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ATTITUDE Your Heritage is NOT your Destiny.  Unknown
Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy - the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.  Norman Podhoretz
Being Challenged in Life is Inevitable, being Defeated is Optional.  Unknown
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.  Henry Ward Beecher
He who does nothing for others does nothing for himself.  Goethe
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.  Unknown
People do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.  James Allen
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.  Frank Outlaw
I think laughter may be a form of courage. As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.  Linda Ellerbee
Never assume the obvious is true.  William Safire
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.  Sophia Loren
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.  Clive James
Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.  Voltaire
Money is like sand, it can wash away. But, passion is innate and enduring.  Steve Haile
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.  Glenn Clark
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, `This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.  William James
I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem with decency and self-respect and whatever courage is demanded, is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from.  William Faulkner
All big things in this world are done by people who are naive and have an idea that is obviously impossible.  Dr. Frank Richards
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you can do. Attitude determines how well you do it.  Lou Holtz
As the wheel follows the ox behind, we will become what our thoughts have made us.  Buddha
Beautiful thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of grace and kindliness, which solidify into genial and sunny circumstances  Unknown
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.  George Bernard Shaw
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.  Groucho Marx
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or be killed. Every morning in Africa a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. So whether you're the lion or gazelle, when the sun comes up, start running.  Unknown
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.  Cicero
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... you are in charge of your Attitudes.  Charles Swindoll
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.  Edward Everett Hale
I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it.  Samuel Goldwyn
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.   African Proverb
If you think you can do a thing or that you cannot do a thing, in either case you are right.  Henry Ford
Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is only by spending oneself that one becomes rich.  Sarah Bernhardt
Light tomorrow with today.  Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.  Oprah Winfrey
Make yourself necessary to somebody.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
You are about as happy as you make up your mind to be.  Mark Twain
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  Eleanor Roosevelt
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.  Thomas Jefferson
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.   Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing should ever prevent you from thinking big. To me it's very simple: If you are going to be thinking anyway, you may as well think big. Most people think small because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions and afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage.  Donald Trump
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.  Helen Kellar
Rule your mind or it will rule you.  Horace
Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.  Les Brown
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's imagination.  Tommy Lasorda
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.  Charles Darwin
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company ...a church individual.  Charles Swindoll
The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.  Lou Holtz
The mind is everything; what you think, you become.  Buddha
The most important words that have helped me in life-when things have gone right, or when things have gone wrong-are Accept Responsibility. . . Dream, act and lead.  Billie Jean King
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.  Martha Graham
There is no one luckier than he who thinks himself so.  Goethe
To succeed as individuals, we have to think of ourselves as CEOs of our lives. Your first job as CEO should be to resolve not to let negative behavior impact your performance any longer. Just like the big corporations that have to adapt to the needs of a changing market, you as an individual are responsible for your company's training, efficiency, sales development, research and development. Unless you are fully prepared to meet the challenges of today and the future you will meet the fate of any company that is similarly unprepared. You will fail.  Denis Waitley
Up to a point a man's life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him. Then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of think he wishes to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, lack of good fortune, or the quirks of fate. Everyone has it within his power to say, This I am today, that I will be tomorrow  Louis L'Amour
We become what we think about.  Napolean Hill
We have met the enemy and he is us.  Pogo
What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather, indicates, his fate.  Thoreau
What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude towards it. Every opportunity has a difficulty and every difficulty has an opportunity.   J. Sidlow Baxter
What lies beyond us and what lies before us are tiny matters when compared to what lies within us.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve  Napolean Hill or Earl Nightingale
Whatever we vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.   Paul Meyer
When our attitude towards ourselves is big, and our attitude toward others is generous and merciful, we attract big and generous portions of success.  W. Clement Stone
Your vision of yourself and your possibilities is a mental picture of what you will become. We must carve our own success in the same way that a sculptor chips away at a block of marble. Like the sculptor who creates a masterpiece from a mental model, we must begin our journey to success by visualizing what we want to become. The trouble with most people is that they never dare to realize their highest possibilities. They misuse their imagination by daydreaming and wishing their lives away. Think positive and clearly visualize your possibilities. Positive visualizations will help you seize the opportunity for greatness within you.  Unknown
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.  Carl Jung
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.  Phillips Brooks
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.  Helen Keller
Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.  Theodore Roethke
The universe is change, our life is what our thoughts make it.  Marcus Arelius Antoninus
It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame.  Oscar Wilde
Only you can be yourself. No one else I qualified for the job.  Unknown
A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.  Friedrich Nietzsche
The world, as we perceive it, is our own invention.  Heinz von Foerster
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.  Seneca
CHANGE Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.  Rainer Maria Rilke
I've come to believe that we only change when the future we envision makes us inspired. It's when we find a compelling image of the future that we want at a deep level, that the pain and inefficiency of change becomes irrelevant and we find a way to make the future happen despite obstacles.  Laura Park
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope for advance  Orville Wright
It is commonly believed that innovations create changes - but few ever do. Successful innovations exploit changes that have already happened.  Peter Drucker
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.  Pablo Picasso
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.  Hindu proverb
Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less.   Norman Mailer
All things change, nothing perishes  Ovid
Nothing is permanent but change.  Heraclitus
Imagination is the eye of the soul.  Joseph Joubert
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.  Ghandi
When one door closes another opens. But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.  Alexander Graham Bell
We make our habits and our habits make us. Practicing bad habits over a long period of time can ingrain attitudes, beliefs and feelings so firmly that escape seems impossible. In such cases, you must exhibit change - do it, perform its outward manifestations - before you can learn to believe in it. You will find that by learning and repeating new behavior patterns you can change your habits and your life.  Denis Waitley
We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.  Max DePree
We cannot direct the winds, but we can set the sails.  Unknown
We all live our lives in comfort zones, avoiding risky situations, avoiding the potential to fail. But in order to get ahead of your competition, you've got to go out of your comfort zone. Now your comfort zone is something that you live your whole day, you whole life in. You go to work and do what has to be done to get by. You've got to try to do more. Try that little new thing, that different approach. Get out of your comfort zone and see if it works. It may, it may not, but you'll never know if you don't try.  Mary Lou Retton
There is no security in this life, only opportunity.  Douglas MacArthur
To change your circumstances, first start thinking differently. Do not passively accept unsatisfactory circumstances, but form a picture in your mind of circumstances as they should be. Believe and succeed.   Norman Vincent Peale
The only people in the world who can change things are those who can sell ideas.  Lois Wyse
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.  George Bernard Shaw
One of the difficulties in bringing about change in an organization is that you must do so through the persons who have been most successful in that organization, no matter how faulty the system or organization is. To such persons, you see, it is the best of all possible organizations, because look who was selected by it and look who succeeded most in it. Yet these are the very people through whom we must bring about improvements.  George Washington
New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled, the humiliating question arises, 'Why then are you not taking part in them?  H.G. Wells
Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts.  Nikki Giovanni
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for change.  Johann von Goethe
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.  Karen Kaiser Clark
Life is not a static thing. The only people who do not change their minds are incompetents in asylums - who can't, and those in cemeteries.  Everett M. Dirksen
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But, above all, try something.  Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one that is most adaptable to change.  Charles Darwin
It's easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting.  Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity
It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.  David Feherty
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.  Francis Bacon
Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.  George Shinn
Habits are like comfortable beds: easy to get into but difficult to get out of.  Denis Waitley
Everything changes but change itself.  John F. Kennedy
Being willing to change allows you to move from a point of view to a viewing point--a higher, more expansive place, from which you can see both sides.  Thomas Crum
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.  Anatole France
A ship in a harbor is safe, but that's not what a ship is built for.  Unknown
Everything that can be invented has been invented.  Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.  Harry Emerson Fosdick
We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.  Mao Tse-tung
...and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.  Anais Nin
Progress always involves risk; you can't progress to second base and also keep your foot on first.  Christie Mason
You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.  James Allen
Too often the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late.   Rita Coolidge
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.  Chinese Proverb
What is now proved was once only imagined.  William Blake
The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.  Bertrand Russell
COMMUNICATION I am sorry for the length of my letter, but I had not the time to write a short one.  Mark Twain, Voltaire, Pascal, Pliney, Proust
To create better health in a living system, connect it to more of itself.  Meg Wheatley
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.  Robert Quillen
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.  Peter Drucker
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained as stupidity.  Hanlan's Razor
Do not write merely to be understood. Write so you cannot possibly be misunderstood.  Robert Louis Stevenson
How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things but by how well we are understood.  Andrew S. Grove
The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.  Daniel W. Davenport
No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.  Henry B. Adams
Words have the power to destroy or heal. When words are true and kind they can change the world.  Buddha
You better know your song before you sing it.  Bob Dylan
You cannot not communicate.  Steve Andreas
Communication is really all anyone ever gets paid for ultimately...and if you cannot effectively will PAY...not get paid.  Doug Firebaugh
The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.  Joseph Joubert
The first and most difficult task of dialogue involves parking the ego and listening with an open spirit. From this receptivity can come questions which lead to understanding. To ask these questions requires that one no longer need to have the best or last answer. Expanding one's understanding becomes more important than being right or getting one's point across.  Ann McGee-Cooper
The form is the message and the message is the form.  Heinz von Foerster
FEAR Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.  Erica Jong
The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things  Rainer Maria Rilke
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.  Peter T. Mcintyre
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.  Herodotus (485 - 425BC)
How can you be a failure, when you've never tried anything?  Andy Capp
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I have lived through this horror. I can take the next think that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.  Eleanor Roosevelt
You wouldn't worry so much about what other people thought if you realized how seldom they do.  Eleanor Roosevelt.
You're less likely to lose too often than to quit too soon.  Dave Wienbaum
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.  Marcus Aurelius
You may be disappointed if you fail but you are doomed if you don't try.  Beverly Sills
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.  Mary Pickford
Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.  Brendan Francis Behan
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything  William Connor Magee
Who feareth to suffer, suffereth already, because he feareth.  Michel de Montaigne
With every victory over adversity, you grow in wisdom, stature and experience. You become a better, bigger person each time you meet a problem.  W. Clement Stone
Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.  Henry Van Dyke
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.  Mark Twain
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.  Marilyn Ferguson
There is no failure, except in no longer trying; no defeat, except from within; no insurmountable barrier, except our own inherent weakness of purpose.   Unknownymous
The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear.  William Jennings Bryan
Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them, they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.  Orison Swett Marden
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.  Robert F. Kennedy
The only limits to our realizations of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.  Elbert Hubbard
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.   t.s.eliot
Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down.  Yobi Yamada
Intelligence is not to make any mistakes, but to see quickly how to make them good.  Bertolt Brecht
It is better to be a lion for a day than a sheep for all your life.  Sister Elizabeth Kenney
If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.  David Viscott
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.  George Burns
If you can laugh at it, you can live with it.  Erma Bombeck
He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure. His every thought is allied with power, and all difficulties are bravely met and wisely overcome. Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes creative force.  James Allen
Failure is a success if we learn from it.  Malcolm Forbes
Failures are divided into two classes - those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.  John Charles Salak.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat.  Theodore Roosevelt
Fear is a reaction, courage is a decision.  Joe Tye
Fear of success is far more dangerous than fear of failure, because the subconscious mind works to prevent that which it fears. People may fear success because of low self-esteem and feeling of not deserving it; because it will increase what others expect of them. Fear of success shows up as anxiety, indecision, avoidance, procrastination or acceptance of mediocrity.  Joe Tye
Beware of preferring the security of misery to the misery of insecurity.  Unknown
Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.  Helen Keller
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.  Pope John XXIII
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.  Mark Twain
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.  Kahil Gibran
85% of all failures result from not having a purpose.  Napolean Hill
A fear of commitment is perhaps the most deadly sin of all, because it's not simply your failure to commit to yourself, your dreams, your hopes. Underlying a lack of commitment is a low self-esteem. To be successful, you have to believe that you deserve success. You have to have an image of yourself so tangible that you can reach out and touch  it. Peller Marion
A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.  George Bernard Shaw
As far as I'm concerned, people who think they fear failure have got it wrong. They really fear success. If you really feared failure, you'd be very successful. People who truly fear anything stay as far away from it as possible.  Barbara Sher
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.   Helen Keller
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.  William Shakespeare
Trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye, and it puts everything out of focus. Hold it at proper viewing distance, and it can be examined and classified. Throw it at your feet, and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway to eternity.  Celia Luce
Aim for success not perfection... Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.  Dr. David Burns
Hence is it that we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear.  Shakespeare, All's Well that Ends Well
There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is, not to be true to the best one knows.  John Farrar
Courage is being scared to death -- and saddling up anyway.   John Wayne
GOALS I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung.   Tagore
The difference between optimism and pessimism resides in memory. The pessimist aptly recalls the hurts and failures of yesterday, but cannot remember the plentiful possibilities of a new tomorrow. The optimist has a hopeful future already memorized.  Charles E. Jinks
If you don’t set goals for yourself, you are doomed to work to achieve the goals of someone else.  Brian Tracy
We make the world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers.  Carl Sagan
Ideas are funny little things. They won't work unless you do.  Unknown
What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.  Johann von Goethe
I will persist until I succeed. Always I will take another step. If that is of no avail, I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult…I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.  Og Mandino
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.  Robert Louis Stevenson
Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.  Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Wealth still failed to impress him; the purpose of money was to purchase one's freedom to pursue that which was useful and interesting.  Benjamin Franklin
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.  Lao Tzu
He who moves not forward, goes backward.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.  Lao-Tzu
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it's a thing to be achieved.  William Bryan Jennings
Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.  Alfred A. Montapert
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.  John F. Kennedy
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.  Earl Nightingale
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.  Will Rogers
Control your destiny or someone else will.  Jack Welch
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate accomplishments.  Napoleon Hill
Cheshire-Puss, would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to get to, said the Cat. I don't much care where, said Alice. Then it doesn't matter which way you go, said the Cat.  Alice in Wonderland
Choose this day how you will live. Choose this day to release all struggles. If you re-lease, you get a new lease on life. If you release, you move into real-ease. It's in the letting go that you find what you possessed all along.  Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey
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 them.  Louisa May Alcott
Everybody is a self-made man, but only the winners are willing to admit it.  Unknown
Hold fast to your dreams, for if dreams die, then life like a broken winged bird that cannot fly.  Langston Hughes
I am no longer willing to drive into the future using my rearview mirror as my tool of navigation.  Anthony Robbins
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.  Henry Kissinger
If you don't set goals, you don't get anywhere. The thing that I enjoy in my business is figuring out the overall mission, then establishing the goals, developing the strategies, then the action plan and the calendar by which they must be completed.  Mo Siegel
If you are not making the progress you would like, and are capable of making, it Is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.  Paul Meyer
If you want to know your past - look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future - look into your present actions.  Buddhist Saying
Insanity is doing things the way they have always been done and expecting the results to be different!  Theodore Eischeid
No dream is impossible. and every deeply cherished dream is a necessity.  Barbara Sher
Most people earn at their self concept level of income. If you want to increase your earnings you must increase the amount you believe yourself capable of earning. You must raise your aspirations, set higher goals, and make plans to achieve them. Fear of rejection, more than anything else, holds people back from achieving their full potential, and fear of rejection is often based on low self-esteem. The best way to improve your self-concept , and enhance your self-esteem, is through systematic desensitization, continuously doing what you are afraid of doing, and trying to do it better every time.  Brian Tracy
It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what is required.  Winston ChurchillI
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision.  Helen Keller
People always succeed at over-achieving goals they have been allowed to create themselves.  Gordon Dryden
Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating the people who work with me and aiming their views at a certain goal.  Walt Disney
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.  Earl Nightingale
Take charge of your life. You can do with it what you will.  Plato
Whenever you engage in habit or behavior you're uncertain about just ask yourself, is this activity moving me closer to my life's goal or is it moving me farther away? Negative behavior leads you away from your goals. If you want to become successful, begin by acting successful. Think about the improved self-esteem, confidence health and professional productivity you expect to accomplish. And remember, winning and losing are both habit-forming, so why not choose winning?  Denis Waitley
We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start.  N./A
We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunity.  Pogo
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.  Anthony Robbins
The inner experience of fallure is totally different than failure. Going to fallure means 100% commitment - you leave nothing in reserve, no mental or physical resource untapped, you never give yourself a psychological out. Failure means making a decision to let go, to be less than 100% committed, when confronted by fear, pain and uncertainty.  Jim Collins
The one without dreams is the one without wings  Muhammad Ali
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.  Goethe
You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things - to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. The intense effort, the giving of everything you've got, is a very pleasant bonus.  Sir Edmund Hillary, first man to climb Mount Everest.
One boat sails east and one boat sails west both by same breeze that blow. Tis the set of the sail and not the gale the governs the way you go."  Dennis Rolleston
What a man's mind can create, man's character can control.  Thomas A. Edison
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - We must step up the stairs.  Vance Havner
HAPPINESS I don't like work... but I like what is in work -- the chance to find yourself. Your own reality -- for yourself, not for others -- which no other man can ever know.  Joseph Conrad
Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself.  Liberace
Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.   Robert F. Bennett
Joy is not in things, it is in us.  Richard Wagner
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.   Winston Churchill
Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing is ever yours until you give it away.  Albert Einstein
The life of a person has meaning if it enriches the lives of other people materially, intellectually and or morally.  Albert Einstein
The secret of human happiness is not in self-seeking but in self-forgetting.   Theodore Reik
The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.  Benjamin Franklin
The First Best-Kept Secrets of Total Success is that we must feel love inside ourselves before we can give it to others.  Denis Waitley
The future is the period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true, and our happiness is secured.  Ambrose Bierce
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.  Joseph Addison
Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.  Rodan of Alexandria
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.  Agnes Repplier
Happiness is a butterfly which; when pursued; is always beyond our grasp; but; if you will sit down quietly; may alight upon you.  Nathaniel Hawthorne
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.  Franklin D. Roosevelt
At the end of our time on earth, if we have lived fully, we will not be able to say, 'I was always happy.' Hopefully, we will be able to say, 'I have experienced a lifetime of real moments, and many of them were happy moments.'  Barbara Deangelis
You know you've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you are doing is work or play.  Warren Beatty
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.  David Hume
When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.   Jean De La Bruyere
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.   Henry Ford
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.  Thoreau
We are all like one-winged angels. It is only when we help each other that we can fly.   Luciano de Crescenzo
INTEGRITY Honour, worthily obtained, is in its nature a personal thing, and incommunicable to any but those who had some share in obtaining it.  Benjamin Franklin
Lying makes a problem part of the future; truth makes a problem part of the past.  Rick Pitino
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.  Spencer Johnson
Whoever is careless with the truth in small maters cannot be trusted with the important matters.  Albert Einstein
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.  Donald A. Adams
Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.  Thomas Paine
If not you, then who? If not now, then when?  Hillel
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.  Freya Madeline Stark
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.   James A. Froude
What matters is that we are honest with ourselves, and that we share without reservation. Honesty is hard, and sometimes people choose the safer path. And sharing is hard, and sometimes people choose silence. But the cost, I find, is greater than the sacrifice, even if indifferently you can watch it be borne by others. You tell the world what you want with your own conduct, and ultimately, you reap what you sow  Stephen Downes
LEADERSHIP An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a  Arab Proverb
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.  Ray Kroc
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself  Leonardo da Vinci
Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.  Warren G. Bennis
We get the leaders we create.  Peter Block
There go my people. I must find out where they are going so I can lead them.  Alexandre Ledru-Rollin
If you lead through fear, you will have little to respect. If you lead through respect, you'll have little to fear.  Unknown
Enthusiasm is that kindling spark which marks the difference between the leaders in every activity and the laggards who put in just enough to get by.  Johann Friedrich Schiller
I learned that a great leader is someone who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do and like it.  Harry Truman
Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can be aroused by two things: first, an idea which takes the imagination by storm; and second, a definite, intelligible plan for carrying that idea into action.  Arnold Toynbee
No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.   Peter Drucker
You cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening your own.  Rumi
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.  Stephan Covey
It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.  John Steinbeck
Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.  Joel A. Barker
The first key to greatness is to be in reality what we appear to be.  Socrates
You can't sweep other people off their feet if you can't be swept off your own.  Clarence Day
Where there is no vision, the people perish.  Proverbs 29:18
You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them.  Malcolm Forbes
You can only lead others where you yourself are willing to go.  Lachlan McLean
You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.  Naguib Mahfouz
It is not the critic that counts. Nor the person who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is in the arena; whose face is marred by dust, sweat and blood. The man who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again but who knows the great enthusiasms and devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause. The man, who, at best, know in the end the triumph of high achievement. And who, at worst, if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so his place will never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.  Theodore Roosevelt
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.  Professor Dumbledore - J.K. Rowling
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.  Nelson Mandela
You cannot be a leader and ask others to follow you, unless you know how to follow too.  Unknown
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can be and should be, and he will become as he can and should be.  Goethe
The wealthy man is the man who is much, not the one who has much.   Karl Marx
The most important thing that a commander can do is to see the ship from the eyes of the crew.  Commander D. Michael Abrashoff
There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all who profit by the old order. This luke-warmness arises partly from fear of their adversaries, who have the law in their favor; and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it.  Machiavelli, The Prince, 1513
There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.  Norman Vincent Peale
Think you can or think you can't, either way you will be right.  Henry Ford
Those who achieve success are those who take a dream and make it come true.  Unknown
With vision only, you get no follow-through. With enforcers only, the vision is realized but leaves a lot of wreckage.  Colin Powell
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.   Anais Nin
We must become what we wish to teach.  Nathaniel Branden
We tend to judge others by their behaviors and ourselves by our intentions.  Stephen Covey
The leader is a teacher who succeeds without taking credit. And, because credit is not taken, credit is received.  Lao Tzu, 6th Century BC
The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting in an above-average effort.  Colin Powell.
The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.  John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
The people who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.  Lloyd Jones
The quality of leadership, more than any other single factor, determines the success or failure of an organization.  Fred Fiedler
People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have discovered than by those which have come from the mind of others.  Pascal
People cannot be managed. Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.  H. Ross Perot
Success can only be measured in terms of distance traveled.  Mavis Galiant
Success is looking back five years and being embarrassed about the person you were before.  Christie Mason
Success is not a harbor; but a voyage with its own perils to the spirit. The game of life is to come up a winner, to be a success, or to achieve what we set out to do. The lesson that most of us on this voyage never learn, but can never quite forget, is that to win is sometimes to lose.   Richard M. Nixon
Our way of managing and leading, rewarding and judging people is totally out of tune with the fact that we are all individuals.  adapted from Howard Gartner
Problems are nothing but wake-up calls for creativity.  Gerhard Gschwandtner
Leadership flows from the minds of followers more than from the titles of leaders, more from the perception of willing followers than from anointment.  Lane Secretan
Leadership is a two-way street, loyalty up and loyalty down. Respect for one's superiors; care for one's crews.  Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible.  Colin Powell
Improving yourself is a lot more profitable than trying to improve others.  Dale Carnegie
Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.  Alexander Hamilton
No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or by emotional appeal.  Marilyn Ferguson
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.  Peter Drucker
Just as a picture is drawn by an artist, surroundings are created by the activities of the mind.  Buddha
He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
I always remember an epitaph in the cemetery at Tombstone, AZ. It says: Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest. I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have - when he gives everything that is in him to the job he has before him. That is all you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do.  Harry S. Truman
I divide the world into believers and infidels. What the infidels don't understand - and they far outnumber the believers - is that innovative practices combined with true empowerment produce phenomenal results.  Commandar D. Michael Abrashoff
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  Mahatma Gandhi
Every problem contains the seeds of its own solution.  Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Corruption and dishonesty seem to occur when the leader loses sight of the fact that he or she has been given power for one purpose -- to serve others.  Unknownymous
Before you attempt to set things right, make sure you see things right.  Blaine Lee
Boldness becomes rarer the higher the rank.  Karl von Clausewitz
Align people's passions with their priorities and you'll achieve performance.  Steve Brown
Each relationship you have with another person reflects the relationship you have with yourself.  Alice Deville
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.  Winston Churchill
Do your work. Not just your work, do a little more, but that little is worth more than all the rest. And if you suffer, as you must, and if you doubt, as you must, do your work. Put your heart into it, and the sky will clear. Then out of your doubt and suffering will be born the supreme joy of life.  Dean Briggs
Great minds have purposes, other have wishes.  Washington Irving
It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.  Elbert Hubbard
I daily examine myself on three points: In planning for others, have I failed in conscientiousness? In intercourse with friends, have I been insincere? And have I failed to practice what I have been taught?  Confucius
The proper question is not, 'How can people motivate others?' but rather, 'How can people create the conditions within which others will motivate themselves?'  Edward Deci
It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  Chinese Proverb
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.  Robert Schuller
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.  Walt Disney
We find comfort among those who agree with us--growth among those who don't.  Frank A. Clark
Instead of always harping on a man's faults, tell him of his virtues. Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out.  Eleanor H. Porter
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.  Linden Wood
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.  Henry David Thoreau
People acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
I had rather do and not promise, than promise and not do.  Arthur Warwick
Maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty.   John Huston Finley
All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for your self. It's what you do for others.  Danny Thomas
A painting is never finished; it simply stops in interesting places.  Paul Gardner
A great difference between winners and losers is their attitude to what they need to know. Losers feel it's someone else's job to teach them everything they need to know. Winners are determined to learn, and will seek out the best possible training, if necessary, completely on their own.   John Lawhon
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.  Father James Keller
Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power; knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.   Lao Tsu
You are remembered for the rules you break.  Douglas MacArthur
Always listen to the experts. They will tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it.  Robert A. Heinlein
LEARNING The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.  Sir Winston Churchill
A knowledge worker needs one thing only: to learn how to learn.  Peter F. Drucker.
All of life is learning; therefore education can never end.  Eduard Lindemann
What's the wisdom we lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we lost in information?  t.s. elliot
The goal of education is understanding; the goal of training is performance.   Frank Bell
I am convinced that one of the logical reasons why ineffective and unmotivated learning so frequently occurs is because of the lack of motivation planning on the part of many instructors.. I contend that for an adult to learn and want to learn (motivated learning), motivation planning is necessary. Blaming the learners for being unresponsive to instruction that is actually poorly designed or implemented in terms of its motivational influence is a common reaction among many instructors.  Raymond J. Wlodkowski
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness. If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.   Kahil Gibron
There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.  Arnold Bennett
A mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.  Plutarch
If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything.  Allyson Jones
All wish to know, but none want to pay the price.  Juvenal
As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which he cannot apply will make no man wise.  Samuel Johnson
The great obstacle is not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.  Daniel J. Boorstin
What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.  Confucius, 451 BC
Some drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.  Unknown.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.  Sir Benjamin Disraeli
Knowledge is like money: To be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.  Louis L'Amour
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.  Isaac Asimov
Just as the largest library, badly arranged, is not so useful as a very moderate one that is well arranged, so the greatest amount of knowledge, if not elaborated by our own thoughts, is worth much less than a far smaller volume that has been abundantly and repeatedly thought over.  Arthur Shopenhauer
All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.   Leonardo da Vinci
Beware of the man of one book.  St. Thomas Aquinas
The ability to learn is older--as it is also more widespread--than is the ability to teach.   Margaret Mead
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.  Hector Berlioz
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.  Samuel Johnson
A desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind; and every human being, whose mind is not debauched, will be willing to give all that he has, to get knowledge.  Samuel Johnson
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.  Aldous Huxley
A stupid mans report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.  Bertrand Russell
In times of uncertainty the amount of our learning needs to exceed the amount of our change.  Reg Revans
Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.   Audre Lorde
He who keeps on reviewing his old knowledge and acquiring new knowledge may become a teacher of others.  Confucius
When you know a thing to recognize that you know it; and when you do not, to know that you do not know, - that is knowledge.  Confucius
Knowledge itself is power.  Francis Bacon
Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.  Claude Bernard
Dogs are trained, people learn.  Unknown
Drawing is speaking to the eye; talking is painting to the ear.  Joseph Joubert
Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.  H. G. Bohn
I don't divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures, those who make it or those who don't. I divide the world into learners and non-learners.  Benjamin Barber
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.  Gandhi
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.  Oliver Wendell Holmes
Most of the important experiences that truly educate cannot be arranged ahead of time with any precision.  Harold Taylor
In the end we can never be given knowledge by others; we can only be stimulated. We must develop our own knowledge.  Charles T. Tart
In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.  Eric Hoffer
Ignorant people are sure of the causes of everything.   James Thorpe
Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world.  Albert Einstein
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.  Abraham Maslow
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment of knowledge always pays the best interest.  Benjamin Franklin
Learning is important for both people and organizations. But the real challenge today is unlearning, which is much harder. Each of us has a mental model that we've used over the years to make sense of the world. But the new world of business behaves differently from the world in which we grew up. Before any of us can learn new things, we have to make our current assumptions explicit and find ways to challenge them. This is no academic exercise and it doesn't come naturally. In fact, the harder you fight to hold onto specific assumptions, the more likely there's gold in letting go of them.  John Seely Brown
Learning occurs in the mind, independent of time and place.   Plato
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I don't always like being taught.  Winston Churchill
People cannot learn by having information pressed into their brains. Knowledge has to be sucked into the brain, not pushed in. First, one must create a state of mind that craves knowledge, interest and wonder. You can only teach by creating an urge to learn.  Victor Weisskopf
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.  Albert Einstein
One must learn by doing the thing. For though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.  Sophocles (BC 495-406)
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is a very simple and effective one: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.  Elbert Hubbard
The secret to success is doing the best that you can do. By working hard and practicing the skills that you need to perform, the results will take care of themselves.  Barbara Ann Cochran
Some are born with knowledge, some derive it from study, and some acquire it only after a painful realization of their ignorance. But the knowledge being possessed, it comes to the same thing. Some study with a natural ease, some from a desire for advantages, and some by strenuous effort. But the achievement being made, it comes to the same thing.  Confucius
We learn by doing.  Artistotle
When one teaches, two learn.  Robert Half
There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.  Gene Wolfe
The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.  Anthony Jay
You begin never knowing that you know how to begin to begin to know.  Unknown
You cannot address the challenges of tomorrow with yesterday's solutions. Take charge of the future by making change your ally. Instead of struggling to just survive you'll be busy managing success.  Denis Waitley
It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.  Harvey S. Firestone
I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.  Albert Einstein
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
No one limits your growth but you. If you want to earn more, learn more.  Tom Hopkins
Learning from programmed information always hides reality behind a screen.  Ivan Illich
Meaning is more important to the brain than information.  Eric Jensen
There is only one good, knowledge; and one evil, ignorance.  Socrates
Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning  Eugene S. Wilson
Knowledge must come through action; you can have no test which is not fanciful, save by trial  Sophocles
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember that nothing that is worth learning can be taught  Oscar Wilde
Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.  Dalai Lama - 2004
Ancora Imparo - I am still learning.  Michelangelo, Age 87
We need a pedagogy and education that elicits and expands our childhood ways of knowing.  John Bradshaw
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.  Epictetus
The trouble with learning is that it is about stuff you don’t know.  Dennis the Menace
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.  Samuel Johnson
You have to be confused before you can reach a new level of understanding anything.  Dudley Herschbach
And what, Socrates, is the food of the soul? Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul  Plato
Computerization brings about an essential change in the way the worker can know the world and, with it, a crisis of confidence in the possibility of certain knowledge.   Shoshana Zuboff
Learning is the best of all wealth; it is easy to carry, thieves cannot steal it, the tyrants cannot seize it; neither water nor fire can destroy it; and far from decreasing, it increases by giving.  Naladiyar
People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.  Lao-tzu
Knowledge itself, therefore, turns out to be not only the source of the highest-quality power, but also the most important ingredient of force and wealth. Put differently, knowledge has gone from being an adjunct of money power and muscle power, to being their very essence. It is, in fact, the ultimate amplifier.  Alvin Toffler
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.  John Wooden
I know of nothing more inspiring than that of making discoveries for one's self.  George Washinton Carver
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn  John Cotton Dana
To know is to control.  Scott Reed
Education is what is left after you've forgotten everything you've learned.  Albert Einstein
The highest function of the teacher consists not so much in imparting knowledge as in stimulating the pupil in its love and pursuit.  Henri Frederic Amie
We cannot talk about what is learned separately from how it is learned, as if a variety of experiences all lead to the same understanding. Rather, what we understand is a function of the content, the context, the activity of the learner, and, perhaps most importantly, the goals of the learner.  J. R. Savery & T. M. Duffy
The smartest person in the world is not the one who knows the most, but the one who knows where to find the most.  6th Grade Teacher
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.  W. B. Yeats
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few.  Shunryu Suzuki
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.  Plato
LIFE The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.  Oscar Wilde
A desire to be in charge of our own lives, a need for control, is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.  Robert F. Bennett
Act always so as to increase the number of choices.  Heinz von Foerster
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.  Dalai Lama - 2004
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.  Dalai Lama - 2004
In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves.  John Ruskin
Great love and great achievements involve great risk  Dalai Lama - 2004
Follow the three R’s: Respect for self, Respect for other’s and Responsibility for all your actions.  Dalai Lama - 2004
Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.  Dalai Lama - 2004
True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.  Louis Nizer
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.  Greek Proverb
Those who lose dreaming are lost.  Australian Aboriginal Proverb
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to win.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Peace is liberty in tranquility.  Cicero
You can get anything you want in this life if you help other people get what they want.  Zig Ziglar
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 finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.  Woodrow Wilson
You don't stop playing when you get old, you get old when you stop playing.  Unknown
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.  Phaedrus
Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.  Paramahansa Yogananda
There are two irrepressible urges that we all share: first, to solve problems, and second to help each other.  Barbara Sher
The words I am... are potent words; be careful what you hitch to them. The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.  A.L. Kitselman
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.  Goethe
To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven: A time to be born a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to reap. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down and a time to build up. A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time of war and a time of peace.  Ecclesiastes I:4 and III: 1-8,
Where self-reliance leads, resilience follows, and where generosity leads, prosperity follows.  Stewart Brand
Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.  Kahlil Gibran
Wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair and all the terrible things that happen to us happen because we really deserve them?  J.M. Straczynski
We do not need more material development; we need more spiritual development. We do not need more intellectual power; we need more moral power. We do not need more knowledge; we need more character. We do not need more government; we need more culture. We do not need more law; we need more religion. We do not need more of the things that are seen/ we need more or the things that are unseen.  Calvin Coolidge
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; They try to have more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.  Margaret Young
Reach up to the tree and see it ripen OR reach on the ground and find it rotten.  Unknown
Share yourself without expecting reward, payment or commendation. And above all else, keep your good turn a secret. If you do that, you will set in motion the powers of universal law.  Lloyd C. Douglas
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.  Pearl Buck
Imitate the sundial's ways, count only the pleasant days.  Austrian Proverb
Know yourself. The unexamined life is not worth living.  Socrates
I love mankind, it's people I can't stand.  Charles Schulz
I swear by my life and by my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.  John Galt
Humor prevents a hardening of the attitudes.  Joel Goodman
Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation. For when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgment . . .Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller, and more of it can be taken in at a glance, and a lack of harmony or portion is more readily seen.  Leonardo da Vinci
Find a need and fill it.  Ruth Stafford Peale
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Doing your best is more important than being the best.  John Wooden
Eagles don't flock - you have to find them one at a time.  H. Ross Perot
Each of us must choose; whether to live our lives narrowly, selfishly and complacently or to act with courage and faith. We are not governed by fate or mysterious forces of history. It is the sum of our choices that will determine the kind of American and the kind of world in which we will live.  Madeleine Albright
Anger is only one letter short of danger.  Eleanor Roosevelt
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside of us while we live.  Norman Cousins
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.  Duguet
The fellow who says he'll meet you halfway usually thinks he's standing on the dividing line.  Orlando A. Battista
It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner.  Jonas Salk
More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity.  Francois Gautier
Life is a work of art, designed by the one who lives it.  Unknown
A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.  Cullen Hightower
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.  Abraham Lincoln
Words without actions are the assassins of idealism.   Herbert Hoover
LISTEN Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us.  Alice Duer Miller
Be swift to hear and slow to speak.  Bible
Everyone listens to the same radio station WII-FM.  Unknown
Nature has given to man one tongue but two ears that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak.  Epictetus - Greek philosopher
If you want to persuade someone to your point of view, make him feel like somebody. Put yourself in his shoes. Don't talk - listen to his problems and concerns. Show that you are genuinely interested.  Dale Carnegie
We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.  Konrad Adenaur
Everyone hears only what he understands.   Goethe
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.  Winston Churchill
Listening looks easy, but it's not that simple. Every head is a world.  Cuban Proverb
MANAGEMENT Keep your boss's boss off your boss's back.  Unknown
The person who knows "how" will always have a job. The person who knows "why" will always be his boss.  Diane Ravitch
Wise business management, and more particularly what is spoken of as safe and sane business management ... reduces itself in the main to a sagacious use of sabotage.  Thorstein Veblen
You cannot take a few people from one unit, throw them in with some from another, give them someone else's equipment, and hope to come up with a top-notch fighting unit.  Colonel Charles Beckwith, Delta Force Commander
You can buy a person's time; you can buy his physical presence in a given place; you can even buy a measured number of his skilled muscular motions per hour. But you cannot buy enthusiasm. You cannot buy initiative. You cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds and souls. You have to earn those things.  Clarence Francis
Nothing can be effectively controlled, in the long run, from the top of a hierarchy-- or from any one perspective. People are basically trustworthy. Only workplaces that give their members the chance to learn and add value through their work will succeed in the long run.  Art Kleiner
There is nothing as useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.  Peter Drucker
Today's newest breed of employee is the self-manager. These workers are the ones who survived the recent waves of downsizing, both by seeking and capitalizing on new opportunities and by learning new skills. Because these employees increasingly possess the skills and technological tools to supervise themselves - individually or in teams - they are eliminating the need for layers of management. More executives will soon find their jobs redundant, while self-managing front-line workers become highly valued and virtually fire proof. Everyone should strive to become self-managed. It is clearly the direction business is taking.  John Cahllenger
Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.  Jean de La Bruysre
To nurture rich insights and intuitions, a knowledge-creating company needs diversity in the pool of talents available within the company. This diversity enhances requisite variety, which is one of the enabling conditions for the organization.   Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi
We can't make people better by trying to eliminate their weaknesses, but we can help then perform better by building on their strengths.  Peter Drucker
What gets measured gets done; what gets recognized gets done even better.  Unknown
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success--or are they holding you back?  W. Clement Stone
Since we can no longer rely on the company for security, it must come from within. For people who know who they are and what they're called to do, it will be a world of great opportunity. For those who continue to define themselves in terms of the expectations and opinions of others, it will be a world of pain and frustration.  Joe Tye
Self-mastery calls for thorough familiarity with one's mental and emotional strengths. And it calls for sustaining a commitment to personal growth - the understanding of what makes you tick as an individual - as well as personal development.  Charles Garfield
The assets of most businesses walk out of the door at the end of each day. The challenge to management is to create an environment which will motivate them to want to return the next day.  Lynn Yates
Of all the decisions an executive makes, none is as important as the decisions about people, because they determine the performance capacity of the organization.   Peter F. Drucker
People go to work to succeed, not to fail. It is the manager's job to understand people's strengths. Managers who strive to find the good in their people will achieve far more than managers who only find fault.  Unknown
People in any organization will tend to treat new concepts and ideas as follows: 5% will accept immediately - 25% will lean towards acceptance - 60% will wait and see if it seems okay, 10% will never accept anything  Unknown
The two things that people want more sex or money are recognition and praise.  Mary Kay
The real dividing line between things we call work and the things we call leisure is that in leisure, however active we may be, we make our own choices and our own decisions. We feel for the time being that our life is our own.  Raymond Williams
The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.  Andre Maurois
The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish almost anything if you're willing to pay the price.  Vince Lombardi
It's what you ARE that your people learn, not what you do deliberately. What parents do deliberately probably makes almost no difference in whether their children grow up to be happy or unhappy, successful or unsuccessful, good or evil. My guess is that the same dynamic occurs in management, and leadership. That's why the technology of management, like the technology of parenting is such a blind alley, or worse, such a wrong turn, taking us to a place we shouldn't be going.  Dr. Richard Farson
It isn't the incompetent who destroy an organization--it is those who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.  Charles Sorenson
Managers without standards for persistence teach people to follow the line of least resistance.  Gerhard Gschwandtner
For every complex question, there's a simple answer, and it's wrong.  Oscar Wilde
I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hands. If you hold it too tightly, you crush it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it.  Tommy Lasorda
COHN'S LAW -- The more time you spend in reporting on what you are doing, the less time you have to do anything. Stability is achieved when you spend all of your time reporting on the nothing you are doing.  Cohn
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.  Albert Einstein
Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.  Vince Lombardi
There is nothing which rots morale more quickly and more completely than poor communication and indecisiveness -- the feeling that those in authority do not know their own minds.  Lyndall F. Urwick, 1956 Harvard Business
Any business arrangement that is not profitable to the other person will in the end prove unprofitable for you. The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.  B. C. Forbes
"Management" means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folklore and superstition, and of cooperation for force. . .  Peter F. Drucker
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.   Harold S. Geneen
We trained hard - but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we were reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while actually producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.  Petronius Arbiter, 210 BC. Or Petronius Satyricon, First Century AD
PERSISTANCE If we do what is necessary all the odds are in our favor.  Henry Kissinger
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute, What you can do, or think you can, Begin it.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit.  Seneca (B.C. 3-65 A.D.)
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.  Horace (65-8 B.C.).
Success is a journey, not a destination.  Ben Sweetland
It is not good enough for things to be planned - they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.  Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.  Albert Camus
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.  Dale Carnegie
Everyone tries to define this thing called character. It's not hard. Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking.  J.C. Watts
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.  Liane Cardes
Empty pockets never held a man back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.  Norman Vincent Peale
Discipline is developed doing small things, many of which you'd rather not do, perfectly; then you keep on doing them until they become habits. Then you do a little larger thing, perhaps slightly more difficult or tedious or unpleasant, perfectly; then you keep on going until it becomes a habit. Then you do something more difficult, or more of the same thing, and continue until you've built up your tolerance.  Steven M. Finkel
Do or do not. There is no try.  Yoda
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.  Dale Carnegie
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.   Margaret Mead
Never grow a wishbone, where your backbone ought to be.  Clementine Paddleford
Nobody ever found a buried treasure without digging for it. Most success is beneath the surface. Dig every day.  George W. Cummings Sr.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common that unsuccessful individuals with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius Is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.  Ray Kroc
If you want something done you'll find a way. If you don't want something done you'll find an excuse.   Donald Trump
If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.  Beryl Markham
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then give it up. There's no use in being a fool about it.  W.C. Fields
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.  Vince Lombard
The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.  Henry S. Haskins
The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, we toiling upward in the night.  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The sages do not consider that making no mistakes is a blessing. They believe, rather, that the great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and continually make a new man of himself.  Wang Yang-Ming
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.  Benjamin Disraeli
The only people I have ever know to have no problems are in the cemetery.  Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.  Paul Meyer
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.  Thomas Edison
Successful people aren't born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don't like to do. The successful people don't always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them.  Steve Ibbotson
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a life one to swim upstream.  W.C. Fields
Winning starts with beginning.  Robert Schuller
When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.  Arland Gilbert
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.  Mother Teresa
There is no education like adversity.  Benjamin Disraeli
The world we have made as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which we created them.  Albert Einstein
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.  Dolly Parton
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.  Mother Teresa
You can't try to do things, you must simply do them.  Ray Bradbury
You have to do a thousand things one percent better, not just do one thing a thousand percent better. It's doing the little things well, being on time for meetings, returning phone calls, saying thank you to people. It sounds like a cliché, but that is the reason one organization or one person is successful over someone else. Everyone knows what they ought to be doing, but the ones who practice daily excellence are the real difference makers.   Buck Rodgers
You may have to fight the battle more than once to win the war.  Margaret Thatcher
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow".  Unknown
It's never too late to be who you might have been.  George Elliot
RELATIONSHIP Do not assume that he who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. His life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, he would never have been able to find these words.  Rainer Maria Rilke
I have never been aware before how many faces there are. There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.  Rainer Maria Rilke
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.  Rainer Maria Rilke
A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude. Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky.  Rainer Maria Rilke