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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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Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

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Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.

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Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Nicholas Murray Butler

There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.

Abraham Maslow

Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.

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He who has hope has everything.

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The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.

Anthony Robbins

Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.

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Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.

Erich Fromm

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.

Vince Lombardi

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

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We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.

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Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.

Aristotle

No man is happy who does not think himself so.

Publilius Syrus

They can because they think they can.

Virgil

Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverb

Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed

Thomas Edison

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

Whatever happens, take responsibility !

Anthony Robbins

Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.

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Do, or do not. There is no try.

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Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.

Norman Vincent Peale

The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.

Swami Vivekananda

One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.

Dick Gregory

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.

Jim Rohn

This is the beginning of a new day.

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The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.

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

Thomas Edison

Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.

Stephen Covey

It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.

Mallory Jones

Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.

Diane Ackerman

You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.

Anonymous

Fractures well cured make us more strong.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.

Charles Dickens

If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.

Yusuf Tara

Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love

Makaino Kouji

I bet you can squeal like a pig.

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If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!

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

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Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.

David O. McKay

I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,

Oscar Madison, F (1968)

What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Swami Vivekananda

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.

Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)

In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.

Brian Weir

Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.

African Proverb

I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.

Steven Wright

What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.

Anthony Dalla Villa

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?

Cicero

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

It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.

Anthony Robbins

Honor the ocean of love.

George de Benneville

There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.

Robert Half

Love conquers all.

Virgil

God is subtle but he is not malicious.

Albert Einstein

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle

Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.

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Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.

George DeVack

My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Unattributed

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

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.

Molly McDonald

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

W. Clement Stone

Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.

Steve Winwood

Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.

Anatole France

An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.

George Catlin

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

Unattributed

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

Thomas Edison

Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.

Unknown

He who hesitates is lost.

Proverb

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

John Churton Collins

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.

Dennis Waitley

The giving of love is an education in itself.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The successful man is the average man, focused.

Anonymous

We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.

Swami Vivekananda

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary

There is time for everything.

Thomas Edison

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.

Anne Dillard

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

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

Living, love and death are one thing, not divisive, not separated, not divorced, not in the field of time but it is completely a living, moving thing, indivisible. And that is immortal.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

Anonymous

I am not a toy. I am a spork !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.

Mother Teresa

We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.

Shakespeare

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Teresa

Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

Thomas Edison

Anything is possible.

Unknown