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The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.

Anne Dillard

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Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Stephen R. Covey

Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.

Edmund Spenser

Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".

Jim Rohn

Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.

Eli Cohen

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

John Dryden

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.

Robert H. Schuller

The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

Hubert Humphrey

Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !

Mandy Forkner

Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.

David Wilkerson

Carpe diem.

Latin Proverb

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.

Thomas Edison

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

Alec Bourne

All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others

Swami Vivekananda

The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.

William Osler

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.

Robert Frost

Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.

Karen Casey

Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

Jim Rohn

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

Unattributed

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Duffy, Chinatown (1974)

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Anthony Robbins

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.

Winston Churchill

The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.

Edgar Watson Howe

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

The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.

John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)

You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.

The Shulamite

Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.

Robert Sexton

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

Epictetus

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

Colette

If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.

Marie Osmond

An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.

Chinese Proverb

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin

I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.

Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)

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

Mary MacCracken

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day

Robert Frost

You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.

Susan Podziba

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

People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !

Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

Joseph Joubert

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !

The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

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

Charles F. Kettering

The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.

Madame De Maintenon

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Abraham Maslow

There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.

Red Cloud

Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.

Swami Vivekananda

You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes

Brian Tracy

When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.

Helen Keller

Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?

Swami Vivekananda

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

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

Pearl Bailey

Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

Anonymous

That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

Abraham Lincoln

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.

Arnold Glasgow

Union gives strength.

Aesop

Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.

Peter Davies

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Napoleon Hill

A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Unknown

The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.

Anonymous

Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.

John P. Strelecky

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

There's always a way - if you're committed.

Anthony Robbins

Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17. Not alive, anyway.

Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)

We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Jim Rohn

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Shelley

A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.

George Catlin

You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.

Gorden B. Hinkley

One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.

Dick Gregory

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.

Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.

Earl Nightingale

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 hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Albert Einstein

We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.

Gerald J. Simmons

When we place blame, we give away our power.

Greg Anderson

Be who you are in every situation.

Michael Johnson

Would you like to come in ?

Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)

You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.

Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.

George Carlin

From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.

Yiddish Proverb

We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.

Stephen Covey

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter F. Drucker

A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

Chinese Proverb

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

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

Albert Einstein

Slow but steady wins the race.

Unknown

A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.

Robert Herrick

Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.

William Butler Yeats

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.

Charles M. Shultz

Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.

Steve Walton

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

H.L. Mencken

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

Napoleon Hill

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

Samuel Goldwyn