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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

First Quotes

Be it great, be it small, do it right or not at all.
-My father

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
-Duke Ellington

One man can make a difference and every man should try.
-JF Kennedy

The most human thing we have to do in life is to learn to speak our honest convictions and feelings and live with the consequences.
-Father William Du Bay

The function of freedom is to free someone else.
-Toni Morrison

There is no darkness, but ignorance.
-W Shakespeare

The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.
-Doug Larson

Opportunity's favorite disguise is trouble.
-Frank Tyger

Unless the job means more than the pay, it will never pay more.
-H Bertram Lewis

Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances: it was somebody's name, or he happened to be there at the time, or it was so then, and another day it would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Learn by listening, understand by reflecting.

Be what you wish to seem.

For suspense, it's pretty hard to beat the period after the mosquito in the bedroom stops buzzing.
-Doug Larson

If an individual empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.
-Benjamin Franklin

A man is literally what he thinks.
-James Allen

A man's judgment is best when he can forget himself and any reputation he may have acquired and can concentrate wholly on making the right decisions.
-Adm. Raymond A. Spruance

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
-Milton Berle

Anyone can make a mistake. A fool insists on repeating it.
-Robertine Maynard

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
-Thomas Jefferson

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.

If you're looking for a big opportunity, seek out a big problem.

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
-Mark Twain

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

The biggest mistake you can make is to believe that you work for someone else.

`They themselves are makers of themselves' by virtue of the thoughts which they choose and encourage; that mind is the master weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance, and that, as they may have hitherto woven in ignorance and pain they may now weave in enlightenment and happiness.
-James Allen

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it the superficial appearance of being right.
-Thomas Paine

Truth and Reality are not relative, only our perceptions of them are.
- Rob John

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not best that we should all think alike; it is differences of opinion which makes horse races.
- Mark Twain

The only thing about a man that is a man is his mind, everything else you can find in a pig or a horse.
- Archibald McLeach

Watch your thought; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
- Herm Albright

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