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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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Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.

Cicero

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.

Unknown

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.

Superman, Superman (1978)

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret B. Runbeck

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

Albert Schweitzer

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

St Francis De Sales

When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?

Henry David Thoreau

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Epictetus

It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.

B.C. Forbes

How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.

Stephen Covey

I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.

Rumi

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

Anonymous

Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.

Swami Vivekananda

Change your thoughts, change your life.

James Allen

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

Robert Half

All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.

George Bernard Shaw

A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.

Iranian Proverb

There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.

Charles Tremendous Jones

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Winston Churchill

Strike while the iron is hot.

Proverb

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

Thomas Trahern

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Thomas J. Watson

Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.

George Catlin

Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.

Stephen Covey

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.

Lily Tomlin

Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.

Unknown

Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The ready back gets all the loads.

Latvian Proverbs

Change comes from within.

Unknown

Hoke, you're my best friend.

Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.

Anonymous

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.

Mark Twain

After all, tomorrow is another day !

Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.

Rene Descartes

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

John Wooden

Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.

Dennis Waitley

It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.

W. Somerset Maugham

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.

Jim Rohn

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.

George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)

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

Matthew 5:15

Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.

Anonymous

The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.

Winston Churchill

In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.

Henry David Thoreau

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.

Felix Adler

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.

Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz

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

Michael Jordan

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon- instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.

J. Petit Senn

Slow but steady wins the race.

Unknown

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.

Brian Tracy

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Thomas Carlyle

You're good, you're very good.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.

Norman Vincent Peale

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Albert Einstein

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Unknown

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.

Hasidic Proverb

An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.

Chinese Proverb

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

Voltaire

Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.

Anonymous

I won't be ignored, Dan !

Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)

Hope springs eternal.

Alexander Pope

A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.

Polybius

Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.

Margaret Thatcher

If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.

Winston Churchill

Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Fredrich Nietzsche

What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.

Leo Buscaglia

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

Jonathan Winters

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.

Anonymous

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.

Les Brown

It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.

Aristotle

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

Art Linkletter

You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.

Paul H. Dunn

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

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

Marianne Williamson

Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?

Earl Nightingale

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Unknown

Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.

Larry Smith

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard

Tristan Bernard

You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Tony Dorsett