Rather Be Wrong

“People would rather be wrong than be different.”
--Henry Jacobsen

Bury Us

“They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know that we were seeds.”
--Mexican Proverb

Journey's End

“It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
--Ursula Le Guin

A Gift's Value

“Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great if it is given with affection.”
--Pindar

Lost Time

“Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.”
--Samuel Smiles

Where You Start

“Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”
--Nido Qubein

Belief in Success

“Success is not what you think it is. It is what you believe it is, and most never believe.”
--Doug Firebaugh

Rough Diamonds

“Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.”
--Thomas Browne

Universal Surrender

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”
--Lao Tzu

Think of What Is

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”
--Ernest Hemingway

Judging Others

“Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating.”
--Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Optimist v. Pessimist

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”
--Bill Vaughan

Saying and Doing

“Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.”
--Iris Murdoch

Pool of Least Expectations

“Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast in the pool where you least expect it; there will be a fish.”
--Ovid

Reflect Your Hopes

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
--Nelson Mandela

Two Choices

“You always have two choices: Your commitment versus your fear.”
--Sammy Davis Jr.

Your Biggest Mistake

“The biggest mistake you’ll ever make is letting people stay in your life for longer than they deserve.”
--Unknown

Unhappy Marriages

“It is not a lack of love but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
--Friedrich Nietzsche

Good From Bad Judgement

“Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.”
--Rita Mae Brown

How We Wait

“Patience is not simply the ability to wait -- it's how we behave while we're waiting.”
--Joyce Meyer

Lesson of Failure

“It's fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
--Bill Gates

Good Grades

“I always got good grades in the classes where the teachers earned them.”
--Gary Hoover

Feather Your Bed

“Success can feather our nest so comfortably that we forget how to fly.”
--Vance Havner

Love Yourself

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
--Lucille Ball

The Same Mind

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
--Albert Einstein

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Stay With The Problem

“It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.”
 --Albert Einstein

Lose or Dare

“To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.”
--Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

Know Thyself

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.”
--Sun Tzu

Excess in Moderation

“Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.”
--W. Somerset Maugham

Not Trying

“I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
--Michael Jordan

Around and Aware

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.”
--James Thurber

Reject Injury

“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”
--Marcus Aurelius

Find Talented People

“I find my chances for success improve when I associate with a few talented people as opposed to a plethora of mediocre ones.”
--Jeffrey Fry


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Hard Work

“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.”
--Margaret Mead

Belief in Yourself

“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.”
--Robert Collier

Success in Uncertainty

“Success comes not from having certainty, but being able to live with uncertainty.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Woman Kind

“A beautiful woman pleases the eye, a good woman pleases the heart; the first is a jewel, the second is a treasure.”
--Napoleon Bonaparte

Do Good

“In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.”
--William Barclay

Just Rewards

“You get the behavior you reward.”
--Pat Murray

Maybes

“For all the sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are "It might have been!”
--William Wordsworth

No Stopping Anger

“An angry man rarely stops to let facts get in the way of his fury.”
--Nikki Sex

Insane Adversary

“In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.”
--Oscar Wilde

More You Can Do

“The more things you do, the more you can do.”
--Lucille Ball

Simple Bliss

“Let me wake up next to you, have coffee in the morning and wander through the city with your hand in mine, and I’ll be happy for the rest of my fucked up little life.”
--Charlotte Eriksson

The Right Lesson

“Always the wrong person gives you the right lesson in life.”
--William Shakespeare

Sail On

“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, Sr.

Sharp Focus

“You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
--Mark Twain

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No Can Win

“You can't win physically if you're losing mentally.”
--Billy Cox

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Live with It

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”
-- John Allen Paulos

Always Remember to Forget

“Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way; but never forget the blessings that come each day.”
--Unknown

Seed of Benefit

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
--Napoleon Hill

Racial Equanimity

“The day that it does not matter in your heart of hearts what color you were born is when we have truly achieved racial equality.”
--Chip Thomson

Moving In What Direction

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
--Oliver Wendell Holmes

Invincible Determination

“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men."
--Dr. Thomas Fuller

Courage's Opposite

“The opposite of courage is not fear; it’s conformity.”
--Rollo May

Get Experience

“You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.”
--Albert Camus

Wretched Species

“Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.”
–Voltaire

Letting Go

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”
--Hermann Hesse

Important Days

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
--Mark Twain

Truth's Remedy

“Truth hurts, but it's the only remedy.”
--Japanese Proverb

Disappointed Love

“Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”
--Jane Austen

Needed To Be

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I’ve ended up where I needed to be.”
--Douglas Adams

Doing Nothing

“The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing.”
--Seth Godin

A Greater Compliment

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”
--George MacDonald

Magic Every Day

“I believe it is possible to make magic every day.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Crawl Through Life

“You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

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Conformity

“The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.”
--Rita Mae Brown

Life of Gratitude

“In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude.”
--Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Unimaginal Courage

“Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.”
--Leo Rosten

Persistent Way

“Either I will find a way or I will make one.”
--Hannibal

Look Within

“Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.”
--Marcus Aurelius

Not Finishing

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started.”
--David Allen

Determination

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
--Og Mandino

The Purpose of Life

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Path with No Obstacles

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.”
--Frank A. Clark

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Wounds of Words

“A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.”
--Jessamyn West

Fail to Turn

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.”
--Helen Keller

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Long Time Dead

“Be happy while you’re living, for you’re a long time dead.”
--Scottish Proverb

Never Planted

“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted.”
--David Bly

It's Hammer Time

“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.”
--Henry David Thoreau

Most of Life

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure."
--William Feather

Life's Years

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”
--Abraham Lincoln

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Love and Hate

“I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.”
--George Burns

Why There Are Butterflies

“If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.”
--Unknown

Choices We Make

“We all have a choice. It is just rare that we happen to make the right ones.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Incredible Change

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.”
--Steve Maraboli

Broken Pieces

“One day someone is going to hug you so tight that all of your broken pieces will stick back together.”
--Unknown

Sacred Space

“As any artist or scientist knows, without some protected, even sacred space for mistakes, innovation would cease.”
--Evgeny Molotov

Perfection

“The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.”
--Stanley J. Randall

Determined

“A determined person doesn't find it hard to succeed; they find it hard to stop trying.”
--Allen Steble

A Measur of Yourself

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”
--Vince Lombardi

Love's Wealth

“Who, being loved, is poor?”
--Oscar Wilde

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What I Have Learned

“I learned about business from my failures; I learned about myself from my successes.”
--Dawn Mata Crane

A Rigged Gig

“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Little Things

“Only he who gives thanks for little things receives the big things.”
--Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A New System

“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 institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new.”
--Niccolo Machiavelli

Grateful Heart

“All the days of the afflicted are bad, but one with a grateful heart has a continual feast.”
--Proverbs 15:15

Nothing Changes

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.”
--C.S. Lewis

Know When to Laugh

“Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.”
--Cullen Hightower

Life's Appointment

“Each minute we spend worrying about the future and regretting the past is a minute we miss in our appointment with life.”
--Thich Nhat Hanh

Give Light

“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”
--Desiderius Erasmus

What Will Be

“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.”
--Kahlil Gibran

Foolish Grief

“It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.”
--Marcus Tullius Cicero

Rise to Greatness

“It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.”
--John Steinbeck

Great Genius

“The great geniuses are those who have kept their childlike spirit and have added to it breadth of vision and experience.”
--Alfred Stieglitz

Arrive at Truth

“By doubting we are led to question; by questioning we arrive at the truth.”
--Pierre Abelard

Curse of Inaction

“Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.”
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Delayed Victory

“I like to think my setbacks and defeats are just delayed victories.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Love's Fruit

“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.”
--Mother Teresa

Lead By Example

“You can't lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself."
--Gene Mauch

Live Deeply

“People living deeply have no fear of death.”
--Anais Nin

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Source of Strength

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”
--Rikki Rogers

Forgivable Sin

“Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.”
--Bruce Lee

Succeed at Nothing

“If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you tried to do nothing and succeeded.”
--Richard Martin Stern

A Season to Live

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
--Henry David Thoreau

Daily Motivation

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

Green Grass

"The grass may look greener on the other side, but it's just as hard to cut.”
--Little Richard

Love Sings

“At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

No Participation

“Conflict cannot survive without your participation.”
--Wayne Dyer

Open Doors

“Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.”
--Chinese Proverb

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Deadlines

“Deadlines move creativity from ideas to action.”
--Linda Gorchels

What Matters

“Integrity is not everything, but it is the only thing that matters.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Whisper Love

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”
--Judy Garland

Buy In

“People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.”
– John C. Maxwell

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Sea of Tranquility

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good.”
--James Allen

What Others Think

“You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Soul-Mates

“Whatever our souls are made of, yours and mine are the same.”
--Emily Bronte

Self-Assured

“A creative person is willing to fly in the face of reason, authority, and common sense; and as such, must be a person of considerable self-assurance.”
--Isaac Asimov

Nothing Else Matters

“If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.”
--Alan K. Simpson

Road to Success

“On the road to success greed is a cul-de-sac, generosity is a highway.”
--Kyle Bailey

Persistent People

"Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure."
--Edward Eggleston

Change's Secret

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
--Socrates

Must Do

“To face fear, you must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt

A Clear Conscience

“A conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can.”
--Unknown

The Mind Makes

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, or a hell of heaven.”
--John Milton

A Happy Spirit

“Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things always work out.”
―Gordon B. Hinckley

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Lost and Found

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
--Thomas Merton

Keep on Trying

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
--Dale Carnegie

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Living Fully

“I have never been afraid of dying, I have only been afraid of not living fully.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Make Waves

“Don't worry if you're making waves simply by being yourself. The moon does it all the time.”
--Scott Stabile

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Teaching Goals

“My goal in teaching is to get back that childlike state of wonder and optimism, and let one rediscover that great potential within us all.”
--Gary Hoover

Get Rid of Darkness

“Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it's not. It's all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.”
--Carolyn Crane

A Single Action

“All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.”
--James Russell Lowell

The Worst Failure

“Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.”
--George Woodberry

Ability and Character

"Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there."
-- John Wooden

Invention Basics

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
--Thomas Edison

Tuned to Abundance

"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”
--Wayne Dyer

Harvest of Action

“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.”
--Meister Eckhart

True Happiness

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fear Not

“Fear does not prevent death, it prevents life.”
--Naguib Mahfouz

Learn Something

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”
--Thomas Henry Huxley

Failure Equals Success

“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate."
--Thomas John Watson, Sr. 

Entrepreneurial Skill

“The only skills you need to be an entrepreneur is an ability to fail.”
--James Altucher

No Change, No Gain

“If you are not prepared to change your diet or your workouts, do not get on the scale.”
–Seth Godin

Life's Tragedy

“The tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we live.”
--Norman Cousins

Walk Through the Door

“Often doors of opportunity are opened, but few opt to walk through them.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Kind Too Soon

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Great Substitute

"Thankfully, perseverance is a great substitute for talent."
--Steve Martin

Enthusiastic Failure

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
--Winston Churchill

Where You're Going

“It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going."
--Brian Tracy

Somewhat of an Optimist

“I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door, or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.”
--Rabindranath Tagore

Come What May

“If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it; keep going, keep going come what may.”
--Vincent van Gogh

Life is Simple

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
--Confucius

What is Given

“Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful."
--John Wooden

Conquer Fear

“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.”
--James Stephens

Fear or Faith

"Fear and faith cannot survive at the same time, so sustain and choose faith."
--James Ledoux

Small Deeds

“Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.”
--Peter Marshall

True Freedom

"When you truly don't care what anyone thinks of you, you have gotten dangerously close to something called freedom."
--Unknown

Love and Like

“If you like a person at their worst, you will love them at their best.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Able Navigator

“The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators."
--Edward Gibbon

Brave Enough

“Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.”
--Margaret Wheatley

No Change, No Gain

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
--George Bernard Shaw

A Strong Will

“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't."
--Henry Ward Beecher

Fear's Death

“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never the Same

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.”
--Heraclitus

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Accomplsh Anything

“There is nothing that cannot be accomplished by a man who refuses to face reality.”
--Gary Halbert

Accomplished People

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
--Leonardo da Vinci

Belief is Not So

“No amount of belief makes something a fact.”
--James Randi

Be Honest

“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones.”
--John Lennon

Rise After the Failure

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your Only Choice

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.”
--Bob Marley

Magic

“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
--Roald Dahl

Life's Paradox

"The paradox of life is everyone dies but not everyone fully lives."
--Harvey Mackay

Expert Opinion

“There are as many opinions as there are experts.”
--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Loss of Vision

“The worst thing in the world is not losing your eyesight, but losing your vision.”
--Helen Keller

Master Mind

“The mind is the master of the soul, and the soul is the master of your universe. Learn to master your mind.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Compound Interest

"Compound interest is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time."
--Albert Einstein

Make You Think

“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.”
--Socrates

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Talk Less

“The less you talk, the more you're listened to.”
--Pauline Phillips

Noble Service

“Service to others is the rent we pay for time on this earth.”
--Tony Curtis

Fail to Success

“I failed myself to success.”
--Thomas Alva Edison

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Politeness

“Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.”
--Arthur Schopenhauer

Wild Once

“You were wild once. Don't let them tame you.”
--Isadora Duncan

The Lazy Man

“If you have a difficult task, give it to a lazy man, he will find an easier way of doing it.”
--Mark Twain

A Favorable Wind

“It is perhaps an all-too-human frailty to suppose that a favorable wind will blow forever.”
--Richard Bode

When Failure Is Not

"Failure is not failure, it is a learning process. Unless you quit.”
--Kyle Bailey

No Time For You

“The trouble is, you think you have time.”
--Unknown (often misattributed to Buddha)

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Good as Dead

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”
--Albert Einstein

Well Connected

“To realize that everything in the universe is connected is to both accept our insignificance and understand our importance in it.”
--Jeffrey Fry

A For Effort

“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”
--Napoleon Hill

Soul of Friendship

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies."
--Aristotle 


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False Friends

“False friends are worse than bitter enemies.”
--Scottish Proverb

All Alone

“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.”
--Bobcat Goldthwait

Your True Passion

“No amount of money or security is worth giving up on your true passion.”
--John Nemo

Blame Game

“You fail all the time, but you aren't a failure until you start blaming someone else.”
--Bum Phillips

Times of Trouble

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.”
--Euripides

Light Yourself on Fire

“Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.”
--John Wesley

Zen Destiny

“No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place."
--Zen 


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The Heart Sees

“Often the heart can see what the eyes cannot."
--Jeffrey Fry

Inner Music

“We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

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Love Exists

“There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.”
--Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Quiet Work

“Work hard in silence; let success be your noise.”
--Frank Ocean

Highest Wisdom

“This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.”
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Never Exchange

“Never exchange a walk on part in a war for a lead role in a cage.”
--Roger Waters

Feel Your Best

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched...but are felt in the heart."
--Helen Keller  


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No Erasers

"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”
-- John W. Gardner

Sincere Respect

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”
--Bryant McGill

First Rate Work

“There is no second place for doing first rate work.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Happiness in Darkness

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
--Steven Kloves

Positive Life

“You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.”
--Joel Osteen

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Urgent v. Important

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”
--Stephen Covey

Astound Yourself

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

Success Defined

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”
--Estee Lauder

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No Good Port

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”
-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Easily Irritated

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

It's a Miracle

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
--John Bingham

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Master Your Craft

“Only those who master their craft, who deliver great value, who love what they do for its own sake, and who cherish their customers will create lasting enterprises of great value.”
--Gary Hoover

Love's Canvas

“Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.”
--Voltaire

Dream the Future

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


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Simple Sophistication

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
--Leonardo da Vinci

Begin Again

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
--Henry Ford

Worthwhile

“What comes easy, won't always last, and what will last, won't always come easy.”
--Unknown

Twice Mistaken

“Not admitting a mistake is a bigger mistake.”
--Robert Half

Moral Indignation

“Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.”
--H.G. Wells

True Wealth

“True wealth is what you have that cannot be bought.”
--John Nemo

Life Outlasted

"The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it."
--James Truslow Adams

Champions' Path

“Champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time.”
--Judi Adler

A Beautiful Path

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.”
--Anatole France

Be Ideal

"Do no look for that ideal person to be with, be that ideal person."
--Jeffrey Fry

Know What to Know

“Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.”
--Robert Lynd

Worry Not

“I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.”
--Mark Twain

Core Leadership

"There is nothing more inspiring and stimulating than being in the company of optimists. It is the core of true leadership."
-- Thomas Joyce

Popular

“Popular is not the same as important, or often, not the same as good.”
–Seth Godin

All Mad

“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”
--Mark Twain

Follow Your Bliss

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”
--Joseph Campbell

Mediocre Excellence

“Only the mediocre are always at their best.”
--Jean Giraudoux

No Harm

“Other people's faults are like bees. If we don't see them, they don't harm us.”
--Luis Vigil

A Challenging Life

“Life is too challenging for external rewards to sustain us. The joy is in the journey.”
--Bradley Whitford

Forgiveness

"Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting."
--William Arthur Ward 


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Hell

“Hell is not a place you go for your sins. It is where you are when you are not sharing the gifts you were given.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Your Opinion

“You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.”
--Daniel Patrick Moynihan

A Champion Needs

“A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning.”
--Pat Riley

Trust Yourself

“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself.”
– Unknown

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I Understand

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
--Confucius

Sit Still, Be Quiet

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”
--Blaise Pascal

Life's Requirements

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." 
--Charles Kingsley

Dare Not Venture

“It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.”
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Joy's Gratitude

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.”
--Karl Barth

Hope's Honey

“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.”
--Robert Ingersoll

An Extraordinary Destiny

“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.”
--C.S. Lewis

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Find Enlightment

“It is impossible to see with closed eyes or find enlightenment with a closed mind.”
--Aaron Manley Smith

Stranger Than Fiction

“It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.”
--Mark Twain 

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Keep It Up

“He conquers who endures."
--Persius


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What We Do

“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

Habit Forming

“Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”
--Vince Lombardi

A Good Reputation

“A good reputation is better than fame.”
--Louis Dudek

Good Advice

“Good advice is not intended to make you feel better, but to make you better.”
--Seth Godin

Accept Your Flaws

“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”
--Tyrion Lannister

Sake of Love

“To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.”
--Alphonse de Lamartine

Human Action v. Nature

“Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed."
--Abraham Lincoln

The Best People

“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice.”
--Ernest Hemingway

Progressive Change

“The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.”
--Charles Kettering

No Justice

“The worst form of injustice is pretended justice.”
--Plato

Pay the Price

“All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.”
--Juvenal

Simple Beauty

"Beauty is simply reality, seen with the eyes of love"
--Rabindranath Tagore

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Do Not Mistake

“Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness.”
--Unknown

No Compromises

"Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got."
--Janis Joplin

Life Trap

“The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection.”
--Henri Nouwen

Under Warranty

“A customer is never out of warranty, even if the product is.”
–Seth Godin

Over Learn

“Once we over-learn something, we cease to know it anymore at all.”
--Youngme Moon

Need for Affection

“I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.”
--Audrey Hepburn

Joy is Coming

“The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.”
--Romans 8:18

Weak in the Knees

“I would love to say that you make me weak in the knees but to be quite upfront and completely truthful you make my body forget it has knees at all.”
--Derrick Brown

No Reduction

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
--Maya Angelou

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Start with Desire

“The starting point of all achievement is desire.”
--Napoleon Hill

Peace Find

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life."
--Virginia Woolf

Attain Something Beautiful

“No effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”
--Helen Keller

Simply Genius

“Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.”
--Charles Bukowski

Joys Math

“Joys divided are increased.”
-- Josiah Gilbert Holland

A Tree In Blossom

“A tree that does not blossom, will bear no fruit.”
--Jeffrey Fry

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Character Has No Price

"He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has."
--Henry Ward Beecher 

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Dreams Make Us

“Dreams are the touchstones of our character.”
--Henry David Thoreau

How To Receive

“Giving opens the way for receiving."
--Florence Scovel Shinn

Great Artists

“Good artists borrow, great artists steal.”
--Unknown (misattributed to Pablo Picasso)