Monday Motivating Moment

March 3, 2008

Your Weekly Attitude Booster

"Quotes to Live By"

From time to time, we find ourselves in need of a "sign" -something that prompts us to take action or continue on a particular path. Often these signs can be seen (on a bumper sticker, on a bill board, in a book) or heard (either outer or inner words). The following are some quotations that speak to me and I hope that they do for you as well.

  • The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
        (Thomas B. Macaulay)
  • Use what talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
        (Henry VanDyke)
  • We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
        (Author unknown)
  • I walked a mile with pleasure; she chatted all the way, but left me none the wiser for all she had to say. I walked a mile with sorrow and never a word said she "but oh the lessons that I learned when sorrow walked with me."
        (Author unknown)
  • Nothing great has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm.
        (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • Some people entertain ideas; others put them to work.
        (Author unknown)
  • The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
        (John F. Kennedy)
  • The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary.
        (Vidal Sassoon)
  • Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
        (Abraham Lincoln)
  • A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
        (Harry S. Truman)
  • Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, "Make me feel important." Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
        (Mary Kay Ash)
  • Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
        (Alexander Graham Bell)
  • Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
        (Aldous Huxley)
  • Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.
        (Author Unknown)
  • Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go."
        (Maya Angelou)

Affirmation for the Week:
“I look and listen for the sounds and sights that guide me in the right living of my life.”
Have an insightful week!

Mary Rau-Foster, E-mail Mary

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