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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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Robert T. Kiyosaki

Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.

Warren G. Bennis

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.

Peter De Vries

It's always too soon to quit !

Norman Vincent Peale

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Unknown

Open the pod bay doors,

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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

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy

The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.

Zig Ziglar

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

To infinity and beyond !

Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.

Dennis Waitley

Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?

Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.

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Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz

Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.

Norman Vincent Peale

If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.

Anonymous

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles

Come out, come out, wherever you are !

Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)

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

Aristotle

Love is a bird, she needs to fly.

Madonna

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Unknown

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.

Richard Cech

I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Elie Wiesel

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi

You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.

Anonymous

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

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)

I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.

Thomas Edison

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''

E.M. Kelly

It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.

Sandra Swinney

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

Napoleon Hill

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

Benjamin Franklin

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.

Mohammed

Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.

Swami Vivekananda

Tough times never last but tough people do.

Robert Schuller

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

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

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Norman Vincent Peale

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.

Stephen Covey

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.

Paulo Coelho

Success leaves clues.

Jim Rohn

The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.

Christy Borgeld

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Anonymous

Never give an order that can't be obeyed.

General Douglas MacArthur

People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Anonymous

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

Mark Victor Hansen

Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.

Martin Buber

There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.

Abraham Maslow

True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.

K. Knight

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

Samuel Goldwyn

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.

W. Clement Stone

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

Jeanne Moreau

The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.

Anonymous

Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

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

Annie Dillard

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Dennis Waitley

For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.

Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.

Horace

It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.

Anatole France

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

Dennis Waitley

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

E.E. Cummings

Actions speak louder than words.

Proverb

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.

Thornton Wilder

All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.

Harvey Mackay

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.

Norman Vincent Peale

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

Kahlil Gibran

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

Peter Davies

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.

M. Scott Peck

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

Anthony Robbins

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.

Bill Blackman

Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?

Mark Twain

The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.

C.S. Lewis

One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Thomas Carlyle

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.

William E. Gladstone

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)

There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.

Napoleon Hill

Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.

Harvey Mackay

Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.

Thomas Edison

As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?

Christy Borgeld