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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Achievement Quotes

Quotes about Achievement
  • All high achievers plan their work and work their plan, for they are keenly aware that "luck" is most often being prepared to take advantage of a situation.
  • Always aim for achievement and forget about success. Helen Hayes (1900-1993) Actor
  • Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryant
  • Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement. Thomas N. Carruther
  • If the heart can conceive it, and the mind can believe it, God can achieve it. Charles Pollard
  • If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it. Ronnie Lott
  • If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward
  • It is a glorious achievement to master one's own temper. Anonymous
  • Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. Nelson Mandela
  • Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly. Robert F. Kennedy
  • So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievement, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race. Ernest L. Woodward
  • The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense.
  • The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist. J. Harold Wilkins
  • The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible and achieve it, generation after generation. Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) American Writer
  • There's no limit to what a man can achieve, if he doesn't care who gets the credit. Laing Burns, Jr.
  • To survive you have to go through hard moments in life but it doesn't matter - if you achieve your goals by being who you are and not forgetting where you came from.
  • What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill
  • Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration... and expectation. - Jack Nicklaus
  • No matter what you achieve, somebody helps you. Behind the creation that we call our own are the thoughts and efforts of many.   - Althea Gibson
  • If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. - Thomas A. Edison

Tax Quotes

Quotes about Taxes

  • "The important point to remember is that for the government to give, it must first take away."  (John S. Coleman)
  • "America: a great land of taxation founded to avoid taxation."  (Dr. Laurence J. Peter, paraphrased) 
  • "Today it takes more brains to fill out the income tax form than it does to make the income." (Alfred E. Neumann, MAD Magazine)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Self-Image Quotes

Quotes about Self-image

  • Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.
  • Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. Ann Landers
  • Embrace your uniqueness. Time is much too short to be living someone else's life. Kobi Yamada
  • Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control. These three alone lead to sovereign power. Lord Alfred Tennyson
  • Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990) American Publisher
  • May God help us to accept the truth about who we are, no matter how beautiful it is.  Macrina Wierderkehr

Vision Qoutes

Quotes about Vision

  • If you miss an opportunity, do not cloud your eyes with tears; keep your vision clear so that you will not miss the next one. unknown 
  • So, then, to every man his chance -- to every man, regardless of his birth, his shining golden opportunity -- to every man his right to live, to work, to be himself, to become whatever his manhood and his vision can combine to make him -- this, seeker, is the promise of America. Thomas Wolfe
  • Prayer wonderfully clears the vision; steadies the nerves; defines duty; stiffens the purpose; sweetens and strengthens the spirit. S. D. Gordon
  • He who has no vision of eternity has no hold on time. Thomas Carlyle
  • Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols. Thomas Mann
  • The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs. Vance Havner
  • Anxiety leads to a narrowing of the field of attention, the so-called tunnel vision, and when people are anxious, they are unable to attend to the total situation as is necessary to enable them to act rationally, but impulsively do the first thing that comes into their heads which is usually determined by what others are doing at the same time. J. A. C. Brown 
  • Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie
  • I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. Groucho Marx (1890-1977); US actor.
  • If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction and happiness, we will attract and create people, situations, and events which conform to our positive expectations. Shakti Gawain
  • If you miss an opportunity, do not cloud your eyes with tears. Keep your vision clear so that you will not miss the next one. unknown
  • I've always been skeptical of those television healers who are bald. If I had that gift, that'd be the first thing I'd fix. Tony Campolo
  • Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision. Stevie Wonder
  • People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives. Stedman Graham
  • Television has raised writing to a new low. Samuel Goldwyn 
  • Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home. David Frost (1939) British TV presenter.
  • 'Twas an unhappy Division that has been made between Faith and Works; though in my Intellect I may divide them, just as in the Candle I know there is both Light and Heat. But yet, put out the Candle, and they are both gone. John Selden
  • Vision is the ability to see what is not yet, so you can create what never was… Doug Firebaugh
  • Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. Jonathon Swift
  • Visionary people are visionary partly because of the very great many things they don't see. Berkeley Rice (New York Times Magazine, March 17, 1968)
  • Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

Monday, September 24, 2012

Tolerance Quotes

  • I believe with all my heart that civilization has produced nothing finer than a man or woman who thinks and practices true tolerance. Frank Knox 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sermon Quotes

Quotes on Preaching
  • I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount.    Harry S. Truman

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Death Quotes

  • Death is a punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor. Seneca
  • Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. Helen Keller (both blind and deaf from an infant)
  • Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies within us while we live. Norman Cousins 
  • Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. From a headstone in Ireland
  • The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost. Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Without death, our lives would have no meaning. Death frames our end for us and also puts a value on things. Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro (Claiming your Place at the Fire)
  • Entrance into heaven is not at the hour of death, but at the moment of conversion. Benjamin Whichcote
  • Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. Emerson
  • What happens if you're scared half to death TWICE? Woody Paige
  • Not the owner of many possessions will you be right to call happy: he more rightly deserves the name of happy who knows how to use the Gods' gifts wisely and to put up with rough poverty, and who fears dishonor more than death. Horace (65-8 BC) Roman Poet 
  • When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death-- ourselves. Eda LeShan
  • Money is a singular thing. It ranks with love as man's greatest source of joy. And with death as his greatest source of anxiety. John Kenneth Galbraith
  • A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin
  • In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790); American statesman and scientist
  • When you're are playing for the national championship, it's not a matter of life or death. Its more important than that. Duffy Daugherty

Cute Quotes

  • I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word 'fair' in connection with income tax policies. WIlliam S. Buckley
  • I've never met an ugly millionaire. They all look cute. No wonder I married 4 of them. Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • To move ahead you need to believe in yourself...have conviction in your beliefs and the confidence to execute those beliefs. Adlin Sinclair 

Funny Quotes

  • People are funny; they want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church.
  • Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else. Attributed to Will Rogers.
  • Funny is an attitude. Flip Wilson 
  • People who can agree on what's funny can usually agree on other things.
  • It's a funny thing about life: If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. W. Somerset Maugham
  • The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone & the wishbone that go with it. Elaine Agather
  • To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone. Reba McIntyre

Amazing Quotes

  • Ever consider what dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth! Anne Tyler 
  • Life is an amazing adventure. We can see it rich with opportunities or overwhelmed with obstacles. We can meet it in fear or freedom. unknown

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Raising kids with strong character requires doing less FOR them and teaching them to do more for themselves.