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For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .

John Greenleaf Whittier

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Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.

Aldous Huxley

I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.

Thomas Edison

I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.

Steven Wright

You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

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

Mark Victor Hansen

The measure of a man is what he does with power.

Greek Proverb

An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.

Isabel Burton

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Denis Waitley

In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.

Unknown

To be able to say how much love, is love but little.

Petrarch

To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !

Katherine Graham

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.

Charles Buxton

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert H. Schuller

The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation

Thomas Edison

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.

Winston Churchill

There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.

Logan Pearsall Smith

I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.

Aaron Altman, Broadcast News (1987)

The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Anonymous

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.

Harold Hulbert

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

Vincent Van Gogh

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

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

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.

Martin Luther King Jr.

The way we see the problem is the problem.

Stephen Covey

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

You're so money, and you don't even know it.

Trent, Swingers (1996)

It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.

W. Mitchell

Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul

Les Hewitt

I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.

Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

The past does not equal the future.

Anthony Robbins

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

Find the good -- and praise it.

Alex Haley

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You complete me.

Jerry Maguire

What is life without the radiance of love.

Von Schiller

How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

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

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

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

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

Robert Half

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

Aesop

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

Soren Kierkegaard

I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.

Robert Southey

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Dennis Waitley

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.

Peace Pilgrim

Success is never wondering what if.

Karrie Huffman

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.

Gail Sheehy

Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.

Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)

Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Anonymous

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kingsley

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

Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.

Robert H. Schuller

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.

Proverb

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

David McCullough Reason

Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.

Assyrian Proverb

Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.

William Shakespeare

Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it

Unknown

There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.

Phyllis Battome

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

Mary Anne Radmacher

Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.

Earl Nightingale

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

Unknown

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

Thomas Edison

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.

Indian Proverb

Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Never say more than is necessary.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !

Jerry Van Amerongen

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

Albert Einstein

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

Do you like scary movies ?

Ghostface, Scream (1996)

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.

Woody Allen

I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

Love the giver more than the gift.

Brigham Young

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Albert Einstein

All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.

Swami Vivekananda

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.

Albert Einstein

One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.

Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)

Hard work pays off.

Unknown

Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.

Tracy L. McNair

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.

Napoleon Hill

Shut up and deal.

Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

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)

Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?

Swami Vivekananda

I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.

City of Angels

The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.

George Catlin

The heart that loves is always young.

Greek Proverb

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

Zig Ziglar

I know you are, but what am I ?

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

Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.

William Wordsworth

Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.

John Churton Collins

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle