This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!


“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Friday, January 16, 2009

Walt Whitman Quotes


1. A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.

2. A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

3. After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.

4. All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.

5. Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.

6. I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

7. I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

8. I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.

9. If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.

10. Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

11. Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

12. Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.

13. Simplicity is the glory of expression.

14. The future is no more uncertain than the present.

15. The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.

16. The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.

17. To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.

18. We convince by our presence.

19. When I give, I give myself.

20. Whoever degrades another degrades me, And whatever is done or said returns at last to me.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Presidential Quotes

John Adams
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.

John Quincy Adams
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

Martin Van Buren
It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.

George Bush, Sr.
Any definition of success or of a successful life must include service to others.

Stand up for something. Give something back. Take on big challenges. A person derives an inner pride by doing something with their lives and contributing to something bigger than oneself.

I don't feel the compulsion to be the glamour, one shot, smart comment kind of guy. I think experience, steadiness, knowing how to interact with people is the way to get things done better.

George W. Bush
Recognizing and confronting our history is important. Transcending our history is essential. We are not limited by what we have done, or what we have left undone. We are limited only by what we are willing to do.

In the final analysis, there is no overcoming without faith be it drugs or alcohol or poverty or selfishness or flawed social policy.

I don't need a poll or a focus group to know what I believe.

I'm living proof you can get a C average and still succeed.

Jimmy Carter
We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.

You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.

Bill Clinton
If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Worry is a word that I don’t allow myself to use.

We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

Men grow in stature only as they daily rededicate themselves to a noble faith.

Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow.

When you appeal to force, one thing you must never do is lose.

The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words.

If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.

James Garfield
I have had many troubles in my life, but the worst of them never came.

The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions.

Things don’t turn up in this world until someone turns them up.

Alexander Hamilton
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

Warren G. Harding
Ambition is a commendable attribute without which no man succeeds. Only inconsiderate ambition imperils.

Andrew Jackson
One man with courage makes a majority.

Thomas Jefferson
I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give happiness.

Peace, prosperity, liberty and morals have an intimate connection.

The order of nature [is] that individual happiness shall be inseparable from the practice of virtue.

Without virtue, happiness cannot be.

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

The moral sense [is] the first excellence of well organized man.

The greatest honor of a man is in doing good to his fellow men, not in destroying them.

A conviction that we are right accomplishes half the difficulty of correcting wrong.

I have ever deemed it more honorable and more profitable, too, to set a good example than to follow a bad one.

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

He does best in God's great world who does his best in his own little world.

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, count a hundred.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.

Lyndon B. Johnson
Men who have worked together to reach the stars are not likely to descend together into the depths of war and desolation.

You ain't learnin' nothin' when you're talkin'.

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

John F. Kennedy
The only unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.

You know nothing for sure...except the fact that you know nothing for sure.

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.

Once you say you are going to settle for second, that's what happens to you.

When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than in mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course. Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.

Abraham Lincoln
Determine the thing that can and shall be done, and then we shall find a way.

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.

I don't like that man very much.....I'm going to have to get to know him better.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors, and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be new views.

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

The better part of one's life consists of friendships.

Die when I may, I want it said of me that I plucked a weed and planted a flower
wherever I thought a flower would grow.

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my great concern is to be on God's side.

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

It is better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and resolve all doubt.

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.

Were it not for my little jokes, I could not bear the burdens of this office.

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

The difference between history's boldest accomplishments and its most staggering failures is often, simply, the diligent will to persevere.

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.

James Monroe
A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue

Richard Nixon
What kind of nation we will be, what kind of world we will live in, whether we shape the future in the image of our hopes, is ours to determine by our actions and our choices.

Ronald Reagan
No arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.

There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits on the human capacity for intelligence, imagination and wonder.

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere.

Trust, but verify.

Within the covers of the Bible are all the answers for all the problems men face.

The very key to our success has been our ability, foremost among nations, to preserve our lasting values by making change work for us rather than against us.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.

Lives of nations are determined not by the count of years, but by the lifetime of the human spirit.

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits.

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Teddy Roosevelt
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 great twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Your attitude about who you are and what you have is a very little thing that makes a very big difference.

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.

There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly I can!" and get busy and find out how to do it.

Of course the all important thing to keep in mind is that if we have not both strength and virtue we shall fail.

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart, and that is softness of head.

Do what you can with what you have where you are.

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do. That is character!

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse to never have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

Get action. Do things; be sane, don’t fritter away your time; create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action.

It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks.

Pray not for lighter burdens but for stronger backs.

Harry S. Truman
Leadership is the ability to get people to do what they don't want to do and like it.

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

George Washington
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.

The consideration that human happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected will always continue to prompt me to promote the former by inculcating the practice of the latter.

I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education which I received from my mother.

To err is natural; to rectify error is glory.

Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire--conscience.

Woodrow Wilson
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.

We came to America, either ourselves or in the persons of our ancestors, to better the ideals of men, to make them see finer things than they had seen before, to get rid of things that divide, and to make sure of the things that unite.

The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.

All things come to him who waits - provided he knows what he is waiting for.

Winston Churchill Sayings


1. Continuous efforts not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.

2. If you're going through hell, keep going.

3. In my belief, you cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you also understand the most amusing.

4. Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never. Never, in anything great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

5. The price of greatness is responsibility.

6. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

7. Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

8. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

9. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Dalai Lama Sayings


1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, respect for others, responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

6. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

7. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

8. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

9. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

10. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well being becomes.

11. It is far more useful to be aware of a single shortcoming in ourselves than it is to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. For when the fault is our own, we are in a position to correct it.

Miscellaneous Quotes

These are miscellaneous quotes that have yet to be categorized and posted under specific topics:

No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. You find out the strength of the German army by fighting against it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They are always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ, because He was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means—the only complete realist. - C. S. Lewis

Faith - Your three best doctors are faith, time and patience. - Unknown

The future belongs to those who live intensely in the present. - Unknown

Good - Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company. - George Washington

Greatness is not in where you stand, but in what direction you are moving. - Unknown

Growth is the only evidence of life. - John Henry Cardinal Newman

Home ought to be our clearinghouse, from which we go forth lessoned and disciplined, and ready for life. - Kathleen Norris

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future. - Charles F. Kettering

Nature - Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; Do thou but thine. - John Milton

Peace - Nobody can bring you peace but yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perception - Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. - Betty Smith

Perfect - The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection. - Goethe

Perserv - Whatever course you have chosen for yourself, it will not be a chore but an adventure if you bring to it a sense of the glory of striving.... - David Sarnoff
Persevere - The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. - The Olympic Creed

Pray devoutly, but hammer stoutly. - Sir William G. Benham

Preparation - Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine. - William Feather
Prep - To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it. - Mother Teresa
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. - Abraham Lincoln

Progress always involves risk. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first. - Frederick B. Wilcox

Purpose - Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
- Walter Savage Landor

Risk - Monotony is the awful reward of the careful. - A.G. Buckham
Risk - If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin. - Katherine B. Hatahway

Self-Confid - A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. - Benjamin Franklin
Confidence and certainty will get you further than anything will. - Brian Koslow

Self Mastery - Self-reverence, self-knowledge and self-control. These three alone lead to sovereign power. - Lord Tennyson
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. - Michael Jordan

Serve - We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. - Herman Melville

Strength - We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castenada
We strengthen our spirits in moments of both abject joy and numbing disappointment. - John Bingham
Strength - To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it. - Mother Teresa
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. - Albert Schweitzer
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Success - If at first you don't succeed you're running about average. - M. H. Alderson

Teach - A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. - Henry Brooks Adam

thoughts - Your morning thoughts may determine your conduct for the day. Optimistic thought will make your day bright and productive, wile pessimistic thinking will make it dull and wasteful. - William M. Peck

Time - A day is a span of time no one is wealthy enough to waste. - Unknown
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. - Henry David Thoreau

Today - Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly. - James Russell Lowell
One today is worth two tomorrows. - Benjamin Franklin
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake. - Marie Beyon Ray

Travel - To travel hopefully is better than to arrive. - Sir James Jeans

Vision - Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision. - Stevie Wonder

Work - Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work. - Mark Twain

Worry is a word that I don't allow myself to use. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble. - Elbert Hubbard








wealth The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. - Unknown


The only disability in life is a bad attitude. - Scott Hamilton

It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. - Annie Gottlier

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. - Les Brown

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. - Lao Tzu

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. - Henry Ford

I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts. - Sylvester Stallone

If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done. - John Lubbock

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. – Epictitus

With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. - Chinese proverb

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. - Sara Teasdale

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom. - Angus Grossart

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. - Jimmy Johnson

All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them but confront them. - William F. Halsey

Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped. - African Proverb

Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it. - Sudie Back

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why. - Bernard Baruch

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind. - Samuel Johnson

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. - Roy Disney

The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle. – Unknown

When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened. - Billy Graham

Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. - Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.

No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers. – Unknown

If you learn from a defeat, you haven’t really lost. - Zig Ziglar

Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. - Henry David Thoreau

Go the extra mile. It's never crowded. – Unknown

The valleys of discouragement make more beautiful the peaks of achievement. – Gordon B. Hinckley

God gave us two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use. Head you win, tail you lose. - Author Unknown

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. - Robert F. Kennedy

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. - John Ruskin
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. - James Dean

There is no other solution to man’s progress but the day’s honest work, the day’s honest decisions, the day’s generous utterances and the day’s good deed. - Clare Booth Luce

When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either. - Leo Burnett

Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. - Jose Ortega y Gasset

Retreat, hell! We're just advancing in another direction. - Oliver Prince Smith

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. - Unknown

If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. - Benjamin Franklin

Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. - Samuel Johnson

Self improv Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. - William Faulkner

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life. - Samuel Johnson

positive He who forecasts all perils will never sail the sea. - Unknown

Energy and persistence conquer all things. - Benjamin Franklin

There is nothing greater than enthusiasm. - Henry Moore

My enthusiasms... constitute my reserves, my unexploited resources, perhaps my future. - E. M. Cioran

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew. - Saint Francis de Sales

Dream the impossible dream, but know the difference between nobility and futility. – Wes Curtis

Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first base. - Frederick Wilcox

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Guillaume Apollinaire

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
– Theodore M. Hesburgh

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs. - Vance Havner

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well. - Joe Ancis

persist It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. - Confucius

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. - Henry James

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. - Sam Keen

Worry Quotes

1. Worry is interest paid on trouble before it come due. - Dean William Ralph Inge

2. Worry is the misuse of imagination. - Unknown

3. Don't Worry. Be Happy. - Bobby McFerin

4. Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. - Swedish proverb

5. Worry is the anticipation the outcome will be bad. Hope is the anticipation the outcome will be good. Faith is the anticipation that whatever the outcome, it will be for my own good. - Unknown

6. Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. - Horace

7. Worry is like a rocking chair, it keeps us busy but gets us nowhere. - Unknown

8. It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry. - Gordon B. Hinckley

9. If you have a problem and it has a solution, then don't worry about it because it will be solved. If the problem doesn't have a solution, then it can't be fixed so why worry about it. - Unknown

10. Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles - it empties today of its strength. - Corrie Ten Boom

11. Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings. - Andre Maurois

12. Ask yourself this question: "Will this matter a year from now?"
- Richard Carlson Ph.D., "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff"

13. Don't hurry, don't worry. You're only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers. - Walter Hagen

14. Anxiety never successfully bridged any chasm. - Ruffini

15. Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrow - it empties today of strength. - Corrie Ten Boom

16. Sometimes you gotta stop worrying, wondering and doubting. Have faith that things will work out. Maybe not how you planned. But how they were meant to be. - Unknown

17. If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. - E. Joseph Cossman

Work Quotes

1. Work will win when wishy-washy wishing won’t. -Thomas S. Monson

2. The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. - John Ruskin

3. Everything cometh to him who waiteth, so long as he who waiteth worketh like hell while he waiteth. - Allen Drury

4. The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures. - Marquis de Vauvenargues

5. The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. - Harry Golden

6. Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success. - David O. McKay

7. Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work. - Robert Orben

8. The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. - Richard Bach

9. There are no short cuts to any place worth going. - Unknown

10. The first sign of a nervous breakdown is when you start thinking your work is terribly important. - Milo Bloom

11. There is no substitute for hard work. - Thomas Edison

12. 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

13. Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. - Buddha

14. If at first you don't succeed try hard work. - William Feather

15. The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. - Helen Keller

16. Work has to include our deepest values and passion and feeling and commitments or it's not work, it's just a job. - Mathew Fox

17. The things I've done in my life have required a lot of years of work before they took off. - Steve Jobs

18. I believe in hard work. It keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit. - Helena Rubinstein

19. Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

20. The only place you'll find success before work is in the dictionary. - May B. Smith

21. The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous. - Margot Fonteyn

22. 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

23. The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first. - Ginger Rogers

24. Elbow grease is the best polish. - English proverb

25. The big secret in life is that there isno big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. - Oprah Winfrey

26. Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be. - Dorothy Parker

27. Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work hard to get better. - Paul Coffeey

Wisdom Quotes

1. Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom. - Sir Bayle Roche

2. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. - William James

3. Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. - Elbert Hubbard

4. Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority. - William Arthur Ward

5. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. - Bertrand Russell

6. We are made wise not by our recollection of the past, but by our responsibility for our future. - George Bernard Shaw

7. A smart person knows what to say. A wise person knows whether or not to say it. - Unknown

8. We don't receive wisdom; ...we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take from us or spare us. - Unknown

9. 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 most bitter. - Confucius

10. The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. - Benjamin Franklin

11. A wise man knows his own ignorance, a fool thinks he knows everything. In one thing men of all ages are alike, they have believed obstinately in themselves. - C. Simmons

12. It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses. - William Arthur Ward


13. Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. - Rodin

14. To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Winning Quotes

1. Winning isn't everything. Wanting to win is. - Catfish Hunter, baseball pitcher

2. You can't expect to win unless you know why you lose. - Benjamin Lipson

3. Spectators don’t score goals. Points are not even scored while defending the goal. To win the game, someone has to do the skating, endure the bumping and jostling and ‘high-sticking’, out maneuver the defenders, swing the stick, and score the goal. – Unknown

Vision Quotes

1. Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. - Ayn Rand

2. Where there is no vision the people perish. – Proverbs 29:18

3. The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision. - Helen Keller

4. A vision without a task is but a dream. A task without a vision is drudgery. A vision and a task are the hope of the world. - Quote on a church wall in Sussex, England

5. Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare. - Japanese Proverb

6. The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs. - Vance Havner

7. Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. - Carl Jung

8. Vision looks inward and becomes duty.
    Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration. 
    Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
    - Stephen S. Wise 

9. Learn to see, and then you’ll know there is no end to the new worlds of our vision. - Carlos Castaneda

Variety Quotes

1. Variety’s the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour. - William Cowper

2. The variety of all things forms a pleasure. - Euripides

3. The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new. - Cato The Elder

4. No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety. - Publilius Syrus

5. Variety is the soul of pleasure. - Aphra Behn

6. We need a variety of input and influence and voices. You cannot get all the answers to life and business from one person or from one source. - Jim Rohn

7. The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety. - William Somerset Maugham

8. Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted. - Chinese Proverb

9. I take it to be a principle rule of life, not to be too much addicted to any one thing. - Terence

10. Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety. - Francis Bacon

11. Variety is the condition of harmony. - Thomas Carlyle

12. If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

13. For variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something. - Jean Paul Richter

Vacation Quotes

1. A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking. - Earl Wilson

2. No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one. - Elbert Hubbard

3. A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work. - Morris Fishbein

4. A vacation is like love – anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia. - Unknown

5.A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. - Robert Orben

6. To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change. - Charles Horton Cooley

7. Laughter is an instant vacation. - Milton Berle

8. If you come home as happy as you leave, you have had a good vacation. - Unknown

9. A vacation is a sunburn at premium prices. - Hal Chadwicke

10. A vacation should be just long enough that your boss misses you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you. - Unknown

11. Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not. - William James

12. It isn’t how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it’s how you spend the time. - David Brenner

13. When in doubt, go on vacation! - Unknown

Understanding Quotes

1. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. - Carl Gustav Jung

2. He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. -Elbert Hubbard

3. Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. - Marge Piercy

4. Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. - Chinese Proverb

5. It is a common fault never to be satisfied with our fortune, nor dissatisfied with our understanding. - La Rochefoucauld

6. Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. -Dale Carnegie

7. Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

8. Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. - Joanne Kathleen Rowling

9. The one who understands does not speak; the one who speaks does not understand. -Chinese Proverb

10. If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. - Kurt Lewin

12. Of all men’s miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing. - Herodotus

13. Understanding is a two-way street. - Eleanor Roosevelt

14. The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. - Leonardo da Vinci

15. We do not know one millionth of one percent about anything. - Thomas A. Edison

16. A single moment of understanding can flood a whole life with meaning. - Unknown

17. Man is always inclined to be intolerant towards the thing, or person, he hasn’t taken the time adequately to understand. - Robert R. Brown

18. It is well for one to know more than he says. - Plautus

19. Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

20. Seek first to understand and then to be understood. - Stephen R. Covey

21. It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences. - Harry S. Truman

22. No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding. - Plato

23. The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days. - Lao Tzu

Truth Quotes

1. By listening, one will learn truths. By hearing, one will only learn half truths. - Chinese Fortune

2. The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth. – Goethe

3. There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home. - Unknown

4. So we must allow the other to speak back to us, not in conformity to what we want to hear, but in fidelity to the other's truth. The truth we are seeking, the truth that seeks us, lies ultimately in the community of being where we not only know, but are known. - Parker J. Palmer

5. All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. - Galileo Galilei

6. Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it. - Pearl Buck

7. A man who lies to himself and believes his own lies becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and in order to divert himself, having no love in him, he yields to his impulses, indulging in the lowest form of pleasure, and behaves, in the end, like an animal, in satisfying his vices. It all comes from lying...lying to others and lying to yourself. - Fyodor Dostoesvsky

8. Truth is truth, where'er tis found,
    On Christian or on heathen ground.
    - Unknown

9. Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always. - Albert Schweitzer

10. There is nothing so powerful as truth - and often nothing so strange. - Daniel Webster

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An Excerpt from Absolute Truth, by Spencer W. Kimball:

There are absolute truths and relative truths. The rules of dietetics have changed many times in my lifetime. Many scientific findings have changed from year to year. The scientists taught for decades that the world was once a nebulous, molten mass cast off from the sun, and later many scientists said it once was a whirl of dust which solidified. There are many ideas advanced to the world that have been changed to meet the needs of the truth as it has been discovered. There are relative truths, and there are also absolute truths which are the same yesterday, today, and forever—never changing.

These absolute truths are not altered by the opinions of men. As science has expanded our understanding of the physical world, certain accepted ideas of science have had to be abandoned in the interest of truth. Some of these seeming truths were stoutly maintained for centuries. The sincere searching of science often rests only on the threshold of truth, whereas revealed facts give us certain absolute truths as a beginning point so we may come to understand the nature of man and the purpose of his life.

The earth is spherical. If all the four billion people in the world think it flat, they are in error. That is an absolute truth, and all the arguing in the world will not change it. Weights will not suspend themselves in the air, but when released will fall earthward. The law of gravity is an absolute truth. It never varies. Greater laws can overcome lesser ones, but that does not change their undeniable truth.

We learn about these absolute truths by being taught by the Spirit. These truths are "independent" in their spiritual sphere and are to be discovered spiritually, though they may be confirmed by experience and intellect (see D&C 93:30). The great prophet Jacob said that "the Spirit speaketh the truth. . . . Wherefore, it speaketh of things as they really are, and of things as they really will be." (Jacob 4:13). We needed to be taught in order to understand life and who we really are.

God, our Heavenly Father—Elohim—lives. That is an absolute truth. All four billion of the children of men on the earth might be ignorant of him and his attributes and his powers, but he still lives. All the people on the earth might deny him and disbelieve, but he lives in spite of them. They may have their own opinions, but he still lives, and his form, powers, and attributes do not change according to men's opinions. In short, opinion alone has no power in the matter of an absolute truth. He still lives. And Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Almighty, the Creator, the Master of the only true way of life—the gospel of Jesus Christ. The intellectual may rationalize him out of existence and the unbeliever may scoff, but Christ still lives and guides the destinies of his people. That is an absolute truth; there is no gainsaying.

The watchmaker in Switzerland, with materials at hand, made the watch that was found in the sand in a California desert. The people who found the watch had never been to Switzerland, nor seen the watchmaker, nor seen the watch made. The watchmaker still existed, no matter the extent of their ignorance or experience. If the watch had a tongue, it might even lie and say, "There is no watchmaker." That would not alter the truth.

If men are really humble, they will realize that they discover, but do not create, truth.

Trust Quotes

1. Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. - Booker T. Washington

3. You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. - Frank Crane

Travel Quotes

1. The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. - Gilbert K. Chesterton

2. The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. - St. Augustine

3. I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine. - Caskie Stinnet

4. Outer travel at best only reflects the inner journey...before you can find what you're looking for in the world, you have to find it within. - Dan Millman

5. One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. - Henry Miller

6. Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. - Benjamin Disraeli

7. We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. - Hilaire Beloc

8. Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it. - Eudora Welty

9. No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell. - Jewish Proverb

10. A wise man travels to discover himself. - James Russell Lowell

11. Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. - Seneca

12. On every side of us are men who hunt perpetually for their personal North-West Passage, too often sacrificing health, strength and life itself to the search; and who shall say they are not happier in their vain but hopeful quest than wiser, duller folk who sit at home, venturing nothing. - Kenneth Rogers

13. A traveller am I, and a navigator, and every day I discover a new region within my soul. - Kahlil Gibran

14. Only the traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better. Only the traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better. - Henry David Thoreau

15. I might have been born in a hovel but I am determined to travel with the wind and the stars. - Jacqueline Cochran

16. Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection. - Lawrence Durrell

17. Not all who wander are lost. - Unknown

Time / Future Quotes

1. Each moment is a place you've never been. - Mark Strand

2. The time is always right to do what is right. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. Ordinary people think merely how they shall spend their time; a man of intellect tries to use it. - Shopenhauer

4. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - Buddha

5. Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. - Napoleon Hill

6. You can’t turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again. - Unknown

7. You cannot plan the future by the past. - Edmund Burke

8. Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you. - Frank Tyger

9. The future depends on what we do in the present. - Mahatma Gandhi

10. You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. - Charles Buxton

11. You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip. - James M. Barrie

12. Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard, "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

13. Our moral responsibility is not to stop the future, but to shape it…to channel our destiny in humane directions and to try to ease the trauma of transition. - Alvin Toffler

14. You don't just stumble into the future. You create your own future. - Roger Smith

15. Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every passing moment of life. - TNP Malinga

16. The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. - Bertrand Russell

17. You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. - Charles Buxton

18. We need to maintain a proper balance in our life by allocating the time we have. There are occasions where saying no is the best time management practice there is. - Catherine Pulsife

Thoughts / Thinking Quotes

1. Nurture your mind with great thoughts for you will never go higher than you think. - Benjamin Disraeli

2. He is never alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts. - John Fletcher

3. For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. - Proverbs 23: 7

4. If you are a little bit like me, you'll jump at the chance to bypass all the churning (reading) and scoop the cream right off the top - that is what quotes are...the cream of our learning. - Zig Ziglar

5. You are what you think about all day long. - Dr. Robert Schuller

6. Our destiny changes with our thoughts; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire. - Orison Swett Marden

7. Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you Fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life’s blueprint. Smile! - Og Mandino

8. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle

9. What we think, we become. - Buddha

10. When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple; take it and copy it. - Anatole France

11. As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. - Donald Trump

12. Your thoughts are like feathers, build your wings and fly to the summits of your potential, where your greatness lies beyond the reach of apathy. - Dodinsky

13Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. - Wayne W. Dyer

Teamwork Quotes

1. What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. - Johann von Goethe

2. Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we. - Unknown

3. TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More. - Unknown

4. Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it. - Brian Tracy

5. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. - Unknown

6. Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success. - Unknown

7. People have been known to achieve more as a result of working with others than against them. - Dr. Allan Fromme

8. None of us is as smart as all of us. - Ken Blanchard

9. There’s a thread that binds all of us together, pull one end of the thread, the strain is felt all down the line. - Rosamond Marshall

10. We have always found that people are most productive in small teams with tight budgets, time lines and the freedom to solve their own problems. - John Rollwagen

11. The path to greatness is along with others. - Baltasar Gracion

12. A team is more than a collection of people. It is a process of give and take. -Barbara Glacel & Emile Robert Jr.

13. Overcoming barriers to performance is how groups become teams. - Katzenbach & Smith

14. It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit. - Robert Yates

15. The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side. -Margaret Cardy

16. Teamwork is the ability to work as a group toward a common vision, even if that vision becomes extremely blurry. - Unknown

17. Many hands make light work. - John Heywood

18. It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. - Napoleon Hill

19. Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. - Kenyan Proverb

20. The six most important words: I admit I made a mistake. The five most important words: You did a good job. The four most important words: What is YOUR opinion? The three most important words: If you please. The two most important words: Thank You. The one most important word: We. The least important word: I. - Unknown

21. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. -Henry Ford

22. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

23. Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. - Ryunosuke Satoro

24. Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. - Henry Ford

25. When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality. - Joe Paterno

26. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. - Helen Keller

27. Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. - Virginia Burden

Teacher / Teaching Quotes

1. A great teacher never strives to explain her vision; she simply invites you to stand beside her and see for yourself. – Reverend R. Inman

2. Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand. - Chinese Proverb

3. In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. - Jaques Barzun

4. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality. – Dalai Lama

5. Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. - John Cotton Dana

6. Nothing we achieve in this world is achieved alone. It is always achieved with others teaching us along the way. It is always achieved with others teaching us along the way. Teachers are the bridge between today's assignment and tomorrow's aspiration. One small act, one inspiring moment creates a positive difference that can be felt many miles away and many years later. - Lee J. Colan

Today Quotes

1. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. - Albert Einstein

2. Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. - Buddha

3. The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them. - Albert Einstein

4. Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. - Mark Twain

5. What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind. - Buddha

6. Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find ''tomorrow'' on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday. All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest words you can ever utter are, ''If I had my life to live over again. ''Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” - Og Mandino

7. Today's opportunities erase yesterday's failures. - Gene Brown

8. Today, you have 100% of your life left. - Tom Landry

9. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” - Maria Robinson

10. Think of the long view of life, not just what's going to happen today or tomorrow. Don't give up what you most want in life for something you think you want now. - Elder Richard G. Scott

11. We crucify ourselves between two thieves: regret for yesterday and fear
of tomorrow. - Fulton Oursler

12. This bright, new day, complete with 24 hours of opportunities, choices, and attitudes, a perfectly matched set of 1440 minutes. This unique gift, this one day, cannot be exchanged, replaced or refunded. Handle with care. Make the most of it. There is only one to a customer. - Unknown

13. You had better live your best and act your best and think your best today; for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow. - Harriet Martineau

14. This is the day which the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. - Psalms, 118:24

15. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

16. Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. - James Thurber

17. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present. - Unknown

18. The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow. - H.G. Wells

19. If you have one eye on yesterday, and one on tomorrow, you're going to be cockeyed today. - Unknown

20. You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one.  Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own.  It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle. - Paul Coelho       

Success Quotes

1. The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions. - James A. Garfield

2. Action is the foundational key to all success. - Tony Robbins

3. It is hard to fail, but it is worse to never have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort. - Theodore Roosevelt

4. True success is saying to yourself ‘Well Done’ without needing the approval of others. – Unknown

5. Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. - Thomas Edison

6. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. - Conrad Hilton

7. I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing. - Kareem Abdul-Jabar

8. The big shots are only the little shots who keep shooting. - Christopher Morley

9. Success is due less to ability than to zeal. - Charles Buxton

10. Triumph is just “umph” added to “try”. – Unknown

11. Winners never quit, quitters never win. - Unknown

12. Success is a journey, not a destination. - Ben Sweetland

13. Inches make a champion. - Vince Lombardi

14. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. - Beverly Sills

15. You must believe to achieve. - Unknown

16. You can’t set the course for where you are going until you know where you are. - Unknown

17. The distance to success is measured by your own drive. - Unknown

18. Great successes are built on taking your negatives and turning them around. - Sumner Redstone

19. Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius. - An Wang

20. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. - Gen. George Patton

21. There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. We all have a choice. You can decide which type of person you want to be. I have always chosen to be in the first group. - Mary Kay Ash

22. Self-assurance is two-thirds of success. - Gaelic Proverb

23. You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself. - Napoleon Hill

24. Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. - Jonathan Kozol

25. You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? - Steven Wright

26. We must recoil a little, to the end we may leap the better. - English Proverb

27. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. - Abraham Lincoln

28. All success comes from a combination of implementation and knowledge. Knowledge alone is meaningless without action. - Brian Koslow

29. We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

30. It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final. – Unknown

31. Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

32. You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. - Wayne Gretzky

33. The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. - Thomas A. Edison

34. The secret for success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. - Benjamin Disraeli

35. Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. - William Feather

36. Success generally depends upon knowing how long it takes to succeed. - Charles de Montesquieu

37. To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world ; that I am able to change it in positive ways. - Maxine Hong Kingston

38. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

39. Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

40. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. - Henry David Thoreau

41. Success in life is a matter not so much of talent and opportunity as of concentration and perserverance. - C.W. Wendte

42. Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it. - Richard Bach

43. Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time. - Arnold Glasgow

44. Success is a journey, not a destiny. It should be enjoyed through the entire trip, not endured until the final reward. - Art Linkletter

45. He who would leap high must take a long run. – Unknown

46. It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of the voyage. - Henry Ward Beecher

47. Yesterday’s hits won’t win today’s ball game. - Unknown

48. Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising every time we fall. - Confucius

49. To be a winner, all you need to give is all you have. – Unknown

50. Sometimes success is just a matter of hanging on. – Unknown

51. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

52. Hit the ball over the fence and you can take your time going around the bases. - John W. Roper

53. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

54. Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to. - Henry Van Dyke

55. I owe all my success in life to having been always a quarter of an hour beforehand. - Lord Nelson

56. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value. - Albert Einstein

57. We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. - Helen Keller

58. But chiefly, the mould of a man’s fortune is in his own hands. - Francis Bacon

59. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. - Samuel Johnson

60. The secret of success is constancy of purpose. - Benjamin Disraeli

61. The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed. - Nelson Boswell

62. Any definition of success or of a successful life must include service to others. - George Bush, Sr.

63. The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. - Lloyd Jones

64. Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do. - Michael Korda

65. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. – Unknown

66. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it. – Dalai Lama

67. The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. - Theodore Roosevelt

68. The ideal never comes. Today is ideal for him who would make it so. - Horatio W. Dresser

69. You go back to the gym and you just do it again and again until you get it right. - Arnold Schwarzenegger

70. Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal. - Charles Buxton

71. Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. - Sydney Smith

72. The difference between a successful person and others is not the lack of strength, not the lack of knowledge, but rather in the lack of will. - Unknown

73. To GET what wev'e never had, WE must DO what wev'e have NEVER done! - Motivation in a Minute

74. The most successful people are those who are good at 'Plan B'. - James Yorke

75. The people who succeed in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. - George Bernard Shaw

76. What is success: To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. - R W Emerson

77. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success! - Herman Cain

78. He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much. - Bessie Anderson Stanley

79. Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success. - Diana Rankin

80. The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. - Theodore Roosevelt

81. Success is achieved and maintained by those who try, and keep trying, for there is nothing to lose by trying and a great deal to gain if successful. By all means TRY! Do it NOW!!! - W. Clement Stone

82. If at first you don't succeed; you are running about average. - M. H. Alderson

83. Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats. - Amos Bronson Alcott

84. Success: We try and try and try and try and try and then we get it right. - Walt Disney

85. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. - Thomas A. Edison

86. In achieving success, backbone is more important than wishbone. - Frank Tyger

87. If at first you don't succeed try hard work. - William Feather

88. Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture…. Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. -Norman Vincent Peale

89. There are no secrets to success: Don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence. - Colin Powell

90. Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to succeed. - Booker T. Washington

91. I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed. And the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep trying! - Tom Hopkins

92. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. - Conrad Hilton

93. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. - David Brinkley

94. There is no guarantee of success in anything you want to accomplish. In fact if you seek the guarantee of success, you will never succeed! If you're not willing to take risks or to fail, you cannot succeed. - Benjamin Netanyahu

95. Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. - Reggie Leach

96. The largest barrier to success is removing the mattress from one's back in the morning." - Unknown

97. Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to. - Unknown

98. Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you. - Wil Rose

99. I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough. - Noah in "The Notebook"

100. The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. -Ayn Rand

101. If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. - John D. Rockefeller

102. Success is not the place one arrives, but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey. - Alex Noble

103. Think success, visualize success, and you will set in motion the power force of the realizable wish. - Norman Vincent Peale

104. Success never comes to look for you while you wait around. You've got to get up and work at making your dreams come true. - Poh Yu Khing

105. Success comes from having dreams that are bigger than your fears. - Terry Litwiller

106. Success lies in doing not what others consider to be great but what you consider to be right. - John Gray

107. The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time. - Joe Girard

108. Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus -- its simply learning how to focus. - Jack Canfield

109. Success is living up to your potential. That's all. Wake up with a smile and go after life. Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it. - Joe Kapp

110. Take heed: you do not find what you do not seek. - English Proverb

111. There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap. - Carrie Fisher

112. Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough. - Unknown

113. You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. -Zig Ziglar

114. Successful people start out in life with the same disadvantages as the rest of us. They just find ways to turn their disadvantages into assets. - Sidney A. Friedman

115. Success comes before work only in the dictionary. - Unknown

116. You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. - Vernon Howard

117. I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. - Bill Cosby

118. A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. - Elbert Hubbard

119. The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going. - Napoleon Hill

120. Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction. - Al Bernstein

121. It's no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. - Winston Churchill

122. Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time. - George Bernard Shaw

123. Success is 99 percent failure. - Soichiro Honda

124. Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record each and everyday, and you are a success. - William Boetcker

125. Success is not a doorway, it's a staircase. - Dottie Walters

126. The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way. - Robert Kiyosaki

127. So celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed. - Mia Hamm

128. Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. - Denis Waitley

129. 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

Stress Management Quotes

1. Do you realize that if you took the fear, worry, and anxiety out of every stressful situation in your life, the end result of that situation would still occur? You can panic and freak out all you want, but time will still pass and the end of that moment will still happen, whether you freak out or not. So why not choose something different? When do fear, worry, and anxiety ever really help a situation? – Tony Horton

Strength Quotes

1. Men seem neither to understand their riches nor their strength. Of the former they believe greater things than they should; of the latter, less. - Francis Bacon

2. Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right using of strength. - Henry Ward Beecher

3. In the assurance of strength there is strength; and they are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their powers. - Christian Bovee

4. I've never been one who thought the good Lord should make life easy; I've just asked Him to make me strong. - Eva Bowring

5. Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used. - Richard E. Byrd

6. Steel can be tempered and hardened, and so can men. In this world of struggle, which was not designed for softies, a man must be harder than what hits him. Yes, he must be diamond-hard. Then he'll not be fed up with his little personal troubles. - Herbert N. Casson

7. At times to think of one's outer helplessness is good, but to think always of one's inner strength is infinitely better. - Sri Chinmoy

8. All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. - James Freeman Clarke

9. Live in terms of your strong points. Magnify them. Let your weaknesses shrivel up and die from lack of nourishment. - William Young Elliott

10. There is nothing magnanimous in bearing misfortunes with fortitude, when the whole world is looking on....He who, without friends to encourage or even without hope to alleviate his misfortunes, can behave with tranquility and indifference, is truly great. - Oliver Goldsmith

11. There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less. - Kurt Hahn

12. They are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers. - Christian Bovee

13. Maybe strength isn't about never having been broken, but more about the courage it takes to grow strong again in broken places. - Unknown

14. Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength. - Ralph W. Sockman

15. I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong. - Leo Rosten

16. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. -Mother Teresa

17. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. - Arnold Schwarzenegger

18. Perhaps I am stronger than I think. - Thomas Merton

19. It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had the individuality enough to stand by his own convictions. - Robert Ingersoll

20. I know of no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming odds. - Louis Nizer

21. You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have. - Bob Marley

22. Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't. - Unknown

23. Live in terms of your strong points. Magnify them. Let your weaknesses shrivel up and die from lack of nourishment. - William Young Elliott


24. You are only as strong as your purpose, therefore let us choose reasons to act that are big, bold, righteous and eternal. - Barry Munro

25. You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you. - Brian Tracy

26. Live in terms of your strong points. Magnify them. Let your weaknesses shrivel up and die from lack of nourishment. - William Young Elliott

Smile Quotes

1. A smile is the shortest distance between two people. - Victor Borge

2. You're never fully dressed without a smile. - "Annie" by Martin Charnin

3. The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on. - Robert Bloch

4. Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. - Mother Teresa

5. You haven't lost your smile at all, it's right under your nose. You just forgot it was there. - Unknown

6. Sometimes joy is the source of your smile... and sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. – Thich Nhat Hanh

7. A smile is a window on your face that shows your heart is at home. - Unknown

8. Our work-a-day lives are filled with opportunities to bless others. The power of a single glance or an encouraging smile must never be underestimated. - G. Richard Rieger

9. Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other? - George Eliot

10. If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love. - Maya Angelou

11. People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. - Lee Mildon

12. Smiling is infectious; you can catch it like the flu. Someone smiled at me today, and I started smiling too. - Anonymous

13. If you smile at someone, they might smile back. - Unknown

14. A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. - Charles Gordy

15. A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. - Phyllis Diller

16. Start every day with a smile and get it over with. - W.C.Fields

17. If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. - Andy Rooney

18. Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it. - Unknown

19. A smile is a universal welcome. - Max Eastman

20. All the statistics in the world can’t measure the warmth of a smile. - Chris Hart

21. Beauty is power; a smile is its sword. - Charles Reade

22. A smile can brighten the darkest day. - Unknown

23. Wear a smile – one size fits all. - Unknown

24. Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available. -Jim Beggs

25. Every day you spend without a smile is a lost day. - Unknown

26. It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown. - Unknown

27. I have never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful. - Unknown

28. Never frown when you are sad, because you never know who loves you for your smile. - Justine Milton

29. Wake up with a smile and go after life... Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it. - Joe Knapp

30. What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. - Joseph Addison

Service Quotes

1. Don’t go through life with catchers mitts on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. – Unknown

2. The most acceptable service of God is doing good to man. - Benjamin Franklin
The highest of distinctions is service to others. - George VI

3. Only the hands that give away flowers of their plucking retain the fragrance thereof. - Ancient proverb

4. Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others. - Elbert Hubbard

5. I slept, and I dreamt that life was joy. I woke, and saw that life was but service. I served, and discovered that service was joy. – Rabindranath Tagore

6. Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak... because in your life you will have been all of these. - Mac Anderson

7. Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you. - Madeline Bridges

8. Daily unselfish service to others is one of the rudimentary mechanics of
the successful life... What a strange paradox this! And yet one needs
only to analyze it to be convinced of its truth. - Spencer W. Kimball

9. Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. - Marion Wright Edelman

10. Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others. - George Santayana

11. It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. The Purpose of Life
If you’ve never made another
Have a happier time in life;
If you’ve never helped a brother
Through his struggle and his strife;

If you’ve never been a comfort
To the weary and the worn–
Will you tell us what you’re here for
In this lovely land of morn?

If you’ve never made the pathway
Of some neighbor glow with sun;
If you’ve never brought a bubble
To some fellow’s heart with fun;

If you’ve never cheered a toiler
That you tried to help along–
Will you tell us what you’re here for
In this lovely land of song?

If you’ve never made a comrade
Feel the world a sweeter place
Because you lived within it,
And had served it with your grace;

If you’ve never heard a woman
Or a little child proclaim
A blessing on your bounty–
You’re a poor hand at the game.

-Unknown

13. The rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage–he has little competition. - Andrew Carnegie

14. Don't spend your precious time asking, "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is, "How can I make it better?" To that there is an answer. - Leo F. Buscaglia

15. To find real happiness, we must seek for it in a focus outside ourselves. No one has learned the meaning of living until he has surrendered his ego to the service of his fellow man. Service to others is akin to duty-the fulfillment of which brings true joy. We do not live alone-in our city, our nation, or our world. There is no dividing line between our prosperity & our neighbor's wretchedness. 'Love thy neighbor' is more than a divine truth. It is a pattern for perfection. - Thomas S. Monson

16. The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own. - Benjamin Disraeli