Ben Carson’s Mother

"Do you have a brain?  Then you can think your way out of trouble and problems." Ben Carson's Mother

Unknown

"It is in the darkest hours that the stars shine the brightest."

Unknown

"No matter what you do or don’t do, you will get good at it." Unknown

Unknown

"He who never fell never climbed."

Unknown

"Default is down.  Whenever you are doing something that is hard, you’re going in the right direction!"

Unknown

"With all of the problems that each of us face in this world, whether great or small, one thing will always, always remain the same no matter what, and that is that we have a choice as to how we choose to deal with these problems." Unknown

Unknown

"To the world you may just be one person, but to one person you may be the world."

Randy Pausch, The last lecture

"Time is all you have.  And you may find one day that you have less than you think." Randy Pausch,  The last lecture

Unknown

"Every time you see a turtle on a fence post, you know that he had help getting there."

Unknown

"Life is a journey not a destination."

Unknown

"If you look for the negative or positive in someone, including yourself, you will find it."

Rex Hudler

"Be a fountain, not a drain." Rex Hudler

Unknown

"Only a fool takes offense where offense is meant, and only a fool takes offense where no offense is meant." Unknown

Unknown

"Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

Unknown

"What you think may be a problem is actually an opportunity for growth."

Charlie Wakamatsu

"Don’t worry so much about unintentionally hurting the feelings of others as misunderstandings are fairly easy to fix.  It’s the intentionally hurting the feelings of others that you have to worry about."

Unknown

"I don’t care how much you know until I know how much you care."

Unknown

"Happiness comes from what you are, not by what you have."

Unkown

"Your value does not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth."

Unknown

"The way to happiness is, the way is happiness."

Unknown

"It is in the darkest hours that the stars shine the brightest."

Thomas Edison

"It has been my experience that those who get ahead do so by those who waste their time." Thomas Edison

Unknown

"Many times in life the exam comes first and then the lesson." Unknown

Abraham Lincoln

"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make them my friends?" Abraham Lincoln

Robert Fulghum

"Don’t worry that children never listen to you.  Worry that they are always watching you." Robert Fulghum

Socrates

"One does not achieve true wisdom until he realizes just how ignorant he really is." Socrates

Unknown

"We are, all the while becoming.  We all will go somewhere in life, however, it’s best to have a destination in which we plan, chart, and aim our way to that destination." Unknown

Unknown

"You are most like the 5 people who you hang out with the most."

Unknown

"If we don’t try, we don’t do.  If we don’t do, then why are we here?"

Unknown

"If you judge people, you don’t have time to love them."

William Arthur Ward

"Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige.  It is discovered in goodness, humility, service and character." William Arthur Ward

Arthur Schopenhauer

"We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people." Arthur Schopenhauer

John Quincy Adams

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." John Quincy Adams

Unknown

"If I treated you the same way that you treat yourself, would we still be friends?"

Benjamin Franklin

"A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle." Benjamin Franklin

Unknown

"Work can be a balm for the soul."

Randy Pausch, The last lecture

"Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you wanted.  And it can be the most valuable thing you have to offer." Randy Pausch,  The last lecture

Unknown

"In Ukraine there is a saying, “Tell me who your friend is, and I will tell you who you are."

Charlie Wakamatsu

"Whenever we face trouble, problems, or hardships in life, it forces us to choose what kind of attitude or paradigm we will have." Charlie Wakamatsu

Unknown

"If you can imagine the worst, you can imagine the best."

Unknown

"People who feel good about themselves produce good results."

Unknown

"What you think about comes about."

Unknown

"Do more of what works and less of what doesn’t."

William Hazlitt

"A gentle word, a kind look, a good natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles." William Hazlitt

Unknown

"It’s not what we receive in life that enriches us, its what we give."

Leonardo da Vinci

"You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself." Leonardo da Vinci

Aesop

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop

Chinese Proverb

"You can’t prevent birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair." Chinese Proverb

Unknown

"Knowing that you’re right causes a lot of problems with people.  You can be right, or you can be in a relationship"

Unknown

"Believing is seeing.  If you believe first you will see.  If you wait to see first before you believe, you may never see." Unknown