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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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I know you are, but what am I ?

Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley

Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.

Stephen Covey

Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Pogo

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction

Anne Sullivan

He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.

Japanese Proverb

You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.

Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

Robert H. Schuller

In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.

Ron Wild

If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?

Hillel

A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.

Thomas Edison

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.

Og Mandino

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

Tim Blixseth Bono

The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.

Albert Ellis

We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.

Swami Vivekananda

You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.

Norman Vincent Peale

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.

Orville Wright

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

May the Force be with you.

Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

Anthony Robbins

Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:24

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

Jim Horning

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.

John Donne

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.

Winston Churchill

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.

Aristotle

The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.

John P. Strelecky

The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.

Anonymous

Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Thornton Wilder

Your attitude determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.

Swami Vivekananda

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

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

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

Anonymous

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.

Jonathan Winters

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

Samuel Johnson

The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.

Swami Vivekananda

The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.

Thomas Edison

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Unknown

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.

Mark Twain

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

Dennis Waitley

Real love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach

You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes

Zig Ziglar

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.

Bruce Lee

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

Dennis Waitley

Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.

Martin Buber

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.

Henry David Thoreau

If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.

Stephen Covey

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.

Swami Vivekananda

Nothing happens unless first we dream.

Carl Sandburg

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

Unknown

The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.

John Davidson Rockefeller

Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.

Christian Nestell Bovee

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.

Richard Bach

With malice toward none, with charity for all.

Abraham Lincoln

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

You always succeed in producing a result.

Anthony Robbins

I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.

Shug, The Color Purple (1985)

The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Jim Croce

Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.

Horace

Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.

Anonymous

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

Moliere

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

Anonymous

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.

Mary MacCracken

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.

Napoleon Hill

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

John Andrew Holmes Jr.

Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.

Anonymous

Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.

James F. Bell

None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.

Norman Vincent Peale

When the going gets tough the tough get going.

Joseph P. Kennedy

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

Albert Einstein

Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.

Carlo Brumat

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

Thomas Henry Huxley

The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.

Swami Vivekananda

If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.

The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.

James Thomas

Love is not selfish.

Corinthians

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

Mark Twain

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

Albert Einstein

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

Mark Victor Hansen

Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.

Abraham Maslow

The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.

Danish Proverb

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

Anonymous

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry Kaiser

I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.

City of Angels

You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.

Golda Meir

We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.

Desmond Tutu

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.

E. Joseph Cossman