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Here are some quotes that I like...

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Two stonecutters were asked what they were doing.
The first said, "I'm cutting this stone into blocks."
the second replied, "I'm on a team that's building a cathedral."


Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling block.
It's just a matter of how you view them.


In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Mark Twain

Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail.


A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

The biggest mistake you can make
is to believe that you work for someone else.


To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.


Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

George Elliot

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.


To see what is right and not to do it, is want of courage.


Everyone has talent.
What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.

Erica Jong

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be.
Be one.

Marcus Aurelius

The right name is the one who seizes the moment.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand,
as in what direction we are moving.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

People often say that this person has not yet found himself,
But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.

Thomas Szasz

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.

William Blake

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

John Cotton Dana

Always do right.
this will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

You see thing; and say, "Why?"
But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"

Robert F. Kennedy

Well begun is half done.


Which can say more than this rich praise, that you alone are you?


There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry.
Two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is Yesterday...
And the other day I do not worry about until Tomorrow.

Robert Jones Burdette

To what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause;
He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws.

sir Richard Burton

Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.

Lord Chesterfield

One must not always think so much about what one should do,
but rather what one should be.

Meister Eckhart

For everything you have missed, you have gained something.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Somebody siad that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied,
That maybe it couldn't, but he whould be one
Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried.

Edgar A. Guest

A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

Ben Jonson

A person travels the world over in search of what he needs
and returns home to find it.

George Moore

Things cannot always go your way.
Learn to accept in silence the minor aggravations,
cultivate the gift of taciturnity,
and consume your own smoke with an extra draught of hard work,
so that those about you may not be annoyed with the dust and soot of your complaints.


The beginning is the most important part of the work.


No one knows what he can do till he tries.

Publilius Syrus

The key to happiness is having dreams;
The key to success is making them come true.


Far better it is to dare mighty thing, to win glorious triumphs,
even though checkered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the gray twilight that know not victory nor defeat.


When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
charles Caleb Colton
When in doubt tell the truth.

Mark Twain

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about,
and that is not being talked about.

Oscar Wilde

The follies which a man regrets most in life are those which he
didn't commit when he had the opportunity.

Helen Rowland

If you do not tellthe truth about yourself
you cannot tell it about other people.

Virginia Woolf

To lose is to learn.


The guts carry the feet, not the feet the guts.


Learn to say 'No';
it will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.

charles Haddon Spurgeon

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

Gary Player

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy

It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.
Adlai Stevenson
In the midst of winter,
I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

Albert Camus