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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

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Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William A. Ward

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

Mark Twain

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

Daniel Heinsius

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.

Muriel Spark

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Danny Kaye

The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation

Thomas Edison

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney

I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting. To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.

Bruce Lee

Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.

Tom Clancy

To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

Samuel Butler

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah

Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.

Harvey Mackay

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!

Paul J. Meyer

Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.

Earl Nightingale

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.

Winston Churchill

If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.

Margaret Thatcher

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

Dale E. Turner

Have you checked the children lately ?

Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)

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

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.

Unknown

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Unknown

The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.

Anonymous

If there is a will, there is a way.

Unknown

It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.

Zig Ziglar

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.

Unknown

Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

Karl A. Menninger

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.

Vince Lombardi

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

Winston Churchill

From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.

Ba'al Shem Tov

Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.

English Proverb

If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.

Winston Churchill

Live with passion.

Anthony Robbins

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.

Norman Vincent Peale

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.

Dale Carnegie

A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.

Dag Hammarskjold

Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.

Stacie Cunningham

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.

Gail Sheehy

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.

Bruce Lee

Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.

African Proverb

It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.

Anthony Robbins

But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.

Thomas Moore

Keep the Faith.

Unknown

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

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

Winston Churchill

Who's on first.

Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

Anonymous

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

Henry David Thoreau

Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.

Anonymous

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.

Willa Cather

We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.

Dennis Waitley

It is love that makes the impossible possible.

Indian Proverb

Fortune favors the brave.

Publius Terence

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?

Paul Sweeney

There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.

Charles Tremendous Jones

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

Unknown

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

Abraham Lincoln

You're good, you're very good.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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

A. P. Gouthey

Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

Maya Angelou

The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

Swami Vivekananda

Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.

Brian Tracy

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?

Anthony Robbins

They can because they think they can.

Virgil

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

Vaclav Havel

Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.

Anonymous

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Anonymous

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.

Anonymous

Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.

Thomas Edison

I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.

Thomas Edison

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

Confucius

Mac, you ever been in love ?

Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)

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

Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.

Martin Buber

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon

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

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

Plutarch

And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.

Buddha

I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.

Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

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

Horace

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

Polybius

Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .

Peter Koestenbaum

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.

Robert H. Schuller

Whatever it takes !

Unknown

We will either find a way or make one.

Hannibal