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 THE MIRACLE
" 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 imaginary troubles.
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 travel lighter.
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 splendid plans.
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 way.
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 given away.
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