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Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.

David Schwartz

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Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The list is an absolute good. The list is life.

Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)

When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.

Norman Vincent Peale

Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.

Thomas Edison

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot

The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.

Norman Vincent Peale

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


Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.

Bill Blackman

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.

Cornelius Nepos

I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

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


As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician, caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their careers.

Michael E. DeBakey

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.

Thomas Jefferson

Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.

Chinese Proverb

Every dog has his day.


Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

For love is heaven, and heaven is love.

Sir Walter Scott

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

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.

Matthew Arnold

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

When you can't solve the problem, manage it.

Robert H. Schuller

If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''

Dale Dauten

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Elbert Hubbard

I like to watch.

Chance, Being There (1979)

Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.

Tom Larson

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

Michael Jordan

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

Who so loves believes the impossible.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

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

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.

Tom Hopkins

You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.

Maya Angelou

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.

Anne Sophie Swetchine

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

Bill Cosby

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.


The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.

Arnold Glasgow

Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?

Jim Rohn

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

He who hesitates is lost !


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

Barbara Jordan

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.

Melba Colgrove

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

Harvey Mackay

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.

Winston Churchill

Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.

Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.

Alfred Whitefield

There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.

Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)

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

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn Vos Savant

I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.

Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Albert Einstein

There are simply too many notes.

Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)

Somebody stop me !

Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)

Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

Chinese Proverb

Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.

Lawrence LeShan

It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.


Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.


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

Allan K. Chalmers

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.

Robert Half

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.

Louis Aragon

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

Brian Tracy

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Helen Keller

If you can't accept losing, you can't win.

Vince Lombardi

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.


Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

George S. Patton

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

Winston Churchill

A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.


When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.

Dale Carnegie

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T.S. Eliot

Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.

Joseph Sugarman

Reach for the stars.


Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.

William Ellery Channing

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.


Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Winston Churchill

All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -

Walt Disney

He that has done nothing has known nothing.

Thomas Carlyle

We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !

Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

Albert Camus

As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.

Swami Vivekananda

Where's the rest of me ?

Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)

Help me ! Help me !

Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)

To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable

Helen Keller

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?

Robert Browning

Anything is possible.


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

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill

Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.

Mark Victor Hansen

Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.

Coach K

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.


The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.

Anthony Robbins

Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

Frank Outlaw

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.