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True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment ; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
Love never claims, it ever gives.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
Give all to love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
William Carlos Williams
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
It ain't over till it's over.
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.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
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
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
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.
Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
You create your reality.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
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.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
One man with courage is a majority.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
Whatever it takes !
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
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.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
W. Clement Stone
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
The buck stops here.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up