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

Ethel Watts Mumford

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Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.

Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

Anonymous

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.

Charles Caleb Colton

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.

Michael Johnson

Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.

Anonymous

Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.

Chinese Proverb

The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.

Napoleon Hill

Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.

Swami Vivekananda

The past does not equal the future.

Anthony Robbins

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !

Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)

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

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.

Bill Bernbach

Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.

Casablanca

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

Edmund Burke

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

He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.

George Matthew Adams

This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.

Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)

When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?

Sydney J. Harris

The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.

Levell Edwards

Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.

Larry Smith

People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.

Harvey Mackay

Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.

Leonard Berry

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.

John Milton

Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.

Proverb

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

The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.

Unknown

Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.

Francis Bacon

Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

Chinese Proverb

Here's Johnny !

Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)

Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.

Walter Winchell

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

Henry Ford

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

Edgar Allan Poe

Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

Jim Rohn

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

You're so money, and you don't even know it.

Trent, Swingers (1996)

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.

Jim Rohn

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.

Anonymous

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

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

Arnold Glasgow

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.

Unknown

Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.

Zig Ziglar

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

Mark Twain

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

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

Emily Dickinson

Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.

Tom Hopkins

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

Unknown

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

Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.

Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.

Benjamin Disraeli

A small house will hold a hundred friends.

African Proverb

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Thomas Jefferson

Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.

Victor Kiam

Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.

Paul Sweeney

I want to be alone.

Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)

Don't water your weeds.

Harvey Mackay

I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.

Martha Washington

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn

We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.

John W. Turk

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Robert H. Schuller

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

Paul Tillich

We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.

Sister Busche

If you build it, he will come.

Field of Dreams

We come to beginnings only at the end.

William Bridges

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

Oprah Winfrey

All progress occurs because people dare to be different

Harry Milner

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

Warren Buffett

Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.

William Lowe Bryan

There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

Denis Waitley

Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.

Tim Blixseth

Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.

Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)

The point is that you can't be too greedy.

Donald Trump

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.

Zig Ziglar

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?

Joe Namath

Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Eleanor Roosevelt

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.

Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz

Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.

Harvey Mackay

Fiddle-dee-dee.

Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)

Never say more than is necessary.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Georgia, love is for the very young.

Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

Hoke, you're my best friend.

Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

Confucius

If you would create something, you must be something.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.

When Harry Met Sally

This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.

Swami Vivekananda

Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!

Larry the Cable Guy

Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.

T. Dufek

Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.

Dennis Waitley

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

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

John Milton

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

Tacitus

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