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You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion

Aristotle

It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.

Aristotle

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

Nature does nothing uselessly.

Aristotle

Happiness is a state of activity.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.

Aristotle

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle

He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.

Aristotle

To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter

Aristotle

What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle

Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action

Aristotle

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

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

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A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

Albert Einstein

It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.

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

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Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.

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Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.

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I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.

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I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

Abraham Lincoln

Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?

Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

Michael Jordan

I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.

John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

Bernard M. Baruch

Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.

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Be the best that you can be.

Unknown

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

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Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?

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To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.

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You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.

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

John Wooden

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.

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No wire hangers, ever !

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You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.

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Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

Robert Browning

Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.

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The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.

Thomas Edison

How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.

Stephen Covey

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.

Douglas Jerrold

Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.

Anonymous

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.

Winston Churchill

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.

Norman Vincent Peale

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.

Benjamin Disraeli

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.

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You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.

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No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

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A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.

Henry David Thoreau

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

George F. Will

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

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I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.

John Stuart Mill

All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.

Glenn Gould

And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.

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Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.

Unknown

Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.

Unknown

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.

Gieselle C. Viera

The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.

Anonymous

The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.

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You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Unattributed

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.

Alfred North Whitehead

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

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The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.

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Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

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Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.

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Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

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That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

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We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !

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Change comes from within.

Unknown

Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.

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What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.

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Passion is the genesis of genius.

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A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

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Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

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I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

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Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

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

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Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.

Eileen Caddy

The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.

Gardner Murphy

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.

Brian Tracy

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl Buck

Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Paulo Coelho

Love like you'll never be hurt.

William Purkey

Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.

Indian Proverb