THE AMAZON XOCIETY
"If you really do put a small value upon yourself,
rest assured that the world will not raise your price."
"Don't compromise yourself.
You are all you've got." ~ Janis Joplin
"Those who break their commitments to others
ruin their reputations." ~Anonymous
"Do what you can,
with what you have,
where you are."
~ Theodore Roosevelt
"When you come to the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
"She didn't know it couldn't be done,
so she went ahead and did it." ~ Mary's Almanac
"Scratch most feminists and underneath there is a woman
who longs to be a sex object. The difference is that
it is not ALL she longs to be." Betty Rollin
"Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood." ~ Marie Currie
"While one person hesitates because he feels inferior,
the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior."
~ Henry C. Link
"When we cannot find contentment in ourselves,
it is useless to seek it elsewhere."
~ La Rochefoucauld
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is...
be continually fearing you will make one."
~ Elbert Hubbard
"Opportunities are often things
you haven't noticed the first time around."
~ Catherine Deneuve
"One of the things I learned the hard way
was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged."
"Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life
can restore your faith in yourself."
~ Lucille Ball
"I have an everyday religion that works for me.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line."
"You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."
~ Lucille Ball
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"For myself I am an optimist,
it does not seem to be much use being anything else."
~ Winston Churchill
"IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
~ George Eliot
"Don't be afraid your life will end;
be afraid that it will never begin."
~ Grace Hansen
"We have to learn to be our own best friends
because we fall too easily into the trap
of being our own worst enemies."~ Roderick Thorp
"...You may be disappointed if you fail,
but you are doomed if you don't try."
~ Beverly Sills
"I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist."
"Mr. Meant To has a comrade,
And his name is Didn't Do;
Have you ever chanced to meet them?
Did they ever call on you?
These two fellows live together
In the house of Never Win;
And I'm told that it is haunted
By the ghost of Might Have Been."
"..it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.." - Samuel Adams
By Rosalie Osias
"In the corrosive environment of the business world women will need to become as tough as men if they are to achieve the goal of shattering that “glass ceiling.” They will need to network, manipulate and conspire just as ruthlessly as any man. They will also need to make some tough family decisions in prioritizing their time and defining their life goals. They will need to find the same sense of fulfillment a "family man" enjoys when business compels him to remain on the road for a week.
In college classrooms an entire generation of women are being told that the business environment of the 1990’s now offer them a level playing field. Until science provides men with the chance to experience the miracle of birth, or women learn to be as driven in their careers as men, “having it all” will remain the rhetoric of a failed social revolution."
STEPHEN COVEY CALENDAR QUOTES
"7 Habits of Highly Effective People" &
"7 Habits of Highly Effective Families"
Love is something you do--
the giving of self, the sacrifices you make--
even for the people who offend or do not love in return.
Love is a value that is actualized through loving actions.
"Empathic listening takes time,
but it doesn't take anywhere near as much time as it takes to back up and correct misunderstandings when you're already miles down the road; to redo; to live with unexpressed and unsolved problems; to deal with the results of not giving people psychological air."
"The extent to which you Begin with the End in mind often determines whether or not you are able to create a successful enterprise."
"All the well-meaning advice in the world won't amount to a hill of beans if we're not addressing the real problem. And we'll never get to the probelm if we're so caught up in our own autobiography, our own paradigm, that we don't take off our glasses long enough to see the world from another point of view."
"It takes a great deal of character strength
to apologize quickly out of one's heart,
rather than out of pity. A person must possess
himself and have a deep sense of security in
fundamental principles and values
in order to genuinely apologize."
"Moving along the upward spiral requires us to learn, commit, and do on increasingly higher planes. We deceive ourselves if we think that any one of these is sufficient. To keep progressing, we must learn, commit, and do-- learn, commit, and do-- and learn, commit and do again."
"All the well-meaning advice in the world won't amount to a hill of beans if we're not addressing the real problem. And we'll never get to the problem if we're so caught up in our own autobiography, our own paradigm, that we don't take off our glasses long enough to see the world from another point of view."
"When you can present your own ideas clearly, specifically, visually, and most important, contextually-in the context of a deep understanding of another person's paradigms and concerns- you significantly increase the credibility of your ideas."
"Reactive people focus on circumstances over which they have no control. The negative energy generated by that focus, combined with neglect in areas they could do something about, causes their circle of influence to shrink. Proactive people focus their efforts on the things they can do something about. The nature of their energy is positive, enlarging, and magnifying, causing their circle of influence to increase."
"The leader is the one who climbs the tallest tree, surveys the entire situation, and yells, "Wrong jungle!" But how do the busy, efficient producers and managers often respond? "Shut up! We're making progress!"
"Holding people to the responsible course is not demeaning; it is affirming. Proactivity is part of human nature, and although the proactive muscles may be dormant, they are there. By respective the proactive nature of other people, we provide them with at least one clear, undistorted reflection from the social mirror."
~More on the Way!~
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