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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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He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.

Swami Vivekananda

For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.

Earl Nightingale

Follow your dreams.

Unknown

We must be the change we wish to see.

Mahatma Gandhi

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

Publilius Syrus

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:15

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.

John Milton

Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.

Michael Johnson

Hunker down.

Unknown

All-righty then !

Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.

Aldous Huxley

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus

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

Charles A. Lindbergh

But I would be proud.

Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)

Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

George Allen

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Anonymous

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

Helen Keller

When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.

Zig Ziglar

The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.

George Catlin

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.

Jim Rohn

Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.

Richard Bach

Shut up and deal.

Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)

In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

Old love does not rust.

Estonian Proverb

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The greater the obstacle the more glory.

Moliere

If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.

Master Yuanwu

It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.

W. Mitchell

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

This too, shall pass.

Persian Proverb

Be all you can be.

John C. Maxwell

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

Helen Keller

It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.

Anthony Robbins

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

Unknown

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.

Swedish Proverb

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Stephen Covey

All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.

William James

My heart is ever at your service.

Shakespeare

I'm the ghost with the most, babe.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.

Anthony Robbins

This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.

William Shakespeare

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

Judith Martin

The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.

Bunker Hunt

The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.

Galatians 514

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.

Albert Einstein

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

Brian Andres

If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.

Swami Vivekananda

You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.

Brian Tracy

A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.

Henry David Thoreau

Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.

Stephen Covey

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

David Viscott

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

James Dean

Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.

William Bridges

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.

John Wooden

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

Abraham Lincoln

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

He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.

Proverb

You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.

Robert F. Kennedy

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

Mark Victor Hansen

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.

Swami Vivekananda

Strike while the iron is hot.

Proverb

The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.

J. Richard Clarke

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

Anonymous

The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.

Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)

We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.

Rabindranath Tagore

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

George Santayana

Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.

Bruce Lee

It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.

Harvey Mackay

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

Anonymous

If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.

W. Clement Stone

Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.

Winston Churchill

Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.

Anonymous

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

Unknown

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Mahatma Gandhi

A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.

William Shedd

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.

Swami Vivekananda

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.

Conrad Hilton

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)

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

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.

Norman Vincent Peale

You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.

Anonymous

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.

Swami Vivekananda

If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.

Leo Tolstoy

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.

Karl Jaspers

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

Robert H. Schuller

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.

Charles F. Kettering

Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.

Robert H. Schuller

Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.

Earl Nightingale