Added: 11/24/08

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

 Added: 2/21/08

“The desire for success should be greater than the fear of failure.”

“Speak it into existence! You receive blessings through struggle. Appreciate it!”

“You’ll never be lonely if you learn to befriend yourself.”

“Believe it, and you’ll see it. Know it and you’ll be it.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.


You are only as strong as your purpose, therefore let us choose reasons to act that are big, bold, righteous and eternal.
— Barry Munro
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is much easier kept than recovered.
Thomas Paine

The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.
— Wayne Dyer

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
Mary Manin Morrissey

We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.”
— M. Scott Peck
Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
— Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
George Sheehan
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
Henry Bergson, French Philosopher (1859-1941)
No one else ‘makes us angry.’ We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude. What someone else may have done is irrelevant. We choose, not they. They merely put our attitude to a test.
— Jim Rohn

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Albert Einstein
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
Corrie Ten Boom
Stick with the optimists. It’s going to be tough enough even if they’re right.
James Reston (advice to his grandson in New York Times Feb. 1980)
 Added:10/12/07“But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell.” ~ Louise Bogan

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness”. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye”. – Helen Keller




“What do we live for, if not to make life easier for others?” – George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson

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