"MOTIVATION"<br />LATE 1998 | Motivating and Inspiring

"MOTIVATION"
LATE 1998

" There are no short cuts to any place worth going."
--- Beverly Sills --- Contributed by James Sweeney " If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."
--- Thomas Edison --- Contributed by James Sweeney " The Human Spirit can never be paralyzed. If you are breathing, you can dream."
--- Michael Brown --- Contributed by James Sweeney " The greater the obstacle, the more the glory in overcoming it."
--- Moliere --- Contributed by James Sweeney
--- Author's name provided by Rebecca Patton -- Missouri 6/20/00
" I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see.
I sought my God, but God eluded me.
I sought my brother, and I found all three. "
--- Contributed by Kristen " In the cookies of life, friends are the chocolate chips."
--- Contributed by Kristen " Hopes make wishes come true."
--- Contributed by Kristen " We can do no great things, only small things with great love."
--- Mother Teresa --- Contributed by Ed " Success is 10% ability and 90% attitude."
--- Contributed by Sarah " Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it."
--- From Ferris Bueller's Day Off --- Contributed by VQueen " Do not go gentle into that good night, rage, rage against the dying of the light."
--- Dylan Thomas --- Contributed by Jessie Terry " Live a life as a monument to your soul."
--- Ayn Rand --- Contributed by Kenneth Ng " Fate loves the fearless."
--- James Russell Lowell
--- Contributed by Angela --- Grand Forks, B.C Canada
" People come and go so quickly in your life, you can never miss an opportunity to tell someone you love them!"
--- from the last episode of Cheers,
--- Contributed by Fran Sawyer --- Florida
" A great NOW will be a great WAS! A bad NOW will always be a bad WAS, and all you can hope for is a Great GONNA BE!"
--- Sid Ceaser --- Contributed by Mary Niederlander " It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
--- Emerson --- Contributed by Lisa Peterson " Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
--- W. Rogers --- Contributed by James Sweeney " Yes, knowledge is power but it's the ability to manipulate the knowledge, that sustains the power."
--- Contributed by Lillian Robinson --- Connecticut " Tell me, and I'll forget.
Show me, and I'll remember.
Involve me, and I'll learn."
--- Marla Jones " Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement."
--- Contributed by Todd D. Turcotte --- Rhode Island " Losers look what they are going through. Winners look where they are going to."
--- Jarred Britany --- South Africa " Comedy is tragedy plus time."
--- Contributed by Ben Chester " We are each of us angels, with only one wing. And we can only fly embracing each other."
--- Luciano De Creschenzo --- Contributed by James Sweeney " A friend is someone who, upon seeing another friend in immense pain, would rather be the one experiencing the pain, than to have to watch their friend suffer."
--- Amanda Gier " Some individuals dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them."
--- Beth Lukens -- Florida " Nothing happens unless first a dream."
--- Carl Sandburg --- Contributed by Melinda S. Kroener -- California " Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out."
--- Nick Richardson " That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
--- Nietzche
Originally sent in by Jim Skinner -- British Columbia
Author and correction supplied by Katie Ditmore
" Dreams can often become challenging, but challenges are what we live for."
--- Travis White " Exercise: you don't have time not to."
--- Matt Gillam, UK Data Ltd " The end is never as satisfying as the journey. To have achieved everything, but to have done so without integrity and excitement, is to have achieved nothing."
--- Contributed by Daniel J. Belanger " Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend."
--- Laertius Diogenes --- Contributed by Lisa Peterson " To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have."
--- Contributed by kenny g " It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."
--- Taylor Benson --- Contributed by Sean Veach " The best revenge is massive success."
--- Les Brown --- Submitted by Shawn Higgins " There is merit in the attempt, and a whole lot accomplished along the way."
--- Anonymous --- Contributed by Suresh Raman " When you stand at the edge of the cliff, jump to fly, not to fall."
--- Contributed by Joanne " Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains, if you don't pray when the sun shines."
--- Satchel Page --- Contributed by Cameron Nicholls " Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul."
--- Douglas MacArthur --- Contributed by Kathleen Lenfest " Great people talk about ideas.
Average people talk about events.
Small people talk about other people."
--- Tobias S. Gibson
Quote corrected by Adam Birnbaum --- Virginia --- 8/13/99
" If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world."
--- Emmett Fox " Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain."
--- Robert 'Gary' Lee " Nothing can add more power to your life than concentration."
--- Nido Qubein " Most people never run far enough on their first wind, to find out if they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got, and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you."
--- William James " Concentration is the factor that causes the great discrepancy, between men and the results they achieve. The difference in their power of calling together all the rays of their ability, and concentrating on one point."
--- Orison Swett Marden " The secret of getting ahead is getting started."
--- Sally Berger " Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again."
--- Henry Ford " A man's dreams are an index to his greatness."
--- Zadok Rabinwitz
--- Author's identity provided by Murali Duggineni --- Andhra Pradesh, India --- 01/16/02
" Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either."
--- Golda Meir " Be the change you want to see in the world."
--- Mahatma Gandhi
--- Submitted by Sabine Bell
--- Submitted by Arti Parikh ---California
" Sapimus animo (we discern with the mind),
Furimur anima (enjoy with the heart);
Sine animo (without the mind),
Anima est debilis (the heart is feeble)."
--- Author Unknown ---submitted by Trish Little " If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results."
--- Jack Dixon " It's never too late to have a happy childhood."
--- Submitted by Sabine Bell " What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other."
--- George Eliot " The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it."
--- Mme. de Stael " You don't manage people; you manage things. You lead people."
--- Admiral Grace Hopper " A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward."
--- William J. Bennett " We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end."
--- Benjamin Disraeli " We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure; joy follows, like a shadow that never leaves."
--- Buddha (B.C. 568-488) --- Contributed by David "T" (Thoshinsky) " Nothing strengthens the judgement, and quickens the conscience, like, Individual Responsibility."
--- Elizabeth Cady Stanton " A ship in a harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for."
--- John A. Shedd " It is better to deserve honors and not have them, than to have them and not deserve them."
--- Mark Twain " Failure is not the worst thing in the world. The very worst is not to try."
--- Anonymous " You are a slave to what you do say, a master of what you don't say."
--- Author Unknown --- Contributed by Mike Heath " Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blue-prints of your ultimate achievements."
--- Napoleon Hill " To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another."
--- Gottfried von Liebnitz " We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
--- Anais Nin " One hundred percent of the shots you don't take, don't go in."
--- Wayne Gretzky --- Contributed by Roger Troy " We are each of us angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other."
--- Contributed by Cassandra Read " We all have the extraordinary coded within us.....waiting to be released."
--- Jean Houston " The key to your universe is that you have choice."
--- Carl Frederick " Thoughts lead on to purposes;
Purposes go forth in action;
Actions form habits;
Habits decide character;
And character fixes our destiny."
--- Tryon Edwards " It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
--- Ralph Waldo Emerson --- Contributed by Patrick D'Acre " Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, don't think you can go wrong."
--- Ella Fitzgerald " Some people follow their dreams, others hunt them down and beat them mercilessly into submission. "
--- Neil Kendall " I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge."
--- Gerald Jampolsky " You can handle people more successfully by enlisting their feelings, than by convincing their reason. "
--- Paul P. Parker " A team of giants needs giant pitchers who throw good ideas, but every pitcher needs an outstanding catcher. Without giant catchers, the ideas of the giant pitchers may eventually disappear."
--- Max De Pree " When you get into a tight place and it seems you can't go on, Hold On! For that's just the place and the time, that the tide will turn."
--- Harriet Beecher Stowe " As novices, we think we're entirely responsible for the way people treat us. I have long since learned that we are responsible only, for the way we treat people."
--- Rose Lane " Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it."
--- W.E. Channing " Celebrate what you want to see more of."
--- Tom Peters " Laughter can be more satisfying than honor; more precious than money; more heart-cleansing than prayer."
--- Harriet Rochlin " To be a star,
You must shine your own light,
Follow your own path,
And don't worry about the darkness,
For that is when stars shine brightest!"
--- Author Unknown but appreciated " Happiness is good health and a bad memory."
--- Ingrid Bergman " If you don't know where you're going any road will get you there."
--- Lewis Carroll
--- Author's name provided by Clare --- 4-23-01
" Whether you think you can or you can't,  you're right."
--- Henry Ford
--- Contributed by Steve Rogers & Raymond Bridgers
" Life in abundance comes only through great love."
--- Elbert Hubbard " Our aspirations are our possibilities."
--- Robert Browning " To be successful, you don't have to do extraordinary things. Just do ordinary things extraordinarily well."
--- John Rohn --- Contributed by Tim Bowers " Jump into the middle of things. Get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then, reach for the stars. "
--- Joan L. Curcio " Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. "
--- Helen Keller " That's the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along."
--- Lisa Alther " The only time you must not fail is the last time you try."
--- Charles F. Kettering --- Contributed by Steve Rogers " Service is the rent we pay for room on this earth."
--- Anonymous --- Compliments of Liz " It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... To test your limits... To break through barriers. And the day came, when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud, was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
--- Anais Nin --- Compliments of Pam Welsh " Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible." " Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
--- John Wooden " If you occasionally fall, (and we all do) just be sure to fall forward." " Those who are lifting the world upward and onward, are those who encourage more than criticize. "
--- Elizabeth Harrison " If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living."
--- Gail Sheehy " Having an exciting destination is like setting a needle in your compass. From then on, the compass knows only one point-its ideal. And it will faithfully guide you there through the darkest nights and fiercest storms."
--- Daniel Boone " Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they're supposed to help you discover who you are. "
--- Bernice Johnson Reagon " Everything in moderation, including moderation."
--- Compliments of Jeff Warner " Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes."
--- Ralph Waldo Emerson --- Compliments of Philip A. Sansotta " Yesterday is a canceled check;
Tomorrow is a promissory note;
Today is the only cash you have;
So spend it wisely."
--- Kay Lyons " Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."
--- Karen Kaiser Clark " There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability."
--- Robert Half " Quiet your mind so that inspirations may rise from its depths. An inflow of new thoughts can remake you, regardless of every difficulty you may now face. And I repeat --every difficulty."
--- Author Unknown " Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system, and profoundly affects the health. I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who have died from doubt."
--- Charles W. Mayo " Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."
--- Og Mandino " The path of no risk is the biggest risk of all."
--- Author Unknown " You have secret powers you never dreamed of. You really do. And you can use these powers to achieve whatever you want in life. You really can."
--- Author Unknown " Why should you be content with so little? Why shouldn't you reach out for something big?"
--- Charles L. Allen " Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self confidence young.
Keep your hope young."
--- Luella F. Phean " Concentration is the magic you can use to create supernatural power over natural forces."
--- Author Unknown " Come to the edge, He said. They said, We are afraid. Come to the edge, He said. They came. He pushed them...and they flew."
--- Guillaume Apollinaire " Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet."
--- Carl Lewis " To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed."
--- Bernard Edmonds " People travel in the way of least resistance. By choosing one's environment, one will travel in a particular way."
--- H. Janicki " Life is not the candle or the wick, it's the burning."
--- Author Unknown " Charm is the quality in others, that makes us more satisfied with ourselves."
--- Henri Frederic Amiel " Knowledge is a beautiful thing...it's fun."
--- Author Unknown " Your dreams will come true... If you can see it... If you believe in it... Then you can achieve it."
--- Author Unknown " Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even."
--- Horace " If something has not been done, it does not mean it cannot be done."
--- Author Unknown " A idea is not a idea until it is acted upon."
--- Author Unknown " All great achievements require time."
--- David Joseph Schwartz " If someone tells you that you cannot do it, that is more the reason to do it."
--- Author Unknown " Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown."
--- H. Ross Perot " A mistake is only a mistake, if you do not learn from it."
--- Author Unknown