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If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.

Abigail Van Buren

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The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.

Anne Dillard

Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

Experience is the best teacher.

Proverb

Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.

Noah Porter

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.

Dennis Waitley

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

Unknown

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Samuel Johnson

It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.

Latin Proverb

Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.

John P. Strelecky

What comes from the heart, touches the heart.

Don Sibet

Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.

Unknown

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.

Anonymous

We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.

Swami Vivekananda

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.

Jose Incenerios

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)

The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.

Anonymous

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

Dalai Lama

All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.

Lyndon Johnson

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.

Robert H. Schuller

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

They call it a "Royale with Cheese".

Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)

Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.

Stephen Covey

It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.

Chinese Proverb

What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.

Isaac Bashevis

They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !

William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.

Calvin Coolidge

Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .

Peter Koestenbaum

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

Art Linkletter

There are few people who can manage more than their own business.

Martha Washington

Hey, lady !

Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)

Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.

Daniel Monroe Tuttle

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.

Swami Vivekananda

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.

Norman Vincent Peale

Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.

Laura Frith

Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?

Taako

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke

If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Henry Ward Beecher

Here's looking at you, kid.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.

Anonymous

May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathan Swift

Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.

Anonymous

Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.

Anonymous

I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.

Thomas Edison

Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.

Confucius

A healthy outside starts from the inside

Robert Urich

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Margaret Thatcher

Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.

Unknown

If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''

Dale Dauten

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.

Harvey Mackay

If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.

Anonymous

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Unknown

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

Henry David Thoreau

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.

William Curry

A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.

Charles A. Lindbergh

Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.

G. Moore

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.

Woodrow Wilson

Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.

Chinese Proverb

Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverb

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

Louise Hay

I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.

Larry Smith

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

Albert Einstein

Immaturity can last a lifetime.

Robert Half

To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.

Kahlil Gibran

The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.

Swami Vivekananda

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6: 34

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !

Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)

Most ball games are lost, not won.

Casey Stengel

Be all you can be.

John C. Maxwell

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.

Lee Iacocca

The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.

Sigmund Freud

The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.

Napoleon Hill

A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '

Unknown

We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.

Stephen Covey

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.

David Burns

I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.

Dale Carnegie

Life is a do-it yourself project.

Dennis Waitley

Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.

Swami Vivekananda

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion

Aristotle

Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.

Jim Rohn

Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.

Martha Washington

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.

English Proverb

Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.

Michael Johnson