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The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.

Elmer Davis

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

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.


Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.

Earl Nightingale

Here's Johnny !

Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle

From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.

Arthur Ashe

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.

Marilyn Ferguson

Never give an order that can't be obeyed.

General Douglas MacArthur

Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.

Sidney Jourard

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.

Albert Einstein

Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.

Indian Proverb

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

Stephen Covey

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

Jimi Hendrix

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Galilei

Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.

Henry Ford

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

Helen Keller

Do you want a leg or a breast ?

Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)

You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.

Robert F. Kennedy

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

Victor Hugo

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.

Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Kahlil Gibran

Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.

John P. Strelecky

Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.

Clark Moustakas

Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.

William Curry

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.

Smiley Blanton

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

Who's on first.

Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.

Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.

Danish Proverb

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

Albert Schweitzer

An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.

Caroline L. Gascoigne

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.


Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.

Stephen Covey

Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.

Bruce Lee

O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.

Walt Whitman

He that would be a leader must be a bridge.

Welsh Proverb

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)

Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

No man is happy who does not think himself so.

Publilius Syrus

There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.

William B. Given, Jr.

The calla lilies are in bloom again.

Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up

James Baldwin

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.


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

Richard Bach

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.


We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.

Desmond Tutu

Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.

Henry David Thoreau

Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.


I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.

Ashleigh Brilliant

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.


Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.


Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

Walter Anderson

We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.

Mother Teresa

Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.

Swami Vivekananda

If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''

Dale Dauten

One million dollars !

Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)

Hey, lady !

Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

Henry David Thoreau

If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.


Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.

William Wordsworth

It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.

Jerry Greenfield

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

Arthur C. Clarke

One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.

C. T. Davis

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.

St. Francis

It's showtime !

Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

Oprah Winfrey

One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.

Russian Proverb

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.

Thomas Edison

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton

The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.

Tim Blixseth Bono

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.

Vince Lombardi

Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.

David Wilkerson

We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.

Anthony Robbins

Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.


Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

Success is the child of audacity.

Benjamin Disraeli

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.


Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind

Earl Nightingale

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

Henry Ford

A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.

Iranian Proverb

Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?

Earl Nightingale

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.

Julia H. Gulliver

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

St Francis De Sales

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.

Icelandic Proverb

Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.

Abraham Maslow

A bold onset is half the battle.

Giuseppe Garibaldi

In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson