Lesson 11: Habit Quotes

Habits are like submarines. They run silent and deep. ~Denis Waitley

99% of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. ~George Washington Carver

Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters. ~Nathaniel Emmons

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character. ~Stephen Covey

Quality is not an act, it is a habit. ~Aristotle

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~Aristotle 

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. ~Jim Rohn

Nothing is stronger than habit. ~Ovid

Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you. ~ Elbert Hubbard

A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them.  ~Frank A. Clark


Lesson 10: Believe in Yourself

You won't realize the distance you've walked until you take a look around and realize how far you've been. ~Unknown

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.~Unknown

Without faith, hope and trust, there is no promise for the future, and without a promising future, life has no direction, no meaning and no justification.~Adlin Sinclair

To move ahead you need to believe in yourself...have conviction in your beliefs and the confidence to execute those beliefs. ~Adlin Sinclair

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. ~Anatole France

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow. ~Mary Anne Radmacher

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. ~Benjamin Spock

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. ~Pamela Vaull Starr

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~Lao Tzu

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. ~Jamie Paolinetti

Try and fail, but don't fail to try. ~Stephen Kaggwa

The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination. ~Don Williams, Jr.


Lesson 9: Don't Be Angry

Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way... that is not easy.~Aristotle

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.~Chinese Proverb

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.~Seneca

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.~Seneca

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.~Buddha

People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.~Will Rogers

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.~Ambrose Bierce

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.~Marcus Antonius

Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.~Lyman Abbott

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. ~Marcus Aurelius

Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.~Thomas Fuller

When a man is wrong and won't admit is, he always gets angry.~Thomas Haliburton

There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.~St. Francis De Sales

Anger is what makes a clear mind seem clouded.~Kazi Shams

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.~George Jean Nathan


Lesson 8: Inspirational Quotes About Hope

The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.~Allan K. Chalmers

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.~Confucious

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.~Abraham Cowley

The important thing is not that we can live on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it.~Harvey Milk

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. And sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.~Emily Dickinson

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.~Anne Lamott

He who does not hope to win has already lost.~Jose Joaquin Olmedo

While wishing and hoping makes you a dreamer, acting and doing makes you someone who can turn dreams into reality.~Nan S. Russell

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.~Emil Brunner

Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air ... but only for one second without hope.~Hal Lindsey

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.~Robert Ingersoll


Lesson 7: Quotes to Build Your Character

No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.~Henry Ward Beecher

Do right. Do your best. Treat others as you want to be treated.~Lou Holtz

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.~Lao-Tzu

Don't accept that others know you better than yourself. Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.~James Allen

Character is, for the most part, simply habit become fixed.~C. H. Parkhurst

Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.~George Dana Boardman

Let us not say, Every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, Every man is the architect of his own character.~George Dana Boardman

Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.~John C. Geikie

Keep your thinking right and your business will be right.~Zig Ziglar

Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone.~Cyrus A. Bartol


Lesson 6: Inspirations for Life (Words To Live By)

Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny.~George Dana Boardman

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.~Albert Einstein

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.~Marie Curie

Work like you don’t need money, Love like you’ve never been hurt, And dance like no one’s watching.~Aurora Greenway

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.~Alexander Graham Bell

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.~Martin Luther King, Jr.

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.~Cherokee Expression

Let your life mean something. Become an inspiration to others so that they may try to do more and to become more than they are today.~Thomas D. Willhite

People can be divided into three groups: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened.~Nicholas Murray Butler

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.~Hans Christian Anderson

The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.~William Jame

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.~Mary Manin Morrissey

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.~Hans Christian Anderson

What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life.~Leo Buscaglia

Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.~Mahatma Gandhi

Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories, learning from the past, and realizing people change. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our life is what our thoughts make it.~Marcus Aurelius




It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
~Albert Einstein

Patience is being joyful, hopeful and prayerful while waiting.
~Alberto P. Casing

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
~Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.
~Chuck Tanner

If you are patient in a moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
~Chinese Proverb

The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.
~Ralph Marston

Nature, time and patience are three great physicians.
~H.G. Bohn

More things to remember:
The value of time;
The pleasure of working;
The obligation of duty;
The power of kindness;
The wisdom of economy;
The virtue of patience.
~Marshall Field

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
~Saint Augustine

The more patient we are, the more understanding we become.
~William Arthur Ward

An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains.
~Dutch Proverb

Patience is a virtue, one hard to come by in a world that counts time in nanoseconds.
~Maureen Killoran

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg - not by smashing it.
~Arnold Glasow

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
~John Quincy Adams

Plant the seed of love, water it daily, and patiently watch it grow.
~Michelle C. Ustaszeski

Little drops of water wear down big stones.
~Russian Proverb

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
~Titus Maccius Plautus

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
~Gertrude Jekyll

Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.
~Brian Adams

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
~Dutch Proverb

Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.
~Leonardo da Vinci

Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
~John Quincy Adams

Patience is the companion of wisdom.
~St. Augustine

Before you can consider a problem water under the bridge, you must first patiently work on removing the dam.
~Michelle C. Ustaszeski

One moment of patience may ward off great disaster.  One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.
~Chinese Proverb

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
~Victor Hugo

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.
~Saint Francis de Sales

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Erratum: Ecclesiastes 7:8


Lesson 4: Honesty Quotes

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
~Henry David Thoreau

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
~Thomas Jefferson

Honest hearts produce honest actions.
~Brigham Young

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
~Thomas Jefferson

Always tell the truth.  If you can't always tell the truth, don't lie.
~Author Unknown

Honest hearts produce honest actions.
~Brigham Young

Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

An autobiography is not about pictures; it's about the stories; it's about honesty and as much truth as you can tell without coming too close to other people's privacy.
~Boris Becker

Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to others, even the dull & ignorant; they too have their story.
~Max Ehrmann

"Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time."
~Sam Rayburn

Be Silly. Be honest. Be kind.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
~Walter Anderson

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.
~Edward R. Murrow

We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
~George Bernard Shaw

Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.
~Lao Tzu

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
~Josh Billings

Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, these are strong forces pushing you toward failure.
~Joseph Sugarman

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.
~James Allen

To measure the man measure his heart.
~Malcolm S. Forbes

People will love you for the honesty within your soul.
~Kate Winslett

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
~Josh Billings

One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission.
~Benjamin Disraeli

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
~W. Clement Stone


Lesson 3: Success Quotes

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
~Booker T. Washington

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
~Vincent T. Lombardi 

Success is a journey, not a destination.
~Ben Sweetland

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. 
~David Brinkley

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. 
~Michael Jordan 

If you want to achieve things in life, you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart, you'll succeed. 
~Juliana Hatfield 

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time. 
~Anthony J. D'Angelo

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
~Jospeph Addison

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
~Robert Collier

The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal.  The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
~Benjamin Mays

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
~Swami Sivananda

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people, and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics, and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
~Robert Kiyosaki

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.
~Tommy Lasorda

A determined person doesn't find it hard to succeed; they find it hard to stop trying.
~Allen Steble

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
~Thomas Jefferson

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
~Sven Goran Eriksson

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
~Colin Powell

Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
~Orison SwettMarden

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
~Herman Cain

Take up one idea. 
Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. 
Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. 
This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.
~Swami Vivekananda

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
~Benjamin Disraeli 

Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.
~Bruce Barton

Action is the foundational key to all success. 
~Pablo Picasso 

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. 
~George Edward Woodberry 

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. 
~Dale Carnegie 

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. 
~David Frost 

Failure is success if we learn from it. 
~Malcolm Forbes 

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. 
~Jim Rohn

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil. 
~J. Paul Getty 

The great successful men of the world have used their imagination. They think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building - steadily building.
~Robert Collier

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
~George Sheehan


Lesson 2: Inspirational Quotes for the New Year

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~ Ellen Goodman

Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. ~ Oprah Winfrey

A happy New Year! Grant that I

May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
~ Edgar Guest

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. ~ Pope John XXIII

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. No man is rich enough to buy back his past. ~Oscar Wilde

One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. ~Michael Cibenko

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. ~ G.K. Chesterton

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
~William Arthur Ward

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ~ Winston Churchill

You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. ~Charles F. Kettering

The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months! ~ Edward Payson Powell

Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream. ~Kahlil Gibran

Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday. ~John Wayne

Ring out the old, ring in the new,

Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. ~ G.K. Chesterton

For last year's words belong to last year's language

And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~ T.S. Eliot

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. ~ G. K. Chesterton

New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. ~Mark Twain

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. ~ Hal Borland

Glory to God in highest heaven,

Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
~ Martin Luther