Thursday, August 30, 2007
“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”
"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind."
--Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
"The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity." --Winston Churchill
"A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change."
"There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes."
--William John Bennett
"The only disability in life is a bad attitude."
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
~Elbert Hubbard, The Note Book, 1927
If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake.
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. ~Niels Bohr
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
Error is a hardy plant; it flourishes in every soil.
~Martin F. Tupper
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.
~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa
You're never fully dressed without a smile.
Peace begins with a smile.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
--James Stephens, The Crock of Gold
Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.
"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind."
-- I keep six honest serving-men,
They taught me all I knew;
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
--Frederick B. Wilcox
Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
To eat an egg, you must break the shell.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
--Robert F. Kennedy
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are for.
--John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic
Saturday, August 11, 2007
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
--Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
The Possible's slow fuse is lit
By the Imagination.
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
--Edgar Allan Poe, "Eleonora"
Things are only impossible until they're not.
--Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation
Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn't it be interesting if..." And then do it.
--Duane Michals, "More Joy of Photography"
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
--Henry David Thoreau
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Laziness may appear attractive,
but work gives satisfaction.
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in--Mahatma Gandhi
the attainment, full effort is full victory.
the attainment, full effort is full victory.
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
There's nothing like biting off more than you can chew, and then chewing anyway.
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. --Thomas Edison
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Great work is done by people
who are not afraid to be great.
No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
-- Charles Kendall Adams
Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.
Commit yourself to quality from day one ... it's better to do nothing at all than to do something badly.
--Mark H. McCormack
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