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“Dare to dream!  If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place.”
~Anthon St Maarten

 

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”

~Hamilton Wright Mabie

 

“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.”

~Gen. Douglas MacArthur

 

“The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.”

~Douglas MacArthur

 

“There is no security in this life, only opportunity.”

~Douglas MacArthur

 

“The highest genius is willingness and ability to do hard work. Any other conception of genius makes it a doubtful, if not dangerous, possession.”

~Robert S. MacArthur

 

“Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.”

~George MacDonald

 

“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t blow in the wind or change with the weather.”

~John D. MacDonald

 

“I cannot always control what is going on around me, but I can always control what I think about what is going on around me.”
~Lucky MacDonald

 

“We rate ability in men by what they finish, not what they attempt.”

~N. MacDonald

 

“Under all that we think, lives all we believe, like the ultimate veil of our spirits.”

~Antonio Machado

 

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.”

~Niccolo Machiavelly

 

“Forget the minutes. Go for the moments.”

~Harper MacIntosh

 

“Every moment is an opportunity to receive and let go. I receive love and I let go of pain.”

~Brenda MacIntyre

 

“Time is free, but it’s priceless.  You can’t own it, but you can use it.  You can’t keep it, but you can spend it.  Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.”
~Harvey MacKay

 

“Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.”

~Harvey Mackay

 

“Failure is an attitude, not an outcome.”

~Harvey Mackay

 

“A dream is always a bargain, no matter what you pay for it.”

~Harvey Mackay

 

“Measure success by success, not by the number of failures it takes to achieve it.”

~Harvey Mackay

 

“I don’t need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we’ll ever have is the one with ourselves.”

~Shirley MacLaine

 

“It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.”

~Norman Maclean

 

“You are what you think, not what you think you are.”
~Bruce MacLelland

 

“Part of being a Master is learning how to sing in nobody else’s voice but your own.”

~Hugh Macleod

 

“If you have the creative urge, it isn’t going to go away. But sometimes it takes a while before you accept the fact.”

~Hugh Macleod

 

“Admit that your own private Mount Everest exists. That is half the battle.”

~Hugh Macleod

 

“The best way to get approval is not to need it.”

~Hugh Macleod

 

“Nobody can tell you if what you’re doing is good, meaningful or worthwhile. The more compelling the path, the more lonely it is.”

~Hugh Macleod

 

“The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt from normality, a sharpening of the edge of appetite, his own little festival of Saturnalia, a brief excursion from his way of life.”

~Robert Maclver

 

“Sanity is a small price to pay for happiness.”

~Marabeth Madsen

 

“What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their natural and surest support.”

~James Madison

 

“Once you say ‘I want to find Truth,’ all your life will be deeply affected by it. All your mental and physical habits, feelings and emotions, desires and fears, plans and decisions will undergo a most radical transformation.”

~Nisargadatta Maharaj

 

“Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”

~Ramana Maharshi

 

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.”

~Naguib Mahfouz

 

“Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less.”

—Norman Mailer

 

“Align who you are with what you do on a daily basis to fulfill your purpose.”

~Simon Mainwaring

 

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

~Malcolm X

 

“It takes a long time to learn simplicity.”

~Louis Malle

 

“When you believe you can- you can!”

~Maxwell Maltz

“Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk-and to act.”

~Maxwell Maltz

 

“Always put off until tomorrow what you shouldn’t do at all.

~Morris Mandel

 

“May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears.”
~Nelson Mandela

 

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

~Nelson Mandela

 

“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

~Nelson Mandela

 

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

~Nelson Mandela

 

“There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

~Nelson Mandela

 

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

~Nelson Mandela

 

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”

~Nelson Mandela

 

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

~Nelson Mandela

 

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
~Og Mandino

 

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
~Og Mandino

 

"Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.”

~Og Mandino

 

“The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.”

~Og Mandino

 

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.”

~Og Mandino

 

“Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!”

~Og Mandino  

 

“Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious.”

~Og Mandino

 

“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.”

~Og Mandino

 

“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”

~Og Mandino

 

“Grit is that dirt between your teeth from biting off more than you can chew and chewing it anyway.”

~Anastacia Maness

 

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.”

~Katherine Mansfield

 

“No matter what life throws at you, you can make yourself feel better than you do, be better than you are.”

~Vickie Mangum

 

“A house without books is like a room without windows.”

~Horace Mann

 

“Do not think of knocking out another person’s brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.”

~Horace Mann

 

“Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.”

~Thomas Mann

 

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.”

~Katherine Mansfield

 

“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”

~Maori Proverb

 

“Today is yours to shape. Create a masterpiece!”
~Steve Maraboli

 

“Let go of the people who dull you your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama.  Cancel your subscription to their issues.”
~Steve Maraboli

 

“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it fearlessly.”

~Steve Maraboli

 

“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”

~Steve Maraboli

 

”You express your soul by going through the fear.”

~Earthlyn Marselean Manuel

 

“When I chase, the world runs.  When I am, the world comes.”
~Aubrey Marcus

 

“The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably, thought and act.”

~Orison Swett Marden

 

“We lift ourselves by our thought. We climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always everywhere.”

~Orison Swett Marden

 

“The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.”

~Orison Swett Marden 1850-1924 American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

 

“It is those who have this imperative demand for the best in their natures, and who will accept nothing short of it, that holds the banners of progress, that set the standards, the ideals, for others.”

~Orison Swett Marden

 

“The giants of the race have been men of concentration, who have struck sledge-hammer blows in one place until they have accomplished their purpose. The successful men of today are men of one overmastering idea, one unwavering aim, men of single and intense purpose.”

~Orison Swett Marden 1850-1924 American Author, Founder of Success Magazine

 

“Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality... that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hall-mark of excellence.”

~Orison Swett Marden

 

“There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King.”

~Orison Swett Marden

 

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”

~Orison Swett Marden

 

“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.”

~Orison Swett Marden

 

“Empty your cup. Freedom is in the questions, not the answers.”

~Michael Margolis

 

“So often we try to alter circumstances to suit ourselves, instead of letting them alter us, which is what they are meant to do.”

~Mother Maribel

 

“Focus on what you need to make your life better, do not let wants and desires distract you from what really matters.”

~Ashley Dash Marie

 

“There is a destiny that makes us brothers: None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others Comes back onto our own.”

~Edwin Markham

 

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery…none but ourselves can free our minds.”

~Bob Marley, from “Redemption Song”

 

“Give us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for, because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.”

~Peter Marshall

 

“A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.”

~Peter Marshall

 

“What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows.”
~Ralph Marston

 

"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

 

“Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.”

~Ralph Marston

 

“Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self.”

~Ralph Marston

 

“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.”

~Ralph Marston

 

“Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.”

~Ralph Marston

 

“Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now.”

~Jonatan Martensson

 

“Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.”

~Jonatan Martensson

 

“Life is not merely being alive, but being well.”

~Marcus Valerius Martialis

 

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”

~Steve Martin

 

“You better live your best and act your best and think your best today, for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow.”

~Harriet Martineau

 

“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”

~Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx

 

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”

~Groucho Marx

 

“Be independent of the good opinion of others people.”

~Abraham Harold Maslow

 

“One must respond to one’s faith or one’s destiny or pay a heavy price. One must yield to it, one must surrender to it, one must permit oneself to be chosen.”

~Abraham Maslow

 

“If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.”

~Abraham H Maslow

 

“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”

~Abraham Maslow

 

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”

~John Mason

 

“Every destination is but a doorway to another. Good journey (not good bye).”

~from Masters of the Universe

 

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”
~Henri Matisse

 

“There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you.”

~Carol Matthau

 

“Sometimes it seems like God is difficult to find and impossibly far away. We get so caught up in our small daily duties and irritations that they become the only things that we can focus on. What we forget is that God’s love and beauty are all around us, every day, if only we would take the time to look up and see them.”

~Matthias

 

“Soon the child’s clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions and abstractions. Simple free being becomes encrusted with the burdensome armor of the ego. Not until years later does an instinct come that a vital sense of mystery has been withdrawn. The sun glints through the pines, and the heart is pierced in a moment of beauty and strange pain, like a memory of paradise. After that day, we become seekers.”
~Peter Matthiessen

 

“Nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it.”

~W. Somerset Maughman

 

“It’s a toss-up when you decide to leave the beaten track. Many are called, but few are chosen.”

~W. Somerset Maugham

 

“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”

~William Somerset Maugham

 

“It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one’s dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent.”

~W. Somerset Maugham

 

“Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one’s mind.”

~Somerset Maugham

 

“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the very best, you very often get it.”

~W. Somerset Maugham

 

“Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.”

~W. Somerset Maugham

 

“Surrounded by good people you have no choice but to improve. If you want to truly be the best you need to spend time with the best. Find someone who brings out the best in you. Find someone who helps you unlock your true potential.”
~Bobby Maximus

 

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”

~John C. Maxwell

 

“Trust is the foundation of leadership. To build trust, a leader must exemplify these qualities: competence, connection, and character. People will forgive occasional mistakes based on ability, especially if they can see that you’re still growing as a leader. But they won’t trust someone who has slips in character. In that area, even occasional lapses are lethal.”

~John Maxwell

 

“The measure of success is not the number of people who serve you, but the number of people you serve.”

~John Maxwell

 

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.”

~John Maxwell

 

“Here is my definition of a dream that can be put to the test and pass: A dream is an inspiring picture of the future that energizes your mind, will, and emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it.  A genuine dream is a picture and blueprint of a person’s purpose and potential.”

~John C. Maxwell

 

“Everything rises and falls on leadership.”

~John Maxwell

 

“No one ever got ready by waiting. You only get ready by starting. Get the knowledge you need to get off to a great start and then get started!”

~John Maxwell

 

“A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose - a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.”

~John Maxwell

 

“A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.

~John C. Maxwell

 

“So find your rhythm, understand what makes you resentful, and protect it.  You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.”
~Marissa Mayer

 

“Make sure the thing you’re living for is worth dying for.”

~Charles Mayes

 

“Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.”

~Eileen Mayhew

 

“A good home must be made, not bought.”

~Joyce Maynard

 

“Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting.”

~Cormac McCarthy

 

“You never know what worse luck that bad luck has saved you from.”

~Cormac McCarthy

 

“We all live in suspense from day to day; In other words, you are the hero of your own story.”

~Mary McCarthy

 

“If you want to feel proud of yourself, you’ve got to do things you can be proud of. Feelings follow actions.”

~Oseola McCarty

 

“Real success is finding your lifework in the worth that you love.”

~David McCullough

 

“In the consciousness of the end is the limitation of the moment.”

~McDermott

 

“Sometimes a majority simply means that all the fools are on the same side.”

~Claude McDonald  

 

“What matters, what determines the script of your life, is what you do.”

~Dr. Phillip C. McGraw (a.k.a Dr. Phil)

 

“There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.”

~Sister Mary Rose McGeady

 

“I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I’m on and to relish each day as a gift.”
~James McGreevey

 

“Confidence comes from not always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”

~Peter McIntyre

 

“No other success can compensate for failure in the home.”

~David O. McKay

 

“Integrity is one is several paths. It distinguishes itself from the others because it is the right path…and the only one upon which you will never get lost.”

~M.H. McKee

 

“Success can become a catalyst for failure.” 

~ Greg McKeown

 

“If you cannot win, make the one ahead of you break the record.”

~Jan McKeithen

 

“When you understand that flawed is OK, a flawed face, flawed body, flawed family, flawed business, you’ll enjoy life.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“You have to invite the things you want into your life, nothing arrives miraculously.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“The sole reason people don’t achieve the life they want, is down to personal responsibility, for your actions or lack of.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“I’ve watched so many withdraw and quit, because to inch right up to the very success they crave is more scary than failure.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Never live a life where you scale back your dreams, instead scale up what you’ll do to get them.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“To challenge yourself in life you have to seek challenge everywhere, only then will you truly know yourself.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Be so good at what ever you do, nobody can ignore you.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Why wait for permission in life to do anything, who’s going to give it to you anyway? The permission comes from within.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“What you are not getting in life or in business, is what you are withholding.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Each day you can choose what to do, choose what you like to do and want to do.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Your powerless if you blame the system and powerful if you don’t give a damn about it.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Why wait for permission in life to do anything, who’s going to give it to you anyway? The permission comes from with.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“There is no manual to harness power, if it isn’t straight ahead, then weave around the corners to get there.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“The only way to succeed in life is to walk towards your fears, embrace them and then push them the hell out of the way.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Nothing beats self-knowledge, when you know something because you’ve experienced it, any further decisions are legitimate.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Why do people always think they will be happier in the future, rather than embracing the thought for that hour, that day?”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“If you’re not failing from time to time, your not trying hard enough.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Is today your day to spread your wings and fly? If not today, then when, if not today then why?”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“To be confident is having the inner power to go for anything you want...and get it.”

~Anne Mckevitt

 

“If you fear being average, then you have the best inner trait possible, so use it to be unique.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“If you’re seeking excellence for your life, stop framing the ‘excellence’ in the future, do it now.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“You can mispredict everything your entire life, yet convince yourself you’ll get it right next time, instead cultivate randomness.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“When you have one of those ‘Imagine If’’ moments in life, those are the moments you need to turn into reality.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“To be confident is having the inner power to go for anything you want...and get it.”

~Anne Mckevitt

 

“If you’re going to do something, you might as well do it REALLY big. Nothing mind-blowing every happened by being timid.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Nobody ever got to being special without an attitude, the belief in yourself ‘the attitude’ helps to get you there.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“If you’re having a hard day, then just remember, when the days feel long, remember the years are short.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“To be a trailblazer in life, you need to not move with the flock, instead forge your own destination.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“There are no real ‘little steps’ in life, tremendous consequences and huge leaps can happen from the smallest of things.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“The future isn’t someplace we are going to that doesn’t exist, it’s a place in our heads we create the path to each day.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Do you want to change your life without changing your life? The greatest adventure is to discover yourself. “

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Ever wondered what your life is for? It’s for you of course.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“The notions that you find in your mind and allow to stay are chosen by you, fill it with the best.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Never aspire to a particular attitude you admire, live by it now.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Mild success can be explained by skills and labor, but wild success is attributed to doing whatever it takes.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Only seeking and believing in borrowed wisdom can be volatile, if you’re never prepared to recognize your own wisdom too.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Are you imitating everyone else and take the well trodden path? The less travelled path often bares more fruit.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Don’t fence yourself in with your own present limitations. Pull that fence down & explore what’s beyond.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Funny how people let stubborn, irrational ideas that only exist between our ears to dominate our lives.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“The ultimate challenge in life, the one that requires immeasurable courage, is to trust ourselves rather than seek answers.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Stop looking for answers beyond yourself, know your part in life, then there is no need to rehearse.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Stop living a diet of sparse promises to yourself and waiting for perfect conditions to do everything & anything.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Successful people in every area of life never wait until their completely ready to take action.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Failure is a requisite part of the learning process, not the end of the learning process.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“When you go searching for happiness like it’s a ‘thing,’ it brings much unhappiness with it, look inside.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“You can never be better than your own self esteem, recognize your own true worth first.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“More important than knowledge is action, knowledge alone is lame without the action to create change.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Never save the best for last, never put off a thrill, joy or adventure & never put yourself last – last is too late.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“No amount of self-improvement can make up for lack of acceptance of self, embrace who you are first.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“The strange thing about a rut, is that you never actually fall into one.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“A successful person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Situations and circumstances color your life, but YOU choose what colors they shall be.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“You can’t be casual about dreams.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“You can’t see the big picture when you only live within the frame.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Don’t be a dream believer, be a dream chaser...and chase them with your head not just your heart.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Most people, never even scrape the surface of their own potential.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“If you want security in life, go & live in a prison.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“It’s never the things we acquire but the experiences we have that we remember.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“Most people don’t live life as it is, they live it as they are.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“As bad as life gets sometimes, you can’t fall off the floor.”

~Anne McKevitt

 

“A Successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”

~Mignon Mclaughlin

 

“There are few things more powerful than a life lived with passionate clarity.”

~Erwin McManus

 

“Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?”

~Peter McWilliams

 

“To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves...We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here--with its gift of energy and heightened awareness--so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation.”

~Peter McWilliams

 

“To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.”

~Peter McWilliams

 

“Our thoughts create our reality – where we put out focus is the direction we tend to go.”

~Peter McWilliams

 

“Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.”

~Peter McWilliams

 

“Nothing adventured, nothing attained.”

~Peter McWilliams

 

“Never doubt that a small group of people can change the world - indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”

~Margaret Meadb

 

“The human mind treats a new idea the same way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it.”

~P. B. Medawar

 

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”

~Golda Meir

 

“People who deliberate too long before they take a step may spend their lives on one leg.”

~Anthony de Mello

 

“A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.”

~Herman Melville

 

“If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.”

~Wu-Men

 

“He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.”

~Menander

 

“Great is the man who has not lost his childlike heart.”

~Mencius

 

“Friendship is one mind in two bodies.”

~Mencius

 

“Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.”

~H.L. Mencken

 

“Every complex problem has simple solution that doesn’t work.”

~H.L. Mencken

 

“The voice of intelligence...is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.”

~Karl Menninger

 

“Attitudes are more important than facts.”

~Carl Menninger

 

“It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion.”

~Mentat Prayer

 

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”

~Alfred Mercier

 

“We must not only give what we have; we must also give what we are.”

~Desire-Joseph Mercier

 

“The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it.”

~George Meredith

 

“Freedom does not mean being free of something, but to be free to do something.”

~Angela Merkel

 

“I learned…that peace is not the absence of trouble, trials, and torment, but calm in the midst of them.”

~Don Meyer

 

“Say what is important to people before they leave because you might not get another chance to say it.”

~Don Meyer

 

“I have discovered that patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.”

~Joyce Meyer

 

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”
~Paul Meyer

 

“Communication: the human connection is the key to personal and career success.”

~Paul J. Meyer

“Genius is eternal patience.”

~Michelangelo

 

“Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.”

~James A. Michener

 

“Start doing the things you think should be done;

start being what you think society should become.

Do you believe in free speech? Then speak freely.

Do you love the truth? Then tell it.

Do you believe in an open society? Then act in the open.

Do you believe in a decent and humane society?

Then behave decently and humanely.”

~Adam Michnik

 

“We let breath come, we let the breath go, and in the pause, we wait – until the next breath comes back on its own.”

~Ilse Middendorf

 

“In the end, you’ll know which people really love you. They’re the ones who see you for who you are and, no matter what, always find a way to be at your side.”

~Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive Comic

 

“Why do we have to wait for special moments to say nice things or tell people we care about them?”

~Randy K. Milholland

 

“Sometimes old things need to go away. That way, we have room for the new things that come into our lives.”

~Randy K. Milholland

 

“Our heroes are people and people are flawed. Don’t let that taint the thing you love.”

~Randy K. Milholland,

 

“In the end, we decide if we’re remembered for what happened to us or for what we did with it.”

~Randy K. Milholland

 

“No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.”

~Agnes de Mille

 

“Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how…We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.”

~Agnes de Mille

 

“We all have a few failures under our belt. It’s what makes us ready for the successes.”

~Randy K. Milholland

 

“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.”

~Harlan Miller

 

“Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.”

~Henry Miller

 

“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.”

~Henry Miller

 

“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”

~Henry Miller

 

“All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.”

~Henry Miller

 

“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.”

~Henry Miller

 

“Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.”

~Henry Miller

 

“The aim of life is to live and to live is to be aware ... joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.”

~Henry Miller

 

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”
~Jeff Miller

 

“The biggest dog has been a pup.”

~Joaquin Miller

 

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”

~John Homer Miller

 

“No one becomes a champion without help.”

~Johnny Miller, golfer

 

“A flash of enlightenment offers a preview of coming attractions, but when it fades, you will see more clearly what separates you from that state -- your compulsive habits, outmoded beliefs, false associations, and other mental structures. Just when our lives are starting to get better, we may feel like things are getting worse - because for the first time we see clearly what needs to be done.”
~Dan Millman

 

“Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is... The only problem in your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds.”

~Dan Millman

 

“Dream big, but start small. Then connect the dots.”

~Dan Millman

 

“Action makes words unnecessary.”

~Sierra Millman

 

“One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.”

~John Stuart Mill

 

“A pupil whom nothing is ever demanded which he cannot do, never does all he can.”

~John Stuart Mill

 

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

~A.A. Milne

 

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”

~A.A. Milne

 

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”
~John Milton

 

“The mind is a place unto itself, and can make a Heave of Hell, or a Hell of Heaven.”
~John Milton

 

“He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.”

~John Milton

 

“The mind in itself and in its own place can make a hell out of heaven or a heaven out of hell.”

~John Milton

 

“Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary.”

~Peter Minard

 

“Every day passes whether you participate or not.”

~Deng Ming-Dao

 

“Success comes from building upon small things.”

~Deng Ming-Dao

 

“The purpose of life is self-actualization — shaping the world in our vision through reaching our full potential.”
~Will Mitchell

 

“It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do about it.”

~W. Mitchell

 

Why I Love Her

 

You ask me Why I Lover Her? Well, give me time and I’ll explain.

Have you see a Kansas sunset or an Arizona rain?

Have you drifted on a bayou down Louisiana way?

Have you watched a cold fog drifting over San Francisco Bay?

 

Have you heard a bobwhite calling in the Carolina pines,

Or heard the bellow of a diesel at the Appalachia mines?

Does the call of Niagara thrill you when you hear her waters roar?

Do you look with awe and wonder at her Massachusetts shore,

Where men who braved a hard new world first stepped on Plymounth’s rock?

And do you think of them when you stroll along a new York City dock?

 

Have you seen a snowflake drifting in the Rockies, way up high?

Have you seen the sun come blazing down from a bright Nevada sky?

Do you hail to the Columbia as she rushes to the sea,

Or bow your head at Gettysburg at our struggle to be free?

 

Have you seen the mighty Tetons? Have you watched an eagle soar?

Have you see the Mississippi roll along Missouri’s shore?

Have you felt a chill at Michigan when on a winter’s day

Her waters rage along the shore in thunderous display?

Does the word "Aloha" make you warm? Do you stare in disbelief

When you see the surf come roaring in at Waimea Reef?

 

From Alaska’s cold to the Everglades, from the Rio Grande to Maine,

My heart cries out, my pulse runs fast at the might of her domain.

You ask me Why I Love Her? I’ve a million reasons why:

My Beautiful America, beneath God’s wide, wide sky.

 

~John Mitchum

 

“A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.”

~Wilson Mizner

 

“Quality begins on the inside…then works its way out.”

~Bob Moawad

 

“The man that has anger problems is the man who is really crying without tears!”

~Jaleel Mohamed

 

“A man’s true wealth is the good he does in the world.”

~Mohammad

 

“There is nothing like the razor sharp tongue of a good friend to cut through the lies we tell ourselves.”

~Laura Moncur

 

“A man that don’t believe in destiny don’t need to know what his destiny is.”

~Laura Moncur

 

“Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.”

~Adolph Monod

 

“Your future is as bright as your faith.” 

~Thomas S. Monson

 

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.”

~Thomas S. Monson

 

“I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself.”

~Michel de Montaigne

 

“We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.”

~Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

 

“Above all, don’t fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.”

~Rita Levi-Montalcini

 

“To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan... believe... act!”

~Alfred A. Montapert

 

“We should get into the habit of reading inspirational books, looking at inspirational pictures, hearing inspirational music, associating with inspirational friends.”

~Alfred A. Montapert

 

“The Answer is just around the corner of frustration.”

~Vito Montone

 

“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine.”

~Dwight L. Moody

 

“Don’t hold on to any self-image, because self-image is from the past.”
~Mooji

 

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”

~George Moore

 

“We travel the world over in search of what we need and return home to find it.”

~George Moore

 

“One never knows what each day is going to bring. The important thing is to be open and ready for it.”

~Henry Moore

 

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”

~Mary Tyler Moore

 

“True change takes place in the imagination.”

~Thomas Moore

 

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”

~Hanah More

 

“Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.”

~Jeanne Moreau

 

“Sometimes you have to destroy your life to let the next great thing happen.”

~David Morelli

 

“If you hear a different drummer -- dreamer, take a chance . . . The road you choose to travel means the difference in the dance.”

~D. Morgan

 

“You can’t achieve new goals with an old version of yourself.”
~John Michael Morgan

 

“The first step to getting somewhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are.”

~J.P. Morgan

 

“Effort is success.”

~Shoma Morita, M.D.

 

“Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.”

~Christopher Morley

 

“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

~Christopher Darlington Morley

 

“There is only one success-to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

~Christopher Darlington Morley

 

“The size of a man can be measured by the size of the thing that makes him angry.”

~J. Kenfield Morley

 

“It is not enough to do good; one must do it the right way.”

~John Viscount Morley

 

“I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.”

~Morpheus

 

“The body and the mind are intrinsically linked. Stress and anxiety are the root of many illnesses, we need to listen to our minds to prevent them.”

~Jayne Morris

 

“New year — a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.”
~Alex Morritt

 

“Hope is greater than history.”

~Dwight Morrow

 

“All life is sorrowful. You can’t change that. But you can change your attitude toward it. That’s what this film is about, and that’s what we all did during the many difficult times.”

~Viggo Mortensen (on Lord of the Rings)

 

“Imperfect action today is better than perfect action tomorrow.”

~Lanny Morton

 

“Fear of failure and fear of the unknown are always defeated by faith. Having faith in yourself, in the process of change, and in the new direction that change sets will reveal your own inner core of steel.”

~Georgette Mosbacher

 

“Life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.”

~Grandma Moses

 

“There is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.”

~J. Robert Moskin

 

“The greatest gift you can give another is the quality of your attention.”

~Richard Moss

 

“The shorter way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time”

~Mozart

 

“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Because what is below does not know what is above, but what is above knows what is below. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know.

~Mt. Analogue

 

“There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see.”

~Malcolm Muggeridge

 

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”

~John Muir

 

“One can make a day of any size, and regulate the rising and the setting of his own sun and the brightness of its shining.”

~John Muir

 

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

~John Muir

 

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

~John Muir

 

“Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.”

~John Muir

 

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”

~John Muir.

 

“It is always sunrise somewhere . . .”

~John Muir

 

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.”
~Fitzhugh Mullan

 

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”

~Robert Muller

 

“The constant happiness is curiosity.”
~Alice Munro

 

“I’ll tell you what bravery really is. Bravery is just determination to do a job that you know has to be done.”
~Audie Murphy

 

“Where thoughts go, results follow.”

~Sean G. Murphy

 

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation): that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

~William Hutchison Murray

“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.  I think that’s the single best piece of advice:  Constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”
~Elon Musk

 

“To cultivate your gifts and inner knowing in your lifelong quest for soul: that point in place and time where what you do is who you are and whom you serve, and to take care of yourself is to take care of the world.”
~Justine Musk

 

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.”

~Caroline Myss

“Joy is not in things, it is in us.”
~Richard Wagner

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