PEP TALK

 

Start every day with a smile and get it over with.  (W.C.Fields)

 

Life has two rules: Number one, never quit; Number two, always remember rule number one. (Duke Ellington)

 

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. (Collette)

 

People say, “One day we’ll look back on this and laugh.” I say, “Why wait?” (Fran Solomon)

 

He who mounts a wild elephant goes where the wild elephant goes. (Randolph Bourne)

 

If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. (Yogi Berra)

 

We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess. (Mark Twain)

 

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. (Henry Ford)

 

Goals are dreams with deadlines. (Diana Scharf Hunt)

 

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? (Winnie the Pooh)

 

I hate advice unless I’m giving it. (Jack Nicholson)

 

Whatever you are, be a good one. (Abe Lincoln)

 

I can rise and shine. But not at the same time.

 

Be yourself. Everyone else is taken. (Barry Pearl)

 

The man with a new idea is a Crank until the idea succeeds. (Mark Twain)

 

Fall seven times, stand up eight. (Japanese saying)

 

Laziness is merely the habit of resting before you’re tired.

 

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. (Lao-Tzu)

 

Someone’s boring me. I think it’s me. (Dylan Thomas)

 

If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor. (Neil Simon)

 

The only way to know how much is enough, is to do too much, and then back up. (Jerry Jeff Walker)

 

Walk away from it until you’re stronger. All your problems will be there when you get back, but you’ll be better able to cope. (Lady Bird Johnson)

 

Live each day like it’s your second-to-last. That way you can fall asleep at night. (Jason Love)

 

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. (Napoleon Bonaparte) 

 

As my late father always said, “get a decent watch.”

 

Be a first-rate version of yourself, not a second-rate version of someone else. (Judy Garland)

 

Do or watch. (Joseph Baldassare)

 

After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes: “No hablo ingles.” (Ronnie Shakes)

 

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. (Babe Ruth)

 

I am a nobody, nobody is perfect, therefore, I am perfect.

 

Life is something like this trumpet. If you don’t put anything in it, you don’t get anything out. (W. C. Handy)

 

Opportunity’s favorite disguise is trouble.

 

It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars. (Garrison Keillor)

 

You hit or you sit. (McMurphy in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”)

 

Talk doesn’t cook rice. (Chinese Proverb)

 

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its joy. (Anonymous)

 

One may go a long way after one is tired. (French Proverb)

 

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. (Calvin Coolidge)

 

To finish first you must first finish. (Rick Mears-retired race car driver)

 

I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like to be taught. (Winston Churchill)

 

Luge strategy? Lie flat and try not to die. (Carmen Boyle-Olympic Luge Gold Medal winner - 1996)

 

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. (Ernest Hemingway)

 

If you come to a fork in the road…take it.  (Yogi Berra)

 

Negative results are just what I want. They're just as valuable to me as positive results. I can never find the thing that does the job best until I find the ones that don't. (Thomas Edison)

 

It’s amazing what you don’t get when you don’t ask. (Berney Neufield)

 

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. (Walt Disney)

 

It doesn’t work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps.

 

If you want your dreams to come true, don’t sleep. (Yiddish proverb)

 

I went to a bookstore and asked the sales woman, “Where’s the self-help section?” She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

 

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

 

If you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. (Yiddish proverb)

 

On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. (George Orwell)

 

All opinion is transient, and all work is permanent. (Man Ray)

 

Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

 

It’s never too late to be what you might have been. (George Eliot)

 

Life is a riddle. Unfortunately, the answer’s not written on the back of anything.

 

It takes a rare person to want to hear what they don’t want to hear. (Dick Cavett)

 

There are two types of people in the world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more. (Woody Allen)

 

People come up to me and say, “What’s wrong?” Nothing. “Well, it takes more energy to frown than it does to smile.” Yeah, well, it takes more energy to point that out than it does to leave me alone. (Bill Hicks)

 

God gives the nuts, but He does not crack them. (German Proverb)

 

I miss 100% of the shots I don’t take. (Wayne Gretsky)

 

Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.

 

It’s a sad dog that can’t wag its’ own tail. (Ben Franklin)

 

Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experiences. (Katherine Tingley)

 

The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life. (George Carlin)

 

Who is more foolish: the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light? (Maurice Freehill)

 

Nobody who gave their best ever regretted it.

 

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. (African proverb)

 

I do not take drugs…I am drugs. (Salvador Dali)

 

Don’t aim at the bull’s-eye, aim at the center of the bull’s-eye.

 

Nobody’s born a bigot.

 

Procrastinate now. Don’t put it off. (Ellen DeGeneres)

 

In a moment of decision, the best thing to do is the right thing to do. The worst thing to do is nothing. (Theodore Roosevelt)

 

Experience is something you get just after you need it.

 

The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that the smart man knows what to say, and a wise man knows whether or not to say it.

 

Think twice…speak once. (Howlin’ Wolf)

 

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

 

If you’re going through hell, keep going. (Winston Churchill)

 

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. (Bill Cosby)

 

Never miss a good chance to shut up. (Will Rogers)

 

Life is tricky. (Barry Kagan)

 

Two kinds of people fail—those who listen to nobody, and those who listen to everybody.

 

The “Rule of Holes”…If you are in one, stop digging.

 

Those are my principals. If you don’t like them I have others. (Groucho Marx)

 

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. (Arthur Rubinstein)

 

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. (Jane Wagner)

 

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. (Charles Dickens)

 

The best way out of a difficulty is through it. (Will Rogers)

 

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (Plato)

 

A point in every direction is no point at all. (Harry Nielson)

 

When I work, I relax; doing nothing makes me tired. (Pablo Picasso)

 

When you come to the edge of all the light you have and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen. Either there will be something solid for you to stand on—or you will be taught how to fly. (Patrick Overton)

 

A man only learns in two ways: one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people. (Will Rogers)

 

You’ll never have all the information you need to make a decision. If you did, it would be a foregone conclusion, not a decision.

 

There’s nothing quite so satisfying as being shot at and missed.

 

You must keep your mind on the objective, not on the obstacle. (William Randolph Hearst)

 

Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.

 

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. (Carl Sandburg)

 

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right in both cases.

 

When you don’t know what you’re talking about, it’s hard to know when you’re finished. (Tom Smothers)

 

Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great because greatness is determined by service. (Martin Luther King)

 

To hell with the advances in computers; YOU are supposed to advance and become, not the computers. Find out what’s inside you…and don’t kill anybody. (Kurt Vonnegut)

 

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll wind up somewhere else. (Yogi Berra)

 

Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

 

Just remember, we’re all in this alone. (Lily Tomlin)

 

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. (Erica Jong)

 

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock. (Pablo Picasso)

 

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. (Walt Disney).

 

If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win. (Andre Agassi)

 

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. (Bette Reese)

 

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. (Robin Williams)

 

Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage. (Anais Nin)

 

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

 

Try? There is no try. There is only do or not do. (Yoda-“The Empire Strikes back”)

 

You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. (Dr. Seuss)

 

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.

 

A young lad was sent to school. He began his lessons with the other children, and the first lesson the teacher taught him was the straight line, the figure “one.” But whereas the others went on progressing, this child continued to write the same figure. After two or three days the teacher came up to him and said, “Have you finished your lesson?” He said, ”No, I’m still writing ‘one.’” He went on doing the same thing, and when at the end of the week the teacher asked him again he said, “I have not finished it.” The teacher thought he was an idiot and should be sent away, as he could or did not want to learn. At home the child continued with the same exercise and the parents also became tired and disgusted. He simply said, “I have not yet learned it, I am learning it. When I have finished I shall take the other lessons.” The parents said, “The other children are going on further, school has given you up, and you do not show any progress; we are tired of you.” And the lad thought with a sad heart that as he had displeased his parents, too, he had better leave home. So he went into the wilderness and lived on fruits and nuts. After a long time he returned to his old school. And when he saw the teacher he said to him, “I think I have learned it. See if I have. Shall I write on this wall?” And when he made his sign the wall split in two. (Hazrat Inayat Khan)

 

I never learned anything while I was talking. (Larry King)

 

Always remember that you are absolutely unique…just like everyone else. (Margaret Mead)

 

Action is the antidote to despair. (Joan Baez)

 

If there is no wind, row. (Latin Proverb)

 

The future does not equal the past. (Tony Robbins)

 

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way. (Carl Sandburg)

 

Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. (Andre Agassi)

 

A new idea is rarely born like Venus attended by graces. More commonly it’s modeled of bailing wire and acne. More commonly it wheezes and tips over. (Marge Piercy)

 

If you can take it, you can make it.

 

Nunc Coepi….”Now I Begin.” Latin, pronounced “noonk CHEPee.” (San Diego Chargers “Mantra”)

 

A closed mouth gathers no flies. (“My Left Foot”)

 

You’ve got to take the bitter with the sour. (Samuel Goldwyn)

 

Always slow down for Dead Man’s Curve.