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"I may win and I may lose, but I will never be defeated."

~ Emmitt Smith

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. ~ Joan Didion 
"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." ~ George Bernard Shaw
"If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders." ~ Abigail Van Buren
"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it." ~ Lou Holtz
"The price of greatness is responsibility."
~ Winston Churchill
This is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and…we didn't have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track." ~ Barack Obama
Once you’ve promised to do something, never complain about the difficulty in doing it.
A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, `I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt 
If I had not been in prison, I would not have been able to achieve the most difficult task in life, and that is changing myself.
~ Nelson Mandela

The secret of a leader lies in the tests he has faced over the whole course of his life and the habit of action he develops in meeting those tests.
~ Gail Sheehy

There comes a special moment in everyone's life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission—a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment he finds greatness. It is his finest hour.

~ Winston Churchill

Freedom means choosing your burden.


~ Hephzibah Menuhin

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.


~ William Faulkner

The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.


~ Thucydides

Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.
~ Charles Colton
THE WAY TO GET GOOD IDEAS IS TO GET LOTS OF IDEAS, AND THROW THE BAD ONES AWAY.


~ Dr. Linus Pauling 

A LIFE SPENT MAKING MISTAKES IS NOT ONLY MORE HONORABLE, BUT MORE USEFUL THAN A LIFE SPENT DOING NOTHING. 


~ George Bernard Shaw

AFTER YEARS OF TELLING CORPORATE CITIZENS TO 'TRUST THE SYSTEM,' MANY COMPANIES MUST RELEARN INSTEAD TO TRUST THEIR PEOPLE – AND ENCOURAGE THEIR PEOPLE TO USE NEGLECTED CREATIVE CAPACITIES IN ORDER TO TAP THE MOST POTENT ECONOMIC STIMULUS OF ALL: IDEA POWER. 


~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter

THE ACHIEVEMENT OF EXCELLENCE CAN ONLY OCCUR IF THE ORGANIZATION PROMOTES A CULTURE OF CREATIVE DISSATISFACTION.


~ Lawrence Miller

IT'S EASY TO COME UP WITH NEW IDEAS; THE HARD PART IS LETTING GO OF WHAT WORKED FOR YOU TWO YEARS AGO, BUT WILL SOON BE OUT OF DATE.


~ Roger von Oech

THE TWO WORDS 'INFORMATION' AND 'COMMUNICATION' ARE OFTEN USED INTERCHANGEABLY, BUT THEY SIGNIFY QUITE DIFFERENT THINGS. INFORMATION IS GIVING OUT; COMMUNICATION IS GETTING THROUGH. ~ Sydney J. Harris
IN THE LAST ANALYSIS, WHAT WE ARE COMMUNICATES FAR MORE ELOQUENTLY THAN ANYTHING WE SAY OR DO. ~ Stephen Covey

THE REAL ART OF CONVERSATION IS NOT ONLY TO SAY THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT PLACE BUT TO LEAVE UNSAID THE WRONG THING AT THE TEMPTING MOMENT. ~ Dorothy Nevil


BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO, HAVING NOTHING TO SAY, ABSTAINS FROM GIVING EVIDENCE OF THE FACT. ~ George Eliot
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A SPEECH: BE SINCERE; BE BRIEF; BE SEATED. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
THE JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A VISION. ~ Anonymous
IT'S DIFFICULT TO DEFEND YOUR RIGHT TO TAKE CHEAP SHOTS, DOLE OUT INSULTS, AND CUT PEOPLE DOWN-ALL IN THE NAME OF HUMOR. TRUST ME. YOU NEVER WANT TO BE THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY WHEN SARCASM GOES TO COURT. ~ Kerry Patterson
ENTHUSIASM IS THAT INGREDIENT OF VITALITY MIXED WITH A FIRM BELIEF IN WHAT YOU ARE DOING THAT ENSURES THE SUCCESS OF ANY PROJECT YOU UNDERTAKE.~ Dale Carnegie
THE IDEAL NEVER COMES. TODAY IS IDEAL FOR HIM WHO MAKES IT SO. ~  Horatio Dresser
PRODUCTIVE IS A VERY GOOD WORD TO DESCRIBE MY WEEK, BUT THEN AGAIN, I ALWAYS THINK ALL MY WEEKS ARE PRODUCTIVE, QUITE SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO BE. ~ Jonathan Farrington
SENSE SHINES WITH A DOUBLE LUSTER WHEN IT IS SET IN HUMILITY. AN ABLE AND YET HUMBLE MAN IS A JEWEL WORTH A KINGDOM. ~ William Penn
NONE ARE SO EMPTY AS THOSE WHO ARE FULL OF THEMSELVES. ~ Benjamin Whichcot

MODESTY IS A SHINING LIGHT; IT PREPARES THE MIND TO RECEIVE KNOWLEDGE, AND THE HEART FOR TRUTH. ~ Madame Guizot
TO BECOME TRULY GREAT, ONE HAS TO STAND WITH PEOPLE, NOT ABOVE THEM. ~ Charles de Montesquieu
A talk is a voyage. It must be charted. The speaker who starts nowhere, usually gets there. ~ Dale Carnegie
Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights. ~ Pauline R. Kezer
Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. ~Faith Baldwin

If you want to make enemies, try to change something. ~ Woodrow Wilson
In 3 years every product my company makes will be obsolete. The only question is whether we will make it obsolete or someone else will. ~ Bill Gates
No one who can rise before dawn 360 days a year fails to make his family rich. ~ Chinese Proverb
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. ~ Vincent van Gogh
I believe there is no escape from the rule that we must do many, many little things to accomplish even just one big thing. This gives me patience when I need it most. ~ James Dupont
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. ~ Will Rogers
Success is a journey, not a destination. ~ Ben Sweetland
Success is how well I enjoy the minutes. ~ Norman Lear
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work at it however. ~ Richard Bach
You become what you think about most of the time. ~ William James
If you don't know where you're going you'll probably end up somewhere else. ~ Lawrence Peter
Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through anything to get it. ~ Don Marquis
I have learned this at least by experiment: that if you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams, and endeavor to live the life you imagine, you will meet with success. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Always have something to say. The man who has something to say and who is known never to speak unless he has, is sure to be listened to. ~ Dale Carnegie
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~ Henry Ford

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. ~ Henri Bergson

Keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. ~ George Bernard Shaw
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible. ~ T.E. Lawrence