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The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it

Colin Wilson

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There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'

Carrie Fisher

To God, there is no zero. I still exist.

Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:24

We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.

Donald Curtis

The crocodile is only strong in the water.

Angolan Proverb

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

Joseph Joubert

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

Bill Cosby

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

Dale Carnegie

Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

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

Tony Dorsett

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.

A. P. Gouthey

Success leaves clues.

Jim Rohn

It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.

Marcel Proust

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it

Colin Wilson

Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The loving are the daring.

Bayard Taylor

Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !

Lewis Carroll

In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.

W. Clement Stone

"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"

Robert Schuller

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

Albert Einstein

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

You're as old as you behave.

Harvey Mackay

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

James Dean

To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.

Warren G. Bennis

Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.

Joan Jett

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

Proverb

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Edward Young

Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

Winston Churchill

Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.

Dennis Waitley

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

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

Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.

W. Clement Stone

Stella ! Hey, Stella !

Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.

Larry Smith

What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.

Voltaire

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.

Thomas Jefferson

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !

Winston Churchill

It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.

W. Somerset Maugham

You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.

Roger Smith

Your attitude determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.

Unknown

If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.

Harvey Mackay

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 can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

H.L. Mencken

If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.

Barbara De Angelis

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'

Sydney Harris

Somebody stop me !

Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

Jean Anouilh

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.

Anonymous

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

W. Clement Stone

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

Kahlil Gibran

Change your thoughts, change your life.

James Allen

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

John Donne

Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.

Henry David Thoreau

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.

Maya Angelou

Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.

Winston Churchill

He that has done nothing has known nothing.

Thomas Carlyle

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

Paul Sweeney

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Unknown

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

Abraham Lincoln

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Napoleon Hill

It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.

John P. Strelecky

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Do, or do not. There is no try.

Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

An obstacle is often a stepping stone.

Prescott

Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.

Swami Vivekananda

Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Dale Carnegie

Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.

Hermann Hesse

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

Earl Nightingale

He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.

Oscar Wilde

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.

Brian Tracy

The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.

Mark Twain

To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.

Soren Kierkegaard

Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !

Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)

We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.

Marcus Aurelius

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.

Thomas Jefferson

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

E.B. White

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.

Mother Teresa

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.

Machiavelli

Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.

Rollo May

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

W. Clement Stone

Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -

Kyle Chandler

One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.

Albert Einstein

You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.

Daniel Heinsius

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

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