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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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Never spend your money before you have it.

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By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.

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

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A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.

Frank Tebbetts

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

Napoleon Hill

If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.

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Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

King Mongkut, The King And (1956)

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

Maureen Duffy

Don't think it, ink it.

Mark Victor Hansen

Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !

Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.

Swami Vivekananda

The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.

Cecil B. DeMille

You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.

Daniel Heinsius

As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Mike Litman

Better late than never.

Proverb

Open the pod bay doors,

Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

Winston Churchill

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.

Robert Frost

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

Epictetus

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

Mark Twain

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.

Abigail Van Buren

Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.

Amelia Earhart

Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.

Robert Louis Stevenson

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.

Anonymous

Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.

Tracy L. McNair

You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Winston Churchill

Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.

Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)

I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.

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But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.

Thomas Moore

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.

Viktor Frankl

I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !

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Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !

John McClane, Die Hard (1988)

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.

Swedish Proverb

I need him like the axe needs the turkey.

Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.

Winston Churchill

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

Robert H. Schuller

Kindness is always fashionable.

America E. Barr

If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.

Winston Churchill

The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

And that's how you play "Get the Guests".

George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)

When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.

Helen Keller

I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.

Rumi

Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.

Afghan Proverb

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.

George Mueller

And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.

Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.

Brian Tracy

Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?

Jim Rohn

The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.

John Milton

All progress occurs because people dare to be different

Harry Milner

If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.

Somerset Maugham

One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'

Abraham Maslow

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination

Earl Nightingale

I am not a toy. I am a spork !

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

Abraham Lincoln

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Brian Tracy

When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.

Elizabeth Bowen

Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.

Harvey Mackay

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

It's showtime !

Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.

Orville Wright

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)

Always do the right thing.

Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)

We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !

Winston Churchill

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

You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?

P. T. Barnum

You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.

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One does evil enough when one does nothing good.

German Proverb

It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

William Arthur Ward

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.

James Baldwin

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

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.

John P. Strelecky

Who's on first.

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Experience is the best teacher.

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It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

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Theodore Roosevelt

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

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Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.

Val Saintsbury

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

African Proverb

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.

Greg Henry Quinn

The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Thomas Edison