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It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

Alec Bourne

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Have you checked the children lately ?

Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)

Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.

Swami Vivekananda

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.

Ovid

My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.

Abraham Lincoln

A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.

Anonymous

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.

Thomas Jefferson

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.

Ed Foreman

A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mr. Christian !

Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

Albert Einstein

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?

W. Clement Stone

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

Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.

L.O. Baird

A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.

Frank Tebbetts

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.

Margaret Mead

Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.

Norman Vincent Peale

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

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

Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?

Anonymous

Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind

Earl Nightingale

It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.

Dennis Waitley

His eyes have made love to me all evening.

Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.

Robert Half

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.

Goethe

As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.

Thomas Edison

Live life with passion.

Unknown

If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.

Steve Martin

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !

Albert Einstein

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

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

Henry Ward Beecher

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.

Robert H. Schuller

As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.

Michael Johnson

Don't water your weeds.

Harvey Mackay

It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.

Swami Vivekananda

Wisdom is more precious than rubies.

Biblical Proverb

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

Cicero

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.

Anthony Robbins

When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.

F.W. Nichol

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.

Stephen Covey

Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn Vos Savant

Come live in my heart and pay no rent.

Samuel Lover

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

David McCullough

To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

Samuel Butler

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.

Benjamin Disraeli

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?

Henry David Thoreau

The stuff that dreams are made of.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'

Blackhawk

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.

Dale Carnegie

There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.

Charles Tremendous Jones

There's no abiding success without commitment.

Anthony Robbins

Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

Jim Rohn

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.

Winston Churchill

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.

William Makepeace Thackeray

You really can change the world if you care enough.

Marion Wright Edelman

Here's looking at you, kid.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.

Brian Tracy

The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.

Anonymous

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.

Zig Ziglar

Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.

Thomas Edison

Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.

Unknown

What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.

George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.

Margaret Laurence

If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.

Swami Vivekananda

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

T. Dufek

After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.

Swami Vivekananda

Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.

Brian Tracy

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.

Charles F. Kettering

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

Attica ! Attica !

Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.

Judith Viorst

One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.

Margaret Thatcher

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.

Harvey Mackay

Our only security is in our ability to change.

Sam Keen

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

As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician, caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their careers.

Michael E. DeBakey

The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.

Unknown

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

Robert H. Schuller

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou

Where there's life, there's hope.

Terence

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

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

Wayne Gretzky

Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

Some things have to be believed to be seen.

Ralph Hodgson

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.

Douglas Jerrold

Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.

Earl Nightingale

Find the good -- and praise it.

Alex Haley