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How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

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It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

Roy Disney

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

The Supremes

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

John Davidson Rockefeller

The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.

Napoleon Hill

Love is a great beautifier.

Louisa May Alcott

Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.

Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

Albert Einstein

You had me at hello.

Jerry Maguire

Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

Ikhide Oshoma

Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.

Georgette Mosbacher

All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.

Anonymous

I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.

Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

John Lennon

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

Swami Vivekananda

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Unknown

Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.

Swami Vivekananda

Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.

Thomas Jefferson

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

For hope is but the dream of those that wake.

Matthew Prior

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

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

Unattributed

For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

Rainer Maria Rilke

The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.

Johnette Napolitano

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.

Rumi

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

Leon J. Suenes

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.

W. Clement Stone

The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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)

Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.

Ayn Rand

Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.

Anonymous

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.

Napoleon Hill

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

Theodore Roosevelt

If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.

Bernard Haldane

The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.

George Catlin

Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.

Jim Rohn

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

Tough times never last but tough people do.

Robert Schuller

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

Proverb

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)

The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

Unknown

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

Albert Einstein

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.

Charles Morgan

Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.

David Bly

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.

Robert H. Schuller

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

Theodore H. White

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.

Robert H. Schuller

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

Louise Hay

Better late than never.

Proverb

Our love is here to stay.

Ira Gershwin

Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.

Harvey Mackay

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?

Dale Carnegie

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

I am your father.

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

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.

Unknown

Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)

Our intentions create our reality.

Wayne W. Dyer

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.

Bill Cosby

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kingsley

In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.

John Churton Collins

Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.

Stephen Covey

Success is the child of audacity.

Benjamin Disraeli

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

George F. Will

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Carl Jung

Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.

Unknown

All you need is love.

John Lennon

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

Thornton Wilder

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Humphrey Bogart

If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.

Yusuf Tara

It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.

Seneca

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.

Unknown

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

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

Mark Victor Hansen

I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.

Red Cloud

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

Albert Einstein

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is not love until love's vulnerable.

Theodore Roethke

I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.

Stephen Covey

No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.

Greg Henry Quinn

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

George Eliot

"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.

Swami Vivekananda

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.

Anton Chekhov

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

Henry David Thoreau

Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.

Rene Dubos

Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.

Swami Vivekananda

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.

Icelandic Proverb

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.

Harvey Mackay

Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.

P.A.C. de Beaumarchais

It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.

Anonymous

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

Ashley E. Hyder

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.

Norman Vincent Peale

Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.

Otomo No Yakamochi

If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.

Anonymous

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.

Harvey Mackay

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.

J. Petit Senn