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What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.

Isaac Bashevis

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A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.

Samuel Butler

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

Bernard M. Baruch

La-dee-da, la-dee-da.

Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)

Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

Danny Thomas

Don't quit.

Unknown

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

Albert Einstein

You had me at hello.

Jerry Maguire

We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.

La Bruyere

Stop makin noises like a husband.

Vera, Detour (1945)

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

John Davidson Rockefeller

All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.

Zig Ziglar

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.

Charles M. Shultz

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

W. Clement Stone

I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

You can do what you want to do.

David Thomas

The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

John Stuart Mill

Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

Napoleon Hill

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.

T.S. Eliot

If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.

John Wooden

Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.

Norman Vincent Peale

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

Albert Einstein

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

Zig Ziglar

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.

Robert Half

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

Albert Schweitzer

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.

Unknown

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.

Winston Churchill

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

William B. Sprague

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Les Brown

I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.

Martha Washington

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.

Nelson A. Rockefeller

You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.

Michael Johnson

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Galileo Galilei

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Mignon McLaughlin

There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.

Prentice

Love understands all languages.

Romanian Proverb

If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.

Bonaro W. Overstreet

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.

Les Brown

Fractures well cured make us more strong.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

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

God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.

Ethel Watts Mumford

I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.

Helice Bridges

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

Thomas Edison

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.

Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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

William Arthur Ward

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Anonymous

Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !

John McClane, Die Hard (1988)

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.

Thomas Jefferson

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

You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.

Ray Lyman Wilbur

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 rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.

Dale Carnegie

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

H. Jackson Brown

A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.

Thomas Edison

Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.

Stephen Covey

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.

Carl Sandburg

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

Live with passion !

Anthony Robbins

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

Albert Careb

Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.

Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)

I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Elie Wiesel

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

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

Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

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

Samuel Butler

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.

Swami Vivekananda

Live with passion.

Anthony Robbins

Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul

Les Hewitt

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

Margaret Thatcher

A bold onset is half the battle.

Giuseppe Garibaldi

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

Ingrid Bergman

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Michael Jordan

For with god all things are possible.

Bible

If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.

Harvey Mackay

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

Leon J. Suenes

The best proof of love is trust.

Joyce Brothers

The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.

C.S. Lewis

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

Louis Pasteur

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

Thomas Edison

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

Iranian Proverb

I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.

Steven Wright

Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.

UB40

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

Pat Riley