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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door

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

The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence — Norman Vincent Peale

Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of the gods. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace begins just where ambition ends. - Young

Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm. - Alcoholics Anonymous


Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Dale Carnegie

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
Dale Carnegie

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Dale Carnegie

“A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.” - G. K. Chesterton

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds - Albert Einstein

Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me? ~Cinderella

Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.

-- Jim Rohn

Surfers riding large wave, Hawaii
No one ever achieved greatness by playing it safe." Harry Gray

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistatkes, but they don't quit - Conarad Hilton

Marsha Sinetar, "Do what you love, the money will follow"

Action is the foundational key to all success."
Anthony Robbins

"I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done." – Henry Ford

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Some succeed by what they know; some by what they do; and a few by what they are. -Elbert Hubbard

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something. -Thomas Edison

God, as some cynic has said, is always on the side which has the best football coach. -Heywood Broun

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. -Elbert Hubbard

Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable.
Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )

Philadelphia cityscape on the Delaware River taken from the Camden, New Jersey Waterwalk.

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough (1933 - )

“I'd rather die like a man, than live like a coward”
Tupac Shakur


A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893 - 1986)

Idaho Falls on the Snake River

To follow, without halt, one aim: There's the secret of success.
Anna Pavlova (1885 - 1931)

Men are born to succeed, not fail.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Anna Quindlen (1953 - )

It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Nichomachean Ethics

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.
Arthur Rubinstein (1886 - 1982)

Why be a man when you can be a success?
Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby (1937 - )

What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
Bob Dylan (1941 - )

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille (1881 - 1959)

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
Christopher Lasch

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)

The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects

Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.
David Rockefeller (1915 - )

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.
Dr. David M. Burns

We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969), speech, April 2, 1957

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his.
Franklin P. Jones, Saturday Evening Post, November 29, 1953

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

Nothing fails like success.
Gerald Nachman

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Gerry Spence, How to Argue and Win Every Time

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.'
Helen Hayes (1900 - 1993)

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

A sailor repairs the mast of a classic yacht during the 31st Royal Regatta of Cannes, southeastern France. The Royal Regatta brings together some of the finest 10 to 50 meter yachts in the world

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward." ~ Thomas Edison

"You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them all." - Zig Ziglar

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~ Lao Tzu

If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), Observer, Jan. 15, 1950

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