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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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There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.

Robert Half

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.

Jim Rohn

Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Napoleon Hill

Georgia, love is for the very young.

Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

All love is sweet, given or returned.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.

Gordon Korman

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.

Martha Washington

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney

There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.

Swami Vivekananda

The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.

Pierre Abelard

If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man

Aretha Franklin

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

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

Napoleon Hill

Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.

Satchel Paige

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.

Dale Carnegie

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

There's no crying in baseball !

Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

Margaret Thatcher

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale

Success is predictable.

Brian Tracy

Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.

Collin McCarty

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

They can because they think they can.

Virgil

Shane ! Shane ! Come back !

Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)

A healthy outside starts from the inside

Robert Urich

There is no beauty but the beauty of action.

Proverb

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.

David Burns

Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it

Unknown

Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.

Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)

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

Abraham Lincoln

I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.

City of Angels

Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.

Lord Chesterfield

Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.

Robert H. Schuller

I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.

George Catlin

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

John Milton

We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.

Swami Vivekananda

Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.

David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.

Barbara De Angelis

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

Jean Anouilh

Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

Winston Churchill

Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.

Washington Irving

It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.

Swami Vivekananda

One cannot think crooked and walk straight.

Anonymous

Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.

Bill Blackman

The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

John Stuart Mill

You only get out what you put in.

Unknown

The list is an absolute good. The list is life.

Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)

Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.

Coach K

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.

Brian Tracy

I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.

Winston Churchill

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor

Vince Lombardi

Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.

Miguel de Unamuno

No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.

Napoleon Hill

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert Schuller

Begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

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

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Anonymous

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Anonymous

In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.

Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)

A martini. Shaken, not stirred.

James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.

Victor Hugo

To be able to say how much love, is love but little.

Petrarch

Great men are not always wise.

Job 329

One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.

Albert Einstein

Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.

Swami Vivekananda

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?

Dale Carnegie

Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

Karl A. Menninger

The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !

George Jacques Danton

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.

Benjamin Disraeli

In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it

Mary Norton Gordon

Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.

Harvey Mackay

Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Erma Bombeck

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.

Anna Quindlen

Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you build it, he will come.

Field of Dreams

What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''

Dale Dauten

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

Norman Vincent Peale

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

Tacitus

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.

Albert Einstein

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

Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.

Eileen Caddy

Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.

Swami Vivekananda

You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.

J.S. Knox

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir

I'm the ghost with the most, babe.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)

I'm an excellent driver.

Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?

Paul Sweeney

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.

Napoleon Hill

Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.

David Wilkerson

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.

Brian Tracy

Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.

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