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Latest Motivational Thoughts
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As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.
-- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg (Prosperity, Kindness)

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
-- Charles Lamb (Pleasure, Humility)

I think the greatest thing in the world is to believe in people.
-- John Galsworthy (Believing, People)

Half the secret of getting along with people is consideration of their views; the other half is tolerance in one's own views.
-- Daniel Frohmann (People, Perspective, Respect)

Self–esteem means that no opinion and no judgment are so vitally critical to your own growth and development as that which you hold of yourself.
-- Denis Waitley (Respect, Opinion, Judging)

One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.
-- Evelyn Waugh (Names, Words, Remembering)

Excellence is the eternal quest. We achieve it by living up to our highest intellectual standards and our finest moral intuitions.
-- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (Perfection, Morality)

Nothing anybody tells you about marriage helps.
-- Max Siegel (Marriage, Advice)

For every finish line tape a runner breaks – complete with the cheers of the crowd and the clicking of hundreds of cameras - there are the hours of hard and often lonely work that rarely gets talked about.
-- Grete Waitz (Success, Loneliness)

Take a day to heal from the lies you’ve told yourself and the ones that have been told to you.
-- Maya Angelou (Lies, Healing)

Truthfulness is the real mark of integrity.
-- Brian Tracy (Integrity, Honesty)

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common-sense.
-- Helen Rowland (Imagination)

Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.
-- Jean Vanier (Growth, Acceptance)

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated, but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
-- Pablo Casals (Goodness, Courage)

He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day.
-- Unknown Author (Fighting, War)

Over the years I have discovered that ideas come through an intense desire for them; continually desiring, the mind becomes a watchtower on the lookout for incidents that may excite the imagination.
-- Charlie Chaplin (Desires, Imagination)

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.
-- Samuel Butler (Arrogance, Character, Pride)

As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined.
-- Unknown Author (Consequences, Examples, Children)

As the baker, so the buns; as the father, so the sons.
-- American Proverb (Family, Character, Examples)

The will to persevere in the face of obstacles is often the difference between success and failure.
-- Unknown Author (Obstacles, Perseverance, Success)

With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
-- Thomas E. Buxton (Perseverance, Success)

Peace at home is peace in the country. Peace in the country is peace in the world.
-- President Kemal Ataturk (Peace)

Pull a string and and it'll follow wherever you wish. Push it and it will go nowhere at all. It's just that way when it comes to leading people.
-- Gen. Dwight Eisenhower (Leadership)

A leader's job is to make it easy to do the right thing and difficult to do the wrong thing.
-- Unknown Author (Leadership, Character, Righteousness)

The one who sits on the ground need not fear a fall.
-- Czech Proverb (Failure, Success)


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LATEST THOUGHTS

Habit
Bad habits are like a comfortable bed...easy to get into, but hard to get out of.

-- Unknown Author

Habit
Habit starts out as a thread. As new threads are added, it becomes a rope we cannot break.

-- Unknown Author

Dreams
You can plant a dream.

-- Anne Campbell

Happiness
He who plants a garden plants happiness.

-- Chinese Proverb

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