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

Charles Barkley

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Robert A. Heinlein

How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.

Unknown

All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.

Glenn Gould

Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.

Mary Baker Eddy

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

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.

Clint Smith

Attica ! Attica !

Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.

Mark Victor Hansen

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.

E. Joseph Cossman

The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.

Albert Ellis

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

Fiddle-dee-dee.

Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

Somerset Maugham

A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.

Anonymous

Love is letting go of fear.

Gerald Jampolsky

Ideas... they have the power

Napoleon Hill

I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.

Mother Teresa

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

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

Albert Einstein

You can do what you want to do.

David Thomas

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.

Maya Angelou

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.

Robert Frost

If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.

Chinese Proverb

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.

Robert H. Schuller

Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.

W. Clement Stone

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)

There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

G. K. Chesterton

Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.

Indian Proverb

An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.

Karl Jaspers

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.

Thomas Edison

Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.

Lisa Hoffman

Tolerance can lead to learning something.

Jakob Dylan

Thou art to me a delicious torment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.

Richard Cech

Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.

W. Clement Stone

Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.

Robert H. Schuller

It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.

Greek Proverb

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.

Norman Vincent Peale

I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.

Albert Einstein

To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.

Thomas Jefferson

End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you ! ' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.

Mark Victor Hansen

The ready back gets all the loads.

Latvian Proverbs

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)

You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.

Golda Meir

Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.

Confucius

You're as old as you behave.

Harvey Mackay

If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.

Dale Carnegie

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

Yiddish Proverb

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.

Melba Colgrove

I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.

Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)

If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.

Machiavelli

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Chinese Proverb

Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.

Aristotle

Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.

Swami Vivekananda

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

Benjamin Franklin

Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.

Dennis Waitley

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Ingrid Bergman

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

W.C Fields

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.

Mark Twain

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

John Quincy Adams

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.

John Eldredge

Don't follow your dreams, chase them.

Richard Dumb

For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.

William J. Bennett

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.

Napoleon Hill

The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Winston Churchill

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

Rhett Butler

In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson

What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

George Eliot

You're good, you're very good.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !

Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)

The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.

George Catlin

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

Winston Churchill

Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

Zig Ziglar

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.

Bertrand Russell

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.

Charles Morgan

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

Dale Carnegie

If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.

Master Yuanwu

You only get out what you put in.

Unknown

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'

Brian Tracy

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Brian Tracy

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?

Marian Wright Edelman

I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.

Helice Bridges

It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.

Anthony Robbins

Do it now !

Napoleon Hill

When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.

Bill Blackman

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

Bernard M. Baruch

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.

Anne Frank

When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.

Dennis Waitley