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These quotations offer inspiring and uplifting wisdom and will hopefully brighten your day.

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"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."
-Buddha


"Therefore, be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to no external refuge, but holding fast to the Truth as their lamp, and holding fast to the Truth as their refuge, they shall reach the topmost height."
-Buddha


"I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty."
-John D. Rockefeller


"The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life."
-Henry Ford


"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort."
-John Ruskin


"Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure."
-George Sand


"There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


"The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible."
-unknown


"Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had?"
-Henry James


"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."
-Abraham Lincoln


"The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing -- where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger, which he knows that he was meant and made to do."
-Phillips Brooks


"Don't be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small steps."
-David Lloyd George


"Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once."
-William Shakespeare


"Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first base."
-Frederick Wilcox


"I don't know much about history, and I wouldn't give a nickel for all the history in the world. History is more or less bunk. It is tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today."
-Henry Ford


"The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for."
-Louis L'Amour

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"Do not think of your faults, still less of others' faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes."
-John Ruskin


"For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive."
-David H. Lawrence


"Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have."
-Louis E. Boone


"The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none."
-Philip Caldwell


"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
-Henry David Thoreau


"If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!"
-Søren Kierkegaard


"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
-Helen Keller


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


"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and just be my friend."
-Albert Camus


"True friends, like ivy and the wall
Both stand together, and together fall."
-Thomas Carlyle


"Whoever is happy will make others happy too."
-unknown


"Failure is success if we learn from it."
-Malcolm S. Forbes


"Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person we become."
-Jim Rohn


"And will you succeed? You will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)"
-Dr. Seuss


"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
-George Eliot


"All things are difficult before they are easy."
-Thomas Fulle


"It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you're not that does."
-unknown


"Some dream of doing great things, while others stay awake and get on with it."
-unknown


"We all need lots of powerful long range goals to help us past the short term obstacles."
-Jim Rohn


"Goals... There's no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There's no telling what will happen when you act upon them."
-Jim Rohn


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