Some quotes...

Francis of Assisi

''Start by doing what's necessary then do what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.''

George Whitefield

''Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.''

Audrey Hepburn

''For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.''

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Abraham Lincoln: ''In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.''

Albert Bandura: ''Accomplishment is socially judged by ill defined criteria so that one has to rely on others to find out how one is doing.''

Albert Camus: ''You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.''

Alexander Graham Bell: ''When one door closes, another opens but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.''

Alfred Lord Tennyson: ''Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.''

Alice Walker: ''Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.''

Aly Raisman: ''You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!''

Anne Sullivan: ''The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.''

Aristole: ''We are what we repeatedly do excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.''

Aristotle Onassis: ''It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.''

Arnold J. Toynbee: ''The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.''

Arthur Rubinstein: ''I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.''

Audrey Hepburn: ''Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!''

Audrey Hepburn: ''The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.''

Audrey Hepburn: ''For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.''

Author Unknown: ''Don't let insecurity ruin the beauty you were born with.''

Ayn Rand: ''A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.''


Baltasar Gracian: ''Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.''

Bertrand Russell: ''The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.''

Beverly Sills: ''I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.''

Bill Cosby: ''In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.''

Black Hawk Down: ''It's what you do right now that makes a difference.''

Bob Marley: ''Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?''

Bobby Knight: ''The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.''

Bruce Lee: "Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."

Bruce Lee: ''Simplicity is the key to brilliance.''

Bryant H. McGill: ''One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.''

Buddha: ''Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.''

Buddha: ''Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.''


C.S. Lewis: ''Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.''

Carl Jung: ''Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.''

Carl Jung: ''Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.''

Carl Sagan: ''Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.''

Cesare Pavese: ''We do not remember days, we remember moments.''

Charles R. Swindoll: ''Life is 10 what happens to you and 90 how you react to it.''

Claire London: "Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there. You can't see the future, yet you know it will come you can't see the air, yet you continue to breathe."

Coach Taylor (FNL): ''Clear eyes, full heart, can't lose.''

Confucius: ''Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.''

Confucius: ''It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.''

Confucius: ''The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.''

Confucius: ''Respect yourself and others will respect you.''

Confucius: ''By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest.''

Confucius: ''When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.''


D.B. Harrop: ''In the end, those who demean others only disrespect themselves.''

Dalai Lama: ''Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.''

Dalai Lama: ''The purpose of our lives is to be happy.''

Dalai Lama: ''In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.''

Dale Carnegie: ''If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.''

Demi Lovato: ''No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you'll find the positive side of things.''

Diane Sawyer: ''Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.''

Dumbledore (Harry Potter): ''It is not our abilities that show what we truly are... it is our choices.''


Edgar Allan Poe: ''Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.''

Edmond Mbiaka: ''Respect comes in two unchangeable steps: Giving it and receiving it.''

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker: ''Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.''

Elbert Hubbard: ''Positive anything is better than negative nothing.''

Eldridge Cleaver: ''Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.''

Eleanor Roosevelt: ''The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.''

Elizabeth Bibesco: ''Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.''

Elizabeth Edwards: 'But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.''

Eminem: ''The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.''

Eric Thomas : ''When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you will be successful.''


Florence Scovel Shinn: ''Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.''

Francis of Assisi: ''Start by doing what's necessary then do what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.''

Frank Barron: ''Never take a person's dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you.''

Franklin D. Roosevelt: ''When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.''

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: ''If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you. ''


Gary Chapman: ''Respect begins with this attitude: I acknowledge that you are a creature of extreme worth.''

George Bernard Shaw: ''Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.''

George Bernard Shaw: ''Beware of false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance.''

George Bernard Shaw: ''We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.''

George C. Marshall: ''When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.''

George Herbert: ''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.''

George Mueller: ''Faith ends where worry begins, and worry ends where faith begins.''

George Whitefield: ''Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies.''

Germaine de Stael : ''Love is the emblem of eternity it confounds all notion of time effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.''


H. G. Wells: ''Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.''

Hafez: ''And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, "You owe me." Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky.''

Harvey Mackay: ''A great accomplishment shouldn't be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward.''

Harvey Mackay: ''Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.''

Harvey Mackay: ''When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective.''

Helen Keller: ''The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.''

Helen Keller: ''Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.''

Henry David Thoreau: ''Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.''

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

Henry David Thoreau: ''It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.''

Henry Drummond: ''The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.''

Hubert H. Humphrey: ''Never give in and never give up.''

Hussein Nishah: ''Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, not given.''



J.K. Rowling: ''It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.''

James Dean: ''Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.''

Janos Arany : ''In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.''

Jean Vanier: ''When we love and respect people, revealing to them their value, they can begin to come out from behind the walls that protect them.''

Jessica Savitch: ''No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.''

Jim Rohn: ''Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.''

Jim Rohn: ''Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.''

Jimmy Dean: ''I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.''

Joel Osteen: ''I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you're grateful, you'll see God open up new doors.''

Joel Osteen: ''You're going to go through tough times - that's life. But I say, 'Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.' See the positive in negative events.''

Johann von Goethe: ''The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.''

John C. Maxwell: ''A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.''

John Cogley: ''Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human.''

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

John Portman: ''It is through accomplishment that man makes his contribution and contribution is life's greatest reward.''

Joseph Campbell: ''Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.''

Joseph Campbell: ''The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.''

Joseph Campbell: ''Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.''

Joseph Campbell: ''Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.''


Kent M. Keith: ''People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.''

Khalil Gibran: ''Beauty is not in the face beauty is a light in the heart.''

Khalil Gibran: ''Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.''

Khalil Gibran: ''Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.''

Khalil Gibran: ''March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.''


Lao Tzu: ''Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.''

Lao Tzu: ''The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.''

Lao-Tzu: ''When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.''

Lauren Raffo: ''Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small one.''

Laurence Sterne: ''Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.''

Leonardo da Vinci: ''It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.''

Les Brown: ''Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.''

Les Brown: ''Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.''

Lord of the Rings: ''All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.''

Lyndon B. Johnson: ''Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.''


Madeleine L'Engle: ''Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.''

Mahalia Jackson: ''Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul man cannot live in health without them.''

Malala Yousafzai: ''It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.''

Malcom X: ''If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.''

Marcus Aurelius: ''Very little is needed to make a happy life it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.''

Mario Andretti: ''Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.''

Mario Puzo (The Godfather): ''Great men are not born great, they grow great.''

Marlo Thomas: ''My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.''

Martin Luther King, Jr.: ''Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.''

Martin Luther King, Jr.: ''Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'''

Martin Luther King, Jr.: ''Hatred paralyzes life love releases it. Hatred confuses life love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life love illuminates it.''

Martin Seligman: ''Well-being cannot exist just in your own head. Well-being is a combination of feeling good as well as actually having meaning, good relationships and accomplishment.''

Mary Anne Radmacher: ''Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.''

Matt Cameron: ''Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.''

Maya Angelou: ''Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.''

Maya Angelou : ''People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.''

Michael Jordan: ''I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.''

Michael Oher: "Don't ever allow yourself to feel trapped by your choices. Take a look at yourself. You are a unique person created for a specific purpose. Your gifts matter. Your story matters. Your dreams matter. You matter."

Milton Berle: ''If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.''

Milton Berle: ''If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.''

Mitch Albom: ''This is how you start to get respect, by offering something that you have.''

Mother Teresa: ''Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.''

Mother Teresa: ''Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.''

Mother Teresa: ''Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.''

Muhammad Ali: ''Your time is limited, He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.''

Muhammad Ali: ''He who is not courageous enough will accomplish nothing in life.''


Napoleon Hill: ''What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.''

Nelson Mandela: ''A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.''

Nicholas Murray Butler: ''Optimism is the foundation of courage.''

Nikos Kazantzakis: ''In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.''

Ninon de L'Enclos: ''That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.''

Norman Vincent Peale: ''There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.''

Norman Vincent Peale: ''Change your thoughts and you change your world.''

Norman Vincent Peale: ''It's always too early to quit.''


Og Mandino: ''Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.''

Oliver Wendell Holmes: ''Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.''

One Tree Hill: ''Because sometimes you have to step outside of the person you've been, and remember the person you were meant to be, the person you wanted to be, the person you are.''

Oprah Winfrey: ''You can have it all. Just not all at once.''

Oscar Hammerstein II: ''You gotta have a dream. If you don't have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?''

Oscar Wilde: ''Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.''


Pablo Picasso: ''Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.''

Pat Riley: "If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges."

Pat Riley: ''If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.''

Paul Tillich: ''The first duty of love is to listen.''

Paulo Coelho: ''There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.''

Persian Proverb: ''He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.''

Persius: ''He conquers who endures.''

Peter Marshall: ''Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.''

Peter Parker: ''No matter what, there's always a choice. Always.''

Pursuit of Happiness: 'Don't ever let somebody tell you you can't do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.''



R.G. Risch: ''Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you've got to give it.''

Ralph Marston: ''What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.''

Ralph Marston: ''Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.''

Ralph Marston: ''You've done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.''

Ralph Waldo Emerson: ''To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.''

Ralph Waldo Emerson: ''Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.''

Ralph Waldo Emerson: ''Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.''

Ralph Waldo Emerson: ''Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.''

Randy Pausch: ''We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.''

Ray Davis: ''Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.''

Raymond Lindquist: ''Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.''

Richard Rorty: ''There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.''

Robert Brault: ''Inner beauty, too, needs occasionally to be told it is beautiful. ''

Robert Browning: ''Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity These are its sign and note and character.''

Robert Frost: ''Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.''

Ronald Reagan: ''We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.''

Rumi: ''Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.''

Rumi: ''Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.''


Sai Baba: ''Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it.''

Saint Augustine: ''Faith is to believe what you do not see the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.''

Saint Basil: ''A tree is known by its fruit a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.''

Sam Levenson: ''Don't watch the clock do what it does. Keep going.''

Shakti Gawain: ''You create your opportunities by asking for them.''

Sholom Aleichem: ''Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.''

Shrek: ''After a while, you learn to ignore the names people call you and just trust who you are.''

Socrates: ''The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.''

Soren Kierkegaard: ''Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.''

Stephen Cosgrove: ''Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way it's covered for inside those tattered pages, there's a lot to be discovered.''

Steve Jobs: ''Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.''

Steve Jobs: ''The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.''

Suhaib Hussain: ''No days off.''

Swami Sivananda: ''Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.''


Terri Guillemets: ''If you feel beautiful, then you are. Even if you don't, you still are.''

Terri Guillemets: ''Courage is tiny pieces of fear all glued together.''

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: ''To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.''

Theodore Roosevelt: ''Believe you can and you're halfway there.''

Theodore Roosevelt: ''Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.''

Thomas Aquinas: ''To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.''

Thomas Aquinas: ''The things that we love tell us what we are.''

Thomas Carlyle: ''Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.''

Thomas Carlyle: ''Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.''

Thomas Paine: ''Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.''

Thomas S. Monson: ''When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.''

Tony Dorsett: ''To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.''

Tony Robbins: ''Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.''


Unknown Author: ''Forget all the reasons it won't work and believe the one reason that it will.''


Vince Lombardi: ''The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.''

Vince Lombardi: ''Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. ''

Vince Lombardi: ''The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.''

Vince Lombardi: ''Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.''


Walt Disney: ''No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.''

Walt Disney: ''If you can dream it, you can do it.''

Walt Disney: ''I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.''

Walt Disney: ''The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.''

White Queen (Alice in Wonderland): ''You cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours.''

Will Smith: ''Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.''

William Feather: ''One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.''

William Hazlitt: ''The more we do, the more we can do.''

William J. Clinton: ''If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.''

William J. H. Boetcker: ''That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.''

William James: ''Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.''

William James: ''The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.''

William Morris: ''The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.''

William Shakespeare: ''We know what we are, but know not what we may be.''

Willie Nelson: ''Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.''




Zig Ziglar: ''Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.''

Zig Ziglar: ''Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.''

Zig Ziglar: ''The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.''

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