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Posted Sunday, February 01, 2009 by Ed Dalton


Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.  ~Henry Ford

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.  ~Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Huxley

Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them.  ~Author Unknown

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.  ~Author Unknown

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.  ~Art Linkletter

Excellence is not a skill.  It is an attitude.  ~Ralph Marston

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.  ~e.e. cummings, 1955

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.  ~Judy Garland

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.  ~Confucius

You've got a lot of choices.  If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.  ~Steven D. Woodhull

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.  ~Dr. Seuss

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.  ~Edmund Hillary

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who has done his best has done everything.  ~Charles M. Schultz

The important thing is not to stop questioning.  ~Albert Einstein

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss

Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.  ~Pablo Picasso

What we are is God's gift to us.  What we become is our gift to God.  ~Eleanor Powell

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.  ~Author Unknown

Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.  ~Henry Ford

I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down.  ~Allen H. Neuharth

In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.  ~Kristian Kan, Rich By 25

Success comes in cans, not cant's.  ~Author Unknown

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

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.  ~Thomas Alva Edison

Don't let anyone steal your dream.  It's your dream, not theirs.  ~Dan Zadra

Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.  ~Veronica A. Shoffstall, "After a While," 1971

The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.  ~Author Unknown

I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.  ~Larry Bird

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.  ~Thomas Edison

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.  ~Attributed to both Vidal Sassoon and Donald Kendall

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.  ~Ann Landers

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
~Author Unknown

There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.  ~Author Unknown

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't find fault.  Find a remedy.  ~Henry Ford

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