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

Abraham Lincoln

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.

Albert Einstein

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

Brian Tracy

Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.

Stephen Covey

But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.

William Shakespeare

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

Braveheart

Love those who love you.

Voltaire

You're so money, and you don't even know it.

Trent, Swingers (1996)

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

Harold R. McAlindon

If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.

Anonymous

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Buddhist Proverb

, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.

Anne Sophie Swetchine

A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

Chinese Proverb

If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Don't ever give up.

Unknown

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.

Sholem Aleichem

You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.

G. Moore

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

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.

Anthony Robbins

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.

Woody Allen

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Confucius

The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.

Anonymous

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

John Maxwell

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.

Dale Carnegie

Would you like to play a game ?

Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.

Winston Churchill

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character

Stephen Covey

We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.

Malcolm Gladwell

What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.

Alexander Graham Bell

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.

Dale Carnegie

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.

Thomas Dewar

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

It's always too soon to quit !

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Charles M. Schwab

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.

Viktor Frankl

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

James F. Bymes

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 ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.

Lee Iacocca

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

Somerset Maugham

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.

Michel de Montaigne

You complete me.

Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)

Pep without purpose is piffle.

Anonymous

If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.

Francis Bacon

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

Swami Vivekananda

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.

Leonard Nimoy

First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.

Denis Healey

Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.

Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Washington Irving

Happiness is a state of mind.

Unknown

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Unknown

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.

Abraham Lincoln

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle

If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.

Stephen Covey

The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.

Arnold Bennett

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

Never say more than is necessary.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

You can do what you want to do.

David Thomas

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

Abraham Lincoln

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.

Thomas Edison

Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.

Norman Vincent Peale

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.

Lynda Barry

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverb

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.

One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.

Norman Vincent Peale

The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.

Foster's Law

We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.

John W. Turk

Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

Richard L. Evans

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !

Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.

Dale Carnegie

One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'

Abraham Maslow

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

Allard Lowenstein

Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.

Carl Sandburg

Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Zig Ziglar

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

Seneca

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

David Lloyd George

Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.

Jim Rohn

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl S. Buck

You really can change the world if you care enough.

Marion Wright Edelman

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.

W. R. Inge

If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.

Steve Martin

I bet you can squeal like a pig.

Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)

Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.

Norman Vincent Peale

All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.

Napoleon Hill

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

William Feather

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Winston Churchill

Some things have to be believed to be seen.

Ralph Hodgson