• SUCCESS The road to success is always under construction
  • POSSIBILITIES If you think you can or if you think you can’t, you’re right! ~ Henry Ford
  • CAREER Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life
  • EXPERIENCE What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print ~ Isadora Duncan
  • FAILURE There is no failure except in no longer trying ~ Elbert Hubbard
  • SAVING TIME & EFFORT There are no shortcuts to any place worth going ~ Beverly Sills 
  • MOTIVATION The desire to do something good doesn’t get it done
  • RELATIONSHIPS Courtesy is the shortest distance between two people
  • LEADERSHIP You can’t teach anything that will compare with example
  • RISK Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That is where the fruit is
  • HAPPINESS Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling ~ Margaret Lee Runbeck
  • PURPOSE There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover whyWilliam Barclay
  • IMPORTANCE Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life
  • INTEGRITY Ability may get you to the top, but only character will keep you there ~ John Wooden
  • WISDOM It isn’t enough to ask intelligent questions; you have to listen intelligently to the answers
  • ACTION Criticism is something we can avoid easily-by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing ~ Aristotle
  • OPPORTUNITY It is better to be prepared for an opportunity & not have one than to have an opportunity & not be prepared  ~Whitney M. Young, Jr.
  • PERSISTENCE The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph ~ Thomas Paine
  • MOTIVATION People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily. ~ Zig Ziglar
  • GOAL SETTING In life, you won’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are
  • LIFE “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to leave the world a better place; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  • EXPERIENCE Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing. ~ Oscar Wilde
  • FACT & FICTION If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed. ~ Mark Twain
  • INFLUENCE Where all think alike, no one thinks very much ~ Walter Lippman
  • The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing ~ Edmund Burke
  • “The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph” ~ from The Butterfly Circus (22 min. award winning short film) Trailer
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  • not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,
    or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
    whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood,
    who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again;
    because there is not effort without error and shortcomings;
    but who does actually strive to do the deed;
    who knows the great enthusiasm,
    the great devotion,
    who spends himself in a worthy cause,
    who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement
    and who at the worst, if he fails,
    at least he fails while daring greatly.
    So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
    who know neither victory nor defeat.
    “Man in the Arena” Speech
    (April 23, 1910)