If you had a friend who talked to you, like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?
– Rob Bremer
If I want circumstances in my life to change for the better, I must change for the better.
Regrets over yesterday and the fear of tomorrow are twin thieves that rob us of the moment.
I’ll sleep when I’m dead.
– Warren Zevon
Expecting the world to be fair to you because you are a good person is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.
To act with common sense, according to the moment, is the best wisdom; and the best philosophy is to do one’s duties, to take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one’s lot, and bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is.
– Horace Walpole
Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn.
– Earl Nightingale
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
– George Bernard Shaw
Happiness can’t buy money.
– Bob Hope
No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself.
Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Don’t be afraid to ask dumb questions. Better a dumb question than a dumb mistake.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
– Elbert Hubbard
You can’t always control the wind, but you can control your sails.
– Anthony Robbins
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
– Kahlil Gibran
He that lives upon hope, dies fasting.
– Benjamin Franklin
The quality of an individual is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
– Ray Kroc
Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become fact.
– Norman Vincent Peale
In the long run the pessimist may be right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.
I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use. Right up front, tell people what you’re trying to accomplish and what you’re willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
– Lee Iacocca
Great ideas come to us in the shower because it’s often the only time in the day when we’re completely alone. No TV, no movies, no traffic, no family, no talkative pets–nothing to distract our mind from conversing with itself.
– Steve Chandler, author, in”100 Ways to Motivate Yourself”
When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn.
– Tom Landry
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.
– Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Do your best every day and your life will gradually expand into satisfying fullness.
– Horotio W. Dresser
The friend of my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.
– Ulysses. S. Grant
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
– Henri L. Bergson
Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
– Orison Swett Marden
Fear is an asset which is pumped into one’s atmosphere. It causes mental, moral and spiritual asphyxiation, and sometimes death; death to energy and all growth.
– Horace Fletcher
Resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies.
There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
– Frank Zappa
All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.
– Blaise Pascal
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
– Ross Perot
Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
– Morarji Desai, 1896-1995. Prime Minister of India
The ladder of success may now be an elevator, but it’s still self-service.
When you are looking into your future, it’s important to know which questions to ask. You don’t need to ask, “Do I have what it takes to be successful?” The answer to that is a resounding “YES!” The key question is, “Am I willing to pay the price for the success I desire?”
– Kathy R. Caulton Writer and publisher
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
– Lou Holtz
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
– Elbert Hubbard
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