Planner Talk: July 16, 2018

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

Planner Quote: July 9, 2018

“True charity is the desire to be useful to others without the thought of recompense.”

– Emanuel Swedenborg

Planner Quote: July 2, 2018

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”

– George S. Patton

Planner Quote: June 25, 2018

“Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.”

– James Russell Lowell

Planner Quote: June 18, 2018

“Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

– John Watson

Planner Quote: June 11, 2018

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”

– Napoleon Hill

Planner Quote: June 4, 2018

“Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.”

– Samuel Johnson

Planner Quote: May 28, 2018

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”

– Harvey Fierstein

Planner Quote: May 21, 2018

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

– Mother Teresa

Planner Quote: May 14, 2018

“Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.”

– Baltasar Gracian

Planner Quote: May 7, 2018

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

– Malcolm Forbes

The Franklin Five: May 2018 Checklist

Welcome May! Remember to take care of the mother figures in your life and let them know you appreciate them. Now is also the time to get your summer plans in order and prepare for warmer weather. Here are a few more things to add to your list:

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Planner Quote: April 30, 2018

“The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential.”

– Roger Williams

Planner Quote: April 23, 2018

“There has never been another you.”

– Dan Zadra

Planner Quote: April 16, 2018

“It’s not who we are that holds us back, it’s who we think we’re not.”

– Michael Nolan

Planner Quote: April 9, 2018

“The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give up who we are in order to become all that we can become.”

– Max DePree

Planner Quote: April 2, 2018

“People talk about ‘finding’ their lives. In reality, your life is not something you find – it’s something you create.”

– David Phillips

The Franklin Five: April 2018 Checklist

Welcome April! Spring is in the air and so are taxes. Create a system to keep your papers in order and use your planner to track your expenses. Get the garden ready for a nice harvest or summer blooms! Here are a few things to add to your list:

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Planner Quote: March 26, 2018

“If things go wrong, don’t go with them.”

– Roger Babson

Planner Quote: March 19, 2018

“There are no gold medals for the 95-yard dash.”

– Max DePree

Planner Quote: March 12, 2018

“Focused action beats brilliance any day.”

– Art Turock

Planner Quote: March 5, 2018

“Every moment spent planning saves three or four in execution.”

– Crawford H. Greenewalt

Planner Quote: February 26, 2018

“Caring is the ultimate competitive advantage.”

– Ron Kendrick

Planner Quote: February 19, 2018

“The height of your accomplishment will equal the depth of your convictions.”

– William F. Scolavino

Planner Quote: February 5, 2018

“Make your passion your profession.”

– Carl Holmes

Planner Quote: January 29, 2018

“You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.”

– Albert Einstein

Planner Quote: January 22, 2018

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.”

– Earl Nightingale

Planner Quote: January 15, 2018

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Planner Quote: January 8, 2017

“Growth is never by mere chance; it’s the result of forces working together.”

– James Cash Penney

Planner Quote: January 18, 2016

“Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Planner Quote: December 28, 2015

“The future never just happened. It was created.”

– Will and Ariel Durant

Planner Quote: December 21, 2015

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”

– Bob Hope


Planner Quote: December 14, 2015

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?'”

– Sydney J. Harris

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Planner Quote: December 7, 2015

“A fool is someone whose pencil wears out before its eraser does.”

– Marilyn vos Savant


Planner Quote: November 30, 2015

“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.”

– General Omar Nelson Bradley

Planner Quote: November 23, 2015

“We need so little to feel loved; all we need to do is begin to notice the multitude of tiny gifts and small miracles that punctuate each day we are alive.”

– Wayne Muller


Planner Quote: November 16, 2015

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”

– Jerry Dunn

be so good

Planner Quote: November 9, 2015

“Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.”

– Thomas Carlyle


Planner Quote: November 2, 2015

“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come, you have to get up and make them.”

– Madame C.J. Walker

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Planner Quote: October 26, 2015

“An idea in a cage is like a silver dollar buried in the ground. Both are safe, but neither produces anything.”

– Dr. Myron S. Allen

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Planner Quote: October 19, 2015

“Your words create what you speak about. Learn to speak positively.”

– Sanaya Roman



Planner Quote: October 12, 2015

“Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness.”

– Zoroaster

Planner Quote: October 5, 2015

“Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.”

– Liz Smith


Planner Quote: September 28, 2015

“Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.”

– M.C. Richards


Planner Quote: September 21, 2015

“Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

Planner Quote: September 14, 2015

“Whoever loves much, does much.”

– Thomas à Kempis

Planner Quote: September 7, 2015

“Happiness, I have discovered, is nearly always a rebound from hard work.”

– David Grayson

Planner Quote: August 31, 2015

“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.”

– Henry Miller

Planner Quote: August 24, 2015

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.”

– Ella Fitzgerald

Planner Quote: August 17, 2015

“I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Planner Quote: August 10, 2015

“Chance favors the prepared mind.”

– Louis Pasteur

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Planner Quote: August 3, 2015

You can never step in the same river twice.

– Heraclitus

Planner Quote: July 27, 2015

“Planning ahead is a measure of class.”

– Gloria Steinem

Planner Quote: July 13, 2015

“In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.”

– Antonio Porchia

Planner Quote: June 29, 2015

“Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things.”

– Sir Humphrey Davy

Planner Quote: June 22, 2015

“The choice is ours, in every moment.”

– M.J. Ryan

Planner Quote: June 15, 2015

“Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.”

– Frank Tyger

Planner Quote: June 8, 2015

“Oh, be swift to love! Make hast to be kind.”

– Henri-Frederic Amiel

Planner Quote: June 1, 2015

“One of the things I keep learning is that the secret to being happy is doing things for other people.”

– Dick Gregory

Planner Quote: May 25, 2015

“Things are temporary, relationships are forever. Nothing can replace the time we spend investing in the life of another.”

– Roy Lessin

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Planner Quote: May 18, 2015

“No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helped you.”

– Althea Gibson

Planner Quote: May 4, 2015

“Every one of us has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.”

– Sir J. Stevens

Planner Quote: April 27, 2015

“Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.”

– Christopher Morley

Planner Quote: April 20, 2015

“I don’t believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them.”

– Harold Geneen

Planner Quote: April 13, 2015

“The self-explorer, whether he wants to or not, becomes the explorer of everything else.”

– Elias Canetti

Planner Quote: April 6, 2015

“Self-trust is the first secret of success.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Planner Quote: March 30, 2015

“The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.”

– Mack R. Douglas

Planner Quote: March 23, 2015

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

– Jim Rohn

Planner Quote: March 16, 2015

“All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.”

– Baltasar Gracian y Morales

Planner Quote: March 9, 2015

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Planner Quote: March 2, 2015

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”

– Joseph Chilton Pearce

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Planner Quote: February 23, 2015

“Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”

– Dale Carnegie

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Planner Quote: February 16, 2015

“A man’s character is like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln

Planner Quote: February 9, 2015

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

– Edmund Burke

good men do nothing

Planner Quote: February 2, 2015

“The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.”

– J. Martin Kohe