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Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

George Santayana

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.

George Santayana

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana

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Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'

Brian Tracy

The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation

Thomas Edison

We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''

W. Clement Stone

It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.

Washington Irving

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.

St. Francis

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

Louis Pasteur

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

George S. Patton

You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.

Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Dale Carnegie

People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.

Bruce Lee

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

John Davidson Rockefeller

Sooner or later the truth comes to light.

Dutch Proverb

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

Tony Dorsett

Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.

Art Fry

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

Anonymous

If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.

Justin Sims

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

Life is the first gift, love is the second.

Marge Piercy

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.

Chinese Proverb

Do it now !

Napoleon Hill

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.

Napoleon Hill

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

Thomas Edison

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.

Chinese Proverb

If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought

Peace Pilgrim

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

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

Unknown

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

Janet Erskine Stuart

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl Buck

What do you feel like doing tonight ?

Angie, Marty (1955)

When you can't solve the problem, manage it.

Robert H. Schuller

I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.

Francoise Sagan

The life which is unexamined is not worth living

Socrates

Be the best that you can be.

Unknown

Don't ever give up.

Unknown

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.

Barbara Winter

God is subtle but he is not malicious.

Albert Einstein

Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.

Phyllis Diller

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

Mark Twain

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.

Unattributed

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.

Swami Vivekananda

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato

For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill

Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.

Aristotle

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

Anthony Robbins

A goal properly set is halfway reached.

Zig Ziglar

To God, there is no zero. I still exist.

Scott Carey, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.

Mark Victor Hansen

Friendship is not born of words alone.

Armenian Proverb

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

Thomas Moore

The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.

Leonard Nimoy

If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!

Henriette Montel

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

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

Greg Anderson

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Stephen R. Covey

It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !

Taako

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.

Anthony Robbins

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.

Dalai Lama

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.

Unknown

If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.

Anonymous

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

George Allen

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Darrell Royal

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.

Thomas Jefferson

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

Archimedes

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.

Henry David Thoreau

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

Albert Einstein

Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.

Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Robert A. Heinlein

In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.

Karl Jaspers

Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.

Jim Henson

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.

Susan Taylor

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

James Oppenheim

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

He who hesitates is lost !

Proverb

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

Seneca

Here's Johnny !

Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)

He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.

Robert Half

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.

Aristotle

Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.

Christian Nestell Bovee

A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.

Anonymous

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

Thomas Jefferson

Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.

Taako

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Love knows no bounds.

Unknown

Happiness is a state of activity.

Aristotle

Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.

William Bridges

They say you were shot in the tabloids.

Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)

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

Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)

There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.

Anonymous

The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.

Saudi Arabian Proverb

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.

Benjamin Disraeli

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

Charles F. Kettering

Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.

Theodor Reik

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

Mahatma Gandhi

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

Thomas Edison