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If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.
African Proverb
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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
Whatever we vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.
Paul Meyer
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
The mind is everything; what you think, you become.
As the wheel follows the ox behind, we will become what our thoughts have made us.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Carl Jung
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 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
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
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
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
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
All big things in this world are done by people who are naive and have an idea that is obviously impossible.
Dr. Frank Richards
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
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Light tomorrow with today.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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
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
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.
Glenn Clark
He who does nothing for others does nothing for himself.
There is no one luckier than he who thinks himself so.
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
The world, as we perceive it, is our own invention.
Heinz von Foerster
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Helen Kellar
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller
If you think you can do a thing or that you cannot do a thing, in either case you are right.
Henry Ford
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
Henry Ward Beecher
Rule your mind or it will rule you.
People do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
James Allen
Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
Les Brown
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
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you can do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz
The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
Lou Holtz
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
The universe is change, our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Arelius Antoninus
You are about as happy as you make up your mind to be.
Mark Twain
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
We become what we think about.
Napolean Hill
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve
Napolean Hill or Earl Nightingale
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
Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
Oprah Winfrey
It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame.
Oscar Wilde
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
Phillips Brooks
We have met the enemy and he is us.
What lies beyond us and what lies before us are tiny matters when compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it.
Samuel Goldwyn
Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is only by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Sarah Bernhardt
There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
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
Money is like sand, it can wash away. But, passion is innate and enduring.
Steve Haile
Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
Theodore Roethke
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
What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather, indicates, his fate.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's imagination.
Tommy Lasorda
Only you can be yourself. No one else I qualified for the job.
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.
Beautiful thoughts of all kinds crystallize into habits of grace and kindliness, which solidify into genial and sunny circumstances
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.
Being Challenged in Life is Inevitable, being Defeated is Optional.
Your Heritage is NOT your Destiny.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
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.
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
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
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
Never assume the obvious is true.
William Safire