Quotations

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Positive Attitude Quotes

A positive attitude may not solve every problem but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience.

Grant D. Fairley

A positive attitude will kindle the hearts of good people to do great things.

Grant D. Fairley

Love Quotes

To love is to throw yourself into the fires of life for another with the hope that your sacrifice will bring them warmth and comfort when their world is dark and cold.

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Love that survives dark and troubled roads will create a bond that the easy path can never know.

Grant D. Fairley

True love can enjoy all the seasons of life from the wonder of our youth to the understanding of our middle age to the mystery of our elder years.

Grant D. Fairley

Career Quotes

You own your career not your job.

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Be willing to sacrifice any job to protect your career.

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E-Commerce And Website Design Quote

E-commerce businesses, even e-commerce specialists, have yet to realize that the WWW is first and foremost an emotional experience. Few websites reflect this important priority.

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Friendship Quote

One of the greatest titles we can have is “old friend”. We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older. The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young. We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age when a busy life and changing geographies can cause us to neglect those friends. Today is the day to invest in those people we hope will call us ‘old friend” in the years to come.

Grant D. Fairley

Today is the day to invest in those people we hope will call us ‘old friend” in the years to come.

Grant D. Fairley

 

History Quote

One of the weaknesses of our society is that history is still news to most people.

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Organizations Quote

The further you are from the roots of the organization – the more likely you’ll end up out on a limb with the nuts.

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Wise organizations hire hearts not hands.

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Life’s Journey

There are many life journeys we all must take but we do not need to walk any of these bright or dark roads alone.

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Love is perfected not in the budding springtime of youth nor even in the bounty of middle age but in the frost of our elder years when we only then truly appreciate the ripened fruit that remains.

Grant D. Fairley

 

Politics

Electing someone who is not a great politician is like having surgery done by someone who is not a great surgeon.

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Relationship Quotes

People who have lost relationships often wonder why they can’t just let it be “water under the bridge.” It is water under the bridge – the trouble is we do not live on the bridge but in the river of life with its many twists and turns.

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Every relationship is unique – it is the mystery of the human experience that no combination of people are the same as any other.

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Every relationship has its patterns – the nature of that relationship develops its own rhythm and those good and bad patterns are not likely to change – only deepen.

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Relationships before marriage are the best of times and the worst of times – the forces that are drawing you together are dynamic and powerful.

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Couples who are alike before marriage are more likely to like each other later in life.

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Never settle for someone – or allow someone to settle for you.

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Marriage is not a 50/50 proposition – it is both giving 100%. Relationships today need 200% effort to survive.

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Marriage will not solve any existing problems – it will only deepen them. Having children will not solve the problems in a marriage – it will only create more victims for the coming explosion.

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There is no perfect match in marriage – but there are matches that are not worthy of marriage.

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Marriage is an act of faith informed but not dictated by the counsel of those we love and those who love us. We get to own our successes and failures.

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True love is not an accomplishment – it is an unfinished symphony with movements that sound the major and minor chords of a life together.

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Two great people do not necessarily make a great couple. That fact does not diminish them.

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As a couple, it is better to face a fierce storm from outside a relationship than to know the doldrums of a listless life.

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Forgiveness Quotes

Forgiveness is the power granted to each of us to release us from a lifetime of anger and bitterness.

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To forgive others is to free our tomorrows.

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Those who choose to forgive others choose to live the life God intended them to have.

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Many people say ‘I will forgive but I will not forget’ but to truly practice forgiveness is to practice forgetting.

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God gives us the gift of forgetting when we choose the grace of forgiving.

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Many people live their lives bitter over how others have hurt them never knowing that the others often neither knew or remembered the hurt they caused. Better to choose to forgive what in fact others have probably already forgot.

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Forgiving others is good for them and best for us.

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Forgiving someone else does not change them – it changes you.

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The Great & The Good Quote

We often hear of important gatherings of the “great and the good.” Sadly the great have not often been good. But the good have learned that it is better to be good than to be great. Rare is the person in this life who is both great and good.

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Leadership Quote

Find what satisfies someone and you have a deeper way to motivate them.

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Effective leaders know how to be less hammer and more Swiss army knife.

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Great leaders and great friends have learned how to lend hope to those in despair.

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Loyalty Quote

If you want loyalty – get a dog. If you want loyalty and attention – get a smart dog.

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Individuality Quote

He does not just march to the beat of a different drummer — he’s in a whole other parade.

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Happiness Quote

You will never fully enjoy any true happiness in your life until you have fully embraced any true sadness in your life as well.

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Technology Quotes

If necessity is the mother of invention, frustration is its father.

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We will look back on speech recognition software that became truly useful in the year 2000 as the real Y2K revolution.

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Speech recognition software is the stealth solution flying under the radar today that will revolutionize all our tomorrows.

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Imagination Quotes

Imagination is the universal gift from the Creator who could imagine a universe.

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We encounter the Divine when our imagination glimpses the One who dared to imagine us.

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Spiritual Life Quotes

The spiritual dimension of life is the least explored and yet the most wondrous reality we can know.

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We were given enchanted lives to give to others but in our selfishness we end up with lives that are disenchanted and that can not even be given away.

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Education Quotes

A hungry child can not digest their education.

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The ideal education gives you the ability to learn whenever you need to learn, to do whatever you need to do, to make a difference wherever you go.

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The best education is not about learning how to do a job – it is about learning the wonder of life. Those who discover the wonder of life will always find something important to do.

Grant D. Fairley

The very best teachers do not teach their students – they enchant them with the wonder of learning that will last a lifetime.

Grant D. Fairley

Great teachers do not just know their subject – they love it. They do not just pass on knowledge – they pass on wonder. They do not just spend time teaching – they invest themselves into every student. They do not just improve results – they transform the imagination of those they teach.

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The metaphor is the skeleton key to unlock the mind of any student.

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Noblesse Ruine Quote

Of those to whom too much is given – not much should be expected.

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