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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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We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

Don't follow your dreams, chase them.

Richard Dumb

We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.

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There's always a way - if you're committed.

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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

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.

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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.

Anita Brookner

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

David Viscott

Count your blessings.

Og Mandino

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Albert Einstein

To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.

Bunker Hunt

The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

Hubert Humphrey

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.

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

Henry Ford

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.

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If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.

Abigail Van Buren

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Thomas Carlyle

Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

Jim Rohn

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

C.N. Bovee

Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.

Unattributed

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

He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.

Aristotle

When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.

Dennis Waitley

Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.

Swami Vivekananda

Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?

Swami Vivekananda

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson

People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not

Earl Nightingale

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '

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In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action

Aristotle

The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.

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Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

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What's another word for thesaurus ?

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I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.

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Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

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To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.

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The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.

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You will never find time for anything. You must make it.

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True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.

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Jordyn Wieber

Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.

Marcus Washling

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

John Nesvig

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.

Anonymous

The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.

Sigmund Freud

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

Winston Churchill

Change yourself, change your fortunes.

Portuguese Proverb

I bet you can squeal like a pig.

Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)

The successful man is the average man, focused.

Anonymous

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

William Shedd

We have not yet begun to fight.

John Paul Jones

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Samuel Johnson

Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.

Tom Hopkins

There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas Edison

Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.

Bill Blackman

People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.

Stephen Covey

The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.

Anonymous

Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.

Alfred Whitefield

The world belongs to the energetic.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the river of life in the world.

Henry Ward Beecher

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

H.L. Mencken

Think and grow rich.

Napoleon Hill

The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Thomas Edison

Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.

William S. Burroughs

Yo, Adrian !

Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)

The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.

Larry Page

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.

Robert Frost

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France

Soul meets soul on lover's lips.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''

W. Clement Stone

A boy's best friend is his mother.

Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.

Rachel Carlson

We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.

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

Anonymous

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 was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived

Margaret Mitchell

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Theodore Roosevelt

Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.

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That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.

Rumi

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

Albert Einstein

Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.

William Wordsworth

Union gives strength.

Aesop

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Thomas Jefferson

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Thornton Wilder

Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".

Kahlil Gibran

Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !

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The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

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I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.

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Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

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Never spend your money before you have it.

Thomas Jefferson

The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.

Mark Twain

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

Marc Chagall