February 14
“Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”
William Feather, 1889 -1981, American publisher and author.

January 14
“I am thankful to all those people who said NO to me. It’s because of them I did it myself.”
Albert Einstein, 1879 -1955, best known for his theory of relativity and the mass-energy equivalence E=mc2, considered to be the greatest theoretical physicist of all time.

December 13
“There is no failure, only feedback.”
– Unknown

November 13
“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
Randy Pausch, 1960-2008, American professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

October 13
“When you have a clear purpose you don’t have any time for negativity”
Mark Victor Hansen, 1948 – , American inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer and author. He is best known as the founder and co-creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series.

September 13
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination”
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013, South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa’s first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election.

August 13
“A smile can be a lifeline. It costs nothing but can reel in rich rewards”
– Unknown

July 13
“Either you run the day or the day runs you”
Jim Rohn, 1930–2009, American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. His rags to riches story played a large part in his work, which influenced others in the personal development industry

June 13
“We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same”
Carlos Castaneda, 1925–1998, Peruvian-American author with a Ph.D. in anthropology. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castañeda wrote a series of books that describe his alleged training in shamanism.

May 13
“The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails.”
William Arthur Ward (1921–March 30, 1994) author of Fountains of Faith, is one of America’s most quoted writers of inspirational maxims. More than 100 articles, poems and meditations written by Ward have been published in such magazines as Reader’s Digest.

April 13
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
Jimmy Dean 1928-2010, American country music singer, television host, actor and businessman

March 13
“Good manners will often take people where neither money nor education will take them.”
Fanny Jackson Coppin 1837-1913, African American educator and missionary, born an American slave, her freedom was purchased by her aunt at age 12.

February 13
“Dreams are thoughts until their effects be tried.”
– William Shakespeare 1564-1616, English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language.

January 13
“A word of encouragement during failure is worth an hour of praise after success.”
– Anonymous

December 12
“Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us”
Earl Nightingale 1921-1989, American motivational speaker and author, known as the “Dean of Personal Development

November 12
“You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”
Rosalynn Carter, 1927 – , Wife of the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter

October 12
“Any man’s life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day.”
Booker T. Washington 1856-1915, African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to Republican presidents.

September 12
“Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen, even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind.”
Leonardo Da Vinci 1452–1519, Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer.

August 12
“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude”
Denis Waitley, 1933- , American motivational speaker and writer,[1] consultant and best-selling author

July 12
“It is essential that we enable young people to see themselves as participants in one of the most exciting eras in history, and to have a sense of purpose in relation to it.”
Nelson Rockefeller 1908-1979, American businessman, philanthropist, public servant, and politician. He served as the 41st Vice President of the United States (1974–1977), serving under President Gerald Ford, and as the 49th Governor of New York

June 12
“He who knows others is learned; he who knows himself is wise.”
Lao-Tze 6th century BCE, Philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching and traditionally considered the founder of philosophical Taoism

May 12
“Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that wil do, but ride on! Ride over all obstacles, and win the race!”
Charles Dickens 1812-1870, English writer and social critic, he created some of the world’s most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.

April 12
“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
Walter Bagehot 1826-1877, British businessman, essayist, Social Darwinist and journalist who wrote extensively about literature, government, and economic affairs.

March 12
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950, Irish playwright and co-founder of the London School of Economics, he authored over 60 plays. Writing mostly about prevailing social problems, but using comedy to soften stark themes, he examined education, marriage, religion, government, health care and class privilege .

February 12
“Success is about having, excellence is about being. Success is about having money and fame, but excellence is being the best you can be.”
Mike Ditka, 1939 – ,Former American football NFL player, television commentator, and coach

January 12
“Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one.”
– Unknown

December 11
“The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.”
Harold Taylor 20th C, American basketball coach

November 11
“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.”
Lyndon B. Johnson 1908-1973, 36th President of the United States he escalated American involvement in the Vietnam War, from 16,000 American advisors/soldiers in 1963 to 550,000 combat troops in early 1968.

October 11
“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.”
Elbert Hubbard 1856 – 1915, American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher

September 11
“Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.”
Greg Anderson 1964 – , retired American professional basketball player.

August 11
“Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.”
Marilyn Ferguson 1938-2008, American author, editor and public speaker, best known for her 1980 book The Aquarian Conspiracy and its affiliation with the New Age Movement in popular culture

July 11
“Don’t make excuses – make good.”
Elbert Hubbard 1856 – 1915, American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher

June 11
“Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.”
Thomas Jefferson 1743 – 1826, US Founding Father, 3rd president and principle author of the US Declaration of Independence.

May 11
“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”
Johann von Goethe 1749-1832, German writer, artist, and politician his body of work includes epic and lyric poetry and treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour as well as four novels.

April 11
“When everyone is pulling on the oars there’s no-one to rock the boat”
– Anonymous

March 11
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
Thomas Edison 1847–1931, American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed numerous devices, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. The third most prolific inventor in history, holding 1,093 US patents in his name.

February 11
“Associate yourself with men of good quality, for it is better to be a lone than in bad company”
George Washington 1732-1799, 1st president of the United States of America, as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army he led the victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War in 1775–1783 and he presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787.

January 11
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950, Irish playwright and co-founder of the London School of Economics, he authored over 60 plays. Writing mostly about prevailing social problems, but using comedy to soften stark themes, he examined education, marriage, religion, government, health care and class privilege..

December 10
“Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing.”
Arnold H. Glasow 1905-1998, American humorist, he ran a humor magazine which firms would send to their customers. Frequently cited in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Chicago Tribune among others, regularly contributed to the humor sections of Reader’s Digest and published his first book at age 92.

November 10
“It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.”
– Sandra Swinney

October 10
“The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are.”
Thomas Dreier 1884–1976, American editor, writer, advertising executive and business theorist..

September 10
“The more you say the less people remember”
François Fenélon 1651-1715, French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer, remembered mostly as one of the main advocates of quietism and as the author of The adventures of Telemachus, a thinly veiled attack on the French monarchy.

August 10
“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things”
Peter Drucker 1909 –2005, Influential writer on subject of management theory and practice, he predicted privatization, decentralization and the economic rise of Japan and also coined the term “knowledge worker”.

July 10
“Be Kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle”
– Unknown

June 10
“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.”
Lord Byron 1788 – 1824, regarded as one of the greatest British poets and a leading figure in Romanticism.

May 10
“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from the old ones.”
John Maynard Keynes 1883 – 1946, British economist who identified the causes of business cycles and how fiscal and monetary measures can be used to mitigate the adverse effects of economic recessions and depressions.

April 10
“No one can give you better advice than yourself”
Marcus Tillius Cicero 106 – 43 BC, Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, political theorist, and constitutionalist.

March 10
“Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin”
– Anonymous

February 10
“Character is who you are when no one is watching.”
– Anonymous

January 10
‘Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein 1879 -1955, best known for his theory of relativity and the mass-energy equivalence E=mc2, considered to be the greatest theoretical physicist of all time.

December 09
“One who knows how to show and accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.”
Sophocles 496 – 406BC, Ancient Greek tragedian that was the most awarded Athenian playwright for over 50 years, having written 123 plays although only seven have survived in a complete form; those concerning Oedipus and Antigone are the most famous tragedies.

November 09
“Everybody’s a self-made man; but only the successful ones are ever willing to admit it”
Anonymous

October 09
“We will either find a way, or make one!”
Hannibal 248–183BC, Carthaginian military commander and tactician who is popularly credited as one of the most talented commanders in history. His most famous achievement was when he marched an army, which included war elephants, from Iberia over the Pyrenees and the Alps into northern Italy at the outbreak of the Second Punic War.

September 09
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.”
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997, Roman Catholic Albanian nun renowned for humanitarian and charitable deeds. Winner of 1979 Nobel peace Prize and founder of Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in 1950, having 610 missions in 123 countries at time of her death.

August 09
“Nature does nothing uselessly.”
Aristotle 384 – 322BC, Greek Philosopher, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great.

July 09
“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking .”
Voltaire 1694 – 1778, French Enlightenment writer, essayist, and philosopher known for his wit, philosophical sport and defence of civil liberties, including both freedom of religion and free trade.

June 09
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
– Chinese Proverb

May 09
“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.”
Samuel Johnson 1709 – 1784, English poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.

April 09
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
Edmund Burke 1729 – 1797, Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher; served in British House of Commons as a member of Whig party and regarded as philosophical founder of modern conservatism.

March 09
“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
Charles Darwin 1809 – 1882, English naturalist and author of On the Origin of Species which described how all species evolved over time from common ancestors through natural selection.

February 09
“Owners of capital will stimulate working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits, until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalized, and State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to communism.”
Karl Marx 1818 – 1883, German philosopher, political economist, historian, sociologist, humanist, political theorist and revolutionary, credited as the founder of communism.

January 09
‘I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.’
Thomas Jefferson 1743 – 1826, US Founding Father, 3rd president and principle author of the US Declaration of Independence.

December 08
“Eighty percent of success is showing up”
Woody Allen 1935 – , American film director, writer, actor, comedian, musician, and playwright.

November 08
“A society will be judged by how it treats its weakest members”
Harry S. Truman 1884-1972 , 33rd President of the United States, regarded by scholars as one of the greatest US Presidents.

October 08
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu 1931- , South African cleric, activist, opponent of Apartheid and winner of Nobel Peace Prize.

September 08
“Nearly all men can stand adversity but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power”
Abraham Lincoln 1809 – 1865, 16th US President and abolitionist, American Civil War president and credited with ending slavery in America. First US president to be assassinated.

August 08
“Lead, follow, or get out of the way”
Thomas Paine 1737 – 1809 , English pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, inventor and intellectual. Author of “Common Sense”, “Rights of Man” and “Agrarian Justice”.

July 08
“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all”
Sam Ewig

July 08
“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly”
Thomas Paine 1737 – 1809 , English pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, inventor and intellectual. Author of “Common Sense”, “Rights of Man” and “Agrarian Justice”.

June 08
“It is not the oath that makes the man, but the man the oath”
Aeschylus 525 – 455 BC, Greek playwright regarded as father of tragedy, central figure in battle of Marathon during Persian wars.

May 08
“Admission of ignorance is often the first step in education.”
Stephen Covey 1932 – , author of best-selling book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People“.

May 08
“It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever – the one who recognises the challenges and does something about it.”
Vince Lombardi 1913 -1970, Legendary American NFL professional football coach, renowned for his winning coaching philosophy and motivational skills.

April 08
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston Churchill 1874 -1965 ,Orator, statesman and artist. Prime Minister of Britain during WWII (1940-1945) and 1951 to 1955.

March 08
“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.”
Carl Sagan 1934 – 1996, American astronomer and astrochemist, popularizer of astronomy, astrophysics & other natural sciences.

February 08
“It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.”
Edward de Bono 1933 – , Physician, inventor, author and pioneer of the concept of lateral thinking.

January 08
“There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”
John F. Kennedy 1917-1963, 35th president of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner.

December 07
“The greatest remedy for anger is delay”
Thomas Paine 1737 – 1809 , English pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, inventor and intellectual. Author of “Common Sense”, “Rights of Man” and “Agrarian Justice”.

November 07
“If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.”
Albert Einstein 1879 -1955, best known for his theory of relativity and the mass-energy equivalence E=mc2, considered to be the greatest theoretical physicist of all time.

November 07
“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
Francis Bacon 1561 -1626, English philosopher, statesman and essayist.

October 07
“Americans can always be expected to do the right thing, after exhausting all other options first.”
Winston Churchill 1874 -1965, statesman, orator & strategist; war years Prime Minister of UK (1940-1945).

September 07
“Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.”
Alphonso Karr

August 07
“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809-1894, a physician by profession, one of the most regarded American poets of the 19th century.

August 07
“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”
Warren Buffet 1930 – , American investor, businessperson and philanthropist.

July 07
“Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.”
Paul Tillich 1886-1965, influential German-American Protestant theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher.

June 07
“The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.”
Voltaire 1694-1778, French Enlightenment writer and philosopher and proponent of freedom of religion and the right to a fair trial.

June 07
“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” (The more things change, the more they stay the same).
Alphonso Karr

May 07
“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865, 16th president of the United States, abolished slavery.

May 07
“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.”
Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 (84 years!), US Founding Father and Scientist.

April 07
“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead & rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.”
Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 (84 years!), US Founding Father and Scientist.

April 07
“To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it”
Publius Tacitus 56-117, Roman senator and foremost historian of the Roman Empire.

March 07
“Treat people as if they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832, German polymath, cited as one of history’s greatest geniuses.

March 07
“Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honour, I lose myself”
William Shakespeare 1564-1616, English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language.

March 07
“Girls we love for what they are, young men for what they promise to be”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832, German polymath, cited as one of history’s greatest geniuses.

February 07
“One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person”
William Feather 1889-1981, author, editor and publisher.

January 07
“Cogito, ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am)
René Descartes 1596-1650, known as the father of modern philosophy and mathematics, devised the cartesian coordinate system.

January 07
“Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open”
Elmer G. Leterman 1897- , one of the world’s most successful salesmen and author of numerous famous quotations.

December 06
“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791, a prolific and influential composer, he produced more than six hundred compositions.

November 06
“Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832, German polymath, cited as one of history’s greatest geniuses.

November 06
“Learning without thinking is labour lost; thinking without learning is dangerous.”
– Chinese proverb

October 06
“We must become the change we see in the world”
Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948, political and spiritual leader, pioneer of non-violent resistance through mass civil disobedience.

September 06
“Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt”
Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865, 16th president of the United States, abolished slavery.

September 06
“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence”
Publilius Syrus 100BC, Syrian slave & writer of Latin maxims, freed by Caesar.

September 06
“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”
William James 1890, American Psychologist and Philosopher.

September 06
“The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven. “
John Milton (1608-1674) was an English poet, polemicist, a scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England

August 06
“When you’re too busy for customers, don’t worry about it. In time, you won’t be busy at all.”
Bud Hadfield Founder & CEO, Kwik-Kopy.

August 06
“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”
William Shakespeare Measure for Measure, 1603.

August 06
“Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.”
Stuart Henderson Britt advertising consultant, quoted in ‘The International Thesaurus of Quotations’, 1970.

July 06
“Advertising is a young mind’s business, not a young man’s business. It isn’t how old you are – it’s how bold you are. How resourceful and resilient; how clever and courageous!”
Maxwell B. Sackheim (1890-1982)

July 06
“Time is money.”
Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 (84 years!), American Statesman (“a US Founding Father”) and Scientist.