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“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.”

~James Branch Cabell


“Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem. Expect abundance on every level.”

~Eileen Caddy


“The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.”

~John Cage


“When someone tells you that you can’t do something, perhaps you should consider that they are only telling you what they can’t do.”

~Sheldon Cahoon


“The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”

~Mark Caine


“The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none.”

~Philip Caldwell


“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

~Bertha Calloway


"Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us."
~David Cameron


“The creative process is one of surrender, not control.”

~Julia Cameron


“There is no substitute for hard work and effort beyond the call of duty. That is what strengthens the soul and ennobles one’s character.”

~Walter Camp


“To enter into the initiation of sound, of vibration and mindfulness, is to take a giant step toward consciously knowing the soul.”

~Din G. Campbell


“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”

~Joseph Campbell


“Eternity is not the hereafter...this is it. If you don’t get it here you won’t get it anywhere.”

~Joseph Campbell


“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

~Joseph Campbell


“We’re not on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves. But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes.”

~Joseph Campbell


“The privilege of a life time is being who you are.”

~Joseph Campbell


“Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before.”

~Joseph Campbell


“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

~Joseph Campbell


“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

~Joseph Campbell


“We’re here to learn to go with joy among the sorrows of the world.”

~Joseph Campbell


“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”

~Joseph Campbell


“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”

~Joseph Campbell


“Eternity has nothing to do with the hereafter... This is it... If you don’t get it here, you won’t get it anywhere. The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience; here’s the place to have the experience.”

~Joseph Campbell


“What each must seek in his own life never was on land or sea. It is something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else.”

~Joseph Campbell


“If you follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and…doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”

~Joseph Campbell


“Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.”

~Albert Camus


“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.”

~Albert Camus


“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

~Albert Camus


“I know of only one duty, and that is to love”.

~Albert Camus


“The self-explorer, whether he wants to or not, becomes the explorer of everything else. He learns to see himself, but suddenly, provided he was honest, all the rest appears, and it is as rich as he was, and, as a final crowning, richer.”

~Elias Canetti


“No matter how hard it seems, the longer you persist, the more likely your success.”
~Jack Canfield


“Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”
~Jack Canfield


“I believe that people make their own luck by great preparation and good strategy.”

~Jack Canfield


“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

~Jack Canfield


“Have the courage to trust who and what you are attracted to even when it doesn’t make sense.”

~Jack Canfield


“Most everything that you want is just outside your comfort zone.”

~Jack Canfield


“The ‘how’ will show up out of the commitment and belief in the ‘what.’”

~Jack Canfield


“In life people often say ‘Don’t worry there is light at then end of the tunnel.’ I say, to heck with that, bring your own flashlight! Control your thoughts and attitude and you control your life.”

~Fran Capo


“Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.”

~Truman Capote (1924-84); American novelist, short-story writer, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”


“Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most.”

~Al Capp


“I am guaranteed to get where I am going because I refuse to stay where I am.”
~Grant Cardone


“It’s not about finding your voice.  It’s about giving yourself permission to use your voice.”
~Kris Carr


“Never mistake thinking for doing or knowledge for wisdom; one helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.”

~Sandra Carey


“Life can be hard and dangerous; those who seek happiness may find sorrow; those who seek peace may find strife; those who seek love may find disappointment. Joy comes to those who do not fear solitude. Life comes to those not afraid to die.”

~Adapted from Joyce Cary


“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.”

~George Carlin


“May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.”

~George (Denis) Carlin


“Many of the most powerful things you can do to improve your life are also very simple and free.”
~Richard Carlson


“Life will usually go on if things don’t go according to plan.  It’s helpful to keep reminding yourself and repeating the sentence, ‘Life isn’t an emergency.’”
~Richard Carlson


“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment.”

~Thomas Carlyle


“Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.”

~Thomas Carlyle


“Not what I have but what I do is my kingdom.”

~Thomas Carlyle


“You develop millionaires the way you mine gold. You expect to move tons of dirt to find an ounce of gold, but you don’t go into the mine looking for the dirt—you go in looking for the gold.”

~Andrew Carnegie


“The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

~Andrew Carnegie


“Any idea that is held in the mind that is either feared or revered will, begin at once to clothe itself in the most convenient and appropriate physical forms available.”

~Andrew Carnegie


“As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”

~Andrew Carnegie


“The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.”

~Andrew Carnegie


“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.”

~Andrew Carnegie

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy on unhappy.  It’s what you think about.”
~Dale Carnegie


“Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed.”
~Dale Carnegie


“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.”

~Dale Carnegie

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

~Dale Carnegie


“Tell a child, a husband or an employee that he is stupid or dumb at a certain thing, that he has no gift for it, and that he is doing it all wrong, and you have destroyed almost every incentive to try to improve. But use the opposite technique; be liberal with encouragement … let the other person know that you have faith in his ability to do it … and he will practice until the dawn comes in at the window in order to excel.”

~Dale Carnegie


“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.”

~Dale Carnegie


“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

~Dale Carnegie


“Being happy doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.”

~Dale Carnegie


“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”

~Dale Carnegie


“We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do.”

~Dale Carnegie


“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”

~Dale Carnegie


“Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.”

~Dale Carnegie


“Today is life -- the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.”

~Dale Carnegie


“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure thing boat never gets far from shore.”

~Dale Carnegie


“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.”

~Dale Carnegie


“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

~Dale Carnegie


“To accomplish our destiny it is not enough to merely guard prudently against road accidents. We must also cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us.”

~Alexis Carrel


“Intelligence never urges men to action. Only fear, enthusiasm, self-sacrifice, hatred and love can infuse with life the products of our minds.”

~Dr. Alexis Carrel


 ”In man, the things which are not measurable are more important than those which are measurable.”

~Alexis Carrel (1873-1944); French surgeon, biologist, “Prayer is Power”


“Total believer, yeah.  I believe in manifestation… You get it when you believe you have it and that’s the key.  People still sit around think ‘when’s it gonna come…’ and that’s the wrong way. You’re facing the wrong way, you’re facing away from it. You have to go ‘it’s here, it’s here, it’s here.’”
~Jim Carrey


“We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.”

~James Carroll


“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

~Lewis Carroll


“My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day.”

~Johnny Carson


“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”
~Rachel Carson


“If you have a task to perform and are vitally interested in it, excited and challenged by it, then you will exert maximum energy. But in the excitement, the pain of fatigue dissipates, and the exuberance of what you hope to achieve overcomes the weariness.”

~Jimmy Carter


“You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk.”

~Rosalynn Carter


“One of the things that has helped me as much as any other, is not how long I am going to live, but how much I can do while living.”

~George Washington Carver


“When you can do the common things in life in a uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”

~George Washington Carver


“I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.”

~Pablo Casals


“Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s personhood.”

~Karen Casey


“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

~M Kathleen Casey


“The beast in me is caged by frail and fragile bars.”

~Johnny Cash


“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong.  The amount of work is the same.”
~Carlos Castaneda


“We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye.”
~Carlos Castaneda


“For a warrior, to be inaccessible means that he touches the world around him sparingly. And above all, he deliberately avoids exhausting himself and others. He doesn’t use and squeeze people until they have shriveled to nothing, especially the people he loves.”

~Carlos Castaneda


“A warrior doesn’t know remorse for anything he has done, because to isolate one’s acts as being mean, or ugly, or evil is to place an unwarranted importance on the self.”

~Carlos Castaneda


“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.”

~Carlos Castaneda


“When you’re daring enough to reveal what truly makes you happy, willing to take complete responsibility to insure that it happens, and courageous enough to allow others to play their part in it you’ve got bliss.”

~Kim Castle


“A belief is not merely an ‘idea’ the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.”

~Kim Castle


“He who hesitates is lost.”



“Grasp the subject, the words will follow.”

~Cato the Elder


“Progress is the sum of small victories won by individual human beings.”

~Historian Bruce Catton


“It’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear.”

~Dick Cavett


“Everything beautiful has its moment and then passes away.”

~Luis Cernuda


“Great people and great athletes realize early in their lives their destiny, and accept it. Even if they do not consciously realize the how, the where, the what.”

~Percy Cerutty


“Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience.”

~Paul Cezanne


“Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.”

~Ajahn Chah


“If you let go a little you will have a little happiness. If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness. If you let go completely you will be free.”

~Ajahn Chah


“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”

~Francis Chan


“Leave high school. Most of us seem stuck in high school forever. Before high school, in our earlier and more carefree childhoods, we were creative dreamers filled with a boundless sense of energy and wonder. But in high school something got turned around. We began fearing what others were thinking of us. All of a sudden our mission in life became ‘not to be embarassed’. We became afraid to look bad, and so we made it a point not to take risks. The solution? Leave high school.”

~Steve Chandler


“There are people who have money and people who are rich.”

~Coco Gabrielle Chanel


“I’ve finally learned that success is as simple as taking a step in a positive direction. That’s all. It’s simple. One successful step taken today leads to another successful step tomorrow.”

~Tony Chaney


“A vigorous purpose breathes power into weak instruments, disarms difficulties and even turns them into assistances.”

~William Ellery Channing


“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”

~William Ellery Channing


“Be true to your own highest convictions.”

~William E. Channing


“Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do.”

~William Ellery Channing


“No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.”



“A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star.”

~Edward Chapin


“Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.”
~Charlie Chaplin


“You have to believe in yourself, that’s the secret. Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world.”

~Charlie Chaplin


“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.”

~Charlie Chaplin


“Love is a way of life. Love is a part of who you are so that when a person encounters you, they’re going to feel love,”

~Gary Chapman


“It is our duty to proceed as if limits to our ability do not exist.”

~Teilhard de Chardin


“Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist.”

~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.”

~Mary Ellen Chase


“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.”

~Stuart Chase


“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
~Stephen Chbosky


“Man is what he believes.”

~Anton Chekhov


“What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one’s ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.”

~Charles Victor Cherbuliez


“Gratitude leads to greatness. It can literally turn what you have into more than enough, jobs into joy, chaos into order, uncertainty into clarity, and bring peace to an otherwise chaotic day.”
~Marc Chernoff


“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”

~G.K. Chesterton


“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.”

~G.K. Chesterton


“An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.”

~Gilbert Keith Chesterton


“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.”

~Gilbert Keith Chesterton


“You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.”

~G. K. Chesterfield


“Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power, and influence.”

~Henry Chestor


“Our first teacher is our own heart.”

~Cheyenne proverb


“No such thing as the right time, situation or place. You have all it takes. Just dig within. Exhume all the greatness inside of you and transform the world with an inexhaustible drive and without fear of limitations.”
~Chinonye J. Chidolue


“You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.”

~Lydia M. Child


“Genius hath electric power which earth can never tame.”

~Lydia M. Child


“A gift - be it a present, a kind word or a job done with care and love - explains itself!... and if receivin’ it embarrasses you, it’s because your ‘thanks box’ is warped.”

~Alice Childress


“When the heart is open and balanced, we enter into a state of attraction to what we need, because the power of love is magnetic and harmonious.”

~Sonia Choquette


“The day will happen whether or not you get up.”

~John Ciardi


“Anger is a very appropriate and necessary response to an injustice. But stand back now; the truth, clearly spoken, is always your best weapon. Calmly spoken, it can burn a hole through the hardest heart.”

~Bill Chickering


“People always want that secret…All that works is right out in front of our face. You’ve just got to open up your eyes to see it. There aren’t any shortcuts or any free passes. Everything that is good and worth doing takes time and effort.”

~ Adrain Childers (Big Konkrete at


“Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment based on what you are feeling and thinking. That is what’s real.”

~Doc Childre


“The irony is this: Our bodies react to stress in exactly the same way whether or not we have a good reason for being stressed. The body doesn’t care if we’re right or wrong. Even in those times when we feel perfectly justified in getting angry - when we tell ourselves it’s the healthy response - we pay for it just the same.”

~Doc Childre and Howard Martin


“The greatest lesson we can learn from the past. . . is that freedom is at the core of every successful nation in the world.”

~Frederick Chiluba


“A wise man makes his own decisions. An ignorant man follows public opinion.”
~Chinese Proverb


“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”

~Chinese proverb


“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.”

~Chinese Proverb


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” 

~Chinese Proverb


“Failure lies not in falling down. Failure lies in not getting up.”

~Chinese Proverb


“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”

~Chinese Proverb


“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”

~Chinese Proverb


“The important thing is this: To be able to sacrifice at any moment what we are for what we could become.”

~Chinese proverb


“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.”

~Chinese Proverb


“The important thing is this: To be able to sacrifice at any moment what we are for what we could become.”

~Chinese proverb


“To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.”

~Chinese Proverb


“He who hurries can not walk with dignity.”

~Chinese Proverb


“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”

~Chinese Proverb


“A bit of the fragrance clings to the hand that gives the flowers.”

~Chinese Proverb


“If you stand straight

Do not fear a crooked shadow.”

~Chinese Proverb


“He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.”

~Chinese Proverb


“Enough shovels of earth ..........................a mountain.

Enough pails of water ...............................a river.”

~Chinese Proverb


“The glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time you fail.”

~Chinese Proverb


“Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.”

–Chinese Proverb


“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”

~Chinese proverb


“Greatness is a matter of a moment. Goodness is the work of a lifetime.”

~Sri Chinmoy


“Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever.”

~Margaret Cho


“Somehow, in the process of trying to deny that things are always changing, we lose our sense of the sacredness of life. We tend to forget that we are part of the natural scheme of things.”
~Pema Chodron


“The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.”

~Pema Chodron


“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”

~Pema Chodron


“There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one’s nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence.”
~Deepak Chopra


“Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they’re all a projection of you.”
~Deepak Chopra


“Gratitude opens the door to…the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.”
~Deepak Chopra 


“For me and my family personally, September 11 was a reminder that life is fleeting, impermanent, and uncertain. Therefore, we must make use of every moment and nurture it with affection, tenderness, beauty, creativity, and laughter.”
~Deepak Chopra


“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.”
~Deepak Chopra


“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”
~Deepak Chopra


“If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.”
~Deepak Chopra


“Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.”
~Deepak Chopra


“Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.”

~Deepak Chopra


“The ego is a prison you have built around yourself, and now it holds you captive within its walls.”

~Deepak Chopra


“In the light of trust, as it develops slowly over time, you will find that you are a privileged child of the universe, entirely safe, entirely supported, entirely loved.”

~Deepak Chopra


“Don’t let a day go by without asking who you are.”

~Deepak Chopra


“Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.”

~Deepak Chopra


“The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you’ll see there’s a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself.”

~Deepak Chopra


“The universe operates through dynamic exchange… giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. and in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.”

~Deepak Chopra


“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”

~Deepak Chopra


“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.”

~Deepak Chopra


“Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals.”

~Deepak Chopra


“Just by being ourselves we are borne toward a destiny far beyond anything we could imagine. It is enough to know that the being I nourish inside me is the same as the Being that suffuses every atom of the cosmos.”

~Deepak Chopra


“The gifts of caring, attention, affection, appreciation, and love are some of the most precious gifts you can give, and they don’t cost you anything.”

~Deepak Chopra


“You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.”

~Deepak Chopra


“The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal.”

~Deepak Chopra


“I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about...It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.”

~Agatha Christie


“In spite of your fear, do what you have to do.”

~Chin-ning Chu


“Everyone faces challenges in life. It’s a matter of how you overcome them and use them to your advantage.”

~Celestine Chua


“That’s the key to having it all: stop expecting it to look like what you thought it was going to look like.”

~Cindy Chupack


“Just like piloting a plane, I want all the instrument needles of my life pointing in the right direction. Then I want to go full power and climb to higher altitudes.”

~Chuck (ChuckFit40s at


“It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.”

~Sir Winston Churchill


“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”

~Sir Winston Churchill


“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.”

~Winston Churchill


“Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.”

~Winston Churchill


“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”

~Winston Churchill


“A pessimist sees the difficult in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

~Winston Churchill


“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”

~Sir Winston Churchill


“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”

~Winston Churchill


“Never does a man portray his character more vividly than his proclaiming the character of another.”

~Winston Churchill


“A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.”

~Winston Churchill


“Never give in, never, never, never, never; in nothing, great or small--never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.”

~Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill


“I like a man that grins when he fights.”

~Winston Churchill


“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

~Winston Churchill


“Success is going from failure to failure with great enthusiasm.”

~Winston Churchill


“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

~ Winston Churchill


“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

~Winston Churchill


“The price of greatness is responsibility.”

~Winston Churchill


“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.”

~Winston Churchill


“Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”

~Winston Churchill


“It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.”

~Marcus Cicero


“Let us rise up and be thankful, for gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”



“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”



“A friend is, as it were, a second self.”



“Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.”



“No one can give you better advice than yourself.”

~Marcus Tullius Cicero


“The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory.”



“The spirit is the true self”.

~Marcus Tullius Cicero


“Vivere est cogitare. (To think is to live)”

~Marcus Tullius Cicero


“The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.”

~Marcus Tullius Cicero


“Whenever you leave behind failure, you’re doing good. If you think everything you’ve done is great, you’re probably dumb.”

~Louis C.K.


“Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change.”

~Tom Clancy


“Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.”

~Tom Clancy


“Give me one friend, just one, who meets The needs of all my varying moods.”

~Esther M. Clark


“It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned.”
~Frank A. Clark


“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.”

~Frank A. Clark


“We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don’t.”

~Frank A. Clark


“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

~Frank A. Clark


“A leader should not get too far in front of his troops or he’ll be shot in the ass.”

~Joseph Clark


“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”

~Karen Kaiser Clark


“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.”

~Arthur C. Clarke


“If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run - and often in the short one - the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative.”

~Arthur C. Clarke


“Desires must be simple and definite. They defeat their own purpose should they be too many, too confusing or beyond a man’s training to accomplish.”

~George S. Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon, 1926


“Every man is the architect of his own fortune.”

~Appius Claudius


“There is no test like fulfillment.”

~Thomas Cleary


“You show people what you’re willing to fight for when you fight your friends.”

~Hillary Rodham Clinton

“Preparation and perspiration are king and queen.”

~Ed Coan


“There is one great truth on this planet:  whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because that desire originated in the soul of the universe... The soul of the world is nourished by people’s happiness.”
~Paulo Coelho


“We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.”
-Paulo Coelho


“’Difficulty’ is the name of an ancient tool that was created purely to help us define who we are.”
~Paulo Coelho


“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one.  Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own.  It’s just a matter of paying attention to the miracle.”
~Paulo Coelho

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: The fear of failure.”

~Paulo Coelho


“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve wanted to do.”

~Paulo Coelho


“... if you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here.”

~Paulo Coelho


“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”

~Paulo Coelho


“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of dreams.”

~Paulo Coelho


“When work, commitment and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.”

~Nancy Coey


“Don’t use your past as an excuse for your future.”

~Alan Cohen


“When you stop thinking about yourself all the time, a certain sense of repose overtakes you.”

~Leonard Cohen


“Do not be a magician; be magic.”

~Leonard Cohen


“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.”

~Edwin Louis Cole


“What comes from the heart goes to the heart.”

~Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), English poet, critic


“It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.”



“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.”



“I love my past. I love my present. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve had, and I’m not sad because I have it no longer.”



“Success is the sum of small efforts.  Repeated day in and day out.”
~Robert Collier


“You can have anything you want – if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, have anything you desire, accomplish anything you set out to accomplish – if you will hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”

~Robert Collier


“There are two types of people--those who come into a room and say, ‘Well, here I am!’ and those who come in and say, ‘Ah, there you are.’”

~Frederick L Collins


“If you have more than three priorities, then you don’t have any.”
~Jim Collins


“Success doesn’t come to you…you go to it.”

~Marva Collins


“Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.”

~Marva Collins


“Riches may enable us to confer favours, but to confer them with propriety and grace requires a something that riches cannot give.”

~Charles Caleb Colton


“Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.”

~Charles Caleb Colton


“There is this difference between the two temporal blessings - health and money; money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed; health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied; and this superiority of the latter is still more obvious when we reflect that the poorest man would not part with health for money, but that the richest would gladly part with all his money for health.”

~Charles C. Colton


“When you have nothing to say, say nothing.”

~Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832); Writer, author


“…nothing is big or small, except our thinking makes it so. No one live knows what we’re capable of doing. Go after something big. Even if you miss, it can be exhilarating.”

~Lloyd Conant


“How committed are you?  There is a remarkable difference between a commitment of 99% and 100%.”
~Vic Conant


“Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another.”

~Marquis de Condorcet


“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”



“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”



“It doesn’t matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.”



“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”



“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”



“I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being...Heaven means to be one with God.”



“The most beautiful sight in the world is a little child going confidently down the road after you have shown him the way.”



“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”



“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”



“Silence is the true friend that never betrays.”



“Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass.”


We all get angry at times, even at the people who mean the most to us. But imagine if we stayed angry at them and shut them out of our lives. Out world wouldn’t be the same. Forgiveness diffuses out anger and opens a dialogue for a better relationship. Even if the pain is hard to forget, forgiveness feels right because it liberates the soul.


“He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.”

~William Congreve


“Once you start practicing being grateful and thankful for things, people, and events, you may notice that you start to attract more positive things, people, and events in your life.”
~Stephanie Conkle


“Life is an unfolding process of becoming.”

~Tim Connor


“It’s only those who do nothing who make no mistakes.”

~Joseph Conrad


“Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.”

~Joseph Conrad


“The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”

~Joseph Conrad


“Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.”

~Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Polish-born British novelist, master of narrative technique


“Your diamonds are not set in distant mountains or yonder seas; they are in your own back yard, if you but dig for them.”
~Russell Conwell


“I discovered that all aspects of life need attention – spiritual, mental, emotional, physical – balance is the key. Change isn’t just about modifying your physical habits; you need to start with the foundation, not the roof.”

~Ed Cook (oldsuperman at


“I believe that whatever you think becomes you reality. I really started to believe I could succeed, and I made the decision to choose a different path – I stopped feeling sorry for my self.”

~Ed Cook (oldsuperman at


“A professional is someone who can do his best when he doesn’t feel like it.”

~(Alfred) “Alistair” Cooke


“Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”

~Calvin Coolidge


“Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.”

~Calvin Coolidge


“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

~Calvin Coolidge


“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence and determination.”

~(John) Calvin Coolidge


“You don’t need fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with the desire to better themselves.”

~Adam Cooper and Bill Collage


The Seven Deadly Sins:

“Truth, if it becomes fanaticism.

Beauty, if it becomes vanity.

Love, if it becomes possessive.

Loyalty, if it becomes blind, careless trust.

Tolerance, if it becomes indifference.

Self-confidence, if it becomes arrogance.

Faith, if it becomes self-righteous.”

~Ashley Cooper


“Whatever you want, chase after it with everything that you have. Not for the fame or fortune but solely because that’s what you believe in.”

~M. Cope


“Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.”

~Dan Coppersmith


“Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.”
~James J Corbett


“Nobody can do it for you.”

~Ralph Cordine


“And now these three remain; faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.”
~1 Corinthians 13:13


“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

~II Corinthians 5:7


“To win without risk is to triumph without glory.”

~Pierre Corneille


“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

~Bill Cosby


“People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.”

~Bill Cosby


“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”

~Bill Cosby


“Worry is a way of praying for what you don’t want... When you energize your fears, you pray for what you don’t want.”

~Patricia Cota-Robles


“The meek shall inherit the earth? Well... I don’t think so. If by meek you mean friendly and introverted, okay maybe, but if by meek you mean unwilling to take a chance, then never. If I was a betting man and I had to wager on who I thought would inherit the earth, my money would be on the curious.”

~Jim Coudal


“Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity to heal.”
~A Course In Miracles


“Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see.”

~From A Course In Miracles


“On the quality of life:
#1. Realize that each human being has a built-in capacity for recuperation and repair.
#2. Recognize that the quality of life is all-important.
#3. Assume responsibility for the quality of your own life.
#4. Nurture the regenerative and restorative forces within you.
#5. Utilize laughter to create a mood in which the other positive emotions can be put to work for yourself and those around you.
#6. Develop confidence and ability to feel love, hope and faith, and acquire a strong will to live.”
~Norman Cousins


“Life is an adventure in forgiveness.”

~Norman Cousins


“Progress begins with the belief that what is necessary is possible.”

~Norman Cousins


“To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.”
~Stephen Covey


“The deepest desire of the human spirit is to be acknowledged.”
~Stephen Covey


“People with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything in terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and if someone else has it, that means there will be less for me. The more principle-centered we become, the more we develop an abundance mentality, the more we are genuinely happy for the successes, well-being, achievements, recognition, and good fortune of other people. We believe their success adds to…rather than detracts from…our lives.”

~Stephen R. Covey


“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

~Stephen Covey


“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There is no greater investment. Grow or fall behind.”

~Stephen Covey


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

~Stephen Covey


“Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition- such as lifting weights- we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.”

~Stephen R. Covey


“You learn by teaching.”

~Steven Covey


“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

– Stephen Covey


“Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them.”

~Steven Covey


“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.”

~Stephen Covey


“One of the most important ways to manifest integrity is to be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so, we build the trust of those who are present.”

~Stephen Covey


“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”

~Stephen R. Covey


“Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.”

~Stephen R. Covey


“You can’t change the past, what you can do is change now, change tomorrow, the next day, the next month and the rest of our life.”
~Billy Cox


“Nobody has things just as he would like them. The thing to do is to make a success with what material I have. It is a sheer waste of time and soulpower to imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different.”

~Dr. Frank Crane


“You can’t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.”

~Sharon Creech


“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.”

~Luciano de Crescento


“Those who don’t know history don’t know anything. They are each leaves that don’t realize they’re part of a tree.”

~Michael Crichton


“The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. “Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.”

~Quentin Crisp


“There is much in the world to make us afraid. There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid.”

~F.W. Cropp


“Positive thinking is the key which unlocks the doors of the world. There is something in us which corresponds to that which is around us, beneath us, and above us.”

~Samuel McChord Crothers


“Whatever else be lost among the years, Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing: Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears, Let us hold close one day, remembering Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men. Let us get back our childlike faith again.

~Grace Noll Crowell


“Positive thinking is a habit, like any other; we can practice it every day until is becomes second nature to us - and along the way, transform our lives.”

~Washington L. Crowley


“What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a Masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath.”

~Thomas Crum


“Of all the virtues we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge.”
~Mihaly Csikszentmihslyi


“A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.”
~Mihály Csíkszentmihályi


“The ability to persevere despite obstacles and setbacks is the most important trait for succeeding in life.”

~Mihali Csikszentmihali


“A person can make himself happy or miserable regardless of what is happening outside just by changing the contents of consciousness”

~Mihali Csikszentmihali


“Listen to what they say of the others and you will know what they say about you.”

~Cuban Proverb


“If you’re looking for the next big thing, and you’re looking where everyone else is, you’re looking in the wrong place.”

~Mark Cuban


“It is better to wear out than to rust out.”

~Bishop Richard Cumberland


“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

~E.E. Cummings


“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

~E. E. Cummings


“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

~E(dward) E(stlin) Cummings


“To be yourself in a world that is doing its best, day and night to make you like everybody else --- is to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

~E.E. Cummings


“Expose yourself to the possibility of doing something remarkable.”

~C. Cunningham


“The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.”

~Paula Curan


“Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. A well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research.”

~Marie Curie


“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”

~Marie Curie


“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”

~Marie Curie


“It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching out of the self to one’s fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit.”

~Isabel Currier 


“Make your plans as fantastic as you like, because 25 years from now they will seem mediocre. You will wonder why you did not make them 50 times as great.”

~Henry Curtis


“The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.”

~Robert Cushing


“To try to be better is to be better.”

~Charlotte Cushman


“I think wholeness comes from living your life consciously during the day and then exploring your inner life or unconscious at night.”

~Margery Cuyler



Some Gave All


I knew a man called him Sandy Kane
Few folks even knew his name
But a hero was he
Left a boy, came back a man
Still many just don’t understand
About the reasons we are free

I can’t forget the look in his eyes
Or the tears he cries
As he said these words to me

All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all

Now Sandy Kane is no longer here
But his words are oh so clear
As they echo through out our land
For all his friends who gave us all
Who stood the ground and took the fall
To help their fellow man

Love your country and live with pride
And don’t forget those who died America can’t you see

All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all

And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall, yes recall
Some gave all

Some gave all


~Billy Ray Cyrus


“Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.”

~Czech Proverb

“Virtues that are not practiced die. Resilience that is not practiced weakens.”
~Eric Greitens, Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life

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