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One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.

John Gardner

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With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.

Mark Victor Hansen

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.

Dean Marshall Art Linkletter

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Muhamed Ali

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.

Jerome Cummings

Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Karen Kaiser Clark

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.

Val Saintsbury

It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.

Thomas Jefferson

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T.S. Eliot

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

Dennis Waitley

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

W. Clement Stone

You always succeed in producing a result.

Anthony Robbins

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?

Marian Wright Edelman

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

Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.

Richard Bach

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

William Faulkner

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

The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.

John S. Hinds

Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed

Thomas Edison

Tolerance can lead to learning something.

Jakob Dylan

No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.

Aesop

Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.

J.M. Barrie

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)

No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.

Napoleon Hill

The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.

Jean Piaget

There's no abiding success without commitment.

Anthony Robbins

I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.

Larry Smith

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

Anonymous

We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Unattributed

Success is the child of audacity.

Benjamin Disraeli

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Earl Nightingale

We do what we must, and call it by the best names.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Unknown

Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.

Confucius

Laughter is the best medicine.

Unknown

Love is not selfish.

Corinthians

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.

Willis Whitney

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.

Nolan Bushnell

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.

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Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.

Albert Einstein

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

Richard Bach

Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.

Robert Half

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.

Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Jim Rohn

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.

Jim Rohn

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?

Robert Half

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

Winston Churchill

Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.

Unknown

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

Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)

Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Greg Anderson

Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.

Zig Ziglar

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

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Napolean Bonaparte

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !

Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

William Shakespeare

What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

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

George Eliot

There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

Denis Waitley

Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.

Oscar Wilde

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

Albert Einstein

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.

Anonymous

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vince Lombardi

I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.

H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)

It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.

Robert Half

If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.

Anonymous

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

Cathy Carlyle

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

Paul Sweeney

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.

Barbara De Angelis

No man is wise enough by himself.

Plautus

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Albert Einstein

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Albert Einstein

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

Helice Bridges

Love is a fruit in season at all times.

Mother Theresa

Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.

Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)

It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

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

Winston Churchill

By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.

Martin Buber

One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.

Russian Proverb