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Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Theodore Roosevelt

An obstacle is often an unrecognized opportunity.



Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my own ship.

Louis May Alcott

Even when opportunity knocks a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door.



There is a vast world of work out there in this country, where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone--many of whom are bored out of their minds. All day long. Not for nothing is their motto TGIF -- 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do.

Richard Nelson Bolles, What Color is Your Parachute?.

A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist.

Elbert Hubbard, The Note-Book, 1927

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity.

Andrew Carnegie

The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser - in case you thought optimism was dead.

Robert Brault

You always have time for the first thing you do.


Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.

Gil Stern


That’s not the horizon, that’s the edge of your rut.

Author Unknown

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them.

Leonard Louis Levinson

Optimism is the foundation of courage

Nicholas Murray Butler

 You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
  You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
  You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
  You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
  You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
  You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and  independence.
  You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

Abraham Lincoln

The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.

Frances Willard


Our futures are not in the hands of fate, but in ours.

Jules Jusserano

Just do it.

Nike Slogan

We create our fate everyday…most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own behavior.

Henry Miller

Fear, desire, hope still push us on toward the future.

Michel de Montaigne

What makes life dreary is want of motive.

George Eliot

He who limps still walks.

Stanislaw Lec

When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature.

Sydney Smith

The best way out of a problem is through it.


Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

Albert Einstein

An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

On the human chessboard, all moves are possible.

Miriam Schiff

The cure for grief is motion.

Elbert Hubbard

What you can do or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.


Who dares nothing need hope for nothing.

J.C.F von Schiller

Let me listen to me and not to them.

Gertrude Stein

The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.

Earl of Chesterfield

All work is a seed sown; it grows and spreads, and sows itself anew.

Thomas Carlyle

To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will still land among the stars.

Les Brown

Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.

Mike Wickett

To have striven, to have made an effort, to have been true to certain ideals—this alone is worth the struggle.

Sir William Osler

To understand is to forgive, even oneself.

Alexander Chase

Do what you can, where you are, and with what you’ve got.

M.J. Kraybill

With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

Chinese Proverb

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain

It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up again.

Vince Lombardi

Success is not about hocus pocus…it’s about focus, focus.” All Way

If you’re coasting, you’re going downhill.

L.R. Pierson

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

George Eliot

Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.

Davy Crockett

Confidence;is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life.

John Dewey

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror.

Winston Churchill

If you are going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

Oftentimes nothing profits more than self-esteem, grounded on what is just and right and well-managed.

John Milton

Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.

Frank Tyger

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.

Swedish Proverb

A man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

Mark Twain

Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.

Kenneth Hildebrand

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.


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

Jim Ryun


In my experience there is only one motivation, and that is desire.

Jane Smiley

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice and need.


Promote your uniqueness, not your sameness.


Angela I. Schutz

A kind word is like a spring day.

Russian Proverb

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

George S. Patton

We are on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for I do not know.

W.H. Auden

No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.


A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

Duke Ellington

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.

Orison Swett MaRDEN

I wept because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.

Ancient Persian Saying


Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where you renew your springs that never dry up.

Pearl S. Buck

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.



I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.

Margaret Mead


We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road—the one "less traveled by"—offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.

Rachel Carson

Keep well to the grace of the moment.  Do your best and leave the rest to God.

Betty Seton

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.

Charles R. Swindoll

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.


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

Thomas Alva Edison

The freedom to move forward to new opportunities and to produce results comes from living in the present not the past.


Brian Koslow

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."  

- Victor Hugo

Success isn’t something that you do on the outside, success is something that you are on the inside. The rest will follow. 

~Chuck Danes

Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem. Expect abundance on every level.

~Eileen Caddy

For the prosperous, it’s not about getting more stuff. It’s about having the freedom to make almost any decision you want. 

~T. Harv Eker

You enhance your chances for success when you understand that your yearning power is more important than your earning power. 

~Zig Ziglar

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

~Thomas Edison

If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.

~Dhirubhai Ambani

If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know & start charging for it.

~Kim Garst

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. 

~Harriet Tubman

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.

~Charles Swindoll

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. 

~Jim Rohn

Forgive yourself for being anything less than beautiful.

Iyanla Vansant

Put binders on those things that conspire to hold you back, especially those in your own head.

Meryl Streep

Your mind will answer most questions, if you learn to relax and wait for the answer..

William S. Bourroughs

You may not control all the events that happen to  you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

Maya Angelou

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