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Heaven never helps the men who will not act

Sophocles (BC 495-406, Greek Tragic Poet)

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not

Thomas Huxley (1825-1895, British Biologist, Educator)

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch--what makes you go beyond the norm

Cicely Tyson

Nothing of great value in life comes easily. The things of highest value sometimes come hard. The gold that has the greatest value lies deepest in the earth, as do the diamonds

Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993, American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author)

Livet består ikke av de dager som er talte, men de dager man kan huske

Ukjent, indiansk ordtak

The poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest would gladly part with all their money for health

Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832, British Sportsman Writer)

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not

Thomas Huxley, (1825-1895, British Biologist, Educator)

My policy is to learn from the past, focus on the present, and dream about the future. I'm a firm believer in learning from adversity. Often the worst of times can turn to your advantage - my life is a study of that

Donald Trump, (1946-, American Businessman, Billionaire)

The true perfection of man lies, not in what man has, but in what man is...Nothing should be able to harm a man but himself. Nothing should be able to rob a man at all. What a man really has is what is in him. What is outside of him should be a matter of no importance

Oscar Wilde, (1856-1900, British Author, Wit)

It is not by accident that the happiest people are those who make a conscious effort to live useful lives. Their happiness, of course, is not a shallow exhilaration where life is one continuos intoxicating party. Rather, their happiness is a deep sense of inner peace that comes when they believe their lives have meaning and that they are making a difference for good in the world

Ernest Fitzgerald, (American Minister)

In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action

Aristotle, (BC 384-322, Greek Philosopher)

And all people live, not by reason of any care they have for themselves, but by the love for them that is in other people

Leo Tolstoy, (1828-1910, Russian Novelist, Philosopher)

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn

Gloria Steinem, (1934-, American Feminist Writer, Editor)

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt

William Shakespeare, (1564-1616, British Poet, Playwright, Actor)

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy

Robert Anthony

Warning: Authorities warn that "try" is a dangerous expression that has enormous power to influence your behavior. It's toxic. Use it very carefully. When "try" creeps into your language or into your thoughts, pluck it out quickly

Walter Anderson

Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also

Marcus Aurelius, (121-80 AD, Roman Emperor, Philosopher)

Continuous effort -- not strength or intelligence -- is the key to unlocking our potential

Liane Cardes

It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat

Theodore Roosevelt, (1858-1919, Twenty-sixth President of the USA)

The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy

Malcomb S. Forbes, (1919-1990, American Publisher, Businessman)

Hvorledes kan du med sikkerhet vite at ditt liv ikke bare er en drøm?

René Descartes

Hustruer og barn har ødelagt flere kunstnere en kolera


People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them

George Bernard Shaw

Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible

Cherie Carter-Scott

Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him

Aldous Huxley

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be

Abraham Lincoln

Out of difficulties grow miracles

Jean De La Bruyere, (1645-1696, French Writer)

Most of us are pretty good at keeping promises to others and pretty bad at keeping promises to ourselves

Lawrence LeShan

People do not lack strength; they lack will

Victor Hugo, (1802-1885, French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist)

Absolute lack of power corrupts absolutely

Pierre Trudeau

Thruth is the first casualty of political correctness

Pierre Trudeau

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world

Albert Einstein

Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality

Les Brown

We should set goals within the limits of our resources while working to the limits of our powers

Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994, Thirty-seventh President of the USA)