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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity

Carl Jung (1875-1961, Swiss Psychiatrist)

Everybody is always in favour of general economy and particular expenditure

Anthony Eden, British Premier Minister, June 17th 1956

Seek first to understand and then to be understood

Stephen R. Covey

The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength

Billy Graham

Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial

H. Ross Perot, (1930-, American Businessman & Politician)

Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it

William Penn

The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger

William Shakespeare

Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen

Lee Iacocca

The superior man... does not set his mind either for or against anything, he will pursue whatever is right. The superior man thinks of virtue, the common man of comfort

Confucius

Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes

Herbert Agar

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one

Mark Twain

Few things are necessary to make the wise man happy while no amount of material wealth would satisfy a fool. I am not a fool

Og Mandino

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door

Milton Berle

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know it just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers

Richard Bach

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self

Aldous Huxley

Nothing in life is more exciting and rewarding than the sudden flash of insight that leaves you a changed person - not only changed, but for the better

Arthur Gordon

Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things

Denis Diderot

Whatever does not destroy me makes me stronger

Friedrich Nietzsche

Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems

Rene Descartes

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you

Henry Ward Beecher

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom

George S. Patton

A minute's success pays the failure of years

Robert Browning

Nothing in life is more exciting and rewarding than the sudden flash of insight that leaves you a changed person - not only changed, but for the better

Arthur Gordon

Love is the burning point of life, and since all life is sorrowful, so is love. The stronger the love, the more the pain

Joseph Campbell

And as I know that God is found more often in the lowliest of His creatures than the high and mighty, I am struggling to reach the status of these

Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life is a festival only to the wise. Every man is a divinity in disguise, a God playing the fool

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1841), "Heroism"

I find it valid to understand man as an animal before I am prepared to know him as a man

John Steinbeck, Saturday Review, 1968

Genius is 1 % inspiration and 99 % perspiration

Thomas Edison

The truth is what is, not what should be. What should be is a dirty lie

Lenny Bruce

The real mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, it is a reality to be experienced

J.J. Van der Leeuw

People do not want to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant

Helen Keller

(An arch is) two weaknesses which together make a strength

Leonardo da Vinci

For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve

Aristotle

I'm not afraid of storms for I'm learning how to sail my ship

Louisa May Alcott

Failure does not count. If you accept this, you'll be successful. What causes most people to fail is that after one failure, they'll stop trying

Frank Burford

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself

Soren Kierkegaard

One must learn by doing the thing. For though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try

Sophocles, BC 495-406, Greek Tragic Poet

We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams

Jesse Jackson

You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures

Charles C. Noble

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle

Albert Einstein

There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success

George M. Adams

Hold on to your dreams for if dreams die life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly

Langston Hughes

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!

Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is only one success - To be able to spend your life in your own way

Christopher Morley

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice -- their choice

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality

Abraham Lincoln

It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear

Francis Bacon

Failure does not count. If you accept this, you'll be successful. What causes most people to fail is that after one failure, they'll stop trying

Frank Burford

I'm not afraid of storms for I'm learning how to sail my ship

Louisa May Alcott

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in reaching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny

Carl Schurz

Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer

Albert Einstein

Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God

Leo Buscaglia

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go

T. S. Eliot

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through

Zig Ziglar

There is no such thing as can't, only won't. If you're qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can't blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. When we do the impossible we realize we are special people

Jan Ashford

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty

Winston Churchill

I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile

Walter Chrysler

The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.

David Russell

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