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Before you speak, ask yourself,
is it kind, is it necessary, is it true,
does it improve on the silence?

Sai Baba


The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself,
the more energy you will have.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale


Champion the right to be yourself.
Dare to be different.
Live your own life and follow your own star.

Wilfred A. Peterson

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People are like stained glass windows.
They glow and sparkle when it is sunny and bright;
but when the suns goes down
their true beauty is revealed only if
there is a light from within.


When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty,
I only think about how to solve the problem.
But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.

R. Buckminster Fuller

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Once in every life
there comes a time
we walk out all alone
and into the light.
The moment won't last but then,
we remember it again
when we close our eyes.

Like stars across the sky
we were born to shine.
All of us here because we believe.

Amy Foster Gillies

From the song
"Because We Believe"

Andrea Bocelli
on his latest CD

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One of the best things we can do in our lives is this:
begin again.

Begin to see yourself as you were
when you were the happiest and strongest you've ever been.

Begin to remember what worked for you
(and what worked against you),
and try to capture the magic again.

Begin to remember how natural it was when you were a child
- to live a lifetime each day.

Begin to forget the baggage
you have carried with you for years:
the problems that don't matter anymore,
the tears that cried themselves away,
and the worries that are going to wash away
on the shore of tomorrow's new beginning.

Tomorrow tells us it will be here every new day of our lives;
and if we will be wise,
we will turn away from the problems of the past
and give the future - and ourselves -
a chance to become the best of friends.

Sometimes all it takes is a wish in the heart to let yourself
begin again.

Author Unknown

PJ Ray

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Asking is the beginning of receiving.
Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon.
At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you.

Jim Rohn

No matter what your past has been,
you have a spotless future.

Hugh B. Brown

Kathi Carlton

We stand in life at midnight;
we are always on the threshold of a new dawn.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have always known
that at last I would take this road,
but yesterday I did not know that it would be today.


Fortunately for us,
life's highway has as many on ramps
as it does off ramps.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

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The words say "It's not easy being green,"
but the song is about knowing who you are.
And in it you hear Jim's message most clearly.
He believed that people are good
and that they want to do their best
and that no matter how or why
we might be different from anybody else,
we should learn to love who we are
and be proud of it.

Ray Charles

from the book
"It's Not Easy Being Green"
Jim Henson
The Muppets and Friends

From "The Sesame Street Book and Record".
'Green' is (c)1970 Jonico Music, Inc.

Lyrics by Joe Raposo

It's not that easy being green;
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold...
or something much more colorful like that.

It's not easy being green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ord'nary things.
And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
or stars in the sky.

But green's the color of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain,
or tall like a tree.

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful!
And I think it's what I want to be.

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I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
I must stand with anybody that stands right,
stand with him while he is right,
and part with him when he goes wrong.

Abraham Lincoln
1809 - 1865

16th President of the United States
1861 - 1865

Your only obligation in any lifetime
is to be true to yourself.
Being true to anyone else or anything else
is impossible.

Richard Bach

To be yourself
in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible,
is rarely a function of our true capacity.
It is more like a function of our beliefs about who we are.

Anthony Robbins
Speaker and Author on Peak Performance

Within you right now is the power to do things
you never dreamed possible.
This power becomes available to you
just as soon as you can change your beliefs.

Maxwell Maltz

If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever.
Is that good news?

Douglas Adams

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.

William Arthur Ward

It is better to believe than to disbelieve;
in so doing you bring everything
to the realm of possibility.

Albert Einstein

Your beliefs have always been
the limiting factor of your performance.

Louis A. Tartaglia, M.D.

The world steps aside
for the person who knows where they're going.

Tracy Austin

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ALL things are possible, so NEVER give up!

Jace Carlton

Believing in yourself and in your own abilities is where it all begins.
Even if no one else around -
not family, friends,
acquaintances or even strangers believe in you,
you must always believe in yourself!

And never, ever stop believing,
and ultimately others will come to believe in you, too.

Jace Carlton

One of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself
is to NEVER stop believing in your dreams!

Jace Carlton

You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being;
not because anybody says so,
not because you're successful,
not because you make a lot of money
but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Teresa Myers

You've done better than you know,
you've helped more than you realize,
and you're closer than you think.


Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.

Marge Piercy

Gardening is a way of showing
that you believe in tomorrow.



Sarah Allen

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"I believe in you."

How easy it is to let those words
rise from our heart, over our lips,
and into someone else's heart.

"I believe in you."
How wonderful the feeling inside
when someone says that to you,
especially if you're going through a tough time in your life.

"I believe in you."
How powerful those words are
in turning someone's life around
and helping them to believe in themselves again.

"I believe in you."
Oh, the light that just went back on
in your child's eyes!

"I believe in you."
Their smile just beamed brighter
than it's ever beamed before.

I believe in you.
Yes, you!
In spite of the weaknesses and shortcomings
that only you see in yourself.
I don't see them.

I believe in you.
And when you wish upon that star just remember ...
I made those stars for all of your wishes.

I believe in you.
And I believe in your dreams,
and I know you can make them all come true ...
if you believe, too.

I believe in you.
I really do.

I believe in you.
I always have ... and I always will.
I promise.

I believe in you.


Jace Carlton

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As simple as it sounds,
we all must try to be the best person we can:
by making the best choices,
by making the most of the talents we've been given.
Mary Lou Retton


We don't have to be perfect today.
We don't have to be better than someone else.
All we have to do is to be the very best we can

Joseph B. Wirthlin
American Businessman and Religious Leader
( 1917 - 2008 )

If you do your best
everything that happens will be for the best!

Susie Greathouse

To give anything less than your best
is to sacrifice the gift.

Steve Prefontaine

The best and most beautiful things in this world
cannot be seen or even heard,
but must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller


Audrey Doyle

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Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us,
"Something is out of tune."

Carl Jung

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Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind.
Spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
Bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavors.
If it may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come,
that we be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath,
and in all changes of fortune and down to the gates of death,
loyal and loving one to another

Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish Novelist, Poet and Travel Writer
1850 - 1894

Contributed by
Sally Fox
Fellow Star Traveler

I have always felt that the moment when you first wake up in the morning
is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours.
No matter how weary or dreary you may feel,
you possess the certainty that,
during the day that lies before you,
absolutely anything may happen.

Monica Baldwin

Reflect upon your present blessings
of which every man has plenty;
not on your past misfortunes,
of which all men have some.

Charles Dickens

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Bravery is believing in yourself,
and that is something no one can teach you.

El Cordobes

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Whatever's gone down,
I know I can turn it around.
I'll do whatever it takes!
from the song
"Whatever It Takes"
co-written by
Jill Colucci, Charlie Black & Austin Roberts

If you're bored with life -
you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things -
you don't have enough goals.

Lou Holtz
Legendary College Football Coach



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