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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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The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

William Osler

Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.

Jim Rohn

There are no gains without pains.

Adlai Stevenson

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.

Bruce Barton

If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.

Myrtle Reed

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !

The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

When people are like each other they tend to like each other.

Anthony Robbins

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.

Napoleon Hill

Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.

Swami Vivekananda

All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -

Walt Disney

Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.

Norman Vincent Peale

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.

Anatole France

I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.

Albert Einstein

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

Stephen Covey

Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.

Ashleigh Brilliant

I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Abraham Lincoln

Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

Maximus, Gladiator (2000)

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

Anonymous

Love as much as you can from wherever you are.

Elizabeth Ashley

The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

Hubert Humphrey

A martini. Shaken, not stirred.

James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)

The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.

Thomas Jefferson

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

John Maxwell

To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

For with god all things are possible.

Bible

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.

Unknown

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

Lynda Barry

On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.

Henry Drummond

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allan Poe

Be the ball.

Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)

My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.

Hebrew Proverb

To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !

Katherine Graham

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.

Karl Jaspers

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.

Norman Vincent Peale

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.

Mother Teresa

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Unknown

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Jeanne Moreau

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

Aristotle

The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.

Clint Smith

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.

Arnold Glasgow

The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care

T. Howell

Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.

Thomas Edison

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

Thomas Jefferson

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.

Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen

The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.

Martha Washington

Love is the only rational act.

Morrie Schwarz

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie

Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.

Stephen Covey

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.

Martin Buber

Don't water your weeds.

Harvey Mackay

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.

The Shulamite

We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.

Stephen Covey

"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.

Swami Vivekananda

All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.

Swami Vivekananda

Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Franklin P. Jones

Change your thoughts, change your life.

James Allen

What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.

Robin St. John

You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.

Roger Smith

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.

Colossians 315

There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.

William George Jordan

You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.

William S. Burroughs

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.

Elbert Hubbard

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.

Emmanuel Swedenborg

Excuse me while I whip this out.

Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

John Andrew Holmes Jr.

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.

Robert H. Goddard

Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.

Dean Marshall

Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.

Assyrian Proverb

Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?

Martin Luther King Jr.

You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.

Dennis Waitley

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.

Emily Dickinson

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?

Anthony Robbins

There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.

Robert Fripp

I have a head for business and a bod for sin.

Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)

Our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich

True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.

Anonymous

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

Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.

Anonymous

Where there is love there is no darkness.

Burundi Proverb

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

Henry Ford

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

P. T. Barnum

Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.

Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.

Norman Vincent Peale

All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.

Harvey Mackay

Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.

Horace

You are never a loser until you quit trying.

Mike Ditka

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

Mark Twain

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

Lou Holtz