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Don't look back unless you intend to go that way.
~Marc Holm

Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings when counting your troubles.
~Maltbie D. Babcock

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
~William J. Bennett, The Book of Virtues

Pay attention to your dreams -- God's angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep.
~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
~Willa Cather

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
~Robert Brault, 

In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip.
~Daniel L. Reardon

The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.
~Author Unknown

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
~Hugh Downs

Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.
~Author Unknown

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
~Thomas Edison

Hear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
~Psalm 86:1

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
~Mark Van Doren

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Most of us are like snowflakes trying to be like each other, yet knowing full well that no two snowflakes are ever identical.
~William E. Elliott

"How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."
- Trina Paulus

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
~Yiddish Proverb

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
~Eric Hoffer, Reflections On The Human Condition

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will,
and the other from a strong won't.
~Henry Ward Beecher

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. 
~Albert Schweitzer

Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened.
~Matthew 7:7-8

Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out alive.
-Elbert Hubbard

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-Albert Einstein

There has been much tragedy in my life; at least half of it actually happened.
-Mark Twain

Man is harder than rock and more fragile than an egg.
~Yugoslav Proverb

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
~Vincent Van Gogh

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
~Scott Hamilton

Every survival kit should include a sense of humor.
~Author Unknown

Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.
~Victoria Holt

I paint my own reality.
The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to,
and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.
~Frida Kahlo

Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.
~Albert Einstein

A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
~Author Unknown

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You, too? Thought I was the only one. 
~ C.S. Lewis

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.
~Author Unknown

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
~William Shakespeare

You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation:
If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish.
~Author Unknown

Hearing is one of the body's five senses, but listening is an art.
~Frank Tyger

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
~Frank A. Clark

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

"God, please don't let anything happen today that I can't handle."
-Sara Matson

If you're alone, I'll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me.
~Author Unknown

What art offers is space -- a certain breathing room for the spirit.
~John Updike

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
~Duane Michals

The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success.
~David Sarnoff

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.
~Etty Hillesum

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
~Janice Maeditere

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!
~Hamilton Wright Mabie

Cats come and go without ever leaving.
~Martha Curtis

Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.
~Walt Disney

Cats as a class, have never completely got over the snootiness caused by that fact that in Ancient Egypt they were worshipped as gods.
~P.G. Wodehouse

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
~John Lubbock

‘If you’re lucky enough to find success, learn to accept praise warily. Those who accept and believe praise too readily – or worse, those who seek it inevitably suffer in their work.’
~Danny Elfman via The Toymaker

Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.

Hope is but the dream of those who wake.
~Matthew Prior

Follow your passion, and success will follow you.
~Arthur Buddhold

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.
~Chinese Proverb

Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath.
~Author Unknown

Never think that god’s delays are god’s denial. hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
~Conte de Buffon

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.
~Herbert B. Swope

If someone wanted to paint a portrait of my mother, he would have been wise to paint her at her desk. Where she was happiest.
~Mary Gordon

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
~ Orison Swett Marden

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift...
~Albert Einstein

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
~E.W. Howe

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
~Albert Schweitzer

The bad news is that time flies. The good news is you're the pilot. 
– Michael Alshuler.

In labors of love, every day is payday.
~Gaines Brewster

Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
~John Lubbock

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you -- not because they are nice, but because you are.
~Author Unknown

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
~Oscar Wilde

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Focus not on the commotion around you, but on the opportunity ahead of you.
~Arnold Palmer

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
~Author Unknown

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dream.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.

"I love deadlines.
I love the whooshing
sound they make
as they fly by."
~ Douglas Adams

"The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything."
~Author Unknown

Happiness is not having what you want. It's wanting what you have. (Unknown).

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. -- Art Linkletter

Whatever you are… be a good one.
~ Abraham Lincoln

"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."
~ Mae Jemison

"Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing."
~ Harriet Braiker

"We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing"
~George Bernard Shaw

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
~John Barrymore

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon. -Winnie the Pooh

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. "
~Buckminster Fuller

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
~Pablo Picasso

The cure for boredom is curiosity.  
There is no cure for curiosity.
~Ellen Parr

Credendo Vides
By believing, one sees.

"There is nothing more truly artistic than to love others."

"The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter ."  
~ Mark Twain

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
~ Mark Twain    

 "Every artist was first an amateur."
 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Where there is a will, there is a way."
~Irish Proverb

"Correction does much, but encouragement does more."
~Johann von Goethe      

"A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."
~William Shedd

"Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."
~Josh Billings

"I couldn't wait for success... so I went ahead without it."
~Jonathan Winters

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."
~Plato, The Republic

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
~Sir Winston Churchill

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. "
~Buckminster Fuller

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
~Pablo Picasso

 "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do...Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover. 
- Mark Twain

"What I find is that you can do almost anything
or go almost anywhere, if you're not in a hurry." 
- Paul Theroux

"A single day is enough to make us a little larger."
~ Paul Klee

One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get
in the way of your imagination. 
~Sam Levenson

No one has ever become poor by giving."
-- Anne Frank

All that matters is what we do for each other."
-- Lewis Carroll

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles...
by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
- Mark Twain

"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness."
- Seneca

"Happiness comes through doors that you didn't even know that you left open!"

 "To the world you may be one person,
but to one person you may be the world. "

To love and be loved, is to feel the sun from both sides.

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
~ James Bryant Conant

Slow and steady wins the race.
~ Aesop

"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped
possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born."
~Dr. Dale Turner

"Rivers know this: There is no hurry, we shall get there some day."
~ Winnie the Pooh

"We can do anything we want to as long as we stick to it long enough." 
– Helen Keller"

Inch by inch, everything's a cinch!"

"Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, 
the bruised shins of the playground, the small fears that come with dusk, the streets and squares and monuments and shops that constitute one's first universe.
~ Henry Anatole Grunwald

 "I feel an earnest and humble desire, and shall till I die, to increase the stock of harmless cheerfulness.
~ Charles Dickens

 "You have a calling which exists only for you and which only you can fulfill."
~Dr. Naomi Stephan

"The greatest classrooms of this nation or any nation are not in any school or university.  They're around the dinner tables in the homes.
~ Richard Berendzen

Anything worth while certainly takes a while.
~ Mr. Rogers

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
~ Lady Bird Johnson

"Don’t listen to people that complain."
~Patricia U. Case

"Worry about it tomorrow."
~Patricia U. Case

"Some people will walk an extra mile to not believe in something"
~Tammy C. Johnson




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