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Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.

Erich Fromm

Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.

Erich Fromm

Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.

Erich Fromm

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

Erich Fromm

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.

Erich Fromm

Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.

Erich Fromm

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

Erich Fromm

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It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.

Hermann Hesse

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

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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

When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.

Bill Blackman

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

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All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.

Unknown

My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.

George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

W. Clement Stone

There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

Thomas Edison

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Brian Tracy

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

Unknown

One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.

Harvey Mackay

Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".

Kahlil Gibran

Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another

Emma Goldman

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.

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

Thomas Edison

Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.

Calvin Coolidge

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy

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

Pietro Aretino

People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.

Harvey Mackay

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha

Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.

Theodor Reik

Don't ever give up.

Unknown

Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.

Thomas Edison

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kingsley

Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.

Michael Johnson

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

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To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.

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Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr

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I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.

Steven Wright

Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.

W. Clement Stone

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

Don't sweat the small stuff.

Richard Carlson

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

Morrie Schwarz

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle

Gloria Steinhem

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn

You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.

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If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.

Su Shi

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.

Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving

I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.

Woody Allen

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

Alan Ashley-Pitt

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

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.

Galatians 514

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson

Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude

Unknown

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.

Channing Pollock

I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.

Steven Wright

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

Confucius

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.

Emma Lazarus

I am fond of only what comes from the heart.

Martha Washington

Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.

David Bly

Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.

Christy Borgeld

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

David Viscott

Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.

B.C. Forbes

You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.

Roger Smith

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Steven Covey

Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.

Winston Churchill

It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.

Linda Conway

Life is "trying things to see if they work"

Ray Bradbury

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.

Albert Schweitzer

No man is happy who does not think himself so.

Publilius Syrus

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Brian Tracy

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Shakespeare

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

Publilius Syrus

Love is perfect kindness

Joseph Campbell

Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.

Larry Scherwitz

We tend to live up to our expectations.

Earl Nightingale

Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

Dale Carnegie

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

James Dean

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sydney Harris

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.

Thomas Edison

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter F. Drucker

Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.

Winston Churchill

Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -

Kyle Chandler

We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.

Sister Busche

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

W. Clement Stone

Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.

Blaine Lee

You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

After all, tomorrow is another day !

Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)

If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

Nothing is worth more than this day.

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

Our love is here to stay.

Ira Gershwin

All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.

William James

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

Robert Browning

We're sisters under the same mink.

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Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

Andy Warhol

Love is a bird, she needs to fly.

Madonna