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Development

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
(Henri Bergson, French philosopher, 1859-1941)
 
All growth depends upon activity.  There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
(Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the USA, 1872-1933)
 
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
(Charles Dickens, English novelist, 1812-1870)
 
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves;
they therefore remain bound.
(James Allen, English writer, 1864-1912)
 
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
(Eleanor Roosevelt, American first lady, 1884-1962)
 
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
(Mark Twain, American writer, 1835-1910)
 
If you hold on tight to what you think is your thing, you might find you're missing all the rest.
(Dave Matthews, American singer-songwriter)
 
The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.  We have guided missiles and misguided men.
(Martin Luther King, American civil rights activist, 1929-1968)
 
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
(Nicholas Murray Butler, 1931 Nobel Peace Prize, 1862-1947)
 
Everyone has a talent.  What is rare is the courage to nurture it in solitude
and to follow the talent to the dark place where it may lead.
(Erica Jong, American writer, born 1942)
 
When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
(Leo Burnett, American entrepreneur, 1891-1971)
 
Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil.
Our great hope lies in developing what is good.
(Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the USA, 1872-1933)
 
A successful man is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.
(David Brinkley, American TV newscaster, 1920-2003)
 
Don't dwell on what went wrong.  Instead, focus on what to do next.
Spend your energies on moving forward towards finding the answer.
(Dennis Waitley, American motivational writer)
 
We are what we think.  All that we are arises with our thoughts and with our thoughts we make the world.
(Buddha)
 
The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart -
this will build your life by, and this you will become.
(James Lane Allen, American author, 1849-1925)
 
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
(Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and playwright, 1854-1900)
 
As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher, 1803-1882)
 
There is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live.
But there is no sacrifice.  There is only choice, and the rest falls away.
Second choice does not exist.
(Muriel Rukeyser, American poet, 1913-1980)
 
Every person that comes into our life comes for a reason; some come to learn and others come to teach.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French poet and aviator, 1900-1944)
 
To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
(Bernadette Devlin, Northern Irish politician and social activist, born 1947)
 
When you believe you can do it, the 'how-to-do-it' develops.
(Eric Butterworth, American inspirational writer, 1916-2003)
 
 A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
(Lao-Tzu, Chinese Taoist philosopher, 6th century B.C.)
 
We can never obtain world peace if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves.
World peace must develop out of inner peace.
(HH. the 14th Dalai Lama, political and spiritual leader of a free Tibet)
 
How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become;
to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French poet and aviator, 1900-1944)
 
Limitations live only in our minds.
But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
(Jamie Paolinetti, American cyclist and film director, born 1964)
 
The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but by what takes place in our hearts.
(Arthur Kent, Canadian journalist, born 1953)