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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

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?

Marian Wright Edelman

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When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.

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

Ralph Nader

The giving of love is an education in itself.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.

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The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.

Danish Proverb

Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.

Napoleon Hill

Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.

Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes

Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved

Helen Keller

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

Les Brown

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

Mario Cuomo

What's meant to be will always find a way

Trisha Yearwood

There are no gains without pains.

Adlai Stevenson

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs

The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.

Larry Page

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

Plutarch

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.

Stephen Covey

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

Persian Proverb

An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.

Caroline L. Gascoigne

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?

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The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Stephen Covey

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Confucius

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

Tacitus

One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.

Norman Vincent Peale

Help me ! Help me !

Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)

That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

Abraham Lincoln

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.

Woody Allen

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

Winston Churchill

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

Vaclav Havel

The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.

Zig Ziglar

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

Vincent Van Gogh

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?

George Eliot

Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.

Max DePree

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

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

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Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.

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It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.

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

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

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The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.

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Change yourself, change your fortunes.

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Don't ever give up.

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None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

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The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.

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Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.

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

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And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

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

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You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Dale Carnegie

If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!

Henriette Montel

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

Plautus

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

Robert Half

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.

Channing Pollock

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Epictetus

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Zig Ziglar

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.

Robert H. Schuller

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Seneca

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

Michael Jordan

Roll with the punches.

Unknown

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.

Jonathan Winters

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Stephen R. Covey

If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.

Anonymous

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Unknown

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

You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.

Icelandic Proverb

Winners never quit and quitters never win !

Vince Lombardi

High expectations are the key to everything.

Sam Walton

Good morning, Vietnam !

Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)

Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.

Thomas Parnell

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Buddhist Proverb

When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.

Bruce Lee

This is nothing !

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Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

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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.

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Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

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Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.

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Happy wife, happy life.

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The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

John Stuart Mill

A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.

Karl Kraus

The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.

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The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.

Arnold Bennett

Begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.

Nancy Banks-Smith

They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !

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We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Unknown

What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle

When we place blame, we give away our power.

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No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.

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

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