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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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Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.

Laura Frith

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Keep away from small 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 greatest sin is to think yourself weak.

Swami Vivekananda

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.

Elbert Hubbard

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.

Dennis Waitley

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.

Swami Vivekananda

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.

Yogi Berra

Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.

Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)

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

John Donne

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.

Blaise Pascal

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Unknown

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

Marc Chagall

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

The crocodile is only strong in the water.

Angolan Proverb

He that would be a leader must be a bridge.

Welsh Proverb

There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.

Abraham Maslow

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

James Baldwin

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

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

Dennis Waitley

The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.

Warren G. Bennis

I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.

Woody Allen

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

Shira Tehrani

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

Albert Einstein

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

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do, or do not. There is no try.

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

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Robert Schuller

Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.

Francis Wilson

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

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

Victor Hugo

Anything is possible.

Unknown

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

Unknown

Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.

Thomas Edison

I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !

The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.

William Bridges

A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.

Bruce Springsteen

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.

Norman Vincent Peale

Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.

Grenville Kleiser

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.

John Ruskin

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

Marcel Proust

Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

Dale Carnegie

My heart is ever at your service.

Shakespeare

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

John Kenneth Galbraith

We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.

Karl Jaspers

Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.

Larry Smith

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time

Marion Wright Edelman

He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles

Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.

Unknown

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Aretha Franklin

Tough times never last but tough people do.

Robert Schuller

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

Tony Dorsett

Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Rosebud.

Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)

You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.

Zig Ziglar

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

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

Snap out of it !

Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)

When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.

Tyron Edwards

Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.

Abraham Maslow

We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.

Brigham Young

You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.

Anonymous

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

Unknown

Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.

Unknown

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Lydia Maria Child

The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.

Thomas Edison

Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !

Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

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

If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.

Anonymous

We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.

Harvey Mackay

Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.

Collin McCarty

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Robert H. Schuller

If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.

Blaise Pascal

But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !

Paula, Gaslight (1940)

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Pogo

Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.

W. Clement Stone

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

Napoleon Hill

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

Robert Frost

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

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Dale Carnegie

The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.

Anonymous

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.

Woody Allen

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.

Anonymous

Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.

Winston Churchill

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Brian Tracy

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

Vincent Van Gogh

You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.

Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.

Danny Kaye

You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.

Robert H. Schuller

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.

Lee Iacocca

The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

William Osler