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

―If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.‖

―Look after your laundry, and your soul will look after itself.‖
Somerset Maugham.

―How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone.‖
Coco Chanel

―We are all idealists. We are all visionaries.‖
John F. Kennedy

―Kindness and consideration of others is the key to success. If you are sensitive to people's needs, they will
want to work with you and give their best. They will follow you, pull for you, help you to get ahead and
achieve what you want out of life.‖
Heather Porteous Personal & Professional Coach

―A happy life is one, which is in accordance with its own nature‖

―Improving the quality of your attention reduces the quantity of your effort.‖
Maartje de Wolff - Personal Coach

―It's never too late to be what you might have been.‖
George Eliot

―If it is your duty to croak like a toad, then go ahead! Croak with all your might! Make them hear you!‖
Louis-Ferdinand Celine

―What needs to be different for your life to be perfect?‖
Ian McDermott

―For every action there is an equal and opposite criticism.‖
Harrison‘s postulate

―'The story of our lives is written by our choices and made great by our actions.‖
Paul Hugill, Achievement Coach

―Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt, and Dance like you do when
nobody's watching.‖
Satchmo Paige

"Learning how to learn is life's most important skill"
Tony Buzan

―Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare‖
Japanese proverb

―'Whatever you can do or dream, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.‖

"When you are making a success of something, it's not work, it's a way of life. You enjoy yourself because
you are making your contribution to the world."
Andrew Gramatelli
"The key to developing people is to catch them doing something smart"
Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

―The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes -- ah, that's where the
art resides!‖
Artur Schnabel

"The key thing is to find out what's needed and wanted right where you are, and then to produce it"
Werner Erhard.

―'In a civilized society, no one should have to choose between a job and a life'‖
Maureen Freely

"You can't build a reputation based on what you're going to do!"
Henry Ford.

"I am a life not a living"
Advert on a bus

"I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught"
Winston Churchill

'Though you drive away Nature with a pitchfork, she always returns'
Horace (Epistles)

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world"

Come to the edge, he said.
We are afraid, they said.
Come to the edge, he said
They came.
He pushed them.
They flew.
Guillaume Apollinaire

―Do what you enjoy. Enjoy what you do.‖

"Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are." -
Chinese Proverb

―Out beyond the realm of right and wrong there is a field. I'll meet you there.‖

"What is life, without a dream?"
Edmund Rostand

―You have never lived until you have almost died and for those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected
will never know.‖

―Alter your stride and meet a stranger.‖
Peter Michael Dedes, Professional Coach

―Take the risk. Make the journey. The price of change is the price you pay for growth.‖
Gail Sylvester Professional Life/Couple Coach & Trainer Founder & Trustee of the GAIL SYLVESTER

"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."
Thomas Edison

"You have a calling which exists only for you and which only you can fulfill."
Dr. Naomi Stephan

Many people will walk in and out of your life,
To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
If someone betrays you once, it is his fault;
If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
He who loses money, loses much;
He, who loses a friend, loses much more;
He, who loses faith, loses all.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,
But beautiful old people are works of art.
Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't live long enough to make them all
Eleanor Roosevelt

"The minute you begin to do what you want to do, it's a different kind of life"
Buckminster Fuller

"Usually, the brain that contains the problem is the brain that contains the solution"

"Do you want my one-word secret of happiness? It's GROWTH - mental, financial, you name it."
Harold S. Geneen, American Industrialist

Improving the quality of your attention
Reduces the quantity of your effort.
Maartje de Wolff - Personal Coach

Aspire not to have more, but to be more.
Oscar Romero

"Until you try you never know what you can't do"

"Proceed as if success is inevitable"

"I'll Plan for the Future and I'll decide for the Present BUT I'll Not plan
for the Present Nor will I decide for the Future"
Jose L. Menendez - Coach+

―To have Supreme Confidence in what you can do, to not worry about what you can't do, but be willing to
learn ―
Martin Perry The Confidence Coach

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

"When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes"
Oprah Winfrey

―If you treat people as they are, you will be instrumental in keeping them as they are.
If you treat them as they could be, you will help them become what they ought tobe.‖

Don't try to teach a pig to sing - It wastes your time and annoys the pig. Anon

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
Anais Nin

―The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is
taken or not and never persist in trying to set people right.‖
Hannah Whitall Smith, Writer and Evangelist

―In the long run, the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.‖

―Fortune favours the bold‖

―Do what you enjoy. Enjoy what you do.‖
Marianne Craig
Life and Career Coach

"The machines that are first invented to perform any particular movement are always the most complex, and
succeeding artists generally discover that, with fewer wheels the same effects may be more easily
Adam Smith

"Any good man may be in good spirits and good temper when he is well dressed"
Charles Dickens

"Life is like a wild tiger.
You can either lie down and let it lay its paw on your head
 or sit on its back and ride it."
-from Ride the Wild Tiger

"The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose"
 Robert Byrne

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right."
Henry Ford

"I use not only all the brains I have but all I can borrow."
Woodrow Wilson

"You can't cross the sea merely by starring at the water."
Rabindranath Tagore

"The follies which a person regrets most in their life are those which they didn't commit to when they had the
Helen Rowland

"The successful person is one who had the chance and took it."
Roger Babson

"The secret of success in life is for the person to be ready for the opportunity when it comes."
Benjamin Disraeli
"if you want some things in your life to change, you need to change some things in your life!"

"There is the risk you cannot afford to take, and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take."
Tom Peters

'As long as we think dugout canoes are the only possibility - all that is real or can be real - we will never see
the ship, we will never feel the wind blow'
Sonia Johnson

'The World Will Be Different,
When Those Who Can Make a Difference,
Make a Difference'
Martin Perry, 21st. Century Trailblazers

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
Albert Einstein

Do not be afraid of going slowly be afraid only of standing still.
Chinese proverb

The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.

No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care

―No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work‖
Barbara Edwards - Coach

"Dance like no one is watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it's
heaven on earth."
William Purkey

'When I'm after a result that I have in mind,
I may make hundreds of thousands of experiments, out of which there may be one that promises results in
the right direction'
Thomas Edison

"Whatever the thinker thinks, the prover proves."
Leonard Orr

"Life is short, but it's wide."
Spanish Proverb

"Some people freeze to death in the winter; others ski."
Anthony Robbins

If you think you are too small to be effective, then you have never been in bed with a mosquito.
Bette Reeves

"All glory comes from daring to begin"
Eugene F. Ware

"Impart what you learn today to those who will build for tomorrow"
Jackie Arnold
Coaching successful Educators & Professionals

"Life is a sort of splendid torch which I've got to hold up for the moment, and I want to make it burn as
brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."
George Bernard Shaw

All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk!
Ayn Rand

―Let the beauty you love, be what you do.‖

―Laughter can be more satisfying than honour, more precious than money, more heart-cleansing than
Harriet Rochlin

"Intelligence is a fixed goal with variable means of achieving it"
William James

"And then the day came when the risk to remain tight inside the bud was greater than the risk to blossom."
Anais Nin.

"Do what you can with what you have, where you are."
Mike Neill, Life Coach

"If you want to feed the world, start by finding one hungry child and giving her a banana."
Barry Neil Kaufman

―To think is to act.‖
Waldo Emerson

Benjamin Franklin may have discovered electricity, but it was the man who invented the metre that made
Earl Wilson, newspaper columnist

I'll have all the money I'll ever need if I die by four o'clock.
Henry Youngman, comedian

―We all know that in our professional and personal lives time is the only commodity worth anything
Scott Reamer, Technology stocks market analyst

Opportunities can drop into your lap - if you place your lap where opportunities drop.

'The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you

Stephen R Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, p108

Who survives?
Not the strongest.
Not the most intelligent.
The most responsive to change
Charles Darwin

"The walls in our relationships are built out of the bricks of silence."
-The Coach

"Greatness comes with recognizing that your potential is limited only.................... by your attitude."
Peter Koestenbaum, Philosopher

"Concentrate on where you want to go, not on what you fear." Anthony
"Wisdom is no more than knowing which virtue is needed in this moment, and
then acting on it."
Dr Dan Popov, Virtues Project

"See what is
Acknowledge it without judging it is right or wrong
Let it go and come back to the present moment"
Pema Chodron

―May you live all the days of your life."
Jonathon Swift

―Yesterday is gone,
Tomorrow may never come,
You only have right now,
And when you know this,
Your living has begun.‖
Amechi Udo

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world"
Australian Aboriginals

I use not only all the brains I have, but also all I can borrow
Woodrow Wilson

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.
Galileo Galilei

―We sit together the mountain and I, until only the mountain remains.‖
Li Po

―Be humble for you are made of earth.
Be noble for you are made of stars.‖
Serbian proverb

―We rise to great heights by a winding staircase.‖
Francis Bacon

―It is only possible to live happily ever after on a moment-to-moment basis.‖
Margaret Bonnano

―That I feed the hungry, forgive an insult, and love my enemy - these are great virtues.
But if I should discover that the poorest of beggars and most impudent of offenders are all within me, and
that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness; that I myself am the enemy who must be loved - what
C G Jung

―Faith dares the soul to go further than it can see.‖
William Clarke

―Our lives are shaped not as much by our experiences,
as by our expectations.‖
George Bernard Shaw

I am not bound to win but bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed but I am bound to live up to what light I have
Abraham Lincoln

Only action brings potential to life.
Dan Millman

Some think it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go.
Sylvia Robinson

Now is how.
Ken Roberts, from The Rich Man's Secret

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"
Eleanor Roosevelt

'Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal'
 Henry Ford

The best thing that can happen to you is happening right now
Deepak Chopra.

Others can get in your way temporarily, only you can get in your own way permanently.
Jilly Shaul Coach

"The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed."
Sebastian R. N. Chamfort

"Ships in harbour are safe, but that's not what ships were built for"
Maria Davies Coach

"What gets measured, gets done."
Michael LeBoeuf

"All sorrows can be borne if we tell a story about them."
Isak Denisen

"You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."
Francis Drake.

"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great."
 Les Brown

"When we learn how to be true to ourselves, we will also transform our capacity to serve, to create and to
produce results."
W.R. Whitten.

"Your dreams tell you what to do; your reason tells you how to do it"
Jonas Salk

Just once ...
"Just once I wanted a task that required all the joy I had.
Day after day I had noticed that if I waited long enough, my strong unexpressed joy would dwindle and
dissipate inside me, like a fire subsiding ..
Just this once I wanted to let it rip"
Annie Dillard

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do"

"When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love
that needs expressing, then we truly live"
Greg Anderson
"One should respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison,
but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny"
Bertrand Russell

"100% of the shots you don't take don't go in"
Wayne Gretzky
"We will not have failure - only success and new learning."
Queen Victoria

"If you just set people in motion, they'll heal themselves."
Gabrielle Roth

"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. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain

There are no problems we cannot solve together and very few we can solve by ourselves. Lyndon B.
Johnson (1908-1973)

'Nothing at all will be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome'
Samuel Johnson

"If you just set people in motion, they'll heal themselves."
Gabrielle Roth

"Dreamers only dream, but creators bring their dreams into reality"
Robert Fritz

"The smile that you send out returns to you"
Indian Wisdom

"I can form things in my thought, and by impressing my thoughts upon formless substance, can cause the
thing I think about to be created "
Wallace D Wattles - The Science of Getting Rich

"Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it."
Jack Canfield

'Don't find fault find a remedy'.
Henry Ford.

Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions
Anthony Robbins

The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little
Thomas Merton

You can get everything you want if you help enough others get what they want.
Zig Ziglar

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly
Richard Bach

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark: the real tragedy of life is when adults are afraid of the

"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you will
discover will be wonderful. What you will discover will be yourself."
Alan Alda

We ask ourselves - who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually - who am I not to be?
Your playing small does not serve the world.

Marianna Williamson

―The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.‖
W B Yeats

―It is a great nuisance that knowledge can only be acquired by hard work.‖
Somerset Maugham

―The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.‖

―All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.‖!
Elias Cannetti

―You can do little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.‖
Samuel Butler

If you do not think about the future you cannot have one.
John Galsworthy

If we fully understand the problem the answer will come out of it.

Money is better than poverty if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen

"I don't like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves."
Joe Louis

Having trust you may overcome the burden of incapacity.
Amy MacInnes

If you can't meditate, vegetate.
Men's Health Magazine, 1995

Carpe diem! (Seize the Day!)
Horace, Odes, 30 B.C.E.

Hobbs: "When you're confronted with the stillness of nature, you can even hear yourself think."
Calvin: "This is making me nervous. Let's go in."
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbs

Someone sold us out - but only when we ceased to pay attention.
From Timothy Findley's The Telling of Lies

―Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.
We need hours of aimless wandering or spates of time sitting on park benches, observing the mysterious
world of ants and the canopy of treetops.‖
Attributed to Maya Angelou

The only joy in the world is to begin.
Cesare Pavese

Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life. This life in the present.
Henry David Thoreau

―If families just let the culture happen to them, they end up fat, addicted, broke, with a house full of junk and
no time.‖
Mary Pipher

I've lived! I've got to find out what to do now!
Agnes Gooch, in Auntie Mame

Caring is the greatest thing, caring matters most
Friedrich Von Hugel, 1925

Great peace is found in little busy-ness.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400)

Early and provident fear is the mother of safety.
Edmund Burke, 1792

If you are what you do, when you don't you aren't.
Quoted by William J. Byron

What's a human being without a story?
Tom Spanbauer, in The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon

We have lived not in proportion to the number of years we have spent on the earth, but in proportion as we
have enjoyed.
Henry David Thoreau

Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.
T.S.Eliot, Four Quartets

We all need to pause before the contemplation of our lives before we can laugh or cry. We are dying for it,
literally dying for it.
William Carlos Williams, 1960

The only thing that keeps us from floating off with the wind is our stories. They give us a name and put us in
a place, allow us to keep on touching.
Tom Spanbauer

The fast-paced rhythm of modern life conditions us to skim the surface of experience, then quickly move on
to something new.
Stephan Rechschaffen, MD

I lean and loaf at my ease....observing a spear of summer grass.
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1855

A calling may be postponed, avoided, intermittently missed...but eventually it will out.
James Hillman

Beyond living and dreaming there is something more important: waking up
Antonio Machado, Times Alone

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
Carl Jung

―There is more to life than increasing its speed.‖
Mohandas Gandhi

―I don't need to know how to breathe, you're probably thinking.
I've been doing it since the day I was born-without a single lesson.‖
Ian Jackson

"No retreat. No retreat. They must conquer or die who've no retreat."
John Gay

―...to search out the deep truth of life,
to lift a veil from its fascinating secrets...‖
Maria Montessori

(Going on retreat) has something to do with an aspect within each one of us...unknown to science...that
longs to be at peace.
David A. Cooper

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.
Alexander Pope

The way to do is to be.
Lao Tzu, 600 B.C.E

Unlike achieving things worth having, to achieve things worth being usually requires long periods of solitude.
Meyer Friedman and Ray Rosenman

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.
Mary Jean Iron

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
Ursula K. LeGuin

―To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.‖
Emily Dickinson

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Attributed to Helen Keller

Finally it has penetrated my thick skull.
This life-this moment-is no dress rehearsal. This is it!
F. Knebel

My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through earth's loveliness.

Healthy boundaries are flexible enough that we can choose what to let in and what to keep out.
Anne Katherine

"Lord! teach me the art of taking minute vacations...that I may know...that there is more to life than
measuring its speed."
Anonymous American Prayer

If you are losing your leisure, look out!
You may be losing your soul.
Logan Pearsall Smith

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Attributed to John Lennon

The more simple we are the more complete we become
Attributed to August Rodin
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.
Open all your pores and bathe in all the tides of nature, in all her streams and oceans, at all seasons.
Henry David Thoreau

Feeling light within, I walk.
Navajo night chant

It's in our idleness...that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
Virginia Woolf

The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves so lightly.
G. K. Chesterton

I am the pause between two notes...
Ranier Maria Rilke, Book of Hours

"Things are seldom about what they seem to be about."
George Wilson

The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present....
As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Abraham Lincoln

―No matter how fast we go, no matter how many comforts we forgo...there never seems to be enough time.‖
Jay Walljasper

I have a very full and busy life and occasionally I am asked,
"Scotty, how can you do all that you do?
...The most telling reply I can give is:
"Because I spend at least two hours a day doing nothing."
M. Scott Peck

The fast-paced rhythm of modern life conditions us to skim the surface of experience, then quickly move on
to something new.
Stephan Rechschaffen, MD

I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I
could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau

Millions of persons long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy afternoon.
Susan Ertz

There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting.
Milan Kundera, from Slowness

The degree of slowness is directly proportional to the intensity of memory; the degree of speed is directly
proportional to the intensity of forgetting.
Milan Kundera, from Slowness

―We apprehend Him . . . in the space that separates the salient features of a picture . . . in the pauses and
intervals between the notes of music. . . ―
Aldous Huxley

―Nobody sees a flower, really - it is so small - we haven't time, and to see takes time, like to have a friend
takes time.‖
Georgia O'Keefe

―I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room. ―
Blaise Pascal

―The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.‖
Oscar Wilde

―Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring
Stephen Vincent Benet

―What information consumes is…the attention of its recipients.
Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.‖
Herbert Simon

―Many people die with their music still in them.
Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live.
Before they know it, time runs out.‖
Oliver Wendell Holmes

―I have spent many days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains
R. Tagore

―We're in such a hurry most of the time we never get much of a chance to talk.
(The result is a kind of day-to-day shallowness, a monotony that leaves a person wondering years later
where all the time went and sorry that it's all gone.)‖
Robert M. Pirsig in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

―A person buying products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.‖
John Kenneth Galbraith

―Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.‖
Elie Wiesel

―The only way to get rid of my fears is to make films about them.‖
Alfred Hitchcock

―I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the...fear which is
inherent in the human situation.‖
Graham Greene

―The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence.‖
Marianne Moore

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
 Walt Disney

"Change your thoughts and you change your world"
Norman Vincent Peale

Risk and reward travel side by side. Avoid one, and the other will also pass you by

"Your potential is limited only by your inability to act on your dreams"
Kathy Lee Strong

"When you choose the behaviour (or thought), you choose the consequences"
Dr Phillip C McGraw
"The greater the artist the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a
consolation prize."
Robert Hughes

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so
William Shakespeare

Well done is better than well said
Benjamin Franklin

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."
R L Stevenson

'The choices we make today become our tomorrows.'

"You only live once, but if you work it right - once is enough."
Joe E. Lewis

"After the final no there comes a yes, and on that yes the future world depends."
Wallace Stevens

"The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what it is that interests you and that you can do
well, and when you find it, put your whole soul into it - every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability
you have."
John D Rockefeller III

"Dreamers only dream, but creators bring their dreams into reality"
Robert Fritz

"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped."
Anthony Robbins

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase,just the first step."
Martin Luther King

"I never wear a watch, because I always know it's now -- and now is when you should do it"
Steve Maricci, former head coach, San Francisco 49ers

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

"To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer."
George Bernard Shaw

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new
Carl Bard

"The ability to shift perspective can be one of the most powerful and effective tools we have to help us cope
with life."
Howard C. Cutler from The Art of Happiness

Relationships-of all kinds-are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains
where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your
fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with
respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively,
and the relationship slips away and is lost."
Kaleel Jamison
―There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though
everything is a miracle.‖
Albert Einstein

―Education is what remains after you have forgotten everything you learned in school.‖
Albert Einstein

"An object at rest tends to stay at rest; an object in motion tends to stay in motion."
Sir Isaac Newton

"Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it."

―I‘ve missed 9000 shots in my career. I‘ve lost more than 300 games.
Twenty-six times I‘ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
I‘ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan, The Chicago Bulls‖

―People fail forward to success.‖
Mary Kay Ash

―There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.‖
Christopher Morley, American journalist (1890-1957).

―To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the
affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure
the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in
others; to leave the world a little bit better, whether by a healthy child, a
garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
―It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves "Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?" Actually who are you not to be?"
From Nelson Mandela‘s inauguration

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always
ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is
one elementary rule - the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and
splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have
occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in
one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material
assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Our deepest fear
Is not that we are inadequate
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be Brilliant,
Gorgeous, Talented and Fabulous?

Who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest
The Glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us;
It is in everyone.

As we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission
To do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear;
Our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there
Josh Billings

Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get
better answers
Anthony Robbins

When some people ask questions, they have the answer caged in the question.
Maya Angelou

Success is the progressive realisation of a worthy ideal
Earl Nightingale

One of life's most fulfilling moments occurs in that split second when the
familiar is suddenly transformed into the dazzling aura of the profoundly
Edward B. Lindaman

―Do everything as if the future of the universe depends on what you do, and then laugh at yourself for
thinking that anything you do makes any difference.‖
Buddhist Advice

―They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.‖
Andy Warhol

―There is something much more scarce than ability.
It is the ability to recognise ability‖.
Walt Disney, producer, animator

―Books will always be your greatest friends. They give you wisdom and advice. They are there when you
need them, and quiet when you don't.‖
Mr Mead, Head Teacher

―There is a rule in sailing where the more manoeuvrable ship should give way to the less manoeuvrable
craft. I think this sometimes a good rule to follow in human relationships as well.‖
Dr Joyce Brothers
―If there were no difficulties, there would be no triumphs.‖

―Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.‖

―Live out of your imagination, not your history.‖
Steven Covey

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

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

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

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

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.
Anne Frank

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

When we consciously cultivate positive attitudes ... we begin to remake the world. We literally live in a
different place because our attitudes about it have changed.
M.J. Ryan, Attitudes of Gratitude

People Gather...When you are in this state of surrender, this state of wonder, you exert enormous
attractiveness - not because you are special, but because people are attracted to authentic presence and to
the unfolding of a future that is full of possibilities.
Joseph Jawarsky, Synchronicity

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
Albert Einstein

The ability to shift perspective can be one of the most powerful and effective tools we have to help us cope
with life."
Howard C. Cutler
The Art of Happiness

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

―You and I want our lives to matter. We want our lives to make a real difference - to be of genuine
consequence in the world. We know that there is no satisfaction in merely going through the motions, even if
those motions make us successful, or even if we have arranged to make those motions pleasant. We want
to know we have made some impact on the world. In fact, you and I want to contribute to the quality of life.
We want to make the world work.‖
Werner Erhard

―The key to success lies in creating a succession of little victories, each one empowering the next.‖
Stu Mittleman

Love relationships need bonding. Taking it slow allows the glue to dry.
Mel Krantzler, Learning to Love Again

Some people see things the way they are and ask why. I see things as they could be and ask 'why not?'"

Luck is the residue of design.
Branch Rickey, Baseball Executive

―Reality provides only two certainties: birth and death. Between these two is the space to live our dreams if
we dare.‖
Amechi Udo

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please."
Mark Twain, US author (1835-1910)

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our
passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
John Quincy Adams, US President (1767-1848)

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
Aldous Huxley, British author (1894-1963)

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than illumination."
Andrew Lang, Scottish author (1844-1912)

"We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't, it's easier to ignore the facts than to change
the preconceptions."
Jessamyn West, US novelist (1903-1984)

"No great marketing decisions have ever been made on quantitative data."
John Sculley, US entrepreneur (b. 1939)

"It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, however suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise,
no matter how true."
Gore Vidal, US author, essayist (b. 1925)

And finally, Murphy says...
"In any collection of data, the figures that are obviously correct beyond all need of checking contain the

"If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative."
Woody Allen, US film actor, director (b.1935)

"The most important of my discoveries have been suggested by my failures."
Humphrey Davy, British chemist (1778-1829)

"Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success."
John Keats, British poet (1795-1821)

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail."
Confucius, Chinese philosopher, teacher (551-479 BC)

"If you want to succeed, double your failure rate."
Thomas J Watson, US businessman, founder of IBM (1874-1956)

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with some rain."
Dolly Parton, US singer, actress (b.1946)

"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom."
George S Patton, US general (1885-1945)
"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may make a fresh start at any
moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down."
Mary Pickford, US actress (1893-1979)

"Failure is the opportunity to start again more intelligently."
Henry Ford, US automobile manufacturer, engineer (1863-1947)

And finally, Murphy says...
"A man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone he can blame it on."

Always be a first-rate version of yourself rather than a second rate version of someone else.
Judy Garland

"We all have wings, but some of us don't know why"
 INXS (lyric from "Never Tear Us Apart" on the album "KICK")

"I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that don't work"
Thomas Alva Edison

"Fall 7 times, stand up 8"
Japanese Proverb

"Money will come to you when you are doing the right thing"
Michael Philips

"We will either find a way, or make one"

"Failure is only a poor result. Therefore there are no failures, only results"
John Evans Jones

"I'm not a failure if I don't make it, I'm a success because I tried"

success by the inch is a cinch and by the yard it's hard

"There is only one success, to be able to spend your life in your own way"
Christopher Morley

"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared"
Eddie Rickenbacker

"Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes"
Kenneth Hildebrand

"A man is what he thinks about all day long"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough"
Sheila Graham

"Do or do not. There is no try….It is more important to do the right things than to do things right"
Yoda, character in the Star Wars films

look upon every obstacle as part payment towards your success
Peter Drucker
spend more time on your life than you do on your shopping list

"So let it be written, so let it be done"
Ancient Egyptian Saying

"This thing we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down"
Mary Pickford

"100% of the shots you don't take don't go in"
Wayne Gretzky

"Ships in the harbour are safe, but that's not what ships are built for"
JOhn Shedd

"Nothing happens unless first a dream"
Carl Sandburg

"The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything"
EJ Phelps

"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt"
 William Shakespeare

"Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid"
Basil King

"The ancestor of every action is a thought"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you want a quality, act as if you already had it"
William James

"Don't play for safety - it's the most dangerous thing in the world"
Hugh Walpole

"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness"
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"You have to stay in shape. My grandmother started walking 5 miles a day when she was 60. She's 97
today, and we don't know where the hell she is"
Ellen Degeneres, Comedienne

The Winds of Grace Blow All the Time,
All We Must Do is Set Our Sails

"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
Mahatma Gandhi

All is change; all yields its place and goes.

―I never talked to a man who wanted to save time who could tell me what he was going to do with the time
he saved.‖
Will Rogers
Good managers can coach, but good coaches may not be able to manage.
David Walsh, Journalist

We are responsible for our lives and our dreams
Amechi Udo

You've got to be careful if you don't know where you're going because you might not get there.
Yogi Berra

80% of success is showing up
Woody Allen

People try to change the world - instead of themselves
John Cleese

Worries are like a rocking chair. They keep you moving but get you nowhere.

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

You get killed if you stand still
5-year-old neighbour playing Super Mario

If you see a bandwagon, you're too late
Sir James Goldsmith

Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.
Anne Morrow Lingbergh

There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don‘t know.
Ambrose Bierce

Little by little, one travels far.
J.R.R. Tolkien

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the
Helen Keller

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or
chance, or the help of others, it is in yourself alone.
Orisen Swett Marden

If it doesn't absorb you, if it isn't any fun, don't do it.
DH Lawrence

As someone pointed out recently, if you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it‘s just
possible you have not grasped the situation.
Jean Kerr

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner of later to find time for illness. - John

I do not live to play, but I play in order that I may live, and return with greater zest to the labours of life. -

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
Carisa Bianchi, TBWA/CHIAT/DAY San Francisco, in Fast Company

Your dreams tell you what to do; your reason tells you how to do it.
Jonas Salk

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you 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

In pleasant ease and contentment how soon the soul begins to die.
Thomas Jefferson

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
Henry Ford, 1863 - 1947

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
T.S. Eliot

What lies behind us and lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we
bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen.
Henry David Thoreau

Don't let what you can't do, prevent you from doing what you can do.
The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we
reach it.
Michelangelo, Artist

The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurement anew
every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements
and expected them to fit me.
George Bernard Shaw

'Success is a state of mind'


―Success is largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go‖

 ―The two secrets of success are:
1. Never tell anyone everything you know.‖

―First, have fun. Second, love your work. Third, go in the opposite direction to everyone else.‖
Anita Roddick

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavours to live the life, which he has
imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours
Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the
appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best
in others; to leave the world a little bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed
social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most important thing is not where we are But where we are going to.

We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are.
Anais Nin

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive
selfishness. This is the judgement. Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for
Martin Luther King

If you don't change what you're doing, you'll end up where you're heading
Chinese Wisdom

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results
Werner Erhard

Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven‘t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend
takes time.
Georgia O‘Keeffe

We have all heard ―Whatsoever you do to the lest of my brethren.‖ But what if the least of my brethren is
Carl Jung

Wherever you go you will find people lying to you. As your awareness grows, you will notice that you also lie
to yourself.
Don Miguel Ruiz

Things do not change. We Change.
Henry David Thoreau

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you
when the limo breaks down.
Oprah Winfrey

Support groups are just a boat to get us to the other side of the lake. When we get there we start using our
stories for attention, pity or power. At this point, it‘s time to get out of the boat.
Caroline Myss

No one ever died from the draft of an open mind.
Mary Kay Mueller

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln

―People are always blaming their circumstances. I don‘t believe in circumstances. People who get on in this
world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can‘t find them, make
George Bernard Shaw

Definition of stress: When your heart is one place and your body is in another.
Mary Kay Mueller

The Golden Rule
Do unto others as you would have dome unto you.

The Silver Rule
Do for yourself at least as much as you do others

The Iron Rule
Don‘t do for others what they can do for themselves
Mary Kay Mueller

Every adversity can make you bitter or better.
Mary Kay Mueller

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgement.
Mary Kay Mueller

There is no duty we so undertake as the duty of being happy.
Robert Louis Stevenson

We are never given a dream without the power to make it come true.
Richard Bach

Suffering is what human beings do best. What takes courage is to be happy.
Nathaniel Branden

The greatest happiness begins at the edge of our comfort zone.
Mary Kay Mueller

A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous, and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what
everybody knows.
William James

Never be afraid of the dark. It is only then that we can see the stars. And, in the beauty of the stars, we find
our way.
Mary Kay Mueller

Security is mostly a superstition. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is
either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Helen Keller

―It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves. And it is not possible to find it elsewhere.‖
Agnes Repplier

―A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with
Mark twain

―Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the
adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in
the world – making the most of one‘s best.‖
Harry Emerson Fosdick

―When one‘s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything.‖
Stephen Hawking

―We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different yet the same.‖
Anne Frank

―A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man does.‖
William Blake

―What you do not own, owns you.‖
Debbie Ford
―If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where do you expect to find it?‖
Dogen Zinji, Founder of Soto Zen Buddhism

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Would you rather be whole or good?
Carl Jung

Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing yourself is Enlightenment

Life is worth is worth being lived, but not discussed all the time.
Isabelle Adjani

With charm you‘ve got to get up close to see it. Style slaps you in the face.
John Cooper Clarke

―I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on the sofa than sweep underneath it.‖
Shirley Conran

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

―It is your mind that creates this world‖
The Buddha

―You cannot run away from a weakness you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not
now, and where you stand?‖
Robert Louis Stevenson

―The most important thing 's not where we are but where we are going to.‖

―We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are.‖
Anais Nin

―It is said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
―Charles H Spurgeon

―I discovered I always have a choice and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude.‖
Judith M Knowlton

―Your imagination is the preview of life's coming attractions.‖
Albert Einstein

Whoever gives advice to heedless man is himself in need of advice -

Intelligence is the shadow of objective Truth.
How can the shadow vie with sunshine?

You have to get talked about to have your work sell.
Georgia O'Keefe, Artist

Examine yourself; discover where your true chance of greatness lies. Seize that chance and let no power or
persuasion deter you from your task.
Chariots of Fire
If not you who? If not now when?
Garry Herbert

We are all unfinished portraits
Olympia in "Fortune's Rocks" - by Anita Shreeve.

'Dear God of second chances and new beginnings - here I am again!'
Nancy Spielberg

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Professor Dumbledore in J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'.

―You can buy people‘s hands but you cannot buy their hearts.
Their hearts are where their enthusiasm, their loyalty is.
You can buy their backs but you cannot buy their brains.
That‘s where their creativity is, their ingenuity, their resourcefulness.‖
 Stephen Covey

'A jest often decides matters of importance more effectually and happily than seriousness.'

'Total absence of humour renders life impossible.'

'The thing to remember is that each time of life has its appropriate rewards, whereas when you're dead it's
hard to find the light switch.'
Woody Allen:

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

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Josh Billings

Come my friends, 'tis not too late to seek a newer world."

"we must touch his weaknesses with a delicate hand, there are some faults so nearly allied to excellence
that we can scarce weed out the fault without eradicating the virtue"
Oliver Goldsmith, (The Good-Natured Man, Act 1)

In each of us is a place where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them.
Joyce Brothers

It only takes one person to change your life - you.
Ruth Casey

Want shows up in conversation. Expectation shows up in behaviour.
Les Brown

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Mark Twain

I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life.
Margareth II, Queen of Denmark

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
Martin Luther King Jr
The foolish person seeks happiness in the distance; the wise person grows it under his feet.
James Oppenheim

―Forget the resolutions. Forget control and discipline...too much work. Instead try experimenting. Go in
search of something to fall in love with...something about yourself, your career, your spouse.‖
Dale Dauten

We don't make mistakes. We just have learnings.
Anne Wilson Schaef

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is ultimately to be at peace with
himself. What one can be, one must be.
Abraham Maslow

Work and play are the same. When you're following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the
distinction between work and play dissolves.
Shakti Gawain

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Les Brown

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

Enthusiasm finds the opportunities, and energy makes the most of them.
Henry Hoskins

Each of us was born with wings...(and) has the ability to go farther than we ever thought possible, to do
things beyond our wildest imaginings.
Barbara Stanny

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life.
To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something.
Not to be onto something is to be in despair
Walker Percy

Imagination is more important than knowledge
Albert Einstein

Take a risk a day - one small or bold stroke that makes you feel great once you've done it.
Susan Jeffers

Always remember that someone, somewhere is making a product that will make your product obsolete.
Georges Doriot, US executive (1899-1987)

Once an organisation loses its spirit of pioneering, and rests on its early work, its progress stops.
Thomas J Watson, US executive, founder of IBM (1874-1956)

Don't try to innovate for the future. Innovate for the present.
Peter Drucker, US management author (b.1909)

We should do something when people say it is crazy. If people say something is 'good' it means someone
else is already doing it.
Hajime Mitarai, Japanese electronics executive (1938-1995)

Originality is something we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.
Thomas Carlyle, Scottish essayist, historian (1795-1881)
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather
because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Max Planck, German physicist (1858-1947)

Invention is the mother of necessity.
Thorstein Veblen, US economist, social scientist (1857-1929)

My father worked for the same firm for twelve years. They fired him. They replaced him with a tiny gadget
this big. It does everything my father does, only it does it much better. The depressing thing is my mother
ran out and bought one.
Woody Allen, US comic actor, director (b.1935)

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Theresa

Mind is the creator of everything. You should therefore guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain
thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible outward form. When you are able to employ
your will always for constructive purposes, you become the controller of your destiny.
Paramahansa Yogananda

We are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of our own minds.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Confidence means going with belief in Latin.

Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it
will to weeds.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

The unexpected happens.
Margaret Thatcher
Excellence does not require perfection
Henry James

You be you and I'll be me
Billy Connolly

We are responsible for our lives and our dreams.
Amechi Udo

―Destiny is not a matter of change, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be
William Jennings Bryan

Wherever you go, there you are

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
Freya Stark

I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to
Nelson Mandela

To be defeated and yet not surrender, that is victory.
Jozef Pilsdulski

―Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.‖
Samuel Johnson
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Abraham Lincoln

Instead of seeing the rug as being pulled from underneath us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet.
Thomas Cram

Serenity comes not alone by removing the outward causes of and occasions of fear, but by the discovery of
inward reservoirs to draw upon.
Rufus M Jones

Making a success of something has nothing to do with luck. Care, thought and study go into making
something succeed; luck is something you get when playing the lottery, a roulette game or gambling.
Wes Roberts

One cannot get through life without pain…what we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents us.
Bernie S Segal

The adventure is just beginning.
Susan Greenfield

The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heav‘n of Hell and Hell of Heav‘n.
John Milton

Everything starts as somebody‘s daydream.
Larry Niven

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

Friend: Someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard

There are two ways of meeting difficulties:
You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.
Phyllis Bottom

Life is not the way it‘s supposed to be. It‘s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the
Virginia Satir

In spite of everything, I still believe people are good at heart.
Anne Frank

To finally recognise our own invisibility is to finally be on the path to visibility.
Mitsuye Yamada

Do not fear mistakes. There are none – it‘s just what you make of the next note.
Miles Davis

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where
he stands at times of challenges and controversy.
Martin Luther King

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

It takes a lot of time to be a genius,
You have to sit around so much doing nothing‘
Really doing nothing.
Gertrude Stein
When I ask survivors if there is any quality or trait that contributes most to being a survivor, they usually
answer without hesitation. They say either ―flexibility‖ or ―adaptability‖.
Dr Al Siebert

The soul never thinks without pictures.

A human being is part of the whole called by us ―Universe‖; a part limited in time and space. He
experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest- a kind special delusion
of his consequence.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all
living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Albert Einstein

Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don‘t have to have a college degree to
serve…you only need a heart full of grace.
Martin Luther King

A great ocean creates a great soul in people and the diminishment of the ocean diminishes the people.
Thomas Moore

A worldly loss often turns into a spiritual gain.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Pain nourishes courage. You can‘t be brave if you have only had wonderful things happen to you.
Mary Tyler Moore

Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
T S Eliot

When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Francois La Rochefoucauld

No matter what happens don‘t panic. The panic stricken individual cannot think or act effectively.
John Paul Getty

Do not think of your faults; still less of others faults, look for what is good and strong; and try to imitate it.
Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves when their time comes.
John Ruskin

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.

Failure in a sense is the highway to success, in as much as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek
earnestly after what is true.
John Keats

Whatever I have learned I am in the process of learning. What has worked for me this afternoon may not
work for me this evening.
Maya Angelou

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward.
Soren Kirkegaard

Knowing is not enough; we must act. Will is not enough; we must do.

Today‘s opportunities erase yesterday‘s failures.
Gene Brown

Even eagles need a push.
David McNally

―Before my accident I thought a hero was someone who commits a courageous action without considering
the consequences. Now I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to preserver in spite of
overwhelming obstacles.‖
Christopher Reeve

A clay pot sitting in the Sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to
become porcelain.
Mildred Witte Stouven

I believe it is what you do after disaster that can give it meaning.
Christopher Reeve

To know that even one life has breathed easier because of you have lived, this is to have been successful.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There‘s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that‘s your own self…. You
have to begin there, not outside, not on other people. That comes afterwards, when you‘ve worked on your
own corner.
Aldous Huxley

I felt fear myself more times than I can remember, but hid it under a mask of boldness. The brave man is
not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela

When someone says, ―I hope you won‘t mind my telling you this‖. It‘s pretty certain that you will.
Sylvia Bremer

If at first you don‘t succeed, try, try again then quit. There‘s no use being a damn fools about it.
W C Fields

Surviving is important but thriving is elegant.
Maya Angelou

The finest kind of friendship is between people who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
Sylvia Bremer

A true friend is someone who is there for you when they would rather be someplace else.
Len Wein

Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them.

If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find
them everywhere.
Zig Ziglar

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.
Harvey Mackay

In order to have friends, you must first be one.
Elbert Hubbard
Friendship is like oxygen, we need it to live.
Author Unknown

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child."
Henry Ward Beecher

―A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson

―A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes.‖
Doug Larson

―My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.‖
Lee Iacocca

―A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world;
but very few real friends.‖
Chinese Proverb

―A friend you have to buy won't be worth what you pay for him.‖
George D. Prentice

―The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.‖
Henry David Thoreau

―The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it
is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is
willing to trust him.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson

―A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
Walter Winchell

―You have a gold mine when you have a goal mine.‖

‖Start by doing is what is necessary, then what is possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.‖
St. Francis of Assisi

―You may be on the right track, but if you just stand there, you'll get run over.‖
Bill Gates

The world is your playground, so why aren‘t you playing.‖
Ellie Katz

―In business profitability is essential - but it is not the point.
And the point is that it is not the point.‖
Charles Handy

―Purpose is the still point - the peaceful centre around which all dynamic leadership revolves.‖
Rob Hawthorne

―We are born as originals but die as copies.‖
 Soren Kierkegaard

―Vision without action is a dream.
Action without vision can falter.
But vision with action can change the world.―
Nelson Mandela
―Those who turn back know only the ordeal, but those who persevere remember the adventure.‖
Milo Arnold

―The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs and the lights go out.‖
James Baldwin

―Don't do something, just sit there.‖
Zen saying

―What we have to learn to do, we need to learn by doing.‖

―At the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and to know the place for the first time.‖
TS Eliot

―At the centre of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.‖
Lao Tzu

―Be the kind of person on whom nothing is lost.‖
William James

―The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.‖
Vidal Sassoon

―Learning to live with what you're born with is the process, the involvement, the making of a life.‖
Diane Wakoski, poet

―You have a duty to perform. Do anything else, do any number of things, occupy your time fully, and yet, if
you do not do this task, all your time will have been wasted.‖

―The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.‖
Hindu Proverb

―Tomorrow do thy worst, I have lived today.‖
John Dryden

―There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and
because there is only one of you, in all of time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist
through any other medium and it will be lost - the world will not have it.
You must keep that channel open. It is not for you to determine how good it is, nor how valuable. Nor how it
compares with other expressions. It is for you to keep it yours - clearly and directly.‖
Martha Graham1894 - 1991 Dancer and Choreographer

―When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly
because you now experience ownership of that relationship.‖
Barbara De Angelis

―I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common
hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws
will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his
favour in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as
he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor
poverty, poverty, nor weakness, weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.‖
Henry David Thoreau

In the early phases of a dream, or with a big dream, there may be no evidence that your idea is a good one,
or that this is the right time to execute it. At this moment it is essential for you to believe in your dream.
Your belief will be the foundation, a place that you can stand on and say:
'I'm going for it, because it matters to me, and I believe in my dreams'
Then prove you really do believe in yourself, by taking action. Make the call, write the letter, map out an
action plan, hire a coach, share your dream. Do something, and do it now!!‖
Marcia Wieder

By thought, the thing you want is brought to you.
By action, you receive it.
Wallace D. Wattles

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar

Change is inevitable. Personal growth is a choice.
Bob Proctor

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
Bertrand Russell, Sceptical Essays, 1928

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder. M. C. Escher

When I started programming, we didn't have any of these sissy 'icons' and 'windows'... all we had were
zeros and ones - and sometimes we didn't even have ones.
Scott Adams (Dilbert)

If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't.

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue.
Winston Churchill

Time is God's way of keeping everything from happening at once.

I know perfectly well that I don't want to do anything; to do something is to create existence - and there's
quite enough existence as it is.
Jean-Paul Sartre

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser
people so full of doubts.
Bertrand Russell

Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast or of one thing too exclusively

People tell you to give them your two cents worth, then they say they want a penny for your thoughts.
Somewhere someone's making a penny
Steven Wright

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He
to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as
dead: his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
John von Neumann
Abesence of proof is not proof of absence.
Michael Crichton

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Isaac Asimov

E pur si muove! But it does move!
Galileo Galilei, according to legend, muttered under his breath after being forced to declare that the Earth
always remains still.

Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
Jean Kerr

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
Clarence Darrow

It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little.
When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that is all.
When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable
of doing the thing it was bought to do.

The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done.
 If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that, you will
have enough to pay for something better.
John Ruskin, 19th Century Art Critic

To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to
have kept your soul alive
Robert Louis Stevenson

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual
 Shakti Gawain
Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of
where you are going and why
Eddie Cantor

Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply
throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Henry Miller.

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
James Stephens

Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them -
a desire, a dream, a vision. They have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have
the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
Muhammad Ali

Often people try to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do
more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first
be who you really are, then do what you really need to do, in order to have what you want.
Margaret Young

"If you want one year of prosperity, grow seeds,
If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees,
If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people"
Chinese proverb
"There is no try - there is only do or not do"
-Yoda, from The Empire Strikes Back

"Knowing you are going to be hanged in the morning focuses the mind wonderfully."
-Samuel Johnson

"The best way to prepare for something is to do it."
-Jacques Prevert

"Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Choose with no regret.
Continue to learn.
Appreciate your friends.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is."
Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey

"No man is free until he learns to do his own thinking and gains the courage to act on his own personal
Napoleon Hill

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

"A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of it."
Charles Darwin

"Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing
Sara Henderson

"A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline."
Harvey Mackay

"Follow your dream...take one step at a time and don't settle for less, just continue to climb."
Amanda Bradley

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

 ―A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of
Hugh Downs, journalist

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

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

"The present time has one advantage over every other--it is our own."
Charles C. Colton

"In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that
makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy."

Albert Clarke

"Every day that you attempt to see things as they are in truth, is
a supremely successful day."
Vernon Howard

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."
 Beverly Sills

"It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work.
Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desiring is helpful, but work and desire are invincible."
Thomas Robert Gaines

―Often the difference between a success and a failure is not one‘s better abilities or ideas, but the courage
that one has to bet on his ideas, to take the calculated risk and to act.‖
Dr. Maxwell Maltz

"Failure is the opportunity to start again more intelligently."
Henry Ford, US automobile manufacturer, engineer

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed
door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Helen Keller

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks.
Jack Penn

"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is
finding some humour in it. "
Frank A. Clark

None of us is as smart as all of us.
Japanese Proverb

"Opportunities are everywhere. You just have to be observant
to tune into their frequency."
Gary Vurnum

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work."
Thomas A. Edison

"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Winston Churchill

"Life isn't over until your last heartbeat. Start today, then, to make your heart beat with joy, love and light"
- Joseph J Mazzella

'There is nothing so wasteful as doing with great efficiency that which need not be done‘
- Theodore Levitt

'The customer seldom gives you more than one chance to get it right'
 - Murray Raphel
'The one thing we know about tomorrow is that it is unlikely to be anything like yesterday‘
- Robert Gilbreath

‗The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation.‘
Albert Einstein

"Knowing our personal mission further enhances the flow of mysterious coincidences as we are guided
toward our destinies."
James Redfield

"If you don't try to look for a reason for a coincidence then you could be missing a very valuable clue."
Gary Vurnum

"Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There
are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"Critics can be our best friends because they reveal our flaws and weaknesses."
Benjamin Franklin

"Fear of failure is a deterrent to courageous decisions."
President Jimmy Carter

"In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the
foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how
to learn."
John Naisbitt

"Travellers, there is no path. Paths are made by walking."
Antonio Machado

Opportunity...often it comes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Napoleon Hill

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person‘s determination.
Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame Baseball Manager

We can achieve what we conceive and believe.
Mark Twain

The big thing in life is not so much where you are but which direction you are moving.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

A man is what he thinks all day lon.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish…all life is an experiment –the experiments you make the better
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don‘t find fault, find remedy.
Henry Ford

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.
Michael Pritchard

The man who never made a mistake never made anything.

―The price of success is perseverance. The price of failure comes cheaper.‖

There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.
George Crane

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

We don‘t need more strength or more ability or greater opportunity. What we need is to use what we have.
Basil S Walsh

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J Kaiser

Success does not come to you…you go to it.
Marva Collins

Before you make friend with anyone, you must first make friends with yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Whatever you do, do it consciously, then notice how much better you do it.
Vernon Howard, American Author

Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie
William Shakespeare

A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear,
Who helps you see what you don't want to see,
So you can be who you have always known you could be.
Tom Landry

So much of what you are not is because you are literally standing in your own way of becoming
Lee Buscaglia

'Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success'

In answer to the question "What do I want to be" one child wrote, "I would like to be myself. I tried to be
other things, but I always failed."

"Some things have to be believed to be seen"
Ralph Hodgson

"The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy."
Malcolm Forbes, Publisher

'Though they may have been covered over by the details of everyday life, your passions are still very much
with you. Get in touch with them. They'll push you toward exactly where you want to go.'
Ralph Marston

'Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to
another, performing new wishes and seeing them gratified.'
Dr Samuel Johnson
Being a dreamer has taught me one thing. The only place where my dream becomes impossible is in my
own head. So now, when the voice in my head says 'no' and 'cannot', my heart simply soars out of the

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'
Sydney Harris

There are always those who think they know what is your responsibility better than you do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks.
Jack Penn

A year from now you may wish you had started today.
Karen Lamb

Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the
two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late."
Rita Coolidge

Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but
dig for them.
Russell H. Conwell

Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.
Grace Hansen

"Peace is not something to be left to others in distant places. It is something we create day to day in our
efforts to cultivate care and consideration for others, forging bonds of friendship and trust in our respective
communities through our own actions and example."
Daisaku Ikeda

"The roots of war are in the way we live our daily lives - the way we develop our industries, build up our
society, and consume goods. We have to look deeply into the situation, and we will see the roots of war. We
cannot just blame one side or the other. We have to transcend the tendency to take sides."
Thich Nhat Hanh

"You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can
always control what goes on inside."
Wayne Dyer

"When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud
Leo Burnett

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard

"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour."
Truman Capote

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait,
be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in
ecstasy at your feet.
Franz Kafka

"The Art of Leadership is liberating people
to do what is required of them in the
most effective and humane way possible."
Max DePree

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist

Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner
or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.
Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American Football Coach

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
T.S. Elliot, Poet

Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
Moderation is for monks.
Robert Heinlein, 1907-1988, American Science
Fiction Writer

And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.
Grandma Moses, 1860-1961, American Artist

What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette 1873-1954, French Author

"Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds
to walk boldly through them."
Orison Swett Marden, 1850-1924, Founder of Success Magazine

"Most great men and women are not perfectly rounded in their personalities, but are instead people whose
one driving enthusiasm is so great it makes their faults seem insignificant.
Charles A. Cerami, Author

Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.
Les Brown, Author and Speaker

It is better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Elizabeth Kenny, A pioneer in the treatment of polio.

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your
contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
William Faulkner 1897-1962, American Novelist

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Malachy McCourt, Writer, Author

―History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles
before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.‖
B. C. Forbes, 1880-1954, American Publisher

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
Babe Ruth, 1895-1948, American Baseball Player

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us
and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale Turner, Author
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Indira Gandhi, 1917-1984, Indian Prime Minster

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
William Feather, 1888-18, American Writer, Businessman

‖Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them
was superior to circumstance.‖
Bruce Barton, 1886-1967, American Author, Advertising Executive

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon
the will, they soon become inevitable.
Christopher Reeve, 1952 American Actor, Director

The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become."
Harold Taylor

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Liane Cordes, Author

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering, 1876-1958, American Engineer, Inventor

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they
don't quit.
Conrad Hilton, 1887-1979, American Hotelier, Businessman, Founder, Hilton Hotels

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Moliere, 1622-1673, French Playwright

From what we get, we can make a living: what we give, however makes a life.
Arthur Ashe 1943-1993, Tennis Player

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
Wayne Dyer, 1940, American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to
themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.
George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish-born British Dramatist

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
John Heywood (c.1497-1580) British Dramatist

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

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming
more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible." Anonymous

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest
thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965, German Born Medical Missionary, Theologian, Musician, and Philosopher

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

Always do right; this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
Benjamin Mays, President of Morehouse College in Atlanta

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Publilius Syrus, 1st Century BC, Roman Writer

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Harold Whitman

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman, Prime Minister

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it,
Richard Bach, Illusions

―To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.‖
Joseph Chilton Pearce, Author, Magical Child

"The way I see it, living your DASH is about two things: being and doing. How are you going to 'be' as a
human being? And, what are you going to 'do' to contribute?
Eric J. Aronson, author of "DASH"

―The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves,
instead of the masters of men.‖
Havelock Ellis

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
Mother Theresa

"Ultimately, human intentionality is the most powerful evolutionary force on this planet."
George Leonard

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

―Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.‖

―The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the
wrong thing at the tempting moment.‖
Dorothy Neville

―To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Origin Unknown

―In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by
H. Jackson Brown, Author, Life's Little Instruction Book

―People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets
in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.‖
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Psychiatrist Author, On Death and Dying

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 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
hope that their dreams will come true.
Woodrow Wilson, 1856-1924, Twenty-eighth President of the USA

"I didn't get where I am by thinking about it or dreaming about it, I got here by doing it."
Estee Lauder

There is something that I know about you that you may not even know yourself.
You have within you more resources of energy than have ever been tapped,
More talent than has ever been exploited,
More strength than has ever been tested
And more to give than you have ever given.
John Gardner, American Novelist, 1933 – 1982

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without
helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Edmund Hillary, 1919-, New Zealand Mountaineer

"Vision doesn't usually come like a lightening bolt. Rather, it comes as a slow crystallization of life
challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Michael Norwood, Author, The 9 Insights Of The Wealthy Soul

Men always want to be a woman‘s first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: What they like is to be a
man‘s last romance.
Oscar Wilde

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes
of mind.
William James, 1842-1910, American Psychologist, Professor, Author

A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus, 50-120, Stoic Philosopher

―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 T. Washington, 1856-1915, American Black Leader and Educator

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
Doris Mortman, Author

There is no point at which you can say, 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.
Carrie Fisher, 1956-, American Actress, Novelist

"Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box"
Italian Proverb

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy 1917-63

Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
The Bible

Better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
Whitney Young, Jr. 1922-1971, American Social Reformer
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

‖Optimism is the nourishment that fertilizes idea seedlings, allowing you the right attitude and mindset to
cultivate them and the personal motivation to see them through to fruition.‖
Charles Garcia, Author of a Message from Garcia

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.

"A coach doesn't just help you 'dream' it. A good coach helps you 'reach' it."
Shad Helmstetter, "Who Are You Really and What Do You Want?"

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else
Richard Bach, Author, Illusions

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant, US columnist, writer

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde, 1856-1900, British Author, Wit

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

If you don't like something, change it, If you can't change it, change your attitude.
Maya Angelou, 1928-, African-American poet, Writer, Performer

Some men see things as they are and say, Why? I Dream things that never
were, and say, Why not?
George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950, Irish-born British Dramatist

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," for it becomes your
Frank Outlaw

Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it.
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989, Russian Composer

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author, Lecturer, Amorist

If your ship doesn't come in, sail out to it
Jonathan Winters, Actor

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that
one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
Epictetus, 50-120, Stoic Philosopher

If you don't have a dream, How you gonna have a dream come true?
From Lyrics for Happy Talk, South Pacific

―You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.‖
James D. Miles
―God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.‖
Serenity Prayer

―Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.‖
Buddhist adage

‖Too often we underestimate the power of 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, American Expert on Love, Lecturer, Author

―Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight
for your next success.‖
Denis Waitley, 1933-, American Author, Speaker, Trainer, Peak Performance Expert

―You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can't catch fish unless you put your line in the
water. You can't reach your goals if you don't try.‖
Kathy Seligman

―Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is due to the triumph of enthusiasm.
Nothing great was ever achieved without it.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

―Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for
the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner
Deepak Chopra, East-Indian- American M.D., New Age Author, Lecturer

―Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than
Ambrose Redmoon

‖You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being-not because anybody says so, not because you're
successful, not because you make a lot of money-but because you decide to believe it and for no other
Wayne Dyer, 1940-, American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer

―Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed because there is so little competition.‖
Elbert Hubbard, 1859-1915, American Author, Publisher

‖Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

‖Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through
hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.‖
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1947-, Austrian-born American Actor, Author, Director, Restaurateur, US Governor

―If you wish the world to become loving and compassionate, become loving and compassionate yourself. If
you wish to diminish fear in the world, diminish your own. These are the gifts that you can give.‖
Gary Zukav, Author of "The Seat of the Soul"

‖You are not a black hole that needs to be filled; you are a light that needs to be shined.‖
Alan Cohen, Author of "The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore"

‖All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; they were men and women who projected
into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved
themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition.‖
Bob Proctor, Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker
―I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of
perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.‖
John D. Rockefeller, 1839-1937, American Industrialist, Philanthropist, Founder Exxon

"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're doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle."
George Lucas

"You can't do it yourself. Don't be afraid to rely on others to help you accomplish your goals."
Oprah Winfrey

"The way we live our days, is the way we live our lives."
 Annie Dillard

"Your children need your presence more than your presents."
 Jesse Jackson

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
 Mary Oliver

"Having fun is about as good a habit as there is."
 Jimmy Buffet

"A VISION is simply that. It is a state or outcome that a person can see
naturally and that inspires them. It's clean. In other words, they are
drawn, attracted and pulled toward what they see. It's exciting, and there
is very little emotional or intellectual cost. In fact, joy is often
present. A vision adds to a person's life. It's not a reason for living. "
Thomas Leonard

"With every wish that you make comes the power to make it come true.
But it is up to you to provide the work that will make it a reality.
Are you using your power to make your wishes come true today?"
Libby Rosenauer

Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough. I can single-handed move the world. Give me a
place to stand, and I will move the earth.
Archimedes 287-212 B.C.

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary.
Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary

―Projections change the world into the replica of one‘s own unknown face.‖
C.G. Jung

"I want to do for you what the spring does to the cherry trees."
Pablo Neruda

"Thoughts come back, beliefs persist; facts pass by, never to return".

"Great thoughts come from the heart".

Self-will seems to be the only virtue that takes no account of man-made laws.
Bruce Lee

"We all need to have a creative outlet - a window, a space - so we don't lose track of ourselves."
Norman Fischer
'Learning is not compulsory - neither is survival'
W Edwards Deming, Quality Guru.

‗Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after‘
Anne Lindbergh, writer

‗We collect marbles, baseball cards, and antiques in order to hold on
to them while they increase in value. The purpose of collecting
contacts, however, is just the opposite: to give them away-to match
them with other contacts.‘
Tim Sanders, Yahoo Chief Solutions Officer

‗Don't screen people out. Those who appear powerless or
insignificant may be stars waiting to rise. Someday, they may become
key nodes in your network--and create a huge opportunity for you.‘
Tim Sanders, Yahoo Chief Solutions Officer

I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
W E Henley, poet and playwright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What you think of me is unimportant. What I think of myself is what matters.
Robert Kiyosaki

"Everyone lives by selling something."
Robert Louis Stevenson, British novelist (1850-1895)

"If you want to buy from us we speak English, but if you want to sell to us you must speak German."
Helmut Kohl, German statesman (b.1930)

"The merchant has no country."
Thomas Jefferson, US President (1741-1826)

"When we sell products we don't sell objects, we sell feelings."
Geoff Burch, British sales author, presenter (b.1950)

"It's not creative unless it sells."
David Ogilvy, US advertising executive, author (b.1911)

"Plan the sale when you plan the ad."
Leo Burnett, US advertising executive (1891-1971)

"You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two
years by trying to get people interested in you."
Dale Carnegie, US author (1888-1955)

"Consultants don't come to your business to give you advice - they come to raise an invoice."
Alan Sugar, British entrepreneur (b.1947)

"You can't stay in your corner waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes."
Winnie the Pooh, character in a book by AA Milne (1882-1956)
"Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings."
Samuel Johnson, British poet, critic, lexicographer (1709-1784)

"For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet (1749-1832)

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt, US United Nations delegate (1884-1962)

"The battles that count aren't the ones for the gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible,
inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at."
Jesse Owens, US athlete (1913-1980)

"Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with medicore
talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent."
Sophia Loren, Italian actress (b.1934)

"An individual's self-concept is the core of his personality. It affects every aspect of human behaviour: the
ability to learn, the capacity to grow and change. A strong, positive self-image is the best possible
preparation for success in life."
Joyce Brothers, US TV personality, psychologist (b.1949)

"Confidence is believing you have something to teach; arrogance is the belief you have nothing to learn."
Dale Dauten, US newspaper columnist (b.1950)

"Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail."
John Donne, English poet (1572-1631)

"There are two types of people - those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who
come in and say, 'Ah, there you are!'"
Frederick L Collins, US author

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is nothing antithetical in American history, culture, or traditions to teamwork. Teams were important in
America's history wagon trains conquered the West, men working together on the assembly line in American
industry conquered the world, a successful national strategy and a lot of teamwork put an American on the
moon first (and thus far, last). But American mythology extols only the individual - the Lone Ranger or
Rambo. In America, halls of fame exist for almost every conceivable activity, but nowhere do Americans
raise monuments in praise of teamwork.
Lester C. Thurow (1938- ) American economist and educator Dean, MIT's Sloan School of Management in
Head to Head

There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles. Most of the time, those
players aren't willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team. The funny thing is, in the end, their
unwillingness to sacrifice only makes individual goals more difficult to achieve. One thing I believe to the
fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent
wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

Michael Jordan (1963- ) American professional basketball player with the Chicago Bulls in "I Can't Accept
Not Trying" Harper San Francisco, 1994

Have you ever watched a flock of geese flying in their traditional "V" formation, heading for Canada?

Two engineers learned that each bird, by flapping its wings, creates an uplift for the bird that follows.
Together, the whole flock gains something like 70 percent greater flying range than if they were journeying

It takes two wings for a bird to fly.
Jesse Jackson (1941- ) American political activist
Note: someone later commented, "And when you have a left wing flapping hard (and the right wing not
keeping up), you go in circles.

Concept of truth: The friction of honest minds moving together.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) French philosopher

A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.
Japanese proverb

We are all in the same boat on a stormy sea and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) English critic, novelist and poet
U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Evans F. Carlson was an observer with the Chinese Army in the late 1930's when he
heard the Chinese slogan, "Gung-Ho."

Carlson's Raiders adopted the slogan and used it to mean "ready to go." Soon other Marines began using
the expression and, in time, it came to mean, "very enthusiastic."

As they say on my own Cape Cod, a rising tide lifts all the boats. And a partnership by definition, serves
both partners, without domination or unfair advantage. Together we have been partners in adversity - let us
also be partners in prosperity.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
Thirty-fifth President of the United States address in the Assembly Hall at the Paulskirche, Frankfurt, West
Germany,June 25, 1963


The sin (and danger) of excessive pride (or an excessive ego) is admirably demonstrated in this simple

A frog asked two geese to take him south with them. At first they resisted; they didn't see how it could be
done. Finally, the frog suggested that the two geese hold a stick in their beaks and that he would hold on to
it with his mouth.

So off the unlikely threesome went, flying southward over the countryside. It was really quite a sight. People
looked up and expressed great admiration at this demonstration of creative teamwork.

Someone said, "It's wonderful! Who was so clever to discover such a fine way to travel?"
Whereupon the frog opened his mouth and said, "It was I," as it plummeted to the earth.

Ask not what your team mates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your team mates.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson (1959- ) American professional basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers, and
now a successful businessman

A paddle here, a paddle there - the canoe stays still.
African proverb

When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

Ethiopian proverb


Excitement gripped the world when two men became the first to climb
Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak.

It was in May of 1953 and the intrepid explorers were Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand beekeeper, and
Tenzing Norgay, his Sherpa guide from Nepal. They reached the summit of the 29,000-foot peak together
and soon their names would be known around the world.

During their descent, Hillary slipped and started to fall. But Tenzing immediately dug in his ice axe and
braced the rope which held them together. Except for this quick action, Hillary most certainly would have
fallen to his death.

At the bottom of the mountain, the news media was waiting and they soon learned of Hillary's near accident,
and Tenzing Norgay's lifesaving maneuver.

"Tell us all about it," the reporters shouted, focusing on the modest Sherpa guide.

Tenzing looked at them with great calm. In a quiet voice, he replied simply:

"Mountain climbers always help each other."
It's hard to think of a better description of teamwork and professionalism that this description of how the
earth's highest mountain was scaled without any loss of life or injury.
The loaded station wagon pulled into the only remaining campsite.

Four youngsters leaped from the vehicle and began feverishly unloading gear and setting up a tent. The
boys then rushed off to gather firewood, while the girls and their mother set up the camp stove and cooking

A nearby camper marveled to the youngsters' father: "That, sir is some display of teamwork."

"I have a system," the father replied. "No one goes to the bathroom until the camp is set up."

A conductor should not create, he should achieve.
Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) Italian symphony conductor

You can't have a picnic lunch unless the party carrying the basket comes.
Will Rogers (1879-1935) American actor and humorist

People can be divided into three groups. Those who make things happen. Those who watch things
happen. And those who wonder what happened.
 Nicholas Murray Butler (1852-1947)
American educator

When we find each other, the miracle begins.
Robert Shaw (1916-1999) American chorale conductor

I'm giving the best advice I have. You get to decide whether it's true for you.

Success is something you attract by the person you become.
Mr Shoaff via Jim Rohm

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

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

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

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

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

"If you destroy leisure, you destroy civilization".
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908- )

"It is not always about achieving a balance. Sometimes your choices will dictate that your life is unbalanced.
The key is to ensure that the imbalance is YOUR choice and not one that is thrust upon you."
Ramona Creel, Organizational guru

"In an information society, education is no mere amenity; it is the prime tool for growing people and profits."
John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene (1929- ), business writers.

"He who speaks sows, he who listens, harvests."
Argentinean proverb

"The ideas of the time are in the air, and infect all who breathe it."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American writer.

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must in
evidently come to pass.
Paul J. Meyer, American Businessman, Author, Motivator

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be
Charles De Gaulle, 1890-1970, French President during World War II

Before enlightenment, chop wood carry water, after enlightenment chop wood carry water.
Author Unknown

All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.
James Allen

"You are therefore I am" by Satish Kumar. Highly recommended

The following passage is part of an exchange between Satish, having just become a Jain monk, and his

"But if we speak truth as we know it, can it not be hurtful to others?" I asked.

"There is a paradox here. You should speak the truth without fear, but you must learn to speak it sweetly.
You should be honest, open and transparent. You must not hide behind platitudes, nor look the other way
when faced with untruths. This is the essential skill you have to learn as a monk. Your truth should emerge
from your deep well of compassion. Therefore, while speaking the truth you must avoid harsh words, you
must speak the truth and be flexible. You must be prepared for the possibility that you might have got it
wrong. You must be prepared to change your perception and your views when you find you were mistaken.
Beyond this, you need to recognise that others have their own truth."

―Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right
James Allen, 1864-1912, British-born American Essayist, Author of ''As a Man Thinketh''

―He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses courage and faith
loses all.‖
Miguel de Cervantes, 1547-1616, Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

―An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.‖
Sir Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Statesman, Prime Minister

―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, 1743-1826, Third President of the USA

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

―A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.‖
English proverb
―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, British-born American Inventor of Telephone

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

―Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.‖
Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman, Prime Minister

"If only God would just give me a clear sign - like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank."
Woody Allen

"Let us not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without
realizing it."
Vincent Van Gogh

"Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you - trippingly on the tongue..."
from Hamlet, by William Shakespeare

"The only tyrant I will follow is the still, small voice within."
Mahatma Gandhi

"It is because we have at the present moment everybody claiming the right of conscience without going
through any discipline whatsoever that there is so many untruths being delivered to a bewildered world."
Mahatma Gandhi

―Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as
they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation."
Richard Holloway

―The secret of success is constancy of purpose.‖
Benjamin Disraeli

―Our life itself is our friendship with the world.‖
Bo Lozoff

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is
full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann‘s Desiderata

"Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served.
But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service that is rendered in the spirit of
Mahatma Gandhi

"Secrets make us sick."
Sigmund Freud

―Will you look back on life and say ‗I wish I had‘ or ‗I‘m glad I did‘?‖
Zig Ziglar

"All men dream, but not all equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake to
find it was all vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act their dreams with open
eyes and make things happen."
Lawrence of Arabia

"The value of a loaf of bread is largely dependant on how long it has been since you last ate."
Baruch Spinoza

"All your agonies arise from wanting something that cannot be had. When you stop wanting, there is no
more agony."
Jalaluddin Rumi

"You can have anything you want, providing you first let go of wanting it."
Lester Levenson

"We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine."
Eduardo Galeano

"Make the day count and spend the evening preparing for tomorrow."
Michael Caine

"All the money in the world is spent on feeling good."
Ry Cooder

―The most important choice we make is what we choose to make important.‖
Michael Neill

"A question works because, unlike a statement which requires you to obey, a question requires you to think.
The mind seems to prefer to think, not to obey.‖
Nancy Kline

'What you are, so is your world. Everything in the universe is resolved into your own inward experience. It
matters little what is without, for it is all a reflection of your own state of consciousness. It matters everything
what you are within, for everything without will be mirrored and colored accordingly.'
James Allen, 1864-1912, British-born American Essayist, Author of ''As a Man Thinketh''

'Every fact and process in Nature contains a moral lesson for the wise man. There is no law
in the world of Nature around us that is not to be found operating with the same mathematical certainty in
the mind of man and in human life.'
James Allen, 1864-1912, British-born American Essayist, Author of ''As a Man Thinketh''

"Be daring. Be first. Be different."
Anita Roddick, British business executive (b.1943)

"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know
that it is the people that call others weird that are weird."
Sir Paul McCartney, British pop musician (b.1942)

"No-one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in
business by being a conformist."
John Paul Getty, US businessman (1892-1976)

"Never play a thing the same way twice."
Louis Armstrong, US jazz musician (1900-1971)

"In order to be irreplacable one must always be different."
Coco Chanel, French fashion designer (1883-1971)

"You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are always
flowing on to you."
Heraclitus, Greek philosopher (c535-c475 BC)

"Focus on remedies, not faults"
Jack Nicklaus, US golfer (b. 1940)

"If you have 25 priorities you have none. And if you don't know it, your customers do."
Jan Carlson, Scandinavian airlines executive

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
Mark Twain, US novelist (1835-1910)

"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."
Peter Drucker, US management author (b. 1909)

"Suppose you were taking a course in parachuting and there were 100 things to do successfully. You
correctly identified 99 of these 100 items on the written test. But on your first jump, you couldn't remember
how to pull the rip cord, which was the item you missed. You'd probably earn a posthumous A for the course
from most teachers, but it wouldn't bring you back from the dead. If you want to jump safely, worry less
about your test score and worry about what's important and what's not. Then learn and do the important
Wess Roberts, US author (b. 1946)

"Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and
Ralph Waldo Emerson, US essayist, poet (1803-1882)

"Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment."
Robert Benchley, US author (1889-1945)
"Work should be more fun than fun."
Noel Coward, British actor (1899-1973)

"The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find
much fun in life."
Charles Schwab, US industrialist (1862-1939)

"Serious-minded people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious."
Paul Valery, French poet, critic (1871-1945)

"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."
Victor Borge, Danish entertainer, pianist (1909-2000)

"First you have to have fun. Second, you have to put love where your labour is. Third, you have to go in the
opposite direction to everyone else."
Anita Roddick, British executive, founder of The Body Shop (b.1943)

"If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done."
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian philosopher (1889-1951)

"We're all working harder and faster. But unless we're having fun the transformation doesn't work."
Jack Welch, US executive, utility chief (b.1935)

"The best way to be ready for the future is to invent it."
John Sculley, US business executive (b.1939)

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Eleanor Roosevelt, US United Nations Delegate (1884-1962)

"No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is but also
the world as it will be."
Isaac Asimov, Russian biochemist, author (1920-1992)

"The ability to plan for what has not yet happened, for a future that has only been imagined, is one of the
hallmarks of leadership."
Warren Bennis, US academic, management author (b.1925)

"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."
Charles F Kettering, US engineer (1876-1958)

"The future has a habit of suddenly and dramatically becoming the present."
Roger W Babson, US statistician, columnist (1875-1967)

"As for the future, your task is not to foresee but to enable it."
Antoine De Saint-Exupery, French author (1900-1944)

"Genius is that energy which collects, combines, amplifies and animates."
Samuel Johnson, British poet, critic, lexicographer (1709-1784)

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in
confederacy against him."
Jonathan Swift, Irish poet, satirist (1667-1745)

"In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous."
Robert Ingersoll, US politician, orator (1833-1899)

"Genius begins great works; labour alone finishes them."
Joseph Joubert, French essayist, moralist (1754-1824)
"Genius, in truth, means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way."
William James, US philosopher, psychologist (1842-1910)

"It takes a long time to be a genius; you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing."
Gertrude Stein, US author (1874-1946)

"Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored."
Abraham Lincoln, US President (1809-1865)

"Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature."
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, essayist (1856-1950)

"If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong."
Charles Kettering, US engineer, inventor (1876-1958)

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."
Ed Foreman, US politician, entrepreneur (b.1933)

"New opinions are always suspected and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are
not already common."
John Locke, English philosopher (1632-1704)

"It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years
building systems and developing habits that depend on them. Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long
that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have
become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses. Today, however, we need new lenses.
And we need to throw the old ones away."
Kenich Ohmae, Japanese management consultant (b.1943)

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
Aristotle, Greek philosopher, scientist, physician (384-322BC)

"Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention largely because they regard such
departure as criticism of themselves."
Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, mathematician (1872-1970)

"It is never too late to give up your prejudices."
Henry David Thoreau, US essayist, poet (1817-1862)

"If you want to have a great idea, have lots of ideas."
Linus Pauling, US chemist (1901-1994)

"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied."
Alfred Nobel, Swedish chemist, businessman (1833-1896)

"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it."
Albert Einstein, German physicist (1879-1955)

"The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some
of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all."
Edward de Bono, Maltese psychologist, writer (b.1933)

"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet (1749-1832)

"You cannot put a rope around the neck of an idea; you cannot put an idea up against the barrack-square
wall and riddle it with bullets; you cannot confine it in the strongest prison cell your slaves could ever build."
Sean O'Casey, Irish dramatist, nationalist (1880-1964)
"A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried
to death by a frown on the right person's brow."
Charles Brower, US explorer, adventurer (1863-1945)

"If you want to get an idea across, wrap it up in a person."
Ralph Bunche, US diplomat (1904-1971)

"What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are."
Epictetus, Greek philosopher (55-135 AD)

"Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets."
Baltasar, Spanish philosopher, author (1601-1658)

"An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously
crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service."
Daniel J Boorstin, US media author, historian (b.1914)

"The right name is an advertisement in itself."
Claude C Hopkins, US advertising guru

"Tell them it's Old Crow. Then give them another taste of Old Crow, but tell them it's Jack Daniels. Ask them
which they prefer. They'll think the two drinks are quite different. They are tasting images."
David Ogilvy, US advertising executive, author (b.1911)

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."
Ansel Adams, US photographer (1902-1984)

"Imagination rules the world."
Napoleon Bonaparte, French soldier, statesman, revolutionary (1769-1821)

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Albert Einstein, German physicist (1879-1955)

"Everything you can imagine is real."
Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist (1881-1973)

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man
contemplates it, bearing with him the image of a cathedral."
Antoine Saint De Exupery, French author, aviator (1900-1944)

"The man who has no imagination has no wings."
Muhammad Ali, US boxer (b.1942)

"Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them."
Ralph Gerard, US psychologist, author

"Microsoft's only factory asset is the human imagination."
Bill Gates, US computer engineer, entrepreneur (b.1955)

"What is now proved was once only imagined."
William Blake, British poet, painter (1757-1827)

"Imagination is a quality given to a man to compensate him for what he
is not, and a sense of humour was provided to console him for what he
Oscar Wilde, Irish dramatist, poet (1854-1900)

"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles."
Jimmy Carter, US President (b.1924)
"Always do right! This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
Mark Twain, US author (1835-1910)

"So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world."
Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (1724-1804)

"All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind."
Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British author (1857-1924)

"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out."
Thomas Babington Macaulay, British historian, essayist (1800-1859)

"Character is doing what's right when nobody is looking."
JC Watts, US congressman (b.1957)

"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."
Alfred Adler, Austrian psychiatrist (1870-1937)

"Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others."
Groucho Marx, US comic actor (1890-1977)

"A leader is a dealer in hope."
Napoleon Bonaparte, French soldier, statesman, revolutionary (1769-1821)

"The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority."
Kenneth Blanchard, US management author, presenter (b.1939)

"The job of the leader is to speak to the possibility."
Benjamin Zander, British conductor, management presenter (b.1939)

"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, US First Lady (b.1927)

"You manage things, you lead people."
Admiral Grace Murray Hooper, US naval officer (1906-1992)

"One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for
advice without necessarily having to take it."
Captain James T Kirk, character in 'Star Trek'

"We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and
clap as they go by."
Will Rogers, US actor, humorist (1879-1935)

"A leader is best
When people barely know that he exists,
Not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
Worst when they despise him.
'Fail to honour people'
They fail to honour you.'
But of a good leader, who talks little,
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
They will all say, 'We did this ourselves.'"
Lao Tzu, Chinese founder of Taoism, author (6th Century BC)

"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter (1881-1973)
"The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation
to that which is unknown."
Albert Einstein, German physicist (1879-1955)

"Sit down before a fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly
wherever and to whatever abyss nature leads, or you shall learn nothing."
TH Huxley, British biologist (1887-1975)

"The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know
how to learn."
Alvin Toffler, US management author, editor (b.1928)

"In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves
equipped to live in a world that no longer exists."
Eric Hoffer, US philosopher, author, longshoreman (1902-1983)

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
Mary Adelaide Eden Philpotts, British author (1896-1996)

"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back."
Charlie Brown, cartoon strip character by Charles Schulz (1922-2000)

"We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak."
Epictetus, Greek philosopher (55-135 AD)

"The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said."
Peter Drucker, US author, consultant (b.1909)

"If you're talking, you're giving information and therefore giving away power; if you're listening and asking
questions you're gaining information, the raw material of knowledge, and therefore gaining power."
Geoff Burch, British management author, presenter (b.1951)

"One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears - by listening to them."
Dean Rusk, US statesman (1909-1994)

"A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something."
William Mizner, US playwright, author (1876-1933)

"It's a mistake to think we listen only with our ears. It's much more important to listen with the mind, the eyes,
the body and the heart. Unless you truly want to understand the other person, you'll never be able to listen."
Mark Herndon, US musician (b.1955)

"A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news or not."
Henry Fielding, British playwright, author (1707-1754)

"For most folk, no news is good news; for the press, good news is not news."
Gloria Borger, US journalist

"Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules."
Douglas Adams, British author (1952-2001)

"Newspapers should have no friends."
Joseph Pullitzer, US publisher (1847-1911)

"I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader (1869-1948)

"The camera cannot lie. But it can be an accessory to untruth."
Harold Evans, British newspaper editor (b.1928)
"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth."
Richard Avedon, US photographer (b.1923)

"Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything."
John Kenneth Galbraith, US economist (b.1908)

"I have noticed that people who are late are often much jollier than the people who have to wait for them."
Edward Verrall Lucas, British author, publisher (1868-1938)

"A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled."
Sir Barnett Cocks, British political author (b.1907)

"Every discussion in a meeting has a diminishing curve of interest. The longer the discussion goes on, the
fewer people will be interested in it."
Mark McCormack, US sports agent (b.1930)

"Why do we take notes of meetings that last for hours and call them minutes?"
David Williams, British management author, presenter (b.1950)

"A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing but together can decide nothing
can be done."
Fred Allen, US supreme court justice (b.1926)

"What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary."
Richard Harkness, US journalist

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."
John Kenneth Galbraith, US economist, diplomat (b.1908)

"Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I will show you somebody who has never achieved
Joan Collins, British actress (b.1933)

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist leader (1869-1948)

"To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas."
Leo Burnett, US advertising executive (1891-1971)

"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but on error also."
Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (1876-1961)

"Don't 'tolerate' mistakes. Embrace them!
Tom Peters, US management author, presenter (b. 1942)

"Experience is simply the name we give to our mistakes."
Oscar Wilde, Irish dramatist, poet (1854-1900)

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."
Plutarch, Greek biographer, essayist (46-120 AD)

"A key characteristic of transformational leaders is that they motivate people to do more than they originally
expected to do."
Elizabeth Chell, British academic, management author (b.1949)

"Leaders in the new organisation do not lack motivational tools, but the tools are different from those of
traditional corporate bureaucrats. The new rewards are based not on status but on contribution, and they
consist not of regular promotion and automatic pay rises but of excitement about mission and a share of the
glory and the gains of success."
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, US academic, management author (b.1943)

"We don't want satisfaction. We want creative dissatisfaction associated with excitement about the job.
That's what motivation is made of."
Daniel Quinn Mills, US academic, management author (b.1941)

"Do you want to sell sugar water all your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?"
Steve Jobs, US executive, co-founder of Apple Inc (b.1955) persuading John Sculley to leave Pepsi Cola

"I'm slowly becoming a convert to the principle that you can't motivate people to do things, you can only
demotivate them. The primary job of the manager is not to empower but to remove obstacles."
Scott Adams, US cartoonist, author (b.1957)

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flames by an encounter with
another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."
Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian theologian (1875-1965)

"I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and I thought: What the hell good would that
Ronnie Shakes US humorist

―Only passion, great passion, can elevate the human soul to achieve great things."
Denis Diderot, French philosopher (1713-1784)

"We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion."
Georg Wilhelm Frierich Hegel, German philosopher (1730-1831)

"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of
being alive."
Joseph Campbell, US author, editor (1904-1987)

"One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests."
John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, economist (1806-1873)

"Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should
leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms from those who work with joy."
Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese philosopher, author, poet (1883-1931)

"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep in them - a desire,
a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."
Muhammad Ali, US boxer (b.1942)

"There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life."
Federico Fellini. Italian film director (b.1920)

"If you are leaping a ravine, the moment of takeoff is a bad time to be considering alternative strategies."
John Cleese, British actor, author (b.1939)

"Men never plan to be failures; they simply fail to plan to be successful."
William A Ward, British diplomat (b.1928)

"Plans are useless, but planning is essential."
Dwight D Eisenhower, US President, general (1890-1969)

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."
Henry Ford, US automobile manufacturer (1863-1947)

"Chance favours only the prepared mind."
Louis Pasteur, French chemist, microbiologist (1822-1895)
"Organisation can never be a substitute for initiative and judgement."
Louis Brandeis, US supreme court justice (1856-1941)

"One person's lack of planning always becomes someone else's emergency."
Murphy‘s Law

"I only speak to the 'A' in people and I set as the goal the maximum capacity that people have. I settle for no
less. I make myself the relentless architect of the possibilities of human beings."
Benjamin Zander, British conductor, management presenter (b. 1939)

"It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of
Bob Goddard, US physicist, rocketry pioneer (1882-1945)

"You wake up in the morning and your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of unmanufactured
tissue of the universe of life! It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions. No-one can take it from you.
And no-one receives either more or less than you receive."
Arnold Bennett, British novelist (1867-1931)

"I am inclined by nature to be optimistic about the capacity of a person to rise higher than he or she has
thought possible once interest and ambition are aroused."
Dwight D Eisenhower, US President, general (1890-1969)

"Things are only impossible until they are not."
Captain Jean-Luc Picard, character in 'Star Trek'.

"If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible he is almost certainly right, but if he
says that it is impossible he is very probably wrong."
Arthur C Clarke, British author (b. 1917)

"If someone says 'can't', that shows you what to do."
John Cage, US composer (b.1912)

"Being in power is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."
Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (b.1925)

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
Abraham Lincoln, US President (1809-1865)

"It's not a question of how much power you can hoard for yourself, but how much you can give away."
Benjamin Zander, British conductor, management presenter (b.1939)

"He who has great power should use it lightly."
Seneca, Roman philosopher, statesman, author (3 BC-65 AD)

"Never underestimate the power of the powerless."
David Williams, British management presenter, author (b.1950)

"Powerlessness is a state of mind. If you think you are powerless, you are."
Tom Peters, US management presenter, author (b.1942)

"I assure you, I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power
and dominion."
Alexander the Great, Macedonian ruler (356-323 BC)

"No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart."
Johann Friedrich von Schiller, German dramatist, poet (1759-1805)

"Titles mean little in terms of real power, which is the capacity to influence and inspire."
Colin Powell, US politician, military leader (b.1937)
"After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box."

"The only person who likes change is a wet baby.‖
Arthur Koestler

"To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.‖
Oscar Wilde

You can struggle to try to change what is, or you can relax, accept it, and watch it change all by itself.
Michael Neill

"The only thing which sharpens with continual use is the tongue."

'Say what you mean, just don't say it mean'
Jay Perry

Is what I‘m about to say an improvement over maintaining silence?
Sylvia Boorstein Buddhist author and teacher

―There are no great acts - only small acts done with great love."
Mother Theresa

"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

―There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown helpless about them."
Clare Boothe Luce, writer, editor, diplomat

If it's creativity you want, you should encourage people to ignore and defy superiors and peers—and while
you're at it, get them to fight among themselves. You should reassign people who have settled into
productive grooves in their jobs. And you should start rewarding failure, not just success; reserve
punishment only for inaction.
Robert I. Sutton

"Prediction is extremely difficult. Especially about the future."
Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (b.1922)

"Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development."
Julius Sextus Frontinus, Roman engineer (1st century AD)

"Rail travel at high speed is not possible because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia."
Dionysius Lardner, British scientist (1793-1859)

This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The
device is inherently of no value to us."
Western Union internal memo (1876)

"The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys."
Sir William Preece, Welsh chief engineer of the Post Office (1834-1913)

"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."
Lord Kelvin, Scottish physicist (1824-1907)

"We must not be misled to our own detriment to assume that the untried machine can displace the proved
and tried horse."
John H Kerr, US general (1878-1955)
"The talking picture will not supplant the regular silent motion picture."
Thomas Alva Edison, US inventor (1847-1931)

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
Thomas J Watson, US businessman, founder of IBM (1874-1956)

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science (1949)

"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."
Ken Olsen, US executive, President of Digital Equipment (b.1926)

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
Decca Recording Company, rejecting the Beatles (1962)

"That little packet of responsibility (job description), rewarded in accordance with a fixed formula (pay level),
and a single reporting relationship (place in the chain of command) is a roadblock on the highway of
William Bridges, US engineer, researcher, educator (b.1934)

"We have to switch incentives from careers, level and promotion, to personal reputation, teamwork and
challenging assignments. People then need to feel they can influence, rather than just be rewarded by
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, US academic, management author (b.1943)

"The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated. I shall
always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins because he always treats me as a flower girl, and always will;
but I know I can be a lady to you because you always treat me as a lady and always will."
Eliza Doolittle, character in 'Pygmalion' by George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

"People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up."
Ogden Nash, US humorous writer (1902-1971)

"I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known."
Confucius, Chinese philosopher (551-479 BC)

"I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one."
Cato the Elder, Roman statesman (234-149 BC)

"It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not deserve them."
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) US author (1835-1910)

"Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war - for
killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more."
John Lennon, British rock musician, songwriter (1940-1980)

'There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hand.'
Richard Bach, US author (b.1936)

'There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power
of our will.'
Epictetus, Greek philosopher (55-135 AD)

'There are two kinds of worries - those that you can do something about and those you can't. Don't spend
any time on the latter.'
Duke Ellington, US composer, pianist (1899-1974)
'Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life.'
BC Forbes, Scottish journalist (1880-1954)
'A problem well stated is a problem half solved.'
Charles Kettering, US engineer, inventor (1876-1958)

'If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.'
Graham Maslow, US psycholgist (1908-1970)

'A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty
that he can realise his potentialities.'
Charles De Gaulle, French President, general (1890-1970)

'When working towards the solution of a problem, it always helps to know the answer.'
Murphy‘s Law

'It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.'
Somerset Maugham, British author, dramatist (1874-1965)

'Find the qualities in your people and you'll find the quality in your company.'
Sir Simon Hornby, British businessman

'How long does it take you, as a boss, to achieve world class quality? Less than a nanosecond to attain it, a
lifetime of passionate pursuit to maintain it.'
Tom Peters, US management author, presenter (b.1942)

'Quality is free.'
Philip Crosby, US consultant, author (b.1926)

'With ISO 9000 you can still have terrible processes and products. You can certify a manufacturer that
makes life jackets from concrete, as long as those jackets are made according to the documented
procedures and the company provides the next of kin with instructions on how to complain about defects.'
Richard Beutow, US executive, Motorola

'Don't confuse consistency with quality. The customer decides what quality is by their own standards.'
Geoff Burch, British management author, presenter (b.1951)

'Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.'
Oscar Wilde, Irish dramatist, poet (1854-1900)
'It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realise that one's safety factor was determined by the
lowest bidder on a government contract.'
Alan Shephard, US astronaut (b.1923)

'Quality control starts and ends with training.
Kaoru Ishikawa, Japanese quality guru, author (b.1915)

'The CEO of a small company decided they needed a motto to commemorate their longevity in the industry.
This is what he came up with: "Our innovation makes us first - our quality makes us last."'
Scott Adams, US cartoonist, author (b.1957)

"There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions."
Charles Steinmetz, US electrical engineer (1865-1923)

"The wise man doesn't give us the right answers, he poses the right questions."
Claude Levi-Strauss, French anthropologist (b.1908)

"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers."
Voltaire, French philosopher (1694-1778)

"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one to ask why."
Bernard Baruch, US statesman, businessman (1870-1965)
"That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on your way to a pertinent
Jacob Bronowski, British mathematician, scientist (1908-1974)

"I keep 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, British author, poet (1865-1936)

"If you don't ask 'why this?' often enough, somebody will ask, why you?"
Tom Hirschfield, US IT author

"To do great work, a man must be very idle as well as very industrious."
Samuel Butler, British author (1835-1902)

"Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius."
Edward Gibbon, British historian (1737-1794)

"Some days you must learn a great deal, but you should also have days when you allow what is already in
you to swell up and touch everything. If you never let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they
begin to rattle around inside of you."
E L Konigsburg, US author (b.1930)

"Sit in reverie and watch the changing colour of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (1807-1882)

"If you happen to be one of the fretful minority who can do creative work, never force an idea; you'll abort it if
you do. Be patient and you'll give birth to it when the time is ripe. Learn to wait."
Robert Heinlein, US author (1907-1988)

"Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character."
James Russell Lovell, US poet, critic, statesman (1819-1891)

"It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of
the world's progress has come out of such loneliness."
Bruce Barton, US advertising executive (1186-1967)

"Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together, that at length they may emerge,
full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of life."
Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese philosopher, author, poet (1883-1931)

"Don't just do it, stand there."
David Williams, British management author, presenter (b.1950)

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks
inside, awakens."
Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist, psychologist (1876-1961)

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me, and be my friend."
Albert Camus, French/Algerian author (1913-1960)

"Leadership is Relationship."
Benjamin Zander, British conductor, management presenter (b. 1939)

"You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."
Indira Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister (1917-1984)

"There is a subterranean emotional economy that passes amongst us all. In every interaction we can make
people feel better or worse."
Daniel Goleman, US psychologist, author (b. 1946)

"If you approach each new person you meet in a spirit of adventure, you will find yourself endlessly
fascinated by the new channels of thought and experience and personality that you encounter. I do not
mean simply the famous people of the world, but people from every walk and condition of life."
Eleanor Roosevelt, US First Lady, United Nations delegate (1884-1962)

"I am a part of all that I have met."
Alfred Lord Tennyson, British poet (1809-1892)

"Relationships are like a dance, with visible energy racing back and forth among partners."
Colette Dowling, US author (b. 1938)

"Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other
people - your family, friends, and co-workers, and even strangers you meet along the way."
Barbara Bush, US First Lady (b. 1925)

"A wise man knows everything; a shrewd one everybody."
Chinese fortune cookie

Secrets for success:
1. Get up early.
2. Work hard.
3. Find oil.
J Paul Getty, US businessman (1892-1976)

"Success is a great deodorant."
Elizabeth Taylor, British-born US actress (b.1932)

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
Napoleon Bonaparte, French soldier, statesman (1769-1821)

"Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes - they have to reassure themselves about
themselves by achieving something that the world will notice."
Agatha Christie, British author (1890-1976)

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you
will be successful."
Herman Cain, US food executive (b. 1948)

"We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?"
Jean Cocteau, French poet, playwright, film director (1889-1963)

"Everybody loves success, but they hate successful people."
John McEnroe, US tennis player, commentator (b. 1959)

"Eighty percent of success is showing up."
Woody Allen, US comic actor, film director (b. 1935)

"I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific."
Lily Tomlin, US comic actress (b. 1939)

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but
they don't quit."
Conrad Hilton, US businessman (1887-1979)

"Nothing recedes like success."
Walter Winchell, US journalist, broadcaster (1897-1972)

"Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success."
Joyce Brothers, US TV personality, psychologist (b. 1949)

"Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints in the sands of time."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (1807-1882)

"Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves - and by
which they are willling to be judged."
Frederick Smith, British politician (1872-1930)

"The core leadership strategy is simple: be a model. Commit yourself to
your own personal mastery. Talking about personal mastery may open people's minds somewhat, but
actions always speak louder than words. There's nothing more powerful you can do to encourage others in
their quest for personal mastery than to be serious in your own quest."
Peter Senge, US management author, presenter (b.1947)

"Become a role model. Like a good doctor, keep learning. Demonstrate that you are a synthesiser, or better
yet a humaniser, rather than merely an analyser or energiser by participating in the interactive dialogue and
defining part of your work as developing people and teams."
Michael Maccoby, US management author, psychologist (b.1933)

"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of
one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."
Confucius, Chinese philosopher, teacher (551-479 BC)

"Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound
and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary."
Warren Bennis, US management author, presenter (b.1925)

"People have more need for models than critics."
Scott Simmerman, US management consultant (b. 1948)

"Fewer things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example."
Mark Twain, US author (1835-1910)

"The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise."
Cornelius Tacitus, Roman historian (55-120 AD)

"People wish to learn to swim, and at the same time keep one foot on the ground."
Marcel Proust, French author (1871-1922)

"People cannot discover new oceans until they lose sight of the shore."
Andre Gide, French novelist, critic (1869-1951)

"Don't play for safety - it's the most dangerous thing in the world."
Horace Walpole, British author (1717-1797)

"And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more."
Erica Jong, US author, poet (b.1942)

"It is the business of the future to be dangerous."
Alfred North Whitehead, British philosopher (1861-1947)

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"
Robert Schuller, 1926-, American Minister (Crystal Cathedral), Author, Social Leader

"There are risks and costs to a programme of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and
costs of comfortable inaction."
John F Kennedy, US President (1917-1963)

"If you play safe in life, you've decided that you don't want to grow any more."
Shirley Hufstedler, US lawyer, federal judge (b.1925)

"Be daring, be different, be impractical; be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative
vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."
Sir Cecil Beaton, British photographer (1904-1980)

"If you want to make enemies, try to change something."
Woodrow Wilson, US President (1856-1924)

"People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones."
Charles Kettering, US engineer, inventor (1876-1958)

"It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more
dangerous to manage, than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would
profit by the preservation of the old institutions and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by
the new ones."
Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian political theorist (1469-1527)

"The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost
morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea."
Martin Luther King Jnr, US civil rights leader (1929-1968)

"Every advance in civilisation has been denounced while it was still recent."
Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, mathematician (1872-1970)

"It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."
W Edwards Deming, US statistician, author (1900-1993)

"The human mind treats a new idea in the same way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it."
Peter Medawar, Brazilian-born British biologist (1915-1987)

"Change is always a threat when it's done to people, but it's embraced as an opportunity when it's done by
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, US academic, management author (b. 1943)

"Nothing will be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome."

'The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you apart from yourself'
Rita Mae Brown

"If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all."
Ray Charles

"I enjoy playing villains. They're usually more interesting than heroes.‖
Tim Curry

―My defenses were so great. The cocky rock and roll hero who knows all the answers was actually a terrified
guy who didn't know how to cry.‖
John Lennon

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

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

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their
Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find your self in a
new, great and wonderful world.
Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and YOU discover yourself to be a far greater person
than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
Patanjali, attributed author of the Yoga Sutras

Ask not, "Am I worthy of the goal?" Ask, "Is the goal worthy of me?"
Jay Abraham

"Normally, our thoughts have us rather than we having them."
David Bohm physicist

"Flexibility comes from having multiple choices; wisdom comes from having multiple perspectives."
Robert Dilts

―If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.‖
Ivan Turgenev 1818-1883, Russian Author

―People cannot learn by having information pressed into their brains.
Knowledge has to be sucked into the brain, not pushed in.
First, one must create a state of mind that craves knowledge, interest and wonder.
You can only teach by creating an urge to learn.‖
Victor Weisskopf

―Our way of managing and leading, rewarding and judging people is totally out of tune with the fact that we
are all individuals.‖
Howard Gartner

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
Leonardo da Vinci

Knowledge is like money: To be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and,
hopefully, in value.
Louis L'Amour

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
Naguib Mahfouz

How well you communicate is determined not by how well you say things
but by how well you are understood.
Andrew S. Grove

Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.
George Shinn

People do not manage knowledge; knowledge manages people.
Alvin Toffler

The training is forgotten, but the binder will last forever,
a living monument to temporary knowledge.

There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success,
nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.
For the reformer has enemies in all who profit by the old order.
This luke-warmness arises partly from fear of their adversaries,
who have the law in their favour; and partly from the incredulity of mankind,
who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it.
Machiavelli ―The Prince‖

Ignorant people are sure of the causes of everything.
James Thorpe

Just as a picture is drawn by an artist, surroundings are created by the activities of the mind.

Insanity is doing things the way they have always been done and expecting the results to be different.
Theodore Eischeid

When one teaches, two learn.
Robert Half

Before you attempt to set things right, make sure you see things right.
Blaine Lee

Always listen to the experts. They will tell you what can't be done, and why.
Then do it.
Robert A. Heinlein

People are generally better persuaded by the reasons, which they have discovered, than by those which
have come from the mind of others.

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Isaac Asimov

It isn't the incompetent who destroy an organization, it is those who have achieved something and want to
rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.
Charles Sorenson

A knowledge worker needs one thing only: to learn how to learn.
Peter F. Drucker

Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Proverbs 29:18

To create better health in a living system, connect it to more of itself.
Meg Wheatley

Just as the largest library, badly arranged, is not so useful as a very moderate one that is well arranged,
So the greatest amount of knowledge, if not elaborated by our own thoughts,
Is worth much less than a far smaller volume that has been abundantly and repeatedly thought over.
Arthur Shopenhauer

Everyone hears only what he understands.

The most important thing that a commander can do is to see the ship from the eyes of the crew.
Commander D. Michael Abrashoff

In the end we can never be given knowledge by others; we can only be stimulated.
We must develop our own knowledge.
Charles T. Tart

Learning occurs in the mind, independent of time and place.

Go to the people, learn from them
Start with what they know, build on what they have
But the best of leaders, when their task is accomplished, when their work is done.
The people will remark: "We have done it ourselves."
2,000-Year-Old Chinese Poem

Most of the important experiences that truly educate cannot be arranged ahead of time with any precision.
Harold Taylor

A great difference between winners and losers is their attitude to what they need to know.
Losers feel it's someone else's job to teach them everything they need to know.
Winners are determined to learn, and will seek out the best possible training, completely on their own.
John Lawhon

All of life is learning; therefore education can never end.
Eduard Lindemann

People do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
James Allen

Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have
been planned by those whom they dislike.
Alexander Hamilton

As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which he cannot apply will make no
man wise.
Samuel Johnson

All big things in this world are done by people who are naive and have an idea that is obviously impossible.
Dr. Frank Richards

One of the difficulties in bringing about change in an organization is that you must do so through the persons
who have been most successful in that organization, no matter how faulty the system or organization is.
To such persons, you see, it is the best of all possible organizations, because look who was selected by it
and look who succeeded most in it. Yet these are the very people through whom we must bring about
George Washington

Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.
Claude Bernard

We can't make people better by trying to eliminate their weaknesses, but we can help then perform better by
building on their strengths.
Peter Drucker

When you know a thing to recognize that you know it; and when you do not, to know that you do not know, -
that is knowledge.

There can be no knowledge without emotion.
We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours.
To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.
Arnold Bennett

Some drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.

If you want to know your past - look into your present conditions.
If you want to know your future - look into your present actions.
Buddhist Saying

Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount.
And the tigers are getting hungry.
Winston Churchill

We trained hard - but it seemed that every time
we were beginning to form up into teams, we were reorganized.
I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing,
and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress
while actually producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
Petronius Arbiter, 210 BC. Or Petronius Satyricon, First Century AD

If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him.
An investment of knowledge always pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Sir Winston Churchill

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.

The assets of most businesses walk out of the door at the end of each day.
The challenge to management is to create an environment which will motivate them to want to return the
next day.
Lynn Yates

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Sir Benjamin Disraeli

Of all the decisions an executive makes, none is as important as the decisions about people, because they
determine the performance capacity of the organization.
Peter F. Drucker

What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.
Confucius, 451 BC

I don't divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures, those who make it or
those who don't. I divide the world into learners and non-learners.
Benjamin Barber

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
Anthony Jay

Knowledge itself is power.
Francis Bacon

He who keeps on reviewing his old knowledge and
acquiring new knowledge may become a teacher of others.

No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather
of his faith and his lovingness.
If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold
of your own mind.
Kahil Gibron
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is a very simple and effective one: be satisfied with your opinions and
content with your knowledge.
Elbert Hubbard

A painting is never finished; it simply stops in interesting places.
Paul Gardner

All wish to know, but none want to pay the price.

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein

One must learn by doing the thing.
For though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.
Sophocles (BC 495-406)

The more time you spend in reporting on what you are doing,
the less time you have to do anything.
Stability is achieved when you spend all of your time reporting
on the nothing you are doing.

Cheshire-Puss, would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?
That depends a good deal on where you want to get to, said the Cat.
I don't much care where, said Alice.
Then it doesn't matter which way you go, said the Cat.
Alice in Wonderland

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision.
Helen Keller

―The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.‖
Daniel W. Davenport

There is nothing which rots morale more quickly and more completely than poor communication and
indecisiveness the feeling that those in authority do not know their own minds.
Lyndall F. Urwick, 1956 Harvard Business

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent
opposite and enemy - the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
Norman Podhoretz

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having
Mary Lou Cook

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

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

"The point of his [General Matthew Bunker Ridgway] leadership was not that they would think that he was a
great general -- although in time they did -- but that they would fight well because they were now more
confident about who they were and what their mission was."
David Halberstam, Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author
‗Take advantage of opportunities not people.‘
Amechi Udo

'The only way to live is to accept each moment as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is - a
miracle and unrepeatable.'
Margaret Storm Jameson

"A library is a repository of medicine for the mind."
Greek proverb

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

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

"Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Don't
search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them.
And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps, then, someday far in the future, you will
gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."
Rainer Maria Rilke

"I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions - the curtain was up."
Groucho Marx

"The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up and does not stop until you get into
the office. "
Robert Frost

"If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.‖

"The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream."
Oscar Wilde

"To die for an idea is to place a pretty high price on conjectures.‖
Anatole France

"A closed mouth gathers no feet."

"Progress was all right. Only it went on too long. "
James Thurber

"All major weaknesses have been exposed, analyzed, and replaced with new weaknesses.‖
Bruce Leverett

"If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done.‖
Peter Ustinov

"The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially annoying to those of us who do.‖
Harold Coffin

"Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others."
Ambrose Bierce

"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge where there is no river."
Nikita Krushchev
"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."
Hector Louis Berlioz

"Few minds wear out; more rust out."
Christian Nestell Bovee

"Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love."
Albert Einstein

"If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own. ―
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"A clever man commits no minor blunders."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is satire. All you're doing is recording it."
Art Buchwald

"He has sat on the fence so long that the iron has entered his soul."
David Lloyd George

"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other."
Eric Hoffer

"Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in memory as the wish to forget it."

"Guidelines for Bureaucrats: 1. When in charge, ponder. 2. When in trouble, delegate. 3. When in doubt,
James H. Borden

"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the
face you deserve."
Coco Chanel

"A conservative is a man who wants the rules changed so no one can make a pile the way he did." -
Gregory Nunn

‗When talking to someone about things that matter, you do not need to follow their pace. Pause, think and
speak as slowly as you need. The right thoughts and words sometimes take time to organise themselves in
your mind‘.

"To make headway, improve your head"

"The future is purchased by the present"
Samuel Johnson

Debate is masculine; conversation is feminine

The less men think, the more they talk

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves
Will and Ariel Durant
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit
down quietly, may alight upon you."
Nathaniel Hawthorne -{1804-1864 American Novelist}

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

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

"That voice inside your head is not the voice of God - it just sounds like it thinks it is.
Cheri Huber Zen teacher

―Socrates said the unexamined life is not worth living. But the over-examined life makes you wish you were
dead. Given the alternative, I‘d rather be living.‖
Saul Bellow

"To be discouraged is to be defeated - it is not what happens that is success or failure, but what it does to
the heart of man. No man is defeated unless he is discouraged."
Bruce Lee

―When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water.‖
Benjamin Franklin

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

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

People are not disturbed by things but by the views which they take of them.

"It's what you do when the coach isn't around that makes you a champion"
John Wooden, Legendary Coach of the UCLA Basketball Teams

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

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

―Champions risk what others dare not; dream what others think impossible; do what others say can't be
Jason James Hun, Author

"Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard fight."
John Watson

"Debt is the slavery of the free."
Publilius Syrus, 42 BC

The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best you can become.
Harold Taylor

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

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

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873, British Philosopher, Economist
‗Don‘t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant‘
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894

"Sometimes I sits and thinks; sometimes I just sits."
Satchel Paige

"Wisdom comes from experience, but experience alone is not enough. Experience anticipated and
experience revisited is the true source of wisdom."
John Grinder

"The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in
us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really [wise]."

"Even God can't drive a parked car."
Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby

True religion is the life we live,
Not the creed we profess.
J.F. Wright

"I know you are asking today, 'How long will it take?' I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the
moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, because truth pressed to earth will rise again.
How long? Not long, because no lie can live forever.
How long? Not long, because you still reap what you sow.
How long? Not long. Because the arm of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
Martin Luther King, Jr

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

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

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

"Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected."
William Plomer (1903-1973), South African writer

―To love is to be happy with – no conditions, no judgments, no expectations.‖
Barry Neil Kaufmann

―Maturity - being willing to do what you really want to do even if your parents want you to do it as well.‖
Werner Erhard

―Nothing you can do will make God love you any less, and nothing you can do will make God love you any
Philip Yancey, author ―What‘s So Amazing about Grace?‘

―Responsibility - the ability to choose your response‖.
Stephen R. Covey, author of ‗The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People‘
―Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore
remain bound.‖
James Allen, 1864-1912, British-born American Essayist, Author of ―As a Man Thinketh‖

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

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

―Beset by a difficult problem? Now is your chance to shine. Pick yourself up, get to work and get
triumphantly through it.‖
Ralph Marston

―Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your
expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.‖
Ralph Marston

―Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.‖
Ralph Marston

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation
of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly
appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it. ―
Ralph Marston

―Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to
Ralph Marston

―Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self. ―
Ralph Marston

―The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world
around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.‖
Ralph Marston

―Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities.‖
Ralph Marston

―What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them
another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly
appreciate what you already have. ―
Ralph Marston

―What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. ―
Ralph Marston

―When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea, or
watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing
in the park?‖
Ralph Marston

―You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy
of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination. ―
Ralph Marston
―f the will is strong, the feet are light‖

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

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

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

"Nobody is smart enough to be wrong all the time."
Ken Wilber

―All the ups and downs I‘ve had, I think have made me the athlete I am….made me stronger‖
Kelly Holmes, double Olympic gold medallist

―Somewhere deep inside, I‘d absorbed all the pain and suffering my people had endured and turned it into a
source of strength.‖
Cathy Freeman, Aboriginal Australian Olympic gold medallist

―When our hearts are raw with grief, we are more vulnerable to hurt, but also more open to new
Hilary Clinton, Senator and Former Presidential First Lady

―A woman is like a teabag – only in hot water do you realise how strong she is.‖
Nancy Reagan, Former Presidential First Lady

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not
ignorance, but rather the illusion of knowledge.‖
Daniel Borsten

―The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.‖

―There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it‘s going to be a butterfly.‖
Buckminster Fuller

―Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.‖

―Opportunities multiply as they are seized.‖
Sun Tzu

―You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.‖
Edwin Louis Cole

―When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.‖
Roy Disney

―The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we
created them.‖
Albert Einstein

―They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.‖
Carl W Buechner
―Life isn't a matter of milestones but of moments.‖
Rose Kennedy

―By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is
easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.‖

―To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.‖
Elbert Hubbard

―When you're finished changing, you're finished.‖
Benjamin Franklin

―The hardest thing to do is see what is right in front of your eyes.‖
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet and novelist

―Four things never come back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past and the neglected opportunity.‖
Omar Idn Al-Halif, Arab Scholar

―To improve the golden opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach is the great art of life.‖
Samuel Johnson, British Writer

―In the fields of observation, chance favours the prepared mind.‖
Louis Pasteur, French Bacteriologist

―What we see depends mainly on what we look for.‖
Sir John Lubbock, British Scientist

―People only see what they are prepared to see.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet and Philosopher

―I will prepare and some day my chance will come.‖
Abraham Lincoln, American President, 1861 – 1865

―The seeds of great discovery are constantly floating around us, but they take root only in minds well
prepared to receive them.‖
Joseph Bailey, American Physicist

―Genius is little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.‖
William James, American Psychologist

―Originality is simply a fresh pair of eyes.‖
Woodrow Wilson American President, 1913 – 1921

―Do not think you are on the right road just because it is a well-beaten path.‖

―Let your hook always be cast in the pool where you least expect; there will be the fish.‖
Ovid, Roman Poet

―To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.‖
Benjamin Franklin, American Statesman and Scientist

―Ability is nothing without opportunity‖
Napoleon Bonaparte, Military Commander and Emperor of France

―Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.‖
Mark Twain, American Novelist

―We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.‖

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relation.
Mark Twain, American Novelist

―Fish are the last to recognise water.‖

―The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.‖
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian Philosopher

―The world will not perish for want of wonders, but for want of wonder.‖
J B S Haldane, British Scientist

―I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very, curious.‖
Albert Einstein, Physicist and Mathematician

―The less routine the more life.‖
Amos Bronson Alcott. American Educator and Social Reformer

―Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.‖
Demosthenes, Athenian Orator

―An ounce of luck is better than a pound of wisdom.‖
Italian Proverb

―No one is luckier than the person who believes in his luck.‖
German Proverb

―Behind bad luck comes good.‖
Romany Proverb

―Each misfortune you encounter will carry with it the seeds of tomorrow‘s good luck.‖
O S Mandino, author of The Greatest Salesman in the World

―Every wall is a door.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American author, poet and philosopher

―One chance is all you need.‖
Jesse Owens, athlete and four time Olympic Champion 1936

―Charms have not their power from contracts with spirits, but proceed wholly from strengthening the
Sir Francis Bacon, Renaissance author and courtier

―All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck, who keeps going, is the
man who is there when the good luck comes – and is ready to receive it.‖
Robert Collier, author of The Secret of the Ages

―I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.‖
Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States

Never frown because you never know when someone is falling in love with your smile.

Start everyday with a smile and get it over with
W C Fields, American comedian and actor

I am so unlucky – last night I peeled a banana and it was empty.
When good luck comes to you, invite her in
Spanish proverb

Luck is believing you are lucky.
Tennessee Williams, American playwright

Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.

The very best thing in all this world that can befall a man is to be born lucky.
Mark Twain, American writer and humorist

Throw a lucky man in the sea and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.
Arab proverb

Go and wake up your luck.
Persian proverb

I think that most people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because
they are good or because they are lucky.
Katherine Hepburn

Nobody gets justice. They just get good or bad luck.
Orson Wells

Somewhere along the line I made the switch and was able to look at the bright side rather than the dark side
all the time. Now I look at everything and think how lucky I am.
Micelle Pfeiffer

Popularity and glamour are only part of the factors in winning elections. One of the most important of all is
luck. In my case, luck was always with me.
Harry Truman, American President

―Diligence is the mother of good luck.‖
Benjamin Franklin

―Formal education will earn you a living. Self-education will earn you a fortune.‖
Jim Rohn

―I have had dreams and I have had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.‖
Jonas Salk MD

―Go put your creed into your deed.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

―So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man's
genius contracts itself to a very few hours.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson

―To find yourself, think for yourself.‖

―Fear is interest paid on a debt you may not owe.‖
―The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.‖
Richard Bach

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

―If you're going through hell, keep going.‖
Winston Churchill

―I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.‖
George Burns

―The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great
teacher inspires.‖
William Arthur Ward

―Chase your passion, not your pension.‖
Denis Waitley

―Our best thoughts come from others.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson

―As long as you live, keep learning how to live.‖

―Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.‖
Soren Kierkegaard

―By far the best proof is experience.‖
Francis Bacon

―Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.‖
Winston Churchill

―Our firmest convictions are apt to be the most suspect, they mark our limitations and our bounds. Life is a
petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries.‖
Jose Ortega Gasset

―Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.‖
Albert Einstein

―When it gets dark enough, you can see the stars.‖
Charles A Beard

―Work can provide the opportunity for spiritual and personal, as well as financial growth. If it doesn't, we're
wasting far too much of our lives on it.‖
James Autry

―We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the
shore of our ignorance.‖
John A Wheeler

Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And
acting alone, accept everything alone.
Ferdinand Edralin Marcos

Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Jim Rohn

Is the glass half empty, half full, or twice as large as it needs to be?

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
Mark Twain

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

I consider myself a Hindu, Christian, Moslem, Jew, Buddhist and Confucian.
Mohandas Ghandi

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

Given a big enough why people can bear almost any how.
Friedrich Neitzche

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Kahlil Gibran

Under all that we think, lives all we believe, like the ultimate veil of our spirits.
Antonio Machado

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

We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.
Henry David Thoreau

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
Andrew Carnegie

Playing safe is only playing.
Chuck Olson

Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies.
Voltaire on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan.

We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.

To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.
Sister Mary Lauretta

―Learn to respond not to react.‖
Buddhist saying

―And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.‖
Abraham Lincoln

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

Bite off more than you can chew and then chew like hell.‖
Peter Brock

―Charity and personal force are the only investments.‖
Walt Whitman

―A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.‖

―Every man is an impossibility until he is born.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson

―A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.‖
Arthur Block

―I am a part of all that I have met.‖
Lord Alfred Tennyson

―Let him that would move the world, first move himself.‖

―When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has
meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.‖
Albert Einstein

―You can run with the big dogs or sit on the porch and bark.‖
Wallace Arnold

―The mind grows by what it feeds on.‖
Josiah G Holland

―He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.‖
J F Clarke

―Going straight for the target is better than moving in the best circles.‖

―People don‘t quit companies. They quit managers and bosses.‖

―Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.‖
Albert Einstein

―We first make our habits and then our habits make us.‖
John Dryden

―Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.‖
Aldous Huxley

―Any fool can make a rule - and every fool will mind it.‖
Henry David Thoreau

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

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

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.
Nikki Giovanni

Knowing and not doing are equal to not knowing at all.
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
Richard Moss

Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it's dark.
Zen saying

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.

The best way to predict your future is to create it.
Alan Kay, American Computer Scientist

Time will change and even reverse many your present opinions. Refrain, therefore, awhile from setting
yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.

Interest makes some people blind, and others quick-sighted.
Francis Beaumont

Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us.
To know men thoroughly, to judge events sanely is therefore a great step towards happiness.

Indecision has often given an advantage to the other fellow because he did his thinking beforehand.
Maurice Switzer

Earth is crammed with heavens.
Robert Browning

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters - one represents danger and the
other represents opportunity.
John F Kennedy

Too much credit is given to the end result. The true lesson is in the struggle that takes place between the
dream and reality. That struggle is a thing called life!
Garth Brooks

As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
Proverbs 23:07

The most important negotiations we will win are with ourselves.
Calum Coburn

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes

As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts.
The Buddha

I take it to be a principle rule of life, not to be too much addicted to any one thing.

There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested people.
Gilbert K Chesterton

A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.
Elbert Hubbard

A man does not look behind the door unless he has stood there himself.

Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do,
when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
Orison S Marder

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain

Science does not know its debt to imagination.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.
Jules Renard

Immortality is the genius to move others long after you yourself have stopped moving.
Frank Rooney

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains
and is immortal.
Albert Pike

―Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in
judgement, repeated every day.‖
Jim Rohn

―Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live
Dr James C Dobson

―The quality of our expectations determines the quality of our action.‖
Andre Godin

―If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.‖
Ancient Chinese Proverb

―People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the vast compass
of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and they pass themselves by without wondering.‖
St Augustine

―It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.‖
John Erskine

―Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.‖
Oscar Wilde

―Following the path of least resistance is what makes rivers and men crooked.‖

If you don't control your mind, someone else will.
John Allston

Its' true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've
been missing until it arrives.

The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Aldous Huxley
God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice you must take it. The only choice is
Henry Ward Beecher

How to succeed: try hard enough. How to fail: Try too hard.
Malcolm Forbes

Before sunlight can shine through a window, the blinds must be raised.

Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.
Boris Pasternak

Seeing's believing, but feeling's the truth.
MD Thomas Fuller

The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What seemed like failure can be thought of as success that stopped too soon

Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.
Sir Winston Churchill

You might as well fall flat on you face as lean over too far backwards.
James Thurber

Truth is not determined by majority vote.
Doug Gwyn

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
Horace Walpole

Each man's life represents a road towards himself.
Herman Hesse

The highest form of wisdom is kindness.
The Talmud

Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all; forgiving means to pardon that which is
unpardonable, or it is no virtue at all.
GK Chesterton

He who asks questions cannot avoid the answers.
Cameroon Proverb

He who mistrusts most should be trusted least.

Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.
Nathaniel Emmons

Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.
Miguel de Cervantes

For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.
Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

To lead a symphony, you must occasionally turn your back on the crowd.

A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.
Martin Luther King Jr

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Albert Einstein

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
Booker T Washington

Care and diligence bring luck.
Thomas Fuller

There are two ways to slice easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save
us from thinking.
Alfred Korzybski

If we keep doing what we're doing, we're going to keep getting what we're getting.
Steven Covey

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

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw
If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and

He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but he who never asks a question remains a fool
Tom J Connelly

Drugs are not always necessary, belief in recovery always is.
Norman Cousins

Sometimes we try so hard that we fail to see that the light we are seeking is within us.

There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
Benjamin Franklin

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.
Paul Tillich

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.
Carl Jung

For those who believe no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe no proof is possible.
John and Lyn St Clair Thomas

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
Don Herold

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas at the same time, and still retain
the ability to function.
F Scott Fitzgerald

A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.
Lord Chesterfield

You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.
Sam Rayburn

If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.
Khalil Gibran

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however
improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A consistent man believes in destiny, a capricious man in chance.
Benjamin Disraeli

―Man is not the creature of circumstances; circumstances are the creatures of men.‖
Benjamin Disraeli

―Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.‖
Benjamin Disraeli

―Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.‖
Samuel Ullman

―Ask and it shall be given you; Seek and ye shall find; Knock and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone
that asketh, receiveth; And he that seeketh, Findeth; and to him that knocketh It shall be opened.‖
The Bible Matthew 7:7,8

―At any moment I could start being a better person - but which moment should I choose?‖
Ashleigh Brilliant

―Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.‖
Aldous Huxley

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

―If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused.‖
Walter Mondale

My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents, and I lay
them both at his feet.
Mahatma Ghandi

Young people searching for their ‗real self‘ must learn that the real self is not something one finds as much
as it is something one makes; and it is one‘s daily actions that shape the inner personality far more
permanently than any amount of introspection or intellection.
Sydney Harris

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence and then success is sure.
Mark Twain

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

―Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.‖
Jim Rohn

―Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.‖
Thomas Carlyle

―To win without risk is to triumph without glory.‖
Pierre Corneille

―The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.‖
John F Kennedy

―What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.‖
Louis L Mann

―Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.‖
TS Eliot

―The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.‖
Thomas Jefferson

―Te first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.‖

―Every thought has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again.‖

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

What you are speaks so loudly, that I can't hear what you are saying.
Walt Whitman

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.
William Ellery Channing

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
Dr Joyce Brothers

You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the
instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
George Jean Nathan

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.
Queen Victoria

Though no-one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein

You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough.
You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
Booker T Washington

Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
Ayn Rand

To appreciate beauty, first understand the beholder.

More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing than by believing in too much.
PT Barnum

Where we cannot invent, we may at least improve.
Charles Caleb Colton

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.
Oliver Goldsmith

Undoubtedly a man is to labour to better his condition, but first to better himself.
William Ellery Channing

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Alexander Smith

The more fully we give of our energy, the more it returns to us.
Buddhist saying

Trials are but lessons that you failed to learn presented once again.

We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Donald Curtis

Be open to your happiness and sadness as they arise.
John and Lyn St Clair Thomas

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act
upon them?
The Dhammapada

The fates lead him who will - him who won‘t they drag.

Your questions indicate the depth of your belief. Look at the depth of your questions.
John and Lyn St Clair Thomas

It is not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.
Hubert Humphrey

If there is no wind, row.
Latin Proverb

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

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
John Wooden
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Ralph Nader

The more you depend on forces outside yourself the more you are dominated by them.
Harold Sherman

The most effective way to achieve right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then
help that best into the fullest expression.
J Allen Boone

Recognise the difference between what you say and what you think.

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Thomas Paine

Hard work brings more of it, smart work brings less of it

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Mark Twain

We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most do.
Dale Carnegie

―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 onto future generations.‖
George Bernard Shaw

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

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

The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
Zig Ziglar

It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
Zig Ziglar

Most people stand on the dock of life waiting for their ship to come in when deep down inside they know it
has never left port.
Zig Ziglar

Include the success of others in your dreams for your own success.

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, however, there is.

Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Angelique Arnauld

Wisdom is divided into two parts: Having a great deal to say, and not saying it.

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than
unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the
world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as
much as I dream can I be.

One must learn to give up momentary, uncertain and destructive pleasure for delayed, restrained, but
dependable pleasure.
Sigmund Freud

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

Better keep yourself clean and bright, you are the window through which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw

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

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet.
Joseph Joubert

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
Albert Einstein

Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
EE Cummings

Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.
Aldous Huxley

Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.

The metaphor is perhaps one of man‘s most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems
a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of his creatures when he made him.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset

We should take care not to make the intellect our God; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no
Albert Einstein

The great man is he that does not lose his child's heart.

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a
man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his
Albert Einstein
Few great men would have got past personnel.
Paul Goodman

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed.
For love is sufficient unto love.
Kahlil Gibrain

Happiness is being at peace with yourself while the self is united with a larger order of things.
Henryk Skolimowski

Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.
Aleksandr Solzhenitzyn

Winning isn‘t everything, but losing isn‘t anything.
Charles Schulz spoken by Charlie Brown

The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
Helen Hayes
Sometimes when it rains, when it rains really hard, bad things get washed away.

Contentment is not the fulfilment of what you want, it's the realization of how much you already have.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be
my friend.
Albert Camus

Friends are God's way of taking care of us.

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Oscar Wilde

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
Bernard Berenson

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as
good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
George Santayana

Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit,
every minute of the day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many
Michael Landon
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
W Osler

The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
Lord Chesterfield

We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves.
Orison Swett Marden

―It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.‖
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
Antonio Porchia

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Oliver Goldsmith

Relationships are like a river. You must trust your own strength and that of your friends/partner. Sometimes
you drift a little apart, sometimes you are hurt upon the rocks and sometimes you need each others help.
But you always go together in one direction. But if you hold on too tight, it is then you go under, you drown
and you destroy that which you love.

To utter pleasant words without practising them is like a fine flower without fragrance.
Buddhist saying

Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.

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
Gustave Flaubert

The aim of science is not to open the door to the infinite wisdom but to set a limit to infinite error.
Berthold Brecht

Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.
Lord Chesterfield

To dull the mind all nature is leaden. To the illuminated mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of
your being and so distorts you.
Rainer Maria Rilke

We know too much and feel too little. At least we feel too little of those creative emotions from which good
life springs.
Bertrand Russell

All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy.
Henry David Thoreau

There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.
Carl Jung

There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia today, flesh and blood tomorrow.
Victor Hugo

If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.
Arthur Koestler

Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and inward man be at one.

Philosophy: It's not a path that leads to a door, but rather a path that leads up a mountain towards the sky.

Confine yourself to the present.
Marcus Aurelius

The past is dead, the future is imaginary. Happiness can only be in the Eternal Now Moment.
Ken Keyes Jr

Clean your finger before you point at my spots.
Benjamin Franklin

I have a primary responsibility to myself; to make myself into the best person I can possibly be. Then and
only then, will I have something worthwhile to share.
Living with Sobriety

Do what you can with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be
Helen Keller

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tse

In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

Sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness...until it flowers again from within.
Gallway Kinnell

In the hour of adversity be not without hope. For crystal rain falls from black clouds.
Persian Poem

Let one therefore keep the mind pure, for what a man thinks, that he becomes.
The Upanishads

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves
as well.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

One cannot conquer the evil in himself by resisting it ... but by transmuting its energies into other forms. The
energy that expresses itself in the form of evil is the same energy which expresses itself in the form of good;
and thus the one may be transmuted into the other.
Charles Henry Mackintosh

If you know you want it. Have it.
Gita Bellin
Forgiving is not forgetting, it‘s letting go of the hurt.
Mary McLeod Bethune

We meet as equals and help one another, not because some are experts and others are learners, but
because we all have needs and strengths.

Like attracts like. Whatever the conscious mind thinks and believes, the subconscious identically creates.
Brian Adams

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time. But you cannot fool all
people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln

Any religion is a perspective upon existence.
Barbara Maciniak

On the day of reckoning I doubt we will be judged by what certificates we have on the wall, but rather what
scars incurred in battle for humanity.
T C Fry

Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know
less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.

If you pray for rain, don't be surprised if you're struck by lightning.
Damien Cannon

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Thomas Edison

A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it;
and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Marcus Aurelius

IF the believers of the present day religions would earnestly try to think and act in the spirit of the founders of
these religions, then no hostility on the basis of religion would exist among the followers of the different
Albert Einstein

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Jesse Jackson

This will be a better world when the power of love replaces the love of power.

Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
Doris Lessing
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person.
Ethel Watts Mumford

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Steven Covey

Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.
African Proverb

The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.
HG Wells

Do not dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without

By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become
a philosopher.

Do not run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been, but also where you are going.

When you imagine the reality of the fulfilled desire and feel the thrill of accomplishment, your subconscious
brings about the realisation of desire.
Dr Joseph Murphy

Do not do onto others as you would they should do onto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
George Bernard Shaw

We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Sam Keen

Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say.

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
Mark Twain

Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, but nowhere is it written that we have to tax ourselves to

If you don‘t risk anything, you risk even more.
Erica Jong

Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

Darkness is merely the absence of light and fear the absence of love unknown.

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
Richard P Feynman
Moderation in temper is always a virtue: but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Thomas Paine

Joy is the holy flame that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.
Helen Keller

Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
William Hazlitt

Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.

Real friends are those who, when you feel you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel you've done a
permanent job.

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie

If a relationship is to evolve, it must go through a series of endings.
Lisa Moriyama

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Burton Hills

Happiness is not a destination, it‘s the journey.

We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest
Robert Louis Stevenson

I must learn to give those I love the right to make their own mistakes and recognise them as theirs alone.

A short saying often contains much wisdom.

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William M Thackeray

Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top
Peter Davies

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizner

Don't forget to love yourself.
Soren Kierkegaard

If a man labels you falsely, the fault is his. If you live by that label, the fault is yours.
There is something precious in our being mysteries to ourselves, in our being unable ever to see through
even the person who is closest to our heart and to reckon with him as though he were a logical proposition
or a problem in accounting.
Rudolf Bultmann

Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakeable.
The Dhammapada

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
George Santayana

The human soul needs actual beauty more that bread.
DH Lawrence

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

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

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the
world around us.

We do not inherit the land, we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.
Thomas Carlyle

Do not regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.

We protest against unjust criticism, but we accept unearned applause.
Jose Narosky

Perfection is our goal. Excellence will be tolerated.
TQM motto from International Association of Business Communications

Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
Aldous Huxley

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

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

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy more tunnel.
John Quinton

―Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward
J Donald Walters

A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.
Alexander Solzenitsyn
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a
large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
Albert Einstein

Conscience is a man's compass.
Vincent Van Gogh

In spite of the great advances which have been made in our knowledge, some fundamental gaps remain.
Matter, life and mind still remain utter disparate phenomena, yet the concepts of all three arise in
experience; and in the human all three meet and intermingle.
Jan Christian Smuts

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Chinese Proverb

Profits are like breathing. You have to have them. But who would stay alive just to breathe?
Maurice Mascaranhas

You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.

Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.

Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
George Eliot

Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude.
François de La Rochefoucauld

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
Eric Hoffer

We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay
Don Marquis

Judge of a jest when you have done laughing.
William Lloyd

The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh.
Johann von Schiller

There is an element of mockery here I don‘t like. I don‘t mind your tongue being in your cheek, but I suspect
your heart is there with it.
Alan Bennett

There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds
seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof,
and then fly away.
Henry Ward Beecher

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfilment which cannot be completely explained
by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the
Martin Luther King Jr

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Mother Teresa
I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Lord Alfred Tennyson

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.

All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.

True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.
Baltasar Gracián

Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.

Some books are to be tasted; others swallowed; and some to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon

Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
Samuel Paterson

A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.
GC Lichtenberg

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them all.
Henry David Thoreau

My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine--everybody drinks water.
Mark Twain

Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.
Nathaniel Emmons

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
Mark Twain

He who puts up with insult invites injury.

A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
Frederick Douglass

There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humour, and that he has never
known trouble.
Sinclair Lewis

The reverse side also has a reverse side.
Japanese Proverb

The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.
Winston Churchill

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love,
none are necessary.

A beauty is a woman you notice; A charmer is one who notices you.
Adlai Stevenson

Famous last words: Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
Pancho Villa

Famous last words: Drink to me.
Pablo Picasso

Famous last words: Now comes the mystery.
Henry Ward Beecher

Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing.
Georges Danton last words to his executioner

What garlic is to food, insanity is to art.

Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
George C Lichtenberg

Behind every successful man is a woman - with nothing to wear.
L Grant Glickman

A sceptic is a person who would ask God for his ID card.
Edgar A Shoaff

Don't be an agnostic. Be something.
Robert Frost

Better break your word than do worse in keeping it.
Thomas Fuller

It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.
Anatole France

It will be very generally found that those who will sneer habitually at human nature, and affect to despise it,
are among its worst and least pleasant samples.
Charles Dickens

It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbour.
Eric Hoffer

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
Saint Augustine

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this
Blaise Pascal

Often it is just lack of imagination that keeps a man from suffering very much.‖
Marcel Proust

Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humour was
provided to console him for what he is.
Oscar Wilde

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.
Pablo Picasso

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
Eric Hoffer

The first requisite for immortality is death.
Stanislaw J Lec

Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King

If your contribution has been vital there will always be somebody to pick up where you left off, and that will
be your claim to immortality.
Walter Gropius

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
Anatole France

Some persons do first, think afterward, and then repent forever.
Thomas Secker

The secret source of humour is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humour in heaven.
Mark Twain

Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones,
speak them rather now instead.
Anna Cummins

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
Maya Angelou

If a better system is thine, impart it; if not, make use of mine.

As long as I can conceive something better than myself I cannot be easy unless I am striving to bring it into
existence or clearing the way for it.
George Bernard Shaw

Acorns were good until bread was found.
Francis Bacon

Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.
Edwin Percy Whipple

We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
Alfred Adler

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest
and the more violent the emotional agitation.
Alfred Adler

Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
Alfred Adler

The middle of the road is not such a bad place, abrupt edges don't exist there

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Ernest Hemmingway
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
Werner Von Braum

The reason why so few great books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
Walter Bagehot

True Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.

Some students drink deeply at the fountain of knowledge, others only gargle.

Listening to others is often the best way to persuade them.

A mistake shows that someone tried to do something.

Ignore the business outlook ... be on the lookout for business.

There are times when I have to hurt through a situation and when this happens the choice is not whether to
hurt or not to hurt, but what to do while I am hurting.

As I walk, As I walk, The Universe is walking with me.
Navajo Indian Rain Dance Ceremony

Someone who takes advice is often superior to someone who gives it.

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

Governments that cannot manage forests should not be expected to manage people.

Happiness can only be obtained when one is happy.

If you are not living on the edge you are taking up too much space.

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.

A man can detect a speck in another's hair, but can't see the flies on his nose.
Mendele Mocher Seforim

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Charles Caleb Colton
I am not a failure if I don't succeed; I am successful because I tried.
Susan Jeffers

Logic - an instrument used for bolstering a prejudice.
Elbert Hubbard

The cut worm forgives the plough.

Take care that the face that looks out from the mirror in the morning is a pleasant face. You may not see it
again during the day, but others will.

Humour is emotional chaos remembered in a moment of tranquillity.
James Thurber

Always behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.
Jacob Braude

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
Rita Mae Brown

 You will find my last words in the blue folder.
Max Beerbohm
last words

If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.

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

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

Children learn what they live

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he
had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.
Winston Churchill

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Paul Boese

You cannot be strong in the big, important things if you are weak in the little things.
Ralph S Marston Jr

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
Phillips Brooks

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
Oscar Wilde

Wise men know their limits; great men know none.
Prophet X
Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.

For one with courage, it never took a lifetime to begin living.
David William Cassidy

Everyone complains about his memory, but no one complains about his judgement.
Duke Francois of Rouchefoucauld

Character is what you are in the dark.

The strong fall down but the weak stay down.

The secret of a man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested.
William Dean Howells

Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
Jean Sibelius

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
Mark Twain

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth
knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde
Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
Ross Perot

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

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

If the dogs are barking at your heels, you know you're leading the pack.

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

Conflict builds character. Crisis defines it.
Steven V Thulon

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into
an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell

The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was
Robert Brault
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new
doorway for the human spirit.
Helen Keller

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.

In the world of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the
Hans Margolius

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

―It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of
meeting your heart's desire.‖
Oriah Mountain Dreamer Native American elder

It may not be the answer I WANT but I have to remember that it may be what I NEED.

I hate quotations.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings.

One original thought is worth the sum total of human knowledge, because it advances the sum total of
human knowledge by that one original thought.
Jacob Bronowski

Ask an impertinent question and you are on your way to a pertinent answer.
Jacob Bronowski

Dissent is the mark of freedom.
Jacob Bronowski

Look at your past. Your past has determined where you are at this moment. What you do today will
determine where you are tomorrow. Are you moving forward or standing still.
Tom Hopkins

You can't see the picture when you are standing in the frame.
Calum Coburn

Pain is temporary, victory is forever.

There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue those.

Education is not received. It is achieved.

A wave of enthusiasm is seldom a permanent wave.

Enthusiasm is a good engine, but it needs intelligence for a driver.

Most great men and women are not perfectly rounded in their personalities, but are instead people whose
one driving enthusiasm is so great it makes their faults seem insignificant.
Charles A Cerami

The gap between enthusiasm and indifference is filled with failures.

A friend is someone who dances with you in the sunlight and walks beside you in the shadows.

The freedom of any people can be judged by the volume of their laughter.

Assume a virtue if you have it not.

He who parades his virtues seldom leads the parade.

After you give advice, completely detach yourself from the result or from the acceptance of it.

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw

―The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.‖
Marcel Proust

For those who fight for it, life has a flavour that the sheltered will never know.
Peter Michael Dedes

Bravery is being the only one who knows you are afraid.
Barry Johnson, bomb expert

A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are.
Bill Wyman

Bad politicians are elected by good citizens who do not vote.

Laughter is a tranquilliser with no side effects.
Arthur Glasgow

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies but let wasps an hornets break through.
Johnathan Swift

Lawyers are people who can write a 10,000 word document and call it a brief.

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
Mikhael Gorbachev

Life is change, growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Each relationship you have with another person reflects the relationaship you have with yourself.
Alice Deville

Argue for you own limitations, and sure enough, they‘re yours.

Trying too hard can make success elusive. Take the necessary actions, then let go of your expectations.

Every man dies. Not every man lives.
Tim Robbins in the film Shawshank Redemption

How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now, and that there will never be a time when it is not
Gerald Jampolsky

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

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.
Winston Churchill

A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it, and a Psychiatrist is
the man who collects the rent.
Dr Anthony Clare

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
Harvey S Firestone

People are persuaded by reason, but moved by emotion; [the leader] must both persuade them and move
Richard M Nixon

Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.
H Jackson Brown Jr

You won‘t discover new oceans until you can lose sight of the shore.

Influence those who influence others.
John Fairchild

We judge ourselves by our intentions, but we judge others by their behaviours.
Barney Tremblay

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

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.
Axel Munthe

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
Lauren Bacall

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.

I always knew that looking back at my tears would make me laugh, but I never thought that looking back at
my laughter would make me cry.
Cat Stevens

It's not enough to have a dream. Unless you are willing to pursue it. It's not enough to know what's right.
Unless you're strong enough to do it
Samual Smiles

Dance like it hurts. Love like you need the money. Work when somebody‘s watching.

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

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Albert Einstein

The young men know the rules. The old men know the exceptions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.
Tom Landry

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua Marine

Every mortal loss is an immortal gain.
William Blake

The happiness of the drop is to die in the river.

Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

For death begins with life's first breath. And life begins at touch of death.
John Oxenham

The highest truth cannot be put into words. Therefore the greatest teacher has nothing to say. He simply
gives himself in service, and never worries.
Lao Tzu

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the
Helen Keller

True friends stab you in the front.
Oscar Wilde

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
H Jackson Brown

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand,
produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Jean Cocteau
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo

With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Chinese Proverb

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.

Time is the fire in which we burn.
Gene Roddenberry

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other
Isaac Newton

 The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting
point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent.
Irving Berlin

We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.
Madeleine L‘Engle

That must be wonderful; I don‘t understand it at all.

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.
Gerry Spence

It is easier to fight for ones principles than to live up to them.
Alfred Adler

Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.

You can have anything you want. You just cannot have everything you want.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C Clarke

The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cemeteries are full of indispensible people.

The foundation of all mental illness is the avoidance of legitimate suffering.
Carl Jung

The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotations.
Isaac Disraeli

I quote others only in order the better to express myself.
Michel de Montaigne

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

―The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.‖
Martha Washington

―To fly, we have to have resistance.‖
Maya Lin

―Everything can be taken from a man but the last of the human freedoms. To choose ones attitude in any
given set of circumstances, to choose ones own way.‖
Victor Frankl

―He only profits from praise who values criticism.‖
Heinrich Heine

―Whatever advice you give, be brief.‖

―The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.‖
Oscar Wilde

―Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.‖
Abraham Picasso

―Let us never fear to negotiate. But let us never negotiate out of fear.‖
John F Kennedy

―From small beginnings come great things.‖

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

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

―If you contribute to other people‘s happiness, you will find the true meaning of life. The key point is to have
a genuine sense of universal responsibility.‖
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?"
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans) (1819-1880), English novelist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

―Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.‖
James Buckham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

―Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving
creates love.‖

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

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

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

―I shall adopt new views as fast as they shall appear to be true views.‖
Abraham Lincoln
―Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and
unrecognized about us.‖
James Harvey Robinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

―Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.‖
Jim Rohn

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

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

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

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

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

―There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to
make it happen.‖
Wayne Dyer

―Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very
bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them.‖
Napoleon Bonaparte
―Yearn to understand first and to be understood second.‖
Beca Allen

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

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

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

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

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

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

―When love and skill come together, expect a masterpiece.‖
John Ruskin

―It is neither wealth nor splendour; but tranquillity and occupation which give happiness.‖
Thomas Jefferson

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

―Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.‖
Anne Frank

―Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in
itself a victory.‖
Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

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

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

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

―The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.‖
―Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money.
Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with
having proved you can meet life.‖
Ann Landers

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

―The shy man will not learn; the impatient man should not teach.‖

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

―Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.‖
Jim Rohn
―Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.‖
Brian Tracy

―Lack of forgiveness causes almost all of our self-sabotaging behaviour.‖
Mark Victor Hansen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

―No one's head aches when he is comforting another.‖
Indian Proverb
―If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.‖
Yogi Berri

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

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

―A certain amount of opposition is of great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with the wind.‖
John Neal
―Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out.‖
Lady Blessington

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

―You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.‖
Charles Buxton

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

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

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

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

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

―Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune.‖
Jim Rohn
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have
been all of these. - George Washington Carver
June 13, 2003
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it. - Danny Kaye
―Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.‖
Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

―Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.‖
Mel Gibson as William Wallace in the film Braveheart

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

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

"We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration.
Inspiration seldom generates action."
Frank Tibolt, author.

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

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

―Take the attitude of a student. Never be too big to ask questions. Never know too much to learn something
Og Mandino, 1923-1996, American Motivational Author, Speaker

―Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank
with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that
knows not victory nor defeat.‖
Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, Twenty-sixth President of the USA

―People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe
in themselves they have the first secret of success.‖
Norman Vincent Peale 1898-1993, American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author

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

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

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

―Whatever we do should be for the public good - but TINGED with advantage.‖
"It is an illusion to think that peace can be attained by strength of arms, it can only be found within yourself
by all who are peaceful & defenceless."
Deepak Chopra, East-Indian- American M.D., New Age Author, Lecturer

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

―It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of
negative thoughts.‖
Robert Schuller, 1926-, American Minister (Crystal Cathedral), Author, Social Leader

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

―Time is the wisest counsellor.‖

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

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

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

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight-it's the size of the fight in the dog. -Dwight D.
March 21, 2003

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

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

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. - Langston Hughes
March 14, 2003

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

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

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

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

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

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up." -Vince Lombardi
February 28, 2003

"Be ready when opportunity comes...Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet." -Roy D.
Chapin Jr.
"Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure." -Edward Eggleston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

―Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.‖
Robert Schuller

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

―All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.‖

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

―The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.‖

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

―Men always want to be a woman‘s first love - women like to be a mans last romance.‖
Oscar Wilde

―It's not what happens to you; it's what you do about it that makes the difference.‖
W. Mitchell
―He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.‖
Andrew Carnegie

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

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

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

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

―Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
John Dewey

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

―You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

―If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly
failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded and has a
satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.‖
Thomas Wolfe

―If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do
and you'll achieve the same results.‖
Anthony Robbins

―The path to success is to take massive, determined action.‖
Anthony Robbins

―A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.‖
Sir Winston Churchill

―If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.‖
Arthur Koestler

―You don't pay the price for success. You enjoy the price for success.‖
Zig Ziglar

―Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.‖
James Dean

―Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.‖

―Live out of your imagination, not your history.‖
 Stephen Covey

―The people and circumstances around me do not MAKE me what I am, they REVEAL who I am.‖
Dr. Laura Schlessinger
―He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever.‖
Chinese Proverb

―If you can dream it, you can do it.‖
Walt Disney

―There is only one success - to spend your life in your own way.‖
 Christopher Morley

―To Climb Steep Hills requires slow pace at first.‖
William Shakespeare

―One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.‖
John Kenneth Gilbraith.

―Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.‖
Chinese Proverb

―Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the
basic fundamentals.‖
Jim Rohn

―Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.‖
Thomas Carlyle

―When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has
meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.‖
Albert Einstein

It takes less time to do things right that to explain why you did it wrong. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
October 11, 2002

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals -. Zig

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Chinese Proverb

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best. -William M. Thackeray
October 4, 2002

"No one can make you feel inferior without your permission" -Eleanor Roosevelt. Submitted by Mark Houck

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. - Thomas

The noblest search is the search for excellence. - Lyndon B. Johnson
September 27, 2002

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'. - John Greenleaf Whittier

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. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed
door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. - Alexander Graham Bell

It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude. Zig Ziglar
September 6, 2002
―Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a
dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.‖
Dr Denis Waitley
August 31, 2002
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. - Benjamin Disraeli
August 24, 2002
Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought. Napolean Hill
August 17, 2002
Just Do It. - Nike
August 10, 2002
Adventure is not outside a man. it is within. - David Grayson
August 3, 2002
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. - Chinese proverb
July 27, 2002
Age is amatter of feeling...not of years. - George William Curtis
July 20, 2002
Hitch your wagon to a star. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
July 13, 2002
―A good laugh is sunshine in the house.‖
William Makepeace Thackeray

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within. - Mahatma Gandhi
June 29, 2002
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything. - Arabian Proverb
June 22, 2002
Light is the task where many share the toil. - Homer
June 15, 2002
There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people. - Gilbert K. Chesterton
June 8, 2002
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united. -
June 1, 2002
Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
May 25, 2002
If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest. - Publilius Syrus
May 18, 2002
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine with only interests. - John Stuart Mill
May 11, 2002
You must look into people, as well as at them. - Lord Chesterfield
May 4, 2002
Charity sees the need, not the cause. - German Proverb
April 27, 2002
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. - Thomas Edison
April 20, 2002
He's no failure. He's not dead yet. - William Lloyd George
April 13, 2002
He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner. -Benjamin Franklin
April 6, 2002
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. - Christopher Morley
March 23, 2002
Don't tell me that worry doesn't do any good. I know better. The things I worry about don't happen.
March 16, 2002
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear. - Mark Twain
March 9, 2002
Most games are lost, not won. - Casey Stengel
March 2, 2002
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes
opportunities of his difficulties. - Harry Truman, American President (b. 1884)
February 23, 2002
Many hands make the Light work. - Leroy W. Jones
February 16, 2002
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge,
but rather in a lack of will. - Vincent T. Lombardi
February 9, 2002
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak
results, Just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. - Napoleon Hill
February 2, 2002
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. -
Aldous Huxley
January 25, 2002
―The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson

―Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.‖
Jonathan Swift

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

―Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well to think.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson

―When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed
door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.‖
Alexander Graham Bell

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

―Failure is not the worst thing in the world, The very worst is not to try.‖

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

―Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.‖
Helen Keller.

―Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.‖

Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater

The best way to have what you want, is to want what you have.
October 6, 2001
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got.
September 29, 2001
It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude.
September 22, 2001
Of all our human resources, the most precious is the desire to improve.
September 15, 2001
―It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dreams of yesterday are the hopes of today, and the realities
of tomorrow.‖
Robert Goddard Rocket pioneer

"All great people 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 dreams die. But others nourish and protect them, nurse them through
the bad days until they bring them to the sunshine and light that comes always to those who sincerely hope
that their dreams will come true."
President Woodrow Wilson

"Our nation was built ... by pioneers who were not afraid of failure, scientists who were not afraid of the truth,
thinkers who were not afraid of progress and dreamers who were not afraid of action."
Brooks Atkinson, American drama critic

"You must do the things you think you cannot do ... The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of
their dreams."
Eleanor Roosevelt

―More often than not in life the height of our success is determined by the depth of our commitment.‖
Martin C. Jischke Purdue University President

"It is better to allow our lives to speak for us than our words‖
Mahatma Gandhi

―Tradition is often just a form of conspiracy to keep the future from happening.‖
George Lang, Hungarian creator of New York‘s Café des Artistes

―If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.‖
Ivan Turgenev, 1818-1883, Russian Author

―From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.‖
Franz Kafka, 1883-1924, German Novelist and Short-Story Writer

―Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.‖
Leo Buscaglia, 1924-1998, American Author and Expert on Love and Human Relationships

―We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of
recognizing and appreciating what we do have.‖
Frederick Koenig

―If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have
succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.‖
Brian Tracy, American Author/Speaker/Businessman

―I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with
Roy Croft, 1907-1973, Poet

―Deep feeling leads to clear thinking.‖
Nathaniel Branden

―There is chaos under the heavens and the situation is excellent.‖
Chinese proverb

"What we obtain too cheap we esteem too little; it is dearness only that gives everything its value."
Thomas Paine, British author, political theorist (1737-1809)

"Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing."
Albert Einstein, German physicist (1879-1955)

"If you undervalue yourself, no-one's going to come along and raise your price."
David Williams, British management author, presenter (b.1950)

"You don't get paid by the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to an hour."
Jim Rohn, US motivational speaker, author
"The individual's most vital need is to prove his worth, and this usually means an insatiable hunger for
action. For it is only the few who can acquire a sense of worth by developing and employing their capacities
and talents. The majority prove their worth by keeping busy."
Eric Hoffer, US philosopher, author (1902-1983)

A story about Charles Steinmetz who once charged General Electric $10,000 for chalking an 'X' on a
defective machine part. When GE protested and asked him to justify the charge, he sent back this itemised
bill: 'Making one chalk mark - $1. Knowing where to place it - $9,999."
Charles Steinmetz, US electrical engineer (1865-1923)

"Whether you're on a sports team, in an office or a member of a family, if you can't trust one another there's
going to be trouble."
Joe Paterno, US college football coach (b.1926)

"There's no such thing as half-trust. The instructor pilot can't 'half' sit next to you on your first solo."
Tom Peters, US management author, presenter (b.1942)

"The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him."
Henry Stimson, US statesman, (1867-1950)

"Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their
agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust."
John Akers, US business mogul (b.1934)

"Organisational leaders who are motivated by the common good not only reject the role of dictator who rules
by fear; they also recognise that demagogues who seduce followers with false promises cannot maintain the
trust essential for cooperation."
Michael Maccoby, US management author, psychologist (b.1933)

"You can buy a person's hand, but you can't buy his heart. You can buy his back but you can't buy his
Stephen Covey, US management author, presenter (b.1932)

"It's been my experience that the people who gain trust, loyalty, excitement and energy fast are the ones
who pass on the credit to the people who have really done the work. A leader doesn't need any credit; he's
already in the top slot. He's getting more credit than he deserves anyway."
Robert Townsend, US author, businessman (1920-1998)

"Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust."
Oliver Wendell Holmes, US essayist, poet (1809-1894)

"So, if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with real riches?"
Luke 16.11

"I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth, even if it costs them their jobs."
Samuel Goldwyn, Polish-born US film producer (1882-1974)

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of."
Benjamin Franklin, US statesman, author, scientist (1706-1790)

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until
he knows that every day is Doomsday."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, US essayist, poet (1803-1882)

"We're in such a hurry most of the time that we never get much chance to talk. The result is a kind of
endless day-to-day shallowness, a monotony that leaves a person wondering years later where all the time
went and sorry that it's all gone."
Robert Pirsig, US author (b. 1928)

"Time makes more converts than reason."
Thomas Paine, British author, political theorist (1737-1809)

"You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it."
Charles Buxton, British administrator in South America (1853-1934)

"No mind is much employed on the present. Recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments."
Samuel Johnson, British poet, critic, lexicographer (1709-1784)

"Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with
M Scott Peck, US author (b.1936)

"The word 'now' is like a bomb through the window, and it ticks."
Arthur Miller, US dramatist (b.1915)

And finally, Murphy says...
"The only things that start on time are those things that you're late for."

"Few people think more than two or three times a year. I've made an international reputation for myself by
thinking once or twice a week."
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, essayist (1856-1950)

"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them."
Albert Einstein, German physicist (1879-1955)

"Of one thing we can be sure. The quality of our life in the future will be determined by the quality of our
Edward de Bono, Maltese psychologist, writer (b. 1933)

"Where all think alike, no-one thinks very much."
Walter Lippmann, US newspaper columnist, author (1889-1974)

"Thought is action in rehearsal."
Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychlogist (1856-1939)

"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."
Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (1813-1855)

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it."
Henry Ford, US automobile manufacturer (1863-1947)

"Few minds wear out: more rust out."
Christian Nestell Bovee, US author, lawyer (1820-1904)

"The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working when you get up in the morning, and doesn't stop until you
get to the office."
Robert Frost, US poet (1874-1963)

"Life does not consist mainly - or even largely - of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of
thoughts that is forever blowing through one's head."
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) US author (1835-1910)

And finally, Murphy says...
"Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence."

The Power Of One - Author Unknown

One SONG can spark a moment
One FLOWER can wake the dream
One TREE can start a forest
One BIRD can herald spring
One SMILE begins a friendship
One HANDCLASP lifts a soul
One STAR can guide a ship at sea
One WORD can frame the goal
One VOTE can change a nation
One SUNBEAM lights a room
One CANDLE wipes out darkness
One LAUGH will conquer gloom
One STEP must start each journey
One WORD must start a prayer
One HOPE will raise our spirits
One TOUCH can show you care
One VOICE can speak with wisdom
One HEART can know what is true
One LIFE can make a difference

―Human beings by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.‖
William James

―Man was born free, but everywhere he‘s in chains.‖
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 18 Century Philosopher

"Few people do business well who do nothing else."
Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773), English politician

―To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.‖
Johann von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

―Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no
doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with
too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

―How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.‖
William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor

"You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. Ironically, this
is not far from the truth."
from the movie The Matrix

"You don't really institutionalize imagination. You put in place systems that allow the imagination that's
naturally occurring to actually break through."
Jamie Gorelick, 9/11 Commissioner

"These battles to build new markets look like a marathon. But they're more of a 100-meter hurdle."
Gary Hamel, Author and Strategy Guru

"Whatever our professions, we are all citizens, and we all care deeply about unmet social needs."
Mark Fuller, Chairman, Monitor Group
"There's been a kind of intellectual awakening in the business world."
Malcolm Gladwell, Author, "Blink"

"The greatest risk is not to take any risks."
Patrick le Quement, Design Chief, Renault

"As a leader, you don't want to ghettoize creativity."
Teresa Amabile, Professor, Harvard Business School

"It is ideas, as much as money, power, or sex, that make the world go round."
Sylvia Nasar, Author, "A Beautiful Mind"

"We have this interesting economic model, which is we sell a product that never wears out."
Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft

"Twenty years ago, a $10 million business was exciting. Now we need bigger ideas and bigger markets to
keep us going."
John Mongan, W.L. Gore and Associates

"The product can carry the message but not the other way around."
Meghan Hubbs, Sales Rep, Equal Exchange

"Gurus always grimace when one of the exemplary companies goes from good to great to goofus."
Darrell Rigby, Partner, Bain and Co.

"In a stagnant business climate, it's easy to get dejected about whether there are, in fact, any big ideas left
to pursue."
David Lidsky, Fast Company

"I allowed them to be entrepreneurial, and they doubled their productivity."
Phil Martens, Head of Product Development, Ford

"I love learning about things I know little about. I love people, and I don't like to say no all the time. We've got
people all over the world who are coming up with great new ideas."
Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group

"Customer experience is the next competitive battleground.
It's where business is going to be won or lost."
Tom Knighton, Forum Corp.

"I don't look at balance as an ideal. What I look at is, Am I happy?"
John Wood, Founder, Room to Read

"We monitor 100% of our facilities. The fact that they didn't know the basics of what we were doing was a
pretty compelling argument for increased openness on our part."
Dan Henkle, Vice President, Gap Inc.

"How far have you gotten on your instincts, your gut, your heart?"
Warren Bennis

"If you can achieve the bottom line, you can make compromises along the way."
Tom Kean, Chairman, 9/11 Commission

"Too many leaders in the public and private sectors lack the courage necessary to honor their obligations to
others and to uphold the essential values of leadership."
John McCain, U.S. Senator

"No matter what kind of business you run, no matter what size you are, you're suddenly competing against
companies you've never heard of all around the world."
Harold Sirkin, Senior Vice President, Boston Consulting Group
"As a young scientist who goes into industry, instead of a university, you want to change the world."
Anil Duggal, Researcher, General Electric

"The great thing about fact-based decisions is that they overrule the hierarchy."
Jeff Bezos, Founder, Amazon.com

"Decisions made about our brands are based on rationale and emotion."
James Stengel, Global Marketing Officer, Procter and Gamble

"Whole Foods is not a business for a clique, or for the elite.
We wanted the philosophy of the stores to spread throughout the culture. We wanted to change the world."
John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market

"Great companies must have the courage to examine strategic opportunities that are transformational."
Howard Schultz, Chief Global Strategist, Starbucks

"There is no voodoo to how to get unstuck. It's about taking actions every day in a sensible way with a little
bit of creativity and invention."
Keith Yamashita, Principal, Stone Yamashita Partners

"You have to be indefatigably optimistic to survive in this business."
Nancy Hutson, Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc.

"Where there is meaning, there is design."
Chris Bangle, Director, BMW Group Design

"The strangest and most fantastic fact about negative emotions is that people actually worship them."
P.D. Ouspensky

―Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.‖
Warren Buffett, American Investment Entrepreneur

―Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.‖
Alfred A. Montapert, American Author

―You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments
when you have done things in the spirit of love.‖
Henry Drummond, 1786-1860, British Banker, Politician, Religious Leader

―That which we persist in doing becomes easier - not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability
to do has increased.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist

―What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things, instead of using people and
loving things.‖
Author Unknown

―We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to,
worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch.
Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that
reveals the human spirit.‖
E.E. Cummings, 1894-1962, American Poet

"With money in your pocket you're handsome, funny, and you sing nice too."
Old Yiddish Proverb

"Certainty doesn't have a price."
Donn Davis, CEO, Exclusive Resorts LLC

―You are creating your next moment. That is what‘s real.‖
Sarah Paddison

―If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.‖
David Carradine, American Actor and Ex-Marine

―Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in
self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.‖
Thomas A. Bennett

―There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.‖
Alexander Woollcott, 1887-1943, American Columnist and Critic

"There is a world of endless resources
 There is a mind full of outrageous dreams
 There is a place where the two meet
 Anything is possible..."
Deborah Gibson

"I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery – whether you play or not".
Fran Lebowitz

"Leaders can't help but change the present, because the present isn't good enough."
Marcus Buckingham, Author, "The One Thing You Need to Know"

"The wealthy man is not he who has money, but he who has the means to live in the luxurious state of early
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

―All actors search for rejection. And if they don't get it they reject themselves."
Charlie Chaplin

―Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do
with what there is.‖
Ernest Hemingway, 1898-1961, American Writer

"We must work at the future as weavers work at highwarp tapestry: without seeing it."
Anatole France (1844-1924), French novelist, poet and critic.

"You can take my factories, burn my buildings but give me my people and I'll build the business right back
up again,"
Henry Ford

"If you're able to listen to customers from their perspective, not everything they say will make sense. Not
everything they do will be right. But you'll know more about what you have to do because of it."
Peter van Stolk, Founder, Jones Soda Co.

"When you stop comparing your life to your neighbor's, and start comparing it to the rest of the world - you'll
find out that life isn't REALLY all that bad."
Gary Vurnum

"You are the same today as you'll be in five years, except for two things:
The people you meet...and the books you read."
Charlie 'Tremendous' Jones

"Shouldn't we be making the most of what we're good at - instead of looking at improving what we obviously
are never going to be that good at?"
Gary Vurnum

"I had become one of those bit-part actors without a speaking role who pretend to have a conversation in the
background. Except that I wasn't in a soap opera, I was a nobody in my own life!"
Gary Vurnum

"Inspiration is only a glance away. Shame that most people are too busy looking at themselves to notice."
Gary Vurnum

"It seems that we have an in-built capacity to not be that bothered when it comes to taking action about what
bothers us!"
Gary Vurnum
"Quotes like this are useless if you only just read them!"
Gary Vurnum

"It's not what you are that defines how successful you can become...it's how you use what you already know
that makes the difference (and YOU different!)"
Gary Vurnum

"How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!"

"Unless you actually enjoy what you do with a passion - thenno amount of money is going to make you look
forward to doing it!"
Gary Vurnum

"I do believe in fate...but I also believe that I can influence it."
Gary Vurnum

"I'm not concerned about 'in the beginning'. All I need to get a handle on is NOW!"
Gary Vurnum

"Their way isn't always the RIGHT way for YOU. Only YOUR way will work for you...whatever anyone else
may tell you."
Gary Vurnum

"You don't need me to tell you what to do because you already
KNOW what you need to do. All you've got to do now is just DO it!"
Gary Vurnum

"The degree to which you are successful in life will be determined by the degree to which you handle your
Gary Vurnum

"Think before you act. Shame that most people end up doing the complete opposite."
Gary Vurnum

"Quite often...those goals that we write off as wishful thinking might well be achievable if we really thought
about how to make them happen."
Gary Vurnum

"All of the positive thinking in the world won't make things happen. YOU DO."
Gary Vurnum

"If it's good enough for them...then it's not good enough for me! I only want what works for me!"
Gary Vurnum

"If you become what you think about...what are you thinking about?"
Gary Vurnum

"Unless you look forward to waking up tomorrow morning... you'd better start looking to make changes!"
Gary Vurnum

"What's the point in working yourself into the ground - WHATEVER you earn - if it doesn't allow you to
Gary Vurnum

"The trouble with 'chasing' success is that it is a moving target. What you may have defined as success five
years ago- you might class as a failure now."
Gary Vurnum

"Some things have to be believed to be seen."
Ralph Hodgson, US poet (1871-1962)

"True wisdom consists not in seeing what is immediately before our eyes, but in foreseeing what is to come."
Terence, Roman dramatist (185-129 BC)

"Vision is the art of seeing things invisible."
Jonathan Swift, Irish clergyman, satirist (1667-1745)

"A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as a vision, a dream of
the whole thing."
Charles Schwab, US industrialist (1862-1939)

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
Arthur Schopenhaur, German philosopher (1788-1860)

"The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision."
Helen Keller, US writer, lecturer (1880-1968)

"Write the vision and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. Where there is no vision the
people perish."
Habakkuk, Biblical Prophet, Book of Habakkuk 2:2

And finally Murphy says...
"If you think big enough, you'll never have to do it."

―To build up a business is a question of creativity not just opportunity. People talk about the being in the
right place at the right time. Is not true. You can create the right place at the right time, because if you are
waiting at the wrong station you are waiting forever.‖
Flavio Briatore, salesman, Principal of Renault Formula 1 Team

―In life there are only two people. People who want to buy. People who want to sell. I want to sell. I love it.
I am a salesman.‖
Flavio Briatore, salesman, Principal of Renault Formula 1 Team

"Coaching is about future possibilities, not past mistakes."
Sir John Whitmore

―I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.‖
Bob Nardelli CEO of Home Depot

"Recent studies show business coaching and executive coaching to be the most effective means for
achieving sustainable growth, change and development in the individual, group and organization."
HR Monthly

―Executives who use 1-on-1 coaching experience increases in their productivity of greater than 88%.‖
Stephen Fairley, coach and author

"Coaching now is part of the STANDARD LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAINING for all elite executives
and talented up-and-comers."
―Ordinary training typically increases productivity by 22% while training combined with coaching increases
productivity by 88%.‖
The International Personnel Management Association

"The 40-hour workweek is a bit of a myth now. The 50- to 60- hour workweek is now the norm."
Allan Schweyer, Executive Director, Human Capital Institute
―Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages.
You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.‖
Harvey Mackay

―Perception is real even when it is not reality.‖
Edward de Bono

―If you do not design the future someone or something else will design it for you.‖
Edward de Bono

―We may need to solve problems not by removing the cause but by designing the way forward even if the
cause remains in place. ―
Edward de Bono

―Traditional thinking is all about "what is;" Future thinking will also need to be about what can be.‖
Edward de Bono

―Effectiveness without values is a tool without a purpose.‖
Edward de Bono

―You can analyse the past but you have to design the future.‖
Edward de Bono

―Nothing stays the same. All conditions are temporary and how they change depends upon the choices you
Neale Donald Walsch author "Conversations with God"

The rock that is an obstacle in the path of one person becomes a stepping stone in the path of another. –
Source Unknown

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every
morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It
doesn‘t matter whether you‘re a lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you‘d better be running. – Source

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it…Autograph your work with excellence. – Source

―My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.‖
Dalai Lama, Spiritual and Temporal Leader of the Tibetan People

―It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.‖
Marcus Annaeus Seneca, 3 B.C. - 65 A.D., Roman Philosopher/Dramatist/Statesman

―Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the
right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.‖
David M. Burns

"Don't ask what the world needs - ask what makes you come alive and go and do that. Because what the
world needs is people who have come alive."
Howard Thurman

―If we have listening ears, God speaks to us in our own language, whatever that language be.‖
Mahatma Gandhi

―Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to
climb it, go through it, or work around it.‖
Michael Jordan, Legendary American Basketball Player
―When you follow your bliss... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and
where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else.‖
Joseph Campbell, 1904-1987, American Folklorist and Mythology Expert

―There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can
be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.‖
Rusty Berkus, Writer/Author

‖The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives
them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.‖
Alden Nowlan

―Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.‖
Popular saying in Alcoholics Anonymous

―In the long run, it's not a question of whether [people] deserve to be forgiven.
You're not forgiving them for their sake. You're doing it for yourself.

For your own health and well-being, forgiveness is simply the most energy-efficient option. It frees you from
the incredibly toxic, debilitating drain of holding a grudge.

Don't let these people live rent free in your head. If they hurt you before, why let them keep doing it year
after year in your mind?‖
Doc Childre Heart researcher, ‗The Heartmath Solution‘

―To love is to be happy with‖
Barry Neil Kaufmann

―There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.‖
Josh Billings

―Advice is like snow -- the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

―We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain. ―
William R. Alger

―No one wants advice -- only corroboration.‖
John Steinbeck

―To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that he doesn't know what to do or that he can't do it on his
own. ―
John Gray

―It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides.‖
Jane Austen

―A good scare is worth more than good advice. ―

―Giving advice to a stupid man is like giving salt to a squirrel. ―
Kashmiri Proverb

―Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. ―
Erica Jong

―If advice will not improve him, neither will the rod.‖
Greek Proverb

―He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.‖
Karl Von Knebel

―If your strength is small, don't carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don't give advice. ―
Author: Chinese Proverb

―Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.‖
Thomas L. Masson

―We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do. ―
Henry Wheeler Shaw

―I don't give advice. I can't tell anybody what to do. Instead I say, this is what we know about this problem at
this time. And here are the consequences of these actions. ―
Joyce Brothers

 ―The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is
taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.‖
Hannah Whitall Smith

―If it's free, it's advice; if you pay for it, it's counselling; if you can use either one, it's a miracle.‖
Jack Adams

―Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.‖
Publilius Syrus

―A word to the wise ain't necessary -- it's the stupid ones who need the advice. ―
Bill Cosby

―Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse. ―
Nigerian Proverb

―Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to
Chief Seattle.

―What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?‖.
Dr. Robert Schuller

―We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors, we have only borrowed it from our children‖
Ancient Proverb

―To know the value of generosity, it is necessary to have suffered from the cold indifference of others.―
Eugene Cloutier.

―There is only one-way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life,
to exemplify man's humanity to man.‖
Alan Paton.

―To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.‖
Bernadette Devlin.

 ―What will be required to increase the quality of life and health is a coming together of technology and
values, based on a scientific guiding principle that people can agree on. Securing a healthy global future
requires this guiding principle to preserve freedom of spirit yet be as provable as the laws of physics. A
guiding principle that addresses the meaning of life and is compelling enough to generate social cohesion
and behaviors that serve the greater whole. After thirty years of investigation and research, it has become
clear to me that the answer lies within the human heart.‖
Doc Childre.
―Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step
up the stairs.‖
Vaclav Havel

―Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.‖
Matthew Arnold.

―The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.‖
Ferdinand Foch.

―When I discover who I am, I'll be free.‖
Ralph Ellison.

―Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule,
whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is
soft is strong.‖
Lao-Tzu (600 B.C.)

!The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.‖
Honoré de Balzac, 1799-1850, French Novelist

―Whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.‖
Swedish Proverb

―If you think learning is expensive - try ignorance.‖
Derek Bok, Harvard President

―77% of people prefer to work for an employer who supports their learning, than one who gives big salary
rises; 72% of us think we should devote more time to development, to enhance career employability.‖
Campaign for Learning's 2002 MORI Poll of Attitudes to Learning

―No point the outside of the head looking good if the inside is not up to date.
Spend at least half the money on a good book you have spent on a good 'hair do' at the hairdresser's.‖
Kanwal Vaseer

―If a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, where is the man with so much knowledge as to be out of
TH Huxley

―Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm
themselves with the power which knowledge gives.‖
James Madison

―Before you can manage you must measure. Once you have measured the knowledge gap you must
manage to close it; a constantly moving but highly prized objective.‖

―Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a
college education.‖
Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894)

―On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you
will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.‖
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844 – 1900

‖Change is inevitable and continuous. We can either profit from it, to the detriment of the competition, or we
can react to it like a boxer on the ropes.‖

―Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it, and that's true anywhere in the world.‖
Andrew Young, US Mayor

―If you're a preacher, you talk for a living, so even if you don't make sense, you learn to make nonsense
Andrew Young, US Mayor

―Influence is like a savings account. The less you use it, the more you've got.‖
Andrew Young, US Mayor

―In a world where change is inevitable and continuous, the need to achieve that change without violence is
essential for survival.‖
Andrew Young, US Mayor

―My hope for my children must be that they respond to the still, small voice of God in their own hearts.‖
Andrew Young, US Mayor

"Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what
happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance
creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is... The only problem in your life is your
mind's resistance to life as it unfolds."
Dan Millman, 21st century philosopher from The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

On Knowledge - "If you stood on the bottom rail of a bridge, and leant over, and watched the river slipping
slowly away beneath you, you would suddenly know everything that there is to be known..."
Winnie the Pooh

"He trudged along unknowing what he sought, And whistled as he went, for want of thought."
John Dryden, English poet and playwright 1631-1700, from Cymon and Iphigenia written in 1700

"Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth - more than ruin - more even than death.... Thought is
subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established
institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and
swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man."
Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, 1872-1970

"Great men are they who see that spiritual thought is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher and poet, 1803-82, from Progress of Culture

"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he."
The Holy Bible, Proverbs 23:7

"What is life but the angle of vision? A man is measured by the angle at which he looks at objects. What is
life but what a man is thinking of all day? This is his fate and his employer. Knowing is the measure of the
man. By how much we know, so we are."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The mind is the man, and knowledge mind; a man is but what he knoweth."
Francis Bacon, English lawyer and philosopher, 1561-1626

"Computers in the future will weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
Popular Mechanics, forecasting advance of science, 1949

"I think there's a world market for maybe five computers."
Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
"I have travelled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you
that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year."
Editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

"But what is it good for?"
Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, commenting on the micro chip, 1968

"There is no reason why anyone would want to have a computer in their home."
Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp, 1977

"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The
device is inherently of no value to us."
Western Union memo, 1876

"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to
nobody in particular?"
David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920's

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
HM Warner, Warner Bros, 1927

"A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market research reports say that America likes crispy cookies,
not soft and chewy cookies like you make."
Response to Debbi Fields' idea of starting the Mrs Fields Cookies business

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
Decca Recording Company rejecting the Beatles, 1962

"Heavier than air flying machines are impossible."
Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895

"If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said
you can't do this."
Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3M PostIt Notepads

"So we went to Atari and said, `We've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts and what do
you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for
you.' They said `No'. Then we went to HewlettPackard; they said, `We don't need you. You haven't got
through college yet'."
Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak's
personal computer

"Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy."
Drillers whom Edwin L Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil, 1859

"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau."
Irving Fisher, Economics professor, Yale University, 1929

"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value"
Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre

"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
Charles H Duell, Commissioner, US Office of Patents, 1899

"Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction."
Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872

"The abdomen, the chest, and the brain will forever be shut from the intrusion of the wise and humane
Sir John Eric Ericksen, British surgeon, appointed SurgeonExtraordinary to Queen Victoria, 1873
"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
Bill Gates of Microsoft, 1981

"Fred Astaire Can't act, can't sing, balding... Can dance a little."
MGM telent scout, 1928

"What can you do with a guy with ears like that?"
Jack Warner, movie mogul, rejecting Clark Gable, 1930

"You ain't goin' nowhere son. You ought to go back to drivin' a truck."
Jim Denny of the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, firing Elvis Presley after his first performance

"I'm sorry Mr Kipling, but you don't know how to use the English language."
Editor of the San Francisco Examiner, rejecting a short story from author and poet Rudyard Kipling

"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
Canfield & Hansen, 1993

"Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions."
Charles Brower

"When every situation which life can offer is turned to the profit of spiritual growth, no situation can really be
a bad one."
Paul Brunton, 1898-1981, writer and philosopher

"In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing,
and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
Attributed to Theodore Roosevelt

"People who regard themselves as highly efficacious act, think, and feel differently from those who perceive
themselves as inefficacious. They produce their own future, rather than simply foretell it."
Albert Bandura, b.1925, American psychologist, writer, academic and pioneer of social cognitive theory

"Humans are producers of their life circumstance not just products of them."
Albert Bandura

"Nietzsche was the one who did the job for me. At a certain moment in his life, the idea came to him of what
he called 'the love of your fate'. Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, 'This is what I
need.' It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to
that moment - not discouragement - you will find the strength is there. Any disaster that you can survive is
an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege! This is when the spontaneity
of your own nature will have a chance to flow. Then, when looking back at your life, you will see that the
moments which seemed to be great failures followed by wreckage were the incidents that shaped the life
you have now. You‘ll see that this is really true. Nothing can happen to you that is not positive. Even though
it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, it is not. The crisis throws you back, and when you are
required to exhibit strength, it comes."
Joseph Campbell 1904-87, American writer, anthropologist and philosopher

"There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win."
Elie Wiesel, b.1928 in Transylvania, Holocaust survivor, American citizen since 1963, author of several
significant humanitarian books, 1976 Andrew Mellon Professor of Humanities at Boston University, 1978
appointed Chairman of the President's Commission on the Holocaust, 1980 Founding Chairman of the
United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 1986 Nobel Peace Prizewinner and established the The Elie
Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, which seeks to promote and aid the nurturing and inspiration of young
people to build a better, more harmonious and humane world.

"Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy,
national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Whenever men or women are persecuted because of
their race, religion, or political views, that place must - at that moment - become the center of the universe."
Elie Wiesel

"Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question."
Edward Estlin Cummings 1938, poet, 1894-1962

"Seeker of truth, follow no path. All paths lead where truth is. Here."
EE Cummings

"Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is."
Will Rogers, cowboy, actor, philanthropist, 1879-1935

"I have heard many stories about parents who have hurt their children so much, planting many seeds of
suffering in them. But I believe that the parents did not mean to plant those seeds. They did not intend to
make their children suffer. Maybe they received the same kind of seeds from their parents. There is a
continuation in the transmission of seeds, and their father and mother might have gotten those seeds from
their grandfather and grandmother. Most of us are victims of a kind of living that is not mindful, and the
practice of mindful living, of meditation, can stop these kinds of suffering and end the transmission of such
sorrow to our children and grandchildren. We can break the cycle by not allowing these kinds of seeds of
suffering to be transmitted to our children, our friends, or anyone else."
Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist author, from 'Peace is Every Step'

"I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgement. It takes place every day."
Albert Camus, writer and philosopher, 1913-60, from 'La Chute' (The Fall) 1956

"Make your heart like a lake, with calm, still surface, and great depths of kindness."
Lao Tzu

"Instead of making others right or wrong, or bottling up right and wrong in ourselves, there's a middle way, a
very powerful middle way...... Could we have no agenda when we walk into a room with another person, not
know what to say, not make that person wrong or right? Could we see, hear, feel other people as they really
are? It is powerful to practice this way....... true communication can happen only in that open space."
Pema Chodron, Buddhist nun who runs Gammpo Abbey retreat in Nova Scotia

"What is the world full of? It is full of things that arise, persist, and cease. Grasp and cling to them, and they
produce suffering. Don't grasp and cling to them, and they do not produce suffering."
Ajahn Buddhadasa

"Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the
Alice Mackenzie Swaim

"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it
should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a
sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to
prolong them. I shall use my time."
Jack London

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a
new world is born."
Anais Nin, French-born American writer, 1903-1977

"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
Fred Shero, Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers hockey coach

"Fantasic things happen - to the way we feel, to the way we make other people feel. All this simply by using
positive words."
Professor Leo F Buscaglia, teacher, writer and humanitarian, 1924-1998
"It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be
creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and
love to the lonely."
Leo F Buscaglia

"Ninety per-cent of what we worry about never happens, yet we worry and worry. What a horrible way to go
through life! What a horrible thing to do to your colon!"
Leo F Buscaglia

"(You have a choice as to whether) you are either part of the steam roller or part of the road."

"The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones"

"If your enemy turns to flee, give him a silver bridge."
Spanish proverb, in Spanish: "A enemigo que huye puente de plata."

"We should be careful to get out an experience only the wisdom that is within it - and stop there; lest we be
like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again - and that is
well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more."
Mark Twain, aka Samuel L Clemens, 1835-1910

"To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom."
Bertrand Russell, 1872-1970

"A mistake is only a mistake if you don‘t learn from it."

"With every willing pair of hands comes a free brain."

"Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed."
Mark Twain

"Always do the right thing. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
Mark Twain

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."
Mark Twain

"No-one ever listened themselves out of a job."
Calvin Coolidge, US President

"There is none so blind as those who will not listen."
William Slater

"In the midst of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."
Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French author & philosopher

"Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity."
Albert Camus

"We seldom confide in those who are better than we are."
Albert Camus, from La Chute, 1956

"You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo
Albert Camus
"Do not walk behind me, I may not lead. Do not walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me
and be my friend."
attributed to Albert Camus

"People ask the difference between a leader and a boss.... The leader works in the open, and the boss in
covert. The leader leads and the boss drives."
Theodore Roosevelt

"The marksman hitteth the target partly by pulling, partly by letting go. The boatsman reacheth the landing
partly by pulling, partly by letting go."
Egyptian proverb

"No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself."
William Penn

"Take what you want and then pay."
Aztec proverb

"Difficulty is not an obstacle, it is merely an attribute"
Wal Sakaluk

"If it's hard to do, then you're doing it wrong."
Lynn Doolan

"Despise violence. Despise national vanity and self love. Protect the territory of conscience."
Susan Sontag

"The future's already here it just isn't evenly distributed."
William Gibson, science fiction writer

"We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs"
Eric Berne

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind."
Rudyard Kipling

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."
President Harry S Truman

"Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?"
Shirdi Sai Baba, Indian saint

"Don't tell my mother I'm in politics: she thinks I play the piano in a whorehouse."
Mark Twain

"What we're saying today is that you're either part of the solution, or you're part of the problem" by Eldridge
Cleaver 1935-98, founder member and information minister of the Black Panthers, American political activist
group, in a speech in 1968.

"What should it profit a man if he would gain the whole world yet lose his soul."
The Holy Bible, Mark 8:36

"Form follows function."
Louis Henri Sullivan, American architect, 1856-1924

"I strive to be brief, and I become obscure."
Horace, Roman poet, 658 BC

"A person who graduated yesterday and stops studying today is uneducated tomorrow."
Origin unknown

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all
you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you."
William James, American Philosopher, 1842-1910

"Respice, adspice, prospice." ("Look to the past the present and the future."

"Nemo surdior est quam is qui non audiet." ("No man is more deaf than he who will not hear."
Origin unknown

"It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious."
Alfred N Whitehead, 1861-1947

"Intelligence is quickness to apprehend, as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing
AN Whitehead

"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to look after them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."
John Steinbeck

"You can't talk your way out of a situation you behave yourself into."
Dr Stephen Covey

"Catch a man a fish feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and feed him for life."

"Better go home and make a net, rather than dive for fish at random."
Chinese proverb

"I keep six honest serving men, (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When,
And How and Where and Who."
Rudyad Kipling, from 'Just So Stories', 1902

"A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than the giant himself."
Didacus Stella, circa AD60

"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and
Samuel Johnson 1709- 84

"The most important thing in life is not to capitalise on your successes any fool can do that. The really
important thing is to profit from your mistakes."
William Bolitho, from 'Twelve against the Gods'

"It is with the heart that one sees rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
Antoine de Saint Exupery from The Little Prince

"Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be, For my
unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the
bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody but unbowed . . . . . It matters not how strait the gait, how
charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."
WE Henley, 18491903, from 'Invictus'

"Politics is the art of the possible."
Prince Otto von Bismarck, 1867

"We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down."
Aneurin Bevan
"Even if you think you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
Will Rogers, American Humorist

"The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do."
Samuel Jefferson

"Seek first to understand, and then to be understood."
Dr Stephen Covey

"Management means helping people to get the best out of themselves, not organising things."
Lauren Appley

"He who wishes to talk well must first think well."
Origin unknown

"When you speak, your speech should be better than your silence would have been."
Origin unknown

"It's not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of
deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face
is marred with the sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and
again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause and
who, at best knows the triumph of high achievement and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring
greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
Theodore Roosevelt, 23 April 1923

"Experto Credite." ("Trust one who has proved it."
Virgil, 2,000 years ago

"Life is like a very short visit to a toyshop between birth and death."
Desmond Morris, 1991

"Whoever in debate quotes authority uses not intellect, but memory."
Leonardo Da Vinci

"If you don't agree with me it means you haven't been listening."
Sam Markewich

"The world is divided into people who do things, and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to
the first class. There's far less competition."
Dwight Morrow, 1935

"What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure."
Samuel Johnson

"This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read."
Sir Winston Churchill

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."
Confucius 551-479 BC

"When you are thirsty, it's too late to dig a well."
Japanese Proverb.

"You can't clear the swamp when you're up to your arse in alligators."
Traditional, unknown

"The future of work consists of learning a living."
Marshall McLuhan, 1911-1980
"If it ain't broke don't fix it."
Bert Lance, member of Jimmer Carter's US government, 1977

"The best time to fix the roof is when the sun is shining."
John F Kennedy

"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and dance; one cannot fly into
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900

"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long
into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

"The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas."
Linus Pauling

"What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do it."
Ambrose Bierce, 1842-1914

"Behind an able man there are always other able men."
Chinese Proverb

"Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them."
Adlai Stevenson, 1900-1965

"I have always said that if I were a rich man I'd hire a professional praiser."
Sir Osbert Sitwell, 1892-1969

"A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent doing
George Bernard Shaw, 18561950

"Managers are people who never put off until tomorrow what they can get somebody else to do today."

"I praise loudly. I blame softly."
Catherine the Great, 1729-1796

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardour and attended to with diligence."
Abigail Adams, 1744-1818, Wïfe of United States President John Adams

"The cream always rises to the top."

"Nature abhors a vacuum."

"You've got to be before you can do, and you've got to do before you can have."
Zig Ziglar

"What is fame? an empty bubble; Gold? a transient shining trouble."
James Grainger, from 'Solitude', 1755

"Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier."
Charles F. Kettering

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
Malcolm S. Forbes
"Information is random and miscellaneous, nut knowledge is orderly and cumulative."
Daniel Boorstin

"There is no saturation point to knowledge."
Thomas J. Watson Snr.

"Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns."
J.M. Clark

"It is easier to educate a man when he wants to learn."
Nelson Mandela

"The beginning is always today"
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley English novelist 1797 -1851

'When there is growth, changes are automatic, if I fear change, how can there be growth?'

"Who dares to teach, must never cease to learn."
John Cotton Dana

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."

"As a leader you should always start with where people are, before you try to take them where you want
them to go."
E.James Rhon

"The door to personal development can only be opened from the inside"

"If a man does not know what harbor he is seeking, no light will be enough to guide him."

"We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success."
 Henry David Thoreau

"You've got to think about "big things" while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the
right direction."
 Alvin Toffler

"The value of the goal lies in the goal itself; and therefore the goal cannot be attained unless it is pursued for
its own sake."
 Arnold J. Toynbee

"An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our
society, if that person has clear, focused goals."
 Brian Tracy

"If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have
succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings."
 Brian Tracy

"Committing your goals to paper increases the likelihood of your achieving them by one-thousand percent!"
 Brian Tracy

"Define your goals in terms of the activities necessary to achieve them, and concentrate on those activities."
 Brian Tracy

"It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going."
Brian Tracy

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex
overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. "
 Mark Twain

"Your goal should be just out of reach, but not out of sight. "
 Denis Waitley

"Goals are your personal statements of what you are truly willing to do to achieve what you really want to
 Denis Waitley

"If you don't know where you are going. How can you expect to get there?"
 Basil S. Walsh

"If you want to reach a goal, you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually arrive at your
 Zig Ziglar

"What you get by achieving your goals is to as important as what you become by achieving your goals."
Zig Ziglar

"Act like you expect to get into the end zone."
 Joe Paterno

"If you don't know where you're going, you will probably end up somewhere else."
 Laurence Johnston Peter

"Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets."
 Nido Qubein

"Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star."
 Willis Reed

"Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit."
 Mary Lou Retton

"The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will
always be the far greater value than what you get."
 Jim Rohn

"Some lives drift here and there like reeds in a stream, depending on changing currents for their activity.
Others are like swimmers knowing the depth of the water. Each stroke helps them onward to a definite
 Margaret Sanger

"Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success."
 David Joseph Schwartz

"If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind."

"Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities
change, new one added, and others dropped."
 O. Carl Simonton

"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."
 Ralph Vaull Starr
"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want."
Ben Stein

"Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."

"It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a
great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal."
 Helen Keller

"The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no
limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to
traverse. "
 Helen Keller

"In my practice as a psychiatrist, I have found that helping people to develop personal goals has proven to
be the most effective way to help them cope with problems. Observing that lives of people who have
mastered adversity, I have noticed that they have established goals and sought with all their effort to achieve
them. From the moment they decided to concentrate all their energies on a specific objective, they begun to
surmount the most difficult odds."
 Ari Kiev

"Set your sights beyond what you can see. There is true majesty in the concept of an unseen power which
can neither be measured nor weighed. "
 Ted Koppel

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
 Ursula K. LeGuin

"A goal properly set is halfway reached."
 Abraham Lincoln

"People who say life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which
are worthwhile... Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project... Always have
something ahead of you to "look forward to" - to work for and to hope for."
 Maxwell Maltz

"It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman
is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality."
 Og Mandino

"It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies
in having no goal to reach."
 Benjamin E. Mays

"Know your goal, make a plan, and pull the trigger. "
 Phil C. McGraw

"People often confuse "goal" and "purpose." A goal is something tangible a purpose is a direction. A goal
can be achieved a purpose is fulfilled in each moment. We can set ad achieve many goals a purpose
remains constant for life."
John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

"The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it."

"The ultimate goal should be doing your best and enjoying it. "
 Peggy Fleming

"In whatever position you find yourself determine first your objective."
 Marshal Ferdinand Foch
"Even if I don't reach all my goals, I've gone higher than I would have if I hadn't set any."
 Danielle Fotopoulos

"The timid and fearful first failures dismay, but the stout heart stays trying by night and by day. He values his
failures as lessons that teach The one way to get to the goal he would reach."
 Edgar A. Guest

"Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a
level with yourself."
 J. Hawkes

"It's hard to stay committed...to stay in touch with the goal without saying there's something wrong with
myself, my goal, the world."
 Nancy Hogshead

"You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective
you may have in mind - not all of a sudden, perhaps not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement - but
you can do it gradually, day by day and play by play, if you want to do it, if you work to do it, over a
sufficiently long period of time."
 William E. Holler

"Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every
sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal."
 Elbert Hubbard

"Goals are dreams with deadlines."
 Diana Scharf Hunt

"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

"You are not likely to get anywhere in particular if you don't know where you want to go."
Percy H. Johnson

"Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

"No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It
is endless."
 Bette Davis

"No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port."
 Michel de Montaigne

"If I've got correct goals, and if I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything else falls into line.
If I do the right thing right, I'm going to succeed."
 Dan Dierdorf

"Most of us think having a list of priorities is a sign of a motivated, serious person. But there is one essential
flaw in this perspective. We are not guaranteed a future; and even if we were we could not live in it. All we
have is now."
 George Lawrence-Ell

"A goal is a dream that has an ending. "
 Duke Ellington
"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."

"If you have a purpose in which you can believe, there's no end to the amount of things you can
 Marian Anderson

"It takes a little courage, and a little self-control. And some grim determination, If you want to reach the goal.
It takes a deal of striving, and a firm and stern-set chin. No matter what the battle, If you really want to win.
There's no easy path to glory, There's no road to fame. Life, however we may view it, Is no simple parlor
game; But it's prizes call for fighting, For endurance and for grit; For a rugged disposition and don't know
when to quit."

"Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals. "

"Goals too clearly defined can become blinkers."
 Mary Catherine Bateson

"To realize our goals, we must first imagine them fully."
 Siew Hwa Beh

"A goal is created three times. First as a mental picture. Second, when written down to add clarity and
dimension. And third, when you take action towards its achievement."
 Gary Ryan Blair

"As you attempt to make big differences, remember to appreciate the small differences. And remember that
you don't always have to reach the goal you set in order to make a difference."
 Win Borden

"Let's only have goals we can go after. "
 Bono (U2)

" Forget goals. Value the process. "
 Jim Bouton

"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon
which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success."
 Stephen A. Brennan

"An ignorance of means may minister To greatness, but an ignorance of aims Make it impossible to be great
at all."
 Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"A soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder."
 Eileen Caddy

"A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. A goal is what specifically you intend to make
happen. Dreams and goals should be just out of your present reach but not out of sight. Dreams and goals
are coming attractions in your life."
 Joseph Campbell

"A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder. "
 Thomas Carlyle

"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your
Andrew Carnegie
"The most important thing about having goals is having one."
Geoffrey F. Abert

"It takes a mad genius to reach some goals."
Daniel Akst

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

"What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only
consequence is what we do."
John Ruskin

"Leadership is like driving a bus....if you do not take people to where they want to go, they get off."

―Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail.‖
Mark Twain

―Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.‖
Vernon Law

―Don't just learn the tricks of the trade. Learn the trade.‖
James Bennis

―The mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-à-brac shop, all monsters
and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.‖
Oscar Wilde

―I forget what I was taught. I only remember what I have learnt.‖
Patrick White

―Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.‖
Thomas H. Huxley

―I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.‖
Dale Carnegie

―Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.‖
B F Skinner

―Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why
young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons,
especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.‖
Thomas Szasz

―A wise person learns when he can. A fool learns when he must.‖
Duke of Wellington

―The difficulty lies not in new ideas but in escaping from the old ones which ramify into every corner of our
John Maynard Keynes

―I do not teach my pupils. I provide conditions in which they can learn.‖
Albert Einstein

―That which can be taught directly to another is relatively trivial, whereas things of significance can only be
Carl Rogers
―Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.―
The Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Pierce

―Experience keeps a dear school, yet fools will learn in no other.‖
Benjamin Franklin

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

―Optimism means expecting the best, but confidence means knowing how to handle the worst. Never make
a move if you are merely optimistic.‖
The Zurich Axioms

―The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. They don't like doing them
either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.‖
E.M. Gray

―Learn to read and be free forever.‖
Italian proverb

―People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't
mean they've gotten lost.‖
H.Jackson Brown, Jr., American Author of ―Life's Little Instruction Book®‖ Series

―One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.‖
E.V. Lucas, 1868-1938, British Journalist and Essayist

―Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth
will be filled with glory.‖
Betty Smith, American Novelist

―...human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe‖
H.G. Wells

―The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.‖
Marianne Williamson, American Author and Lecturer on Spirituality

―Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.‖
Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887, American Preacher/Orator/Writer

―Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.‖
Walter Elliott, 1888-1958, Prominent British Politician

"If you're not making money, what's the use of all the publicity?"
Pamela Day, Managing Director, Crimson Holdings LLC

"The central issue is never strategy, structure, culture, or systems. The core of the matter is always about
changing the behaviour of people."
John Kotter, Professor, Harvard Business School

"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

―Those who learn to control their inner experiences will determine the quality of their life, and that is as close
as to happiness as we can get‖
Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing
nothing, it's when you've had everything to do and you've done it!‖
Margaret Thatcher, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain

―It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or
unhappy. It is what you think about.‖
Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, American Author and Trainer

―Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.‖
Mother Teresa, 1910-1997, Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary

"It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.‖
Sarah Bernhardt

―The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.!
Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman and Prime Minister

―In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go
through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth
and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.‖
Brian Tracy, American Trainer/Speaker/Author

―Forget the resolutions. Forget control and discipline... too much work.
Instead try experimenting. Go in search of something to fall in love with... something about yourself, your
career, your spouse.‖
Dale Dauten, Nationally Syndicated Columnist and Author

―Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a
dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.‖
Denis Waitley, American Author/Speaker/Peak Performance Expert

―Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation.‖
Jack Nicklaus, American Golfer

―Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise.‖
Harvey Mackay, American Businessman/Speaker/Author

―Most people are about as happy as they make their mind up to be.‖
Abraham Lincoln

―Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire
may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.‖
William Wirt, 1772-1834, American Politician

―If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of
Orville Wright, 1871-1948, American Co-Inventor of the first practical aeroplane

―If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.‖
Dïck Vermeil, American Football Coach

―No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.‖
Charles Dickens, 1812-1870, British Novelist

―Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.‖
French Proverb

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
 Samuel Johnson
―If something is outside of our control, it makes no sense to worry about it because if it is outside of our
control, it makes no sense to worry about it.

If something is within our control, it makes no sense to worry about it because if it is within our control, it
makes no sense to worry about it.

Since everything is either within our control or outside our control, there‘s nothing left to worry about!‖
Wayne Dyer

―Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.‖
Heinrich Heine, 1797-1856, German Poet and Journalist

―To be able to be caught up into the world of thought--that is educated.‖
Edith Hamilton, 1867-1963, American Writer and Educator

―Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of existence:
    The bliss of growth
       The glory of action
          The splendour of beauty
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn‖

―My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the
field, the only thing to do was keep swinging‖
Hank Aaron, Hall of Fame American Baseball Player

"This is the true joy in life - to be used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being
thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a
feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to
making you happy.‖
George Bernard Shaw:

―'Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever‖
Mahatma Gandhi

―God heard us. He sent help. He sent you.‖
Marianne Williamson

―Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.‖
Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer

―The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.‖
J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1904-1967, American Physicist

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

"We screen police officers, teachers. Why not people who are going to handle billions of dollars?"
Robert Hare, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia
"Leadership is a choose-your-own-adventure game."
Lucas Conley, Fast Company

"You can build an entire strategy based on the experiences your customers go through in their interactions
with your organization."
Tim Brown, CEO, Ideo

"What customers really want is choice."
Ellen Glassman, General Manager, Sony Electronics USA

"It's value that rules the world."
A.G. Lafley, CEO, Procter and Gamble

"Where you innovate, how you innovate, and what you innovate are design problems."
Tim Brown, CEO, Ideo

―Creativity used to be ‗Think inside the box.‘ Then it was, ‗Think outside the box.‘ Now, there's no box.‖
Linda Kaplan Thaler, CEO of Kaplan Thaler Advertising
―Money can't buy friends, but you get a better class of enemy.‖
Spike Milligan

―There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior
there is a drama. a comedy and a tragedy.‖
Mark Twain

"Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision".
Peter Drucker - Business Philosopher

―Every time you wink the stars move.‖

―God does not give a lick of an ice cream without you wanting you to have the whole cone.‖
Marshall Thurber

―Everyone thinks that the principal thing to the tree is the fruit, butin point of fact th principal thing to it is the
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844-1900

―To fly as fast as thought; To be anywhere there is; You must first begin by knowing; That you have already
From Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

―From abundance He took abundance and still abundance remained.‖
The Upanishads

―He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also
The Bible 2 Corinthians 9:6

"If it doesn't matter who wins, then how come we keep score?"
Vince Lombardi, US football coach (1913-1970)

"Whoever said: 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts' probably lost."
Martina Navratilova, Czech-born US tennis player (b.1956)

"The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."
Joe Paterno, US college football coach (b.1926)
"If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you
did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games for you."
Paul 'Bear' Bryant, US football coach (1913-1983)

"Desire is one of the immense advantages that the underdog often has: simply wanting to win more than the
top dog does."
William Bridges, US engineer, researcher, educator (b.1934)

"Please don't ask me what the score is, I'm not even sure what the game is."
Ashleigh Brilliant, British philosopher, author (b.1933)

"The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win it you're still a rat."
Lily Tomlin, US comic actress (b.1939)

And finally Murphy says...
"He who hesitates is last."

"If you don't want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work."
Ogden Nash, US humorous writer (1902-1971)

"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work."
Richard Bach, US author (b.1936)

"Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it."
Katherine Whitehorn, British journalist (b.1926)

"Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure."
George Sand, French author (1804-1876)

"If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a
perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place."
Orison Swett Marden, US editor, author (1850-1924)

"My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who
take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition."
Indira Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister (1917-1984)

"It's not enough to be busy. The question is: what are we busy about?"
Henry David Thoreau, US essayist, poet (1817-1862)

"No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem."
Booker T Washington, US educator (1856-1915)

"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work 12 hours a day."
Robert Frost, US poet (1874-1963)

"A man who works with his hands is a labourer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a
craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist."
Louis Nizer, British lawyer (1902-1994)

"There is no easy method of learning difficult things. The method is to close the door, give out that you are
not at home, and work."
Joseph Marie De Maistre, French diplomat, writer (1753-1821)

"In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: they must be fit for it; they
must no do too much of it; and they must have a sense of success in it."
John Ruskin, British writer, critic (1819-1900)
And finally, Murphy says...
"The Encyclopaedia of Famous Last Words does not contain the entry: 'I wish I'd spent more time at the

"We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we can't be wise with other men's wisdom."
Montaigne, French essayist (1533-1592)

"Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more."
William Cowper, British poet (1731-1800)

"The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom."
H L Mencken, US journalist (1880-1956)

"That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the
John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, economist (1806-1873)

"The believer is happy. The doubter is wise."
Hungrarian proverb

"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight.
The truly wise person is 'colour-blind'."
Albert Schweitzer, Asatian theologian (1875-1965)

"If one is too lazy to think, too vain to do a thing badly, too cowardly to admit it, one will never attain
Cyril Connolly, British critic, writer (1903-1974)

"Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so."
Lord Chesterfield, British diplomat, author (1694-1773)

―What you know got you where you are. To get where you want to go, you've got to make some changes,
and more than likely learn new things."
Ian Kinnery, Action International business coaching franchisee

"We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity to live life fully in its total meaning
of loving, caring, creating, and adventuring. Consequently, the actualizing of
our potential can become the most exciting adventure of our lifetime."
Herbert A. Otto

―Training without coaching is entertainment‖
Dave Buck, Head Coach, Coachville

"When leaders provide a clear sense of direction and feedback along the way, they encourage people to
reach inside and do their best. Information about goals and about progress toward those goals strongly
influences our abilities to achieve--and influences how well and how long we live,"
(Kouzes & Posner, 2001)

―What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where
we start from.‖
T.S. Eliot, 1888-1965, American Poet/Dramatist/Literary Critic

―Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.‖
Jonas Salk, 1914-1995, American Microbiologist

―It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.‖
Lena Horne, American Singer and Actress

―The secret of success is constancy of purpose.‖
Benjamin Disraeli
"The best people working for any organization are like volunteers...volunteers...they choose to work
somewhere for reasons less tangible than salary or position...they do not need contracts they need
Max De Pree, Leadership Is an Art

―Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist

―Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.‖
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1895, Scottish Essayist/Poet/Novelist

―Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.‖
 Nadia Boulanger, 1887-1979, French Music Conductor and Educator

―I am a man of ideas in and out of prison – my ideas will live.‖
Ken Saro-Wiwa, writer, political activist

―You can resent your bald spot or be glad you have a head.‖
Timothy Miller

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched...but are felt in the heart." -
Helen Keller

  "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts.
And we are never, ever the same."
"To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or
thoughts expressed ~ That can make life a garden."

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend."
Albert Camus

"Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused."

"A friend is a gift you give yourself."
Robert Louis Stevenson

"If you have it [love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much
what else you have."
Sir James M. Barrie

"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart."

"Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you."
Elbert Hubard

"You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely."

"A lady came up to me on the street and pointed to my suede jacket. 'You know a cow was murdered for
that jacket?' she sneered. I replied in a psychotic tone, 'I didn't know there were any witnesses. Now I'll have
to kill you too.'"
Jake Johanson
"Happiness is not having what you want. It's wanting what you have."

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten
the words."

"We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the
cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look
after it and nurture it."
John Lennon

 "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. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great."
Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

"In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing."
Mignon McLaughlin

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
Robert Frost

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
Pablo Picasso

"One of the best means for arousing the wish to work on yourself is to realize that you may die at any
moment. But first you must learn how to keep it in mind."
Gurdjieff (All 38 aphorisms, take a look:
―When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.‖
George Washington

"Being comfortable in our business is very, very dangerous."
Daniel Lamarre, President and COO, Cirque du Soleil

"My job isn't to manage 300,000 people. It's to manage you."
Jeff Immelt, CEO, General Electric

"Is this the place I would want to work if I were graduating from a PhD program now?"
Sergey Brin, Co-Founder and President, Google

―Avoiding the phrase ‗I don‘t have time...‘, will soon help you to realize that you do have the time needed for
just about anything you choose to accomplish in life.‖
Bo Bennett, American Businessman

―A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.‖
Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906, Norwegian Playwright

―Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly, I can!"
Then get busy and find out how to do it.‖
Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, 26th President of the United States

"Don't tell people about your problems because 80% don't care and 20% are glad."
―It‘s much easier to ride a horse in the direction it‘s going.‖
Abraham Lincoln

―When the will comes in conflict with the imagination, the imagination invariably carries the day.‖
Emile Coué, French doctor

―The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.‖
Ralph W. Sockman (1889-1970), American clergyman

―Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not
Peter F. Drucker, American Management Consultant and Author

―A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month‘s study of books.‖
Chinese proverb

―A feeble man can see the farms that are fenced and tilled, the houses that are built. The strong man sees
the possible houses and farms. His eye makes estates as fast as the sun breeds clouds.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson

―Goliath was the best thing that ever happened to David.‖
Doug Weed

―If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn‘t seem so wonderful after all.‖

―If you can tell me who your heroes are, I can tell you how you are going to turn out in life.‖
Warren Buffett

―The shortest and best way to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interest to
promote yours.‖
Jean De La Bruyère, (1645-1696), French essayist and moralist

―Each one, reach one. Each one, teach one. Until all are taught.‖
Mark Victor Hansen

―All it takes is a dream, a team, and a theme to create a stream of perpetual income.‖
Mark Victor Hansen

―No man becomes rich unless he enriches others/‖
Andrew Carnegie

―Since a relationship involves two members investing in it, its value increase twice as fast as one‘s
Kevin Kelly, author New Rules for the New Economy

―Someday this will be true foe all o us:
Our network will equal our net worth.‖
Tim Sanders

―The value of a network grows in proportion to the square of the number of users.‖
Metcalf‘s Law

―You can rest assured that if you devote your time and attention to the highest advantage of others, the
Universe will support you, always and only in the nick of time.‖
R. Buckminster Fuller

―What senses do we lack that we cannot see or hear another world all around us?‖
From Dune by Frank Herbert
―If only God would give me some clear sign, like making a deposit in my name in Swiss bank account.‖
Woody Allen

―Oh my friends, if you will just take only four blocks around you, and find out what people want and what you
ought to supply and set them down with your pencil, and figure up the profits you would make if you did
supply them, you would very soon see it. There is wealth right within the sound of your voice.‖
Russell H Conwell from his speech Acres of Diamonds

―The number one reason most people don‘t get what they want is that they don‘t know what they want ―
T.Harv Eker

The Ten Commandments of Working For Others by Harry D. Pound who runs a successful seminar and training
company in the Philippines.

Don‘t lie. It wastes my time and yours. I‘m sure to catch you in the end and that‘s the wrong end.

Watch your work, not the clock. A long day‘s work makes a long day short and a short day‘s work makes my face long.

Give me more than I expect and I‘ll give you more than you expect. I can afford to increase your pay only if you increase
my profits.

You owe so much to yourself that you cannot afford to owe anyone else. Keep out of debt or keep out of my shop.

Dishonesty is never an accident. Good men and women never even see temptation when they meet it.

Mind your own business and, in time, you will have your own business to mind.

Don‘t do anything to harm your self-respect. An employee who is willing to steal for me, is willing to steal from me.

It is not my business what you do at night unless it affects your productivity during the day. If you only do half as much
as I expect, you‘ll only last half as long as you hope.

Don‘t tell me what I like to hear. Instead, tell me what I need to hear.

Don‘t kick if I kick. If you‘re worth correcting it is because you are worth keeping

[These too are from Harry D. Pound]

I promise each day...
To be cheerful, positive and optimistic
To focus on improving myself so that I have no time to criticise others
To see all problems as opportunities waiting to be grasped
To talk on subjects interesting to others
To make everyone I meet feel important
To be as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about mine
To learn from the mistakes of the past to ensure a successful future
To think well of myself and proclaim this by deeds - not words
To keep calm in the face of difficulties
To be a shining example of a grateful, happy, successful but humble person.

BONUS PROMISE: Every day, in every way, better and better [Emile Coue]

―We must not cease from exploring. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and
know the place for the first time.‖
T. S. Eliot

"The problem with our children is not enough of them have dreams. The problem with our adults is too many
of them only ever dream. For a dream to come true, we have to realise that the first thing to do is WAKE UP
Bill Cosby
―If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.‖
John Quincy Adams, 1767-1848, 6th President of the United States

―Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honours.‖
Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888, American Author

―Wisdom is oft times nearer when we stoop than when we soar.‖
 William Wordsworth, 1770-1850, British Poet

―Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.‖
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, American Poet and Essayist

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

―Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this
meeting that a new world is born.‖
Anais Nin, 1903-1977, French-born Author and Diarist

"Every man has one thing he can do better than anyone else - and usually it's reading his own handwriting."
G Norman Collie, Scottish mountaineer

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

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a
building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give
orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, programme a
computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialisation is for insects."
Lazarus Long, character in a novel by Robert Heinlein (1907-1988)

"Talent never asks, will they like it? Talent pleases itself. That's the difference between talent and ordinary."
Larry King, US talk show host (b.1933)

"People's beliefs in their own abilities have a profound effect on those abilities. Ability is not a fixed property;
there is a huge variability in how you perform. People who have a sense of self-efficacy bounce back from
failure; they approach things in terms of how to handle them rather than worrying about what can go wrong."
Albert Bandura, US psychologist (b.1925)

And finally, Murphy says...
"Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish yourself as an expert."

―There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love.
There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.‖
Wayne Dyer, American Psychotherapist/Author/Lecturer

―Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.‖
Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, British Statesman and Diplomat

―Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it.‖
Pearl S. Buck, 1892-1973, American Novelist

―There is an Indian proverb that says that everyone is in a house with four rooms,
a physical, an emotional, a mental and a spiritual.
Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time but, unless we go into every room every day, even if
only to keep it aired, we are not a complete person.‖
Rumer Godden
―The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be
another profound truth.‖
Niels Bohr, 1885-1962, Danish Physicist

―One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.‖
Sophocles, 496-406 B.C., Greek Tragic Dramatist

―It's not what you take but what you leave behind that defines greatness.‖
Edward Gardner, American Businessman and Founder of Soft Sheen Products

―Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.‖
Ani DiFranco, songwriter, music maker, storyteller, freak.

―Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.‖
Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, American Essayist/Poet/Naturalist

―I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.‖
Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States

―Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel
cage of self.‖
Millicent Fenwick, 1910-1992, American Diplomat and Congresswoman

―From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.‖
Arthur Ashe (1943-1993), American professional tennis player.

―True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.―
Paul Sweeney

―Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence. The
mounting of this illusion defines the purpose and accounts for the immense wealth of American sports. It is
the ceremony of innocence that the fans pay to see -- not the game or the match or the bout, but the ritual
portrayal of a world in which time stops and all hope remains plausible, in which everybody present can
recover the blameless expectations of a child, where the forces of light always triumph over the powers of
Lewis H. Lapham

―Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.―
John Dryden

―So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.―
Peter F Drucker

―Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who
believes what is wrong. ―
Thomas Jefferson

―Technique is communication: the two words are synonymous in conductors. ―
Bernstein, Leonard

―Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your
word ―
Joseph Roux

S.Y.S.T.E.M =Save Yourself Time Energy and Money

F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real

L.U.C.K. = :Labour Under the Correct Knowledge
―In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.‖
Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American Poet

―A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement.
In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.‖
Kurt Lewin, 1890-1947, German-born Psychologist

―Defeat doesn't finish a man--quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he
Richard M. Nixon, 1913-1994, 37th President of the United States

There is a simple formula for success in anything. It is this:

―Motivation + Information + Action = Success‖
Zig Ziglar

"Strength comes from having a clear set of beliefs that you're willing to fight for every day. If your causes are
part of who you are, if they give you purpose, you never stop fighting."
John Edwards, former U.S. senator and 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee

"Some say we've developed a dangerous infatuation with charismatic leaders. And they're right."
Nitin Nohria, Harvard Business School professor

"Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that mentoring is the single most valuable ingredient in a successful
career. So now everybody wants a mentor."
Margaret Heffernan, fastcompany.com columnist; and Saj- Nicole Joni, CEO of Cambridge International

"Every moment that you spend upset, in despair, in anguish, angry or hurt because of the behaviour of
anybody else in your life is a moment in which you have given up control of your life."
Wayne Dyer

"In the school of life, difficult people are the faculty. They teach us our most important spiritual lessons, the
lessons that we would be most unlikely to learn on our own."
Mark I. Rosen

"The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves"
Ray Kroc - founder of McDonalds

"There is time for everything."
Thomas Edison

"All time management begins with planning."
Tom Greening

"Think as you work, for in the final analysis, your worth to your company comes not only in solving problems,
but also in anticipating them."
Harold Wallace Ross - Newspaper Editor

"In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is
Theodore Roosevelt

"There is simply no substitute for knowing what you're doing."
Jeff Case

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success."
Henry Ford
"The best leaders are those most interested in surrounding themselves with assistants and associates
smarter than they are. They are frank in admitting this and are willing to pay for such talents."
Amos Parrish

"Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere."
Ronald Reagan

"Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun."
Collen C Follett - Chief Operating Officer, South West Airlines

"Most teams aren't teams at all but merely collections of individual relationships with the boss. Each
individual vying with the others for power, prestige and position."
Douglas McGregor

"I think of discipline as the continual everyday process of helping an employee learn self-discipline."
Fred Rogers

"We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline, or the pain of regret or disappointment."
Jim Rohn

"Treat your customers like lifetime partners."
Michael Leboeuf

"A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Every business is built on friendship."
J. C. Penney

"Marketing is not an event, but a process. It has a beginning, a middle, but never an end, for it is a process.
You improve it, perfect it, change it, even pause it. But you never stop it completely."
Jay Conrad Levinson

"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
Bill Gates

"Do what you do so well, that they will want to see it again and bring their friends."
Walt Disney

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business."
Henry Ford

"Some stakeholders are more important than others. Each one needs to be handled in the way that's most
appealing for him, which can be as simple as adapting meeting styles and communications methods. With
discipline and a good methodology, it's not so difficult."
David Foote - Foote Partners LLC

"In life we can have results or reasons. If you are not getting the results you want, your reasons are the lies
that you keep telling yourself."
Harold Anderson

"Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top
Peter Davies

"Everyone and everything around you is your teacher"
Ken Keyes Jr.
"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

"A good coach will make his people see what they can be, rather than what they are."
From Ara Parasheghian

"There is no failure; there is only feedback."
Richard Bandler

"To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?."
Katherine Graham

"Performance Management is about having everyone succeed and improve."
Robert Bacal

"Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning
is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and
Sir John Harvey-Jones

"It's not the plan that is important, it's the planning.‖
Graeme Edwards

"Always plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
Richard Cushing

"A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow."
George S. Patton

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

"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."
Bill Gates

―Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.‖
Thomas Carlyle

"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are."
Malcolm S. Forbes

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

"Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in
control, they're in control."
Tom Landry

"Nobody motivates today's workers. If it doesn't come from within, it doesn't come. FUN helps remove the
barriers that allow people to motivate themselves."
Herman Cain

"The employer generally gets the employees he deserves."
Walter Gilbey

"You can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you must win their hearts to have them work with
"Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to
Ralph Marston

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he
wants to do."
Bob Dylan

"It's the intangibles that are the hardest things for a competitor to imitate. You can get an airplane. You can
get ticket-counter space; you can get baggage conveyors. But it is our esprit de corps - the culture - the spirit
- that is truly our most valuable competitive asset."
Herb Kelleher, Founder, South West Airlines

"Everyone needs to know and feel he is needed.
Everyone wants to be treated as an individual."
Jan Carlzon, President, Scandinavian Airline System

"Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it."
Warren Bennis

"Management is nothing more than motivating other people."
Lee Iacocca - former CEO Chrysler

"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."
Ernest Hemingway

"If you're going to think at all - think BIG".
Donald Trump

"In the power to change yourself, is the power to change the world around you."
Anwar Sadat

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat"
Sun Tsu - Chinese Military Strategist

"Meetings are a symptom of bad organisation. The fewer meetings the better."
Peter Drucker - Management Consultant

―In a gentle way, you can shake the world.‖
Mahatma Gandhi

―If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.‖
John Quincy Adams, 1767-1848, 6th President of the United States

―Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honours.‖
Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888, American Author

―Wisdom is oft times nearer when we stoop than when we soar.‖
William Wordsworth, 1770-1850, British Poet

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