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"I can't believe God put us on this earth to be ordinary."
"Two things about the Christian religion must surely be clear to anybody with eyes in his head. One is that men cannot do without it; the other, that they cannot do with it as it is."
"Better to get up late and be wide awake than to get up early and be asleep all day."
"Success is getting what you want, and happiness is wanting what you get."
"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent."
"You'll never be what you ought to be until you're doing what you ought to be doing."
"Some people dream of doing great things; others wake up and actually do them."
"We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do."
"Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to."
"The way to get to the top is to get off your bottom."
"Behind every successful man stands a proud wife and surprised mother in law."
"Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other, to let her have it."
"One of the best hearing aids a man can have is an attentive wife."
"The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary."
"Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid."
"God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars."
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."
"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."
"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?"
"If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it."
"Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting."
"Only those who never step never stumble."
"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within."
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
"Believe you can and you're half way there."
"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."
"What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?"
"Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"
"It's actions, not words, that matter."
"We must remember that the test of our religious principles lies not just in what we say, not only in our prayers, not even in living blameless lives - but in what we do for others."
"When we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask "How many good things have you done in your life?" rather he will ask "How much love did you put into what you did?""
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
"If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything."
"The only place where success comes before work is in a dictionary."
"To be content, look backward on those who possess less than yourself not forward to those who possess more."
"The world would be a much better place if everyone smiled more. So smile, be cheerful, and be joyous that God loves you."
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me.""
"Don't let the best you have done so far be the standard for the rest of your life."
"He can who thinks he can. And he can't who thinks he can't. This is an indisputable law.
"Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it."
"Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
"Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn't take any brains to complain."
"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be silent if no birds sang there except those that sang the best."
"Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better."
"Even if your on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would truly astound ourselves."
"For more than five years I maintained myself thus solely by the labour of my hands, and I found that by working about six weeks in a year, I could meet all the expenses of my living."
"I haven't failed. I've found ten thousand ways that don't work."
"Your beliefs become your thoughts; your thoughts become your words; your words become your actions; your actions become your habits; your habits become your values; your values become your destiny."
"A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well."
"Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have."
"Peace: it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
"We must forgive the Past before we can be free to embrace the Future."
"Diplomacy is when you make your in-laws feel at home, when you wish they were."
"Don't be afraid to take big steps. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."
"If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody."
"We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes."
"Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it."
"It's a funny thing about life. If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
"We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it."
"Your strength lies in your Hope. Your salvation lies in your Faith."
"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end."
"It's difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."
"The best way to help yourself is to help someone else."
"All worthwhile men have good thoughts, good ideas and good intentions, but precious few of them ever translate those into action."
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."
"Action may not bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action."
"Happiness is a very small desk and a very large waste basket."
"Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned."
"Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going."
"Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star."
"One of the keys to happiness is a real bad memory."
"The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well and doing well whatever you do."
"Things turn of best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
"Success is never certain. Failure is never final."
"We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't."
"We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools."
"Just about the time you think you can make both ends meet, somebody moves the ends."
"A speaker who does not strike oil in ten minutes should stop boring."
"God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it."
"Show me someone who thinks that money buys happiness and I'll show you someone who has never had a lot of money."
"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."
"There are two ways to get enough. One is to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less and less."
"Some of us learn from other people's mistakes; the rest of us have to be the other people."
"Behind every successful man is a surprised woman."
"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative."
"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parenets."
"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness."
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."
"A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug."
"Lord, let me not live to be useless."
"Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get."
"Happiness consists in activity - it is a running stream, not a stagnant pool."
"God has given us two hands - one to receive with and the other to give with.
We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing."
"Happiness doesn't come from doing what we like to do but from liking what we have to do."
"It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed."
"We gave grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount."
"Did you ever think how much labour went into inventing a labour-saving device?"
"Trust in God - and do something."
"Creative thinking may simply mean the realization that there is no particular virtue in doing things the way they have always been done."
"What we learn after we know it all, is what counts."
"How did a fool and his money get together in the first place?"
"You can learn good manners from the bad manners of others,"
"We ought to hear at least one little song every day, read a good poem, see a first-rate painting, and if possible speak a few sensible words."
"The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket."
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
"It takes twenty years to make an overnight successs."
"The haves and the have-nots can often be traced back to the did and did-nots."
"The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, the optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty."
"When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."
"Brand new ideas are rare; good new ideas are even rarer."
"No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there."
"There's plenty room at the top, but there's no room to sit down."
"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."
"Lord, I confess I am not what I ought to be: but I thank you, Lord, that I'm not what I used to be."
"Getting something done is an accomplishment; getting something done right is an achievement."
"Far and away the best prize tht life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
"Ladder of Achievement: 100% - I did. 90% will. 80% I can. 70% I think I can.
60% I might. 50% I think I might. 40% What is it? 30% I wish I could. 20% I don't know how. 10% I can't. 0% I won't."
"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
"Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks and courage."
"There's plenty of room at the top, but there's no room to sit down."
"Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way."
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone."
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
"The poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest would gladly part with all their money for health."
"If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything."
"...In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy."
"My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me."
"The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry."
"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way."
"If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average."
"Peace of mind is attained not by ignoring problems, but by solving them."
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength."
"The poor long for riches, the rich long for heaven, but the wise long for a state of tranquillity."
"God always gives the best to those who leave the choice with him
"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."
"There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go."
"Sincerity: once you can fake that you've got it made."
"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."
"The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything."
"It's never too late to become what you might have been."
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."
"One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life."
"Contentment often lodges more in cottages than palaces."
"Many small people in many small places, doing many small things, that can alter the face of the world."
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
"If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old."
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning."
"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems."
"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. "
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."
"All philosophy in two words - sustain and abstain."
"Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it."
"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly Merry Christmas."
"All endeavour calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil."
"No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both he is twice blessed indeed."
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."
"While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done."
"The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is."
"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
"If at first you don't succeed, blame your parents."
"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."
"Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers."
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement."
"To be able to find joy in anothers' joy: that is the secret of happiness."
"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness."
"My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"
"Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."
"It's not the world that's got so much worse but the news coverage that's got so much better."
"The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice."
"The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things."
"You don't know what happiness is until you get married - then it's too late."
"It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do."
"Happiness is a station between too little and too much."
"A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognised."
"To be successful, act big, think big and talk big."
"When people are least sure, they are often most dogmatic."
"A friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself."
"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction."
"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."
"Look at a day when you were 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 got it done."
"Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself."
"What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance."
"Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to be as mediocre as possible."
"Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to."
"The world at its worst needs the church at its best."
"A man is not complete until he is married - then he is finished."
"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried."
"In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured."
"It is easier to judge a person's mental capacity by their questions than by their answers."
"The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters."
"To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent."
"Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent."
"Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it."
"Only dead fish go with the flow."
"Contrary to what you may tell yourself, you have all the time in the world to do whatever you choose."
"There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
"I thought I was wrong once, but it turns out I was mistaken."
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seed that you plant."
"The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful, and then only for a short while."
"Winners are losers who gave it one more try."
"The most successful people are those who are good at plan B."
"The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
"I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself."
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time."
"Man wants but little; nor that little, long."
"Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most."
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
"Behind every successful man there lies an ambitious wife - and an astonished mother-in-law."
"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people."
"Learn how to say 'I don't know'. If used when appropriate, it will be used often."
"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."
"Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done."
"You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have the facts you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on."
"Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy."
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."
"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them."
"Who wants to be 95? 94-year-olds."
"The challenge of retirement is how to spend time without spending money. "
"The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income."
"I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible."
"If you want to be happy for a short time, get drunk; happy for a long time, fall in love;
happy forever, take up gardening."
"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it."
"Difficulties in your life don't come to destroy you, but to help you realize your hidden potential."
"Count your blessings, value your loved ones and move on with your head held high and a smile for everyone."
"You see things; and you say,'Why?'. But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'."
"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style."
"May the best of your past be the worst of your future."
"If your presence doesn't make an impact your absence won't make a difference."
"I have completely mastered the right way to do everything wrong."
"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded."
"As long as everything is exactly the way I want it, I am totally flexible."
"There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second."
"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility."
"No great achievement is possible without persistent work."
"For when the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He marks - not that you won or lost - but how you played the game."
"When I am dead, I hope it may be said: 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read'."
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
"Business today consists of persuading crowds."
"A man can often do today what he could not do yesterday."
"Always remember the snail got to the ark inch by inch to survive."
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."
"My only solution for the problem of habitual accidents is for everybody to stay in bed all day. Even then, there is always the chance that you will fall out."
"If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time."
"The simplest and shortest ethical precept is to be served by others as little as possible, and to serve others as much as possible."
"Look up and not down. Look forward and not back. Look out and not in. Lend a hand."
"Take a lesson in calmness from children: watch how they live every moment for the pleasure of the moment."
"Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is."
"Having faith in God did not mean sitting back and doing nothing. It meant believing that you would find success if you did your best honestly and energetically."
"Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!"
"Leave it to others to be perfect, to be wonderful. Be content with what you are - you'll be much more relaxed as a result."
"Hard-working people never waste time on frivolous, fun-filled activities. Yet, for hard-working people, any time spent this way is far from wasted."
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
"Pride said 'It's impossible'. Experience said 'It's risky'. Reason said 'It's pointless'. The heart whispered 'Give it a try'."
"Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up."
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
"There are only two rules for being successful; one, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it."
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
"The difference between school and life: In school you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
"Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better."
"When you have to make a hard decision, flip a coin. Why? Because when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you're hoping for."
"Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
"Happiness keeps you sweet. Trials keep you strong. Sorrow keeps you human. Failure keeps you humble. And God keeps you going."
"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction."
"Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose."
"Let us therefore brace ourselved to our duties, and so bear ourselved that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say: 'This was their finest hour.'"
"'Tis a lesson you should heed, try, try again, If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
"Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night."
"If Moses had been a committee the children of Israel would still be in Sinai."
"The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools."
"If you insist on being a doorman, pray for the ability to enjoy it."
"Build your castles in peace time, not when a war is about to start."
"Don't try to teach a pig to sing; you'll get frustrated and you'll annoy the pig."
"For evil to succeed, it only needs good men to do nothing."
"Don't give up five minutes before the miracle happens."
"Information without action is useless."
"We should thank God for beer and Burgundy by not drinking too much of them."
"Let us work as if success depends on ourselves alone, but with the heartfelt conviction that we are doing nothing and God everything."
"We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service and our relationship to humanity."
"The one real object of education is to leave a man in the condition of continually asking questions."
"I take the view, always have done, that if you cannot say what you have to say in twenty minutes, you should go away and write a book about it."
"Once in seven years I burn all my sermons for it is a shame if I cannot write better sermons now than I did seven years ago."
"Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows."
"Don't complain about growing old...many people do not have that privilege."
"When your ship comes in, take care you're not at the airport."
"The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was."
"People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they are lost."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
"Skill come so slow and life so fast doth fly: we learn so little and forget so much."
"It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong."
"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."
"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give."
"Burdens can either broaden your shoulders or break your back."
"If at first you don't succeed, well, so much for skydiving."
"To change and to change for the better are two different things."
"There are two rules for success: 1) Never tell everything you know."
"The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well."
"Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young."
"Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."
"Executive ability is a talent for deciding something quickly and getting someone elso to do it."
"Money doesn't always bring happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars."
"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself."
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