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Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

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

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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.

Rene Dubos

To know me is to love me.

Unknown

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy

Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.

William Yeats

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

Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.

Charles Dickens

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert H. Schuller

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Thomas J. Watson

You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.

Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.

Margaret Laurence

If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.

Justin Sims

Don't go through life, grow through life.

Eric Butterworth

Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.

Mingjiao

Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.

Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

He that has done nothing has known nothing.

Thomas Carlyle

Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

John Lennon

When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.

Norman Vincent Peale

Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.

George Bernard Shaw

There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.

Azim Premji

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.

Abigail Van Buren

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

W.C Fields

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

Robert H. Schuller

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

Napoleon Hill

We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love

Makaino Kouji

O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.

Robert Burns

"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.

George P. Burnham

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)

Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.

Anonymous

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!

Jim Ryun

You must motivate yourself every day.

Matthew Stasior

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

Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)

This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.

Muriel Spark

is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

Helen Keller

From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.

Abraham Maslow

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.

Yogi Berra

Count your blessings.

Og Mandino

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.

Plutarch

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.

Anonymous

Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes

Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.

Swami Vivekananda

Slow but steady wins the race.

Unknown

The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.

George Catlin

You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.

Susan Podziba

Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

Winston Churchill

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

Anonymous

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

Napoleon Hill

You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.

Les Brown

If you mean to profit, learn to please.

Winston Churchill

Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.

Thomas J. Watson

Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.

Micheal Pritchard

Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.

Anonymous

No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.

La Rochefoucauld

We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.

Winston Churchill

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

Marc Chagall

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

Martha Washington

There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.

Mario Cuomo

Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.

Dale Carnegie

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

Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.

Mingjiao

What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.

Louis L. Mann

All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.

Harvey Mackay

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.

Dale Carnegie

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.

Charles Buxton

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".

Norman Vincent Peale

To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter

Aristotle

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.

Luciano De Crescenzo

Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.

Mark Victor Hansen

If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.

Leo Tolstoy

Ideas without action are worthless.

Harvey Mackay

To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.

Anthony Pagano

Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.

Swami Vivekananda

For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.

Francis Bacon

Hi-Yo, Silver !

The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)

No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.

Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

Norman Vincent Peale

In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.

Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)

I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.

George Catlin

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

George S. Patton

If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.

Stephen Covey

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

Thomas Jefferson

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.

Jim Rohn

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret B. Runbeck

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

F.M. Hubbard

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

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.

Vince Lombardi

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Shakespeare