Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Destiny is no 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, 1860-1925
The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense - Thomas Edison
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better - Samuel Beckett
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going - Beverly Sills
Success is about enjoying what you have and where you are, while pursuing achievable goals
- Bo Bennett
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on 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
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action - Anthony Robbins
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible - Richard M DeVos
Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.
- Ruth Renkel
What you are will show in what you do. - Thomas Edison, 1847-1931.
“The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.” — Brian Tracy (b. 1944); author, motivational speaker
It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity - Ayn Rand
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand - Woodrow Wilson
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. ”
—Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true - Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses. ”
—Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808-1890);critic, journalist, and novelist
“Hard work is the key to success, so work diligently on any project you undertake. If you truly want to be successful...have faith in yourself. If you come up with a new idea that you believe in, don't allow other people to discourage you from pursuing it.”
—Charles Lazarus; trumpeter, composer
“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” —Swami Sivananda (1887-1963) spiritual leader, author, physician
“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 (1883–1970); author
“We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity to live life fully in its total meaning of loving, caring, creating, and adventuring. Consequently, the actualizing of our potential can become the most exciting adventure of our lifetime.” —Herbert A. Otto; author
“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.”
—Maya Angelou (b. 1928); poet
“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 (1923-1996); essayist, psychologist

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