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Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.

Erica Jong

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Where there is a will, there is a way.


There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

Denis Waitley

May the Force be with you.

Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.

George Santayana

Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?

George Bernard Shaw

Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

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

Kahlil Gibran

Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Harold Whitman

You're my Lassie come home.

Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr.

The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.

Zig Ziglar

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

Pearl Bailey

When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.

Barbara Winter

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Mahatma Gandhi

If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !

W. Clement Stone

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

Winston Churchill

In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.


I scoured many websites, and consulted my friends, my family and our readers for these pearls of wisdom. Now I want to do that again, except this time, I bring to you,

David Riklan

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

Marianne Williamson

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich

There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.

Napoleon Hill

People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.

Robert Half

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


Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.

Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

It is always your next move.

Napoleon Hill

There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.

David Mahoney

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

William Wordsworth

Don't dream it be it.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)

This is the beginning of a new day.


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

Anthony J. D'Angelo

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Napoleon Hill

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.

Swami Vivekananda

Impossible situations can become possible miracles.

Robert H. Schuller

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

Napoleon Hill

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.

Robert H. Schuller

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

George Eliot

My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.

Swami Vivekananda

The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.

Zen Proverb

I like to watch.

Chance, Being There (1979)

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)

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

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.

Lou Holtz

No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.

Greg Henry Quinn

Anything is possible.


It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill

All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.

Swami Vivekananda

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

Wayne Gretzky

Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !

Ira Gershwin

The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forget about it.

Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)

Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.

Mary Anne Radmacher

There are never enough I Love You's.

Lenny Bruce

Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.

French Proverb

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.

W. Clement Stone

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Bertrand Russell

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

William Shakespeare

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.


You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.

Alanis Morrissette

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Love is a moment that lasts forever.

Julie Wittey

The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.

Swami Vivekananda

For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Good morning, Vietnam !

Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)

You are what you think about all day long.

Robert Schuller

In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it

Mary Norton Gordon

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

Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.


The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.

Richard Cech

Keep the Faith.


We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

Tom Robbins

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.

Abraham Lincoln

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.

Indian Proverb

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir

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

Dalai Lama

There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.

Helen Hayes

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.


Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.

Charles Caleb Colton

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.

Thomas Jefferson

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Henry Ford

I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

Abraham Lincoln

We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.

Marcel Proust

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.

Hermann Hesse

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

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.

Mark Twain

Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.

Charles Dickens

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.

Brian Tracy

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!

Charles Barkley

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.

Bertrand Russell

The past does not equal the future.

Anthony Robbins

Don't think it, ink it.

Mark Victor Hansen

Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.

Norman Vincent Peale