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If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.

Francis Bacon

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon

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

Francis Bacon

For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.

Francis Bacon

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You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.

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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

Who so loves believes the impossible.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Kahil Gibran

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Harold R. McAlindon

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

Anonymous

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

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A bold onset is half the battle.

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You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.

Golda Meir

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

E.B. White

No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.

Philip Armour

Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.

Edmund Spenser

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.

Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)

An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.

George Catlin

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.

Robert H. Schuller

Our love is here to stay.

Ira Gershwin

There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.

Abraham Maslow

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.

Anonymous

Let's roll.

Todd Beamer

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.

Anthony Robbins

Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.

Anonymous

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.

Rosemonde Gerard

You can do anything you put your mind to.

Unknown

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Seneca

is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

Helen Keller

A short saying often contains much wisdom.

Sophocles

You're my Lassie come home.

Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)

Find the good -- and praise it.

Alex Haley

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

St. Clement

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.

General Douglas MacArthur

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott

I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.

Martha Washington

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.

Josiah G. Holland

Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.

Karl Jaspers

Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.

Christy Borgeld

He who has great power should use it lightly.

Seneca

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.

Napoleon Hill

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.

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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.

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Don't go through life, grow through life.

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Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.

Vince Lombardi

No wire hangers, ever !

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It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.

Stephen Covey

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

Peter De Vries

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.

Margaret Thatcher

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Anatole France

Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

William Cowper

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

Albert Einstein

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

Donald Trump

Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.

Thomas Edison

No one is so poor as an ignorant person.

Hebrew Proverb

Never stop dreaming.

Unknown

What you cannot enforce, Do not command.

Sophocles

Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.

Swami Vivekananda

Adventure is worthwhile.

Amelia Earhart

Success is the proper utilization of failure.

Anonymous

Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.

Unknown

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

W. Clement Stone

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.

Lily Tomlin

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.

Mark Twain

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

The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.

Madame De Maintenon

Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.

Anonymous

Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.

Freaks, Freaks (1932)

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

Elbert Hubbard

What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Stephen Covey

Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.

Peter Koestenbaum

Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.

Elizabeth Von Arnim

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.

Janet Erskine Stuart

Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.

J.M. Barrie

What really matters is what you do with what you have.

Shirley Lord

Know thyself.

Socrates

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Indian Proverb

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.

Lou Holtz

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

Harvey Mackay

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon

He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.

Anonymous

One cannot think crooked and walk straight.

Anonymous

The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.

Anonymous

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

Erich Fromm

A boy's best friend is his mother.

Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes

Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.

Danish Proverb

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes

Dennis Waitley

Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.

Bill Moyers

The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.

Thomas Edison

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

Denis Diderot

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.

Cornelius Nepos

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

Stephen Covey

All love is sweet, given or returned.

Percy Bysshe Shelley