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 Ultimately, the only power to which a man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. -Elie Wiesel

Your governing values are the foundation to personal fulfillment. -Hyrum Smith

What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are. -CS Lewis

To see what is right and not to do it, is want of courage. -Confucius

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. -Seneca

We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible. -Alan Massie

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance. -Kurt Vonnegut

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.


All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.


The elevator to success is out of service. But the stairs are always open.


By the yard it’s hard; by the inch it’s a cinch.


Realize what you truly want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging for gold.

Stand tall, don’t fall

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their grey visions they obtain glimpses of eternity.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

We will either find a way or make one.

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them. -George Bernard Shaw

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The price will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.

Sometimes being responsible means making people mad. – Colin Powell

Your plan is your life, & the magic of life is your dream. 

Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it. 

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.

Everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.

I do not seek, I find.

Stop wishing. Start doing.

Failure is inevitable. What's important is how you react to it.

I’m strong enough to stand alone, yet humble enough to know that everybody needs somebody sometimes.

Respect is earned, Honesty is appreciated, Love is gained and Loyalty is returned.

 Sometimes you have to stand alone to prove that you can still stand.

Look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror.

If you would lift me up – you must be on higher ground 

There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity

 When you believe & think ‘I Can’ you activate motivation, commitment, confidence & excitement  

We must become the change we wish to see in the world 

Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus 

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline

Only difference between successful & unsuccessful people is extraordinary determination

Graciousness is the etiquette of the soul

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost – that is where they should be -  now give them foundations

We have a right to choose our attitude

You are the way you are because that’s the way you want to be

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there

In your hands you hold the seeds of failure or the potential for greatness

The great accomplishment is to blur the line between work& play

 Diamonds are only lumps of coal that stuck to their jobs.

Sometimes, bad days are there to remind you that you have good ones to look forward to.

You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing.

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings

The elevator to success is out of service. But the stairs are always open.

Winners don't wait for chances, they take them.

Winners build on mistakes, losers dwell on them.

They can conquer who believe they can.

Discipline is the refining fire which enables talent to become ability.

The longer we follow the right path the easier it becomes. 

You can do what you want to do. You can be what you want to be.

All things are difficult before they are easy.

The space that every man occupies in the world is measured by the faith he expresses in connection with his aims and purposes.

Dear Past, thanks for all the lessons. Dear Future, I’m ready.

Toughness is in the soul and the spirit, not in the muscles. -Alex Karras

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying. To do the best you can everyday.

 If you’re going to be thinking, you may as well think big. – Donald Trump

Failure is inevitable. What's important is how you react to it.

Toughness is not being a bully, it’s having a backbone.

Games are just moments in time. Wins & losses are just a blip on the learning line. Coaching is

People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be

Your attitude is either the lock or the key to the door of success.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming of it. – Helen Keller

Our life is what our thoughts make it.

Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying.

  
 
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