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If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.

Anna Quindlen

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Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration

Thomas Edison

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder

The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.

Brian Koval

You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allan Poe

I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.

Thomas Edison

It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.

Suellen Fried

We do what we must, and call it by the best names.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

W. Clement Stone

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

Samuel Butler

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret B. Runbeck

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Keller

Old love does not rust.

Estonian Proverb

What's another word for thesaurus ?

Steven Wright

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A bold onset is half the battle.

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.

Margaret Thatcher

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Albert Einstein

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.

Norman Vincent Peale

The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.

Henry Miller

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

Bunker Hunt

Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.

Swami Vivekananda

Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !

Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

Jim Rohn

From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.

Arthur Ashe

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.

Peace Pilgrim

Don't sweat the small stuff.

Richard Carlson

Do, or do not. There is no try.

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

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.

Woodrow Wilson

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Brian Tracy

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

Brian Tracy

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

Anthony Robbins

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

Brian Andres

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.

La Rochefoucauld

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Chinese Proverb

Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !

Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.

Bruce Lee

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Unknown

But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.

Karl Jaspers

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig

Mark Twain

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.

Gieselle C. Viera

Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Calvin Coolidge

Work is love made manifest.

Unattributed

To be able to say how much love, is love but little.

Petrarch

A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.

The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)

You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Unattributed

Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.

Dale Carnegie

My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !

Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.

Martin Buber

Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverb

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

Anonymous

You talkin to me ?

Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)

They say you were shot in the tabloids.

Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)

I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.

Larry Smith

He that has done nothing has known nothing.

Thomas Carlyle

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.

Leo Buscaglia

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

Love, two minds without a single thought.

Philip Barry

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.

Mark Victor Hansen

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

Conrad Hilton

Laughter is the best medicine.

Unknown

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

Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.

William Bridges

Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.

Lawrence LeShan

The road to success is always under construction.

Unknown

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.

Dale Carnegie

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.

Harold Hill

You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.

James Allen

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

Mark Victor Hansen

Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.

Guillaume Apollinaire

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

Kahlil Gibran

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

Albert Einstein

I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.

Francoise Sagan

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

Leo Buscaglia

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.

Swami Vivekananda

Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.

Thomas Edison

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

Elinor Glyn

Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.

Mother Teresa

There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.

Narrator, The Naked City (1948)

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.

Kahlil Gibran

As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.

Stephen Covey

Attica ! Attica !

Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

They can because they think they can.

Virgil

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

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

Michael Johnson

Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.

Jim Henson

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.

Benjamin Disraeli

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 person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.

Brian Tracy