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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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Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.

Theodor Reik

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.

Charles F. Kettering

My heart shall be thy garden.

Alice Meynell

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

Danny Kaye

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.

Anonymous

If it is to be it is up to me.

Unknown

Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.

Thomas Edison

None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)

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

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

Charles Buxton

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.

Congolese Proverb

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

When Harry Met Sally

Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !

Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it

Dennis P. Kimbro

Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.

T.S. Eliot

Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.

Brian Tracy

There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.

Narrator, The Naked City (1948)

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity, a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.

Winston Churchill

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

Thomas Jefferson

Where there is love there is no darkness.

Burundi Proverb

Snap out of it !

Loretta Castorini, Moonstruck (1987)

All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.

Glenn Gould

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.

David Burns

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.

Albert Einstein

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig

Mark Twain

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.

Dale Carnegie

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

Norman Vincent Peale

Excuse me while I whip this out.

Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)

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

Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.

Robert H. Schuller

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

Napoleon Hill

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

It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.

William Makepeace Thackeray

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Kahlil Gibran

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.

Anita Brookner

Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.

African Proverb

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

Stephen Covey

Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.

Stephen Covey

Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

For Love is Immortality.

Emily Dickinson

What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle

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

Tristan Bernard

It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

The best proof of love is trust.

Joyce Brothers

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.

Unknown

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

Norman Vincent Peale

She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.

Jane Austen

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.

Proverb

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.

Mark Victor Hansen

It's good to be the king !

Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)

I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.

Michael Johnson

I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda

I am fond of only what comes from the heart.

Martha Washington

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

Robert H. Schuller

I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.

Jackie Joyner Kersee

Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.

Zig Ziglar

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.

Elbert Hubbard

Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

Winston Churchill

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

Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.

Ashley E. Hyder

Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.

Norman Vincent Peale

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.

Michel de Montaigne

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

Somerset Maugham

Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.

William Wordsworth

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)

Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.

Abraham Lincoln

The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.

Danish Proverb

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

Bill Cosby

Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Napoleon Hill

If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Douglas Adams

You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.

Unknown

The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.

C.S. Lewis

How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?

Henry David Thoreau

Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.

Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

Our only security is in our ability to change.

Sam Keen

Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.

Unknown

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.

Confucius

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.

Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Stephen R. Covey

I'm going to take a bath.

Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)

When we place blame, we give away our power.

Greg Anderson

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Effie Jones

Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.

Stephen Covey

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.

Napoleon Hill

When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.

Zig Ziglar

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.

Charles Morgan

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

John Heywood

Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.

Swami Vivekananda

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

William Curry Theodore

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers