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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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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.

Soloman

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

Albert Einstein

I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?

Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)

I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.

Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.

Leo Buscaglia

Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.

Thomas Edison

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.

Richard B. Sheridan

To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.

Bunker Hunt

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.

Robert H. Schuller

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

William Cowper

A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -

Dexter Yager

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Anthony Robbins

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.

Woody Allen

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Henry David Thoreau

Attitude determines altitude.

Anonymous

You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

Abraham Lincoln

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

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 you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Anonymous

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.

Napoleon Hill

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)

You must tolerate that which you can not change.

Spanish Proverb

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

George Sands

None are homely who smile.

Robert Half

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

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Dennis Waitley

In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.

Stephen Covey

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

Thomas Edison

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.

Machiavelli

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

Helen Keller

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

Publilius Syrus

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.

P. T. Barnum

Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.

Harvey Mackay

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

John Davidson Rockefeller

There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.

Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.

Swami Vivekananda

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Winston Churchill

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.

W. Clement Stone

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is the child of audacity.

Benjamin Disraeli

Happy wife, happy life.

Jeff Allen

High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton

If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.

Chinese Proverb

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

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.

General Douglas MacArthur

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.

Henry David Thoreau

Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.

Berthold Auerbach

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is nothing !

Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

Bernard M. Baruch

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.

Conrad Hilton

Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?

Swami Vivekananda

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.

Leonard Nimoy

We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.

Anonymous

Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.

Eileen Caddy

Great men are not always wise.

Job 329

Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.

Norman Vincent Peale

Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

Denis Diderot

Smile ! and the world will smile with you !

Unknown

You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.

John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)

If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.

Milton Berle

Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.

Carl Sandburg

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.

Zig Ziglar

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !

Winston Churchill

The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.

George Catlin

All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.

Swami Vivekananda

Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.

Thomas Edison

Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''

Robert H. Schuller

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Humphrey Bogart

This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.

George Bernard Shaw

I am your number one fan.

Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.

Paul Sweeney

If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.

Anonymous

There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.

Mario Cuomo

Never stop dreaming.

Unknown

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

Napoleon Hill

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.

Woodrow Wilson

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

Seneca

Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.

Leo Buscaglia

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.

Ivan Scheier

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Unknown

Our first journey is to find that special place for us.

Jim Rohn

If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.

Mark Twain

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

All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.

Walter Anderson

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

Robert H. Schuller

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.

Chinese Proverb

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon

The stuff that dreams are made of.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.

John P. Strelecky

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt