Lead: (king...guidance...ruler... )

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. --- William James 1842

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. --- Martin Luther King, Jr 1929

Among the mind's powers is one that comes of itself to many children and artists. It need not be lost, to the end of his days, by anyone who has ever had it. This is the power of taking delight in a thing, or rather in anything, not as a means to some other end, but just because it is what it is. A child in the full health of his mind will put his hand flat on the summer lawn, feel it, and give a little shiver of private glee at the elastic firmness of the globe. --- Charles E Montague 1867

As a young nun Mother Teresa wanted to work with the homeless and hopeless but her superiors felt that she was too frail, young, and inexperienced. She pleaded her case, but they refused and assigned her to teach at a convent in India... The years passed and Mother Teresa's mission burned deep in her heart. She grew in experience and determination. She never gave up her dream. Finally, at age thirty-nine, she was granted permission to embark on her calling. With nothing more than the clothes on her back and the fire of her mission burning deep in her heart, she left the school and walked in the streets of Calcutta to begin..." ('Making A Difference') --- Sheila M. Bethel

By sharing knowledge you empower [others] to act on their own. Shared knowledge enables people to take a risk to expand an idea and to venture to a new horizon. ('Making A Difference') --- Sheila M. Bethel

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. --- Anne Sullivan

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. --- Liane Cordes

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. --- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi 1893

Don't be discouraged by failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid. --- John Keats

Don't start living tomorrow, tomorrow never arrives. Start working on your dreams and ambitions today. --- Anon xxxx

Each person you meet is in a specific stage of their life, a stage you may not have passed or not yet reached. Judging them by your standards and experience is therefore not only unfair, but could lead to unnecessary anger and frustration. --- Anon xxxx

Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again. --- Evelyn Underhill

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. --- Erica Jong 1942

Far away, there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. --- Louisa May Alcott

Fulfilment is deciding what you want out of life, and working towards it. Fulfilment is not merely the reaching of a specific destination. --- Anon xxxx

Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. --- Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804

He that is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else. --- Benjamin Franklin 1706

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. --- Saint Augustine 605

How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking, always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount to. And what is your duty? Whatever the day calls for. --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done. --- Henry Ford 1863

I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it, regardless of the possible outcome. (prime minister of Israel) --- Golda Meir

I do not believe we are all created equal. Physical and emotional differences, parental guidance, varying environments, being in the right place at the right time all play a role in enhancing or limiting development. But I do believe every man and woman, if given the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their potential, regardless of background, has the freedom to choose in our world. Will an individual be a taker or a giver in life? Will he be satisfied merely to exist, or will he seek a meaningful purpose? Will he dare to dream the impossible dream? --- zzz

If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking him if there's anyting you can do. Think of something appropriate and do it. --- E.W. Howe 1853

If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself, you should say: "He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned." --- Epictetus 60

In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence, the second listening, the third remembering, the fouth practicing, the fifth

teaching others. --- Ibn Gabirol 1020C

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