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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Inspirations - Thursday, May 1, 2014

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.



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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Inspirations - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

No one’s going to do something for you, and I think that’s been the thing that’s gotten me through everything. I’ve never sat around and waited for anybody to do anything for me. If I wanted to do something, I made it happen.

Alyssa Mastromonaco
Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Operations

Monday, April 28, 2014

Inspirations - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.

Phillips Brooks
(1835-1893) American Bishop

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Inspirations - Monday, April 28, 2014

In Silicon Valley, failure is experience. Now, if you fail at everything, that's different. But a failure is a mark of experience more than anything.

Vint Cerf, One of the Key Creators of the Internet

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Inspirations - Thursday, April 24,2014

Those who respect themselves will be honorable but he who thinks lightly of himself, will be held cheap by the world.

Author Unknown
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Inspirations - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The family is inclusive of not just your genetic family, but the people that you meet along the way.

Jane Seymour

Monday, April 21, 2014

Inspirations - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.

Kevin Costner
American Actor, Producer and Director
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Inspirations - Monday, April 21, 2014

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is within you.  Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying.  Always aim for achievement and forget about success.

Helen Hayes (b. Brown) (1900-1993)
American Stage/Film Actress

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Inspirations - Friday, April 18, 2014

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.

Lawrence of Arabia (Thomas Edward Lawrence) (1888-1935)
British Soldier, Arabist, and Writer

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Inspirations - Thursday, April 17, 2014

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity.  Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
Military Commander and 34th US President

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Inspirations - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

As the body needs physical exercise in order to remain in fit condition, man's spirit also requires the spiritual exercise derived when he confronts his problems and combats life's vicissitudes.

William Sahakian and Mabel Lewis Sahakian,
describing the philosophy of Epictetus

Monday, April 14, 2014

Inspirations - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My motto was to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was to keep swinging.

Hank Aaron - American Baseball Player

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Inspirations - Monday, April 14, 2014

To be agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you already know.

Charles Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand-Perigord
(1754-1838) French Statesman

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Inspirations - Friday, April 11, 2014

A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it.

Alistair Cooke
British Journalist, Television Host

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Inspirations - Thursday, April 10, 2014

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

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

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Inspirations - Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845)
17th President of the United States

Monday, April 7, 2014

Inspirations - Tuesday, April 8, 2014

We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind with a tender heart.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
American Civil Rights Leader

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Inspirations - Monday, April 7, 2014

The most important human endeavor is striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depends on it.  Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to our lives.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
German-American Physicist

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Inspirations - Friday, April 4, 2014

What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully. Charles Victor Cherbuliez (1829-1899) French Novelist

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Inspirations - Thursday, April 3, 2014

Moral courage is a virtue of higher cast and nobler origin than physical. It springs from a consciousness of virtue and renders a man, in the pursuit or defense of right, superior to the fear of reproach, opposition, or contempt.

Samuel Goodrich

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Inspirations - Wed., Apr. 2, 2014

Aspire, break bounds. Endeavor to be good, and better still, best.

Robert Browning
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