Peace Comes From Living Christmas Every Day - Christmas Quotes

~The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other~ Burton Hillis (Better Homes and Gardens)

~Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful~ Norman Vincent Peale

~There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions~ Bill McKibben

~Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day~ Helen Steiner Rice

~Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most~ Ruth Carter Stapleton



If It's Not Fun, You're Not Doing It Right - Fun Quotes

~People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing~ Dale Carnegie

~Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human~ Anthony Robbins

~Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun~ Mary Lou Cook

~When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things~ Unknown

~We've got to learn hard things in our lifetime, but it's love that gives you the strength. It's being nice to people and having a lot of fun and laughing harder than anything, hopefully every single day of your life~ Drew Barrymore



Giving Up Should Never Be An Option - Giving Up Quotes

~Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

~Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent~ Marilyn vos Savant

~Never let your head hang down.NEVER GIVE UP AND SIT DOWN AND GRIEVE.Find another way~ Satchel Paige

~Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong~ Ella Fitzgerald

~Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way. For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up~ Unknown



Nothing Great Was Ever Achieved Without Enthusiasm - Enthusiasm Quotes

~I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm~ Henry Truman

~Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away~ Denis Waitley

~Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do~ Norman Vincent Peale

~A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one~ Unknown

~Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius~ Isaac Disraeli

Continue The Learning Process As Long As You Live - Learning Quotes

~You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives~ Clay P. Bedford

~He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger~ Confucius

~The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn~ John Lubbock

~The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn~ Alvin Toffler

~The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live~ Morris Adler



Humility Is The Foundation Of All The Other Virtues - Humility Quotes

~We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility~ Rabindranath Tagore

~Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less~ Rick Warren

~He that places himself neither higher nor lower than he ought to do exercises the truest humility~ Charles Caleb Colton

~Humility, that low, sweet root, From which all heavenly virtues shoot~ Thomas Moore

~Wash out your ego every once in a while, as cleanliness is next to godliness not just in body but in humility as well~ Abbe Yeux-verdi

The More We Share The More We Have - Sharing Quotes

~ Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared~ Buddha

~Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give~ Norman MacEwan

~ If you share your light with the world, truth and goodness will be your constant companions~ Micheal Teal

~There is no delight in owning anything unshared~ Seneca

~A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside~ Denis Waitley

Picture Yourself As Having Already Achieved Your Goals - Achievment Quotes

~Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people~ Nido Qubein

~Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstances~ Bruce Barton

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark~ Michelangelo

~All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts~ James Allen

~The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, Just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat~ Napoleon Hill





Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn't Work Hard - Hard Work Quotes

~Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted~ David Bly

~Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win~ Nadia Comaneci

~Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love~ Steve Pavlina

~The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished~ Unknown

~Hard work is the key to success, so work diligently on any project you undertake. If you truly want to be successful, be prepared to give up your leisure time and work past 5 PM and on weekends. Also, have faith in yourself. If you come up with a new idea that you believe in, don't allow other people to discourage you from pursuing it~ Charles Lazarus



True Abundance Flows From A Grateful Heart - Abundance Quotes

~Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into~ Wayne Dyer

~When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears~ Anthony Robbins

~Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

~Piling up zeros in your bank account, or cars in your driveway, won't in and of itself make you successful. Rather, true success is based on a constant flow of giving and receiving. In fact, if you look up affluence in the dictionary, you'll see its root is a Latin phrase meaning "to flow with abundance". So in order to be truly affluent, you must always let what you have received flow back into the world~ Russell Simmons

~Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving~ W. Clement Stone



The Quest For Life Begins With Knowing Who You Are - Quest Quotes

~Life begins as a quest of the child for the man and ends as a journey by the man to rediscover the child~ Laurens Van der Post

~More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity~ Francois Gautier

~Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth and the soul requires inward restfulness to attain its full height~ Mahatma Gandhi

~The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being~ Dag Hammarskjold

~Most people have come to prefer certain of life’s experiences and deny and reject others, unaware of the value of the hidden things that may come wrapped in plain and even ugly paper. In avoiding all pain and seeking comfort at all costs, we may be left without intimacy or compassion; in rejecting change and risk we often cheat ourselves of the quest; in denying our suffering we may never know our strength or our greatness~ Rachel Naomi Remen



Motivation Always Beats Mere Talent - Motivation Quotes

~Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do~ Vince Poscente

~Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated~ Lou Holtz

~People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily~ Zig Ziglar

~People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents~ Andrew Carnegie

~The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself~ Sir Alexander Paterson



Quality Begins On The Inside - Quality Quotes

~Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives~ William A. Foster

~Quality begins on the inside... and then works its way out~ Bob Moawad

~Quality is not an act, it is a habit~ Aristotle

~Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers~ Anthony Robbins

~Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort~ John Ruskin

Lose Yourself In The Service Of Others - Service Quotes

~ Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards~ Elbert Hubbard

~I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy~ Rabindranath Tagore

~The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others~ Mahatma Gandhi

~There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well~ Walter Reuther

~The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



Your Future Is Determined By Your Present Actions - Future Quotes

~When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened~ John M. Richardson, Jr.

~Your future takes precedence over your past. Focus on your future, rather than on the past~ Gary Ryan Blair

~The future is purchased by the present~ Samuel Johnson

~Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future~ Denis Waitley

~The future hasn't happened yet and the past is gone. So I think the only moment we have is right here and now, and I try to make the best of those moments, the moments that I'm in~ Annie Lennox



Wake Up With A Purpose - Purpose Quotes

~The secret to success is constancy to purpose~ Benjamin Disraeli

~Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it~ James Allen

~The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do~ Pablo Casals

~Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best~ David O. McKay

~Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man and worthy of all men can fortify and inspirit and compose the souls of men~ Walter Lippmann



Great Works Are Performed By Perseverance - Perseverance Quotes

~With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable~ Thomas Foxwell Buxton

~No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance~ Ramana Maharshi

~Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other~ Walter Elliot

~Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

~Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for some good thing to happen. It gives us hope by helping us realize that the righteous suffer no failure except in giving up and no longer trying. We must never give up, regardless of temptations, frustrations, disappointments, or discouragements~ Joseph P. Wirthlin



Smile For No Good Reason - Smile Quotes

~If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook~ Les Giblin

~A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside~ Denis Waitley

~Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy~ Thich Nhat Hanh

~A smile is a curve that sets everything straight~ Phyllis Diller

~If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it~ Andy Rooney



Discover Your Unique Ability - Ability Quotes

~For success, attitude is equally as important as ability~ Harry F. Banks

~It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test~ Elbert Hubbard

~A (wo)man of ability and the desire to accomplish something can do anything~ Donald Kircher

~It is not my ability, but my response to God’s ability, that counts~ Corrie Ten Boom

~Ability without honor is useless~ Marcus Tullius Cicero



Taste Experience To The Utmost - Experience Quotes

~Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald~ Proverb

~Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

~Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you~ Aldous Huxley

~Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment~ Bob Packwood

~There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience~ Archibald MacLeish

...And The Greatest Of These Is Love - Love Quotes

~The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in~ Morrie Schwartz

~Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live~ Author Unknown

~I would rather have eyes that cannot see; ears that cannot hear; lips that cannot speak, than a heart that cannot love~ Robert Tizon

~We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love~ Mother Teresa

~There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love~ Don Juan DeMarco - Johnny Depp



Music Speaks What Cannot Be Expressed - Music Quotes

~Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul~ Author Unknown

~To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable~ Aaron Copland

~Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent~ Victor Hugo

~Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul~ Plato

~The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul~ Johann Sebastian Bach



Everyday Is Earth Day - Earth Quotes

~There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace~ Bourke Coekran

~What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on~ Henry David Thoreau

~The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions~ Daniel Webster

~Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values....God made life simple. It is man who complicates it~ Charles A. Lindbergh

~We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children~ Native American Proverb



When You Have Confidence You Have Fun - Confidence Quotes

~With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp~ Author Unknown

~Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions~ Author Unknown

~When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things~ Author Unknown

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

~All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure~ Mark Twain

Without Ambition One Starts Nothing - Ambition Quotes

~A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive~ Pearl Bailey

~Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose~ Frank Tyger

~Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more~ Sir John Lubbock

~A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions~ Marcus Aurelius

~Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



Teamwork Means We Believe In Each Other - Teamwork Quotes

~Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results~ Andrew Carnegie

~A group becomes a team when all members are sure enough of themselves and their contributions to praise the skill of others~ Anonymous

~The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side~ Margaret Carty

~Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it~ Brian Tracy

~Regardless of differences, we strive shoulder to shoulder...Teamwork can be summed up in five short words: "We believe in each other~ Author Unknown



Nothing Of Greatness Is Achieved Without Discipline - Discipline Quotes

~If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-sufficient you will thereby be least vulnerable to injury from the outside~ Critias of Athen

~In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first~ Harry S. Truman

~The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others~ Tyron Edwards

~No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

~Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority~ Bertrand Russell



The Willing Go The Farthest - Will Quotes

~Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will~ Mahatma Gandhi

~Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes~ Chinese Proverb

~People do not lack strength; they lack will~ Victor Hugo

~The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore~ Dale Carnegie

~A man can do all things if he but wills them~ Leon Battista Alberti



You're Always Free To Change Your Mind - Richard Bach Quotes

~Perspective - Use It or Lose It. If you turned to this page, you're forgetting that what is going on around you is not reality. Think about that~ Richard Bach

~You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them. You're always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past~ Richard Bach

~There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts~ Richard Bach

~Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you~ Richard Bach

~If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats~ Richard Bach



Boredom Is A Pattern, Not A Reality - Boredom Quotes

~Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours~ Dale Carnegie

~Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity~ R. I. Fitzhenry

~In order to live free and happily, you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice~ Richard Bach

~I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom~ Thomas Carlyle

~The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes~ Susan Sontag



Communication Leads To Understanding - Communication Quotes

~To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others~ Anthony Robbins

~You can communicate best when you first listen~ Catherine Pulsifer

~The genius of communication is the ability to be both totally honest and totally kind at the same time~ John Powell

~Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers~ Les Brown

~In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do~ Stephen R. Covey



Success Is An Outgoing Affirmation Of Life - Affirmation Quotes

~Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion~ Jim Rohn

~Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level~ Alexander Haig

~Success is a process, a quality of mind and way of being, an outgoing affirmation of life~ Alex Noble

~We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

~You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which "clicks~ Florence Scovel Shinn



There Are Only Two Emotions: Good & Bad - Emotion Quotes

~Managing our emotions increases intuition and clarity. It helps us self-regulate our brain chemicals and internal hormones. It gives us natural highs, the real fountain of youth we've been searching for. It enables us to drink from elixirs locked within our cells, just waiting for us to discover them~ Doc Childre

~Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you~ Roger Ebert

~The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason~ Marya Mannes

Emotion always has its roots in the unconscious and manifests itself in the body~ Irene Claremont de Castillejo

~Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance~ Brian Tracy



Ignore The Problems Of Tomorow And Live For Today - Tomorrow Quotes

~Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow~ Mary Anne Radmacher

~Many fine things can be done in a day if you don't always make that day tomorrow~ Author Unknown

~What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind~ Buddha

~To worry about tomorrow is to be unhappy today~ Author Unknown

~Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find tomorrow on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday. All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest words you can ever utter are, If I had my life to live over again. Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again~ Og Mandino

Live The Life Of Your Dreams - Oprah Winfrey Quotes

~I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life~ Oprah Winfrey

~Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure~ Oprah Winfrey

~The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate~ Oprah Winfrey

~Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment~ Oprah Winfrey

~The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams~ Oprah Winfrey



I am Somebody - Jesse Jackson Quotes

~Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up~ Jesse Jackson

~If you run, you might lose. If you don't run, you're guaranteed to lose~ Jesse Jackson

~Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories~ Jesse Jackson

~Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together~ Jesse Jackson

~Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive~ Jesse Jackson



Make Your Own Happiness - Alice Walker Quotes

~Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself~ Alice Walker

~In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful~ Alice Walker

~I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart~ Alice Walker

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any~ Alice Walker

~It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom~ Alice Walker



Prepare Today And The Furture Is Yours - Malcolm X Quotes

~Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today~ Malcolm X

~If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything~ Malcolm X

~Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change~ Malcolm X

~When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won't do to get it, or what he doesn't believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn't believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire... or preserve his freedom~ Malcolm X

~There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time~ Malcolm X



Truth Always Prevails - Sojourner Truth Quotes

~Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other~ Sojourner Truth

~Truth is powerful and it prevails~ Sojourner Truth

~If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again~ Sojourner Truth

~It is the mind that makes the body~ Sojourner Truth

~If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it~ Sojourner Truth



Life Is Not A Spectator Sport - Jackie Robinson Quotes

~Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life~ Jackie Robinson

~A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives~ Jackie Robinson

~I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being~ Jackie Robinson

~The many of us who attain what we may and forget those who help us along the line we've got to remember that there are so many others to pull along the way. The farther they go, the further we all go~ Jackie Robinson

~Discover the truth of today, and perhaps find the greatness of tomorrow~ Jackie Robinson



No Mountain Is Too High - Wilma Rudolph Quotes

~Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us~ Wilma Rudolph

~Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday~ Wilma Rudolph

~Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle~ Wilma Rudolph

~When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome~ Wilma Rudolph

~My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother~ Wilma Rudolph



Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee - Muhammad Ali Quotes

~It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen~ Muhammad Ali

~He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life~ Muhammad Ali

~Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything~ Muhammad Ali

~It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe~ Muhammad Ali

~Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
Muhammad Ali

Make A Difference In The Lives Of Others - Toni Morrison Quotes

~If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it~ Toni Morrison

~If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it~ Toni Morrison

~If you're going to hold someone down you're going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain. You are confined by your own repression~ Toni Morrison

~Make a difference about something other than yourselves~ Toni Morrison

~At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough~ Toni Morrison



Love Removes The Masks We Fear We Can't Live Without - James Baldwin Quotes

~Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law~ James A. Baldwin

~Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours~ James A. Baldwin

~Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced~ James A. Baldwin

~No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time~

~There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now~ James A. Baldwin



It Is The Response To Error That Counts - Nikki Giovanni Quotes

~I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try~ Nikki Giovanni

~Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts~ Nikki Giovanni

~Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us~ Nikki Giovanni

~If now isn't a good time for the truth I don't see when we'll get to it~ Nikki Giovanni

~There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your live those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect~ Nikki Giovanni



Salvation Comes From Within - A. Philip Randolph Quotes

~Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within~ A. Philip Randolph

~Freedom is never given; it is won~ A. Philip Randolph

~Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship~ A. Philip Randolph

~Nothing counts but pressure, pressure, more pressure, and still more pressure through broad organized aggressive mass action~ A. Philip Randolph

~We must develop huge demonstrations, because the world is used to big dramatic affairs. They think in terms of hundreds of thousands and millions and billions... Billions of dollars are appropriated at the twinkling of an eye. Nothing little counts~ A. Philip Randolph



A Mind Made Up Diminishes Fear - Rosa Parks Quotes

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear~ Rosa Parks

~Each person must live their life as a model for others~ Rosa Parks

~Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others~ Rosa Parks

~I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free~ Rosa Parks

~I do the very best I can to look upon life with optimism and hope and looking forward to a better day~ Rosa Parks



With Confidence You Have Already Won - Marcus Garvey Quotes

~A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots~ Marcus Garvey

~If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won before you have started~ Marcus Garvey

~Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences~ Marcus Garvey

~Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself~ Marcus Garvey

~God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement~ Marcus Garvey