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To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

H.L. Mencken

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

H.L. Mencken

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.

H.L. Mencken

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Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.

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Fortune favors the brave.

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Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

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God is subtle but he is not malicious.

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My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.

Kim Wilde

The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer

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An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.

Bill Bernbach

Our only security is in our ability to change.

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Inch by inch, it's a cinch.

Robert H. Schuller

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

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

W. Clement Stone

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.

John Stuart Mill

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.

Marva Collins

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

Albert Schweitzer

It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.

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Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Albert Einstein

Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.

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How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.

Anonymous

It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.

Mother Teresa

Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.

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Hasta la vista, baby. :

The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

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Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.

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The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.

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Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.

Nelson A. Rockefeller

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Make the second effort your second nature.

Harvey Mackay

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

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Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.

Abraham Lincoln

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

George F. Will

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

Somerset Maugham

Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.

Donald A. Laird

Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.

Bruce Lee

Real love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Goethe

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

Jonathan Winters

As you think in your heart, so shall you be.

Proverb

Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.

Tracy L. McNair

We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.

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Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

Virginia Satir

Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.

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It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.

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When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

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A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.

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Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.

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Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.

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Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.

Stephen Covey

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.

Anthony Robbins

Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Thomas Edison

Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.

Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)

This is this.

Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)

Must you flirt ?

Ninotchka, Leon (1939)

If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse

Unknown

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

Jim Rohn

Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!

Larry the Cable Guy

One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.

Albert Einstein

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

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If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.

Anonymous

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

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Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.

William Bridges

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.

Anton Chekhov

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

Thomas Edison

A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.

Bruce Lee

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.

Alphonse Marie De Lamartine

Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Never say die.

Proverb

The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.

Anonymous

At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.

John P. Strelecky

Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.

George Catlin

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.

Thornton Wilder

Know thyself.

Socrates

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Brian Tracy

I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.

George Catlin

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

David Farragut

Who, being loved, is poor ?

Oscar Wilde

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

Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.

Ralph Blum

The book you don't read cant help.

Jim Rohn

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

Robert H. Schuller

Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !

Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.

Richard M. Devos

Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.

Karl G. Maeser

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.

David Burns

Never spend your money before you have it.

Thomas Jefferson

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.

George Matthew Allen

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Albert Einstein

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.

Martha Washington

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

George Herbert

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

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