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We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch

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Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.

Earl Nightingale

Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.

Brian Tracy

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allan Poe

It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.

Zig Ziglar

Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.

Zig Ziglar

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

Elbert Hubbard

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.

Burton Hills

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey

An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.

Chinese Proverb

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.

T.S. Eliot

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Unknown

A life lived in fear is half lived.

Anonymous

Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.

Rollo May

This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.

Swami Vivekananda

Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !

Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)

One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.

Russian Proverb

Union gives strength.

Aesop

Whatever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.

Karl Jaspers

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

William Shakespeare

We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.

Dennis Waitley

Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.

Germaine De Stael

Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !

Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)

Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.

Dale Carnegie

We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.

Brian Andres

Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.

Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)

Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.

Mark Twain

Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.

Harvey Mackay

Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.

Swami Vivekananda

Success is never wondering what if.

Karrie Huffman

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

Japanese Proverb

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

Pierre Corneille

Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !

Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)

It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.

Anthony Robbins

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.

Unknown

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought

Peace Pilgrim

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.

Henry Ward Beecher

They say you were shot in the tabloids.

Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

F.M. Hubbard

If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.

Marie Osmond

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm Forbes

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.

Alexander Smith

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.

John Lennon

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.

Jim Croce

No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.

Napoleon Hill

If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.

Myrtle Reed

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

David Viscott

Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.

William Shakespeare

Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Napoleon Hill

The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.

Norman Vincent Peale

Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved

Helen Keller

Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.

Swami Vivekananda

A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.

Unknown

The best things in life are not things.

Unknown

When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?

Sydney J. Harris

You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.

Bruce Lee

Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.

John P. Strelecky

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

Vaclav Havel

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

Conrad Hilton

Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.

Afghan Proverb

Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.

W. Clement Stone

If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Love is letting go of fear.

Gerald Jampolsky

My heart shall be thy garden.

Alice Meynell

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.

Alan Watts

There's always a way - if you're committed.

Anthony Robbins

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

G. M. Trevelyan

The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.

Su Shi

We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)

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

Brian Tracy

Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.

E. E. Hale

Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley

We rob banks.

Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.

W. Clement Stone

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.

Margaret Thatcher

Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.

John Churton Collins

A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.

Dennis Waitley

The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.

John Davidson Rockefeller

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

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Thoreau

Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.

Anthony Robbins

It is never too late to be what we might have been

George Eliot

It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.

Joe Klock

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?

Paul Sweeney

Live with passion !

Anthony Robbins

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein

Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.

Norman Vincent Peale

Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.

Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)