Saturday, August 30, 2014

Uncommon Results

TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More.  ~ unknown

Teamwork makes the dream work.  ~ Bang Gae

Teamwork: simply stated, it is less me and more we.  ~ unknown

Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.  ~ Andrew Carnegie

Gettin' good players is easy.  Gettin' em to play together is the hard part.  ~ Casey Stengel

No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes about teamwork

Friday, August 29, 2014

There's your Treasure

Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other. ~ Vera Nazarian

Remember we all stumble, everyone of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand-in-hand. ~ Emily Kimbrough

I believe God lets us stumble along, slowly finding our way, and giving us chances to pick each other up. ~ Anna White

In the end it all comes to choices to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones. ~ Amber Frey

Where you stumble, there your treasure lies.  ~Joseph Campbell

Quotes about stumbling

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Little Voice

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.  ~ Dan Rather

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.  ~ Raymond Lindquist

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.  ~ George Smith Patton

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.  ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Courage doesn't always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.  ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

Quotes about courage

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Made some Marmalade

I am not  afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.  ~Louisa May Alcott

There are few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.  ~ Andre Gide

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.  ~ African proverb

I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade.  It's amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor.  ~ D. H. Lawrence

If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.  ~ Toni Morrison

Quotes about overcoming fears

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Stepping Stone

Find a place where there is joy and the joy will burn out the pain.   ~ Joseph Campbell

Use pain as a stepping stone, not a camp ground.  ~Alan Cohen

Your pain is an opportunity for you to learn about yourself.   ~ Gary Zukav

Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.  ~ Ovid

Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.  ~ Bob Dylan

Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.  ~ C. S. Lewis

Quotes about pain

Monday, August 25, 2014

Emotional Awareness

What really matters for success, character, happiness and life long achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your EQ — not just purely cognitive abilities...   ~Daniel Goleman

It is very important to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence, it is not the triumph of heart over head — it is the unique intersection of both.  ~David Caruso

Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand, and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions as a source of human energy, information, connection, and influence.  ~Robert K. Cooper. 

When awareness is brought to an emotion, power is brought to your life.  ~Tara Meyer Robson

Quotes about emotional intelligence

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Igniting the Circuits

It's never too late to be who you might have been.  ~ George Eliot

It's not enough just to have potential.  You also need to know what to do with it.  ~ Susan Gale

Sometimes success is due less to ability than zeal.  The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.  ~  Charles Buxton

There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.  ~ Rusty Berkus 

Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Quotes about potential

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Wordless Song

It's not the length of life, but the depth of life. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you think you can grasp me, think again: my story flows in more than one direction, a delta springing from the river bed with its five fingers spread. ~ Adrienne Rich

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. ~ Albert Camus

In the depth of my soul there is a wordless song. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Quotes about depth

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Be the One

Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart, one who looks for the best in people.  Leave people better than you found them. ~ Marvin J. Ashton

The few things that work fantastically well should be identified, cultivated, nurtured, and multiplied. ~ Richard Koch

A dream doesn't die because it has no truth. It dies because you fail to nurture it. ~Susie Clevenger

While human nature largely determines how we hear the notes, it is nurture that lets us hear the music. ~ Jonah Lehrer

Quotes about nurture

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Holding On

Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.  ~Kevin Arnold

We do not remember days; we remember moments.  ~ Cesare Pavese

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.  ~ Josh Billings

Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.  ~ Oscar Wilde

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.  ~ Barbara Kingsolver

Quotes about memory

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Most Sublime Act

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.  ~ George Santayana

Sacrifice is a part of life.  It's not something to regret.  It's something to aspire to.  ~ Mitch Albom

The most sublime act is to set another before you.  ~ William Blake

Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy...  ~ Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree

Quotes about sacrifice

Monday, August 18, 2014

Strength and Growth

The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.   ~Pierre de Courbertin

Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle. ~ Russell Simmons

Writing is a struggle against silence.  ~ Carlos Fuentes

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.  ~ Napoleon Hill

But the struggles make you stronger and the changes make you wise...And happiness has its own way of taking its sweet time.  ~ Gary Allen

Quotes about struggle

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Who You Are

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.  ~Viktor E. Frankl

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.  ~ Leo Buscaglia

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.  ~ Kevyn Aucoin

To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go, and why you want to get there.  ~ Kofi Annan

Quotes about choosing life

Friday, August 15, 2014

Our Natural Capacity

What worries you masters you.   ~Haddon Robinson

Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.    ~ English proverb

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.   ~Leo Buscaglia

Worry ducks when purpose flies overhead.   ~Terri Guillemets

Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our natural capacity of healing do the work.  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Quotes about worries

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Set off Sparks

Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another.   ~Kenny Ausubel

Oh what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown sparks hold momentary fire?  ~ Ada Cambridge

Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.  ~Rudolf Steiner

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Daylight in the Mind

I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can.   ~Linda Ellerbee

I will follow the upward road today; I will keep my face to the light. I will think high thoughts as I go my way; I will do what I know is right. I will look for the flowers by the side of the road; I will laugh and love and be strong. I will try to lighten another’s load this day as I fare along.   ~Mary S. Edgar

Mirth is like a flash of lightning that breaks through a gloom of clouds and glitter for the moment. Cheerfulness keeps up a daylight in the mind, filling it with steady and perpetual serenity.   ~Samuel Johnson

Quotes about laughter

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Love Cures

I wonder how many people I have looked at all my life and never seen.  ~John Steinbeck

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.   ~Wayne W. Dyer

People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.   ~John Harrigan

Love cures people- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.  ~Karl A. Menninger

Quotes about people

Monday, August 11, 2014

Take off your Shoes

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself; I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.  ~ Groucho Marx

This is the real secret of life ― to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.  ~Alan Wilson Watts

Earth’s crammed with heaven… But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.  ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Quotes about mindfulness

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Healthy Combination

The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing.  ~ Pierre Bonnard

Be precise.  A lack of precision is dangerous when the margin of error is small.  ~ Donald Rumsfeld

Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize until you have tried to make it precise.  ~ Bertrand Russell

The most important rule is to formulate, clearly and precisely, the goal to be reached, and then to retain it unswervingly in mind.  ~ Roberto Assagiolli 

See if you can approach life with a healthy combination of mindfulness, playfulness, precision, and curiosity.  ~  Cyndi Lee

Quotes about precision

Friday, August 8, 2014

You Can Ride It

Surrender to what is.
Let go of what was.
Have faith in what will be.  ~ Sonia Ricotti

I will surrender to the moment today.  ~Karen Casey

Change is the essence of life.  Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.  ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

Love conquers all things; let us surrender to love.  ~ Virgil

If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.  ~ Toni Morrison

Quotes about surrender

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Meeting of Hearts

He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

I never wake up in the morning and wonder why I am here. I wake up and wonder why I am not making here better.  ~Jeffrey Fry

Why do I not seek some real good; one which I could feel, not one which I could display?  ~ Seneca

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?  ~ James Allen

Whenever I get to a low point, I go back to the basics. I ask myself, 'Why am I doing this?'  It comes down to passion.  ~ Lyn St. James

We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?  ~ Gandhi

Quotes about why

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dance in the Rain

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.  ~ Winston Churchill

To be tested is good.  The challenged life may be the best therapist.  ~ Gail Sheehy

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.  ~ Sidney Greenberg

There are two ways of meeting difficulties.  You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.  ~ Phyllis Bottome

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.  It's about learning how to dance in  the rain.  ~ Vivian  Greene

Quotes about rising above

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Prepare the Umbrella

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.   ~Joe Paterno

It's better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.  ~ Jacki Joyner-Kersey

I will study and prepare and one day my chance will come.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.  ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Prepare the umbrella before it rains. ~ Malay proverb

Quotes about preparing, preparation

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Drama of Life

Words may be false and full of art; sighs are the natural language of the heart.  ~ Thomas Shadwell

Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs.  ~ William  Shakespeare

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,'  I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'  ~ Sydney J. Harris

I teach my sighs to lengthen into songs.  ~Theodore Roethke

The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.  ~ Minna Antrim

Quotes about sighs

Saturday, August 2, 2014

To Crown One's Efforts

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.  ~ Winston Churchill

Success will never be a big step in the future; success is a small step taken just now.  ~ Jonatan Martenson

If at first you don't succeed, try something harder.  ~ Ann Landers

Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.  ~ Jim Valvano

These three things – work, will, success – fill human existence. Will opens the door to success, both brilliant and happy, work passes these doors, and at the end of the journey success comes in to crown one's efforts.   ~Louis Pasteur

Quotes about success, succeeding

Friday, August 1, 2014

Refiner's Fire

I am half agony, half hope.  ~ Jane Austin

Organize, don't agonize.  ~ Nancy Pelosi

There is not greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.  ~ Maya Angelou

Acting is happy agony.  ~ John Paul Sartre

In the pain, the agony, and heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a refiner's fire, and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross, and make our faith bright, intact, and strong.  ~ James E. Faust

Quotes about agony