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Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

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I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.

Rabindranath Tagore

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

Benjamin Franklin

Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.

Stephen Covey

Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.

Norman Vincent Peale

Vegas, baby.

Trent, Swingers (1996)

After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.

Anonymous

In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.

Phil Collins

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

Do, or do not. There is no try.

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

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

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?

Henry David Thoreau

The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

Thomas Jefferson

Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.

Swami Vivekananda

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.

Horace

Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .

John Greenleaf Whittier

Union gives strength.

Aesop

We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.

Stephen Covey

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

Stephen Covey

In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.

Unknown

Kind words conquer.

Tamil Proverb

For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.

William J. Bennett

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

Would you like to come in ?

Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill

If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.

Anonymous

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I'm king of the world !

Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Elbert Hubbard

Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.

Bertrand Russell

Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.

Diane Ackerman

Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.

William Ellery Channing

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

It's never too late.

Unknown

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer

Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.

Joseph Sugarman

Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.

Unknown

People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Who's on first.

Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter F. Drucker

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Duffy, Chinatown (1974)

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

Denis Diderot

Love is not love until love's vulnerable.

Theodore Roethke

Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.

Thomas Edison

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is a state of activity.

Aristotle

Here's looking at you, kid.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Life is a do-it yourself project.

Dennis Waitley

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

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

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

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

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

Walter Anderson

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.

Dale Carnegie

Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.

Hubert Bonner

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

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

I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.

Martha Washington

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

Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.

A. P. Gouthey

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

William James

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

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

Roy Goodman

The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.

John Dewey

It is always your next move.

Napoleon Hill

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.

Norman Vincent Peale

Success is predictable.

Brian Tracy

The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.

David O. McKay

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

The Supremes

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Ingrid Bergman

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)

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.

Brian Tracy

I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.

Karl Jaspers

Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !

Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.

Anthony Robbins

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

Henry Ford

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

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

W. Clement Stone

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

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato

Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.

Albert Einstein

When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.

Norman Vincent Peale

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Pogo

Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.

Nigerian Proverb

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.

Charles A. Lindbergh

Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.

John Keats

Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.

Napoleon Hill

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Mother Teresa

Adversity introduces a man to himself.

Unattributed

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

George Bernard Shaw

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein