He who stops being better stops being good. -Oliver Cromwell

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to
pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the
greater is their power to harm us. -Voltaire

We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life.
But we can decide what happens in us... how we can take it, what we
can do with it... and that is what really counts in the end.
-Joseph Fort Newton

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but
rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. -Hugh Downs

Silent and listen are spelled with the same letters!

"Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many
are left? Answer: five. Why? Because there's a difference between
deciding and doing."
-Mark L. Feldman & Michael F. Spratt

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. -Norman R. Augustine

You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only
decide how you're going to live. Now. -Joan Baez

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. -William Bennett 

Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not
do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. -Adolph Monod 

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should

Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage -- it can be
delightful. -George Bernard Shaw

What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use
things instead of using people and loving things.

Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and
anything seems everything. -Samuel Hazo 

For myself, I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being
anything else. -Sir Winston S. Churchill

Little I
Little I care            Little I care
for propriety,           if people talk,
convention               and still,
or society.              people have
Little I care            and people will.
for simple things,
like dresses of white    Little I care.
and wedding rings.       Little I.

				-Patricia de Rhonda

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing
himself. -Leo Tolstoy

Do not halloo till you are out of the wood.

Don't cry before you are hurt.

A bad workman blames his tools.

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. - David Herbert Lawrence

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. 
The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: 
could have, might have, and should have. -Louis E. Boone

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. -William Arthur Ward

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in
bed with a mosquito. -Bette Reeves

Each of us literally chooses, by his way of attending to things, what
sort of universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit. -William James 

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first
or last time. -Betty Smith

As long as you live, keep learning how to live. -Seneca

The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of
it. You have to catch up with it yourself. -Benjamin Franklin

A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood.
-Chinese proverb

A person who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy
enough people to make it worth the effort. -Herm Albright

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know
countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
-Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
-Howard W. Newton

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two
characters - one represents danger and the other represents
opportunity. -John F. Kennedy

Better late than never, but never late is better.

Nobody makes a greater mistake then he who does nothing because he
could only do a little. -Edmund Burke

You will never 'find' time for anything. If you want the time, you
must make it. -Charles Buxton

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which
you really stop to look fear in the face. -Eleanor Roosevelt

You wouldn't worry what others think of you... If you'd realize how
seldom they do! -Frances R. Hoffman

As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big. 
-Donald Trump

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

If you're still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers
on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new
dream to grow today. -Joyce Chapman

It's hard to wring my hands when I am busy rolling up my sleeves.
-Linda Geraci

A rolling stone gathers no moss. You have to strike while the iron is hot. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours. -Swedish Proverb Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. -Oprah Winfrey It is not enough to aim, you must hit. -Italian proverb A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. -Charles Gordy Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special. Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble. -French proverb The world's best reformers are those who begin on themselves. -George Bernard Shaw I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail. -Woodrow Wilson Being kind is more important than being right. Life is like a coin, you may spend it in many ways, but you spend it only once. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. -Thomas Jefferson People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too. -Malcolm Forbes One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine with only interests. -John Stuart Mill Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves. -Ovid 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. -Elinor Smith The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more. -Ed Parker Life begins when a person first realizes how soon it will end. -Marcelene Cox A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. -Harry Truman You don't get to control any outcome, only every choice you make along the way. -Stephen C Paul The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. -Maureen Dowd Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. If you are never scared, embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. -Julia Soul Make your life a mission - not an intermission. -Arnold Glasgow 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 J. H. Boetcker Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. -James Baldwin Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. -Danny Kaye Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to; all they need is one reason why they can. -Willis Whitney You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched. -Phaedrus Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. -Colin Powell Make peace with the knowledge that you can't have everything you want. Why? Because it's more important for us to get everything we need. -Sarah Ban Breathnach Believe in magnetism, not needles. -Emerson To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing. -Eva Young I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love, and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they will keep getting a busy signal and soon they'll forget my number. -Edith Armstrong When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. -Winston Churchill Mosquitos remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we think. -Tom Wilson To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive. -Robert Louis Stevenson Make yourself indispensable, and you will move up. Act as though you are indispensable, and you will move out. -Jules Ormont Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them. -C. C. Colton Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit. -M. Scott Peck Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. -Jackie Joyner-Kersee The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands. -Robert M. Pirsig Always remember when you are on top of the world, that the earth rotates every 24 hrs. -Steve G. Makris Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. -Ralph Waldo Emerson The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. -Pierre De Coubertin If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye, and it puts everything out of focus. Hold it at proper viewing distance, and it can be examined and classified. Throw it at your feet, and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway to eternity. -Celia Luce 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