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“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
– Abraham Lincoln
“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
– J.M Barrie, Peter Pan
“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
– Mother Teresa
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
– Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves
“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
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey
Women are like teabags. We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water!
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.
– Judith Viorst
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
– Helen Keller
Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.
– Lawrence G. Lovasik
Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
– Christopher Reeve
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
– Mother Teresa
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
– Winston Churchill
Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
– Albert Einstein
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
– Sir Winston Churchill
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Teachers who inspire realize there will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how we use them.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
– Joseph Addison
Friendship is like a perennial river which flows forever. It may change its path but will never ever dry up.
– Pinaki Prasad Mohanty
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” ~ Helen Keller.
“May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart”
~ Eskimo Proverb ~
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” –William Arthur Ward
“Successfully achieving most any goal is usually a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” –Bill Phillips Transformation
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ” Leo Buscaglia
“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” Kahlil Gibran
“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” – Blessed Mother Teresa
“We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.” ~Ruth E. Renkl
“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” – Orison Swett Marden
“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – St. Basil
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Andre Gide
“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”
“Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.” Tom Krause
Worry is like a Rocking Chair. You can rock all you want, but you won’t get anywhere.
“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” Coco Chanel
“Joy is not the absence of suffering. It is the presence of God.” Robert Schuller
“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
“A person is not old until regrets take the place of dreams” (under green tea cap)
“God never wastes suffering. He’s going to use what you’ve gone through for good, in ways you can’t possibly expect.” pg 208 in Statia’s Gift by Brian and Alsie Kelley, and also shared w/me by a Christian adult, when I was around the age of 12, and they had discovered the family trials I was faced with. God is good…through trials, God has given me the gift of compassion.
“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” ~ Helen Keller
“The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination” ~ Helen Keller
Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built. — James Allen
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” ~ William Faulkner ~
“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.” ~ Francis Bacon, Sr. ~
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this 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 ~
“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale ~
“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” ~ Walter Bagehot ~
“There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” ~ Napoleon Hill ~
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi ~
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo Buscaglia ~
“Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain ~
“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. ” ~ Richard M. DeVos ~
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~
“Don’t let your struggles become your identity.” ~ Unknown
“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” ~ John Wooden ~
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~ Lao Tzu ~
“Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.” ~ Aldous Huxley ~
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” ~ Ella Fitzgerald ~
“If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.” ~ David Viscott ~
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~
“Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.” ~ Will Durant ~
“Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” ~ John Updike ~
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain ~
“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ~ William Jennings Bryan ~
“My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is within you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.” ~ Helen Hayes ~
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” ~ Napoleon Hill ~
“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, “This is the real me,” and when you have found that attitude, follow it.” ~ William James ~
“If you want to make life easy, make it hard.” ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe ~
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Winston S. Churchill ~
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ~ Paulo Coelho ~
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” ~ Walt Whitman ~
“Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we can be.” ~ Anthony Robbins ~
“Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.” ~ Rodolfo Costa ~
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie ~
“Positive thoughts generate positive feelings and attract positive life experiences.” ~ Unknown ~
“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.” ~ Mary Lou Retton ~
“Live out of your imagination, not your history.” ~ Stephen R. Covey ~
“A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen, and a hand willing to help.” ~ Unknown
“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” ~ Lao Tzu ~
“Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.”~ Unknown ~
“Failure is only the opportunity to being again, only this time, more wisely.” ~ Henry Ford ~
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~ Nelson Mandela ~
“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit. Talk about our joys.” ~ Rita Schiano ~
“We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given a life. It’s up to us to make it good or bad.” ~ Unknown ~