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Quotes 1501-2000

1501. "(With people) if you want to save time, dont be efficient. With people, slow is fast and fast is slow."
Stephen Covey

1502. The fact that you are willing to say, "I do not understand, and it is fine," is the greatest understanding you could exhibit."
Wayne Dyer

1503. Kids are the all-time champions of questioning. What could you gain by imitating the innocence and curiosity of children who are completely determined to get an answer?
Anthony Robbins

1504. "If you empower dummies you get bad decisions faster!"
Rich Teerlink

1505. Clearly no group can as an entity create ideas. Only individuals can do this. A group of individuals may, however, stimulate one another in the creation of ideas."
Estill I. Green

1506. "I wondered what else in my life I perceived to be wrong or difficult instead of exploring to understand the true purpose."
Marlo Morgan

1507. "You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself."

1508. "In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer."
Albert Camus

1509. "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
William Shakespeare

1510. "Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today."
Og Mandino

1511. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
Mark Twain

1512. When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited.
Brian Tracy

1513. "You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all, just as an intelligence without the possibility of expression is not really an intelligence. Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing."
Luis Bunuel

1514. The difference between the top performers and the average or mediocre performers is not a great, massive difference. It is just a tiny difference because the top performers to things just a tiny bit.
Brian Tracy

1515. "Do what thy manhood bids thee do from none but self expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies, who makes and keeps his self-made law."
Sir Richard Burton

1516. If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet

1517. Nothing happens to us which we are not fitted by nature to bear. Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom. It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. It is through the pain of confronting and resolving problems that we learn.
M. Scott Peck

1518. I like a man who grins when he fights.
Winston Churchill

1519. The big lesson of life is never be scared of anyone or anything. Fear is the enemy of logic.
Frank Sinatra

1520. I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
Arnold Palmer

1521. You can never earn in the outside world more than you earn in your own mind.
Brian Tracy

1522. "Nature gives you the face you have when you are twenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But it is up to you to earn the face you have at fifty."
Coco Gabrielle Chanel

1523. "Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar."
Sir Winston Churchill

1524. "Begin at the beginning, the king said gravely, and go till you come to the end; then stop."
Lewis Carroll

1525. Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall."
Stephen R. Covey

1526. "If you learn to appreciate more of what you already have, you will find yourself having more to appreciate."
Michael Angier

1527. He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.
Thomas Fuller

1528. The supreme quality for a leader is unquestionably integrity.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

1529. "The real voyage of discovery consists not in making new landscapes but in having new eyes."
Marcel Proust

1530. The day that you stop learning is the day that you start decreasing your rewards and start suffering from frustration and lower levels satisfaction.
Brian Tracy

1531. "The place to begin building any relationship is inside ourselves, inside our circle of influence, our own character."
Stephen R. Covey

1532. "Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design."
Jim Rohn

1533. "At the end of our time on earth, if we have lived fully, we will not be able to say, I was always happy.' Hopefully, we will be able to say, I have experienced a lifetime of real moments, and many of them were happy moments.'"
Barbara Deangelis

1534. "The language of truth is unadorned and always simple."
Marcellinus Ammianus

1535. "It's hard to wring my hands when I am busy rolling up my sleeves."
Linda Geraci

1536. "Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver."
Barbara De Angelis

1537. Every great human achievement is preceded by extended periods of dedicated, concentrated effort.
Brian Tracy

1538. "By centering our lives on timeless, unchanging principles, we create a fundamental paradigm of effective living. It is the center that puts all other centers in perspective."
Stephen R. Covey

1539. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
Elmer Letterman

1540. I don't believe in taking unnecessary risks, but a life without risk isn't worth living.
Charles Lindbergh

1541. Everything here, but the soul of man, is a passing shadow. The only enduring substance is within.

1542. A bit of baseball wisdom: You can't steal second with your foot on first.
Anthony Robbins

1543. Any time you're tempted to say "Impossible," add an apostrophe and a space, and say, "*I'm* possible."
Al Secunda

1544. "Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests."
Samuel Coleridge

1545. If you swing hard enough and often enough you must eventually hit a home run.
Brian Tracy

1546. "We see the world, not as it is, but as we are--or, as we are conditioned to see it."
Stephen R. Covey

1547. The secret of living is giving.
Anthony Robbins

1548. The greatest revolution of my life is the discovery that individuals can change the outer aspects of their lives by changing the inner attitudes of their minds.
William James

1549. "External success has become an ambition without a cause--and with increasingly hollow spiritual rewards."
Katz and Liu

1550. The fatal mistake is waiting for life's circumstances to be right before we begin. Simply begin with your heart, look deeply into it and trust what you feel. Practice knowing and you will now.
Hugh Prather

1551. "The secret of living is to find...the pivot of a concept on which you can make your stand."
Luigi Pirandello

1552. "Know yourself well first, then you can know others. With this knowledge comes the vision for personal success."
Cynthia Tam

1553. "Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."
Antoine de Saint Exupery

1554. The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are."
Stephen R. Covey

1555. You can have more, be more and do more because you can change the person you are.
Brian Tracy

1556. "If a little labor, little are our gains. Man's fortunes are according to his pains."
Robert Herrick

1557. One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Marie Curie

1558. "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say cannot be done."
Randy Foutch

1559. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Mark Twain

1560. Where there is life, there is hope Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life purpose - is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
Dennis Waitley

1561. Quickly say That's good! to every setback and adversity, and then find out what is good about it.
Brian Tracy

1562. It is the ability to choose which makes us human."
Madeleine L'Engle

1563. "If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable"

1564. A + B + C = Success if, A = Hard Work, B = Hard Play, C = Keeping your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein

1565. You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus."
Mark Twain

1566. Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence, a time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny and a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
Octavia Butler

1567. "Good actions get good results in time."
St. Francis of Asissi

1568. "Argue for your limitations, and you get to keep them."
Richard Bach

1569. You can judge the validity of any idea or concept by asking Is this true for me?
Brian Tracy

1570. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever acheive greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy

1571. "The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get."
Jim Rohn

1572. All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself. All you have to do is be still and take time to seek for what is within and you will surely find it.
Eileen Caddy

1573. Whatever we focus on determines how we feel. And how we feel--our state of mind--powerfully influences our actions and interactions. Rather than jump to conclusions, consider all the possibilities and choose to focus on one that will empower you and those you care about.
Anthony Robbins

1574. "The life of a small group of people, who live true to their convictions, does more and more certain good than all writing. Let us, therefore, young and old, direct all our actions as much as possible towards the realization of our convictions."
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

1575. "Make your own recovery the first priority in your life."
Robin Norwood

1576. "By centering our lives on correct principles and creating a balanced focus between doing and increasing our ability to do, we become empowered in the task of creating effective, useful, and peaceful lives--for ourselves, and for our posterity."
Stephen R. Covey

1577. "Make sure your right, and then go do it."
Davy Crockett

1578. "Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."
Jim Rohn

1579. Do something to move yourself toward your major goal every day.
Brian Tracy

1580. The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.
Robert Pirsig

1581. The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!
Earl Nightingale

1582. Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving, but does not make any progress.
Alfred A. Montapert

1583. "Bad situations provide the opportunity for great deeds."
Dee H. Groberg

1584. True independence comes when we cease to FORCE and start to FLOW.
Vernon Howard

1585. Winding up unfinished business with another person can give you a great burst of positive energy.
Brian Tracy

1586. You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
Charles Buxton

1587. I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Stravinsky

1588. For the rest of my life I'm going to trust that God is always at work in all things, and give Him thanks long before my simplest prayers are answered.
Nancy Parker Brummett

1589. We must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

1590. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

1591. If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
Lin Yutang

1592. "We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them or to build with them."
Wilham Arthur Ward

1593. "Synergy is almost as if a group collectively agrees to subordinate old scripts and to write a new one."
Stephen R. Covey

1594. Feed your mind with mental protein, not mental candy. Read, listen to and watch positive, uplifting material.
Brian Tracy

1595. "This problem, too, will look simple after it is solved."
Charles Franklin Kettering

1596. A little bit added to what you've already got gives you a little bit more.
P.G. Wodenhouse

1597. "Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."
James Bryant Conant

1598. To be a winner, you have to think like a winner!
Donald Trump

1599. "We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience."
George Washington

1600. "True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat."
Napoleon Bonaparte

1601. Don't let anybody tell you that you can't do it. You can. It's up to you. Decide to do it and follow through.
Porter Freeman

1602. Any time you wrap your emotional life around the weaknesses of another person, you empower those weaknesses to control you."
Stephen R. Covey

1603. I don't divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures, those who make it or those who don't. I divide the world into learners and non-learners.
Benjamin Barber

1604. How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?
Harry Truman

1605. Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.

1606. Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past.
Brian Tracy

1607. "The true measure of a man is his dignity in defeat and humility in victory"
Donald A Kitson

1608. If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.
Abraham Lincoln

1609. "Walk slowly at a relaxed pace and you will not stumble."
Tao-Te Ching

1610. "Genius is eternal patience."

1611. Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

1612. "Nothing you do is a deposit unless the other person perceives it as such."
Stephen R. Covey

1613. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?
W. Clement Stone

1614. To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1615. Every problem has a limited life span.
Robert H. Schuller

1616. There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

1617. "You can say 'No' and smile only when there is a bigger 'Yes' burning inside of you."
Stephen R. Covey

1618. One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
Lucille Ball

1619. No failure is ever final - nor is any success.

1620. Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.

1621. "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
1622. "When you develop yourself to the point where your belief
in yourself is so strong that you know you can accomplish
anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited."

Brian Tracy

1623. A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power."
Brian Tracy

1624. We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation."
Florence Scovel Shinn

1625. "Give every man thy ear but few thy voice."
William Shakespeare

1626. 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

1627. "You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person
you want to be."
David Viscott

1628. "Many of us spend our lives searching for success when it is usually so close that we can reach out and touch it."
Russell H. Conwell

1629. "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live a life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
Henry David Thoreau

1630. "Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident."
Dale Carnegie

1631. Having a vision for your life allows you to live out of hope, rather than out of your fears."
Stedman Graham

1632. "First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."

1633. "With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose."
Wayne Dyer

1634. "I don't let my mouth say nothin' my head can't stand."
Louis Armstrong

1635. "We are forced to dig past our usual shortcuts in thought and perception, past all the stock and trite responses we've accumulated around almost every event or situation, and to probe deeply into our own richer and subtler awarenesses, which is where the meaningful is to be found, found in every one of us!"
Dr. Win Wenger

1636. "Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into."
Dr. Wayne Dyer

1637. "When you are making a success of something, it's not work. It's a way of life. You enjoy yourself because you are making your contribution to the world."
Andrew Granatelli

1638. "We need to understand that thoughts are tools. Are we using them as productively as we can? Are our thoughts serving us well, or are we their victims? It's up to us."
Dr. Tom Morris

1639. "He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own."Henry
Ward Beecher

1640. "If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got."
Lee Iacocca

1641. "Genius without education is like silver in the mine."
Benjamin Franklin

1642. "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."

1643. "In order to do what really matters to you, you have to, first of all, know what really matters to you."
Dr. Edward Hallowell

1644. "Many of the things you can count, don't count. Many of the things you can't count, really count."
Albert Einstein

1645. "The most exquisite paradox ... as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible."
Ram Dass

1646. "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

1647. "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do."
Andrew Carnegie

1648. "Be where you are. That's an important part of living a centered life. When your life is in balance, your access to the optimal emotional state is easy and effortless."
Nick Hall

1649. "You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are!"
Eckhart Tolle

1650. "I am a firm believer in 'negative thinking' when used correctly. We need to be AWARE of negatives so that we can steer clear of them. A golfer needs to know where the bunkers and sandtraps are - but he doesn't think continuously about the bunker � where he doesn't want to go. His mind 'glances' at the bunker, but he dwells upon the green."
Dr. Maxwell Maltz

1651. "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

1652. "It's choice - not chance - that determines your destiny."
Jean Nidetch

1653. "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

1654. "Beyond any reasonable doubt, we each share the ancient name of God in our bodies in the most intimate way imaginable. Each fiber of muscle, each crystal of bone, the tears that we shed � all are God."
Gregg Braden

1655. "Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed."
Sydney Smith

1656. "One of the most difficult things is not to change society - but to change yourself."
Nelson Mandela

1657. " All great achievements require time."
David J. Schwartz

1658. "It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well."
Orison Swett Marden

1659. "We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become."
Dr. David Hawkins

1660. "A single idea the sudden flash of a thought may be worth a million dollars."
Robert Collier

1661. "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
Ayn Rand

1662. "Chance can allow you to accomplish a goal every once in a while, but consistent achievement happens only if you love what you are doing."
Bart Conner

1663. "Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul."
Will Durant

1664. "If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip intobehaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve."
Anthony Robbins

1665. "Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else."
Les Brown

1666. "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

1667. "The best investments are on main street, not Wall Street."
Robert P. Miles

1668. "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
Benjamin Franklin

1669. "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

1670. "The human physiology is part of the cosmic physiology. Every rhythm of the universe therefore naturally has an effect on the individual and vice versa."
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

1671. "It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor."

1672. "We all have gifts: powers to varying degrees and everyone has at least one gift that is your particular piece of power. Acknowledging that you do have power is a major energy of change."
Dr. Lee Pulos

1673. "True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost."
Caleb Colton

1674. "Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them."
Brendan Francis

1675. "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

1676. "Be changed and the world around you begins to change."
Gerald Epstein

1677. "It is only through your conscious mind that you can reach the subconscious. Your conscious mind is the porter at the door, the watchman at the gate. It is to the conscious mind that the subconscious looks for all its impressions."
Robert Collier

1678. "The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment."
Anthony Robbins

1679. "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

1680. "You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart."
Thomas J. Watson

1681. "Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.
Helen Keller

1682. "There's a myth that time is money. In fact, time is more precious than money. It's a nonrenewable resource. Once you've spent it, and if you've spent it badly, it's gone forever."
Neil Fiore

1683. "In a world where the big things have little difference it's the little things that make a big difference."
Peter Thomson

1684. "We live in complicated times and some of the issues that we face appear to be overwhelming. But the solutions can be simple, though not simply achieved. It takes insight, awareness, and paying attention to what is going on around us in each situation. Taking a bit of time to reflect before acting. Acknowledging the unique, precious, one of a kind event that each of us is and then extending that to others one person at a time."
Gail Pursell Elliott

1685. "If you give people tools, [and they use] their natural abilities and their curiosity, they will develop things in ways that will surprise you very much beyond what you might have expected."
Bill Gates

1686. "Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre."
Warren Buffett

1687. "Those people blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel."
Mary Kay Ash

1688. "The fact is, everyone is in sales."
Jay Abraham

1689. "Time is within your control."
Luanne Oakes

1690. "The most expensive piece of real estate is the six inches between your right and left ear. It's what you create in that area that determines your wealth. We are only really limited by our mind."
Dr. Dolf de Roos

1691. "Man is the most extraordinary computer of all."
John F. Kennedy

1692. "I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work."
Harry Truman

1693. "If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed."
Edmund Burke

1694. "You are well equipped with an incredible potential for absorbing knowledge. Let your imagination, the key to learning and memory, unleash that brain power and propel you along at ever-increasing speeds. It's not an exclusive path with access granted only to those with a special gift for learning. It is, instead, available to everyone who has a brain. Anything's possible."
Dominic O'Brien

1695. "The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it."
Debbi Fields

1696. "The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is rejudice, and her constant companion is Humility. "
Charles Caleb Colton

1697. "Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much ou can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!"
Anne Frank

1698. "People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be."
Harvey MacKay

1699. "The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in life."
Samurai Maxim

1700. "We learn by doing."

1701. "Prosperity is not just having things. It is the consciousness that attracts the things. Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just having mone.y or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things."
Eric Butterworth

1702. "Many of us have things backwards. We believe that we have to wait to create the circumstances we want in life and rack up a lot of successes so we can finally relax. Actually, it works the other way around. We should leave where we are and move to where we ultimately dream of living, whether it's Boulder, Santa Monica, Chicago, or Tibet. Then once we're there, we'll figure out ways to fashion a livelihood that will enable us to survive and to prosper from there. Paradise shouldn't wait, and happiness shouldn't either."
Dr. Gary Goodman
1703. "Belief in yourself, belief in your abilities, will override fear almost every time. The only thing we are afraid of is what we are capable of accomplishing."
Rich DiGirolamo

1704. "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

1705. "It's been said that the only constant is change. I don't agree with that. There's another constant, and that's the desire for change."
Dr. Robert Maurer
1706. "Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you."
Abraham Lincoln

1707. "Every word that you express will return to you."
Christian Larson

1708. "Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real."
Eckhart Tolle

1709. "Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win."
Jonathan Kozol

1710. "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure."
Colin Powell

1711. "Ask yourself the easy questions and you'll have a hard life, ask yourself the hard questions and you'll have an easier life!"
Peter Thomson

1712. "You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day."
Marian Wright Edelman

1713. "People who enjoy what they are doing invariably do it well."
Joe Gibbs

1714. "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
Winston Churchill

1715. "Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts."
Denis Waitley

1716. "An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he'll quickly learn how to chew it."
Roy Ash

1717. "A lifestyle is what you pay for; a life is what pays you."
Thomas Leonard

1718. "He who has learned to disagree without being disagreeable has discovered the most valuable secret of a diplomat."
Robert Estabrook

1719. "Until you can apply the information that you've learned, then and only then will you be rewarded."
Andy Fuehl

1720. "Your purpose explains what you are doing with your life. Your vision explains how you are living your purpose. Your goals enable you to realize your vision."
Bob Proctor

1721. "Treat everyone you meet as though they are the most important person you'll meet that day."
Roger Dawson

1722. "Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming."
Richard Branson

1723. "Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it."
Jack Canfield

1724. "Let us never negotiate out of fear; but let us never fear to negotiate."
John F. Kennedy

1725. "Marketing is not something you do to people, it's something you do for people. Marketing is the service of helping people make the best possible decision."
George Silverman

1726. "Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."
Carl Sagan

1727. "If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."
Mary Engelbreit

1728. "I like thinking of possibilities. At any time, an entirely new possibility is liable to come along and spin you off in an entirely new direction. The trick, I've learned, is to be awake to the moment."
Doug Hall

1729. "Products are made in the factory, but brands are created in the mind."
Walter Landor

1730. "Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results."
James Allen

1731. "If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful."
Jeff Bezos

1732. "Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them."
Albert Einstein

1733. "You can never tell what type of impact you may make on another's life by your actions or lack of action. Sometimes just with a smile on the street to a passing stranger can make a difference we could never imagine."
Ed Foreman

1734. "Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
Edward Stanley

1735. "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
John F. Kennedy

1736. "Learning becomes more miraculous and ever present when the human heart is engaged."
Dr. Laurence Martel

1737. "To get rich, never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth."
Richard Baker

1738. "One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."
Dale Carnegie

1739. "It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
Ren Descartes

1740. "The inescapable truth is that we can only achieve and sustain optimum metabolism when we eat, exercise, and live under an optimum emotional state. Our frame of mind directly impacts metabolism to such a degree that what we think and feel profoundly influences how we digest a meal. Metabolic power is not only about what you eat, but who you are when you're eating."
Marc David

1741. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."
Steve Jobs

1742. "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."
Henry Ford

1743. "Do we need more time? Or do we need to be more disciplined with the time we have?"
Kerry Johnson

1744. "Time is our most precious asset; we should invest it wisely."
Michael Levy

1745. "If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually destitute, that is exactly what you will be."
Robert Collier

1746. "The discipline of desire is the background of character."
John Locke

1747. "Why change the world? Change worlds!"
Henry Miller

1748. "The trouble for most people is they don't decide to get wealthy, they just dream about it."
Michael Masterson

1749. "The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline."
Bum Phillips

1750. "You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour."
Jim Rohn

1751. "If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it."
John D. Rockefeller

1752. "All speaking is public speaking whether it's to one person or a thousand."
Roger Love

1753. "Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."
Norman Vincent Peale

1754. "Communication works for those who work at it."
John Powell

1755. "Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself."
Robert Collier

1756. "Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradle. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable, most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself."
Virginia Woolf

1757. "When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there."
Zig Ziglar

1758. "The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it."
Edward R. Murrow

1759. "Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty they merely move it from their faces into their hearts."
Martin Buxbaum

1760. "We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile."
Earl Nightingale

1761. "Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience."
Hyman Rickover

1762. "It doesn't take genius, it doesn't take courage, it doesn't take inspiration or revelation. All it takes is a specific technique that magically turns it from an irritating and destructive force, into a powerful ally and positive force into our life."
Steven K. Scott

1763. "The very first step to building wealth is to spend less than you make."
Brian Koslow

1764. "Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom."

1765. "The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives."
Anthony Robbins

1766. "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

1767. "The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind."
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

1768. "Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control."
Richard Kline

1769. "The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled."
Andrew Carnegie

1770. "The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others."
Sonya Friedman

1771. "A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows."
John Powell

1772. "You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
Michael Jordan

1773. "Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong."
Peter T. Mcintyre

1774. "Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well."
Marcus Valerius Martial

1775. "Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable."
Wendy Wasserstein

1776. "Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire."
Dale Carnegie

1777. "More than anything else, I believe it's our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny."
Anthony Robbins

1778. "Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves."
Dale Carnegie

1779. "My definition of work is...Playing on Purpose"
Liliane de Vries

1780. "If you can't, you must. If you must, you can."
Anthony Robbins

1781. "Begin with praise and honest appreciation. Call attention to people's mistakes indirectly. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders... Make the fault easy to correct. Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest."
Dale Carnegie

1782. "Most people fail in life because they major in minor things."
Anthony Robbins

1783. "Procrastination is opportunity's assassin."
Victor Kiam

1784. "You may delay, but time will not."
Benjamin Franklin

1785. "If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self."
Napoleon Hill

1786. "Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility and commitment."
H. Ross Perot

1787. "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments."
Jim Rohn

1788. "The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."
C. S. Lewis

1789. "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."
Annie Dillard

1790. "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
John Quincy Adams

1791. "The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth."
Pierre Abelard

1792. "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
Maya Angelou

1793. "That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong."
William J. H. Boetcker

1794. "We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly... spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order."
Susan Taylor

1795. "To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle."
William Penn

1796. "Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire."

1797. "Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."
Roger Babson

1798. "Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place."
Mark Twain

1799. "Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success."
Denis Waitley

1800. "Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius."
Isaac Disraeli

1801. "A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

1802. "Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."
Gloria Steinem

1803. "The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice."
George Eliot

1804. "Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers."
Anthony Robbins

1805. "A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart."
Jonathan Swift

1806. "No man is rich enough to buy back his past."
Oscar Wilde

1807. "It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate."
Gloria Steinem

1808. "We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today."
Dale Carnegie

1809. "Our task must be to free ourselves ... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty"
Albert Einstein

1810. "Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

1811. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
Carl Jung

1812. "It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong."
Abraham Lincoln

1813. "The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire."
Brian Tracy

1814. "The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life."
Henry Ford

1815. "It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped."
Anthony Robbins

1816. "I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

1817. "A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor."
Victor Hugo

1818. "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."
Pearl S. Buck

1819. "Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose."
Simone Weil

1820. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Eleanor Roosevelt

1821. "The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."
Theodore M. Hesburgh

1822. "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

1823. "Some men see things as they are and say why... I dream of things that never were and say why not."
George Bernard Shaw

1824. "Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive."
Robert H. Schuller

1825. "You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one."
James A. Froude

1826. "Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world."
Margaret Laurence

1827. "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."
Robert F. Kennedy

1828. "If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you've got to go all the way."
Lance Armstrong

1829. "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

1830. "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
World Health Organization

1831. "To achieve more and better results, more resourcefulness is as important as more resources."
Dr. Tony Alessandra

1832. "One cannot get through life without pain... What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us."
Bernie Siegel

1833. "Our very business in life is not to get ahead of others... but to get ahead of ourselves."
Thomas L. Monson

1834. "Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

1835. Live the life you've imagined."
Henry David Thoreau

1836. "One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation."
Arthur Ashe

1837. "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."
Lou Holtz

1838. "Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings."
Samuel Johnson

1839. "Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have."
Brian Tracy

1840. "Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back."
Princess Diana

1841. "A goal properly set is halfway reached."
Zig Ziglar

1842. "Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas."
Marie Curie

1843. "A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."
Larry Bird

1844. "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary."
Donald Kendall

1845. "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

1846. "The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been."
Henry A. Kissinger

1847. "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face... The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it... You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt

1848. "The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers."
Ralph Nader

1849. "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

1850. "If you want to be a champion bull rider, you have to ride the toughest bull."
Earl W. Bascom

1851. "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

1852. "The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles... but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."

1853. I begin to think, that calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.
Abigale Adams

1854. "The power to bring me out of solitude - or to push me back into it - had never belonged to another person. It was mine and only mine."
Martha Beck

1855. "We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be."
Jane Austen

1856. "You are in control of your life. Don't ever forget that. You are what you are because of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made."
Barbara Hall

1857. I believe that freedom is the deepest need of every human soul.
George W. Bush,

1858. "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
Sir Winston Churchill

1859. "What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog."
Dwight D. Eisenhower,

1860. "Every artist was first an amateur."
Ralph Waldo Emerson,

1861. "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of. "
Benjamin Franklin

1862. "What we hope ever to do with ease we may learn first to do with diligence."
Samuel Johnson

1863. "The highest result of education is tolerance."
Helen Keller

1864. "The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation's greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us."
John F. Kennedy

1865. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Martin Luther King Jr.

1866. "I have three treasures. Guard and keep them:
The first is deep love,
The second is frugality,
And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world.
Because of deep love, one is courageous.
Because of frugality, one is generous.
Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world."

1867. "Humility is no substitute for a good personality."
Fran Lebowitz

1868. "Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
Abraham Lincoln

1869. "The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends."
Friedrich Nietzsche

1870. "We can learn even from our enemies."

1871. "Everyone rises to their level of incompetence."
Laurence J. Peter

1872. "The soul of man is immortal and imperishable."

1873. "Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save."
Will Rogers

1874. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt

1875. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

1876. "Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
Theodore Roosevelt

1877. "It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. "
J. K. Rowling

1878. "He who boasts of his ancestry is praising the deeds of another."

1879. "Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none."
William Shakespeare

1880. "The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is."
George Bernard Shaw

1881. "I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance."

1882. "There is no happiness where there is no wisdom."

1883. "Charity begins at home."

1884. "The really potent part of love is that it allows you to carry around beliefs about yourself that make you feel special, desirable, precious, innately good. Your lover couldn't have seen [these qualities] in you, even temporarily, if they weren't part of your essential being."
Martha Beck

1885. "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."
Henry David Thoreau

1886. "The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself."
James Thurber

1887. "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure."
Mark Twain

1888. "Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to Love."

1889. "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too."

1890. "One's real life is often the life that one does not lead."
Oscar Wilde

1891. "The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work."
Oprah Winfrey

1892. "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. "
Scott Adams

1893. "Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter."
Joseph Addison

1894. "Time as he grows old teaches all things."

1895. "A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety."

1896. "Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from the inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves."
Mitch Albom

1897. "To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age."
Thomas Bailey Aldrich

1898. "Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer."
Muhammad Ali

1899. "A great flame follows a little spark."
Dante Alighieri

1900. "Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis."
Martha Beck

1901. "The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future."
Stephen Ambrose

1902. "Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better."
Laurie Anderson

1903. "Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I'm with you kid. Let's go."
Maya Angelou

1904. "True love brings up everything - you're allowing a mirror to be held up to you daily."
Jennifer Aniston

1905. "Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. "
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

1906. ".....life is the most important, precious and valuable thing."
Anwarshah Anwary

1907. "A man's homeland is wherever he prospers."

1908. "I hope you become comfortable with the use of logic without being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion."
Neil Armstrong

1909. "Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery."
Matthew Arnold

1910. "Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon."
David Assael

1911. "Silence is a text easy to misread."

1912. "No moral system can rest solely on authority."
J. Ayer,

1913. "Despise not any man, and do not spurn anything; for there is no man who has not his hour, nor is there anything that has not its place."
Ben Azai

1914. "Knowledge is power."
Sir Francis Bacon

1915. "It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations."
Walter Bagehot

1916. "The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man. There is a possible Nero in the gentlest human creature that walks."
Thomas Bailey

1917. "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."
Lucille Ball

1918. "Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating the kind of love we really want."
Martha Beck

1919. "The fact is, it seems, that the most you can hope is to be a little less, in the end, the creature you were in the beginning, and the middle."
Samuel Beckett

1920. "Really listening and suspending one's own judgment is necessary in order to
understand other people on their own terms... This is a process that requires trust and builds trust."
Mary Field Belenky

1921. "One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other."
Jane Austen

1922. "Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way."
Jane Austen

1923. "There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere."
Jane Austen

1924. "The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp."
John Berry

1925. "When you want to believe in something, you also have to believe in everything that's necessary for believing in it. "
Ugo Betti

1926. "As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand."
Josh Billings,

1927. "The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face."
Jim Bishop

1928. "Age is no guarantee of maturity."
Lawana Blackwell

1929. "I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure."
Lawana Blackwell

1930. "Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery."
Lawana Blackwell

1931. "Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained."
William Blake

1932. "If you can't do what you want, do what you can."
Lois McMaster Bujold

1933. "Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience."
James Boswell

1934. "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."
Louis Blanc

1935. "All that counts in life is intention."
Andrea Bocelli

1936. "We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves."
Francis J. Braceland

1937. "If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
Anne Bradstreet

1938. "Give to the world the best you have. And the best will come back to you."
Madeline Bridges

1939. "Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want. "
Robert Bringle

1940. "A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling."
Arthur Brisbane

1941. "Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn't all you thought it was."
Henry Bromel

1942. "As I get older, I've learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things."
Po Bronson

1943. It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.
Anne Bronte

1944. "It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it."
Charlotte Bronte

1945. "The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself."
Garth Brooks

1946. "Strive for excellence, not perfection."
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

1947. " The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself."
Rita Mae Brown

1948. "Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance."
Sam Brown

1949. "Be substantially great in thyself, and more than thou appearest unto others."
Sir Thomas Browne

1950. "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."
Pearl Buck

1951. "Hatred does not cease in this world by hating, but by not hating; this is an eternal truth."

1952. "Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will."
Lois McMaster Bujold

1953. "Maybe the most any of us can expect of ourselves isn't perfection but progress."
Michelle Burford

1954. "Live up to your potential instead of imitating someone else's."
Martha Burgess

1955. "No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear."
Edmund Burke

1956. "Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive."
Eric A. Burns

1957. "I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. "
Augusten Burroughs

1958. "Don't confuse being 'soft' with seeing the other guy's point of view."
George Bush

1959. "Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don't."
Brett Butler

1960. "It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all."
Samuel Butler

1961. "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true."
James Branch Cabell

1962. "In order for people to be happy, sometimes they have to take risks. It's true these risks can put them in danger of being hurt."
Meg Cabot

1963. "Men willingly believe what they wish."
Julius Caesar

1964. "When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued."
Julia Cameron

1965. "Everything can be solved through civilized dialogue and implied agony."
Maritza Campos

1966. "Love is the kind of illness that does not spare the intelligent or the dull."
Albert Camus

1967. "Dig where the gold is unless you just need some exercise."
John M. Capozzi

1968. "Welcome to the human race. Nobody controls his own life. The best you can do is choose to be controlled by good people, by people who love you."
Orson Scott Card

1969. "I don't have hobbies; hobbies cost money. Interests are quite free."
George Carlin

1970. "Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness."
Thomas Carlyle,

1971. "Sometimes we do a thing in order to find out the reason for it. Sometimes our actions are questions not answers."
John Le Carre

1972. "Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself."
Lois McMaster Bujold

1973. "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
Lewis Carroll

1974. "Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were."
Cherie Carter-Scott

1975. "Good order is the foundation of all things."
Edmund Burke

1976. "Humanity can be quite cold to those whose eyes see the world differently. "
Eric A. Burns

1977. "There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm."
Willa Cather

1978. "Facts are the enemy of truth. "
Miguel de Cervantes

1979. "Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves."
Lord Chesterfield

1980. "There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person."
G. K. Chesterton,

1981. "Men cling passionately to old traditions and display intense reluctance to modify customary modes of behavior"
V. Gordon Childe

1982. "I'm not going to die because I failed as someone else. I'm going to succeed as myself."
Margaret Cho,

1983. "As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss."
Noam Chomsky

1984. "I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble."
Agatha Christie

1985. "Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous."

1986. "Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light."

1987. "The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible."
Arthur C. Clarke

1988. "Sickness and healing are in every heart; death and deliverance in every hand."
Orson Scott Card

1989. "It's never just a game when you're winning."
George Carlin

1990. "You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem."
Eldridge Cleaver

1991. "The world knows of Rosa Parks because of a single, simple act
of dignity and courage that struck a lethal blow to the foundations of legal bigotry."
Bill Clinton

1992. "But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?"
Lois McMaster Bujold

1993. "Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
Lewis Carroll

1994. "The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizzare which seems inherent in them."
Jean Cocteau

1995. "Woe to those who can't see the power of irrational logic."
Maritza Campos

1996. "What is a rebel? A man who says no."
Albert Camus

1997. "Total absence of humor renders life impossible."

1998. "Praise the bridge that carried you over."
George Colman

1999. "Riches may enable us to confer favours, but to confer them with propriety and grace requires a something that riches cannot give."
Charles Caleb Colton

2000. "They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."