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Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

John Davidson Rockefeller

The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.

John Davidson Rockefeller

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

John Davidson Rockefeller

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

John Davidson Rockefeller

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

John Davidson Rockefeller

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take

John Davidson Rockefeller

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We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.

John W. Turk

Kindness is always fashionable.

America E. Barr

They're here !

Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)

Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.

Thomas Edison

Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.

Karl Jaspers

Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !

Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.

Zig Ziglar

It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.

Robert Half

Never spend your money before you have it.

Thomas Jefferson

The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.

Blood Of The Martyr

Love knows no bounds.


Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

Sandy Wilson

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

Leo Buscaglia

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

Persian Proverb

One cannot think crooked and walk straight.


All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination

Earl Nightingale

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank

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

Jacques Barzun

When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?

Henry David Thoreau

There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.

Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Albert Einstein

If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.

Gilda, Gilda (1946)

Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.

Tom Larson

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

Abraham Lincoln

If you mean to profit, learn to please.

Winston Churchill

Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is friendship set to music

E. Joseph Cossman

Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.

Marion G. Romney

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.

T.S. Eliot

Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !

Ira Gershwin

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.

Jonathan Winters

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

Albert Einstein

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

There is not a breathing of the common wind that will forget thee.

William Wordsworth

The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.

Swami Vivekananda

It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Traditional Proverb

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.


No man can stand on top because he is put there.

H. H. Vreeland

Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.

William Bridges

No one became poor by giving alms.

French Proverb

The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.

Saudi Arabian Proverb

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.


Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein

Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.


Smile ! and the world will smile with you !


Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.

Rusty Silvey

All mankind love a lover.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.

William Shakespeare

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

Robert A. Heinlein

All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

You are never a loser until you quit trying.

Mike Ditka

No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.

Philip Armour

Tolerance can lead to learning something.

Jakob Dylan

Here's Johnny !

Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)

Love reminds you that nothing else matters.

Amy Bushell

Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.


Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.

Robert Half

Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.

Mary Anne Radmacher

Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.

Swami Vivekananda

It's always too soon to quit !

Norman Vincent Peale

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


We come to beginnings only at the end.

William Bridges

You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.

Chinese Proverb

I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.

Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)

Nothing is worth more than this day.

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.

Anthony Robbins

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

Dennis Waitley

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.

Douglas Jerrold

Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.


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

Rhett Butler

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Thomas Jefferson

You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.

Robert F. Kennedy

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Zig Ziglar

Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?

Swami Vivekananda

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

Edmund Burke

Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.

Swami Vivekananda

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.


Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

Napoleon Hill

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?

Dale Carnegie

Come live in my heart and pay no rent.

Samuel Lover

The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King Jr.

My heart shall be thy garden.

Alice Meynell

If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.


Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.

James Baldwin

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

Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)

Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind

Earl Nightingale

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.

George Bernard Shaw

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.


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

Swami Vivekananda

Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

Danny Thomas