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Nancy E. Wigal, Owner, Search Engine Academy Washington DC

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Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.”

– Anthony Trollope

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”

– Marcel Proust

Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.”

– Corita Kent

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing.”

– Maya Angelou

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.”

– J. Robert Oppenheimer

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

– Ellen DeGeneres

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.”

– Joseph Addison

Ripeness is all.”

– William Shakespeare

‎Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

– Booker T. Washington

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

You’ve got to be willing to crash and burn. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far.”

– Steve Jobs

You may ask me for anything you like except time.”

– Napoleon

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who cares if my glass is half empty or half full; I still have something to drink.”

– Optimism rules

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what nurtures creative thinking.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

Do one thing every day that scares you.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”

– Jesse Jackson

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

– Audre Lorde

My task is really not to change myself but to become familiar with who I am.”

– Maureen Cook

Confidence is the most important thing you can teach someone… if you can teach them confidence, you don’t have to teach them anything else.”

– Vin Diesel

I don’t do very well without fear. There needs to be a part of me saying, ‘That’s going to fail,’ so I can prove myself wrong.”

– Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe

How do you stay resilient? It’s about momentum. Like riding a bicycle. If you stop you fall over. So I keep pedaling.”

– Diane Lane

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

– Annie Dillard

Success is about finding a livelihood that brings joy, self-sufficiency, and a sense of contributing.”

– Anita Roddick

Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”

– Basil King

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

This is the age when magical technologies make more and more radically fun ideas plausible, even easy. You’re only limited by your creativity.”

– Martha Beck

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– Christopher Robin to Pooh

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin

‎The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
 The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”

– Sonia Croquette

The gem cannot be polished without friction; nor man perfected without trials.”

– Chinese proverb

The dove descending breaks the air / With flame of inkandescent terror.”

– T.S. Eliott

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. 
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.”

– Mary Jean Irion

Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.”

– Woodrow Wilson

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”

– Robert H. Schuller

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo