Don’t confuse being stimulating with being blunt.
– Barbara Walters

A year from now you may wish you had started today.
– Karen Lamb

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge– fitter to bruise than polish.
Anne Bradstreet

Words are things; and a small drop of ink, falling like
dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
– Lord George Gordon Byron (1788-1824)


I wish for you a life of wealth, health and happiness;
a life in which you give to yourself the gift of patience, the virtue of reason, the value of knowledge, and the influence of faith in your own ability to dream about and achieve worthy rewards.
– Jim Rohn

Don’t tell me that worry doesn’t do any good.
I know better.  The things I worry about don’t happen.


The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.
– John Foster Dulles


When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.
Thomas Paine (1737-1809)


You cannot change the truth, but the truth can change you.


There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
– St. Francis De Sales

If you meet danger promptly and without flinching
you will reduce the danger by half.
Never run away from anything.  Never!
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)


Average isn’t awful but it is as close to the bottom as it is to the top.

Never assume that habitual silence means ability in reserve.
– Geoffrey Madan

Every choice carries a consequence.  For better or worse, each choice is the unavoidable consequence of its predecessor.  There are not exceptions.  If you can
accept that a bad choice carries the seed of its own
punishment, why not accept the fact that a good choice yields desirable fruit?
– Gary Ryan Blair


Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.
– Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea.  It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it that makes a difference.
– Nolan Bushnell

Whatever you do, don’t give up.  Because all you can do once you’ve given up is [complain].  I’ve known some great [complainers] in my time.  With some it’s a passion, with others an art.
– Molly Ivins

I have learned silence from the talkative,
toleration from the intolerant and
kindness from the unkind.
Kahlil Gibran

A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little
cruel that it may be very kind.
Edmund Spenser

Some succeed because they are destined to;
most succeed because they are determined to.
Anatole France


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