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Life is the first gift, love is the second.

Marge Piercy

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Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott

Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.

Robert Half

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

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.

Arthur Ashe

Love knows no bounds.

Unknown

Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.

Brian Tracy

Excuse me while I whip this out.

Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)

Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.

Erich Fromm

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

Helen Keller

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

William Shakespeare

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.

Margaret Thatcher

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Fredrich Nietzsche

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.

Maya Angelou

Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. I can take it in small doses, but as a lifestyle I find it too confining.

Lily Tomlin

I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.

Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Albert Einstein

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.

Abraham Lincoln

Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.

Admiral Collingwood

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Romans 1218

Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.

Stephen Covey

Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?

Jim Rohn

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Les Brown

Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.

Samantha Juarez

He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.

Anonymous

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

Abraham Lincoln

Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Do what you love and the money will follow

Marsha Sinetar

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.

Smiley Blanton

The crocodile is only strong in the water.

Angolan Proverb

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.

Paul R. Ehrlich

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.

Anne Frank

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Oscar Wilde

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.

Norman Vincent Peale

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

Albert Einstein

There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.

Zig Ziglar

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.

Dennis Waitley

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

Dorothy Parker

An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Fractures well cured make us more strong.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.

Bruce Lee

Nothing succeeds like success.

Proverb

Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.

John Armstrong

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.

Felix Adler

When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Petrarch

Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.

John P. Strelecky

Love the giver more than the gift.

Brigham Young

We'll always have Paris.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.

Rose Franken

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

Would you like to play a game ?

Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)

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

William Carlos Williams

How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.

Unknown

Okay, but I get to be on top.

Josh, Big (1988)

When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.

Unattributed

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Albert Einstein

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.

J. Petit Senn

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

Steven Wright

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

Sandy Wilson

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

Robert H. Schuller

Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.

Ovid

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

Winston Churchill

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Edison

Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.

Ray Lyman Wilbur

People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.

Milan Kundera

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.

John Stuart Mill

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.

Karl Jaspers

Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.

Martin Buber

When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?

Sydney Harris

Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

Anonymous

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

Oscar Wilde

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.

Winston Churchill

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan

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

Victor Hugo

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.

Indian Proverb

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

It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.

Michel de Montaigne

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

Unknown

In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.

Victor Cousins

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Nelson Mandela

You are never a loser until you quit trying.

Mike Ditka

Warriors, come out to play !

Luther, The Warriors (1979)

Make the second effort your second nature.

Harvey Mackay