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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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What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.

Alexander Graham Bell

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

Isaac B. Singer

Love is a hole in the heart.

Ben Hecht

I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.

Michael Johnson

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

Abigail Van Buren

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius

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

Winston Churchill

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.

Swami Vivekananda

What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.

Epictetus

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein

We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.

Thomas Edison

May the Force be with you.

Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)

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

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.

Dale Carnegie

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.

Ken Robbins

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein

If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.

Zig Ziglar

Never live in the past but always learn from it.

Anonymous

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

Earl Nightingale

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

Robin St. John

Non !

Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.

Kahlil Gibran

As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician, caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their careers.

Michael E. DeBakey

Never give an order that can't be obeyed.

General Douglas MacArthur

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

When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.

Bruce Lee

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.

Jim Rohn

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Derek Bok

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.

Japanese Proverb

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.

Vince Lombardi

The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.

Elmer Davis

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Unknown

Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.

Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)

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

William George Jordan

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

Vaclav Havel

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

Experience is the best teacher.

Proverb

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.

Leo Buscaglia

Life is "trying things to see if they work"

Ray Bradbury

Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.

William Feather

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda

You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.

Michael Johnson

You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes

Brian Tracy

Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.

Anonymous

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

Jim Horning

The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.

Thomas Jefferson

Do you want a leg or a breast ?

Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)

If a man does his best, what else is there ?

General George S. Patton

Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.

Christy Borgeld

The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.

Brian Tracy

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.

Ella Williams

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

Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.

Margaret Anderson

If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !

W. Clement Stone

You're tearing me apart !

Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)

"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.

George P. Burnham

They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.

Red Cloud

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.

Napoleon Hill

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein

Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.

Robert H. Schuller

Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.

Sarah Cunningham

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.

Plutarch

The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.

Norman Vincent Peale

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

Tom Robbins

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

Albert Einstein

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

Michael Jordan

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

Unknown

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

Thomas Edison

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.

Dale Carnegie

Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.

Stephen Covey

If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.

Shelley Long

Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.

James F. Bell

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

Lisa Grude

Don't go through life, grow through life.

Eric Butterworth

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

The Supremes

Somebody stop me !

Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)

For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.

Clint Smith

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

Erich Fromm

When people are like each other they tend to like each other.

Anthony Robbins

After your jump, the net appears.

Vincent Lauria

He who hesitates is lost !

Proverb

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

I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference

Mark Victor Hansen

Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.

Stephen Covey

Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.

Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?

Paul Sweeney

Life is the first gift, love is the second.

Marge Piercy

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.

La Rouchefoucauld

Love is letting go of fear.

Gerald Jampolsky

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allan Poe

Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.

Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)

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

Joshua J. Marine

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson