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Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

David McCullough

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We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.

Swami Vivekananda

Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.

Leo Buscaglia

Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !

Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr.

I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !

Howard Beale, Network (1976)

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

Anonymous

"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Norman Vincent Peale

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.

Lee Iacocca

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.

Henry Drummond

I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.

City of Angels

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

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

Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

Thomas Jefferson

Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.

Noah Porter

You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.

Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.

Anthony Robbins

Dreams don't work unless you do.

John C. Maxwell

The sun will come up tomorrow

Unknown

A woman who is loved always has success.

Vicki Baum

You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.

William S. Burroughs

For hope is but the dream of those that wake.

Matthew Prior

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.

Aristotle

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.

Stan Smith

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sydney Harris

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.

Dale Carnegie

Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.

Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)

The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.

Anonymous

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Mark Twain

A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -

Dexter Yager

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill

Never complain about what you permit.

Mike Murdock

Do you like scary movies ?

Ghostface, Scream (1996)

Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.

Earl Nightingale

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

Helen Keller

Nothing succeeds like success.

Proverb

Love is the whole and more than all.

E.E. Cummings

Obstacles are great incentives.

Jules Michelet

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

Elinor Glyn

Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.

Thomas Edison

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at

Henry David Thoreau

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

Albert Einstein

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi

Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.

Anthony Robbins

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.

Unattributed

To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter

Aristotle

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbard

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

Jonathan Winters

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

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.

Lord Drewar

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

Charlie Brown

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'

Brian Tracy

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.

Napoleon Hill

A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.

Dennis Waitley

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Proverb

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.

Anonymous

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.

Anton Chekhov

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Thomas Edison

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.

Charles M. Schwab

The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Moore

Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.

Chinese Proverb

Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.

Jose Incenerios

Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.

Katie Lusk

We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

Winston Churchill

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

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

Swami Vivekananda

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

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.

Thomas Edison

In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.

Cicero

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

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

Anonymous

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.

Gerry Spence

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

Michael Jordan

There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.

Heraclitus

Know thyself.

Socrates

The hottest love has the coldest end.

Socrates

Anything is possible.

Unknown

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

Winston Churchill

Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

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

Albert Einstein

Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.

Indian Proverb

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary

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

David Viscott

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.

Nelson A. Rockefeller

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Darrell Royal

Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

Ikhide Oshoma

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

Dennis Waitley

Love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matthew

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A bold onset is half the battle.

Giuseppe Garibaldi