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Quotes 1-500

1. "We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become."
Dr. David Hawkins

2. "The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind."
Wayne Dyer

3. "Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have no goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal."
Maxwell Maltz

4. "Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you."
Denis Waitley

5. "What we love we shall grow to resemble."
Bernard of Clairvaux

6. "As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Nelson Mandela

7. "Every really new idea looks crazy at first."
Abraham H. Maslow

8. "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creative."
Charles Mingus

9. "Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act."
Maxwell Maltz

10. "All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible."
Orison Swett Marden

11. "All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea."
Napoleon Hill

12. "A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided."
Tony Robbins

13. "All of us need to grow continuously in our lives."
Les Brown

14. "Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed."
Dale Carnegie

15. "Chase your passion, not your pension."
Denis Waitley

16. "Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes."
Zig Ziglar

17. "The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable prerequisite for success."
Maxwell Maltz

18. "A goal is a dream with a deadline."
Napoleon Hill

19. "Honor your commitments with integrity."
Les Brown

20. "Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves."
Dale Carnegie

21. "Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods."
Denis Waitley

22. "We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellowmen; and along those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects."
Herman Melville

23. "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."
Mother Teresa

24. "I live in the present. I only remember the past, and anticipate the future."
Henry David Thoreau

25. "Our self image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become."
Maxwell Maltz

26. "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
Les Brown

27. "If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."
Dale Carnegie

28. "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
Anais Nin

29. "There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."
Booker T. Washington

30. "Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals."
Samuel Ullman

31. "There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle."
Deepak Chopra

32. "Entrepreneurship is a state of mind, a cando attitude, a capacity to focus on a vision and work toward it."
Barry Rogstad

33. "Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward."
Maxwell Maltz

34. "If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams."
Les Brown

35. "The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping."
Dale Carnegie

36. What I think about, I bring about. The thought of success will foster success. The thought of love will foster love. The thought of security will foster security. What am I thinking about today?
Rita Davenport

37. "Our life's journey of self discovery is not a straight line rise from one level of consciousness to another. Instead, it is a series of steep climbs and flat plateaus, then further climbs. Even though we all approach the journey from different directions, certain of the journey's characteristics are common to all of us."
Stuart Wilde

38. "We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny, but what we put into it is ours."
Dag Hammarskiold

39. "Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash."
Harriet Rubin

40. "The easiest success measurement tool is a simple question. What did you do today to move forward? The easiest project plan on earth is also a simple question. What will you do tomorrow to move forward? At the end of each day, document your success and design your next move."
Rich DiGirolamo

41. "For imagination sets the goal picture which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of will, as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination."
Maxwell Maltz

42. "You cannot tailor make the situations in life but you can tailor make the attitudes to fit those situations."
Zig Ziglar

43. "Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside."
Brian Tracy

44. "Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving. A good place to start is with yourself. See if you can give yourself gifts that may be true blessings, such as self-acceptance, or some time each day with no purpose. Practice feeling deserving enough to accept these gifts without obligation to simply receive from your-self, and from the universe."
Jon KabatZinn

45. "Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is hard to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline."
W. L. Shirer

46. "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

47. "Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."
Zig Ziglar

48. "The true voyage of discovery consists not of seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes."

49. "Close scrutiny will show that most "crisis situations" are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are."
Maxwell Maltz

50. "Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight."
Helen Keller

51. "Long range planning works best in the short term."
Doug Evelyn

52. "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
Dale Carnegie

53. "Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems."
Paul J. Meyer

54. "Genuine security arises from actual, firsthand knowledge that one is both capable and worthy of achieving happiness (through conscious, responsible action) and, once having attained it, that he deserves it."
Michael J. Hurd

55. "We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present."
Marianne Williamson

56. "If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you."
Lao Tzu

57. "Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid changing it."
Elaine St. James

58. "Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving."
Maxwell Maltz

59. "A man needs self-acceptance or he can't live with himself; he needs self-criticism or others can't live with him."
James A. Pike

60. A man is as great as the dreams he dreams, As great as the love he bears; As great as the values he redeems, And the happiness he shares. A man is as great as the thoughts he thinks, As the worth he has attained; As the fountains at which his spirit drinks And the insight he has gained. A man is as great as the truth he speaks, As great as the help he gives, As great as the destiny he seeks, As great as the life he lives.
C.E. Flynn

61. "It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about."
Dale Carnegie

62. "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
Anais Nin

63. "Once you have a clear picture of your priorities that is values, goals, and high leverage activities organize around them."
Stephen Covey

64. "Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know that man is here for the sake of other men."
Albert Einstein

65. "If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone."
Maxwell Maltz

66. "Nothing carries more potential for change than individual acts of human kindness."
Jamie Winship

67. "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."
Anthony Robbins

68. "Life is no `brief candle' to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I've got to hold up for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."
George Bernard Shaw

69. "Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have."
Zig Ziglar

70. "Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything."
Napoleon Hill

71. "What we notice is what resonates with our inner perspective. We tend to overlook what does not connect with our current attitude or sense of awareness. When it comes to a tragic occurrence, do we focus on the horror stories or on the stories of courage and support? Both are available to us."
Gail Pursell Elliott

72. "With love and patience, nothing is impossible."
Daisaku Ideda

73. "Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress."
Nicholas Murray Butler

74. "The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun."
Napoleon Hill

75. "The poor, the unsuccessful, the unhappy, the unhealthy are the ones who use the word tomorrow the most"
Robert Kiyosaki

76. "The first virtue of all really great men is that they are sincere. They eradicate hypocrisy from their hearts."
Anotole France

77. "There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become."
Orison Swett Marden

78. "The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world."
Marianne Williamson

79. "Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference."
Nolan Bushnell

80. "Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it."
Sudie Back

81. "The only time you ever have in which to learn anything or see anything or feel anything, or express any feeling or emotion, or respond to an event, or grow, or heal, is this moment, because this is the only moment any of us ever gets. You're only here now; you're only alive in this moment."
Marianne Williamson

82. "Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."
Napoleon Hill

83. "Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice."
Jon Kabat Zinn

84. Failure is only postponed success as long as courage "coaches" ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."
Herbert Kaufman

85. "I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor."
Henry David Thoreau

86. "When you engage in systematic, purposeful action, using and stretching your abilities to the maximum, you cannot help but feel positive and confident about yourself."
Brian Tracy

87. "In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong."
John Ruskin

88. "I believe with all my heart that civilization has produced nothing finer than a man or woman who thinks and practices true tolerance."
Frank Knox

89. "There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it."
Napoleon Hill

90. "Always remember that problems contain values that have improvement potential."
Norman Vincent Peale

91. "Our principles are the springs of our actions. Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery. Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles."
Red Skeleton

92. "There's always a way if you're committed."
Anthony Robbins

93. "The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber."
William Mather Lewis

94. "Forget the resolutions. Forget control and discipline, too much work. Instead try experimenting. Go in search of something to fall in love with...something about yourself, your career, your spouse."
Dale Dauten

95. "Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance."
Brian Tracy

96. "Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity."
Paul Goodman

97. "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."
Zig Ziglar

98. "I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can you can't do any better."
Harry S. Truman

99. "In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy."
Albert Clarke

100. "Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."
Dale Carnegie

101. "Every man stamps his value on himself... man is made great or small by his own will."
J.C.F. von Schiller

102. "The only time you ever have in which to learn anything or see anything or feel anything, or express any feeling or emotion, or respond to an event, or grow, or heal, is this moment, because this is the only moment any of us ever gets. You're only here now; you're only alive in this moment."
Jon KabatZinn

103. "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
Ayn Rand

104. "Knowledge is power. The more knowledge, expertise, and connections you have, the easier it is for you to make a profit at the game of your choice."
Stuart Wilde

105. "Simple kindness to one's self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all."
David R. Hawkins

106. "Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention."
Greg Anderson

107. "Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow"
Robert Kiyosaki

108. "Dreaming is wonderful, goal setting is crucial, but action is supreme. To make something great happen you must get busy and make it happen. Take that action step today that will put you on your path to achievement."
Greg Werner

109. "I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed, but the spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort.
Elizabeth T. King

110. "Anything can be achieved in small, deliberate steps. But there are times you need the courage to take a great leap; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."
David Lloyd George

111. "Do not wait; the time will never be ''just right.'' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."
Napoleon Hill

112. "The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!"
Dwight Eisenhower

113. "All the king's horses and all the king's men can't put the past together again. So let's remember: Don't try to saw sawdust."
Dale Carnegie

114. "Decisiveness is a characteristic of high performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all."
Brian Tracy

115. "A great burden was lifted from my shoulders the day I realized that no one owes me anything."
Harry Browne

116. "Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power, a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment."
Marsha Sinetar

117. "As we express our gratitude, we must not forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

118. "True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess."
Louis Nizer

119. "Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success."
Alonzo Newton Benn

120. "The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."
Chinese proverb

121. "Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."
Dale Carnegie

122. "Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand break on."
Maxwell Maltz

123. "Rely on the ordinary virtues that intelligent, balanced human beings have relied on for centuries common sense, thrift, realistic expectations, patience, and perseverance.
John C. Bogle

124. "The self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates."
Thomas Szasz

125. "Man has never made any material as resilient as the human spirit."
Bernard Williams

126. "I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."
J.B. Priestly

127. "More than anything else, I believe it's our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny."
Anthony Robbins

128. "Let us move on, and step out boldly, though it be into the night, and we can scarcely see the way."
Charles B. Newcomb

129. "Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date."
Dale Carnegie

130. "The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."

131. "What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?"
Adam Smith (17231790)

132. "A vision keeps the Wealthy Soul focused on the path and not on the boulders."
Michael Norwood

133. "The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond the wildest dreams."
Sidney Madwed {American Speaker & Poet}

134. "It's always fun to do the impossible."
Walt Disney

135. "He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king."
John Milton

136. "When a man begins to understand himself he begins to live. When he begins to live he begins to understand his fellow men."
Norvin McGranahan

137. "Man's biggest mistake is to believe that he's working for someone else."
Nashua Cavalier

138. "Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody."

139. "A man may fall many times but he won't be a failure until he says someone pushed him."
Elmer G. Letterman

140. "When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, always do the most disagreeable first."
Josiah Quincy

141. "When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes."
Oprah Winfrey

142. "I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature."
John D. Rockefeller

143. "It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

144. "Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing."
Abraham Lincoln

145. "If you're not giving the world the best you have, what world are you saving it for?"
Kent Keith

146. "It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
Somerset Maugham

147. "One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken way unless it is surrendered."
Michael J. Fox

148. "The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live."
Morris Adler

149. "We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world."

150. "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Mahatma Gandhi

151. "A am realistic I expect miracles."
Wayne Dyer

152. "The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."
Chinese proverb

153. "Let no man turn aside, ever so slightly, from the broad path of honour, on the plausible pretence that he is justified by the goodness of his end. All good ends can be worked out by good means."
Charles Dickens

154. "Conflict cannot survive without your participation."
Wayne Dyer

155. "Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do."
Dale Carnegie

156. "Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each one of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."
Robert F. Kennedy

157. "A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown."
Denis Waitley

158. "When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by reams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life."
Greg Anderson

159. "Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun."
Mary Lou Cook

160. "Before you can really start setting financial goals, you need to determine where you stand financially."
David Bach

161. "Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours."
Dale Carnegie

162. "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
Henry David Thoreau

163. "I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time."
Charles Dickens

164. "To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life."
T. S. Eliot

165. "The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring."
Oscar Wilde

166. "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough."
Og Mandino

167. "Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within."
Steven H. Coogler

168. "All of the top achievers I know are lifelong learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence."
Denis Waitley

169. "Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world."
George Bernard Shaw

170. "Believing in yourself, is an endless destination. Believing you have failed, is the end of your journey."
Sarah Meredith

171. "When your selfworth goes up, your net worth goes up with it."
Mark Victor Hansen

172. "Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours."
Richard Bach

173. "The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers."
Brian Tracy

174. "The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart this you will build your life by, and this you will become."
James Lane Allen

175. "There is only one success, to be able to spend your life in your own way."

176. "The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years."
Deepak Chopra

177. "Those who do not create the future they want must endure the future they get."
Draper L. Kaufman, Jr.

178. "If you've had wonderful family relationships, you will be able to call yourself a true success in life no matter what else you've achieved."
Vic Conant

179. "No pleasure philosophy, no sensuality, no place nor power, no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense of living for good purposes, for maintenance of integrity, for the preservation of self approval."
Minot Simons

180. "Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality."
Les Brown

181. "I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem with decency and selfrespect and whatever courage is demanded, is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from."
William Faulkner

182. "In imagination, there's no limitation."
Mark Victor Hansen

183. "There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self."
Hindu proverb

184. "Let's honor our mistakes by allowing them to teach us. Let's consider our failings to be gifts, and share them humbly with others. Let the cracks in our perfect facades let in light and air so that new life can grow through them."
Molly Gordon

185. "The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers."
Deepak Chopra

186. "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
Ambrose Redmoon

187. "Price is what you pay. Value is what you get."
Warren Buffett

188. "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

189. "What life means to us is determined, not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life; not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens."
Lewis L Dunnington

190. "Power is the ability to do good things for others."
Brooke Astor

191. "When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life."
Greg Anderson

192. A goal is not the same as a desire, and this is an important distinction to make. You can have a desire you don't intend to act on. But you can't have a goal you don't intend to act on."
Tom Morris

193. "Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul."
Charles Buxton

194. "Only the insecure strive for security."
Wayne Dyer

195. "I have resolved that from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly."
Robert Louis Stevenson

196. "It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
Chinese Proverb

197. "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."
Warren Buffett
198. "The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results."
Anthony Robbins

199. "Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business."
Norman Vincent Peale

200. "Be smart, be intelligent and be informed."
Tony Alessandra

201. "Live, love and, be present in each moment. Each moment quickly passes by, but over time, their culmination makes for a truly fulfilled life."
Lisa George

202. "Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do."
Emanuel Swedenborg

203. "The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today."
Les Brown

204. "You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."
Woodrow Wilson

205. "Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.""
Brian Tracy

206. "Compassion does not mean to be solicitous to someone who appears to be stray, imperfect, or needy. It means to see that person as we see ourselves, as unique human beings with wants, hopes, needs, dreams, and desires."
Gail Pursell Elliott

207. "How committed are you? There is a remarkable difference between a commitment of 99% and 100%."
Vic Conant

208. "You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using them up in any self defeating ways means you've lost them forever."
Dr Wayne Dyer

209. "A life lived with integrity even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come."
Denis Waitley

210. "Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."
Joel A. Barker

211. "If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search."
Sir John Templeton

212. "When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams."
Les Brown

213. "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome."
William James

214. "Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends."
Jawaharlal Nehru

215. "The more I study the wealthy.. in an effort to learn how to help more people around the world become one of them.. I'm stunned by how many people are actually not rich."
David Bach

216. "Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."
Marilyn Vos Savant,

217. "The value of action is that we make mistakes; mistakes show us what we need to learn."
Peter McWilliams

218. "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself."
Wayne Dyer

219. "Whatever you're ready for is ready for you."
Mark Victor Hansen

220. "Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
William Jennings Bryan

221. "We cannot put off living until we're ready. Life is fired at us point blank."
Jose Ortega Y Gasset

222. "We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."
Sam Keen

223. "The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions."
William F. Scolavino

224. "A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your successes."
Cullen Hightower

225. "Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging."
Deepak Chopra

226. "The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income."
George Foreman

227. "The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses."
Napoleon Hill

228. "Reflect upon you present blessings, of which every man has many not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
Charles Dickens

229. "The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

230. "The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure thing boat never gets far from shore."
Dale Carnegie

231. "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
Mark Twain

232. "When freedom prevails, the ingenuity and inventiveness of people creates incredible wealth. This is the source of the natural improvement of the human condition."
Brian S. Wesbury

233. Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken."
Warren Buffett

234. "Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself."
Oprah Winfrey

235. "It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."
Napoleon Hill

236. "The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money."

237. "The action required to sustain human life is primarily intellectual, everything man needs has to be discovered by his mind and produced by his effort."
Ayn Rand

238. "No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?"
Lee Iacocca

239. "Everyone who has achieved financial independence will tell you that at least in the early days you have to work smarter and harder. The price of success must be paid in full, and it must be paid in advance. There are no shortcuts."
John Cummuta

240. "High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation."
Jack and Garry Kinder

241. "There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative."
Clement Stone

242. "Whats's going on in the inside shows on the outside."
Earl Nightingale

243. "Your achievements in life are dependent on a simple two step process: 1) think positive achievement thoughts, and 2) take positive actions toward those thoughts. Don't wait another second, start the process right now.
Greg Werner

244. "Enthusiasm finds the opportunities, and energy makes the most of them."
Henry Hoskins

245. "We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true."
Denis Waitley

246. "Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible."
Norman Vincent Peale

247. "Just as friction between certain types of rocks produces sparks of light, so it is the friction of our individualities rubbing against each other that illuminates who we really are."
Rev. Rowland C. Croucher

248. "View every problem as an opportunity."
Joseph Sugarman

249. "The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives."
Louise Hay

250. "Only after we can learn to forgive ourselves can we accept others as they are because we don't feel threatened by anything about them which is better than us."
Stephen Covey

251. "Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."
Conrad Hilton

252. "Joy comes from using your potential."
Will Schultz

253. "Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all of your energies on a limited set of targets."
Nido Qubein

254. "Courage is not a virtue or value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values."
Rollo May

255. "We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it."
Thomas Jefferson

256. "Goals are new, forwardmoving objectives. They magnetize you towards them."
Mark Victor Hansen

257. "I don't try to jump over 7foot bars, I look around for 1foot bars that I can step over.
Warren Buffett

258. "When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound. Rebuild those plans and set sail once more toward your coveted goal."
Napoleon Hill

259. "It is better to be motivated by the souls hunger rather than the egos greed."

260. "Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self -knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life."
Ann Landers

261. "You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be."
David Viscott

262. "Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved."
D. H. Lawrence

263. "There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children... one is roots, the other wings."
Stephen Covey

264. "Big goals get big results. No goals get no results or somebody else's results"
Mark Victor Hansen

265. "Nothing is so easy as to deceive oneself; for what we wish, we readily believe."

266. Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it!
Mother Teresa

267. "If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, un-forgiveness, selfishness, and fears."
Glenn Clark

268. "When we extend ourselves to another human being in any way at all, when we positively touch the life of one person, we benefit the whole of humanity."
Gail Pursell Elliott

269. "There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal."
F.A. Hayek

270. "Accept everything about yourselfI mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the endno apologies, no regrets."
Clark Moustakas

271. "The best way to find your-self is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Mahatma Gandhi

272. "A life lived with integrity even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come."
Denis Waitley

273. "There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love to do, there is only scarcity of resolve to make it happen."
Wayne Dyer

274. "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."
Henry Ford

275. "Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm ... As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."
Audrey Hepburn

276. "The worst thing that one can do is not try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized and never knowing."
David Viscott

277. "You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only one who does what you do."
Jerry Garcia

278. "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

279. "Knowledge is power, but only wisdom is liberty."
Will Durant

280. "You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down."
Mary Pickford

281. "The hardest part of gaining any new idea is sweeping out the false idea occupying that niche."
Robert Heinlein

282. "Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility."
Dietrich Bonhoffer

283. "When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve."
Napoleon Hill

284. "The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist."
J. Harold Wilkins

285. "A winner is someone who recognizes his Godgiven talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."
Larry Bird

286. "A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve."
John Maxwell

287. "Concentrate: put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket."
Andrew Carnegie

288. "The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what the task may be. This is a habit followed by all successful people since the beginning of time. Therefore I saith the surest way to doom yourself to mediocrity is to perform only the work for which you are paid."
Og Mandino

289. "A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown."
Denis Waitley

290. "There is only one success to be able to spend your life in your own way."

291. "You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers."
Les Brown

292. "So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it."
Jiddu Krishnamurti

293. "Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success."
Napoleon Hill

294. "I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for every thing I do."
Robert A. Heinlein

295. "As for myself, I always willingly acknowledge my own self as the principal cause of every good and of every evil which may befall me; therefore I have always found myself capable of being my own pupil, and ready to love my teacher."
Giacomo Casanova

296. "We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success."
Henry David Thoreau

297. "Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears."
Les Brown

298. "Most misfortunes are the results of misused time."
Napoleon Hill

299. "Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hourbyhour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going."
Laurence J. Peter

300. "Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect."
Samuel Johnson

301. "Aim for success not perfection... Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person."
Dr. David Burns

302. "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
Dr. Seuss

303. "The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck."
Anthony Robbins

304. "There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life happiness, freedom and peace of mind are always attained by giving them to someone else."
Peyton Conway March

305. "Reduce your plan to writing... The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire."
Napoleon Hill

306. "The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all."
Edward deBono

307. "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."
Friedrich Nietzsche

308. "Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one directionally, without regret or reservation."
William H. Sheldon

309. "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
Robert Brault

310. "This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything."
Scott Reed

311. "What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
Albert Pine

312. "Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results."
Denis Waitley

313. "Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
John Quincy Adams

314. "Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around."
Henry David Thoreau

315. "When asked what single event was most helpful in developing the Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein replied, 'Figuring out how to think about the problem'."
W. Edwards Deming

316. "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow'."
Mary Anne RadmacherHershey

317. "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
Calvin Coolidge

318. "When we create something, we always create it first in a thought form. If we are basically positive in attitude, expecting and envisioning pleasure, satisfaction and happiness, we will attract and create people, situations, and events which conform to our positive expectations."
Shakti Gawain

319. "People with goals succeed because they know where they are going... It's as simple as that."
Earl Nightingale

320. "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."

321. "To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas."
Leo Burnett

322. "The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. They don't like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose."
E.M. Gray

323. "Having a vision for your life allows you to live out of hope, rather than out of your fears."
Stedman Graham

324. "Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin."
Robert Collier

325. "The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress."
Joseph Joubert

326. "The first step to becoming is to will it."
Mother Teresa

327. "Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength."

328. "While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us."
Benjamin Franklin

329. "Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal."
Elbert Hubbard

330. "Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it."
Rabindranath Tagore

331. "The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want."
Ben Stein

332. "Remember that if the opportunities for great deeds should never come, the opportunities for good deeds are renewed day by day. The thing for us to long for is the goodness, not the glory."
F.W. Faber

333. "The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we've already achieved them."
Denis Waitley

334. "To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life."
Robert Louis Stevenson

335. "Persons of high selfesteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else."
Nathaniel Branden

336. "The problem with most failing businesses is not that their owners don't know enough about finance, marketing, management, and operations they don't, but those things are easy enough to learn but that they spend their time and energy defending what they think they know. My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren't so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more."
Michael Gerber

337. "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
Mahatma Gandhi

338. "Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working 24 hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force."
Tom Blandi

339. "When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take choose the bolder."
W.J. Slim

340. "The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible."
Richard M. DeVos

341. "He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has."

342. "You become what you think about."
Earl Nightingale

343. "Your choices today determine your tomorrow and you make your life through the power of choice."
Kathy Smith

344. "If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self."
Napoleon Hill

345. "Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."
Napoleon Hill

346. "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily."
Zig Ziglar

347. "Failure is only postponed success as long as courage 'coaches' ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."
Herbert Kaufman

348. "To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity."
Donald A. Adams

349. "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

350. "If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances."
Julia Sorel

351. "It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has."
Henry Ward Beecher

352. "Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process."
Phillips Brooks

353. "Confidence....thrives only on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them, it cannot live."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

354. "You can do what you think you can do and you cannot do what you think you cannot do."
Ben Stein

355. "People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most people succeed because they are determined to."
George E. Allen

356. "You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it's worth it if you score a spectacular goal."
Mia Hamm

357. "To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly."
Henri Bergson

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

359. "There's lots of opportunities out there in life, but if you never put yourself out on a limb and take chances you'll never dare to be great at anything."
Brian Griese

360. "The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder."
Ralph W. Sockman

361. "Just as negative addictions sneak up on us a day at a time, so do positive cravings. Meditation, creative movement, moments of self-nurturance that bring contentment all can become positive habits of wellbeing."
Sarah Ban Breathnach

362. "To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
Elbert Hubbard

363. "Habit is stronger than reason."
George Santayana

364. "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

365. "If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain."
Jimmy Durante

366. "If you don't risk anything, you risk even more."
Erica Jong

367. "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."
Arnold Schwarzenegger

368. "Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response."
Michael Bartel

369. "Men have been taught that it is a virtue to agree with others. But the creator is the man who disagrees. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to swim with the current. But the creator is the man who goes against the current. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to stand together. But the creator is the man who stands alone."
Ayn Rand

370. "The one without dreams is the one without wings."
Muhammad Ali

371. "Sometimes the subconscious mind manifests a wisdom several steps or even years ahead of the conscious mind, and has its own way of leading us toward our destiny."
Nathaniel Branden

372. "The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
Lao Tzu

373. "Principle can never be a weathervane, spinning around this way and that with the shifting winds of expediency. Principle is a compass forever fixed and forever true."
Edward R. Lyman

374. "Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it's not going to go away."
Elvis Presley

375. "The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see."
Winston Churchill

376. "It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
Robert F. Kennedy

377. "No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness."
Phillips Brooks

378. "Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
William Faulkner

379. "Everyone who has achieved financial independence will tell you that at least in the early days you have to work smarter and harder. The price of success must be paid in full, and it must be paid in advance. There are no shortcuts."
John Cummuta

380. "Man has no nobler function than to defend the truth."
Ruth McKenney

381. "You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself."
W. Clement Stone

382. "Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome."
Samuel Johnson

383. "If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins."
Benjamin Franklin

384. Life is full of endings, but every ending is a new beginning.

385. Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could be any different.
Oprah Winfrey

386. "Nature does not bestow virtue; to be good is an art."

387. You can bear any how if you have a why.

388. "There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet."
William Frederick Halsey, Jr.

389. "Any experience can be transformed into something of value."
Vash Young

390. "There is much satisfaction in work well done, but there can be no happiness equal to the joy of finding a heart that understands. "
Victor Robinsoll

391. "Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it, and spend it rather than invest it."
Jim Rohn

392. "Individual commitment to a group effort that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
Vince Lombardi

393. "Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life."
Harvey Mackay

394. "Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder"
Paul J. Meyer

395. "Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be ones aim."
John D. Rockefeller

396. "Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."
Samuel Butler

397. "Dreams not pursued by action are simply that, dreams with little prospect of being attained. Action taken without a plan or direction is simply that action with little prospect of success. Tie the plan and the action together and the dreams can become reality."
Julie V. Watson

398. "The greatest potential of control tends to exist at the point where action takes place."
Louis A. Allen

399. "Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeedthere's so little competition."
Elbert Hubbard

400. "Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."

401. "A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow."
George S. Patton

402. "Our greatest battles are that with our own minds."
Jameson Frank

403. "We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons."
Jim Rohn

404. "You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself."
Alan Alda

405. "Don't spend your precious time asking 'Why isn't the world a better place?' It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is 'How can I make it better?' To that there is an answer."
Leo F. Buscaglia

406. "The sages do not consider that making no mistakes is a blessing. They believe, rather, that the great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and continually make a new man of himself."
Wang YangMing

407. "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."
Andrew Carnegie

408. "People with small minds talk about other people. People with average minds talk about events. People with great minds talk about ideas"

409. "The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Chinese proverb

410. "Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
The Dalai Lama

411. "For here we are not afraid to follow the truth wherever it may lead"
Thomas Jefferson

412. "Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised."
Ann Landers

413. "Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals."
Jim Rohn

414. "Maintaining a comfort zone can, paradoxically, lead to discomfort in the long run."
Eric Allenbaugh

415. "The finest eloquence is that which gets things done."
David Lloyd George

416. "In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it."
Marianne Williamson

417. "In the final analysis there is no solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decisions, the day's generous utterances and the day's good deed."
Clare Booth Luce

418. "Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible, it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could."
Barbara DeAngelis

419. "Without discipline, there's no life at all."
Katharine Hepburn

420. "You cannot have success without the failures."
H. G. Hasler

421. "It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences."
Harry S. Truman

422. "Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
Antoine de St. Exupery

423. "Life can only be understood backwards"
Soren Kierkegaard

424. "To aim at the best and to remain essentially ourselves is one and the same thing."
Janet Erskine Stuart

425. "The more you can dream the more you can do."
Michael Korda

426. "Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it."
Malcolm X

427. "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

428. "Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point."
Harold B. Melchart

429. "Our aspirations are our possibilities"
Robert Browning

430. "The times in our lives in which we feel that we have the least power are actually the times when we have the most. Those are the times in which we affirm or redefine who we are, what we believe, and make choices that can impact ourselves and those we encounter for a lifetime. "
Gail Pursell Elliott

431. "Our real duty is always found running in the direction of our worthiest desires.
Randolph S. Bourne

432. "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
John Wooden

433. "The starting point of all achievement is desire. Weak desire brings weak results."
Napoleon Hill

434. "Be Prepared!"
Boy Scout Motto

435. "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."
Thomas Jefferson

436. "Learn to see things as they really are, not as we imagine they are."
Vernon Howard

437. "We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes."
John F. Kennedy

438. "In interactions with others, instead of trying to be right, why don't we try being kind?"
Wayne Dyer

439. "Nothing happens unless first a dream."
Carl Sandburg

440. "Not every one of our desires can be immediately gratified. We've got to learn to wait patiently for our dreams to come true, especially on the path we've chosen.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

441. "Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting."
Bernard Meltzer

442. "Our greatest lack is not money for any undertaking, but rather ideas. If the ideas are good, cash will somehow flow to where it is needed."
Robert Schuller

443. "You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips."
Oliver Goldsmith

444. "The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done."
Arnold Palmer

445. "Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, it is possible to learn something that can enrich our lives and the lives of others... No one's education is ever complete."
Sir John Templeton

446. "Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so."
Belva Davis

447. Dignity and Respect has to do with what you are ready, willing, and able to accept within yourself and in accepting to be able to give others. It is your personal power to make a difference by being true to the best within you and letting that truth shine through your words and actions."
Gail Pursell Elliott

448. "Every winner has scars."
Herbert N. Casson

449. "Wealth is the product of man's ability to think."
Ayn Rand

450. "Thus to be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great."
G. W. F. Hegel

451. "The only person who cannot be helped is that person who blames others."
Carl Rogers

452. "When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
Samuel Goldwyn

453. "Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into."
Dr. Wayne Dyer

454. "A human being feels able and competent only so long as he is permitted to contribute as much as, or more, than he has contributed to him."
Elbert Hubbard

455. "No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning."
Barbara De Angelis

456. "When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word "succeed," you find that it simply means to follow through."
F. W. Nichol

457. "Plan for the future, because that is where you are going to spend the rest of your life."
Mark Twain

458. "It is not so much what you believe in that matters, it's more the way in which you believe it and proceed to translate that belief into action."
Lin Yutang

459. "Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching."
Satchel Paige

460. "The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny ... it is the light that guides your way."

461. "Unswerving loyalty to duty, constant devotion to truth, and a clear conscience will overcome every discouragement and surely lead the way to usefulness and high achievement."
Grover Cleveland

462. "Knowing that you have complete control of your thinking you will recognize the power"
Mikhail Strabo

463. "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."
Henry Ford

464. "We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present."
Adlai Stevenson

465. "Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor."
King Solomon

466. "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."
Chinese Proverb

467. "An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."
Bill Vaughan

468. "Society is joint action and cooperation in which each participant sees the other partner's success as a means for the attainment of his own."
Ludwig von Mises

469. "The key to why things change is the key to everything."
James Burke

470. "A man's own self is his friend, a man's own self is his foe."

471. "Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him."

472. "One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world making the most of one's best."
Harry Emerson Fosdick

473. "Great minds have purposes, others have wishes."
Washington Irving

474. "In life, as in chess, forethought wins."
Charles Buxton

475. "Trials, temptations, disappointments all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fiber of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before."
James Buckham

476. "If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability."
Henry Ford

477. "For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

478. "In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility."
Eleanor Roosevelt

479. "The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of planning in life, and the tragic brevity of time.
W.J. Davison

480. "When we bend and stretch, reach for the stars, we may find that the stars we are reaching for exist within us, waiting to illumine a deeper insight and greater awareness, to shine into our lives, our environment, and into the lives of others. Each of us has purpose and a mission that only we can fulfill right where we are."
Gail Pursell Elliott,

481. "Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
John Wooden

482. "Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts."
George F. Tiltonood

483. "Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you."
Wayne Dyer

484. "It is the follow through that makes the great difference between ultimate success and failure, because it is so easy to stop."
Charles F. Kettering

485. "Doreene Clement has created the best Journal. This is my fourth year using it and I love remembering the good times."
Louise L. Hay,

486. "A powerful, life changing concept. Well done in every way! As you get clear about yourself, the whole world will become clear around you."
Michael Levine

487. "Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them."
Henry Steele Commager

488. "The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts."
John Locke

489. "All glory comes from daring to begin."
William Shakespeare

490. The way to choose happiness is to follow what is right for you. Live your own dreams. And you will know the meaning of happiness.
Oprah Winfrey

491. "I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation."
Mike Todd

492. "We tend to get what we expect."
Norman Vincent Peale

493. "What keeps so many people back is simply unwillingness to pay the price, to make the exertion, the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort."
Orison Swett Marden

494. "Life does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience."
Harold Ruopp

495. When we complain, we remain. When we whine, we stay behind. When we praise, we raise.
Jim Bakker

496. "Excellence can be attained if you Care more than others think is wise, Risk more than others think is safe, Dream more than others think is practical, and Expect more than others think is possible."

497. Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa

498. "Situations come to pass, they never come to stay. And when we allow them to pass and disappear into the past like shadows, our vibrant spiritual selves remain, powerful in the present moment. That is the constant, the unchanging, in an ever changing world.
Gail Pursell Elliott,

499. "When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."
John F. Kennedy

500. "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
Maya Angelou