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To gain emotional poise, get the right mental picture of your own life. Scale down the demands you are making on other people
At any cost in effort, keep your world from growing small.
James Gordon Gilkey

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The pessimist see the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty.
L. P. Jacks

 

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Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.               Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Of all the music that reached farthest into the heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Henry WardBeecher

 

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Love is not blind-it sees more. But because it seems more, it is willing to see less.
Julius Gordon

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Every man has a train of thought on which he rides when he is alone. The dignity and nobility of his life, as well as his happiness, depend upon the direction in which that train is going, the baggage it carries, and the scenery through which it travels,
Joseph Fort Newton

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The great use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.
William James

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Life is a series of surprises, would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Life is like a library owned by an author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Love is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.
Thomas Browne

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They might not need me; but they might. i'll let my head be just in sight. A smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.
Emily Dickinson

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Men are wise in proportion not to their experience but their capacity for experience.
George Bernard Shaw

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If God shuts one door, he opens another.
Irish Proverb

 

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Man's ultimate destiny depends not on whether he can learn new lessons or make new discoveries and conquests, but on his acceptance of the lesson taught him close upon two thousand years ago.
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Rockefeller Center

 

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We should take from the past its fires and not its ashes.
Jean Juarez

 

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Life's greatest tragedy is to lose God and not to miss him.
F. W. Norwood

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I deem nothing alien to my feelings that concerns a human being.

Terence

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We cannot swing up a rope that is attached only to our own belt.
William Ernest Hocking

 

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The marksman hitteth the target partly by pu...lling, partly by letting go. The boatsman reacheth the landing party by pulling, partly by letting go. 

Egyptian Proverb

 

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Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of each strength.
A. J. Cronin

 

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The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
George Bernard Shaw

 

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Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I call that mind free which is not passively framed by outward circumstance, which is not swept away by the torrent of events, which is not the creature of accidental impulse, but which bends events to its own improvement, and acts from an inward spring, from immutable principles which it has deliberately espoused.
William Ellery Channing

 

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I now draw from from the abundance of the spheres, my immediate and endless supply. All channels are free! All doors are open.
Florence Scovel Shinn

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No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.
Charles P. Steinmetz

 

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It wasn't until quite late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say, "I don't know."
Somerset Maugham

 

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Whoever it was who searched the heavens with a telescope and found no God would not have found the human mind if he has searched the brain with a microscope.
George Santayana

 

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The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
Ralph W. Sockman

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Education consists in being afraid at the right time.
Angelo Patri

 

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The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.

Winston Churchill

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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school. but so to love wisdom as to live, according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.

Henry David Thoreau

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Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.

Lin Yutang

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Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.

William Cowper

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

Lao-Tse

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In  the hour of adversity be not without hope, for Crystal falls from black clouds.

Nizami

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The best cosmetic in the world is an active mind that is always finding something new.

Mary Meek Atkerson

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Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear.

Marcus Aurelius

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Our God is at home with the rolling spheres and at home with broken hearts.

M. F. Ferguson

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Undaunted by Decembers, the sap is faithful yet. The giving earth remembers and only men forget.

John C. Neihardt 

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Never a tear bedims the eye. That time and patience will not die.

Bret Marte

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Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.

Arthur Somers Roche

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

Washington Irving

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What life to us is determined not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life, not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.

Lewis L. Dunnington

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Only in winter can you tell which trees are truly green. Only when the winds of adversity blow can you tell whether an individual or a country has courage and steadfastness.

John F. Kennedy

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Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.

Eugene O'Neill

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All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you, grasp it boldly, and its spine crumbles.

William S. Halsey

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I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.

     Mark Twain

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We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God.

St. Francis De sales

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“In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.”
 Leonardo da Vinci

 

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God broke the years to hours and days, the hour by hour, and day by day. Just going on a little way, we might be able all along to keep quite.

George Klingle

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One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside of our windows today.

Dale Carnegie

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There is a kind of release that comes directly to those who have undergone an ordeal and who know, having survived it, that they are equal to all of life's occasions.

Lewis Mumford

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Most of us wait until we're in trouble, and then we pray like the dickens. Wonder what would happen if, some morning, we'd wake up and say, "Anything I can do for today, Lord?"

Burton Hillis

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There is a kind of release that comes directly to those who have undergone an ordeal and who know, having survived it, that they are equal to all of life's occasions.

Lewis Mumford

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Happiness doesn't depend on external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

Dale Carnegie

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We live on a moving line between past and future. That line is our lifetime.

George A. Buttrick

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There are times in a man's life when regardless of the attitude of the body, the soul is in its knees in prayer.

Victor Hugo

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Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have labouriosly accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace God is awake.

Victor Hugo

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All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit quiet in a room alone.

Blaise Pascal

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When a man's pursuit gradually makes his face shine and grow handsome, be sure it is a worthy one.

William James

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Lost yesterday somewhere between sunrise, and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever,

Horace Mann

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We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.

Charles F. Kettering

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The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.

John Burroughs

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Back of the loaf is the snowy flour, and back of the flour the mill; An back of the mill is the wheat and the shower, and the sun and the Father's will.

Maltbie B. Babcock 

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I need not shout my faith. Thrice eloquent are quiet trees and the green listening sod; hushed are the stars, whose power is never spent; The hills are mute; yet how they speak of God!

Charles Hanson Towne

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If spring came but once in a century instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks various language.

William Cullen Bryant

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I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speak to us every hour, if we will only tune in.

George Washington Carver

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Familiarity with nature never breeds contempt. The more one learns, the more he expects surprises, and the more he becomes aware of the inscrutable.

Archibald Rutledge

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In the long view of history, these years are the early summer of America. Our land is young. Our strength is great. Our course is far from run.

 

Lyndon B. Johnson

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Democracy is a hard core of common agreement, surrounded by a rich variety of individual differences.

James Conant

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The kindest and the happiest pair will find occasion to forbear;

And something, everyday they live, to pity and perhaps forgive.

William Cowper

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The race will never know salvation unless it is love lifted and star-led.

Joseph Fort Newton

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We never live so intensely as when we love strongly. We never realized ourselves so vividly as when we are in the full glow of love for others.

Walter Rauschenbusch

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'Tis sweet to feel by what fine-spun threads our affections are drawn together.

Laurence Sterne

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Love is something eternal-the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and it was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light, too, and that is its real function.

Vincent Van Goch

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I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved; the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave.

George Eliot

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Two persons who love each other are in a place more holy than the interior of a church.

William Lyon Phelps 

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No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with single thread.

Robert Burton

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Tis better to have love and lost than never to have love at all.

Alfred Tennyson

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Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine DLe Saint-Exupery

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Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and tease. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.

Pearl Buck

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Our business in life is not to get ahead of other people, but to get ahead of our self.

Mallbie D. Babcock

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I believe that man will not merely endure: he well prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an exhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.

William Faulkner

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Life truly is a risky business, and if one puts up too many fences against risk one ends by shutting out life itself.

Kenneth S. Davis

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

George Bernard Shaw

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Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.

David Starr Jordan

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Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and belief will help create the fact.

William James

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You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others.

Henry Drummond

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The greatest object in the universe, says a certain philosopher, is a good man struggling with adversity; yet there is still greater, which is the good man that comes to relieve it.

Oliver Goldsmith

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Die when I may, 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 Lincoln

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A hundred times every day I remind myself that the inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

Alfred Einstein

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To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

Bertrand Russel

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If you would make a man happy, do not add to his possessions but subtract from the sum of his desires.

Seneca

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I accept life unconditionally. Life holds so much - so much to be so happy about always. Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can be felt only if you don't set conditions.

Arthur Robinsstein

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One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.

Archibald Rutledge

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The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it.

Paul Scherer

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There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I must make him happy - if I may.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Happiness is the full use of your powers along lines of excellence in a life affording scope.

Jon F. Kennedy

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It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

Agnes Repplier

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That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.

Willa Cather

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Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Frank Outlaw

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Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situation of experience its own full and unique meaning.

John Dewey

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We like people in proportion to the good we do them and not to the good they do us.

Laurence Sterne

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

Francis G. Peabody

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No man or woman can really be strong, gentle, pure, and good without the world being better for it.

Phillips Brooks

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Good actions are the invisible hinges on the doors of heaven.

Victor Hugo

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God is too wise not to know all about us, and what is really best for us to be and to have. And he is too good not to desire our highest good, and too powerful, desiring, not to effect it.

H.P. Liddon

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Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.

Thomas Carlyle

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All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful, all that is beneficent, be it great or small, be it perfect or fragmentary, natural as well as supernatural, moral as well as material, comes from God.

John Henry Newman

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We ought to do good to others as simply and naturally as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.

Marcus Aurelius

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I have held many things in my hands, and I lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, I still possess.

Martin Luther

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True generosity requires more of us than kindly impulse. Above all it requires imagination - the capacity to see people in all their perplexities and needs, and to know how to expand ourselves effectively for them.

I. A. R. Wylie

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It is no unworthy thing to wish to count for something and to do a great work in the world; but we shall count in the final audit not by the measure of our capacity, our business, our energy, but of the tenacity and vitality of our faith and our love.

Richard Roberts

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God has put something noble and good into every heart which his hand created.

Mark Twain

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Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.

George MacDonald

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To lose faith in our fellow men is the unforgivable sin.

John Dewey

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We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.

Orson Welles

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We must get beyond passion like a great work of art. In such miraculous harmony, we would learn to love each other so much to live outside of time...detached.

Federico Fellini

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I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.

George Eliot

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The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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You know you're in love  when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Dr. Seuss

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Loving your neighbor means not to limit you neighbor in word, thought or deed.

Florence Scovel Shinn

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Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our soul blossom.

Marcel Proust

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The darkest hour is always before the dawn.

Thomas Fuller

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If you do not hope, you will not find what is behind your hopes.

St. Clement of Alexandria

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Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.

Orison Swett Marden

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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. 

Abraham Lincoln

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A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance.

Tom Flores 

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It is dark before the dawn, but the dawn never fails.

Florence Scovel Shinn

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Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine

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You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to loss sight of the shore.

Christopher Columbus

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I now exercise my fearless faith in three ways - by thinking, speaking and acting. I am unmoved by appearances, therefore appearance move.

Florence Scovel Shinn

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The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

Alice Walker

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If it is mine I can't lose it and if isn't mine, I don't want it.

Florence Scovel Shinn

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The mind is everything. What you think you become.

Buddha

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Limitations live only in our minds. But if we loss our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.

Jamie Paolinetti

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I give thanks to the perfect new day. Miracles shall follow miracles and wonders will never cease.

Florence Scovel Shinn

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I do not limit God by seeing limitation in myself. With God and myself all things are possible.

Florence Scovel Shinn

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I banish the past and now live in a wonderful now, where happy surprises come to me each day.

Florence Scovel Shinn

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I am now linked by an invisible, unbreakable magnetic cord with all that belongs to me by the Divine Right. 

Florence Scovel Shinn

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I am in perfect harmony with the working of the law, for I know that infinite intelligence knows nothing of obstacle, time or space. It knows only completion.

Florence Scovel Shinn

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than  by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines.

Mark Twain

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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment  wisely and earnestly.

Buddha

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It take courage to grow up and become who you really are.

E. E. Cummings

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To live is the rarest thing in the world, most people exist, that is all.

Oscar Wilde

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Don't let a day go by without asking who you are...each time you let a new ingredient to enter your awareness.

Deepak Chopra

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When one door closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

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Seize the moment of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.

Leo Tolstoy

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I am not a product of circumstances, I am a product of my decisions.

Stephen R. Covey

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Be not afraid of greatness, some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.

William Shakespeare

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A friend is someone who knows all about you and sill loves you.

Albert Hubbard

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Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

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For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

Nelson Mandela

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I am harmonious, poised and magnetic. I now draw to myself my own. My power is God's power and is irresistible

Florence Scovel Shinn

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I am awake to my good and gather in the harvest of endless opportunities.

Florence Scovel Shinn

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Make everyday a Holiday and celebrate just living.

Amanda Bradley

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Hope looks forward, Faith knows it has already received and acts accordingly.

Florence Scovel Shinn

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Happy surprises comes to me each day. I look with wonder at that which is before me.

Florence Scovel Shinn

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God's love pours through me, an irresistible magnetic current. I see only perfection and draw to me my own.

Florence Scovel Shin

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Every great work, every big accomplishment has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision. 

Florence Scovel Shinn 

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Behold I have set before thee the open door of destiny and no  man shall shut it for it is nailed back!

Florence Scodel Shinn

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As I am one with God I am now with my heart's desire.

Florence Scovel Shinn 

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BE unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for whose who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.
Charles W. Eliot

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God's gift's puts man's best dreams to shame.
Elizabeth Barret Browning

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If a man does not make new acquaintances, as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man should keep his friendship in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson

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Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Joseph Fort Newton

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A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
Elton Trueblood

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Give what you have. To some one, it maybe better than you dare to think.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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The love of humanity as such is mitigated by violent dislike of the next door neighbor.
Alfred North Whitehead

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"Stay" is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.
Amos Branson Alcott

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Silence make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

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We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
Samuel Johnson

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A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures
boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend
unchangeably.
William Penn

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So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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Faith is not belief in spite of evidence, but life in scorn of consequences.
Kirsoff Lake

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Faith is like a boomerang, begin using what you  have and it comes back to you in greater measure.
Charles L. Allen

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The person who has a firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in his power, wise by his wisdom, happy by his happiness.
Joseph Addison

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My soul is like unto a cup which can be filled only  with Eternity.
Amado Nervo

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I do not want merely to possess a faith; I want a faith that possesses me.
Charles Kingsley

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To lose faith in our fellow men is the unforgivable sin.
John Dewey

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The secret of  education lies in respecting the pupil.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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All a child's life depends on the ideal it has of its parents. Destroy that and everything goes- morals, behavior, everything. Absolute trust in someone else is the essence of education.
E.M. Forster

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Man is obviously made to think. It is his whole dignity and his whole merit; and his whole duty is to think as he ought.
Blaise Pascal

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Faith is an act of national choice which determines us to act as if certain
things were true and in the confident expectation that they will prove to be true.
William R. Inge

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Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
Elton Trueblood

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Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Thomas A. Kempis

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What one approves, another scorns, And thus his nature each discloses;
You find the rosebush full of thorns, I find the rosebush full of roses.
Arthur Guiterman

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With all the infinite possibilities of spiritual life before you, you do not
settle down on a little parch of dusty ground at the mountain's foot in restful content. Be not content until you reach the mountain's summit.
J. R. Miller

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I have four things to learn in life: To think clearly without hurry or confusion;
To love everybody sincerely; To act in everything with the highest motives; To trust in God unhesitatingly.
Helen keller

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Life is like playing violen solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Samuel Butler

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I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, and not to be bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.
Baruch Spinoza

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If you forgive people enough you belong to them, and they to you, whether either person likes it or not-squatter's rights of the heart.
James Hilton

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He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
George Herbert

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He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.
Abraham Lincoln

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How seldom we weigh our neighbor in the same balance as ourselves.
Thomas A. Kempis

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I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I  cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
Abrahan Lincoln

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Every great discovery I ever made, I gambled that the truth was there, and then I acted on it in faith until I could prove its existence.
Arthur H. Campton

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Communion with God is a great sea that fits every bend in the shore of human need.
Harry Emerson Fosidick

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To fight aloud is very brave, But gallanter, I know, Who charge within the bosom The cavalry of woe.
Emily Dickinson

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Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
William Blake

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God stands as if it were a handbreath off, leaving his creatures room to grow in.
Robert Browning

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The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
George Santayana

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The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer.
An Air Force Motto

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What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
Louis Nizer

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As the sculptor devotes himself to wood and stone, I would devote myself to my soul.
Toyohiko Kagawa

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The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
Thomas Henry Huxley

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I held it truth with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones The men may rise on stepping stones Of their dead selves to higher things.
Alfred Tennyson

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To reach the port of heaven we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson

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As the essence of courage is to stake one's life on a possibility, so the essence of faith is to believe that the possibility exists.
William Salter

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Men grow when inspired by high purpose, when contemplating vast horizons. The sacrifice of oneself is not very difficult for one burning with the passion for a great adventure.
Alexis Carrel

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The hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This are the three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning.
Christopher Morley

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And ah for a man to rise in me, That the man I am may cease to be!
Alfred Tennyson

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A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
William James

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This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night of the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare

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The finest qualities of our characters do not come from trying but from the mysterious and yet most effective capacity to be inspired.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Education lays hold of what is best in a person, but character lays hold of what is worst. It takes hold of a failing and by very skillful manipulation and training turns it into a perfection.
Fulton J. Sheen

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Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
Lynn Harold Hough

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The mountains are God's majestic thoughts. The stars are God's brilliant thoughts. The flowers are God's beautiful thoughts.
Robert Stuart Mac Arthur

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"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all Ye know on earth, and all you need to know.
John Keats

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In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibration of beauty.
Christopher Morley

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The measure of man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Thomas Macaulay

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Keep thou thy dreams-the tissue of all wings Is woven first of them; from dreams are made The precious and imperishable things, whose loveliness lives on, and does not fade.
Virna Sheard

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There is never an expectant aspiration toward God which does not bring forth a revelation from God.
Richard Roberts

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Ideal are like a stars. You will not succeed in touching them with your hands; but, like the seafaring man, you choose them as your guides, and, following them, you will reach your destiny.
Carl Schurz

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All actions take their hue from the complexion of the heart, as landscapes their variety from light.
Francis Bacon

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All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Edmund Burke

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Without the way there is no going; without the Truth there is no knowing; without Life there is no living.
Thomas A. Kempis

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Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes goal.
Pamela Vaull Starr

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The leader accepts high levels of personal responsibility for performance and results.
Brian Tracy

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To lead the people, walk behind them.
Lao Tzu

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Excellence is...Caring more than others think is wise; Risking more than others think is safe; Dreaming more than others think is practical. Expecting more than others think is possible.
Winston Churchill

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One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold H. Glasgow

 

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Zig Ziglar

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A leader's job is to look into the future and see the organization not as it is, but as it should be.
Jack Welch

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The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality, the last is to say 'Thank you.' In between the two, the leader must become a servant.
Max De Pree

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They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Theodore Roosevelt

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Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back a lot more than you'd expect.
Robert Half

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Values are critical guides for making decisions. When in doubt, they cut through the fog like a beacon in the night.
Robert Townsend

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Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
James Baldwin

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You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.
Bob Nelson

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The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality, the last is to say 'Thank you.' In between the two, the leader must become a servant.
Max De Pree

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Quality is never an accident: It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
William A. Foster

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The greatest management principle in the world is: 'the things that get rewarded and appreciated get done.'
Michael LeBoeuf

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Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.
Peter Drucker

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Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren G. Bennis

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You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
Abdul Kalam

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If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. 
Henry David Thoreau

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The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year. 
John Foster Dulles

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Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure.
Thomas A. Edison

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Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts. 
Coleman Cox

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What you do has far greater impact than what you say.
Stephen Covey

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Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.
Unknown

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The supreme quality of leadership is integrity.
Dwight Eisenhower

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Action... All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Russel Lowell

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Brotherhood...Great as brotherhood, not only for this day but for all our years - a brotherhood not for words but of acts and deeds.
Stephen Vincent Benet

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Thankfulness...A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most complete prayer.
Gotthold Lessing

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Education...If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
Thomas Fuller

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Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Victor Kiam

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Infinite Spirit, open the way for my greater abundance. I am an  irresistible magnet for all that belongs to me by Divine Right.
Florence Scovel Shinn 

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All obstacle now vanish from my pathway. Doves fly open, gates are lifted and I enter the Kingdom of fulfillment under grave.
Florence Scovel Shinn

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All that is mine by Divine Right is now release and reaches me in great avalanches of abundance under grace in miraculous way.
Florence Scovel Shinn

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Divine order is now established in my mind, body, and affairs. I see clearly and act quickly and my greatest expectations come to pass in a miraculous way.
Florence Scovel Shinn

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Immortality...I believe in immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longing.
Helen Keller

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

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Trouble...We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God.
St. Francis De Sales

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Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
Josephus Daniels

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The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Dr. Kent M. Keith

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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Joseph Campbell & Robert Browning

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Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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The reason why most people face the future with apprehension instead of anticipation is because they don't have it well designed.
Jim Rohn

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Work...I can easily see our Lord sweeping the streets of London, than issuing edicts from its cathedral. 
Dick Sheppard

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Opportunity...The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty.
 L.P. Jacks

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Life...God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how.
Henry Ward Beecher

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Lord, thou madest us for thyself, and we can find no rest till we find rest in thee. 
St. Augustine

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Wisdom...The best cosmetic in the world is an active mind that is always finding something new.
Mary Meek Atkeson

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Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.
Dr. Kent M. Keith

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A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
John Maxwell

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Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
Storm Jameson

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Real joy comes not from ease and riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.
Wilfred T. Grenfell

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I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
Sara Teasdale

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Helpfulness...They might not need me; but they might, I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.
Emily Dickinson

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

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Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
Warren Bennis

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Achievement...Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker To. Washington

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Confidence...I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
Abraham Lincoln

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Character... It is not what he has, nor even what he does, which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
Henri Frederic Amiel

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Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and leased. It comes out of Heaven, unasked and unsought.
Peal Buck

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

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If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
Carl Sagan

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Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
Harold S. Geneen

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Leadership is the ability to decide what has to be done and then get people to want to do it.
Patricia Fripp

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It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Winston Churchill

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I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than
change.
Jim Rohn

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If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Harvey Mackay

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If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much.
Jim Rohn

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What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
Dr. Kent M. Keith

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A person in authority is not necessarily a saint, an artist, a philosopher or a hero, but he respects truth, appreciates what is beautiful, knows how to behave himself and is courageous in meeting his obligations.
Earl Nightingale

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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Carl Jung

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It doesn't take much talent to issue orders. It does take continued discipline to study the variety of people you are leading in order to understand what it takes to motivate them - and to inspire them to do their very best to make the company and themselves a success.
Fred Bucy

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PRESSING forward persistently along a given way is sure to lead to a destination that is definitely associated with that way. Frequent going aside, or turning back, will render effort fruitless; no destination will he reached; success will remain afar off. Effort, and the more effort, and then effort again, is the keynote of success. As the simple old saying has it: "If at first you don’t succeed, Try again." All the precepts of successful business men are precepts of doing; all the precepts of the wise teachers are precepts of doing. To cease to do is to cease to be of any use in the economy of life. Doing means effort, exertion. Transmute the energy that wears and breaks down into that deeper and less obtrusive kind that preserves and builds up.

The silent, calm people will manifest a more enduring form of success than those who are noisy and restless.

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Personal leadership is the quiet determining factor of all success. You must personally lead you to success... everyday.
Doug Firebaugh

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Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
John Welch

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Nothing so conclusively proves a man´s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
Thomas J. Watson

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The first basic ingredient of leadership is a guiding vision. The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do - professionally and personally - and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren Bennis

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The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Jim Rohn

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Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Max DePree

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We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.
Jim Rohn

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The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
Theodore Rubin

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Some people procrastinate so much that all they can do is run around like firefighters all day -- putting out fires that should not have gotten started in the first place."
Nido Qubein

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One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get
discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
Lucille Ball

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Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy

 

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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 Jefferson

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To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
Pat Riley

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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Carl Jung

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Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell

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Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing

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There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage.
Fuchan Yua

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In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
Blaise Pascal

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A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
John Maxwell

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People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.
Dr. Kent M. Keith

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The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.
Dr. Kent M. Keith

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All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do.
Norman Vincent Peale

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Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.
Jesse Jackson

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It doesn't matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it's important to realize that whatever you're doing, it's your first attempt at it.
Wally Amos

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Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.
Brian Tracy

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The incentive to self-sacrificing labour does not reside in any theory about the universe, but in the spirit of love and compassion.
James Allen

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

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If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.Succeed anyway.
Dr. Kent M. Keith

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Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.
Vince Lombardi

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A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
Rosalynn Carter

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Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.
Brian Tracy

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If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
The Paradoxical Commandments
by Dr. Kent M. Keith

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People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
The Paradoxical Commandments
by Dr. Kent M. Keith

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Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland

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The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
Henry Ward Beecher

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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

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One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
Lucille Ball

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

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Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
Norman Schwarzkopf

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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."
Carl Jung

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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence."

Eddie Robinson

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Problems are good, not bad. Welcome them and become the solution. When you have solved enough problems, people will thank you."
Mark Victor Hansen

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

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A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
John Maxwell

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Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
Denis Waitley

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Become addicted to constant and never ending self improvement.
Anthony J. D'angelo

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Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
Kahlil Gibran

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Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.
Walter Lippman

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Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.
Sam Walton

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A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
Cardinal Newman

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You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose.
Gordie Howe

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Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Thomas Jefferson

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Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
William Faulkner

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Thomas Jefferson

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Discovery of a solution consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

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Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald

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Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task.
St. Francis de Sales

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No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward

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Faith isn't the ability to believe long and far into the misty future.
It's  simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step.
Joni Erickson Tada

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

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Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.
Rob Smith

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The Old Year has gone.  Let the dead past bury its own dead.  
The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time.  
All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
Edward Payson Powell

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Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Sasha Cohen

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Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in
two small jumps.
David Lloyd George

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No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone

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Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Napoleon Hill

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In the face of unjust criticism we can become bitter or better; upset or understanding; hostile or humble; furious or forgiving.
William Arthur Ward

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A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Gagehot

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Your circumstances may be uncongenial, but they shall not remain so if you only perceive and ideal and strive to reach it. You cannot travel within and stand still without.
James Allen

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Fortunate is the individual who has learned to seek the Lord in secret prayer, when hearts may be freely unburdened and solace and strength received. This is a precious privilege denied to no one.
Amy Brown Lyman

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It doesn't take much talent to issue orders. It does take continued discipline to study the variety of people you are leading in order to understand what it takes to motivate them - and to inspire them to do their very best to make the company and themselves a success.
Fred Bucy

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The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
Gustave Flaubert

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You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle.
George Lucas

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If you spend five minutes complaining, you have just wasted five minutes. If you continue complaining, it won´t be long before they haul you out to a financial desert and there let you choke on the dust of your own regret.
Jim Rohn

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Productivity is determined not by work... but by EFFECTIVE actions disguised as work.
Doug Firebaugh

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Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past.
Tyron Edwards

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Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's acute superiority to all that befalls him.
Romain Gary

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Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Ambrose Bierce

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To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Andre Malraux

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Mountains DO Move. . . One Stone at a Time.

Rick Beneteau 

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Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.
Chinese Proverb

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Become addicted to constant and never ending self improvement.
Anthony J. D'angelo

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Living in the past is kind of like living in a coffin…it's totally constraining, and ends up being a lid on your growth…
Doug Firebaugh

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A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
Cardinal Newman

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Some people procrastinate so much that all they can do is run around like firefighters all day -- putting out fires that should not have gotten started in the first place.
Nido Qubein

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Discovery of a solution consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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Problems are good, not bad. Welcome them and become the solution. When you have solved enough problems, people will thank you.
Mark Victor Hansen

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The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
Theodore Rubin

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We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.
Jim Rohn

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

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In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
Michael Korda

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You can always find reasons to work. There will always be one more thing to do. But when people don't take time out, they stop being productive. They stop being happy, and that affects the morale of everyone around them.
Carisa Bianchi

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Love is the motivating principle by which the Lord leads us along the way towards becoming like Him, our perfect example. Our way of life, hour by hour, must be filled with the love of God and love for others."
Henry B. Eyring

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Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Colin Powell

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Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Sasha Cohen

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Education is, after all, a serious business. Its lifeblood is standards. If there are no standards, how do we call something higher education?
William J. Bennett

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Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.
John Zenger

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All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do.
Norman Vincent Peale

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Life's blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale

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Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.
Unknown

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You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
Abdul Kalam

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Wit penetrates; humor envelopes. Wit is a function of verbal intelligence; humor is imagination operating on good nature.
Peggy Noonan

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A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before we changed."
Earl Nightingale

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In times of change the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
Eric Hoffer

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If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Henry Ford

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Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.
Mark Sanchez

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You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go.You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Ken Kesey

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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

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The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts.
Rene Descartes

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Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.
Unknown

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Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
William Faulkner

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No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.
Andrew Carnegie

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A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Peter Drucker

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It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Nelson Mandela

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It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
Latin Proverb

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A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
George Patton

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

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I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
Herbert Swope

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If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
Benjamin Franklin

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It is time to break through the barriers that have held you back and held you down for such a long time. It is time to reach out and indelibly etch your place in history.
Greg Hickman

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Faith isn't the ability to believe long and far into the misty future.
     It's  simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step.
Joni Erickson Tada

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It doesn't matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it's important to realize that whatever you're doing, it's your first attempt at it.
Wally Amos

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Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
James A. Garfield

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The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
Eddie Robinson

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There in an immense ocean over which the mind can sail, upon which the vessel of thought has not yet been launched… Let us haul it over the belt of land, launch on the ocean and sail outwards. There is much beyond all that has ever yet been imagined."
Richard Jefferies

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Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Thomas Jefferson

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The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.
Jim Rohn

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"I kept six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who."
Rudyard Kipling

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 Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman

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 Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Patton

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“Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means."
Leo Buscaglia 

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Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
Swami Sivananda

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"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
Mother Teresa
(1910-1997)
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 "Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward."
Henry Ford
(1863-1947
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"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot."
Eleanor Roosevelt
(1884-1962)
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"Leaders aren't born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile."
Vince Lombardi
(1913-1970)
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 "The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth."
Albert Einstein
(1879-1955)
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"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate."
Albert Schweitzer
(1875-1965)
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"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved."
Helen Keller
(1880-1968)
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"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."  

Franklin Roosevelt

(1882-1945)

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 "A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."
Mahatma Gandhi
(1869-1948)

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"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time."
Abraham Lincoln
(1809-1865)

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"Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It's the courage to continue that counts."
Winston Churchill
(1874-1965)
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"A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination."
Nelson Mandela
(1918 - )
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"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."
Albert Schweitzer
(1875-1965)
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"If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail."
Winston Churchill
(1874-1965)
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"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Eleanor Roosevelt
(1884-1962)
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"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
Nelson Mandela
(1918 - )
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"I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will eventually triumph. And there is purpose and worth to each and every life."
Ronald Reagan
(1911-2004)
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"There is only one boss. The customer. And they can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending their money somewhere else."
Sam Walton
(1918-1992)
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 "All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles have strengthened me...You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."
Walt Disney
(1901-1966)
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"Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get."
Ray Kroc
(1902-1984)
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"I believe the unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1929-1968)
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"Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble."
George Washington
(1732-1799)
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  "There are two ways of exerting one's strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."
Booker T. Washington
(1856-1915)
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"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."
Helen Keller
(1880-1968)
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"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
Theodore Roosevelt
(1858-1919)
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"The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave."
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826)
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"The biggest mistake people make in life is not
making a living at doing what they most enjoy."
 Malcolm S. Forbes
(1919-1990)
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"The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat."
Napoleon Hill
1883-1970
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By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin
(1706-1790)
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"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
Dwight Eisenhower
(1890-1969)
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"I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time."
Charles Dickens
1812-1870, Novelist
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"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief
requirements of life, when all that we need to make
us happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
 Albert Einstein
1879-1955
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"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."
Mother Teresa
1910-1997
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"Everything that's really worthwhile in life comes to us."
Earl Nightingale  
1921-1989 
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"One half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck."
Carl Zuckmeyer
1896-1977
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"One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community."
Albert Einstein
1879-1955
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"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
John Wooden
(1910 - 2010)
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"We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service."
Earl Nightingale
1921-1989
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"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its' pants on."
Winston Churchill
(1874-1965)
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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
Leo Buscaglia
1924-1998
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Gentlemen, why don't you laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh, I should die."
Abraham Lincoln
1809-1865
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We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light, which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
Woodrow T. Wilson
1856-1924
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 "The life and love we create is the life and love we live."
Leo Buscaglia
1924-1998
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Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths.  No man or woman really know what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
 Mark Twain
1835-1910
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“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”
Claude Bristol
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"Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment."
Grenville Kleiser
1868-1935
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"We all know that more faith won't make our problems disappear. But I believe as our faith increases, we become more able to not only survive the hard times but become better because of them. I believe faith is the answer."
 William Arthur Ward
1921-1994
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“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
Alexander Graham Bell
1847-1922
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"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want."
Margaret Young
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“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence."
Eddie Robinson

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Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Thomas Jefferson
1743-1826

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“(One) of the principal reasons why so many fail to get what they want is because they do not definitely know what they want, or because they change their wants almost every day.
“Know what you want and continue to want it.  You will get it if you combine desire with faith.  The power of desire when combined with faith becomes invincible.”
CHRISTIAN D. LARSON
(1874-1954)

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“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."
Carl Jung
1875-1961

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I promise myself to be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own. “
CHRISTIAN D. LARSON
(1874-1954)

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“Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
Charles Dickens
1812-1870

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“Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness."
Kahlil Gibran

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"We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service."

Earl Nightingale

1921-1989

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"Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come." 

Og Mandino

1923-1996

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“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude." 

Thomas Jefferson

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“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task." 

St. Francis de Sales

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“All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do." 

Norman Vincent Peale

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“You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose." 

Gordie Howe

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“No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has." 

Henry Ward

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“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't." 

Blaise Pascal

1623-1662

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“The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope."
Henry Ward Beecher
1813-1887

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"Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that.  If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who your are - completely; the good and the bad - and make changes as YOU see fit - not because you think someone else wants you to be different."
Stacey Charter

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"The Old Year has gone.  Let the dead past bury its own dead.  
The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time.  
All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
Edward Payson Powell
1833-1915

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A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Lao Tzu

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

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"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. Take away love and our earth is a tomb."
Joseph Campbell & Robert Browning

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“Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain."
Helen Keller

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“Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world. The best way is to forget doubts and set about the task in hand... If you are doing your best, you will not have time to worry about failure."
Robert Silliman

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"When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation -- it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams."
Les Brown

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“Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
Ella Fitzgerald

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“It doesn't matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it's important to realize that whatever you're doing, it's your first attempt at it."
Wally Amos

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A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
Douglas MacArthur

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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams

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"Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away."
Rob Smith

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“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't."
Blaise Pascal

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