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I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

G. K. Chesterton

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

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The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.

Pearl Bailey

Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.

Afghan Proverb

You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.

Rollo May

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

Persian Proverb

People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.

Jesse Owens

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Napolean Bonaparte

Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''

Robert H. Schuller

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

John Nesvig

To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter

Aristotle

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

Thomas Jefferson

It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.

Publius Terence

One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.

Russian Proverb

The hottest love has the coldest end.

Socrates

Whatever happens, take responsibility !

Anthony Robbins

It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.

Anonymous

Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.

Greg Anderson

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

Unknown

It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.

Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.

G. Moore

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

I'm an excellent driver.

Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)

Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.

Norman Vincent Peale

Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.

Harvey Mackay

There is no instinct like that of the heart.

Lord Byron

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier

The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.

Jim Rohn

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

Thomas Henry Huxley

Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?

Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.

Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

Albert Einstein

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich

Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.

Swami Vivekananda

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

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

Thomas Jefferson

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Goethe

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

Roy Goodman

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.

Zig Ziglar

A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.

Bruce Springsteen

I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?

Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Benjamin Franklin

Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?

Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

Sandy Wilson

Success leaves clues.

Jim Rohn

Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.

Swami Vivekananda

I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?

Diogenes

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.

Lucy Larcom

There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.

Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)

There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan

You talkin to me ?

Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)

This is the first day, of the rest of your life.

Unknown

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".

Norman Vincent Peale

Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -

Kyle Chandler

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.

Dale Carnegie

Every human heart is human.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.

J. Stuart Keate

Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.

Will Moss

The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.

Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)

It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.

Latin Proverb

Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.

Publius Terence

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:15

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

Kahlil Gibran

You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.

Norman Vincent Peale

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

Margaret Thatcher

Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.

Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

W. Clement Stone

Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.

Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)

Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .

Peter Koestenbaum

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

Norman Vincent Peale

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

Steven Covey

Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.

Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

Eleanor Roosevelt

High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.

Albert Einstein

The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.

Dale E. Turner

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.

James Anthony Froude

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"

Robert Schuller

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Unknown

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

Peter F. Drucker