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Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

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This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.

Swami Vivekananda

He who has great power should use it lightly.

Seneca

Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.

Michael Polanyi

Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.

Dale Dauten

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Albert Einstein

Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.

Walter Winchell

Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson

Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.

Ray Lyman Wilbur

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

Albert Einstein

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.

Norman Vincent Peale

I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Elie Wiesel

What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.

George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?

Jim Rohn

Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.

Harvey Mackay

Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.

William George Jordan

I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.

Anonymous

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.

Dick Gregory

Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.

T.S. Eliot

Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?

Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)

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

Oscar Madison, F (1968)

The life which is unexamined is not worth living

Socrates

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

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.

H.L. Mencken

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

Andy Warhol

The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.

Anonymous

Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

The measure of a man is what he does with power.

Greek Proverb

Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.

Robert Half

You're as old as you behave.

Harvey Mackay

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?

Dale Carnegie

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes

Earl Nightingale

An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.

John H. Patterson

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

Mark Twain

First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Earl Nightingale

Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.

Earl Nightingale

If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.

Anonymous

There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.

Narrator, The Naked City (1948)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

E. Joseph Cossman

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.

Anton Chekhov

Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.

Elizabeth Von Arnim

Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !

Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)

The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes

Thomas Jefferson

Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.

Germaine De Stael

Never stop dreaming.

Unknown

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Henry Ford

All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.

Ashleigh Brilliant

You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.

Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Seneca

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

J. Petit Senn

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.

Unknown

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

Malcolm Gladwell

Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.

Hannah Arendy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

Leo Tolstoy

Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.

Stephen Covey

Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.

Helen Keller

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Humphrey Bogart

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

Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.

Charles Caleb Colton

Change yourself, change your fortunes.

Portuguese Proverb

Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

Norman Vincent Peale

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.

Marva Collins

Be Here Now.

Ram Dass

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.

Robert H. Schuller

Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.

Stephen Covey

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Unknown

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.

Thomas Fuller

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

If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.

Swami Vivekananda

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.

Muriel Spark

The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!

Anthony Robbins

Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?

Emily Bronte

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret B. Runbeck

This is this.

Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)

For hope is but the dream of those that wake.

Matthew Prior

You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.

Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)

To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !

Katherine Graham

There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.

Napoleon Hill

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

Blaise Pascal

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.

Thomas Szasz

Happiness is a choice.

Barry Neil Kaufman

If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.

Henry Ford

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

Rhett Butler

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Thoreau

We're on a mission from God.

Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)

To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.

Thomas Edison

You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.

James Allen

When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.

W. Clement Stone

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

Albert Einstein