Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself,
"I have failed three times," and what happens when he says, "I'm a
failure." -S. I. Hayakawa

Where the heart is willing it will find a thousand ways. Where it is
unwilling it will find a thousand excuses. -Arlen Price

Time is like the snowflake that on your finger lit. It disappeared
while you were thinking of what to do with it...

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy
lies in having no goal to reach. -Benjamin Mays

When you are born you are crying and everyone around you is smiling.
Live your life so that when you die you are smiling and everyone
around you is crying. 

The men who try to do something & fail are infinitely better than
those who try to do nothing and succeed. 

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people
always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can
become great. -Mark Twain

If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Tough times don't last but tough people do.

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose
sight of the shore.

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day,
something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one
else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to
continually be part of unanimity. -Christopher Morley

It doesn't matter if the water is cold or warm if you're going to have
to wade through it anyway. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
-Chinese Proverb

There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.
-Henry Ford

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
-Jesse Jackson

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no
birds sang except those that sang best. -Henry Van Dyke

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without
the rain, there would be no rainbow. -Jerry Chin

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an
optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. 
-Harry Truman

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday
all the time. -Charles F. Kettering

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because
your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely
what others think you are. -John Wooden

It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very
best you will very often get it. -W. Somerset Maugham

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. -William James

You don't have to move that mountain
Just help me Lord to climb it
You don't have to move that stumbling block
Just show me the way around it
-Keith Whitley

Ask me not what I have, but what I am.
-Heinrich Heine

A man who makes no mistakes - seldom makes anything.

It is unrealistic to expect that you can reach for the stars without
first gaining a foothold on solid ground. Dreaming is easy. Going
after the dream in the real world requires a substance of effort.
-Ralph Marston

Don't ask, "What if it doesn't work?" Ask instead, "What if it does?"

You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
-Edwin Louis Cole

He is the richest who is content with the least. -Socrates

There are many men whose tongues might govern multitudes if they could
govern their tongues. -George D. Prentice

If you cannot get what you like, why not try to like what you get?

If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to
laugh at when you grow old.
-Ed Howe

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.

There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few
will catch your heart... pursue those.

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light.
                         -Edna St. Vincent Millay

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.

Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit.

Pain is inevitable but misery is optional. -Barbara Johnson

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others
judge us by what we have already done. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long
and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones
which open for us. -Alexander Graham Bell

It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get on sometimes. What
matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making
decisions. -Jim Rohn

Live so the Preacher won't have to lie at your funeral! 

You can complain because roses have thorns, Or you can rejoice because
thorns have roses. -Ziggy

You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd. If you do not create your destiny, you will have your fate inflicted upon you. -William Irwin Thompson Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win. If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give. Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. -Will Rogers If you're not a liberal when you're twenty, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative when you're forty, you have no brain. Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like there's nobody watching. Creativity demands nothing less than all you have. Talent alone is never enough. -Erica Jong They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. -Francis Bacon We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all. -Jean de La Bruyere Many a false step is made by standing still. A snowflake is a very fragile thing, by itself.... but just look what happens when they stick together! We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world. -René Magritte Don't leave the job to the other guy. How do you know he'll even try? You never get a second chance to make the first impression. I like to see a man pround on a place in which he lives. -A. Lincoln There are too many sad things in this world. Don't walk away from the happy ones. Chance comes to everybody. Only those who are slow to acknowledge chance complain that life is unfair. -Maurice Chevalier Today is the first day of the rest of your life ==> make it the best day since the beginning of your life and may tomorrow bring sunshine into it. -Curtis Woods Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. Whether you think that you can or that you can't, you are usually right. The gods do not deduct from man's alloted span the hours spent fishing. -Babylonian proverb A pesimist is an optimist with experience. Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot. -Dixie Lee Ray If you do not believe in yourself...chances are that nobody else will. Keep your head and your heart in the right direction and you'll never have to worry about your feet. Nothing in this world is impossibe to a willing heart. Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. The Essence of Survival Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed... Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle ...when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. Priorities 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. People are not the best because they work hard, they work hard because they are the best. The people who live in the Golden Age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks. The most wasted day of all is the one without laughter. -E. E. Cummings