The price of excellence is discipline; the cost of mediocrity is disappointment.
Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing.
If laser beams can cut through mountains, why should we doubt the power of prayer?
Our greatest challenge-our greatest opportunity-is found in these words: 'Choose ye this day....'.
Failure is delay, but not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.
America needs fewer men obsessed with erecting fences of hate, suspicion and name calling.
Giving is more than a responsibility-it is a privilege; more than an act of obedience-it is evidence of our faith.
Do more than be fair: be kind.
As the valley gives height to the mountain, so can sorrow give meaning to pleasure; as the well is the source of the fountain, deep adversity can be a treasure.
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends... Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.
We are more than what we do... much more than what we accomplish... far more than what we possess.
We can be resentful of our age, or we can be grateful for having attained it.
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
Only the person who risks is truly free.
Better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.
We can be bitter about our handicaps or we can be happy about our blessings.
The surest cure for loneliness,
the quickest way to happiness,
is found in this, a simple creed:
Go serve someone in greater need.
Whatever gets your goat gets your attention. Whatever gets your attention gets your time. Whatever gets your time gets you. Whatever gets you becomes your master. Take care, lest a little thing horn in and get your goat.
Study while others are sleeping;
work while others are loafing;
prepare while others are playing;
and dream while others are wishing.
Friendship flourishes at the fountain of forgiveness.
Leadership is a serving relationship that has the effect of facilitating human development.
Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination.
Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.
Freedom's enemies are waste, lethargy, indifference, immorality, and the insidious attitude of something for nothing.
Optimists enrich the present, enhance the future,challenge the improbable and attain the impossible.
Words, like tranquil waters behind a dam, can become reckless and uncontrollable torrents of destruction when released without caution and wisdom.
God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?
This bright new year is given me.
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
The adventure of life is to learn.
The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.
Raised voices lower esteem. Hot tempers cool friendships. Loose tongues stretch truth. Swelled heads shrink influence. Sharp words dull respect.
Christmas can be the end of emptiness and waywardness; The beginning of happiness and purposefulness.
Prepare while others are daydreaming.
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend encouragement.
Blessed is the person who sees the need, recognizes the responsibility, and actively becomes the answer.
Feeling gratitude, and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility -- these are marks of maturity and graciousness.
A complaining tongue reveals an ungrateful heart.
Delays, disappointments and defeats cause quitters to give up in resignation; losers, to give in the frustration; winners, to come through with determination.
Flying off the handle sometimes causes hammers and humans to lose their heads, as well as their effectiveness.
The winner asks, "May I help?" The loser asks, "Do you expect me to do that?"
A friend is one who joyfully sings with you when you are on the mountaintop, and silently walks beside you through the valley.
Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.
Television remote controls encourage couch potatoes to exercise their options while broadening their base.
The optimist pleasantly ponders how high his kite will fly; the pessimist woefully wonders how soon his kite will fall.
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change.
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.
Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
To the optimist all doors have handles and hinges; to the pessimist, all doors have locks and latches.
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
Encourage me, and I will not forget you.
The more patient we are, the more understanding we become.
The greatest ideas, the most profound thoughts, and the most beautiful poetry are born from the womb of silence.
Three enemies of personal peace: regret over yesterday's mistakes, anxiety over tomorrow's problems, and ingratitude for today's blessings.
We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them.
Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.
Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
Empathy feels these thoughts; your hurt is in my heart, your loss is in my prayers, your sorrow is in my soul, and your tears are in my eyes.
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
I have the opportunity, once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.
If you can imagine it you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
The greatest failure is the failure to try.
The more generous we are, the more joyous we become.
The more generous we are, the more joyous we become. The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become. The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become.
The essence of life is to care. The beauty of life is to give.
To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
A mediocre music teacher tells. A good music teacher explains. A superior music teacher demonstrates. A great music teacher inspires.
The more we count the blessings we have, the less we crave the luxuries we haven't.
To the optimist, obstacles aare challenges, roadblocks are inspirations, and problems are invitations to achievement.
Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!
Enthusiasm is the match that lights the candle of achievement.
The greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel change, grow or live.
The optimist looks at the horizon and sees an opportunity; the pessimist peers into the distance and fears a problem.
We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.
A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strenghs; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.
A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.
Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses.