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Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Every human heart is human.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.

Confucius

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.

W. Clement Stone

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale

It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.

Swami Vivekananda

I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.

Francoise Sagan

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.

Kim Rohn

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Margaret Thatcher

Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.

Greg Anderson

When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'

Brian Tracy

Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.

Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)

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

James Allen

The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

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

Lisa Grude

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Buddhist Proverb

In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.

Henry David Thoreau

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.

Zig Ziglar

Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.

Harvey Mackay

Do what you love and the money will follow

Marsha Sinetar

Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.

Thomas Edison

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

W. Clement Stone

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

Anonymous

Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.

Marguerite De Valois

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)

You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.

Zig Ziglar

Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?

Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.

Dennis Waitley

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

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

Thomas Jefferson

Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.

Robert Half

If you're going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.

Dorothy Day

A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.

Iranian Proverb

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.

Anna Quindlen

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

Anonymous

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett

For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.

Anthony Robbins

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

Wayne Gretzky

How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.

Unknown

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.

Lily Tomlin

Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.

Barbara Sher

I won't be ignored, Dan !

Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)

Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Dennis Waitley

What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.

Winston Churchill

What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.

Voltaire

A chain is as strong as its weakest link.

Danish Proverb

Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.

Anonymous

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.

Dean Marshall Art Linkletter

We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Our love is here to stay.

Ira Gershwin

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.

Unknown

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

Robert H. Schuller

I think we deserve a break.

Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)

The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.

Blood Of The Martyr

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

Anonymous

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Mark Twain

The best things in life are free.

Unknown

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

Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Elementary, my dear Watson.

Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.

Plato

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

Benjamin Franklin

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.

Thomas Jefferson

Truth fears no questions.

Unattributed

In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it

Mary Norton Gordon

To ask the hard question is simple.

W.H. Auden

Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.

Lester Sumrall

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

John Churton Collins

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Anonymous

In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.

Martin Buber

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

Thornton Wilder

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up

James Baldwin

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.

Dale Carnegie

Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.

Clark Moustakas

To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.

Hugh Prather

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

Thomas Paine

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

St Francis De Sales

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day

Robert Frost

Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

G. M. Trevelyan

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

Al Franken

The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.

Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)

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

Be who you are in every situation.

Michael Johnson

He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.

Robert Half

We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?

Swami Vivekananda

Hunker down.

Unknown

You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

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

Joe Namath

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

La Rochefoucauld

Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.

Marian Wright Edelman

Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)

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

W. Clement Stone

There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.

Nicholas Sparks