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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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Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Franklin P. Jones

Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.

Albert Einstein

I like to watch.

Chance, Being There (1979)

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

Bill Cosby

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.

General Omar Bradley

Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley

That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.

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

Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !

Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)

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

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

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

George F. Will

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

Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.

Swami Vivekananda

One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.

Edwin Arnold

A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.

Anonymous

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

Swami Vivekananda

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 this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.

John Powell

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

Cicero

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.

General Douglas MacArthur

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination

Earl Nightingale

Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.

Proverb

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

There is no education like adversity.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)

Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Plato

If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.

Anonymous

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

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

Voltaire

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.

St. Francis De Sales

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character

Stephen Covey

Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Charles Caleb Colton

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Albert Einstein

The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.

Norman Vincent Peale

Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.

Washington Irving

Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it

Unknown

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

Wayne Gretzky

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?

Paul Sweeney

Security is a kind of death.

Tennessee Williams

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

Conrad Hilton

Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love as much as you can from wherever you are.

Elizabeth Ashley

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.

M. Scott Peck

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Picasso

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Chinese Proverb

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.

Josh Billings

Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.

Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)

For hope is but the dream of those that wake.

Matthew Prior

You really can change the world if you care enough.

Marion Wright Edelman

If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.

Swami Vivekananda

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.

Soloman

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.

Winston Churchill

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Unknown

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.

Thomas Jefferson

if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.

Anonymous

Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.

Thomas Edison

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

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

Paulo Coelho

We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.

Swami Vivekananda

Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.

Anonymous

I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?

Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)

All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

Whatever you need more of is what you need to tithe some. quotes

Napoleon Hill

They are able because they think they are able.

Virgil

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

St. Clement

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

James F. Bymes

What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.

Louis L. Mann

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

William Cowper

Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.

George William Curtis

In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.

Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)

One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.

Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)

Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.

William Curry

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.

Lou Holtz

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

Charles F. Kettering

You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.

Agent J, Men In Black (1997)

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

William Curry Theodore

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.

Dean Marshall

They can because they think they can.

Virgil

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

John Lennon

I know that I will die laughing.

Jeanne Calment

Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.

Margaret Thatcher

Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.

Albert Einstein

Life is the first gift, love is the second.

Marge Piercy

Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.

Hannah Arendy

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

Albert Einstein

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No man is happy who does not think himself so.

Publilius Syrus

The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.

Brian Tracy

You had me at hello.

Jerry Maguire

Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine

The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.

Harold Hill