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Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.

John Armstrong

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How do I look ?

Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)

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

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Nicholas Murray Butler

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

Mahatma Gandhi

I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.

Thomas Edison

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.

Aldous Huxley

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.

Emma Lazarus

Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.

Anonymous

And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Kahlil Gibran

I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.

Bruce Lee

If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.

Yusuf Tara

Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.

Publius Terence

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.

Norman Vincent Peale

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.

Anne Sophie Swetchine

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.

Unknown

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.

John Lennon

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

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.

Zadok Rabinwitz

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !

Winston Churchill

Success is the proper utilization of failure.

Anonymous

There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.

William B. Given, Jr.

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

Denis Diderot

To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.

Gardner Murphy

I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.

Paul McCartney

You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.

Paul H. Dunn

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Epictetus

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.

Steve Winwood

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !

The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.

Dale Dauten

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Indian Proverb

Seize the day.

Unknown

It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.

Dennis Waitley

He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.

George Matthew Adams

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations

George Bernard Shaw

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

Leo Tolstoy

For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.

Donald Williams

Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".

Kahlil Gibran

I am fond of only what comes from the heart.

Martha Washington

Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.

Anonymous

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.

Mark Victor Hansen

Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.

Earl Nightingale

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes

Love is letting go of fear.

Gerald Jampolsky

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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

Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.

Jeff Valdez

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

Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.

Paul Sweeney

You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.

Irish Proverb

They're called boobs, Ed.

Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)

All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

Julie Andrews

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

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

Fried Green Tomatoes

If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.

Isaac B. Singer

It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.

Nancy Banks-Smith

Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.

Clark Moustakas

The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.

Brian Tracy

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 we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.

Gail Sheehy

Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !

Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.

Anonymous

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Lydia Maria Child

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:15

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

Jean Anouilh

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.

Stephen Packer

We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.

Swami Vivekananda

I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.

Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)

There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.

Swami Vivekananda

But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.

Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?

Anonymous

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.

Jim Rohn

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

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

Helen Keller

Love is perfect kindness

Joseph Campbell

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Winston Churchill

What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.

Napoleon Hill

Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.

Robert H. Schuller

Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.

Anonymous

Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.

Robert Sexton

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.

Jim Rohn

Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.

C.N. Bovee

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

Danny Kaye

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

Ron Wild

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

It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.

Zig Ziglar

One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.

Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)

Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.

Norman Vincent Peale

Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

No matter where you go, there you are.

Steven Wright

Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.

Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)

If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

Mary Engelbreit

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

Pat Riley