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Alan Watts

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Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.

Alan Watts

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The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.

Dennis Waitley

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle

Gloria Steinhem

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

Swami Vivekananda

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

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination

Earl Nightingale

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.

Jim Rohn

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

It's showtime !

Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)

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

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

Helen Keller

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.

Mark Victor Hansen

Indecision is the seedling of fear.

Napoleon Hill

Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.

Sarah Cunningham

What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.

Robin St. John

Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.

Hubert Bonner

You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.

Jim Rohn

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.

Mark Victor Hansen

Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.

Stephen Covey

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William A. Ward

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

Persian Proverb

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

William Shakespeare

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.

Norman Vincent Peale

Come out, come out, wherever you are !

Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)

I'll have what she's having.

Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

John Davidson Rockefeller

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

Norman Vincent Peale

In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.

Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)

It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.

Seneca

I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !

The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.

Leo Buscaglia

We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch

Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.

Charles Caleb Colton

Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.

Swami Vivekananda

A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.

Maya Angelou

Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.

Alfred North Whitehead

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

Bill Cosby

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

Brian Tracy

To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.

W. Clement Stone

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

John C. Maxwell

Obstacles are great incentives.

Jules Michelet

Follow your dreams.

Unknown

You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.

Anonymous

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.

Swami Vivekananda

Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.

T. Dufek

Happiness is a state of mind.

Unknown

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill

The hottest love has the coldest end.

Socrates

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.

William Arthur Ward

A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.

Henry David Thoreau

A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.

Bruce Lee

Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.

Albert Einstein

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran

The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.

Dale E. Turner

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

Thomas Paine

I'll be back.

The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)

Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.

Thomas Edison

Action is the antidote to despair.

Joan Baez

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

You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.

Zig Ziglar

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.

Margaret Anderson

Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.

Michael Johnson

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

John Lennon

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.

T. Howell

If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.

Norman Vincent Peale

If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.

Norman Vincent Peale

It is love alone that gives worth to all things.

Santa Teresa de Jesus

I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.

Albert Einstein

We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.

Earl Nightingale

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.

John Churton Collins

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

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.

Anthony Robbins

Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.

Joseph Sugarman

Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only

Plautus

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

Winston Churchill

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.

Pietro Aretino

Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.

Unknown

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller

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

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

Earl Nightingale

Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.

Rene Dubos

Carpe diem.

Latin Proverb

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.

Anton Chekhov

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

John Maxwell