Accentuate the positive, Eliminate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative, And don’t mess with mister-in-between.
It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside.
It is Good to know; it is better to do; it is best to be. To be pure and strong, to be honest and earnest, to be kindly and thoughtful, and in all to be true, to be manly and womanly and Christly—this is the greatest ambition in life. It is not in knowing or having or doing, but through knowing and having and doing the best, it is in being, in what a man is in himself. He can do more for others who has done most with himself. Mastery of circumstances comes only through mastery of self.
—Samuel Dickey Gordon
Failure accepts no alibis. Success requires no explanation.
Two stonecutters were asked what they were doing.|The first said, I’m cutting this stone into blocks”.|The second replied, “I’m on a team that’s building a catherdral”.”
There is material enough in a single flower for the ornament of a score of cathedrals.
—John Ruskin (English Art Critic)
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy.—He that rises late must trot all day, and hall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
—Benjamin Franklin (American Political leader)
There are no unimportant jobs, no unimportant people, no unimportant acts of kindness.
—H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (American Author)
I have come one step away from everything. And here I stay, far from everything, one step away.
—Antonio Porchia (Italian Poet)
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.