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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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Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

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

Oscar Wilde

The best things in life are free.

Unknown

Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.

Cathy Carlyle

He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.

Unattributed

Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.

Norman Vincent Peale

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.

Nolan Bushnell

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Thomas Edison

Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.

English Proverb

Get busy living or get busy dying.

Stephen King

Whatever happens, take responsibility !

Anthony Robbins

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

Albert Einstein

A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.

Henry David Thoreau

Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.

Eileen Caddy

A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.

Winston Churchill

The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.

Justin Sims

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

Maya Angelou

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Albert Einstein

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

Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.

Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

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

Winston Churchill

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

Peace Pilgrim

Nature does nothing uselessly.

Aristotle

The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.

George Catlin

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.

Joan Baez

A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.

Levi ben Gershon

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw

I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.

Francoise Sagan

My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.

Elizabeth Bowen

You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.

Agent J, Men In Black (1997)

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

William Cowper

Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.

Theodor Reik

When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Oprah Winfrey

The show must go on.

Proverb

The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.

Mike Litman

The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.

Jesus

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

Erich Fromm

End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.

Mark Victor Hansen

The world belongs to the energetic.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change your thoughts, change your life.

James Allen

Excuse me while I whip this out.

Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)

World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

Swami Vivekananda

Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.

English Proverb

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

Anthony Robbins

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.

Swami Vivekananda

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.

Jim Rohn

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.

Lily Tomlin

Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.

Laura Frith

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

You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.

Brian Tracy

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn

How do you live ?

Helen, James Allen (1932)

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.

Jonathan Swift

Our love is here to stay.

Ira Gershwin

When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.

Barbara Winter

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

Archimedes

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.

Unknown

I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.

Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

There is no education like adversity.

Disraeli

Love, two minds without a single thought.

Philip Barry

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

Amelia Earhart

Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.

Stephen Covey

Life is what you make it.

Unknown

Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine

I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Elie Wiesel

Fortune and love favor the brave.

Ovid

There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.

Azim Premji

The measure of a man is what he does with power.

Greek Proverb

The life which is unexamined is not worth living

Socrates

My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.

Molly McDonald

You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.

Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Edison

Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.

Tracy L. McNair

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Plato

The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.

Ivan Scheier

Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.

Khalil Gibran

It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.

Stephen Covey

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Unknown

A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.

Anonymous

No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.

Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

Zig Ziglar

Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.

Swami Vivekananda

I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?

Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)

Attitude determines altitude.

Anonymous

If you would create something, you must be something.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.

Aristotle

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.

Thomas Edison

If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.

Cullen Hightower

Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.

Germaine De Stael