• “The will to succeed is important, but the will to prepare is vital… The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” – Vince Lombardi
  • “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” -Robert Byrne
  • “If we all did the things we are capable of,we would astound ourselves.”-Thomas Edison
  • “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” -Lao Tzu
  • “If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, the willpower is no longer a problem. It’s raining? That doesn’t matter. I’m tired? That’s besides the point…It’s simply because I have to!” -Emil Zatopek
  • “Never, never, never give up!” -Winston Churchill
  • “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” -Prefontaine
  • “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • “In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.” – Anne Frank
  • “Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.” -John D. Rockefeller
  • “If there is anything better than to be loved, it is loving.” –  Unknown
  • “Don’t think that a small group of dedicated individuals can’t change the world … indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead
  • “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi
  • “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Hellen Keller


  • “Society is an insane asylum run by the inmates.” -Erving Goffman

Isn’t this quote so true at times?


  • “I know the plans I have for you, ” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11
This verse has comforted me many times throughout the past year.  Some people may not like the thought of a plan already in place for your life…it takes life out of your control.  For me, it’s not about control as much as somebody wanting a life for with hope and a future.
  • “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”-Isaiah 40:31
  • “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”-Philippians 4:13


  • “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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