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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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It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.

John Wooden

Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.

Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.

Brian Tracy

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Edward Young

When you can't solve the problem, manage it.

Robert H. Schuller

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Jim Rohn

Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.

Charles Dickens

Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.

Indira Gandhi

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.

Napoleon Hill

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Unknown

To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.

Paul R. Ehrlich

Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.

Leonard Berry

Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.

Unknown

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.

Albert Schweitzer

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.

Alexander Smith

Come, let us make love deathless.

Herbert Trench

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.

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Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.

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Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.

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Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

Thomas Jefferson

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

Robert H. Schuller

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.

Anonymous

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

Charles Caleb Colton

For Love is Immortality.

Emily Dickinson

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

Robin St. John

They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.

Latin Proverb

If there is a will, there is a way.

Unknown

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.

Dale Carnegie

Obstacles are great incentives.

Jules Michelet

All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.

Swami Vivekananda

Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !

Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)

Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.

Harvey Mackay

Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.

Robert Half

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.

Ovid

Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.

Sidney Jourard

A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.

William Shedd

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

Elizabeth Von Arnim

Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.

Mary Anne Radmacher

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

Cicero

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

You must tolerate that which you can not change.

Spanish Proverb

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

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Unknown

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

No one knows what he can do until he tries.

Publilius Syrus

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

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Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?

Martin Luther King Jr.

Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.

Stephen Covey

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

Dennis Waitley

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.

Anatole France

If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.

Master Yuanwu

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.

Anonymous

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

G. K. Chesterton

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

Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.

Horace

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Albert Einstein

Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.

Robert H. Schuller

The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

William Osler

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

Stephen Covey

Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.

Dottie Walters

Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.

C.N. Bovee

You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.

Brian Tracy

The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.

Swami Vivekananda

Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.

Lisa Grude

If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.

Winston Churchill

When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.

Norman Vincent Peale

Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.

Robert H. Schuller

Love those who love you.

Voltaire

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

Mark Twain

There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.

William George Jordan

If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.

Dale E. Turner

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4: 4-7

Hunker down.

Unknown

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.

Brian Tracy

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Mignon McLaughlin

Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.

John Wicker

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.

Peter De Vries

The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.

Traditional Proverb

The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.

Rodney L. Parsley

Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?

Josh Hinds

Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.

Corinthians

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.

Joe Clark

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.

Albert Einstein

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.

Vince Lombardi

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.

Robert H. Schuller

Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !

Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

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

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Humphrey Bogart

After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.

Anonymous

All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -

Walt Disney

On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.

Henry Drummond

You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.

Harold Hill

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Thomas Edison