Attitude is infectious.
Make yours worth catching!
It does not matter what happens -
It is how you react that matters.
Do those unpleasant or difficult chores first.
Putting them off drains your energy and burdens your mind.
Success is "getting what you want".
Happiness is "wanting what you get".
Life is fragile -
Handle with prayer.
It is not stupid to ask.
It is stupid not to ask.
Enthusiasm creates energy!
Happiness is the journey
Not the destination.
Winners make it happen -
Losers let it happen
If you don't stand for something
you'll fall for anything.
If you fail to plan
then you plan to fail.
Today is the first day
of the rest of your life.
If you treat everyone as if
they were hurting, you will
be right 99 times out of 100.
Don't tell me how hard you work -
Tell me how much you get done!
Failure is not the "falling" down -
It is the "staying" down.
Real civilization is where personal
differences are resolved without
resorting to violence - neither
physical nor verbal.
If you set the example then
you don't need to set the rules.
The best thing to do behind a person's back is to pat it!
To respond is positive -
To react is negative.
To improve your self image -
Do something for someone else!
You don't sing because you are happy -
You are happy because you sing!
Peace is when the power of love
overcomes the love of power.
Maturity is the ability to discipline yourself so that you need not be disciplined by others.
If you can begin a task
it is as good as half done !
There is a big difference between
knowing a thing and understanding it.
Formula for perpetual ignorance :
“Be satisfied with your opinions and
be content with your present knowledge”.
Constructive criticism is when I criticize you.
Destructive criticism is when you criticize me!
The real test of your character is your treatment of
those who can be of no possible service to you.
PESSIMISTS see difficulties in their opportunities.
OPTIMISTS see opportunities in their difficulties.
You will never get ahead
if you keep trying to get even!
You don't get self-esteem by putting down others but by
striving for your highest possible standards and goals.
We should not need a crisis
to make us realize what is
really important in life.
Happiness will vanish if envy appears.
When you have a difficult problem be like a duck -
keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle
like hell underneath!
A smile is a curve that can straighten out a lot of things.
"Ideas" are a lot like children -
we always think our own are best !
The only people you should try to get even with are those who have really helped you!
The secret of happiness is -
not to DO what you LIKE,
but to LIKE what you DO!
Everyone smiles in the same language.
Character is not made in a crisis –
It is merely exhibited.
We cough to clear our throats –
We sigh to clear our hearts.
Opportunities are usually disguised as being hard work,
so most of us never recognize them.
Humility is a strange thing -
the minute you think you've
got it, you've lost it.
Always leave stepping stones -
not stumbling blocks.
There is no better exercise
for the heart than reaching
down and lifting someone up.
Try to fix the mistake - not the blame!
Marriages are not made in heaven -
They come in kits and you have to
put them together yourselves .
The measure of your real character
is what you would do if you knew
you could never be found out!
If you think you have no faults,
that makes one more you have!
If you were to be given a dollar
for every kind word you have said
about people and fined a dollar
for every unkind word, would
you be rich or poor?
Two traits of a mature, loving
person : Giving and forgiving.
One thing worse than a quitter:
a person who can't be bothered
to even try!
You are only concerned with
obstacles when you take your
eyes off your goal.
Do unto others as if you were the others!
The great thing about telling
the truth is that you don't
have to try to remember what you said!
Every day we have 86,400 seconds
whatever is not used is lost for ever!
If it is not right, don't do it.
If it is not true, don't say it.
If you make up your mind that
you "can't" then you will always be right!
Opportunity knocks but once -
Temptation leans on the doorbell!
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
The more enthusiastic and
hardworking you are, the
more luck you seem to have!
“Tact” is the ability to close your mouth before someone else wants to!
To avoid all criticism :
The dictionary is the only place
that "success" comes before "work".
Pessimists complain because rose bushes have thorns.
Optimists rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
Some cause happiness wherever they go,
some cause happiness whenever they go!
A child is born with the need
to be loved and never outgrows it.
There are 6 billion people on this
earth you are the only one exactly
No formula for success will work if you don't!
Learn to say kind and positive things.
Nobody ever resents them!
If you blame others for your failures do you credit them with your successes?
Smart people only believe half of what they hear.
Smarter people know which half to believe!
Perseverance comes from a strong will.
Obstinacy comes from a strong "won't".
Any day is beautiful when you are touched by kindness.
Make someone else's day beautiful today.
A good test for conversation:
If you wouldn't write it and sign your name to it, then don't say it.
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent!
You are never a “loser” unless you stop trying!
The TIME to be happy is right NOW,
The PLACE to be happy is right HERE,
The WAY to be happy is to help someone else.
The best way to have the last word is to apologize.
Nothing is too hard if we just divide it into small jobs.
Keep away from people who try to put down your dreams and ambitions.
Small-minded people always do that but really great people encourage you and make
you feel that you can become great too.
No matter what you say you cannot really know
the weight of another person's burden.
If you are really helping to row the boat,
you don't have the time to rock it.
You are not really grown up
until you can really laugh at yourself.
If you don't have time now to do the job properly,
when will you have time to repeat the job?
Don't be content with being average.
Average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top.
Some use their faith and conscience like a bus: they ride on it only when it is going their way.
Imagine a few people talking about
you at your own funeral –
(a) Think what you would like
them to say about you –
(b) Then live your life like that
from now on!
The best test of good manners
is to be able to put up pleasantly
with other people's bad ones.
If we only associated with people who never do anything wrong,
we would be friendless.
What is in our past and what is in our future
are not as important as what is within us.
The easiest way to success - isn't!
You won't get much done by starting tomorrow.
A friend is a person with a sneaky knack
Of saying good things about you behind your back.
Everything comes to those who wait.
(As long as they work hard while they are waiting!)
If it is very painful to criticize a friend you are probably safe to do so.
If you take the slightest pleasure in doing so, then that's the time to keep quiet.
The difficulties and problems of life are meant to make us
BETTER not BITTER.
Do your problems cause you to LOSE your faith or to USE it?
Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't live long enough
to make them all yourself.
The poorest people are those who
have MORE than they need but
who feel it is not enough.
It is very annoying when someone repeats word for word
what you said when you should not have even said it in the first place!
To have friends, BE a friend.
To be liked, BE likable.
To be loved, BE lovable.
In places where people all think alike,
nobody actually "thinks" very much at all.
Some people say they are thinking
but they are only rearranging their prejudices.
Some people will believe anything if you whisper it.
Cheerfulness is contagious.
Don't wait to catch it.
Be a carrier yourself!
Don't dwell on the past it can't be changed
but the future is still in your power.
Learn to forgive everybody.
With bitterness in your heart
you can never be happy.
You don't need to take a person's advice to make them feel good -
- just ask for it !
Bloom where you are planted!
A HUG is a perfect gift.
One size fits all and nobody minds if you return it.
True character is the ability to carry out a resolution
after the spirit in which it was made has passed.
Technology provides us with the tools for living.
The ARTS provide us with the enthusiasm for living.
People who are always complaining about their "rights"
very often do it by violating someone else's.
The RIGHT to do something does not mean that doing it is right.
Wherever there is another person there is an opportunity for kindness.
There are many opportunities to keep your mouth shut.
Take advantage of them all.
Thank heavens for people who can laugh at themselves
for they will never cease to be amused.
We were given tongues so that we may say
encouraging things to one another.
If you do not want to travel the road of success,
at least refrain from scattering tacks along the way.
To succeed and to be happy,
accept the world as it is and rise above it.
You cannot change the past but
you can ruin a perfectly good
present by worrying about the future.
Do not wait for a real crisis to discover
what is truly important in your life.
Use what talents you have!
The forest would be silent
if no bird sang except those that sing best.
Temptation is easier if you had:
- a proper upbringing
- a sound set of values
- and witnesses!
Parenthood: the art of bringing up children
without putting them down.
Be like the turtle - he only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.
The BRAIN is a wonderful thing -
it never stops working, from the
time we are born until the moment
we stand up to give a speech.
It is nice to be important, but
it is more important to be nice.
Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
A gentle answer quiets anger,
but a harsh one stirs it up.
The greatest gift is LIFE and
the second greatest gift is
the power to direct that life.
A speaker who does not "strike oil" in the first five minutes
should stop boring!
The joy of giving is in the way it is received.
Optimism comes in CANS
Pessimism comes in CANNOTS
Be like a postage stamp -
stick to one thing until you get there.
Attitudes are far more important than facts.
A triumph is made up of "umph" together with a "try".
The older I get, the better I was!
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The closest we get to perfection is when we write our own c.v.
The person who is afraid to ask, is afraid to learn.
People who get bored easily are usually very boring people.
A coincidence is a small miracle in which God prefers to remain anonymous.
Kindness is more important than wisdom,
and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
You show you are becoming mature by acting responsibly not by being rebellious.
Be the best that YOU can be.
Don't be like water which flows to the lowest position.
Be like Helium which rises as high as it can go.
When you hear something good about yourself,
YOU feel good and so does the person who said it.
So why do some people keep saying nasty, negative things?
Nearly all of us can stand some adversity, but to really test a
person's character, give them some power!
How to be successful:
1. Keep your “eye on the ball”.
2. Look straight ahead.
3. Stay focused.
4. Think about the task to be done.
5. Work towards your goals.
6. Do what it takes.
Sharing your knowledge is the way for teachers to achieve immortality.”
Be tolerant of people who disagree with you.
They are quite entitled to their ridiculous opinions.
Be addicted to excellence - always do your very best.
Mediocrity is like a disease - it spreads like the plague.
Nobody can take away your freedom to choose how you will react. (Victor Frankl)
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.
Why on earth are there five syllables in the word: "monosyllabic"?
They say, "we are what we eat".
So don't be "easy", "fast" and "cheap"!
The E-MAIL of the species is more
deadly than the MAIL!
A war does not determine who is RIGHT, it determines who is LEFT!
It is no coincidence that "good luck" seems to
surround self-motivated people who seize opportunities.
The universe is a friendly place...
Opportunities to learn about ourselves occur from all our experiences (good or bad)...
Everything is meaningful...
Nothing happens randomly.
(quote: Dr. Gary Zukov)
“Gambling” is just a tax on people who do not know enough about Mathematics.
A failure is an event, not a person.
The only thing you can change about another person, is your attitude to them.
Half of all people must be above average!
If the enemy is in range then so are you!
Dinner is ready when the smoke alarm goes off!
Have YOU tried to make someone happier today yet?
To become whatever you want to be:
Get the help of an expert then
just do what it takes to succeed !
“Achieving” starts with “Believing that you can!”
The only real “failure” is the failure to take part and try.
We have two eyes, two ears but only one mouth.
We should use them in that proportion.
The study of Mathematics cannot be replaced by any other activity that will develop a person’s purely logical faculties to the same high level of rationality.
To handle yourself, use your head.
To handle others, use your heart.
A real friend walks in when everyone else walks out on you.
ANGER is only one letter short of becoming DANGER.
Those who lose money lose much.
Those who lose a friend lose more.
Those who lose faith lose all.
Understand the larger perspective and all the details fall into place.
You are just throwing an adult tantrum when you buy things you can’t afford.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Great minds discuss ideas.
Average minds discuss events.
Small minds discuss people.
Worry is usually based, not on fact, but on negative assumptions.
It doesn’t cost a cent to dream.
If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
Life is a series of problems.
Do you want to just moan about them or solve them?
How we handle problems makes us grow mentally and spiritually.
The tendency to avoid problems in order to avoid emotional suffering
is the primary cause of all mental illness.
If we love our children, the most important thing we must give them is our time.
When we know we are “valued” then we can feel we are “valuable”.
The feeling that “I am a valuable person” is essential for mental health.
Problems don’t go away!
They must be worked through or they become a barrier to your personal growth.
“Delayed gratification” means confronting a problem early,
before you are forced to do so,
so that future suffering is minimized.
People lie to avoid the pain of “challenge” and its consequences.
LOVE is the will to extend yourself for the purpose
of nurturing your own or another’s spiritual growth.
LOVE is an act of WILL and not just an emotion.
When two people love each other they “choose” to be together.
It is not love if you feel you “need” another person –
then you are actually a parasite!
LISTENING is love in action.
Nowhere is it more appropriate than in a loving relationship.
Courage is not the absence of fear.
Courage is action in spite of fear.
A loving person always finds criticism of others and confrontations to be very difficult.
Wisdom and talents are inherited through our subconscious
in the form of nucleic acid codes in cells.
This is how we “take after” our relatives.
The “mind” which often believes there is no such thing as miracles,
is actually a miracle itself!
“Loneliness” is the unavailability of people to be with at any intellectual level.
“Aloneness” is the unavailability of people to be with at your own level of awareness.
The child who does not feel loved by parents will usually feel he/she is to blame but really it is the parents who are deficient in their capacity to love.
When we avoid responsibility for our behaviour we attempt to put
the responsibility onto someone else.
Truth is the only reality. Anything false is simply not real!
Open people can maintain intimate relationships far more successfully.
We must not “love” a pet as we love a person.
Our feelings for a pet promote their dependence on us
but our feelings for a person should promote their independence from us.
Whatever we do, no matter how noble, charitable or deplorable,
is done because we choose to do it!
We make the choice which satisfies us most at that time.
Whatever we do for others, we do because it fulfils a need we have!
One good folk tune is better than a thousand so called “creative works”.
“Melody” is the soul of real music.
Finish whatever you begin and experience the triumph of completion.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Possibility thinker’s creed:
When faced with a mountain,
I will not quit!
I will keep on striving until I either climb over,
find a pass through, tunnel under or turn the mountain into a gold mine.
Whoever retains the natural curiosity of childhood is never bored or dull.
Learn from the past,
Live in the present,
Plan for the future.
Never settle for less than your best.
To be successful, your attitude is as important as your ability.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
“Bravery” is when you are the only one who really knows you are afraid.
No matter what comes my way,
Though the sky may be cloudy and grey,
I AM GOING to be happy today!
Sometimes it is fortunate that the future only comes one day at a time.
Quick guide to happiness.......
“Look up, not down:
Look forward, not back:
Look out, not in and
Always lend a helping hand”.
When all is said and done,
far more is said than gets done.
A man never stands so tall as when he kneels to help a child.
Smile – it’s the second best thing you can do with your lips.
The early bird gets the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese.
Children need models rather than critics.
Do not keep things for “special occasions” because every day that you live
is a special occasion and you never know if it will be your last.
Spend quality time with your loved ones:
eat your favourite foods:
drink your favourite wines:
visit the places you love.
Life should be a chain of moments of enjoyment.
Use those crystal glasses and silver cutlery. They are of no use if you just look at them.
Do not save your special perfume. Wear it every time you feel like it.
Tell your families and friends how much you love them now.
If we knew we would not be alive tomorrow would we say it to those we love today?
If so, then why not say it now because we know not what tomorrow will bring.
Every minute of every hour of every day is so special. Don’t waste any of them.
Base your arguments not on who is right but on what is right.
Everyone who lives will die,
But everyone who dies has not necessarily really lived!
Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night!
Never confuse activity with productivity.
The most wonderful thing we can experience is the “mysterious”.
It is the fundamental emotion which encourages us to think and use logic.
Anyone who does not still feel the amazement of the mysterious is as good as dead. (Albert Einstein.)
Every “set-back” is just a “set-up” for a “come-back”.
“Love” is not meant to be paid back.
It is meant to be passed on.
There are two ways to live your life:
(a) Where nothing is a miracle or
(b) where everything is a miracle.
Minds are like parachutes – they are not working unless they are open.
The hardest part of any project is starting off.
To succeed, you need to believe that you can do it.
If you do not do the necessary work,
you will ultimately perform below what you could be capable of.
The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow,
but the rainbow will not wait while you do the work.
Enjoy your “rainbows” while you can.
In any situation, what is best is seldom what is popular and “voting” only promotes a majority decision, not necessarily a good decision.
Preparation is the key to success!
A clever person solves problems.
A wise person stops them before they become problems.
One machine may be able to do the work of a hundred people
but no machine can do the work of just one extraordinary person.
Logic never really changes people. Only emotion and compassion do.
Everybody knows how to raise children, except people who actually have them.
The good thing about saying nothing is that it does not get repeated.
“Thinking” is the hardest work there is. That is the reason so few people do it.
One measure of “leadership” is the calibre of those who follow you.
Never leave those important things you want to do till “later”.
There might not be a “later”.
Never waste your emotional energy getting upset about life’s minor irritations.
Do those unpleasant or difficult chores now.
Putting them off drains your energy and burdens your mind.
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
If you are going after “jaws”, take along the tartare sauce.
A good leader creates other leaders.
A poor leader just creates followers.
“Statistics” is like a bikini.
What is revealed is interesting but what is concealed is vital.
You can only truly feel satisfied with a job if you did your best.
If you will not accept anything but real quality, then that is what you will always get.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will cause it to be true.
Don’t just adapt to changes – take an active part in creating them.
War occurs when one of the parties wants something more than they want peace.
You cannot produce a ‘Mona Lisa’ by assigning
‘one dab of paint each’ to a thousand artists.
A “positive attitude” is an essential habit that we must acquire.
Avoid people with a ‘toxic, negative attitude’
because they have a habit of spreading it like a malignant cancer.
The greatest joy is to know that you are loved.
“Life” is what actually happens to you while you are busy making other plans!
If you can’t say something positive, it is better to say nothing at all.
Make this your personal affirmation: “Good news is coming to me today.”
No matter how bad a situation is, something good will come out of it.
Any problem can be made unsolvable
if enough meetings are held to discuss it!
Real “education” involves the learning of skills not just facts.
If you still rebel in the face of blatant good common sense,
this is an obvious sign that you are still immature.
It is OK to be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you stop trying!
When feeling too busy and stressed, it is important to know how to relax and to remember that we are not human doings but human beings.
Mathematics is like food.
You enjoy food by eating it.
You enjoy mathematics by doing it.
To just produce an answer without showing the logical working
is like taking your food intravenously.
WAR is very expensive.
PEACE is priceless.
If you want to conduct the orchestra, you have to turn your back on the crowd.
If you want the best honey, expect a few stings.
Professionals are people who can do their best work even when they don’t feel like it.
There are 3 stages in a man’s life:
1. When he still believes in Santa Clause,
2. When he stops believing in Santa Clause, and
3. When he becomes Santa Clause.
Many people walk in and out of your life but only a few leave footprints in your heart.
Grief can’t be hurried but it can be shared.
The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.
You never see the headline: “Psychic wins Lotto!”
That should tell you all you need to know about psychics.
No man or woman is worth your tears
and the one who is, won’t make you cry.
The fact that someone does not love you the way you want them to, does not mean they do not love you with all they have.
A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
Never frown, even if you are sad because you never know
whose life is influenced by your smile.
To the world you may be just one person,
but to one person you may be the whole world.
Do not spend your time on a person who is not prepared to spend their time on you.
Maybe we should meet a few “wrong” people before meeting the “right” one so that when we finally do meet that person we will know how to be grateful.
Don’t cry because it’s over.
Smile because it happened.
There are always people who will hurt you but you need to keep on trusting but be more careful about who you trust next time.
Remember, whatever happens, does so for a reason.
When you know better, you do better.
“You’ve got to have a dream,
If you don’t have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?”
(quote: “Happy Talk” – South Pacific)
An EGOTIST is a person who is “ME-DEEP” in their conversation.
A smile is the best way to improve your looks.
Real men don’t waste their hormones just growing hair!
“Having lived” is not how many breaths you took
but how many things that took your breath away.
If you want rainbows, you have to put up with some rain.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
You don’t stop laughing because you grow old.
You grow old because you stop laughing.
A procrastinator’s work is never done.
Despite the high cost of living, it still remains popular.
A fine is a tax for doing wrong.
A tax is a fine for doing well!
99% of lawyers give all the rest a bad name!
The word FAMILY is an anagram for Father And Mother I Love You.
Growing old is inevitable.
Growing up is optional.
Each day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
The risks and costs of putting our good ideas into action are far less than the long term risks and costs of our comfortable inaction.
(John F. Kennedy)
Anything you do to dull the pain of problems will ultimately weaken your resolve and ability to eventually overcome that pain.
You cannot judge the level of your successes if you have never experienced failures.
When the philosopher, F. Nietzsche, wrote, “That which does not kill you, makes you stronger”, he was referring to striving to overcome hardships and difficulties in one’s life. He was not referring to the abuse of alcohol and other substances!
Live your dream. Don’t just dream your life!
Any worthwhile achievement comes from constant struggle and hard work.
Many great people were not born naturally gifted.
They became great through hard work and total dedication to their goals.
Enthusiasm is the basic key to success in every activity.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you are still among the stars!
A person who never makes mistakes usually never makes anything!
Every problem contains the seeds of its own solution.
The pessimist sees a glass as half empty.
The optimist sees the same glass as half full.
We need to learn to see all things from a positive point of view.
Nothing is interesting if you are not an interesting person.
Life is like a grindstone whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you are made of.
The most important things in life are not actually “things”.
We should “use” things and “love” people – Not the other way round.
Conscience is the thing that aches when everything else feels good!
Let us not associate what is popular with what is right. (Socrates)
The most important key to a life of happiness is the possession of friendship. (Epicurus)
Nothing can satisfy the person who is not satisfied by a little.
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies.
My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Joy is what happens when we realize how good things really are.
Artistic pursuits are the greatest natural stimulants in life.
Not everything which makes us feel better is good for us
and not everything which hurts us is bad.
Every time we want something we cannot afford,
we feel poor no matter how rich we may be.
Every time we feel satisfied with what we have,
we feel rich no matter how little we may have.
“Wealth” is not the amount of money we have.
It is being satisfied with what we have.
You need only three things to be happy:
Friends; Freedom ; and an Analyzed life. (Epicurus)
The biggest human temptation is to just sit back, say nothing and let things happen.
Think of “problems” as just “opportunities” in work clothes.
Choose a job that you will love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
The word for “crisis” in Chinese is made up of two characters.
One means “danger” and the other means “opportunity”.
Life is nice to look back at but it is even nicer when you look forward to it.
They say “a leopard can’t change its spots”
but people are not leopards and they CAN change!
The people who are remembered are the ones that never quit.
The one thing you need throughout your life is hope.
Knowing that someone believes in you, can change your whole life.
It takes courage in order to forgive.
Self Confidence – Without it you are sunk – with it you are practically invincible!
Great people are just ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
Picture in your mind how you would like people to see you
then simply behave like that from now on!
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be like
and you will be helping them to realize their possibilities and capabilities.
Never say anything which could make another person have a negative self image.
Depression comes when you feel defeated and deflated.
Joy comes when you are enthusiastic and uplifted.
If you try to escape from your problem, where will you go the next time you have one? When things get tough, don’t run.
Do not let the sun go down on your anger.
The world belongs to people with enthusiasm and energy.
What you give is what you get.
The amount of Energy you have is not a matter of age but a matter of attitude!
Procrastination and indecision produce emotional and physical fatigue.
Always have goals in your life.
Even if you don’t reach them, at least you are moving forwards!
A gem cannot be polished without friction
nor can man be perfected without trials.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
In seeking the truth you need to get both sides of a story.
Your brain can only hold one thought at a time.
Make it a positive, constructive one.
Watch for big problems. They disguise big opportunities.
Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.
Every person you meet knows something that you did not know. Learn from them.
Always follow the three R’s:
Respect for yourself
Respect for others
Responsibility for all your actions.
Sharing your knowledge is one way to achieve immortality.
Sometimes “silence” is the best answer.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
Under immense adversity there is great potential for doing good.
Everyone appreciates kindness and compassion.
Compassion is not religious. It is human.
It is also essential for mental stability and for human survival.
The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.
Asking questions is embarrassing for a moment
but not asking questions is embarrassing for a lifetime.
When you can’t see a pathway towards your goal, make your own pathway.
You need to be focused to do outstanding things no matter how capable you may be.
Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
Education should not be like filling a bucket but like lighting a fire.
It is not stupid to ask.
It is stupid not to ask.
The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater our own sense of well-being becomes.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Love me when I deserve it the least because that is the time I need it the most.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple then pretty soon you have a dozen more.
Not everything you face up to can be changed
but nothing can be changed until you face up to it.
If one way is better than the others it is sure to be Nature’s way.
If a train “goes off the tracks” it is technically “free” but it cannot go anywhere.
Stay “on track” and you will steadily work towards your goals.
Respect and expect respect.
If guns kill people, should we blame our pens for spelling mistakes?
We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.
Growing older is mandatory.
Growing up is optional.
We make a LIVING by what we GET.
We make a LIFE by what we GIVE.
'Good friends are like stars.
You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.'
It can take years to build up trust but it only takes suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.
Life is like a grindstone.
Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you are made of.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on Science and Technology, in which hardly anyone actually knows anything about Science or Technology. (Carl Sagan)
When you find out something by yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to "see the light" - you'll never forget it.
Today is the oldest you've ever been, yet it’s the youngest you'll ever be,
so enjoy this day while it lasts.
It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics. (Galileo Galilei)
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. (Dalai Lama)
Natural talent only goes so far. Hard work does the rest.
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the
most credentials, the most money or the most awards.
They simply are the ones who care the most.
Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late.
All religions try to benefit people, with the same basic message of the need for love and compassion, for justice and honesty, for contentment.
“Be yourself! Everyone else is taken.” Oscar Wilde
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
The best vitamin for making friends...... B1.
The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.
One thing you can give and still keep...is your word.
If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.
One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong
that we forget what's right and what's wrong.
The keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence are: the will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential.
I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Always desire to learn something useful.
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: that is NOW.
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Henry David Thoreau
Things do not just happen. They are made to happen.
John F. Kennedy
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
“Well done” is better than “Well said”.
It's always too early to quit.
Norman Vincent Peale
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
Robert H. Schuller
In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Small deeds done are better than great deeds just planned.
You must never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it.
No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
To be a good loser is to learn how to win.
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
When teachers generate positive attitudes in their classrooms, they create a chain reaction of positive thoughts and ideas.
Fortune favours the prepared mind.
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