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Signor
02-05-2014, 06:25 PM
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

- Mark Twain
“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”

- Donald Trump
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”

- Sylvia Plath
“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.”

- Audrey Hepburn
“Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”

- Peter Drucker
“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.”

- David Allen
“I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.”

- George Burns
“The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.”

- Mother Teresa
“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.”

- Dalai Lama
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

- Helen Keller

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

- Oprah Winfrey
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

- Stephen King
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

- Harriet Beecher Stowe
“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”

- Joseph Campbell
“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.”

- Tony Robbins
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BeTheChange
02-05-2014, 10:16 PM
Sometimes you just need some inspiring words to get you back on track again.

Loving this quotes. AMAZING! Hard to remember them in times of hardship but nevertheless jazahka Allah.

It takes one STRONG mentality to get you through hard times. If we can all concentrate on strengthening our mentality i.e. we continue to pray our salaah through severe hardship (loved ones dying/depression/illness) or through happiness (wedding day/graduation day/socialising with friends etc) this is what will help us grow in character and emaan.
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Signor
02-11-2014, 12:19 PM
5 Motivational and Inspiring short stories about life, stories that will make you smile.

1. Everyone has a Story in Life
A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…
“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”
Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity,
suddenly he again exclaimed…
“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”
The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…
“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”
The old man smiled and said…
“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.

Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

2. Shake off your problems
A man's favorite donkey falls into a deep precipice;
He can't pull it out no matter how hard he tries;
He therefore decides to bury it alive.

Soil is poured onto the donkey from above.
The donkey feels the load, shakes it off, and steps on it;
More soil is poured.

It shakes it off and steps up;
The more the load was poured, the higher it rose;
By noon, the donkey was grazing in green pastures.

After much shaking off (of problems)
And stepping up (learning from them),
One will graze in GREEN PASTURES.


3. The Elephant Rope
As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?

Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.

4. Potatoes, eggs, and coffee beans
Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.

He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.

After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”

“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.

He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity– the boiling water.

However, each one reacted differently.

The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.

The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.

However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? “

Moral:
In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.

Which one are you?

5. A dish of ice cream
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.

“How much is an ice cream sundae?”

“50 cents,” replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied a number of coins in it.

“How much is a dish of plain ice cream?” he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was a bit impatient.

“35 cents,” she said brusquely.

The little boy again counted the coins. “I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed.

When the waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard at what she saw.

There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were 15 cents – her tip.


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Abu Zainab
02-11-2014, 12:45 PM
Thank you Signor. You made my day. I am gonna save this page on my desktop.

Some of these quotes are worth framing and putting up on the wall.
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Signor
02-11-2014, 12:50 PM
Motivational Quotes for Work
Great businesses aren’t born overnight. Instead, they require consistent, committed effort to succeed – which means that you’ve got to find a way to maintain your passion over the long-run. Whenever you encounter doubts creeping into your mind, read through the following motivational quotes for work and reference the categories that are appropriate to your unique needs:

Goal Setting
Whether you’re still in the planning phases of your business or whether you’re plotting a plan of attack to bring about your long-range vision, setting good goals is a critical part of succeeding in business. Check out the following quotes for extra inspiration on how to turn your business dreams into reality:

  • “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”–Benjamin Mays
  • “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.”–Mark Victor Hansen
  • “Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.”–William J. Bennett - The Book of Virtues
  • “The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer… He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.”–Robert L. Schwartz

Excellence in Work
Once you’ve got your goals together, you’ll need to put in 110% of your effort in order to transform these visions into reality. To increase your motivation to work at a consistently high level, take a look at the following words of wisdom:

  • “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”–Aristotle
  • “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”–Charles R. Swindoll
  • “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”–Mario Andretti
  • “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
  • “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”–Vince Lombardi

Determination and Persistence
Since every business or other endeavor is bound to hit some rough patches, it’s often a person’s level of determination and patience that brings about either success or failure. Read through any of the following motivational quotes for work related to determination whenever you need an extra boost of encouragement:

  • “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
  • “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”--Hal Borland
  • “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men 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
  • “An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.”–Thomas Fuller

Leadership
Leadership is an important quality for businesspeople to possess, whether you use it to run your own company or simply to motivate others to follow your unique way of thinking. To boost your skills in this area, take your cues from the following renowned leaders and their most famous sayings:

  • “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born — that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.” –Warren G. Bennis
  • “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.”–John Kenneth Galbraith
  • “Leadership is not magnetic personality — that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’ — that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.”–Peter F. Drucker
  • “The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.”–John Buchan
  • “High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.”--George Orwell

Success
Think of success as a holistic process – one which results from the combination of goal-setting, excellence, patience, determination and leadership you prioritize throughout your business career. The following quotes from famously successful business people reflect this reality, providing an excellent source of motivation for whenever you feel your spirits lagging:

  • “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”–Stephen Covey
  • “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”–Norman Vincent Peale
  • “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”–Winston Churchill
  • “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”–John Maxwell
  • “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”-- Thomas J. Watson
  • “The great successful men of the world have used their imagination. They think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building – steadily building.”–Robert Collier
  • “It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.”–Arnold Toynbee

Motivational Sports Quotes for Athletes
You don’t need to be a Michael Jordan-caliber athlete to draw inspiration from the following quotes. Even if you’re just a recreational player or someone who’s using sports as a means to get back in shape after long periods of inactivity, the following motivational sports quotes for athletes should provide the extra encouragement needed for you to stick to your fitness goals:

  • “My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.”–Michael Jordan
  • “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”–Lance Armstrong
  • “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
  • “I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.”--Florence Griffith Joyner
  • “Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.”--Unknown
  • “If you are hurt, whether in mind or body, don’t nurse your bruises. Get up and light-heartedly, courageously, good temperedly get ready for the next encounter. This is the only way to take life – this is also ‘playing’ the game!”–Emily Post
  • “We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist.”--Vince McConnell

Motivational Quotes for Students
Education matters, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to achieve! Committing yourself to pursuing knowledge in a single area is a tremendous endeavor – one that often seems overwhelming given the depth and breadth of information that’s available today.

So if you want to better yourself through education, keep the following motivational quotes for students in mind. Hopefully, you’ll find them inspiring when the thought of cracking open yet another textbook sounds as arduous as writing such a tome of your own!

  • “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.”–George Washington Carver
  • “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”–William Arthur Ward
  • “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”– Aristotle
  • “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”–Albert Schweitzer
  • “Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one.”–Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
  • “He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.”–Chinese Proverb
  • “Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.”–William Arthur Ward
  • “Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled ‘This could change your life’.”–Helen Exley
  • “A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”–Chinese Proverb

Famous Motivational Quotes
Finally, whatever your goals are in life, you can’t go wrong by taking the advice of the following famous motivational quotes:


  • “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”–Norman Vincent Peale
  • “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”–Steve Jobs
  • “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”–Maria Robinson
  • “Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity.”–Albert Einstein
  • “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”–Lyndon Johnson
  • “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.”–Thomas Edison
  • “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”–Wayne Gretzky
  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”–Winston Churchill
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson

To use these motivational quotes effectively, find the one that speaks to you. Although all of the phrases listed above can be considered “motivational,” only you can decide which one resonates with you most directly.

Next, take the quote you’ve settled on and copy it onto small index cards or other pieces of paper that can be stored around your home and workspace. If you’re creative, you can create inspiration boards, signs or other decorative displays featuring your favorite motivational quotes – really, though, the most important thing is that your chosen phrase be accessible in a variety of different places. This will make it easy to access and review whenever you feel your motivation slipping away.

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Signor
02-11-2014, 12:53 PM
Originally Posted by Abu Zainab
Thank you Signor. You made my day. I am gonna save this page on my desktop.

Some of these quotes are worth framing and putting up on the wall.
May I request a dua in return?:)
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Abu Zainab
02-11-2014, 01:12 PM
May Allaah give you and your loved ones the best in this life and the next.

May Allaah help you and your loved ones in remembering Him, in thanking Him and worshiping Him in the best of ways.

May Allaah keep you and your loved ones steadfast on His deen.

Aameen
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Signor
08-04-2014, 03:52 PM
The Story Of The Pencil

A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point he asked:

‘Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? Is it a story about me?’

His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson:

I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I’m using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.’

Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn’t seem very special.

‘But it’s just like any other pencil I’ve ever seen!’

‘That depends on how you look at things. It has five qualities which, if you manage to hang on them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.’

‘First quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that hand Allah, and He always guides us according to His will.’

‘Second quality: now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpener. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he’s much sharper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.

‘Third quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to justice.’

‘Fourth quality: what really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.’

‘Finally, the pencil’s fifth quality: it always leaves a mark. in just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action’.
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Signor
09-28-2014, 06:28 PM
Success Quotes

1. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Herman Cain

2. “Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.” — Bruce Barton

3. “Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become.” — Jim Rohn

4. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” — Thomas J. Watson

5. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

6. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” — Jim Rohn

7. “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” — Napoleon Hill

8. “Success is not a destination, it’s a journey.” — Zig Ziglar

9. “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

10. “Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.” — Earl Nightingale

11. “You have achieved success if you have lived well, laughed often and loved much.”– Anonymous

12. “Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” — George Sheehan

13. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is the way great spiritual giants are produced.” — Swami Vivekananda

14. “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”– Arthur Ashe

15. “God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.” — Swedish Proverb

16. “When a man is willing and eager, the gods join in.” — Aeschylus

17. “An Unfailing Success Plan: At each day’s end write down the six most important things to do tomorrow; number them in order of importance, and then do them.” — Anonymous

18. “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather

19. “One of the commonest mistakes and one of the costliest is thinking that success is due to some genius, some magic — something or other which we do not possess. Success is generally due to holding on, and failure to letting go. You decide to learn a language, study music, take a course of reading, train yourself physically. Will it be success or failure? It depends upon how much pluck and perseverance that word “decide” contains. The decision that nothing can overrule, the grip that nothing can detach will bring success. Remember the Chinese proverb, “With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin.” — Maltbie Davenport Babcock

20. “Choice, not circumstances, determines your success.” — Anonymous

21. “I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one’s business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.” — George Bernard Shaw

22. “The real contest is always between what you’ve done and what you’re capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else.” — Geoffrey Gaberino

23. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” — Anonymous

24. “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” — Dr. Joyce Brothers

25. “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Elliot

26. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” — John Maxwell

27. “You must do the very thing you think you cannot do.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

28. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln

29. “Success comes before work only in the dictionary.” — Anonymous

30. “Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.” – Ross Perot

31. “Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” — Oscar Wilde

32. “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” — Anthony Robbins

33. “Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama

34. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison

35. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” — Beverly Sills

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

37. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt

38. “If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.”– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

39. “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

40. “If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” Anthony Robbins

41. “I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” – Zig Ziglar

42. “Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they’re really not. They’re companions – the hero and the sidekick.” — Laurence Shames

43. “There are so many ways to fail but only one way to succeed; NEVER GIVE UP!” — Johni Pangalila

44. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” — Stephen King

45. “I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.” – Margaret Mead

46. “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” — Norman R. Augustine

47. “‘Tis a lesson you should heed, try, try again. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” — William Edward Hickson

48. “You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.” — Anthony Robbins

49. “To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.” – Anna Pavlona

50. “There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley

51. “Men are born to succeed, not fail.” — Henry David Thoreau

52. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau

53. “Actually, I’m an overnight success. But it took twenty years.” — Monty Hall

54. “Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.” — Theodore T. Hunger

55. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

56. “Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.” — Author Unknown

57. “To succeed… you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” – Tony Dorsett

58. “For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?” — James Allen

59. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” — Ayn Rand

60. “Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.” – Napoleon Hill

61. “The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.” – Denis Waitley

62. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

63. “I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.” – Thomas Edison

64. “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey

65. “Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.” — Robert Collier

66. “You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which clicks.” – Florence Scovel Shinn

67. “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” – Arthur Ashe

68. “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard

69. “We must be the epitome-the embodiment-of success. We must radiate success before it will come to us. We must first become mentally, from an attitude standpoint, the people we wish to become.” — George Herbert Allen

70. “When I was younger, I thought that the key to success was just hard work. But the real foundation is faith. Faith — the idea that ‘I can do it’ — is the opposite of fear (‘What if I fail?’). And faith creates motivation which in turn leads to commitment, hard work, preparation … and eventually success.”– Howard Twilley

71. “Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you.” — Madeline Bridge

72. “Every achiever I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.’” – Robert Schuller

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Signor
12-29-2014, 08:55 AM
The Battle Between Two Wolves – A Story About Controlling Our Thoughts

An old Cherokee took his grandson aside and told him, “My son, there’s a battle between two wolves inside us all. One represents anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, dishonesty and selfishness. The other one represents joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, compassion and truth.”


The boy gave this some thought and eventually asked, “Which one wins?”


“The one you feed.” responded the wise old Cherokee.


This internal battle is one that we all face and it’s important that we take responsibility for feeding the right one.
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Eric H
12-29-2014, 12:19 PM
Greetings and peace be with you Signor; thanks for all the quotes and I liked this one..

]The Battle Between Two Wolves – A Story About Controlling Our Thoughts

An old Cherokee took his grandson aside and told him, “My son, there’s a battle between two wolves inside us all. One represents anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, dishonesty and selfishness. The other one represents joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, compassion and truth.”


The boy gave this some thought and eventually asked, “Which one wins?”


“The one you feed.” responded the wise old Cherokee.


This internal battle is one that we all face and it’s important that we take responsibility for feeding the right one.
In the spirit of praying for justice for all people

Eric
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Eric H
12-29-2014, 04:10 PM
Greetings and peace be with you Signor;

When you take on a challenge that is well beyond what you think you are capable of doing, you automatically earn the right to fail.

But..

You only earn the right to fail if you have done your very best to succeed, and failure is only failure when you give up.

You do your very best to succeed, if you fail, you can review what you have done, try again, search for different ways. Failure is good, because you have pushed the boundaries.

This was my philosophy when I gave up smoking and started cycling, at first the cycling was just a way of trying to get fit again at the age of thirty two. But I found I kept pushing the boundaries to see how far I could cycle. Within two years I ended up doing the 1200k Paris - Brest - Paris ride on a fixed wheel, that's a bike with one gear and no free wheel, this just means turning the peddles round approx. 225,000 times in eighty hours.

I was not sure I could do this event because I failed to complete a shorter 600k a few weeks before. So just in the spirit of dismissing this longer event as no big deal, I decided to ride 200k to Paris and the 200k home after, this meant turning the peddles round just under a third of a million times in a week. Strangely enough adding the extra 400k made the ride seem easier, and I still don't know how this works, but it does.

In the spirit of pushing the limits

Eric
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The-Deist
01-14-2015, 01:41 PM
JazakaAllahu khair
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Eric H
01-14-2015, 07:55 PM
Originally Posted by Signor
The Battle Between Two Wolves – A Story About Controlling Our Thoughts

An old Cherokee took his grandson aside and told him, “My son, there’s a battle between two wolves inside us all. One represents anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, dishonesty and selfishness. The other one represents joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, compassion and truth.”


The boy gave this some thought and eventually asked, “Which one wins?”


“The one you CHOOSE TO feed.” responded the wise old Cherokee.


This internal battle is one that we all face and it’s important that we take responsibility for feeding the right one.
I often speak to people about anger, and have used the above story a few times, I have added a couple of words in bold to the story, because we have the freedom to choose kindness over anger.

In the spirit of praying for a kinder world

Eric
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Hulk
01-14-2015, 08:32 PM
I think, from an Islamic perspective, it is about the nafs. It's not about completely removing it but rather to control it. There are situations where it would be appropriate to have anger, and there are situations where it would be inappropriate to have joy. If one were to reflect on these characteristics, one would find that they're all related to love. Both "wolves". The question is, love for what?
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BeTheChange
01-14-2015, 08:43 PM
Super duper amazing - jazahka Allah for helping us have a positive frame of mind - may Allah swa help us all see past our hardship and difficulties Ameen
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Eric H
01-25-2015, 09:54 AM
Greetings and peace be with you Signor;

Originally Posted by Signor

The Battle Between Two Wolves – A Story About Controlling Our Thoughts

An old Cherokee took his grandson aside and told him, “My son, there’s a battle between two wolves inside us all. One represents anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, dishonesty and selfishness. The other one represents joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, compassion and truth.”


The boy gave this some thought and eventually asked, “Which one wins?”


“The one you CHOOSE TO feed.” responded the wise old Cherokee.


This internal battle is one that we all face and it’s important that we take responsibility for feeding the right one
I was speaking to a prison visitor, and he often uses this quote, he brought up another interesting aspect. Some zoos have signs saying; please do not feed the animals, it can harm their diet, likewise, sometimes we are not the person in control of feeding our own angry wolf.

You often hear someone say, he makes me angry, he is feeding your angry wolf, this puts him in control. We should be in control of feeding the wolf we choose to feed, the person who angers you, controls you. The prophet pbuh, had much to say about controlling anger.

In the spirit of praying for justice and forgiveness for all people

Eric
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Signor
01-28-2015, 04:32 PM
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Signor
01-28-2015, 04:38 PM
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ardianto
01-28-2015, 05:18 PM
Originally Posted by Signor
It's remind me to popular word of wisdom in Indonesia.

Malu bertanya, sesat di jalan (shy to ask, lost on the way)
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Muhaba
01-28-2015, 07:51 PM
Yup....
Originally Posted by Signor
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BeTheChange
02-09-2015, 09:19 PM





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Signor
03-20-2015, 05:41 PM
Determination Quotes

“It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and out learn everyone… And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.” – Mark Cuban

“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.” – Zig Ziglar

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napoleon Hill

“I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying.” – Tom Hopkins

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.” – Vincent Lombardi

“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” – Author Unknown

“Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.” – Brian Tracy

“If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – General Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.” – Victor Hugo

“The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.” – David Sarnoff

“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

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. ” – Albert Einstein

“He who would do some great thing in this short life, must apply himself to the work with such a concentration of his forces as to the idle spectators, who live only to amuse themselves, looks like insanity.” – John Foster

“Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.” – Unknown

“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.” – Anthony Robbins

“I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” – Zig Ziglar

“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success.” – Mark Cuban

“The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.” – James Whitcomb Riley

“To succeed… you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” – Tony Dorsett

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

“An Unfailing Success Plan: At each day’s end write down the six most important things to do tomorrow; number them in order of importance, and then do them.” — Anonymous

“Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.” – Napoleon Hill

“Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.” – Napoleon Hill

“For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?” – James Allen

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?” – Ayn Rand

“We must be the epitome-the embodiment-of success. We must radiate success before it will come to us. We must first become mentally, from an attitude standpoint, the people we wish to become.” – George Herbert Allen

“Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one`s liberty.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

“Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it!” – Hector Crawford

“Never, never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

“Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.” – Jim Rohn

“Every achiever I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.” – Robert Schuller

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” -Michael Jordon

“When I was younger, I thought that the key to success was just hard work. But the real foundation is faith. Faith — the idea that ‘I can do it’ — is the opposite of fear (‘What if I fail?’). And faith creates motivation which in turn leads to commitment, hard work, preparation … and eventually success.” – Howard Twilley

“Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you.” – Madeline Bridge

“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.” – Ann Landers

“Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“In case of doubt, push on just a little further and then keep on pushing.” – General George S Patton, Jr.

“There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.” – Unknown

“It is not enough to begin; continuance is necessary. Mere enrollment will not make one a scholar; the pupil must continue in the school through the long course, until he masters every branch. Success depends upon staying power. The reason for failure in most cases is lack of perseverance.” – Miller

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

“When a man is willing and eager, the gods join in.” — Aeschylus

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” – Arthur Ashe

“God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.” – Swedish Proverb

“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

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BeTheChange
03-20-2015, 09:12 PM
Amazing! Lifts your spirits up. Am loving the positive thinking!
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Signor
04-03-2015, 05:57 PM
7 Lovely Logics
  • Make peace with your past so it doesn’t spoil your present.
  • What others think about you is none of your business.
  • Time heals almost everything,give the time, some time.
  • Don’t compare your life with other’s you have no idea what their journey is all about.
  • No one is a reason of your happiness except yourself.
  • Stop thinking too much its alright not to know all the answers.
  • Smile, you don’t own all the problems of world.
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Signor
04-05-2015, 08:40 AM
Originally Posted by Hulk
I think, from an Islamic perspective, it is about the nafs. It's not about completely removing it but rather to control it. There are situations where it would be appropriate to have anger, and there are situations where it would be inappropriate to have joy.
@Hulk
Its close to the situation mentioned in this story...

http://www.islamicboard.com/general/...fair-mine.html
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Signor
05-13-2015, 08:37 AM
It is not a quote but a dua which can end lifting up your spirits.

May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand.

May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength

to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism.

Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there,

even when you feel most alone.

May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace.

May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of your life,

And may you give these gifts as well as receive them.

Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending.

Teach love to those who hate, and let that love embrace you as you go out into the world.

May the teachings of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them.

Remember, those whose lives you have touched

and whose have touched yours are always a part of you,

even if the encounters were less than you would have wished.

It is the content of the encounter that is more important than the form.

May you not become too concerned with material matters,

but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.

Find time each day to see beauty and love in the world around you.

Realize that each person has limitless abilities, but each of us is different in our own way.

What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future.

May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility.

Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.

May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself,

And not be dependent on another's judgment of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.

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BeTheChange
05-13-2015, 04:56 PM
May Allah swa reward you for your good effort and dedication to this topic Ameen ^^

Very thoughtful and motivational duas Alhamdulilah
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Signor
07-16-2015, 06:10 PM
"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time."

-Abraham Lincoln, (1809-1865)

If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail.

-Winston Churchill, (1874 - 1965)

"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot."

- Eleanor Roosevelt, (1884-1962)

"The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth."

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved."

- Helen Keller, (1880-1968)

"I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice."

- Abraham Lincoln

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security 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 exposure."

- Hellen Keller

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come,but small ones surround us every day."

- Sally Koch

"We do not remember days,we remember moments."

- Cesare Pavese

"Our lives begin to end,the day we become silent,about things that matter."

- Martin Luther King

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

- Philo of Alexandria, a Jewish Philosopher

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity."

- Albert Einstein

"Have courage for the great sorrows in life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace, God is awake."

- Victor Hugo

"Loss is like a closed road that forces us to turn around and find another way to our destination. Who knows what we will discover and see along the way."

- Gerald Sittser

"When Satan reminds us of our past, we should remind him of his future."

- Unknown

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

"Never lose an opportunity for seeing anything that is beautiful; For beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament.

Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, And thank God for it as a cup of His blessing."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A journey may be long or short,but it must start at the very spot one finds oneself."

- Jim Stovall

"He who loves his work never labors."

- Jim Stovall


"Faith is all that dreamers need to see into the future."

- Jim Stovall

"In those times we yearn to have more in our lives,we should dwell on the things we already have.In doing so, we will often find that our lives are already full to overflowing."

- Jim Stovall

"Education is a lifelong journey whose destination expands as you travel."

- Jim Stovall

In the end,a person is only known by the impact they have on others."

- Jim Stovall

"Money is nothing more than a tool.It can be a force for good, a force for evil,or simply idle."

- Jim Stovall

"Problems may only be avoided by exercising good judgment.Good judgment may only be gained by experiencing life's problems."

- Jim Stovall

"Laughter is good medicine for the soul.Our world is desperately in need of more medicine."

- Jim Stovall

"The only way you can truly get more out of life for yourself is to give part of yourself away."

- Jim Stovall

"Look into the depths of another's soul and listen,not only with our ears,but with our hearts and imagination,and our silent love."

- Joyce Kanelakos

"Keep your fears to yourself,but share your courage with others."

- Robert Louis Stevenson

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."

- Helen Keller

"Life is like riding a bicycle.You don't fall off unless you stop peddling."

- Claude D. Pepper

"It isn't what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful,but what you have in your heart."

- Unknown

"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness,making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles."

- Washington Irving

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

- Victor Hugo

GIVE THE FOLLOWING GIFTS:

"To your enemy -- forgiveness,
To your opponent --.tolerance.
To a friend -- your heart.
To a customer -- service.
To all men -- charity.
To every child -- a good example
To yourself -- respect"

- Unknown

"Forgiveness doesn't change history;it makes living with it easier."

- Unknown

"Live an honorable life. Then when you get olderand think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time."

- Unknown

"Each new day is a new beginning-
to learn more about ourselves
to care more about others,
to laugh more than we did,
to accomplish more than we thought we could,
and be more than we were before."

- Unknown

"Some people,no matter how old they get,never lose their beauty.They merely move it from their faces into their heart."

- Martin Buxbaum

"It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them."

- Benjamin Franklin

"The last, if not the greatest,of the human freedoms:to choose their own attitude in any given circumstance."

- Bruno Bettelheim

"Forgiveness does not change the past,but it does enlarge the future."

- Paul Boese

"To know what people really think,pay regard to what they do,rather than what they say."

- Rene Descartes

"It is easier to go down a hill than up,but the view is from the top."

- Arnold Bennett

"I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice."

- Abraham Lincoln

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Persian Proverb

He who knows not,
And knows not that he knows not,
Is a fool, shun him.

He who knows not,
And knows that he knows not,
Is a child, teach him.

He who knows,
And knows not that he knows,
Is asleep, wake him.

He who knows,
And knows that he knows,
Is wise, follow him.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees."

- Williard Marriott

"It is time for us to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it."

- Vince Lombardi

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Imagination is what we could be."

- Albert Einstein

"Motivation will almost always beat mere talent."

- Norman R. Augustine

"Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind."

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Love sought is good, but given unsought is better."

- William Shakespeare

"Greatness is not so much a certain size as a certain quality in your life."

- Phillip Brooks

"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul."

- Henry Ward Beecher

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

- Anne Frank

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."

- John Quincy Adams

"Man will occasionally stumble over the truth,but most of the time he will pick himself upand continue on."

- Winston Churchill

Patience is the companion of wisdom."

- Saint Augustine

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. The longer I live the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and the wonder of the world."

- John Burroughs

"Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks."

- Samuel Johnson

"Forgiveness is the most powerful thing you can do for yourself. If you can't learn to forgive, You can forget about achieving true success in your life."

- Dr. Dyer

"If I can stop one heart from breaking,I shall not live in vain."

- Emily Dickinson

"A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds."

- Unknown

"No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only had good intentions."

- Margaret Thatcher

"I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage."

- Erma Bombeck

"The richness of the human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome."

- Helen Keller

"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies, for the hardest victory is victory over self."

- Aristotle

"The greatest of all miracles is that we need not be tomorrow what we are today, but we can improve if we make use of the potential implanted in us by God."

- Rabbi Samuel M. Silver

"We teach what we know, but we reproduce what we are."

- John Maxwell

"If you play it safe in life, you've decided that you don't want to grow anymore."

- Shirley Hufstedler

"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."

- Barbara Johnson

"What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God."

- Louis Nizer

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength."

- A. J. Crown

"Ultimately you are doing what you do for one of two reasons: to serve oneself or to serve God."

- Unknown

"There is enough time in every day to do God's work... In God's way."

- Dr. Ted W. Engstrom

"Dedication is doing the 'BEST' with your life rather than settling for what is only the 'good'."

- Unknown

"It is a wealthy person, indeed, who calculates riches not in gold but in friends."

- Jim Stovall

"Some people are born into wonderful families.Others have to find or create them.Being a member of a family is a priceless membership that we pay nothing for but love."

- Jim Stovall

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved."

- Helen Keller (1880-1968)

"Forgiveness is the fragrance the flower leaves on the heel of the one who crushed it."

- David Jeremiah

"These were people so hungry for love that they were accepting substitutes. There were embracing material things and expecting a sort of hug back. But it never works. You can't substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship.

Money is no substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness. I can tell you as I'm sitting here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you're looking for, no matter how much of them you have."

- Morrie (Tuesdays with Morrie)

"What are your choices? Whom are your choices for? Not just for yourself. Chose now whom you will serve, and that choice is going to affect the next generation, and the next generation, and the next. Choice never affects just one person alone. It goes on and on and the effect goes out into geography and history. You are part of history and your choices become part of history."

- Edith Schaeffer

"If you live close to God and His infinite grace,you don't have to tell;it shows on your face."

- Anonymous

"Remember, you may choose your sin, but you cannot chose the consequences."

- Jenny Sanford

"Humor is to life what shock absorbers are to automobiles."

- Stan Toler

"Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done."

- C. S. Lewis

"Continuous effort -- not strength nor intelligence -- is the key to unlocking our potential."

- Winston Churchill


"What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity."

- J. Sidlow Baxter

"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. "

- Abraham Lincoln

"Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands."

- Elisabeth Elliot

Fretting

"Fretting springs from a determination to get our own way."

- Oswald Chambers

"Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. This is a most searching and true diagnosis. Gratitude can be a vaccine that can prevent the invasion of a disgruntled attitude. As antitoxins prevent the disastrous effects of certain poisons and diseases, thanksgiving destroys the poison of faultfinding and grumbling. When trouble has smitten us, a spirit of thanksgiving is a soothing antiseptic."

- John Henry Jowett

"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard,but must be felt with the heart."

- Helen Keller

"Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public."

- George Crane

"You can live opposite of what you profess,but you cannot live opposite of what you believe."

- Dallas Willard

"Kind words can be shortand easy to speak,but their echoes are truly endless."

- Mother Teresa

"Failure is not an event, but rather a judgment about an event. Failure is not something that happens to us or a label we attach to things. It is a way we think about outcomes."

- John Ortberg

"What afflicts us is a corruption of the heart, a turning away in the soul. Our aspirations, our affections, and our desires are turned toward the wrong things. And only when we turn them toward the right things -- toward enduring, noble, spiritual things -- will things get better."

- John Buchanan

"Wherever you are, be all there."

- Jim Elliot

"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'"

- Mary Anne Radmacher

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."

- Pericles

"Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"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
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Signor
07-16-2015, 06:25 PM
Don't You Quit
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than

It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out

The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It might be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
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