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

Dorothy Parker

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The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

Thomas Carlyle

Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.

Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)

Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love thy neighbour as thyself.


Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

H. Jackson Brown

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

Robert H. Schuller

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.

Susan Taylor

It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.

Rodney Dangerfield

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.

Louis Aragon

Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.

Mark Victor Hansen

Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.

Swami Vivekananda

To ask the hard question is simple.

W.H. Auden

, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.

Anne Sophie Swetchine

The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.

Levell Edwards

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X

Ask for advice but do what you think is best.

Greek Proverb

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.

Robert Half

Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.

Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)

Love is a game that two can play and both win.

Eva Gabor

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

Pearl Bailey

History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.

Karl Marx

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

Jim Rohn

Act or accept.


Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.


The secret of education lies in respecting the student.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Elizabeth Bowen

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at

Henry David Thoreau

Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.

Michael Polanyi

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

We must be the change we wish to see.

Mahatma Gandhi

You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.

Norman Vincent Peale

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.

Henry Drummond

Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.

Martin Buber

If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.


Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

H.L. Mencken

Don't follow your dreams, chase them.

Richard Dumb

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

Napoleon Hill

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

What's meant to be will always find a way

Trisha Yearwood

That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.

David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

Benjamin Franklin

No one became poor by giving alms.

French Proverb

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.

Brian Tracy

Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.


It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.

Willie Mays

Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another

Emma Goldman

No involvement, no commitment.

Stephen Covey

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.


Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.

Bill Blackman

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.


You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Earl Nightingale

You must motivate yourself every day.

Matthew Stasior

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Mark Twain

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.

Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

Brian Tracy

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

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

Thomas J. Watson

These go to eleven.

Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.

Henry Ford

Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.

Jim Henson

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

Anthony Robbins

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

Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !

Thomas Edison

Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.

Dennis Waitley

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

Winston Churchill

No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.

Martin Buber

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

Woody Allen

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

Dan Stanford

Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.

Earl Nightingale

The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.

Abb D'Allanival

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

Albert Einstein

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

Abraham Lincoln

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

Oprah Winfrey

Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.

Norman Vincent Peale

The only true gift is a portion of yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is a great beautifier.

Louisa May Alcott

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.


In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !

Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

You can do anything you put your mind to.


It is love that makes the impossible possible.

Indian Proverb

Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.

Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

Thomas Campbell

Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.

Greg Anderson

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

Abraham Lincoln

All love is sweet, given or returned.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.

George Catlin