"You can make more friends in a month by being interested in them than in ten years by trying to get them interested in you." -Charles Allen
"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." – Goethe
"You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."
- Indira Gandhi
"Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul,
impossibilities vanish." – Jean de la Fontaine
"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." – Charlotte Bronte
"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself." – Mark Caine
"Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant."
"Trials, temptations, disappointments — all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fibre 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
"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
"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."- Maya Angelou
"The more a man knows, the more he forgives."
"It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated – it is finished when it surrenders."
- Ben Stein
"Identify the major obstacle that stands between you and our goal and begin today to remove it."- Brian Tracy
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
- Albert Einstein
"Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don't have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it."- Greg Anderson
"Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act."
- George W. Crane
"You can't think your way into acting positively, but you can act your way into thinking positively."-Nido Qubein
"Love is a better master than duty."
"Motivation is said to be an inside job … actually it's an inside career for very successful folks."- Doug Firebaugh
"Fear fades when facts are faced."
- Frank Tyger
"Opportunity never knocks; it is within you."
- Denis Waitley
"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance,or the help of others; it is in yourself alone."
- Orison Swett Marden
"Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat."- Napoleon Hill
"I've missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trustedto take the game-winning shot … and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life.And that is why I succeed."
- Michael Jordan
"It's not whether you get knocked down; It's whether you get back up."- Vince Lombardi
"Many a one has succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat, hewould never have known any great victory."
- Orison Sweet Marden
"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it."- William Durant
"Buried deep within each of us is a spark of greatness, a spark than can be fanned into flames of passion andachievement. That spark is not outside of you it is born deep within you." – James A. Ray
"Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts. The line between failure and success is so fine that we