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Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

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To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.

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Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.

Robert H. Schuller

Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.

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You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.

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Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

Stephen Covey

I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !

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Brian Tracy

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

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But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.

Thomas Moore

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

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I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.

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Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

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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.

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Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverb

If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.

Anne Mackay Thompson

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

John Quincy Adams

You betcha !

Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)

Don't ever give up.

Unknown

A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.

Winston Churchill

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Steven Covey

Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.

Leo Buscaglia

Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.

Anonymous

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

Tom Hopkins

The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.

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It's never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

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

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Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.

Erich Fromm

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Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

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Ideas without action are worthless.

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Theodore Isaac Rubin

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.

Unknown

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.

Unknown

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Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

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Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.

Dale Carnegie

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

David Burns

I am your father.

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When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.

Norman Vincent Peale

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

Lao Tse

A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.

Karl Kraus

Where there's life, there's hope.

Terence

The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.

George Catlin

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Sydney J. Harris

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Noah Porter

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.

William Feather

We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.

Ovid

My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.

Molly McDonald

Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.

Anonymous

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

Robin St. John

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Mother Theresa

The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.

W. Beran Wolfe

Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.

Robert H. Schuller

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

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Never give in -- never, never, never, never.

Winston Churchill

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.

T.S. Eliot

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.

Earl Nightingale

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We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

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Robert Half

Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.

Ralph Blum

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George William Curtis

A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -

Dexter Yager

From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.

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If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.

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I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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Antoine De Saint-Exupery

In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.

Cicero

History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.

Karl Marx

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Bill Jensen

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.

Mother Teresa

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Richard M. Devos

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

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Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

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

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My life is my message.

Mahatma Gandhi

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

Somebody stop me !

Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.

William Makepeace Thackeray

I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.

John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)

The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.

Anonymous

What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.

Voltaire

If there is a will, there is a way.

Unknown

With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.

Mark Victor Hansen

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination

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