Sometimes You Just Need a Little Inspiration!

  1. What? Now? Me?
  2. Challenges -- Some see mountains and say they are too high. Others wait until they have reached the top before they decide. -- Motivational Classics
  3. A great brand is a promise well-kept. -- Unknown
  4. You can't play every role equally well. -- Katherine Hepburn
  5. Principles -- The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the full light of day. -- Motivational Classics
  6. New Beginnings -- In times of change, there is no incentive so great, and no medicine so powerful, as hope for a better tomorrow. -- Motivational Classics
  7. Make no little plans, for they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble logical diagram -- once recorded -- will not die. -- Daniel Burnham.
  8. Take the time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. -- Andrew Jackson
  9. The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self. -- Whitney Young
  10. Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to succeed. -- Booker T. Washington
  11. It's the start that stops most people. -- Anonymous
  12. If you really want to do something, you'll find a way; if you don't, you'll find an excuse. -- Anonymous
  13. You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair. -- Swedish Proverb
  14. If you can't change your fate, change your attitude. -- Amy Tan
  15. Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. -- Chinese Proverb
  16. Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. -- Admiral Hyman Rickover
  17. When someone gets something for nothing, someone else gets nothing for something. -- Anonymous
  18. There is no future in any job. The future lies in the person who holds the job. -- George Crane
  19. Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts. -- Nikki Giovanni
  20. The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. -- Maureen Dowd
  21. There are only 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
  22. I discovered I always have choices, and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude. -- Judith M. Knowlton
  23. Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you chose for you will become like them. -- W. Clement Stone
  24. The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings. -- Dave Winbaum
  25. Genius is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one, and where the man of talent sees two or three. -- Ezra Pound
  26. The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. -- Peter Drucker
  27. Go the extra mile. It's never crowded. -- Executive Speedwriter Newsletter
  28. A woman is like a tea bag -- only in hot water do you realize how strong she is. -- Nancy Reagan
  29. Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. -- James Baldwin
  30. Success is 99 percent failure. -- Soichiro Honda
  31. There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. -- Sam Walton
  32. I pointed out to you the stars and the moon, and all you saw was the tip of my finger. -- Tanzanian Saying
  33. It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted. -- Mary O'Conner
  34. There are only two basic ways to establish competitive advantage: do things better than others or do things differently. -- Karl Albrecht
  35. When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. -- Henry J. Kaiser
  36. Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him. -- Aldous Huxley
  37. The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. -- Gloria Steinem
  38. A wise man hears one word and understands two. -- Yiddish Proverb
  39. The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. -- Arthur Brisbane
  40. No one ever listened himself out of a job. -- Calvin Coolidge
  41. Traditional thinkers say, "If it isn't broken, don't fix it." But breakthrough thinkers say, "Fix it before it breaks." -- Gerald Nadler
  42. You can't plant a seed and pick the fruit the next morning. -- Jesse Jackson
  43. One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it. -- French Proverb
  44. He who wants the rose must respect the thorn. -- Persian Proverb
  45. Everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else. -- Will Rogers
  46. The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
  47. We're all in this together -- by ourselves. -- Lily Tomlin
  48. Today's sales should be better than yesterday's -- and worse than tomorrow's. -- Anonymous
  49. One man's wage rise is another man's price increase. -- Harold Wilson
  50. Live together like brothers and do business like strangers. -- Anonymous
  51. The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows. -- Aristotle Onassis
  52. When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. -- Anonymous
  53. Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. -- Victor Borge
  54. Tomorrow is too often the busiest day of the year. -- Spanish Proverb
  55. A man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. -- Muhammed Ali
  56. Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there. -- Josh Billings
  57. Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere. -- Anonymous
  58. The hardest work in the world is that which should have been done yesterday. -- Anonymous
  59. It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. -- Whitney Young
  60. The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. -- Paul Valery, French Poet
  61. You can have it all. You just can't have it all at one time. -- Oprah Winfrey
  62. As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it's leaning against the right building. -- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  63. It is not the same to talk of bulls as to be in the bull ring. -- Spanish Proverb
  64. Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. -- Kahil Gibran
  65. Do not dig a hole for somebody else, you yourself may fall into it. -- Russian Proverb
  66. Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up. -- Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  67. Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. -- John Lennon
  68. Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose. -- Dan McKinnon
  69. You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. -- Mark Twain
  70. Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt. -- George Sewell
  71. In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  72. Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. -- Jonathan Kozol
  73. The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do. -- American Proverb
  74. The reason some people get lost in thought is because of the unfamiliar territory. -- Anonymous
  75. The door of success is marked "push" and "pull". Achieving success is knowing when to do what. -- Yiddish Folk Saying
  76. The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. -- Norman Vincent Peale
  77. There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem. -- Harold Stephens
  78. It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. -- John Wooden
  79. Well done is better than well said. -- Benjamin Franklin
  80. The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people half way. -- Henry Boyle
  81. If you're going to play the game properly, you'd better know every rule. -- Barbara Jordan
  82. Silence is the true friend that never betrays. -- Confucius
  83. Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. -- Roger C. Anderson
  84. In an instant, illumination can be achieved, it is as easy as turning on a light. The problem is finding the switch in the dark. -- Proverb
  85. In youth we learn; in age we understand. -- Marie von Ebner Eschenbach
  86. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. -- Henry Ford
  87. No man will listen to you talk if he didn't know his turn was next. -- Ed Howe
  88. Attitudes are like elevators -- they can either bring you up or take you down. -- Anonymous
  89. Courage is grace under pressure. -- Ernest Hemingway
  90. The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. -- Winston Churchill
  91. You are never a loser until you quit trying. -- Mike Ditka
  92. Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there. -- Yogi Berra
  93. Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18. -- Mark Twain
  94. Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else. -- Judy Garland
  95. Sometimes you have to make your own luck, create your own way of people looking at something, instead of the traditional mold. -- Lynn Thigpen
  96. The universe is trying to tell you everything you need to know. Just listen. -- Martha Gouin
  97. Chance favors the prepared mind. -- Louis Pasteur
  98. Live Today -- Live your best today, for it is your only preparation for tomorrow. -- Motivational Classics
  99. Say nothing. What you are stands out and speaks louder than anything you can say to the contrary. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  100. Teamwork -- The question is not how well each person works, but how well they work together. -- Motivational Classics
  101. If you're drilling for water, it's better to drill one one-hundred foot well than one hundred one-foot wells. -- Susan Scott, Fierce Conversations.
  102. If your behavior contradicts your values, your body knows. -- Susan Scott, Fierce Conversations.
  103. Assumptions are the company's "theory of the business". -- Peter Drucker
  104. Hire attitude. Train skill. -- Peter Schultz, former president of Porsche
  105. Make yourself available to whatever is out there with your name on it. -- Susan Scott, Fierce Conversations.
  106. Eighty percent of success is simply showing up. -- Woody Allen
  107. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
  108. If you want to build a ship, don't gather your people and ask them to provide wood, prepare tools, assign tasks. Call them together and raise in their minds the longing for the endless sea. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  109. The space between thought is the place where insight can make itself known. -- Deepak Chopra
  110. Aim for the chopping block. Aim for the space beneath the brick. Aim for past this conversation, past these words. -- Susan Scott, Fierce Conversations
  111. I don't know the key to success, but I do know the key to failure is to try to satisfy everyone. -- Bill Cosby
  112. Go placidly amid the toil and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. -- Desideratum (first sentence only)
  113. If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, and blaming it on you... - from "If" by Rudyard Kipling
  114. I have always lived my life exactly as I wanted. I've tried to please no one but myself and very likely displeased a great number in the process.... But I'm entirely content. I can sit back in my old age and not regret a single thing. It's what I wish for you, my dear. A life with no regrets. -- Katharine Hepburn in one of her last TV appearances in NBC's "One Christmas," based on a Truman Capote story that was adapted to include a Hepburn-like character, Cornelia Beaumont.
  115. Just get on with it. -- Katharine Hepburn from her 1991 autobiography, "Me: Stories of My Life"
  116. Do or do not. There is no try. -- Yoda
  117. Search your own heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life. -- The Psalmist
  118. Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be. -- William George Jordan
  119. For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root. -- David Thoreau
  120. It is impossible for us to break the law. We can only break ourselves against the law. -- Cecil B. DeMille
  121. The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. -- Albert Einstein
  122. We must not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time. -- T.S. Eliot
  123. There is no real excellence in this world which can be separated from right living. -- David Starr Jordan
  124. Pressure is a privilege. -- Billie Jean King.
  125. Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny. -- Unknown
  126. Habits are like a cable. We weave a strand of it everyday and soon it cannot be broken. -- Horace Mann
  127. We will define a habit as the intersection of knowledge, skill and desire. -- Steven Covey, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"
  128. No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or by emotional appeal. -- Marilyn Ferguson
  129. That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods. -- Thomas Paine
  130. Perseverance - At the end of every challenge is the beginning of something new. -- Motivational Classics
  131. Integrity - Integrity distinguishes itself from other paths because it is the only path upon which you will never get lost. -- Motivational Classics
  132. Failure is more frequently from want of energy than from want of capital. -- Daniel Webster
  133. If you divorce capital from labor, capital is hoarded, and labor starves. -- Daniel Webster
  134. If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. -- Anne Bradstreet
  135. Stand Tall - Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. -- Helen Keller.
  136. Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dare to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance. -- Bruce Barton
  137. If I have seen further it was by standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Sir Isaac Newton's tribute to Tycho Brake and Johannes Kepler
  138. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. -- John Wooden
  139. Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death. -- Harold Wilson
  140. Vision - In the sea of change, it is our responsibility to light the way for others. -- Motivational Classics
  141. Change - Everything flows onwards .. the ages themselves glide by in constant movement .. for still waters never reach the sea. -- Motivational Classics.
  142. Character - Those who preserve their integrity remain unshaken by the storms of life. Character becomes their roots .. it is a strength that exists deep within them. -- Motivational Classics.
  143. Attitude - Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by how we react to what happens. A positive attitude is a catalyst .. a spark that creates extraordinary results. -- Motivational Classics.
  144. Goals - You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals. -- Motivational Classics
  145. Think you can, think you can't; either way, you'll be right. -- Henry Ford
  146. There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in this time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. -- Martha Graham
  147. People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't 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 can't find them, make them. -- George Bernard Shaw
  148. If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you. -- Attributed to Jesus from The Gnostic Gospel of Thomas
  149. I have written my life in small sketches, a little today, a little yesterday ... I look back on my life as a good day's work, it was done and I feel satisfied with it. I made the best out of what life offered. -- Anna Mary Robertson (Grandmother Moses) 1860-1961
  150. This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and, as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. -- George Bernard Shaw, from Man and Superman. Dedicatory Letter.
  151. He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. -- Nietzsche
  152. Mimicking and mugging, I was just a game myself. Ignorant, I thought to be was to name myself. Full of myself, how could I know myself? I emptied myself and became myself. -- Rumi
  153. I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. -- Henry David Thoreau
  154. We create our own world by our thoughts. And thus we make our own heaven, our own hell. -- Swami Muktananda
  155. Fame often makes a writer vain, but seldom makes him proud. -- W.H. Auden
  156. Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. -- Dr. David M. Burns
  157. If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counsel, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. -- Joseph Addison
  158. Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you. -- Frank Tyger
  159. Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. -- G.W. F. Hegel
  160. Adventure isn't hanging on a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day-to-day obstacles of life -- facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown, and in the process, discovering our own unique potential. -- John Amatt, Organizer and Participant in Canada's first successful expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest.
  161. Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman -- not the attitude of the prospect. -- W. Clement Stone
  162. Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind. -- Denis Waitley
  163. The job is to ask questions -- it always was -- and to ask them as inexorably as I can. And to face the absence of precise answer with a certain humility. -- Arthur Miller
  164. Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers. -- Rainer Maria Rilke
  165. This one step -- choosing a goal and sticking to it -- changes everything. -- Scott Reid
  166. Obstacles are those frightening things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. -- Henry Ford
  167. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. This is dedication. -- Cecil B. DeMille
  168. The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be. -- Robert Fulghum
  169. As you wander on through life, sister/brother, whatever be your goal, keep your eye on the donut, and not on the hole. -- Sign in the Mayflower Coffee Shop, Chicago.
  170. I am still learning. -- Michaelangelo
  171. Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic. -- Anonymous
  172. The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire. -- Brian Tracy
  173. My attitude is that if you push me toward something that you think is weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. -- Michael Jordan
  174. All it takes to make a difference is the courage to stop proving I was right in being unable to make a difference ... to stop assigning the cause for my inability to the circumstances outside myself and to be willing to have been that way, and to see that the fear of being a failure is a lot less important than the unique opportunity I have to make a difference. -- Werner Erhard
  175. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you have lived at all. -- Leo C. Rosten
  176. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. -- Theordore Roosevelt, The Art of Manliness
  177. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. -- William Butler Yeats
  178. Money is congealed energy, and releasing it releases life's possibilities. -- Joseph Campbell
  179. I have enough money to last for the rest of my life, unless I buy something. -- Jackie Mason
  180. The trick is not to die waiting for prosperity to come. -- Lee Iacocca
  181. We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking only to learn that it is God who is shaking them. -- Anonymous
  182. All that we are arises from our thoughts. -- Buddha
  183. Embrace what does not come naturally. Only then will you stop limiting yourself and allow the deepest part of you to express itself in ways you may not have imagined just yet. -- Swami Chetanandu
  184. "How does one become a butterfly?" she asked pensively. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." -- Trina Paulus
  185. Inherent in every intention is the mechanics for its fulfillment. -- Deepak Chopra
  186. If I get stuck in who I am now, I will never blossom into who I might yet become. I need to practice the gentle art of letting go. -- Sam Keen, author
  187. God, give me guts. -- Anonymous
  188. When I do what's right for me, the universe supplies something. It never fails. -- Anonymous
  189. For better to come, good must stand aside. -- Carl Jung
  190. Given the choice of changing and proving there's no need to do so, almost everybody will get busy on the proof. -- John Kenneth Galbraith
  191. Anxiety illuminates experience that we could otherwise run away from. It stimulates us to find new ways of meeting problems. -- Rollo May, The Meaning of Anxiety
  192. Your work is to discover your work, and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it. -- Buddha
  193. The might oak was once a little nut that held its ground. -- Anonymous
  194. You go as far as you can using all that you've got. -- Larry Wilson
  195. Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. -- Adlai Stevenson
  196. God gives food to every bird, but does not throw it in the nest. -- New England proverb
  197. Success is the child of audacity. -- Benjamin Disraeli
  198. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily; to not dare is to lose one's self. -- Soren Kierkegaard
  199. Start by doing what is necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you're doing the impossible. -- St. Francis of Assissi
  200. Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. -- Native American saying
  201. The biggest challenge is not making the money, but managing the money. -- Mary Helen Gillespie
  202. Should extraordinary odds come against you, as they will, do not be a sluggard in the race. -- Mary Baker Eddy
  203. Excellence is an act won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. --- Aristotle.
  204. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. -- Goethe (from:
  205. Life is a voyage in which we choose neither the vessel nor weather; but much can be done in the management of the sails and the guidance of the helm. -- Unknown
  206. Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have. -- Unknown
  207. You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. -- Plato
  208. It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. -- George Eliot
  209. Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all. -- Helen Keller
  210. You see things that are and say "Why?" but I dream things that never were and say "Why Not?" -- George Bernard Shaw
  211. Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up if thou wilt ever dig. -- Marcus Aurelius
  212. Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. -- St. Frances de Salas
  213. The journey is the reward. -- Lao Tzu
  214. I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. -- Louisa May Alcott
  215. Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. -- Amelia Earhart
  216. Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. -- Anonymous
  217. Each of us should do something everyday to strengthen our backbone and put iron in our soul. -- Henry Hitt Crane
  218. A fanatic is someone who doesn't change his mind and cannot change the subject. -- Winston Churchill
  219. The whole point of living is to believe the best is yet to come. -- Peter Ustinov
  220. You miss 100% of the shots that you don't take. -- Wayne Gretsky
  221. And it ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, then to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. -- Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469-1527 (Italian writer and statesman, Florentine patriot, author of The Prince, from Chapter 6, "Concerning New Principalities Which Are Acquired by One's Own Arms and Ability"
  222. Creativity, like energy, is always present. We need only to be open to it. --Holiday Mathis
  223. One way to get what you want is to eliminate, from your mind, any possibility that you won't get it. Doubting can only limit your future. Getting sure is half the battle. -- Holiday Mathis
  224. Winners train. Losers complain.
  225. Pain of discipline. Pain of regret. Take your pick. -- Stenciled on the training room walls of the Bouncing Bulldogs of Chapel Hill, NC, the U.S. National Champion DoubleDutch Jump Rope Team (4 years straight).
  226. Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers. -- Gloria Steinem
  227. What is to give light must endure burning. -- Viktor Frankel
  228. After I die, I want it said of me that I plucked a weed and planted a flower wherever I thought a flower would grow. -- Abraham Lincoln
  229. Education is learning to use the tools which the race has found indispensible. -- Ernest Carroll Moore, the first provost of UCLA, inscribed over the stage of Royce Hall
  230. Alms destroy initiative and creativity. A charity dollar has only one life. Use it. Achieve the goal, and then it's done. But if you design it as a social business, a social business dollar has endless life, because it recyles. -- Mohammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for "micorofinance," a concept he developed in 1983 with the creation of Grameen Bank. (Mary Ann Lowe. "Visit from a Peaceful Revolutionary." UCLA Assets, Summer 2008, p. 30-32.)
  231. Willing is not enough, we must apply. Knowing is not enough, we must do. -- SiJo Bruce Lee
  232. We lose the ability to transfer knowledge from short-term 'working' memory to long-term memory, where it can shape our world views in enduring ways. -- Nicholas Carr in The Shadows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
  233. We are becoming pancake people -- spread wide and thin as we connect with that vast network of information accessed by the mere touch of a button. -- Richard Foreman
  234. Information consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. -- Herbert Simon, Nobel Prize winning economist
  235. People are drawn to the echo chamber, and they want to have their opinions validated more often than they want to have their opinions challenged. And trying to present an unbiased perspective is simply harder. -- Campbell Brown, upon requesting to be released from her CNN contract May 31, 2010.
  236. You don't need anyone's permission to follow your dreams. -- Kim Yong-Sook, from Ajumma Are the Pillars of the Nation from a book review by John Blionna in The LA Times, 1-22-2010.
  237. The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic -- in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea -- known to medical science, is work. -- Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (b. 1920)
  238. Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize. -- Elizabeth Harrison, educator, founder and first president of what is today National Louis University
  239. Ten Quotes That Can Change Your Life by the late Zig Zeigler, from Kevin Kruse, November 28, 2012 in Forbes
  240. 100 Best Leadership Quotes from Kevin Kruse, October 16, 2012 in Forbes.
  241. Nobody can hurt me without my permission. -- Mahatma Gandhi.
  242. There is a reason that every airline in the world warns that, in the event of a life-threatening challenge in mid-flight, every passenger should put the face mask on themselves first to ensure that they will be alive, well, and capable of helping others. They do not say "every woman should give her mask to another." -- Elizabeth Ghaffari
  243. A pitch is any time you speak with the intent to persuade. -- Gary Hankins, in The Power of the Pitch
  244. Brand is the perception people have of the experience of having a relationship with you. -- Gary Hankins, in The Power of the Pitch
  245. What do your clients want in a relationship? Friendliness, promptness, courtesy, empathy, and information. -- Gary Hankins, in The Power of the Pitch
  246. For a woman to get half as much credit as a man, she has to work twice as hard, and be twice as smart. Fortunately, that isn't difficult. -- Charlotte Whitton, Canadian feminist and the first female mayor of a major Canadian city (Ottawa) in the 1950s and 1960s.
  247. Ginger Rogers danced every dance that Fred Astaire did, only backwards and in 4 inch heels. -- Fran Whitteley
  248. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. -- Most likely from The Theosophical Society, but shared by Marilyn Guarino
  249. I've learned what big goals can do to energize teams. -- Patricia Woertz, CEO of Archer Daniels Midland Company

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