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Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.

La Rochefoucauld

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

La Rochefoucauld

No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.

La Rochefoucauld

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Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Albert Einstein

Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.

English Proverb

People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.

Stephen Covey

Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.

Henry David Thoreau

Think and grow rich.

Napoleon Hill

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)

A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.

Bertrand Russell

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

Zig Ziglar

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.

Charles M. Schwab

Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.

Michael Johnson

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

Albert Einstein

O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.

Robert Burns

First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.

Swami Vivekananda

There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.

Anthony Robbins

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

There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.

Anonymous

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?

Robert Browning

You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)

The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.

Napoleon Hill

Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

Anonymous

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Unknown

Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.

Stacie Cunningham

I am fond of only what comes from the heart.

Martha Washington

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

Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)

Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.

Thomas Edison

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

James Allen

Love is a verb.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.

Thornton Wilder

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

Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.

Bill Jensen

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!

Charles Barkley

In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.

Phil Collins

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Steven Covey

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

Paul Tillich

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.

Dennis Waitley

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

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.

Karl Jaspers

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.

Dennis Waitley

It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.

Anatole France

If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.

Su Shi

I am your father.

Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.

Unknown

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?

Henry David Thoreau

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.

Woodrow Wilson

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton

If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.

Anonymous

I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)

Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.

Thomas Jefferson

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.

Anne Sophie Swetchine

Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed

Thomas Edison

Most ball games are lost, not won.

Casey Stengel

We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.

Anthony Robbins

If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.

Blaise Pascal

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

Warren Buffett

Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.

William Yeats

Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.

Dante

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

The beginning is the half of every action.

Greek Proverb

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

Anonymous

A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.

Bruce Lee

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir

Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.

George Carlin

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

Tony Dorsett

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

You're tearing me apart !

Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)

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

The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation

Thomas Edison

If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.

Mahatma Gandhi

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Pogo

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.

Unknown

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Anonymous

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)

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

Your attitude determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

Martin Luther King Jr.

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.

George Matthew Allen

Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.

Lawrence LeShan

Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.

Anonymous

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William A. Ward

Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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