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For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs

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The hottest love has the coldest end.

Socrates

Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.

Earl Nightingale

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr.

The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.

Ivan Scheier

We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within

Earl Nightingale

Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.

Spanish Proverb

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

Know thyself.

Socrates

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

Goethe

No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.

Napoleon Hill

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Anonymous

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.

Colossians 315

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

Brian Tracy

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

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle

Gloria Steinhem

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.

Sophocles

When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.

Ronald Reagan

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.

Chinese Proverb

Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.

Gail Sheehy

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.

Swami Vivekananda

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.

Dale Carnegie

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

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Unknown

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.

Hasidic Proverb

Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?

Mark Twain

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

Anonymous

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.

Earl Nightingale

I am fond of only what comes from the heart.

Martha Washington

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.

W. Clement Stone

He who hesitates is lost !

Proverb

There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.

Peter A. Cohen

Roll with the punches.

Unknown

It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

Chinese Proverb

Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.

Stacie Cunningham

We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.

Chief John Ross

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.

Bruce Lee

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke

Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !

Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)

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

Winston Churchill

What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.

George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.

Anatole France

Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.

La Rochefoucauld

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.

Lou Holtz

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.

Charles Tremendous Jones

We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.

Samuel Butler

Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.

John P. Strelecky

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 man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Mahatma Gandhi

When I asked god for strength He gave me difficult situations to face When I asked god for brain & brawn He gave me puzzles in life to solve When I asked god for happiness He showed me some unhappy people When I asked god for wealth He showed me how to work hard When I asked god for favors He showed me opportunities to work hard When I asked god for peace He showed me how to help others God gave me nothing I wanted He gave me everything I needed

Swami Vivekananda

Have you checked the children lately ?

Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.

Mark Victor Hansen

An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.

Isabel Burton

God is subtle but he is not malicious.

Albert Einstein

If you wanna call me that, smile.

The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)

Smile ! and the world will smile with you !

Unknown

Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.

Gordon Korman

Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.

George Catlin

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.

Swami Vivekananda

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.

Thornton Wilder

A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

Mahatma Gandhi

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.

Rodney L. Parsley

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

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

This is the first day, of the rest of your life.

Unknown

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.

Dale Carnegie

Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.

Swami Vivekananda

The history of the world is but the biography of great men.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.

Zig Ziglar

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

Robert H. Schuller

Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.

Unknown

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

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

John Churton Collins

For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.

Eli Cohen

Love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matthew

He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.

Robert Half

I like to watch.

Chance, Being There (1979)

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

Dennis Waitley

You betcha !

Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)

I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.

Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.

Melba Colgrove

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not

Earl Nightingale

Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.

Unattributed

A simple I love you means more than money.

Frank Sinatra

It's showtime !

Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)

Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.

Ben Oliver