dete rmine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill."Theodore Roosevel t "Every great man is always being helped by everybody, for his gift is to get goo d out of all things and all persons."John Ruskin "A man who has once perceived, however temporarily and however briefly, what mak es greatness of soul, can no longer be happy if he allows himself to be petty, s elf-seeking, troubled by trivial misfortunes, dreading what fate may have in sto re for him. The man capable of greatness of soul will open wide the windows of h is mind, letting the winds blow freely upon it from every portion of the univers e. He will see himself and life and the world as truly as our human limitations wil l permit; realizing the brevity and minuteness of human life, he will realize al so that in individual minds is concentrated whatever of value the known universe contains. And he will see that the man whose mind mirrors the world becomes in a sense as great as the world. In emancipation from the fears that beset the sla ve of circumstance he will experience a profound joy, and through all the viciss itudes of his outward life he will remain in the depths of his being a happy man ." Bertrand Arthur William Russell "A desire for bigness has hurt many folks. Putting oneself in the limelight at t he expense of others is a wrong idea of greatness. The secret of greatness rathe
r than bigness is to acclimate oneself to one's place of service and be true to one's own convictions. A life of this kind of service will forever remain the me asure of one's true greatness." Richard W. Shelly, Jr. "Some things have not changed since the dawn of history, and bid fair to last ou t time itself. One of these things is the capacity for greatness in man his capaci ty for being often the master of the event and sometimes even more the changer of t he course of history itself. This capacity for greatness is a very precious gift , and we are under a danger in our day of stifling it." Dr. William Clyde de Vane "To achieve great things we must live as if we were never going to die." Marquis de Vauvenargues "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the w orld to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and ac hievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." Woodrow Wilson "Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends." B rian Tracy "You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be." Robert Collier "Since most of us spend our lives doing ordinary tasks, the most important thing is to carry them out extraordinarily well." Henry David Thoreau "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston C hurchill "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson "Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss pe ople." Hyman Rickover "Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Befo re you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must your self believe." Winston Churchill "Great crisis produce great men and great deeds of courage." John F. Kennedy "He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will paus e to say, 'Here lives a great street-sweeper who did his job well'" Martin Luthe r King Jr. "He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king." John Milton "Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found." Anne Morrow Lindbergh "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." Friedrich Nietzsche =========================== Quotes for Goals
"Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor." Brian Tracy For Brian's CD's, videos, & tapes click-here "There is no achievement without goals."Robert J. McKaine Goals in writting are dreams with deadlines. Brian Tracy For Brian's CD's, videos, & tapes click-here "This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything." Scott Reed "People with goals succeed because they know where they're going." Earl Nighting ale For tapes and videos click-here I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacation with better care than they do their lives.Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "Until input (thought) is linked to a goal (purpose) there can be no intelligent accomplishment." Paul G. Thomas "Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail w ith no destination." Fitzhugh Dodson "Goals.There's not telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There' s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There's no telling what w ill happen when you act upon them.' Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "Aim for the top. There is plenty of room there. There are so few at the top it is almost lonely there." Samuel Insull "The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break." Rick Hansen We must be careful not to let our current appetites steal away any chance we mig ht have for a future feast. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term f ailures." Charles C. Noble "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." Epic tetus
"The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconsci ous mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Jus t pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end." Claude M. Bristol If you go to work on your goals,your goals will go to work on you.If you go to w ork on your plan, your plan will go to work on you.Whatever good things we build end up building us. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else." Yogi Berra "Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star." Will is Reed The establishment of a clear,central purpose or goal in life is the starting poi nt of all success. Brian Tracy For Brian's CD's, videos, & tapes click-here "It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this worl d." Og Mandino "Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fer vently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route t o success." Stephen A. Brennan "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 "If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task th ey decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings." Brian Tracy For Brian's CD's, videos, & tapes click-here "We aim above the mark to hit the mark." Ralph Waldo Emerson We all need lots of powerful long range goals to help us past the short-term obs tacles. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal." Helen Keller "Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal." Johann Wolfgang Von Goe the "From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the po int that must be reached." Franz Kafka "Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish
your priorities and go to work." H. L. Hungt "Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets." Nido Qubein For tapes click-here We all have two choices;We can make a living or we can design a life. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "Setting goals for your game is an art. The trick is in setting them at the righ t level neither too low nor too high." Greg Norman "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." Thomas Jeff erson "My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win ou t." Ronald Reagan "Having an exciting destination is like setting a needle in your compass. From t hen on, the compass knows only one point-its ideal. And it will faithfully guide you there through the darkest nights and fiercest storms." Daniel Boone An average person with average talent,ambition and education, can outstrip the m ost brilliant genius in our society,if that person has clear,focused goals. Brian Tracy For Brian's CD's, videos, & tapes click-here "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your g oals." Anonymous "By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of b ecoming the person you most want to be." Mark Victor Hansen "Begin with the end in mind." Stephen Covey "Nothing is too high for a man to reach, but he must climb with care and confide nce." Hans Christian Andersen "An archer cannot hit the bullseye if he doesn t know where the target is."Anonymo us When the promise is clear,the price gets easy. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "Be true to your own goals."Anonymous "Goal: an aim or objective, the end toward which effort is directed. Resolution: The quality of not allowing difficulties or opposition to affect one s purpose."Anonymous "Goal Setting: I Set Long Term Goals II Set Short Term Goals III Set Objectives
IV Prioritize the Objectives V Define and Detail VI Do It VII Evaluate" Anonymous "Goals that are not written down are just wishes."Anonymous "Greediness often defeats its own ends, by making us scratch for every trifle wh en we should dig for gold alone."Anonymous "Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals."Anonymous "Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you."Anon ymous "You'll never achieve your dreams if they don't become goals."Anonymous "What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes av ailable 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 The guy says,"When you work where I work,by the time you get home it's late.You' ve got to have a bite to eat,watch a little TV,relax,and get to bed. You can't s it up half the night planing, planing."And he's the same guy who's behind on his car payment. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconsci ous mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Jus t pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end."Claude M. Bristol "Every man is a diary in which he writes one story while intending to write anot her. His humblest moment is when he compares the two."Hugh B. Brown "A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's heaven for?"Robert Browning "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?" Robert Browning "When a great man has some one object in view to be achieved in a given time, it may be absolutely necessary for him to walk out of all the common roads."Edmund Burke "Define your business goals clearly so that others can see them as you do." George F. Burns "If you don't know where you are going, you'll probably end up somewhere else." Lewis Carroll Success equals goals;all else is commentary. Brian Tracy For Brian's CD's, videos, & tapes click-here
"Desires must be simple and definite. They defeat their own purpose should they be too many, too confusing, or beyond a man's training to accomplish."George S. Clason "If you don't know where you are going, you can never get lost."Herb Cohen "When . . . o do, James you can, always advise people to do what you see they really want to do . Doing what they want to do, they may succeed; doing what they don't want t they won't." Gould Cozzens
"Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal." E. Joseph Crossman "Without some goal and some effort to reach it, no man can live." Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky "In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the thi ngs that are met with by the way."Henry Havelock Ellis There are two ways to face the future.One way is with apprehension; the otheris with anticipation. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "Hitch your wagon to a star."Ralph Waldo Emerson "We aim above the mark to hit the mark."Ralph Waldo Emerson "A distracted existence leads us to no goal."John Wolfgang von Goethe "I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understa nd their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labo r on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut."John Wolfgang von Go ethe "Keep your eye on eternal goals."John H. Groberg "Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who ke eps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road."Dag Hammarskj?ld "There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it."N apoleon Hill For tapes click here. "Please don t nag yourself with thoughts of failure. Do not set goals far beyond y our capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way you know, an d the Lord will accept of your effort."Gordon B. Hinckley "Success is not measured in achievement of goals, but in the stress and strain o f meeting those goals."Spencer W. Kimball "We do believe in setting goals. We live by goals. In athletics we always have a goal. When we go to school, we have the goal of graduation and degrees. Our tot al existence is goal-oriented. We must have goals to make progress, encouraged by keeping records . . . as the swimmer or the jumper or the runner does . . . Progress is easier when it is timed, checked, and measured. . . .
Goals are good. Laboring with a distant aim sets the mind in a higher key and pu ts us at our best. Goals should always be made to a point that will make us reach and strain." Spencer W. Kimball "Organize one's values in the order of their worth."François, Duc de La Rochefou cauld "Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will see farther." Orison Swett Marden "Do not let the future be held hostage by the past."Neal A. Maxwell "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the go al." Hannah More Reasons come first.Answers come second. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "Aim for the stars and maybe you'll reach the sky."Reinhold Niebuhr "The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish i t. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get." Jim Rohn For tapes click here. "We all need lots of powerful long-range goals to help us past the short-term ob stacles. Jim Rohn For tapes click here. "You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can't catch fish unless you put your line in the water. You can't reach your goals if you don't t ry."Kathy Seligman Rewrite your major goals every day,in the present tense, exactly as if they alre ady existed. Brian Tracy For Brian's CD's, videos, & tapes click-here "When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right win d." Lucius Ann?us Seneca "A goal is a planned event."Hayrum W. Smith "A goal is a dream with a deadline."Steve Smith "Our strength lies, not alone in our proving grounds and our stockpiles, but in our ideals, our goals, and their universal appeal to all men who are struggling to breathe free." Adlai Ewing Stevenson "To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you...don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach." W. Clement Stone
Goals.There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them.There's n o telling what you can do when you believe in them.There's no telling what will happen when you act upon them. Jim Rohn For Jim's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "You, too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims and destination."W. Clement Stone "No one knows what he can do until he tries."Publilius Syrus "If one advances confidently in the direction of his own dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau "In the long run men hit only what they aim at."Henry David Thoreau "One ship drives east, and another west With the self-same winds that blow: Tis the set of the sails And not the gales, Which decides the way we go. Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate, As they voyage along through life; Tis the will of the soul That decides its goal, And not the calm or the strife." Ella Wheeler Wilcox "There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, That can circumvent or hinder or control The firm resolve of a determined soul." Ella Wheeler Wilcox "Men do not succeed in business or in life, no matter how intelligent they may b e, no matter how sharply their aptitudes are defined, no matter how brilliantly they may be educated unless they are oriented toward the proper goals and have t he drive or motivating force to succeed. One has to want something mighty hard a nd keep on wanting things all his life. . . ." Wallace H. Wulfeck "Too low they build who build beneath the stars."Edward Young "You can't hit a target you cannot see, and you cannot see a target you do not h ave." Zig Ziglar For tapes click here. Commiting your goals to paper increases the likelihood of your achieving them b y one thousand percent! Brian Tracy For Brian's CD's, videos, & tapes click-here "People with goals succeed because they know where they are going... It's as sim ple as that." Earl Nightingale For tapes click-here "We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dar k to our success." Henry David Thoreau
"Reduce your plan to writing... The moment you complete this, you will have defi nitely given concrete form to the intangible desire." Napoleon Hill For tapes and videos click-here ==================================== Quotes for Determination "The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man w ho will win." Roger Bannister "The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur." Vince Lo mbardi For video click-here "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's deter mination." Tommy Lasorda "Nothing great will ever be achieved without great mean, and men are great only if they are determined to be so." Charles De Gaulle "If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, b ut perseverance." Samuel Johnson "What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes av ailable 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 Graha m Bell "I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?" Bible "Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its sta ted purpose." Benjamin Disraeli "The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, its energy - invincible determination - a purpose o nce fixed, and then death or victory." Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton "You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than yo u think you can." Jimmy Carter "We will either find a way, or make one!" Hannibal "A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will ac complish with all the tools in a machine shop." Robert Hughes "Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory." Ghandi "Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does no t depend upon the brilliancy and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but u
pon the ever lasting and sanctified buldoggedness with which you hang on after y ou have taken hold." Dr. A. B. Meldrum "A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not stro ng enough." John Christian Bovee "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the deter mination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to t he task at hand." Vince Lombardi For video click-here "It takes a little courage, and a little self-control. And some grim determinati on, If you want to reach the goal. It takes a great deal of striving, and a firm and stern-set chin. No matter what the battle, if you really want to win, there 's no easy path to glory. There is no road to fame. Life, however we may view it , Is no simple parlor game; But its prizes call for fighting, For endurance and for grit; For a rugged disposition that will not quit." Navy SEAL Masterchief "The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck." Channing Pollock "When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at hi s rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it - but all that had gone before." Jacob Riis "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 Jordon "Self-determination is fine but needs to be tempered with self-control."Anonymou s "What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes av ailable 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 Graha m Bell "A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not stro ng enough." Christian Nestell Bovée "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothin g is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educa ted derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "p ress on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."John C alvin Coolidge "I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step for ward." Thomas Alva Edison "We will either find a way or make one."Hannibal "Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of our train to opportu
nity and success."Burt Lawlor "It s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best , you very often get it."William Somerset Maugham "A resolute determination is the truest wisdom."Napoléon I "Determination is the wake-up call to the human will."Anthony (Tony) Robbins For tapes click here. "It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obs tacles that built this bridge."John J. Watson "I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the valu e of hard work." Lee Iacocca For tapes click here. "A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, m ust....be undaunted when the going gets tough." Ronald Reagan "Fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and yo ur eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack y ou one on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round remembering that th e man who always fights one more round is never whipped." James Corbett "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." Friedrich Nietzsche =============================== Quotes for Achievement "The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore." Dale Carnegie "Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was." Robert Louis Stevenson "The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials." Chinese proverb Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "A non-doer is very often a critic-that is, someone who sits back and watches do ers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It's easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change." Dr. Wayne W. D yer For tapes and videos click-here "Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantag es. Desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Loo king at small advantages prevents great affairs from being accomplished." Confuc ius "The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots ga in their reputation from storms and tempests." Epictetus
"We live in deeds, not years: In thoughts not breaths; In feelings, not in figur es on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives Who thinks mos t, feels the noblest, acts the best." David Bailey "Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have e ncountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds." Orison Swett Marden Remember, you can earn more money, but when time is spent is gone forever. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary." Thomas Edison "Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that." Norman Vincent Peale For tapes click-here. "It's your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitu de." Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and th e wife smiles, and lets it go at that." Sir James M. Barrie "We will either find a way, or make one." Hannibal "Death comes to all. But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold." George Fabricius If you're sincere, praise is efectiv e. If you're insincere, it's manipulative. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "Mere longevity is a good things for those who watch Life from the side lines. F or those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achiev ement for eternity." Gabriel Heatter "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunder s and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumber ed with your old nonsense." Ralph Waldo Emerson "The only way around is through." Robert Frost "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought t ogether." Vincent Van Gogh "I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more." Jonas Salk
You've got to be before you can do, and do before you can have. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "If life were measured by accomplishments, most of us would die in infancy." A. P. Gouthey "My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that ach ievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the bes t that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as im portant or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success." Hel en Hayes "The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses." Napoleon Hill For tapes click here. The best way to make your spouse and children feel secure is not with big deposi ts in bank account, but with little deposits of thoughtfulness and affection in the"love account." "A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a questions he cannot a nswer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve." Oliver Wendell Holmes The best way to make your spouse and children feel secure is not with big deposits in ban k account, but with little deposits of thoughtfulness and affection in the"love account." "High achievement always takes place in a framework of high expectation." Jack K inder "Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishmen ts, time and again, will come as a surprise to him." Golo Mann "Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possi bility into flames of achievement." Foster C. Mcclellan "I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them." Pablo Picass o "The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune." Plutarch "The truth of the matter is that there's nothing you can't accomplish if: (1) Yo u clearly decide what it is that you're absolutely committed to achieving, (2) Y ou're willing to take massive action, (3) You notice what's working or not, and (4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way." Anthony Robbins For tapes and videos click here. All of us perform better and more willingly when we know why we're doing what we have been told or asked to do. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "Nothing is as difficulty as to achieve results in this world if one is filled f ull of great tolerances and the milk of human kindness. The person who achieves must generally be a one-idea individual, concentrated entirely on that one idea, and ruthless in his aspect toward other men and other ideas." Corinne Roosevelt Robinson
"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential th ese are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." Eddie Robins on "The average estimate themselves by what they do, the above average by what they are." Johann Friedrich Von Schiller "Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although diff icult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. " Brian Tracy For Brian's CD's, videos, & tapes click-here "Never mistake activity for achievement. " John Wooden Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it's free -but it can't go anywhere. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "I love America. We've got the only system that works - it keeps everyone hustli ng." J.R. Simplot "Young people tell what they are doing, old people what they have done and fools what they wish to do." French "The only worthwhile achievements of man are those which are socially useful." A lfred Adler "Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; negle cted people achieve the least." Anonymous "God put me on Earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I'm so far behind I will never die! " Anonymous "If you don t climb the mountain, you can t view the plain." Anonymous "Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk." Anonymous Money will buy you a bed, but not a good night's sleep, a house but not a home, a companion but not a friend. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "The harder you fall, the higher you bounce." Anonymous "The man who wakes up and finds himself famous hasn't been asleep." Anonymous "To of Zig For go beyond is as bad as to fall short." Anonymous Lack of direction, not lack time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days. Ziglar Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here
"To reach a great height a person needs to have great depth." Anonymous "Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances." Bruce Barton
"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." William Blake "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 "Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things." Frank Clark "This became a credo of mine . . . attempt the impossible in order to improve yo ur work." Bette Davis "We achieve everything by our efforts alone. Our fate is not decided by an almig hty God. We decide our own fate by our actions. You have to gain mastery over yo urself. . . . It is not a matter of sitting back and accepting." Daw Aung San Su u Kyi "Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can." Henry Drummond "Hell, there are no rules here a Edison we're trying to accomplish something." Thomas Alv
"We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a singl e overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objec tive." General Dwight David Eisenhower "What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four e ssential ingredients: Choose a career you love . . . Give it the best there is i n you . . . Seize your opportunities And be a member of the team. In no country but America, I believe, is it possible to fulfill all four of these requirements ." Benjamin F. Fairless "To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already a chieved, but at what he aspires to." Kahlil Gibran You can finish school, and even make it easy -but you never finish your educatio n,and it's seldom easy. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here
"If we are striving, if we are working, if we are trying, to the best of our abi lity, to improve day by day, then we are in the line of our duty." Heber J. Gran t "Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then yo u will see how low it was." Dag Hammarskj?ld "My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that ach ievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the bes t that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as im portant or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success." Hel en Hayes "The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses." Napolean Hill
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"We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence the remarkable fact that many inventions had their birth as toys." Eric Hoffer "Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work." H. L. Hunt "Most of us can learn to live in perfect comfort on higher levels of power. Ever yone knows that on any given day there are energies slumbering in him which the incitements of that day do not call forth. Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. It is evident that our organism has stored-up reserves of energy that are ordinarily not called upon deeper and deeper strata of explosibl e material, ready for use by anyone who probes so deep. The human individual usu ally lives far within his limits." William James "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." Robert Francis K ennedy "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 For tapes click here. Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that t hey're on the same side. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here There's not a lot you can do about the national economy but there is a lot you c an do about your personal economy. "The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not obtained by sudden flight But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night.
You don't drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here Standing on what too long we bore With shoulders bent and downcast eyes, We may discern unseen before, A path to higher destinies." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow "Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great." Niccol? Mach iavelli The more you express gratitude for what you have the more you will have to expre
ss gratitude for. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here "Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might h ave achieved, of all the gifts which we might have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do." Gian-Carlo Menotti "Someone has defined genius as intensity of purpose: the ability to do, the pati ence to wait. . . . Put these together and you have genius, and you have achieve ment." Leo J. Muir "Only if you reach the boundary will the boundary recede before you. And if you don't, if you confine your efforts, the boundary will shrink to accommodate itse lf to your efforts. And you can only expand your capacities by working to the ve ry limit." Hugh Nibley "Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspirati on . . and expectation." Jack Niklaus "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."General George Smith Patton, Jr. "Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imaginatio n regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasin gly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resol utely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smiling courage." Fr ederick Pierce "Competition is a by-product of productive work, not its goal. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others." Ayn Rand "She looked at the crowd and she felt, simultaneously, astonishment that they sh ould stare at her, when this event was so personally her own that no communicati on about it was possible, and a sense of fitness that they should be here, that they should want to see it, because the sight of an achievement was the greatest gift a human being could offer to others." Ayn Rand "There are only two roads that lead to something like human happiness. They are marked by the words . . . love and achievement. . . . In order to be happy onese lf it is necessary to make at least one other person happy. . . . The secret of human happiness is not in self-seeking but in self-forgetting." Dr. Theodor Reik "A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of forest. I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high." William Sharp Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here
"The things we accept as normal and enjoy today were considered impossible twent y-five years ago and beyond the power of man to achieve. The early "Buck Rogers" and "Flash Gordon" comic strips were fantastic and considered outside the realm of man's attainment. They were considered figments of man's imagination, but no w many of these miraculous, imaginative things have become realities and man is pushing onward toward new and higher goals of achievement. We are now mentally p repared for every new invention and advancement in technology and the sciences ,
but, nevertheless, stand amazed at man's powers to create and achieve. These ou tstanding accomplishments, which approach the miraculous, to me are unquestioned evidence of man's divine nature. Man has sent up satellites which circle the gl obe. He has taken the breathtaking, miraculous ride about the earth. He expects to circle the moon and even land man on the outer planets; also he considers fea sible floating platforms in outer space as intermediate stations for interplanet ary travel." Delbert L. Stapley When you give a man a dole you deny him his dignity, and when you deny him his d ignity you rob him his destiny. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here The more you express gratitude for what you have the more you will have to expre ss gratitude for. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here Winner's Blueprint for Achievement BELIEVE while others are doubting. PLAN while others are playing. STUDY while others are sleeping. DECIDE while others are delaying. PREPARE while others are daydreaming. BEGIN while others are procrastinating. WORK while others are wishing. SAVE while others are wasting. LISTEN while others are talking. SMILE while others are frowning. Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love. COMMEND while others are criticizing. PERSIST while others are quitting." William Arthur Ward "Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up." Alfred North Whitehead "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden For tapes click here. "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the w orld to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and ac hievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." Woodrow Wilson "You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be." Robert Collier "Man is not the sum of what he has but the totality of what he does not yet have , of what he might have." Jean-Paul Sartre "Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep mo ving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." Conrad Hilton "Personal development is your springboard to personal excellence. Ongoing, conti nuous, non-stop personal development literally assures you that there is no limi t to what you can accomplish." Brian Tracy For Brian's CD's, videos, & tapes click-here
"The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that the y seek it while the conditions are still favorable. Favorable conditions never c ome." C.S. Lewis "The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into t he impossible."Anonymous It's not the situation, but wheather we react (negative) or respond (positive) t o the situation that's important. Zig Ziglar For Zig's's tapes, CD's, and videos click-here ================================================== Motivational Quotes A-Z by Author We call ourselves a capacity building organization; self-motivated and self-initia ted capacity building. For example, in 30 years, I don t think I have signed a che ck for the company. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh - Employee - Motivational - Management - Companies - Leadersh ip God didn't have time to make a nobody, only a somebody.I believe that each of us has God-given talents within us waiting to be brought to fruition. Mary Kay Ash - Belief - Optimistic - Motivational Don t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can ac hieve. Mary Kay Ash - Belief - Motivational - Ambition Don't quack like a duck.. soar like an eagle. Ken Blanchard - Ambition - Motivation The turning point, I think, was when I really realized that you can do it yourse lf. That you have to believe in you because sometimes that's the only person tha t does believe in your success but you. Tim Blixseth - Motivational - Belief - Success - Self Help In spite of your fear, do what you have to do. Chin-Ning Chu - Action - Motivation - Fear In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything. Bill Clinton - Economy - Knowledge - Motivational Let us all take more responsibility, not only for ourselves and our families but for our communities and our country. Bill Clinton - Responsibility - Encouragement - Motivational You know, people make a lot of money talking about me, don't they? They just get on those shows, and they talk away. There's nothing I can do. And that's one of the great lessons I try to convey in my book, which my mother implanted in me a s a young girl.. Is you can either be an actor in your own life, or a reactor in somebody else's. Hillary Rodham Clinton - Life - Money - Famous - Motivational The kind of commitment I find among the best performers across virtually every f ield is a single-minded passion for what they do, an unwavering desire for excel lence in the way they think and the way they work. Genuine confidence is what la
unches you out of bed in the morning, and through your day with a spring in your step. Jim Collins - Commitment - Passion - Confidence - Motivational - Thinking - Work Whatever qualities the rich may have, they can be acquired by anyone with the te nacity to become rich. The key, I think, is confidence. Confidence and an unshak able belief it can be done and that you are the one to do it. Felix Dennis - Rich - Optimistic - Positive - Confidence - Determination - Motiv ational - Belief The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney - Action - Motivational Love is the biggest eraser there is. Love erases even the deepest imprinting bec ause love goes deeper then anything. If you childhood imprinting was very strong , and you keep saying: "It's their fault. I can't change," you stay stuck. Louise Hay - Love - Thinking - Childhood - Strength - Change - Motivational Explain to people that everything they say is an affirmation. Everything they th ink is an affirmation. Everything! What you want to do is to get control of what you are saying and thinking, so these things bring you good experiences in life rather than rotten experiences. Louise Hay - Motivational - Thinking - Affirmation - Self Help - Self Control Optimistic - Life Follow your own particular dreams. We are handed a life by peers, parents and so ciety, you can do that or follow your own dreams. Life is short, be a dreamer bu t be a practical person. Hugh Hefner - Dreams - Life - Motivational - Family The interesting thing is how one guy, through living out his own fantasies, is l iving out the fantasies of so many other people. Hugh Hefner - Dreams - Life - Motivational - Interesting 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 - Defeat - Attitude - Failure - Planning - Goals - Motivational Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement. Napoleon Hill - Goals - Motivational - Desire - Achievement Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, an d burning desire, can be translated into riches. Napoleon Hill - Thinking - Self Help - Goals - Motivational - Desire - Achieveme nt - Mind - Belief - Power - Rich - Purpose Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and wor k with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be fou nd as you go along. Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich - Motivational - Action - Now - Inspirationa l - Work Money is human kind's greatest invention. Money doesn't discriminate. Money does n't care whether a person is poor, whether a person comes from a good family, or what his skin color is. Anybody can make money. Takafumi Horie - Money - Poor - Motivational I just know that there are a lot of people out there who are younger than I am, and I wish to be a role model for them. If they have a dream, I want to help the
m keep that motivation high, so that they can realize their dream. I want to sho w people that they CAN have fun in life. Takafumi Horie - Motivational - Help - Encouraging When life appears to be working against you, when your luck is down, when the su pposedly wrong people show up, or when you slip up and return to old, self-defea ting habits, recognize the signs that you're out of harmony with intention. Aldous Huxley - Life - Motivational - Luck - Self Control Wallowing in the past may be good literature. As wisdom, it's hopeless. Aldous Huxley - Motivational - Self Help - Problems - Literature Management is nothing more than motivating other people. Lee Iacocca - Management - Motivational - People Failure is a word I don't accept. John H. Johnson - Failure - Motivational When I'm under the gun and I've got pressure on me, I don't panic. I look for th e right solution, and then I go for it. Magic Johnson - Pressure - Solutions - Motivational Quotes I would tell young people to start where they are with what they have and that t he secret of a big success is starting with a small success and dreaming bigger and bigger dreams, I would tell them also that a young Black woman or a young Bl ack man can't dream too much today or dare too much if he or she works hard, per severes and dedicates themselves to excellence. John H. Johnson - Motivational - Work - Success - Commitment I just feel that my competitive drive is far greater than anyone else that I ve me t, and I think that I thrive on that. Michael Jordan - Competitive - Great - Motivational Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcu t the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good t hings will be bestowed upon you. That's truly about the game, and in some ways t hat's about life too. Michael Jordan - Motivational - Sports - True - Life Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are ce rtain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy - Change - Life - Motivational ===================================== Fate knows where you are going, but it is up to you to drive there. Michelle Keesling Nothing happens until I make it happen. Contributed by: Scott Wilson You can t build a reputation on what you're going to do. Henry Ford I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results. Florence Nightingale Ideas without action are worthless.
Harvey Mackay I think there is something, more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take conc rete steps to actualize their vision. W. Clement Stone Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether y ou are ready or not, to put this plan into action. Napoleon Hill There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. John F. Kennedy What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. Ralph Waldo Emerson Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. Harold S. Geneen Never confuse motion with action. Benjamin Franklin Just Do It! Nike Running Shoes Advertisment A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else. Mahatma Gandhi Drive thy business, or it will drive thee. Benjamin Franklin Do or do not. There is no try. Yoda As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do . Andrew Carnegie Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt Go for it now. The future is promised to no one. Wayne Dyer You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind. Irish Proverb The great end of life is not knowledge but action. Thomas H. Huxley Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer. Marcia Wieder Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, t
hought by thought, action by action. Helen Gahagan Douglas I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions. Dorothy Day Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. Henri Louis Bergson The true gentleman does not preach his beliefs until he does so by his actions. Source Unknown Good intentions are not good enough... ultimately we are measured by our actions . Source Unknown Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are f avourable do nothing. William Feather The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke Success seems to be connected to action. Successful people keep moving. They mak e mistakes, bu they don't quit. Conrad Hilton To do nothing is in every man's power. Samuel Johnson Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny. Alfred A. Montapert ===================================== Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconq uerable. Theodore N. Vail The individual who know the score about life sees difficulties as opportunities. Norman Vincent Peale There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you a lter yourself to meet them. Phyllis Bottome You can't fly a kite unless you go against the wind and have a weight to keep it from turning a somersault. The same with man. No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and is prepared to assume responsibiliti es. William J.H. Boetcker The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe When I hear somebody sigh that Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compare d to what? Sydney J. Harris
Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Ronald E. Osborn If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier fo r you. Louis D. Brandeis Our greatest battles are that with our own minds. Jameson Frank The man of character finds an especial attractiveness in difficulty since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities. Charles de Gaulle No matter how difficult the challenge, when we spread our wings of faith and all ow the winds of God's spirit to lift us, no obstacle is too great to overcome. Roy Lessin If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, a nd when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me. Ann Landers Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion. B. C. Forbes The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which t akes a little longer. George Santayana It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes. Louis Kossuth Into each life some rain must fall, some days be dark and dreary. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow str ong by conflict. William E. Channing Triumphs without difficulties are empty. Indeed, it is difficulties that make th e triumph. It is no feat to travel the smooth road. Source Unknown Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. Henry Ford It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged. Edward W. Ziegler In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't ju st accept the ones you like. Mike Gafka
Troubles, like babies, grow larger by nursing. Lady Holland For every mountain there is a miracle. Robert H. Schuller I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. Mother Teresa Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it. Washington Irving A desire can overcome all objections and obstacles. Gunderson Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if the y can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight. Orison Swett Marden The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and conven ience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges. Martin Luther King Jr. Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors. African Proverb It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again. Vince Lombardi Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have. Norman Vincent Peale You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. Bernice Johnson Reagon =============================== The real secret of success is enthusiasm. Walter Chrysler Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do. Norman Vincent Peale I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with ever ything they had of energy and enthusiasm. Henry Truman A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. Charles M. Schwab
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas an d enthusiasm. Thomas J. Watson, Sr If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be - enthusiasm. Bruce Barton Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a fore st fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. Denis Waitley You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes y our hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis. Henry Ford Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Emerson It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth livin g. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr Enthusiasm - the sustaining power of all great action. Samuel Smiles Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow. Norman Vincent Peale Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic u ntil you make it a habit. Gordon Parks Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achiev ed. Ralph Waldo Emerson Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation. Kahlil Gibran Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusi asm. Winston Churchill Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusias m holds out, so will new opportunities. Norman Vincent Peale There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. Norman Vincent Peale Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be fe ared, and with it none despised. Christian Nestell Bovee A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. Mary Kay Ash
Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch. Ivern Ball ========================================== Happiness is not in our circumstances but in ourselves. It is not something we s ee, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are. John B. Sheerin The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase: If you pursue happiness yo u'll never find it. C.P. Snow Happiness is more a state of health than of wealth. Frank Tyger Giving of yourself, learning to be tolerant, giving recognition and approval to others, remaining flexible enough to mature and learn - yields happiness, harmon y, contentment and productivity. These are the qualities of a rich life, the bou nteous harvest of getting along with people. Jack C Yewell Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for. Joseph Addison If you have nothing else to do, look about you and see if there isn't something close at hand that you can improve! It may make you wealthy, thought it is more likely that it will make you happy. George Matthew Adams Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, or shouldn't have, spo il our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happines s let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to b e happy without the things we cannot or should not have. Richard L. Evans Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy i s here. The way to be happy is to make others so. Robert G. Ingersoll Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the ca ndle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life. Burton Hills There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better , but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more. Woody Allen Those who have easy, cheerful attitudes tend to be happier than those with less
pleasant temperaments, regardless of money, 'making it', or success. Dr. Joyce Brothers The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. Eric Hoffer It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness. Poverty and wealth have both failed. KIN HUBBARD When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at t he closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Keller, Helen There is no point to samba if it doesn't make you smile. Alma Guillermoprieto Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the grea test happiness of existence. Sydney Smith Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to i mpress other birds and horses. Dale Carnegie Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out o f what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date. Dale Carnegie Prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world, whether you have mone y or not. Jerry Gellis It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable. Roger L'Estrange You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need . Vernon Howard We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to b e happy ourselves. Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is t he spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. Denis Waitley Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have . Anonymous Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances. Anonymous Real happiness comes from inside. Nobody can give it to you.
Sharon Stone Happiness is the art of learning how to get joy from your substance. Jim Rohn It doesn't get any better than this. Author Unknown The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. Marcus A. Antoninus The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his fee t. J. Robert Oppenheimer ========================================== Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities. Napoleon Bonaparte Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop wit hholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are ali ve is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God. Mary Manin Morrissey You've got to sing like you don't need the money, love like you'll never get hur t. You've got to dance like no one is watching. It's gotta come from the heart, if you want it to work. Susannah Clark The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring. Oscar Wilde Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. Thomas Carlyle Nor has he spent his life badly who has passed it in privacy. Cicero The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much. William Hazlitt Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. Helen Keller Life's more amusing than we thought. Andrew Lang As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matter s. Seneca Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin. Hansen, Grace Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Hubbard, Elbert
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. Sachs, A. Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we cho ose. Tehyi, Hsieh Life without love is a shadow of things that might be. Unknown Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. VanDyke, Henry Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do i n particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had? HENRY JAMES Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your bes t. David O. McKay Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. Jean de la Bruyere Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by what you bring to life. John Homer Miller Live not one's life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing t o be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're al ive, it isn't. Richard Bach ============================ He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Benjamin Franklin Bad excuses are worse than none. Thomas Fuller He who excuses himself accuses himself. Gabriel Meurier Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. Edward R. Murrow We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. Rudyard Kipling Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. Don Wilder
If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another. Yiddish Proverb No one ever excused his way to success. Dave Del Dotto For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future bu t an excuse can last for life. Eric Hoffer Sometimes, people use age as a convenient excuse. 'I'm to old too start somethin g new', or, 'I couldn't learn that at my age.' Other people, though, go on to ac heive their greatest accomplishments in life in later years. Catherine Pulsifer An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded. Alexander Pope Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had suf ficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an e xcuse that we say things are impossible. Francois La Rochefoucauld I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse. Florence Nightingale People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make th em. George Bernard Shaw Niney-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making exc uses. George W. Carver People with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others have excuses . Dr. Laura Schlessinger ================================ Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it. Leonardo Da Vinci One realizes the full importance of time only when there is little left of it. E very man's greatest capital asset is his unexpired years of productive life. P.W. Litchfield Many of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spe nd half our time wishing. Alexander Woollcott Time heals what reason cannot. Seneca Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. Auguste Rodin
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. Hector Berlioz Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. H. Jackson Brown You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. Charles Buxton It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot It takes time to build a castle. Irish Proverb A minute now is better than a minute later. Anonymous Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday. Anonymous One thing you can't recycle is wasted time. Anonymous You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rush ed through life trying to save. Will Rogers Just as you began to feel that you could make good use of time, there was no tim e left to you. Lisa Alther Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Diogenes Laetius The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them ... Michel de Montaigne Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can't afford to lose. Thomas Edison We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch. John F. Kennedy Nothing is worth more than this day. Goethe If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most import ant and then give it all you've got. Lee Iacocca One today is worth two tomorrows. Franklin
Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, y ou couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure? Author Unknown Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week's value out of a year while another man ge ts a full year's value out of a week. Charles Richards ============================ Dr. Seuss Quotes You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally be tter than your dreams. Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer t han You Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and tho se who matter don't mind. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. We're big fans of Dr. Seuss -- he was a big part of our childhoods. So here's ou r 'Top 10' Dr. Seuss quotes list -- the best of the best: Favorite #1 You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer you rself, any direction you choose. Dr. Seuss Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #2 Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you er than you. Dr. Seuss Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #3 From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere. Dr. Seuss Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #4 Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #5 Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way. Dr. Seuss Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #6 If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good. Dr. Seuss Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #7 I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful, one hu ndred percent. Dr. Seuss Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #8 So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads. Dr. Seuss Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #9
And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarter s percent guaranteed. Dr. Seuss Favorite Dr. Seuss Quotes #10 Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. Dr. Seuss ======================= Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It s not. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who ll decide where to go. Don t give up. I believe in you all. A person s a person no matter how small. Did you ever fly a kite in bed? I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down on the bottom we, too, sho uld have rights. I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and s ome come from behind. But I ve bought a big bat. I m all ready you see. Now my troub les are going to have troubles with me! Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can t hink up if only you try. And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters per cent guaranteed. My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It s the letter I use to spell yuz z-a-matuzz. You ll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyo nd Z and start poking around! LIFE ~ Dr. Seuss Quotes I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and s ome come from behind. But I ve bought a big bat. I m all ready you see. Now my troub les are going to have troubles with me! I m sorry to say so but, sadly it s true that bang-ups and hang-ups can happen to you . Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life s realities. Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or ano ther chance. Everyone is just waiting. Don t cry because it s over. Smile because it happened.
If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good. You know you re in love when you can t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Just tell yourself, Duckie, you re really quite lucky. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. Young cat, if you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you would learn! The most wonderful stuff! It s high time you were shown, that you really don t know all there is to be known. And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puz zling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It cam e without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler wa s sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. And when they played they really played. And when they worked they really worked. You re on your own, and you know what you know. And you will be the guy who ll decide where you ll go. Oh the places you you ll go. HAPPINESS ~ Dr. Seuss Quotes Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. You are you. Now, isn t that pleasant? Just tell yourself, Duckie, you re really quite lucky. PERSONAL GROWTH ~ Dr. Seuss Quotes You are you. Now, isn t that pleasant? You are the guy who ll decide where to go. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who ll decide where to go. Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer th an You. You re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don t matter, and thos e who matter won t mind. I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and s ome come from behind. But I ve bought a big bat. I m all ready you see. Now my troub les are going to have troubles with me! WORDS OF WISDOM ~ Dr. Seuss Quotes
Don t give up. I believe in you all. A person s a person no matter how small. Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer th an You. It s high time you were shown, that you really don t know all there is to be known. And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puz zling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It cam e without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler wa s sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the mo re places you ll go. I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down on the bottom we, too, sho uld have rights. Step with care and great tact. You have brains in your head. I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and s ome come from behind. But I ve bought a big bat. I m all ready you see. Now my troub les are going to have troubles with me! Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life s realities. Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don t matter, and thos e who matter won t mind. So you see! There s no end to the things you might know, depending how far beyond Z ebra you go. From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. A person s a person, no matter how small. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. WRITING ~ Dr. Seuss Quotes So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the read er who reads. My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It s the letter I use to spell yuz z-a-matuzz. You ll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyo nd Z and start poking around! Preachers in pulpits talked about what a great message is in the book. No matter what you do, somebody always imputes meaning into your books.
ENVIRONMENT ~ Dr. Seuss Quotes Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It s not. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. Now thanks to your hacking my trees to the ground, there s not enough Truffula Fruit to go round. ========================================= * You make 'em, I amuse 'em. o Statement about children, as quoted in Enter, Conversing (1962) by C lifton Fadiman, p. 108 * Nonsense wakes up the brain cells. And it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age. Humor has a tremendous place in this sordid world. It's more than just a matter of laughing. If you can see thin gs out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack. o As quoted in "Author Isn't Just a Cat in the Hat" by Miles Corwin in The Los Angeles Times (27 November 1983); also in Dr. Seuss: American Icon (200 4) by Philip Nel, p. 38 * Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them. o On writing for adults, as quoted in Of Sneetches and Whos and the Go od Dr. Seuss: Essays on the Writings and Life of Theodor Geisel (1997) by Thomas Fensch, p. 96 * I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingre dient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telesc ope, which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities. o As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions fo r Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 376 * Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. o As quoted in Looking Tall by Standing Next to Short People, And Othe r Techniques for Managing a Law Firm (2007) by H. Edward Wesemann * You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is fina lly better than your dreams. o As quoted in Somewhere in the Middle of Love (2007) by Lisa A. Lipsc omb, p. 31  And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937) * And that is a story that no one can beat, When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street.  Horton Hatches the Egg (1940) * I meant what I said, and I said what I meant An elephant's faithful, One hundred percent.  Horton Hears a Who! (1954) Don't give up! I believe in you all
A person's a person, no matter how small! * On the fifteenth of May, in the Jungle of Nool, In the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool, He was splashing... enjoying the jungle's great joys... When Horton the elephant heard a small noise. * A person's a person, no matter how small. * "My friends!", cried the elephant. "Tell me! Do tell! Are you safe? Are you sound? Are you whole? Are you well?" * "You're going to be roped! And you're going to be caged! And, as for your dust speck -- hah! That we shall boil in a hot steaming kettle of Beezle-Nut Oil!" * "Don't give up! I believe in you all. A person's a person, no matter how small! And you very small persons will not have to die If you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!" * "This", cried the Mayor, "is your town's darkest hour! The time for all Whos who have blood that is red To come to the aid of their country!", he said. "We've GOT to make noises in greater amounts! So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!"  On Beyond Zebra! (1955) So, on beyond Z! It's high time you were shown That you really don't know All there is to be known. * Oh the things you can find If you don't stay behind! * In the places I go there are things that I see That I never could spell if I stopped with the Z. I'm telling you this 'cause you're one of my friends. My alphabet starts where your alphabet ends! * So, on beyond Z! It's high time you were shown That you really don't know All there is to be known.  The Cat in the Hat (1957) * The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house All that cold, cold, wet day. * We looked! Step in on We looked! The Cat in Then we saw him the mat! And we saw him! the Hat!
 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957) * "Maybe Christmas", he thought, "doesn't come from a store." "Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!" * In Who-ville they say That the Grinch's small heart Grew three sizes that day!  Yertle the Turtle (1958) * And today the great Yertle, that Marvelous he, Is King of the Mud. That is all he can see. And the turtles, of course... all the turtles are free As turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.  One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960) * From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. * If you never did You should. These things are fun. These things are good.  Green Eggs and Ham (1960) * Sam I am I am Sam I am Sam Sam I am. * I I I I would not like them here or there. would not like them anywhere. do not like green eggs and ham. do not like them Sam I Am.
 The Lorax (1971) I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. * "Mister!", he said with a sawdusty sneeze, "I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues, And I'm asking you, sir, at the top of my lungs" -He was very upset as he shouted and puffed -"What's that THING you've made out of my Truffula tuft?" * Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. * Catch! calls the Once-ler. He lets something fall. It's a Truffula Seed. It's the last one of all! You're in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds.
And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs. Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care. Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air. Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack. Then the Lorax and all of his friends may come back. * Now all that was left 'neath the bad-smelling sky was my big empty factory... the Lorax... and I. The Lorax said nothing just gave me a glance. Just gave me a very sad, sad backward glance. He lifted himself by the seat of his pants and i'll never forget the grim look on his face as he hoisted himself and took leave of this place through a hole in the s mog without leaving a trace and all that the Lorax left here in this mess was a small pile of rocks wi th one word. UNLESS  Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973) * And suppose that you lived In that forest in France Where the average young person Just hasn't a chance To escape from the perilous Pants eating plants!  I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (1978) * The The The The more more more more that you read, things you will know. that you learn, places you ll go.
* Young cat! If you keep Your eyes open enough, Oh, the stuff you will learn! The most wonderful stuff!  Oh, the Places You'll Go! (1990) * You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go. * You won t lag behind, because you ll have the speed. You ll pass the whole gang and you ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you ll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. * I'm sorry to say so But, sadly it's true
That bang-ups and hang-ups Can happen to you. * On an on you will hike, And I know you ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are. You ll get mixed up of course, as you already know. You ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact And remember that Life s a great balancing act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. * Will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)  Disputed * Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. o Though sometimes attributed to Dr. Seuss without a citation of sourc e, this is more often cited as merely an anonymous proverb.  Misattributed * Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. o Bernard Baruch in response to a question by Igor Cassini as to how h e handled the seating arrangements at his dinner parties, as quoted in Shake Wel l Before Using: A New Collection of Impressions and Anecdotes Mostly Humorous (1 948) by Bennett Cerf, p. 249; the full response was "I never bother about that. Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter." This anecdote is also quoted online at Chiasmus.com. It has also become part of a larger expressi on, which has been commonly attributed to Dr. Seuss, even in print, but without citation of a specific work: "Be who you are and say what you feel, because thos e who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ===========================