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If you're like the rest of us - making New Year's resolutions then breaking them - here are some maxims you can stick with to guide you to the possibilities for the year ahead. This is our annual list of wise and witty sayings to help steer you down the right path. We call them ...

Insights and Inspirations

"To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all of the miseries of life."
W. Somerset Maugham
Author and Playwright

"My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success."
Helen Hayes

"Figure out who you are then do it on purpose."
Dolly Parton
Singer-songwriter, Actress, Businesswoman

"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
Soren Kierkegaard
Philosopher and Theologian

"The mind is like a parachute - it doesn't work unless it's open."

"In order to be happy we must first possess inner contentment; and inner contentment doesn't come from having all we want; but rather from wanting and appreciating all we have."
Dalai Lama
Religious leader

"If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress."
David Rockefeller
Businessman and Philanthropist

"Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal."
Friedrich Nietzsche

"A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities."
Charles DeGaulle
Military general and Statesman

"A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake."

"Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed."
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Author and Motivational speaker

"Success teaches us nothing; only failure teaches."
Admiral Hyman G. Rickover
Longest serving naval officer in U.S. history

"Never be afraid to sit awhile and think."
Lorraine Hansberry
Author and Playwright

"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."
Bill Gates
Business magnate and Philanthropist

"Any powerful idea is absolutely fascinating - and absolutely useless unless we choose to use it."
Richard Bach

"It is never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise."
Nancy Thayer

"The beginning of thought is in disagreement - not only with others but also with ourselves."
Eric Hoffer
Author and Philsopher

"It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable."
Actor and Playwright

"Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre."
Chet Atkins
Guitarist and Record producer

"Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves."
Stephen R. Covey

"Our problem is not to be rid of fear but rather to harness and master it."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Clergyman and Civil rights leader

"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

"It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path."
Paulo Coelho
Lyricist and Novelist

"A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes."
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Political leader

"Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders."
Tom Peters
Business writer

"I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle, it's not going to be satisfying."
Greg Lemond
Professional bike racer and three-time winner of the Tour de France

"When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice."
William James
Psychologist and Philosopher

"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."
Christopher Reeve

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."
Dr. Seuss

"One's work may be finished someday but one's education, never."
Alexandre Dumas

"Its a sad time when you find out that its not accident or time or fortune but just yourself that kept things from you."
Lillian Hellman
Author and Playwright

"Though we have two eyes, we are supplied with but one tongue. Draw your own moral."
Alphonse Karr

"We are all such a waste of our potential, like three-way lamps using one-way bulbs."
Mignon McLaughlin
Journalist and Author

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