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When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.

Elizabeth Bowen

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If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.

Master Yuanwu

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

Roy Disney

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."

Unknown

If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man

Aretha Franklin

Happiness is a choice.

Barry Neil Kaufman

Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.

Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.

Oprah Winfrey

If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.

Blaise Pascal

My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.

Swami Vivekananda

All love is sweet, given or returned.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.

Beverly Sills

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

Susan Podziba

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Bertrand Russell

Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

King Mongkut, The King And (1956)

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

Voltaire

I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.

Henry David Thoreau

Let thy words be few.

Ecclesiastes

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.

Pearl Bailey

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.

Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)

Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.

Dennis Waitley

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.

Napoleon Hill

Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.

W. Stanley Mooneyham

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

Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.

Marcus Washling

A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -

Dexter Yager

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

My precious.

Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)

One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.

John Gardner

It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.

Stephen Covey

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

William Faulkner

I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.

Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)

Get busy living or get busy dying.

Stephen King

Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only

Plautus

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

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

In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.

J. Stuart Keate

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.

M. Scott Peck

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

George Herbert

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Kahil Gibran

You can do anything you put your mind to.

Unknown

How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.

Robert Half

I have a head for business and a bod for sin.

Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)

Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.

Marguerite De Valois

We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time

Jermaine Stewart

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

Jim Ryun

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

Unknown

Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.

Thomas Trahern

Cause Change & Lead. Accept Change & Survive. Resist Change & Die.

Ray Norda

Have you checked the children lately ?

Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)

Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.

Swami Vivekananda

Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?

Emily Bronte

Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.

Paul Sweeney

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?

George Eliot

Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.

Lord Moran

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

Where there's life, there's hope.

Terence

Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.

Anonymous

Always do the right thing.

Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)

I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.

Ted Turner

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

David McCullough

Security is a kind of death.

Tennessee Williams

I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !

Howard Beale, Network (1976)

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

Dennis Waitley

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

Bill Cosby

Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

George Mueller

Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.

Ed Foreman

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.

Unknown

When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.

Dale Carnegie

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.

Mark Victor Hansen

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

Martha Washington

Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.

Harvey Mackay

The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.

Victor Hugo

We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.

Benjamin Disraeli

Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.

Theodor Reik

I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived

Margaret Mitchell

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.

Les Brown

I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.

Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)

You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.

Zig Ziglar

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

Justin Sims

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

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

Dale Carnegie

Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.

Tracy L. McNair

Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.

Jim Rohn

Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.

J. Stephen

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.

Earl Nightingale

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.

Richard Bach

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Susan Jeffers

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

Leo Tolstoy

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

Abraham Lincoln

Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.

Abraham Lincoln

If you're going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,

Oscar Madison, F (1968)