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  • What’s done to children they will do to society.” ― Karl Menninger


  • “Never make a long term decision in the middle of a short term crisis.” – Richard London


  • “I hated every minute of training, but I said , “Don’t Quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a Champion.” ― Muhammad Ali


  • “Everyone is either your student or your teacher. Most people are both.” – Regina Brett; author of Be the Miracle


  • “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ― Robert A. Heinlein


  • “A success unshared is a failure.” – John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of Paul Mitchell hair products


  • “If you don’t make time for exercise you’ll have to make time for illness.” – Jim Kirwan, author of The eXercise Factor


  • “Worrying about what you can’t control is stressful. Concentrating on what you can control is empowering.” – Richard London


  • “Forgive everybody everyday of everything whether they deserve it or not.” – Bob Kittell


  • “It’s not what you do every once in a while, but what you do every day that makes a difference in your life.” – Coach Christine Timberlake, Rock Steady Boxing


  • “You don’t really lose when you fight for what you believe in. You lose when you fail to fight for what you care about.” – Muhammad Ali


  • “The effort invested making excuses would be better spent making plans.” – Hart Hutchison


  • “True nobility is not being better than anybody else, but being better than you used to be.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer


  • “Nobody is defeated until they start blaming somebody else .” – John Wooden


  • “The best part about being over 40 is that you did most of your stupid stuff before the Internet.” – David Gwilt


  • “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pike


  • “If you want to be happy for an hour take a nap.
    If you want to be happy for a day go fishing.
    If you want to be happy for a month get married.
    If you want to be happy for year inherit a fortune.
    But, if you want to be happy for a lifetime do something good for someone else.” – Workshop Participant from Bernie Siegel, M.D.’s book How to Live Between Office Visits


  • “I love serving my fellow man, and it’s nice to be recognized for it. But, I’m not in a hurry to receive posthumous honors anytime soon.” – Richard London


  • “Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Exceptional.” – Harvey Smith, Business and Life Coach


  • “In the moments of indecision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt


  • “I have found that true happiness doesn’t come from doing something you enjoy. It comes from the passive act of allowing yourself to enjoy what you’re doing.” – Richard London


  • “Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.” – Anonymous


  • “I thank God for my handicaps. For through them I have discovered myself, my work, and my God.” – Helen Keller


  • “At night when I go to bed, I ask myself, ‘If I don’t wake up tomorrow, would I be proud of how I lived today?” – Muhammad Ali


  • “You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.” – Warren Beatty


  • “The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.” – Benjamin Franklin


  • When you find yourself worrying about the details in life remember the words of John Kennedy Galbraith – “It is almost as important to know what is not serious as to know what is.”


  • “Your mind grows by what it feeds on.” – Josiah G. Holland — Feed it positive stuff.


  • “In everything we do someone else’s child watches us. Live your life to lead by example.” – adapted from a comment by Taylor Swift


  • “If you think you’re too small to make a difference you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.” – African Proverb


  • “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard


  • “Education is not about answering questions. It’s about questioning answers.” – Sign on a college billboard


  • “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer


  • Mistakes can be great teachers: “I have learned more from my mistakes than my successes.” – Sir Humphry Davy


  • Acronym for SUCCESS: Sense of direction, Understanding, Courage, Charity, Esteem, Self confidence, Self acceptance – Dr. Maxwell, Malz (Author of Psycho-Cybernetics) You can develop all of those traits if you try.


  • “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein


  • “You can’t procrastinate your way to success and happiness.” – Richard London


  • Let go of your anger. “No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.” – George Jean Nathan


  • “Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley


  • Happiness is an inside job. Remember what Abraham Lincoln said, “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”


  • “Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly.”- Robert F. Kennedy


  • “The greater danger is not that your hopes are too high and you fail to reach them; it’s that they’re too low and you do.” – Michelangelo


  • “It is not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed. It is the things we did not do.” – Prof. Randy Pausch


  • “INVEST (Ignore Negativity. Visualize Everyone Succeeding Today) in others.” – Derrick Hayes


  • “If you have integrity nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity nothing else matters.” – Senator Allen Koois Simpson


  • “People lose their health to make money, then lose their money to restore their health.” – Ajay Anand


  • “Is everything you SAY(Speak About Yourself) Positive?” – Derrick Hayes


  • “We must become the change we want to see.” – Mahatma Ghandi


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