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There is only one way under high heaven to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
-- Dale Carnegie

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
-- Walter Bagehot

Consider a duck. It encounters the air, water and soil. It benefits from each, is hindered by none, harms nothing. They are cute, too. Be a duck!
-- Old Slovakian Saying

The true motivator for employees is the spirit of cooperation that comes with a shared vision.
-- Greg Bustin

I can live for two months on one good compliment.
-- Mark Twain

Usually people are down on anything they are not up on.
-- Unknown Author

By asking for the impossible we obtain the possible.
-- Italian Proverb

Ability is what you're capable of doing... Motivation determines what you do... Attitude determines how well you do it.
-- Lou Holtz

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
-- Walter Bagehot

Down deep in every soul is a hidden longing, impulse, and ambition to do something fine and enduring...If you are willing, great things are possible to you.
-- Grenville Kleiser

Whenever we are troubled, and when everything goes wrong, it is just God working in us to make our spirit strong.
-- Unknown Author

The wolf will hire himself out very cheaply as a shepherd.
-- Russian Proverb

If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in bed with a mosquito.
-- Anita Roddick

Some of us are like wheelbarrows - only useful when pushed, and very easily upset.
-- Jack Herbert

Nobody owes anybody anything; it's up to each individual to set high standards for himself or herself, and to set about working hard and creating a solid future.
-- Katharine Hepburn

Not all birds can fly. What separates the flyers from the walkers is the ability to take off.
-- Carl Sagan

When your neighbor's house is on fire, you put yourself in danger if you don't help extinguish it.
-- Chinese Proverb

I had to go on two diets at the same time because one diet wasn't giving me enough food.
-- Barry Martin

When people are highly motivated, it's easy to accomplish the impossible. And when they're not, it's impossible to accomplish the easy.
-- Bob Collings

Advertising is what makes you think you longed all your life for something you've never heard of before.
-- Unknown Author

Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask, but when we are challenged to be what we can be.
-- Morris Adler

The secret of life is to have a task. Something that you devote your entire life to, something to bring everything to, every minute of the day, for your whole life. And the important thing is, it must be something you can't possibly do.
-- Henry Moore

Aspire to inspire before you expire.
-- Eugene Bell Jr.

The very first step toward success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
-- William Osler





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