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Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

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Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.

Erich Fromm

Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.

Anonymous

All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -

Walt Disney

If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.

Myrtle Reed

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.

Epictetus

Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.

Mark Victor Hansen

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

Henry Ward Beecher

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.

Nash

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Anthony Robbins

Vegas, baby.

Trent, Swingers (1996)

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.

William Wordsworth

Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.

Unknown

What really matters is what you do with what you have.

Shirley Lord

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

Margaret Mead

Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!

Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)

I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.

Ashleigh Brilliant

I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.

Kyle Schmidt

Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Anthony Robbins

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

Mary Kay Ash

It's showtime !

Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)

When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.

Anonymous

When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.

Bruce Lee

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.

Nolan Bushnell

It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.

William Makepeace Thackeray

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".

Jim Rohn

Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.

Edgar Watson Howe

All love is sweet, given or returned.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.

Publius Terence

If they move, kill ' em.

Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge

If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.

Anne Mackay Thompson

Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.

Swami Vivekananda

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

Dorothy Parker

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at

Henry David Thoreau

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.

Joe Clark

Love is smiling on the inside and out.

Jennifer Wilson

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Elbert Hubbard

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

Anais Nin

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

Helen Keller

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Always do the right thing.

Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)

One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.

Albert Einstein

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Charles Darwin

Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.

Swami Vivekananda

Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

Anonymous

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

Winston Churchill

All work is empty save when there is love.

Kahlil Gibran

People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.

Stephen Covey

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Anonymous

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Anonymous

When the going gets tough the tough get going.

Joseph P. Kennedy

I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived

Margaret Mitchell

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".

Brian Tracy

Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.

Ralph Blum

The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Thomas Edison

Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine

There's always a way - if you're committed.

Anthony Robbins

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.

Marsha Sinetar

You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes

Brian Tracy

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.

Mark Twain

Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.

Swami Vivekananda

The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

Thomas Carlyle

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

Al Franken

It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop

Desmond Tutu

I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.

George Catlin

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.

Emmanuel Teney

I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.

George Catlin

Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.

Harvey Mackay

It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.

Nancy Banks-Smith

Hard work pays off.

Unknown

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi

Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.

Stephen Covey

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary

Good morning, Vietnam !

Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)

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

St Francis De Sales

There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.

Nicholas Sparks

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Margaret Thatcher

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Benjamin Franklin

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.

Lynda Barry

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6: 34

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

John Davidson Rockefeller

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.

Robert Browning

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '

Stephen Covey

Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed

Thomas Edison

The buck stops here.

Harry Truman