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Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.

Harvey Mackay

The best proof of love is trust.

Joyce Brothers

You must tolerate that which you can not change.

Spanish Proverb

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

They call me Mister Tibbs !

Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.

E. Joseph Cossman

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.


It takes a whole village to raise a child.

African Proverb

The past does not equal the future.

Anthony Robbins

And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.

Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.

Christy Borgeld

Love is not selfish.


I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

Jim Rohn

The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.

Barbara Jordan

Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.


The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller

Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.

Stephen Covey

There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.

Phyllis Battome

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.

Gerry Spence

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.

Peter De Vries

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

Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)

If you build it, he will come.

Field of Dreams

Love is the whole and more than all.

E.E. Cummings

When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.

W. Clement Stone

An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.

Karl Jaspers

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

Anthony Robbins

It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.

John Wooden

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.

Icelandic Proverb

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

Albert Einstein

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.

Marc Chagall

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.

Chinese Proverb

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sooner or later the truth comes to light.

Dutch Proverb

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

F.M. Hubbard

Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.

Swami Vivekananda

The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.

Swami Vivekananda

True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.

Leanna L. Bartram

High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton

Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.


A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.


A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

George S. Patton

Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Charles Darwin

In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action


Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.

Gieselle C. Viera

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

Albert Einstein

The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

Thomas Carlyle

Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.


Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion


Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Yo, Adrian !

Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)

What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.

Alexander Graham Bell

Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Effie Jones

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.

Felix Adler

Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.

Thomas Parnell

Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn vos Savant

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

Tom Robbins

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.

Winston Churchill

His eyes have made love to me all evening.

Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)

Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.

Eileen Caddy

Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.

Michael Johnson

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

In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it

Mary Norton Gordon

Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?

Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)

I saw and loved.

Edward Gibbon

These go to eleven.

Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

Danny Thomas

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.

E. Joseph Cossman

Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.

Stephen Covey

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

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

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.

Martin Buber

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm Forbes

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier

If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.

Marie Osmond

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.

Zig Ziglar

Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.

Swami Vivekananda

We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.

Gerald J. Simmons

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.

Eileen Caddy

There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.

William George Jordan

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

Swami Vivekananda

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

Dan Stanford

If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.

Bonaro W. Overstreet

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

If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.

Gilda, Gilda (1946)

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

Daniel Heinsius

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

Vince Lombardi