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Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.

Bill Moyers

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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

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

Robert F. Kennedy

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

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.

Harvey Mackay

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

Albert Careb

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.


All-righty then !

Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

John Lennon

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

They're called boobs, Ed.

Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)

The point is that you can't be too greedy.

Donald Trump

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's no place like home.

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)

Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.


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

Earl Nightingale

Old love does not rust.

Estonian Proverb

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

Seek first to understand, then be understood

Stephen Covey

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

Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.

Winston Churchill

We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?

Swami Vivekananda

The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.

Swami Vivekananda

Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !

Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)

She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.

Jane Austen

He who has great power should use it lightly.


Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.

Albert Ellis

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

Jacques Benigne Bossuel

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you would create something, you must be something.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Have you checked the children lately ?

Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)

Your attitude determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.

Henry David Thoreau

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke

To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.

Sugar Ray Robinson

Never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill

People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.

Pete Zafra

I am your number one fan.

Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.

Lily Tomlin

If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.

Robert H. Schuller

I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.

Bruce Lee

You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford

The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.

George Catlin

You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.

James Allen

It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.

Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)

Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

Robert F. Kennedy

The show must go on.


In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.

Phil Collins

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

George Allen

Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.

George Matthew Adams

As you think in your heart, so shall you be.


In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Galileo Galilei

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

You know, Billy. We blew it.

Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry Kaiser

One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.

Harvey Mackay

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.

Melba Colgrove

After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.


Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Abraham Lincoln

Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.

Harvey Mackay

Nothing succeeds like success.


There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.

Anthony Robbins

Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.

David Wilkerson

There is no remedy for love but to love more.


The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.

Thomas Jefferson

I think therefore I am

Rene Descartes

No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Benjamin Franklin

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

Colin Powell

In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.

Brian Weir

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day

Robert Frost

All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

George P. Burnham

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

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Zig Ziglar

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.


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

Robert Half

Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.

George DeVack

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

Jim Rohn

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

Carl Jung

I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.

Marie Osmond

We loved with a love that was more than love.

Edgar Allan Poe

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert Schuller

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.

John Donne

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

Oprah Winfrey

A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.

William Shedd

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

George Matthew Allen

It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

St Francis De Sales

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

J. Stephen

Ability is sexless.

Christabel Pankhurst