June 12, 2004 You can have anything you want... if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. - Abraham Lincoln Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it. - St. Teresa of Avila No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.

- Barbara De Angelis June 5, 2004 Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate accomplishments. - Napoleon Hill In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong, honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes. - John Ruskin There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. - John Adams May 29, 2004 None will improve your lot if you yourself do not. - Bert olt Brecht, 1933'When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.' - Bhagavad Gita I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through...

then follow through. - Captain Edward V. Rickenbacker May 22, 2004 You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. - Eleanor Roosevelt The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing is best after all. - Benjamin Spock People are eternally divided into two classes, the believer, builder, and praise, and the unbeliever, destroyer and critic. - John Ruskin May 15, 2004 To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.

- William Hazlitt There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. - Elisabeth Guizot Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you " ve had everything to do, and you " ve done it. - Margaret Thatcher May 9, 2004 Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe I don't think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.

I think if you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done. - Mike Dit kaIf you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you " ll be unhappy for the rest of your life. - Abraham H. Maslow April 29, 2004 Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.

- James BuckhamThe important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. - Charles Du Bos The most damaging phrase in the language is: 'It's always been done that way.' -Rear Admiral Grace Hopper April 24, 2004 Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done. - Russell W. Davenport " The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. - Arthur James Balfour I know a lot of people without brains who do an awful lot of talking. - The Scarecrow, Wizard of Oz April 17, 2004 Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady.

-Thomas H. Huxley When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. - Wayne Dyer You can learn new things at any time in your life if you " re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you. - Barbara Sher April 9, 2004 Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.

Kindness in giving creates love. - Lao-Tzu The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart? this you will build your life by, and this you will become. - James Lane Allen Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. - Kahlil Gibran April 2, 2004 So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race. - Ernest L. Woodward When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.

- Greg Anderson I shall adopt new views as fast as they shall appear to be true views. - Abraham Lincoln March 26, 2004 Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and unrecognized about us. - James Harvey Robinson Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist. - M are Kay Ash Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think. - Dale Carnegie March 19, 2004 There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. -Dr.

Denis WaitleyIf you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, un forgiveness, selfishness, and fears. - Glenn Clark Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. - Elizabeth BibescoMarch 12, 2004 In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

- Thomas Jefferson 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 Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. -Wayne Dyer March 5, 2004 Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.

- Jim RohnThe only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything. - Theodore Roosevelt He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.

- Andrew Carnegie February 27, 2004 If you view all the things that happen to you, both good and bad, as opportunities, then you operate out of a higher level of consciousness. - Les Brown Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values. - Joshua L. Liebman Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. - Harriet Beecher Stowe February 20, 2004 He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of a diplomat. - Robert Estabrook Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.

- James Allen Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it. - William James February 13, 2004'I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.' - Helen Keller In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. -Dalai Lama It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test. - Elbert Hubbard February 6, 2004 There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love.

There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen. - Wayne Dyer Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them. - Napoleon Bonaparte Yearn to understand first and to be understood second. - Beca Allen January 30, 2004 We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

- Charles Kingsley Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves. - Sir James M. Barrie Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one is to blame. -Erica Jong January 23, 2004 Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade? - Benjamin Franklin Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly. - Bertrand Russell I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton January 16, 2004 Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. - General George S. Patton It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give happiness.

- Thomas Jefferson Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. - Napoleon Hill January 9, 2004 Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. - Anne Frank It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. - Thomas Robert Gaines Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. - John Wooden January 2, 2004 Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles but in avoiding them.

A masterly retreat is in itself a victory. - Norman Vincent Peale It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. - Mabel NewcomberWhen you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it's two hours.

That's relativity. - Albert Einstein December 26, 2003 Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul. - Charles Buxton He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king. - John Milton Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it doesn't stop a wise man from trying. - Harry Anderson, 'Night Court " December 19, 2003 The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

- Charles Lamb Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world -- making the most of one's best. - Harry Emerson Fosdick The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has. - Michelangelo December 12, 2003 Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money.

Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footed ness that comes with having proved you can meet life. - Ann Landers More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.

- Amy Grant To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. - Tony DorsettDecember 5, 2003 It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The shy man will not learn; the impatient man should not teach.

- Hillel There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. - Indira Gandhi November 28, 2003 Bad habits are like chains that are too light to feel until they are too heavy to carry. - Warren Buffet A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. - Francis Bacon The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them.

Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams. - Og MandinoNovember 21, 2003 Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals - that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him. - Honore De Balzac Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.

- Diana Rankin November 14, 2003 To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. - Kahlil Gibran In the final analysis there is no solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decisions, the day's generous utterances and the day's good deed. - Clare Booth Luce You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. - Ralph Waldo Emerson November 7, 2003 What this power is, I cannot say.

All I know is that it exists... and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know EXACTLY what you want... and are fully determined not to quit until you get it. - Alexander Graham Bell Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. - Galbraith's Law October 31, 2003'The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.' - Socrates " Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.' - Les Brown Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear. - Mark Twain October 24, 2003 Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.

- Jim RohnOptimisn is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other - Brian Tracy Lack of forgiveness cases almost all of our self-sabotaging behavior. - Mark Victor Hansen October 17, 2003'Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great, make you feel that you too can become great.' - Mark Twain " My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.' - Abraham Lincoln " Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you.

Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.' - William Arthur October 10, 2003 There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. - Norman Vincent Peale We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...

It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre. - Uta Hagen My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it as it is and why it exists as all. - Stephen Hawking October 3, 2003 Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. - Henry Van Dyke You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.

- Jim RohnThe man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away. - Charles Schwab September 26, 2003 The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation. - Mark Twain believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - H.

L. Mencken You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. - Galileo Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. - Og MandinoSeptember 19, 2003 It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don't have to.

- Walter Linn Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. - Hubert Humphrey If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. - Henry David Thoreau September 12, 2003 One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

- Elbert Hubbard Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. - Zig ZiglarA mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. - Mary Kay Ash September 5, 2003 If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games.

- Paul 'Bear' Bryant Every man dies. Not every man lives. - Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today. - Les Brown August 29, 2003 A man dies daily, only to be reborn in the morning, bigger, better and wiser.

- Emmett Fox No one's head aches when he is comforting another - Indian Proverb Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of- Benjamin Franklin. August 22, 2003 If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berri Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. - Elbert Hubbard Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there. - Mortimer B.

Zuckerman August 15, 2003 A certain amount of opposition is of great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with the wind. - John Neal Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner who works and brings it out. - Lady BlessingtonProblems are only opportunities in work clothes. - Henry J. Kaiser August 8, 2003 The only way to have a friend is to be one.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson We must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately. - Benjamin Franklin In business, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate. - Chester L. KarrassAugust 1, 2003 Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Alva Edison A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.

- John A. Shedd Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. - Antoine de Saint-ExuperyJuly 25, 2003 You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. - Charles Buxton I am always willing to learn, however I do not always like to be taught. - Winston Churchill always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona.

It says: 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have. - Harry S Truman July 18, 2003 A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble. - Mahatma Gandhi The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. - Dolly Parton Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift -- which is why they call it the present.

- Bill Keane July 11, 2003 If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. - Isaac Newton Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. - Winston Churchill July 4, 2003 You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. - Galileo Would you like me to give you a formula for...

success? It's quite simply, really. Double your rate of failure... You " re thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... You can be discouraged by failure -- or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes.

Make all you can. Because, remember that's where you " ll find success. On the far side of failure. - Thomas J. Watson Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom. - Michel de Montaigne June 27, 2003 You will never do anything in this world without courage.

It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. - James Allen The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

- William A. Ward Leadership is not magnetic personality -- that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not 'making friends and influencing people' -- that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. - Peter Drucker June 20, 2003 Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune. - Jim RohnThe foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

- James Oppenheim How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. - George Washington Carver June 13, 2003 Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it. - Danny Kaye Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

- Theodore Roosevelt Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. - Confucius June 6, 2003 Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice. Not something to wish for, but to attain. - William Jennings Bryan The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. - Laurence Sterne When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. - Franklin D.

Roosevelt May 30, 2003 Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a 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 No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it. - W. Somerset Maugham May 23, 2003 When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

-Napoleon Hill For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward. -Jim Rohn I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention. -Diane Sawyer May 16, 2003 Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

-BraveheartDon't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade. -Leo Busca glia. [about the past]... the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it. -Rafik ki to Simba in Disney's The Lion King May 9, 2003 There are 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. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

-Helen Keller Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson May 2, 2003 The man who has no imagination has no wings. - Muhammad Ali The real price of everything, what everything really costs to the man who wants to acquire it, is the toil and trouble of acquiring it. - Adam Smith I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted and I would never have to worry. -Anthony Robbins April 25, 2003 The time is always right to do what is right. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing happens unless first a dream. -Carl Sandburg When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So, what the hell, leap.

- Cynthia HeimelApril 18, 2003 I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. - Laura Ingalls Wilder What we see depends mainly on what we look for. - John Lubbock You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie April 11, 2003 It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts. -Robert H. Schuller We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.

-Adlai E. Stevenson Time is the wisest counsellor. -Pericles April 4, 2003'You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.

-Darwin P. Kingsley Too much of a good thing is just right - Mae West.' Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.' Jim Rohn March 28, 2003 To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. -Tony Dorsett Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. -Japanese Proverb What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight-it's the size of the fight in the dog. -Dwight D.

Eisenhower March 21, 2003 All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. - Martin Luther King, Jr.' Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do.' - Helen Keller Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. - Langston Hughes March 14, 2003 As a man thinketh, so is he. - Proverbs 23: 7'Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.' -Tony Robbins " Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?' ' - Brian Tracy March 7, 2003'The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands.' -Robert M.

Pir sig " When you take charge of your life, there is no longer a need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.' -Geoffrey F. Albert " It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up.' -Vince Lombardi February 28, 2003'Be ready when opportunity comes... Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.' -Roy D. Chapin Jr.' Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.' -Edward Eggleston " History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.

-Bertie C. Forbes February 21, 2003'The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.' -Arthur C. Clarke Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal. -Earl Nightingale Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -Martin Luther King, Jr. February 14, 2003'Be ready when opportunity comes...

Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.' -Roy D. Chapin Jr.' Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.' -Edward Eggleston " Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.' -Herodotus February 7, 2003'The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.' - Benjamin Disraeli " There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great powers, and I would say we only have learned a very, very small part of what it can do.' - Isaac Bashevis Singer " You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.' - Brian Tracy January 31, 2003'Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.' -Robert H. Schuller Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. -Robert SchullerIt's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles.

- Claude M. Bristol January 24, 2003 The longest journey of any person is the journey inward. - Dag HammerskjvldAll difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small. - Lao-Tzu Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. -Ralph Waldo Emerson January 17, 2003 The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. - Plutarch Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? -Abraham Lincoln Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a mans last romance.

-Oscar Wilde January 10, 2003 It's not what happens to you; it's what you do about it that makes the difference. -W. Mitchell He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave. - Andrew Carnegie Good timber does not grow with ease.

The stronger the wind the stronger the trees. -Willard Marriott January 3, 2003 All successful men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. -Brian Tracy That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. - Emily Dickinson Submitted by Stephen Hedrick Looking to the stars always makes me dream, as simply as I dream over the black dots representing towns and villages on a map. Why, I ask myself, shouldn't the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? - Vincent Van Gogh Submitted by Stephen Hedrick December 27, 2002 Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

- John Dewey There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. -Indira Gandhi Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. December 20, 2002 You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?' - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed.

If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded and has a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know. - Thomas Wolfe If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you " ll achieve the same results. - Anthony Robbins December 13, 2002 Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances. J. Donald Walters The path to success is to take massive, determined action. - Anthony Robbins To succeed...

you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you. - Tony DorsettDecember 6, 2002 At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable. -- Christopher Reeve', Submitted by Mark Houck A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -- Sir Winston Churchill If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out. - Arthur Koestler November 29, 2002 You don't pay the price for success. You enjoy the price for success.

- Zig Ziglar Dream as if you " ll live forever. Live as if you " ll die today. - James Dean Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. - Unknown November 22, 2002 Live out of your imagination, not your history. - Stephen Covey The people and circumstances around me do not MAKE me what I am, they REVEAL who I am. - Dr.

Laura Schlessinger Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. - John Steinbeck November 15, 2002 He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever. - Chinese Proverb The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

-James Oppenheim If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney November 8, 2002 There is only one success - to spend your life in your own way. - Christopher Morley To Climb Steep Hills requires slow pace at first. - William Shakespeare One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.

-John Kenneth Galbraith. November 1, 2002-Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. -Chinese Proverb-If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out. - Arthur Koestler-Whether you think you can or think you can't, you " re right. -Henry Ford October 25, 2002 Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

- Jim Rohn Live out of your imagination, not your history. - Stephen Covey Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. - Thomas Carlyle October 18, 2002 When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. - Albert Einstein It's kind of fun to do the impossible. - Walt Disney It takes less time to do things right that to explain why you did it wrong. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow October 11, 2002 What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals -.

Zig ZiglarA journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Chinese Proverb To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best. -William M. Thackeray October 4, 2002'No one can make you feel inferior without your permission' -Eleanor Roosevelt.

Submitted by Mark Houck Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. - Thomas Carlyle The noblest search is the search for excellence. - Lyndon B. Johnson September 27, 2002 For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'. - John Greenleaf Whittier Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.

Discover. - Mark Twain Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. - Booker T. Washington September 20, 2002 When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

- Alexander Graham Bell The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. - Ann Landers September 13, 2002 It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude. Zig Ziglar September 6, 2002 Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Denis WaitleyAugust 31, 2002 Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. - Benjamin Disraeli August 24, 2002 Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought. Napolean Hill August 17, 2002 Just Do It. - Nike August 10, 2002 Adventure is not outside a man. it is within. - David Grayson August 3, 2002 The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

- Chinese proverb July 27, 2002 Age is a matter of feeling... not of years. - George William Curtis July 20, 2002 Hitch your wagon to a star. - Ralph Waldo Emerson July 13, 2002 A good laugh is sunshine in the house. William make peace Thackeray July 6, 2002 The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within. - Mahatma Gandhi June 29, 2002 He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.

- Arabian Proverb June 22, 2002 Light is the task where many share the toil. - Homer June 15, 2002 There are no uninteresting things, only uninterested people. - Gilbert K. Chesterton June 8, 2002 True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.

- Humboldt June 1, 2002 Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow May 25, 2002 If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest. - Publilius SyrusMay 18, 2002 One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine with only interests. - John Stuart Mill May 11, 2002 You must look into people, as well as at them.

- Lord Chesterfield May 4, 2002 Charity sees the need, not the cause. - German Proverb April 27, 2002 Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. - Thomas Edison April 20, 2002 He's no failure. He's not dead yet. - William Lloyd George April 13, 2002 He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.

-Benjamin Franklin April 6, 2002 Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. - Christopher Morley March 23, 2002 Don't tell me that worry doesn't do any good. I know better. The things I worry about don't happen. March 16, 2002 Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. - Mark Twain March 9, 2002 Most games are lost, not won.

- Casey Stengel March 2, 2002 A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. - Harry Truman, American President (b. 1884) February 23, 2002 Many hands make the Light work. - Leroy W. Jones February 16, 2002 The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. - Vincent T.

Lombardi February 9, 2002 The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, Just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. - Napoleon Hill February 2, 2002 I wanted to change the world.

But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. - Aldous Huxley January 25, 2002 The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson January 19, 2002 Vision is the art of seeing the invisible. - Jonathan Swift January 12, 2002 Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? - Abraham Lincoln January 5, 2003 He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever. - Tom Connelly December 29, 2001 Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well to think.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson December 22, 2001 When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. - Alexander Graham Bell December 15, 2001 It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it. - W. Somerset Maugham December 8, 2001 My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it as it is and why it exists as all. - Stephen Hawking December 1, 2001 Failure is not the worst thing in the world, The very worst is not to try.

- Anonymous November 24, 2001 You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie November 17, 2001 Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. - Henry Ford November 10, 2001 Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. -Helen Keller. November 3, 2001 Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.

October 27, 2001 Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit. October 20, 2001 Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. October 13, 2001 The best way to have what you want, is to want what you have. October 6, 2001 If you do what you " ve always done, you " ll get what you " ve always got. September 29, 2001 It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude. September 22, 2001 Of all our human resources, the most precious is the desire to improve.

September 15, 2001 It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dreams of yesterday are the hopes of today, and the realities of tomorrow. September 8, 2001 Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, though checkered with failure, than to take rank with those poor souls, who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.