Without Thorns

Love sees roses without thorns. - German Proverb

Fun and Success

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." - Andrew Carnegie

Both Sides

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. - David Viscott

Doesn't Rust

Old love does not rust. - Estonian Proverb

Never Pretend

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command. - Alan Watts


Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.

Helping Others

"You will get what you want in life when you help enough other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar

Single Step

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Confucius


"Success is a journey, not a destination." - Ben Sweetland


"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve." - Napoleon Hill


"It is not enough to do your best; you must know what to do, and THEN do your best." - W. Edwards Deming


To lose patience is to lose the battle.- Mahatma Gandhi

Life Quotes

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. - Benjamin Franklin

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein

It is the trouble that never comes that causes the loss of sleep. - Charles Austin Bates

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. 
Swedish Proverb

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it
Thomas Jefferson

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Winston Churchill

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't have any seeds
Norman Vincent Peale

One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.
Henry Ford

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

Ask yourself this question: "Will this matter a year from now?"
Richard Carlson
Writing in Don't Sweat the Small Stuff.

It's not the situation…… it's your reaction to the situation.
Bob Conklin

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Thomas Paine

Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Napoleon Hill

If at first an idea isn't absurd there is no hope for it.
Albert Einstein

Life is just a blank slate, what matters most is what you write on it.
Christine Frankland

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give!
Winston Churchill

Knowledge itself is power.
Francis Bacon

What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Henry David Thoreau

To avoid criticism , do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Green Hubbard

I can live for two months on a good compliment.
Mark Twain

Follow your bliss.
Joseph Campbell

Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action
David Seabury

Believe that you have it, and you have it.
Latin Proverb

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

To win takes a complete commitment of mind and body. When you can't make that commitment, they don't call you a champion anymore
Rocky Marciano

When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top
Author Unknown

"Football is not in a crisis. Football is in some difficulties and they will be solved inside our family." -- Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, on allegations that Qatar bought rights to host World Cup 2022.

"The education system hasn't caught up with our children and our way of life." -- Why actress Angelina Jolie home-schools her children.

"If you love your bluebells, kill your dog." -- Germaine Greer, author and academic, says dog ness is killing woodland flowers.

"I love the smell of emissions." -- US Tea Party icon, Sarah Palin, lobbies for biker vote.

Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Dr. Robert Schuller

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.
Tommy Lasorda

You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"
George Bernard Shaw

There is only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best.
Doris Lessing

They can because they think they can.

I am the greatest!
Muhammad Ali

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Marianne Williamson

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

We are what we think.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Napoleon Bonaparte

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain

It's never too late to be what you might have been.
George Eliot

We tend to get what we expect.
Norman Vincent Peale

This world is but canvas to our imaginations.
Henry David Thoreau

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Samuel Jackson

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Vince Lombardi

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right.
Henry Ford

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

We become what we think about all day long.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
David Burns
Intimate Connections.

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

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero! (Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow)
Horace/Quintus Hortius Flaccus

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard

Do not wait for your ship to come in - swim out to it
Author Unknown

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.
Colin Powell

This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night of the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare


Things that hurt, instruct.- Benjamin Franklin

David and Goliath

Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath. - Wilt Chamberlain

Good, Better, Best

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.- Tim Duncan


The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.- Moliere


"Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy." -Robert Anthony

"Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery." Anne Frank

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." - Franklin Roosevelt

"The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does." -J.M. Barrie

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want the most, for what you want now." -Zig Ziglar

Life and Book

“Life is like a book we can either study it or let it gather dust on the shelves of the world.”     — Rene Godefroy


"A coach can play any number of roles –mentor, consultant, motivator, but one thing she is not is a therapist. Coaching deals with the “how”: how you can move on from where you are and make change. It’s action-oriented, and concerned with the present and future, not the past." - Shape Magazine


Opportunity... often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.- Napoleon Hill


It's easy to make a buck. It's tougher to make a difference. - Tom Brokaw

Don't Quit

Don't Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high;
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are;
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit.


The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. - Carl Jung


Champions in any field have made a habit of doing what others find boring or uncomfortable.- Author Unknown

Variety of Love

Love comes in all shape and sizes
People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be
shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.
What you spend years building may
be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have
and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
       - Anonymous


The body moves naturally, automatically, without any personal intervention or awareness. If we think too much, our actions become slow and hesitant.
Taisen Deshimaru

Never Quit

Life may knock you over, but it can not keep you down: Rest up, then rise up! - Tristan Bishop 


I Xeroxed my watch. Now I have time to spare.


Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.- Samuel Johnson

Communication with God

God doesn't have a blackberry or an iPhone, but He is my favorite contact. 
He doesn't have Facebook, but He is my best friend. 
He doesn't have Twitter, but I follow Him.
He doesn't have internet, but I am connected to Him.


The only thing in life achieved without effort is failure. - Author Unknown


If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.- Henry David Thoreau


Defer not till tomorrow to be wise,
Tomorrow’s sun to thee may never rise. - William Congreve

Getting Better

Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.- Emile Coue


Push your limits and you will realize you have none. 

Close to Success

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Edison


You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. - Mae West


Stop leaving and you will arrive.
Stop searching and you will see.
Stop running away and you will be found


Worry is a think stream of fear which, if encouraged, becomes a wide channel into which all other thoughts flow. Assume an attitude of positive expectancy!
Author Unknown

Pain and Scars

Scars remind us where we’ve been. They don’t have to dictate where we are going.


I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. - Mark Twain

Listen to Yourself

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.


Some patients I see are actually draining into their bodies the diseased thoughts of their minds.
Zacharty Bercovitz

Face to Face

Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face. - Nelson DeMille

Attitude Quotes

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. - Lou Holtz

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges. - Pat Riley

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. - Dale Carnegie