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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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Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

Horace Walpole

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Dennis Waitley

Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.

Unattributed

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Stephen Covey

Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

Tolerance can lead to learning something.

Jakob Dylan

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.

Margaret Thatcher

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?

Paul Sweeney

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

W. Clement Stone

Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.

Peter Koestenbaum

There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.

David Mahoney

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

Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.

Max DePree

This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.

Chuck Sigars

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

Jacques Barzun

Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?

Larry Smith

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

I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?

Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)

Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.

W. Clement Stone

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

Albert Einstein

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Romans 1218

There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.

Charles Tremendous Jones

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.

Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)

Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!

Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Stephen R. Covey

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.

Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)

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

Henry Ford

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Mother Teresa

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 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 ?

Diogenes

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

Napoleon Hill

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

La Rochefoucauld

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

Somerset Maugham

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.

Kahlil Gibran

Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.

Horace

You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.

Daniel Heinsius

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

Zig Ziglar

The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.

Cecil B. DeMille

Live your life and forget your age.

Norman Vincent Peale

Love is a great beautifier.

Louisa May Alcott

Love never claims, it ever gives.

Mahatma Gandhi

Attica ! Attica !

Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

If I know what love is, it is because of you.

Hermann Hesse

Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.

Judith Viorst

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

God doesn't make junk.

Unknown

Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.

Chinese Proverb

Always do the right thing.

Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Thornton Wilder

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.

Willa Cather

Give all to love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

Isaac Asimov

There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.

Unknown

Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

Never say die.

Proverb

Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.

Lord Drewar

Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.

Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

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

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.

Thomas Edison

Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

Vince Lombardi

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

I saw and loved.

Edward Gibbon

Love is my religion, I could die for it.

John Keats

Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.

Swami Vivekananda

I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.

William Shakespeare

Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !

Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)

It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.

Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

Michael Jordan

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)

It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.

Zig Ziglar

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin

The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.

Anonymous

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

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.

Napoleon Hill

One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.

Wayne Gretzky

I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.

Alice Walker

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.

Charles F. Kettering

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

Anonymous

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.

Brian Tracy

Don't hide your light under a bushel.

Bible

Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.

Unattributed

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

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

William Bridges

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allan Poe

Make the second effort your second nature.

Harvey Mackay

I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Immaturity can last a lifetime.

Robert Half