Successful people aren’t born that way.  They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don’t like to do.  The successful people don’t always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them.”

~Thomas Jefferson



“The true test of character is.....how we behave when we don’t know what to do.”

~John Holt



“Anyone can have a good day.  The question is what do you do on a bad day.  That’s when you’re being tested.  In a very tangible sense, a bad day shows your innermost essence more than a good day.”

~Arthur Golden



“There is a fountain of youth;  it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love.  When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”

~Sophia Loren



“Be of good cheer.  Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow.  You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles.”

~Hellen Keller



“It is not enough to have a good mind.  The main thing is to use it well.”

~Rene~ Descartes



“The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.”

~Albert Schweitzer, M. D.



  1. 1. “Be like a postage stamp --- stick to one thing until you get there.”

~Margaret Carty


  1. 2. “If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”

~Mahatma Gandhi


  1. 3. “Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our very best.”

~Michael Jackson


  1. 4. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you.  If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.  Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

~Michael Jordan


  1. 5. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

~Japanese proverb


  1. 6. “Energy and persistance conquer all things.”

~Benjamin Franklin


  1. 7. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

~Albert Einstein


  1. 8. “In the struggle between the stone and the water, in time, the water wins.”

~Chinese proverb


  1. 9. “Don’t be discouraged.  It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”

~Anonymous


  1. 10. Let us then be up and doing,

       With a heart for any fate;

       Still acheiving, still pursuing,

       Learn to labor and to wait.

                      ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



  1. 11. “It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it”

~Benjamin Franklin


  1. 12. “Insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

~Albert Einstein


  1. 13. “The most beautiful experience in the world is the experience of the mysterious.”

~Albert Einstein



  1. 14. “I do not so easily think in words.... after being hard at work having arrived at results that are perfectly clear.... I have to translate my thoughts in a language that does not run evenly with them.

~Francis Galton, Geneticist


  1. 15. “Observe  perpetually.”

~Henry James


  1. 16. “A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.”

~Confucius


  1. 17. “I’ve never made a mistake.  I’ve only learned from experience.”

~Thomas Edison


  1. 18. “Where do bees wait?  At the buzz stop.”

~Andrew, age six


  1. 19. “Take care of each other.  Share your energies with the group. No one must feel alone, cut off, for that is when you do not make it.”

~Willie Onsoeld, renowned mountain climber


  1. 20. “There has been a calculated risk in every stage of American development - the pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, businessmen who were not afraid of failure, dreamers who were not afraid of action.”

~Brooks Atkinson