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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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Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.

Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.

Janos Arany

Our only security is in our ability to change.

Sam Keen

I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.

Anonymous

I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.

Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

St. Clement

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.

Mark Twain

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Proverbs 29:18

If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

Mary Engelbreit

The secret of education lies in respecting the student.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

They can because they think they can.

Virgil

Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.

Martin Buber

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert H. Schuller

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

Victor Hugo

All you need is love.

John Lennon

Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.

Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".

Jim Rohn

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.

Anonymous

Our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.

Henry Ford

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

Martin Luther King Jr.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

Maximus, Gladiator (2000)

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.

Val Saintsbury

We tend to live up to our expectations.

Earl Nightingale

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 road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.

Traditional Proverb

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

Japanese Proverb

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

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.

Alfred Adler

Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.

Thomas Edison

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

Benjamin Franklin

A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

Mahatma Gandhi

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

Rhett Butler

Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.

Calvin Coolidge

We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.

Swami Vivekananda

I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

Love is not selfish.

Corinthians

A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.

Swami Vivekananda

May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.

L.O. Baird

Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.

Stephen Covey

His eyes have made love to me all evening.

Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.

Winston Churchill

An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.

Isabel Burton

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Swami Vivekananda

A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.

Maya Angelou

Happiness is a state of mind.

Unknown

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier

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

Confucius

One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'

Abraham Maslow

Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.

Karl G. Maeser

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.

Anton Chekhov

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.

Earl Nightingale

Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.

Leighton

Perfect love can not be without equality.

Scottish Proverb

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.

Mike Litman

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

William Carlos Williams

Always do the right thing.

Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)

We will either find a way or make one.

Hannibal

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.

Harvey Mackay

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

William Shakespeare

We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.

Gerald J. Simmons

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

Love sees roses without thorns.

German Proverb

Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.

Theodor Reik

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

Judith Martin

There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.

Robert Half

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

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?

Dale Carnegie

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.

Hebrew Proverb

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

Swami Vivekananda

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Norman Vincent Peale

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.

Stephen Covey

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

Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)

What a dump.

Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)

You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.

Booker T. Washington

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.

Paul "Bear" Bryant

A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.

John P. Strelecky

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.

Earl Nightingale

Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17. Not alive, anyway.

Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)

It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.

Abraham Maslow

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle

Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.

Mark Victor Hansen

Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Anonymous

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.

Swedish Proverb

If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.

Swami Vivekananda

We're sisters under the same mink.

Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)

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

Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?

Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry Kaiser

The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.

Edgar Watson Howe

Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.

Henry David Thoreau