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There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

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A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.

Karl Kraus

This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Our only security is in our ability to change.

Sam Keen

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.

Machiavelli

In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.

David Ogilvy

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.

Helen Keller

That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.

Swami Vivekananda

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Anonymous

Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.

Dennis Waitley

When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.

Norman Vincent Peale

There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.

Prentice

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

Paul Sweeney

A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.

Donald Trump

Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.

Chinese Proverb

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Shakespeare

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Washington Irving

The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.

Earl Nightingale

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Albert Einstein

How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.

Samuel Coleridge

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.

Peter Koestenbaum

That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

Abraham Lincoln

One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.

Albert Einstein

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

Judith Martin

One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.

Wayne Gretzky

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.

Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen

The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.

Tracy L. McNair

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

Albert Schweitzer

Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.

Thomas Edison

Attitude is everything.

Unknown

If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.

Mahatma Gandhi

Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.

Unattributed

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

Norman Vincent Peale

The greater the obstacle the more glory.

Moliere

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

Theodore Isaac Rubin

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.

Joseph Sugarman

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Thomas Jefferson

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

Albert Schweitzer

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

Anonymous

Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.

Carl Sandburg

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.

St. Francis De Sales

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.

David Starr Jordan

Love is not selfish.

Corinthians

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.

Albert Einstein

When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.

Norman Vincent Peale

Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.

Thomas Edison

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.

Francois Mauriac

First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.

Swami Vivekananda

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Vince Lombardi

It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.

Anonymous

Success is the proper utilization of failure.

Anonymous

What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Samuel Johnson

I bet you can squeal like a pig.

Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !

Unknown

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Darrell Royal

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

Albert Einstein

The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.

Foster's Law

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.

Conrad Hilton

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.

Unknown

Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.

John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)

There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.

Abraham Maslow

There is no beauty but the beauty of action.

Proverb

None are homely who smile.

Robert Half

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.

Emmanuel Swedenborg

Hunker down.

Unknown

When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.

Steve Walton

In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.

Victor Cousins

The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.

Earl Nightingale

Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.

William Glasser

When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.

Unattributed

A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -

Dexter Yager

It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.

John Crowe

I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.

John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)

The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

Hubert Humphrey

Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.

Lester Sumrall

My heart shall be thy garden.

Alice Meynell

After your jump, the net appears.

Vincent Lauria

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William A. Ward

Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.

Norman Vincent Peale

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.

Orlando Battista

To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter

Aristotle

It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.

Winston Churchill

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.

Jim Rohn