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Monday Morning Motivational Quote

August 31, 2015 ~ A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them. Elbert Hubbard

August 24, 2015 ~ Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. Solomon Ortiz

August 17, 2015 ~ Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. Jim Rohn

August 10, 2015 ~ Expectation is the mother of all frustration. Antonio Banderas

August 3, 2015 ~ You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. Dr. Seuss

July 27, 2015 ~ We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

July 13, 2015 ~ Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. Albert Einstein

June 29, 2015 ~ The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. Henry Ward Beecher

June 22, 2015 ~ The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. Henry Ward Beecher

June 15, 2015 ~ We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. Mother Teresa

June 8, 2015 ~ I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. Thomas Jefferson

June 1, 2015 ~ It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. Confucius

May 18, 2015 ~ The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. Cam Newton

May 11, 2015 ~ I. Hate. Excuses. Excuses are a disease. Cam Newton

April 27, 2015 ~ Let us have peace. Ulysses S. Grant

April 20, 2015 ~ It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. Tom Brokaw

April 13, 2015 ~ A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided. Tony Robbins

March 30, 2015 ~ The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Drucker

March 23, 2015 ~ Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. Richard L. Evans

March 16, 2015 ~ Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right. Henry Ford

March 9, 2015 ~ Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. Sam Levenson

March 2, 2015 ~ Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Dr. Seuss

February 23, 2015 ~ I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. Joyce Meyer

February 9, 2015 ~ A goal without a plan is just a wish. Larry Elder

February 2, 2015 ~ If I have something to say, I want it to be meaningful. Tom Brady

January 26, 2015 ~ Do not fear mistakes. There are none. Miles Davis

January 19, 2015 ~ The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 12, 2015 ~ The common question that gets asked in business is. 'why?' That's a good question, but an equally valid question is, 'why not?' Jeff Bezos

January 5, 2015 ~ Either I will find a way, or I will make onePhilip Sidney

December 29, 2014 ~ Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it rightOprah Winfrey

December 15, 2014 ~ The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. William Shakespeare

December 8, 2014 ~ Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! Audrey Hepburn

December 1, 2014 ~ Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

November 24, 2014 ~ Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie

November 17, 2014 ~ Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone. Deepak Chopra

November 3, 2014 ~ A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away. Bill Keane

October 20, 2014 ~ Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison

October 13, 2014 ~ Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth. Margaret Thatcher

October 6, 2014 ~ I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. Lewis Carroll

September 29, 2014 ~ Eighty percent of success is showing up. Woody Allen

September 22, 2014 ~ Success is related to faith. Faith comes first. Andrea Bocelli

September 15, 2014 ~ Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused. Tommy Lee Jones

September 8, 2014 ~ Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard

August 25, 2014 ~ There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man. Sean Connery

August 4, 2014 ~ When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor E. Frankl

July 28, 2014 ~ Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

July 21, 2014 ~ Do something today that your future self will thank you for. Unknown

July 7, 2014 ~ I get by with a little help from my friends. Ringo Starr

June 30, 2014 ~ If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other aren't willing to do. Michael Phelps

June 23, 2014 ~ Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us. Boris Pasternak

June 16, 2014 ~ Optimism helps us persevere. Life isn't easy. But life is always good. John Jacobs

June 2, 2014 ~ Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius

May 19, 2014 ~ Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world. Malcolm X

May 12, 2014 ~ In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits. Arnold Schwarzenegger

May 5, 2014 ~ Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford

April 28, 2014 ~ Instead, I have an abundance mentality: When people are genuinely happy at the successes of others, the pie gets larger. Stephen Covey

April 21, 2014
 ~ I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will. Charlotte Bronte

April 14, 2014 ~ Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life. Janine di Giovanni

April 7, 2014 ~ He who has health, has hope; he who has hope, has everything. Thomas Carlyle

March 31, 2014 ~ Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier

March 24, 2014 ~ Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward. Victor Kiam

March 17, 2014 ~ May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. Irish Blessing

March 10, 2014 ~ Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is God's gift, that's why we call it the present. Joan Rivers

March 3, 2014 ~ Building a better you is the first step to building a better America. Zig Ziglar

February 10, 2014 ~ I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 3, 2014 ~ In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are. Arnold H. Glasow

January 27, 2014 ~ Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire

January 13, 2014 ~ In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost

January 6, 2014 ~ The next time your core beliefs are challenged - try being curious instead of furious. Randy Gage

December 30, 2013 ~ Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed. Cavett Robert

December 16, 2013 ~ Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope for a cure. Jane Austen

December 9, 2013 ~ Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening. Nelson Mandela

December 2, 2013 ~ Profit is a reward for satisfying the desire of someone else. Harry Browne

November 25, 2013 ~ Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Aesop

November 18, 2013 ~ Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. Alfred A. Montapert

November 4, 2013 ~ Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. Plato

October 28, 2013 ~ There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere and leaving it behind them when they go. Frederick William Faber

October 21, 2013 ~ Life is a journey, not a destination. Ralph Waldo Emerson

October 14, 2013 ~ I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein

October 7, 2013 ~ I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. G. K. Chesterton

September 30, 2013 ~ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

September 23, 2013 ~ Cut out all those exclamation marks. An exclamation mark is like laughing at your own joke. F. Scott Fitzgerald

September 16, 2013 ~ I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy. Kahlil Gibran

September 9, 2013 ~ People who feel good about themselves produce good results. Kenneth Blanchard

August 26, 2013 ~ The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Saint Augustine

August 19, 2013 ~ Promising too much can be as cruel as caring too little. Bill Clinton

August 5, 2013 ~ The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. Elbert Hubbard

July 29, 2013 ~ Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin

July 22, 2013 ~ There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. Roger Staubach

July 1, 2013 ~ Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret to happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. Louis D. Brandeis

June 24, 2013 ~ It's easier to go down a hill than up it, but the view is much better at the top. Henry Ward Beecher

June 17, 2013 ~ My father always used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument." Desmond Tutu

June 10, 2013 ~ Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody elseJudy Garland

June 3, 2013 ~ Nothing of any importance has ever been accomplished by a pessimistJack Welch

May 20, 2013 ~ The biggest risk is not taking any riskMark Zuckerberg

May 13, 2013 ~ A rear view mirror is always clearer than the windshieldWarren Buffet

May 6, 2013 ~ Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazySigmund Freud

April 29, 2013 ~ You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar

April 22, 2013 ~ Scripture tells us to run with endurance the race that is set before us. As we do, may God hold close those who have been taken from us too soon. Barack Obama

April 15, 2013 ~ One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. John F. Kennedy

April 8, 2013 ~ A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open. Frank Zappa

March 25, 2013 ~ Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today. Robert McKee

March 18, 2013 ~ There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell

March 11, 2013 ~ Don't worry, Be happy. Bobby McFerrin

March 4, 2013 ~ Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. Jim Rohn

February 25, 2013 ~ The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why. Mark Twain

February 11, 2013 ~ Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nice percent perspiration. Thomas Edison

February 4, 2013 ~ Each person must live their life as a model for others. Rosa Parks

January 28, 2013 ~ Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings. Publilius Syrus

January 21, 2013 ~ Don't set your goals too low. If you don't need much, you won't become much. Jim Rohn

January 14, 2013 ~ Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. Dale Carnegie

January 7, 2013 ~ A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves. Harvey Mackay

December 17, 2012 ~ Do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, inwardly, we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16

December 10, 2012 ~ Success is counted sweetest by those who never succeed. Emily Dickinson

December 3, 2012 ~ We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan

November 26, 2012 ~ Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle

November 19, 2012 ~ The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. William Blake

November 5, 2012 ~ People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election. Otto von Bismarck

October 29, 2012 ~ No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank

October 22, 2012 ~ No solution can ever be found by running in three different directions. Deepak Chopra

October 15, 2012 ~ That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

October 8, 2012 ~ Do no overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. Buddha

October 1, 2012 ~ It's not necessary to fear the prospect of failure but to be determined not to fail. Jimmy Carter

September 24, 2012 ~ It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. Mark Twain

September 17, 2012 ~ Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

September 10, 2012 ~ The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. Chinese Proverb

August 27, 2012 ~ Always remember, your focus determines your reality. George Lucas

August 13, 2012 ~ Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Henry Ward Beecher

July 30, 2012 ~ Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius

July 23, 2012 ~ Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert Kennedy

July 16, 2012 ~ Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good. Malcolm Gladwell

July 9, 2012 ~ If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much. Donald Rumsfeld

June 25, 2012 ~ I have never been hurt by what I have not said. Calvin Coolidge

June 18, 2012 ~ The ones who say "you can't" and "you won't" are probably the ones that are scared that you will. Unknown

June 11, 2012 ~ Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt

June 4, 2012 ~ You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?" George Bernard Shaw

May 21, 2012 ~ We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

May 14, 2012 ~ I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress. Mark Zuckerburg

May 7, 2012 ~ Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller

April 30, 2012 ~ A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill

April 23, 2012 ~ All growth depends on activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Calvin Coolidge

April 16, 2012 ~ Great thoughts speak only to thoughtful min, but great actions speak to all mankind. Theodore Roosevelt

April 9, 2012 ~ You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself. Harvey S. Firestone

April 2, 2012 ~ The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King, Jr.

March 26, 2012 ~ Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. Rumi

March 19, 2012 ~ Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. Wyatt Earp

March 12, 2012 ~ There is no substitute for hard work. Thomas Edison

March 5, 2012 ~ Think in the morning, act in the noon, read in the evening, and sleep at night. William Blake

February 27, 2012 ~ The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vince Lombardi

February 13, 2012 ~ Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa

February 6, 2012 ~ Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask! Act! Action will delineate and define you. Thomas Jefferson

January 30, 2012 ~ In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention. Lou Holtz

January 23, 2012 ~ Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about. Benjamin Franklin

January 16, 2012 ~ Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 9, 2012 ~ Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. Steve Jobs

December 19, 2011 ~ I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  Maya Angelou

December 12, 2011 ~ Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso

December 5, 2011 ~ With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice. Oprah Winfrey