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The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.

Erma Bombeck

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Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.

Ayn Rand

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Goethe

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

Colin Powell

The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.

Allard Lowenstein

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

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

George Eliot

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.

Albert Einstein

Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.

Anthony Robbins

You must motivate yourself every day.

Matthew Stasior

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.

Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)

True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.

K. Knight

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.

Napoleon Hill

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.

Zig Ziglar

Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.

Anonymous

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character

Stephen Covey

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

G. K. Chesterton

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?

W. Clement Stone

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Unknown

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.

Brian Tracy

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn Vos Savant

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.

Rumi

There's no crying in baseball !

Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)

It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

Winston Churchill

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

Daniel Heinsius

The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

King Solomon

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Peter Ustinov

Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.

Lori Hard

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Albert Einstein

To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.

Bruce Lee

I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.

Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)

Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.

C.N. Bovee

All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

Julie Andrews

Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.

Victor Hugo

A small house will hold a hundred friends.

African Proverb

No one is so poor as an ignorant person.

Hebrew Proverb

Action is the antidote to despair.

Joan Baez

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

Thomas Jefferson

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.

Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.

Grenville Kleiser

The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.

Joseph Ray

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anais Nin

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

H.L. Mencken

Be who you are in every situation.

Michael Johnson

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.

Helen Keller

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

William Wordsworth

From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.

Ba'al Shem Tov

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

Albert Einstein

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.

Brian Tracy

Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.

John Armstrong

What comes from the heart, touches the heart.

Don Sibet

Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.

Warren G. Bennis

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.

Charles M. Schwab

Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.

Swami Vivekananda

A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.

George William Curtis

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6: 34

It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.

Willie Mays

When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?

Bruce Lee

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

Anonymous

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

Thomas Moore

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Shelley

The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.

Danish Proverb

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

Winston Churchill

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

Albert Einstein

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

Emily P. Bissell

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.

Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving

Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.

W. Clement Stone

Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

Vince Lombardi

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.

Lee Iacocca

Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?

Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)

Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.

Thomas Edison

We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.

John W. Turk

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.

Norman Vincent Peale

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.

Barbara De Angelis

Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.

Edward Bulwer Lytton

Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.

Dennis Waitley

Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.

Robert H. Schuller

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts

Albert Einstein

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

Winston Churchill

The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.

Martin Buber

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

Confucius

Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.

Anonymous

Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.

Michael Polanyi

Let's roll.

Todd Beamer

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Lydia Maria Child

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Proverbs 29:18