Archive for January, 2010


Welcome to the new year and new decade

Every new year is a year of change.  These quotes are to encourage my readers to welcome change.

Quotes for a Change

  To change one’s life: Start immediately.  Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions

     William James

 Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something.  Don’t just stand there: make it happen.

   Lee Iococca

 Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.

      Walter Bagehot

 The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do.  The hard part is doing it.

   H.  Norman Schwarzkopf

  The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.

       George Bernard Shaw

 Watch your thought; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits; they become character.

Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

                        Frank Outlaw

If you think you can do a thing or think you can not do a thing, you’re right.

                           Henry Ford

We cannot choose the things that will happen to us.  But we can choose the attitude we will take toward anything that happens.  Success or failure depends on your attitude.

         Alfred A. Montapert

 Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

          Will Rogers

When you’re through changing, you’re through.

                Bruce Barton

One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.

      Anatole France                                                       

We must change in order to survive.

     Pearl Baily

Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat.

    Prince Phillip of England

 The first step toward change is acceptance…. Change is not something you do, it’s something you allow.

          Will Garcia                                                                   

Be the change that you want to see in the world.

            Mahatma Gandhi

 Will you be the rock that redirects the course of the river?

          Claire Nuer

 The world will not change until we do.

           Jim Wallis

Never underestimate your power to change yourself:

Never overestimate your power to change others.

        Viktor Frankl

 Everything flows, nothing stays still.


Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note: today is the only cash you have– so spend it wisely.

           Kay Lyons

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

     Charles Dederich  

This is the day which the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

      Psalms 118:24

 There is no such thing in anyone”s life as an unimportant day.         

 Alexander Woollcott

 I wasn’t afraid to fail.  Something good always comes out of failure.

         Anne Baxter

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

      Robert Schuller

 We are the choices we make.

         Meryl Streep

 Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

  Theodore Roosevelt

The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

       William James

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

             William Feather

The beginning is the most important part of the work.



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