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[Quote No.51046] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. " - Billy Wilder

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[Quote No.51053] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"Dreams are the seedlings of realities. The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. " - James Allen

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[Quote No.51177] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Individualism:] We are not like tulips or tigers, pre-destined to grow into a consistent and identical form of life. We are sentient beings, who should form our own distinct persona, influence, and legacy. To simply follow the paths of others, to act without questioning, to show no interest in understanding life's meaning or our relationship to nature--this is to be a herd animal. We seem to seek commonality, from fashion to recreation, from friends to careers. What we should be seeking is uniqueness, a different cadence, a new route. It's easy to follow, it's tougher to lead, but it's toughest to be yourself in a world trying to make you generic. Resist, at all cost." - Alan Weiss

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[Quote No.51228] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"When you determined what you want, you have made the most important decision of your life. You have to know what you want in order to [go after and] attain it." - Douglas Lurtan

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[Quote No.51266] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"A good goal is like a strenuous exercise -- it makes you stretch." - Mary Kay Ash

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[Quote No.51334] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"I am not my memories. I am my dreams." - Terry Hostetler
American Entrepreneur
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[Quote No.51455] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"Commit yourself to constant improvement." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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[Quote No.51503] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be." - Robert Collier

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[Quote No.51604] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"SMART Goals: If you ask most people what is their one major objective in life, they would probably give you a vague answer, such as, ‘I want to be successful, be happy, make a good living,’ and that is it. They are all wishes and none of them are clear goals. Goals must be SMART: ---- 1. S - specific. For example, ‘I want to lose weight.’ This is wishful thinking. It becomes a goal when I pin myself down to ‘I will lose 10 pounds in 90 days.’ ---- 2. M - measurable. If we cannot measure it, we cannot accomplish it. Measurement is a way of monitoring our progress. ---- 3. A - achievable. Achievable means that it should be out of reach enough to be challenging but it should not be out of sight, otherwise it becomes disheartening. ---- 4. R - realistic. A person who wants to lose 50 pounds in 30 days is being unrealistic. ---- 5. T - time-bound. There should be a starting date and a finishing date. " - Unknown

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[Quote No.51610] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"DESPITE REASONS NOT TO BE GOOD - BE YOUR BEST SELF AND SET AN EXAMPLE: ---- People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered... LOVE THEM ANYWAY. ---- If you do good, people accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives... DO GOOD ANYWAY. ---- If you are successful, you win false and true enemies... SUCCEED ANYWAY. ---- The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow... DO GOOD ANYWAY. ---- Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable... BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY. ---- What you spent years building may be destroyed overnight... BUILD ANYWAY. ---- People really need help but may attack you if you help them... HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY. ---- Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth... GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU'VE GOT ANYWAY." - Unknown

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[Quote No.51617] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[A true story - with a message about how you want to leave the world better than you found it:] Obituary - About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the morning newspaper and to his surprise and horror, read his name in the obituary column. The newspapers had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake. His first response was shock. Am I here or there? When he regained his composure, his second thought was to find out what people had said about him. The obituary read, ‘Dynamite King Dies.’ And also ‘He was the merchant of death.’ This man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words ‘merchant of death,’ he asked himself a question, ‘Is this how I am going to be remembered?’ He got in touch with his feelings and decided that this was not the way he wanted to be remembered. From that day on, he started working toward peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize. Just as Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values, we should step back and do the same. What is your legacy? How would you like to be remembered? Will you be spoken well of? Will you be remembered with love and respect? Will you be missed? " - Unknown

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[Quote No.51680] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem:]

Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have this wish I wish tonight.

" - Unknown
Quoted in 'The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes', published 2000.
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[Quote No.51684] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Freedom and individualism are important for the individual and society:] What humans can be, they must be. They must be true to their own nature. This need we may call self-actualization. ...He becomes in these episodes more truly himself, more perfectly actualizing his potentialities, closer to the core of his Being, more fully human. " - Abraham Maslow
(1908 – 1970), a highly respected American professor of psychology at Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, New School for Social Research and Columbia University, famous for creating 'Maslow's hierarchy of needs'. Please note that Abraham Maslow's quotes are found within the body of this excellent text, from the Personality and Consciousness website, which is included to give greater meaning to these important insights. [http://pandc.ca/?cat=abraham_maslow&page=needs_hierarchy ] and [http://pandc.ca/?cat=abraham_maslow&page=episodic_self_actualization ]
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[Quote No.51786] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." - William Faulkner
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[Quote No.51843] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Freedom and individualism:] One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world - making the most of one's best." - Harry Emerson Fosdick

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[Quote No.51846] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see [good] possibilities - always see them for they're always there." - Norman Vincent Peale

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[Quote No.51852] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Individualism and self-expression:] To be nobody but myself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." - E.E. Cummings
(1894-1962) poet
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[Quote No.52089] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[A story - with a message about knowing what you really want.] - What Will My Reward Be? - One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach, with his fishing pole propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun and the prospect of catching a fish. About that time, a businessman came walking down the beach, trying to relieve some of the stress of his workday. He noticed the fisherman sitting on the beach and decided to find out why this fisherman was fishing instead of working harder to make a living for himself and his family. 'You aren't going to catch many fish that way,' said the businessman to the fisherman. 'You should be working rather than lying on the beach!' The fisherman looked up at the businessman, smiled and replied, 'And what will my reward be?' 'Well, you can get bigger nets and catch more fish!' was the businessman's answer. 'And then what will my reward be?' asked the fisherman, still smiling. The businessman replied, 'You will make money and you'll be able to buy a boat, which will then result in larger catches of fish!' 'And then what will my reward be?' asked the fisherman again. The businessman was beginning to get a little irritated with the fisherman's questions. 'You can buy a bigger boat, and hire some people to work for you!' he said. 'And then what will my reward be?' repeated the fisherman. The businessman was getting angry. 'Don't you understand? You can build up a fleet of fishing boats, sail all over the world, and let all your employees catch fish for you!' Once again the fisherman asked, 'And then what will my reward be?' The businessman was red with rage and shouted at the fisherman, 'Don't you understand that you can become so rich that you will never have to work for your living again! You can spend all the rest of your days sitting on this beach, looking at the sunset. You won't have a care in the world!' The fisherman, still smiling, looked up and said, 'And what do you think I'm doing right now?'" - Unknown

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[Quote No.52165] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"The first step to getting what you want out of life is this: decide what you want!" - Ben Stein

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[Quote No.52428] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[A story - with a message about the importance of imagination.] - Creation: A Sioux Story - The Creator gathered all of Creation and said, 'I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality.' The eagle said, 'Give it to me, I will take it to the moon.' The Creator said, 'No. One day they will go there and find it.' The salmon said, 'I will bury it on the bottom of the ocean.' 'No. They will go there too.' The buffalo said, 'I will bury it on the Great Plains.' The Creator said, 'They will cut into the skin of the Earth and find it even there.' Grandmother Mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth, and who has no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes, said, 'Put it inside of them.' And the Creator said, 'It is done.'" - Unknown

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[Quote No.52429] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[A true story - with a message about finding and expressing your true self, your unique potential, your individualism.] - The Golden Buddha - In the fall of 1988 my wife Georgia and I were invited to give a presentation of self-esteem and peak performance at a conference in Hong Kong. Since we had never been to the Far East before, we decided to extend our trip and visit Thailand. When we arrived in Bangkok, we decided to take a tour of the city's most famous Buddhist temples. Along with our interpreter and driver, Georgia and I visited numerous Buddhist temples that day, but after a while they all began to blur in our memories. However, there was one temple that left an indelible impression in our hearts and minds. It is called the Temple of the Golden Buddha. The temple itself is very small, probably no larger than thirty feet by thirty feet. But as we entered, we were stunned by the presence of a ten-and-a- half-foot tall, solid-gold Buddha. It weighs over two-and-a- half tons and is valued at approximately one hundred and ninety-six million dollars! It was quite an awesome sight - the kindly gentle, yet imposing solid-gold Buddha smiling down at us. As we immersed ourselves in the normal sightseeing tasks(taking pictures while oohing and ahhing over the statue), I walked over to a glass case that contained a large piece of clay about eight inches thick and twelve inches wide. Next to the glass case was a typewritten page describing the history of this magnificent piece of art. Back in 1957 a group of monks from a monastery had to relocate a clay Buddha from their temple to a new location. The monastery was to be relocated to make room for the development of a highway through Bangkok. When the crane began to lift the giant idol, the weight of it was so tremendous that it began to crack. What's more, rain began to fall. The head monk, who was concerned about damage to the sacred Buddha, decided to lower the statue back to the ground and cover it with a large canvas tarp to protect it from the rain. Later that evening the head monk went to check on the Buddha. He shined his flashlight under the tarp to see if the Buddha was staying dry. As the light reached the crack, he noticed a little gleam shining back and thought it strange. As he took a closer look at this gleam of light, he wondered if there might be something underneath the clay. He went to fetch a chisel and hammer from the monastery and began to chip away at the clay. As he knocked off shards of clay, the little gleam grew brighter and bigger. Many hours of labor went by before the monk stood face to face with the extraordinary solid-gold Buddha. Historians believe that several hundred years before the head monk's discovery, the Burmese army was about to invade Thailand (then called Siam). The Siamese monks realizing that their country would soon be attacked, covered their precious golden Buddha with an outer covering of clay in order to keep their treasure from being looted by the Burmese. Unfortunately, it appears that the Burmese slaughtered all the Siamese monks, and the well-kept secret of the golden Buddha remained intact until that fateful day in 1957. As we flew home on Cathay Pacific Airlines I began to think to myself, ‘We are all like the clay Buddha covered with a shell of hardness created out of fear, and yet underneath each of us is a 'golden Buddha,' a 'golden Christ' or a 'golden essence,' which is our real self. Somewhere along the way, between the ages of two and nine, we begin to cover up our 'golden essence,' our natural self. Much like the monk with the hammer and the chisel, our task now is to discover our true essence once again.’" - Jack Canfield
'Chicken Soup for the Soul'
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[Quote No.52502] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." - Alfred Lord Tennyson
The last line of his poem, 'Ulysses'.
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[Quote No.52579] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem: on the incredible power and importance of imagination.]

'On Imagination'

Thy various works, imperial queen, we see,
How bright their forms! how deck'd with pomp by thee!
Thy wond'rous acts in beauteous order stand,
And all attest how potent is thine hand.

From Helicon's refulgent heights attend,
Ye sacred choir, and my attempts befriend:
To tell her glories with a faithful tongue,
Ye blooming graces, triumph in my song.

Now here, now there, the roving Fancy flies,
Till some lov'd object strikes her wand'ring eyes,
Whose silken fetters all the senses bind,
And soft captivity involves the mind.

Imagination! who can sing thy force?
Or who describe the swiftness of thy course?
Soaring through air to find the bright abode,
Th' empyreal palace of the thund'ring God,
We on thy pinions can surpass the wind,
And leave the rolling universe behind:
From star to star the mental optics rove,
Measure the skies, and range the realms above.
There in one view we grasp the mighty whole,
Or with new worlds amaze th' unbounded soul.

Though Winter frowns to Fancy's raptur'd eyes
The fields may flourish, and gay scenes arise;
The frozen deeps may break their iron bands,
And bid their waters murmur o'er the sands.
Fair Flora may resume her fragrant reign,
And with her flow'ry riches deck the plain;
Sylvanus may diffuse his honours round,
And all the forest may with leaves be crown'd:
Show'rs may descend, and dews their gems disclose,
And nectar sparkle on the blooming rose.

Such is thy pow'r, nor are thine orders vain,
O thou the leader of the mental train:
In full perfection all thy works are wrought,
And thine the sceptre o'er the realms of thought.
Before thy throne the subject-passions bow,
Of subject-passions sov'reign ruler thou;
At thy command joy rushes on the heart,
And through the glowing veins the spirits dart.

Fancy might now her silken pinions try
To rise from earth, and sweep th' expanse on high:
From Tithon's bed now might Aurora rise,
Her cheeks all glowing with celestial dies,
While a pure stream of light o'erflows the skies.
The monarch of the day I might behold,
And all the mountains tipt with radiant gold,
But I reluctant leave the pleasing views,
Which Fancy dresses to delight the Muse;
Winter austere forbids me to aspire,
And northern tempests damp the rising fire;
They chill the tides of Fancy's flowing sea,
Cease then, my song, cease the unequal lay.

" - Phillis Wheatley
(1753 – 1784), although she was an African slave, she was one of the best-known poets in pre-nineteenth-century America. Source: 'Poems on Various Subjects Religious and Moral' (1773).
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[Quote No.52588] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem about individualism and being your best for the good of all... Don't be someone who doesn't realise their potential and 'dies with their song unsung and unheard' as in the following lines from the poem, 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard':]

Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear:
Full many a flow'r is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.

" - Thomas Gray
(1716 – 1771), English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University. This poem was first published in 1751
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[Quote No.52605] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"When good things happen we are happy and grateful. When bad things happen, be grateful they are not worse and try to set the goal to make them into good things. For example, if you are given an adversity turn it into an advantage, a burden into a benefit, a challenge into a conquest, a difficulty into a diamond, a failure into some fertilizer, a problem into a positive, a trial into a triumph." - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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[Quote No.52626] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"Life is but thought." - Sara Teasdale
Poet
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[Quote No.52655] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem: about the power of focused imagination.]

'The Secret of the Ages'

You can do as much as you think you can,
But you'll never accomplish more;
If you're afraid of yourself, young man,
There's little for you in store.
For failure comes from the inside first,
It's there, if we only knew it,
And you can win, though you face the worst,
If you feel that you're going to do it.

" - Edgar Albert Guest
(1881 - 1959) American author and poet. Excerpt from book, 'The Secret of the Ages' (1926). This is like the Henry Ford quote, 'Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're right.'
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[Quote No.52695] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem: about the virtue of thinking ahead about the future consequences of your present choices in order to make good decisions and be happy now and later in life.]

'The Old Man's Comforts and How He Gained Them'

...

You are old, Father William, the young man cried,
And pleasures with youth pass away,
And yet you lament not the days that are gone,
Now tell me the reason I pray.

In the days of my youth, Father William replied,
I remember'd that youth could not last;
I thought of the future whatever I did,
That I never might grieve for the past.

...

" - Robert Southey
(1774 - 1843), English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called 'Lake Poets', and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843.
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[Quote No.52945] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem:- about one interpretation of the eternal goal of all of life for all things, living and not:]

'An Essay on Man: Epistle II'

...

Th' eternal art educing good from ill

...

" - Alexander Pope
(1688–1744), English poet. [Educe = verb - bring out or develop (something latent or potential)].
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[Quote No.52959] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem: about making the most of your life for the good of all]

'How Do You Live Your Dash?'

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone,
From the beginning... to the end.

He noted that first came her date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth...
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
The cars...the house...the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard...
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

...

So, when your eulogy's being read
With your lifes actions to rehash...
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?....

" - Linda Ellis
http://www.linda-ellis.com/
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[Quote No.52988] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem: about formally re-imagining and re-setting goals and plans each year, for example with New Year's Resolutions]

'Resolve'

As the dead year is clasped by a dead December,
So let your dead sins with your dead days lie.
A new life is yours, and a new hope. Remember,
We build our own ladders to climb to the sky.
Stand out in the sunlight of Promise, forgetting
Whatever the Past held of sorrow or wrong.
We waste half our strength in a useless regretting;
We sit by old tombs in the dark too long.

Have you missed in your aim? Well, the mark is still shining.
Did you faint in the race? Well, take breath for the next.
Did the clouds drive you back? But see yonder their lining.
Were you tempted and fell? Let it serve for a text.
As each year hurries by let it join that procession
Of skeleton shapes that march down to the Past,
While you take your place in the line of Progression,
With your eyes on the heavens, your face to the blast.

I tell you the future can hold no terrors
For any sad soul while the stars revolve,
If he will stand firm on the grave of his errors,
And instead of regretting, resolve, resolve.
It is never too late to begin rebuilding,
Though all into ruins your life seems hurled,
For see how the light of the New Year is gilding
The wan, worn face of the bruised old world.

" - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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[Quote No.53026] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem: about people's differing ideals, values, goals]

'Ideals'

Some men deem
Gold their god, and some esteem
Honor is the chief content
That to man in life is lent;
And some others do contend,
Quite none like to a friend;
Others hold there is no wealth
Compared to a perfect health;
Some man's mind in quiet stands
When he is lord of many lands:
But I did sigh, and said all this
Was but a shade of perfect bliss;
And in my thoughts I did approve
Naught so sweet as is true love.

" - Robert Greene

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[Quote No.53067] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem:]

'Thinking' (version 2 - for women as well as men)

If you think you’re beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t,
It’s almost for sure, you won’t.

If you think you’re losing, you’ve lost.
For out in the world we find –
Success begins with a person’s will,
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you’re outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You have to stay with it,
In order to win the prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go,
To the one with the better plan.
For more often than not, you will win,
If only you think you can.

" - Unknown
Originally written by W.D. Wintle and published in 'The world’s best-loved poems', Lawson JG, editor, Harper & Row; New York, NY: 1927, with the last three lines being different Life’s battles don’t always go, To the stronger or faster man; But sooner or later the man who wins, Is the man who thinks he can!
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[Quote No.53091] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem: about carefully imagining and planning what you want in the new year]

'A New Year'

Here's a clean year,
A white year.
Reach your hand and take it.
You are
The builder,
And no one else can make it.
See what it is
That waits here,
Whole and new;
It's not a year only,
But a world
For you!

" - Mary Carolyn Davies
(circa 1893 - ? ), American poet and dramatist. [Refer http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/mary-carolyn-davies ]
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[Quote No.53121] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem: about individualism and living up to your full, unique potential]

'Be the Best of Whatever You Are'

If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley — but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.

If you can't be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can't be a muskie then just be a bass —
But the liveliest bass in the lake!

We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew,
There's something for all of us here,
There's big work to do, and there's lesser to do,
And the task you must do is the near.

If you can't be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can't be the sun be a star;
It isn't by size that you win or you fail —
Be the best of whatever you are!

" - Douglas Malloch
(1877 – 1938) American poet, short-story writer and Associate Editor of American Lumberman, a trade paper in Chicago. [rill=very, small stream]
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[Quote No.53208] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem: about dreams, persistence and hope]

'The Dreams Ahead'

What would we do in this world of ours
Were it not for the dreams ahead?
For thorns are mixed with the blooming flowers
No matter which path we tread.

And each of us has his golden goal,
Stretching far into the years;
And ever he climbs with a hopeful soul,
With alternate smiles and tears.

That dream ahead is what holds him up
Through the storms of a ceaseless fight;
When his lips are pressed to the wormwood's cup
And clouds shut out the light.

To some it's a dream of high estate;
To some it's a dream of wealth;
To some it's a dream of a truce with Fate
In a constant search for health.

To some it's a dream of home and wife;
To some it's a crown above;
The dreams ahead are what make each life -
The dreams - and faith - and love!

" - Edwin Carlile Litsey
(1874-1970), American poet and writer. In 1954 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Kentucky.
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[Quote No.53265] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem: about individualism, living up to your best potential especially in your vocation-career and being grateful without envying others who are also unique and valuable but in some different ways to you]

'To One Who Sighed'

You cannot sing? Well, others can.
You do not dance? but others do.
And ever since the world began
There have been certain folk like you
Who cannot dance, and cannot sing,
Nor weave a play nor write a book.

But you can sew? Most anything?
And are quite expert as a cook?
And you can draw a little bit,
Amuse your friends with pen and ink?
You make folk laugh - this you admit.
You have a lot of gifts, I think.

Oh, foolish one, to sigh and fret
Because you're not as some folk are.
Suppose a plant, of mignonette
Withered because 'twas not a star!
Be what you are, dear girl, with pride.
Accept your limits with good grace;

The world is varied, very wide;
For each of us there is a place.
Within your sphere be quite content,
Be proud of work that is your own,
And to life's complex instrument
With sweetness add your mite of tone.

" - Wilhelmina Stitch
(1888-1936) Wilhelmina Stich is the pseudonym of Ruth Jacobs Cohen Collie. She was a writer, lecturer and poet - called 'The Poem A Day Lady'. Born at Cambridgeshire, England in 1888, daughter of I. W. Jacobs, she married E. Arakie Cohen while he was visiting England and returned with him to Winnipeg, the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba, Canada. They had one son, Ralph. After her husband’s death in 1919, she was forced to seek employment to support herself and her son. Her friends encouraged her to submit her writing for publication, which led to a successful career as a writer which continued to the time of her death. Writing under the pen names 'Sheila Rand' or 'Wilhelmina Stitch', she had poetry and stories published in the Winnipeg Tribune and the Winnipeg Telegram. In time, she became, in the words an obituary, 'one of the best-known women writers in the British Empire'. She later remarried to Scottish physician Frank K. Collie and moved with him to London, England where she died on 6 March 1936. [refer http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/collie_rjc.shtml and http://content.lib.sfu.ca/cdm/ref/collection/ceww/id/254 ]
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[Quote No.53376] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem: about life and death using the metaphor of a loom-woven design for our experiences. We try to control the design through our wisdom, imagination, planning, action, etc.]

'The Weaver'

Ceaselessly the weaver, Time,
Sitting at his mystic loom,
Keeps his arrowy shuttle flying;
Every thread anears our dying --
And, with melancholy chime,
Very low and sad withal,
Sings his solemn madrigal
As he weaves our web of doom.

'Mortals!' thus he, weaving, sings,
'Bright or dark the web shall be,
As ye will it; all the tissues
Blending in harmonious issues,
Or discordant colorings;
Time the shuttle drives; but you
Give to every thread its hue,
And elect your destiny.

'God bestowed the shining warp,
Fill it with as bright a woof;
And the whole shall glow divinely,
As if wrought by angels finely,
To the music of the harp,
And the blended colors be
Like perfected harmony,
Keeping evil things aloof.

'Envy, malice, pride, and hate --
Foulest progeny of sin --
Let not these the weft entangle,
With their blind and furious wrangle,
Marring your diviner fate;
But with love and deeds of good
Be the web throughout endued,
And the perfect ye shall win.'

Thus he singeth very low,
Sitting at his mystic loom;
And his shuttle still is flying --
Thread by thread anears our dying,
Grows our shroud by every throw;
And the hues of woe or heaven
To each thread by us are given,
As he weaves our web of doom.

" - William Henry Burleigh
(1812-1871) [Madrigal = secular vocal composition without music, Anear = near, nearly ] [refer http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa&cc=moa&sid=95e3f6e828e116b80d4cccd93c806bc1&view=text&rgn=main&idno=ABF0163.0001.001 ]
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[Quote No.53439] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[If...] Natives are people at home [then imagi-natives are people who are at home especially in - and using - their imaginations!] " - Ogden Nash
(1902 - 1971), American poet well known for his light verse. The above quote is a line from his poem, 'Goody for Our Side and Your Side Too'.
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[Quote No.53501] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[Poem: about what you choose to do with your life, namely help or hinder others now and in the future]

'A Bag of Tools'

Isn’t it strange
That princes and kings,
And clowns that caper
In sawdust rings,
And common people
Like you and me
Are builders for eternity?

Each is given
A bag of tools,
A shapeless mass,
A book of rules.
And each must make –
Ere life is flown
A stumbling block
Or a steppingstone

" - R. L. Sharpe
(1870-1950)
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[Quote No.53589] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes." - Mahatma Gandhi

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[Quote No.53643] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"Mind [in particular imagination] is the master weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance." - James Allen

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[Quote No.53711] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car, a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little." - Ben Sweetland

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[Quote No.53731] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"This world is but canvas to our imaginations." - Henry David Thoreau

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[Quote No.53761] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"Every day, in every way, I want to learn and get better." - Seymour@imagi-natives.com

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[Quote No.53893] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got. [And vice versa; so use it or lose it!] " - Philip Jose Farmer

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[Quote No.53910] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives. " - Louise Hay

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[Quote No.54225] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream. ...The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and ...DREAMS ARE THE SEEDLINGS OF REALITY! " - Napoleon Hill
‘Think and Grow Rich’ [http://www.sacred-texts.com/nth/tgr/index.htm ]
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[Quote No.54309] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known!" - Pete Seeger
(1919-2014), American singer-songwriter.
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[Quote No.54338] Need Area: Mind > Imagine
"[A story - with a message about each individual's real potential and how we cannot judge it by circumstances or past achievements:] - 'The Eagle!' - Once a farmer found an abandoned eagle's nest and in it was an egg still warm. He took the egg back to his farm and laid it in the nest of one of his hens. The egg hatched and the baby eagle grew up along with the other chickens. It pecked about the farmyard, scrabbling for grain. It spent its life within the yard and rarely looked up. When it was very old, one day it lifted up its head and saw above it a wonderful sight - an eagle soaring high above in the sky. Looking at it, the old creature sighed and said to itself, ‘If only I'd been born an eagle’." - Unknown
This is an adaptation of an Anthony de Mello story.
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