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One of my special favorites: "Don't beat yourself up for not being as successful or as beautiful or as lucky as someone else. Do the best you can, take one step at a time, and never give up."—Rachel Ann Nunes

"Inspiration is apt to come only while one is working, waited for, it usually keeps on waiting."

"Think of the purest, most all-consuming love you can imagine. Now multiply that love by an infinite amount—that is the measure of God's love for you."—Dieter F. Uchtdorf

""The measure of greatness is not getting knocked down. It is the rising each time you fall.""—Brooker T. Washington

"If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win, but think you can't,
It's almost certain that you won't.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger woman or man,
But sooner or later, those who win
Are those who think they can."—- Napoleon Hill

"The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of . . . We know the truth not only by the reason, but by the heart."—Blaise Pascal

"Four things don't come back
The spoken word
The sped arrow
The broken promise
And the neglected opportunity."—unknown

"You don't have to brush all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep."

"If somebody continues to hit you over the head with a hammer, even after you have pled with them many, many times before to stop, one of two things will happen next: you can either choose to allow them to continue hitting you over the head with the hammer, or, you can choose to walk away from the person with the hammer. Which is the better choice?"

"Will it really be better for you to aim for the moon but miss it than for you to aim for the ditch and hit it?"

"Speak softly if you want people to listen."

"Life is like a search engine—to get the right answer you must type the right key word."—Dr Roopleen

"Get driven into your ambition, pursue your goals passionately and you will see your dreams come alive."—Dr Roopleen

""One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.""—Henry Miller

""Prove your strength to yourself before you prove it to the world.""—Drew C. Yates

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."

"Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny."—Mahatma Ghandi

"Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if there is no tomorrow"

""The hardest arithmetic to master is that which allows us to count our blessings.""—Eric Hoffer

""How wonderful it is to know that no one need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world.""—Anne Frank

""Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.""—Robert Brault

""Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.""

""Sometimes we are too busy reaching for the stars and we fail to notice the roses at our feet.""—Unknown

One of my special favorites: "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare."—Mark Twain

"When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give time for the right things to catch up."

"Opportunity is often missed because it is disguised as hard work."

"The truth whispered is louder than a lie that is shouted."—unknown

"Never fear opposition: A kite rises highest when it goes against the wind."

"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

"Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."

"When life gets too hard to stand kneel."

"Strength isn't something we have. It's something we find!"—Emma Smith

"It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey."—Wendell Berry

"It is not the size of the dog in the fight, it is the size of the fight in the dog."—unknown

"Indecision may or may not be my problem."—Jimmy Buffett

"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."—Plato

"For every 10 dreamers, there is only 1 do-er."

"In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer."—Henry W. Longfellow

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."—Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Constant dripping hollows out a stone."—Lucretius

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."—Albert Einstein

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."—Theodore Roosevelt

"Aim for the moon because if you miss, you'll still land among the stars."

"Never take someone for granted. Hold every person close to your heart because you might wake up one day and realize that you've lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones."

"Reading is a mental vacation."

"Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts."—William Hazlitt, essayist

"Death is not the end, but a more glorified existence."—Gordon B Hinkley

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."—Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer

"Literature becomes the living memory of a nation."—Alexander Solzhenitsyn, novelist, Nobel laureate

"There is no more fulfilling experience in all the world than the sense that God's Spirit has taken you and dared to use you for His glory."—Dennis Kinlaw

"I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer."—Douglas Adams, satirist

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."—George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate

One of my special favorites: "Let no man pull you low enough to hate him."—Martin Luther King Jr.

One of my special favorites: "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."—Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

"Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites."—Christian Bovee

"I used to think that people who regarded everyone benignly were a mite simple or oblivious or just plain lax—until I tried it myself. Then I realized that they made it only look easy. Even the Berditchever Rebbe, revered as a man who could strike a rock and bring forth a stream, was continually honing his intentions. 'Until I remove the thread of hatred from my heart,' he said of his daily meditations, 'I am, in my own eyes, as if I did not exist.' "—Marc Barasch

"A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers."—Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd US President

"What you cannot enforce, do not command."—Sophocles

"An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth."—Bonnie Friedman

One of my special favorites: "Silence is the severest criticism."—Charles Buxton

"Always take a stand for yourself, your values. You're defined by what you stand for."—Oprah Winfrey

One of my special favorites: "No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be."—Isaac Asimov

"We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves."—Eric Hoffer

"You are good. But it's not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contrubute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others."—Gordon B. Hinkley

"A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough."—Ronald Reagan

One of my special favorites: "If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep."—Dale Carnegie

"A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day."—Andre Maurois

One of my special favorites: "Almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."—Steve Jobs

"Never read a book through merely because you have begun it."—John Witherspoon

"There are two types of people—those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.'"—Frederick L Collins

"Americans never quit."—General Douglas Macarthur

One of my special favorites: "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."—Thomas Jefferson

"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted."—Aldous Huxley

"Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together."—Carl Zwanzig

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."—Michelangelo

One of my special favorites: "Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that's not true. Some smaller countries are neutral."—Robert Orben

"I find myself very, very happy to be a weird writer."—Rachel Ann Nunes

"When planning a dinner party:
It's not what's on the TABLE . . . it's what's on the CHAIRS!"—Helen Sitarik

"There is no more fulfilling experience in all the world than the sense that God's Spirit has taken you and dared to use you for His glory."—Dennis Kinlaw

"I cannot live without books."—Thomas Jefferson

"I have always imagined paradise to be some kind of library."—Jorge Luis Borges

"If you wait to be happy, you will wait forever. If you're happy now you'll be happy forever! :)"—unknown

"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

One of my special favorites: "Dressing immodestly is like rolling around in manure—you get a lot of attention, mostly from pigs and flies."

"You don't need to attend every argument you're invited to."—Jeanne Rausch

"Sometimes God calms the storm . . . and sometimes he lets the storm rage and calms his child. "—Possibly attributed to Scott Krippayne writer/singer???

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."—Theodore

"You may love me or you may hate me, either way the choice is yours to decide. and no matter what you end up choosing in the end I will continue to stand tall and stand for what I belive in. All I can hope in the end is that you will do the same."

One of my special favorites: "I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."—Thomas Edison

"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."—Buckminster Fuller

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."—Albert Einstein

"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."—Sherlock Holmes

"If what you did yesterday still looks big to you, than you haven't much today."

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

"Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live."

"We will not fail or falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job."—Winston Churchill

"Amateurs practice until they do it right. Professionals practice until they can't possibly do it wrong."

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life which you have imagined."

One of my special favorites: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass—it's about learning to dance in the rain!"

"Never take someone for granted. Hold every person close to your heart because you might wake up one day one day and discover you lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones."

"Woman was made from man's rib. Not from his head to top him. Not from his feet to be trampled upon. Bur from his side to be equal to him, form under his arm to be protected by him, and close to his heart to be loved by him."

One of my special favorites: "People will inspire those who inspire them, not those who intimidate them."

"Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while."—The Princess Bride

"Live in your stories, not in your unaccomplished dreams."—Rochelle Hiett

"You can't spell believe without live, so live what you believe."—Lisa Johnson

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."—E.E. Cummings

"The road to anywhere is the road to nowhere, and the road to nowhere leads to dreams sacrificed, opportunities squandered, and a life unfulfilled. In our journey we will encounter forks and turnings in the road."—Thomas S. Monson

"Live a good life and in the end, it's not the years in life, it's the life in the years."— Abe Lincoln

One of my special favorites: "Do what you need to do when you need to do it. Then someday, you'll be able to do what you want to do when you want to do it."

"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."—Charles Kettering

One of my special favorites: "Great opportunities are cleverly disguised as impossible situations."—Unknown

"I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may—light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."—John Constable

"We may not have it all together, but together we have it all."

"In this world you can be anything . . . Be Yourself."

One of my special favorites: "Sticks and stones are hard on bones / aimed with angry art / Words can sting like anything, / but silence breaks the heart"—Phyllis McGenlee

"I believe in angels,
the Kind that heaven sends
...I'm surrounded
By angels, but I call
Them my best friends"

"Happiness is felt by making other people happy."

"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the decision that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all."

"In each of us two natures are at war, the good and the bad. All our lives the fight goes on between them and one of them must conquer. But in our own hands lies the power to choose. What we want most to be we are."

"Good, Better, Best
Never let it rest
Until your good becomes better
and your better is the best!"

One of my special favorites: "A negative outlook is more of a handicap than any physical injury."—Christopher Paolini

"Don't worry about the world ending today, it's already tomorrow in Australia."—Unknown

"If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems, and that's a big mistake."—Unknown

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present."—Unknown

"And think not that you can guide the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy shall guide your way."—Gibran

"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

"Opinions, like watches run
Each believes their own
But none runs just the same"—Alexander Pope

"Whatever you decide to be, be a good one."

One of my special favorites: "Be bold. Be brilliant. Be brief."—James Loveland

" Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game"

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
Or what's a heaven for?"—Robert Browning

"Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is a mystery,
But Today is a Gift.
That's why it's called the Present."

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."—Eleanor Roosevelt

"It is love that makes everything possible."—From the novel A Heartbeat Away by Rachel Ann Nunes—submitted by reader Amy Lynn VanderW

"Trust is the tie broken, with every lie spoken."—Loren Shaw ( not famous)

"I prayed for shoes until I met a man who had no feet."—Unknown

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

"You make your own decisions—don't blow it."

"Luck is preparation meeting opportunity."

"If you were accused of being a Mormon, would there be enough evidence to convict you?"

"Luck never gives, it only lends."—Chinese Proverb

"Live your life so that those who don't know Him, but know you, will want to know Him because they know you."

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."—Ann Landers

"God could not be everywhere, and therefore, he made mothers."—Jewish proverb

"A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it."

"Too err is human . . . to really mess up you need a computer."

"Opportunity often roams around disguised as hard work."

"The highest reward God gives us for good work is the ability to do better."

"Work for the Lord; the pay is not much, but the retirement plan is out of this world."

"Don't carry a grudge; while you're carrying a grudge, the other guy's out dancing."—Buddy Hackett

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."—Tom Clancy

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended for us to forego their use."—Galileo

One of my special favorites: "An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."—Orlando A. Battista

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late."—Ralph Waldo Emmerson

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbows you gotta put up with the rain."—Dolly Parton

"Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."—David Lloyd George

"When life knocks you down you have two choices—stay down or get up."—Tom Krause

"I believe in God like I believe in the sun. Not because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."—C. S. Lewis

"There is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper."—Betsie Ten Boom

"A garden well tended produces miracles, a life well tended produces the same."

One of my special favorites: "Stop focusing so much on the destination; it's the journey that's the fun part."

"If you had to eat your words, would they make you sick?"

"Know Christ, no fear. No Christ, know fear."

"Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most."

"The Lord told Nephi to go and do, not sit and stew."

"If it is meant to be, it is up to me."

"You cannot run away from weakness. You must sometimes fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now and where you stand?"—Robert Louis Stevenson

"God gave us memories, that we might have June roses in the December of our lives."—James Barrie

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."

"Life is like a 10 speed bike—most of us have gears we never use."

"One definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

"The only place you will find success before work is in the dictionary."

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake."—Victor Hugo

"You have two choices in life. Laugh or cry. I choose to laugh."—Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"All that I am and all that I hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."—Abraham Lincoln

"Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?"

"If you don't have the best of everything, make the best of everything you have."

"In this world you can't be so open-minded your brain falls out!"

"God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage."

"If you ate as much as you prayed, would you be starving?"

"When you are feeling low, you have two choices: you can either lay down and give up, or kneel down and be lifted up."

"God did not put us here to see through each other, but to see each other through."

One of my special favorites: "What I spent, I had; what I saved, I lost; what I gave, I have."—An old German motto from Corrie Ten Boom's book The Hiding Place.

"A man is about as happy as he makes up his mind to be."—Abe Lincoln

"To be a successful father or a successful mother is greater than to be a successful general or a successful statesman."—President Joseph F. Smith

"The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are going."—Oliver Holmes

"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials."—Confucius

"A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car."—Kenneth Tynis

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."—Winston Churchill

"Do or do not. There is no try."—Yoda

"Speak loudly and people will hear; speak softly and people will listen."

"Sometimes we expect million dollar answers to ten-cent prayers."

"Men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed."—Lloyd Jones

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart."—Helen Keller

"Adam fell . . . but he got right back up!"

One of my special favorites: "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt."—Shakespeare

"Smile—it's the second best thing you can do with your lips."

"Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are."—Thomas Carlisle

"My tenure of worldly possessions is transient, but the assets of my soul are self-perpetuating and will endure forever."

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor."—Thoreau

"I will study and get ready and some day my chance will come."—Abraham Lincoln

"He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions."

"They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks; fortunately, we're not working with dogs."

One of my special favorites: "The past is behind; learn from it. The future is ahead; prepare for it. The present is here; live in it."—Thomas S. Monson

"If you want your dreams to come true, you had better wake up!"

"Consider the postage stamp: It's usefulness consists in the fact that it sticks to one thing until it gets there."—Josh Billings

"Don't ever compare yourself to what someone else is not doing."

"If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it: Every arrow that flies feels the pull of the earth."—Longfellow

"It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong."—Longfellow

"Don't complain about water because it's wet, or rocks because they're hard."

"If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you have already been beaten."

One of my special favorites: "The highest rewards for man's toil is not what he gets from it, but what he becomes by it."

"Whenever you see a job to do ask yourself these two questions: If not by me, by whom? If not now, when?"—Arthur Langueax

"God sells us all things at the price of labor."—Leonardo Da Vinci

"I had no shoes and complained until I met a man who had no feet."

One of my special favorites: "An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goal you are trying to reach."

"The foundation of understanding is the willingness to listen."

"Each of un in a innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus."—Neal A. Maxwell

"Don't Count the hours make the hours count."

"Seven days without prayer makes one weak"

"It's nice to be important. But it's more important to be nice."

One of my special favorites: "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition by mediocre minds."—Albert Einstein

"You don't have to brush all your teeth. Just the ones you want to keep."

"A face without freckles is like a night without stars."

"You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it."—Charles Buxton

One of my special favorites: "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."—Mark Twain

One of my special favorites: "Time is the most valuable thing that a man can spend."—Diogenes

"We sow our thoughts; we reap our actions. We sow our actions; we reap our habits. We sow our habits; we reap our character. And our character determines our eternal destiny."—President Gordon B. Hinckley (The reader who submitted this was not completely sure who wrote this.)

One of my special favorites: "There is no substitute for work; what seems ease of performance comes from the greatest labor."—Pablo Casols

One of my special favorites: "The man who makes no mistakes, often makes nothing at all!"

"When your soul is feeling ugly and your mind is all a cluster, maybe you need a faith lift!"

"None of us will ever be perfect. But that realization alone should not stop us from trying."—Aaron DeKuiper

"Genius is never appreciated in its time. Come to think of it, neither am I."—Austin Ross

"No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care."

"Don't do whatever you like; like whatever you do."

"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."

"When life gets to be more than you can stand.... kneel."

"The path to happiness is so narrow that two cannot walk on it unless they become one."

"Don't be afraid to try new things. Remember, amateurs built the ark, experts built the Titanic."

"Avoid temptation: Remember, no one ever fell over a cliff without going near the edge."

"Living a good life is like shaving, no matter how good you do it today you still have to do it tomorrow."

One of my special favorites: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."—Edmund Burke

"Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it."

"That which we persist on doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing itself has changed, but our power to do has increased."—Heber J. Grant

"Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values."

"What lies behind us and ahead of us are just tiny matters compared to what's within us."—Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Indecision with the passing of time becomes decision."

"Remember—when you are falling on your face you are actually moving forward."

"To the world you may be one person, to one person you may be the world"."

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"—Eleanor Roosevelt

"When life gets to hard to stand, kneel."

"Around the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate."—J.R.R.Tolkien

"I write to discover what I know."—Flannery O'Connor

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