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People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.

Jesse Owens

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Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.


Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

Jim Rohn

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.


It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.

Robert Half

I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.

Winston Churchill

A short saying often contains much wisdom.


Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.

Swami Vivekananda

In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.

Victor Cousins

On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.

Henry Drummond

The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.

Warren G. Bennis

Hey, lady !

Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.


Give all to love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.


I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

For love is heaven, and heaven is love.

Sir Walter Scott

Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Erich Segal

Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

Winston Churchill

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

Charlie Brown

Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.

Henry David Thoreau

A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.

Islamic Proverb

Whatever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

George Allen

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton

I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.

George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)

Don't hide your light under a bushel.


One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.

Russian Proverb

Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition

Joe Carlozo

When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.

Norman Vincent Peale

You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.

Agent J, Men In Black (1997)

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.

Napoleon Hill

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.


Love is the only gold.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.


One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.

Margaret Thatcher

The best way to predict the future is to create it.


Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill

Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.

George William Curtis

There is no education like adversity.

Benjamin Disraeli

It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Henry Ward Beecher

Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.


I'm Multi-Dimensional !


Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.

Mary Parrish

No fate is worse than a life without a love.

Mexican Proverb

Never spend your money before you have it.

Thomas Jefferson

Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.

Dennis Waitley

What comes from the heart, touches the heart.

Don Sibet

Believe in yourself.


Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

Elinor Glyn

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli

The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.

Charles Barkley

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

George Matthew Allen

The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.

Johnette Napolitano

With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.

Mark Victor Hansen

Love is letting go of fear.

Gerald Jampolsky

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

Thomas Fuller

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Dale Carnegie

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

Danny Kaye

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

Don Marquis

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

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

Winston Churchill

Every cloud has a silver lining.


It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Anthony Robbins

Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.

John Wicker

Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?


Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.

Lord Chesterfield

What ever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.


Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.

Bill Jensen

The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.

Anthony Robbins

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

Jeanne Moreau

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.


Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

John Kenneth Galbraith

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.

Robert Half

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

Judy Garland

If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.

Leo Tolstoy

Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?

Larry Smith

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

Henry Ward Beecher

People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.

Milan Kundera

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.


Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Thomas Jefferson

Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.

Harvey Mackay

A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.

Bruce Lee

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.

Douglas Jerrold

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.

The Shulamite

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

W. Clement Stone

Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.

Cathy Carlyle

Faith can move mountains.


Do first things first, and second things not at all.

Peter F. Drucker

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.

Thomas Jefferson

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Mother Theresa

You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.


You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.

Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Fredrich Nietzsche

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.

Stephen Covey

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.

Chinese Proverb