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Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.

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Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

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

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

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

Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.

Stephen Covey

You're good, you're very good.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

E. Joseph Cossman

He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.

Martha Washington

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?

Cicero

People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.

Harvey Mackay

Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.

Birke Baehr

Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Edison

Union gives strength.

Aesop

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

Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)

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

Japanese Proverb

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

Thomas Edison

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.

Unknown

Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.

Eileen Caddy

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.

Mark Twain

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.

Robert Half

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.

Brian Tracy

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

Oscar Wilde

It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Confucius

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.

Thornton Wilder

Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.

Robert H. Schuller

Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.

Jose Incenerios

When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.

W. Clement Stone

Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.

Randolph Ray

Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.

Paulo Coelho

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

Don Marquis

I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.

Woody Allen

All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.

Swami Vivekananda

If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.

Thomas Edison

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

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Buddha

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.

Steve Walton

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Zig Ziglar

If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !

W. Clement Stone

Practice makes perfect.

Unknown

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

Paul R. Ehrlich

Security is a kind of death.

Tennessee Williams

No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.

Greg Henry Quinn

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

Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.

David Burns

I'm the ghost with the most, babe.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice (1988)

Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

Abraham Lincoln

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.

Kahlil Gibran

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

Jacques Benigne Bossuel

Who so loves believes the impossible.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.

Swami Vivekananda

Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.

Ashley Brilliant

You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.

Robert F. Kennedy

I'll be back.

The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

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

Stephen Covey

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.

Dennis Waitley

Every dog has his day.

Proverb

We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.

La Bruyere

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.

Johnette Napolitano

Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.

W. Clement Stone

The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.

J. Richard Clarke

I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Abraham Lincoln

If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

Sanctuary !

Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.

Anonymous

Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.

Zig Ziglar

By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.

Swami Vivekananda

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

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

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

Mr. Christian !

Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)

Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !

Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)

Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

Jim Rohn

We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.

Chief John Ross

Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?

Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.

Emma Lazarus

The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Henry Ford

There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.

William George Jordan

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '

Stephen Covey

Friendship is not born of words alone.

Armenian Proverb

Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.

Confucius

He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?

Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.

Jim Rohn

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.

Cullen Hightower

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

G. K. Chesterton

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Abraham Lincoln

The greater the obstacle the more glory.

Moliere

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Helen Keller

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

Thomas Jefferson

Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.

Harvey Mackay

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

Thomas Campbell

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The giving of love is an education in itself.

Eleanor Roosevelt