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Al Franken

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Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

Al Franken

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Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.

Martin Buber

Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)

The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.

Narrator, The Naked City (1948)

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.

Henry David Thoreau

My heart shall be thy garden.

Alice Meynell

If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.

Myrtle Reed

Love is the only rational act.

Morrie Schwarz

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.

Joe Paterno

You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.

Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

Albert Schweitzer

Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.

Dale Carnegie

Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.

Barbara Sher

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw

The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.

Galatians 514

We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.

Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)

He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.

Robert Half

From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.

Ba'al Shem Tov

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.

Thomas Moore

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.

Anonymous

A simple I love you means more than money.

Frank Sinatra

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Unknown

Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.

Bill Blackman

Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Honesty is the best image.

Tom Wilson

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.

Swami Vivekananda

I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.

Mother Teresa

Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.

Stephen Covey

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.

Robert Frost

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

The Supremes

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Unknown

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is a bird, she needs to fly.

Madonna

It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

Winston Churchill

Say hello to my little friend !

Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.

Robert F. Kennedy

Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.

Washington Irving

We do what we must, and call it by the best names.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's showtime !

Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

Anonymous

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

La Rochefoucauld

In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it

Mary Norton Gordon

We belong dead.

The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

Love understands all languages.

Romanian Proverb

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

Unknown

Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.

English Proverb

In imagination, there's no limitation.

Mark Victor Hansen

Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn

Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.

Carlo Brumat

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl S. Buck

Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.

Swami Vivekananda

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.

Epictetus

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.

Geri Weitzman

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

Dalai Lama

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Anonymous

Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.

Anonymous

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

Helen Keller

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford

It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

What is essential is invisible to the eyes.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Attitude is everything.

Unknown

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.

Winston Churchill

Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.

Thomas Edison

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

Napoleon Hill

Love is a game that two can play and both win.

Eva Gabor

The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.

Marcus Aurelius

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Unknown

It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.

Marcel Proust

Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Franklin P. Jones

As you think in your heart, so shall you be.

Proverb

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.

Helen Keller

It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.

Anonymous

Our love is here to stay.

Ira Gershwin

I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.

Thomas Edison

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

Anonymous

Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.

Miguel de Unamuno

And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.

Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.

Joseph Ray

We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.

Martha Washington

There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.

Helen Hayes

The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.

Ken Robbins

If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?

Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.

Marian Wright Edelman

Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.

Stephen Covey