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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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After all, tomorrow is another day !

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In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

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Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.

Jim Rohn

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Les Brown

No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.

Philip Armour

In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.

Victor Cousins

Life is a do-it yourself project.

Dennis Waitley

My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.

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Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.

Stan Smith

May the Force be with you.

Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)

As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.

Stephen Covey

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

Harry Callahan, Dirty Harry (1971)

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

Albert Einstein

The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.

Sequichie Comingdeer

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.

Ed Parker

Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.

Larry Scherwitz

It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to not make the attempt.

Suellen Fried

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

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I know that I will die laughing.

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My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Albert Einstein

I love you - those three words have my life in them.

Alexandrea

Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.

Thomas Trahern

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

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

Greek Proverb

I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.

George Catlin

Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.

Tim Blixseth

Roll with the punches.

Unknown

Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.

Stephen Covey

He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.

Robert Half

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

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

Leo Buscaglia

What is essential is invisible to the eyes.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

John Donne

I'm an excellent driver.

Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)

I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)

He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.

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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

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

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

John S. Hinds

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

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What we've got here is failure to communicate.

Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Actions speak louder than words.

Proverb

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.

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There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.

Federico Fellini

The search for someone to blame is always successful.

Robert Half

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.

Thomas J. Watson

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.

Conrad Hilton

Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Danny Kaye

And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.

Buddha

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.

W. Clement Stone

No one knows what he can do until he tries.

Publilius Syrus

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.

Winston Churchill

Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.

Unknown

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

Robert Half

If they move, kill ' em.

Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.

Tyron Edwards

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.

Shakespeare

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !

President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)

This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.

Muriel Spark

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved

Helen Keller

Dreams don't work unless you do.

John C. Maxwell

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease

Voltaire

Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.

Lester Sumrall

Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !

Harvey Mackay

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

Robert H. Schuller

Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.

Anonymous

The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -

Blaine Lee

In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.

Martin Buber

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

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

Jim Rohn

As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.

Thomas Edison

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

Albert Einstein

Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Helen Keller

He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.

Swami Vivekananda

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.

Mary MacCracken

Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.

Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein

It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.

Anonymous

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.

Harvey Mackay

The secret of education lies in respecting the student.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.

Kahlil Gibran

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

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

Helice Bridges

Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.

Earl Nightingale

Attitude is everything.

Unknown

Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !

Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)

We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.

Swami Vivekananda

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.

Jim Rohn

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.

Muriel Spark

But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !

Paula, Gaslight (1940)

The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.

William Bridges

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart