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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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What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.

Swami Vivekananda

This too, shall pass.

Persian Proverb

Love is smiling on the inside and out.

Jennifer Wilson

Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.

Earl Nightingale

Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.

Brian Tracy

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

Theodore Roosevelt

How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.

Unknown

Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.

Unattributed

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.

Unattributed

Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

John Heywood

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

Charlie Brown

You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.

Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.

John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.

Lucy Larcom

For hope is but the dream of those that wake.

Matthew Prior

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.

Napoleon Hill

Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.

David Schwartz

I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.

Helice Bridges

Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.

Ashleigh Brilliant

You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."

Crash Davis

Strike while the iron is hot.

Proverb

My heart shall be thy garden.

Alice Meynell

Be Here Now.

Ram Dass

Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !

George Jacques Danton

Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it

Unknown

It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.

John Bulwer

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.

General Omar Bradley

Who's on first.

Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.

Thomas Edison

Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.

English Proverb

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

African Proverb

Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.

Lisa Hoffman

Find the good -- and praise it.

Alex Haley

If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

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

Martha Washington

Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.

Stephen Covey

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Brian Tracy

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.

Charles M. Schwab

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

Anonymous

The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.

Danish Proverb

I'm an excellent driver.

Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)

I bet you can squeal like a pig.

Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)

A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.

Levi ben Gershon

I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.

Swami Vivekananda

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

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

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

Unknown

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.

Norman Vincent Peale

When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.

Martin Cruz Smith

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4: 4-7

Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !

Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?

Robert Browning

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.

Brian Tracy

To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.

Christy Borgeld

If a man does his best, what else is there ?

General George S. Patton

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.

Norman Vincent Peale

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.

Zig Ziglar

The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.

Norman Vincent Peale

My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.

George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.

Paul Sweeney

He that has done nothing has known nothing.

Thomas Carlyle

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Abraham Lincoln

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.

Unknown

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

Harvey Mackay

Where there is love there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

For Love is Immortality.

Emily Dickinson

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

Edgar Allan Poe

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

John F. Kennedy

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

W. Clement Stone

As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician, caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their careers.

Michael E. DeBakey

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations

George Bernard Shaw

Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.

Taako

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.

Will Rogers

Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.

Bill Jensen

I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Benjamin Disraeli

Your talent is god's gift to you.

Leo Buscaglia

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha

God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.

Swami Vivekananda

If there is a will, there is a way.

Unknown

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

You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.

Les Brown

Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.

Lord Drewar

A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.

Forest Witcraft

Roll with the punches.

Unknown

It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill

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

Lao Tzu

He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.

Anonymous

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm the ghost with the most, babe.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)

A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.

Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)

There are few people who can manage more than their own business.

Martha Washington