Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.
-Bryant H. McGill
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land amongst the stars.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
A soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
-Johann von Goethe
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting — a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty.
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.
I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.
- Maya Angelou
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
- Benjamin Franklin
Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep.
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
-Charles R. Swindoll
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
-Abigail Van Buren
Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.
Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
|There’s no vocabulary For love within a family, love that’s lived in But not looked at, love within the light of which All else is seen, the love within which All other love finds speech. This love is silent.
-T.S. EliotThe family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
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 Garnett Thomson
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave.”
Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
-W. Clement Stone
The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
We take care of our health, we lay up money, we make our roof tight and our clothing sufficient, but who provides wisely that he shall not be wanting in the best property of all–friends?
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
- Mohandas K. Gandhi
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- E E. Cummings
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
- James Barrie
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but they seize us.
- Ashley Montagu
Enjoy your life without comparing it to others.
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.
Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it.
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
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.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.
The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Sam Keen, from To Love and Be Loved
We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa
Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course. ~
Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Love has the power of making you believe what you would normally treat with the deepest suspicion.
A smile is the beginning of peace.
- Mother Teresa
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.
The most important single ingredient in the formula for success is knowing how to get along with people.
We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
- Adlai Stevenson
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
-Edgar J. Mohn
Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it.
The truth is more important than the facts.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
—A. A. Milne
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
“The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.”
To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.