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With enough knowledge, any problem can be solved.


It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Ernst


You have two ears and one mouth because you should listen twice as much as you should talk.


Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Thomas Jefferson


What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson


It is not how smart you are; it is how you are smart!  Unknown Author


A fanatic is one who cant change his mind and wont change the subject. Sir Winston Churchill 1874-1965


Goals are the bridges that span our dreams.


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but rising every time we fall.  Confucius


Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead where there is not path and leave a trail.  Anonymous


Do not walk behind me for I may not lead. Do not walk in front of me for I may not follow. Walk beside me, and be my friend. Albert Camus


He that hath a head of wax must not walk in the sun.  English Proverb


I have the power to be who I want to be.


Dont hurry; dont worry. Youre only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.  Walter Hogan


Today I will try not to get so caught up in activities that I miss the beauty around me.


The way to change others minds is with affection, and not anger.  The Dalai Lama


Its better to stay shut and be thought of as a fool then to speak up and remove all doubt! Abe Lincoln


Fight the tendency to quit while youre behind. Dave Weinbaum


A man who builds his own pedestal had better use strong cement.  Anna Quindlen


A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesnt will find an excuse.  Stephen Dolley, Jr.


Great love and great achievement involve great risk. Dalai Lama


All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.  Walt Disney


It is better to ask some questions than to know all the answers.  James Thurber, author


Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. - Jimi Hendrix

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love just makes the ride worthwhile. - Franklin P. Adams

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. - James Dean

Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say Unknown

Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
- Bill Keane


If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you. ---Winnie the Pooh

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. - Albert Einstein


Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves? " Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


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

Friendship is one m I havent failed, Ive found 10,000 ways that dont work. Thomas Edison

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Unknown

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words Unknown


Love is the last great mystery of life.  Author Unknown

I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay.
---Dave Matthews Band
We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere. --- Tim McGraw

"To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have."
--Ken S. Keyes, Jr.

"You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you."
Brian Tracy

It does not matter what you CAN do; what matters is what you WILL do.

Character is doing what is right on purpose.   Mamie Mc Cullough

Mutual Respect is the heart of any relationship. Anonymous

Criticizing others is a dangerous thing, not so much because you make mistakes about them, but because you may be revealing the truth about yourself.  Judge Harlod Medina

To handle yourself use your head, to handle others use your heart.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is one who knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts who you have become, and still gently invites you to grow.

Respect is love in plain clothes. Frankie Byrne

Men are respectable only as they respect. Emerson

In giving rights to others that belong to them, we give rights to ourselves. John F. Kennedy

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts? Confucius

Self- respect is the cornerstone of all virtue. Sir John Herschel

If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him. Bernard Haldane

To get respect, you have to give respect. Anonymous

I dont agree with what you say, bit I will defend to the death your right to say it.  John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts. Robert Fulghum

Actions speak louder than words. Proverb

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

Teamwork enables common people to attain uncommon results.

A kind word is like a spring day.

Friends are like the siblings that God forgot to give us.

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. Peter Marshall

We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need. Epicurius

Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see the shadow.

Not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at a tempting moment.  George Sala

Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.  George Eliot

The real fault is to have faults and not to amend them. Confucius

The best thing about the future is that is comes only one day at a time. Abraham Lincoln

We learn 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we both see and hear 70% of what is discussed with others 80% of what we experience personally 95% of what we teach someone else   William Glassner

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you dont want, drink what you dont like, and do what youd rather not. Mark Twain

You can avoid reality, but you cant avoid the consequences of reality. Author Unknown

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
--George MacDonald

If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us!  Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 1834

Whatever you are willing to put up with, is exactly what you will have!
Tommy Apex

Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.
--Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Some people cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go! Oscar Wilde

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
--Stephen Leacock

Learn from the mistakes of others -- you can never live long enough to make them all yourself.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you must put up with the rain. Dolly Parton

I don't care what you do for a living. If you love it, you are a success.
--George Burns

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.
--Sir William Osler

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
--Langston Hughes

"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is
seldom known until it be lost."  Charles Caleb Colton
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.  Josh Billings
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.  Carl Jung
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
Dont be afraid to go out on a limb; that is where the fruit is.
When fate shuts a door, come in through a window.
The people on our planet are not standing in a single file line. Look closely. Everyone is really standing in a circle, holding hands. Whatever you give to the person next to you, it eventually comes back to you.
Its a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.  Somerset Maugham
The best mirror is an old friend.  George Herbert
Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Albert Einstein
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.  Duke Ellington
Never lose a chance; it doesnt come everyday.  George Bernard Shaw
There are certain things human beings are not permitted to know  like what we are doing here.  William Burroughs
You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.  Margaret Young
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.  Walter Bagehot
Pick battles big enough to matter and small enough to win.  Johnathan Kozol
Whatever you can do, or dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.  Goethe
If you think you can do a thing, or think you cant do a thing youre right.  Henry Ford
A coward dies a hundred deaths, a brave man only once But then, once is enough isnt it?  Judge Henry Stone Night Court
Even if you are on the right track youll get run over if you just stand there.  Will Rodgers
You have to climb the mountain to see the view.

Life is a garden, dig it. Joe Dirt


Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.  Forrest Gump
Love is like a butterfly. It goes where it pleases and pleases where it goes.

No one but me determines my course today. My success begins in my mind.

I dream my painting, and then I paint my dreams. Vincent Van Gogh

Happiness sneaks through a door that you did not know you left open. John Barrymore (Drews father)

I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to those teachers.  Kahlil Gibran

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, not touchedbut felt in the heart. Helen Keller

Failure is an event, not a person. -- William D. Brown


To tend, unfailingly, unflinchingly, towards a goal, is the secret of success. -- Anna Pavlov

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. -- Marilyn vos Savant

Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
--Mother Teresa


When the window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
--Tom Peters


"Success is more attitude than aptitude."
--Andre Gide

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
--Charles Schwab

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.


Every cloud doesnt mean a storm.


If you live in the present, every moment is a new beginning.


The best ideas come after you think you have run out of them.


Promises are made to be kept.


A closed mouth never gets fed.


A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao-Tse 


We dont receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. Marcel Proust


You dont get to choose how youre going to die. Or when. You can only decide how youre going to live, NOW. Joan Baez


The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying small stones. Chinese Proverb


Dwell in possibility Emily Dickinson


Everything is in the mind. That is where it all starts. Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it. Mae West


Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall as last unveil. John Ruskin


Youll always miss 100 percent of the shots you dont take. Wayne Gretzky


A fool is a person who keeps doing the same thing and expects different results. Albert Einstein


Id rather be a could be if I cannot be an are, because a could be is a maybe who is reaching for the stars. Id rather be a have been than a havent been by far. Because a havent been was never but a have been was once an are.


Twenty years from you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnt do then by the ones you did do. Mark Twain  1835 1910


Dont concentrate on disabilities; focus on abilities. Rick Hansen


You find the key to success under the alarm clock. Benjamin Franklin


Success comes in CANS, not CANNOTS.


When we dont waste time, we always have enough. Jean Drapeau


Laugh at yourself first, before anybody else can. Elsa Maxwell


A smile is a curve that sets a lot of things straight.


Excuses only satisfy those who make them.


Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.


Winners dont set limits; they set goals!


It takes a few words to tell the truth. Chief Joseph


When the going gets tough, the tough get going!


If you dont hope to win, you have already lost. Jose Olmedo


It is not who is right, but what is right that is of importance. Thomas Huxley


It takes courage to show your dreams to others. Emma Bombeck


Be a friend to yourself and others will be so, too.


To enjoy freedom, we have to control ourselves. Virginia Woolf


When spider webs unite, they can tie up lions Ethiopian Proverb


The mere absence of war is not peace. John F. Kennedy


When you heart speaks, take good notes.


If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Theresa


You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are. Eva Arrington


Joy is not in what we own, its what we are.


Never ask what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy


ALWAYS do your best! It will just satisfy some and amaze all the others!! Mark Twain


Live as though tomorrow will never come, and yesterday will never be back.


Sometimes a little voice is better than a big voice.


If you stand for nothing, youll fall for anything!


When you cease to dream you cease to live.  Malcom Forbes


You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.   Indira Ghandi


The time to fix the roof is when the sun is shining.


Courage doesn't always roar.

Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

It doesnt matter if you fall down. It is weather or not you get back up.

You cant change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust the direction of your sail.

If you dont know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?   Basil S. Walsh

The only limitations are those you place on yourself and those you allow other people to place on you.  Jean Driscoll

Action with vision is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

"Anything not understood in more than one way is not understood at all."

Success is a journey, not a destination.  Ben Sweetland

"...I want to walk through life rather than being dragged through it."  Alanis Morrsiette

We must be the change we want to see in the world.  Ghandi

Childhood should be a journey-not a race.

Bloom where you are planted!

Some men dream and ask why, I dream and ask why not.  John F. Kennedy

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. Lauren Bacall actress

The best way to find yourself is to devote yourself to the service of others.  Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi

Dont compromise yourself; youre all youve got. Janis Joplin

Even in a mountain of despair, you must find a stone of hope.

Change is not merely necessary to life. It is life. Alvin Toffler

Most people dont mind criticism as long as it is about someone else. Susan Wiener-National Enquirer

A window of opportunity wont open itself. Dave Weinbaum

If your mind isnt open, keep your mouth shut too. Sue Grafton

Life is like a 10-speed bicycle, most of us have gears we never use. Charles M. Schultz

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.  Henry Ford

You can attract a lot more bees with honey than with vinegar.


A turtle only gets ahead by sticking out its neck.


That future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams.

-         Eleanor Roosevelt


There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

-         Beverly Sills


None of us is as smart as all of us.

-         Ken Blanchard


Where there is love there is life. -- Mahatma Gandhi


Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. John F. Kennedy


We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools -- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Mans mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

-         Oliver Wendall Holmes


If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. (Marvin Gaye)


There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. (John A. Holmes)

You can fool some of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. Henry Ford

We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. (Helen Keller)

Continuous effort -- not strength or intelligence -- is the key to unlocking our potential. (Sir Winston Churchill)

Courage, isn't being unafraid. Courage, is doing what needs to be done, in spite of your terror.


Remember this, Orville Wright did not have a pilots license.

-from the book, Orbiting the Giant Hairball 


One of the greatest human needs is to know that we matter, that our life counts, and that we are valuable to someone.


Do not wrestle in the mud with pigs. You'll both get dirty.


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


Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect.  It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.


Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.  Joshua J. Marine


Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.  Joseph Addison


Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.  Henry Ward Beecher


Do common things in an uncommon way.


The ultimate measure if 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.


The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.  John Powell


It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.

-         Babe Ruth


"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."

~Lyndon Johnson


Always be mindful. Even if your mind is already full.


Coming together is a beginning; staying together is a process; working together is success.

Henry Ford


It is not whether you get knocked down; it is whether you get back up. Vincent Lombardi (football player)


Do, or do not. There is no try.  Yoda (The Empire Strikes Back)


Always give one hundred percent, and you will never have to second guess yourself.

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard that anybody else expects of you. Henry Ward Beecher

I tried, but it didnt work, is better than I wish I had tried.

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.  John Wooden

In every thought and action, think excellence. Byrd Bagget

People forget how fast you did a job, but they remember how well you did it. Howard W. Newton

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent

In order to succeed, one must first believe he can. Michael Korda

There is no limit to the good a person can do, if he does not care who gets the credit.

A person will be as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln

The future belongs to those who believe in their abilities.

Anybody with a little ability, a little guts, and the desire to apply himself can make it. Willie Shoemaker

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

Experience is a hard teacher because it gives the test first, and the lesson later.  Vernon Law


The greatest discovery is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. William Jones

People are more opposed to fur than to leather because its safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.


Teachers help people help themselves.

The way to acquire enthusiasm is to believe in what you are doing, and in yourself, and in something definitely accomplished. Enthusiasm will follow as day the night.  Dale Carnegie - 1888-1945, US author and lecturer whose most famous book How to Win Friends and Influence People sold 4,844,938 copies before his death.

In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. Eric Hofter

The greatest result of all education is developing the ability to do what needs to be done when it should be done, whether you like it or not.  Thomas Huxley

The America of the future will not be so much of a melting pot as it will be a mosaic wed all better find ways to adjust to the changes that are already underway. More tolerance, less resentment needed on languages in the work place.  Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine Aug. 16, 1991

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I dont believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they cant find them, make them. George Bernard Shaw

We dont receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. Marcel Proust

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms- to choose ones attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose ones own way. Victor Frank

The secret of education is respecting the pupil. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good teacher is one who can understand those who are not very good at explaining, and explain to those who are not very good at understanding. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Educations responsibility is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Malcom Forbes

Everyone who remembers his/her own educational experience remembers teachers, not educational methods and techniques.

-         John Jay Chapman


To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupils soul.

-         Muriel Spark


A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

-         Henry Adams


Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.

-         Walt Disney


God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless. Mahatma Ghandi


Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mahatma Ghandi

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Ghandi

Example is not the main thing in influencing people. It is the ONLY thing. Albert Schweitzer

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Harren G. Bennis

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple. C.W Ceran

The smallest good deed is greater than the greatest good intention.

To set a lofty example is the richest bequest a man can leave behind him. S. Smiles

 Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a mans determination. Tommy Lasorda

Cultivate in yourself the qualities you admire most in others. Arnold Gibson

Dont be afraid of going slowly; be afraid of standing still.

The moment you stop learning, you stop leading.  Rick Warren

 What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him. Louis L. Mann

Leaders must be close enough to relate, but far enough ahead to motivate. John Maxwell

If you play it safe in life, you have decided that you dont want to grow anymore. Shirley Hufstedler

Success requires that you push yourself beyond your comfort zone.

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset- more than power, influence, or money.

Patience is the ability to let your light shine after your fuse has blown.

Of all things a leader should fear, complacency heads the list.

Our satisfaction in life will be in proportion to our contribution.

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. Mark Twain

I dont know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby

To change and improve are different things.

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. Raymond Lindquist

The secret of managing is keeping the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided. Casey Stengel

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. Henry Kissinger

To thine own self be true. William Shakespeare

Carpe Diem. Vita Brevis. (Seize the day. Life is short.) Latin Proverb

What if the Hokey Pokey is really what its all about?  Curtis Spencer

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."

-F. Scott Fitzgerald


Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will, we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an EXCUSE that we way things are impossible. Francois de la Rochefoucauld 


For as long as space endures

And for as long as living beings remain

Until then may I too abide

To dispel the misery of the world.

Dalai Lama


Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes that see reality.


The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.  Dr. Samuel Jackson English Writer


Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. W. Somerset Maughan


We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny, but what we put into it is ours. Dag Hammerskjold


"It is always possible to approach a goal by a detour.
Theodore Reik, 1888-1969, American psychologist


To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. - Oscar Wilde


A belief that does not spring from a conviction of the emotions is no belief at all.  Evelyn Scott

Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning. Francis Bacon

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them.

Teachers cant make students learn, but they can set things up so that students want to learn.  Glasser, 1987


The best teacher helps me to do more than answer the questions. The best teacher encourages me to question the answers.


Children need enough rope to get rope burn, but not enough to hang themselves with. Stephen Glenn


Things won are done; joys soul lies in the doing. Shakespeare


Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to succeed.
--Booker T. Washington


No brook is too little to seek the sea.


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill


Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.


Progress is not determined by speed; it is achieved with direction.


The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong wont. (Henry Ward Beecher)


A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  Henry B. Adams


Ones philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.  Eleanor Roosevelt


Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece- by thought, choice, courage, and determination.

John Luther


He has achieved success who worked has worked well, laughed often and loved much.

Elbert Hubbard


Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.

George Hales


I never blame fortune-there are too many complicated situations in life. But, I am absolutely merciless toward lack of effort.

F. Scott Fitzgerald


Let your performance do the talking.

H. Jackson Brown


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


Patience is a bitter plant, but it has a sweet fruit.

German Proverb


Two men look out through the same bars; one sees mud, and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge


Human is mankinds greatest blessing.

Mark Twain


What we steadily, consciously, habitually think we are, that we tend to become.

Ana Landers


I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott


You never really lose until you quit trying.

Mike Ditka


Never doubt that small groups of thoughtful, committed people can change the world, indeed its the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead


My share of the work of the world may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.   Helen Keller


I am not a has-been. I am a will be.

Lauren Bacall


If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it square in the eye and say, I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.

Ana Landers


Life is what happens when your busy making your plans.

John Lennon


When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. And swing!

Leo Buscaglia


 The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits on the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedling of realities.

James Allen


Life asks of every individual a contribution and it is up to that individual to discover what it should be.

Viktor Frankl


Whether you think you succeed or not, you are right.

Henry Ford


Nothing endures but change.



I am only one, but I am only one; I cannot do everything, but I can still do something; and because I cannot do everything I will refuse to do something that I can do.

Edward Hale


Treasure the love you receive above all.  It will survive long

After your gold and health have vanished.

                                                                        Og Mandino


The most permanent lessons in morals are those which come,

Not of book teaching, but of experience.

                                                                        Mark Twain


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

                                                                        William Butler Yeats


You cannot teach people anything.  You can only help them

Discover it within themselves.



It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative

Expression and knowledge.

                                                                        Albert Einstein


A child life is like a piece of paper in which every passerby

leaves a mark. 

                                                                        Chinese proverb


What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the


                                                                        Joseph Addison


There lives in each of us a hero awaiting the call to action.



You build a successful life a day at a time.

                                                                        Lou Holtz


Never miss an opportunity to risk being great.


Courage is grace under pressure.

                                                Ernest Hemingway


A winner is someone who talks himself out of excuses.

                                                Gin Miller

Wisdom, compassion, and courage- these are the three usual

Universally recognized moral qualities of men.



Most look up and admire the stars. A champion climbs a

Mountain and grabs one.



An expert at anything was once a beginner.


The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man

perfected without trials. 

                                                                        Chinese proverb


When you get into a tight place and everything goes against

You, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute

longer ,  never give up then, for that is just the place and time

that the tide will turn.

                                                                        Harriet Beecher Stowe


No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and

doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.

                                                                        George Bernard Shaw


Great works are preformed, not by strength, but by


                                                                        Samual Johnson


I love them man that can smile in trouble, that can gather

Strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Tis the

Business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm

And whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue unto

His death.

                                                                        Thomas Paine


You gain strength, courage, and confidence in which you

Really stop to look fear in the face you must do the thing you think you cannot do.

                                                            Eleanor Roosevelt    


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


First Be Best . . . Then Be First


" I never compete against the competition; the only one to compete against is myself, because one day I will beat the competition and then who will I compete against?"


" A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it."
Alistair Cooke


" Don't allow a negative environment affect you; feel inside and trust your inner voice, and don't be afraid to show your abilities and talents."
Written in 2004 by M. Nazario --- Puerto Rico


" Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs, which we endure, help us in our marching on."
Henry Ford


You never know unless you try and if you want something bad enough, don't stop until you get it.


" Every miracle begins with a problem."


" In life you have a choice: Be bitter about your situation or be better and take steps to improve your situation."


" Relationships are built on trust. Real love grows from respect for one another..."


" Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will."
Oliver Cromwell


" Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends are arguing, and you know both of them are wrong."
Sir Hugh Percy Allen


" If all you see in the road ahead are obstacles, you are on a path to hardship. If however you view them as opportunities, you are on the highway to success."


" The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn."


" Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual."
Arthur Koestler


" Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world."
Malcolm X

" Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Nelson Mandela


" 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


" Strive to improve, for that will be your key to success.