"The American Dreams"

"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."

"Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself...Nothing is impossible!"

"The first step is to fill your life with positive faith that will help you through anything. The second is to begin where you are."

"Nothing of great value in this life comes easily."

"The average man works his head off to get to the city, where he labors long and hard so that he can hurry back to the country."

"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our successes or failure."

"Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds."

"A primary method for gaining a mind full of peace is to practice emptying the mind."

"What seems impossible one minute becomes, through faith, possible the next."

"Through persistence, self-knowledge, prayer, commitment, optimism, a resolute trust in God, and the building of your own personal moral strength, you can enjoy the blessings of a deeper faith, and face the difficulties of life with courage and confidence."

"The mind quickly responds to teaching and discipline. You can make the mind give you back anything you want."

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there."

"Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful."

"America cannot be the great nation it was destined to be, unless we restore to it the faith in the old American principle of resourceful, resolute human beings standing as individuals."

"Begin where you are. Begin now."

"Get the real A's in life."

Taken from "The American Dreams by James R. Bickford