13 September, 2004.
Good Morning Freedom Fighters and Truth Seekers,
Words of Wisdom...Food For Thought and ACTION
Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn™t all that. You can be discouraged by failure - or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember, that's where you will find success.
“Thomas J. Watson Founder of IBM
"It is more important to know where you are going than how to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement."
-- Mabel Newcomber, Author
"The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses."
-- Napoleon Hill 1883-1970, Author of "Think and Grow Rich"
"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than
-- Saint Thomas Aquinas
"The secret of health for both the mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly."
"Few of us ever live in the present, we are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone."
-- Louis L'Amour"
"Yesterday is a cancelled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have -- so spend it wisely."
-- Kay Lyons"
"Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got."
-- Art Buchwald
"You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain."
-- Leo Durocher
A battle is lost less through casualties than by discouragement.
“ Fredrick (the Great)
"A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he
bites off more than he can chew."
-- Herb Caen (1916-1997) Journalist
"The things we know best are the things we haven't been
-- Luc de Clapiers (1715-1747) Moralist and essayist
"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is
no recipe for living that suits all cases."
-- Carl Jung, psychologist
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882, Poet and Essayist
"The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear."
-- Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) Dutch painter first career: art salesman
"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do."
-- Kahlil Gibran Lebanese painter, poet, novelist, emigrated to US in 1895
"The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable."
-- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) 35th U.S. president, youngest person ever
elected to the U.S. presidency
"The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."
-- Charles Du Bos, Author
A fool and water will go the way they are diverted.
-- African Proverb
"You can't make anything idiot proof because idiots are so ingenious."
-- Ron Burns
"A great reward awaits you, and you must stop denying your work its due by your interminable hesitation; for if this goes too far there is a danger that it will be given another name - idleness, indolence, or possibly timidity."
-- Pliny the Younger, Orator, public adminstrator, writer of letters on 1st century life
"Concentration is the magic key that opens the door to
accomplishment. By concentrating our efforts upon a few
major goals, our efficiency soars, our projects are
completed -- we are going somewhere."
-- Michael Korda, editor and author
"Be mindful of how you approach time. Watching the clock is not the
same as watching the sun rise."
-- Sophia Bedford-Pierce Author
"Those who hold big dreams with integrity attract others that catch the vision."
--Eva Gregory, PhD
"Like taking a morning shower, make the planting of
positive thoughts a daily practice."
-- Neil Eskelin
"Life, in all its uniqueness, would not be life without the
negatives and the positives. That is why it is important to
be a serious student of both."
-- Jim Rohn
"You are positive, creative and happy to the degree to
which you eliminate negative emotions from your life."
-- Brian Tracy
"If you train your mind to search for the positive things
about other people, you will be surprised at how many good
things you can observe in them and comment upon."
-- Alan Loy Mcginnis
"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll
fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they may have
planned for you? Not much."
-- Jim Rohn
"Most of the time, stuff doesn't just happen to us - we
make it happen by what we do and the way we are."
-- Tony Jeary
"Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in
execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent Return on
-- Brian Tracy
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."
-- William Wadsworth
"Whatever your dream, the time is now!"
--Eva Gregory, PhD
"Life isn`t a matter of milestones, but of moments."
-- Rose Kennedy, mother of President Kennedy (1890-1995)
"You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, philosopher and poet
"Hell begins the day that God grants you the vision to see all that
you could have done, should have done, and would have done, but did not do."
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, novelist, playwright,
scientist and philosopher (1749-1832)
"Mine honour is my life; both grow in one; Take honour from me, and
my life is done."
-- William Shakespeare, English dramatist (1564-1616), from King
Great teachers make hard things easy and make all students feel
-- Michael Josephson
William Prouty, CLU RHU CBC CEC MBA PhD
CEO and Founder
Champions For Life Foundation
PO Box 989, Sun City, CA 92586-0989