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The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.

Barbara Jordan

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If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.

Orville Wright

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

Louis Pasteur

The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.

Leo Rosten

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?

Earl Nightingale

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.

Natalie Cole

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.

W. R. Inge

Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.

Martha Washington

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

Anonymous

The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vince Lombardi

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 there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.

W. Clement Stone

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare

Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.

Jim Rohn

Most ball games are lost, not won.

Casey Stengel

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?

Jim Rohn

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.

Voltaire

To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.

Mingjiao

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard

Please-baby-please-baby-please-baby-baby - baby. Please !

Mars Blackmon, She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.

Thomas J. Watson

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.

Ella Williams

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Edward Young

He that would be a leader must be a bridge.

Welsh Proverb

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

Stephen Covey

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou

As if !

Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon

Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.

Dennis Waitley

Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.

Marsha Sinetar

We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.

Desmond Tutu

Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.

Unknown

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

John Wooden

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

George S. Patton

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

My precious.

Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)

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

Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.

Miguel de Unamuno

It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.

Voltaire

The life which is unexamined is not worth living

Socrates

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

Aristotle

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

In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.

Albert Einstein

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.

Bill Cosby

You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?

P. T. Barnum

No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.

Aesop

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

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

Anonymous

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

Bill Bernbach

Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.

Anonymous

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.

Lord Drewar

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.

Thomas Edison

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

Abraham Lincoln

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.

Benjamin Disraeli

My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)

Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.

Dorothy Day

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson

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)

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.

Charles F. Kettering

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie

If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!

Henriette Montel

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

Love reminds you that nothing else matters.

Amy Bushell

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

I am fond of only what comes from the heart.

Martha Washington

World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

Swami Vivekananda

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

Napoleon Hill

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

James Dean

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

Horace Walpole

Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.

Swami Vivekananda

A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.

Dag Hammarskjold

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

Proverb

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett

Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.

Earl Nightingale

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Carl Jung

Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.

Dr. Phil

Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.

Tracy L. McNair

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.

Stephen Covey

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.

George Matthew Allen

Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.

Anonymous

The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.

Thomas Carlyle

The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.

Swami Vivekananda

"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.

George P. Burnham

Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.

George Catlin

Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.

Unattributed

Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.

Rene Dubos

Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.

Abraham Lincoln

For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.

Earl Nightingale

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Henry Ford

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:15

Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.

Mary Parrish