Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Human Success or Failure

"Nature gave us two ends: one to sit on and one to think with.
 Ever since then, man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.

-- Robert Albert Bloch

"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others,
and the delight in the recognition."

-- Alexander Smith

"I buy when other people are selling."

-- J. Paul Getty

"Wisdom outweighs any wealth."

-- Sophocles

Monday, August 30, 2010

Opportunity Disguised

"Opportunity is something more people would recognize if it didn't come disguised as hard work."

-- Napoleon Hill

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not."

-- Oprah Winfrey

"To be sure, none of us is perfect. And that needs to be seen for exactly what it is: a fact . . . a condition, not an excuse. Compensating for our imperfections and overcoming the temptations we face require commitment and self-discipline. Behaving ethically - being people of integrity - isn't always easy, but it is always right!"

-- Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Mind is Like a Garden

"Your mind is like a garden. If you plant seeds of love, compassion, truth and integrity, then you reap the rewards. If you choose not to plant anything, then weeds will overrun your garden; the weeds of hate, anger, negative thoughts and actions."

-- Barry Gottlieb

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

-- Robert Louis Stevenson

"You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life."

-- Zig Ziglar

"Always look for opportunities to challenge your best people because many of them are like sticks of dynamite; the power's on the inside, but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit."

-- Mac Anderson

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Real Secret To Success

"Have you ever wondered why so many people work so hard and honestly without ever achieving anything in particular, and others don't seem to work hard, yet seem to get everything? They seem to have the magic touch. You've heard people say, 'Everything he touches turns to gold.' And have you ever noticed that a person who becomes successful tends to continue to become more successful - and, on the other hand, have you noticed how someone who's a failure tends to continue to fail?

Well, it's because of goals. People with goals succeed because they know where they're going. It's that simple."

*-- Earl Nightingale

"We have to decide how high above this plateau we want to aim."

*-- Earl Nightingale

Friday, August 27, 2010

Your Bank Account Does Not Matter

"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove but, the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child."

"I've never known anyone who, on their deathbed said.
I wish I had spent more time at the office."

"Tomorrow never comes and yesterday never comes back, so live today
to it's fullest so that your yesterdays will be remembered with happiness and your tomorrows will be full of brightness and hope."

*-- Nick Smith

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."

*-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Why You Never Win

"You will never win if you never begin."

-- Robert Schuller

"With each decision, we should be convinced that we're
doing the best we can under the circumstances -- best
for ourselves, best for our family, best for our loved
ones, and, possibly, best for society as well."

-- Alexandra Stoddard

"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 practice peace."

-- Morihei Ueshiba

"The mind is its own place, and in itself
can make a heaven of Hell,
and a hell of Heaven."

-- John Milton

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ask What You Can Do Instead

"Stop asking if the glass is half full or half empty.
Instead ask "What's in it? How did it get there? What can I do with it?"

-- David Kaufman

"Gloom we have always with us, a rank and sturdy weed, but joy requires tending."

-- Barbara Holland

"Life is too short and too hard and too serious not to be humorous about it. We look for attitudes, people with a sense of humor who don’t take themselves too seriously. We’ll train you on whatever it is you have to do, but the one thing Southwest cannot change in people is inherent attitudes."

-- Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines

"I don't do a lot of wishful thinking. I'm a dreamer, but I'm a practical dreamer."

-- Kemmons Wilson, founder of Holiday Inn

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Life is to Grow

"Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead."

--Morihei Ueshiba

"Faith makes all things possible. Love makes them easy."

-- Betty

"I believe that we are here to contribute love to the planet--each of us in our own way."

-- Bernie Siegel, MD

"The only difference between a thought and physical reality is time, passion (love or hate), and physical activity."

-- Peter McWilliams

Monday, August 23, 2010

Those Who Dares Nothing

"Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing."

-- Friedrich Schiller

"My Friend
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend."

-- Albert Camus

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our
hearts. And we are never, ever the same."

-- Johnson

"One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay "in kind" somewhere else in life."

-- Anne Morrow

Sunday, August 22, 2010

When Taken Out of Your Life

"You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life."

-- James G. Bilkey

"Friends are treasures."

-- Horace Burns

"The search for someone to blame is always successful."

--Robert Half

"You may search my time-worn face, You'll find a merry eye that twinkles. I am NOT an old lady, Just a little girl with wrinkles!"

-- Edythe E. Bregnard

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Our Biggest Enemies

"The biggest enemies we have to overcome on the road to success are not a lack of ability and a lack of opportunity but fears of failure and rejection and the doubts that they trigger."

-- Brian Tracy

"It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants.
The question is, "What are we busy about"?"

-- Henry David Thoreau

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

-- Theodore Roosevelt

"There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there."

-- Indira Gandhi

Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Thoughts, Beliefs and Words

"Habits are those actions that get us through our day without a whole lot of conscious thought on our part. It's our habits, those actions that flow from our thoughts, beliefs and words that distinguish winners from everyone else."

-- Vince Lombardi Jr.

"Confidence is contagious and so is lack of confidence, and a customer will recognize both."

-- Vince Lombardi

"I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity! "

-- Gilda Radner

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Life An Experiment

"All life is an experiment."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be curious, not judgmental."

-- Walt Whitman

"The great use of life is to spend it
for something that will outlast it."

-- William James

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."

-- Eric Hoffer

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Secret To Succeeding

"The secret of our success is that we never, never give up."

-- Wilma Mankiller (1945 - 2010)

"People with a negative attitude brighten the whole room when they leave."

-- Jason

"Wolves do not aimlessly run around their intended victims, yipping and yapping. They have a strategic plan and execute it through constant communication. When the moment of truth arrives, each understands his role and understands exactly what the pack expects of him."

-- Twyman Towery

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Have Hope and Confidence

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."

-- Helen Keller

"Things do not change; we change."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can
only be attained through understanding."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life."

-- S.D. Gordon

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dreams Take Determination

"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

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

-- David Starr Jordan

"I am not as good as I ought to be. I am not as good as I want to be. I am not as good as I'm going to be. But I am thankful that I am better than I used to be."

-- John Wooden

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

-- Euripides

Friday, August 13, 2010

Valuable Important Person

"The more you see yourself as a valuable and important person, the more positive and optimistic you will be. When you consider yourself to be important, you will treat other people as if they are important as well."

-- Brian Tracy

"Circumstances do not make the man; they merely reveal him to himself."

-- Epictetus

"If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart."

-- Arabian Proverb

"When you do more than you're paid to do, you will eventually be paid more for what you do."

-- Zig Ziglar

Reconnect With Your Soul

"I highly recommend setting aside pockets of time during each day for solitude. You might have only five or ten minutes, but be alone and uninterrupted. And then sometime each week devote an extended time - at least one hour - to reconnect with your soul. How and when you do it is a very personal thing, but plan it because solitude doesn't happen on its own. Make it a priority in your life."

-- Mac Anderson

"Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character."

-- James Russell Lowell

"Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom."

-- Euripides (480 - 406 B.C.)

"To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success."

-- Henry Ford

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Courage

"Courage is fear that has said its prayers."

-- Dorothy Bernard

"The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness
rather than in its value."

-- Charles Dudley Warner

"If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.

-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

"The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him."

-- Henry Stimson

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Purposes and Wishes

"Great minds have purposes, others have wishes."

-- Washington Irving

"The patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop."

-- Quentin Regestein

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."

-- Charles Kingsley

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Consistency of Purpose

"The secret of success is consistency of purpose."

-- Benjamin Disraeli

"In the long run, all judging others really does is bring pain and block us from our ability to offer love. We were born to give, to bless, and to be a blessing, but when we are sitting in judgment, we can't."

-- Kate Nowak

"The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use."

-- Washington Irving

"When we are judging others, we have no time to love them."

-- Mother Theresa

Monday, August 09, 2010

Poem of Life

"Life is like a mirror, you need to constantly reflect.

Life is like a suitcase, you need to know when to hold on and when to let go.

Life is like a book, you need to take note of your good and bad doing.

Life is like a candle, you need to always shine for others.

Life is like a clock, you need to treasure every second."

-- Doris Phua

"Sikit sikit, lama lama jadi bukit.

It means : Little by little from a molehill to a mountain.

When you start saving bit by bit, then gradually over time, your meagre savings will blosom into something big."

-- Malay Proverb

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Negatives or Positives Are Perception

"Negatives and positives are most always based on perception and tend to rent space in our minds and largely dictate our reaction to situations."

-- M. Raymond Sheppard

"Values don't just happen. It takes time. It takes dialogue. It takes commitment. It will cost you, but it is a wise investment. It is good business."

-- John G. Blumberg

"Our values are not luxuries, but necessities. They are not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself."

-- Jimmy Carter

Friday, August 06, 2010

An Uninspired Mind

"An uninspired mind is a handicap we all can do something about."

-- James R. Ball

"The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits,
can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we
do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."

-- Indira Gandhi

"The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention."

-- Sir John Lubbock

Goals Capture Imagination

"Having a simple, clearly defined goal can capture the imagination and enthusiasm of your people. It can cut through the night like a beacon. It can bring an idea to life."

--Mac Anderson

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."

-- Sir John Lubbock

"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."

-- Henry Van Dyke

"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least."

-- Goethe

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Meaning of The Word Success

"When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word "succeed," you find that it simply means to follow through."

-- F. W. Nichol

"When I'm making a decision that might involve risk (and as a life-long entrepreneur, I've made a few) it's comforting to know that if I fail, I'll learn something and move forward. Without question, my willingness to take calculated risks that I believe in has been the key to any success I've enjoyed in my business career."

-- Mac Anderson

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."

-- Henry Ford

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Appreciate Yourself

"I don't think anyone can grow unless he's loved exactly
as he is now, appreciated for what he is rather than
what he will be."

-- Mister Rogers

"Love and success, always in that order. It's that simple
and that difficult."

-- Mister Rogers

"It's not what you do once in a while; it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference."

-- Jenny Craig

"Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's
work, but it's worth the effort."

-- Mister Rogers

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Your True Friendship

"A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths;
feels your fears but fortifies your faith;
sees your anxieties but frees your spirit;
recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities."

-- William Arthur Ward

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."

-- Walt Disney

"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."

-- Desiderius Erasmus

Monday, August 02, 2010

The Highest Appreciation

"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

"Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends."

-- Courtland Milloy

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

-- Lao Tzu

"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

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Take Regular Action

"When you regularly take continuous action toward your most important goals, you activate the Momentum Principle of success. This principle says that although it may take tremendous amounts of energy to overcome inertia and get started initially, it then takes far less energy to keep going."

-- Brian Tracy

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."

-- Napoleon Hill