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Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.

M. Scott Peck

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So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.

W. Clement Stone

O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.

Walt Whitman

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Lydia Maria Child

If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.

Unknown

He who hesitates is lost !

Proverb

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'

Jerry Seinfeld

Who so loves believes the impossible.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz

Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.

Robert Half

As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?

Christy Borgeld

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

General George S. Patton

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

William Arthur Ward

This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.

Swami Vivekananda

The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.

Swami Vivekananda

Never give an order that can't be obeyed.

General Douglas MacArthur

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.

Chinese Proverb

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

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it

Colin Wilson

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

Henry Ford

From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.

Ladislaus Boros

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.

Woodrow Wilson

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.

Charles A. Lindbergh

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

Marianne Williamson

I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.

Jordyn Wieber

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

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.

Ron Wild

The way we see the problem is the problem.

Stephen Covey

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

Ronald Reagan

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Unknown

Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

Aristotle

Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?

Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.

Janos Arany

You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.

Golda Meir

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.

Dennis Waitley

If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man

Aretha Franklin

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

Abraham Lincoln

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.

St. Francis

Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.

Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)

We're on a mission from God.

Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)

Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.

Leo Buscaglia

What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill

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

Dick Gregory

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

Earl Nightingale

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.

Sophocles

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein

Love never claims, it ever gives.

Mahatma Gandhi

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Brian Tracy

Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.

Robert Half

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

Donald Trump

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.

William Arthur Ward

I won't be ignored, Dan !

Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)

Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)

Every human heart is human.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.

Winston Churchill

Remove failure as an option.

Joan Lunden

Must you flirt ?

Ninotchka, Leon (1939)

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

There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.

William George Jordan

Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.

J.S. Knox

Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.

Harvey Mackay

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

Somerset Maugham

No man is happy who does not think himself so.

Publilius Syrus

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

Democritus

Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.

Thomas Edison

Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

Dale Carnegie

He who stops being better stops being good.

Oliver Cromwell

The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.

Brian Tracy

And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.

Samuel Coleridge

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at

Henry David Thoreau

Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.

Unattributed

This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?

Jim Rohn

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.

Melba Colgrove

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert Schuller

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

Thomas Edison

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.

General Douglas MacArthur

There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

G. K. Chesterton

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

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

Thomas Edison

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time

Marion Wright Edelman

The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.

Thomas Edison

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Pogo

Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?

Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)

Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.

Swami Vivekananda

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.

Brian Tracy

Love is a fruit in season at all times.

Mother Theresa

Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.

Stephen Packer

My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.

George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness

John Buchan

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

Judy Garland