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We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch

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The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.

Cicero

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.

Robert H. Schuller

Don't sweat the small stuff.

Richard Carlson

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.

Alfred Adler

When we place blame, we give away our power.

Greg Anderson

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

Brian Tracy

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.

Paul "Bear" Bryant

To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !

Katherine Graham

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

Dennis Waitley

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

Stephen Covey

Love is the only gold.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry Kaiser

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.

Hedy Lamarr

Would you like to come in ?

Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)

Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never live in the past but always learn from it.

Anonymous

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.

Elbert Hubbard

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

Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

You had me at hello.

Jerry Maguire

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.

Nick Richardson

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

Walter Winchell

Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.

Stephen Covey

Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.

Mark Victor Hansen

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

G. M. Trevelyan

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Anonymous

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

A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.

Iranian Proverb

In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.

Azim Premji

The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.

Arnold Bennett

Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.

Michael Norwood

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.

Mingjiao

They're here !

Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.

Kim Rohn

You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.

Napoleon Hill

In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.

Stephen Covey

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.

Napoleon Hill

There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.

Pat Riley

A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.

William Shedd

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

W. Clement Stone

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.

Norman Vincent Peale

Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.

Thomas Edison

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.

Charles Tremendous Jones

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

Marc Chagall

After your jump, the net appears.

Vincent Lauria

The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.

Warren G. Bennis

If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.

W. Clement Stone

Till I loved, I never lived, enough.

Emily Dickinson

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

W. Clement Stone

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.

Val Saintsbury

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)

Never Quit.

Unknown

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

Myrtle Reed

Happy wife, happy life.

Jeff Allen

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

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.

Anonymous

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

John Davidson Rockefeller

A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'

Blackhawk

His eyes have made love to me all evening.

Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)

Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !

Earl Nightingale

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

Henry Ward Beecher

Well, nobody's perfect.

Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)

All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.

Walter Anderson

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

Storm Jameson

Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.

William Blake

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

Samuel Johnson

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

Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes

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

George Eliot

Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.

Thomas Edison

We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.

Anonymous

There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.

David Mahoney

Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.

Victor Hugo

There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.

Karl Jaspers

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Zig Ziglar

Let thy words be few.

Ecclesiastes

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.

Danny Kaye

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

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

No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.

Ronald Reagan

Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.

Victor Kiam

You're so money, and you don't even know it.

Trent, Swingers (1996)

There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.

Albert Einstein

Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.

Unknown

I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?

Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)

The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.

J. Richard Clarke

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

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