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Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

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Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.

Rollo May

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is no beauty but the beauty of action.

Proverb

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

James Dean

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.

Swedish Proverb

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.

St. Francis

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

Traditional Proverb

Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.

Afghan Proverb

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

Albert Schweitzer

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Winston Churchill

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

Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.

Natalie Cole

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

If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.

Bernard Haldane

When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.

Helen Keller

The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.

Marva Collins

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Abraham Maslow

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Benjamin Franklin

I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.

Michael Johnson

Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.

Jose Incenerios

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.

Harold Hulbert

Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.

Martha Washington

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Anthony Robbins

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.

Henry David Thoreau

A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.

John A. Shedd

Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.

Dottie Walters

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.

Martha Washington

Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?

Mark Twain

It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.

Anatole France

Whatever it takes !

Unknown

Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.

Norman Vincent Peale

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.

Francois Mauriac

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

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

I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.

Albert Einstein

It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.

Aristotle

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

John Lennon

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

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

Dennis Waitley

You know, Billy. We blew it.

Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

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

Anonymous

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.

George Mueller

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.

Kahlil Gibran

It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.

Anonymous

If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.

Harvey Mackay

The show must go on.

Proverb

To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.

Thomas Fuller

Don't hide your light under a bushel.

Bible

A life lived in fear is half lived.

Anonymous

No one is so poor as an ignorant person.

Hebrew Proverb

No pain, No gain.

Unknown

No man can stand on top because he is put there.

H. H. Vreeland

Success is never wondering what if.

Karrie Huffman

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

Albert Einstein

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

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Cicero

I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.

George Catlin

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.

Norman Vincent Peale

It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.

Swami Vivekananda

A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.

Anonymous

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

Napoleon Hill

To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Khalil Gibran

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Norman Vincent Peale

The ready back gets all the loads.

Latvian Proverbs

A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.

Thomas Edison

The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.

Allard Lowenstein

A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.

Jimi Hollemans

Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.

Larry Scherwitz

You're my Lassie come home.

Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.

James Baldwin

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

Martha Washington

Strike while the iron is hot.

Proverb

Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.

Harvey Mackay

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie

Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.

Horace

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it

Theodore Roosevelt

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

Dennis Waitley

Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.

Thomas Edison

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.

Margaret Mead

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.

La Rouchefoucauld

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Mother Teresa

Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.

Unknown

I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.

Stephen Covey

I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.

Ashleigh Brilliant