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Mistakes & Mishaps

“The best way to save face is to keep the lower part of it shut.” Nathan J. Matteson

“You will never get ahead if you are always trying to get even.” Zig Ziglar

“A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong; which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” Alexander Pope

“You’re never so easily fooled as when you’re trying to fool someone else.” La Rochefoucauld

“Failure is not falling down. It’s not getting up again.” Pickford

“To err is , and to blame it on a is even more so.” Unknown

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, and most fools do.” Dale Carnegie

“Better be ill spoken of by one before all, than all before one.” Scottish Proverb

“The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of a cheap price is forgotten.” Unknown

“Be wiser than others, if you can, but do not tell them so.” Lord Chesterfield

“If you haven’t done so yet… decide to DECIDE.” Anonymous

“To build may be a slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day. ” Sir Winston Churchill

“How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.” Benjamin Disraeli, 1860

“Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great hits you, and before you realize what’s wrong with it.” Unknown

“You can be a part of the problem or a part of the solution.” Unknown

“Most people would rather die than -think – and most of them do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“For of all words, of and pen, the saddest of these; it might have been.” John Greenleaf Whittier

“If it weren’t for the last minute, a lot of things wouldn’t get done.” Unknown

“Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens

“When you get to the end of your rope… tie a know, hang on and swing!” Unknown

Experience is what you get when you were expecting something else.” Unknown

“Go do the right thing.” Dr. Laura Schlessinger

“EGO means Edging God Out.” – Unknown

Don’t Start Bad Habits – “If you can’t keep from starting something you know you shouldn’t, what makes you think you can quit it when you know you should?” – Robert B. Barkelew

“When you shake hands with the devil you get burned.” – Charlie Daniels

Music & Performance

“The woods would be a quite place if only the birds that thought they could sing were singing.” Unknown

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” Martha Graham

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not a single act, but a habit.” Aristotle

“Whosoever sings in church, prays twice.” Unknown

“A Diamond is a piece of coal that performed well under pressure.” Unknown

“Talent is God given. Be humble.
Fame is man-given. Be grateful.
Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” John Wooden, Champion Basketball Coach, UCLA

“Everything is difficult before it becomes EASY” Unknown

“I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.
George Eliot (1819 – 1880)

“Strive for perfection. Settle for excellence.” Don Shula

“For lo, the winter has passed. The rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth. The time of singing has come.” Song of Solomon

“America is a tune. It must be sung together.” – Gerald Stanley Lee

“If you don’t toot your own horn, no one will hear your music.” – Robert B. Barkelew

Networking & MLM

– Seize the day!” — Unknow

“There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.” — William Shakespeare

“The secret of success in life is to be ready for your opportunity when it comes.” — Benjamin Disraeli

“In all labor there is profit. But idle chatter leads only to poverty.” — Proverbs 14:23

“Leadership is action, not position.” –Donald H. McGannon

“If you would lift me up, you’ve got to be on higher ground.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The virtue of all achievement is victory over oneself. Those who know this can never know defeat.” — A.J. Cronin

“You can make excuses, or you can make money, but you can’t do both.” — Unknown

“There are no shortcuts to life’s greatest achievements.” — Unknown

“A Champion shows who he is by what he does.” — Evander Holyfield

“IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO ME.” — Anonymous

“Opportunities are like sunrises; If you wait too long, you miss them.” — William Arthur Ward

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” — Unknown

“Make each day a masterpeice.” — John Wooden

“It matters not how strait the gate; how charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” — W.E. Henley, Poet

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.” — Jim Rohn



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