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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

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Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

George Herbert

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.

Anthony Robbins

Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Edison

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

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.


I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.

Thomas Edison

Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !

George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.


You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.

Norman Vincent Peale

Do what you love and the money will follow

Marsha Sinetar

What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.

Leo Buscaglia

We have not yet begun to fight.

John Paul Jones

We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.

Chief John Ross

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.

Jim Rohn

The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.

William Bridges

To be able to say how much love, is love but little.


He who stops being better stops being good.

Oliver Cromwell

"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.

George P. Burnham

Hey, lady !

Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

African Proverb

We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.

Blaise Pascal

You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.

Brian Tracy

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.

Harold Hulbert

The best things in life are not things.


Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.

Sarah Cunningham

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

George Eliot

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

Mother Theresa

Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.

Calvin Coolidge

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.

Thomas Fuller

There are simply too many notes.

Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)

Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.

Hubert Bonner

The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.

Norman Vincent Peale

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

Jacques Benigne Bossuel

You can do anything you put your mind to.


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

She's my sister ! She's my daughter !

Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)

The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.

William Osler

This too, shall pass.

Persian Proverb

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott

To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale

We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.

Brian Tracy

All work is empty save when there is love.

Kahlil Gibran

A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.

Samuel Butler

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Carl Jung

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

Albert Einstein

In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action


A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.

William Shedd

Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching

Satchel Paige

Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.

Martin Buber

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

I know that I will die laughing.

Jeanne Calment

The point is that you can't be too greedy.

Donald Trump

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

Robert F. Kennedy

One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.

Dick Gregory

No matter where you go, there you are.

Steven Wright

In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.

Karl Jaspers

Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.

Bruce Lee

You're as old as you behave.

Harvey Mackay

To know me is to love me.


If you mean to profit, learn to please.

Winston Churchill

Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.

Bruce Lee

The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.

Albert Ellis

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.

Burton Hills

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.

Hasidic Proverb

From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.

Arthur Ashe

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.

Richard Saunders

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

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

James Dean

You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.

Daniel Heinsius

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas Edison

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

Henry David Thoreau

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.

Aldous Huxley

A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.

John P. Strelecky

Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.


A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

La Rochefoucauld

Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.

Mark Victor Hansen

He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.


The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.


I see dead people.

Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.

Federico Fellini

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allan Poe

If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.

M. Scott Peck

Our intentions create our reality.

Wayne W. Dyer

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.

T. Howell

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.

Hebrew Proverb

Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.

Swami Vivekananda

Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Charles Caleb Colton

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Duffy, Chinatown (1974)

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.

Martin Buber