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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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They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.

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Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.

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

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Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !

Albert Einstein

This is the first day, of the rest of your life.

Unknown

The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.

Anne Dillard

I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Abraham Lincoln

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.

Anonymous

You complete me.

Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Shakespeare

I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.

Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)

We come to beginnings only at the end.

William Bridges

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.

Richard B. Sheridan

You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.

Napoleon Hill

When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.

William Shakespeare

Make the second effort your second nature.

Harvey Mackay

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

William Cowper

The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.

Gardner Murphy

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl S. Buck

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.

John Keats

Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !

Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

Thomas Campbell

Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.

Thomas Edison

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.

Pearl Bailey

A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.

Dennis Waitley

No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.

Aesop

And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.

Buddha

Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.

Robert Half

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

Napoleon Bonaparte

This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.

Swami Vivekananda

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.

Melba Colgrove

Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.

Unknown

If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.

Bernard Haldane

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.

Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes

The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion

Aristotle

Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.

Jean Anouilh

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.

Maya Angelou

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

Jim Rohn

In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.

Karl Jaspers

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

Charles Buxton

In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.

Dean Marshall Art Linkletter

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

Colette

I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.

W. Clement Stone

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

Greg Anderson

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.

Chinese Proverb

Where's the rest of me ?

Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)

Follow your dreams.

Unknown

To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.

Bruce Lee

Laughter is the best medicine.

Unknown

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

Traditional Proverb

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.

Brian Tracy

A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.

Donald Trump

We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Jim Rohn

If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Corinthians

Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.

Norman Vincent Peale

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.

Brian Tracy

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Washington Irving

Tolerance can lead to learning something.

Jakob Dylan

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Thomas Jefferson

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.

Luciano De Crescenzo

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?

The Joker, Batman (1989)

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.

Chinese Proverb

Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.

Jim Rohn

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.

Winston Churchill

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it

Dennis P. Kimbro

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.

Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

John Wooden

I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.

Jackie Joyner Kersee

The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation

Thomas Edison

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.

Charles M. Schwab

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Peter Ustinov

We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

Dalai Lama

Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.

Assyrian Proverb

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.

Thomas Fuller

What you cannot enforce, Do not command.

Sophocles

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Buddha

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

Abraham Lincoln

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

John Quincy Adams

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

Anonymous

It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Henry Ward Beecher

If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.

Anonymous

From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.

Ba'al Shem Tov

In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

The point is that you can't be too greedy.

Donald Trump

To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.

Paul R. Ehrlich

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato

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

Albert Schweitzer

The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.

Napoleon Bonaparte