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Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.

Josh Billings

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Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

W. Clement Stone

The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.

Edgar Watson Howe

Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Thomas Edison

The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.

Plato

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.

M. Scott Peck

Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.

Albert Einstein

The madness of love is the greatest of heaven's blessings.

Plato

Sanctuary !

Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.

Napoleon Hill

Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

P. T. Barnum

No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.

Ronald Reagan

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

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

Voltaire

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller

I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.

Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)

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

What is life without the radiance of love.

Von Schiller

That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.

Swami Vivekananda

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6: 34

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

Winston Churchill

As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.

Martin Cruz Smith

When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.

Helen Keller

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

Braveheart

The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.

Stephen Covey

Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.

Jim Rohn

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.

Zig Ziglar

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

George F. Will

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Bible

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.

Swami Vivekananda

The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.

Zig Ziglar

A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.

Thomas Edison

You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.

James Allen

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

Samuel Butler

Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.

Erich Fromm

The book you don't read cant help.

Jim Rohn

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

Walter Anderson

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

William Wordsworth

Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.

Japanese Proverb

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

Winston Churchill

Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.

Mary Baker Eddy

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.

Stephen Covey

He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.

Martha Washington

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.

Thomas Edison

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.

Albert Einstein

No wire hangers, ever !

Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.

Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)

You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.

Les Brown

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The only true gift is a portion of yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.

Dale Carnegie

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!

Paul J. Meyer

You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.

Michael Johnson

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

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.

Blaise Pascal

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving

If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.

Milton Berle

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Anonymous

A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.

Dennis Waitley

Don't quit.

Unknown

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

W. Clement Stone

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

Ronald Reagan

You. too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination. quotes

Zig Ziglar

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

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.

Og Mandino

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

Eddie, you're a born loser.

Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.

Abraham Lincoln

Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn

I think therefore I am

Rene Descartes

The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.

Gardner Murphy

The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.

Joseph Campbell

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

Rainer Maria Rilke

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.

Swami Vivekananda

If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.

Dean Marshall Art Linkletter

Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

John Davidson Rockefeller

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

Robert H. Schuller

He who stops being better stops being good.

Oliver Cromwell

I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.

George Catlin

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

Dennis Waitley

Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.

Muda Saint Michael

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Edison

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

Roy Disney

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

Aristotle

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.

Norman Vincent Peale