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Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.

T. Howell

Happy wife, happy life.

Jeff Allen

Love is friendship set to music

E. Joseph Cossman

Be who you are in every situation.

Michael Johnson

The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.

Winston Churchill

If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.


The truth is more important than the facts.

Frank Lloyd Wright

We're sisters under the same mink.

Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)

Great men are not always wise.

Job 329

Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Charles Caleb Colton

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Jeanne Moreau

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.

Francoise Sagan

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

James Dean

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion


You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.


Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.

Joe Clark

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Robert H. Schuller

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.

Benjamin Disraeli

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

Albert Einstein

Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.

Clark Moustakas

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.

Barbara Winter

Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.


Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.


Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning

Thomas Kempis

You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)

Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.


To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.

Anthony Pagano

Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.

Leos Janacek

Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude


Whatever happens, take responsibility !

Anthony Robbins

The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.

Martha Washington

We have not yet begun to fight.

John Paul Jones

For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.

William J. Bennett

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

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.

Lord Moran

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Muhamed Ali

Never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill

Give all to love; obey thy heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know me is to love me.


Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.

J. Stephen

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.

Jim Rohn

You are never a loser until you quit trying.

Mike Ditka

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.

Stan Smith

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

Robert H. Schuller

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

Dan Stanford

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

H. Jackson Brown

I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,

Oscar Madison, F (1968)

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.

Alexander Smith

Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.

Bill Blackman

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.

Anthony Robbins

Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

All work is empty save when there is love.

Kahlil Gibran

Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed

Thomas Edison

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.


It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.


Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.

Og Mandino

The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

Anthony Robbins

If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.

Barbara De Angelis

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

F.M. Hubbard

Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

Jacques Benigne Bossuel

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

King Mongkut, The King And (1956)

When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.


Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)

Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.

Lawrence LeShan

Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.

Stephen Covey

When you can't solve the problem, manage it.

Robert H. Schuller

If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.

Yusuf Tara

Our first journey is to find that special place for us.

Jim Rohn

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi

Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !

Ira Gershwin

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

Thomas Jefferson

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.


Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.

Eli Cohen

As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.

Michael Johnson

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson

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

John Wooden

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

Art Linkletter

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Mother Theresa

The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.

Allard Lowenstein

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 only real valuable thing is intuition.

Albert Einstein

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.

David Starr Jordan

We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.


What a dump.

Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt