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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
Nothing in life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success.
Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.
You got to sing like you don't need the money; Love like you'll never get hurt; You got to dance like nobody's watchin'; It's gotta come from the heart if you want it to work.
In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.
In fifty years when life thinks that he's won and that I'm too old to do all the things that I want to do, I will cry tears of victory, because I already did.
Nothing will work unless you do.
Two-minute attitude drill: To everyone: You can trust me. I'm committed to excellence. I care about you as a person. EVERY DAY: Do good. Do your best. Treat others as you would be treated. FOR TODAY: Nothing negative will escape my lips.
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.
Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Keep your heart right, even when it is sorely wounded.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.
When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish-it is then that you must not hesitate.
There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.
Don't wait for someone to take you under their wing. Find a good wing and climb up underneath it.
Waiting is a trap. There will always be reasons to wait. The truth is, there are only two things in life, reasons and results, and reasons simply don't count.
Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.
People of uncommon abilities generally fall into eccentricities when their sphere of life is not adequate to their abilities.
The person who in shaky times also wavers only increases the evil, but the person of firm decision fashions the universe.
The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.
Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!
Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.
... if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.
We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
When you stand at the edge of the cliff, jump to fly, not to fall.
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Somebody must take a chance. The monkeys who became men, and the monkeys who didn't are still jumping around in trees making faces at the monkeys who did.
To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.
Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried.
Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.
Love is just an excuse.
Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world
Are the ones who do.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Love makes time pass away and time makes love pass away.
Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.
When we are doing what we love, we don't care about time. For at least at that moment, time doesn't exist and we are truly free.
Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
You can have it all. You just can't have it all at one time.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
I'm not into the money thing. You can only sleep in one bed at a time. You can only eat one meal at a time, or be in one car at a time. So I don't have to have millions of dollars to be happy. All I need are clothes on my back, a decent meal, and a little loving when I feel like it. That's the bottom line.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.
The end is never as satisfying as the journey. To have achieved everything but to have done so without integrity and excitement is to have achieved nothing.
What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.
A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil -- but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small silly presents every so often -- just to save it from drying out completely
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
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.
True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
To find a friend one must close one eye -- to keep him, two.
Some people say they haven't yet found themselves. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates.
Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves -- so how can we know anyone else?
No one is more interesting to anybody than is that mysterious character we all call me, which is why self-liberation, self-actualization, self-transcendence, etc., are the most exciting games in town.
Sometimes the best way to figure out who you are is to get to that place where you don't have to be anything else.
Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time.
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
The impossible is often the untried.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered
Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other finds an excuse.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
When you meet up with a disagreeable person, never allow yourself to be upset. Say to yourself, if a dowdy like that can stand himself all his life, surely I can stand him for a few minutes.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.

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