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  • Motivations & Inspirations
  • ACCEPTANCE God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Reinhold Niebuhr
  • FORGIVENESS Forgiveness means letting go of the past. Gerald Jampolsky
  • FRIENDSHIP True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. Dave Tyson Gentry
  • OUR HIGHER POWER, OR GOD When we lose God, it is not God who is lost. Anon
  • FAITH AND BELIEF Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up. Guideposts
  • PRAYER Prayer moves the hand that moves the world. John Aikman Wallace
  • SELF-ACCEPTANCE You can succeed if nobody else believes it, but you will never succeed if you don’t believe in yourself. William J.H. Boetcker
  • SELF-CONTROL Self-control is the quality that distinguishes the fittest to survive. George Bernard Shaw
  • SELF-CONFIDENCE Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it. Stan Smith
  • YESTERDAY: THE PAST Enjoy yourself. These are the “good old days” you’re going to miss in the years ahead. Anon
  • TOMORROW: THE FUTURE Tomorrow is the mysterious, unknown guest. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • POSITIVE THINKING, AND SELF-FULFILLING PROPHESIES AND ACTIONS Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you. Madeline Bridges
  • HOPE Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier. Anon
  • VISUALIZATION We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon. Konrad Adenauer
  • CHANGE Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw
  • DECISIONS Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. Peter Drucker
  • INSTINCTS ystems die; instincts remain. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • MOTIVATION To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. Baruch Spinoza
  • REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do. Lin Yutang
  • GOALS The one thing worth living for is to keep one’s soul pure. Marcus Aurelius
  • FEAR Every day I wake up a little afraid. Only a fool is never afraid. Ron Meyer
  • WORRY Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God, and so there’s no room left for worry thoughts. Howard Chandler Christy
  • DOUBTS AND UNCERTAINTIES Any coward can fight a battle when he’s sure of winning. George Eliot
  • SECURITY There is no security on this earth. Only opportunity. General Douglas MacArthur
  • RISKS No one reaches a high position without daring. Publilius Syrus
  • COURAGE To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. Confucius
  • An unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates
  • Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen
  • Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. – Napoleon Hill
  • Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso
  • You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus
  • COMMITMENT If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. Michael Evans
  • GETTING GOING Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. Brendan Francis
  • SUCCESS The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it. Sir William Osler
  • LUCK The one who is intent on making the most of his opportunities is too busy to bother about luck. B.C. Forbes
  • OPPORTUNITY The successful person is one who had the chance and took it. Roger Babson
  • COMMITMENT Nothing of worthy or weight can be achieved with half a mind, with a faint heart, and with a lame endeavor. Isaac Barrow
  • CONCENTRATION Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it. Colonel Michael Friedsman
  • WORK Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor. Ulysses S. Grant
  • PERFECTION The person with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection. Johann von Goethe
  • JUST DO THE FOOTWORK, THEN LET IT GO God tests His real friends more severely than the lukewarm ones. Katheryn Hulme
  • TAKE ONE STEP AT A TIME I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. Lord Chesterfield
  • PERSEVERANCE They who are the most persistent, and work in the true spirit, will invariably be the most successful. Samuel Smiles
  • FAILURES AND MISTAKES Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good. Bertolt Brecht
  • THE ADVANTAGES OF ADVERSITY Strong people are made by opposition, like kites that go up against the wind. Frank Harris
  • PEACE OF MIND Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst. Lin Yutang
  • SELF-PITY Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world. Helen Keller
  • HAPPINESS Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. Hosea Ballou
  • ACCEPTANCE We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • FORGIVENESS The angry people are those people who are most afraid. Dr. Robert Anthony
  • COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. Karl Barth
  • THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well. Foe Ancis
  • HELPING OTHER PEOPLE Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice. Vauvenargues
  • FRIENDSHIP The two most important things in friends and a strong bull Bob Lemon life are good pen.
  • ACCEPTANCE Acceptance is the truest kinship with humanity. G.K. Chesterton
  • OUR HIGHER POWER, OR GOD Some people talk about finding God, as if He could get lost. Anon
  • FAITH AND BELIEF Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others. Erich Fromm
  • PRAYER Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. Soren Kierkegaard
  • SELF-ACCEPTANCE I’m not OK, you’re not OK - and that’s OK. William Sloane Coffin
  • SELF-CONTROL When the fight begins within himself, a man’s worth something. Robert Browning
  • SELF-RELIANCE Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you. Frank Tyger
  • SIMPLICITY What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. Confucius
  • ONE DAY Nothing is worth more than this day. Johann von Goethe
  • YESTERDAY: THE PAST Some folks never exaggerate - they just remember big. Audrey Snead
  • TODAY: THE PRESENT It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. Jim Bishop
  • THIS MOMENT The only courage you from that matters one moment is the kind that gets to the next. Mignon McLaughlin
  • MORNINGS With each sunrise, we start anew. Anon
  • EVENINGS Fools look to tomorrow; wise men use tonight. Scottish proverb
  • TOMORROW: THE FUTURE God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road. Isak Dinesen
  • POSITIVE THINKING The mirror; frowns it world is like a frown at it, and it at you. Smile and smiles, too. Herbert Samuels
  • DIFFICULT DAYS Pain is never permanent. Saint Teresa of Avila
  • ENTHUSIASM You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. Colette
  • HOPE Hope is one of those things in life you cannot do without. LeRoy Douglas
  • VISUALIZATION A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see - and hits it. Anon
  • ROLE MODELS People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher and better than themselves. Tyron Edwards
  • CHANGE Readjusting is a painful process, but most of us need it at one time or another. Arthur Christopher Benson
  • DECISIONS Full maturity … is achieved by realizing that you have choices to make. Angela Barron McBride
  • DOING WHAT’S RIGHT FOR US You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Joan Baez
  • DOING WHAT’S RIGHT FOR US There is just one life for each of us: our own. Euripides
  • MOTIVATION Don’t let other people tell you what you want. Pat Riley
  • REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved. Mignon McLaughlin
  • GOALS If you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect to get there? Basil S. Walsh
  • FEAR We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. Marcus Annaeus Seneca
  • WORRY If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset. Krishnamurti
  • DOUBTS AND UNCERTAINTIES To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything, or nothing, about it. Olin Miller
  • SECURITY To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself. Marcus Annaeus Seneca
  • RISKS It takes courage to lead a life. Any life. Erica Jong
  • COURAGE It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid. James A. Michener
  • “ IGNORANCE” Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. Edgar Degas
  • GETTING GOING We will not know unless we begin. Howard Zinn
  • SUCCESS Always aim for achievement, and forget about success. Helen Hayes
  • LUCK You don’t just luck into things … You build step by step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities. Barbara Bush
  • OPPORTUNITY Opportunity knocks but once. Anon
  • COMMITMENT He who walks in the middle of the road gets hit from both sides. George P. Schultz
  • PERFECTION If the best man’s faults were written on his forehead, it would make him pull his hat over his eyes. Gaelic proverb
  • TAKE ONE STEP AT A TIME The distance doesn’t matter; only the first step is difficult. Madame Marquise du Deffand
  • PERSEVERANCE It isn’t hard to be good from time to time … What’s tough is being good every day. Willie Mays
  • PROBLEMS Every path has its puddle. English proverb
  • FAILURES AND MISTAKES Our mistakes won’t irreparably damage our lives unless we let them. James E. Sweaney
  • THE ADVANTAGES OF ADVERSITY Never complain about your troubles; they are responsible for more than half of your income. Robert R. Updegraff
  • REACTING TO EVENTS When things go wrong, don’t go with them. Anon
  • THE ADVANTAGES OF ADVERSITY A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington
  • SELF-PITY The opposite of having faith is having self-pity. Og Guinness
  • PEACE OF MIND If you do not find peace in yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. Paula A. Bendry
  • HAPPINESS It is in his pleasure that a man really lives. Agnes Repplier
  • ACCEPTANCE Into each life some rain must fall, some days must be dark and dreary. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • FORGIVENESS The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Ghandi
  • COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. Ruth Ann Schabacker
  • HELPING OTHER PEOPLE What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other? George Eliot
  • FRIENDSHIP There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Saint Thomas Aquinas
  • OUR HIGHER POWER, OR GOD Let God love you through others and let God love others through you. D.M. Street
  • CHANGE A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. Sir Winston Churchill
  • SELF-KNOWLEDGE When a man begins to understand himself, he begins to live. Norvin G. McGranahan
  • SELF-ACCEPTANCE Do not wish to be anything but what you are. Saint Francis de Sales
  • SELF-CONFIDENCE As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann von Goethe
  • SELF-RELIANCE The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm. Swedish proverb
  • SIMPLICITY There is only one meaning of life, the act of living itself. Erich Fromm
  • ONE DAY We die daily. Happy those who daily come to life as well. George MacDonald
  • YESTERDAY: THE PAST Your past is always going to be the way it was. Stop trying to change it. Anon
  • TODAY: THE PRESENT Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow. Horace
  • MORNINGS If God adds another day to our life, let us receive it gladly. Marcus Annaeus Seneca
  • TOMORROW: THE FUTURE I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. Albert Einstein
  • DIFFICULT DAYS God grant us patience! William Shakespeare
  • POSITIVE THINKING Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale
  • ENTHUSIASM The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool. William McFee
  • CHANGE Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem. Eric Hoffer
  • VISUALIZATION We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon. Konrad Adenauer
  • ROLE MODELS A good example is the best sermon. Anon
  • CHANGE Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. Bertolt Brecht
  • FORGIVENESS One forgives to the degree that one loves. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • INSTINCTS The conclusions of passion are the only reliable ones. Soren Kierkegaard
  • MOTIVATION We talk on principle, but we act on interest. Walter Savage Landor
  • REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness. Jean Vanier
  • GOALS You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. Billy Wilder
  • FEAR Do not think of all your anxieties, you will only make yourself ill. Shih King
  • WORRY Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Swedish proverb
  • DOUBTS AND UNCERTAINTIES The only certainty is that nothing is certain. Pliny, the Elder
  • SECURITY No one can build her security upon the nobleness of another person. Willa Cather
  • RISKS Unless you enter the tiger’s den, you cannot take the cubs. Japanese proverb
  • COURAGE Confidence … is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life. John Dewey
  • Sorrow is a fruit. God does not allow it to grow on a branch that is too weak to bear it. Victor Hugo
  • “ IGNORANCE” No one knows what he can do until he tries. Publilius Syrus
  • GETTING GOING If we really want to live, we’d better start at once to try. W.H. Auden
  • SUCCESS Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. Henry Ford
  • OPPORTUNITY I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one. Mark Twain
  • COMMITMENT If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. Michael Evans
  • WORK Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. David Bly
  • PERFECTION Perfection never exists in reality, but only in our dreams. Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs
  • JUST DO THE FOOTWORK, THEN LET IT GO God doesn’t make orange juice, God makes oranges. Jesse Jackson
  • TAKE ONE STEP AT A TIME The distance doesn’t matter; only the first step is difficult. Madame Marquise du Deffand
  • PERSEVERANCE It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. Confucius
  • PERSEVERANCE It isn’t hard to be good from time to time … What’s tough is being good every day. Willie Mays
  • FAILURES AND MISTAKES The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • REACTING TO EVENTS Were it not for my little jokes, I could not bear the burdens of this office. Abraham Lincoln
  • SELF-PITY Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue. André Gide
  • PEACE OF MIND Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the presence of God no matter what the conflict. Anon
  • HAPPINESS Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle
  • ACCEPTANCE One cannot get through life without pain … What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us. Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.
  • COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS The mere sense of living is joy enough. Emily Dickinson
  • HELPING OTHER PEOPLE Charity begins at home, and usually stays there. Elbert Hubbard
  • HAPPINESS Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain
  • FRIENDSHIP When good cheer is lacking, our friends will be packing. Anon
  • HAPPINESS Do you prefer that you be right, or that you be happy? A Course In Miracles
  • Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. Lin Yutang
  • PRAYER The whole meaning of prayer is that we may know God. Oswald Chambers
  • PERSEVERANCE The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving. Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • SELF-ACCEPTANCE Do not wish to be anything but what you are. Saint Francis de Sales
  • HAPPINESS Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. John Barrymore
  • If you expect nothing, you’re apt to be surprised. You’ll get it. Malcolm Forbes
  • HAPPINESS Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable. Anon
  • We die daily. Happy those who daily come to life as well. George MacDonald
  • ACCEPTANCE Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. Margaret Mitchell
  • FORGIVENESS Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself. Harriet Uts Nelson
  • Better a little fire to warm us than a great one to burn us. Thomas Fuller
  • HELPING OTHER PEOPLE We are cold to others only when we are dull in ourselves. William Hazlitt
  • TOMORROW: THE FUTURE I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. Albert Einstein
  • FRIENDSHIP We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them. Thucydides
  • You can promote your healing by your thinking. James E. Sweeney
  • PRAYER When the knees are not often bent, the feet soon slide. Anon
  • HOPE All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope. Alexandre Dumas
  • ACCEPTANCE Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change! J.C.F. von Schiller
  • CHANGE There is nobody who totally lacks the courage to change. Rollo May
  • DECISIONS Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision. Harry A. Hopf
  • FORGIVENESS They may not deserve forgiveness, but I do. Anon
  • DOING WHAT’S RIGHT FOR US I’d rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate. George Burns
  • COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS For everything you have missed, you have gained something else. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness. Jean Vanier
  • GOALS Never try to catch two frogs with one hand. Chinese proverb
  • FEAR Fear is the absence of faith. Paul Tillich
  • WORRY Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Swedish proverb
  • ACCEPTANCE If you have a job without aggravations, you don’t have a job. Malcolm Forbes
  • FORGIVENESS It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend. Madame Dorothee Deluzy
  • RISKS Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. General George S. Patton
  • COURAGE Confidence … is directness and courage in meeting the facts of life. John Dewey
  • COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have. Ken Keyes, Jr.
  • TAKE ONE STEP AT A TIME From a little spark may burst a mighty flame. Dante Alighieri
  • ACCEPTANCE Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. Anon
  • SUCCESS A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means. William Hazlitt
  • OPPORTUNITY I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one. Mark Twain
  • FORGIVENESS When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him. Norman Vincent Peale
  • COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. English proverb
  • HELPING OTHER PEOPLE The greatest happiness in the world is to make others happy. Luther Burbank
  • TAKE ONE STEP AT A TIME It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Chinese proverb
  • FRIENDSHIP It is easier to visit friends than to live with them. Chinese proverb
  • PEACE OF MIND There may be those on earth who dress better or eat better, but those who enjoy the peace of God sleep better. L. Thomas Holdcroft
  • HAPPINESS Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
  • ACCEPTANCE The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. George Bernard Shaw
  • FORGIVENESS Any man can seek revenge; it takes a king or prince to grant a pardon. Arthur J. Rehrat
  • COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS Sometimes the best deals are the ones you don’t make. Bill Veeck
  • The only incurable troubles of the rich are the troubles that money can’t cure. Ogden Nash
  • HELPING OTHER PEOPLE If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa
  • FRIENDSHIP One thing everybody in the world wants and needs is friendliness. William E. Holler
  • OUR HIGHER POWER, OR GOD Talking about God is not at all the same thing as experiencing God, or acting out God through our lives. Phillip Hewett
  • PRAYER When you cannot pray as you would, pray as you can. Edward M. Goulburn
  • SELF-ACCEPTANCE No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • SELF-CONFIDENCE Perhaps I am stronger than I think. Thomas Merton
  • SELF-RELIANCE The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. Sophocles
  • SIMPLICITY To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it. Mother Teresa
  • ONE DAY The most important thing in our lives is what we are doing now. Anon
  • YESTERDAY: THE PAST Never let yesterday use up today. Richard H. Nelson
  • PRAYER Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. Satchel Paige
  • MORNINGS When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature. Sydney Smith
  • Most of the time we think we’re sick it’s all in the mind. Thomas Wolfe
  • ENTHUSIASM Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • DOING WHAT’S RIGHT FOR US I’d rather be a lamppost in Chicago than a millionaire in any other city. William A. Hulbert
  • VISUALIZATION Who is the wise man? He who sees what’s going to be born. Solomon