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Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.

Swami Vivekananda

It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.

John Wooden

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.

Martin Luther King Jr.

No fate is worse than a life without a love.

Mexican Proverb

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.

Unknown

Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.

Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)

Don't water your weeds.

Harvey Mackay

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

Abraham Lincoln

Have you checked the children lately ?

Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.

Dale Carnegie

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu

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

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.

Anonymous

You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.

Lisa Hoffman

What's another word for thesaurus ?

Steven Wright

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

Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)

The life which is unexamined is not worth living

Socrates

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.

T.S. Eliot

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

St. Clement

But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.

Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)

First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.

Napoleon Hill

The loving are the daring.

Bayard Taylor

Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.

William Curry

Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.

Albert Einstein

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Robert H. Schuller

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato

They call it a "Royale with Cheese".

Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)

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

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.

Dale Carnegie

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

Anonymous

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

Sandy Wilson

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

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.

Harvey Mackay

Can you dig it ?

Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)

Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.

Anonymous

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

St Francis De Sales

Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.

Unknown

The buck stops here.

Harry Truman

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

Swami Vivekananda

Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.

Swami Vivekananda

Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson

Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.

Stephen Covey

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)

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

Martin Luther King Jr.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle

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)

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Henry Ward Beecher

Do, or do not. There is no try.

Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.

Robert H. Schuller

You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.

Les Brown

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.

William Shakespeare

There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.

Anonymous

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

W. Clement Stone

Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Harold Whitman

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Unknown

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie

One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.

Wayne Gretzky

An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.

John H. Patterson

Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

No pain, No gain.

Unknown

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

Paul Tillich

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.

Norman Vincent Peale

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.

Bill Blackman

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

Ovid

Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.

Charles Dickens

There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.

Prentice

I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.

William Shakespeare

Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !

Mandy Forkner

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

Unknown

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

We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.

Stephen Covey

Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.

Unknown

Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.

Anonymous

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.

Seneca

Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.

Harvey Mackay

It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.

Richard Kuklinski

Love is the only rational act.

Morrie Schwarz

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson

Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.

Bruce Lee

The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.

Rodney L. Parsley

Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

John Lennon

And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.

Buddha

One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.

C. T. Davis

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

Albert Einstein

Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.

Taako

When people are like each other they tend to like each other.

Anthony Robbins

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.

Jonathan Swift

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.

Emily Dickinson

Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?

Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn vos Savant