"Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives"
-A Sachs

"Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters"
-Margaret Peters

"Do not consider painful what is good for you"

"The big jobs of tomorrow are for the man who is doing today's small jobs as best he can"
-Martin Vanbee

"Hide not your talents; they, for use were made.
What's a sundial in the shade?"

-Benjamin Franklin

"It is not enough to be good if you have the ability to be better"
-Alberta Lee Cox

"Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be grateful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful"

-John Wooden

"No matter who you are, or where you may be, you can do something to change the world for the better"
-Edward L Kramer

"Time spent wishing is time wasted"
-The Janitor, Scrubs

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death"
-Leonardo da Vinci

"Count your blessings instead of your crosses,
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes,
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears,
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean,
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth,
Love your neighbour as much as yourself"

-Irish Toast

"A smile costs nothing but gives much. No-one needs a smile so much as he who has none to give"

"Friendship improves happiness and abates misery by doubling our joy and dividing our grief"
-Joseph Addison

"Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy"
-M Maltz

"If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy"

"It is not enough to have a good mind - the main thing is to use it well"
-Rene Descartes

"Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest"
-Mark Twain

"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success"
-Napoleon Hill

"Pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes"
-John Ruskin

"Health is the greatest of all physical possessions. A healthy peasant is better than a sick king"

"A fall is only an episode. Get up!"
-La Rochefoucauld

"Of the ten rules for success, the most important is hard work. The other nine are...more work"
-Jose Rizal

"A young man lives in the future
An old man lives in the past.
For youth, time is moving too slowly
For age, it's moving to fast.

A young man dreams of the gladness
The years just before him will bring;
An old man dreams of his pleasures
When life held the magic of spring.

But youth and age are in error!
The present alone can convey
The joy and the cheer and contentment
We seek as we journey life's way.

Today is the time to be happy!
No matter how young or how old.
It's always today that must bring us
The blessings our fortunes unfold"

-Lawrence Hawthorne

"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"

"Begin! To begin is half the work. Let half still remain. Again begin this and you will have finished"

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds"
-Francis Bacon

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail"

"A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life; and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your works as God has given you"
-Thomas Carlyle