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

Gordon Korman

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Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

E.B. White

The sun will come up tomorrow


You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.

Les Brown

Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.

Richard Bach

If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.


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

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.

Dennis Waitley

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.


Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

William Cowper

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

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.

Henry Ward Beecher

The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.

Mike Litman

Many hands make light work.


Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.


Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.

Nelson A. Rockefeller

Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.

John P. Strelecky

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

William B. Sprague

The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.

Levell Edwards

Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

Winston Churchill

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.

Marilyn Ferguson

Make the second effort your second nature.

Harvey Mackay

The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.


No man is free who is not master of himself.


We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.

Stephen Covey

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

Albert Einstein

People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.

Harvey Mackay

If you wanna call me that, smile.

The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)

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

Czech Proverb

We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.


To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

H.L. Mencken

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

One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.

Albert Einstein

Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.

Richard Saunders

In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action


Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.

Warren G. Bennis

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Brian Tracy

If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.


Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.

Washington Irving

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

I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.

Nada, They Live (1988)

There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.

Robert Fripp

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

Edmund Burke

He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.


Familiar acts are beautiful through love.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.

Martha Washington

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

There are few people who can manage more than their own business.

Martha Washington

Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.

Stephen Covey

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.

Colossians 315

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.

Keshavan Nair

Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.


You can observe a lot just by watching.

Yogi Berra

If they move, kill ' em.

Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)

What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.


It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.

Linda Conway

An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.

Chinese Proverb

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

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Albert Einstein

Have you checked the children lately ?

Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.


We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.

Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

William Cowper

The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.

Danish Proverb

There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.

Mario Cuomo

Who so loves believes the impossible.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

Albert Einstein

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.

Anthony Robbins

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

Spanish Proverb

Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.

Satchel Paige

Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.


Shane ! Shane ! Come back !

Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)

To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable

Helen Keller

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.

Marva Collins

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.

Robert H. Schuller

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!

Paul J. Meyer

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

The past does not equal the future.

Anthony Robbins

When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?

Steven Wright

Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.

Thomas Edison

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.

Charles M. Schwab

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.


I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

Mother Theresa

Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.

Jim Henson

Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.

Daniel Monroe Tuttle

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.

Kim Rohn

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !


Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.


Great oaks from little acorns grow