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  • Anyone can become angry–that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way–that is not easy.Aristotle
    The Nicomachean Ethics
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  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.Mark Twain
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  • If you hear a voice within you saying “You are not a painter,” then by all means paint…and that voice will be silenced.Vincent Van Gogh
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  • Life’s most persistent and urgent question is:
    What are you doing for others?Martin Luther King, Jr.
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  • People often ask me, “What’s your secret?” My only secret is that I really want to do it.Maurilio De Zolt
    Olympic skiing champion
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  • Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
    3rd U.S. President
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  • You can’t shrink your way to greatness.Arthur Martinez
    Chairman and CEO
    Sears, Roebuck & Co.
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  • I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn bridge than the man who sold it.Will Rogers (1879-1935)
    Humorist
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  • Winning a medal involves the support of many people. It’s not just the athlete and the coach. It’s also the guy who cleans the pool and the lady who cleans the showers. Everyone does their best so that we can win a medal. I consider myself at the tip of a gigantic pyramid of supporters who pushed me to win that medal.Filipe Munoz
    Olympic swimming champion
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  • The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.William F. Scolavino
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  • Shortcuts always cause problems.Philip Crosby
    Management consultant
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  • Work is the only cure for laziness.Anonymous –
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  • To find the exact answer, one must first ask the exact question.S. Tobin Webster
    Clergyman
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  • What I do best is share my enthusiasm.Bill Gates
    Cofounder and CEO, Microsoft
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  • Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.Malayan Proverb
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  • We realize that what we are accomplishing is a drop in the ocean. But if this drop were not in the ocean, it would be missed.Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
    Catholic missionary
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  • Even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.Cindy Crawford
    Model
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  • I used to want the words “She tried.” on my tombstone. Now I want “She did it.”Katherine Dunham
    Dancer and choreographer
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  • The best career advice given to the young is: “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.”Katherine Whitehorn
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  • Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.Chinese Proverb
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  • Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do the best.Marva Collins
    Educator
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  • You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only one who does what you do.Jerry Garcia (1942-1995)
    Musician
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  • There is a great distance between said and done.Puerto Rican Proverb
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  • Never cut what you can untie.Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)
    Writer
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  • It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.Herman Melville (1819-1891)
    Novelist and poet
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  • The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.Dolly Parton
    Country Western Singer
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  • Adversity is the best source of strength.Japanese Proverb
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  • A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.Japanese Proverb
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  • Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
    26th U.S. President
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  • The mind is a bit like a garden. If it isn’t fed and cultivated, weeds will take over.Erving G. Hall
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  • If you think you have it tough, read history books.Bill Maher
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  • The best thinking has been done is solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
    Inventor
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  • Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have is this: When I have a subject in mind, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. . . the effort which I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
    American statesman
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  • As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.Buddy Hackett
    Comedian
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  • All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.Goethe (1749-1832)
    Philosipher and poet
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  • I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.Peter De Vries (1910-1993)
    Novelist
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  • For most people forecasting is very risky business. But not for a weatherman. What an easy job he’s got. All he has to say is, “There’s a 50% chance of rain.” Whether it rains or not, he’s right.The Executive Speechwriter Newsletter
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  • As important as “hanging on” is knowing when to “let go.”Sherri Dewitt
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  • I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed. And the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep trying!Tom Hopkins
    Sales trainer and writer
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  • Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
    English statesman
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  • I couldn’t hit a wall with a six-gun, but I can twirl one. It looks good.John Wayne (1907-1979)
    Actor
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  • You are searching for the magic key that will unlock the door to the source of power; and yet you have the key in your own hands, and you may make use of it the moment you learn to control your thoughts.Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)
    Success writer
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  • If you don’t say anything, you won’t be called upon to repeat it.Calvin Coolidge(1872-1933)
    30th President of the United States.
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  • We can’t all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.Will Rogers (1879-1935)
    Humorist
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  • Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is somebody who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.Oprah Winfrey
    Talk show host
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  • I’m only attending school until it becomes available on CD-ROMAnonymous sixth grader
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  • Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.Martha Graham
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  • Be the change you want to see in the world.Gandhi
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  • If each of us can be helped by science to live a hundred years, what will it profit us if our hates and fears, our loneliness, and our remorse will not permit us to enjoy them. What use is an extra year or two to the man who “kills” what time he has?David Neiswanger
    Menninger Foundation
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  • For me, reading was and is a revolutionary act. It expands my mind and gives me the necessary tools for the revolution of my spirit, the revolution of my mind, and the revolution of society. . . . Choose to read, choose to learn, choose to dream.Bertice Berry
    Entertainer
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  • Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.Michael Landon (1936-1991)
    Actor
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  • Hope for the best.
    Expect the worst.
    Life is a play.
    We’re unrehearsed.Mel Brooks
    Film director
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  • If you don’t do something, nothing is going to get better.Nathaniel Branden
    Psychologist
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  • When I was a kid I drew like Michelangelo. It took me years to draw like a kid.Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    Artist
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  • What a lovely surprise to discover how unlonely being alone can be.Ellen Burstyn
    Actress
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  • I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.Groucho Mark (1890-1977)
    Comedian
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  • May we never let the things we can’t have, or don’t have, or shouldn’t have spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.Richard Evans
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  • Certainly there are lots of things in life that money can’t buy, but it’s not funny–
    Have you ever tried to buy them without money?Ogden Nash (1902-1971)
    Poet and writer
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  • Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you are happy to hear that the phone is for you.Fran Lebowitz
    Writer
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  • Learning is discovering that something is possible.J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986)
    Philosopher
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  • Hard work applied properly and intelligently, and thinking in an organized manner, must lead to success.
    Richard Himber
    Musician and magician
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  • Do you know what the greatest test is? Do you still get excited about what you do when you get up in the morning?David Halberstam
    Writer
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