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Quotations:  Dare To Be Great!


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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 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


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]


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


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.1960s  [quoteinvestigator.com]


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


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]


So…
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


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


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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