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Find the good -- and praise it.

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Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Brian Tracy

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

Robert H. Schuller

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

Benjamin Franklin

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.

Brian Tracy

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Albert Einstein

Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.

Chinese Proverb

The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.

Anonymous

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

We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.

Brigham Young

Georgia, love is for the very young.

Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

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

Harold Hill

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Seneca

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

Norman Vincent Peale

Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.

Norman Vincent Peale

Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.

Napoleon Hill

You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?

George Bernard Shaw

The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.

Swami Vivekananda

Always do the right thing.

Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.

Anonymous

There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.

Robert Fripp

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.

Henry David Thoreau

It ain't over till it's over.

Yogi Berra

And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Kahlil Gibran

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)

The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.

Zig Ziglar

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy

For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Change comes from within.

Unknown

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Washington Irving

Be the best that you can be.

Unknown

The way we see the problem is the problem.

Stephen Covey

Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.

W. Clement Stone

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

Helen Keller

Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.

Winston Churchill

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

Albert Camus

A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.

Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway

Where there is love there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.

Zig Ziglar

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Confucius

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

Mahatma Gandhi

The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.

Swami Vivekananda

Can you dig it ?

Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)

Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.

Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

Kahlil Gibran

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Harold R. McAlindon

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

We rob banks.

Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.

Robert Southey

The stuff that dreams are made of.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

I want the fairy tale.

Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)

Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.

Thomas Edison

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !

Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)

This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Elmer Davis

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

F.M. Hubbard

Happiness is a state of activity.

Aristotle

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)

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !

President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)

Love like there is no tomorrow.

Unknown

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Nicholas Murray Butler

We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

Winston Churchill

The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.

Brian Tracy

Hard work pays off.

Unknown

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.

Levell Edwards

The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.

Helen Hayes

There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.

Douglas MacArthur

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

Jonathan Winters

To be able to say how much love, is love but little.

Petrarch

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

John Maxwell

Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.

Anonymous

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

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

Anonymous

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

Amelia Earhart

Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.

Theodor Reik

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.

Shakespeare

I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !

Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

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

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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

George Santayana

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.

Ivan Panin

Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.

Ashley Brilliant

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

Samuel Butler

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

Thomas Jefferson

I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

If you build it, he will come.

Field of Dreams

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Robert H. Schuller

It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.

Joe Klock

When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.

Steve Walton

You only get out what you put in.

Unknown

Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.

Erich Fromm

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

To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard

Tristan Bernard

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.

Thomas Fuller

Fortune favors the brave.

Publius Terence

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

Winston Churchill