Monday, June 30, 2008

Scientific and Spiritual Power

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men.

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color
of their skin, but by the content of their character.

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Perseverance Not Strength

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the
stream always wins - not through strength but by perseverance.

--H. Jackson Brown

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon them and to let them know that you trust them.

--Booker T. Washington

Leaders make the best decisions by rummaging through the attic (brain), searching in the basement (common sense and intuition), and then visiting the living room (heart) to reflect on what was found in all of those areas.

--Jerry R. Lewis

Friday, June 27, 2008

Love and Life

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

--Leo Buscaglia

The only thing in life that you have 100% control
of is your effort and your word.

--Neil Carlson

LIfe's piano can only produce the melodies of brotherhood
when it is recognized that the black keys are as basic,
necessary, and beautiful as the white keys.

--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith In First Step

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see
the whole staircase.

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus
but a molder of consensus.

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Who is Martin Luther King, Jr.
Baptist minister and civil rights leader. Born Michael Luther King, Jr., on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. The grandson and son of Baptist ministers, King grew up singing in his church choir. In 1935, his father changed both of their names to Martin to honor the
German Protestant.

Young Martin attended segregated public schools and graduated
from high school at age 15. In 1948, he received his B.A. degree
from Morehouse College in Georgia, the alma mater of both is father
and grandfather, and in 1951 he earned is B.D. from Crozer
Theological Seminary.

While at Crozer, King was elected president of a predominantly
white senior class. In 1955, he received a Ph.D. from Boston
University, where he also met his future wife, Coretta Scott , with
whom he had four children.

He was the guiding light for the most crucial years in America's
civil-rights struggle. Chosen president of the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference in 1957, advocating nonviolence, he was
jailed, attacked and had his house bombed.

King's finest hour came on 28 August 1963, leading the march in
Washington, DC, and making his famous "I have a dream" speech.
Sadly, he was assassinated in 1968.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Sure Thing Boat

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

--Dale Carnegie

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be
able to persuade my wife to marry me.

--Winston Churchill

I like the dreams of the future better than
the history of the past.

--Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Being Young or Old

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty
or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

--Henry Ford

There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we
have contact with the world. We are evaluated and
classified by these four contacts: what we do, how
we look, what we say, and how we say it.

--Dale Carnegie

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and
must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.

--George Washington

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Look Too Far Ahead

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link
in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.

--Winston Churchill

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

--Golda Meir

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you
want to test a man's character, give him power

--Abraham Lincoln

Monday, June 23, 2008

When Money Is Hope

If money is your hope for independence you will
never have it. The only real security that a man
will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge,
experience, and ability.

--Henry Ford

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never
tried anything new.

--Albert Einstein

Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light
can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only
love can do that.

--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Believe You Are Best

To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.

--Muhammad Ali

The man or woman who treasures his friends is usually solid gold himself.

--Marjorie Holmes

Remember, "It's NOT what you eat between Thanksgiving and New Years
that matters, BUT what you eat between New Years and Thanksgiving!"

--Dean Miller

Friday, June 20, 2008

Love The Doing

"You must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the secondary consequences."

-- Ayn Rand

"Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future."

-- Charles F. Kettering

"The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would solve most of the world's problems."

-- Gandhi

Darkest Moment Light

The black moment is the moment when the real message
of transformation is going to come. At the darkest
moment comes the light.

--Joseph Campbell

The more we know, the better we forgive. Whoe'er
feels deeply, feels for all that live.

--Mme. de Stael

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing
how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

--David Starr Jordan

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Confidence In Your Ability

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

--Rosalynn Carter

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.

--Gerry Spence

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Best or Most Fear Worlds

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

--James Branch Cabell

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

--Carl Jung

To follow, without halt, one aim: There's the secret of success.

--Anna Pavlova

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Dreams Into Reality

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.

--Jesse Owens

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


Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

--David Starr Jordan

Monday, June 16, 2008

Lighted The Flame Within

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by
a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to
think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted
the flame within us.

--Albert Schweitzer

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.

--Lao Tzu

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them.

--John F. Kennedy

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Your Tomorrow

Your tomorrow will be the result of your attitude and the choices you make today!" --- SO --- "Practice the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.

Insistence, Persistence & Consistence.

--Sidney Szydlow

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

--Helen Keller

Friday, June 13, 2008

Nothing Is Far

"Nothing's far when one wants to get there."

--Queen Marie of Rumania

"What you believe yourself to be, you are."

--Claude M. Bristol

"Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution."

--Dr. David Schwartz

Your Own Resolution

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more
important than any one thing.

--Abraham Lincoln

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.

--Anne-Sophie Swetchine

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

--Colin Powell

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Life Takes On Meaning

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated,
set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable

--Les Brown

The quality of your life is the quality of your

--Anthony Robbins

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is
something we tune into.

--Wayne Dyer

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ability To Do

The Creator has not given you a longing to do that
which you have no ability to do.

--Orison Swett Marden

Friends are like stars, you don't always see them,
but you know they're always there.

--Vannii Arcri

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability
to discover ability in others is the true test.

--Elbert Hubbard

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bigger Than Trouble

If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me."

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.

--Napoleon Hill

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.

--Denis Waitley

Monday, June 09, 2008

Life Hard

When I hear somebody sigh that Life is hard, I am always tempted
to ask, "Compared to what?"

--Sydney J. Harris

If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big.

--Donald Trump

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done,
it's always your choice.

--Wayne Dyer

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Abundance Is

"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into."

--Dr. Wayne Dyer

"It's not enough to be busy. The question is, what are we busy about?"

--Henry David Thoreau

"Always do the right thing. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."

--Mark Twain

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Keep Your Vision Alive

Where there is vision, there is life and growth, accomplishment,
fulfillment and joy. Keep your vision alive. It is important to see clearly, what you wish to accomplish and hold fast to it. Though it may tarry, it will surely come to past at the appointed time.

--James McKoy

Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones
that are unconquerable.

--Theodore N. Vail

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content
with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.

--Andrew Carnegie

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Must Apply and Do

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A good deed is never lost: he who sows
courtesy reaps friendship; and he who
plants kindness gathers love.


Our greatest glory is not in never falling
but in rising every time we fall.


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Right Wrong Mental Attitude

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

One of the things I keep learning is
that the secret of being happy is
doing things for other people.

--Dick Gregory

The thing always happens that you really
believe in; and the belief in a thing
makes it happen.

--Frank Loyd Wright

Monday, June 02, 2008

Effort Releases

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person
refuses to quit.

--Napoleon Hill

The life and love we create is the life and love we live.

--Leo Buscaglia

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we
recommend it daily.

--Zig Ziglar