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

David McCullough

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You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.

Harold Hill

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.

Zig Ziglar

Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.

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Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.

Michael Johnson

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

Colin Wilson

If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.

Stephen Covey

When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.

Elizabeth Bowen

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

William Faulkner

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.

Greg Anderson

Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.

Anonymous

Fiddle-dee-dee.

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

In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.

Elizabeth Ashley

The book you don't read cant help.

Jim Rohn

Cause Change & Lead. Accept Change & Survive. Resist Change & Die.

Ray Norda

It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.

Sandra Swinney

Love is smiling on the inside and out.

Jennifer Wilson

There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.

David Mahoney

Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Vegas, baby.

Trent, Swingers (1996)

We all go a little mad sometimes.

Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon

Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.

Dennis Waitley

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Help me ! Help me !

Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.

Charles M. Schwab

Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.

Admiral Collingwood

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.

Swami Vivekananda

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

William Penn

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

George Sands

The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

Thomas Jefferson

Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !

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

There's no crying in baseball !

Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)

You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.

David Levesque

Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.

W. Clement Stone

I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.

Rumi

If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

Henry Ford

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.

Charles Morgan

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.

John Dryden

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Socrates

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.

Beverly Sills

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.

Winston Churchill

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

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

Norman Vincent Peale

All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.

Glenn Gould

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Mahatma Gandhi

There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.

Anonymous

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

Albert Einstein

If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.

Stephen Covey

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.

Woodrow Wilson

Talkers are no good doers.

William Shakespeare

If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.

Bernard Haldane

Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.

Unknown

No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.

Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)

My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.

Thomas Edison

Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.

Miguel de Unamuno

Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.

Norman Vincent Peale

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.

Unknown

An obstacle is often a stepping stone.

Prescott

You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.

When Harry Met Sally

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Proverb

My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.

Anonymous

You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.

Agent J, Men In Black (1997)

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.

Winston Churchill

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.

Barbara De Angelis

Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.

Calvin Coolidge

Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.

Unknown

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

Norman Vincent Peale

We come to beginnings only at the end.

William Bridges

If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?

Hillel

Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.

Zig Ziglar

It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.

Winston Churchill

Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.

Nick Richardson

My precious.

Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)

Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Plato

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Mother Theresa

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napolean Hill

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

Zig Ziglar

There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.

Dale Carnegie

We're sisters under the same mink.

Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)

Live with passion !

Anthony Robbins

The truth is more important than the facts.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.

Mingjiao

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Thomas Edison

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

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Vince Lombardi

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein

Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.

John Armstrong

It's good to be the king !

Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Thomas Carlyle