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What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.

Epictetus

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.

Epictetus

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Epictetus

Only the educated are free.

Epictetus

First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.

Epictetus

First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

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There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

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Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.

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If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.

Yusuf Tara

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.

Dale Carnegie

Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?

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Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.

Christy Borgeld

Somebody stop me !

Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

George Allen

Impossible situations can become possible miracles.

Robert H. Schuller

There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'

Carrie Fisher

Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition

Joe Carlozo

You only get out what you put in.

Unknown

Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.

Rosalind Russell

Life is what you make it.

Unknown

If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)

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

Anonymous

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Oscar Wilde

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Give all to love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.

Dale Carnegie

All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.

Glenn Gould

What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !

Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)

If it is to be it is up to me.

Unknown

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson

Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.

Rosemonde Gerard

The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.

Jessica Brumley

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

La Rochefoucauld

Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

Be who you are in every situation.

Michael Johnson

Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

Kahlil Gibran

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

Bernice Johnson Reagon

We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.

Swami Vivekananda

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller

I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

Anything in life worth having is worth working for.

Andrew Carnegie

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.

Viktor Frankl

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

Albert Einstein

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.

Brian Tracy

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

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !

Unknown

All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.

Swami Vivekananda

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.

Mary MacCracken

First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.

Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)

Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.

Emmanuel Swedenborg

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.

Dennis Waitley

Practice makes perfect.

Unknown

You are what you think about all day long.

Robert Schuller

Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.

Robert H. Schuller

What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.

Winston Churchill

What's another word for thesaurus ?

Steven Wright

Truth fears no questions.

Unattributed

May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.

L.O. Baird

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Lao Tzu

It is love alone that gives worth to all things.

Santa Teresa de Jesus

There's no abiding success without commitment.

Anthony Robbins

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.

William Carlos Williams

Fortune favors the brave.

Publius Terence

Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.

Christian Nestell Bovee

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.

Winston Churchill

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

Percy Bysshe Shelley

How do you live ?

Helen, James Allen (1932)

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.

Afghan Proverb

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett

Live life to the fullest.

Robert Louis Stevenson

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

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

Norman Vincent Peale

From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.

Thomas Edison

The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.

Johnette Napolitano

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

Richard Bach

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.

Confucius

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

Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)

You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.

Anonymous

Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.

Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)

We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

Jim Rohn

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.

Harvey Mackay

Many hands make light work.

Proverb

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?

W. Clement Stone

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.

Bruce Barton

Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.

Greg Anderson

We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?

Swami Vivekananda

But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.

William Shakespeare

Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.

Rene Dubos

Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.

Gordon Korman

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

Kahlil Gibran