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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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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Voltaire

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Helen Keller

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George Eliot

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

Thomas Henry Huxley

None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.

Thomas Edison

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

George Eliot

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In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.

Josiah G. Holland

It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

How far you go in life depends on your 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

Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.

Miles, Risky Business (1983)

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

Winston Churchill

Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.

Christy Borgeld

The dingo took my baby !

Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.

Aldous Huxley

An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.

Karl Jaspers

Sanctuary !

Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)

Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !

Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)

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

Charles M. Schwab

Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

Anonymous

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.

Martin Buber

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

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

There is no education like adversity.

Benjamin Disraeli

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

George Sands

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.

Zadok Rabinwitz

There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.

Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.

Swami Vivekananda

Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.

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Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

Persian Proverb

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

Pierre Corneille

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

Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.

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

William James

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

Stephen Covey

We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.

Anne Mackay Thompson

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

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

Helen Keller

Experience is the best teacher.

Proverb

Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.

Norman Vincent Peale

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.

Lynda Barry

There are no gains without pains.

Adlai Stevenson

I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.

Carl Sandburg

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

John F. Kennedy

Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.

Proverb

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

George Allen

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

Earl Nightingale

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.

Richard Bach

But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.

William Shakespeare

Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.

Mark Twain

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

Storm Jameson

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.

Oprah Winfrey

Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.

Karen Casey

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)

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

Henry Ford

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.

Norman Vincent Peale

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

George S. Patton

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.

Charles Caleb Colton

I don't like your manners.

Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.

General Omar Bradley

Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.

B.C. Forbes

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Mother Theresa

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.

George Catlin

Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.

Mike Wickett

To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.

Chinese Proverb

That love is all there is is all we know of love.

Emily Dickinson

Love is a hole in the heart.

Ben Hecht

A chain is as strong as its weakest link.

Danish Proverb

Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.

Mark Twain

A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.

Hector Berlioz

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle

Every dog has his day.

Proverb

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

Colette

The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.

Anonymous

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Helen Keller

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

John Lennon

Thou art to me a delicious torment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.

L.O. Baird

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John P. Strelecky

Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.

Joan Jett

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.

Thomas J. Watson

Never say die.

Proverb

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

They can because they think they can.

Virgil