Thomas Babington Macaulay
(Politician and Historian, 1800-1859)
The smallest actual good is better than the most magnificent promise of impossibilities.
(Professional baseball player and manager, 1862-1956)
You can't win any game unless you are ready to win.
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
(College football coach)
Live in your hopes and not in your fears.
(French Poet, 1842-1898)
Every soul is a melody which needs renewing.
(President of South Africa)
The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide s has come. The time to build is upon us.
Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished
The key is choice. You have options. There is a better way to live.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief, and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
(Founder of Home Depot)
It's a misnomer that our talents make us a success. They help, but it's not what we do well that enables us to achieve in the long run. It's what we do wrong and how we correct it that ensures our long-lasting success.
Orison Swett Marden
(Founder of Success magazine, 1850-1924)
Paradise is here or nowhere: You must take your joy with you or you will never find it.
(Educator and Writer)
Success never rests. On your worst days, be good. And on your best days, be great. And on every other day, get better.
Choices are the hinges of destiny.
Robert Nesta Marley O.M.
Emancipate yourself from mental slavery none but ourselves can free our mind.
Melinda M. Marshall
Work though we must, our jobs do not automatically determine our priorities concerning our marriages, our children, our social life, or even our health. ...we're still responsible for making [life] something we enjoy or endure.
John C. Maxwell
Ideas have a short shelf life. You must act on them before the expiration date.
Benjamin E. Mays
It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.
Every one is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.
Make no judgments where you have no compassion.
I turn my head to sky rains falling, wash the wounds of numbness from my soul.
Phillip C. McGraw
(Psychologist adn Television Personality)
[S]ometimes we have to give ourselves what we wish we could get from someone else.
Do not ask people to do what you are not willing to do yourself.
If I can bring joy into the world ... then I'll be successful.
David O. McKay
(Church leader, 1873-1970)
Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.
Brains, like hearts, go where they're appreciated.
Karl A. Menninger
We do not fall in love, we grow in love and love grows in us.
Love is a medicine for the sickness of the world; a prescription often given, too rarely taken.
Charles E. Merriam
(Civic reformer and politician, 1874-1953)
The future belongs to those who fuse intelligence with faith, and who with courage and determination grope their way forward from chance to choice, from blind adaptation to creative evolution.
John Stuart Mill
(Philosopher and economist, 1806-1873)
One person with a belief is a social power equal to ninety-nine who have only interests.
One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
Hosea Miller II
So many times we tend to look for and go after the flashy things in life, while all along overlooking the things regarded as plain, insufficient, and ordinary. ... Everything that glitters is not gold, and everything golden does not always glitter.
Genius has no age, no country, no race; it belongs to mankind.
Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me; let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.
Many of life's circumstances are created by three basic choices: the disciplines you choose to keep, the people you choose to be with, and the laws you choose to obey.
(Speaker and writer)
The seasons do not push one another; neither do clouds race the wind across the sky. All things happen in their own good time.
Energy follows thought; we move toward, but not beyond, what we can imagine.
Looking back, we see with great clarity, and what once appeared as difficulties now reveal themselves as blessings.
Kenneth G. Mills
Seek and ye shall find; hide and ye shall be lost.
Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things we choose to ignore.
(Musician and Composer, 1922-1979)
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
Mr. Greens Mistress
Man is only perfect in his imperfection
Donald G. Mitchell
The future is wider than vision, and has no end.
Tonight, when you lay your head on your pillow, forget how far you still have to go. Look instead at how far you've already come.
(5th U.S. President, 1758-1831)
Let us by all wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
Where there is room in the heart there is always room in the house.
The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
(Writer and educator, 1745-1833)
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
(Poet and humorist, 1871-1914)
Home is not where you live but where they understand you.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
It is not enough to do good; one must do it the right way.
(Craftsman and Designer, 1834-1896)
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.
Leaders make things possible. Exceptional leaders make them inevitable.
Fear of failure and fear of the unknown are always defeated by faith. Having faith in yourself, in the process of change, and in the new direction that change sets will reveal your own inner core of steel.
Every day that we wake up is a good day. Every breath that we take is filled with hope for a better day. Every word that we speak is a chance to change what is bad into something good.
(Religious leader, 1910-1997)
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
The best way to show our gratitude to God and the people is to accept everything with joy.
Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace. And peace begins with a smile.
Dwell on the positive.
Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow.
(Founder of the Caroline Myss Education Institute)
Like heroes in a mythic journey, we are meant to struggle to make the right choices.