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Success Stars--Flashing


Compiled by Don H. Morris


The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vince Lombardi

Normal has nothing to do with right. Robin Ophelia Quivers

One small breeze doesn't make a wind storm. John McGraw

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist. Indira Gandhi

The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Deep roots are not reached by frost. J. R. R. Tolkien

Speak softly. If you really want to be heard, lower your voice. Terri Levine

I don't believe you can do today's job with yesterday's methods and be in business tomorrow. Nelson Jackson

Luck is when preparedness meets opportunity. Earl Nightingale

Many a false step is taken by standing still. Arnold Glasow


To change one's life:
1. Start immediately
2. Do it flamboyantly
3. No exceptions.
William James

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo tolstoy

Some people change when they see the light, others when they feel the heat.
Caroline Schoeder

Nothing is easy to the unwilling. Thomas Fuller

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
George Eliot

The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created--created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination.
John Schaar

Don't fear change, embrace it.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Everybody wants to be somebody;
nobody wants to grow.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.
John Steinbeck


If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge. Proverbs 12:1

The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. Mark Twain

To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. Benjamin Disraeli

To be great is to be misunderstood. Ralph Waldo Emerson

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. Soren Kierkegaard

Not to decide is to decide. Harvey Cox

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. Martin Luther

If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing badly. G. K. Chesterton

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert F. Kennedy

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. English Proverb

The only limits on us are the ones we set on ourselves. Manuel Carrasquillo

When you've done the best you can, you can't do any better. Harry S Truman

A man who has no imagination has no wings. Ali

Nobody can ever make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

No one respects a talent that is concealed. Desiderius Erasmus

There are only two distinct classes of people on this earth: those who espouse enthusiasm and those who despise it. Germaine de Stael

You can't have what you want until you know what you want. Joe Jackson

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You never know if it's going to be a mistake until you take the chance. Dawn Miller

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower

You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. Mark Twain

You canít use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou

Most of us are about as happy as we make our minds up to be. Abraham Lincoln

A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business. Eric Hoffer

Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- that is not easy. Aristotle

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open. Thomas Dewar

Give a hungry person a fish, he eats for a day, teach a hungry person to fish, he eats for a lifetime. Confucius

Consider the postage stamp: It secures success by sticking to one thing until it gets there. Josh Billings


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