“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another’s voice.”
“Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what’s more than enough.”
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
“When people praise you, don’t let it go to your head. When they criticize you, don’t let it go to your heart.”
“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
“There is little success where there is little laughter.”
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
“There is little success where there is little laughter.”
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
“Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in tow, and I know it was not that blow that did it
“A teacher effects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
“Don’t mistake politeness for lack of strength.”
“I am guided each day by these three questions: ‘What are you fixing?’ ‘What are you making?’ and ‘Who are you helping?'”
“I like to learn. That’s an art and a science.”
“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”
“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”
“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”
“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the Inn.”
“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.”
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
“I made up my mind not to care so much about the destination, and simply enjoy the journey.”
“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”
“I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
“I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
“Darkness must pass, a new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.”
“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”
“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”
“Admire more, most people don’t admire enough.”
“Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.”
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
“Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.”
“Allow your positive thoughts to clear away the invisible strings tying you to a life of less.”
“Your choices can become the wings of success or the bars imprisoning you in a life of mediocrity.”
“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.”
“What the New Year brings to you will depend on what you bring to the New Year.”
“Let him who would move the world first move himself.”
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”
“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced every day.”
“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

—Albert Einstein

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” Benjamin Spock

—Benjamin Spock
“Every child is an artist. The challenge is to remain an artist after you grow up.”
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
“Every moment is a fresh beginning.”
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” -Prov 17:22
“Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.”
“Today is a good day to let go of yesterday.”

“You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.”

—Ogden Nash

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

—Charles Swindoll
“If you make friends with yourself, you’ll never be alone.”
“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”
“Negative thoughts are the nails that build a prison of failure.”
“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever.”
“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.”
“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
“A leader must inspire or his team will expire.”
“Don’t ask God to guide your footsteps if you’re not willing to move your feet.”
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
“Hope is the beacon which points to prosperity.”
“All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.”

The best leaders let others feel they could have done it alone.

—Lao-tzu, Tao Te Ching
Happy New Year!
“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”

“Leadership is lifting of a man’s vision to higher sights.”

—Peter Drucker
“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air.”
“Love your enemies.”
“Destiny is not a matter of change; it is a matter of choice.”
Great things start with great expectations.
“We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.”
“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Winston Churchill

—Winston Churchill
“Let him who would move the world first move himself.”
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” -Charles Dickens

“Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.”

—Zig Ziglar
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
“If a story is in you, it has to come out.”

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” Yogi Berra

—Yogi Berra
“When we judge, we lose the opportunity to learn from a life different than ours.”

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

—John Maxwell

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”

—Joseph Addison
“To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable.”
“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”
“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.”
“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
“It’s far better to be alone than in bad company.”
“If we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”
Everything happens for a reason.
You can never see the full path. The important thing is to do the next right thing. -Michael Hyatt
The ultimate measure of a man is . . . where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”

“Positive thinking is good. Positive doing is better.” @Leadershipfreak

—Dan Rockwell
“The pen is gradually inking up, preparing itself to write the next.”

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”

—Mark Twain
“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
“Never underestimate the effect of taking action on the small things.” -Bruce Rhoades

“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.”

—Thomas Merton
“In everything, give thanks.” -1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” William James

—William James
“Don’t let the limitations of the past ruin your future.” -Skip Prichard
“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy.
“The best way out is always through.”

“All great things start as one small thing.”

—Lee Colan
Will you fall or fly?
“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams.”
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry, we shall get there some day.”
“Oh what we see when we finally stop looking.”
“Your life’s best chapters are ahead of you. Turn the page with great expectation.”
“You were born with the strength to rise.”
“The impossible is often the untried.”
“Simplicity is the glory of expression.”
“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

—Jim Rohn
You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”

—John Wooden

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”

—Saint Augustine

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”

—H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”

—Napoleon Hill

“The impossible is often the untried.”

—Jim Goodwin

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”

—Mother Teresa

“From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”

—Peter Drucker

“Let him who would move the world first move himself.”


“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”

—Truman Capote

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”


‘If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.’

—Milton Berle

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about!

—Ben Franklin

“Facing your fears robs them of their power.”

—Mark Burnett

“Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems”

—Brian Tracy

“Never try to teach a pig to sing: it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.”

—Paul Dickson

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” Ernest Hemingway

—Ernest Hemingway

“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

—William James

“Wise men put their trust in ideas and not in circumstances.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”

—Ben Franklin

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

—John Wooden

“When you win, say nothing, when you lose say less.” Wayne Gretzky

—Wayne Gretzky

Determination is what makes it all possible

—Tommy Lasorda

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

—Will Rogers

“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.” Doug Ivester

—Doug Ivester

“The only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” Albert Einstein

—Albert Einstein

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

—Albert Einstein

“Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.”

—Tony Robbins

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” Jim Rohn

—Jim Rohn

What the New Year brings to you will depend on what you bring to the New Year.

—Vern McLellan

Master Your Destiny

—William Ernest Henley

Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country

—John F. Kennedy

Fortune or Failure

—Jim Rohn

Don’t Settle

—Steve Jobs