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Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.

Bette Davis

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Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.


The stuff that dreams are made of.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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


Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.

Norman Vincent Peale

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.

Cullen Hightower

Keep away from 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

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.


In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.


Whatever it takes !


Where there is a will, there is a way.


It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.

Anthony Robbins

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

Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain

Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.

Rusty Silvey

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

Jim Rohn

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.

Winston Churchill

The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.


You complete me.

Jerry Maguire

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

Elbert Hubbard

Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.

Stephen Covey

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

David Farragut

And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Kahlil Gibran

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.

Susan Podziba

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

Thomas Edison

If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.


A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.


Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.

Karl Kraus

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Mignon McLaughlin

Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

Frank Outlaw

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.


Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.

Michael Norwood

Love is perfect kindness

Joseph Campbell

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl S. Buck

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

Dennis Waitley

It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Our love is here to stay.

Ira Gershwin

That which does not kill you makes you stronger.


As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?

Christy Borgeld

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

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

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

Robert F. Kennedy

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration

Thomas Edison

You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.

Brian Tracy

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.


To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

David Viscott

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

The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.

Edgar Watson Howe

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement

W. Clement Stone

I am fond of only what comes from the heart.

Martha Washington

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

Maureen Duffy

High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.

Winston Churchill

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

The buck stops here.

Harry Truman

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon

The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.

Robert Half

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

Swami Vivekananda

Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.


When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Buddhist Proverb

The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.

Pierre Abelard

When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?

Bruce Lee

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.


Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.

Thomas Dewar

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.


You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.

Henry Drummond

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

Mahatma Gandhi

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.

Winston Churchill

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

Francis of Assisi

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

To go fast, row slowly.

Norman Vincent Peale

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


Happiness is a state of activity.


People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !


Truth fears no questions.


Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

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

Winston Churchill

Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.


Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.

Abraham Lincoln

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.

Robert H. Schuller

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)

If there is a will, there is a way.


Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.

John Wooden

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

Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.

Swami Vivekananda

If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.


It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !


God doesn't make junk.