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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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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

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We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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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.

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You can observe a lot just by watching.

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

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Great minds have purposes others have wishes.

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How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?

George Bernard Shaw

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.

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That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.

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The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

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

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You talkin to me ?

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Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.

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You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.

Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)

Love is perfect kindness

Joseph Campbell

Life is a do-it yourself project.

Dennis Waitley

Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Anonymous

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.

Brian Tracy

For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill

If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.

Swami Vivekananda

The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.

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I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.

Winston Churchill

Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

Hasta la vista, baby. :

The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.

General Omar Bradley

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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Chance is the fool's name for fate.

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What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

George Eliot

Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.

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True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.

Anonymous

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.

John Keats

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

The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.

Martha Washington

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another

Emma Goldman

There is no luck except where there is discipline.

Irish Proverb

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.

Lou Holtz

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

Brian Tracy

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.

Anonymous

From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.

Yiddish 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

The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

Julie Andrews

All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Anonymous

Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

Danny Thomas

The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.

C.S. Lewis

Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.

Mingjiao

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill

Success is predictable.

Brian Tracy

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

A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.

Samuel Butler

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

Samuel Johnson

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

Japanese Proverb

Sooner or later the truth comes to light.

Dutch Proverb

The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Obstacles are great incentives.

Jules Michelet

When the going gets tough the tough get going.

Joseph P. Kennedy

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.

Mark Victor Hansen

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He that has done nothing has known nothing.

Thomas Carlyle

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

Robert H. Schuller

Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.

Jawaharlal Nehru

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

Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)

As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?

Christy Borgeld

Laughter is the best medicine.

Unknown

It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

That love is all there is is all we know of love.

Emily Dickinson

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.

Napoleon Hill

Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

Mother Theresa

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

Brian Weir

Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.

Dennis Waitley

You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.

Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.

Storm Jameson

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

Albert Einstein

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

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

Robert Half

I am your number one fan.

Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)