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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

John Quincy Adams

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He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

Benjamin Franklin

In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.

Albert Einstein

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.

Brigham Young

In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.

Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)

For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.

Anonymous

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Swami Vivekananda

I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.

Bruce Lee

Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson

It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.

Robert H. Schuller

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

Brian Tracy

I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.

Paul McCartney

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.

Joe Paterno

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.

Gerry Spence

When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.

Ronald Reagan

You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.

Napoleon Hill

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Bertrand Russell

You only get out what you put in.

Unknown

After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.

Swami Vivekananda

There are never enough I Love You's.

Lenny Bruce

Live your dreams.

Les Brown

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

Albert Einstein

For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.

William J. Bennett

Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

Earl Nightingale

A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.

Canary Island Proverb

We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbard

Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.

Anonymous

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.

C. T. Davis

Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.

Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.

Smiley Blanton

Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.

Anonymous

Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.

George DeVack

Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.

William Wordsworth

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

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.

Dale Carnegie

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?

Paul Sweeney

If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.

Anne Mackay Thompson

He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.

Oscar Wilde

See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.

Mother Teresa

You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.

Heraclitus

Wisdom is more precious than rubies.

Biblical Proverb

To ask the hard question is simple.

W.H. Auden

One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'

Abraham Maslow

In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.

Elizabeth Ashley

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.

Aristotle

Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.

Earl Nightingale

I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.

Thomas Edison

Here's looking at you, kid.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

We have not yet begun to fight.

John Paul Jones

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.

Swami Vivekananda

If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.

Myrtle Reed

But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.

Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.

Bette Davis

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

Plautus

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

Helen Keller

Passion is the genesis of genius.

Anthony Robbins

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller

I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.

William Shakespeare

You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.

Anonymous

The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.

Jesus

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.

Albert Einstein

if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.

Rollo May

They can because they think they can.

Virgil

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

People are where they are because that's exactly where they really want to be. . . whether they'll admit that or not

Earl Nightingale

How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.

Robert Half

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it

Colin Wilson

Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.

Napoleon Hill

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Unknown

There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.

Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

Live life with passion.

Unknown

I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.

Winston Churchill

Never say die.

Proverb

When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.

Richard Kuklinski

We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.

Chief John Ross

How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.

Robert Half

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

Samuel Johnson

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

Leo Buscaglia

We love because it's the only true adventure.

Nikki Giovanni

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

Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.

Christy Borgeld

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

Unattributed

I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !

The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.

Aristotle

Count your blessings.

Og Mandino

Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.

Indian Proverb

From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.

Ba'al Shem Tov

It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.

Seneca