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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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The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.

Henry Ward Beecher

Well, nobody's perfect.

Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)

Success is a journey not a destination.

Ben Sweetland

Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.

Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

Erich Fromm

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

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.

William Carlos Williams

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.

Bill Bernbach

To my big brother George, the richest man in town !

Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.

Abraham Maslow

No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.

Martin Buber

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work

Thomas Edison

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

Live with passion !

Anthony Robbins

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.

John Wooden

So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.

Bruce Lee

There's no crying in baseball !

Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)

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

Chinese Proverb

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.

Robert H. Schuller

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.

Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)

I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.

Jim Croce

If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.

Thomas Edison

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

Anonymous

Live your dreams.

Les Brown

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.

Chinese Proverb

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

Paul Sweeney

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes

Dennis Waitley

For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.

Donald Williams

What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.

Baiyun

How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?

Henry David Thoreau

Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.

Dennis Waitley

How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.

Anonymous

The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.

Soren Kierkegaard

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.

John Wooden

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.

Bill Moyers

Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Obstacles are great incentives.

Jules Michelet

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton

You are what you think about all day long.

Robert Schuller

Love is not selfish.

Corinthians

A goal properly set is halfway reached.

Zig Ziglar

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

John Kenneth Galbraith

The best things in life are not things.

Unknown

If you love someone, set them free.

Sting

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

Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)

We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.

Anthony Robbins

What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

George Eliot

People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.

Pete Zafra

I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.

Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)

Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.

Guillaume Apollinaire

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

Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.

Robert Half

It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.

W. Somerset Maugham

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

Charles Buxton

And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.

Buddha

If you would create something, you must be something.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

Cicero

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.

Winston Churchill

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

George Carlin

A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.

Harvey Mackay

The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.

Ovid

Elementary, my dear Watson.

Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

George Herbert

We're on a mission from God.

Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)

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

William Shakespeare

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

Henry Ford

This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.

Muriel Spark

I'm the ghost with the most, babe.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)

He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.

German Proverb

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.

Pearl Bailey

Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.

Unknown

What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !

Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

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

Mark Twain

The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.

Elmer Davis

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Albert Einstein

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

William Arthur Ward

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.

Susan Taylor

The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

Thomas Carlyle

Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.

Greg Anderson

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

Anonymous

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Galilei

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

Unknown

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

if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.

Rollo May

The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.

Napoleon Hill

I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.

Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)

High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton

The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.

Blood Of The Martyr

Every dog has his day.

Proverb

What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Samuel Johnson

Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.

Aristotle