"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes."
"Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration."
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"
--Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
"The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched... they must be felt with the heart."
"He who prays for his neighbors, will be heard for himself."
"The things that count most in life are usually the things that cannot be counted."
"If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches."
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
--Louisa May Alcott
"I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end."
"Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust."
"When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly."
"The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering."
"Failure is the only opportunity to begin again, more intelligently."
"The smallest deed is far greater than the grandest intention."
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
"Education is not something which the teacher does... it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being."
"Genius without education is like silver in the mine."
"A man has not lived until he has almost died. For those who have fought, life has a flavor the protected will never know."
--A Vietnam Veteran
"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity."
--Henry Van Dyke
"Treat every person with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you. Remember that you show compassion to others not because of who they are but because of who you are."
--Andrew T. Somers
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
"Freedom is not worth having if it doesn't include the freedom to make mistakes."
"In most cases, strengths and weaknesses are two sides of the same coin. A strength in one situation is a weakness in another, yet often the person can't switch gears. It's a very subtle thing to talk about strengths and weaknesses because almost always they're the same thing."
"Gratitude - like a warm blanket, it wards off the icy chill of discontent."
"The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been."
"An eye for an eye makes everyone blind."
--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world!"
-- Anne Frank
"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do."