Teach children to use SPICE – and use it yourself.|S-Skill building.|P-Problem solving.|I-Imagination.|C-Communication.|E-Ego building.
The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.
—Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand (French Socialite)
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself—and be lenient to everybody else.
—Henry Ward Beecher (American Protestant Clergyman)
On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions; it is the best refreshment on the journey; and it is the greatest property.
It would be a blessing if each person could be blind and deaf for a few days during his adult life. It makes him appreciate sight and the joy of sound.
—Helen Keller (American Author)
The difference between getting somewhere and nowhere is the courage to make an early start. The fellow who sits still and does just what he is told will never be told to do big things.
—Charles M. Schwab (American Businessperson)
I don’t like to lose, and that isn’t so much because it is just a football game, but because defeat means the failure to reach your objective. I don’t want a football player who doesn’t take defeat to heart, who laughs it off with the thought, Oh, well, there’s another Saturday.” The trouble in American life today, in business as well as in sports, is that too many people are afraid of competition. The result is that in some circles people have come to sneer at success if it costs hard work and training and sacrifice.”