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While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

Benjamin Franklin

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.

Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

Benjamin Franklin

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.

Benjamin Franklin

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?

Benjamin Franklin

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

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All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.

Napoleon Hill

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

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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

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

What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

George Eliot

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.

Conrad Hilton

All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.

William James

Good morning, Vietnam !

Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

Chinese Proverb

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.

Napoleon Hill

Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr

Martha Friedman

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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We belong dead.

The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.

James Baldwin

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

Aristotle

Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

Vince Lombardi

My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.

Anonymous

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.

Winston Churchill

Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !

Harvey Mackay

My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.

Kim Wilde

No man is wise enough by himself.

Plautus

I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.

Oprah Winfrey

Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.

Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.

Brian Tracy

We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.

Stephen Covey

Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.

Calvin Coolidge

Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.

Marcus Washling

Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.

Winston Churchill

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

Dan Stanford

Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.

Unknown

Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.

Earl Nightingale

If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson

Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.

English Proverb

Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.

Georgette Mosbacher

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.

Paul Sweeney

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.

Gordon Korman

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

Louis Pasteur

To be able to say how much love, is love but little.

Petrarch

Happiness is a state of activity.

Aristotle

Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.

Phyllis Diller

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.

Robert H. Schuller

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.

Marcus Aurelius

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

John Quincy Adams

I love you - those three words have my life in them.

Alexandrea

Be Here Now.

Ram Dass

No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.

Philip Armour

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

Richard Bach

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

Mary Parrish

The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

King Solomon

Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.

Anonymous

Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.

Unknown

That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.

Rumi

Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.

Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)

For with god all things are possible.

Bible

From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.

Ladislaus Boros

Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it

Unknown

The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.

C.S. Lewis

The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.

Martin Cruz Smith

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

William Ellery Channing

Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.

Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)

When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.

Kuuipo Mark

This is the beginning of a new day.

Unknown

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

John Nesvig

My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.

Thomas Edison

Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.

Karl G. Maeser

It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.

Christian Nestell Bovee

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)

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Charles Barkley

Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !

John McClane, Die Hard (1988)

Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.

Indian Proverb

Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.

Samantha Juarez

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.

Dennis Waitley

Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.

Stephen Covey

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.

Napoleon Hill

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler

Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Thomas Edison

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.

Nada, They Live (1988)

Let's go home, Debbie.

Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)

But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.

Karl Jaspers

Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.

Stephen Covey

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

Moliere

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

Mahatma Gandhi

The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.

Norman Vincent Peale

Ideas without action are worthless.

Harvey Mackay

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln