We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Charles Buxton

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.

Charles Buxton

In life, as in chess, forethought wins.

Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.


To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.

Francis Fernandez

Sadness debilitates us. It is like the heavy clay accumulating on the boots of a walker which, as well as befouling them, makes each step more difficult for him.

Francis Fernandez

The experience of what pleases or displeases me, or of what helps or hurts me, is a good measure of the things I ought to do or avoid in my relationships with others.

Gregory & Lisa Popcak

…unless a couple is at least fives times more complimentary, affectionate, supportive, and encouraging as they are critical, nagging, and confrontational, their rapport will deteriorate until it ceases to exist.

Gregory & Lisa Popcak

Good discipline begins with good rapport, which means that there should be a minimum 5:1 ratio (and ideally, a 20:1 ratio) of positive-to-negative interactions between parents and children.

Gregory the Great

An army chief on the battlefield has more respect for the soldier who, having once given way to flight, returns and attacks the enemy bravely than for the soldier who never turned tail, but neither ever performed any act of valor.

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