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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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Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.

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

Aldous Huxley

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

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

Mother Teresa

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

Levi ben Gershon

Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.

English Proverb

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

What is essential is invisible to the eyes.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.

Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)

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Tristan Bernard

Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.

Alphonse Marie De Lamartine

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

Mark Victor Hansen

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

Susan Podziba

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.

David Burns

Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.

Stephen Covey

Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Karen Kaiser Clark

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

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.

W. Clement Stone

In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.

Elizabeth Ashley

If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.

Anzia Yezierska

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

Michael Johnson

I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.

George Catlin

It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

Jim Rohn

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

Gerald J. Simmons

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle

Gloria Steinhem

Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.

Ashley E. Hyder

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.

W. R. Inge

We get to make a living , we give to make a life.

Winston Churchill

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.

Albert Einstein

I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda

Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.

Ben Oliver

This is nothing !

Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)

Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.

William Shakespeare

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Albert Einstein

Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.

John Keats

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Les Brown

Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.

Thomas Fuller

What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.

George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

It is love alone that gives worth to all things.

Santa Teresa de Jesus

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Live your dreams.

Les Brown

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.

David Thomas

Love is a hole in the heart.

Ben Hecht

Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.

Proverb

We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.

Anonymous

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

With malice toward none, with charity for all.

Abraham Lincoln

We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.

Anthony Robbins

I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.

John Cage

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

George Santayana

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.

Abraham Lincoln

This too, shall pass.

Persian Proverb

Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?

Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

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

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Bunker Hunt

There is no beauty but the beauty of action.

Proverb

And that's how you play "Get the Guests".

George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)

There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.

Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)

You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.

Booker T. Washington

Yo, Adrian !

Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

Winston Churchill

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.

William Feather

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease

Voltaire

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.

Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

Henry Ward Beecher

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Robert H. Schuller

I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.

Dante

We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.

Chief John Ross

Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.

Lao Tzu

A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.

Frank Tebbetts

Action is the antidote to despair.

Joan Baez

Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.

Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Proverbs 29:18

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

Amelia Earhart

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

Success is predictable.

Brian Tracy

Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

Aristotle

You sing-a high.

Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.

William J.H

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

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius

No wire hangers, ever !

Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Jeanne Moreau

Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.

Marcus Aurelius

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)