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Monday, March 31, 2014

Inspirations - Tue., Apr. 1, 2014

Do not be afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.

William James (1842-1910)
American Philosopher and Psychologist

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Inspirations - Mon., Mar. 31, 2014

We tend to make courage too dramatic.    Courage is often doing something simple, unpleasant, or boring again and again until we get it down pat. People who are physically challenged and who have the determination to get around their handicaps are great examples because their courage makes them test their limits every day.

Dave Thomas (1932-2002)
American Businessman, Founder of Wendy's International Restaurant Chain

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Inspirations - Fri., Mar. 28, 2014

We each have all the time there is; our mental and moral status is determined by what we do with it.

Mary Blake

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Inspirations - Thur., Mar. 27, 2014

Most of us can, if we choose, make this world either a prison or a palace.

Lord Avebury

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Inspirations - Wed., Mar. 26, 2014

It is a hard rule of life, and I believe a healthy one, that no great plan is ever carried out without meeting and overcoming endless obstacles that come up to try the skill of a man's hand, the quality of his courage, and the endurance of his faith.

Donald Douglas (1892-1981)
Founder Douglas Aircraft Company, later McDonnell Douglas

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Inspirations - Mon., Mar. 24, 2014

The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart - this you will build your life by, and this you will become.  

James Lane Allen (1849-1925)
American Author

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Inspirations - Fri., Mar. 21, 2014

There was no such thing as half-trying. Whether it was running a race or catching a football, competing in school -- we were to try. And we were to try harder than anyone else. We might not be the best, and none of us were, but we were to make the effort to be the best.

Senator Robert F. Kennedy, in a tribute to his father, Joseph P. Kennedy

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Inspirations - Thur., Mar. 20, 2014

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
American Poet and Essayist

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Inspirations - Wed., Mar. 19, 2014

The meaning of life is creative love. Not love as an inner feeling, as a private sentimental emotion, but love as a dynamic power moving out into the world and doing something original.

Tom Morris, from his book
If Aristotle Ran General Motors

Monday, March 17, 2014

Inspirations - Tue., Mar. 18, 2014

It teaches the strong to know when they are weak and the brave to face  themselves when they are afraid. To be proud and unbowed in defeat yet  humble and gentle in victory. And to master ourselves before we attempt to  master others. And to learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep. And to  give the predominance of courage over timidity.

General Douglas MacArthur, on the virtues of competitive athletics.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Inspirations - Mon., Mar. 17, 2014

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
16th President of the United States

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Inspirations - Fri., Mar. 14, 2014

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle never know.    

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
English Novelist and Clergyman

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Inspirations - Thur., Mar. 13, 2014

Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter

-- African Proverb

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Inspirations - Wed., Mar. 12, 2014

Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.  

David O. McKay (1873-1970)
American Religious Leader

Monday, March 10, 2014

Inspirations - Tue., Mar. 11, 2014

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)
American Presbyterian Minister

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Inspirations - Mon., Mar. 10, 2014

To be pure and strong, to be honest and earnest, to be kindly and thoughtful, and in all to be true, to be manly and womanly. He can do more for others who has done most with himself.  

S.D. Gordon (1859-1936)
American Devotional Speaker and Writer

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Inspirations - Fri., Mar. 7, 2014

This life we have is short, so let us leave a mark for people to remember - explaining why he adopted and educated 69 orphan children.

Kip Keino
Kenyan Olympic Gold Medallist in Track

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Inspirations - Thur., Mar. 6, 2014

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

-- Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) English Novelist and Clergyman

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Inspirations - Wed., Mar. 5, 2014

You, enlightened, self-sufficient, self-governed, endowed with gifts above your fellows, the world expects you to produce as well as to consume, to add to and not to subtract from its store of good, to build up and not to tear down, to ennoble and not degrade.  The time is short, the opportunity is great; therefore, crowd the hours with the best that is in you.

-- John Hibben, president of Princeton University, 1913 graduation address

Monday, March 3, 2014

Inspirations - Tue., Mar. 4, 2014

One thing about "falling down" is that if you learn to bounce, you have momentum on your way back up!

Henry Ford - Author, Speaker, Consultant at www.successisyou.org

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Inspirations - Mon., Mar. 3, 2014

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.

Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)
English Journalist and Economist