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  • 1. Anxiety Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. – Soren Kierkegaard
  • 2. Attitude “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Unknown
  • 3. Books “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends: they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles W. Eliot
  • 4. Creativity “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook
  • 5. Confidence “Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” – Peter T. McIntyre
  • 6. Democracy “The test of democracy is freedom of criticism.” – David Ben-Gurion
  • 7. Decision “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • 8. Events “Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them.” – Euripides
  • 9. Excellence “Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” – Booker T. Washington
  • 10. Future “My interest is in the future, because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.” – Charles F. Kettering
  • 11. Give “Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.” – Robert Ingersoil
  • 12. History “History is gossip but, scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.” – Oscar Wilde
  • 13. Hold “Hold a true friend with both hands.” – Nigerian Proverb
  • 14. I “I think, therefore I am.” – Descartes
  • 15. Imagination “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw
  • 16. Intelligence “Intelligence is what we use when we don't know what to do, when we have to grope rather than using a standard response.” – Jean Piaget
  • 17. Journalism “Journalism largely consists in saying ‘Lord Jones is dead’ to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.” – G. K. Chesterton
  • 18. Knowing “Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing oneself is enlightenment.” – Lao Tzu
  • 19. Knowledge “Knowledge is knowing... or knowing where to find out.” – Alvin Toffler
  • 20. Learning “Learning is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.” – Chinese Proverb
  • 21. Library “A library is a hospital for the mind.” – Unknown
  • 22. Luck “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca
  • 23. Man “Man ruins things much more with his words than with his silence.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • 24. Money “Money is the great power today. Men sell their souls for it. Women sell their bodies for it.” – Joseph Pulitzer
  • 25. Nature “Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.” – Mark Twain
  • 26. Newspaper “I don't so much mind that newspapers are dying - its watching them commit suicide that pisses me off.” – Molly Ivins
  • 27. Optimism “Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing, though in hot water up to its nose.” – Unknown
  • 28. Originality quot;Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.” – Voltaire
  • 29. People “People rise to the challenge when it is their challenge.” – Belasco & Stayer
  • 30. Politics “Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.” – Ambrose Bierce
  • 31. Poverty “None is poor save him that lacks knowledge.” – The Talmud
  • 32. Quality “Mere allocation of huge sums of money for quality will not bring quality.” – W. Edwards Deming
  • 33. Religion “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” – Seneca
  • 34. Silence “Silence never won rights. They are not handed down from above; they are forced by pressures from below.” – Roger Baldwin
  • 35. Success “Success is the prize for those who stand true to their ideas.” – Josh S. Hinds
  • 36. Treason “If you maintain a consistent political position long enough, you’ll eventually be accused of treason.” – Mort Sahl
  • 37. Understanding “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” – Stephen R. Covey
  • 38. Vision “Seeing is auditing life. Vision is interpreting life so that others may see it.” – Ross Perot
  • 39. We “We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” – Aesop
  • 40. Words “Words are the voice of the heart.” – Confucius
  • 41. Worry “Worry is the interest paid on trouble, before it falls due.” – W.R. Inge
  • 42. You “You are what you think about all day long.” – Dr. Robert Schuller
  • 43. Youth “Youth is not entirely a time of life; it is a state of mind.” – Douglas Mac Arthur
  • 44. Zeal “Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine” – Hosea Ballou
  • 45. Compiled by Hilary Richard Sam kodwobrumpon@hotmail.com