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John Kenneth Galbraith

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Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.

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Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.

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The book you don't read cant help.

Jim Rohn

Immaturity can last a lifetime.

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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.

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I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.

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He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

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Never say die.

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Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

Anonymous

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

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The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.

Anonymous

No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.

Napoleon Hill

When we place blame, we give away our power.

Greg Anderson

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !

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Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character

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Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

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Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.

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Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

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Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.

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For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.

Anthony Robbins

Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.

UB40

Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.

Bruce Lee

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

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The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.

Richard B. Sheridan

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran

Live life to the fullest.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

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

Danny Thomas

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

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Don't hide your light under a bushel.

Bible

Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

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Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.

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The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

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Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.

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All-righty then !

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Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.

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Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.

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You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.

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A simple I love you means more than money.

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Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.

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I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.

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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.

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Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !

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The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.

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I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

Unknown

Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17. Not alive, anyway.

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If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Abraham Maslow

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.

Aristotle

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Albert Einstein

I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.

Red Cloud

Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.

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

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

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Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Eddie, you're a born loser.

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The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

Moliere

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

When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.

W. Clement Stone

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Unknown

If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.

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All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.

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Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.

Swami Vivekananda

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

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The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.

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If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.

Isaac B. Singer

Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.

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Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.

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To God, there is no zero. I still exist.

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

William Shakespeare

Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.

Unattributed

To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.

Swami Vivekananda

Procrastination is the thief of time.

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Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

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

Robert Half

Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.

Alice Meynell

The world belongs to the energetic.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.

Brian Tracy

Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.

Thomas Edison

When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?

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Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

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Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Go ahead, make my day.

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You haven't failed until you quit trying.

Anonymous

We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.

Ovid

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?

W. Clement Stone

This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.

William Shakespeare

Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.

William Blake

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

Henry David Thoreau

Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.

Thomas Edison

I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.

Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.

Rollo May