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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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Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.

Karl Marx

Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.

Stephen Covey

Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.

Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

The beginning is the half of every action.

Greek Proverb

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.

Elizabeth Bowen

This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.

Swami Vivekananda

Who so loves believes the impossible.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.

Unknown

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.

Thomas Edison

We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.

Earl Nightingale

Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.

Taako

Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

Braveheart

I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.

John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)

In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.

Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)

Laughter is the best medicine.

Unknown

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

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

Abraham Lincoln

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich

Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.

John Wicker

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.

Mark Twain

A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.

George Catlin

It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.

Mother Teresa

If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Corinthians

Life is the first gift, love is the second.

Marge Piercy

Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.

William S. Burroughs

Shut up and deal.

Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)

The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.

Thomas Edison

Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.

Mike Wickett

You sing-a high.

Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)

Happiness is a choice.

Barry Neil Kaufman

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

Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only

Plautus

Till I loved, I never lived, enough.

Emily Dickinson

Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.

Marsha Sinetar

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

General Peter Schoomaker

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.

W. Stanley Mooneyham

Don't hide your light under a bushel.

Bible

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

Thomas Jefferson

Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.

Eileen Caddy

All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.

Swami Vivekananda

The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.

Johnette Napolitano

Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.

Thomas Carlyle

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

Henry David Thoreau

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.

Charles M. Schwab

Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?

Cinderella

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

Kahlil Gibran

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

Saudi Arabian Proverb

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

John Lennon

The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.

Anonymous

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.

Henry Drummond

No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.

Greg Henry Quinn

The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.

Edgar Watson Howe

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.

Thomas Moore

All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You've got to ask yourself one question : Do I feel lucky ? Well, do ya, punk ?

Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.

Robert Woodruff

The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.

Joseph Ray

I know you are, but what am I ?

Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.

P.A.C. de Beaumarchais

If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.

Montaigne

It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.

Zig Ziglar

When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up

Jim Rohn

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!

Charles Barkley

Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.

Korean Proverb

We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.

Stephen Covey

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.

Margaret Anderson

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

Zig Ziglar

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.

Les Brown

Begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.

Brian Tracy

He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.

German Proverb

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Mignon McLaughlin

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.

Danny Kaye

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.

Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen

All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

Julie Andrews

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

Norman Vincent Peale

I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.

Thomas Edison

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.

David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)

One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.

Harvey Mackay

We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.

Michael Polanyi

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

Norman Vincent Peale

There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.

Helen Hayes

Without a general an army is lost.

Greek Proverb

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

Paul Sweeney

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

E.E. Cummings

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Douglas Adams

The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.

Zig Ziglar

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery