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Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.

B.C. Forbes

It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.

B.C. Forbes

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Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

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Fractures well cured make us more strong.

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H.L. Mencken

Know thyself.

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Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?

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To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

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Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Robert H. Schuller

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

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I am your number one fan.

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There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

W. Clement Stone

That'll do, pig. That'll do.

Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)

Money without brains is always dangerous.

Napoleon Hill

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.

St. Francis

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Albert Einstein

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.

Winston Churchill

You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.

Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

What a dump.

Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)

I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.

Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.

Justin Sims

I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.

Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -

Kyle Chandler

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Albert Einstein

What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.

Henry Ward Beecher

We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.

Brian Andres

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !

Unknown

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

David McCullough

You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

John Davidson Rockefeller

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

Brian Tracy

It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

No fate is worse than a life without a love.

Mexican Proverb

Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !

Swami Vivekananda

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Thomas Carlyle

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

Mother Theresa

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Albert Einstein

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton

What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.

Napoleon Hill

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

Albert Einstein

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Anthony Robbins

If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.

Dale Carnegie

Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.

John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)

Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.

J. Stephen

Well, nobody's perfect.

Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it

Colin Wilson

If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.

William Shakespeare

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

Lou Holtz

Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.

Leo Buscaglia

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !

Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

Erich Fromm

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.

David B. Allman

I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.

Charles Barkley

We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.

John W. Turk

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.

Anonymous

Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.

Dr. Phil

What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.

Alexander Graham Bell

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

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.

B.C. Forbes

Ideas... they have the power

Napoleon Hill

Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.

Swami Vivekananda

Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?

Swami Vivekananda

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

W. Clement Stone

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

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

Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.

Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

Moliere

Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.

Bruce Lee

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

Robert F. Kennedy

We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.

Stephen Covey

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

Oscar Wilde

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.

Abraham Lincoln

Ability is sexless.

Christabel Pankhurst

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.

Anthony Robbins

Mac, you ever been in love ?

Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Come live in my heart and pay no rent.

Samuel Lover

To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.

W. Clement Stone

You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.

Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.

Indira Gandhi

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.

Richard Cech

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.

Napoleon Hill

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

Aristotle

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.

Martha Washington