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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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For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.

Ivan Panin

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot

The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.

Danish Proverb

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He that has done nothing has known nothing.

Thomas Carlyle

Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !

Lewis Carroll

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '

Stephen Covey

Ability is sexless.

Christabel Pankhurst

Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.

Michael Johnson

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.

Claudia Black

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Helen Keller

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Unknown

Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.

Freaks, Freaks (1932)

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.

William A. Ward

Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.

Unknown

Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?

Swami Vivekananda

Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.

W. Clement Stone

Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Will Rogers

My life is my message.

Mahatma Gandhi

Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.

Harvey Mackay

Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.

Winston Churchill

Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.

Robert C. Solomon

Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !

Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.

Latin Proverb

Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.

Grenville Kleiser

Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.

Lester Sumrall

Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

William Lowe Bryan

The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.

Anonymous

Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.

Thomas Edison

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.

Janet Erskine Stuart

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

The Supremes

Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.

Margaret Thatcher

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Josh Billings

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 doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.

Soren Kierkegaard

Do, or do not. There is no try.

Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Anonymous

Who so loves believes the impossible.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.

Bruce Lee

When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.

W. Clement Stone

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

Charles Buxton

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

Robert F. Kennedy

God doesn't make junk.

Unknown

Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.

John Keats

Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.

Harvey Mackay

Follow your dreams.

Unknown

Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.

Germaine De Stael

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.

Sophocles

I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.

Charles Dickens

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.

Pietro Aretino

Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.

Dr. Phil

To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable

Helen Keller

To go fast, row slowly.

Norman Vincent Peale

Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.

Albert Einstein

If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.

Steve Martin

Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.

Thomas Edison

When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.

Zig Ziglar

The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.

W. Beran Wolfe

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

Bill Cosby

The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.

Traditional Proverb

Non !

Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)

The best things in life are free.

Unknown

Things do not change we change.

Henry David Thoreau

Old love does not rust.

Estonian Proverb

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

Theodor Reik

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The sun will come up tomorrow

Unknown

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.

Benjamin Disraeli

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert H. Schuller

What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.

George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Seek first to understand, then be understood

Stephen Covey

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.

Aristotle

I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.

Jordyn Wieber

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

Thomas Jefferson

He who has great power should use it lightly.

Seneca

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.

Winston Churchill

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.

Czech Proverb

Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.

Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)

In the space age the most important space is between the ears.

Anne Armstrong

The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.

Joseph Ray

Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.

Marion G. Romney

Come out, come out, wherever you are !

Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)

Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

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

Lao Tzu

If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.

Bonaro W. Overstreet

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?

Robert Browning

It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.

John Crowe

I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.

Albert Einstein

Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.

B.C. Forbes

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.

Anthony Robbins

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

Denis Diderot