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Life is the first gift, love is the second.

Marge Piercy

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Fortune favors the brave.

Publius Terence

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

John Donne

Strike while the iron is hot.

Proverb

I think we deserve a break.

Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)

For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.

Francis Bacon

You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.

Dennis Waitley

Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.

David Schwartz

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

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.

Elbert Hubbard

Do first things first, and second things not at all.

Peter F. Drucker

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.

Jim Rohn

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.

William Shakespeare

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

Aldous Huxley

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.

Louis Aragon

It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.

Anthony Robbins

Union gives strength.

Aesop

Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

John Davidson Rockefeller

We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !

Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)

If it is to be it is up to me.

Unknown

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

Pierre Corneille

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius

Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !

Ira Gershwin

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

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Follow the money.

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

After your jump, the net appears.

Vincent Lauria

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

Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !

Swami Vivekananda

One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.

Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)

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

Alice Meynell

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.

Dale Dauten

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Anthony Robbins

Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

Anonymous

A woman who is loved always has success.

Vicki Baum

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Winston Churchill

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.

Woody Allen

It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.

Greek Proverb

It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.

Anonymous

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

Albert Einstein

Real love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

P. T. Barnum

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

E.E. Cummings

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

Elinor Glyn

The show must go on.

Proverb

Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.

Thomas Henry Huxley

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Buddhist Proverb

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.

Unknown

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

Leo Buscaglia

There is no education like adversity.

Disraeli

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.

Brian Tracy

Friends are made by many acts and lost by only one.

Harvey Mackay

Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?

Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)

Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.

Francis Bacon

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.

Marva Collins

For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.

Donald Williams

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

Jim Horning

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.

William Bridges

In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.

J. Stuart Keate

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.

Swami Vivekananda

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Indian Proverb

The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.

William Osler

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.

Ovid

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

It's always darkest before the dawn.

Unknown

The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

Hubert Humphrey

Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.

Stephen Covey

Sooner or later the truth comes to light.

Dutch Proverb

You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.

Heraclitus

Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !

John McClane, Die Hard (1988)

What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.

Dale Carnegie

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T.S. Eliot

The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The cherokee people are not "my people".

Chief John Ross

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

Amelia Earhart

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

Plutarch

If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.

Marie Osmond

One lie ruins a thousand truths.

Ghanaian Proverb

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

Braveheart

Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.

Swami Vivekananda

Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.

William Ellery Channing

Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Your talent is god's gift to you.

Leo Buscaglia

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.

Dalai Lama

Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.

Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)

Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.

Bruce Lee

The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.

William J.H

Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.

Eli Cohen

It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.

Swami Vivekananda

No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.

Napoleon Hill

I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.

Winston Churchill

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

W. Clement Stone