Category Behavior

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Fool that I was, upon my eagle’s wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me. ~ John Dryden

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Your problem is never really your problem, your reaction to your problem is your problem. ~ Brian Kinsey

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You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. ~ Michael Jordan

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If I’m not home, accepting what I can’t change, I’m probably out, changing what I can’t accept. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

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Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. ~ Vince Lombardi

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I don’t think the world should be made so safe that we lose the educational benefits of consequences. ~ Virgil Elliot

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To those who think that the law of gravity interferes with their freedom, there is nothing to say. ~ Lionel Tiger

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The idea is to die young as late as possible.

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Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. ~ C. S. Lewis

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The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. You can no more blame circumstances for your character than the mirror for your appearance.

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If I said half the things to you that you habitually say to yourself, would we still be on speaking terms?

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The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

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The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act. ~ Barbara Hall

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When liberty destroys order the hunger for order will destroy liberty. ~ Will Durant

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You only pay attention to things that are meaningful to you, so the meaning of your life is what you pay attention to. ~ Alistair Cockburn

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It amazes me what humans can do, even when streams are flowing down their faces and they stagger on… ~  Markus Zusak

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I never reprimand a boy in the evening–darkness and a troubled mind are a poor combination. ~ Frank L. Boyden

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If you don’t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news? ~ Douglas Adams

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An employer once said, “What if I train my people and they leave?” and I answered, “What if you don’t train them and they stay?” ~ Evan Kirshenbaum

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the equipment, training, and staff to make a difference.

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A man walks into a library and asks for a book on reverse psychology.  The librarian says, “You don’t want to read that.”

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Everything I’ve ever done I’ve never been ready to do. ~ Lyle Lovett

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If I’d asked the customers what they wanted, they would have said; A faster horse. ~ Henry Ford

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Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn’t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things that we don’t expect to see. ~ Douglas Adams

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Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death. ~ Taylor Swift

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There’s nothing like a gleam of humor to reassure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face. ~ Eva Hoffman

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Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re in the right. ~ Ricky Gervais

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It would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions. ~ Malcolm Gladwell

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Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. ~ Martha Graham

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An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in.  He treats his failures simply as practice shots. ~ Charles Kettering

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Good, better, best.  Never let it rest.  Until your good is better and your better is best. ~ Tim Duncan

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“Some day” doesn’t exist; never has, and never will. There is no “some day.” There’s only today. When tomorrow comes, it will be another today; so will the next day. They all will. There is never anything but today. ~ Jeff Olson

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The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us. ~ Hubert Humphrey

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Too many parents tie up their dogs and allow their children to run loose.

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We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unearned applause. ~ Jose Narosky

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Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~ Calvin Coolidge

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I’m just a person trapped inside a woman’s body. ~ Elayne Boosler

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Not all those that wander are lost. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

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If you say what you think, don’t expect to hear only what you like. ~ Malcolm Forbes

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I was once thrown out of a mental hospital for depressing the other patients. ~ Oscar Levant

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Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitant to get in the way if you’re moving. ~ Timothy Ferriss

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Initiative is to success what a lighted match is to a candle. ~ Orlando Battista

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Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things. ~ Peter Drucker

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An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. ~ H. L. Mencken

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I praise loudly; I blame softly. ~ Catherine the Second

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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge–myth is more potent than history–dreams are more powerful than facts–hope always triumphs over experience–laughter is the cure for grief–love is stronger than death. ~ Robert Fulghum

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From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. ~ Luke 12:48

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Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.

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I never confused what I had with what I was. ~Jonathan Safran Foer

The Ten Commandments Of Street Smarts (Mark H. McCormack)

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1.  Never underestimate the importance of money.  It’s how business people keep score! 2.  Never overestimate the value of money.  Cash is important, but sometimes not as important as respect, thanks, integrity, or the thrill of a job well done. 3.  You can never have too many friends in business…  Given a choice always do […]