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We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right.
by Gary Ryan Blair

We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right.
Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation,
rather than a question mark signifies it!
- Gary Ryan Blair

Do more than is required.
What is the distance between someone who achieves their
goals consistently and those who spend their lives
and careers merely following? The extra mile.
- Gary Ryan Blair

Your future takes precedence over your past.
Focus on your future, rather than on the past.
- Gary Ryan Blair

Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course,
but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution
which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
- Gary Ryan Blair

 

Advancement only comes with habitually doing more than you are asked.
- Gary Ryan Blair

Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory,
is cursed with lousy recall.
Written goals provide clarity.
By documenting your dreams, you must think about the
process of achieving them.
- Gary Ryan Blair

Self-discipline is an act of cultivation.
It require you to connect today's actions to tomorrow's results.
There's a season for sowing a season for reaping.
Self-discipline helps you know which is which.
- Gary Ryan Blair

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Money is always on its way somewhere.
What you do with it while it is in your keeping and
the direction you send it in say much about you.
Your treatment of and respect for money,
how you make it, and how you spend it,
reflect your character.
- Gary Ryan Blair

Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details,
and on mutual respect and confidence.
Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is
stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure.
- Gary Ryan Blair

Creative risk taking is essential to success in any
goal where the stakes are high.
Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course,
but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution
which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
- Gary Ryan Blair

You cannot afford to wait for perfect conditions.
Goal setting is often a matter of balancing timing
against available resources.
Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions.
- Gary Ryan Blair

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose...
only then will you learn the game.
- Winston Churchill

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

A man can do only what he can do.
But if he does that each day he can sleep at night
and do it again the next day.
- Albert Schweitzer

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.
- William John Bennett

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Peace cannot be kept by force;
it can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Commitment cannot be taught;
it can only be caught.
I refer to the crusading spirit.
Without the crusading spirit,
you may have the starting power
but not the staying power.
- Jimmy Yen

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon


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