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Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.

Abraham Maslow

One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'

Abraham Maslow

There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.

Abraham Maslow

It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.

Abraham Maslow

From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.

Abraham Maslow

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Abraham Maslow

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Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.

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Who so loves believes the impossible.

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Make the second effort your second nature.

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Who's on first.

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A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.

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I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.

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The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.

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The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.

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Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

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Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

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Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.

Unattributed

We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.

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Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

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Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.

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There's no abiding success without commitment.

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Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.

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All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.

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The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.

Unattributed

One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.

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When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.

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The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.

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I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

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Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.

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

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Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

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Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.

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Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.

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Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.

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You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.

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Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

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Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.

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A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.

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What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !

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Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.

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A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

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Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.

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One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

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The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.

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This is the first day, of the rest of your life.

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When god closes a door, he opens a window.

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Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

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The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.

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Come out, come out, wherever you are !

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Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.

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Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.

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Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

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Okay, but I get to be on top.

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The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.

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Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.

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All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

Leo Tolstoy

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

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It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

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He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

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Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.

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Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

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And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.

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Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.

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What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.

Proverb

You're good, you're very good.

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One cannot think crooked and walk straight.

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The harder I work, the luckier I get.

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Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.

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Success is never wondering what if.

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I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.

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Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.

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if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.

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Procrastination is the thief of time.

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The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.

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Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

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The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.

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

G. Moore

I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.

Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.

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True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.

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Life is a do-it yourself project.

Dennis Waitley

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein