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There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.

David Starr Jordan

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.

David Starr Jordan

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Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.

Thomas Moore

I see dead people.

Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)

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

Gerald J. Simmons

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.

Anthony Robbins

My life is my message.

Mahatma Gandhi

If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Thomas Jefferson

It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.

Bruce Lee

A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.

Bruce Springsteen

The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.

Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.

Swami Vivekananda

Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.

Warren Bennis

I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.

Thomas Edison

Do you want a leg or a breast ?

Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.

Claudia Black

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Unknown

We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?

Swami Vivekananda

No wire hangers, ever !

Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)

The calla lilies are in bloom again.

Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.

Confucius

I am your father.

Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.

Vince Lombardi

The heart is wiser than the intellect.

J.G. Holland

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

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.

Joe Paterno

No matter where you go, there you are.

Steven Wright

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

Leo Buscaglia

Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".

Kahlil Gibran

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Anonymous

Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.

Anonymous

From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.

Yiddish Proverb

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.

Brian Tracy

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.

Leo Buscaglia

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.

Robert H. Schuller

Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.

Max DePree

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

Swami Vivekananda

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

Colin Wilson

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Chinese Proverb

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration

Thomas Edison

Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.

Horace

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Jeanne Moreau

Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.

Norman Vincent Peale

Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?

Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)

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

Unknown

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.

Thomas Fuller

A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.

Robert Herrick

In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.

Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey

Let thy words be few.

Ecclesiastes

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

Positive anything is better than negative thinking.

Elbert Hubbard

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.

Vince Lombardi

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

Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.

French Proverb

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.

Anthony Robbins

The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.

Elmer Davis

If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.

W. Clement Stone

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

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.

Freaks, Freaks (1932)

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

W. Clement Stone

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.

Thomas Jefferson

Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge

The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.

John Dewey

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)

The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.

Zig Ziglar

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.

Swami Vivekananda

Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.

Peter Koestenbaum

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

Erich Fromm

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.

Seneca

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

Robert H. Schuller

We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch

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

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.

Mark Twain

In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.

Unknown

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

William S. Burroughs

There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.

Gordon Korman

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

W. Clement Stone

Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?

Robert Half

This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.

Muriel Spark

Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.

Stephen Covey

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

Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)

Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.

Winston Churchill

If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.

Unknown

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke