Some of My Most Favoured Quotes

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority. ~ William Arthur Ward

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~ Mother Teresa

Put yourself in your customer’s place.  ~ Orison Swett Marden

Individual freedom has all but vanished as individual responsibility has disappeared ~ Neale Donald Walsch

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1

Humankind has not evolved in its most basic instincts much beyond the caveman era. Yet every attempt to change that is met with scorn. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. ~ Henry Ford

Love breeds tolerance, tolerance breeds peace. … Love cannot be indifferent. It does not know how. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

It is not the employer who pays the wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays the wages. ~ Henry Ford

People that pay for things never complain. It’s the guy you give something to that you can’t please. ~ Will Rogers

Government in the US today is a senior partner in every business in the country. ~ Norman Cousins

The goal is to help the weak grow strong, not to let the weak become weaker – Neale Donald Walsch

Governments understand that help is power. That is why governments offer as much help to as many people as they can… ~ Neale Donald Walsch

If the whole world followed you, would you be pleased with where you took it? ~ Neale Donald Walsch

I don’t pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages. ~ Robert Bosch

Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in man. ~ Author Unknown

There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values. ~ Author Unknown

All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are. ~ Mark Cuban

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility. ~ Ambrose Bierce

Don’t close off the possibility of new truth because you ‘ve been comfortable with an old one. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

Can’t you see the wonder at your feet, your life is complete. ~ The Doors

Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you’re praying. ~ Mason Cooley

Act as if you were separate from nothing, and no one, and you will heal your world tomorrow. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

All lasting business is built on friendship. ~ Alfred A. Montapert

Never look back unless you’re planning to go that way ~ Henry David Thoreau […or unless you’re doing genealogy!]

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses. ~ Napoleon Hill

If a doctor assists you in your suicide, it is called manslaughter, while if a tobacco company does, it is called commerce. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

We’ve seen in the last half century an incredible shift. This is just an extraordinary time to be alive. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done. ~ Henry Ford

This is the great secret. This is the sacred wisdom. Do unto others as you would have it done unto you. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

For me, being tall was very positive because I thought my mom was the most beautiful person ever. ~ Lisa Leslie

The more I know the less I understand all the things I knew I’m learning again. ~ Don Henley

When wealth is gone, little is lost, when health is gone, something is lost; but when character is gone all is lost! ~ Unknown Author

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.~ Og Mandino

Life flows on within you and without you. ~ The Beatles

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. ~ Tom Wilson

To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. ~ Buckminster Fuller

When patterns are broken, new worlds can emerge. ~ Tuli Kupferberg

Conceit is a weird disease. It makes everybody sick except the one who’s got it. ~ Zig Ziglar

It must be shown that self-seeking is out of fashion, and that the world is moving on to a larger conception of living. ~ Manly Palmer Hall

Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity. ~ Fitjof Capra

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein

The first lesson of evolution was one of conflict. The lesson now is one of kinship. ~ Holmes Rolston

I want my life to affect the balance to the positive. ~ Mira Sorvino

I have to forgive because I’m going to be a bitter ‘bitch’ if I don’t. ~ LeAnn Rimes

Left untended, knowledge and skill, like all assets, depreciate in value surprisingly quickly. ~ David Maister

I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you’re a lucky individual. ~ Sam Elliott

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. ~ Jane D. Hull

If it is a miracle, any sort of evidence will answer, but if it is a fact, proof is necessary. ~ Mark Twain

Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life. ~ James F. Byrnes

Seek to do good and you will find that happiness will run after you. ~ James Freeman Clarke

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~ Sir James Barrie

If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time. ~ Billy Joel

Be so positive and optimistic that people give up trying to contain you. ~ Matthew Barnett

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. ~ Stephen R. Covey

God doesn’t measure His bounty, but oh how we do! ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Social evolution is demonstrated by movement towards unity, not separatism. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

The moment you proclaim your Oneness with God, others will proclaim you partnership with Satan. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

Your world will follow your idea about yourself – Neale Donald Walsch

We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. ~ Carlos Castaneda

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. ~ Coco Chanel

If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done. ~ Dr Shaun Marler

Victoriously change you and the world around you will change. ~ Chip Esajian

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. ~ Winston Churchill

I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly. ~ Oprah Winfrey

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. ~ Oprah Winfrey

The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be. ~ Oprah Winfrey

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. ~ John F. Kennedy

When someone loves you they don’t have to say it. You can tell by the way they treat you. ~ Unknown Author

The man who does things makes many mistakes, but he never makes the biggest mistake of all doing nothing. ~ Ben Franklin

We are each responsible for our own life – no other person is or ever can be. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Whatever you fear most has no power – it is your fear that has the power. ~ Oprah Winfrey

People may forget words you say, but they will NEVER forget how you made them feel. ~ Carl W. Buechner

If you didn’t start today out with a smile, it’s still not too late to start practicing for tomorrow! ~ Unknown Author

When you give up on someone it’s not because you don’t care; it’s because you realize they don’t. ~ Unknown Author

People are made to be loved and things are made to be used. The confusion in this world is that people are used and things are loved. ~ Unknown Author

Friendship is when people know all about you but like you anyway. ~ Unknown Author

The only one who doesn’t see your beauty is the face in the mirror looking back at you. ~ Unknown Author

You Can Rise from the Ashes of Your Life ~ Oprah Winfrey

Don’t let others opinion of you become your reality. ~ Les Brown

A true friend is one who walks on a different path, but lights the way when darkness conceals your day. ~ Dodinsky

If you don’t think every day is a great day try going without one. ~ Jim Evans

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~ Ben Williams

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~ Roger Caras

Heaven will not ever Heaven be unless my pets are there to welcome me. ~ said to be an epitaph found in a pet cemetery

Fish are supposed to be brain food, and yet people eat it on Friday and then do the silliest things over the weekend. ~ Unknown Author

Love the people God gave you because He will need them back one day. ~ Unknown Author

The Key to the Future is the Past ~ Historic Amsterdam League

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.  ~ Robert Heinlein

We must guard against allowing anger to drag us into sin. ~ Joyce Meyer

Our past experiences may have made us the way we are, but we don’t have to stay that way. ~ Joyce Meyer

I cheated on my fears, broke up with my doubts, got engaged to my faith and now… I’m marrying my dreams. ~ Unknown Author

Courage is fear that has said its prayers and decided to go forward anyway. ~ Joyce Meyer

When you are tempted to give up, your breakthrough is probably just around the corner. ~ Joyce Meyer

Life is too important to be taken seriously. ~ Oscar Wilde

The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have. ~ Leonard Nimoy

Character is doing what you don’t want to do but know you should do. ~ Joyce Meyer

When you see the best in others, it helps you find the best in yourself. ~ Mary-Anne Reed

When you build a company around the idea of taking care of employees, then taking care of customers becomes easier for everyone. ~ Shep Hyken

I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Our joy does not have to be based on our circumstances. ~ Joyce Meyer

When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. ~ Unknown Author

Until you make peace with who you are, you will never be content with what you have. ~ Doris Mortman

Strive for excellence, not perfection, because we don’t live in a perfect world. ~ Joyce Meyer

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. ~ King Solomon

If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do. ~ Unknown Author

Focus on giving smiles away and you will always discover that your own smiles will always be in great supply! ~ Joyce Meyer

If you let it, the noise of the world will drown out the voice of God, which is your intuition. ~ Oprah Winfrey

It is not about reading the Word. It is about obeying the Word. ~ Joyce Meyer

Goals will energize and inspire you, putting you back in the driver’s seat of your life. ~ Aby Garvey

Get up every day, love God, and do your best. He will do the rest! ~ Joyce Meyer

If we know God is for us, then it shouldn’t matter how we feel, or what other people think of us ~ Joyce Meyer

If it is a Miracle, any sort of evidence will answer, but if it is a Fact, proof is necessary. ~ Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

One thing about God, if you fail a test you get to do a retake. ~ Unknown Author

Success starts with the second letter. ~ Unknown Author

The voices of the world will drown your intuition if you let it. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Laughter not only makes the journey endurable and even enjoyable, it also helps keep us healthy. ~ Joyce Meyer

There is nothing as tragic as being alive and not enjoying life… Life should be celebrated! ~ Joyce Meyer

The fruit of your life will be what you believe you are. ~ Joyce Meyer

Be patient with yourself even when you make mistakes. ~ Joyce Meyer

Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. ~ Joyce Meyer

Successful people are simply those with successful habits. ~ Brian Tracy

Great things only come with great effort. ~ Art Briles

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so. ~ Belva Davis

Money won’t make you happy… but everybody wants to find out for themselves. ~ Zig Ziglar

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the world together. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin! ~ Anonymous

Put your expectations on God, not on people. ~ Joyce Meyer

You cannot live your life just based on what everyone else thinks. ~ Joyce Meyer

For every one of us that succeeds, it’s because there’s somebody there to show you the way out. ~ Oprah Winfrey

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. ~ Oprah Winfrey

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. ~ Oprah Winfred

It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages. ~ Henry Ford

Wisdom is doing now what you are going to be happy with later on. ~ Joyce Meyer

Excellence: Take what you have and do the BEST with it. ~ Joyce Meyer

Praise and be raised; Complain and remain. ~ Joyce Meyer

Why wouldn’t we run to God. He’s sooo good. God’s not mad at anybody. He just wants to help us be the best that we can be. ~ Joyce Meyer

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity. ~ Orlando Battista

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~ James Matthew Barrie

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his [or her] future by merely changing his [or her] attitude. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. ~ Oprah Winfrey

Eighty percent of people’s problems are about how they feel about themselves. ~ Joyce Meyer

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. ~ Ludwig Erhard

Character is doing what you don’t want to do but know you should do. ~Joyce Meyer

When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less. ~ Paul Brown

One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination. ~ Sam Levenson

Treat everyone you meet as if they have infinite value because in God’s eyes they do. ~ Joyce Meyer

Don’t reason in the mind just obey in the spirit. ~ Joyce Meyer, from her book Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it. ~ Franklin P. Jones

You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. ~ Joyce Meyer

Glorify who you are today, do not condemn who you were yesterday, and dream of who you can be tomorrow. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today. ~ Anonymous

It is the mark of a primitive society to view regression as progress. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

Lying–about things large and small–has become so accepted by so many that they even lie about lying. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

If you saw you as God sees you, you would smile a lot. ~ Neale Donald Walsch

Rock bottom is good solid ground, and a dead end street is just a place to turn around. ~ Buddy Buie and J.R. Cobb lyrics

Anything is possible if a person believes. ~ Mark 9:23 NLT

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way that is when you command the attention of the world. ~ George Washington Carver

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.~ E. Joseph Cossman

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. ~ Charles Darwin

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no 1’s definition of your life; define yourself. ~ Harvey Fierstein

Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~ Buddha

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. ~ Dr. Seuss

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

The secret of life is not to do what you like but to like what you do. ~ Anonymous

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get. ~ Anonymous

You have to put your heart in the business and the business in your heart. ~ Thomas J. Watson Sr

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. ~ John D. Rockefeller Jr

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. ~ Zig Ziglar

Failure is the foundation of success; success is the lurking place of failure. ~ Lao-Tzu

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. ~ Chinese Proverb

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. ~ George Bernard Shaw

The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. ~ Thomas Paine

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. ~ Albert Camus

You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~ Albert Camus

1913 wasn’t a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS. ~ Ron Paul

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. ~ Plato

A good thing to remember is somebody’s got it a lot worse than we do. ~ Joel Osteen

He who is not a good servant will not be a good master. ~ Plato

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. ~ Steve Jobs

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it. ~ Winston Churchill

Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. ~ Wayne Dyer

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others. ~Plato

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. ~ Ron Paul

You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job. ~ Laurence J. Peter

God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us.  ~ Joel Osteen

When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

Your life is what your thoughts make it. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. ~ Plautus

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. ~ Mark Twain

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow. ~ Rupert Murdoch

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. ~ Charles Kettering

We must become the change we wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible. ~ Lord Chesterfield

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~ Mae West

A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same. ~ Elbert Hubbard

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. ~ Douglas Adams

A friend scolds like a father, cares like a mom, teases like a sister, irritates like a brother, and loves more than a lover. ~ Unknown Author

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~ Cynthia Ozick

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln

The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but life without a purpose. ~ Myles Munroe

To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work. -Sister Mary Lauretta

Better to be hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie. ~ Khaled Hosseini

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. ~ Oscar Wilde

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth. ~ Jess C. Scott

They’re not staff, they’re people, and they don’t work for you they work with you. ~ Lindsay Fox

People eyeing you as a potential leader tend to ask three questions: Are you committed? Do you care about me? Can I trust you? ~ L. Holtz

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust. ~ J.M. Barrie

Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live. ~ Natalie Babbitt

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. ~ Emily Dickinson

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. ~ Booker T. Washington

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. ~ Margaret Mitchell

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain. ~ Emily Dickinson

The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters. ~ Audrey Hepburn

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. ~ Napoleon Hill

There’s a place that you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart. ~ Melanie Griffith

Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else. ~ Alan Sugar

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. ~ John Leonard

The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. ~ John McEnroe

We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts. ~ Madeleine L’Engle

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. ~ Thomas Edison

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. ~ Plutarch

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. ~ Katherine Mansfield

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. ~ Oliver W. Holmes

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. ~ Aristotle

Submission is attitude of the heart. You can be pitiful, you can be powerful, but you cannot be both. ~ Joyce Meyer

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. ~ Napolean Hill

The voices of the world will drown out your intuition if you let it. ~ Oprah Winfrey

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

A man loves his sweetheart the most; his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~ Irish proverb

When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything U can do. Think up something appropriate & do it. ~ Edward Howe

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it. ~ Colin Wilson

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. ~ Michael Altshuler

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ~ Confucius

If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. ~ Mary Engelbreit

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life. ~ Joel Osteen

Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away. ~ Robert Maynard Hutchins

Enjoy where you’re at on the way to where you are going. ~ Joyce Meyer

I’m not where I need to be but thank God I’m not where I used to be. ~ Joyce Meyer

To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. ~ David Brinkley

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. ~ Omar Bradley

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ A.A. Milne

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ~ C.S. Lewis

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. ~ Winston Churchill

If I believe I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. ~ Napoleon Hill

No one gets very far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Motivation is when you get hold of an idea and don’t let go of it until you make it a reality. Inspiration is the reverse- when an idea gets hold of you and you feel compelled to let that impulse or energy carry you along. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

Everything you can imagine is real. ~ Pablo Picasso

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. – Thomas Watson Sr.

Lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at you. ~ David Brinkley

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person. ~ Leo Tolstoy

You only get one shot! If what you are doing doesn’t make you or the world healthier, wealthier or happier, then why are you doing it? ~ Philip D. Groom

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. ~ Walter Anderson

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~ Jeremiah 29:11

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian. ~ Dennis Wholey

It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly. ~ Isaac Asimov

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. ~ Albert Einstein

You will never enjoy life if you do not enjoy yourself. ~ Joyce Meyer

All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant. ~ Psalm 25:10

A strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. ~ Jimmy Patricia Neal

Let go of your need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. That’s when you find your bliss. ~ Deepak Chopra

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. ~ Richard Bach

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always put yourself in the other’s shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the person too. ~ Unknown Author

A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away. ~ Bil Keane

Rich man is not the one who has the most; but one who needs the least. ~ Alijeffy C. Gonzales

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. ~ Joseph Campbell

He’s not your prince charming if he doesn’t make sure you know that you’re his princess. ~ Demi Lovato

Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously. ~ Hunter S. Thompson

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching. ~ Unknown Author

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ~ Michael Jordan

The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream. ~ Harry Kemp

Save the Earth, it’s the only planet with Chocolate. ~ Bumper Sticker

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~ Siddh?rtha Gautama

When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional. ~ Hunter S. Thompson in Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72

Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot. ~ Chinese Proverb

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~ Bill Cosby

Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five. ~ Benjamin Franklin

You can get all A’s and still flunk life. ~ character Walker Percy the novel The Second Coming

Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand. ~ Hayley Williams

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~ Elbert Hubbard

To create more positive results in your life, replace ‘if only’ with ‘next time.’ ~ Unknown Author

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ A. A. Milne

If you won’t fight for what you want, then don’t cry for what you lost. ~ Unknown Author

In war, you can only be killed once, but in politics, many times. ~ Winston Churchill

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like ~ Will Rogers.

Mistakes are painful when they happen; but, years later, a collection of mistakes called experience will lead us to success. ~ Unknown Author

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat. ~ Albert Einstein

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. ~ Mary Engelbreit

I’m on a health kick! I’m drawn to cheeseburgers, so I’ve got to just try and keep it on an even keel. ~ Emily Blunt

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~ Buddha

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. ~ Frank A. Clark

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. ~ Woodrow Wilson

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again. ~ James R. Cook

I think everyone should be told they’re beautiful until they believe it ~ Unknown Author

There are 2 ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle ~ Albert Einstein

If God is the DJ, then Life is the dance floor; Love is the rhythm, and You are the music. ~ Unknown Author

Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security ~ John Allen Paulos

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. ~ Abraham Lincoln

A heart that loves is always young. ~ Greek proverb

Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them. ~ Lou Holtz

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. ~ Dr. Seuss

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~ James M. Barrie

Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine. ~ William Feather

The only way to have a friend is to be one. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way! ~ Dr. Seuss

Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with. ~ Brodi Ashton in book Everneath

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. ~ Tennessee Williams

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. ~ Bill Bradley

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life. ~ Bob Marley

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him. ~ G.K. Chesterton

Never change your originality for the sake of others because no one can play your role better than you. ~ Unknown Author

When you go to church you are really listening in to the secret wireless from our friends. ~ C. S. Lewis

One thing you can do better than anyone else, is be yourself. ~ Unknown Author

Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you. ~ Unknown Author

Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There’s just too much fraternizing with the enemy. ~ Henry Kissinger

The heart is like any other muscle. When you break it, it grows back stronger. ~ Chris Eh Young

The biggest challenge of life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else. ~ Unknown Author

Here’s another great quote: It’s easy to stand with the crowd. It takes courage to stand alone. ~ Unknown Author

Be yourself; because an original is worth more than a copy. ~ Unknown Author

Thinking too much of what others think of you ultimately changes what you think of yourself. ~ Unknown Author

May you have warm words on a cool evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.  ~ Irish Toast

In order to be someone, you must first be yourself. ~ Unknown Author

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. ~ Walt Disney

Sometimes I pretend to be normal; but then it gets boring, so I go back to being me. ~ Unknown Author

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. ~ Thomas Carlyle

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. ~ St. Thomas Aquinas

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. ~ Buddha

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you. ~ Lao Tzu

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~  Lao Tzu

Someone will always be prettier. Someone will always be smarter. Someone will always be younger. But they will never be you. ~ Unknown Author

Be yourself. Above all, let who U R, what U R, what U believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish. ~ John Jakes

Always be a first-rate version of yourself rather than a second-rate version of somebody else. ~ Judy Garland

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. ~ John Holmes

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it. ~ Henry Ford

Why are trying so hard to fit in when you are born to stand out? ~ Ian in What a Girl Wants

It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters. ~ Mother Theresa

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~ Thomas Alva Edison

Every person who wills to do so may rise above want, have all he needs, and become rich. ~ Wallace D. Wattles

Being yourself is what makes you attractive. Being something you’re not makes you a liar. And relationships built on lies don’t last. ~ Unknown Author

Never stop dreaming because sooner or later one of your dreams will come true. ~ Jonah Lupton

Love is friendship set on fire. ~ Jeremy Taylor

Changing your looks and lifestyle to please someone is a waste of time because if they really love you – they’ll accept you for you. ~ Unknown Author

Instead of wishing you were someone else, be proud of who you are. You never know who has been looking at you wishing they were you! ~ Unknown Author

Be whoever you want to be. People are going to judge you no matter what you do. ~ Unknown Author

One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they want. ~ Zig Ziglar

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. ~ Unknown Author

Think positive, because thoughts are like the steering wheel that moves our life in the right direction. ~ Unknown Author

The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything. ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

May you live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live. ~ Irish Blessing

Everyone leaves the world a little better – some by leaving. ~ H.G. Wells

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. ~ Stephen Covey

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on harvesting Golden Delicious. ~ Bill Meyer

Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul. ~Author Unknown

Success or failure is caused more by mental attitude than by mental capacity. ~ Sir Walter Scott

Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window. ~ Unknown Author

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston Churchill

A bad attitude is like a flat tire; you won’t go anywhere unless you change it. ~ Unknown Author

Concentrate on your strengths instead of your weaknesses, on your powers instead of your problems. ~ Paul J. Meyer

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. ~ Democritus

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. ~ Peter T. Mcintyre

To think negatively is like taking a weakening drug. A positive attitude brings strength, energy and initiative. ~ Unknown Author

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. ~ Will Rogers

All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney

I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~ Thomas Edison

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket. ~ Will Rogers

Every time you think you can’t do something someone else thinks they can. ~ Michael Yardney

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ~ Napoleon Hill

The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle. ~ Author Unknown

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. ~ Jimmy Johnson

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. ~ Benjamin Franklin

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. ~ Oprah Winfrey

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. ~ Confucius

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. ~ Harry F. Banks

Failure is only feedback if you use it to grow and improve. You define the moment it doesn’t define you. ~ Shane Gibson

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~ Malcolm Forbes

When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’ ~ Sydney Harris

Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads. ~ Bumper Sticker

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. ~ William James

Cause change and lead; accept change and survive; resist change and die. ~ Ray Norda

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; ~ Matthew 5:44

A mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it isn’t open. ~ Frank Zappa

I am the world’s worst salesman; therefore, I must make it easy for people to buy. ~ F. W. Woolworth

The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do. ~ Sir James M. Barrie.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle

The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job. ~ Zig Ziglar

The harder you work, the luckier you get. ~ Gary Player

Teaching is the fine art of imparting knowledge without possessing it. ~ Unknown Author

If your dog doesn’t like someone you probably shouldn’t either – Unknown Author

If you aren’t happy being single you will never be happy in a relationship. Get your own life and love it first, then share it. ~ Unknown Author

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed ~ Booker T. Washington

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. ~ Sidney Greenberg

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ~ Albert Einstein

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. ~ Michael Jordan

A friendship founded on business is a good deal better than a business founded on friendship. ~ John D. Rockefeller

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. ~ Ruth E. Renkl

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it! ~ Jonathan Winters

Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success. ~ Bo Bennett

Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success. ~ Abdul Kalam

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. ~ Jim Rohn

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. ~ Bill Gates

Dreams do come true … for those who take deliberate action toward a well-defined goal. ~ Unknown Author

I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it. ~ Jonathan Winters

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. ~ George S. Patton

It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. ~ Henry Ford

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~ Thomas Edison

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~ Vidal Sassoon

I’ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have. ~ Russell Simmons

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill

Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time. ~ Josh Billings

Never ever judge anyone. You don’t know their story and what’s really going on. A smile can hide so much. ~ Unknown Author

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk. ~ Doug Larson

Impatience never commanded success. ~ Edwin H. Chapin

Try not to be a man [person] of success, but rather to be a man of value. ~Albert Einstein

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all. ~ Sam Ewig

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. ~ Julie Andrews

When you’re not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom. ~ Larry David

The No. 1 impediment to women succeeding in the workforce is now in the home. ~ Sheryl Sandberg

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

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~ Henry Ford

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life. ~ Sandra Carey

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

Genius is seldom recognized for what it is: a great capacity for hard work. ~ Henry Ford

While most are dreaming of success, winners wake-up and work hard to achieve it. ~ Unknown Author

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. ~ Stephen King

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

There are three ways to get something done: Do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it. ~ Monta Crane

If you aren’t making any mistakes, it’s a sure sign you’re playing it too safe. ~ John Maxwell

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you make them feel. ~ Carol Buchner

The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison:  a small medium at large. ~ Ryan Ross

I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: try to please everybody. ~ Herbert Bayard Swope

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~ John Quinton

My life seems like one long obstacle course, with me as chief obstacle. ~ Jack Paar

One of life’s gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness. – J. Robert Maskin.

Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight. ~ Anita DeFrantz

It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. ~ Tom Brokaw

I’m not entirely sure how my GPS suddenly became “British guy”, but he sounds cute and has yet to steer me wrong. ~ British Tweets

Authentic leaders make it a priority to give praise and recognition to their people. ~ Unknown Author

Try not to be a man of success, but rather to be a man of value. ~ Albert Einstein

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do. ~ James Barrie

Yesterday is a cancelled check; Tomorrow is a promissory note; Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely. ~ Kim Lyons

Think again. Don’t confuse kindness for weakness or generosity for stupidity. Or you will miss out. ~ Carol Jean Lambert

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. ~ Aeschylus

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. ~ Maya Angelou

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~Albert Einstein

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Ever notice that people who spend on beer, cigarettes, and lottery tickets are always complaining of being broke and not feeling well? ~ Unknown Author

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one. ~ Mother Teresa

You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself. ~ Harvey S. Firestone

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. ~  Albert Einstein

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

All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney

Persevere… because on the road to success there is never a crowd on the extra mile! ~ Charity Gibson

It’s not the cards you’re dealt its how you play the game. ~ Chris Pardo

Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. ~ Unknown Author

War does not determine who is right – only who is left. ~ Bertrand Russell

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. ~ Peter Kay

Like magnets to the opposite charge, the bond between us constantly pulls for our return to each other. ~ Aaron Cohen

There’s always a lot you don’t know about everyone you think you know. Taste your words before you spread them. ~ Unknown Author

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. ~ Albert Einstein

Asking ourselves, “What am I thinking?” results in fewer regrets than “What was I thinking?!” ~ Unknown Author

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. ~ J.K. Rowling said in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ~ Mark Twain

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. ~ May Sarton

The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers. ~ John Egan


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Given my passion for genealogy, is it any wonder that I eventually wanted to publish my work? Learning to use a personal computer was a natural step once I was introduced it in the 1990s. Then the internet offered a second means to "publish" and now, here I am with a personal blog.

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