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May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathan Swift

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.

Jonathan Swift

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It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.

Greek Proverb

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.

Claudia Black

Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.

George DeVack

The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care

T. Howell

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

Winston Churchill

Snap out of it !

Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)

We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.

Anonymous

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.

Zig Ziglar

The search for someone to blame is always successful.

Robert Half

Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.

Erich Fromm

Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

Jim Rohn

Love sees roses without thorns.

German Proverb

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

Napoleon Hill

With malice toward none, with charity for all.

Abraham Lincoln

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !

George Jacques Danton

There's no place like home.

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)

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

Anonymous

My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.

Anthony Robbins

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.

Napoleon Hill

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.

P. T. Barnum

We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.

Malcolm Gladwell

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Aristotle

Every dog has his day.

Proverb

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.

Anton Chekhov

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.

Gail Sheehy

This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.

Swami Vivekananda

Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.

Earl Nightingale

Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.

William Arthur Ward

All you need is love.

John Lennon

By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.

Swami Vivekananda

There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.

David Mahoney

I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.

Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)

The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

John Stuart Mill

Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?

Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

Winston Churchill

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

William Ellery Channing

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Seneca

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

Abraham Lincoln

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.

Sophocles

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

H.L. Mencken

Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.

Anonymous

To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.

Thomas Edison

One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.

Harvey Mackay

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates

I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.

Bruce Lee

I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.

Kyle Schmidt

The calla lilies are in bloom again.

Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)

What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.

Voltaire

Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.

William Shakespeare

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

Thomas Edison

If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.

Dale Carnegie

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.

Norman Vincent Peale

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

Albert Einstein

When I asked god for strength He gave me difficult situations to face When I asked god for brain & brawn He gave me puzzles in life to solve When I asked god for happiness He showed me some unhappy people When I asked god for wealth He showed me how to work hard When I asked god for favors He showed me opportunities to work hard When I asked god for peace He showed me how to help others God gave me nothing I wanted He gave me everything I needed

Swami Vivekananda

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.

Icelandic Proverb

Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.

Mary Baker Eddy

Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.

Hope Floats

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

Benjamin Disraeli

Come out, come out, wherever you are !

Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)

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

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

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

Thomas Jefferson

Fractures well cured make us more strong.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You complete me.

Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)

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

Robert T. Kiyosaki

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

The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.

Mike Litman

If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.

Montaigne

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

Carl Sandburg

The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.

W. Beran Wolfe

Whatever happens, take responsibility !

Anthony Robbins

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

Robert H. Schuller

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion

Aristotle

Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.

Thomas Edison

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

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 never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Abraham Lincoln

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.

Stephen Covey

Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.

Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.

William Shakespeare

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

Carl Jung

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.

Ken Robbins

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

William Feather

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Buddha

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.

Brian Tracy

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

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

Norman Vincent Peale

Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !

Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)

Seize the day.

Unknown

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

Winston Churchill

This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.

William Shakespeare

That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.

Rumi

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, Always do what you are afraid to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.

Winston Churchill

Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.

Robert Sexton