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

Henry Van Dyke

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The course of true love never did run smooth.

Shakespeare

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.

Elbert Hubbard

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Aristotle

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

To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.

Bruce Lee

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

George S. Patton

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

Anthony Robbins

Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

Swami Sivananda

Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''

Robert H. Schuller

I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?

Rita, Cameraman (1982)

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.

Margaret Thatcher

Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.

Julia H. Gulliver

I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.

English Proverb

Follow the money.

Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)

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

Elbert Hubbard

Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Adversity introduces a man to himself.

Unattributed

Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.

George Herbert

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Michael Jordan

If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.

Isaac B. Singer

O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.

Walt Whitman

Be Here Now.

Ram Dass

Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.

Thomas Edison

I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.

Stephen Covey

I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.

Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)

Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.

Brian Tracy

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary

You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.

John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

'Wake Me When It's Funny'

Gary Marshall

There are never enough I Love You's.

Lenny Bruce

The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.

William Wordsworth

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.

Robert Browning

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.

Jonathan Swift

Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.

Stephen Covey

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

Winston Churchill

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

Anonymous

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

Blaise Pascal

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor

Vince Lombardi

Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.

Thomas Edison

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Whatever it takes !

Unknown

Never stop dreaming.

Unknown

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

Elinor Glyn

Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.

Theodor Reik

Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.

Germaine De Stael

If you build it, he will come.

Field of Dreams

Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.

Peter Koestenbaum

She's my sister ! She's my daughter !

Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)

A woman who is loved always has success.

Vicki Baum

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill

Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.

Anonymous

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?

Joe Namath

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You make me want to be a better man.

Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)

The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.

Swami Vivekananda

The past does not equal the future.

Anthony Robbins

No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.

William E. Gladstone

When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.

William Shakespeare

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.

Earl Nightingale

Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Henry Van Dyke

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

Anne Sophie Swetchine

One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.

Harvey Mackay

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

Unknown

I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting. To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.

Bruce Lee

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.

Anonymous

An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.

Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?

Robert Half

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.

Unattributed

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

Samuel Johnson

What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Samuel Johnson

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.

Anthony Robbins

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

Warren G. Bennis

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

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

Paul Sweeney

Help me ! Help me !

Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)

See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.

Mother Teresa

If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.

Unknown

The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease

Voltaire

People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.

Bob Klas

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?

Abraham Lincoln

In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.

John Churton Collins

One man with courage is a majority.

Andrew Jackson

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts

The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care

T. Howell

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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