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Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

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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.

It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.

Thomas Jefferson

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.

Federico Fellini

To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Jack Canfield

We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?

Swami Vivekananda

There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.

Phyllis Battome

People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.

Robert Half

Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?

Martin Luther King Jr.

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

Dale E. Turner

Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

William Wordsworth

Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.

Assyrian Proverb

Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.

Marsha Sinetar

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

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

Love reminds you that nothing else matters.

Amy Bushell

The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.

Oprah Winfrey

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

Tom Robbins

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.

Anthony Robbins

Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?

Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)

It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.

Sandra Swinney

My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.

George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.

John P. Strelecky

The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.

Napoleon Hill

You are what you think about all day long.

Robert Schuller

I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.

Jim Croce

Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)

Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.

Dennis Waitley

When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.

Elizabeth Bowen

Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.

Calvin Coolidge

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

Albert Einstein

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Vince Lombardi

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

Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.

Margaret Thatcher

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

Honor the ocean of love.

George de Benneville

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No matter where you go, there you are.

Steven Wright

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

Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)

Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.

Bob Klas

Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.

Thomas J. Watson

There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.

Anthony Robbins

Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !

John McClane, Die Hard (1988)

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.

Jim Rohn

And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.

Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.

Tim Blixseth Bono

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

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

Japanese Proverb

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.

Ella Williams

The road to success is always under construction.

Unknown

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

Samuel Butler

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

Henry Ford

It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.

Stephen Covey

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Chinese Proverb

You talkin to me ?

Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)

It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.

Anonymous

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

Archimedes

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

George Santayana

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

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vince Lombardi

Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

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

Tony Dorsett

If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.

Unknown

The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.

Christy Borgeld

Say hello to my little friend !

Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.

Robert H. Schuller

This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.

Scott Reed

Your attitude determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.

Maya Angelou

This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.

Swami Vivekananda

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

Abraham Lincoln

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.

David Starr Jordan

The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.

Zen Proverb

We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.

Anthony Robbins

How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.

Unknown

Fear is the parent of cruelty.

J.A. Froude

If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.

Bruce Lee

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

It's good to be the king !

Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)

My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.

Anonymous

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Helen Keller

I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.

Helice Bridges

Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

Roy Goodman

There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.

Dale Carnegie

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.

Robert G. Ingersoll

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower