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Plain and simple this page is an accumulation of all the quotes I use and update regularly. They are all centered on either faith, family, inspiration, or personal development. 

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan. -Paul Meyer

“Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the
world. It beats money and power and
influence. It is no more or less than faith in action.” – Henry Chester

“Always bear in mind that your own
resolution to succeed is more
important than any other one thing.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“What you get by reaching your
destination is not nearly as
important as what you will become
by reaching your destination.”
– Zig Ziglar

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful.”

Good plans shape good decisions. That’s why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true. ~ Lester R. Bittel The Nine Master Keys of Management

First find a goal. While working for that goal you’ll automatically develop everything you need to reach it.

Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing. ~ Warren Bennis

I wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence. There’s a knob called ‘brightness’, but it doesn’t work.

Gallagher

The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. ~

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. –

Successful and unsuccessful people do
not vary greatly in their abilities.
They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

“The heights by great men reached and
kept, were not attained by sudden
flight, but they, while their companions
slept, were toiling upward in the night.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one’s business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.- George Bernard Shaw

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t
have to see the whole staircase.
Just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the
acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society
will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of
education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In
the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior
industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to
protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural
and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles,
gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the
potent more powerful, the humble members of society — the farmers,
mechanics, and laborers — who have neither the time nor the means of
securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the
injustice of their government.
–Andrew Jackson

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
– Leo Tolstoy

It is much easier to be critical than correct.
Benjamin Disraeli

You must take personal responsibility.
You cannot change the circumstances,
the seasons, or the wind, but
you can change yourself”
– Jim Rohn

Thomas H. Huxley
“Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.”

If you’re serious about success, you’ll make GOAL SETTING your first love and SELF MASTERY your second

A leader is a dealer in hope. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

“Success is a state of mind.
If you want success, start thinking
of yourself as a success.”
– Dr. Joyce Brothers

“Energy is the essence of life. Every day
you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it
takes to reach that goal, and by
maintaining focus.” – Oprah

Dan Millman
“The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.”

The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. – Albert Einstein

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. – Napolean Hill

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher. Socrates

The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with unlimited eyes on all darkness – nikos kazantkis

Sir Wilfred Grenfell “Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.”


If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. –Horace Mann

Of men who have a sense of honor, more come through alive than are slain, but from those who flee comes neither glory nor any help.
Homer

“Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn’t make me stronger.”- Lou Holtz

“A new leader has to be able to change an organization that is dreamless, soulless and visionless … someone’s got to make a wake up call.” ~ Warren Bennis

He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life”- Victor Hugo

Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them. Albert Einstein

“There’s a very positive relationship between people’s ability to accomplish any task and the time they’re willing to spend on it.” – Joyce Brothers

“You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts.” – Brian Tracy

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with the important matters. ~ Albert Einstein

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confuscious

“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
– Conrad Hilton

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as you mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve. -Mary Kay Ash

Walt Whitman “The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.”

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. Albert Einstein

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

“It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” – J. K. Rowling

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants. ~ Isaac Newton

Our civil laws will never be supple enough to fit the immense and
changing variety of facts. Laws change more slowly than custom, and
though dangerous when they fall behind the times are more dangerous
still when they presume to anticipate custom. –Marguerite Yourcenar

The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are
right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly
understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men,
who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual
influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in
authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from
some academic scribbler of a few years back. –John Maynard Keynes

Training is principally an act of faith. The athlete must believe in its efficacy;
he must believe that through training he will become fitter and stronger; that by
constant repetition of the same movements he will become more skillful and his
muscles more relaxed. Franz Stampfl, On Running

Knowledge is meaningful only if it is reflected in action. The human
race has found out the hard way that we are what we do, not just what
we think. This is true for kids and adults — for schoolrooms and
nations. –Robert Fulghum

There is a legend about a bird that sings just once in its life, more
sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. From the
moment it leaves the nest it searches for a thorn tree and does not
rest until it has found one. Then, singing among the savage branches,
it impales itself upon the longest, sharpest spine. Dying, it rises
above its own agony to out-carol the lark and the nightingale. One
superlative song, existence the price. But the whole world stills to
listen, and God in His heaven smiles. For the best is only bought at
the cost of the great pain. … Or so says the legend.
–Colleen McCullough

The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Don’t find fault, find a remedy. Henry Ford

In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
– Ellen Goodman

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

Give me the place to stand, and I shall move the earth. Archimedes

What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
– Frank Tibolt

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

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”, Gotama Buddha

“The most heinous and the most cruel crimes of which history has record have been committed under the cover of religion or equally noble motives”, Mohandas Gandhi

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind”, Mohandas Gandhi

“History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstance”, Donald Creighton

“I’m not afraid of dying; I just don’t want to be there when it happens”, Woody Allen

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever”, Napoleon Bonaparte

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted”, Albert Einstein

“Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems”, Rene Descartes

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”, Martin Luther King Jr

“Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back”, Paul Erdos

“If you are going through hell, keep going”, Winston Churchhill

“Black holes are where God divided by zero”, Steven Wright

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good”, Samuel Johnson

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it”, Henry David Thoreau

“Wit is educated insolence”, Aristotle

“Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you”, Carl Gustav Jung

“I am become death, shatterer of worlds”, Robert J. Oppenheimer

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”, Mark Twain

“Copy from one, it’s plagiarism; copy from two, it’s research”, Wilson Mizner

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers”, Thomas Watson (IBM)

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home”, Ken Olson (DEC)

“A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.”, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”- Abraham Lincoln

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary line and adding to one’s liberty.

“Every organization must be prepared to abandon everything it does to survive in the future.”, Peter Drucker

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Learning without thought is labor lost.

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live., Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“There’s only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give everything.” – Vince Lombardi

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live., Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong., Mahatma Gandhi

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself” – Jim Rohn

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. -John Wooden

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

If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

I will keep faith with death in my heart, yet will remember that faith with death and the dead is only wickedness and dark voluptuousness and enmity against humankind, if it is given power over our thought and contemplation. For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts. And with that, I wake up.–Thomas Mann

Of men who have a sense of honor, more come through alive than are slain, but from those who flee comes neither glory nor any help., Homer

“Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.”, Adele Brookman

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it., Stephen Leacock

Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as you mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve. -Mary Kay Ash

Euripides “The wisest men follow their own direction.”

“True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway”, Edna Buchanan

Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. Katherine Mansfield

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”, Martin Luther King Jr.

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week. -Charles Richards

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not by strength but by perseverance.” – H. Jackson Brown

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up. -Norman Vincent Peale

Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow., Langston hughes

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar., Mark Twain

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”- Michael Jordan

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it., Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
My life is my message. Mahatma Gandhi

“Really listening and suspending one’s own judgment is necessary in order to understand other people on their own terms… This is a process that requires trust and builds trust.”, Mary Field Belenky

“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”- Michelangelo

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. ~ Tom Peters

Lack of money is the root of all evil., George Bernard Shaw

He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career., George Bernard Shaw

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do., Henry Ford

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Success isn’t how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.

The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation. Pierre Elliott Trudeau

In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.- Ellen Goodman

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves. ~ Ray Kroc, Founder of McDonald’s

Don’t find fault, find a remedy., Henry Ford

Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible., –Colin Powell

Dwell in thought upon the grandest, and the grandest you shall see; Fix your mind upon the highest, and the highest you shall be.

Day: A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent., Ambrose Bierce

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.”, – Lyndon B. Johnson

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something., Henry Ford

Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.

“There’s only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give everything.” – Vince Lombardi

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”- Thomas Jefferson

“They can conquer who believe they can.” – Virgil

A leader is a dealer in hope. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. AMbrose Pierce

Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
Leadership is action, not position.

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” – Andrew Carnegie

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal. -Elbert Hubbard

“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined” – Henry James

“What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.” – Zig Ziglar

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. -Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has Superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. -Henry David Thoreau

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

“Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.”

By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. -Mark Victor Hansen

“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become.”- Jim Rohn

Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up. -Norman Vincent Peale

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country
A technique of BIG achievers: With your body relaxed, form a mental picture of what you want. Concentrate! Hold that picture for two minutes. Picture it so clearly that you can see yourself doing it, or being it, or having it.

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Henry Ford

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life. -Les Brown
“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That’s what makes you a winner.” – Venus Williams

Thomas J. Watson “Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up
Contentment is the only real wealth. Alfred Nobel

If you’re serious about success, you’ll make GOAL SETTING your first love and SELF MASTERY your second

He who will not economize will have to agonize.

“What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do”- John Ruskin

“I can’t do it” never yet accomplished anything; “I will try” has performed wonders. -George P. Burnham

Wisdsom begins in Wonder – Socrates

Freedom is not an exchange — it is freedom. –André Malraux

“I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” – Martha Washington

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” – Helen Keller
“Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn’t make me stronger.”- Lou Holtz

Thomas Jefferson “If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.”

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Mark Twain

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. Albert Einstein

When in doubt tell the truth. Mark Twain
Teachers open the door but you must enter by yourself Peter McWilliams

“Acceptance is such an important commodity, some have called it “the first law of personal growth.””
“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”

Good plans shape good decisions. That’s why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true. ~ Lester R. Bittel The Nine Master Keys of Management

I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me;I will be concerned at my own want of ability. confucious

Mario Puzo “Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.”
Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, see to the (be?) worthy of being known.

Amos Bronson Alcott “One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.”

“He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life” – Victor Hugo

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. Herbert George Wells

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? Abraham Lincoln
To lead others, embody their ideals! – Leonid S. Sukhorukov

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”- John Dryden

“All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you” – Wayne Dyer

Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. Mark Twain

Randy K. Milholland “In the end, you’ll know which people really love you. They’re the ones who see you for who you are and, no matter what, always find a way to be at your side.”

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve. Max Planck

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. George Washington

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

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.” – Aristotle

Leadership is action, not position.

“Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and sickness, to riches and poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another.” -Richard Bach

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

“Let no feeling of discouragement prey
upon you, and in the end you
are sure to succeed.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Love yourself, for who and what you are; protect your dream and develop your talent to the fullest extent.” – Joan Benoit Samuelson

Anyone can turn on a small light in a dark room.

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

“All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.” – Benjamin Franklin

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

“If you don’t have time to do it right,
when will you have time to do it over?”
– John Wooden

“When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.” – Sam Ewing

“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” – Martin Luther King

“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career. ” ― C.S. Lewis

“It is absurd to hold that a man ought to be ashamed of being unable to defend himself with his limbs but not of being unable to defend himself
with speech and reason, when the use of reason is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs.” –Aristotle

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