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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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One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.

Harvey Mackay

I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.

Shug, The Color Purple (1985)

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anais Nin

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

La Rochefoucauld

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi

Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.

Swami Vivekananda

All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.

Walter Anderson

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

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer

I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.

Woody Allen

There is time for everything.

Thomas Edison

Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

Swami Sivananda

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.

Dale Carnegie

Would you like to play a game ?

Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)

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

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'

Sydney Harris

Slow but steady wins the race.

Unknown

When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?

Sydney J. Harris

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4: 4-7

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.

Ursula K. Le Guin

It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.

Dennis Waitley

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.

Chinese Proverb

When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?

Steven Wright

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

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

Winston Churchill

We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.

Martha Washington

A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.

Forest Witcraft

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.

Winston Churchill

Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

Robert F. Kennedy

I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.

Edgar Watson Howe

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

P. T. Barnum

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

Winston Churchill

It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.

Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)

What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.

Epictetus

Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.

Dennis Waitley

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

Oscar Wilde

It is always your next move.

Napoleon Hill

Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.

Ralph Blum

Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.

Swami Vivekananda

No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.

Robert Half

Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.

Barbara Sher

He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.

Japanese Proverb

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

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

Erich Fromm

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.

Leonard Nimoy

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

William Shakespeare

In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.

Cicero

How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?

Henry David Thoreau

Hoke, you're my best friend.

Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

Unknown

Wisdom is more precious than rubies.

Biblical Proverb

One lie ruins a thousand truths.

Ghanaian Proverb

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Keller

They are able because they think they are able.

Virgil

if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.

Anonymous

It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?

Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

Donald Trump

The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.

C.S. Lewis

As you think in your heart, so shall you be.

Proverb

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.

Norman Vincent Peale

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

G. K. Chesterton

Where's the rest of me ?

Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.

Henry Ward Beecher

A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.

Islamic Proverb

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

Proverb

Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.

Pat Carroll

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.

Brian Tracy

Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.

George Carlin

No pain, No gain.

Unknown

It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.

Anonymous

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work

Thomas Edison

What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.

Henry David Thoreau

Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.

Thomas J. Watson

Every dog has his day.

Proverb

At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'

Jerry Seinfeld

Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.

J. Stephen

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !

Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)

Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.

George Herbert

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

Albert Einstein

We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.

Anonymous

This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.

Robert Kincaid

Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.

Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.

Victor Hugo

All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

When god closes a door, he opens a window.

Unknown

Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

Aristotle

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

Theodore H. White

Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.

Jim Rohn

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.

Brian Tracy

Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.

Winston Churchill

Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!

Larry the Cable Guy

Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.

Swami Vivekananda

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.

Gail Sheehy