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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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We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Pogo

You're good, you're very good.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Know thyself.

Socrates

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

Albert Einstein

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

Marianne Williamson

The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.

Dale Carnegie

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.

Swami Vivekananda

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napolean Hill

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.

Stephen Covey

I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

Passion is the genesis of genius.

Anthony Robbins

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

Oprah Winfrey

The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.

David B. Allman

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

Oprah Winfrey

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

Cathy Carlyle

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.

Leonard Nimoy

You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.

Swami Vivekananda

Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.

Stephen Covey

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.

Arnold Glasgow

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou

One, two, Freddy's coming for you.

Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.

General Omar Bradley

Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !

Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jawaharlal Nehru

An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.

Chinese Proverb

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.

Harvey Mackay

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.

Harvey Mackay

Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!

Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

Lou Holtz

What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.

Anthony Robbins

The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.

Anonymous

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

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.

Pietro Aretino

The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.

Zig Ziglar

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

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.

Margaret Thatcher

I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived

Margaret Mitchell

In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.

Brian Weir

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor

Vince Lombardi

I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.

Albert Einstein

They're called boobs, Ed.

Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)

It's always too soon to quit !

Norman Vincent Peale

Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.

Greg Anderson

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.

Dennis Waitley

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving

Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.

Rollo May

There are simply too many notes.

Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie

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

The truth is more important than the facts.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Anthony Robbins

Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.

Japanese Proverb

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

Dennis Waitley

And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.

Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.

Bill Bernbach

Live life to the fullest.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

Andy Warhol

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

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

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle

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

Mary Engelbreit

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

William Shakespeare

"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

Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.

Rollo May

Love is the only rational act.

Morrie Schwarz

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Galilei

It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.

Louis Kossuth

Kind words conquer.

Tamil Proverb

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)

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Shakespeare

Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.

Virgil

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character

Stephen Covey

Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.

Swami Vivekananda

The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!

Anthony Robbins

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

Jacques Barzun

You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.

Anonymous

People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.

Earl Nightingale

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Edison

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

One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.

Calvin Coolidge

You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

Winston Churchill

The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.

Traditional Proverb

Ability is sexless.

Christabel Pankhurst

I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.

Larry Smith

The more goals you set - the more goals you get.

Mark Victor Hansen

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

Lydia Maria Child

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.

Anthony Robbins

Be the best that you can be.

Unknown

Reach for the stars.

Unknown

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.

Robert Half

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.

Micheal Pritchard