1001. The way you are is not the result of what has happened to you, it's the result of what you decide to keep inside you.
1002. "If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin."
Katharine Butler Hathaway
1003. Often the most loving thing we can do when a friend is in pain is to share the pain to be there even when we have nothing to offer except our presence and even when being there is painful to ourselves.
M. Scott Peck
1004. "You must have courage to bet on your ideals, to take calculated risk, and act.. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness."
1005. "I dream my painting and then paint my dream."
Vincent Van Gogh
1006. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Martin Luther King, Jr
1007. A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected and outlast the unbearable.
1008. You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind. Your mind gets bored and therefore tired of doing nothing. Get interested in something! Get absolutely enthralled with something! Get out of yourself! Be somebody! Do something! The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
1009. The best way to know God is to love many things.
Vincent Van Gogh
1010. Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace.
1011. "Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions."
1012. "Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones."
1013. "The life of a high achiever is one of risk and reward, one of sowing and reeping, and/or one of straining and growing. Nothing great will happen unless you first take a risk, sow the right seed, and/or strain through resistance. Get started and make your dreams come true."
1014. "If you wish to know the road up the mountain, ask the man who goes back and forth on it."
1015. Figure out what your most magnificent qualities are and make them indispensable to the people you want to work with. Notice that I didn't say "work force."
1016. Out of clutter, find simplicity.
1017. The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
1018. It's never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise.
1019. "The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what the man or woman is able to do that counts."
Booker T. Washington
1020. "Change your thoughts and you change your world."
Norman Vincent Peale
1021. "All people want and have the right to be treated with Dignity and Respect, No Exceptions. The only way we can do this is by separating people from their behavior. Behavior is not always worthy of respect, but the person always is."
Gail Pursell Elliott
1022. When you don't talk, you hear yourself better.
1023. "I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."
Thomas A. Edison
1024. 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.
1025. "The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application."
Miguel de Cervantes
1026. A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
1027. I did the best I could at the time and when I knew better, I did better.
1028. There have been so many times in my life when things that looked like disasters were really incredible GIFTS that served as pivotal turning points. I am truly thankful for perserving through all of my "mistakes".
1029. "All I would tell people is to hold onto what was individual about themselves, not to allow their ambition for success to cause them to try to imitate the success of others. You've got to find it on your own terms."
1030. "Some defeats are only installments to victory."
Jacob A. Riis
1031. In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing. After all, if we do the wrong thing, at least we can learn.
1032. IF YOU CAN DO don't not.
1033. "If you don't set goals for yourself, you are doomed to work to achieve the goals of someone else."
1034. "If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed."
1035. "It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed."
Harvey S. Firestone
1036. Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
Denis De Rougamont
1037. Kindness is something that we must own and extend to ourselves, before we are able to extend it to others. When we do this, we do not determine whether someone deserves our kindness anymore than we determine whether someone deserves to be spoken to in their own language. It is simply something we do because it has become our nature to be kind.
Gail Pursell Elliott
1038. Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment and learn to exercise his will his personal responsibility.
1039. "Look at frustration as a positive thing. It is the frustration that drives you to improve."
1040. To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.
Pearl S. Buck
1041. "You, too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination."
W. Clement Stone
1042. "There are many ways to measure success; not the least of which is the way your child describes you when talking to a friend."
1043. "Time ripens all things; no man is born wise."
Miguel de Cervantes
1044. "Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor."
1045. The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are your "buts" you use today.
1046. You are not the only influence in your children's life....that is why you MUST BE the BEST INFLUENCE in your children's life!
1047. As you go the way of life you will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think.
Native American Proverb
1048. All things are difficult before they are easy.
1049. "The most important thing about goals is having one."
Geoffry F. Abert
1050. "Let us move on, and step out boldly, though it be into the night and we can scarcely see the way."
Charles B. Newcomb
1051. Know that every "no" is one step closer to a "YES"! Never give up!
1052. "Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing."
1053. Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.
1054. People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Elizabeth Kubler Ross
1055. Just remember....when you think all is lost, the future remains.
1056. "Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him."
1057. "Let us become the change we seek in this world."
1058. "A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone."
Henry David Thoreau
1059. "The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams."
1060. "It is the 'follow through' that makes the great difference between ultimate success and failure, because it is so easy to stop."
Charles F. Kettering
1061. "Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want."
1062. "Originality and the feeling of one's own dignity are achieved only through work and struggle."
1063. "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
1064. "We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence, the remarkable fact that many inventions had their birth as toys."
1065. "Success is a journey, not a destination."
1066. "Decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.
1067. "I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book."
1068. "What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
1069. A friend is one who comes to you when all others leave.
1070. Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Stephen R. Covey
1071. As you begin to live in the present moment, you will experience a subtle but profound change. Worrying about the future will cease. A deep peace will enfold you, a peace that says, "All is well". There is nothing to fear. Everything is unfolding according to plan and you are being guided each step along the way.
1072. Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace. Our internal state determines our experience of our lives; our experiences do not determine our internal state.
1073. Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you.
1074. "Life is an adventure to be lived, not a problem to be solved."
1075. You don't need anybody's permission to be a good leader. All you have to do is be a resource to the team; know your people; look out after their welfare; keep them informed and let them take part in the decisions which affect them. Do this and the team and you will succeed.
Master Sergeant Emil W. Zacharia
1076. Become a "possibilitarian". No matter how dark thing seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities, always see them for they are always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
1077. Everything you lose gives you a little more space for something new.
1078. Be aware of the language of poverty as it's spoken around you; "I don't care about money; I don't understand it; I'll never get out of debt." This is the language that will keep you poor. Instead, affirm the positive: "I am financially secure. I create abundance. I have everything I want and need."
1079. He, who moves not forward, goes backward.
1080. "If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win."
1081. "Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed here's so little competition."
1082. Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.
1083. "We create our own destiny with our choices and decisions. We can base these decisions upon the awareness of our inner truth or we can base them on reactions to outer circumstances. This power always belongs to us. No one can take it from us."
Gail Pursell Elliott
1084. Seek First to understand, then to be understood.
1085. Enjoy and laugh a lot. Up or down, love the ride.
1086. The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
1087. "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."
1088. If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs prove, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible.
1089. "Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine."
1090. "We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same."
1091. "The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind."
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
1092. "To judge individuals before understanding them is a form of human rejection and feeds upon itself."
Stephen R. Covey
1093. "There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornados, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control."
1094. Never miss an opportunity to make someone smile.
1095. "Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!"
1096. "The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are."
1097. "Make no small plans for they have not the power to stir men's blood."
1098. "As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself."
Leonardo da Vinci
1099. "When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.
1100. "Make progress one time and it makes you happy. Make progress day after day, week after week and it makes you a champion."
1101. "I had rather do and not promise than promise and not do."
1102. "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."
1103. "It is essential to our wellbeing, and to our lives, that we play and enjoy life. Every single day do something that makes your heart sing."
1104. "Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more."
1105. "I like a person who knows his own mind and sticks to it; who sees at once what, in given circumstances, is to be done, and does it."
1106. Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
1107. "Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your BELIEF will help create the fact."
1108. "The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen."
1109. "The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed."
1110. "Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others."
Dr. Michael Norwood
1111. "Do not be embarrassed by your mistakes. Nothing can teach us better than our understanding of them. This is one of the best ways of selfeducation."
1112. "You feel alive to the degree that you can help."
1113. "The best portion of a good man's life is in his little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."
1114. If you are not generous with a meager income, you will never be generous with abundance.
1115. Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty....they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
1116. "Questions focus our thinking. Ask empowering questions like What's good about this? What's not perfect about it yet? What am I going to do next time? How can I do this and have fun doing it?"
1117. "There are in fact four very different stumbling blocks in the way of grasping the truth... the example of weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge."
1118. "A great many people think they are thinking when they are rearranging their prejudices.
1119. "To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony."
William Henry Channing
1120. "There is no other way to judge the work of a mind except through its words.
1121. "You can't lead by memo. Leadership is a contact sport, eyeball to eyeball, on the field with the sound of the contest in your ears. Most everything else is noise from the grandstand."
1122. "Few enterprises of great labor or hazard would be undertaken if we had not the power of magnifying the advantages we expect from them."
1123. "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."
Claude M. Bristol
1124. "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."
1125. "The rule seems to be that those who find no difficulty in deceiving themselves are easily deceived by others. They are easily persuaded and led."
1126. "Zeal without knowledge is fire without light."
1127. "Where there are friends there is wealth."
Titus Maccius Plautus
1128. "The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss."
1129. "The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling."
Orison Swett Marden
1130. "The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and selfcomplacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel."
W. Somerset Maugham
1131. "Capitalists are motivated not chiefly by the desire to consume wealth or indulge their appetites, but by the freedom and power to consummate their entrepreneurial ideas."
1132. "Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is."
1133. "Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision."
1134. "Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts."
1135. "We get paid for bringing value to the market place."
1136. "Is the oak better than the acorn which is its fullness and completion?"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1137. "Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations."
Edward De Bono
1138. "The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
1139. "Uncertainty is the refuge of hope."
Henri Frederic Amiel
1140. "When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
1141. "A few observation and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth."
1142. "Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible."
1143. "Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads."
1144. "Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman not the attitude of the prospect."
W. Clement Stone
1145. "It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain."
1146. "We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves."
Henri Frederic Amiel
1147. "All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible."
1148. "When someone attaches unkindness to criticism, she's angry. Angry people need to criticize as an outlet for their anger. That's why you must reject unkind criticism. Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish. "
1149. "A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!"
1150. All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief."
Marcus T. Cicero
1151. "The opponents and I are really one. My strength and skills only half of the equation. The other half is theirs. An opponent is someone whose strength joined to yours creates a certain result."
1152. "The obstacles you face are mental barriers which can be broken by adopting a more positive approach."
1153. "It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application."
1154. "Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true but it's father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife."
1155. "It is impossible to read the daily press without being diverted from reality. You are full of enthusiasm for the eternal verities life is worth living, and then out of sinful curiosity you open a newspaper. You are disillusioned and wrecked."
1156. "If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all."
1157. "Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking."
Sir Humphrey Davy
1158. "I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living."
John D. Rockefeller
1159. "'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.'"
1160. "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
1161. "I've met a few people who had to change their jobs in order to change their lives, but I've met many more people who merely had to change their motive to service in order to change their lives."
1162. "Commitment challenges you to set a goal and then to support it with a promise. You must promise to achieve and never entertain the thoughts of making excuses or shunning responsibility."
Gary Ryan Blair
1163. "Dedicated to the central concept that knowledge and inspiration must be accompanied by ongoing support."
1164. "There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard."
1165. "By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment."
1166. "The wise only possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1167. "The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position."
1168. "The happiness of most people we know is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things."
1169. "Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving. A good place to start is with yourself. See if you can give yourself gifts that may be true blessings, such as self acceptance, or some time each day with no purpose. Practice feeling deserving enough to accept these gifts without obligation to simply receive from yourself, and from the universe."
Jon Kabat Zinn
1170. "Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future.
1171. "How often do we miss the serendipitous beauty of the many facets of the people who populate our world? If we only look, we'll surely find more than we could ever imagine. Not only in others, but in ourselves as well."
Gail Pursell Elliott
1172. "Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.
Charles J. Givens
1173. "Remember: If you're not experiencing failure, you're not working hard enough!"
Jeffrey J. Mayer
1174. "Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors."
Louisa May Alcott
1175. "However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks."
1176. "Indecision is the seedling of fear."
1177. "Since the social victim has been oppressed by society, he comes to feel that his individual life will be improved more by changes in society than by his own initiative. Without realizing it, he makes society rather than himself the agent of change. The power he finds in his victimization may lead him to collective action against society, but it also encourages passivity within the sphere of his personal life."
1178. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability."
1179. "Discouragement is a negative emotion with more than one trick up its dark sleeve. It tricks you into mentally or emotionally dwelling in the very place you want to leave."
1180. "A line runs from the meditations of the heart to the words of the mouth. The meditations are not clear to us until the mouth utters its words. If what the mouth utters is unclear or foolish or mendacious, it must be that the meditations are the same. But the line runs both ways. The words of the mouth will become the meditations of the heart, and the habit of loose talk loosens the fastenings of our understanding."
1181. �Warm weather fosters growth: cold weather destroys it. Thus a man with an unsympathetic temperament has a scant joy: but a man with a warm and friendly heart overflowing blessings, and his beneficence will extend to posterity."
1182. "It is never too late to be what you might have been."
1183. "It is largely because civilization enables us constantly to profit from knowledge which we individually do not possess and because each individual's use of his particular knowledge may serve to assist others unknown to him in achieving their ends that men as members of civilized society can pursue their individual ends so much more successfully than they could alone."
1184. "A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble."
1185. "Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon."
1186. "Believe in yourself. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. You must do that which you think you cannot do."
1187. "Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes."
1188. "If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month."
1189. "He who is plenteously provided for from within, needs but little from without."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
1190. "The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary."
1191. "To me, we must learn to spell the word RESPECT. We must respect the rights and properties of our fellowman. And then learn to play the game of life, as well as the game of athletics, according to the rules of society. If you can take that and put it into practice in the community in which you live, then, to me you have won the greatest championship."
1192. "By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."
1193. "There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win."
1194. "Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will."
1195. "Whatever you do in life, echoes thru eternity."
1196. "Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points."
1197. "Willingness is essential in any initiation or in making an dream come true. 'I can t' often means 'I won t.' You can change 'I won t' to 'I will' with willpower."
1198. "Wealth is not a matter of intelligence it's a matter of inspiration."
1199. "Every day you waste is one you can never make up."
1200. "Our necessities never equal our wants."
1201. "Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
1202. "Values are tapes we play on the Walkman of the mind. Any tune we choose is fine so long as it does not disturb others."
1203. "Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity."
R. I. Fitzhenry
1204. "All these things, like sickness and sorrow, that we think that we could do with out, are really making us stronger in our faith. In my suffering I became strong! It is in pain and anguish that we call upon God the most."
1205. "Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding."
Francois de La Rochefoucald
1206. "Rule your mind or it will rule you."
1207. "Make your Vocation into Vacation and you will not have to work a single day."
1208. "The amount of resistance to something is equal to the potential for gain.
1209. "Deep, abiding joy is available to anyone who learns the secret of pursuing every task with energy and dedication, as though it were a calling."
1210. "The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.
Norman Vincent Peale
1211. "Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."
1212. "I succeed on my own personal motivation, dedication, and commitment. My mindset is: If I'm not out there training, someone else is."
1213. "People become successful because they get the important things done. They become successful by producing high quality work, and delivering it on time. They become successful because they dot their "i's" and cross their "t's." They become successful by doing the things they're supposed to do, doing them well, and getting them done on time! Successful people get results!
Jeffrey J. Mayer
1214. "Self acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory."
J. Donald Walters
1215. "I am not my memories. I am my dreams."
1216. "All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But dreamers of day are dangerous men, that they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
1217. "The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best, if he wins, knows the thrills of high achievement, and, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
1218. "The universe is completely balanced and in perfect order.You will always be compensated in full for everything you do."
1219. "Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won."
Louisa May Alcott
1220. "Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior."
1221. "A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
1222. "Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give."
William A. Ward
1223. "Welcome every problem as an opportunity. Each moment is the great challenge, the best thing that ever happened to you. The more difficult the problem, the greater the challenge in working it out."
1224. "We have it in our power to begin the world over again."
1225. "He that thinks he can afford to be negligent is not far from being poor."
1226. "There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."
Peter F. Drucker
1227. "Hire the best. Pay them fairly. Communicate frequently. Provide challenges and rewards. Believe in them. Get out of their way and they'll knock your socks off."
Mary Ann Allison
1228. "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
1229. "Duties are not performed for duties' sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty, the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself."
1230. "When a person acts without knowledge of what he thinks, feels, needs or wants, he does not yet have the option of choosing to act differently."
1231. "Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken."
1232. "Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don't merely dream but create!"
1233. "In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other, and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues."
1234. "I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom."
1235. To be successful you've got to have a dream, a vision, a burning passion, a magnificent obsession. This dream, goal, obsession has to become your prime motivator. It takes enthusiasm, commitment, pride, a willingness to work hard, a willingness to go the extra mile, a willingness to do whatever has to be done in order to get the job done.
Jeffrey J. Mayer
1236. "Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price."
1237. "Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate the man then you destroy yourself."
Richard M. Nixon
1238. "It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions."
1239. "Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk."
J.C. (James Cash) Penney
1240. "Feel the fear and do it anyway."
1241. "Does planning make the man or woman? Maybe so, maybe not. But why take the chance. Knowing without a doubt that you are prepared by doing your homework provides a feeling that is beyond price � the confidence and power needed to succeed in life."
Gary Ryan Blair
1242. "I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win if you don't you won't.
1243. "The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most Farreaching consequence of submission to authority."
1244. "To accomplish our destiny...we must cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us."
Dr. Alexis Carrel
1245. "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
1246. "A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small silly presents every so often just to save it from drying out completely."
1247. "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.}
Henry David Thoreau
1248. The things that come to those who wait may just be the things left behind by those who got there first.
1249. "Prayer is the acid test of devotion."
1250. Pain is the price you pay for resisting life.
Dr. Phil McGraw
1251. It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, �Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm."
1252. �Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions, but with the future of present decisions."
1253. We've all heard about people who've exploded beyond the limitations of their conditions to become examples of the unlimited power of the human spirit. You and I can make our lives one of these legendary inspirations, as well, simply by having courage and the awareness that we can control whatever happens in our lives. Although we cannot always control the events in our lives, we can always control our response to them, and the actions we take as a result. If there's anything you're not happy about--in your relationships, in your health, in your career--make a decision right now about how you're going to change it immediately.
1254. "You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you."
1255. "Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come."
1256. "It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning."
1257. "It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring."
1258. "Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing."
1259. Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
James M. Barrie
1260. When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly.
1261. "If you are worried about money, it simply means that you can and should be earning more. How are you doing to do it?"
1262. The good news is that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude.
Robert H. Schuller
1263. Five years from now, we will be a different company, and five years from then, we will be another different company.
1264. "My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am all I have to work with, to play with, to suffer and to enjoy. It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but of my own. I do not intend to let myself down more than I can possibly help, and I find that the fewer illusions I have about myself or the world around me, the better company I am for myself."
1265. Learn how to rethink, and you start to change.
1266. Luck sometimes visits a fool, but it never sits down with him.
1267. "I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul."
William Ernest Henley
1268. "The great successful men of the world have used their imaginations, they think ahead and create their mental picture, and then go to work materializing that picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building -- steadily building."
1269. You can fool some of the people some of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
1270. Faith is to believe in what you do not yet see, the reward for faith is to see what you believe.
Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
1271. Failing to plan is planning to fail.
1272. "Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think."
1273. "Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist."
Mary Kay Ash
1274. It is not failure itself that holds people back; it is the fear of failure that paralyzes you.
1275. If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!
1276. Remember your yesterdays, dream your tomorrows, live your today's.
1277. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William E. Hickson
1278. The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
1279. Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Dr. Joyce Brothers
1280. "You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing."
1281. The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch somebody else doing it wrong without comment.
T. H. White
1282. You are in the people business no matter what you do or where you do it.
1283. If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what your doing.
1284. "Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother."
1285. The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.
1286. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."
1287. "There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them."
Dr. Denis Waitley
1288. "A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying."
1289. "My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces."
1290. "The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves."
Herbert N. Casson
1291. "Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly."
Sir John Davies
1292. Decide how much you want to be earning one year, five years and ten years from today. What will you have to do to achieve these amounts."
1293. "Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are."
Norman Vincent Peale
1294. "Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don't have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it."
1295. "One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project."
1296. �When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier."
1297. "A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all."
1298. "I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."
1299. It doesn't matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it's important to realize that whatever you're doing, it's your first attempt at it.
1300. If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?
Dr. Robert Anthony
1301. Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
1302. Strong beliefs win strong men, and then make them stronger.
1303. "Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure."
Thomas A. Edison
1304. It is better to believe than to disbelieve, in so doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility.
1305. "I claim to be no more than an average man with below average capabilities. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have if he or she would put forth the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith."
1306. "Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound."
1307. Concentrate on what you do well, and do it better than anybody else.
1308. "Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you."
1309. Plan your work and work your plan.
1310. Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
1311. It doesn't matter where you're coming from; all that matters is where you are going. You can't talk your way out of problems you behave yourself into."
Stephen R. Covey
1312. We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
1313. A smile given to another can make the difference in their day and yours too.
1314. "Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it."
William Ellery Channing
1315. "The best opportunities in life are the ones we create. Goal setting provides for you the opportunity to create an extraordinary life."
Gary Ryan Blair
1316. "Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit."
Mary Lou Retton
1317. "What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are: and what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline."
H. P. Liddon
1318. Your most valuable asset can be your willingness to persist longer than anyone else.
1319. The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke.
1320. Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good.
1321. Have faith in your dreams and someday Your rainbow will come shining through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep believing The dream that you wish will come true.
1322. "Long-term planning is not about making long-term decisions, it is about understanding the future consequences of today's decisions."
Gary Ryan Blair
1323. The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
1324. Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit."
1325. The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually disguises itself as hardwork.
1326. To be wealthy, you must develop a burning desire for wealth and financial independence.
1327. The most effective way to control your focus is through the use of questions. For any question you pose, your brain provides an answer. For example, if you ask, "Why is so-and-so taking advantage of me?" you can't help but focus on how you're being bilked, whether it's actually true or not. But if you ask instead, "How can I improve this situation?" you are certain to get answers that enable you to take positive action.
1328. The great law of culture: Let each become all that he was created capable of being."
1329. You inevitably attract into your life people and circumstances in harmony with your dominant thoughts.
1330. Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value."
1331. To avoid criticism... Do nothing...Say nothing...Be nothing!
1332. Don't focus on the days when you failed. Focus on all of the days when you won. Keep a chart, monitor your successes, and don't give up!
1333. Never Follow the crowd.
1334. Destiny is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for. It is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryant
1335. What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
1336. I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. . .. . I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.
1337. Courage changes things for the better . . . [With courage you can] stay with something long enough to succeed at it, realizing that it usually takes two, three or four times as long to succeed as you thought or hoped.
1338. What distinguishes us one from another is our dreams . . . and what we do to make them come about.
1339. Speak the truth with manners. & The boat of truth may shake but will never sink. Learn from the experts; you will not live long enough to figure it all out by yourself.
1340. Research has consistently shown that those who succeed tend to make decisions rapidly and are slow to reverse a well-thought-out position. Conversely, people who fail usually decide slowly and change their minds frequently. Once you've made a sound decision, stick by it!
1341. The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait until the other person is ready.
1342. "Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible."
1343. If people knew how hard I worked at my art, they would not consider me a genius.
1344. Satisfaction lies in the effort not the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
1345. Independent thinking alone is not suited to interdependent reality."
Stephen R. Covey
1346. The more you teach positive ideas to others, the better you learn them yourself.
1347. How would you feel if you had mastered and attained all your goals a year from now? How would you feel about yourself? How would you feel about your life? Answering these questions will help you develop compelling reasons to achieve your goals. Having a powerful enough why will provide you with the necessary how. Take this opportunity to brainstorm your top four one-year goals. Under each one, write a paragraph about why you are absolutely committed to achieving these goals within the year.
1348. Good leaders are like baseball umpires: they go practically unnoticed when doing their jobs right.
1349. The philosophy behind marketing is is based on the old observation that every man is really two men -- the man he is and the man he wants to be.
1350. "Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them."
1351. I think there is a great hunger within people to reach for the best in them.
1352. Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
1353. Nature is neutral; if you do the same things that other successful people have done, you will enevitable enjoy the same success they have.
1354. Years later, people look back upon their darkest day and say as Churchill said of London's war years -- "This was our finest hour." In a tough spot right now? You may be on the very edge of winning!
1355. "Really seeking to understand another person is probably one of the most important deposits you can make, and it is the key to every other deposit."
Stephen R. Covey
1356. Difficulty attracts the man of character because it is in embracing it that he realizes himself.
Charles de Gaulle
1357. The happiest person is he who thinks the most interesting thoughts.
William Lyon Phelps
1358. The test of a successful person is not an ability to eliminate all problems before they arise, but to meet and work out difficulties when they do arise. We must be willing to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait forever before taking action. It's still good advice to cross bridges as we come to them.
David J. Schwartz
1359. When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turndown of the performer.
1360. The dog that fetches will also carry. (Translation: If someone reveals another's secrets to you, the same person will reveal your secrets to the world.)
1361. Do or do not. There is no try.
1362. "Be willing to launch in faith, with no guarantees of success. This is the mark of personal greatness.
1363. "The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
1364. "Before we set our hearts too much on anything, let us examine how happy are those who already possess it."
1365. Timing is everything. There is a tide in the affairs of men which when taken at the flood leads on to fortune.
1366. And the day came when the risk to remain in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.
1367. "The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them to into the impossible."
1368. "Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and some pure foolishness."
1369. Listening is very inexpensive; not listening could be very costly!
1370. "If you talk about it, it is a dream, If you envision it, you gain excitement, If you plan it, it is possible, If you schedule it, it becomes reality"
1371. "The past does NOT equal the future!"
1372. We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.
1373. Marketing is merely a civilized form of warfare in which most battles are won with words, ideas and disciplined thinking.
1374. Think about your goals at every opportunity throughout the day.
1375. People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily.
1376. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over and over again, but expecting a different result.
1377. "He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail."
1378. F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real
1379. Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by the crowd.
1380. If you don't run your own life....someone else will.
1381. "Repetition is the mother of skill"
1382. "We see things not as they are, but as we are."
Henry Major Tomlinson
1383. If you conduct yourself as though you expect to be successful and happy, you will seldom be disappointed.
1384. Every accomplishment begins with a decision to try.
Edward T. Kelly
1385. Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.
1386. "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
1387. To the degree we're not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.
1388. "It is the moment of our decisions that our destinies are created"
1389. To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.
1390. "Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1391. Practice creative abandonment of time consuming activities that are not longer of importance to you.
1392. "You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour."
1393. "Win-win agreements are tremendously liberating. But as the product of isolated techniques, they won't hold up. Even if you set them up in the beginning, there is no way to maintain them without personal integrity and a relationship of trust."
Stephen R. Covey
1394. What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent Van Gogh
1395. Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear.
1396. I've met a lot of leaders in the Army who were very competent--but they didn't have character. And for every job they did well, they sought reward in the form of promotions, in the form of awards and decorations, in the form of getting ahead at the expense of someone else, in the form of another piece of paper that awarded them another degree�a sure road to the top. You see, these were competent people, but they lacked character. I've also met a lot of leaders who had superb character but who lacked competence. They weren't willing to pay the price of leadership, to go the extra mile because that's what it took to be a great leader. And that's sort of what it's all about. To lead in the 21st century, to take soldiers, sailors, airmen into battle--you will be required to have both character and competence."
1397. As I say YES to life, life says YES to me!
Louise L. Hay
1398. We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
1399. "The valor that struggles is better than the weakness that endures."
1400. Goals determine what you are going to be.
1401. Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
1402. The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. Right now I'm living in that hope, running down its hallway, and touching the walls on both sides."
1403. If you were starting over today, what changes would you make in your life?
1404. We must either find a way or make one.
1405. "All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."
1406. "To me, the definition of focus is knowing exactly where you want to be today, next week, next month, next year, then never deviating from your plan. Once you can see, touch and feel your objective, all you have to do is pull back and put all your strength behind it, and you'll hit your target every time."
1407. Life is a mirror, if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting.
1408. "Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival."
W. Edwards Deming
1409. The thrill of achievement comes from overcoming adversity in the accomplishment of an important goal.
1410. "Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense."
1411. Young love is when you love someone because of what they do right. Mature love is when you love someone in spite of what they do wrong.
1412. The best way out of a difficulty is through it.
1413. �All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation to all things."
Stephen R. Covey
1414. "Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."
Pamela Vaull Starr
1415. Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.
1416. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler."
Henry David Thoreau
1417. "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom."
1418. The little I know I owe to my ignorance.
1419. "Take responsibility for all that you are and all that you can be."
1420. "Most people fail in life because they major in minor things."
1421. "There is only one success -- to be able to spend your life in your own way."
1422. "The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked."
1423. For any student of history, change is the law of life. Any attempt to contain it guarantees an explosion down the road; the more rigid the adherence to the status quo, the more violent the ultimate outcome will be.
1424. To achieve something you've never achieved before, you must become someone you've never been before."
1425. It is not what you say, or wish, or hope or intent, it is only what you do that counts.
1426. Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or a greater Benefit.
1427. "The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."
Stephen R. Covey
1428. Change is inevitable. You can't avoid it. The best thing to do is accept change, learn from it, and use it to your BEST advantage! Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity.
1429. "The best philosophy is to do one's duties, to take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot, and bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is."
1430. Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Answer: five. Why? Because there's a difference between deciding and doing.
Mark L. Feldman & Michael F. Spratt
1431. "Self-knowledge is best learned, not by contemplation, but by action. Strive to do your duty and you will soon discover of what stuff you are made."
1432. "If we don't know what we want, we become like a floating balloon. Our direction in life is at the mercy of external forces."
1433. "To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are."
1434. "Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
1435. "Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory."
1436. "The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be."
1437. If you're unhappy, what is it in your life that you're not facing?"
1438. "My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."
1439. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
1440. "My first act of free will shall be to believe in free will."
1441. We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes. The situation that we hoped to change because it was intolerable becomes unimportant. We have not managed to surmount the obstacle, as we were absolutely determined to do, but life has taken us round it, led us past it, and then if we turn round to gaze at the remote past, we can barely catch sight of it, so imperceptible has it become.
1442. Any man's finest hour -- his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear -- is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle -- victorious. . . . Leave no regrets on the field.
1443. True silence is the rest of the mind, it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
1444. The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
1445. You can only stumble if you are moving.
Richard P. Carlton
1446. Human beings can transform themselves. They can grow larger or smaller but they grow every day.
1447. A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
1448. The more you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.
1449. Our dreams and goals are never completely realized. They are always there before our eyes, but always just slightly out of reach. And so, as we strive to fulfill our vision, we must make the most of every living moment.
1450. "Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you."
1451. We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.
1452. Take control of your destiny. Believe in yourself. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Don't give up and don't give in.
1453. "You are where you are and what you are because of yourself, because of your own choices and decisions."
1454. Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
1455. "True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united."
Alexander Von Humboldt
1456. If you pump casually, you will pump forever. Pump hard to begin with and keep it up until you get that water flowing. Then a great deal will happen.
1457. "After the cheers have died down and the stadium is empty, after the headlines have been written and after you are back in the quiet of your room and the championship ring has been placed on the dresser and all the pomp and fanfare has faded, the enduring things that are left are: the dedication to excellence, the dedication to victory, and the dedication to doing with our lives the very best we can to make the world a better place in which to live."
1458. Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.
1459. "Nothing will be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome."
1460. "In addition to self-awareness, imagination and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment-independent will-that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
1461. "Income seldom exceeds Personal Development."
1462. The policy of being too cautious...Is the greatest risk of all.
1463. Your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
1464. Believe that change can happen, even after overwhelming evidence says things never seem to get better.
Richard A. Moran
1465. Many people are uncomfortable with periods of change and transition; we often think that endings equal death. But there is no death without rebirth.
1466. We speak of waves in a storm as "sea horses." Like wild horses, impetuous and irresistible, a man can drown in them, but if he can ride them in a well-founded ship (as a man rides a horse which carries him), they can support him on his voyages.
1467. Miracles are natural; when they do not occur, something has gone wrong.
1468. Permitting your life to be taken over by another person is like letting the waiter eat your dinner.
1469. "To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have."
1470. There is no security on this earth, only opportunity.
General Douglas McArthur
1471. "One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. 'Which road do I take?' she asked. His response was a question: 'Where do you want to go?' 'I don't know,' Alice answered. 'Then,' said the cat, 'it doesn't matter.'"
1472. There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment . . . It gives warmth and good feeling to all your personal relationships.
Norman Vincent Peale
1473. "On the important subject of values, we discern a marked deterioration in traditional values essential to competitiveness. A lack of both individual and institutional leadership has eroded respect for community and nationhood. We concluded that values of integrity, social justice, and moral leadership are not only necessary in themselves, but lead directly to competitive advantage. Our standard of living and our standard of values are inseparable."
1474. In a conversation, keep in mind that you're more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is.
1475. "Explore your higher latitudes . . . be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, open new channels, not of trade but of thought."
Henry David Thoreau
1476. Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
1477. Discipline without freedom is tyranny; freedom without discipline is chaos.
1478. When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
1479. "Principles are the territory. Values are maps. When we value correct principles, have truth-- a knowledge of things as they are."
Stephen R. Covey
1480. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
1481. After witnessing the power of the force, Luke Skywalker exclaimed, "I don't believe it!" His Jedi mentor responded... "That is why you fail."
The Empire Strikes Back
1482. "When you affirm your own rightness in the universe, then you co-operate with others easily and automatically as part of your own nature. You, being yourself, helps others by themselves. Because you recognize your own uniqueness you will not need to dominate others, nor cringe before them."
1483. "Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good."
1484. "If people are going to solve their problems, the first thing they've got to do is get honest. If somebody comes to me and says, 'How do I get to Chicago?' my first question's going to be, 'Well, where are you?'"
Dr. Phil McGraw
1485. Anyone can be polite to a king, but it takes a civilized person to be polite to a beggar.
1486. "People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals that do not inspire them."
1487. "Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes."
1488. "What we do to impress others are the very things others find most annoying."
1489. "Wounded people are dangerous; they know they can survive."
1490. "Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. We can subordinate feelings to values."
Stephen R. Covey
1491. "Eighty percent of success is showing up."
1492. "Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. "
1493. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
1494. When you make the finding yourself -- even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light -- you'll never forget it.
1495. "There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living."
David Starr Jordan
1496. "Under a spring mist, ice and water forget their old difference..."
1497. It takes years to develop into the kind of human being you want to be.
1498. "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
1499. "Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses."
1500. "To fill the hour, and leave no crevice ... that is happiness."
Ralph Waldo Emerson