"PERSONAL/SELF GROWTH"
APRIL 1999 - JULY 1999


Please scroll down to read the quotes
Or click one of the underlined links at the bottom of the page
to go to a different section

  • July 30, 1999
    " If there is one thing that you alone are the absolute and final judge of;
    It is whether or not you are a success."
    --- Robert Brault --- Sent in by Joan Brault


  • July 28, 1999
    " Success means going to sleep at night knowing that our talents
    Were used in a way that served others."
    --- Marianne Williamson --- Sent in by MG --- New Mexico


  • July 26, 1999
    " Temper gets us into trouble;
    Pride keeps us there."
    --- Nirvi Dahiya --- India


  • July 23, 1999
    " Success is achieving your goals.
    If you don't succeed at first, just re-set them!"
    --- Adapted from a W. Clement Stone saying --- Sent in by Natalie Page --- UK


  • July 21, 1999
    " Success = it is vastly better to do something and fail,
    Than to do nothing and succeed!"
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent by Terry --- Missouri


  • July 19, 1999
    " Don't give up your hopes;
    Don't give up the ship;
    Don't give up your dreams;
    The victory is worth the trip."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Kim Faram --- Australia


  • July 16, 1999
    " Your role as helper
    Is not to DO things for the person you are helping,
    But to BE things.
    Not to train and change their actions,
    But train and change your reactions."
    --- From HELPING , approved AA Literature, Nar Anon Family Group Affirmations
    --- Sent in by Maxine Mitchell



  • July 14, 1999
    " 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 --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia


  • July 12, 1999
    The Critic

    " A little seed lay in the ground,
    and soon began to sprout;
    Now which of all the flowers around.
    It mused, "shall I come out?
    The lily's face is fair and proud,
    but just a trifle cold;
    The rose I think, is rather loud,
    and then, its fashion old.
    The violet is all very well,
    but not the flower I would choose;
    Nor yet the Canterbury bell -
    I never cared for blues."
    And so it criticized each flower,
    the supercilious seed,
    Until it woke one summer morn,
    and found itself --- a weed."
    --- Found on a cereal box --- Author Unknown
    --- Sent in by Rich Swanson ---- New Zealand



  • July 9, 1999
    " The adventure you get is the adventure you are ready for."
    --- Joseph Campbell --- Sent in by Edward Becker


  • July 7, 1999
    " The most important single ingredient in the formula of success
    Is knowing how to get along with people."
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia


  • July 2, 1999
    Seven Deadly Sins

    Commerce without ethics;
    Pleasure without conscience;
    Politics without principle;
    Knowledge without character;
    Science without humanity;
    Wealth without work;
    Worship without sacrifice.
    --- Words of Mahatma Gandhi inscribed at his Samadhi (grave)
    --- Sent in by Sandhya Kanneganti --- India



  • June 30, 1999
    " Criticizing another's garden does not take away the weeds from your own."
    --- Cassandra Zenzo Ncube --- Zimbabwe


  • June 28, 1999
    " Once you're a pickle, you can never be a cucumber again."
    --- Scott H.--- New York


  • June 25, 1999
    " If you try to discover the road to success,
    You'll seek but never find;
    But work to succeed and the road to success
    Will trail right behind."
    --- Robert Brault --- Sent in by Joan Brault


  • June 23, 1999
    " Courage is facing your fears.
    Stupidity is fearing nothing."
    --- In a dream, my dad said this to me --- Todd Bellemare


  • June 21, 1999
    " When we enter this world we are a blank canvas.
    And as we walk through this life, each person we meet
    Leaves a brush stroke upon us.
    Some leave red and others leave blue or yellow.
    But there comes a time in all our lives when we must pick up the brush
    And decide whether we are going to be just another painting
    Or a masterpiece --- go for the masterpiece!"
    --- Copyright ©Javan --- Sent in by Steve Gerety --- New Hampshire
    --- Author's name supplied by Keri --- 9/3/99



  • June 18, 1999
    " So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet,will not take initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.

    The very basic core of a man's living spirit is in his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our experiences and hence there is no greater joy to have an endless changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

    If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and incredible beauty."
    --- Copyright © Christopher Johnson McCandless
    --- Sent in by Catherine Currid --- Massachusetts



  • June 16, 1999
    " Good things come to those who hustle while they wait."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Lydia Greene --- Alabama


  • June 14, 1999
    " Life is a work of art, designed by the one who lives it."
    --- Jennifer Dragoo --- Texas


  • June 11, 1999
    " Pay attention to the details of your job,
    Or else those who do will begin to pay more and more attention to you."
    --- Brian G. Jett --- Kentucky


  • June 9, 1999
    " Success demands singleness of purpose."
    --- Vince Lombardi --- Sent in by Buzz Morrissey


  • June 7, 1999
    " People that mind don't matter.
    People that matter don't mind."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alexis Roth --- Ohio


  • June 4, 1999
    " How many cares one loses
    When one decides not to be SOMETHING,
    But to be SOMEONE."
    --- Coco Chanel --- Sent in by Jenn --- Pennsylvania
    --- Author's name supplied anonymously 6/22/99



  • June 2, 1999
    " Everyone wants to win, few want to prepare!!"
    --- Copyright© 1999 Eric Thomas --- Missouri


  • June 2, 1999
    " Being fearful is like living in a prison without locks.
    We can open the gates and step into the light any time we choose.
    We must have the will and courage to guard against negative thinking
    And to make room for positive, life-supporting thoughts."
    --- An excerpt from 'Lessons in Living'
    --- Written by Susan L. Taylor
    --- Sent in by Nora Magnus --- Singapore



  • May 28, 1999
    " Place others first, and you will never finish last."
    --- Brian G. Jett --- Kentucky


  • May 28, 1999
    " I'm not afraid of dying. I'm afraid of not living."
    --- Chris Moore --- Pennsylvania


  • May 26, 1999
    Look At Your Life As A Do It Yourself Project

    You can think of yourself as a work in progress.
    Start thinking of your life as a painting and yourself as the artist.
    If the colors aren't right, paint over them with new colors.
    If your life canvas is missing something,
    Find out what it is and paint it in.
    Not enough room for all you want in your painting?
    Prioritize the most important elements in first, or get a bigger canvas.
    --- Derek Lantzsch --- creator/author/innovator


  • May 26, 1999
    " Blowing out another man's flame won't make yours shine any brighter."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Stacy Neubert --- Colorado


  • May 24, 1999
    " Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion;
    You must set yourself on fire."
    --- Reggie Leach --- Sent in by Jenn --- Pennsylvania


  • May 24, 1999
    " Dream no small dreams for they have no power
    To move the hearts of men."
    --- Goethe --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia


  • May 21, 1999
    " Do not pray for an easier life; pray to be a stronger person."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- Washington


  • May 21, 1999
    " Life is what YOU make of it, so make a good life."
    --- Jennifer Hennessy --- California


  • May 19, 1999
    " A diamond is just a piece of coal that did well under pressure."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Catherine --- Washington, D.C.


  • May 19, 1999
    " Hope is a flame that is kindled by grasping at passing straws."
    --- 'Tandia' by Bryce Courtney --- Sent in by Paula Blanning --- Australia


  • May 17, 1999
    " Fail to prepare, prepare to fail."
    --- Don Kinney --- New Jersey


  • May 14, 1999
    " Champions don't talk, they perform."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jenn --- Pennsylvania


  • May 14, 1999
    " Dreams are the touchstones of our character."
    --- Thoreau --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia


  • May 12, 1999
    " It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Barry Houldsworth --- New Jersey


  • May 12, 1999
    " It's better to enjoy what you do than just do it."
    --- Tom Espeland --- Oslo, Norway


  • May 10, 1999
    " If you don't try to succeed,
    Nobody will try to stop you."
    --- Jeremy Monnin --- Ohio


  • May 10, 1999
    " If a task is once begun, never leave it til it's done.
    Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Lisa Wilson --- Indiana


  • May 7, 1999
    " What we think or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence.
    The only thing of consequence is what we do."
    --- John Ruskin --- Sent in by Brian G. Jett --- Kentucky


  • May 7, 1999
    " Chance favors the prepared mind."
    --- Louis Pasteur --- Submitted by Martha Varzaly --- Pennsylvania


  • May 5, 1999
    " Friends come and go in life,
    Except for a precious few
    Whose lives are so inexplicably intertwined,
    That when they meet their lives are changed forever.
    They will never be the same,
    And they will remain close to one another forever."
    --- Aaron Schwartz --- Pennsylvania


  • May 5, 1999
    " Someone without friends can't succeed,
    But a person with a lot of friends is unstoppable."
    --- Stephen Fox --- Virginia


  • May 3, 1999
    " I was not delivered into this world in defeat,
    Nor does failure course in my veins.
    I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd.
    I am a BEARCAT.
    And I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep."
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Jamie Guy --- Ohio


  • May 3, 1999
    " Failure is twofold:
    Thinking without doing and
    Doing without thinking."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Amber --- Cayman Islands


  • April 30, 1999
    " Only when EVERY single member of this team
    Gives it EVERYTHING they've got, EVERY time,
    Will the glory be yours."
    --- Tonya Cox --- Kansas


  • April 30, 1999
    " It's not whether you win or lose that matters,
    But whether you get to play."
    --- Glenn Anaiscourt


  • April 28, 1999
    " Each friend represents a world in us,
    A world possibly not born until they arrive,
    And it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
    --- Anais Nin --- Sent in by Laura --- Kansas


  • April 28, 1999
    " Life is a state of mind; imagine the one you want then create it."
    --- Brian G. Jett --- Kentucky


  • April 26, 1999
    " It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
    It's the size of the fight in the dog."
    --- Mark Twain --- Sent in by Ted Schmitt --- Tennessee


  • April 26, 1999
    " A man is but of product of his thought,
    What he thinks he becomes."
    --- Mahatma Gandhi --- Submitted by Taidin Suhaimin --- Malaysia


  • April 23, 1999
    " Opportunities are seldom labeled."
    --- Henry Beecher --- Sent in by Sean Swisshelm


  • April 23, 1999
    " If you nurture patience in yourself,
    The things you desire will come more quickly and with less effort."
    --- Lori Hard --- Nevada


  • April 21, 1999
    " Life is like a baseball game.
    You should be out here playing,
    Not sitting on the bench."
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Jeremy --- Michigan


  • April 21, 1999
    " If you believe in yourself, have dedication and pride, and never quit,
    You will always be a winner.
    The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards."
    --- Paul (Bear) Bryant --- Submitted by an Alabamian


  • April 19, 1999
    " Every man is enthusiastic at times.
    One man has enthusiasm for thirty minutes,
    Another has it for thirty days-
    But it is the man that has it for 30 years
    Who makes a success of life."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia


  • April 19, 1999
    " A thousand miles begins with one step!"
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Shelley Fotheringham --- South Africa


  • April 16, 1999
    " First, say to yourself what you would be;
    Then do what you have to do."
    --- Epictetus --- Submitted by Shannon Darger --- Utah


  • April 16, 1999
    " If you have a chance to make things better and you don't,
    You're wasting your time here on earth."
    --- Roberto Clemente --- Submitted by Kris Austin


  • April 14, 1999
    " If a man advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
    He will experience success unknown in common times."
    --- Thoreau --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia


  • April 14, 1999
    " A winner never stops trying."
    --- Tom Laundry --- Sent in by Jenn --- Pennsylvania


  • April 12, 1999
    " Be bold in what you stand for
    And careful what you fall for."
    --- Aimee Brinks --- California


  • April 12, 1999
    " Yesterday is best held in our memories.
    Our hands and our hearts should be available
    To wrap around today and to reach for tomorrow.
    If we are still tightly gripping yesterday,
    Today, and tomorrow, cannot be held,
    Touched, tasted, nor experienced to their fullest."
    --- Gina Hamilton --- California


  • April 9, 1999
    " What we do today, right now,
    Will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows."
    --- Alexandra Stoddard --- Sent in by Sue --- Australia


  • April 9, 1999
    " Everybody is creative, and everybody is talented.
    I just don't think that everybody is disciplined.
    I think that is a rare commodity."
    --- Al Hirschfeld --- Sent in by Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia


  • April 7, 1999
    " You can easily judge the character of others
    By how they treat those who can do nothing for them or to them."
    --- Malcolm Forbes --- Sent in by Ray Leduc --- Ontario, Canada


  • April 7, 1999
    " You can seldom make things exactly the way you want them.
    But, you can make the best of things."
    --- John L. Hancock


  • April 5, 1999
    " If at first you don't succeed, try and hide your astonishment!"
    --- Gil Atkinson --- Submitted by Natalie Tegio --- Nevada


  • April 5, 1999
    " Humility is the gift afraid of hurting pride."
    --- Alana Lynch --- Ohio


  • April 2, 1999
    Do It Anyway

    " People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
    Forgive them anyway.

    If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
    Be kind anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
    Succeed anyway.

    If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
    Build anyway.

    If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
    Be happy anyway.

    The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
    Do good anyway.

    Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
    Give the world the best you have anyway.

    You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
    It was never between you and them anyway."
    --- Mother Teresa
    --- Contributed by Brahmakumar son of Balakrishnan --- Singapore
    --- Contributed by David Matoc --- Ontario, Canada
    --- Author's name supplied by Christy Costanich - 4/29/99



  • April 2, 1999
    " Love abounds in springtime,
    Sweats out in summer,
    Sheds its inhibitions in autumn
    And hibernates in cozy corners in winter.
    Believe me, Love is the emotion for all seasons !"
    --- Nirvi --- India