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

Jeanne Moreau

O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!

Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Believe in yourself.

Unknown

Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.

Stephen Covey

Life is a do-it yourself project.

Dennis Waitley

Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.

Robert H. Schuller

Love reminds you that nothing else matters.

Amy Bushell

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.

Norman Vincent Peale

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

Rhett Butler

This is nothing !

Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)

You are never a loser until you quit trying.

Mike Ditka

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.

Martin Cruz Smith

The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.

George Catlin

You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.

Leo Rosten

People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Anonymous

A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.

Bertrand Russell

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.

Charles M. Schwab

I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Abraham Lincoln

We get to make a living , we give to make a life.

Winston Churchill

Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.

Afghan Proverb

Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.

Unknown

For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill

Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

Ikhide Oshoma

Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.

Robert H. Schuller

Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

Jean Sibelius

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.

Harvey Mackay

Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.

Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)

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

Ralph Nader

I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.

Red Cloud

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

Winston Churchill

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

Vince Lombardi

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

Paul Sweeney

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

When I asked god for strength He gave me difficult situations to face When I asked god for brain & brawn He gave me puzzles in life to solve When I asked god for happiness He showed me some unhappy people When I asked god for wealth He showed me how to work hard When I asked god for favors He showed me opportunities to work hard When I asked god for peace He showed me how to help others God gave me nothing I wanted He gave me everything I needed

Swami Vivekananda

We all go a little mad sometimes.

Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)

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

Anthony Robbins

An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.

Caroline L. Gascoigne

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.

William Carlos Williams

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

Thomas Jefferson

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

Joshua J. Marine

Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.

Norman Vincent Peale

is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

Helen Keller

The dingo took my baby !

Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)

No one is so poor as an ignorant person.

Hebrew Proverb

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.

Robert G. Ingersoll

It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.

Suellen Fried

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.

Swami Vivekananda

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.

William Makepeace Thackeray

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.

Ed Parker

In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.

Karl Jaspers

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.

Mark Victor Hansen

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.

Mother Teresa

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Abraham Lincoln

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

Helen Keller

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Shelley

Whatever it takes !

Unknown

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

Democritus

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!

Paul J. Meyer

A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.

The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Carl Bard

Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.

Miguel de Unamuno

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.

Anonymous

Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.

Christy Borgeld

Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.

Dr. Phil

Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Kahlil Gibran

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

Thomas Edison

Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.

Julia H. Gulliver

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !

Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.

Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)

The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.

Harriet Rubin

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

Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Forget about it.

Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)

If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?

Hillel

The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.

Zig Ziglar

But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.

Thomas Moore

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Anonymous

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

Mother Theresa

We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.

Winston Churchill

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !

Anthony Robbins

Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?

Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)

Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.

Egyptian Proverb

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

Tom Robbins

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

Dorothy Parker

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.

Zig Ziglar

The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.

Saudi Arabian Proverb

Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.

Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)

Be of love a little more careful than of anything.

E.E. Cummings

There is no education like adversity.

Disraeli

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.

Lisa Grude