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  1. "Every year, it takes more brains to navigate this complicated world. More people are falling below what I call the 'incompetence line' through no fault of their own."
    -- Scott Adams
  2. "If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
    -- Maya Angelou
  3. "The true measure of your wealth is how much you would be worth if you lost all your money."
    -- Anonymous
  4. "Every flower must grow through dirt."
    -- Anonymous
  5. "Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere."
    -- Anonymous
  6. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
    -- Aristotle
  7. "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
    -- Aristotle
  8. "Motivation will almost always beat mere talent."
    -- Norman R. Augustine

    Inspire

    Many people have gone further than they imagined they could because somebody else thought they could.
  9. "Imagination is the highest kite one can fly."
    -- Lauren Bacall
  10. "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
    -- James Baldwin
  11. "I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else; hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't."
    --
  12. "The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is."
    -- Arnold Bennett
  13. "Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense."
    -- Thomas Arnold Bennett
  14. "A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much, and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all."
    -- Georges Bernanos
  15. "I wish I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours."
    -- Bernard Berenson
  16. "Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there."
    -- Josh Billings

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  17. "He who kisses the joy is it flies lives in eternity's sunrise."
    -- William Blake
  18. "No bird soars too high if he soars on his own wings."
    -- William Blake
  19. "An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in very narrow field."
    -- Niels Bohr
  20. "Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility."
    -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  21. "To win you've got to stay in the game."
    -- Claude M. Bristol
  22. "Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones."
    -- Phillip Brooks
  23. "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
    -- Les Brown
  24. "We got to roll with the punches, play all of our hunches, make the best of whatever comes your way. Forget that blind ambition, learn to trust your intuition -- plowing straight ahead, come what may."
    -- Jimmy Buffett, Cowboy in the Jungle (song)

    Great Quotes From Great T...

    "We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."
    -- Carlos Castaneda

  25. "Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind."
    -- Leonardo da Vinci, Notebooks
  26. "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
    -- Charles Darwin
  27. "Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door."
    -- Emily Dickinson

  28. "If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them."
    -- Bob Dylan
  29. "Genius is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration."
    -- Thomas Edison
  30. "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
    --
  31. "Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labour in freedom."
    --
  32. "It is never too late to be what you might have been."
    --George Eliot

    It is Never - George Eliot
  33. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within."
    --

  34. "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
    --
  35. "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
    --
  36. "Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life."
    --
  37. "Difficulties exist to be surmounted."
    --
  38. "Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. "
    -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
  39. "History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."
    - B. C. Forbes
  40. "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."
    -- Henry Ford.

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  41. "Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward."
    -- Henry Ford
  42. "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."
    -- Henry Ford
  43. "One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do."
    -- Henry Ford
  44. "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."
    -- Henry Ford
  45. "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack."
    -- Harry Emerson Fosdick
  46. The Road not Taken

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far a I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassey and wanted wear
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.
    -Robert Frost, 1916

  47. "If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire - then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience."
    -- Robert Fulghum
  48. "He that would have the fruit must climb the tree."
    -- Thomas Fuller, M.D.

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  49. "We must become the change we want to see."
    -- Gandhi
  50. "Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is most important that you do it."
    -- Gandhi
  51. "Act as though what you do makes a difference. It does."
    -- William James
  52. "The most abundant, least used, and most abused resource in the world is human spirit and ingenuity."
    -- Dee Hock
  53. "Every calling is great when greatly pursued."
    -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  54. "The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one."
    -- Ellen Hubbard


  55. "May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand."
    -- IRISH BLESSING

  56. "The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse."
    --
  57. "We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough."
    --
  58. "There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"
    -- Robert Francis Kennedy
  59. "Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
    - Stephen King
  60. "Whatever you are, be a good one. "
    --
  61. "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up. "
    -- Vince Lombardi
  62. "None of us has gotten where we are solely by pulling ourselves up from our own bootstraps. We got here because somebody bent down and helped us."
    -- Thurgood Marshall
  63. "We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings."
    -- Abraham Maslow

    Bill Mills: 10,000 Meter Gold Finalist

    "Every passion has its destiny."
    -- Billy Mills

  64. "One can make a day of any size, and regulate the rising and the setting of his own sun and the brightness of its shining."
    -- John Muir (1838-1914)
  65. "The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed."
    -- Martina Navratilova
  66. "As for courage and will - we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead."
    -- Andre Norton


  67. "Remember your dreams."
    -- Maryanne Radmacher-Herhey
  68. "It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks."
    -- Theodore Roosevelt
  69. "The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it."
    -- H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  70. "Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will."
    -- James Stephens
  71. "If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, 'cause there's a million ways to be, you know that there are..."
    -- Cat Stevens (song lyric)

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  72. "If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny."
    -- W. Clement Stone
  73. "Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
    -- Harriet Beecher Stowe
  74. "Success is a journey, not a destination."
    -- Ben Sweetland
  75. "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
    -- Margaret Thatcher
  76. "Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. and a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not."
    -- Virgil Thompson
  77. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, Live the life you've imagined."
    -- Henry David Thoreau
  78. "Never Forget..........To the world you are just one person but to one person you are the world."
    -- Unknown

    Possibilities: Lighthouse

    "The only way to discover the limits of the impossible is to go beyond them into the impossible."
    --Unknown

  79. "True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."
    -- Kurt Vonnegut
  80. "I always turn to the sports page first. The sports page records people's accomplishments; the front page, nothing but man's failure."
    -- Earl Warren
  81. "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it!"
    -- Jonathan Winters
  82. "The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it."
    -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  83. "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being. "
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  84. "What does not kill me makes me stronger. "
    -- JohannWolfgang von Goethe
  85. "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. "
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  86. "When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be. "
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  87. "Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."
    -- George E. Woodberry

    Stevie Wonder

  88. "We all have ability. The difference is how we use it."--
    Stevie Wonder


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