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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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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

There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.

Jean Anouilh

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.

Jonathan Winters

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Unknown

I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.

Michael Johnson

To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

Samuel Butler

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

Norman Vincent Peale

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.

Harrison Ford

Let thy words be few.

Ecclesiastes

Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

Swami Sivananda

Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.

Thomas Edison

Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.

Dr. Phil

You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.

Thomas Carlyle

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

Winston Churchill

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

Sidonie Gabrielle

The buck stops here.

Harry Truman

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.

Brian Tracy

Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

There is no education like adversity.

Disraeli

Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.

Michael Johnson

Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.

Dennis Waitley

I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

E. Joseph Cossman

How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.

Unknown

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

Albert Einstein

Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.

Harvey Mackay

Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.

Anonymous

Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Edison

The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

Chinese Proverb

A martini. Shaken, not stirred.

James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)

Life is what you make it.

Unknown

Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.

Matthew Keith Groves

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Laertius Diogenes

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

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results

Albert Einstein

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

John Maxwell

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

Brian Tracy

Never say die.

Proverb

Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.

Christy Borgeld

Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.

The Wizard of Oz

His eyes have made love to me all evening.

Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)

All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.

Napoleon Hill

Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.

Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We rob banks.

Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.

Samuel Coleridge

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it

Dennis P. Kimbro

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

William Makepeace Thackeray

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?

Martin Luther King Jr.

The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.

William Bridges

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

Thomas Edison

Do you like scary movies ?

Ghostface, Scream (1996)

A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.

Harvey Mackay

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Duffy, Chinatown (1974)

If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.

Blaise Pascal

Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.

Bruce Lee

We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.

Madeleine Albright

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.

John Dryden

Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.

Thomas Edison

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.

Brian Koval

Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.

Anonymous

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!

Paul J. Meyer

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

Joe Paterno

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.

Anonymous

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.

Horace

The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.

Anonymous

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.

Swami Vivekananda

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

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

Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.

Unknown

It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.

Anthony Robbins

We come to beginnings only at the end.

William Bridges

Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only

Plautus

The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.

Thomas Edison

Above all to thine own self be true.

William Shakespeare

Shut up and deal.

Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.

Thomas Fuller

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

Greg Anderson

I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.

Francoise Sagan

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

Robert H. Schuller

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.

Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)

When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.

Bruce Lee

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

Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.

Rollo May

All progress occurs because people dare to be different

Harry Milner

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.

Unknown

Roll with the punches.

Unknown

God is subtle but he is not malicious.

Albert Einstein

End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.

Mark Victor Hansen

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

Chinese Proverb