MM > FAQs > Quotes
It’s not what happens to you; it’s what you do about it that makes the difference.
-- W. Mitchell
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it“
Serenity isn’t freedom from the storm;
it is peace within the storm…
“The weak ones you won’t ever see. They never stop to think there is
another way. They just keep right on keeping on. The strong ones recognize
that a change is needed and they work towards making that change, hard as it may be“
“The way to become strong is by doing
small things you’ve made up your mind to do, however much you don’t want
to do them at the time”
-- Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson
Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land
-- The Next Karate Kid
An enjoyable job is like a fountain of youth
-- Mike Thom Florida Magazine
Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between ones origins and one’s final achievement.
-- Michael Corda-Success
Or as Proust said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new
landscapes, but in having new eyes“
“By three methods we may learn wisdom. First, by reflection, which is
noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience,
which is the bitterest“
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated failures.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent“
-- Calvin Coolidge
If you asked me why I came into this world, I
would tell you, I came to live out loud.
-- Emile Zola
“Character is what you are. Reputation is what people think you are“
We are always rich when we have courage. It is not the
circumstance in which we find ourselves but how we handle it that makes
the difference. If nothing ever challenged us we might not know our
strength---we might never feel the power to overcome something that
gives us courage to tackle another mountain. Giving up does not come on
us suddenly, but we cultivate it on a daily basis. Everything, success
or failure---or even mediocrity---settles on us as we get ready for it.
When we think and talk failure, it happens. When we think we can do
something, we can do it. It takes as much effort to lose as it does to
win---sometimes more. But to think courage, to think strength, is the
breath of life.
From “A Cherokee Feast of Days“
-- Joyce Hifler
“Obstacles are what you see
when you take your eyes off of your goal“
“Watch what people are cynical about and one can
discover what they lack“
-- Harry Emerson Fosdick
A community leader came to see a simple man known as Jacob the
Baker, hoping to find peace of mind, an ease for his burden.
The man was troubled by a repetitive dream that he did not understand.
“Jacob, in my dream, I have traveled a long distance and am
finally arriving at a great city. But, at the entrance to the city, I
am met by a tall soldier who says that I must answer two questions before I am
admitted. Will you help me?” Jacob nodded.
“The first question the soldier asks is ‘ What supports the walls of a city?’ “.
“That is easy,” said Jacob. “Fear supports the walls of a city“
“But what supports the fear?” asked the man. “For that is the second question“
“The walls,” answered Jacob. “The fears we cannot climb become our walls“
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because
your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely
what others think you are“
Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
-- William Jennings Bryan
Never think of failing. You don’t need to.
Practice failure and you can quite surely count on failing.
Practice enthusiasm in even the most commonplace things and presently the immense
power of enthusiasm will begin working wonders for you.
-- Norman Vincent Peale, Positive Thinking Every Day