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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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If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.

Norman Vincent Peale

To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.

Warren G. Bennis

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.

Thornton Wilder

In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.

Donald Trump

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.

Albert Einstein

Wisdom is more precious than rubies.

Biblical Proverb

Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.

Hector Berlioz

We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.

Anonymous

After all, tomorrow is another day !

Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)

You create your reality.

Unknown

There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.

David Mahoney

Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.

Norman Vincent Peale

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)

The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.

John Eldredge

Get busy living or get busy dying.

Stephen King

If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought

Peace Pilgrim

Love is my religion, I could die for it.

John Keats

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

Annie Dillard

There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.

Logan Pearsall Smith

The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

William Osler

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Unknown

Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)

Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.

Horace

The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.

Bill Bernbach

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

Winston Churchill

We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.

Cicero

The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.

Harriet Rubin

Love is something eternal.

Vincent Van Gogh

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

The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

King Solomon

Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.

Harvey Mackay

Don't ever give up.

Unknown

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

Don Marquis

Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?

Martin Luther King Jr.

Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.

Thomas Edison

I am your number one fan.

Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)

Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.

Dennis Waitley

They are able because they think they are able.

Virgil

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)

You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease

Voltaire

Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.

Winston Churchill

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

William Shakespeare

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

John C. Maxwell

I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Winston Churchill

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs

Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.

Stephen Covey

Georgia, love is for the very young.

Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Thomas Edison

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.

Dennis Waitley

Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.

Marcus Washling

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

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

Unknown

The list is an absolute good. The list is life.

Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anais Nin

Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.

Swami Vivekananda

You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.

Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Aretha Franklin

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.

Rodney L. Parsley

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

Albert Schweitzer

We all go a little mad sometimes.

Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Oscar Wilde

You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.

Robert H. Schuller

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.

Barbara De Angelis

No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?

Albert Einstein

Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.

Germaine De Stael

Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Charles Caleb Colton

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.

Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)

Security is a kind of death.

Tennessee Williams

This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.

Scott Reed

A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.

Unknown

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

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

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

Martha Washington

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Winston Churchill

Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.

Pat Carroll

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

John Wooden

The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.

Elmer Davis

People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.

Stephen Covey