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Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.

Diane Ackerman

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If you build it, he will come.

Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)

From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.

Ba'al Shem Tov

You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.

Chinese Proverb

To go fast, row slowly.

Norman Vincent Peale

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

Dennis Waitley

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.

T. Howell

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .

John Greenleaf Whittier

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King Jr.

There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.

Swami Vivekananda

You must motivate yourself every day.

Matthew Stasior

Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)

There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.

Mario Cuomo

Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.

William Wordsworth

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

Charles M. Schwab

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.

J.M. Power

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !

Unknown

Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.

Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)

There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.

Prentice

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.

Anonymous

Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.

Dennis Waitley

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

J. Petit Senn

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Unknown

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

Helen Keller

You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.

Heraclitus

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

Helen Keller

You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.

Paul Sweeney

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

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.

Jim Rohn

I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.

Thomas Edison

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.

Mother Teresa

Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.

Henry Ford

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.

Thomas Jefferson

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller

I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.

Thomas Edison

Where there is love there is no darkness.

Burundi Proverb

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.

Thomas Edison

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.

Unknown

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.

Robert H. Schuller

I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.

Dorothy L. Sayers

Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !

Swami Vivekananda

Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.

Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Oscar Wilde

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Build a dream and the dream will build you.

Robert H. Schuller

Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.

Thomas Jefferson

Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.

James Baldwin

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Unknown

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.

Dale Carnegie

If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)

The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.

Charles Barkley

Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved

Helen Keller

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.

Dennis Waitley

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

Abraham Lincoln

A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.

Maya Angelou

What is essential is invisible to the eyes.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.

Dennis Waitley

The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.

Johnette Napolitano

Never stop dreaming.

Unknown

It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.

Isaac Asimov

Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.

Anonymous

I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.

Woody Allen

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

Thomas Edison

The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.

Swami Vivekananda

People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.

Jesse Owens

You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.

Bruce Lee

If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.

The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)

From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.

Ladislaus Boros

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.

Robert Ingersoll

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.

Rabindranath Tagore

Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?

Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.

Thomas J. Watson

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.

H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)

Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.

John Wicker

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn

We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.

Brian Tracy

Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.

Anonymous

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Swami Vivekananda

Security is a kind of death.

Tennessee Williams

Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.

Stephen Covey

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.

Ivan Panin

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

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.

Robert H. Schuller

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

Charles Morgan

There is no education like adversity.

Disraeli

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

Felix Adler

Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.

Unattributed

Can you dig it ?

Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)

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