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Quotations: Dare To Be Great!
Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important in some respects, whether he chooses to be so or not. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
Understand that the people who care about you are not trying to discourage you — they're trying to protect you from disappointment. You must appreciate them, and, of course, ignore them. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
What you believe is more important than what you possess. What you live is more lasting than what you profess. Whom you inspire is more significant than whom you impress. ~William Arthur Ward, Thoughts of a Christian Optimist, 1968
ABNORMAL: To have intelligence, character or genius... to be one's self. ~Elbert Hubbard, The Roycroft Dictionary
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~Henry Stanley Haskins, "Metapsychics," Meditations in Wall Street, 1940
Strive strenuously; live gently. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, as reprinted in Poor Richard Jr's Almanack, 1906
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. ~J. M. Power, in The Sign, as quoted by The Reader's Digest, 1922
The wings of Will take us to places unknown to Heart, further than Imagination. ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros, May 2011 entry to The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on Twitter, @quotegarden
Eighty percent of success is showing up. ~Woody Allen
We start becoming the person we're intended to be on the day we start intending it. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com, 2019
Still, I should like to remind you at the end of it all, that success on an occasion of this kind, valuable and important as it is, is in reality only putting the foot upon one rung of the ladder which leads upwards; and that the rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. I trust that you will all regard these successes as simply reminders that your next business is, having enjoyed the success of the day, no longer to look at that success, but to look forward to the next difficulty that is to be conquered. ~Thomas Henry Huxley, "On Medical Education," speech, 1870
In the age in which we live, the impossible is every day losing ground. ~Madame Swetchine, translated by Harriet W. Preston
If you can imagine it, you can possess it. If you can dream it, you can become it. If you can envision it, you can attain it. If you can picture it, you can achieve it. ~William Arthur Ward, For This One Hour, 1969
Somewhere inside, we hear a voice. It leads us in the direction of who we wish to become. But it is up to us whether or not to follow. ~Pat Tillman (1976–2004), PatTillmanFoundation.org
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, 1995, collegiate-empowerment.org
Don't be an easy-doing child, do hard things too. Remember a blacksmith never got a big muscle by hammering an inch nail, but by swinging a heavy hammer while beating out an iron bar. Sometimes we must run hard roads, through briers, over sharp stones, and any which way. ~Sunday School Helper, 1897 [a little altered —tg]
To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~E.E. Cummings, "A Poet's Advice to Students," 1955
You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. ~Steven D. Woodhull, 1999
I will annihilate the narrow margin that lies between me and my unused potency. ~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), "Songs of Longing: XXVIII," At the Roots of Grasses, 1923
Often, what seems an impossible climb is just a staircase without the steps drawn in. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 1990
Nature decrees that we do not exceed the speed of light. All other impossibilities are optional. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
May you always remember that you are a sacred and beautiful rainbow. You are here to love and to share your special gifts. ~Rachel Rose Zoller, My Body Is a Rainbow: A Book about Our Chakras, 2016, www.rachaelrosezoller.com
Don't find fault; find a remedy. ~Henry Ford
The single relationship truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self... Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never leave nor lose. To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problem of your life, you are the only solution. ~Jo Coudert, "You Always Learn to Swim in the Winter," Advice from a Failure, 1965
Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~Oliver Goldsmith, c.1760 [quoteinvestigator.com]
Have some idea of what you intend to do and be, and go on. ~Charles F. Raymond, "This Banner Year," Just Be Glad, 1907
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Marie Register Weedn (1929–2015), Flavia and the Dream Maker, 1988, flaviastore.archivea.com
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland, as quoted in The Reader's Digest, 1998
Share your happy, hopeful thoughts
And greet each day with zest.
Love each moment that you live
And give the world your best!
~William Arthur Ward, "Keys To Happiness"
Put your future in good hands — your own. ~Mark Victor Hansen, Future Diary, 1980
The best helping hand you will ever find is at the end of your own arm. ~Author unknown, c. 1940s
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary, as quoted in The Reader's Digest, 1993
Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them. ~Author unknown
God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them. ~Author unknown
The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle. ~Author unknown, c.1920s
Sometimes, it is said we are dreamers. Well, the world needs dreamers. Sometimes out of these dreams come visions that materialize into great things. ~John J. Wood, 1916
The world needs its dreamers and its doers. ~The Commercial & Financial Chronicle, 1918
The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1995
Put on your dream hat and dance all the way to success! ~Terri Guillemets
You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. ~Charles C. Noble
Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. ~Wendy Wasserstein, unverified
Things turn out for the best for those who make the best out of the way things turn out. ~Author unknown, c.1961 [quoteinvestigator.com]
In about the same degree as you are helpful you will be happy. ~Karl Reiland, "The Fashion of a Man," The World's Miracle, 1929
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. ~Ralph Marston, unverified
I dare to be honest, and I fear no labour. ~Robert Burns, 1789
What a fool, quoth he, am I thus to lie in a stinking Dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty? I have a Key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any Lock in Doubting Castle. ~John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is To Come, 1678
Success comes in cans, not can'ts. ~Author unknown, c. 1910
[Y]ou can do it, even if you can't. Just keep can'ting until eventually you can. ~Jarod Kintz, Goodreads bio
Each of us should lead a life stirring enough to start a movement. We should yearn to change the world. We should love unquenchably, dream unfalteringly, and work unceasingly. ~Max Lucado, "The Makings of a Movement," On the Anvil, 1985
Promise yourself to live your life as a REVOLUTION and not just a process of evolution. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, 1995, collegiate-empowerment.org
The stars do not doom you to failure. There is no destiny that scowls in your face and smiles at your neighbor. Your destiny... lies in the spot beneath your hat... Keep going and you will reach just where you belong. ~Charles F. Raymond, "The Call to the Young," Just Be Glad, 1907
Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently. ~William Arthur Ward, For This One Hour, 1969
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~Karl Geurs and Carter Crocker, Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, 1997 [Disney movie –tg]
Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. ~Virgil [quoteinvestigator.com]
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!
~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 1990
The world wants men to-day more than it ever did before, for the possibilities are greater than in any period of its existence. We want men who can see, and who can fight. We need them badly. ~Charles F. Raymond, "The Call to the Young," Just Be Glad, 1907
Share your sparkle wherever you are. ~Dodinsky
There is no need to reach high for the stars. They are already within you — just reach deep inside yourself! ~Terri Guillemets, "Seek & find," 1998
You can't go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending. ~James R. Sherman [quoteinvestigator.com]
Love every color of the rainbow in your soul and every note of the tune in your heart. ~Terri Guillemets, "Suffer, shimmer, adjust," 2008
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind! ~Author unknown [First part is unknown author, c.2000, and second part is unknown author, c.1930s. Credit: quoteinvestigator.com]
Climb from the depths of your soul to the heights of your future. ~Terri Guillemets
Have we not all, amid life's petty strife,
Some pure ideal of a noble life
That once seemed possible? Did we not hear
The flutter of its wings, and feel it near,
And just within our reach? It was. And yet
We lost it in this daily jar and fret,
And now live idle in a vague regret;
But still our place is kept, and it will wait,
Ready for us to fill it, soon or late.
No star is ever lost we once have seen,
We always may be what we might have been.
~Adelaide Anne Procter, A Legend of Provence [quoteinvestigator.com]
The secret to wellness is being your own guardian angel. ~Terri Guillemets, "Gratitude going forward," 1995
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