Monday, December 31, 2007

Life Begins

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

*-- Neale Donald Walsch

"A friend is someone who you can tell your complaints;
a good friend is someone you can tell your dreams."

*-- Dale Dauten

"Do not die without having lived. Give yourself the
opportunity to show your true color and when you do
go, go out in a blaze of glory."

*-- Bernie S. Siegel

Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Storm Within

"The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger,
but for the deliverance from fear. It is the storm within that
endangers him, not the storm without."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as
you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with
too high a spirit to be encumbered with your oldnonsense."

---Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might
win, by fearing to attempt."

-- William Shakespeare

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Whom Gets The Farthest

"The person who gets the farthest is generally the
one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing
boat never gets far from shore."

*-- Dale Carnegie

"You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being, not because anybody says so, not because you're successful, not because you make a lot of money, but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason."

*-- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences."

*-- Harry S. Truman

Friday, December 28, 2007

Leave The City Of Comfort

"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness
of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll
discover is yourself."

*-- Alan Alda

"If I had to sum up in a word what makes a good manager, I'd say decisiveness. You can use the fanciest
computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act."

*-- Lee Iacocca

"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." *-- Carl Jung

You can learn new things at any time in your life
if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually
learn to like being a beginner, the whole world
opens up to you.

--Barbara Sher

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Courage and Dignity


Act with courage and dignity; stick to
the ideals that give meaning to life.

--J. Nehru


The kinder and more thoughtful a person is, the
more kindness he/she can find in other people.



Remember every job is a self-portrait of the
person who did it. Autograph your work
with excellence.


The Day's

"In the final analysis there is no solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decisions, the day's generous utterances and the day's good deed."

*-- Clare Booth Luce

"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible, it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could."

*-- Barbara DeAngelis

"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."

*-- Abraham H. Maslow {American Psychologist}

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Fences Are Made


Fences are made for those who cannot fly.

--Elbert Hubbard


Love doesn't sit there like a stone, it has to be made;
remade all the time, made new.

--Ursula K. LeGuin


Enthusiasm is the fly-wheel which carries your saw through
the knots in the log.

--Dr. Harvey Cushing

Monday, December 24, 2007

Goals Provide The Energy Source

"Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy."

*-- Denis Waitley {American Peak Performance Expert}

"There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other."

*-- Douglas Everett

"Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, it is possible to learn something that can enrich our lives and the lives of others. No one's education is ever complete."

*-- Sir John Templeton

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sum Of His Actions


A man is the sum of his actions, of what
he has done, of what he can do. Nothing else.

--Mahatma Gandhi


There isn't any formula or method.
You learn to love by loving.

--Aldous Huxley


Every great mistake has a halfway moment,
a split second when it can be recalled and
perhaps remedied.

--Pearl S. Buck

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Very Few People Are Ambitious

"Very few people are ambitious in the sense of having a specific
image of what they want to achieve. Most people's sights are only
toward the next run, the next increment of money."

*-- Judith M. Bardwick

"The basic principle of turning ideas into big money is to seize every money building idea and work with it until the idea fits your purpose, decide on the steps needed to make it work, and then proceed to do it as soon as possible."

*-- Duane Newcomb

"There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once
it has been set free."

*-- Hubert H. Humphrey {US Vice President}

Friday, December 21, 2007

Advances Confidently

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his
dreams, and endeavors to live a life which he has
imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in
common hours."

*-- Henry David Thoreau

"Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, it is possible to
learn something that can enrich our lives and the lives of
others. No one's education is ever complete."

*-- Sir John Templeton

"Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life.
Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life
situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real."

*-- Eckhart Tolle

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Shutting Out Life


Life truly lived is a risky business, and if one
puts up too many fences against risk one ends
by shutting out life itself.

--Kenneth S. Davis

HOPE. Without hope for the future,
there is no power in the present.

--Author Unknown


Leadership is knowing when to use your power.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bar To New Ideas

"The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to
new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of
them to be wrong than to be always right by having no
ideas at all."

*-- Edward deBono

"Having a vision for your life allows you to live out
of hope, rather than out of your fears."

*-- Stedman Graham

"First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an
objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your
ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust
all your means to that end."

*-- Aristotle {BC 384-322 Greek Philosopher}

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

One Good Decision


One good wish changes nothing.
One good decision changes everything.


Love is all we have, the only way
that each can help the other.

--Euripides, Orestes


In all things, be willing to listen
to people around you. None of
us is really smart enough to go
it alone.

--John Clendenin

Monday, December 17, 2007

Quiet The Mind


To gain access to the tremendous
knowledge of your higher spirit,

You must quiet the mind that thinks,
and go to the part that knows.


You have your pencil. You have your colors.
You paint paradise and live there.


surviving, but thriving-

With passion and compassion

And humor and style,

And generosity and kindness.

-Maya Angelou

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Most Important Things

"Every evening, write down the six most important things that
you must do the next day. Then while you sleep your
subconscious will work on the best ways for you to accomplish
them. Your next day will go much more smoothly."

*-- Tom Hopkins

"The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own
personal development. I used to say, 'If you will take care of
me, I will take care of you.' Now I say, 'I will take care of
me for you if you will take care of you for me.'"

*-- Jim Rohn

Powers Inside of You

"There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover
and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or
imagined you could become."

*-- Orison Swett Marden {1850-1924 Founder of Success Magazine}

"He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by
the attraction of his own."

*-- Henry Ward Beecher

"The person who gets the farthest is generally the
one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing
boat never gets far from shore."

*-– Dale Carnegie

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lay a Firm Foundation

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation
with the bricks others have thrown at him."

*-- David Brinkley

"To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love
forever is to live forever."

*-- Henry Drummond

"Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to
ask them."

*-- Ralph Gerard

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Focusing On

"Rather than focusing on things and time,
focus on preserving and enhancing
relationships and on accomplishing results."

*-- Stephen Covey

"Leadership is much more an art, a belief,
a condition of the heart, than a set of
things to do. The visible signs of artful
leadership are expressed, ultimately, in
its practice."

*-- Max DePree

"Striving for excellence motivates you;
striving for perfection is demoralizing."

*-- Harriet Braiker

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cushion the Painful Effects

"Cushion the painful effects of hard blows
by keeping the enthusiasm going strong,
even if doing so requires struggle."

*-- Norman Vincent Peale

"I always try to turn my personal struggles
into something helpful for others."

*-- Henri Nouwen

"You are to gather up the joys and sorrows,
the struggles, the beauty, love, dreams
and hopes of every hour that they may be
consecrated at the altar of daily life."

*-- MacRina Wiederkehr

Monday, December 10, 2007


"Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and
women to a common purpose and the character which
inspires confidence."

*-- Bernard Law Montgomery

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners who make our
souls blossom."

*-- Marcel Proust

"It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see."

*-- Thoreau

Sunday, December 09, 2007


"Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world
calls wisdom."

*-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."

*-- H. L. Mencken

"Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial."

*-- Ross Perot

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Fears Are Tissue Paper

"Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single
courageous step would carry us clear through them."

*-- Brendan Francis

"Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try
to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate
a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible."

*-- Norman Vincent Peale

"The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to
paint the canvas of our lives."

*-- Louise Hay

Thursday, December 06, 2007

A Hero

"It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle.
It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes
into battle."

*-- Norman Schwarzkopf

"Fortune and love favor the brave."

*-- Ovid

"The love of one's country is a splendid thing.
But why should love stop at the border?"

*-- Pablo Casals

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Faith Means

"To me faith means not worrying."
*-- John Dewey

"We waste time looking for the perfect lover,
instead of creating the perfect love."

*-- Tom Robbins

"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy
and character. But if you must be without one,
be without the strategy."

*-- Norman Schwarzkopf

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Art of Peace

"One does not need buildings, money, power, or status
to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where
you are standing, and that is the place to train."

*-- Morihei Ueshiba

"Friendship is like money, easier made than kept."

*-- Samuel Butler

"Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."

*-- Thomas Jefferson

Monday, December 03, 2007

Can Never Be Retrieved

"Time is the one thing that can never be retrieved.
The hours lost in idleness can never be brought
back to be used in gainful purposes."

*-- C. R. Lawton

"Gratitude is the heart's money."

*-- French proverb

"Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul."

*-- Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, December 02, 2007

About a Problem

"How you think about a problem is more important
than the problem itself -- so always think

*-- Norman Vincent Peale

"There is little difference in people, but that
little difference makes a big difference. The
little difference is attitude. The big difference
is whether it is positive or negative."

*-- Clement Stone

"Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully.
Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively.
Pursue persistently."

*-- William A. Ward

Saturday, December 01, 2007

The Abundant Life

"The abundant life does not come to those who have had
a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others.
It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental
and moral fiber."

*-- William Mather Lewis

"Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better
than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender
of attachment to results, because there follows immediate

*-- Bhagavad Gita {Sanskrit Poem}