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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Alliance Quotes

Quotes about Alliance
  • Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Maturity Quotes

Quotes about Maturity
Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values. -- Joshua L. Liebman


Monday, October 28, 2013

Hardship Quotes

Quotes about Hardship

  • I have felt pain, I have endured hardship, I have suffered loss of loved ones and I have memories I want to forget. However, these things have made me stronger and today I face the world with a smile, because I know things will always get better and those who love me will always be there for me.
  • There are very few certainties that touch us all in this mortal experience, but one of the absolutes is that we will experience hardship and stress at some point.
  • “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” ― Haruki Murakami
  • “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
  • “The most beautiful people I've known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  • “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” – Randy Pausch
  • “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” - Zig Ziglar 
  • “Adversity is like a strong wind. I don't mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.” ― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
  • “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Moliere
  • “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ― Thomas A. Edison
  • “I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
  • “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” – Joel Osteen

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Authority Quotes

Quotes about Authority

  • A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority usually loses it.
  • Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. Albert Einstein (1879-1955); physicist and mathematician.
  • Real authority is the power to serve. Dick McMullen
  • If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority. Yugoslavian Proverb

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Experience Quotes

Quotes about Experience

  • Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. Laurence Olivier (1907-1989), British actor
  • Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time. Greg LeMond
  • Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Experience makes us see an enormous difference between piety and goodness. Blaise Pascal
  • The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 - 1527); Italian politician and writer.
  • A moment's insight is sometimes worth a lifetime’s experience. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841–1935), American jurist
  • Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. Oscar Wilde
  • Experience teaches us that there is a small but important difference between keeping your chin up and sticking your neck out.
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Focus Quotes

Quotes about Focus
  • By staying focused and flexible, you will meet and exceed your major life-forming goals. Success is not a resting-place - it is a launching pad. -- Denis Waitley
  • Concentrate your powers. Identify what you are particularly good at doing and do more of it.  -- Brian Tracy
  • Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short in all management of human affairs. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader. -- Paul J. Meyer
  • Do not dwell in the past; do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. -- Buddha
  • Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend you energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. -- Denis Waitley
  • Emphasize everything and you emphasize nothing. -- Herschell Gordon Lewis
  • Every great human achievement is preceded by extended periods of dedicated, concentrated effort. -- Brian Tracy
  • Focused mind power is one of the strongest forces on earth. -- Mark Victor Hansen
  • Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of attention. -- Jim Rohn
  • I think that fortune watcheth o'er our lives, surer than we. But well said: he who strives will find his goals strive for him equally. -- Euripides
  • If you concentrate on the present, you eliminate what happened yesterday and any apprehension of what may happen tomorrow. -- Denis Waitley
  • If you would be rich, you will be rich; if you would be good, you will be good; if you would be learned, you will be learned. But wish for one thing exclusively, and don't at the same time wish for a hundred other incompatible things just as strongly. -- William James
  • It takes about twenty years, to make an overnight success. -- Denis Waitley
  • It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles. -- Claude M. Bristol

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Religion Quotes

Quotes about Religion
  • "While we are zealously performing the duties of good Citizens and soldiers we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of Religion. To the distinguished Character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to add the more distinguished Character of Christian." --George Washington
  • "The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God." --John Adams
  • "May every citizen ... have a proper sense of the Deity upon his mind and an impression of the declaration recorded in the Bible, 'Him that honoreth Me I will honor, but he that despiseth Me shall be lightly esteemed.'" --Samuel Adams
  • "This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins." --Benjamin Franklin
  • "The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities impressed with it." --James Madison
  • "The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among parchments and musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the Hand of Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power." --Alexander Hamilton
  • Daniel Webster    ---  If religious books are not widely circulated among the masses in this country, I do not know what is going to become of us as a nation. If truth be not diffused, error will be; If God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendancy, If the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will; If the power of the Gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness will reign without mitigation or end. (Earliest source, for a small part of this, is Essays, moral and religious, by Edward Thomson and Davis Wasgatt Clark, 1856, p. 213; the earliest version of the full wording appears to be in A dictionary of thoughts: being a cyclopedia of laconic quotations, 1891, p. 49).

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Exhortation Quotes

Quotes about Exhortation

  • Exhortation without explanation leads to frustration. Whenever we exhort people to do something, we are responsible to explain exactly how to do it.

Bible Verses about Exhortation

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Decision Quotes

Quotes about Decisions
  • Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move. Paulo Coelho 
  • Children do what feels good; adults devise a plan and follow it. Dave Ramsey
  • A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. Jean de La Fontaine

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Impact Quotes

Quotes about Impact
  • The Gospel is a universal language that crosses the barriers of time to impact the lives of ordinary people. Michelle Jones 
  • You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee. John Holcomb 
  • The sermons that have the biggest impact on us are those that we preach to ourselves on between the lines of whatever is being said from.. The pulpit. Frederick Buechner
  • If you want to achieve widespread impact and lasting value, be bold. Howard Schultz

Anger Quotes

Quotes about Anger

  • Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Mark Twain
  • Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss
  • Anger is a prelude to courage. Eric Hoffer
  • Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly - hurt, bitterness, grief and, most of all, fear. Joan Rivers, Still Talking (Reader's Digest, July 1993)
  • Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.  - Seneca
  • He who angers you conquers you. Elizabeth Kenny (1886-1952) Nurse
  • He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger. Japanese proverb
  • Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,  Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. William Congreve, "The Mourning Bride"
  • How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. Marcus Aurelius
  • I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. Frances Willard (1839-1898) Educator
  • If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. Chinese Proverb
  • Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice. Stanley Horowitz
  • One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end. William Butler Yeats, W. B. Yeats Memoirs
  • Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Carrie Fisher
  • Someone has said, "He is a real match head"
  • Speak when you're angry--and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. Henry Ward Beecher
  • The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough. Bede Jarrett, The House of Gold
  • It is far easier to leave angry words unspoken than to mend the heart those words have broken.  Author Unknown
  • Forgo your anger for a moment and save yourself a hundred days of trouble.  — Chinese proverb
  • Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him. Epictetus (55-135 AD) Greek Philosopher
  • Anger is a prelude to courage. Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
  • Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret. Laurence J. Peter
  • If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size? Sydney J. Harris
  • Remember, every minute spent angry, is sixty seconds of happiness wasted.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Blessings Quotes

Quotes about Blessings
  • Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) English Novelist 
  • I am too blessed to be stressed!
  • May the road rise to meet you May the wind be always at your back And until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Irish blessing
  • Men are slower to recognize blessings than evils. Livy
  • An attitude of gratitude creates blessings. Sir John Templeton
  • Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. W.T. Purkiser
  • Especially when it comes to difficulties and struggles, Blessing is found on the other side of obedience.
  • Even when you feel as though things aren't going well in your life, you have reasons to be grateful. Today, take time to appreciate the gift of life and all its wonders. Count your blessings and cherish what you have.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Courage Quotes

Quotes about Courage
  • It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.  --John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756

  • Anger is a prelude to courage. Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
  • Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.
  • Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. Dan Rather
  • Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. unknown
  • Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon
  • Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow. Alice Mackenzie Swaim
  • Courage is taking a step forward into an area of difficulty without a solution in mind, trusting that whatever help you need will become available. unknown
  • Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death. Earl Wilson
  • Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount. Clare Booth Luce (1903 - 1987)
  • Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things. Amelia Earhart
  • Courage is very important. Life a muscle, it is strengthened by use. Ruth Gordon
  • Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success. Alonzo Newton Benn
  • Don't forget to pack your courage for your journey to greatness. Dave Weinbaum
  • Every man has an obscure respect for courage in others, especially if it is moral courage, the rarest and most difficult sort of bravery... It makes the very brute understand that this man is more than a man. Passage from Life of Christ 
  • For those who are on the downside of advantage, and relying solely on courage- there is hope. Russell Crowe
  • Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength. Anonymous
  • Have the courage to act instead of react. Earlene Larson Jenks
  • Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition - they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Steve Jobs
  • He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali
  • I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face...I say to myself, I've lived through this and can take the next thing that comes along. Eleanor Roosevelt 
  • If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. David Viscott
  • It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • It takes courage to show your dreams to someone else. Erma Bombeck
  • It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscle.
  • It takes strength to stand alone; It takes courage to lean on others. unknown
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin (1903 - 1977)
  • Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide
  • Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. Brendan Francis [Behan] (1923-1964) Irish Author
  • Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessing of heaven. G. C. Lichtenberg
  • Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. Nicholas Murray Butler
  • Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. Mary Tyler Moore 
  • Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. George Sheehan
  • The most effective way to ensure the value of the future is to confront the present courageously and constructively. Rollo Way
  • The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next. Mignon McLaughlin,
  • The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Playwright
  • To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life. T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American Poet
  • Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness and high achievement. Grover Cleveland
  • We learn to fly not by becoming fearless, But by the daily practice of courage. Sam Keen
  • What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Vincent Van Gogh
  • Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882, Poet and Essayist
  • Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. James Lane Allen (1849-1925) American Author
  • You can't test courage cautiously. Annie Dillard
  • You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. unknown
  • You gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. You must do that which we think we cannot. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • You learn you can do your best even when its hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage. Joe Namath
  • Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.   — Winston Churchill
  • Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.   — Anais Nin
  • Sometimes our best is simply not enough.... We have to do what is required. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

Monday, October 07, 2013

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Positive Attitude Quotes

Quotes about a Positive Attitude
  • By age 16 the average person receives 173,000 negative messages about themselves (29.6 per day).  On the other hand the same person will receive 16,000 positive messages about themselves (2.7 per day). - Life Studies Institute
  • A positive attitude is like a fire: Unless you continue to add fuel, it goes out. -- from Positive Charges by Alexander Lockhart
  • Supplementing your daily routine with positivism can only make you stronger.  Because once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you will start having more positive results.  And over time, as this habit helps you reduce stress, release your hurt, and not take things so personally, you will not only feel better, you will look younger and live longer too.   

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Commitment Quotes

Quotes about Commitment or All-in

Commitment In the book, Driven from Within, Michael Jordan (Hall-of-Fame basketball player) recounts...
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Therapeutic Quotes

Quotes about Therapeutic
  • Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can't get it out, I start feeling bad about myself - a lot of self-loathing. Eminem 
  • Exercise is really important to me - it's therapeutic. So if I'm ever feeling tense or stressed or like I'm about to have a meltdown, I'll put on my iPod and head to the gym or out on a bike ride along Lake Michigan with the girls.  Michelle Obama 
  • I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic.  Kevin Bacon