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2019

June 17-21 “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” –Pele

June 10-14 “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” –Bruce Lee

June 3-7 “If you see fraud and do not say fraud, you are a fraud.” — Nicholas Nassim Taleb

May 27-31 “One finger cannot lift a pebble.” –Hopi saying

May 20-24 “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” –Babe Ruth

May 13-17 “We must all either wear out or rust out, every one of us. My choice is to wear out.”  — Theodore Roosevelt

May 6-10  “There is good in everything, if only we look for it.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder

April 29-May 3 “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I'm possible’!” —Audrey Hepburn

April 22-26 “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” —Indira Gandhi

April 15-19 “You can observe a lot by just watching.” —Yogi Berra

April  8-12  “If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” – Maya Angelou

April 1-5 “What you see is what you make. What you see in a people is what you eventually create in them.” —Ben Okri

March 25-29 “Learning never exhausts the mind.” –Leonardo da Vinci

March 18-22 “Some people want it to happen, some wish it to would happen, others make it happen.” –Michael Jordan

March 11-15 “When things go wrong, don't go with them.” — Elvis Presley

March 4-8 “You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery.”  — Cheryl Strayed

Feb. 25-March 1 “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” –Jerry Rice

Feb. 18-22 “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” –James Baldwin

Feb. 11-15 “True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” ―Helen Keller

Feb. 4-8 “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” —John C. Maxwell

Jan. 28-Feb. 1 “To be prepared is half the victory.” —Miguel de Cervantes

Jan. 21-25 “Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 14-18 “Tell me to what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.” — Jose Ortega y Gasset   

Jan. 7-11  “Better to trip with the feet than with the tongue.” — Zeno


2018

Dec. 31-Jan. 4 Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. —Walt Whitman

Dec. 24-28 “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens

Dec. 17-21 “It is a wonderful truth that things we want most in life-a sense of purpose, happiness and hope-are most easily attained by giving them to others.” —Isabel Allende

Dec. 10-14 “In crucial things, unity. In important things, diversity. In all things, generosity.” – George H. W. Bush

Dec. 3-7 “Sometimes one waits too long for the perfect moment before snapping the picture. You never realize what you needed was to change perspective.” —Miguel Syjuco

Nov. 26-30 “Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” —Dr. Seuss

Nov. 19-23 “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” —John F. Kennedy

Nov. 12-16 “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” —Margaret Cousins

Nov. 5-9 “Everyone breathes in air, but it's a wise person who knows when to use that air to speak and when to exhale in silence.” —Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Oct. 29-Nov. 2 “To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like.” —Mike Kafka

Oct. 22-26 “A self that goes on changing is a self that goes on living.” —Virginia Woolf

Oct 15-19 “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.” —Anais Nin

Oct. 8-12 “If you are honest with yourself, your life will be so much more pleasant.” —Jessica Zafra

Oct. 1-5 “To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world--that I am able to change it in positive ways.” —Maxine Hong Kingston

Sept 24-28 “Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sept 17-21 “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” —Marcel Proust

Sept. 10-14 “To be kind is good. To be kind without expecting anything in return is better.” -- Tariq Ramadan

Sept 3-7 “We are better than we think and not yet what we want to be.” -Nikki Giovanni

Aug 27-31 “Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” -Voltaire

Aug 20-24  “Be open to learning new lessons, even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday.” –Ellen DeGeneres

Aug 13-17 “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ― Maya Angelou

Aug 6-10 “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” –Edith Wharton

July 30-Aug. 3 “Choose your thoughts how you choose your clothes. Make sure they are the best fit for the time, place and location.” –Unknown

July 23-27 If we only test bottle openers, we may never realize customers prefer screw-top bottles.”—Victor Lombardi

July 16-20 “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson

July 9-13 "He who throws dirt always loses ground." –Unknown

July 2-6 "No successful company has ever been the product of just one person.”–Caterina Fake

June 25-29 “Creativity is to discover a question that has never been asked.” -Kenya Hara

June 18-22 “Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.” –John Perry Barlow

June 11-15 “We all need to know what it means to be honest. Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.”  -James E. Faust

June 4-7 “I have begun everything with the idea that I could succeed, and I never had much patience with the multitudes of people who are always ready to explain why one cannot succeed.”  –Booker T. Washington

May 28-June 1 “Every sunrise is an invitation to brighten someone’s day.” – Richelle Goodrich

May 21-25 “Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different.” -Indra Nooyi

May 14-18 “You’ve got to be confident enough to teach, but you’ve also got to be humble enough to keep learning.”  -Glen Li

May 7-11 “To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun?”  –Katharine Graham

April 30-May 4 “Be a BETTER PART of someone’s day.”  –Sam Parker

April 23-27  “Some people feel the rain.  Others just get wet.”  –Bob Marley

April 16-20 “You can't start a fire without a spark.” ―Bruce Springsteen 

April 9-13 “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ―Charles Dickens

April 2-6 “I am the sole author of the dictionary that defines me.” –Zadie Smith

March 26-30 (Cesar Chavez) “Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.”  – Edward R. Murrow

March 19-23 “Even castles in the sky can do with a fresh coat of paint.” – Haruki Murakami 

March 12-16 "Success is not a destination; it is a journey we must constantly pursue." --Gabriela Reyna

March 5-9 (Ethic’s Awareness Month) Have the courage to say no.

Have the courage to face the truth.

Do the right thing because it is right.

These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

 -W. Clement Stone

Feb. 26-March 2 "Fear's contagious, but so is courage." -Betty Williams

Feb. 19-23 "Life will reward you, but not always by the route you expect." -Edna Rodriguez

Feb. 12-16 "The best investment you can make is in yourself." -Paulina Lopez

Feb. 5-9 "This is a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before." -Maya Angelou

Jan. 29-Feb. 1 "Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different.” -Indra Nooyi

Jan. 22-26 "Greatness is won, not awarded." -Guy Kawasaki

Jan. 15-19 "Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 8-12 "I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun.” -Katharine Hepburn

Jan. 1-4 "First we form habits, then they form us.” -Rob Gilbert


2017

Dec. 25-29 “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” —T.S. Eliot

Dec. 18-22 “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ― Winston S. Churchill

Dec. 11-15 “Your value will be not what you know; it will be what you share.” -Ginni Rometty

Dec. 4-8 “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Nov. 27-Dec. 1 “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” - Spanish proverb

Nov. 20-24 (Thanksgiving week) “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.” -John F. Kennedy 

Nov. 13-17 “The single most beautiful gift you can give to others is your positive attitude.” -Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz 

Nov. 6-11: “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” -Cynthia Ozick

Oct. 30-Nov. 3 “In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day--or to celebrate each special day.” Rasheed Ogunlaru 

Oct. 16-27 “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” -Albert Einstein 

Oct. 9-13 “Do not be stingy when sharing knowledge and wisdom.” – Janet Susan R. Nepales

Oct 2-6 “One thing that's certain: around the corner from every ugly thing, there's something really beautiful. If we stop at every bitter interaction, we'll never reach our destination.” -Soledad O'Brien“ 

Sept 25-29 “Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.”– Virginia Burden  

Sept 18-22  “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” -Desmond Tutu 

Sept 11-15 “It takes as much mental energy to dream small as to dream big, so you might as well dream big.” -Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Sept 4-8 “We must all learn not only to not fear change, but to embrace it enthusiastically and, perhaps even more important, encourage and drive it.” -Tony Hsieh 

Aug 28-Sept 1 “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” -Ginni Rometty

Aug 21-25 “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark Twain 

Aug 14-18 “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” – Alexander Hamilton

Aug 7-11 Empathy is really important.. Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our full potential. -Jane Goodall 

July 31-Aug 4 “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -- J.K Rowling 

July 24-28  “You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.”  –Charles Buxton

July 17-21 “Success is not an accident; success is actually a choice.” –Stephen Curry

July 10-14 "To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are." –Ellen Degeneres

July 3-7  “People who can focus, get things done. People who can prioritize, get the right things done.” –John Maeda 

June 26-30 “You didn’t come this far to only come this far.” –Unknown 

June 19-23  “Most harmful form of exercise: jumping to conclusions.” –Rosabeth Moss Kanter

June 12-16 “We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we trust, respect and care for each other.” –Vala Afshar

June 5-9  “Fear isn’t a bad thing; it's a matter of learning what to do with it, and how to take action in the midst of it.” —Roz Savage

May 22-June 2 “Be quick, but don’t hurry.” -John Wooden 

May 15-19 “One of the hardest things in life to learn is which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn.” -Oprah Winfrey 

May 8-12 “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” -Theodore Roosevelt 

May 1-5 “Never give up on someone with a mental illness. When 'I' is replaced by 'We', illness becomes wellness.” ― Shannon L. Alder

April 24-28 “The secret to thriving in the future is ‘learning to learn.”  -Dorie Clark 

April 17-21 “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.” — Colin Powell                   

April 10-14 “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” -Confucius

April 3-7 “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”  -Chinese Proverb 

March 27-31 “Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.” -Theodore Roosevelt 

March 20-24  “Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”  -George Sand 

March 13-17 “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” -W. Clement Stone

March 6-10 “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” -Peter Drucker

Feb. 27-March 3 “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”  -Stephen Hawking 

Feb. 20-24 “The road to success is always under construction.” -Lily Tomlin

Feb. 13-17 “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius 

Feb. 6-10 “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”  -Benjamin Franklin 

Jan. 30-Feb 3 “Yes, it's true that you can't learn everything from books. But you do learn something about everything.” – Jessica Zafra

Jan. 16-20 “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Jan. 9-13 “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” –James Baldwin

Jan. 2-6 “We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” –Walt Disney

2016

Dec. 26-30 “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” -Cesare Pavese

Dec. 19-23 “Give, give, give - what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don't give it away?” -Isabel Allende 

Dec. 12-16 “Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.” -Pearl S. Buck

Dec. 5-9 “Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.” -Indira Gandhi 

Nov. 28-Dec. 2 “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” -Amelia Earhart 

Nov. 21-25 (Thanksgiving week) “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” –Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

Nov. 14-18 “If it is not right, do not do it; If it is not true, do not say it.” -Marcus Aurelius

Nov. 7-11 “Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.” –Billy Cox 

Oct 31-Nov 4  “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” John Wooden 

Oct 24-28 “We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we trust, respect and care for each other.” –Vala Afshar 

Oct 17-21 “Some people say that dreaming gets you nowhere in life, but I say that you can't get anywhere in life without dreaming.” -Rose Zadra

Oct 10-14 “The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.” -Julia Alvarez 

Oct 3-7 “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”  -Benjamin Franklin

Sept 26-30 “You won't benefit from diverse perspectives if you aren't open to utilizing differences.” ― Eunice Parisi-Carew

Sept 19-23 “We rise by lifting others.” –Robert Ingersoll 

Sept 12-16 “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” —H.E. Luccock 

Sept 5-9 “You must know what you want, to find what you want.”  ― Lailah Gifty Akita

Aug. 29-Sept. 2 “To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

Aug. 22-26 “I think that's the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” -Elon Musk 

Aug. 15-19 “No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you. -Wilma Rudolph 

Aug. 8-12 “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail.” –Mark Spitz 

Aug. 1-5 Falling in life is inevitable—staying down is optional.”-Carrie Johnson, two-time Olympic kayaker

July 25-29 “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” William Butler Yeats

July 18-22 “My job is to create a world that lasts two hours. Your job is to create a world that lasts forever. You are the future innovators, motivators, leaders, and caretakers.” Steven Spielberg, commencement speech.

July 11-15 “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” -Peter Drucker

July 4-8 “There’s no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity.”  – Tom Peters

June 27-1 (Fourth of July) “Let America be America, where equality is in the air we breathe.”    -Langston Hughes

June 20-24 “There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.”  – Vince Lombardi

June 13-17 “Do something wonderful. People may imitate it.” –Albert Schweitzer

June 6-10 “Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.”  -Mae Jemison

May 30-June 3 (Memorial Day) “They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast, and their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

May 23-27 “Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines.” -Brian Tracy

May 16-20 “I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” -Martha Washington

May 9-13 “Integrity is a choice. It is consistently choosing the purity of truth over popularity.” -Boyd Baggett

May 2-6 “The difference between a dreamer and a visionary is that a dreamer has his eyes closed and a visionary has his eyes open.” -Martin Luther King

April 25-29 “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” -Lou Holtz

April 18-22 Calvin: I wonder why we think faster than we can speak.

Hobbes: Probably so we can think twice.

April 11-15 “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” -Pablo Picasso

April 4-8 “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford

March 28-April 1 “Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.” -Helen Keller

March 21-25 “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” -Mark Twain

March 14-18“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” -Ryunosuke Satoro

March 7-11 “The happiest people I've ever met, regardless of their profession, their social standing, or their economic status, are people that are fully engaged in the world around them. The most fulfilled people are the ones who get up every morning and stand for something larger than themselves.” ― Wilma Mankiller

Feb. 29-March 4 “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” — Billie Jean King

Feb. 22-26 “Few people are mind readers. Let them know they matter.” -Dr. Chris Peterson

Feb. 15-19 “When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.” -Tibetan Proverb

Feb. 8-12 “Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” –Abraham Lincoln

Feb. 1-5 “Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seed that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson 

Jan. 25-29 “Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them.” -Alfred Narth Whitehead

Jan. 18-22  “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” -Martin Luther King

Jan. 11-15 “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight." -Phyllis Diller

Jan. 4-8 “If your plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.”  -Claire Cook

2015

Dec. 28-Jan. 1 “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” –Napoleon Hill

Dec. 21-25 “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” –Jackie Robinson

Dec. 14-18 “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.  –Japanese proverb 

Dec. 7-11 “You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.”  -Booker T. Washington           

Nov. 30-Dec. 4 “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” –Dalai Lama 

Nov. 23-27 “Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” –Oprah

Nov. 16-20 “I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” ―Ani DiFranco 

Nov. 9-13 “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt 

Nov. 2-6 “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not”. –Dr. Seuss

Oct. 26-30 “Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.” –John C. Maxwell

Oct. 19-23 “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” –George Bernard Shaw

Oct. 12-16 “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” –Harriet Tubman

Oct. 5-9 “The profoundest riddles of the world have often remained concealed, not because of their great intricacy, but because of their exceeding simplicity.” –Heinrich Czolbe

Sept. 28-Oct. 2 “Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.” –Will Rogers 

Sept. 21-25 “Opportunity does not knock. It presents itself when you beat down the door.” –Kyle Chandler

Sept. 14-18 “Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life.” –Jackie Robinson

Sept. 7-11 “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aug. 31-Sept. 4 “Don't find fault, find a remedy.” –Henry Ford

Aug. 24-28 “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face... You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Aug. 17-21“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” Steve Prefontaine

Aug. 10-14 “The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” –Margaret Carty

Aug. 3-7 “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” –Maria Robinson

July 27-31 “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder

July 20-24 “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, today is a gift, That’s why they call it the present.” – unknown

July 13-17 “Life has two rules: number 1, Never quit!; number 2, Always remember rule number 1.” – Duke Ellington

July 6-10 “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”  –Will Rogers

June 29-July 3 “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” –Helen Keller

June 22-26  “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

June 15-19 “You know – life’s a real bumpy road, what you’ve got to develop are good shock absorbers.” –Uncle Charlie, My Three Sons

June 8-12“An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.” –Sir Winston Churchill

June 1-5 “It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not.” –Denis Waitley

May 25-29 “The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.” -Charles Caleb Colton

May 18-22 "Few things offer greater return on less investment than praise--offering credit to someone who has stepped up and done the job." -Bill Walsh

May 11-15  “The happiest people do not have the best of everything. They make the best of everything.” –Sam Cawthorn

May 4-8 "There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings." – Hodding Carter

April 27-May 1“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” –Michael Altshuler

April 20-24 "Go out on a limb… that’s where the fruit is!" –Joan Lunden

April 13-17 “You should never be proud of doing the right thing. You should just do the right thing.”  -Dean Smith

April 6–10  "There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." –Nelson Mandela

Mar. 30-Apr 3 “When we are really honest with ourselves, we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are.” –Cesar Chavez

Mar. 23-27 “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” –Helen Keller

Mar. 16-20 "Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes." -Oscar Wilde

Mar. 9-13 "The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs.. one step at a time." –Joe Girard

Mar. 2-6 "Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest." – Mark Twain

Feb. 23-27 The Six W's: Work - Will - Win - When - Wishing - Won't. -Todd Blackledge

Feb. 16-20 "I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”  -George Washington

Feb. 12 “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” –Abraham Lincoln

Feb. 9-13 "The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation -- or a relationship." -Deborah Tannen

Feb. 2-6 “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky

Jan. 26-30 "If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome." -Michael Jordan

Jan. 19-23 “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” –Martin Luther King

Jan. 12-16 “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” –Malcolm Forbes

Jan. 5-9 "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas A. Edison

2014

Dec. 29-Jan. 2 “[New Year’s Day] is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” —Brad Paisley

Dec. 22-26 “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and power in it.—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dec. 15-19 “A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption to our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.”  –Gandhi

Dec. 8-12 “Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” –Charles M. Schulz

Dec. 1-5 “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” –Mark Twain

Nov. 24-28 “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." –William Faulkner.

Nov. 17-21 “Do it again. Play it again. Sing it again. Read it again. Write it again. Sketch it again. Rehearse it again. Run it again. Try it again. Because again is practice, and practice is improvement, and improvement only leads to perfection.” –Richelle E. Goodrich.

Nov. 10-14  "The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." –Calvin Coolidge

Nov. 3-7 “The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Work is the key to success, and hard work can help you accomplish anything.” –Vince Lombardi

Oct. 27-31 “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” –Napoleon Hill

Oct. 20-24 “When all think alike, no one is thinking very much.” -Walter Lippmann

Oct. 13-17 “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.” –Benjamin Franklin

Oct. 6-10 “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” –Tom Hanks

Sept. 29-Oct 3 “None of us is as smart as all of us.” –Ken Blanchard

Sept. 22-26 “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” –William James

Sept. 15-19 “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” –Albert Einstein

Sept. 8-12 “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” –Walt Disney

Sept. 1-5 “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” –Arthur Ashe

Aug. 25-29 “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

Aug. 18-22 “Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.” –Sheryl Sandberg

Aug. 11-15 “Imagination is everything. It’s the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

Aug. 4-8 “There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” -Roger Staubach

July 28-Aug 1 “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”  - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

July 21-25 “Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” –Damon Richards

July 14-18 “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” -Pat Riley

July 7-11 “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” -Mother Teresa

June 30-July 4 “May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!” -Daniel Webster

June 23-27 “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” ―Molière

June 16-20 "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"-John Wooden - famous UCLA Basketball Coach

June 9-13 “Dignity really means that I deserve the best treatment I can receive, that I have the responsibility to give the best treatment to others.” –Maya Angelou

June 2-6 “It is not happiness that makes us grateful. IT’s gratefulness that makes up happy.” –David Steindl-Rast

May 26-30 “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” -Wilma Rudolph  

May 12-16 “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”  -Richard Branson

May 5-9 “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” ―Booker T. Washington

April 28- "You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction." –George Horace Lorimer

April 21 “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” ―Winston Churchill

April 14  "You cannot value dreams according to the odds of their coming true. Their real value is in stirring within us the will to aspire." –Sonia Sotomayor

April 7 “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” –Theodore Roosevelt

Mar. 31 “It’s hard to beat the person who never gives up.” -Babe Ruth

Mar. 24 "It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are."  —Roy Disney, producer

Mar, 17  "Character…is a habit, the daily choice of right over wrong." –Charles McMoran Wilson

Mar. 10  "Watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship."  –Benjamin Franklin

Mar. 3-7 "Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do." –Potter Stewart

Feb. 24-28  “Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” –Abraham Lincoln

Feb. 17-21  “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” –Phil Jackson

Feb. 10-14 “I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.”― Jana Stanfield

Feb. 3-7 “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” -Jesse Owens

Jan. 27-31 “Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz

Jan. 20-24 “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”―Jane Goodall

Jan. 13-17 “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?” -MLK

Jan. 6-10 “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” –Alphonse Karr

2013

Dec. 30-Jan 3 “We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dec. 23-27 "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness." -- Helen Keller

Dec. 16-20 "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." -Albert Einstein

Dec. 9-13 "Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give." —Eleanor Roosevelt

Dec. 2-6 “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” –Maya Angelou

Nov. 25-29 "Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart." -Seneca

Nov. 18-22 “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John F. Kennedy 

Nov. 12-15 "A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows." -John Powell

Nov. 4-8  "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." -Elmer Davis

Oct. 28-Nov 1 "Strength lies in differences, not in similarities." -Stephen Covey

Oct. 21-25 "Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing world." -Lauren Bacall

Oct. 14-18 "We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right." -Nelson Mandela

Oct. 7-11 "In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." -Bill Cosby

Sept. 30-Oct 4 "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." -Confucius

Sept. 23-27 "Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships." -Stephen Covey

Sept. 16-20 "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." -Thomas Jefferson

Sept. 9-1 "The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office." -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sept. 2-6 "People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society." -Vince Lombardi

Aug. 26-30 "We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it's a continuing choice." -John C. Maxwell

Aug. 19-23 "Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground." -Theodore Roosevelt

Aug. 12-16 "The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." -Alan Watts

Aug. 5-9 "To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles."  -T.F. Hodge

July 29-Aug. 2 "A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work." -Colin Powell 

July 22-26 "The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can't let yourself be beat because of lack of effort." -Michael Jordan

July 15-19 "A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." -Confucius

July 8-12 "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." -Michelangelo Buonarroti

July 1-5 "Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood -- the virtues that made America." -Teddy Roosevelt

June 24-28 "A year from now you may wish you had started today." -Karen Lamb

June 17-21 "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

June 10-14 "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." - Jim Valvano

June 3-7 "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." -Albert Einstein

May 27-31 "If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude." -Colin Powell

May 20-24 "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." -Joseph Campbell

May 13-17"You can’t always control circumstance. However, you can always control your attitude, approach, and response. Your options are to complain or to look ahead and figure out how to make the situation better." -Tony Dungy

May 6-10 "If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings." -Brian Tracy

April 29-May 3 "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." -Henry Ford

April 22-26 "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me." -Steve Jobs

April 15-19 "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." -Stephen Hawking

April 8-12 "Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark." -David Ogilvy

April 2-5 "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." -Harry S. Truman

April 1 "Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows." -Anonymous

Mar. 25-29 "Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." -Desmond Tutu

Mar. 18-22 "Integrity is the essence of everything successful." -R. Buckminster Fuller

Mar. 11-15 "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." -Theodore Roosevelt

Mar. 4-8 "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." -Zig Ziglar 

Feb. 25-29 If we are to rearrange the letters of the word “signature” it will be “a true sign” so one’s signature is a true sign of one’s distinct identity, as unique as one’s fingerprint, as unique as one’s DNA. (County employee) Nestor Buensuceso

Feb. 18-22 "Remember it is the actions, and not the commission, that make the officer, and that there is more expected from him, than the title." -George Washington, address to the officers of the Virginia regiment, 1756.

Feb. 11-15 "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." -Henry Ford

Feb. 4-8 “There are no great deeds; only small deeds done with great love.” -Mother Teresa

Jan. 28-Feb. 1 "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." -Vince Lombardi

Jan. 21-25 "All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 14-18 "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world". -Ebony Mikle

Jan. 7-11 "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

Dec. 31, 2012–Jan. 4 "The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual." -Vince Lombardi

2012

Dec. 24-28 "Whatever you are, be a good one." -Abraham Lincoln

Dec. 17-21 "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Mahatama Gandhi

Dec. 10-14 "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." -Aristotle