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Opportunities, Time, Aim High, Creativity, Self-Confidence, Renewal, Character, Success Is...


OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed
in overalls and looks like work.
-Thomas Edison

To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
-Samuel Johnson

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;
it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
-Sydney J. Harris

Let your daily wisdom of life be in making a good use of the opportunities given you.
-William Blackie

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
-Theodore Roosevelt

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
-General Douglas MacArthur


TIME

The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant, friendly party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the
gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wise man does not spend his time, he invests it.
-Alfred A. Montapert

Think and do things in order of their importance.
-Henry Doherty

Procrastination is the thief of time.
-Edward Young

The man who can master his time can master nearly everything.
-Bernard Baruch

Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment and suffering.
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer


AIM HIGH

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
-William Faulkner

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
-Helen Keller

High Aim forms high characters, and great objectives bring out great minds.
-Tyrone Edwards

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that know neither victory nor defeat.
-Theodore Roosevelt

The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
-Benjamin Disraeli

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
-Abraham Lincoln


CREATIVITY

Any activity becomes creative when the doer care about doing it right, or better.
-John Updike

The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love and passion.
-Nadia Boulanger

Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.
-W. Eugene Smith


SELF-CONFIDENCE

There is no man living who cannot do more than he thinks he can.
-Henry Ford

The real secret to success is enthusiam.
-Walter Crysler

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
-Thomas Edison


RENEWAL

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
-William Penn

Find the right balance in life. Man is body...mind...spirit. Give the right amount of attention to each.
-Alfred A. Montapert


CHARACTER

I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an
honest man.
-George Washington

In the morning fix thy good purpose; and at night examine thyself what thou hast done, how thou hast behaved thyself in word, deed and thought.
-Thomas a Kempis

Motives are invisible but they are the true test of character.
-Alfred A. Montapert

Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.
-George Eliot


SUCCESS IS...

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.

-Harry Emerson Fosdick


 

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