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Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

Goethe

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

Goethe

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.

Goethe

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Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

Jean Sibelius

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie

One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

Thomas Jefferson

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

David McCullough

The calla lilies are in bloom again.

Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Mother Teresa

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.

Czech Proverb

Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.

Martha Washington

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.

Edgar J. Mohn

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.

William J.H

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

Denis Diderot

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

Brian Tracy

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

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.

Jim Rohn

You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.

Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein

If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man

Aretha Franklin

Till I loved, I never lived, enough.

Emily Dickinson

This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.

Swami Vivekananda

Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.

Christy Borgeld

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

Napoleon Hill

Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.

Marcus Aurelius

If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.

Henry Ford

Familiar acts are beautiful through love.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.

Anthony Robbins

Strike while the iron is hot.

Proverb

Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.

Francis Wilson

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

W. Clement Stone

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

Theodore H. White

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.

Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.

William Blake

Do you want a leg or a breast ?

Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)

You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.

Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.

Willis Whitney

Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.

Victor Hugo

Honor the ocean of love.

George de Benneville

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.

Elizabeth Ashley

Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.

Marcus Washling

The cherokee people are not "my people".

Chief John Ross

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?

Paul Sweeney

You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.

Gorden B. Hinkley

I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.

Thomas Edison

Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.

Stephen Covey

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.

Norman Vincent Peale

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

Albert Einstein

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.

Thomas Szasz

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

Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another

Emma Goldman

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

Judy Garland

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.

Charles Morgan

Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

Jim Rohn

The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.

Jessica Brumley

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

William Ellery Channing

I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.

H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)

Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu

One cannot think crooked and walk straight.

Anonymous

The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.

Publilius Syrus

We love because it's the only true adventure.

Nikki Giovanni

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

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Seneca

There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.

Napoleon Hill

Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.

Chinese Proverb

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Anonymous

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.

Micheal Pritchard

Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.

Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)

Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.

Dennis Waitley

The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.

Madame De Maintenon

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

Anthony Robbins

How do I look ?

Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)

Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.

William Bridges

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

It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.

Robert Half

Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.

Anthony Robbins

For love is heaven, and heaven is love.

Sir Walter Scott

If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.

Unknown

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

The loving are the daring.

Bayard Taylor

Follow the money.

Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)

We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.

Anthony Robbins

We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.

Du Coeur

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

David Farragut

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

Christian Nestell Bovee

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at

Henry David Thoreau

Love is a verb.

Martin Luther King Jr.

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

Albert Einstein

People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Anonymous

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Anatole France

Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.

Victor Hugo

An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)