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Buckminster Fuller

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You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Buckminster Fuller

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The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

Vince Lombardi

Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.

Swami Vivekananda

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.

Sister Busche

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

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Kahil Gibran

Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.

Dottie Walters

Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.

Blaine Lee

One does evil enough when one does nothing good.

German Proverb

It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.

Aristotle

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

Unknown

Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.

Stephen Covey

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

Warren Buffett

If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.

Norman Vincent Peale

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.

Thomas Edison

I want the fairy tale.

Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

Seneca

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

Plutarch

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

We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.

Anonymous

Work is love made manifest.

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The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

Zig Ziglar

When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.

William Glasser

Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.

Paulo Coelho

What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.

Baiyun

Love is not selfish.

Corinthians

Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.

Swami Vivekananda

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

Louise Hay

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Unknown

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott

Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.

Anita Brookner

Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.

Charles Caleb Colton

The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.

Mike Litman

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.

Sherry Anderson

Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.

Theodor Reik

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.

Jane Addams

Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?

Jim Rohn

Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.

Dennis Waitley

Whatever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.

Martha Washington

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.

Bill Cosby

Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.

Art Fry

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

Don't fear, just live right.

Neal A. Maxwell

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.

Vince Lombardi

After all, tomorrow is another day !

Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)

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

The ready back gets all the loads.

Latvian Proverbs

Do first things first, and second things not at all.

Peter F. Drucker

He who has hope has everything.

Arabian Proverb

If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.

Anonymous

If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man

Aretha Franklin

I'm king of the world !

Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

Life is what you make it.

Unknown

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

Robert H. Schuller

Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.

Albert Einstein

If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.

Swami Vivekananda

Love that is true never grows old.

Elben Bano

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction

Anne Sullivan

Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?

Martin Luther King Jr.

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Anonymous

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

James Oppenheim

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

Unknown

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley

In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.

Japanese Proverb

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

John Davidson Rockefeller

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

The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.

Anonymous

I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.

Larry Smith

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

J. Stephen

Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.

Thomas Edison

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.

Unknown

Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

Jim Rohn

Talkers are no good doers.

William Shakespeare

What's another word for thesaurus ?

Steven Wright

Seek first to understand, then be understood

Stephen Covey

What's meant to be will always find a way

Trisha Yearwood

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.

Dennis Waitley

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.

Albert Einstein

The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.

Danish Proverb

I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !

Jerry Van Amerongen

The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.

Martha Washington

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

Dale Carnegie

So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.

W. Clement Stone

Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?

Cinderella

Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.

Diane Ackerman

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.

David Starr Jordan

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Picasso

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

David Viscott

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

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

Storm Jameson