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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Les Brown

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

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

Les Brown

Live your dreams.

Les Brown

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Les Brown

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May you live all the days of your life.

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You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.

Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.

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Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

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Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

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I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !

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Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:43-45

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

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Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.

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I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

Abraham Lincoln

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

A short saying often contains much wisdom.

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Napoleon Hill

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

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The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.

Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)

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.

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The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

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A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

Joseph Joubert

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

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Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.

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Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?

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I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.

Albert Einstein

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Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.

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Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.

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Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

John Lennon

Sanctuary !

Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Albert Einstein

The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.

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There are never enough I Love You's.

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May the Force be with you.

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If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Unknown

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For hope is but the dream of those that wake.

Matthew Prior

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Unknown

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Abraham Lincoln

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Work is love made manifest.

Unattributed

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'll meet you at the place near the thing where we went that time.

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Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

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If there is a will, there is a way.

Unknown

High expectations are the key to everything.

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Christy Borgeld

The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.

Swami Vivekananda

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

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Unknown

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Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.

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They call me Mister Tibbs !

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

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In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

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Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.

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If you wanna call me that, smile.

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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

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

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The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

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You know the difference between you and me ? I make this look good.

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Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal

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There is no instinct like that of the heart.

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

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

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