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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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Martin Buber

Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.

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

Paul J. Meyer

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.

Winston Churchill

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

W. Clement Stone

The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.

Edgar Watson Howe

Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.

Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.

Winston Churchill

I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.

Stephen Covey

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

The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.

W. Beran Wolfe

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jawaharlal Nehru

It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.

Nancy Banks-Smith

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

Albert Einstein

Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.

Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)

Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.

Bill Jensen

It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.

B.C. Forbes

To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

Mahatma Gandhi

Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.

Lord Drewar

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

Leon J. Suenes

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.

Jim Rohn

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.

Rumi

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

Elbert Hubbard

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.

Confucius

Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.

Muhammad Ali

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.

Unknown

It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.

Abraham Maslow

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.

Harold Hulbert

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Thoreau

Remove failure as an option.

Joan Lunden

The book you don't read cant help.

Jim Rohn

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

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.

Smiley Blanton

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.

Oprah Winfrey

Stella ! Hey, Stella !

Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Benjamin Franklin

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

Paul Tillich

Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.

David Wilkerson

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)

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

Spanish Proverb

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.

Alanis Morrissette

Love reminds you that nothing else matters.

Amy Bushell

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

Unattributed

Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.

Jim Rohn

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

We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.

Mother Teresa

Hoke, you're my best friend.

Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.

J. Petit Senn

A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.

Frank Tebbetts

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

T. Howell

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

Nada, They Live (1988)

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction

Anne Sullivan

You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?

Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.

Robin St. John

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

Mike Litman

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.

Will Rogers

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

Harvey Mackay

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Dennis Waitley

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.

Norman Vincent Peale

One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.

Russian Proverb

Passion is the genesis of genius.

Anthony Robbins

All you need is love.

John Lennon

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

Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.

Swami Vivekananda

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.

Napoleon Hill

Never live in the past but always learn from it.

Anonymous

I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich

The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.

Thomas Edison

I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Stephen R. Covey

Get away from her, you bitch !

Ripley, Aliens (1986)

Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.

Albert Einstein

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.

Willa Cather

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

Jeanne Moreau

Here's looking at you, kid.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.

Jim Rohn

If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.

Myrtle Reed

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

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

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

Samuel Butler

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig

Mark Twain

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

John P. Strelecky

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.

Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)

What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !

Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.

Jim Rohn

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

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

Henry David Thoreau

I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.

Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.

Aristotle

Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine