Lock him in a prison cell, and you have a John Bunyan.
Bury him in the snows of Valley Forge, and you have a George Washington.
Raise him in abject poverty, and you have an Abraham Lincoln.
Subject him to bitter religious prejudice, and you have a Disraeli.
Afflict him with asthma as a child, and you have a Theodore Roosevelt.
Stab him with rheumatic pains until he can’t sleep without an opiate, and you have a Steinmetz.
Put him in a grease pit of a locomotive roundhouse, and you have a Walter P. Chrysler.
Make him play second fiddle in an obscure South American orchestra, and you have a Toscanini.
At birth, deny her the ability to see, hear, and speak, and you have a Helen Keller.
~From a column in Dear Abby
The greatest revenge is massive success. ~Frank Sinatra
Stop going for the easy buck, and start producing something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others. ~ Carl Fox in the movie Wall Street
Dignity and Respect has to do with what you are ready, willing, and able to accept within yourself and in accepting to be able to give others. It is your personal power to make a difference by being true to the best within you and letting that truth shine through your words and actions. ~Gail Pursell Elliott
Make your home a storybook of the future rather than one of the past. ~Brad DeHaven
Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do. ~Michael Korda
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. ~Andrew Carnegie
I will do today what other people won’t so that I can have tomorrow what other people won’t. ~Unknown
A period of great change is the ‘best of times’ for those who have the vision to profit by new economic arrangements and the ‘worst of times’ for those who continue to rely on old crumbling institutions. ~ William Stanmeyer
To avoid criticism, be nothing, do nothing, and say nothing. ~Elbert Hubbard