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It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.

Isaac Asimov

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

Isaac Asimov

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No man is happy who does not think himself so.

Publilius Syrus

After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.

Swami Vivekananda

For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.

William J. Bennett

Better late than never.

Proverb

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

You really can change the world if you care enough.

Marion Wright Edelman

Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.

Charles Caleb Colton

Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.

Unknown

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

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

Dan Stanford

Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.

Clark Moustakas

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

Emma Goldman

I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.

Shug, The Color Purple (1985)

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

Dolly Parton

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

Anonymous

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

From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.

Abraham Maslow

Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.

Unknown

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.

James Anthony Froude

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

Samuel Butler

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.

Zig Ziglar

A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

Chinese Proverb

Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.

Eileen Caddy

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

Colin Powell

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.

Janet Erskine Stuart

Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.

Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)

Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .

Peter Koestenbaum

Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.

Korean Proverb

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

Brian Tracy

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

Henry Ward Beecher

How do you live ?

Helen, James Allen (1932)

When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.

Barbara Winter

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.

Margaret Thatcher

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Shelley

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Buddhist Proverb

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.

Thomas Carlyle

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.

Winston Churchill

How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.

Anonymous

Love is friendship set on fire.

Jeremy Taylor

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

George Santayana

Our intentions create our reality.

Wayne W. Dyer

The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Margaret Thatcher

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.

Indira Gandhi

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.

Dale Carnegie

Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.

Steven Wright

Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.

Katie Lusk

I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.

Rumi

It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.

Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.

Anonymous

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.

Judith Hayes

The best things in life are not things.

Unknown

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Abraham Lincoln

There's no abiding success without commitment.

Anthony Robbins

Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Thomas Edison

Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind, therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.

Swami Vivekananda

No man is wise enough by himself.

Plautus

Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.

Stacie Cunningham

Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.

Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)

That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

Abraham Lincoln

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Mother Theresa

Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.

Tom Clancy

Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.

Gordon Korman

His eyes have made love to me all evening.

Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)

First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Lydia Maria Child

Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.

Steve Winwood

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

Cicero

Never complain about what you permit.

Mike Murdock

People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not

Earl Nightingale

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

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.

William Arthur Ward

Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.

Germaine De Stael

When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.

Bill Blackman

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.

Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)

Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Dennis Waitley

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it

Mary Norton Gordon

By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.

Swami Vivekananda

I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.

Steven Wright

I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.

Anonymous

Stop makin noises like a husband.

Vera, Detour (1945)

There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.

Anthony Robbins

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.

Oscar Wilde

There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.

Red Cloud

What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.

Baiyun

How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.

Thomas Edison

Come, let us make love deathless.

Herbert Trench

By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

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