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The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.

Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.
The great difference between those who succeed and those who fail does not consist in the amount of work done by each but in the amount of intelligent work. Many of those who fail most ignominiously do enough to achieve grand success but they labor haphazardly at whatever they are assigned, building up with one hand to tear down with the other. They do not grasp circumstances and change them into opportunities. They have no faculty for turning honest defeats into telling victories. With ability enough and ample time, the major ingredients of success, they are forever throwing back and forth an empty shuttle and the real web of their life is never woven.
It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.
Let your actions always speak for you, but be forever on guard against the terrible traps of false pride and conceit that can halt your progress. The next time you are tempted to boast, just place your fist in a full pail of water, and when you remove it, the hole remaining will give you a correct measure of your importance.
I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person.
Grace is available for each of us every day -- our spiritual daily bread -- but we've got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow.
Unless you can find some sort of loyalty, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living.
Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future.
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
It is easy -- terribly easy -- to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work.
Suspense is worst than disappointment.
To pray is to pay attention to something or someone other than oneself. Whenever a man so concentrates his attention -- on a landscape, a poem, a geometrical problem, an idol, or the True God -- that he completely forgets his own ego and desires, he is praying. The primary task of the schoolteacher is to teach children, in a secular context, the technique of prayer.
Spiritual favors are not always to be looked for, and not always to be relied on.
The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.
If I regard wickedness in my heart the Lord will not hear. [Psalms 66:18]
If this obstacle is from Thee, Lord, I accept it; but if it is from Satan, I refuse him and all his works in the name of Calvary.
That prayer has great power which a person makes with all his might. It makes a sour heart sweet, a sad heart merry, a poor heart rich, a foolish heart wise, a timid heart brave, a sick heart well, a blind heart full of sight, a cold heart ardent. It draws down the great God into the little heart; it drives the hungry soul up into the fullness of God; it brings together two lovers, God and the soul, in a wondrous place where they speak much of love.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it.
Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.
I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of God without embarrassment.
The man or woman who is wholly or joyously surrendered to Christ can't make a wrong choice--any choice will be the right one.
We must have the courage to allow a little disorder in our lives.
We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
People can cry much easier than they can change.
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Any change, even for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
Change is difficult but often essential to survival.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
You do not notice changes in what is always before you.
Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.
Change is inevitable. Change is constant.
It is change; all yields its place and goes.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.
One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.
Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?
Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.
There's a basic human weakness inherent in all people which tempts them to want what they can't have and not want what is readily available to them.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
The greatest need of every human being is the need for appreciation.
Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
Who we are never changes. Who we think we are does.
What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning
Never be afraid to treat the path alone. Know which is your path and follow it wherever it may lead you; do not feel you have to follow in someone else's footsteps.
What we must try to be, of course, is ourselves and wholeheartedly. We must find out what we really are and what we really want.
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
If you don't stand up for something, you may fall for anything.
You have to know what is right for you and go after it regardless of what others say.
Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
What mankind wants is not talent; it is purpose.
Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose.
The purpose of man is in action not thought.
The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do.
Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you will know what His will is.
A just cause is not ruined by a few mistakes.
The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward.
What is my life if I am no longer useful to others.
Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes; lesser ones exist on wishes and inclinations.
The meaning of life is to give life meaning.
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
I see no business in life but the work of Christ.
Make sure the thing you're living for is worth dying for.
You are only as strong as your purpose, therefore let us choose reasons to act that are big bold righteous and eternal.
To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
It is your work in life that is your ultimate seduction.
Mix a conviction with a man and something happens.
Battle doesn't need a purpose; the battle is its own purpose.
Everything happens for a reason and a purpose, and it serves you.
People should follow their own energy.
Why do I not seek some real good; one which I could feel, not one which I could display?
What we determine we often break. Purpose is but the slave to memory.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose--a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
Without knowing what I am and why I am here, life is impossible.
Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.
Are we interested in sight seeing or soul saving?
He who clings to life shall lose it -- but losing it in a right cause will gain it.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
Your cause belongs to those that can avenge your wrongs.
You, betrayed by time and space, Seek and find your proper place.
Don't become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Ingenuity, plus courage, plus work, equals miracles.
The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven.
Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on this earth.
It is difficulties that give birth to miracles.
A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.
Do anything, even the impossible; it may only take a little longer when a miracle is required.
Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.
Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. I love because I love; I love in order that I may love.
The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.
Remember: the average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top.
Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect.
There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Must is a hard nut to crack, but it has a sweet kernel.
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.
I want you to start a crusade in you life -- to dare to be your best.
Much effort, much prosperity.
Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
If one has not given everything, one has given nothing.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.
What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Start early and begin raising the bar throughout the day.
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.
Welcome the task that makes you go beyond yourself.
Do your duty, that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest.
What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly.
It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
If a man has done his best, what else is there?
The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort.
If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
One may go a long way after one is tired.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
The one thing that matters is the effort.
Life does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience.

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