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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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If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.

William Wordsworth

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney

I am not a toy. I am a spork !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.

Robert M. Pirsig

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.

Icelandic Proverb

You are never a loser until you quit trying.

Mike Ditka

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.

Swami Vivekananda

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.

Paul "Bear" Bryant

For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill

Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.

Donald A. Laird

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.

Oprah Winfrey

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

Robert H. Schuller

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

William Cowper

You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.

Chinese Proverb

Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.

Swami Vivekananda

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.

Brian Tracy

Good morning, Vietnam !

Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.

Kahlil Gibran

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.

Thomas Jefferson

Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

Margaret Thatcher

Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

Dale Carnegie

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.

Confucius

Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.

Miles, Risky Business (1983)

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.

Dalai Lama

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

The truth is more important than the facts.

Frank Lloyd Wright

True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.

Paul Sweeney

If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.

Su Shi

Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

Robert F. Kennedy

To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.

Chinese Proverb

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

Winston Churchill

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

Albert Einstein

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

A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.

Maya Angelou

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.

Dennis Waitley

Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.

W. Stanley Mooneyham

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

Bernice Johnson Reagon

I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.

Martha Washington

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

Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Your talent is god's gift to you.

Leo Buscaglia

Love is a many splendered thing.

Nat King Cole

I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.

Mother Teresa

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

Pat Riley

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.

Anthony Robbins

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

Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.

John Keats

We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.

Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)

Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.

Karl Jaspers

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

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time

Marion Wright Edelman

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

Janet Erskine Stuart

Love is a great beautifier.

Louisa May Alcott

I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Confucius

All work is empty save when there is love.

Kahlil Gibran

In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.

Cicero

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

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Unknown

Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.

Swami Vivekananda

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

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

Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.

Peter Davies

It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.

Rene Descartes

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.

Jim Rohn

People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.

Stephen Covey

No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.

Robert Half

I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.

Mark Victor Hansen

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.

Marc Chagall

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

Robert H. Schuller

Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.

P.A.C. de Beaumarchais

Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.

Eileen Caddy

Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran

Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.

Martha Washington

Honor the ocean of love.

George de Benneville

Love is smiling on the inside and out.

Jennifer Wilson

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

Louise Hay

Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.

Horace

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

Dennis Waitley

Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Anonymous

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

Jacques Benigne Bossuel

Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.

Robert Half

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

John Bulwer

Somebody stop me !

Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

Albert Einstein

The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.

John Eldredge

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.

George Matthew Allen

Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Isaac Bashevis

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

Norman Vincent Peale

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Brian Tracy