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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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Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.

Lisa Hoffman

I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.

Shug, The Color Purple (1985)

Never give an order that can't be obeyed.

General Douglas MacArthur

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

Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.

Earl Nightingale

You haven't failed until you quit trying.

Anonymous

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

Martha Washington

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:15

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.

Brian Tracy

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.

John Wicker

Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.

Stephen Covey

Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.

Harvey Mackay

This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !

Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)

The truth is more important than the facts.

Frank Lloyd Wright

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana

Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.

Sister Busche

Your attitude determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry Kaiser

You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.

Harold Hill

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

I know you are, but what am I ?

Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.

Justin Sims

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Peter Ustinov

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !

Unknown

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.

Charles M. Shultz

If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man

Aretha Franklin

For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.

Earl Nightingale

Live your dreams.

Les Brown

Love is a verb.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Miguel de Unamuno

A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.

Forest Witcraft

Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.

Bruce Lee

Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.

Thomas Edison

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Mahatma Gandhi

If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.

Unknown

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.

Dennis Waitley

The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.

Christy Borgeld

If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.

Mark Victor Hansen

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.

Dale Carnegie

When you can't solve the problem, manage it.

Robert H. Schuller

Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !

Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

Brian Tracy

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Ingrid Bergman

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Stephen Covey

Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.

John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)

The stuff that dreams are made of.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?

Anthony Robbins

Immaturity can last a lifetime.

Robert Half

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr.

To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter

Aristotle

Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.

Henry Ford

Every dog has his day.

Proverb

I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.

Red Cloud

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

General George S. Patton

The giving of love is an education in itself.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Dale Carnegie

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

Proverb

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?

The Joker, Batman (1989)

Love conquers all.

Virgil

A boy's best friend is his mother.

Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)

Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.

African Proverb

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

Abraham Lincoln

Forget about it.

Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

Martin Luther King Jr.

You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Unattributed

Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.

Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.

Unknown

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

Japanese Proverb

Love is the only gold.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

Somerset Maugham

Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.

Christina Rossetti

Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.

Hannah Arendy

When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.

Zig Ziglar

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Zig Ziglar

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.

Aristotle

Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."

Unknown

Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Who's on first.

Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)

All work is empty save when there is love.

Kahlil Gibran

He who has great power should use it lightly.

Seneca

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.

Benjamin Disraeli

Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.

Swami Vivekananda

At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'

Jerry Seinfeld

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein

Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.

Bill Jensen

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

George S. Patton

We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?

Swami Vivekananda

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

Napoleon Hill

Who so loves believes the impossible.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others

Swami Vivekananda

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.

Marilyn Ferguson