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Disease-Free Living Through Fitness and Nutrition

Words of Wisdom


"It is funny about life; if you refuse to accept anything
but the very best you will very often get it."
-- W. Somerset Maugham

"The noblest search is the search for excellence."
-- Lyndon B. Johnson

"You stop being average the day you decide to become
a Champion, because the average person won't make
that decision." -- Tom Hopkins

"Make a strong and permanent commitment to invest your
talents only in pursuits that deserve your best efforts."
-- Nido Qubein

"Always do more than is required of you." - George S. Patton

"The virtue of man ought to be measured, not by his
extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct."
-- Blaise Pascal

"Confidence on the outside begins by living with
integrity on the inside." -- Brian Tracy

"The 'Inside-Out' approach to personal and self; even
more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part
of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your

" The Inside-Out approach says that private
victories precede public victories, that making and
keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping
promises to others. It says it is futile to put
personality ahead of character, to try to improve
relationships with others before improving ourselves."
-- Stephen Covey

"The most important persuasion tool you have in your
entire arsenal is integrity." -- Zig Ziglar

"The potential of the average person is like a huge
ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world
of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled
toward some great good." -- Brian Tracy

"A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships
are built for." -- William Shedd

"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of
splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the
moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as
possible before handing it on to future generations."
-- George Bernard Shaw

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse
to soar." -- Helen Keller

"What you concentrate on largely determines the quality
and quantity of the results that you get and the success
that you enjoy." -- Brian Tracy

"When every physical and mental resource is focused,
one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously."
-- Norman Vincent Peale

"Every great human achievement is preceded by extended
periods of dedicated, concentrated effort."
-- Brian Tracy

"It's the constant and determined effort that breaks
down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles."
-- Claude M. Bristol

"The best advice I ever came across on the subject of
concentration is: Wherever you are, be there. When you
work, work. When you play, play. Don't mix the two."
-- Jim Rohn

"Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a
peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming
peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days
will tend to be pleasant and successful."
-- Norman Vincent Peale

"You begin by always expecting good things to happen."
-- Tom Hopkins

"It is funny about life; if you refuse to accept
anything but the very best you will very often
get it." -- W. Somerset Maugham

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're
right." -- Henry Ford

"One of the best places to start to turn your life
around is by doing whatever appears on your mental
'I should' list." -- Jim Rohn

"If you go as far as you can see, you will then see
enough to go even farther." -- John Wooden

"Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing
flawlessly." -- Robert Schuller

"All difficult things have their origin in that which
is easy, and great things in that which is small."
-- Lao-Tzu

"People begin to become successful the minute they decide
to be." -- Harvey Mackay

"It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off of
sometimes. What matters most is getting off! You cannot make
progress without making decisions." -- Jim Rohn

"It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped."
-- Anthony Robbins

"When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look
at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as
ignorance... Look at rejection as part of one performance,
not as a turn down of the performer." -- Denis Waitley

"When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover
that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all
need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation --
it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams."
-- Les Brown

"If I had listened to the critics I'd have died drunk in
the gutter." -- Chekov

"If you spend five minutes complaining, you have just wasted
five minutes. If you continue complaining, it won't be long
before they haul you out to a financial desert and there let
you choke on the dust of your own regret." -- Jim Rohn

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that
no man can sincerely try to help another without helping
himself." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time
and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the
world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having
or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile.
Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without
getting a few drops on yourself." -- Og Mandino

"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for
everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward
is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your
current situation." -- Brian Tracy

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we
give." -- Norman MacEwan

"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be Vegetarian."
--Paul McCartney

"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 J Bryan~

"Walk away from the 97% crowd. Don't use their excuses.
Take charge of your own life." -- Jim Rohn

"Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to
convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom
otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't
hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull
you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people."
-- Zig Ziglar

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