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The average man finds life very uninteresting as it is. And I think that the reason why, is that he is always waiting for something to happen to him instead of setting to work to make things happen.A. A. Milne (1882-1956)
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
I have learned the novice can often see things that the expert overlooks. All that is necessary is not to be afraid of making mistakes, or of appearing naive.Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)
The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm, it’s dangerous because of those who watch and do nothing.Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.Anais Nin 1903-1977
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan but also believe. Anatole France (1844-1924)
I cannot afford the luxury of a closed mind.Clara Barton (1821-1912)
Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber. Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)
No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent.Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Ellen Parr (1852-1919)
People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.Epictetus (55-135)
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. Epictetus (55-135)
What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions; but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones? G. C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)
I’ve never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.Galileo (1564-1642)
I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.General George S. Patton (1885-1945)
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Nothing changes more constantly than the past; for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what happened, but of what men believe happened.Gerald W. Johnson (1919 - )
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 (1890-1977)
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. Helen Keller (1880-1968)
The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or perchance, a palace or temple on the earth; and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Whether you think that you can or that you can't you are usually right. Henry Ford (1863-1947)
One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again. Henry Ford (1863-1947)
Those who are going nowhere usually get there.Henry Ford (1863-1947)
If you think you will succeed or fail, you are right.Henry Ford (1863-1947)
The most important of my discoveries has been suggested by my failures.Humphrey Davy (1778-1829)
My grandfather told me that there are two kinds of people; those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try and be in the first group; there was less competition there.Indira Gandi (1917-1984)
Never be afraid of failure. The only way you can move from being a good leader to a very good one, even an excellent one, is by aiming higher. And that is bound to generate shortfalls.John Adair
You are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes.John Wooden (1910-2010)
Imagination is the eye of the soul. Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)
True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it.Karl Popper (1902-1994)
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.Lao Tzu
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180).
By the time we hit fifty; we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously; but never ourselves. Marie Dressler (1869-1934)
It's not the size of the dog in the fight it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.Martin Luther King JR.
The time is always right to do what is right.Martin Luther King JR.
We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.Martin Luther King JR.
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.Martin Luther King JR.
If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.Martin Luther King JR.
I see myself hitting all the routines, doing everything perfectly. I imagine all the moves and go through them in my mind.Mary Lou Retton
Some people wish it would happen, some people want it to happen, others make it happen.Michael Jordan
Strategy is a pattern in a stream of Actions.Mintzberg
A good leader can engage in debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial and uninformed.Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
So far as other people are concerned, you are your behaviour. So far as you are concerned, you are your feelings. Peter Honey
No one knows what he can do till he tries. Publilius Syrus
I have learnt over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.Rosalynn Carter
The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community. Ruth Benedict 1887 - 1948
You can outdistance that which is running after you but not what is running inside you.Rwandan Proverb
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Sir Francis Bacon (1561- 1626)
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. Sir J. Lubbock (1834–1913)
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.Sir J. Lubbock (1834–1913)
Without a positive mental outlook, you have nothing.Sven Goran Eriksson
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 (1743-1826)
The surest way of gaining success is believe you can succeed.Unknown
Better to light a small candle than to curse in the dark.Unknown
It takes 72 muscles to frown and only 14 to smile.Unknown
Some students drink deeply at the fountain of knowledge - others only gargle.Unknown
Few men are lacking in capacity, but they fail because they are lacking in application.Unknown
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.Voltaire (1694-1778)
Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.W. Edwards Deming 1900-1993
Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives. William James (1842-1910)
The greatest discovery of my generation is that you can change your circumstances by changing your attitudes of mind. William James (1842-1910)
There are two kinds of fools. One says ‘This is old, therefore it is good’; the other says, ’This is new, therefore it is better.William Ralph Inge (1860-1954)
Our fears are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.William Shakespeare (1564-1616)