Inspirational Quotes for Success

“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.”
–Dale Carnegie

“Most successful men have not achieved their distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand.”
–– Bruce Barton

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”
– Thomas J. Watson

“The successful always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward. Anyone of them could change the course of his life overnight.”
–Mark Caine

“There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.”
– Christopher Morley

“There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.”
– Christopher Morley

A Child’s Nightmare

Candace crouched on the ground in fear, she could hear her heart pounding in her ears. Listening carefully to the sounds all around her, she could not hear anything over the incessant pounding. Candace peeked around the tree she hugged for comfort and protection, there was nothing visable through the inky blackness of the night.

Ok, I have to get a hold of myself. Breathe, Candace, Breathe. She tried to calm herself by breathing slowly. In, out. In, out. That is it. You have it. Now, listen. As her heart and thoughts slowed, the sounds of the forest broke through the terrified beating of her heart, rustlings in the leaves, birds flapping their wings in flight, and the hooting of the owl in the tree limbs above her head. Overpowering all other sounds, the one that had sent her into this midnight flight of panic.

Swish, scrape, drag. Swish, scrape, drag. The nightmarish sound just kept repeating over and over. It, whatever it was, was getting closer and closer to her hiding place. Desperate to escape, she jumped up and raced to the supposed safety of the next big oak tree. Where are Mom and Dad? How could they leave me? Are they safe? I hope that Thing has not gotten them. Swish, scrape, drag. Swish, scrape, drag. The Thing kept coming closer and closer. No matter where she hid, escape was impossible.
Then, up ahead she saw a light. Running towards it, she was able to make out the shape of the cabin. Candace raced to the rough-hewn door, she pounded on it with all her might.

“Daddy, Daddy,” she had screamed, “Let me in. Help me. Daddy”!

No answer.

“Daddy, it’s me, Candace. Daddy, help me!” Candace had screamed to no avail.

“Swish, scrape, drag. Swish, scrape, drag.”

Candace screamed and sobbed in absolute terror. As she turned around to look , she finally saw it. Or rather, Her. Scraggly hair covered the misshapen face. In one hand, an axe, in the other she had Candace’s sister and was dragging her by the hair. Swish, scrape, drag. Swish, scrape, drag.

Candace turned and pounded on the door again, “Daddy! Daddy!”

The door opened.

“Candace, sweetie, are you alright? Wake up honey, you are having a nightmare.” Daddy reached down and swooped the frightend child up in a big bear hug. “What are you doing in the hallway?

“Daddy, is that you?” Candace asked in a trembling voice.

“Yes, honey, it’s me. You were having a nightmare. Let me tuck you back into bed and I will sit with you until you go back to sleep.”

Daddy cradled his little girl in his strong arms as he carried her back to bed and laid her down. He reached over to cover her up. After tucking the covers around the child , he sat on the side of the bed. Daddy stroked her hair back and smiled.

“It is okay, sweetie. Daddy will be right here. Go back to sleep.”

Candace smiled, held the comforting hand to her cheek and closed her eyes. For one more night, the witch had been banished back to the land of nightmares. As Candace went to sleep she knew that the witch could not hurt her as long as her Daddy was with her.

Inspirational Quotes for Parents

Spouses, children and salesclerks need love most when they deserve it the least.

It’s not what you leave to your children, it’s what you leave in your children.

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.

Josh Billings
The best thing to spend on your children is your time.

Louise Hart

Famous Quotes

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.
Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana (1863-1952)

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

Martin Luther King Jr.(1929-1968)

More Great Quotes From Famous People

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.

J. R. R. Tolkien

I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
C. S. Lewis

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.
C. S. Lewis

An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man.
Thomas More

Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities – that’s training or instruction – but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.
Thomas More