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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

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

Margaret Mead

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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.

Jim Rohn

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

Practice makes perfect.


A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.

Dennis Waitley

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

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

Colin Wilson

There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.

Mario Cuomo

All progress occurs because people dare to be different

Harry Milner

Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.

John S. Hinds

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Helen Keller

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Great men are not always wise.

Job 329

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.


No one is so poor as an ignorant person.

Hebrew Proverb

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.

Dennis Waitley

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

Henry David Thoreau

Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.

Helen Keller

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Follow the money.

Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)

Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only


Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.

Dale Carnegie

Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.

Danish Proverb

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.

Harvey Mackay

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

Helen Keller

You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.

Susan Podziba

Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.

Larry Smith

We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within

Earl Nightingale

All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.

Swami Vivekananda

A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.

Bruce Lee

In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.

Brian Weir

Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.

Thomas Jefferson

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.

Lucy Larcom

Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.

Michael Johnson

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.


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

Japanese Proverb

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

Thomas Edison

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Proverbs 29:18

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Life is the first gift, love is the second.

Marge Piercy

The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.


I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.

Larry Smith

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

Winston Churchill

I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Some things have to be believed to be seen.

Ralph Hodgson

Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.

Chinese Proverb

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Thornton Wilder

If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?

Steven Wright

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.

Norman Vincent Peale

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Buckminster Fuller

Seize the day.


This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.

Chuck Sigars

How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.


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


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

William Arthur Ward

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

Benjamin Disraeli

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.

Dennis Waitley

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.

The Shulamite

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


Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.

Korean Proverb

Count your blessings.

Og Mandino

You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.


How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Who, being loved, is poor ?

Oscar Wilde

The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.

Jessica Brumley

I'm king of the world !

Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)

He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.

Robert Half

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

Leo Tolstoy

I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.

George Catlin

Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.


Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.

Robert M. Pirsig

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.


True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.

Leanna L. Bartram

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.

Norman Vincent Peale

Experience is the best teacher.


If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.

Swami Vivekananda

The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.

Thomas Jefferson

Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.

Brian Tracy

Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.

William Shakespeare

Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.

Alphonse Marie De Lamartine

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

Judith Martin

Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.

Lao Tzu

All you need is love.

John Lennon

Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.

Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)

Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.

Victor Hugo

What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.

Robin St. John

The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.


There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.

David Starr Jordan

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.

Napoleon Hill

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.

Blaise Pascal

All-righty then !

Ace Ventura, Ace Ventura (1994)