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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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You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.

Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

They're here !

Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

For love is heaven, and heaven is love.

Sir Walter Scott

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.

Jerome Cummings

If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.

Bernard Haldane

The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.

Dale Carnegie

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.

Charles M. Schwab

I see dead people.

Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie

A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.

George Catlin

Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.

William Lowe Bryan

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

Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.

Viktor Frankl

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

Thomas Jefferson

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

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.

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If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

Napoleon Hill

A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.

Thomas Edison

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

Charles F. Kettering

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.

Tyron Edwards

If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.

Somerset Maugham

Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.

Marian Wright Edelman

For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.

Anthony Robbins

If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.

Bonaro W. Overstreet

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

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !

Theodore Roosevelt

All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)

It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

Winston Churchill

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

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

Karl Menninger

I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.

Henry David Thoreau

If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.

Swami Vivekananda

One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.

C. T. Davis

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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

Robert A. Heinlein

Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.

C.N. Bovee

The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.

Leo Rosten

A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.

Forest Witcraft

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.

Robert Half

It's never too late.

Unknown

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.

W. Clement Stone

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

Latin Proverb

When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?

Robert Half

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

Helen Keller

Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.

Barbara Sher

Don't dream it be it.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.

William Carlos Williams

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.

Henry David Thoreau

Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.

Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

Voltaire

Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.

Swami Vivekananda

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.

John Churton Collins

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character

Stephen Covey

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.

Anthony Robbins

Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.

Norman Vincent Peale

Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.

William Shakespeare

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.

Thomas Jefferson

I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.

Nash

The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.

William Bridges

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.

Robert Half

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.

Rachel Carlson

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

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

Samuel Goldwyn

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway

If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.

Stephen Covey

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.

Robert Frost

In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson

Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.

William Butler Yeats

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

Ralph Blum

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

William Shakespeare

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.

Norman Vincent Peale

The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.

George Catlin

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.

Anthony Robbins

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.

English Proverb

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

Confucius

Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !

Swami Vivekananda

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

Willie Mays

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.

Vince Lombardi

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

Albert Camus

I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.

George Catlin

Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.

Swami Vivekananda

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Robert H. Schuller

Love is friendship set on fire.

Jeremy Taylor

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.

Winston Churchill

Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.

Rosalind Russell