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									SuccessQuotes ~ Life! ~ ―Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.‖ -- Susan B. Anthony ―It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.‖ -- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross ―One ought, everyday at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.‖ -- Johnann Wolfgang Von Goethe ―To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.‖ -- Emily Dickinson ―We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe in most strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly.‖--- Shakti Gawain ―In life, you must try and be the type of person that your dog thinks you are.‖ -- Anon ―There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.‖ -Christopher Morley ―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 ―We are challenged on every hand to work untiring to achieve excellence in our lifework. Not all men are called to specialized or professional jobs; even fewer rise to the heights of genius in the arts and sciences; many are called to be laborers in factories, fields, and streets. But no work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause to say, ―Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.‖ -- Martin Luther King Jr. ―Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.‖ -- John Homer Miller ―It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.‖ -- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

―Nothing is worth more than this day.‖ -- Goethe ―Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.‖ -- Søren Kirkegaard ―Life is not a laughing matter - but can you imagine having to live without laughing?‖ -Leonard Sukhoru Kou =========================================================== ~ Challenge ~ ―Life is difficult. This is a great truth...one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it--then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.‖ -- M Scott Peck If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.-- Anne Bradstreet Every hardship; every joy; every temptation is a challenge of the spirit; that the human soul may prove itself. The great chain of necessity wherewith we are bound has divine significance; and nothing happens which has not some service in working out the sublime destiny of the human soul. -- Elias A. Ford What is to give light must endure the burning. -- Viktor E. Frankl Real life isn‘t always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.-- Sarah Ban Breathnach A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities. -- Charles de Gaulle A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine. -- American proverb Things don‘t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be. -- Charles ―Tremendous‖ Jones If we study the lives of great men and women carefully and unemotionally we find that, invariably, greatness was developed, tested and revealed through the darker periods of their lives. One of the largest tributaries of the RIVER OF GREATNESS is always the STREAM OF ADVERSITY.-- Cavett Robert It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest. -- Greek Saying

Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records. -- William A. Ward ―All the adversity I‘ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.‖ -- Walt Disney ―Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.‖ -- Oprah Winfrey ―You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ―I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.‖ . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.‖ -- Eleanor Roosevelt ―He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.‖ -- Ben Jonson ―I love the person who 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 ―Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.‖ -- James Buckham ―The highest reward for a person‘s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.‖ -- John Ruskin ―Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it‘s a small price to pay for living a dream.‖ -- Peter McWilliams ―Life‘s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.‖ -Marsha Sinetar =========================================================== ~ Action ~ ―One of the marks of superior people is that they are action-oriented. One of the marks of average people is that they are talk-oriented.‖ -- Brian Tracy ―It is not what you say or hope or wish or intend but only what you do that counts. Your choices tell you unerringly who you really are.‖ -- Brian Tracy ―Actions are the seed of Fate. Deeds grow into Destiny.‖ -- A.L. Linall, Jr. ―Ideas won‘t keep; something must be done about them.‖ -- Alfred Whitehead North ―Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.‖ --

Andrew Jackson ―Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it; virtue is doing it.‖ -Anonymous ―The path to success is to take massive, determined action.‖ -- Anthony Robbins ―The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.‖ -Edmund Burke ―Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh; an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book--provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.‖ -- Erich Fromm ―You can‘t build a reputation on what you are going to do.‖ -- Henry Ford ―Peace of mind occurs when our actions match our beliefs.‖ -- Ian Guwler ―All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.‖ -James Russell Lowell ―Knowledge fueled by emotion equals action. Action is the ingredient that ensures results. Only action can cause reaction. Further, only positive action can cause positive reaction. Action. The whole world loves to watch those who make things happen, and it rewards them for causing waves of productive enterprise. I stress this because today I see many people who are really sold on affirmations. And yet there is a famous saying that ―Faith without action serves no useful purpose.‖ How true! I have nothing against affirmations as a tool to create action. Repeated to reinforce a disciplined plan, affirmations can help create wonderful results. But there is also a very thin line between faith and folly. You see - affirmations without action can be the beginnings of selfdelusion. And for your well-being there is little worse than self-delusion. The man who dreams of wealth and yet walks daily toward certain financial disaster and the woman who wishes for happiness and yet thinks thoughts and commits acts that lead her toward certain despair are both victims of the false hope which affirmations without action can manufacture. Why? Because words soothe and, like a narcotic, they lull us into a state of complacency. Remember this: TO MAKE PROGRESS YOU MUST ACTUALLY GET STARTED! The key is to take a step today. Whatever the project, start TODAY. Start clearing out a drawer of your newly organized desk ... today. Start setting your first goal today. Start listening to motivational cassettes today. Start calling on one tough customer a day today. Write a long-overdue letter today. Anyone can! Even an uninspired person can start reading inspiring books. Now, I offer you this challenge: See how many things you can start and continue in this -- the first day of your new beginning.‖ -- Jim Rohn ―Concern should drive us into action and not into depression.‖ -- Karen Horney ―A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do. Nothing else.‖ -

- Mahatma Gandhi ―In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.‖ -- Theodore Roosevelt There are four kinds of people: 1. Those who make things happen 2. Those who let things happen to them 3. Those who wonder what happened 4. Those who don't know anything happened! -- Author unknown =========================================================== ~ Greatness ~ ―Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.‖ Arthur Schopenhauer ―A desire for bigness has hurt many folks. Putting oneself in the limelight at the expense of others is a wrong idea of greatness. The secret of greatness rather than bigness is to acclimate oneself to one‘s place of service and be true to one‘s own convictions. A life of this kind of service will forever remain the measure of one‘s true greatness.‖ -- Richard W. Shelly, Jr. ―Creativity means believing you have greatness.‖ -- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer ―Let us consider the nature of true greatness in men. The people who can catch hold of men‘s minds and feelings and inspire them to do things bigger than themselves are the people who are remembered in history. . . . those who stir feelings and imagination and make men struggle toward perfection.‖ -- Henry Eyring ―Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness. . . . For you see, greatness is a measure of one‘s spirit, not a result of one‘s rank in human affairs.‖ -- Sherman Finesilver ―I can‘t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.‖ -- Lou Holtz ―Greatness does not approach him who is forever looking down.‖ -- Hitopadesa ―No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.‖ -- Ralph Waldo Emerson ―Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary - they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be.‖ -- Henri Frederic Amiel ―Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have

greatness thrust upon them.‖ -- William Shakespeare ―A great man will not trample upon a worm, nor sneak to an emperor.‖ -- Thomas Fuller ―Recipe for greatness — To bear up under loss, to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief, to be victor over anger, to smile when tears are close, to resist evil men and base instincts, to hate hate and to love love, to go on when it would seem good to die, to seek ever after the glory and the dream, to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be, that is what any man can do, and so be great.‖ -- Zane Grey ―If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both.‖ -- Horace Mann ―The great man is he who does not lose his child‘s heart. ― -- Mencius If we are to be really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill.‖ -- Theodore Roosevelt ―Every great man is always being helped by everybody, for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.‖ -- John Ruskin =========================================================== ~ Persistence ~ ―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. The slogan, ‗press on‘ has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race.‖ -- Calvin Coolidge ―Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you‘re signed up for a season, see it through. You don‘t have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.‖ -- Jim Rohn Don‘t Quit! ―When things go wrong as they sometimes will When the road you‘re trudging seems all up hill. When funds are low and the debts are high. And you want to smile, but you have to sigh. When care is pressing you down a bit. Rest, if you must, but don‘t you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns. As everyone of us sometimes learns. And many a failure turns about

When he might have won had he stuck it out: Don‘t give up though the pace seems slow You may succeed with another blow. Success is failure turned inside out The silver tint of the clouds of doubt. And you never can tell how close you are. It may be near when it seems so far: So stick to the fight when you‘re hardest hit It‘s when things seem worst that you must not QUIT.‖ -- Author unknown ―In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.‖ -- H. Jackson Brown ―People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don‘t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.‖ -- George E. Allen ―It‘s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.‖ -- John Wooden ―Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.‖ -- Dale Carnegie ―. . . The race is not [always] to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. . .‖ -- Ecclesiastes 9:11, The Bible ―One of the commonest mistakes and one of the costliest is thinking that success is due to some genius, some magic - something or other which we do not possess. Success is generally due to holding on, and failure to letting go. You decide to learn a language, study music, take a course of reading, train yourself physically. Will it be success or failure? It depends upon how much pluck and perseverance that word ―decide‖ contains. The decision that nothing can overrule, the grip that nothing can detach will bring success. Remember the Chinese proverb, ―With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin.‖ -- Maltbie Davenport Babcock ―Don‘t ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.‖ -- Unknown ―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 ―To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.‖ -- Oliver Wendell Holmes ―If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.‖ -- Unknown ―The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight.

But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.‖ -- Thomas S. Monson ―The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.‖ -- Unknown ―He who seeks rest finds boredom....He who seeks work finds rest.‖ -- Unknown ―When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.‖ -- Franklin D. Roosevelt ―Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.‖ -- Ralph Waldo Emerson ―Never give up. Never, never give up!‖ -- Winston Churchill ―If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. ―Here comes number seventy-one!‖ -- Richard M. Devos ―I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.‖ -- John D. Rockefeller ―Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.‖ -Winston Churchill ―Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.‖ -- Admiral Hyman Rickover ―For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again.‖ -- [Proverbs 24:16] Bible ―Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.‖ -- Leonardo da Vinci ―When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.‖ -- Thomas A. Edison ―I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn‘t give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you.‖ -- Henry Ford =========================================================== ~ Relationships ~ ―Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another.‖ -- Kenny Ausubel

―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 ―We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.‖ -- Robert Louis Stevenson ―The reason for living is to have great relationships, to have people you love and respect, and who love you and respect you.‖ -- Brian Tracy ―The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. And if our words and our actions come from superficial human relations techniques (the Personality Ethic) rather than from our own inner core (the Character Ethic), others will sense that duplicity. We simply won‘t be able to create and sustain the foundation necessary for effective interdependence.‖ -- Steven Covey ―The easiest kind of relationship is with ten thousand people, the hardest is with one.‖ -Joan Baez ―Thee lift me, and I‘ll lift thee, and together we‘ll ascend.‖ -- Amish folk saying ―Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.‖ -- Leo Buscaglia ―Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.‖ -- Seneca ―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 the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.‖ -- George Washington Carver =========================================================== ~ Lifetime Learning ~ ―Read an hour every day in your chosen field. This works out to about one book per week, 50 books per year, and will guarantee your success.‖ -- Brian Tracy ―Some people claim that it is okay to read trashy novels because sometimes you can find something valuable in them. You can also find a crust of bread in a garbage can, if you search long enough, but there is a better way.‖ -- Jim Rohn ―Read something positive every night and listen to something helpful every morning.‖ -– Tom Hopkins Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. -- Henry L Doherty ―Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps

learning today is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.‖ -- Henry Ford ―I not only use all the brains I have but all that I can borrow.‖ -- Thomas Woodrow Wilson Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse.‖ -- Nigerian Proverb ―The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything, the young know everything.‖ -- Oscar Wilde ―Knowledge begets knowledge. The more I see, the more impressed I am — not with what we know — but with how tremendous the areas are as yet unexplored.‖ -- John H. Glenn, Jr. ―Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge — broad deep knowledge — is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man‘s progress is to feel the great heart-throbs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life.‖ -- Helen Adams Keller ―That‘s the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they‘ve been all along.‖ -- Madelein K. L‘Engle When I learn something new-and it happens every day-I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest. -- Bill Moyers =========================================================== ~ Dreams ~ ―The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.‖ -- Eleanor Roosevelt ―Your dreams come true when you act to turn them into realities.‖ -- Anonymous ―Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.‖ -- Napoleon Hill ―All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.‖ -Thomas Edward Lawrence ―It may be that those who do most, dream most.‖ -- Stephen Butler Leacock ―No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work.‖ -- Anonymous ―No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.‖ -- Anonymous

―The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true.‖ -- Anonymous ―We were always dreaming of how it was going to be.‖ -- George Lucas ―I don‘t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.‖ -- Steven Spielberg ―A civilization is as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamt by artists.‖ -Anonymous ―Follow your heart and your dreams will come true.‖ -- Anonymous ―Toil, feel, think, hope; you will be sure to dream enough before you die, without arranging for it.‖ -- John Sterling ―Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you‘ve imagined.‖ -- Henry David Thoreau ―We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter‘s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.‖ -- Woodrow Wilson ―But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet, Tread softly because you tread on n dreams.‖ -- William Butler Yeats 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. -- Karen Ravn ―Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.‖ -- George Bernard Shaw ―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 ―You‘ve got to create a dream. You‘ve got to uphold the dream. If you can‘t, go back to the factory or go back to the desk.‖ -- Eric Burdon ―There will always be dreams grander or humbler than your own, but there will never be a dream exactly like your own...for you are unique and more wondrous than you know!‖ - Linda Staten ―Dream as if you‘ll live forever...live as if you‘ll die today.‖ -- James Dean

―A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.‖ -- Antoine De Saint-Exupery ―All men and women are born, live suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about... We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.‖ -- Joseph Epstein ―You can dream it, you can do it‖. -- Walt Disney ―When you cease to dream you cease to live.‖ -- Malcolm S Forbes ―I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don‘t dream I will make it, I won‘t even get close.‖ -- Harry Kaiser ―To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan... believe... act!‖ -- A.A. Montapert ―Big thinking precedes great achievement.‖ -- Wilfred Peterson ―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 proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.‖ -- Jack London =========================================================== ~ Achievement ~ Winner‘s Blueprint for Achievement BELIEVE while others are doubting. PLAN while others are playing. STUDY while others are sleeping. DECIDE while others are delaying. PREPARE while others are daydreaming. BEGIN while others are procrastinating. WORK while others are wishing. SAVE while others are wasting. LISTEN while others are talking. SMILE while others are frowning. COMMEND while others are criticizing. PERSIST while others are quitting. -- William Arthur Ward

―Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.‖ -- Alfred North Whitehead ―Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.‖ -- John Wooden ―A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of forest. I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high.‖ -- William Sharp‖ ―Competition is a by-product of productive work, not its goal. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.‖ -- Ayn Rand ―Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imagination regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasingly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smiling courage.‖ -- Frederick Pierce ―Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one‘s levels of aspiration . . and expectation.‖ -- Jack Niklaus ―My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.‖ -- Helen Hayes ―The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.‖ -- Napoleon Hill ―Hell, there are no rules here — we‘re trying to accomplish something.‖ -- Thomas Alva Edison ―Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.‖ -- William Jennings Bryan ―Never mistake activity for achievement.‖ -- John Wooden ―Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.‖ -- H. L. Hunt =========================================================== ~ Enthusiasm ~ ―Do your homework and know your facts, but remember it‘s passion that persuades.‖ -Unknown ―Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power and influence.‖ -Henry Chester ―There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and

accomplishment.‖ -- Norman Vincent Peale ―If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.‖ -- Bruce Barton ―Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.‖ -Ralph Waldo Emerson ―One man has enthusiasm for thirty minutes, another for thirty days, but it is the man who has it for thirty years who makes a success of his life.‖ -- Edward B. Butler ―There is only one thing more contagious than enthusiasm, and that is the lack of enthusiasm.‖ -- Thomas S. Monson ―Charisma is the transference of enthusiasm.‖ -- Ralph Archbold ―The worst bankruptcy in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm.‖-- HW Arnold ―Enthusiasm moves the world.‖ -- Arthur James Balfour =========================================================== ~ Happiness~ ―Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.‖ -- Abraham Lincoln ―What is the best thing for a stream? It is to keep moving. If it stops, it stagnates. So the best thing for a man is that which keeps the currents going — the physical, the moral, and the intellectual currents. Hence the secret of happiness is — something to do; some congenial work. Take away the occupation of all men, and what a wretched world it would be! Few persons realize how much of their happiness is dependent upon their work, upon the fact that they are kept busy and not left to feed upon themselves. Happiness comes most to persons who seek her least, and think least about it. It is not an object to be sought; it is a state to be induced. It must follow and not lead. It must overtake you, and not you overtake it. How important is health to happiness, yet the best promoter of health is something to do. Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.‖ -- John Burroughs ―...the more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more He will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become.‖ -- Ezra Taft Benson ―The person who has a firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in his power, wise by

his wisdom, happy by his happiness.‖ -- Joseph Addison ―All I ask for is an opportunity to prove that money doesn‘t buy happiness.‖ :) Anonymous ―Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It‘s a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don‘t have. It‘s so simple—yet so hard for the human mind to comprehend.‖ -- Bits and Pieces ―The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.‖ -James M. Barrie ―When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened.‖ -- Helen Keller ―Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself. ― -- Unknown ―The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour. ― -Unknown ―Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thornbush has roses.‖ -- German Proverb ―Since you get more joy out of giving to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.‖ -- Eleanor Roosevelt ―If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her nose all the time.‖ -- Josh Billings ―We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.‖ -- Anne Frank ―Those who can be happy today should not wait until tomorrow.‖ -- German Proverb ―The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.‖ -- Joseph Addison ―Stop searching. Happiness is right next to you.‖ -- Anonymous ―When people yearn with all their hearts For just one treasure far away; They close their eyes to countless joys That crowd around them every day.‖ -- Anonymous ―The supreme happiness to life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves.‖ -

- Anonymous ―A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.‖ -- Hugh Downs ―Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.‖ -- Storm Jameson ―The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions — the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling.‖ -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge =========================================================== ~ Teamwork~ ―The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don‘t play together, the club won‘t be worth a dime.‖ -- Babe Ruth ―It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.‖ - Napoleon Hill ―Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.‖ -- Andrew Carnegie ―The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.‖ -- Margaret Carty ―If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.‖ -- Robert Schumann ―Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.‖ -- Magic Johnson ―I‘ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.‖ -- Mia Hamm ―To give less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.‖ -- Steve Prefontaine ―Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.‖ -- Helen Keller =========================================================== ~ Goals ~ ―This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything.‖ -- Scott Reed

―People with goals succeed because they know where they‘re going.‖ -- Earl Nightingale ―If you don‘t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.‖ -- Yogi Berra ―Go for the moon. If you don‘t get it, you‘ll still be heading for a star.‖ -- Willis Reed ―It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.‖ -- Og Mandino ―The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break.‖ -- Rick Hansen ―You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.‖ -- Charles C. Noble ―What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.‖ -- Zig Ziglar ―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 ―Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.‖ -- H. L. Hungt ―Goals. There‘s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There‘s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There‘s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.‖ -- Jim Rohn ―Having an exciting destination is like setting a needle in your compass. From then on, the compass knows only one point ... its ideal. And it will faithfully guide you there through the darkest nights and fiercest storms.‖ -- Daniel Boone ―Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.‖ -- Mario Andretti ―Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.‖ -– Paul J. Meyer ―If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.‖ -– Jim Rohn ―The more reasons you have for achieving your goal, the more determined you will

become.‖ -– Brian Tracy ―Where performance is measured, performance improves. Where performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.‖ -- Thomas S. Monson ―Setting goals for significant accomplishments you want to achieve in your life, both personal and professional accomplishments, costs you nothing. Failure to set them can cost you plenty. You are smack in the middle of the only life your going to have. You can choose to succeed, or choose to drift; having goals makes the difference.‖ -- Alec Mackenzie ―What does it take to succeed on a big scale? A tremendous god-given talent? Inherited wealth? A decade of postgraduate education? Connections with the top people in your field? Fortunately for most of us, what it takes is something very simple and accessible: clear, written goals. A study of Harvard graduates found that after 20 years, the 3% of them who had written goals achieved more financially than the other 97% combined! An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can oustrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.‖ -- Brian Tracy =========================================================== ~ Habits ~ ―We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.‖ -- Aristotle ―I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.‖ -Charles Dickens ―A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.‖ -- Desiderius Erasmus ―First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.‖ -- Rob Gilbert ―Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.‖ -- Anthelme Brillat-Savarin ―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 ―Good habits result from resisting temptation.‖ -- Indian Proverb ―As a twig is bent the tree inclines.‖ -- Virgil ―Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.‖ --

Anonymous ―Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.‖ -Anonymous ―What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage.‖ -- Bruce Barton ―1. Be Proactive. 2. Begin with the end in mind. 3. Put first things first. 4. Think win win. 5. Seek first to understand . . . then to be understood. 6. Synergize. 7. Sharpen the saw.‖ -- Stephen R. Covey ―Those who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered when others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.‖ -- Grenville Kleiser ―The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.‖ -- William Somerset Maugham ―Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.‖ -- Tryon Edwards "Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones." -- Benjamin Franklin "The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables called habits, attitudes, and desires. What you do in life depends upon what you are and what you want. What you get from life depends upon how much you want it—how much you are willing to work and plan and cooperate and use your resources. The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables that you are spinning now, and that is why today is such an important day. Make the cables strong!" -- L.G. Elliott =========================================================== ~ Love ~ ―Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.‖ -- Barbara De Angelis ―How does one measure time? No, not in day, months, or years. It is measured by the

most precious of all things: Love. Without which all beings and things whether brave and/or beautiful would perish.‖ -- Irish Blessing ―It‘s easy to halve the potato where there‘s love.‖ -- Irish Proverb ―To understand your parents‘ love you must raise children yourself.‖ -- Chinese Proverb ―Love is a second life; it grows into the soul, warms every vein, and beats in every pulse.‖ -- Joseph Addison ―The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.‖ -- Joseph Addison ―Life in abundance comes only through great love.‖ -- Elbert Hubbard ―Help thy brother‘s boat across, and lo! Thine own has reached the shore.‖ -- Unknown ―Love - THE FEELING - is a fruit of love, the verb.‖ -- Steven Covey ―To love another person is to see the face of God.‖[Les Miserables] -- Victor Hugo ―Love one another and you will be happy. It‘s as simple and as difficult as that.‖ -Michael Leunig =========================================================== ~ Integrity~ ―The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.‖ -- Zig Ziglar ―I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.‖ -- George Washington ―There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.‖ -- Charles Dickens ―Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.‖ -- Chilton ―Ability without honor is useless.‖ -- Cicero ―Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.‖ -- Cicero ―Be sincere and true to your word, serious and careful in your actions; and you will get along even among barbarians. But if you are not sincere and untrustworthy in your

speech, frivolous and careless in your actions, how will you get along even among your own neighbors? When stand, see these principles in front of you; in your carriage see them on the yoke. Then you may be sure to get along.‖ -- Confucius ―Sincerity is to speak as we think, to do as we pretend and profess, to perform what we promise, and really to be what we would seem and appear to be.‖ -- John Tillotson ―Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect.‖ -- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus ―If you tell the truth you don‘t have to remember anything.‖ -- Mark Twain ―Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.‖ -- Ralph Waldo Emerson ―The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.‖ -- Roy L. Smith ―I will govern my life and my thoughts as if all the world were to see the one and to read the other; for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God all our privacies are open?‖ -- Seneca ―Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.‖ -- Thomas Jefferson ―The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.‖ -- Zig Ziglar ―I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.‖ -- George Washington ―There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.‖ -- Charles Dickens ―Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.‖ -- Chilton ―Ability without honor is useless.‖ -- Cicero ―Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.‖ -- Cicero ―Be sincere and true to your word, serious and careful in your actions; and you will get along even among barbarians. But if you are not sincere and untrustworthy in your speech, frivolous and careless in your actions, how will you get along even among your own neighbors? When stand, see these principles in front of you; in your carriage see them on the yoke. Then you may be sure to get along.‖ -- Confucius

―Sincerity is to speak as we think, to do as we pretend and profess, to perform what we promise, and really to be what we would seem and appear to be.‖ -- John Tillotson ―Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or lose thy self-respect.‖ -- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus ―If you tell the truth you don‘t have to remember anything.‖ -- Mark Twain ―Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.‖ -- Ralph Waldo Emerson ―The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.‖ -- Roy L. Smith ―I will govern my life and my thoughts as if all the world were to see the one and to read the other; for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God all our privacies are open?‖ -- Seneca ―Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.‖ -- Thomas Jefferson ―The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.‖ -- Zig Ziglar ―I hope that I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.‖ -- George Washington ―There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.‖ -- Charles Dickens ―Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.‖ -- Chilton ―Ability without honor is useless.‖ -- Cicero ―Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.‖ -- Cicero ―Be sincere and true to your word, serious and careful in your actions; and you will get along even among barbarians. But if you are not sincere and untrustworthy in your speech, frivolous and careless in your actions, how will you get along even among your own neighbors? When stand, see these principles in front of you; in your carriage see them on the yoke. Then you may be sure to get along.‖ -- Confucius ―Sincerity is to speak as we think, to do as we pretend and profess, to perform what we promise, and really to be what we would seem and appear to be.‖ -- John Tillotson ―Never esteem anything as of advantage to thee that shall make thee break thy word or

lose thy self-respect.‖ -- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus ―If you tell the truth you don‘t have to remember anything.‖ -- Mark Twain ―Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.‖ -- Ralph Waldo Emerson ―The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.‖ -- Roy L. Smith ―I will govern my life and my thoughts as if all the world were to see the one and to read the other; for what does it signify to make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to God all our privacies are open?‖ -- Seneca ―Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.‖ -- Thomas Jefferson =========================================================== ~ Opportunity! ~ ―If you want to catch beasts you don‘t see everyday, You have to go places quite out-of-the-way. You have to go places no others can get to. You have to get cold, and you have to get wet, too.‖ -- Dr. Seuss ―Four things don‘t come back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.‖ -- Arabic Proverb ―God will judge you by the way you make use of all your possibilities.‖ -- Marvin J. Ashton ―Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always.‖ -- Albert Schweitzer ―When one door closes another door opens; but we 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 ―The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.‖ -- Ben Sweetland ―Great men think of opportunity, not time. Time is the excuse of feeble and puzzled spirits.‖ -- Benjamin Disraeli

―Your biggest opportunity probably lies under your own feet, in your current job, industry, education, experience or interests.‖ -- Brian Tracy ―Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.‖ -Bruce Barton ―Opportunities are often things you haven‘t noticed the first time around.‖ -- Catherine Denueve ―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.‖ -- Orison Swett Marden ―Every successful man I have ever heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.‖ -- Elias Howe ―People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don‘t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can‘t find them, make them.‖ -- George Bernard Shaw ―There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come to us like birds seeking an inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing a while upon the roof, and then fly away.‖ -- Henry Ward Beecher ―Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come.‖ -Janet E. Stuart ―Do not wait for extraordinary situations to do good; try to use ordinary situations.‖ -Jean Paul Richter ―Indecision is the thief of opportunity.‖ -- Jim Rohn ―Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as you can.‖ -- John Wesley ―The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.‖ -- Mark Caine ―Once the ‗what‘ is decided, the ‗how‘ always follows. We must not make the ‗how‘ an excuse for not facing and accepting the ‗what.‖ -- Pearl Buck =========================================================== ~ A Healthy Mind ~

―There is something almost sacred about a great library, because it represents the preservation of wisdom, the learning and the pondering of men and women of all the ages, accumulated under one roof. We can share great minds, great actions, and great undertakings in the pages of a book.‖ -- Gordon B. Hinckley, Standing for Something ―The book you don‘t read won‘t help.‖ -- Jim Rohn Money-giving is a good criterion of a person‘s mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people.‖ -- Dr. Karl Menninger ―Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food.‖ -Jim Rohn ―Learning is the beginning of wealth, learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.‖ -- Jim Rohn Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends. -- Dawn Adams He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes. -Barrow I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book. -- Coolio A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. -Margaret Fuller Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. -- W Fusselman The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one. -Sir James Goldsmith Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. -Harper Lee You‘ve really got to start hitting the books because it‘s no joke out here. -- Spike Lee The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that. -- McCosh Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. -- Richard McKenna Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess

what? All you have to do is go to the library. -- Jim Rohn ―If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.‖ -- Charles Schultz =========================================================== ~ Joy! ~ ―Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.‖ -- Thich Nhat Hanh ―If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.‖ -- The Dalai Lama And Joy is Everywhere; It is in the Earth‘s green covering of grass; In the blue serenity of the Sky; In the reckless exuberance of Spring; In the severe abstinence of gray Winter; In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame; In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright; In Living; In the exercise of all our powers; In the acquisition of Knowledge; in fighting evils... Joy is there Everywhere. -- ―Joy,‖ by Rabindranath Tagore ―If we are not happy and joyous at this season, for what other season shall we wait and for what other time shall we look?‖ -- Abdul-Baha We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are... Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself. -R.J. Baughan Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -- Marcel Proust The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to

have as many of them as possible. -- Montaigne The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other‘s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof. -- Richard Bach If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, that is your success. -- Henry David Thoreau Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one‘s identity as a being of worth and dignity. -- Rollo May ―Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.‖ -- Storm Jameson ―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 ―One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon, instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.‖ -- Dale Carnegie ―All I ask for is an opportunity to prove that money doesn‘t buy happiness.‖ :) -Anonymous ―The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.‖ -James M. Barrie ―Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.‖ -- Garrison Keillor ―We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.‖ -- George Bernard Shaw ―...the more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more He will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become.‖ -- Ezra Taft Benson Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It‘s a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don‘t have.‖ -- Bits and Pieces ―What is the best thing for a stream? It is to keep moving. If it stops, it stagnates. So the best thing for a man is that which keeps the currents going — the physical, the moral, and the intellectual currents. Hence the secret of happiness is — something to do; some congenial work. Take away the occupation of all men, and what a wretched world it

would be! Few persons realize how much of their happiness is dependent upon their work, upon the fact that they are kept busy and not left to feed upon themselves. Happiness comes most to persons who seek her least, and think least about it. It is not an object to be sought; it is a state to be induced. It must follow and not lead. It must overtake you, and not you overtake it. How important is health to happiness, yet the best promoter of health is something to do. Blessed is the man who has some congenial work, some occupation in which he can put his heart, and which affords a complete outlet to all the forces there are in him.‖ -- John Burroughs =========================================================== ~ Self-Discipline ~ ―In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.‖ -- Harry S. Truman ―Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.‖ -- Bertrand Russell ―It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest men. When you see 20 or 30 men line up for a distance race in some meet, don‘t pity them, don‘t feel sorry for them. Better envy them instead.‖ -- Brutus Hamilton ―Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.‖ -- Jim Rohn ―The first and the best victory is to conquer self.‖ -- Plato ―It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.‖ -- Buddha ―There is no such thing as a great talent without great willpower.‖ -- Balzac ―The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.‖ -- Brian Tracy ―The best advice I ever came across on the subject of concentration is: Wherever you are, be there. When you work, work. When you play, play. Don‘t mix the two.‖ -- Jim Rohn

―Discipline is the basic set of tools we require to solve life‘s problems. Without discipline we can solve nothing. With only some discipline we can solve only some problems. With total discipline we can solve all problems.‖ -- M. Scott Peck ―Self-mastery is a challenge for every individual. Only we can control our appetites and passions. Self-mastery cannot be bought by money or fame. It is the ultimate test of our character. It requires climbing out of the deep valleys of our lives and scaling our own Mount Everests.‖ -- James E. Faust ―Let him that would move the world, first move himself.‖ -- Socrates ―He who lives without discipline dies without honor.‖ -- Icelandic Proverb ―Do things which are hard to do.‖ -- David O. McKay =========================================================== ~ Results! ~ ―Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you‘re signed up for a season, see it through. You don‘t have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.‖ -- Jim Rohn ―How long should you try? Until. . . .‖ -- Jim Rohn ―Results are the best measurement of human progress. Not conversation. Not explanation. Not justification. Results! And if our results are less than our potential suggests that they should be, then we must strive to become more today than we were the day before. The greatest rewards are always reserved for those who bring great value to themselves and the world around them as a result of who and what they have become.‖ -- Jim Rohn ―Don‘t let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.‖ -- Richard L. Evans ―When Babe Didrickson Zaharias, often called the ‗athletic phenomenon of all time,‘ won the British woman‘s gold tournament, people said of her what they had said many times before: ―Oh, she‘s an automatic champion, a natural athlete. When Babe started golfing in earnest thirteen years ago she hit as many as 1,000 balls in one afternoon, playing until her hands were so sore they had to be taped.‖ -- James Keller Babe Didrickson won 3 Olympic Gold Medals and 31 LPGA Titles. ―There is no failure except in no longer trying.‖ -- Elbert Hubbard ―Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.‖ -- Napoleon Hill ―Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.‖ -- Dr. Samuel Johnson

―No matter how you build it, The ship must sail. You can‘t explain it to the sea.‖ -Unknown ―Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it‘s hard to get it back in.‖ -- Harold Robbins Haldeman ―The man who gets the most satisfactory results is not always the man with the most brilliant single mind, but rather the man who can best coordinate the brains and talents of his associates.‖ -- W Alton Jones ―Don‘t tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.‖ -- James Ling =========================================================== ~ Planning ~ ―I can give you a six word formula for success: ‗Think things through - then follow through.‘― -- Eddie Rickenbacker ―I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change. If you don‘t design your own life plan, chances are you‘ll fall into someone else‘s plan. And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much. The reason why most people face the future with apprehension instead of anticipation is because they don‘t have it well designed. The guy says, ―When you work where I work, by the time you get home, it‘s late. You‘ve got to have a bite to eat, watch a little TV, relax and get to bed. You can‘t sit up half the night planning, planning, planning.‖ And he‘s the same guy who is behind on his car payment!‖ -- Jim Rohn ―A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.‖ -Confucius ―Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.‖ -- Denis Waitley ―A good plan violently executed right now is worth a hundred perfect plans put off until next week.‖ General -- George S. Patton ―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.‖ -- H.H. Ross ―I remember saying to my mentor, ‗If I had more money, I would have a better plan.‘ He quickly responded, ‗I would suggest that if you had a better plan, you would have more money.‘ You see, it‘s not the amount that counts; it‘s the plan that counts.‖ -- Jim Rohn ―You seldom get what you go after unless you know in advance what you want. Indecision has often given an advantage to the other fellow because he did his thinking

beforehand.‖ -- Maurice Switzer ―It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.‖ -- Publius Syrus ―The morning is wiser than the evening.‖ -- Russian proverb ―Act before there is a problem. Bring order before there is disorder.‖ -- The Tao Te Ching ―Some persons do first, think afterward, and then repent forever.‖ -- Thomas Secker ―Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.‖ -- Henry Ford =========================================================== ~ Kindness ~ ―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 the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.‖ -- George Washington Carver ―Let us be serene and filled with peace and love as we live in a world that is unfortunately filled with increasing crime and violence. Let us remember to love our neighbors. Where there are differences or misunderstandings, let us resolve or diminish them through kindly, brotherly service and genuine concern and regard.‖ -- Spencer W. Kimball ―He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.‖ -- Benjamin Franklin ―The best portion of a man‘s life consists of his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. -- Benjamin Franklin ―You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world‘s happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.‖ -- Dale Carnegie ―Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.‖ -- Mother Teresa ―We should learn how to give. But we should not regard giving as an obligation, but as a desire. I usually say to our Co-Workers: ‗I do not need your surplus. I do not want you to give me your leftovers. Our poor do not need your condescending attitude nor your pity. The poor need your love and your kindness.‖ -- Mother Teresa ―The music that can deepest reach, And cure all ill, is cordial speech.‖ -- Ralph Waldo Emerson ―Be nice to people on your way up because you‘ll meet them on your way down.‖ --

Wilson Mizner ―Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.‖ -- Leo Buscaglia ―Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.‖ -- Seneca No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. -- Aesop Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. - Mother Teresa If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself. -- A Neilen Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person. -- C Neil Strait If someone were to pay you $.10 for every kind word you ever spoke and collect $.05 for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor? -- Nonpareil Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do. -- Emanuel Swedenborg I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. -- William Penn One can pay back the loan of gold, but one lies forever in debt to those who are kind. -Malayan Proverb Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. -- Goethe =========================================================== ~ Knowledge ~ ―Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.‖ -Jim Rohn 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 highest form of ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.‖ -- Dr.

Wayne W. Dyer ―The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain‘t so.‖ -- Mark Twain ―I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity.‖ -- Marcus Tullius Cicero ―Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning today is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.‖ -- Henry Ford ―If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.‖ -- Larr Leissner ―I not only use all the brains I have but all that I can borrow.‖ -- Thomas Woodrow Wilson ―If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.‖ -Henry Ford ―Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.‖ -- Joseph Addison ―A man is but what he knows.‖ -- Francis Bacon ―We sometimes get all the information, but we refuse to get the message.‖ -- Cullen Hightower ―‗How do you know so much about everything?‘ was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was ‗By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant‘.‖ -- John Abbott‖ ―There‘s not an idea in our heads that has not been worn shiny by someone else‘s brains.‖ Thomas -- Woodrow Wilson ―If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.‖ -- Larr Leissner ―Education must precede motivation...If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn‘t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. ― -- Jim Rohn ―You generally hear that what a man doesn‘t know doesn‘t hurt him, but in business what a man doesn‘t know does hurt.‖ -- E. St. Elmo Lewis ―The recipe for perpetual ignorance is a very simple and effective one: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.‖ -- Elbert Hubbard ―It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.‖ -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

―We are in a great school, and we should be diligent to learn, and continue to store up the knowledge of heaven and of earth, and read good books, although I cannot say that I would recommend the reading of all books, for it is not all books which are good. Read good books, and extract from them wisdom and understanding as much as you possibly can....‖ -- Brigham Young ―Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.‖ -- George Santayana ―Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hands, and there is no knowledge that is not power.‖ -- Jeremy Taylor‖ It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.‖ -- Wilbur Wright =========================================================== ~ Consistency ~ ―It‘s not that I‘m so smart; it‘s just that I stay with problems longer.‖ -- Albert Einstein ―The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up...A man can do only what a man can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.‖ -- Albert Schweitzer ―I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life‘s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.‖ -- Anthony Robbins ―Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.‖ -- Aristotle ―The secret of success is constancy of purpose.‖ -- Benjamin Disraeli ―Diligence is the mother of good luck.‖ -- Benjamin Franklin ―The strength of a man‘s virtue is measured by his habitual acts.‖ -- Blaise Pascal ―Enough shovels of earth - a mountain. Enough pails of water - a river.‖ -- Chinese Proverb ―The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.‖ -- Chinese Proverb ―Consistency is the foundation of virtue.‖ -- Francis Bacon ―Someone once asked a revival preacher why he preached revivals since revivals do not

last. The preacher responded, ‗Neither do baths.‘ Whether in physical or spiritual life, we are continuously picking up the soil and grit of the world, and we must be repeatedly cleansed.‖ -- from Quiet Walk Devotional, June 7, 2000 ―The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night.‖ -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ―Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves.‖ -- Horace Bushnell ―If I miss one day of practice, I notice it. If I miss two days, the critics notice it. If I miss three days, the audience notices it.‖ -- Ignace Paderewski ―The seed you sow today will not produce crop till tomorrow. For this reason, your identity does not lie in your current results. This is not who you are. Your current results are who you were.‖ -- James A. Ray ―You don‘t have to change that much for it to make a great deal of difference. A few simple disciplines can have a major impact on how your life works out in the next 90 days, let alone in the next 12 months or the next 3 years.‖ -- Jim Rohn ―Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day....‖ -- Jim Rohn =========================================================== ~ Health ~ ―He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not.‖ -- Italian Proverb ―To get rich never your risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.‖ -- Richard Baker ―To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.‖ -- William Londen ―A man‘s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs.‖ -- Joan Welsh ―The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.‖ -- Thomas Jefferson ―I thought: If I was lucky enough to live, I‘d change, myself-I realized I could have a new life-new energy, new endurance, and feel better about myself.‖ -- Larry King (After his 1987 heart attack)

―A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.‖ -- Spanish Proverb ―The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness.‖ -- Chinese Proverb ―To array a man‘s will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.‖ -- Henry Ward Beecher ―The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.‖ -- Siddartha Guatama Buddha ―The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend.‖ -- Benjamin Disraeli ―Get Health. No labor, effort nor exercise that can gain it must be grudged.‖ -- Ralph Waldo Emerson ―Happiness? That‘s nothing more than good health and a poor memory.‖ -- Dr. Albert Schweitzer ―The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don‘t want, drink what you don‘t like and do what you‘d druther not.‖ -- Mark Twain ―People who laugh actually live longer than those who don‘t laugh. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter.‖ -- James J. Walsh ―Take care of your body. It‘s the only place you have to live.‖ -- Jim Rohn =========================================================== ~ Character ~ ―Sow a Thought, and you reap an Act; Sow an Act, and you reap a Habit; Sow a Habit, and you reap a Character; Sow a Character, and you reap a Destiny.‖ -- Charles Reade ―Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest.‖ -- Mark Twain ―There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.‖ -- Goethe ―It‘s really a wonder that I haven‘t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd

and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.‖ -- Anne Frank ―Who you are speaks so loudly I can‘t hear what you‘re saying.‖ -- Ralph Waldo Emerson ―But rules cannot substitute for character.‖ -- Alan Greenspan ―Character is what you are in the dark.‖ -- Unknown ―Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.‖ -- Theodore Roosevelt, 20th-century American president ―Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.‖ -- Plato ―The measure of a man‘s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.‖ -- Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.‖ -- Ralph Waldo Emerson ―Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.‖ -- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer ―That which does not kill me, makes me stronger.‖ -- SEAL Team saying ―Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.‖ -- Helen Keller ―Kindness in words creates confidence Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.‖ Lao-Tzu ―If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.‖ Chinese Proverb =========================================================== ~ Listening ~ ―I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I‘m going to learn, I must do it by listening.‖ -- Larry King ―Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.‖ -- Harvey Mackay ―Seek first to understand, then to be understood.‖ -- Stephen Covey ―It seems rather incongruous that in a society of super sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.‖ -- Erma Bombeck ―Most of us tend to suffer from ‗agenda anxiety‘, the feeling that what we want to say to

others is more important than what we think they might want to say to us.‖ -– Nido Qubein ―I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.‖ -Diane Sawyer ―One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other‘s stories.‖ -- Rebecca Falls ―Something I wish I could teach parents is to listen to kids rather than ignore or say ‗That‘s nice.‘ Instead, listen, really listen, to what children have to say.‖ -- Holly, age 12 =========================================================== ~ Family ~ ―Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.‖ -- Mother Teresa ―Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.‖ -- Proverbs 22:6 ―No other success can compensate for failure in the home.‖ -- David O. McKay There‘s no vocabulary For love within a family, love that‘s lived in But not looked at, love within the light of which All else is seen, the love within which All other love finds speech. This love is silent. -- T S Eliot The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. -- Confucius The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. -- Thomas Jefferson As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. -Pope John Paul II ―Children spell love…T.I.M.E.‖ -- Dr. Anthony P. William =========================================================== =========================================================== ===========================================================

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