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"Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A word of optimism and hope. a "you can do it" when things are tough." -Richard M Devos

"A successful man is one who has tried not cried; who has worked, not dodged; who has shouldered responsibility, not evaded it; who has gotten under the burden instead of standing off, looking on and giving advice." -Eliot Hubbard

"Just over the hill is a beautiful valley, but you must climb the hill to see it." -Anonymous

"Everybody, my friend, everybody lives for something better to come.  That's why we want to be considerate of every man-who knows what's in him, why he was born and what he can do?" -Maxim Gorky

"All things are possible to him who believes.  They are less less difficult to him who hopes.  They are more easy to him who loves, and still more easy to him who perseveres in the practice of the three virtues." -Brother Lawerence

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." -Martin Luther King Jr.

"It is better to have a rich soul than to be rich." -Olga Korbut

"The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm." -Elmer Letterman

"Its not whether you get knocked down its whether you get back up." -Vince Lombardi

"Shared joy is double joy and shared sorrow is half sorrow." -Swedish proverb

"Goodness is the only investment that never fails." -Thoreau

"There are no gains without pains." -Benjamin Franklin

"Compassion is the chief law of human existence." -Fydor Dostoyevsky

"Don't ever let your problems become an excuse." -Anonymous

"A kind deed receives compound interest." -Anonymous

"All our dreams can come true- if we have the power to pursue them." -Walt Disney

"Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself.  Success is what you do for others." -Danny Thomas

"Speak kind words and you will hear kind echoes." -Bahn

"The opportunity to practice brotherhood presents itself every time you met a human being." -Jane Wyman

"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." -Napoleon Hill

"The world will not care what we know until they know that we care." -Gene Barron

"Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting." -Christopher Morley

"We can do no great things; only small things with great love." -Mother Teresa

"The only limits are as always those of vision." -James Broughton

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror.  I can take the next step that comes along." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"Go for the moon.  If you don't get it you'll still be heading for a star." -Willis Reed

"Charity to be fruitful, must cost us." -Mother Teresa

"Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done." -Louis D. Brandeis

"Charity sees the need not the cause." -German Proverb

"We must use time creatively and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right." -Martin Luther King Jr.

"Let's not concentrate on disabilities; Let's focus on abilities." -Rick Hansen

"By helping someone climb a mountain of problems, I solve some of mine too." -Anonymous

"Action is the proper fruit of knowledge." -Thomas Fuller

"If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear as it is. Infinite." -William Blake

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." -Lao Tzu

"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances." -Martha Washington

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." -Beverly Sills

"There is no higher religion than human service.  To work for the common good is the greatest creed." -Albert Schweitzer

"It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before. . . to test your limits. . . to break through barriers." -Unknown

"Take pride in how far you have come. Have faith in how far you can go." -Unknown

"Never let yesterday's disappointments over shadow tomorrow's dreams." -Unknown

"Use the talents you possess for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best." -Henry Van Dyke

"Fly and you will catch the wind; dream and you will reach your goal." -Anonymous

"May you live all the days of your life." -Jonathan Swift

"Where you come from is not nearly as important as where you are going." -Anonymous

"Whosoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others." -Albert Schweitzer

"Happiness is not a reward it's a consequence."
 -Unknown

"Before anything else ready is the secret of success." -Henry Ford

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." -Wayne Gretzky

"Dare to dream- dare to try- dare to fail- dare to succeed." -G. Kingsley Ward

"The sun shines not on us but in us." -John Muir

"Joys come from simple and natural things: Mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water." -Sigurd F. Olson

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of your heart that you truly give." -Unknown

"Freely you have received, freely give." -Matthew 10:8 NIV

"Go oft to the house of thy friend for weeds choke the unused path." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We always have time for things we put first." -Unknown

" One joy scatters a hundred grief's." -Chinese proverb

"Cheerfulness is the atmosphere in which all things thrive." -Jean Paul Richter

"What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other." George Eliot

"Nothing is impossible to a willing heart." -Heywood

"The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart." -Helen Keller

"A gentle word like summer rain, may soothe some heart and banish pain.  What joy or sadness often springs from just the simple little things." -Willa Hoey

"Joys divided are increased." -J.G. Holland

"Guard within yourself that treasure kindness." -George Sand

"When one helps another both are strong." -German proverb

"What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient." -Bodie Thoene

"Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures." -H Jackson Brown, Jr.

"I don't know what your destiny will be but one thing I know: The only ones among you who will be really  happy are those who will have sought  and found how to serve." -Albert Schweitzer

"Genius is one percent inspiration and 99% perspiration." -Thomas Edison

"....Some of us just go along....until that marvelous day people stop intimidating us- or should I say we refuse to let them intimidate us?" -Peggy Lee

"What you can't get out of, get into wholeheartedly." -Mignon McLaughlin

"All things are possible until they are proven impossible-- and even the impossible may be so, as of now." -Pearl S. Buck

"It gives me a deep comforting sense that things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal." -Helen Keller

"In great attempts it is even glorious to fail." -Vince Lombardi

"Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records." -William Arthur Ward

"You must give time to your fellow man--even if it's a little thing, do something for others--something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it." -Albert Schweitzer

"Things don't change you change your way of looking that's all." -Carlos Costaneda

"To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage." -W. Clement Stone

"So what you can, with what you have, where you are." -Theodore Roosevelt

"This is courage. . . . to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends." -Euripides

"Discovery consists of seeing what everyone has seen and thinking what nobody has thought." -Albert Scent-Gyorgyi

"Whatever you want do it now. There are only so many tomorrows." -Brad Darrach

"Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul." -Henry Ward Beecher or Confucius??

"Some men see things the way they are and ask 'why?' I dream things that never were and ask 'why not?'" -Robert Kennedy

"Those who say it can't be done shouldn't interrupt those doing it." -unknown

"Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." -Samuel Ullman

"I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest of cation." -Wernher von Braun

"Unless someone like you cares an awful whole lot, it's not going to get better. It's not." -Dr. Suess

"The test of courage comes when we are in the minority." -Ralph W. Sackman

"You have not lived a perfect, even though you have earned your money unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. . . "-Ruth Smeltzer

"After the verb 'to love'. . . 'to help' is the most beautiful verb in the world." -Bertha von Suttner

"WE cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men!" -Herman Melville

"Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great returns." -Elbert HUbbard

"It is more blessed to give than to receive." -Acts 20:35

"when you give of yourself you receive more than you give." -Antoine de Saint-Excipen

"When deeds speak words are nothing." -African proverb

"No external advantages can supply self-reliance.  The force of on'e being. . . must come from within." -R.W. Clark

"A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed." -Henrik Ibsen

"There are always two choices.  Two paths to take, one is easy and its only reward is that it's easy." -unknown

"Kind words do not cost much. . . yet they accomplish much." -Blaise Pascal

"We must not only give what we have; we must also give what we are." --Desire-Joseph Mercier

"Patience is a bitter plant, but it has sweet fruit." -German proverb

"Success is a state of mind." -Joyce Brothers

"It's good to remember that we aren't helpless.  There is always something we can do." -Carla Gorrell

"what we steadily, consciously, habitually think we are, that we tend to become." -Ann Landers

"Earth is crammed with heaven." -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my own ship." -Louisa May Alcott

"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly embracing each other." -Luciano DeCreschenzo

"When you believe you can- you can!" -Maxwell Maltz

"You never really lose until you quit trying." -Mike Ditka

"If we did all the things we were capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves." -Thomas Edison

"The human spirit cannot be paralyzed.  If you are breathing you can dream." -Mike Brown

"In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." -Albert Einstein

"Open your eyes and look for some man, or some work for the sake of men, which needs a little time, a little friendship, a little sympathy, a little sociability, a little human toil. . . It is needed in every nook and corner.  Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity." -Albert Schweitzer

"Service was as much a part of my upbringing as eating breakfast and going to school.  It isn't something you do in your spare time.  It was clear that it was the very purpose of life.  In that context, you're obligated to win.  You're obligated to keep trying, to keep doing the best you can every day." -Marian Wright Edelman

"My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious." -Helen Keller

"he who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." -Friedrich Nietzsche

"Nothing can bring peace but yourself." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I'm not a has-been.  I'm a will be." -Lauren Bacall

"Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle." -Plato

"You never know what happiness a simple act of kindness will bring about." -Bree Abel

"In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given the strength to continue and endure." -Heart Warrior Chosa

"In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit." -Ina Hughes

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day." -Sally Koch

"You were born with wings why prefer to crawl through life." -Rumi

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." -Helen Keller

"Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it.  Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it." -Thadeus Golas

"You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do."-Henry Ford

"Every effort for progress, for enlightenment, for science. For religious, political, and economic liberty, emanates from the minority, and not from the mass." -Emma Goldman

"It is never to late to be what you might have been." -George Elliot

"Think like a man of action. Act like a man of thought." -Henri Bergson

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising each time we fall." -Confucius

"Only those who risk going to far can possibly find out how far one can go." -T.S. Eliot

"The most important thing about goals is having one." -Geoffrey F. Abert

"Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it..  Autograph your work with excellence." -Jessica Guidobono

"Both tears and sweat are salty, but render a different result.  Tears will get you sympathy, sweat will get you change." -Jesse Jackson

"A problem is a chance for you to do your best." -Duke Ellington

"You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in." -Arlo Guthrie