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Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.

Gordon Korman

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Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations

George Bernard Shaw

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.

Japanese Proverb

A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.

Anthony Robbins

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

Andy Warhol

Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.

Anonymous

Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.

Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.

Lee Iacocca

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)

Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.

Unknown

He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.

German Proverb

Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.

Gordon Korman

Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.

Thomas Edison

At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.

John P. Strelecky

The point is that you can't be too greedy.

Donald Trump

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry Kaiser

When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.

Unattributed

The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.

Anonymous

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Anonymous

This too, shall pass.

Persian Proverb

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?

Henry David Thoreau

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.

John P. Strelecky

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

Swami Vivekananda

Love is the only rational act.

Morrie Schwarz

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

Robert Half

You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Winston Churchill

Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?

Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)

And that's how you play "Get the Guests".

George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)

If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?

Steven Wright

You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.

David Levesque

Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.

John Keats

Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.

Lord Byron

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

William Faulkner

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

Japanese Proverb

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The life which is unexamined is not worth living

Socrates

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Norman Vincent Peale

To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.

Thomas Edison

Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.

Norman Vincent Peale

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

John Lennon

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

Steven Covey

I'm going to take a bath.

Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)

This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.

George Bernard Shaw

I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !

Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

Al Franken

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.

Dennis Waitley

Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.

Michael Johnson

In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.

Unknown

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

Jacques Benigne Bossuel

One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen. quotes

Thomas Edison

Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.

Mingjiao

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

Abraham Lincoln

Where there's life, there's hope.

Terence

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.

Norman Vincent Peale

Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

Swami Sivananda

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.

Emmanuel Teney

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

Kind words conquer.

Tamil Proverb

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

Maureen Duffy

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.

James Anthony Froude

Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.

William Wordsworth

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

P. T. Barnum

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.

Will Rogers

To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.

Harvey Mackay

Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.

Norman Vincent Peale

Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.

Anonymous

Sooner or later the truth comes to light.

Dutch Proverb

The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.

Jesus

If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.

Su Shi

There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.

Logan Pearsall Smith

All-righty then !

Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)

The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.

Napoleon Hill

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Laertius Diogenes

The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.

George Catlin

Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.

Hannah Arendy

It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

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

Goethe

Eddie, you're a born loser.

Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.

The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

Richard Wagner

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke

The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.

John Dewey

There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.

Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)

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

J. Robert Oppenheimer

One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.

Harvey Mackay

You create your reality.

Unknown

Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.

Unattributed

We get to make a living , we give to make a life.

Winston Churchill

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

Whatever it takes !

Unknown

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

Theodore Isaac Rubin

To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter

Aristotle

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

David McCullough