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Hope springs eternal.

Alexander Pope

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It's always darkest before the dawn.

Unknown

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

Dennis Waitley

Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.

Proverb

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

Albert Careb

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.

Mahatma Gandhi

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.

Anthony Robbins

In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.

Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.

Jesse Owens

From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.

Ba'al Shem Tov

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

David Mahoney

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

David Farragut

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

It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

Winston Churchill

Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.

Victor Hugo

Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.

William Feather

My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.

Hebrew Proverb

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.

Harvey Mackay

How do I look ?

Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)

Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.

Martha Washington

Houston, we have a problem.

Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

Anthony Robbins

Warriors, come out to play !

Luther, The Warriors (1979)

To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.

Thomas Edison

There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.

Epictetus

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.

Sophocles

Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

Ikhide Oshoma

I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Elie Wiesel

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

Marcus Washling

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

John Lennon

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.

John P. Strelecky

My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.

Thomas Edison

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)

There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness

John Buchan

I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting. To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.

Bruce Lee

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.

Ursula K. Le Guin

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

I need him like the axe needs the turkey.

Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.

Danny Kaye

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?

Marian Wright Edelman

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.

Norman Vincent Peale

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

Bill Cosby

Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Let's roll.

Todd Beamer

In love beggar and king are equal.

Indian Proverb

I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

Jacques Barzun

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

Emily Dickinson

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

Robert H. Schuller

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

Change comes from within.

Unknown

May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathan Swift

Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?

Robert Half

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.

Brian Tracy

If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.

Judith Hayes

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

Cicero

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

Thomas Jefferson

In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.

Brian Tracy

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the only gold.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

They say you were shot in the tabloids.

Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.

Unknown

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

Aristotle

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

Dennis Waitley

Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.

Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination

Earl Nightingale

Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?

Anonymous

Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.

Georgette Mosbacher

Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.

Swami Vivekananda

Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !

Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

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

Robert H. Schuller

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.

Henry David Thoreau

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

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

John H. Patterson

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Chinese Proverb

Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.

Anonymous

Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

That'll do, pig. That'll do.

Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

Elbert Hubbard

I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.

Martha Washington

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

Alec Bourne

Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.

Karen Casey

They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.

Red Cloud

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".

Kahlil Gibran

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

Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.

Bill Blackman

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.

Richard Bach

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.

Chinese Proverb

We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.

Sister Busche

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

Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)

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

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.

Henry Ford

Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.

Henry Ford

The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.

Norman Vincent Peale