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

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

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

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

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 


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

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

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)

No Deception

“Too often reason deceives us, but conscience never deceives.”
--Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Patience is Key

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.”
--Arnold Glasow

Ordinary Life

“Life has a funny way of becoming ordinary as soon as it can.”
--Colm Tóibín

Entice Opportunity

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
--Milton Berle


On a Limb

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?"
--Frank Scully

Unconcerned Opinions

“A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of sheep.”
--George R. R. Martin

Test of a Relationship

“The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.”
--Alexandra Penney

Words are Key

“Kind words will unlock an iron door.”
--Turkish Proverb

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Tactful

“Tact is the art of recognizing when to be big and when not to belittle."
--Bill Copeland

Thread of Hope

“A single thread of hope is stronger than all the chains that bind you.”
--Jeffrey Fry

What is Really Important

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."
--Doug Larson

Hang Oneself

“It is the loose ends with which men hang themselves.”
--Zelda Fitzgerald

Hard Truth

“Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it.”
--George R. R. Martin

Expect Great Things

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”
--Michael Jordan

Judge Humans

“Whoever wants to be a judge of human nature should study people's excuses.”
--Christian Friedrich Hebbel

Immortal by Error

“If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.”
--John Kenneth Galbraith

Beloved

“Never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved. Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours.”
--Ludwig van Beethoven

Perception

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
--Henry David Thoreau

Being Good

“On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.”
--George Orwell

A New Tie

“A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.”
--Francis de Sales

To Teach

“To teach is to learn twice.”
--Joseph Joubert

Take Action

“It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.”
--Al Batt

Less of Yourself

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”
--C.S. Lewis

Be A Pirate

“Being an entrepreneur is like being a pirate. Go for the booty and discover new, uncharted lands.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Movement Matters

"Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still."
--Chinese Proverb

Proper Restraint

“The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong, without comment.”
--T.H. White

Audacious Fortune

“Fortune favors the audacious.”
--Desiderius Erasmus

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When You Are Through

“When you're through changing, you're through.”
--Bruce Fairchild Barton

Ideal Pursuit

“Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.”
--Mortimer J. Adler

Work First

“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
--Vidal Sassoon

Empower Women

“There is only one cure for poverty, the empowerment of women.”
--Christopher Hitchens

The Places You'll Go

"If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else."
--Lawrence J. Peter

Dangerous People

“The dreamers of the day are dangerous people, for they dream their dreams with open eyes, and make them come true.”
--D.H. Lawrence

Blind Step

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.”
--Martin Luther King

Font of Knowledge

“Not all knowledge comes from college.”
--Allison Bailes

Age of Wisdom

“It is not age, but experience that brings wisdom.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Cause and Effect

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Cluttered Desk

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"
―Albert Einstein 

Read The Writing

"Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else."
--Ivern Ball

Break the Rules

“You are remembered for the rules you break.”
--Douglas MacArthur

Lucky Break

“Opportunity is sometimes hard to recognize if you're only looking for a lucky break.”
--Monta Crane

Success' Stepping Stones

“Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
--Dale Carnegie

Fear and Courage

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
--Mark Twain

Just Pretend

“I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person.”
--Cary Grant

Be Original

“Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.”
--Laurence J. Peter

Remedy

"Don't find fault. Find a remedy."
--Henry Ford


Imaginary Evils

“Imaginary evils are incurable.”
--Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Tough Trust

“Trust is tough since it involves that quixotic mix of integrity, vulnerability, and intimacy. But trust anyway.”
--Jeffrey Fry

All for One

“We must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Courage Tested

“You can't test courage cautiously.”
--Annie Dillard

What Can Be Heard

“A small bell during a dark night is louder than the din of traffic outside your window during rush hour.”
--Seth Godin

Live Life Wide

“I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”
--Diane Ackerman

The Wise are Happy

"Wisdom is the most important part of happiness."
--Sophocles

Kind Words

“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much."
--Blaise Pascal

Want to Breathe

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful.”
―Eric Thomas

Greatness Measured

“Greatness is measured by the sacrifice you are willing to make.”
--Voreqe Bainimarama

Courageous Decision

“Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision."
--Peter Drucker

Appreciation

“Appreciate what you have, before time teaches you to appreciate what you had.“
--Unknown

Standard of Leaders

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”
--Ray Kroc

Success Waits for No Man

“I couldn't wait for success... so I went ahead without it."
--Jonathan Winters

Music of the Heart

“Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.”
--Henry Ward Beecher

Majority Moment

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
--Mark Twain

Nobility

“Nobility is not a birthright, it is defined by one's actions.”
-- Pen Densham

Strong Souls

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
--Khalil Gibran

So In Love

“When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.”
--Blaise Pascal

Vision Does Not Count

"Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs."
--Vaclav Havel


Goodwill's Value

“Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.”
--Ludwig Börne

Walk Alone

“It's better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.”
--Diane Grant

Habit Forming

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
--Jim Rohn

Pain's Cure

"The cure for pain is in the pain.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Friend Confidence

“Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.”
--Benjamin Franklin

Second Chances

“Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances.”
--O.A. Battista

Luck Counts

"Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves."
--Larry King

Miracles Happen

“Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.”
--Chaim Weizmann

Fear's Power

“Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”
--Robert T. Kiyosaki

It Takes Guts

“It takes a lot of guts to create things that do not measure well by conventional means.”
--Seth Godin

Fortune Dares

“Fortune sides with him who dares.”
--Virgil

The Test

“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.”
--Ralph Sockman

Giver's Get

“What I had, I gave. What I kept was lost forever.”
--Paul Cameron

Motivational Leadership

"Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."
--Dwight D. Eisenhower

Greatness Tool

“Here is a tool for greatness: Watch a truly righteous person very carefully and observe what he does in order to emulate him.”
-- Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

Love Remains

“Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor it is etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Busy People

“Those who have least to do are generally the most busy people in the world.”
--Samuel Richardson

Treasure People

"Treasure the people who are willing and able to help you reach your goals.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Stay Stupid

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
―Benjamin Franklin

Meet Your Destiny

“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.”
--Jean de la Fontaine

The Right Direction

"If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking."
--Buddhist Saying

A Wider Circle

“Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible."
--Richard Jefferies

Magical Things

“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”
--Eden Phillpotts

Never Too Old

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
--C.S. Lewis

Missed Shots

“You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.”
--Wayne Gretzky

Rejected To Better

“As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”
―Steve Maraboli

To Err

“To err is human; to admit it, superhuman."
--Doug Larson

Unlearned Education

"Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned."
--Mark Twain

Very Little Needs

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
--Marcus Aurelius

Follow Your Heart

“Follow your heart. If you look for approval you hand over your destiny to others.”
--Julie C. Brown

Every Day Matters

“Make every day your masterpiece.”
―John Wooden

Warrior Focus

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
--Bruce Lee

Easy to Talk

"It is easier to talk a big game than to play one."
--Vince Lombardi

No Control

“You cannot control what other people do, only how you react to it.”
--Jeffrey Fry

You Can't Please Everyone

“I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone."
--Bill Cosby

To Do Without

“To have what we want is riches, but to be able to do without is power.”
--George MacDonald

What do You Want?

“You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.”
--Philippos

Art of Politics

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”
--Groucho Marx

The Size of You

“If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you.”
--T. Harv Ecker

Two-Faced

“I hate two faced people. It makes it harder for me to decide which side to slap first.”
--Unknown

Imaginary Ills

“Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.”
--Theodore N. Vail

Measured Life

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.”
--Unknown

Learn Something New

“Starting a business is largely an excuse to learn something new.”
--Gary Hoover

Listen Carefully

“The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.”
--Napoleon Hill

Be Remarkable

“What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?”
―John Green

Not Captive

“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

All Chalenges

“To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like.”
--Mike Gafka

Principles

“It is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.”
--Adlai Stevenson

Vitality Renews

"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over."
--F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thinking Becomes You

“We become what we think about most of the time, and that's the strangest secret.”
--Earl Nightingale

Spoon Fed

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”
--E.M. Forster

Prejudice

“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks."
--Charlotte Brontë

Achieve Excellence

“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.”
--Thomas J. Watson

Chase What's Right

“When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.”
--Lolly Daskal

When You Quit

“A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.”
--Richard M. Nixon

Proportion

"Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs."
--William Howard Stein

Happiness Flies

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
--Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Little Minds

“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.”
--Washington Irving

Left Undone

“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
--Pablo Picasso

Dreams Realized

“It has never been my object to record my dreams, just to realize them.”
--Man Ray

Go For Great

“Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
--John D. Rockefeller

Raise Your Words

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
--Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Originality

“You were born an original. Don't die a copy."
--John Mason 

Shun Those

“Shun those who feed on your failures.”
–Seth Godin

We Are Our Dreams

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on.”
--William Shakespeare

Live in a Dream

“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
--Henry David Thoreau

Work Expands

“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
--C. Northcote Parkinson

Facts Meet Dreams

“Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.”
--Victor Hugo

Complaints

“Everyone complains of his memory, and no one complains of his judgment.”
--Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Seek Wisdom

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought."
--Matsuo Basho 


Of Little Use

“A reservoir is of little use when the whole countryside is flooded.”
--Hindu Proverb

Fail to Launch

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing is not starting something.”
--Seth Godin

Unintended Learning

“I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.”
--Franklin P. Adams

Hard Work's Power

“If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it.”
--James Garfield

Go On Drink Up

“Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.”
--Rumi

Wise Work

“The ignorant work for their own profit; the wise work for the welfare of the world.”
--Yogastha Kuru Karmani

Center Your Thoughts

"You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time."
--Charles F. Kettering

Desperation Inspires

“Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.”
--Benjamin Disraeli

Never Thrown Away

“Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.”
--Arthur Helps

Be Valuable

“What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are.”
--Edgar Friedenberg

Be Persistent

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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

Heros are Made

“Revolutions make heroes at least as much as heroes make revolutions.”
--Seth Godin

Get It Done

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
--Nelson Mandela

True Grit

"Bravery is when you walk into a battle you are not sure of winning."
--Jeffrey Fry

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Silent Fool

“A quiet fool is half a sage.”
--Jewish Proverb

Disordered Discoveries

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.”
--A.A. Milne

Right Once

“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”
--Drew Houston

Change Yourself

“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.”
--Reid Hoffman

Life's Measure

“The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.”
--Wayne Dyer

Truly Happy

“You can never be happy unless you learn to love yourself.”
--Jeffrey Fry

Second Wind

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second."
--William James