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I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.

John Cage

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Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.

Thomas Edward Lawrence

Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.

Hubert Bonner

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.

Mark Victor Hansen

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.

Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes

Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.

Anonymous

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Brian Tracy

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

Jim Rohn

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.

Benjamin Franklin

Success leaves clues.

Jim Rohn

At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.

John P. Strelecky

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Thomas Edison

Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.

Harvey Mackay

No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.

Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)

We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?

Swami Vivekananda

If a man does his best, what else is there ?

General George S. Patton

We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.

Anonymous

I'm going to take a bath.

Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.

Shakespeare

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.

Rabindranath Tagore

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

Dalai Lama

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.

Robert H. Schuller

Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Robert Half

We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.

Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)

The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.

Joseph Campbell

Honesty is the best image.

Tom Wilson

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

Steven Covey

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

Roy Disney

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

Winston Churchill

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

St. Clement

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

Abraham Lincoln

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.

Anonymous

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

Islamic Proverb

Familiar acts are beautiful through love.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.

Unknown

Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."

Unknown

It's always too soon to quit !

Norman Vincent Peale

Eddie, you're a born loser.

Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)

We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.

Desmond Tutu

People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.

Bob Klas

Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.

Anonymous

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.

Winston Churchill

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.

Bible

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

Edmund Burke

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

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

P. T. Barnum

Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

Chinese Proverb

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.

Thomas Jefferson

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease

Voltaire

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.

Charles A. Lindbergh

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.

Hasidic Proverb

As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.

Stephen Covey

Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.

Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Voltaire

That'll do, pig. That'll do.

Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.

Unknown

Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.

Tom Hopkins

No one is so poor as an ignorant person.

Hebrew Proverb

I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.

Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.

Emily Dickinson

Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.

Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)

Success is never ending, failure is never final.

Dr. Robert Schuller

When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.

Anonymous

That which does not kill you makes you stronger.

Neitzsche

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.

David Thomas

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

Kahlil Gibran

All progress occurs because people dare to be different

Harry Milner

The point is that you can't be too greedy.

Donald Trump

Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.

Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)

When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.

Barbara Winter

You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes

Zig Ziglar

Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching

Satchel Paige

Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love

Makaino Kouji

Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.

Martha Washington

To ask the hard question is simple.

W.H. Auden

Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.

General Peter Schoomaker

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Buckminster Fuller

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Thornton Wilder

From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.

Yiddish Proverb

Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17. Not alive, anyway.

Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)

Believe in yourself.

Unknown

Attica ! Attica !

Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

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