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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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There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Mark Twain

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.

Charles Morgan

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

Paul Tillich

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.

Leo Buscaglia

Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.

Harvey Mackay

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.

William Makepeace Thackeray

God is subtle but he is not malicious.

Albert Einstein

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Buddhist Proverb

Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.

Unknown

There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.

Epictetus

From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.

Abraham Maslow

If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.

Anonymous

What is life without the radiance of love.

Von Schiller

They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.

Latin Proverb

The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.

Joseph Campbell

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.

Napoleon Bonaparte

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Albert Einstein

One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.

Albert Einstein

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

Samuel Johnson

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.

Joan Baez

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford

It is always your next move.

Napoleon Hill

Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.

George Bernard Shaw

Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.

Peter Davies

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.

Confucius

Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.

Thomas Trahern

Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.

Aristotle

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

George Bernard Shaw

Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As if !

Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)

Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.

Norman Vincent Peale

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.

Norman Vincent Peale

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.

Henry Drummond

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

Henry Ford

The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.

Swami Vivekananda

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

George Santayana

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Anonymous

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.

Goethe

Union gives strength.

Aesop

Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.

Zig Ziglar

Our love is here to stay.

Ira Gershwin

Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.

Stephen Covey

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.

Henry Ward Beecher

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.

Anne Sophie Swetchine

Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.

Cathy Carlyle

The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.

Jesus

If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

Henry Ford

Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.

Coach K

Hey, lady !

Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?

Joe Namath

As you think in your heart, so shall you be.

Proverb

You really can change the world if you care enough.

Marion Wright Edelman

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

Thomas Edison

Say hello to my little friend !

Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)

Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn vos Savant

It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.

Colossians 315

What you cannot enforce, Do not command.

Sophocles

As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.

Martin Cruz Smith

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.

Unknown

Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.

Dante

Love never claims, it ever gives.

Mahatma Gandhi

A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.

Iranian Proverb

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

When Harry Met Sally

For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

John Kenneth Galbraith

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.

Thomas Edison

Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Mark Twain

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.

Margaret Mead

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Humphrey Bogart

What ever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.

Jim Rohn

Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.

Charles Caleb Colton

Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.

Lisa Grude

Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.

Stephen Covey

The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.

Confucius

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.

Napoleon Hill

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.

Nolan Bushnell

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Edward Young

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.

Gail Sheehy

Great and glorious events which dazzle the beholder are represented by politicians as the outcome of grand designs whereas they are usually products of temperaments and passions.

La Rochefoucauld

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

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

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.

P. T. Barnum

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Effie Jones

Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

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

Joseph Joubert

If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.

Anonymous

We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Jim Rohn

Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.

Dale Carnegie

You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

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