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Every day is a new adventure, filled with laughter, learning, and endless possibilities. Embrace the joy in every moment and let your imagination soar!

If you can keep quitting tomorrow, you will make it through life

Change your "needs to" into "wants to" and your wants into needs.

It's easier to say what you think than to listen.

Don't worry about what other people think. Have you met other people?

Do you have enough strength to be gentle?

Allow your failures to be your strength 
- Michael Jordan

It's not about what you think it's about what you know 

When you're doing it for the wrong reason you'll never do it the right way.

Knowledge is the gathering of information and experiences. Wisdom is the ability to use that knowledge to better yourself and the people around you.

Freedom is never free and liberty requires sacrifice.

Take up your candle and brighten the world.

“But there is a God in heaven.” Like Daniel, we can face the crisis of today, the critical events of the coming days and even “the consummation of all things” undismayed

A leader is strong enough to be soft

There is always an excuse to can't and won't, so just can and will do something

Will we ever get to the point where we don't need to forgive? We just need to thank people for the experience that they put us through

Don't battle the darkness, shine the light

Societies continue to grow strong when old men plant trees they know they will never sit under

Circumstances don't change responsibility

Uncertainty leads to the pursuit of truth

If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won’t. —ADMIRAL HYMAN RICKOVER

You don't know the importance of a moment until it's a memory

The best you can do in the face of ignorance is to be better

You can beat people up or raise them up. Which will have the positive long-lasting effect?

It is hard to move forward if you are constantly looking backwards

You will win, your opponent will not lose. Whose will will prevail?

All alone together
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
Deuteronomy 4:9 NIV

Do you overcome challenges or take advantage of opportunities

Discipline yourself and others won’t need to. —JOHN WOODEN

Soar higher and higher, don't worry about the people who are not equipped to soar with you

Success in witnessing is simply taking the initiative to share Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God
Bill Bright

Difficulties make us either better or bitter

Life is a journey, not to a destination, but through a process

Fight today like you don't have a tomorrow on earth.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

Life isn't about what you need to do, it is how you handle what you want to do

If you have determination, discipline, desire and delight you can accomplish anything you put your mind and actions toward

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.
- Teddy Roosevelt 

The expectations you have for yourself. you will attain

Don't go looking for gold, sell the shovels

Don't stop one try from success

In Kung Fu we say it is good to train diligently in the winter, so that growth in the spring is explosive

It's not about what you have, it's about what you give.

The world tells us, it's not about what you earn, it's about what you get.

Success is about you, significance is about others 
Tim Tebow

Trying to accomplish something without a goal is like treading water in a Whirlpool

𝐎𝐥𝐝 𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐖𝐢𝐬𝐝𝐨𝐦:
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks, bankers, and politicians at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
If you don't take the time to do it right, you'll find the time to do it twice.
Don't corner something that is meaner than you.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
Don't be banging your shin on a stool that's not in the way.
Borrowing trouble from the future doesn't deplete the supply.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Silence is sometimes the best answer.
Don‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t botherin' you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll ever have to deal with watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and most of that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.
Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Most times, it just gets down to common sense.


Time doesn't heal old wound, but forgiveness does

Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know where it's going. 
H Jackson Brown junior

Failure is an event, not a person

Don't let the world judge you at what you have done in the past. But rather what you are currently doing for the future

Nothing is more wonderful than the art of being free, but nothing is harder to learn how to use than freedom.

Alexis de Tocqueville

 There's nothing lonelier than being with somebody and being alone.

Robin Williams

When you are born you look like your parents, when you die you look like your decisions

Any good drawing has shadows

Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but it takes you nowhere

If you want to kill a big dream, tell it to a small minded person

If you look for an excuse, you will find it. Just go out and make it happen

Keep your face towards the sunshine and let the shadows fall behind you

It is not the temptations you have, but the decision you make about them that counts.

There are kind people in the world, if you can't find one, be one.

No man is so ignorant as he who knows nothing and knows not that he knows nothing. No man is so sick as he who has a fatal disease and is not aware of it. No man is so poor as he who is destitute, and yet thinks he is rich.” 

  If you've given up on your American dream, it was only a fantasy

 Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up

Thomas Edison

Other people's perception of you is none of your business

Sometimes the questions are complicated but the answers are simple 
Doctor Seuss

 If you want to change the world, you must be your very best at the darkest moments of your life

Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's how you learn to deal with them.

Feeling sad after making the decision doesn't mean it was the wrong decision.

You're not stressed because you're doing too much, you're stressed because you are doing too little of what makes you feel most alive

The lesson you struggle with will repeat itself over and over again until you learn from it

Let your words be as few as will express the sense you wish to convey and above all let what you say be true. —Stonewall Jackson

Life is full of common people. Do not be common. Do something uncommon.
Paraphrase from Herb Brooks, US hockey coach 1980

We don't give thanks because we're happy, we are happy because we give thanks

The Secret of saying thanks

The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
Psalms 19:7 NIV

Do you want to be like everybody else, or make a difference in the world?

There are two ways of being rich—have a lot, or want very little.

Billy Graham

No reserve, no retreat, and no regrets.” 
Bill Bordon

Proper preparation prevents poor performance.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.


 Don't do the expected, do what is right.

If you have to lean on someone else to cover your shortcomings, you probably don't have your own legs to stand tall upon

I would rather think good of people and be wrong, than think bad of people and be right. Most of the time I would be right and in the end they will be good.

Can you look past the probable to attain the possible?

 What is success?

Every solution has an opportunity to take advantage of and a relationship to build
Sometimes the people who no one can imagine anything of do the things that no one can imagine.

A-line from the movie The Imitation Game

Our shattered dreams are never random. They are always a piece in a larger puzzle, or a chapter in a larger story. Larry Crabb

If a newspaper came out only the 1st day of a new century, what would be your headline for the 20th century?

 Do you use your different to make a difference

No man can come proudly to the Savior.
Billy Graham

You don't know what you know, until you know what you don't know. Go out today or in the near future and read a book or have a civil conversation with somebody that you don't agree with. See how it enlightens your life.

As the human organism is dependent on a supply of oxygen, so humanity is dependent on its supply of hope.

 There is a certain kind of maturity that can be attained only through the discipline of suffering 
DA Carson

With every new answer we have discovered new questions. 
Dr. Wernher von Braun,

"Like it or not, life is a game. Whoever denies that truth, whoever simply refuses to play, gets left on the sidelines?"

- Phil Knight 
Have you ever thought there'd be a day when people think a different way? And on that day, what would you say, if you still thought the other way?"
~Paul McMillan

We make a living for what we get, but we make a life by what we give 
Winston Churchill

You fail if you don't grasp the opportunity to overcome

What lid have you put on your potential?

 Man’s nature prompts him to do wrong, his conscience urges him to do right

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it; this is knowledge. —Confucius

 It is possible to proceed perfectly logically from an inaccurate premise to an inaccurate and unfortunate conclusion.
Donald Rumsfeld

 Great eagles fly alone, great lions hunt alone, and great souls walk alone with God 
Leonard Ravenali

No one has ever been motivated by ugly

 Faith makes things possible, it does not make them easy

 When you're born you look like your parents, when you die you look like your decisions.
Crawford Loritts

 Is your character worth replicating?
Crawford Loritts

Abraham Lincoln once said, characteristically, “I am sorry for the man who can’t feel the whip when it is laid on the other man’s back.” 

To anyone out there who feels like they are being followed, I just want you to know that you’re not alone.

 Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible 
CT stud

 If you're looking for revenge you might as well dig 2 graves

Mr. Miyagi

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness

You can find something everyone agrees on, it’s wrong.


Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see. —Arthur Schopenhauer

Abraham Lincoln in a letter to a friend said, “I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this Book upon reason that you can, and the balance upon faith. You will live and die a better man.”

Those who never change their mind, never change anything

Winston Churchill

 The expectations you place on yourself, will be achieved

Let your passion drive you; wisdom guide you.

- A paraphrase from Benjamin Franklin

 Educate your children to self control and you have done much to abolish misery from their future
Daniel Webster

For success you need discipline, determination, desire and delight

To believe, you must want to believe

 Only a real risk tests the quality of a belief 
CS Lewis

When youth departs, may wisdom be enough 
Windsor Churchill

 Who are you, master? He asked.  "Eh, what?" Said Tom sitting up and his eyes glinting in the gloom. "Don't you know my name yet? That's the only answer. Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless?"
Tom Bombadil

Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts
Winston Churchill

The simple were formed to confound the wise

 The greatest flattery for a teacher is to be taught by the student.

You can buy a new piece of equipment, but you may be only able to touch a person once. Make sure you invest correctly.

It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
The Rock Johnson

If you fight for your limitations, you will keep them.

Jim Kwik

Make someone smile! A smile is like pair of tight underwear, it makes your cheeks rise up.

People may forget what you said, people may forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  

Maya Angelo

The fight is not over until you quit the fight

Everybody is the same, in different ways 
King and Country

It is better to be persecuted for having said the truth than to be favored for having flattered 

Only a real risk will test the reality of a belief 
CS Lewis

Our lives begin to end the moment we are silent about the things that matter
Martin Luther king

When people praise you, don’t let it go to your head. When they criticize you, don’t let it get to your heart

If you don't want to learn no one can help you, if you want to learn no 1 can stop you

 People were born to win but condition to lose

Smile at someone today to make their tomorrow better than their yesterday

If you act expecting grace, that is entitlement. Grace is given and received

It is better to be persecuted for having said the truth than to be favored for having flattered 

Legends aren't defined by their successes, but rather by how they get back up after their failures
- Kobe Bryant

Life is not about the times you go through, but rather how you go through your times

Living a life led by Christ is not pretty, but it's always everlasting

The Dalai Lama walked into Fatman's and said make me One with everything

To anyone out there who feels like they are being followed, I just want you to know that you’re not alone.

Have you ever thought there'd be a day when people think a different way? And on that day, what would you say, if you still thought the other way?"
~Paul McMillan

Is the walk you walk your talk, or is the talk you talk your walk.

History is the shadow of yesterday. Today is the beginning of your history. What will you be remembered for in the next today.

I wonder if the guy who coined the term
“One Hit Wonder” came up with any other phrases.

When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it.
Vinoba Bhave.

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.’

The best way to forget the faults of others is to remember our own

Albert Einstein said, ‘I do not fear the explosive power of the atom bomb. What I fear is the explosive power of evil in the human heart.

Everything is impossible until somebody does it

Grass is the same color on both sides of the fence, it depends on what you do with it

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You must do what scares you the most

Happiness is not a goal, it is a process
Eleanor Roosevelt

You should not be held slave to your beliefs
Larry Finkelstein
Dharma and Greg

God requires an inward purity as well is an outward performance

John Blanchard

Failure is not the opposite of success, failure is part of success.

My love for you is like my hair, it may have been cut off but it will grow back again

He who wants something later must do now what others won't

Life will never give us a cross too heavy to bear

Wisdom is knowing you have more to learn

You don't give to gain you gain by giving

Reality is unpredictable

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