Frequently I receive or find great stories, poems, or quotes with a lesson to be learned. If you have a favorite that you would like to share with us, please forward it for consideration. Thanks, I hope you enjoy the ones we have listed.
"A failure means you've put forth some effort. That's good. Failure gives you an opportunity to learn a better way to do it. That's positive. A failure teaches you something and adds to your experience. That's very helpful. Failure is an event, never a person; an attitude, not an outcome; a temporary inconvenience; a stepping stone. Our response to it determines just how helpful it can be."
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.
When I examine
myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift
of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive
1879-1955, German-born American Physicist
It's kind of
fun to do the impossible.
Artist, Film Producer
It takes less time to do things right that to explain why you did it wrong.
1819-1892, American Poet
Write it on
your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports us; when we succeed, it betrays us.
One reason God created time was so there would be a place to bury the failures of the pas t.
It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up that counts .
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind.
Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends upon what you are made of.
John C. Maxwell
A pessimist finds difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist finds opportunity in every difficulty.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
Two centuries ago, when a great man appeared, people looked for God's purpose in him. Tod ay we look for his press agent.
The master addiction is control. It is not lack of courage that keeps us from moving forward, as most people think; it is the fear of losing control.
No one loves the one whom he fears.
Anyone who has ever been in a combat zone knows that the soldiers are never motivated to fight out of pure patriotism. ...When you must actually do battle, you ha ve only two motives: you hope to stay alive and you want to help your bud dies. Psychologists have called the second 'the affiliative motive.' That is, most of us will pay a large price to be a part of some group of peop le where we depend on each other - where we know that others will cover f or us, stand up for us, and bail us out if we're in trouble. If you can c reate such an association, people will flock to join you, work harder tha n they've ever worked, and often stick with you even if the financial ben efits would be greater in some other place.
-Alan Loy McGinnis
in "The Balanced Life"
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
Some men see things as they are and say, Why? I dream things that never were and say , Why not?
George Bernard Shaw
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
Antoine de Saint
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.