Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Pessimist

  A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.


― Harry S. Truman 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Three ways to obtain wisdom

   By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.


― Confucius 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

View the world with current eyes

   A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.


― Muhammad Ali 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Your loved ones are there for you

   The ability to reflect is associated with critical thinking and reasoning ability. And the capacity to be alone is one of the highest levels of development. It's important to know how to self-soothe and be confident of other people's love even when they're not there in front of you.


― Laurie Helgoe 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Our character muscles


   Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.


― Stephen Covey 

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Accomplishers

   There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.


― Mark Twain


Friday, May 27, 2016

Emotional Bad Health

Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.


― Johannes Brahms

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The love of a mother

   The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.


― Samuel Taylor Coleridge 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Leadership


   Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.


― Dwight D. Eisenhower 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Tolerance


   Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.


― John F. Kennedy 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ask with confidence

People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you've figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence. Don't be shy or feel intimidated by the experience. You may face some unexpected criticism, but be prepared for it with confidence.


― Jack Canfield 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Achievers do not fear mistakes

   The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.


― Elbert Hubbard 

Why we take precious things for granted

   The more often we see the things around us - even the beautiful and wonderful things - the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world: the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds - even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.


― Joseph B. Wirthlin 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Achieving a goal is a learning process

The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.


― Bo Bennett 


Friday, March 4, 2016

Test of courage


 The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.


― Robert Green Ingersoll 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Choose to be an optimist

   When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective.


― Harvey Mackay 


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

How we treat others

   There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.


― Nathaniel Branden