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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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Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.

Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)

May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathan Swift

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

Leon J. Suenes

Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?

Swami Vivekananda

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

Henry Ford

Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Dennis Waitley

If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.

Swami Vivekananda

Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.

Swami Vivekananda

Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.

Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

Thomas Jefferson

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.

Mark Victor Hansen

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Abraham Lincoln

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.

Gail Sheehy

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napolean Hill

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.

Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

Walter Anderson

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)

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

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.

Anonymous

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.

Val Saintsbury

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.

Jim Rohn

If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.

Blaise Pascal

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

Unattributed

When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.

Anonymous

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Unknown

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates

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

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '

Stephen Covey

Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.

T.S. Eliot

If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.

Anonymous

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Washington Irving

All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.

Swami Vivekananda

There is time for everything.

Thomas Edison

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

The Supremes

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

Thomas Paine

Get away from her, you bitch !

Ripley, Aliens (1986)

Your attitude determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

I am your number one fan.

Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)

It's always too soon to quit !

Norman Vincent Peale

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.

Helen Keller

The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.

Mark Twain

Adventure is worthwhile.

Amelia Earhart

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

Robert H. Schuller

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Edward Young

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

Anonymous

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Shelley

No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.

La Rochefoucauld

Security is a kind of death.

Tennessee Williams

True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.

K. Knight

Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.

Confucius

Be the ball.

Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

John Maxwell

This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.

William Shakespeare

If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.

William Shakespeare

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Carl Jung

It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.

Mother Teresa

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.

Donald Trump

Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.

Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Sooner or later the truth comes to light.

Dutch Proverb

Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.

Zig Ziglar

The list is an absolute good. The list is life.

Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)

Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

Karl A. Menninger

We love because it's the only true adventure.

Nikki Giovanni

In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.

Albert Einstein

Without a general an army is lost.

Greek Proverb

Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.

Ayn Rand

Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.

English Proverb

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.

Anonymous

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.

Anonymous

An obstacle is often a stepping stone.

Prescott

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Walter Winchell

The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.

Thomas Edison

If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.

Chinese Proverb

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

Francis Bacon

Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?

Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

Brian Tracy

Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.

Indian Proverb

Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.

Stephen Packer

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

Publius Terence

One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.

Wayne Gretzky

Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.

Jawaharlal Nehru

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

Albert Einstein

I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.

Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

Albert Einstein

When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.

Anonymous

I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.

Jackie Joyner Kersee

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.

Swami Vivekananda

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.

Charles F. Kettering

Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.

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