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Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.

Margaret Laurence

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If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !

W. Clement Stone

Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.

Rosalind Russell

The best things in life are not things.

Unknown

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

English Proverb

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)

My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.

Thomas Edison

Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.

Horace

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.

Dennis Waitley

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.

Peter De Vries

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

Somerset Maugham

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

Thomas Edison

Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

Jean Sibelius

Things do not change we change.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.

Conrad Hilton

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

Albert Einstein

Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.

Chinese Proverb

Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Anonymous

God doesn't make junk.

Unknown

Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity ; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.

Earl Nightingale

Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.

Alice Meynell

When I asked god for strength He gave me difficult situations to face When I asked god for brain & brawn He gave me puzzles in life to solve When I asked god for happiness He showed me some unhappy people When I asked god for wealth He showed me how to work hard When I asked god for favors He showed me opportunities to work hard When I asked god for peace He showed me how to help others God gave me nothing I wanted He gave me everything I needed

Swami Vivekananda

Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude

Unknown

Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Dale Carnegie

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

William Shedd

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !

Albert Einstein

Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?

Martin Luther King Jr.

Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.

Marian Wright Edelman

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.

Winston Churchill

You must tolerate that which you can not change.

Spanish Proverb

Life is the first gift, love is the second.

Marge Piercy

True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.

K. Knight

Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

Mother Theresa

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.

Helen Keller

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

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

George S. Patton

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.

William Carlos Williams

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.

Mingjiao

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.

Anthony Robbins

I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.

John P. Strelecky

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Unknown

I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)

You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Winston Churchill

Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.

Unknown

Bond. James Bond.

James Bond, Dr No (1962)

Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.

Unattributed

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.

Zadok Rabinwitz

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.

Martin Buber

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

One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.

Napoleon Bonaparte

How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.

Robert Half

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.

Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

W. Clement Stone

If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.

W. Clement Stone

You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.

Albert Einstein

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napolean Hill

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

Nothing is worth more than this day.

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

Abraham Lincoln

Elementary, my dear Watson.

Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.

David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.

Anonymous

I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.

George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)

Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley

An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.

Caroline L. Gascoigne

We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.

Anthony Robbins

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.

Helen Keller

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

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

Satchel Paige

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.

Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.

Master Yuanwu

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.

Albert Einstein

Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.

Anonymous

God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Bruce Lee

Shut up and deal.

Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)

What you cannot enforce, Do not command.

Sophocles

Life is "trying things to see if they work"

Ray Bradbury

All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.

Napoleon Hill

Great men are not always wise.

Job 329

Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.

Martha Washington

The best proof of love is trust.

Joyce Brothers

I ain't so tough.

Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)

Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.

Rollo May

The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.

Victor Hugo

Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.

Blaine Lee

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''

E.M. Kelly

It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.

Zig Ziglar

Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.

Ralph Blum

I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.

Dorothy L. Sayers