October Daily Motivation (Archived)

4 November 2008 at 8:12 pm (Daily Motivation (Archives))

10/31: “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” …. Winston Churchill

10/30: “Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.” …. Josh Billings

10/29: “The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.” …. William James

10/28: “Adapt yourself to the life you have been given; and truly love the people with whom destiny has surrounded you.” …. Marcus Aurelius

10/27: “Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.” …. Democritus

10/26: “Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” …. Thomas Paine

10/25: “Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” …. Doug Firebaugh

10/24: “The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” …. Socrates

10/23: “Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.” ….  Claudia Black

10/21: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” …. Aristotle

10/20: “Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” …. Anonymous

10/19: “Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.” …. Japanese Proverb

10/05: “Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” …. Chinese Proverb

10/04: “Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.” …. Christy Borgeld

10/03: “In order to be walked on, you have to be laying down.” …. Brian Weir

10/02: “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action” …. Benjamin Disraeli

10/01: “Inspiration never arrived when you were searching for it.” …. Lisa Alther


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September Daily Motivation (Archived)

1 October 2008 at 12:24 pm (Daily Motivation (Archives))

09/30: “Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” …. Ralph Waldo Emerson

09/29: The best way to predict your future is to create it.” …. Anonymous

09/28: “The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.” …. Ghandi

09/27: No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.” …. Aesop

09/25: If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” …. Mark Twain

09/24: “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” … Maya Angelou

09/23: Anger is never without a reason, but seldom a good one.” ….  Benjamin Franklin

09/22: “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” …. Eleanor Roosevelt

09/20: The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” …. Winston Churchill

09/19: Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” …. Thich Nhat Hanh

09/18: Don’t ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.” …. Anonymous

09/17: “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” …. Aristotle

09/16: “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” …. Francesca Reigler

09/15: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” …. Aristotle

09/14: Plant the seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses” …. Norman Vincent Peale

09/13: “If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.” …. Jimmy Buffet

09/12: “Life has taught us that love does not exist in us gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.” …. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

09/11: “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” …. John Wooden

09/10: Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” …. Marcus Annaus Seneca

Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” …. Hans Selye

09/08: “Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.” …. Will Durant

09/07: “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” …. Tom Bodett

09/06: “As soon as your recognize that you are able to control your thoughts happiness will come within your reach.” …. David Baird

09/05: “Every time words are spoken, something is created. Be conscious of what you say and how you say it. Use words that build up, appreciate, encourage and inspire.” …. Lucy MacDonald

09/04: “If Joan of Arc can turn the tide of an entire war before her 18th birthday, you can get out of bed.” …. E. Jean Carroll

09/03: “Some people, no matter how old they get never lose their beauty. They merely move it from their faces into their hearts.”…. Martin Buxbaum

09/02: “Do not go where a path may lead; instead go where there is no path and leave a trail.” …. Ralph Waldo Emerson 

09/01: “If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” …. Mary Pickford

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August Daily Motivation (Archived)

1 September 2008 at 4:40 pm (Daily Motivation (Archives))

08/30: “Life is a great big canvas, you should throw all the paint on it you can.” …. Danny Kaye

08/29: “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. ” …. Arthur Rubinstein

08/28: “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” …. Alexander Graham Bell

08/27: “You already possess everything necessary to become great.” …. Crow Proverb

08/26: “It doesn’t matter how many say it cannot be done or how many people have tried it before; it’s important to realize that whatever you’re doing, it’s your first attempt at it.” …. Wally Amos

08/25: “The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are ever after secure in your ability to survive.” …. J.K. Rowling

08/24: “Be a doer, not a critic: A non-doer is very often a critic-that is, someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It’s easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change.” …. Dr. Wayne Dyer

08/23: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ….  Mark Twain

08/22: “Your joy is the physical manifestation of gratitude.” …. Lucy MacDonald

08/21: “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” …. Tom Bodett

08/20: “Never do anything you wouldn’t want to explain to the paramedics.” …. Author Unknown

08/19: “Treat people as if they are what they ought to be, and you can help them become what they are capable of becoming.”….  Johann von Goethe

08/18: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ….  Mark Twain

08/17: “Success is that old ABC – Ability, Breaks and Courage.” …. Charles Luckman

08/16: “Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure.” …. Joseph Sugarman

08/15: “Being defeated is a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.” …. Marlene vos Savant

08/14: “There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.” …. Henry Van Dyke

08/13: “When the power of love overcomes the  love of power the world will know peace.” …. Jimi Hendrix

08/12: “The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That’s all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it is something you allow.” …. Will Garcia

08/11: “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ….  Marcus Aurelius

08/10: “Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.” …. Will Durant

08/09: “To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” …. Robert Muller

08/08: “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” …. William Jennings Bryan

08/07: “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.” …. Buddha

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July Daily Motivation (Archived)

7 August 2008 at 6:53 pm (Daily Motivation (Archives))

07/31: “You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” …. Ziggy

07/30: “Set yourself free from the past, bring peace into your life, and move into the present by letting go of your anger and bitterness.” …. Lucy MacDonald

07/29: “Be like a postage stamp – stick to one thing until you get there.” …. Josh Billings

07/28: “What people intend for your harm, God will change it for your good” …. a great friend of mine

07/27:Holding on to anger is like holding on to a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” …. Buddha

07/26: “A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view.” …. Wilma Askinas

07/25: “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” …. Carl Jung 

07/24: “Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.” …. Winston Churchill

07/23: “
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.” …. Sandra Carey

07/22: “If your life has become root-bound and you have stopped growing, it is time to re-pot.”  …. Lucy Macdonald 

07/21: “It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.” …. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

07/20: “Seven Ways to Have a Good Day
1. Talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
2. Look at the sunny side of everything.
3. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.
4. Be as enthusiastic about success of others as you are about your own.
5. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
6. Give everyone a smile.
7. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others”
…. Christian D Larsen

07/19: “Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.” …. Eddie Rickenbacker

07/18: “The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are.” …. Thomas Dreier

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