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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
~Les Brown
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
~Henry Ford
Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
~Arnold H. Glasow
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
~Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Huxley
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
~J.M. Power
Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.
~C.D. Jackson
Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them.
~Author Unknown
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
~Author Unknown
God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them.
~Author Unknown
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
~Woody Allen
Often, what seems an impossible climb is just a staircase without the steps drawn in.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.
~Author Unknown
The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996
When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.
~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book
You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.
~Charles C. Noble
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book
Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
~Wendy Wasserstein
Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
~Art Linkletter
I hope when you count the stars you begin with yourself, and may you embrace the moonlight with your dreams.
~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
~Ralph Marston
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
~e.e. cummings, 1955
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
~Judy Garland
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.
~Steven D. Woodhull (U.S. geologist, 1976-)
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
~Dr. Seuss
Put your future in good hands - your own.
~Author Unknown
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
~Edmund Hillary
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
~Henry S. Haskins, Meditations in Wall Street, 1940, commonly misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson (Thanks, Garson O'Toole!)
The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
The man who has done his best has done everything.
~Charles M. Schwab
There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.
~Charles D. Gill
What a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle.
~John Bunyan
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
~Albert Einstein
The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm.
~Fred Dehner
Nature decrees that we do not exceed the speed of light. All other impossibilities are optional.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.

~Dr. Seuss
Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.
~Anthony J. D'Angelo
Follow your inner moonlight.
~A. Ginsberg
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
~Pablo Picasso
What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
~Eleanor Powell
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
~Nelson Henderson
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
~David Brinkley
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
~Author Unknown
The shell must break before the bird can fly.
~Alfred Tennyson
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
~Henry Ford
I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down.
~Allen H. Neuharth
In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.
~Kristian Kan, Rich By 25
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Success comes in cans, not cant's.
~Author Unknown
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
~Michael Jordan
Share your sparkle wherever you are.
~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
~Thomas Alva Edison
Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
~Max L. Forman
Don't let anyone steal your dream. It's your dream, not theirs.
~Dan Zadra
Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
~Veronica A. Shoffstall, "After a While," 1971
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.
~Author Unknown
I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
~Larry Bird
The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.
~Author Unknown
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
~Thomas Edison
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
~Attributed to both Vidal Sassoon and Donald Kendall
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
~Ann Landers
When the world says, "Give up,
"Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."

~Author Unknown
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.
~Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker, © Flavia.com
There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.
~Author Unknown
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't find fault. Find a remedy.
~Henry Ford
To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution.
~Jo Coudert, Advice From A Failure (Thanks, Elizabeth!)
Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.