You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make
your attitudes to fit those situations. -Zig Ziglar

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
-Chinese proverb

It is better to live rich than to die rich. -Samuel Johnson

There's a saying among prospectors: 'Go out looking for one thing, and
that's all you'll ever find.' -Robert Flaherty

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 eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot
defeat me.' -Ann Landers

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
-Michael Jordan

Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely
and the likely definite. -Robert Half

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
-Lena Horne

If you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, march down there
and turn it on yourself.

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard
them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will
become the brightest gems in a useful life. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before you open your mouth to speak, please make sure it's an
improvement upon the silence.

Tears will get you sympathy. Sweat will get you results.

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far
higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.
-Joel Hawes

If you don't want to feel great about what's going on, you can always
choose to feel great in spite of what's going on. -Ralph Marston

All good things in moderation - including moderation.

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some
and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. 
-Robert Fulghum

Donít ask for it to be easy, ask for it to be worth it. -Dan Kuschell

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. -Ben Franklin

If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself
knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can
get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
-Thomas J. Watson 

Smilers wear a crown, losers wear a frown.

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world
is to act in accordance with your thinking. -Goethe

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help
them become what they are capable of becoming. -Goethe

We cannot change the direction of the wind ... but we can adjust our

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what
you are not. -Andre Gide

Don't let us think our little jobs are hardly ever seen. Remember
every blade of grass helps make the meadow green.

Go as far as you can see, and when you get there, you'll see farther.

You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom.

you are going through hell, keep going. -Winston Churchill It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level. Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old. Seek what they sought. Think much, Speak little, Write less. It is better to be good than to be original. -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe The block of granite which was an obstacle in the path of the weak, becomes a steppingstone in the path of the strong. -Thomas Carlysle Always try to be the best, but don't ever think you are the best. You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. -Thomas Jefferson Do not believe that it is very much of an advance to do the unnecessary three times as fast. -Peter Drucker Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it. -Ben Franklin If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side. The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. -Michelangelo No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. -Helen Keller A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. -George Bernard Shaw Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. -Thomas Jefferson Live as though it were your last day on earth. Some day you will be right. -Robert Anthony Sometimes the squeaky wheel doesn't get the grease, it just gets replaced. To handle yourself, use your head; To handle others, use your heart. Anger is only one letter short of danger. The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost. -George Shultz Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or doing it better. -John Updike Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. -Chinese Proverb Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions. They're more easily handled than dumb mistakes. -William Wister Hanes Only a pessimist complains about the noise when opportunity knocks. You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. -Henry Ford To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse. -John Quincy Adams He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice. -Albert Einstein 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 You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. -Chinese Proverb Intelligence is like underwear, everyone should have it, but we shouldn't show it off. - Gene Petret Heaven never helps the men who will not act. -Sophocles Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious. -B. C. Forbes There is no top for me. As soon as I get to a certain point, I want to see what is at the next plateau. -Ted "the Greek" The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way. -Keanu Reeves If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe. -Abraham Lincoln A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. -Francis Bacon Asking a stupid question is better than repairing a stupid mistake. There's nothing wrong with making mistakes; just don't respond with encores. Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. -Bertolt Brecht Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly. Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. -Queen Elizabeth I of England Your attitude and your aptitude will determine your altitude. The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure? Remember, you must use it, as it is given only once. Once wasted you cannot get it back. The man who views the world at 50 the same way he did at 30 has wasted 20 years of his life. If you treat every situation like a life or death matter, be prepared to die a lot of times. To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can have. -Terence Hanbury White