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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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Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.

Napoleon Hill

No fate is worse than a life without a love.

Mexican Proverb

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

Dennis Waitley

Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.

Charles Reade

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Edison

If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.

Anonymous

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

John Lennon

People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.

Earl Nightingale

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.

Unknown

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

John Davidson Rockefeller

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

Leo Buscaglia

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

Winston Churchill

Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team

Red Auerbach

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

Rosemonde Gerard

Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.

Michael Johnson

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

Robert Half

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert H. Schuller

A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.

Levi ben Gershon

You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)

It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.

Winston Churchill

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

James F. Bymes

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.

Earl Nightingale

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

Horace Walpole

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!

Charles Barkley

Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.

Stephen Covey

This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.

Swami Vivekananda

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.

Anonymous

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller

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

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.

Robert Ingersoll

Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !

Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)

If you feel you have no faults there's another one.

Anonymous

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Unknown

It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.

John Keats

Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:43-45

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

William Shakespeare

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.

D.H. Lawrence

I'm king of the world !

Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)

Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find the good -- and praise it.

Alex Haley

Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.

Warren Bennis

Okay, but I get to be on top.

Josh, Big (1988)

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Voltaire

Thou art to me a delicious torment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.

Chinese Proverb

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it

Dennis P. Kimbro

None are homely who smile.

Robert Half

It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.

Willie Mays

Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.

Jean Anouilh

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Faith can move mountains.

Unknown

All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.

Glenn Gould

To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.

Anthony Pagano

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

Janet Erskine Stuart

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

Joyce Brothers

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.

Zen Proverb

You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.

Michael Johnson

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

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

Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.

Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.

Felix Adler

Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.

Bill Blackman

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler

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

Henry Ford

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.

Napoleon Hill

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Laertius Diogenes

Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.

Thornton Wilder

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

Napoleon Hill

The only true gift is a portion of yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare

Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?

Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)

The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.

Anonymous

Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.

Miles, Risky Business (1983)

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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

Unknown

If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.

W. Clement Stone

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.

Thomas J. Watson

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

African Proverb

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

He that has done nothing has known nothing.

Thomas Carlyle

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Walter Winchell

Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning

Thomas Kempis

One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.

Edwin Arnold

The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

King Solomon

It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.

W. Somerset Maugham

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kingsley

We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.

Sister Busche

Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

Richard L. Evans

Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

Danny Thomas