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The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.

Arnold Bennett

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Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

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First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.

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She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.

Jane Austen

Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.

Bruce Lee

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

Paul Sweeney

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy

Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?

Emily Bronte

We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?

Swami Vivekananda

Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.

Steven Wright

Here's Johnny !

Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)

When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?

Steven Wright

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

Virginia Satir

When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.

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The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.

Warren G. Bennis

With my brains and your looks, we could go places.

Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.

Anthony Pagano

I light my candle from their torches.

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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

You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.

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By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day

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I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.

Winston Churchill

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Mahatma Gandhi

They alone live, who live for others.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Yusuf Tara

A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.

Forest Witcraft

We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.

Swami Vivekananda

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.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

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

If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.

Stephen Covey

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

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.

Winston Churchill

Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.

William S. Burroughs

A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.

Winston Churchill

Elementary, my dear Watson.

Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.

Thomas Edison

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.

Anthony Robbins

Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.

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

Douglas MacArthur

No one became poor by giving alms.

French Proverb

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

In love beggar and king are equal.

Indian Proverb

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

Abraham Lincoln

Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching

Satchel Paige

Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.

Michael Norwood

My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge

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

Aristotle

This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.

Swami Vivekananda

If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.

Anonymous

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.

Swami Vivekananda

Fractures well cured make us more strong.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.

Unattributed

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

What hump ?

Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)

Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.

Robert Half

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.

Robert H. Schuller

If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.

Anonymous

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

German Proverb

No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.

Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Walter Winchell

Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.

Carl Sandburg

There is no luck except where there is discipline.

Irish Proverb

If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.

Su Shi

Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.

William George Jordan

Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

Chinese Proverb

For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change

Jim Rohn

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.

Leo Buscaglia

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Anonymous

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Anonymous

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

Abraham Lincoln

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Union gives strength.

Aesop

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

Seneca

The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.

Brian Koval

No one knows what he can do until he tries.

Publilius Syrus

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.

Emmanuel Swedenborg

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.

Charles Caleb Colton

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.

Mother Teresa

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

John Heywood

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?

W. Clement Stone

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Unknown

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.

Swedish Proverb

It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.

Suellen Fried

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

Rainer Maria Rilke

You must motivate yourself every day.

Matthew Stasior

Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.

Ralph Blum

There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.

Zig Ziglar

All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

Julie Andrews

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

Zig Ziglar

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.

Mark Twain