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Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

E.B. White

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Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.

Eileen Caddy

Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.

William Bridges

Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.

Stephen Covey

Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.

Norman Vincent Peale

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !

President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)

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

Francois Mauriac

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.

Henry Ford

Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.

Swami Vivekananda

By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.

Swami Vivekananda

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Dale Carnegie

To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.

Sugar Ray Robinson

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

Martha Washington

Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.

Anita Brookner

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry Kaiser

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.

Harvey Mackay

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.

Stephen Covey

Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.

William Blake

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.

Dennis Waitley

I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.

George Catlin

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Napolean Bonaparte

I'm going to take a bath.

Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?

Dale Carnegie

Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?

Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)

Impossible situations can become possible miracles.

Robert H. Schuller

My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.

Abraham Lincoln

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney

The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

Braveheart

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.

Anonymous

My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.

Thomas Edison

There is no education like adversity.

Benjamin Disraeli

You are never a loser until you quit trying.

Mike Ditka

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

Samuel Johnson

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.

Anonymous

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.

Winston Churchill

It ain't over till it's over.

Yogi Berra

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

Peace Pilgrim

The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.

C.S. Lewis

To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.

Thomas Edison

Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.

William Bridges

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

Winston Churchill

Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

Anthony Robbins

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.

Dennis Waitley

Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !

Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)

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

Robert Half

Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.

B.C. Forbes

Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.

Dennis Waitley

The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.

Martin Buber

You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.

Harold Hill

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'

Jerry Seinfeld

It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.

Dale Carnegie

To ask the hard question is simple.

W.H. Auden

The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."

Maria Montessori

There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.

Zig Ziglar

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

Come out, come out, wherever you are !

Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller

There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas Edison

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.

Barbara De Angelis

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement

W. Clement Stone

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.

Dale Carnegie

Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.

Thomas Edison

No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.

Aesop

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Theodore Roosevelt

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

Denis Diderot

Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.

Elizabeth Von Arnim

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.

Anthony Robbins

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

La Rouchefoucauld

Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.

Georgette Mosbacher

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.

H.L. Mencken

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

Levell Edwards

Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.

Unattributed

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

Albert Einstein

It's always darkest before the dawn.

Unknown

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan

I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.

Larry Smith

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

Henri Nouwen

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.

Larry Page

The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.

Brian Tracy

I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.

Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn Vos Savant

A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.

Dennis Waitley

The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.

Brian Tracy

One does evil enough when one does nothing good.

German Proverb

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

Napoleon Hill

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.

Epictetus