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Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.

Henry David Thoreau

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.

Henry David Thoreau

In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.

Henry David Thoreau

Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.

Henry David Thoreau

Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.

Henry David Thoreau

I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.

Henry David Thoreau

A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.

Henry David Thoreau

How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?

Henry David Thoreau

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Henry David Thoreau

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Henry David Thoreau

I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at

Henry David Thoreau

When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?

Henry David Thoreau

It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Henry David Thoreau

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

Henry David Thoreau

If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

Things do not change we change.

Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

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

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

Henry David Thoreau

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

Henry David Thoreau

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You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.

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No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.

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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.

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The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Buddha

Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.

Rollo May

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

Anonymous

Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.

Thomas Edison

The best things in life are not things.

Unknown

Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.

English Proverb

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.

Winston Churchill

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.

Swami Vivekananda

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

Tacitus

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.

Congolese Proverb

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

Danish Proverb

If you mean to profit, learn to please.

Winston Churchill

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

Robert H. Schuller

First comes thought, then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.

Napoleon Hill

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.

Dennis Waitley

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Effie Jones

Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.

Rollo May

It's showtime !

Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)

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

Jean Anouilh

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

Oscar Wilde

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.

Anonymous

I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.

Thomas Edison

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.

Robert Browning

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

Dennis Waitley

The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.

Jessica Brumley

World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

Swami Vivekananda

Don't ever give up.

Unknown

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen

Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.

Confucius

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

George S. Patton

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !

Anthony Robbins

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

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.

Karl Jaspers

You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.

Brian Tracy

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

Winston Churchill

This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.

Milan Kundera

Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.

Thomas Edison

It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.

Swami Vivekananda

Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.

Dale Carnegie

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Voltaire

My life is my message.

Mahatma Gandhi

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.

Erich Fromm

Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.

Erich Fromm

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.

Benjamin Disraeli

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

Anonymous

Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.

Swami Vivekananda

Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Anonymous

Better late than never.

Proverb

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

W. Mitchell

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

Abraham Lincoln

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

Richard Wagner

If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Corinthians

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -

Elbert Hubbard

The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.

Confucius

What hump ?

Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

Charles F. Kettering

We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.

Swami Vivekananda

Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.

Unknown

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.

Josiah G. Holland

Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.

Bruce Lee

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.

St. Francis

You sing-a high.

Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)

Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.

Swami Vivekananda

I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

I have a head for business and a bod for sin.

Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn

You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.

Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

John Keywood

Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.

Unattributed

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.

Shakespeare

A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.

Donald Trump

In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.

Brian Weir

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.

Napoleon Hill

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.

African Proverb

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

Walter Anderson

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

Dennis Waitley

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi

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

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

Vincent Van Gogh

Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.

Ghanaian Proverb

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Earl Nightingale

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

Anonymous

But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.

Karl Jaspers

Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.

Bruce Lee

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.

Canary Island Proverb

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.

Erich Fromm