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Do today what others won't so you can live tomorrow like others can't.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched… but are felt by the heart. – Helen Keller

Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang the best.– Henry Van Dyke

Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.

You can use almost any measure when you're speaking of success. You can measure it in a fancy home, expensive car or dress. But the measure of your real success is one you cannot spend – It's the way your child describes you when talking to a friend. – Martín Baxbaum

The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness.

A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are!

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. – Og Mandino

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it.

Nothing happens unless first a dream. - Carl Sandburg

Courtesy costs nothing, yet buys things that are priceless.

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. – Goldsmith

The journey of thousand miles starts with a single step. – Chinese Proverb

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. – Arnold Glasow

Success is a journey not a destination. – Ben Sweetland

Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain.

An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.

Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey. – Harold V. Melchert

For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of HAPPINESS.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt

HAPPINESS is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of travelling. – Margaret Lee Runbeck

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. – Reinhold Niebuhr

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.

People rarely succeed at anything unless they have fun doing it.

Don't walk in front of me, I may not always follow…
Don't walk behind me, I may not always lead…
Just walk beside me and be my friend.

I cannot change yesterday. I can only make the most of today, and look with hope toward tomorrow.

There are two ways of being rich. One is to have all you want, the other is to be satisfied with what you have.

People can alter their lives by altering their attitudes.

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

Keep your face to the sunshine… and you cannot see the shadows.– Helen Keller

Take time to work, it is the price of success.
Take time to think, it is the source of power.
Take time to play, it is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.
Take time to love and be loved, it is the privilege of the Gods.
Take time to share, life is too short to be selfish.
Take time to laugh, laughter is the music of the soul.

Love doesn't make the world go 'round, but it makes the ride worthwhile.

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt creep in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is never too late to be what you might have become. - George Eliot

Happiness is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it.

A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.

The grand essentials for happiness are: Something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. – Chalmers

Do more than exist, LIVE.
Do more than touch, FEEL.
Do more than look, OBSERVE.
Do more than read, ABSORB.
Do more than hear, LISTEN.
Do more than listen, UNDERSTAND,
Do more than think, PONDER.
Do more than talk, SAY SOMETHING. - John H. Rhoades

May you always find new roads to travel; new horizons to explore; new dreams to call your own.

The foolish seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grow it under their feet. – James Oppenheim

A ship in a harbour is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.

It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow.

A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day. – Ancient Proverb

Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see.

Well-timed silence has more eloquence than speech. – M. T. Tupper

Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort, of the feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.– Rex Cole

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Last Updated: 15 November 2013
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