Conquering Motivation

Sometimes we need a really great quote to float around inside our heads and keep us well-stocked in “MO”. This is it. Feel free to copy any of these and use them on your fridge, on your bathroom mirror, or on your memos.

They are the old motivating quotes from past weeks and months. Thought you’d enjoy catching up on any you might have missed. I surely do enjoy researching and sharing them! — Katharine

  • …I believe that each work of art, whether it is a work of great genius, or something very small, comes to the artist and says, “Here I am. Enflesh me. Give birth to me.” And the artist either says, “Be it unto me according to Thy word,” and willingly becomes the bearer of the work, or refuses; but the obedient response is not necessarily a conscious one, and not everyone has the humble, courageous obedience of Mary.
  • Teenagers these days are out of control. They eat like pigs, they are disrespectful of adults, they interrupt and contradict their parents, and they terrorize their teachers. –Aristotle, 350 BC.
  • According to marriage authorities, it takes between three and ten compliments to overcome just one negative comment, depending on the damage that has been inflicted.
  • T.V. is noise by definition. It does the most damage when it prevents contemplation.” –Geoff Godbey
  • They who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.  –Aristotle.
  • The important thing about your lot in life is whether you use it for parking or building.
  • Personality has the power to open doors, but it takes character to keep them open.
  • Getting back on the right track usually involves getting out of a rut.
  • Don’t count the days — make the days count!
  • The best preparation for tomorrow is the proper use of today.
  • When someone says, “That’s the way the ball bounces,” he’s usually the one who dropped it.
  • Success is a marathon, not a sprint.
  • Society, speaking generally, is not only ignorant as respects education of the judgment, but it is also ignorant of its ignorance. — Michael Faraday, in lecture to the Royal Institute

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