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They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them
Carl W. Buechner
Man does not cease to play because he grows old, he grows old because he ceases
As long as you're going to think anyway, think big.
Apathy is the behavior of a slave.
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
Your destiny does not write itself.
It's taken me all of my life to get where I am now!
If you fear failure, you shall never suceed.
Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place we must find.
For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose sixty seconds of happiness
that you can never get back.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Leaders help others to succeed.
Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly
bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart
desires must come to you.
All my life I wanted to be something - now I see that I should have been more
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.
Love your enemies. It really pisses them off!
At the end of the game, the pawn and the king go back in the same box.
Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.
The only luck or limitations is in your own mind.
We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe in most
strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly.
My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if
you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope." Instead, I became a painter
and wound up as Picasso.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought
Vincent Van Gogh
Ambition never comes to an end.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strenght,
not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Born to lead, Not to follow.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible
Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries
unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail
in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of
something I have done.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
People will always talk about you, especially when they envy you and the life
you live. Let them... you affected their lives, they didn't affect yours.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the
school, the teachers - you can blame anyone but never blame yourself. It's never
your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change, you're
the one who has got to change. It's as simple as that, isn't it?
Listen to the what the market is saying about others, not what others are saying
about the market.
If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent
is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?
The real measure of a man's wealth is what he has invested in eternity.
Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than
any other one thing.
Everybody is ignorant. Only on different subjects.
The price of ignorance is far greater than cost of an education.
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we
have the eyes to see them.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Failure is not a mistake, but a choice.
LORD, Let me want what I have."
You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven.
Perhaps heaven is not found by getting everything you want, but instead by
simply not wanting anything.
The surest sign of wisdom is constant cheerfulness.
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.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do
that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great.
The best things in life are free; and,they are also priceless.
Williams Brown, Associate Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
There are 3 choices: you can either give up, give in, or give it your all!
Integrity - When you do the right thing even though no one is watching.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Life is a journey, not a guided tour.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we
should see through it.
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
The Answer to the Great Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is 42.
Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when
religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have
the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding
breeds love and brotherhood.
Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for
If anyone speaks badly of you, live so none will believe it.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with
sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
--- Galileo Galilei
You Laugh at me because I am different. I laugh at you because your all the same
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
There is no present because by the time we acknowledge that a moment has
happened, it is the past.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than
any other one thing.
Thoughts have power. Thoughts are energy. You can make your world or break it by
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
--- Dr. Wayne Dyer
Worry more about your character than your reputation. Character is what you are,
reputation merely what others think you are.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though
checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither
enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows
not victory nor defeat.
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.
If you're not to be forgotten, when you're dead and rotten; write something
worth reading, or do something worth the writing.
Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become
--- William Arthur Ward
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your
People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see
positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Entrepreneurs are risk-takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or
reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly
assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable
for all its facets. The buck not only stops at their desks, it starts their too.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference
between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
Never stop. One stops as soon as something is about to happen.
Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the
net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the
field, or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your
negative internal voices, your level of determination.
Examine what you believe to be impossible, then change your belief.
Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser.
How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to.
Evil writes History, goodness is silent.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not giving
Generosity is always putting other peoples wants and needs
before your own.
Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
There are no rehersals in the symphony of life.
Love is the only thing you cannot have until you give it away.
Belief is the oil that greases the gears of the universe, and what we believe in
determines how the universe is run.
It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common
Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you somebody who has
never achieved much.
You can't build your reputation on what you're going to do.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and
leave a trail.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dwell in the future, concetrate the mind on the
If I advance, follow me. If I stop, push me. If I fall, inspire me.
Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something.
Don't just stand there, make it happen.
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes
available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly
what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Don't be afraid to take big steps. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do . . . but I think you have to. You
have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner
The difference between a watcher and a doer is a watcher will never become the
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in business
by being a conformist.
There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits on the
human capacity for intelligence, imagination and wonder.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
When you say, nobody will give you a chance, you're forgetting about the one
person who won't ... Yourself.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not
on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us
in our minds wherever we go.
The richest man in the world is not the one who still has the first dollar he
ever earned. It's the man who still has his best friend.
Wrinkles should only show where the smiles have been.
Of all the animals, man is the only one that lies.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the
past, present, and future.
We are continuously faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as
The impossible is often the untried.
An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh.
Where do you store the time you save?
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world -
It is the opium of the people.
The worst moment for the athieist is when he feels thankful and has no one to
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces
when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
There isn't a person anywhere that isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he
If I have seen further than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders
Sir Isaac Newton
One hates what one fears.
There is no end to the great things we can accomplish if we don't worry about
who gets the credit.
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old
as you feel.
--- Elizabeth Arden
The giants of the race have been men of concentration who have struck
sledgehammer blows in one place until they have accomplished their purpose. The
successful men of today are men of one overmastering idea, one unwavering aim,
men of single and intense purpose."
If you are going to wait for someone to encourage you to do something, you might
as well just give it up.
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 dryrot. 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.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all
your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of
possibility into flames of achievement.
Do something. Either lead, follow or get out of the way.
--- Ted Turner
The best thing parents can do for their children is to love each other.
It's important for parents to live the same things they teach.
No matter how far you walk, how hard you work, or how bad it hurts, you'll
always get to where you need to be.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content
with your failure.
The things you refuse to meet today always come back at you later on, usually
under circumstances which make the decision twice as difficult as it originally
I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.
Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you need is someone who
will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other
people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you
really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.
Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the
person who loves you enough chance to love you enough.
Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.
Never let a day pass that you will have cause to say, 'I will do better
A casual stroll through a mental asylum shows that faith proves nothing.
Middle Age - When you choose your cereal based upon the fiber, not the toy.
The older I get, the smarter my parents are.
If alcohol is a crutch, then Jack Daniels is the wheelchair.
To alcohol! The cause of... and solution to all of life's problems!
Beer does not make you fat. It makes you lean . . . against bars, poles and
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
Beer is proof that God loves us.
--- Theodore Roosevelt
Why are there more old drunks than old doctors?
Irish Coffee is the perfect breakfast because it contains all four adult food
groups: fat, sugar, caffeine and alcohol.
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can
A Dirty mind is a joy forever.
Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
When you own your own business, you only have to work half a day. You can do
anything you want with the other twelve hours.
The closest one can get to perfection is on a resume.
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.
If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day, so I never have
to live without you.
Though God cannot alter the past, historians can.
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
If you love someone put their name in a circle not a heart, because a heart can
be broken, a circle goes on forever.
When I was little, my grandfather used to make me stand in a closet for five
minutes without moving. He said it was elevator practice.
I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream
will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it.
Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.
Duct tape is like The Force. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds
the universe together.
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to
heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just
that they need more supervision.
A dislexic agnostic insomniac lies awake at night wondering if there's a dog.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
I'd rather be right than rich. But I'd rather not have to choose!
War never decided who was right, only who was left.
Join the Army, meet interesting people, kill them.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
Destiny is not a matter of chance; it's a matter of choice. It is not a thing to
be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
I can resist everything except temptation.
Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
You see things and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were
and say, "Why not?"
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
We all lie in the gutter, but some of us look up at the stars.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees
opportunity in every difficulty.
It is not the person who has too little, but the person who always craves more,
that is poor.