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"Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious
creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure
"What is now proved was once imagined."
"No matter how big or soft or warm your bed is, you still have to get out of it."
"Concentration is everything. On the day I'm performing, I don't hear anything anyone says to me."
"Do whatever you do intensely."
"Other people's interruptions of your work are relatively insignificant compared with the countless times you interrupt yourself."
"Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it."
--David Guy Powers
"Impulse without reason is not enough, and reason without impulse is a poor makeshift."
"One should only see a psychiatrist out of boredom."
"You've got to win in sports -- that's talent -- but you've also got to learn how to remind everybody how you did win, and how often. That comes with experience."
--Billie Jean king
"[Notre Dame football coach Knute] Rockne wanted nothing but 'Bad Losers.' Good losers get into the habit of losing."
--George E. Allen
"[Business is] like swimming: you have to know when to sprint and when not to sprint. You learn how to conserve so you can concentrate on what's in front of you."
--Charles Urstadt, real estate executive and champion swimmer
"It's weak and despicable to go on wanting things and not trying to get them."
"Use what talents you have; the woods would have little music if no birds sang their song except those who sang best."
--Reverend Oliver G. Wilson
"Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day, sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash."
--Dr. Joyce Brothers
"Sweat plus sacrifice equals success."
--Charles O. Finley
"Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all: This, too, shall pass."
"Happy the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying, once and for all."
"What worries you, masters you."
--Haddon W. Robinson
"Don't hurry, don't worry. You're only here for a short visit. So be sure and stop to smell the flowers."
"One of the sources of pride in being a human being is the ability to bear present frustrations in the interests of longer purposes."
--Helen Merrell Lynd
"Who knows what he is told, must know a lot of things that are not so."
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."
"The first step to knowledge is to know that we are ignorant."
--Lord David Cecil
"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way."
"Courage is the power to let go of the familiar."
"To change and to improve are two different things."
"It is important to our friends that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to our friendship that we are not."
"Don't tell friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you."
--Logan Pearsall Smith
"If we all told what we know of one another, there would not be four friends in the world."
"I'm not happy. I'm cheerful. There's a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them."
"Time isn't a commodity, something you pass around like cake. Time is the substance of life. When anyone asks you to give your time, they're really asking for a chunk of your life."
"The world belongs to the energetic."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nothing can be done except little by little."
"I recommend that you take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves."
"Life is a great bundle of little things."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid."
--Lady Bird Johnson
"Happiness is a Swedish sunset; it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it."
"Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them."
--Johann von Goethe
"Life just is. You have to flow with it. Give yourself to the moment. Let it happen."
"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans."
--Thomas La Mance
"Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night."
"On the human chessboard, all moves are possible."
"It's never too late -- in fiction or in life -- to revise."
"You have no idea how big the other fellow's troubles are."
--B. C. Forbes
"Spartans, stoics, heroes, saints and gods use a short and powerful speech."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes."
--Edward Everett to Abraham Lincoln
"A speech is like a love affair. Any fool can start it, but to end it requires considerable skill."
"Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs."
"Hope is a risk that must be run."
"When thinking won't cure fear, action will."
--W. Clement Stone
"Truth will sooner come out of error than from confusion."
"If I had my life to live over again, I'd dare to make more mistakes the next time."
"If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner."
"Life can be real rough . . . you can either learn from your problems, or keep repeating them over and over."
"Creating success is tough. But keeping it is tougher. You have to keep producing, you can never stop."
"Losses are comparative, only imagination makes them of any moment."
"You decide what it is you want to accomplish and then lay out your plans to get there, and then you just do it. It's pretty straightforward."
"First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do."
"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."