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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.



The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.

Steve Jobs


Remember, brick walls let us show our dedication. They are there to separate us from the people who do not really want to achieve their dreams. Don’t bail. 

Randy Pausch


We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill


When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.

George Bernard Shaw


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.



Live like it’s your last day on earth, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, work like you don’t need the money…

Tony Robins


Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.



I believe each human being has the potential to change, to transform one's own attitude, no matter how difficult the situation.

Dalai Lama


If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

Chinese proverb


Humility is not thinking less of yourself. It is thinking of yourself less. If you focus on others, you forget you.

Rick Warren


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein


I don't listen to praise or blame, I simply just trust my own feelings.



One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.

G. K. Chesterton


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein


In 30 years of travel and training leaders –164 nations – I’ve never met anyone who didn’t need massive doses of love.

Rick Warren


In 35 yrs of leading I’ve been afraid at every major step but I DID IT ANYWAY since I REFUSE let fear run my life.

Rick Warren



It’s the frame of mind that enhances the picture of our experience.

Bill Truby


You'll never do anything creative, innovative or world changing if you fear criticism. Pioneers are easy targets for arrows!

Rick Warren


Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein


Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

Peter Drucker


Lost time is never found again.

Benjamin Franklin


Have no fear of perfection. You’ll never reach it.

Salvador Dali


Being rich is having money, being wealthy is having time.

 Margaret Bonnan


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Teresa


Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry For


Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

Henry Ford


A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.



All our dreams can come true...if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney


Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.

Isaac Asimov


I have failed many times, and that's why I am a success.

Michael Jordan


The Pessimist complains about the wind. The Optimist expects it to change. The Leader adjusts the sails.

John Maxwell


It's not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters.



When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James


You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

 Christopher Columbus


Let love lead your soul. Make it a place to retire to, a kind of cave, a retreat for the deep core of being



Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Napoleon Bonaparte

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Ben Franklin


Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

Henry Ford


Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller


Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

Richard Bach


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anais Nin


So many people tiptoe through life, so carefully, to arrive, safely, at death.

Jermaine Evans


Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

 Albert Einstein


Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.



Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Lance Armstrong


From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

Arthur Ashe


Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

Dr. Seuss


One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.
Henry Ford  


A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed--I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself.

Georges Clemenceau


In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein


Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

The Dalai Lama


Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.

Eckhart Tolle


There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true Self.

 William James


We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.

Winston Churchill


Ninety percent of life is just showing up.

Woody Allen


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

 Eleanor Roosevelt


All leaders are learners. The moment you stop learning, you stop leading. I learn as much as I can, from as many as I can, as often as I can.

Rick Warren 


To reach a port we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift.

Franklin Roosevelt


The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Samuel Johnson



God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can’ and wisdom to know the difference.

Reinhold Niebuhr


While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sand of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction.

James branch Cabell


It is spending oneself that one becomes rich.

Sarah Bernhardt


I find life an exciting business – and most exciting when it is lived for others.

Helen Keller


If Work and family are at the center of our lives, the foundation of our dignity as a free people.

Ronald Reagan


you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Teresa


Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.

Mark Twain


The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty and truth.

Albert Einstein (ideas and Opinions)


Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere.

Ronald Reagan


 Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.

Mother Teresa


People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I do not 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 cannot find them, make them.

George Bernard Shaw


Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.

Dale Carnegie (how to win friends and influence people)


The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. William James


If your ship doesn’t come in, swing out to it!

Jonathan Winters


The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King Jr.


The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.



Character is much easier kept than recovered.

Thomas Paine


In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.

Thomas Jefferson


Be sure you put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.

Abraham Lincoln


The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

 Martin Luther King, Jr.


The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke


A hundred times a day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving.

 Albert Einstein


If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Sir Isaac Newton


I can live for two months on a good compliment.

Mark Twain


The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

Chinese proverb


There are 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


I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.

 George F. Burns


Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

Henry Ford


Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

Henry Ford


The beginning is the most important part of the work.



Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein


I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.

Eleanor Roosevelt


Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.

Leonardo da Vinci


Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes it.

Benjamin Franklin


The greatest remedy for anger is delay.



When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.

Thomas Jefferson


In the midst of great joy do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger do not answer anyone’s letter.

Chinese proverb


You cannot get ahead while you’re getting even.

Dick Armey


"Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."

Abraham Lincol


Hating people is burning down your own house to get rid of the rat.

Harry Emerson Fosdick (the golden book)


Perseverance is not  a long race. It’s many short races one after another.

Walter Elliot


If I have one vice and I can call it nothing else it is not able to say ‘no’.

Abraham Lincoln


If A equals success, then the formula is A=XYZ. X is work, Y is play, Z is keep your mouth shut

Albert Einstein


Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

Kahlil Gibran




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