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A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

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A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.

Forest Witcraft

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.

Henry Ward Beecher

Love is the whole and more than all.

E.E. Cummings

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.

Conrad Hilton

Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.

Robert H. Schuller

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.

James Thomas

But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.

Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)

When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.

Richard Kuklinski

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

Don Marquis

But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.

Karl Jaspers

You make me want to be a better man.

Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)

With malice toward none, with charity for all.

Abraham Lincoln

Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.

Albert Schweitzer

Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !

Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)

Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.

Michael Johnson

You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?

Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)

You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.

Brian Tracy

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Keller

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

John Wooden

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.

Anthony Robbins

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.

Martha Washington

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

Aristotle

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?

Earl Nightingale

Yo, Adrian !

Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)

The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.

Benjamin Franklin

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Henry David Thoreau

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.

Joseph Sugarman

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

Dale E. Turner

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

Albert Einstein

Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.

Swami Vivekananda

The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.

Ovid

What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?

John Milton

It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.

Rodney Dangerfield

And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.

Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.

Gieselle C. Viera

Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.

Michael Johnson

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.

Unknown

It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.

Thomas Jefferson

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

Where there is love there is no darkness.

Burundi Proverb

Love like there is no tomorrow.

Unknown

Let's roll.

Todd Beamer

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.

Randolph Ray

Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?

Jim Rohn

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

Rhett Butler

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.

Jim Rohn

No man is wise enough by himself.

Plautus

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.

Aldous Huxley

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.

Willis Whitney

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

David Viscott

Love sees roses without thorns.

German Proverb

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

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

Oscar Wilde

The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.

Saudi Arabian Proverb

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

Albert Einstein

Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.

Walter Winchell

Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.

Christy Borgeld

Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.

Unknown

A simple I love you means more than money.

Frank Sinatra

The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.

Anonymous

These go to eleven.

Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.

Jane Addams

He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles

Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Mark Twain

Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr

Martha Friedman

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

Albert Einstein

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Chinese Proverb

Passion is the genesis of genius.

Anthony Robbins

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

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.

Smiley Blanton

Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.

Rollo May

In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.

Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)

The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.

Winston Churchill

Let's go home, Debbie.

Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)

What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle

If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.

Anonymous

Let us strive on to finish the work we are in

Abraham Lincoln

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.

Swami Vivekananda

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Dorothy Day

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.

Epictetus

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

You're tearing me apart !

Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)

He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.

Swami Vivekananda

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.

Melba Colgrove

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

Napoleon Hill

As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.

Martin Cruz Smith

Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.

Karl Jaspers

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.

Norman Vincent Peale

The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.

Brian Koval

It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.

Louis Kossuth

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

Richard Bach