An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Act so as to elicit the best in others and thereby in thyself.


Felix Adler (1851-1933, American educator, social critic)


Whatever the ups and downs of detail within our limited experience, the larger whole is primarily beautiful.


Gregory Bateson


Act as if you were already happy, and that will tend to make you happy.


Dale Carnegie (1888-1955, American trainer, author, "How to Win Friends and Influence People")


It is good to act as if. It is even better to grow to the point where it is no longer an act.


Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832, British sportsman writer)


When you want to encourage a greater sense of responsibility in others (and yourself), emphasize the anticipation of accomplishment, not the penalties for failure.


Roger Crawford


I dare you to be the strongest boy in this class.


William Danforth (American entrepreneur, author)


If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.


Haim Ginott


However much we guard against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us.


Eric Hoffer (1902-1983, American author, philosopher)


Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.


Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American author, publisher)


Being an optimist after you've got everything you want doesn't count.


Kin Hubbard (1868-1930, American humorist, journalist)


If you act like you're rich, you'll get rich.


Adnan Koashoggi


We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.


Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696, French classical writer)


A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.


Patricia Neal


There are more defects in temperament than in the mind.


Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680, French classical writer)


People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be -- not what you nag them to be.


S.N. Parker


When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, "He's so big we can never kill him." But David looked at the same giant and thought, "He's so big, I can't miss."


Ode to Joy of Paul Society


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.


Chinese Proverb (Sayings of Chinese origin)


Consider each day of your life as the best.


Czechoslovakian Proverb (Sayings of Czech origin)


Look for the good, and let the bad come on its own.


Spanish Proverb (Sayings of Spanish origin)


Knock the "t" off the "can't."


George Reeves


Men have a trick of coming up to what is expected of them, good or bad.


Jacob Riis


It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.


John Steinbeck (1902-1968, American author)


If you would be powerful, pretend to be powerful.


Horne Tooke


Always imitate the behavior of the winner when you lose.


Author Unknown


Life's battles don't always go to the faster, stronger man. The man who wins is the man who thinks he can.


Author Unknown


If you want to be a big company tomorrow, you have to start acting like one today.


Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956, American businessman, founder of IBM)


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