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God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.

Bambara Proverb

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Bruce Lee

Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.

Anonymous

It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.

John Crowe

Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.

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Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.

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What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.

George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.

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

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Anonymous

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

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Unknown

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.

Robert H. Schuller

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

Anonymous

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If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.

Abigail Van Buren

It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.

Anonymous

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?

Abraham Lincoln

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.

Mark Victor Hansen

We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?

Swami Vivekananda

You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.

James Baldwin

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

Robert Half

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

Seneca

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Peter Davies

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.

Felix Adler

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Thomas Edison

That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.

David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)

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

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Swami Vivekananda

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

Unknown

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

Carl Jung

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Federico Fellini

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Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)

Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.

Bill Blackman

Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

Jean Sibelius

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Henry Ward Beecher

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Richard M. Devos

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Thomas Edison

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

Winston Churchill

Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.

Max DePree

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.

Anthony Robbins

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

Anonymous

Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.

Anonymous

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

Unattributed

Love as much as you can from wherever you are.

Elizabeth Ashley

By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.

Swami Vivekananda

When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.

Helen Keller

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.

Czech Proverb

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.

Muriel Spark

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

Jim Rohn

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.

Karl Jaspers

Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !

Lewis Carroll

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

W. Clement Stone

Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.

Napoleon Hill

You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.

Roger Smith

Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.

Swami Vivekananda

Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.

Emily Bronte

Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.

Anonymous

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allan Poe

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Barbara De Angelis

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.

Henry Ward Beecher

Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.

Harvey Mackay

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

Albert Careb

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John Lennon

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

Lou Holtz

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Karl Jaspers

Change your thoughts, change your life.

James Allen

The greater the obstacle the more glory.

Moliere

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

All love is sweet, given or returned.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.

Berthold Auerbach

If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.

Anzia Yezierska

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott

Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.

Eileen Caddy

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

Helen Keller

We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.

Swami Vivekananda

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

Paul Tillich

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Zig Ziglar

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 is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'

Carrie Fisher

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at

Henry David Thoreau

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

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

Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?

Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)

Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Anthony Robbins

All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others

Swami Vivekananda

There's no place like home.

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)

The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.

Larry Page

Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.

Matthew Keith Groves

The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."

Maria Montessori

To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.

Bruce Lee

Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.

Robert H. Schuller