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One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie

Without a general an army is lost.

Greek Proverb

I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.

Dale Carnegie

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!

Jim Ryun

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.

Robert Half

Actions speak louder than words.

Proverb

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Thoreau

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.

Anthony Robbins

I need him like the axe needs the turkey.

Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.

Earl Nightingale

If it is to be it is up to me.

Unknown

If you feel you have no faults there's another one.

Anonymous

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

Thomas Carlyle

Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

David Lloyd George

I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.

Thomas Edison

Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.

Mark Twain

To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.

Anonymous

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results

Albert Einstein

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.

Robert Ingersoll

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.

Hasidic Proverb

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.

Joseph Sugarman

Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.

Eli Cohen

Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.

Michael Polanyi

The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)

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

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

Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

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

Anonymous

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

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Louis Pasteur

People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.

Jesse Owens

Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.

Stephen Covey

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

Dennis Waitley

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw

Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.

Harvey Mackay

Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.

William Feather

You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.

Brian Tracy

There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.

Charles Tremendous Jones

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.

Confucius

As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.

Swami Vivekananda

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.

Brian Tracy

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.

Confucius

I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?

Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)

People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not

Earl Nightingale

If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.

Unknown

We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)

Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.

John P. Strelecky

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.

Charles Morgan

Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

General George S. Patton

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.

James Anthony Froude

If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'

Abraham Maslow

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.

John Milton

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

Thomas Campbell

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

Albert Camus

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

Kahlil Gibran

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.

Jean Anouilh

What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.

Epictetus

Attitude determines altitude.

Anonymous

The only true gift is a portion of yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)

Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.

Peter Davies

All work is empty save when there is love.

Kahlil Gibran

Love is smiling on the inside and out.

Jennifer Wilson

Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.

Thomas Edison

It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.

Mallory Jones

I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.

Martha Washington

Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.

Winston Churchill

Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.

Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)

Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.

Stacie Cunningham

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

H. Jackson Brown

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.

Solon

Let's roll.

Todd Beamer

Life is the first gift, love is the second.

Marge Piercy

Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

Danny Thomas

What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.

Winston Churchill

We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

Marianne Williamson

Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.

Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)

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

Abraham Lincoln

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Brian Tracy

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

Epictetus

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton

Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.

Donald Zochert