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

Elmer Davis

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A small house will hold a hundred friends.

African Proverb

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.

Anita Brookner

Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.

Margaret Thatcher

Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !

George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.

Anonymous

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Effie Jones

If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.

John P. Strelecky

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.

Elbert Hubbard

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'

Sydney Harris

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

Kahlil Gibran

At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'

Jerry Seinfeld

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.

Napoleon Hill

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

They call me Mister Tibbs !

Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)

People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.

Jesse Owens

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.

Eileen Caddy

I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.

Superman, Superman (1978)

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.

Josh Billings

When we place blame, we give away our power.

Greg Anderson

Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.

T.S. Eliot

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

Romans 1218

Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.

Stephen Covey

If you would create something, you must be something.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

La Rochefoucauld

Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Margaret Mead

Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?

Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)

A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.

Islamic Proverb

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.

Cyril Connolly

Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.

Greg Anderson

I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.

Abraham Lincoln

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

William Lowe Bryan

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

Albert Einstein

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

Les Brown

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

Okay, but I get to be on top.

Josh, Big (1988)

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie

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

In imagination, there's no limitation.

Mark Victor Hansen

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.

Jane Addams

The loving are the daring.

Bayard Taylor

Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.

Alfred North Whitehead

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

Ann Landers

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

William Cowper

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.

Willis Whitney

What comes from the heart, touches the heart.

Don Sibet

His eyes have made love to me all evening.

Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)

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

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.

Greg Anderson

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.

Thomas Edison

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

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

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

Winston Churchill

Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !

Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

Chinese Proverb

Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.

Morrie Schwarz

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.

James Thomas

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Brian Tracy

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.

Michel de Montaigne

Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

Kahlil Gibran

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw

Love is when reality is better than your dreams.

Becky Graham

I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.

Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.

Henry David Thoreau

They alone live, who live for others.

Swami Vivekananda

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

That'll do, pig. That'll do.

Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)

He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.

Unattributed

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.

Ed Parker

Love knows no bounds.

Unknown

Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !

Taako

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.

Norman Vincent Peale

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

John Maxwell

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

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

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

John Wooden

Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

Leo Tolstoy

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.

Robert H. Goddard

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

Marilyn Ferguson

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !

Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)

No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.

Ronald Reagan

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.

Anthony Robbins

Here's looking at you, kid.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.

Stephen Covey

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

William Curry

Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.

Warren Bennis

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.

Prentice

The more goals you set - the more goals you get.

Mark Victor Hansen