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

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.


In imagination, there's no limitation.

Mark Victor Hansen

Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !

John McClane, Die Hard (1988)

You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.

Paul H. Dunn

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work

William Ernest Henley

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.

P. T. Barnum

Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.

Thomas Edison

Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.

Thornton Wilder

The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.

Thomas Edison

To God, there is no zero. I still exist.

Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.

John Wooden

It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.

Greek Proverb

If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.

Dean Marshall Art Linkletter

We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.

Sister Busche

Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.

Richard Saunders

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.

Napoleon Hill

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.

Bruce Lee

In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action


Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.


Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

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

Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.


The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.

Joseph Campbell

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

Robert H. Schuller

Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.

Swami Vivekananda

Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.


What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.


There's no crying in baseball !

Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)

Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.

Stephen Covey

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

Zig Ziglar

When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.

Robert H. Schuller

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

Jim Rohn

Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)

Here's Johnny !

Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -

Elbert Hubbard

But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.

William Shakespeare

Who so loves believes the impossible.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

Napoleon Hill

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

Albert Einstein

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

Robert H. Schuller

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

Albert Einstein

Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.

Lester Sumrall

We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.


I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda

All mankind love a lover.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.


The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes

Dennis Waitley

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !

Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)

He who stops being better stops being good.

Oliver Cromwell

There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'

Carrie Fisher

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

Winston Churchill

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.

Napoleon Hill

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

Brian Tracy

If they move, kill ' em.

Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)

People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.

Harvey Mackay

Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.


When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

Thomas Jefferson

Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

Karl Menninger

Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?

Martin Luther King Jr.

I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

Abraham Lincoln

We must be the change we wish to see.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Bertrand Russell

Inch by inch, it's a cinch.

Robert H. Schuller

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

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is never wondering what if.

Karrie Huffman

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Miguel de Unamuno

The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.

Swami Vivekananda

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett

We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.

Donald Curtis

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

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

William Bridges

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

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

Never give in -- never, never, never, never.

Winston Churchill

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.

Robert Frost

When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.


Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.

Emily Dickinson

The dingo took my baby !

Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

No one knows what he can do until he tries.

Publilius Syrus

After your jump, the net appears.

Vincent Lauria

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.

Albert Einstein

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare

Love is a hole in the heart.

Ben Hecht

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day

Robert Frost

Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.

William Lowe Bryan

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.

Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

William Shakespeare

I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?


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