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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

Charles F. Kettering

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Jim Rohn

Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.

Robert H. Schuller

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Kahlil Gibran

Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.

Karl G. Maeser

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

Thomas Jefferson

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.

Margaret Thatcher

Hard work pays off.

Unknown

We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''

W. Clement Stone

Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.

Spanish Proverb

Hope springs eternal.

Alexander Pope

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

La Rochefoucauld

Who's on first.

Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.

Matthew Keith Groves

They are able because they think they are able.

Virgil

A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.

Anonymous

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.

Yogi Berra

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.

UB40

Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.

Mary Anne Radmacher

Kindness is always fashionable.

America E. Barr

No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.

La Rochefoucauld

If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought

Peace Pilgrim

One does evil enough when one does nothing good.

German Proverb

Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.

Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes

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

Aristotle

Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

Dennis Waitley

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Elbert Hubbard

A life lived in fear is half lived.

Anonymous

I am your father.

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

Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

Maya Angelou

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.

D.H. Lawrence

The way we see the problem is the problem.

Stephen Covey

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

Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Teresa

You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.

Michael Johnson

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

Leo Buscaglia

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama

Some things have to be believed to be seen.

Ralph Hodgson

This is the first day, of the rest of your life.

Unknown

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

African Proverb

All mankind love a lover.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

Henry David Thoreau

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

Anonymous

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill

Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.

Indian Proverb

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Pogo

The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.

Norman Vincent Peale

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.

Harvey Mackay

Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.

Swami Vivekananda

They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.

Latin Proverb

The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson

Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.

Mark Victor Hansen

Stella ! Hey, Stella !

Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.

C. T. Davis

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.

J. Petit Senn

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Goethe

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.

St. Francis De Sales

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.

Helen Keller

Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.

La Rochefoucauld

We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.

Madeleine Albright

Smile ! and the world will smile with you !

Unknown

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

Norman Vincent Peale

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vince Lombardi

He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.

Martha Washington

We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time

Jermaine Stewart

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.

Robert H. Goddard

For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.

William J. Bennett

My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.

Thomas Edison

Warriors, come out to play !

Luther, The Warriors (1979)

The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.

Danish Proverb

They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.

Red Cloud

Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.

Anonymous

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

Thomas Edison

All-righty then !

Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)

To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.

Rabindranath Tagore

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

Winston Churchill

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

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Duffy, Chinatown (1974)

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

Kahlil Gibran

When god closes a door, he opens a window.

Unknown

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

George S. Patton

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Unknown