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Packet 2A: Non-Religious Quotes


All Packet 2A Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Alphabetical Order

All Packet 2A Quotes (PDFs and Docs) - Numerical Order

1. "A goal properly set is halfway reached."

Zig Ziglar

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2. "A good example has twice the value of good advice."

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3. "A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow." 

General George S. Patton

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4. "A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd." 

Dev. For Grads, p. 94

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5. "A moment of choice is a moment of truth."

Stephen R. Covey        

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6. "A SMILE is a curve that sets everything straight."

Phyllis Diller

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7. "Are you bored with life?  Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours." 

Dale Carnegie

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8. "As we learn to think win-win, we seek mutual benefit in all our interactions.  We start thinking in terms of other people, of society as a whole.  It profoundly affects what we see as 'important', how we spend our time, our response in the moment of choice, and the results we get in our lives."

Stephen R. Covey  -  Book:  First Things First, p. 213

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9. "Be someone who finds something good in each day---Then give it to others."

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10. "Beauty is also to be found in a day's work."

Mamie Sypert Burns

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11. "Change your thoughts and you change your world."

Norman Vincent Peale

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12. "Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.  It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved."    

William Jennings Bryan

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13. "Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."

Richard L. Evans

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14. "Don't tell me how hard you work.  Tell me how much you get done."                     

James Ling

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15. "Everyone you meet knows something you don't know.  Be willing to learn from them."

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16. "Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." 

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Theodore Roosevelt

17. "Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to."

Dale Carnegie

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18. Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.

Tim Duncan

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19. "Happiness is when what you say, what you do, and what you think are in harmony."    


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20. "I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor."

Henry David Thoreau

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21. "I never knew an early-rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest who complained of bad luck."                                                          

Henry Ward Beecher

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22. "I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention."

Diane Sawyer

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23. "If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."

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24. "If you should not be forgotten ,As soon as you're dead and rotten, Either write things worth reading, Or do things worth the writing."                       

Benjamin Franklin

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25. "It is in spending oneself that one becomes rich."

Sarah Bernhardt

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26. "It now costs more to amuse a child than it once did to educate his father." 

H. V. Prochnow

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27. "It's a greater accomplishment to be kind than to be brilliant."

Joseph Telushkin, 'Words That Hurt, p. 126
(Quoted by Melvin Luthy, BYU Dev. Nov. 9, 1999)

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28. "It's important to count your blessings, but it's more important to make them count!" 

(Ziggy Cartoon)

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29. "It's not what happens to you; it's what you do about it that makes the difference."                                                       

W. Mitchell

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30. "Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others."

Rosa Parks

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31. "My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time." 

Steve Jobs

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32. "No rules for success will work if you don't."

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33. "Not one of us knows what effect his life produces, and what he gives to others; that is hidden from us and must remain so, though we are often allowed to see some little fraction of it, so that we may not lose courage."

Albert Schweitzer

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34. "Peace comes from within, never seek it without."


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35. "The great apparent dichotomy is that the more we give, the more we get." 

Stephen R. Covey

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36. "The meaning of earthly existence lies not, as we have grown used to thinking, in prospering, but in the development of the soul."

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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37. "The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are:  first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; and third, common sense."

Thomas Edison

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38. "Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize."

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39. TODAY will never come again... Be a blessing. Be a friend. TAKE TIME TO CARE.

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40. "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."

Albert Einstein

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41. "We can never really change someone; people must change themselves."    

Stephen R. Covey

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42. "Why aren't you working?" "I didn't see you coming!"


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