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Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.

Norman Vincent Peale

With my brains and your looks, we could go places.

Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Albert Einstein

If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.

Unknown

I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.

Henri Nouwen

An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.

John H. Patterson

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.

Lynda Barry

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

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !

The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

James Dean

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

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

Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.

Earl Nightingale

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.

Anonymous

Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.

Anonymous

I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.

Cornelius Nepos

Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.

Zig Ziglar

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T.S. Eliot

I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.

Jim Croce

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.

Christina Rossetti

Obstacles are great incentives.

Jules Michelet

If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.

Anonymous

Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?

Jim Rohn

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder

Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition

Joe Carlozo

Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.

Dennis Waitley

What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.

Winston Churchill

Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.

Taako

Love is a fruit in season at all times.

Mother Theresa

Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.

Blaine Lee

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Effie Jones

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.

Unknown

Love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matthew

We loved with a love that was more than love.

Edgar Allan Poe

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.

W. Clement Stone

When we place blame, we give away our power.

Greg Anderson

I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.

Dennis Waitley

Our only security is in our ability to change.

Sam Keen

Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.

Carlo Brumat

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.

Jim Rohn

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

Swami Vivekananda

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Bertrand Russell

The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.

Warren G. Bennis

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Mother Theresa

If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.

Anne Mackay Thompson

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.

Henry David Thoreau

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kingsley

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.

Greg Anderson

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

Marianne Williamson

What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.

Robin St. John

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take

John Davidson Rockefeller

Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.

Phyllis Diller

Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.

David Ogilvy

The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.

Traditional Proverb

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion

Aristotle

We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.

Samuel Butler

What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.

George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.

Sophocles

Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.

Charles Caleb Colton

Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.

Robert Half

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

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

Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.

Lord Byron

Eddie, you're a born loser.

Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.

Napoleon Hill

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Anonymous

All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.

Napoleon Hill

Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.

Unknown

The beginning is the half of every action.

Greek Proverb

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.

Charles F. Kettering

So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.

Bruce Lee

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?

Steven Wright

Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.

Anonymous

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

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

Julia H. Gulliver

You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.

Aristotle

First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.

Rosalind Russell

Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.

Collin McCarty

Never give an order that can't be obeyed.

General Douglas MacArthur

Nothing succeeds like success.

Proverb

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein

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

H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert Schuller

The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.

Barbara Jordan

Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.

Mother Teresa

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

Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

Anonymous

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

Roy Disney

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results

Albert Einstein

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts

Albert Einstein