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I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.

G.K. Chesterton

You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

Wayne Gretzky

Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.

Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.

Tim McMahon

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?

Frank Scully

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.

Frederick B. Wilcox

Don't refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase - that's what wild geese are for.

One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.

Sidney Howard

If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.

Lawrence J. Peter

Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.

Doug Larson

Success is 10% inspiration, 90% last-minute changes.

From a billboard advertisement

Life is full of obstacle illusions.

Grant Frazier

Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.

Adolph Monod

God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them.

Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them.

The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.

Charles DeLint

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T.S. Eliot

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

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.

C.D. Jackson

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

~Arnold H. Glasow

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.

Woody Allen

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

How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to?

Anthony Robbins

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.

Eva Young

Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them.

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.

George Bernard Shaw

If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.

Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them deprive you of interesting detours.

Doug Larson

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right.

Edward Simmons

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

John Dewey

We're still not where we're going, but we're not where we were.

Natash Jasefowitz

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.

Elbert Hubbard

You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.

Charles C. Noble

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

We are too busy mopping the floor to turn off the faucet.

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

Peter Drucker

Map out your future, but do it in pencil.

Jon Bon Jovi

The only thing that has to be finished by next Tuesday is next Monday.

Jennifer Yane

If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

Bruce Feirstein, Tomorrow Never Dies (screenplay)

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

Ronald. E. Osborn

The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell.

Andrew Carnegie

The country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players.

Don Coryell

The truth shall make you free.

The Bible, John 8:32

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

William Jennings Bryan

Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.

Lady Bird Johnson

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

Mark Twain

God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.

John Donne

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.


Fear grows in darkness; if you think there's a bogeyman around, turn on the light.

Dorothy Thompson

Sanity may be madness but the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.

Don Quixote

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas Alva Edison

Love is not what makes us comples, but it’s when we learn to be unselfish


love isn’t blind, it sees but it doesn’t mind…


True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it.

Alexandre Dumas Père

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

Thomas Paine

The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power.

William Ewart Gladstone

Great talent finds happiness in execution.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Arthur Conan Doyle

You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it.

Marian Wright Edelman

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.


A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.


Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.

Anthony Robbins

Indecision becomes decision with time.

Choices are the hinges of destiny.

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

Roy Disney

When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.

William James

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.


Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.

G.K. Chesterton

Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.

Carl Jung

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.

Hugh Miller

A minute now is better than a minute later.

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

Auguste Rodin

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.

Leonardo Da Vinci

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

Mark Twain

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.

Leonardo da Vinci

What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it.

Ezra Pound

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Scott Adams

You can't hide your true colours as you approach the autumn of your life.

It's important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle.

Does age poison us, or do we poison age?

Astrid Alauda

To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

There's no such thing as too late. That's why they invented death.

From the movie Out to Sea

Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve.

Tehyi Hsieh

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

James Baldwin

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

Calvin Coolidge

One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be a mere rushing on.

D.H. Lawrence

Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now.

Jonatan Mårtensson

Don't find fault. Find a remedy.

Henry Ford

Ironically, making a statement with words is the least effective method.

Grey Livingston

The first step binds one to the second.

French Proverb

Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.

Nicolas de Chamfort

Nature takes away any faculty that is not used.

William R. Inge

If ifs were gifts, every day would be Christmas.

Charles Barkley

Never act until you have clearly answered the question: "What happens if I do nothing?

Robert Brault

Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold - but so does a hard-boiled egg

Never mistake motion for action.

Ernest Hemingway

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.

William Shakespeare

If you're going through hell, keep going

Winston Churchill

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

M. Kathleen Casey

Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out.

Italian Proverb

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

We acquire the strength we have overcome.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

John Locke

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.

Norman Vincent Peale

Insults should be written in the sand, and praises carved in stone.

Arab proverb

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.

Herman Hesse

Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.

Henry Emerson Fosdick

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.

If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree

Jim Rohn

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

Thomas à Kempis

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

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings

C.D. Jackson

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?

Satchel Paige

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Mark Twain

Everyone is the age of their heart.

Guatemalan Proverb

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Mark Twain

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?

Sydney J. Harris

He who angers you conquers you.

Elizabeth Kenny

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon

A goal is a dream with a deadline.

Napoleon Hill

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.

Ivy Baker Priest

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

M.K. Gandhi

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.

Dr. Napoleon Hill

The best way to love is to love like you have never been hurt.

The biggest obstacle of love is the fear of not being loved.

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.

Oscar Wilde

I am not young enough to know everything.

Oscar Wilde

No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.

John Morley

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

David Carradine

Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde

What forgets is the axe, but the tree that has been axed will never forget.

African Proverb

Tell me who your friends are, so I can tell you who you are.

Bulgarian Proverb

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay

You were born an original. Don't die a copy

John Mason

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.


And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.

Edgar Cayce

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.


If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.

George S. Patton

I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel.

Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet.

Robert H. Schuller

Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.

Herbert Hoover

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

G. M. Trevelyan

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.

Henry David Thoreau

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese proverb

Ever wonder what peace is like...listen to your soul, it vibrates in you. Just manifest it into your world so that others can see it.


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Laertius Diogenes

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.

Josh Billings

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

John W. Gardner

Life must be understood backwards; but... it must be lived forward.

Soren Kierkegaard

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

Oscar Wilde

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Peace begins with a smile.

Mother Teresa

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

Carl Sandburg

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

C. S. Lewis

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Dale Carnegie

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

David Brinkley

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.

Albert Einstein

Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.

Benjamin Disraeli

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.

Henry Drummond

May you get to Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead.

Irish Proverb

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.

Jim Rohn

A good friend is cheaper than therapy.

If you can't forgive and forget, pick one.

Robert Brault

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.

Marlene Dietrich

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.

Gordon R. Dickson

The quality of expectations determines the quality of our action.

Andre Godin

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.

Napoleon Hill

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.

Denis Waitley

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.


Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.

Ray Knight

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.

Alexander Graham Bell

Life is only worth living once you've found someone worth dying for.

If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.

English Proverb

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Faith can move mountains, but don't be surprised if God hands you a shovel.

God loves us the way we are, but too much to leave us that way.

Leighton Ford

You don’t drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there.

Zig Ziglar

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.

Thomas Jefferson

Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.


I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

Mother Teresa

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.


If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Abraham Maslow

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.

Roger Babson

You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.

Eric Hoffer

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

Walter Lippmann

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.

Blaise Pascal

Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.

John Locke

We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.

Herman Melville

Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

Hannah More

The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.

Anais Nin

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Zig Ziglar

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'

George Bernard Shaw

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

General George S. Patton

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Denis Waitley

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.

Elbert Hubbard

My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.

J. Brotherton

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

John Quincy Adams

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

Franklin P. Jones

The only way to achieve your dreams, is to wake up!


Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Franklin P. Jones

If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one.

Cavett Robert

If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.

Oscar Wilde

It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.

Howard Ruff

Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.

Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped.

African Proverb

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Lou Holtz

Get the facts first. You can distort them later.

Mark Twain

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Edison

Life is like riding a bike. It is impossible to maintain your balance while standing still.

Linda Brakeall

A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it.

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

St. Basil, Greek religious leader

First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.

Rob Gilbert

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny

Tyron Edwards

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

Samuel Johnson

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

Richard Bach

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.

Vernon Howard

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fate knows where you are going, but it is up to you to drive there.

Michelle Keesling

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

Zig Ziglar

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Jim Ryun

Perseverance is a great element of success; if you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded.

Alexander Pope

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.


It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

Leo Aikman

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."

Lao Tzu
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