The power of one is above all things
The power to believe in yourself
Often well beyond any latent ability previously demonstrated.
The mind is the athlete,
The body is simply the means it uses."
--- From the book 'The Power Of One' by Bryce Courtenay
--- Submitted by John Haralambous --- South Africa
To submit to the vulnerability of Love is far greater
Than winning a circumstance by our knowledge."
--- Jaime Miller --- Wisconsin
Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
For you will never go any higher that you think..."
--- Benjamin Disraeli --- Submitted by Darryl Jones
Listening to your heart,
Finding who you are, is not simple.
It takes time for the chatter to quiet down.
In the silence of not doing,
We begin to know what we feel.
If we listen and hear what is being offered,
Then anything in life can be our guide.
--- Author Unknown --- Contributed by Maggie Sanchez --- New York
When I'm loved I'm the universe,
If I'm not I'm merely a dying star."
--- Angela Keith
Never, Never, Never Say NEVER !"
--- Gary Thadani
A mind is like a parachute,
It only functions when it's opened."
--- James Dewar
--- Submitted by Jeff B., --- North Carolina
--- Contributed by Fredrik Beskow --- Sweden
--- Author's name provided by Tea L. --- Norway --- 10/11/00
Competition is easier to accept if you realize
That it is not an act of aggression.
I've worked with my best friends in direct competition.
Whatever you want in life
Other people are going to want it, too.
Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea
That you have an equal right to it."
--- Diane Sawyer
Winning isn't everything.
Wanting to is."
--- Catfish Hunter
Absence is to love what wind is to fire;
It extinguishes the small,
It enkindles the great."
--- La Rochefoucauld --- Sent in by Martin Ptasinski
Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
Only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
Only love can do that."
--- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
--- Sent to us by Caroline Sampson
This is not a rehearsal, but life itself."
--- Unidentified hostel master --- Swansea University --- Cira 1985
--- Contributed by Gavin Dingley --- Australia
Happiness is illusive and not easily attained by most.
People are quick to tire of the normalcy of life
And search fruitlessly for things unattainable.
To waste one's existence on the futile quest
For something they already posses
Is one of life's greatest disappointments.
To enjoy what one has before it is gone
Is the true path to happiness.
They merely hasten to destruction and sadness.
Love your life, as it now is.
Your future self will bless you for it."
--- Lori Hard --- California
Impossible only defines the degree of difficulty."
--- Unknown --- Submitted by Tracy Thomas --- Texas
It is not the years in your life
But the life in your years that counts."
--- Adlai Stevenson --- Submitted by Sue --- Australia
Action is water and light
That grows the seeds of ideas
Into the flowers and fruits of life."
--- Michael Merlin --- Australia
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend."
--- Albert Camus --- Sent in By Joshua Dela Cruz --- Hawaii
--- Author's name provided by N.S. --- Pennsylvania 01/29/01
Success is getting what you want,
Happiness is liking what you get."
--- Author Unknown
--- Contributed by Jody C. Burnett --- California
--- Contributed by Sandy J.H. --- New Jersey
When life is kicking others in the teeth,
Become a dentist."
--- Kevin Meyers
Turn out the light,
And maybe tonight,
While watching my dreams fall apart;
I'll discover a clue,
To make them come true,
Or at least find the right way to start."
--- Francis Rogerson --- New Zealand
This is the way to success in all things:
Make your plan and follow it to it's completion.
Then relax and enjoy the bounties that life brings."
--- Lori Hard --- California
Take a walk with your fear
And allow it to run
For the courage that you gain
Is the fear you overcome."
--- Ty Higgins --- Georgia
Victory is what happens
When ten thousand hours of training
Meet up with one moment of opportunity."
--- Author Unknown ---Submitted by Tracy Thomas --- Texas
Life is borne within your dreams
Success is making dreams come true
A Successful Life , is well within your means
The Miracle of future Life ....is You."
--- Francis Rogerson --- New Zealand
In order to succeed,
We must first believe that we can."
--- Michael Korda
Your central self is totally untouched
By grief, confusion, desperation."
--- Vernon Howard --- Contributed by Jodi Brunschwig
If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And counting find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard;
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went-
Then you may count that day well spent."
--- George Eliot --- Sent in by Laura K. --- California
Make today your center
And concentrate on happiness and love.
The future will be better for these things."
--- Lori Hard ---- California
If it's meant to be; it's up to me."
--- Terri Gulick --- Sent in by Alison Marney --- Australia
--- Author's name supplied by Rosie Laquerre
It's never too late,
In fiction or in life,
--- Nancy Thayer --- Sent in by Martha Varzaly --- Pennsylvania
Some things have to be believed to be seen."
--- Ralph Hodgson
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something."
--- Anonymous --- Contributed by Gary Harrington --- Michigan
Our job is not to straighten each other out,
But to help each other up."
--- Neva Cole --- Contributed by Chocosmiley --- New Jersey
Blessed are the risk takers for they shall bring us tomorrow."
--- Daniel Yovich --- Indiana
You must work--- we must all work
To make the world worthy of its children."
--- Pablo Casals --- Contributed by Brandi Nunnery
You've only failed,
If you've failed to try."
--- Author Unknown --- Contributed by John Elliott --- Ontario, Canada
There is nothing worse than falling prey
To someone else's confusion."
--- Valerie Natress
--- Sent in by Shellene Schaus -- British Columbia, Canada
I'd Pick More Daisies
Of course, you
can't unfry an egg, but there's no law
against thinking about it.
If I had my
life to live over, I would try to make more
mistakes. I would relax.
I would be
sillier than I have been this trip. I would be
less hygienic. I would go more places. I would
climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I
would eat more ice-cream and less spinach. I
would have more actual troubles and fewer
You see, I have
been one of those fellows who live prudently,
hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I have had my
moments. But if I had it to do over again, I
would have more of them - a lot more. I never go
anywhere without a thermometer, a map, a raincoat
and a parachute. If I had it to do over, I would
If I had my
life to live over, I would start going barefoot a
little earlier in the spring and stay that way a
little later in the fall. I would have more dogs.
I would keep later hours. I would have more
sweethearts. I would fish more. I would ride more
merry-go-rounds. I would go to more circuses.
In a world in
which practically everybody else seems to be
consecrated to the gravity of the situation, I
would rise to glorify the levity of the
situation. For I agree with Will Durant, who
said, "Gaiety is wiser than wisdom.
If I had my
life to live over, I'd pick more daisies."
--- Copyright © Don Herold
--- Originally sent in by Robyn Mauza --- British Columbia, Canada
--- Correct text and author supplied by Benjamin Rossen --- The Netherlands
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness,
Making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles."
--- Washington Irving --- Contributed by Lori Hard --- California
Knowledge is the only instrument of production
That is not subject to the law of diminishing returns."
--- John Maurice Clark --- Contributed by Keith Lowry --- Texas
Follow your heart and you'll never get lost. "
--- Submitted by Tracy Thomas --- Texas
The happiest people seem to be
Those who have no particular cause for being happy
Except that they are so."
--- William Ralph Inge --- Contributed by Amy Yates ---Texas
Download happiness from love's site
Sorrows make you search this site
Only if you know how to surf with kindness
You can come out of all errors and mess.
Beware of the jealousy virus
And come out of that doubtful fuss.
Hold the hand of faith
And see how u can browse joyfully
Far & wide with this mate.
Your wishes & Hopes leads you to net dreams,
And with Love for life only
Can we live in full esteem."
--- Prakash --- Ghana, Africa
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
The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence
moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never
otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision,
raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and
material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius,
power and magic in it. Begin it now."
--- Goethe --- Submitted by Richard T. Simmons --- Louisiana
--- Submitted by Jeff Moore --- Marlow, England, UK
--- Entire quote completed by Curt Schneider --- Michigan --- 01/26/00
Once in a while you meet someone, and soon
You both discover the two of you are truly
Something special to each other. . .
You share your thoughts and feelings so
Relaxed, so openly, and right away you
Know your friendship's truly meant to be."
--- Gary Harrington --- Michigan
Do not be afraid to fail.
It's one sure sign of living!"
--- Pete Zafra --- California
Striving for excellence is a positive quality,
Striving for perfection is self-defeating."
--- Unknown --- Submitted by Jennifer Knepper
Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear,
But around in awareness."
--- James Thurber--- (1894-1961)
--- Originally sent in by Katie Durbin
--- Author and text correction provided by Gwen Knehr --- 6/99
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished.
That will be the beginning."
--- Louis L'Amour --- Sent to us by Tracy
Hold on to your dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken winged bird
That cannot fly."
--- Langston Hughes --- Submitted by Samantha Dorr
Do not teach your children, for they will not understand -
Rather show them how you live and they will follow you...."
--- Jacqueline Watts --- Washington
The only credential the City (NY) asked was the boldness to dream.
For those who did, it unlocked its gates and its treasures,
Not caring who they were or where they came from."
--- Moss Hart (1904-1961)
--- Submitted by Sandi Murdock --- Washington, D.C.
A SMILE costs nothing, but gives much. It enriches those who receive,
without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the
memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that he
can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he can be made
rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in
business, and is the countersign of friendship. It brings rest to the
weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and is nature's
best antidote for trouble. Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or
stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is
Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one
of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."
--- Based on the writings of Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch
--- Sent in by Joady Frits --- California
Life does not determine a champion.
A champion determines life."
--- Tracy Thomas --- Texas
I've also learned along the way
That sometimes it's our pain that makes things possible..."
--- Tammie Fowles, PhD.
The only difference between a Good Day
And a Bad Day
Is your ATTITUDE!"
--- Dennis S. Brown, Motivational Speaker
Don't wait to be happy to laugh...
You may die and never have laughed!"
--- La Bruyere --- Sent in by Octavian Trofin --- Romania
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet
And the winds long to play with your hair."
--- Kahlil Gibran --- Contributed by Amy Yates --- Texas
Sometimes, it takes misfortune to find the true secret
Of happiness. When one does not have great possessions,
One's attention is drawn to the simple beauties of life."
--- Lori Hard
Success is achieved and maintained by those who TRY,
And keep TRYING.
Where there is nothing to lose by TRYING,
And a great deal to gain if SUCCESSFUL,
By all means, TRY. DO IT NOW!"
--- W. Clement Stone --- Sent in by Robert Dabkowski --- Colorado
No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted."
--- Aesop -- Sent in by Joady Frits --- California
--- Author's name provided by Christine Rainey --- Michigan --- 5/27/00
Nothing is worth more than this day."
--- Goethe --- Contributed by Amy Yates --- Texas
The future belongs to those
Who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
--- Eleanor Roosevelt --- Contributed by Chrissy Boyce --- North Carolina
The great thing about getting older is that
You don't lose all the other ages you've been."
--- Madeleine L'Engle --- Sent to us by Martha Varzaly --- Pennsylvania
The heart has arguments with which
the logic of mind is not acquainted."
--- Blaise Pascal --- Contributed by Chocosmiley --- New Jersey
Do not fear to step into the Unknown
For where there is risk, there is also reward."
--- Lori Hard
Quote for life
Count no day lost in which...
- you waited your turn,
- took only your share,
- and sought advantage over no one !"
--- Sent to us from Fran Sawyer --- Florida
If you want to be happy, be."
--- Tolstoy --- Contributed by Chocosmiley --- New Jersey
Make good use of your time and you
Shall never lack for satisfying experiences."
--- Lori Hard
ALWAYS HAVE A DREAM
Forget about the days
when it's been cloudy,
but don't forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times
you've been defeated,
but don't forget the victories you've won.
Forget about the mistakes
that you can't change now,
but don't forget the lessons.
Forget about the misfortunes
but don't forget the times your luck has turned.
Forget about the days
when you've been lonely,
but don't forget the friendly
smiles you've seen......
Forget about the plans
that didn't seem to work out right,
but don't forget to always have a dream."
--- Unknown --- Sent in by Vicki Hoyle
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