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You really can change the world if you care enough.

Marion Wright Edelman

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time

Marion Wright Edelman

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When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.

Ronald Reagan

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Lydia Maria Child

I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.

Red Cloud

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.

Maya Angelou

I love you - those three words have my life in them.

Alexandrea

It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.

Christian Nestell Bovee

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.

William Arthur Ward

Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.

William Feather

I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.

Martha Washington

You always succeed in producing a result.

Anthony Robbins

Don't quit.

Unknown

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.

Proverb

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Stephen Covey

Where there is a will, there is a way.

Unknown

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.

Zig Ziglar

Money without brains is always dangerous.

Napoleon Hill

Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.

Swami Vivekananda

Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

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

Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.

Nelson A. Rockefeller

Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:43-45

I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.

Thomas Edison

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Sandy Wilson

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Henry David Thoreau

Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.

T. Dufek

The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.

Warren G. Bennis

A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.

John A. Shedd

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

Henry Ford

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.

Anthony Robbins

If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.

Anonymous

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.

Anthony Robbins

There are no gains without pains.

Adlai Stevenson

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Picasso

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

George F. Will

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.

Confucius

In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !

Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.

Brian Tracy

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

Kind words conquer.

Tamil Proverb

People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.

Stephen Covey

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

The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.

Napoleon Hill

Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !

George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.

Robert Half

Things do not change we change.

Henry David Thoreau

One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.

John Gardner

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

Charlie Brown

The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.

Thomas Moore

Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.

Swami Vivekananda

The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.

Elmer Davis

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

Leo Buscaglia

Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?

Emily Bronte

We'll always have Paris.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration

Thomas Edison

Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.

Benjamin Franklin

If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.

David O. McKay

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

Norman Vincent Peale

Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz

Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.

Warren G. Bennis

When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.

Zig Ziglar

I like to watch.

Chance, Being There (1979)

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

Peter F. Drucker

I'm an excellent driver.

Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)

Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.

Ed Foreman

I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.

Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

F.M. Hubbard

Never spend your money before you have it.

Thomas Jefferson

Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.

Karl Jaspers

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

Abraham Lincoln

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

George Santayana

Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.

Ayn Rand

No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.

Aesop

Ability is sexless.

Christabel Pankhurst

Smile ! and the world will smile with you !

Unknown

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

Voltaire

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

Paul Sweeney

I'm king of the world !

Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

Anthony Robbins

A bold onset is half the battle.

Giuseppe Garibaldi

A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.

Polybius