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Be ashamed to die until you have scored some victory for humanity. ~ Horace Mann


Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. ~ Abraham Lincoln  


Let us endeavor so to live that, when we come to die, even the undertaker will be sorry. ~ Mark Twain  


If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


When there is a hill to climb, don't think that waiting will make it smaller. ~ H. Jackson Brown  


Great Potential is one of life's heaviest burdens. ~ Byrd Baggett  


It is possible to commit no mistake and still lose. That is not a weakness, that is life. ~ Jean Luc Picard [From Star Trek]  


Isaac Asimov when asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: "Type faster."  



When you open your mind to possibilities, there is no closing it again. ~ Tracy Kelley  


We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves to be like other people. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)  



Judgmentalism requires far less mental effort than empathy. ~ Tracy Kelley  


Truth exists, only falsehood has to be constructed. ~ Georges Braque  



FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE FOR SUCCESS IN ANYTHING: "Do what you should do, when you should do it."  ~ Adaptation of a Thomas Huxley Quote  


Definition of Motivation: “To provide a meaningful reason to do something.” ~ Douglas R. Kelley  



Futility is the great destroyer of potential. ~ Dr. Elle Hutchins, 2019  


Every man over forty is responsible for his face. ~ Abraham Lincoln  


One mans magic is another mans engineering. Supernatural is a null word. ~ Robert Heinlein  


It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. ~ Elinor Smith Sullivan, Early 20th Century Aviatrix  


Preconceived notions are the locks on the doors to knowledge. ~ Mary Browne  


Perseverance always wins. Who is more persistent? You? Or the problem? ~ Douglas R. Kelley  


Although the world is very full of suffering, it is also very full of the overcoming of it. ~ Helen Keller  


Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves. ~ Nathaniel Branden  


No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. ~ Voltaire  


When you give up your own truth to win at someone else's game, everyone loses. ~ Stephen Paul  


Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety. ~ Plato