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God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.

Ethel Watts Mumford

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Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.

Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.

Peter De Vries

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

Robert Fripp

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

None are homely who smile.

Robert Half

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.

David Starr Jordan

if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.

Anonymous

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.

T.S. Eliot

Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.

Chinese Proverb

Follow your dreams.

Unknown

Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.

Unknown

To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.

Bunker Hunt

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Unknown

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

St. Clement

Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.

Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

William Penn

In love beggar and king are equal.

Indian Proverb

It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.

Seneca

It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.

Harvey Mackay

All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.

Glenn Gould

There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.

David Starr Jordan

If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.

Yusuf Tara

The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

Thomas S. Monson

Success is never wondering what if.

Karrie Huffman

Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !

Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

Mary Engelbreit

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.

Gail Sheehy

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

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

Kahlil Gibran

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

You had me at hello.

Jerry Maguire

If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.

The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

Anonymous

One does evil enough when one does nothing good.

German Proverb

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

Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen

Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.

Swami Vivekananda

In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.

John Churton Collins

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

Unknown

We rob banks.

Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.

Dean Marshall Art Linkletter

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

Leo Tolstoy

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

Ayn Rand

This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

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

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Earl Nightingale

Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.

Bertrand Russell

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?

Swami Vivekananda

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

Lynda Barry

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.

Josh Billings

Great men are not always wise.

Job 329

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill

Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.

John Wicker

Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.

Confucius

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

John Milton

Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.

Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)

Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't sweat the small stuff.

Richard Carlson

Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.

Swami Vivekananda

Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.

Norman Vincent Peale

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.

Dale Carnegie

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

John Lennon

The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.

Ken Robbins

You talkin to me ?

Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)

Never give an order that can't be obeyed.

General Douglas MacArthur

Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.

Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

Albert Einstein

I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.

Helice Bridges

We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.

Swami Vivekananda

Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.

Jim Rohn

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

Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.

Madeleine Albright

The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.

Gardner Murphy

There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.

William Wordsworth

Nature does nothing uselessly.

Aristotle

No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.

Greg Henry Quinn

I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.

Thomas Edison

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

Albert Einstein

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Lao Tse

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.

Anonymous

Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind

Earl Nightingale

Love understands all languages.

Romanian Proverb

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.

Mark Twain

Nothing succeeds like success.

Proverb

People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.

Milan Kundera

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

Robin St. John

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Kahlil Gibran

Slow but steady wins the race.

Unknown

Whatever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.

Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)

Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?

Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.

Claudia Black

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Unknown

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.

Unknown