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Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

Jacques Barzun

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The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

Napoleon Hill

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

Mark Twain

Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.

Dennis Waitley

Things do not change we change.

Henry David Thoreau

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Strike while the iron is hot.

Proverb

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

Danny Kaye

A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.

Elbert Hubbard

The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.

Robert Half

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

Do what you love and the money will follow

Marsha Sinetar

Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.

Birke Baehr

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.

Yiddish Proverb

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

Kahlil Gibran

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton

It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.

Mother Teresa

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.

General Douglas MacArthur

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

If you love someone, set them free.

Sting

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.

Epictetus

Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.

Thomas Edison

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.

William Makepeace Thackeray

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.

Martin Buber

Success is predictable.

Brian Tracy

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.

William Shakespeare

There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

Denis Waitley

No pain, No gain.

Unknown

To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.

Anthony Pagano

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

Martha Washington

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.

Anthony Robbins

Whatever happens, take responsibility !

Anthony Robbins

You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Unattributed

Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.

Greg Anderson

Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.

Rollo May

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

Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.

Swami Vivekananda

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.

W. Clement Stone

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

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

G. K. Chesterton

Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.

Spanish Proverb

The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.

Stephen Covey

No one knows what he can do until he tries.

Publilius Syrus

Seize the day.

Unknown

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

Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.

Bill Blackman

They're called boobs, Ed.

Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)

Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.

Mary Anne Radmacher

Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.

Chinese Proverb

After your jump, the net appears.

Vincent Lauria

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

Our love is here to stay.

Ira Gershwin

Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.

William Feather

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

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

Anonymous

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Anonymous

Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.

Margaret Mead

Here's looking at you, kid.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.

Margaret Thatcher

An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.

Caroline L. Gascoigne

We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.

Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Galilei

Love is perfect kindness

Joseph Campbell

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.

Albert Einstein

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Washington Irving

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.

St. Francis De Sales

There is no education like adversity.

Benjamin Disraeli

The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.

Thomas Carlyle

How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?

Henry David Thoreau

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.

Mahatma Gandhi

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

James F. Bymes

Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.

Barbara Sher

Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.

Anonymous

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Epictetus

It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.

John Bulwer

I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.

Larry Smith

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.

Ron Wild

It is always your next move.

Napoleon Hill

Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning

Thomas Kempis

Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.

Tom Larson

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

Muda Saint Michael

Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.

Paulo Coelho

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.

Stephen Covey

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Laertius Diogenes

As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?

Christy Borgeld

Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.

Eileen Caddy

I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.

Dale Carnegie

Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Dale Carnegie

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kingsley