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You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.

James Baldwin

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.

James Baldwin

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up

James Baldwin

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Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Samuel Butler

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Let us strive on to finish the work we are in

Abraham Lincoln

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

Albert Einstein

If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.

Anne Mackay Thompson

We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.

Karl Jaspers

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Edward Young

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You had me at hello.

Jerry Maguire

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.

Anthony Robbins

Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.

Dorothy Day

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 is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?

Emily Bronte

Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.

Ashley E. Hyder

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.

Emmanuel Teney

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.

Leonard Nimoy

The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.

Anonymous

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.

David Wilkerson

Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.

Horace

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

Mary Anne Radmacher

Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.

Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Abraham Maslow

Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.

Berthold Auerbach

You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.

Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.

Thomas Edison

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Thomas Edison

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.

Cornelius Nepos

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

Albert Einstein

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Henry Ford

Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.

Calvin Coolidge

How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.

Unknown

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Thomas Edison

Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.

Stephen Covey

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.

Unknown

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

Love reminds you that nothing else matters.

Amy Bushell

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.

Winston Churchill

Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.

David Ogilvy

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

Abraham Lincoln

A goal properly set is halfway reached.

Zig Ziglar

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

Bernard M. Baruch

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.

Norman Vincent Peale

Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)

Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.

Harvey Mackay

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.

Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)

If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.

Swami Vivekananda

Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.

Robert H. Schuller

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

Judith Martin

Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.

Danish Proverb

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.

Matthew Arnold

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

Kahlil Gibran

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.

Cullen Hightower

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Isaac Asimov

The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.

Swami Vivekananda

They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.

Red Cloud

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.

Anthony Robbins

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never Quit.

Unknown

Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.

Sidney Jourard

Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.

Publius Terence

Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.

Bill Moyers

What a dump.

Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)

In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.

John Churton Collins

If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.

Shelley Long

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

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

Anonymous

A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.

Fried Green Tomatoes

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.

Mark Twain

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.

Barbara De Angelis

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

Brian Tracy

Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.

Dean Marshall

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.

Dale Carnegie

There are no gains without pains.

Adlai Stevenson

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

Dalai Lama

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

Norman Vincent Peale

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:43-45

When you can't solve the problem, manage it.

Robert H. Schuller

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

If you build it, he will come.

Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.

Victor Hugo

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.

Greg Anderson

To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.

Hugh Prather

It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill

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

Robert H. Schuller