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We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch

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Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

Roy Goodman

Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.

Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes

Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.

Stephen Covey

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'

Brian Tracy

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at

Henry David Thoreau

But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !

Paula, Gaslight (1940)

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

Somerset Maugham

If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.

Montaigne

Immaturity can last a lifetime.

Robert Half

Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.

Louis L. Mann

Don't think it, ink it.

Mark Victor Hansen

The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

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

Come live in my heart and pay no rent.

Samuel Lover

Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.

P.A.C. de Beaumarchais

Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?

Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.

Donald Trump

Faith can move mountains.

Unknown

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Albert Einstein

Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.

Theodor Reik

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

Zig Ziglar

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.

Joan Baez

When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?

Bruce Lee

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

Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.

Thomas Edison

I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.

Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

Dennis Waitley

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

Aristotle

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.

Donald Williams

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Hi-Yo, Silver !

The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)

I am fond of only what comes from the heart.

Martha Washington

This is the first day, of the rest of your life.

Unknown

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Chinese Proverb

Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.

Muda Saint Michael

Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.

Lord Byron

Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.

Michael Johnson

Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.

Edmund Spenser

No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.

Robert Half

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.

Chinese Proverb

Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !

Ira Gershwin

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs

We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.

Karl Jaspers

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:15

It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

I have a head for business and a bod for sin.

Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.

Thomas Jefferson

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Duffy, Chinatown (1974)

L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.

Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.

Swami Vivekananda

We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.

Swami Vivekananda

There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.

William Wordsworth

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.

Anthony Robbins

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.

Abraham Lincoln

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Stephen Covey

Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.

Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)

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

Oscar Wilde

What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.

Winston Churchill

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.

Nicholas Sparks

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan

Love is a hole in the heart.

Ben Hecht

To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.

Bunker Hunt

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.

Yogi Berra

Snap out of it !

Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)

Love is the whole and more than all.

E.E. Cummings

Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.

Blaine Lee

My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.

Jessica Brumley

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.

Joe Paterno

All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.

Swami Vivekananda

Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.

Ingrid Bergman

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.

Stan Smith

Don't fear, just live right.

Neal A. Maxwell

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

Brian Weir

What do you feel like doing tonight ?

Angie, Marty (1955)

One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'

Abraham Maslow

Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes

Thomas Jefferson

So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.

Robert Louis Stevenson

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

Bill Cosby

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

Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.

Harvey Mackay

Ask for advice but do what you think is best.

Greek Proverb

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

Henry Ward Beecher

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.

Tim Blixseth

To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard

Tristan Bernard

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.

Bruce Barton

Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.

Japanese Proverb