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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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If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.

Peace Pilgrim

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

Hunker down.

Unknown

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

John Donne

Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.

Swami Vivekananda

The past does not equal the future.

Anthony Robbins

It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.

Swami Vivekananda

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.

Winston Churchill

Immaturity can last a lifetime.

Robert Half

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.

Lee Iacocca

We rob banks.

Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.

Plato

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?

Marian Wright Edelman

If you can't accept losing, you can't win.

Vince Lombardi

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

Anonymous

It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.

Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)

Ability is sexless.

Christabel Pankhurst

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.

William Jennings Bryan

I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !

Jerry Van Amerongen

The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.

George Catlin

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Say hello to my little friend !

Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)

The dingo took my baby !

Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran

There's no place like home.

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)

The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

Vegas, baby.

Trent, Swingers (1996)

Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.

Peter Davies

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

Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.

Dennis Waitley

Soul meets soul on lover's lips.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.

William Makepeace Thackeray

A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.

Samuel Butler

Follow the money.

Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

Henry David Thoreau

Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.

William Wordsworth

To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.

Anthony Pagano

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

Vaclav Havel

We loved with a love that was more than love.

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Theodor Reik

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

Michael Johnson

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

Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.

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No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.

Mike Litman

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.

Hedy Lamarr

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.

Kahlil Gibran

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

Louise Hay

Sanctuary !

Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.

Albert Einstein

Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.

Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

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

Anne Dillard

Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.

English Proverb

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Walter Winchell

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes

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

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

Anonymous

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

Unknown

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

Sophocles

Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.

Stephen Covey

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

"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"

Robert Schuller

Wisdom is more precious than rubies.

Biblical Proverb

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.

Anthony Robbins

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Albert Einstein

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal

Earl Nightingale

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.

Benjamin Franklin

We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.

Swami Vivekananda

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.

Confucius

His eyes have made love to me all evening.

Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Open the pod bay doors,

Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)

There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.

Anonymous

Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.

Unknown

You must motivate yourself every day.

Matthew Stasior

It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.

Mallory Jones

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

Anonymous

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

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.

Dale Carnegie

Every human heart is human.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.

Paul "Bear" Bryant

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Thomas Edison

Truth fears no questions.

Unattributed

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

Carrie Fisher

Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.

Washington Irving

Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.

Marc Chagall

It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.

John Bulwer

You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.

Irish Proverb

I want the fairy tale.

Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)

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

David Bly

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

E.E. Cummings