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I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.

Henri Nouwen

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Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

Albert Einstein

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.

Emmanuel Swedenborg

A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.

Dag Hammarskjold

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

Abraham Lincoln

Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.

Earl Nightingale

The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.

Christy Borgeld

Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?


The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.

Mary MacCracken

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.


Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.

Norman Vincent Peale

I am your father.

Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.

Mark Twain

No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.

Philip Armour

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

Henry Ward Beecher

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.


The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.

Tommy Lasorda

There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.

David Starr Jordan

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)

If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.

Mahatma Gandhi

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


If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.

William A. Ward

It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.

Thomas Jefferson

It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.

Anatole France

What do you feel like doing tonight ?

Angie, Marty (1955)

I love you - those three words have my life in them.


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

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

Charles M. Schwab

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.

Robert H. Schuller

Success is never ending, failure is never final.

Dr. Robert Schuller

There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.

Abraham Maslow

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

Maya Angelou

Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.

E. E. Hale

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

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


In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.

Zig Ziglar

Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.

Martin Buber

The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

Abraham Lincoln

There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.

Jean Anouilh

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.


You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.


There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.

Swami Vivekananda

When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.

Elizabeth Bowen

End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.

Mark Victor Hansen

I know that I will die laughing.

Jeanne Calment

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.

Anthony Robbins

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

Abraham Lincoln

If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.

Bernard Haldane

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


A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.


The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.

Blaise Pascal

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

General George S. Patton

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.

Thomas Edison

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.

Winston Churchill

Whatever it takes !


Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

Louis Pasteur

Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.


Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.

Anthony Robbins

Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !

Harvey Mackay

You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.


The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.


We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.

Swami Vivekananda

We all go a little mad sometimes.

Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)

Most ball games are lost, not won.

Casey Stengel

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Steven Covey

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

Abraham Lincoln

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.

Norman Vincent Peale

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

Jim Rohn

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.

Norman Vincent Peale

You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.

Michael Johnson

What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.

Henry Ward Beecher

After your jump, the net appears.

Vincent Lauria

Don't dream it be it.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)

He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.

Martha Washington

All love is sweet, given or returned.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Erich Segal

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

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

If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.

Yogi Berra

Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.

English Proverb

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.

Anne Frank

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

How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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


A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.

Victor Hugo

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

John Kenneth Galbraith

You're tearing me apart !

Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)

Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.


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

Michael Johnson

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


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

David Viscott

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.

Napoleon Hill