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One can search the brain with a microscope
and not find the mind,
and can search the stars with a telescope
and not find God.

J. Gustav White

Jim Carlton

The search for what you want
is like tracking something that doesn't want to be tracked.
It takes time to get a dance right,
to create something memorable.

Fred Astaire

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Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care, kindness
and understanding you can muster,
and do it with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.

Og Mandino

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards:
they try to have more things, or more money,
in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier.
The way it actually works is the reverse.
You must first be who you really are,
then do what you love to do,
in order to have what you want.

Margaret Young

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life
is to forgive everybody everything every night
before you go to bed.


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Recognize that your real security
is built from your relationship with your own heart.

Sara Paddison
author of
The Hidden Power of the Heart

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Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts.
If you don't control what you think,
you can't control what you do.
Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.

Napoleon Hill
American Author
Founder of The Science of Success
1883 - 1970

Never allow your sense of self to become associated
with your sense of job.
If your job vanishes, your self doesn't.
Gordon van Sauter

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Peace is not found in what surrounds us,
but in what we hold within


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You never know who's heart you will touch
when you share a piece of your own.

Joyce Allen

Unshared joy
is an unlighted candle.

Spanish Proverb

Marilyn Karr


Shhhhhhhh ......
The music is all around.
All you have to do is listen.
August Rush

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The key to realizing a dream
is to focus not on success
but on significance -
and then even the small steps and little victories along your path
will take on greater meaning.

Oprah Winfrey

Feeling small and insignificant?
Just remember that tiny mosquito that kept you company
in that darkened room.

James Odle, Jr.


Only in the sacredness of inward silence
does the soul truly meet the secret that God is hiding.
Frederick William Robertson

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When you remove the unnecessary layers
you have the clarity to see what is truly important


Let the potent power of simplicity
begin to work in your life.
When in doubt, live without.
No more settling for something
that's not you or that's second rate.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

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It may take courage to embrace the possibilities of your own potential,
but once you've flown past the summit of your fears,
nothing will seem impossible.


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Not all people are called to be hermits,
but all people need enough silence and solitude in their lives
to enable the deep inner voice of their own true self
to be heard at least occasionally.

Thomas Merton

Solitude can be a much-to-be-desired condition.
Not only is it acceptable to be alone,
at times it is positively to be wished for.
In silence,
we listen to ourselves,
and in the quietude,
we may even hear the voice of God.

Maya Angelou

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Signals from spirit all serve the same purpose;
to give you back your life as a creator.

Deepak Chopra

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Keep your face to the sunshine
and you cannot see the shadows

Helen Keller


If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside.
The people are ready to move again

Ronald Reagan
40th President of the United States  (1981-1989)
1911 - 2004

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To be a star,
you must shine your own light,
follow your own path,
and don't worry about the darkness,
for that is when the stars shine brightest.


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A little boy was having difficulty lifting a heavy stone.
His father came along, and noting the boy's struggle he asked,
"Are you using all your strength?"
"Yes, I am," the little boy said impatiently.
"No, you are not," his father answered.
"I am right here just waiting, and you haven't asked me to help you."


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Some people reach the top of the ladder of success
only to find it's leaning against the wrong wall.


Would you like me to give you a formula for success?
It's quite simple, really ... double your rate of failure.
You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success, but it isn't at all.
You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it,
so go ahead and make mistakes.
Make all you can.
Because remember ... that's where you will find success.

Thomas J. Watson
American Businessman and Founder of IBM
1874 - 1956


The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Vince Lombardi
Hall of Fame Football Coach
1913 - 1970

To succeed ... you need to find something to hold on to,
something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett
College Football Heisman Trophy Winner - 1976
College and Pro Football Halls of Fame Inductee - 1994


Make a success of living by seeing the goal
and aiming for it unswervingly.

Cecil B. DeMille
Academy Award Winning American Film Director
1881 - 1959


People become really quite remarkable
when they start thinking they can do things.
When they believe in themselves, they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale
American Author and Professional Speaker
1898 - 1993


To know that you have even made one breathe easier
because you have lived ... that is success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
American Essayist and Poet
1803 - 1882

Though your journey may be filled with many winding roads,
when you are inspired to follow your dreams
you eventually find success,
and discover it is less about the destination
and more about the manner in which you traveled


The victory of success is half won
when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them.
Even the most tedious chore will become endurable
as you parade through each day convinced that every task,
no matter how menial or boring,
brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.

Og Mandino

All of your errors have not built a wall
against your success.
They have paved your road to it.

Alan Cohen

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion.
You must set yourself on fire.

Arthur H. Glasow

People become really quite remarkable
when they start thinking that they can do things.
When they believe in themselves
they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale


Susie Greathouse

Success is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

To laugh often and much,
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children,
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends,
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others,
to leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded!

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.

William J. H. Boetcker

The talent of success is nothing more than
doing what you can do well
and doing well whatever you do.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams
and endeavors to live the life that he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

No other success can compensate
for failure in the home.

David O. McKay

Success is just another name for your unlimited power to be:
to be more creative, understanding, courageous, humble,
helpful, daring, determined, and dynamic.
Genuine success has no relation to what you are now;
it's your power to be ...
the person you can become.


Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously.
Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture.
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.

Norman Vincent Peale

The measure of success
is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with,
but whether it's the same problem you had last year.

John Foster Dulles

Your own resolution to success
is more important than any other one thing.

Abraham Lincoln

You are truly successful
when you can look back in forgiveness,
forward in hope,
and up with gratitude.


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Let us resolve that from now on
we are going to be men and women of higher and more sterling character,
more conscious of our weaknesses,
more kind and charitable toward the failings of others.

Let us resolve that we shall practice more self-control in our homes;
that we shall control our tempers, our feelings, and our tongues
that we may not wander beyond the bounds of right and purity,
that we shall do more seeking to develop the spiritual side of our lives,
and realize how dependent we are upon God for success in this life.

David O. McKay

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Surrender is faith that the power of love can accomplish anything --
even when you cannot foresee the outcome

Deepak Chopra
Indian Medical Doctor and Best Selling Author

Have faith in yourself,
listen to your heart,
and learn to surrender to what you hear
from the depths of your soul.

Jace Carlton

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