These are some of my favorite inspirational quotes.  Pleas enjoy them and email friends and colleagues with a link to this page.  And if you’d like to share some of Your favorites with me, please do!

 

“Never let go of your illusions.  For when they are gone, you may still exist - but you have ceased to live.”  --Mark Twain
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"You become what you think about." — Earl Nightingale 
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“The Mind contains all possibilities” -- the Buddha 
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“A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.”-- Mohandas Gandhi
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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."  Aristotle
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"No man is a failure who is enjoying life." William Faulkner  
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“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be late.”  -- Ralph Waldo Emerson 
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“Life is Change, Growth is Optional, Choose Wisely” – Karen Kaiser Clark
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 “Human beings, by changing the in.ner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." — William James
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“They are able who think they are able.”  Virgil – 70 – 19 BC 
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“One of the greatest of all principles is that men can do what they think they can do.”  Norman Vincent Peale
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“Whether you believe you can do a thing or believe you can’t; you are right.”  Henry Ford
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“Habits are changed by practicing new behaviors, and this is true for mental habits as well.” -- Dr. Wayne Dyer
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"Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are." —Jim Rohn 
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"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." — Steve Jobs 
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"I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened." -- - Mark Twain  
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"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind." - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer  
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"The one without dreams is the one without wings." - Muhammad Ali  
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“You might know you should do something – the key is knowing WHAT to do, and then doing it.”  William C. Smith 
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“To get from here to where you want to go, you have to leave where you are.  Get out of the comfort zone of doing nothing – and do something!”  William C. Smith
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"Never attack a problem without also presenting a solution." —Jim Rohn
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"The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them." —Jim Rohn
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"The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness." - Abraham Maslow 
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“Some people choose to fit in. Others choose to stand out.  What’s your choice?”  William C. Smith 
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"Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long after they have departed." —Jim Rohn 
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“Approval from others is never enough! the only real solution:"A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." -- Mark Twain 
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“Your miracles are an inside job.  Go there to create the magic that you seek in your life.” -- Dr. Wayne Dyer
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"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." -Naguib, Mahfouz  
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"To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail." -Abraham Maslow  
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"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself." -Henry Ward Beecher  
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“Is there a pill that can cure excuseitis?  No, but there is a real cure - it's called making a choice, taking action, and accepting responsibility.” --  William C. Smith 
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"If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development." — Brian Tracy 
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“Satisfaction – did you notice the last part of the word is “ACTION’?  So if you want to have “satisfaction” in your life – you take ACTION.  And if you want to be more than just satisfied – you take Mega Actions – persistently!  Have you also noticed that many of those who aren’t satisfied with their life would rather complain than take Action?  It’s a choice.  Exercise your right to Choose.” -- William C. Smith  
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"Small things, done consistently, in strategic places, create major impact. What are [your] top 'small things' right now?" — David Allen
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“Don’t look back, unless you’re going that way.”  William C. Smith 
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“Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out. ” —Jim Rohn
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"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” - St. Francis of Assisi 
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“The problem is that most people spend their lives looking... but not truly seeing." – Joe Navarro 
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"Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all." — Brian Tracy  
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“Learn to help people with more than just their jobs; help them with their lives.” —Jim Rohn
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“The use of mental imagery is one of the strongest and most effective strategies for making something happen for you.” -- Dr. Wayne Dyer 
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"How long should you try? Until." —Jim Rohn 
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"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said." — Peter F. Drucker 
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“People too weak to follow their own dreams will always find a way to discourage yours.”  Unknown 
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“Dig your well – before you’re thirsty!”  Harvey McKay 
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"If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him, either." – Anonymous 
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“You have to be heard to be believed!” In fact the opposite of the expression is far more relevant! “You have to be believed to be heard!”  Peter Thomson 
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"People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be." — Harvey Mackay 
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“Happiness isn’t something you look for.  It’s an attitude you choose and share with others.” -- William C. Smith 
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“Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning." — Denis Waitley 
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"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped." — Anthony Robbins 
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“If Opportunity isn’t knocking at your door – then you could go knock on Opportunity’s door!” – William C. Smith 
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"Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it." — Jack Canfield 
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“Success in golf has a lot to do with being able to perform consistently at the highest level. This requires great mental strength and self-belief that if you do hit a bad patch you can quickly get back on track. Alongside working on my technique, I try to spend plenty of time developing the right mental state of mind for competition.”  Ross Fisher team member of 2010 winning Ryder Cup team 
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“Do just once what others say you can't do and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” --- James R. Cook  
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"Y.ou can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want." — Zig Ziglar 
“We do not remember days...we remember moments.” -- Casare Pavese
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“If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” --  Emile Zola
 
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“Healthy thinking is a habit, just like neurotic thinking is a habit.” -- Dr. Wayne Dyer 
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"Don't find fault, find a remedy." — Henry Ford  
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“Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75.” – Benjamin Franklin 
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"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world." — Johann von Goethe 
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“Any idea that is held in the mind, that is emphasized, that is either feared or revered, will begin at once to clothe itself in the most convenient and appropriate form available.”  Andrew Carnegie 
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When asked by President John F. Kennedy what it would take to build a rocket that would carry a man to the moon and bring him safely back to earth, Dr. Wernher von Braun said five simple words “the Will to do it”
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“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -- Robert Louis Stevenson 
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"You must remain focused on your journey to greatness." — Les Brown
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"It is always safe to assume, not that the old way is wrong, but that there may be a better way." — Henry F. Harrower 
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"If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you communicate skillfully, you can work miracles." — Jim Rohn 
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“Never underestimate your ability to change yourself.  And never overestimate your ability to change others.”  -- Dr. Wayne Dyer 
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“Focus on solutions, not problems.” --  William C. Smith 
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"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."  — Steve Jobs 
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“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street." — Zig Ziglar 
"If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner." — Zig Ziglar 
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"You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win."  — Zig Ziglar 
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"Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength." – Charles Spurgeon 
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“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds."  — Dr. Wayne Dyer 
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“The best way to persuade people is with your ears—by listening to them." — Dean Rusk 
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"If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives."  — Vince Lombardi 
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“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life:  it goes on.”  - Robert Frost 
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"An amateur trains until he gets it right; a professional trains until he cannot get it wrong!" unknown 
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"Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional."  — Roger Crawford 
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"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 
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“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." -Warren G. Bennis
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"Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things." -Peter Drucker
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"One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency." -Arnold H. Glasgow
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"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced." -James Baldwin
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"You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within." -Bob Nelson
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"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." - Arthur Ashe
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"Tell the world what you intend to do... but first show it" - Napoleon Hill 
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"A goal is nothing more than a dream with a deadline" - Napoleon Hill 
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"You can't cross the sea by standing and staring at the water" - Lawrence J Peter
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"You'll never find out what you can do, until you do all you can to find out" - John C Maxwell 
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"Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us." -- Stephen Covey 
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“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” -- Confucius 
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“Our greatest glory is in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.” -- Confucius

.“Respect yourself and others will respect you.” -- Confucius
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“Study the past if you would define the future.” -- Confucius
 
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“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”  ― Albert Einstein 
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“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”  ― Albert Einstein 
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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”  ― Albert Einstein 
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“The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.”  ― Albert Einstein 
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“You never fail until you stop trying.”  ― Albert Einstein 
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“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”  ― Albert Einstein
"The significant problems. we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." --Albert Einstein 
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"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison 
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"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." --Charles Darwin 
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“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you" -Ralph Waldo Emerson 
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"There are no secrets to success: Don't waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work and persistence." - Colin Powell 
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"Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude." - Colin L. Powell 
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"Victory belongs to the most persevering." - Napoleon Bonaparte 
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"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Sir Winston Churchill
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"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." - Margaret Thatcher 
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"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin
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"The best way to predict the future is to create it."  — Peter F. Drucker 
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“The only reason people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory!” -- Unknown 
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“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten."  G. K. Chesterton 
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"Most of the important things in the world were accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." -- Dale Carnegie 
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"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." -- Dale Carnegie 
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"Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time. -- Mark Twain
"Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. -- Mark Twain 
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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -- Mark Twain  
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"Once you have a clear picture of your priorities- that is values, goals, and high leverage activities- organize around them." - Stephen Covey  
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"Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin." - Robert Collier 
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"He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." - Friedrich Nietzsche  
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"We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success." - Henry David Thoreau 
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“Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.”  - Mark Twain 
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"Our greatest danger in life is in permitting the urgent things to crowd out the important." -Charles E. Hummel 
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“Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be.”  -- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzche
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“Your legacy should be that you made it better than it was when you got it.”  -- Lee Iacocca 
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“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.”  -- Mark Twain 
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“For the resolute and determined there is time and opportunity.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson 
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“Success is never final, and failure is never fatal; it’s courage that counts.”  -- Unknown 
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“Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin.” -- Victor Kiam 
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"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain