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Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.

Anita Brookner

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.

Anita Brookner

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It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.

Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)

Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.

Ovid

Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.

Blaine Lee

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.

Lou Holtz

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.

Confucius

Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.

Thomas Edison

First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

He who has great power should use it lightly.

Seneca

Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.

Marian Wright Edelman

Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.

Bill Blackman

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.

Dennis Waitley

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

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

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

Let thy words be few.

Ecclesiastes

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.

Abraham Lincoln

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

Helen Keller

Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.

Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)

When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.

F.W. Nichol

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.

Robert H. Goddard

Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.

Swami Vivekananda

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.

Michael Johnson

Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.

Bonaro W. Overstreet

The calla lilies are in bloom again.

Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)

Here's looking at you, kid.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.

Martha Washington

Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

Vince Lombardi

If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.

Yogi Berra

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

I am fond of only what comes from the heart.

Martha Washington

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Pogo

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.

Rose Franken

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.

John Dryden

Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.

J. Stephen

No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.

Martin Buber

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

Stephen Covey

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

Chinese Proverb

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

Tony Dorsett

Georgia, love is for the very young.

Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Albert Einstein

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

Andy Warhol

Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.

John Wicker

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

Napoleon Hill

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

Action is the antidote to despair.

Joan Baez

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

Denis Diderot

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

He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.

Unattributed

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !

Anthony Robbins

Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.

Abraham Lincoln

We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.

Brian Andres

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes

Earl Nightingale

Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.

Robert H. Schuller

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Samuel Butler

Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.

Margaret Laurence

It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

Albert Camus

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

Jacques Barzun

The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.

Charles Barkley

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.

Smiley Blanton

A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.

Canary Island Proverb

Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.

Mark Victor Hansen

Indecision is the seedling of fear.

Napoleon Hill

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take

John Davidson Rockefeller

Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.

Hannah Arendy

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm Forbes

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.

Swami Vivekananda

Begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

Love like there is no tomorrow.

Unknown

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.

Dennis Waitley

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott

The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.

Muhammad Yunus

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

Tacitus

Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.

Mark Victor Hansen

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

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

Martha Washington

It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.

Isaac Asimov

If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.

Anonymous

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.

Swedish Proverb

Love is not selfish.

Corinthians

If you wanna call me that, smile.

The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)

Love is the river of life in the world.

Henry Ward Beecher

Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.

Muda Saint Michael

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus