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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

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:15

I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.

Charles M. Shultz

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.

Dennis Waitley

Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Harold Whitman

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.

Stephen Covey

Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.

Grenville Kleiser

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

Dale Carnegie

Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''

Robert H. Schuller

Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Work is love made manifest.

Unattributed

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

Voltaire

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

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.

Cyril Connolly

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.

Margaret Thatcher

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

Albert Einstein

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.

Norman Vincent Peale

Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.

William Shakespeare

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

Paul Tillich

You talkin to me ?

Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)

A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.

John A. Shedd

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)

They call it a "Royale with Cheese".

Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

Conrad Hilton

Your talent is god's gift to you.

Leo Buscaglia

A woman who is loved always has success.

Vicki Baum

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.

Swami Vivekananda

You're my Lassie come home.

Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.

Thomas Carlyle

You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)

The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.

Anthony Robbins

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.

Brian Tracy

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.

Swedish Proverb

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.

David Thomas

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Samuel Johnson

Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning

Thomas Kempis

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Proverb

Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.

Rene Dubos

Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.

Orville Wright

This is the first day, of the rest of your life.

Unknown

From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.

Thomas Edison

Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.

Swami Vivekananda

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.

Conrad Hilton

The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.

Swami Vivekananda

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.

Richard Bach

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.

Swami Vivekananda

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?

Henry David Thoreau

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

Shira Tehrani

Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.

John Keats

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.

Unknown

The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Thomas Edison

You're tearing me apart !

Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)

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

W. Clement Stone

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Unknown

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

Zig Ziglar

Don't ever give up.

Unknown

When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.

Dale Carnegie

May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathan Swift

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

Michael Jordan

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

Leo Buscaglia

Anything in life worth having is worth working for.

Andrew Carnegie

Nothing succeeds like success.

Proverb

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

Thomas Edison

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

Alan Ashley-Pitt

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

Charles Morgan

Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.

The Wizard of Oz

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.

Winston Churchill

Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.

Unattributed

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Zig Ziglar

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.

Zig Ziglar

Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.

Katie Lusk

Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.

Winston Churchill

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

Zig Ziglar

A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.

Elbert Hubbard

Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.

Elizabeth Von Arnim

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.

M. Scott Peck

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

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

Dennis Waitley

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time

Marion Wright Edelman

Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.

Vince Lombardi

The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.

Brian Tracy

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

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

Thomas Edison

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.

Benjamin Disraeli

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.

Thornton Wilder

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.

Margaret Thatcher