Inspirations for Tue., Feb. 14, 2012


Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost part of your life.

– Michael Leboeuf

You can find on the outside only what you possess on the inside.

– Adolfo Montiel Ballesteros

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.

– James Truslow Adams


Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 13, 2012

Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
— Marilyn vos Savant
What can you do right now to begin to turn your life around? The very first thing is to start making a list of things to be grateful for.
– Joe Vitale, Author and Speaker
The hero of the future will be that individual with the great mission to overcome the mass feeling of alienation and self-inadequacy. He will recognize that this struggle starts not with his community, nor even with his principal organization, but rather it starts with himself.
– Eugene E. Jennings

Inspirations for Fri., Feb. 10, 2012


The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.

– John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946, Economist
One of the greatest things in life is that no one has the authority to tell you what you want to be. You’re the one who’ll decide what you want to be.
– Jaime Escalante, 1930-2010, Educator
Make the decision to serve wherever you go and to whomever you see. As long as you are serving, you will be receiving. The more you serve, the more confidence you will gain in the miraculous effects of this principle of life.
– Greg Anderson


Inspirations for Thur., Feb. 9, 2012

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
– Carrie Fisher

In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.
– Marianne Williamson, Author and Speaker
You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.
– Jimmy Carter

Inspirations for Wed., Feb. 8, 2012


It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, or so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere through which we look – to affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of the arts.

– Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862, Author, Poet and Abolitionist

It may make a difference to all eternity whether we do right or wrong today.

– James Freeman Clarke

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it’s not going to go away.

– Elvis Presley

Inspirations for Tue., Feb. 7, 2012





Between saying and doing there is a long road.


– Spanish proverb



To have big success, you must have big dreams, and you must be willing to take a chance.


– Sumner M. Redstone



Fear is the opportunity for courage, not proof of cowardice.


– John McCain



A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.


– William James, 1842-1910, Psychologist, Philosopher and Author

Inspirations for Mon., Feb. 6, 2012

Genuine security arises from actual, first-hand knowledge that one is both capable and worthy of achieving happiness (through conscious, responsible action) and, once having attained it, that he deserves it.

– Michael J. Hurd, American Motivational Speaker

During my long life, I have learned one lesson: that the most important thing is to realize why one is alive–and I think it is not only to build bridges or tall buildings or make money, but to do something truly important, to do something for humanity. To bring joy, hope, to make life richer for the spirit because you have been alive, that is the most important thing.

– Artur Rubinstein

We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. It’s not what you’re gonna get in the end – it’s not the final curtain – it’s really in the doing it, and loving what I’m doing.    

– Designer Ralph Lauren