"PERSONAL/SELF GROWTH"
APRIL 2002 - JUNE 2002


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  • June 28, 2002
    " Don't go for looks; they can deceive and always fade. Don't go for wealth; even that may go away. Need not for a genius mind; many of the brightest I've known have never attended a university. Go for someone who makes you smile, makes you laugh each day. Find someone better, someone who makes you want to be BETTER. Find someone with a brilliance you have never seen and will appreciate, respect it, not grade or judge. When you have found all these, you have found one of the rarest, truest creations. Not always the most beautiful, not always the wealthiest or smartest but quite possibly the most spectacular."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Christine Miller --- Kansas


  • June 28, 2002
    " Take opportunities, but give in the form of fulfillment."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Lauryn Gibson


  • June 26, 2002
    " A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy."
    --- Robert J. Lumsden --- Submitted by Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia


  • June 26, 2002
    " There are 3 D's in life: Desire, Determination, and Dedication. You need all 3 to go somewhere...but it all starts with the 4th D...Dream."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jayme E. --- Michigan


  • June 24, 2002
    " Speak less, work more, and let your result speak for you."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Virat Patel --- Maryland


  • June 24, 2002
    " If you want to be the best, you can't act like the rest."
    --- Copyright © 2000 Darrel L. Rundus, II


  • June 21, 2002
    " A mirror reflects what is on the outside and what is often your chance at a first impression. Attitude is a reflection of what is on the inside and is what will leave a lasting impression. Check yourself, what is your lasting impression telling about you and is it what you want to show? If not, change it."
    --- Copyright © 2002 R. G. Gensemer


  • June 21, 2002
    " If others insist on annoying you, keep your distance. You're not responsible for their foul mood, but you can control how you react to it. Delight in your own company."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Martha Varzaly




  • June 19, 2002
    " In order to be a leader, you must first be a follower."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Adrienne Fountain


  • June 19, 2002
    " Don't let the good criticism get to your head
    And don't let the bad criticism get to your heart."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Cassidy Short


  • June 17, 2002
    " It is not what you are thought to be, but who you are."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brooke W --- Ohio


  • June 17, 2002
    " A good attitude, we cultivate. To all the others, we motivate."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Duncan Lam --- Ohio


  • June 14, 2002
    " Celebrities are those who make the news.
    Heroes are those who make a difference."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jacob DeMay --- Illinois


  • June 14, 2002
    " We all ought to work harder at being what we should be,
    Rather than hiding what we are."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jenna L. --- Oklahoma


  • June 12, 2002
    " Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control.
    These three alone lead to sovereign power."
    --- Lord Alfred Tennyson --- Submitted by R. Bennison --- California


  • June 12, 2002
    THINK POSITIVE
    Say to yourself every morning:

    Today is going to be a great day.
    I can handle more than I think I can.
    Things don't get better by worrying about them!
    I can be satisfied if I try to do my best!
    There is always something to be happy about!
    I am going to make someone happy today.
    It is not good to be down!
    Life is great; I should make the most of it!

    BE AN OPTIMIST.
    --- Anonymous --- Submitted by Raghunath Narayan Tantry --- Mumbai, India


  • June 10, 2002
    " Excuses are tools of the incompetent; they build monuments of nothingness."
    --- A long line of drill Sergeants --- Submitted by William L. --- Moscow, Russia


  • June 10, 2002
    Do not stand still
    Like a statue
    Whoever you are
    In whatever you do
    Keep moving!
    --- Copyright © 19991 Babatunde Ayoola Fajimi


  • June 7, 2002
    " Success is not about fame or fortune. Success is about giving yourself the opportunity to live up to your fullest potential."
    --- Copyright © 1987 Shane Guffogg


  • June 7, 2002
    " There is nothing but air and opportunity, to do what your heart desires."
    --- Michael Tolbert --- Submitted by Ali A. --- Alabama
    This is the saying my father told me, to get me to do what my heart desired.


  • June 5, 2002
    " Some people will have absolutely no respect or understanding for your kindness and generosity. They may actually shy away from it or run for cover, so to speak. Do not be upset or offended by this. You have done nothing wrong. You must understand and always remember that people tend to be fearful of the things they do not know."
    --- Copyright © 2000 Michael J. Skyrider


  • June 5, 2002
    " The beauty of a simple life brightens the eyes, strengthens the soul and softens the heart."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Greg Brown


  • June 3, 2002
    " What you fear the most always comes the first, so fear nothing in a polluted world; you only see the bright stars (true friends)."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Prabodhan Potdar


  • June 3, 2002
    " The choices you make today dictate the life you will lead tomorrow."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Chad W. Gonzales


  • May 31, 2002
    " Stop; stop what you are doing right now, no matter how important you think it is, stop. Go straight to the woman or man or child who loves you and hold them, don't say anything, just stop for a moment and hold them."
    --- Written in 2002 by Kris S. --- Montana


  • May 31, 2002
    " Knowledge is like different clothes for different seasons.
    The more you have it the better you are protected."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Shobhana Sethi


  • May 29, 2002
    " For a man who's able to recognize his own shortcomings is a man who can change his own destiny."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Rudy Byleveld


  • May 29, 2002
    " Knowledgeable people know facts. Successful and prosperous people know people."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by JP O --- Washington


  • May 24, 2002
    " Potential: the word that may be used to describe where you could be, who you could have been, and goals you could have achieved. So why not just make it happen?"
    --- Copyright © 2002 Kelly Moletress


  • May 24, 2002
    " The history of the world is the history of a few people who had faith in themselves."
    --- Swami Vivekananda --- Submitted by Rajesh Alagappan --- Tamil Nadu, India


  • May 22, 2002
    " Love your enemies."
    --- Jesus --- Submitted by Catherine Neely --- Arizona


  • May 22, 2002
    " Accept things the way they are, and be grateful that they're not worse."
    --- Copyright © 2002 David Oakes


  • May 20, 2002
    " Friendship is not liking your own self in others but it is taking a person as he/she is and having the will to understand and the determination to be side by side for a lifetime. As it is said, friends are for forever and friendship is for lifetime. Friendship is a pledge; honor it. Friendship is a trust; don't betray it. Friendship is a confidence; do not back stab in it. Friendship is a feeling; feel it. It is a value; treasure it."
    --- Written in 2002 by V.K.K. --- Maharashtra, India


  • May 20, 2002
    " Happiness is not found in loving the perfect person...but rather in loving the imperfect person perfectly."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashley D. --- Pennsylvania


  • May 17, 2002
    " The most bitter defeat is when you know you could have won, if you were only given the opportunity. If tomorrow opportunity knocks, will you be ready?"
    --- Copyright © 2002 Kelly Moletress


  • May 17, 2002
    " A brave person is not one who throws a stone in return of a stone, but he is the person who gives a flower in return of a stone."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Mansoor Baig
    I believe that one who can control his anger is more powerful than the one who can't. Returning a flower in reply of a stone is hard, and only strong people can do it.


  • May 15, 2002
    " Dreamers dream. Successful people have a vision upon which they ACT."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Gary Vurnum


  • May 15, 2002
    " Only when I become willing to exert effort, shall I see the fulfillment of my dreams. Only when I work at bettering MY part of the world, shall I see the world change for the better."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Scott Johnson


  • May 13, 2002
    " When you open your heart to giving, angels fly to your door."
    --- Copyright © 1999 Hillary Roberts, Director Project Linus NJ, Inc.


  • May 13, 2002
    " Tolerance is the scale that shows the level of your education."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Mansoor Baig
    We all should learn to tolerate things, as it minimizes anger, and increases forgiveness in us.


  • May 10, 2002
    " Love does not ask who, what, when, or why. It only answers the question 'HOW?'"
    --- Copyright © 2002 Ayn E. Loable


  • May 10, 2002
    " Success is not a destination, but it's the motivation by which one lives."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Joseph Tatum


  • May 8, 2002
    " Ability may take you to the top, but it takes character to stay there."
    --- William Blake --- Submitted by B.B. --- Pennsylvania


  • May 8, 2002
    " Success is the progressive realization of worthwhile, predetermined, personal goals."
    --- Paul J. Meyer --- Submitted by Aaron T. --- Pennsylvania
    --- Author's name and quote correction provided by Steve Simons --- 6/12/02



  • May 6, 2002
    " Great managers meet deadlines and make money.
    Great leaders meet the challenge and make history."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Chris Green


  • May 6, 2002
    " Life is what you make of it, so make it the best you can!"
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by J. Thompson --- California


  • May 3, 2002
    " You've got to win in your mind before you win in your life."
    --- John Addison --- Submitted by Carlos Davis --- Maryland


  • May 3, 2002
    " Never forget who helped you to the top. If you do...who's holding you up?"
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Laura G. --- Colorado


  • May 1, 2002
    " Be positive and spread the positive news; will help create a better and positive world."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Nilo Emerenciana


  • May 1, 2002
    " To have the best chance at being the best, one must invest in the best tools available."
    --- Copyright © 2002 John Singh


  • April 29, 2002
    " If you do not cross the torrent - you will have to walk the river's length."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Paul Flynn


  • April 29, 2002
    " You will never be who you want to be, by remaining who you are!"
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by S. Walden --- Georgia


  • April 24, 2002
    " Success is being content just hanging out with yourself."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Lisa Tokarski


  • April 24, 2002
    " Attitude, not aptitude, determines altitude."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Parikshit Shah --- Maharashtra, India


  • April 22, 2002
    " Sometimes you need to fall on your face, to find out what tripped you."
    --- Copyright © 2000 Richard Zielenski


  • April 22, 2002
    " Don't wait for time to resolve your problems. Break away from the suppression. Time is not forgiving and once you give it the edge, the solution will no longer remain."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mike P. --- Connecticut


  • April 19, 2002
    " What you see is perception.
    What you get is reality.
    Don't confuse the two."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.O. --- Mississippi


  • April 19, 2002
    " Do not expect from others what you cannot live up to yourself."
    --- Written in 2002 by V.K.K. --- Maharashtra, India


  • April 17, 2002
    " When you look in the mirror, don't you like what you see?
    Then only you can do something about it."
    --- Copyright © 2002 John Sneddon


  • April 15, 2002
    " I have studied the lives of great men and famous women and I found out that the men and the women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand with everything they had of energy, enthusiasm, and hard work."
    --- Harry S.Truman --- Submitted by Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia


  • April 15, 2002
    " The seat of freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work, and in that work, does what he wants to do."
    --- George Robin Collingwood --- Submitted by Ramkumar YVS --- India


  • April 12, 2002
    " Success is measured in terms of reaching your goals, dreams, and expectations. Your success is determined by hard work, persistence, and determination. If you are going to be a success in life, it is up to you... it is your responsibility."
    --- Will Horton --- Submitted by Chetan Chopra --- Washington


  • April 12, 2002
    " The job of ours is not to chase rainbows,
    But to seek out our dreams and make them reality."
    --- Written in 2002 by R.K.Peterson


  • April 10, 2002
    " Do not judge or try to control others. Set them free from your judgments and controlling. As you free them, you will free yourself."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Scott Johnson


  • April 10, 2002
    " The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
    --- Mark Twain --- Submitted by Sanya N. --- Dubai, United Arab Emirates


  • April 8, 2002
    " The difference between success and mediocrity is all in the way you think."
    --- Dean Francis --- Submitted by Carlos Davis --- Maryland


  • April 8, 2002
    " Whenever you have a desire, ask yourself what is the "real" reason for that desire. What is your motive? Focus on creating more of that motive by appreciating how much of that you already have in your life."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Michael Carpenter


  • April 5, 2002
    " Take many things into consideration....
    Except giving up."
    --- Written in 2002 by T.V. --- Virginia


  • April 5, 2002
    " Whatever job you do, whatever work you envisage, whatever goal you may have, whatever dream you may dream, the secret to success lies in a very simple philosophy - Give your one hundred percent effort to the endeavor - and then, give ten percent more. That my friend will make the difference between a 'winner' and an 'also ran'."
    --- Copyright © 2002 Dr. Nirvikar Dahiya


  • April 3, 2002
    " You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
    --- Les Brown --- Submitted by Nilo Emerenciana --- Aruba


  • April 3, 2002
    " What separates those who achieve from those who do not is in direct proportion to one's ability to ask for help."
    --- Donald Keough, former president of Coca-Cola
    --- Submitted by Vickie Eade Eddy --- New York/Arizona



  • April 1, 2002
    " Don't get lost in the midst of busyness and misplace what is most important to you."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Vane Chew --- Singapore


  • April 1, 2002
    " Truth is above all men; it is neither optional nor negotiable."
    --- Copyright © 1985 Luis J. Laborde