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

Gordon Korman

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Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.

William S. Burroughs

A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.

Iranian Proverb

People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.

Stephen Covey

Eddie, you're a born loser.

Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)

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

Dolly Parton

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin

Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.

Robert M. Pirsig

Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.

Norman Vincent Peale

Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.

Spanish Proverb

In imagination, there's no limitation.

Mark Victor Hansen

It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.

W. Mitchell

I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.

Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)

Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.

Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.

Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

Passion is the genesis of genius.

Anthony Robbins

You only get out what you put in.


Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.

Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X

It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

Chinese Proverb

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


Remove failure as an option.

Joan Lunden

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.

Marguerite De Valois

The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.

Norman Vincent Peale

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.


Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.

William Shakespeare

What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.


We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.


Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret B. Runbeck

Never complain about what you permit.

Mike Murdock

There's no place like home.

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)

This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.

William Shakespeare

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.

Bruce Barton

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.

Zig Ziglar

Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.

Miguel de Unamuno

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

Henry David Thoreau

Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.

Robert H. Schuller

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

Somerset Maugham

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

Anais Nin

Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.

Paul Sweeney

My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.

Molly McDonald

Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.

Matthew Keith Groves

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

Thomas Jefferson

We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.

Gerald J. Simmons

Life is what you make it.


Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !

Albert Einstein

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.

Barbara De Angelis

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.


Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.

William Shakespeare

Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

Maya Angelou

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.

Brian Tracy

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

Napoleon Hill

Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.

Winston Churchill

As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.

Stephen Covey

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

William Lowe Bryan

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

David Viscott

I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.

Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.

Greg Anderson

Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?

Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)

Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.


Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.

Dennis Waitley

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.


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

Albert Einstein

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

Jacques Benigne Bossuel

Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Mark Twain

Don't water your weeds.

Harvey Mackay

Don't think it, ink it.

Mark Victor Hansen

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw

You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?

Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)

Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn vos Savant

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Earl Nightingale

The hottest love has the coldest end.


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

There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.

Red Cloud

Love is a bird, she needs to fly.


The only true gift is a portion of yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.

Winston Churchill

Hunker down.


When we place blame, we give away our power.

Greg Anderson

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

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Love reminds you that nothing else matters.

Amy Bushell

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.


Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

Mary Kay Ash

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

Albert Einstein

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

General George S. Patton

Inch by inch, it's a cinch.

Robert H. Schuller

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

There are no gains without pains.

Adlai Stevenson

Be the ball.

Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?

Jim Rohn

What do you feel like doing tonight ?

Angie, Marty (1955)