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Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.

Mark Twain

The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.

Mark Twain

Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.

Mark Twain

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.

Mark Twain

If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.

Mark Twain

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain

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. Discover.

Mark Twain

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.

Mark Twain

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

Mark Twain

Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Mark Twain

Love, the irresistable desire to be irresistibly desired.

Mark Twain

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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. Discover.

Mark Twain

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Mark Twain

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig

Mark Twain

Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Mark Twain

Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?

Mark Twain

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

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

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The stuff that dreams are made of.

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It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.

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If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.

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Ideas without action are worthless.

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Love is the only gold.

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Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

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What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.

Napoleon Hill

From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.

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You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.

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

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A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.

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Love, two minds without a single thought.

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Somebody stop me !

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Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.

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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.

J.F.T. Bugental

Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.

Stephen Covey

The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Thomas Edison

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Susan Jeffers

You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.

J.S. Knox

Whatever it takes !

Unknown

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy

Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.

Thomas Edison

Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.

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Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.

Albert Schweitzer

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France

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

In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.

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You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

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

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I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

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Love is when reality is better than your dreams.

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

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Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.

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Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.

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A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.

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When I asked god for strength He gave me difficult situations to face When I asked god for brain & brawn He gave me puzzles in life to solve When I asked god for happiness He showed me some unhappy people When I asked god for wealth He showed me how to work hard When I asked god for favors He showed me opportunities to work hard When I asked god for peace He showed me how to help others God gave me nothing I wanted He gave me everything I needed

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Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?

Peter

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

John Davidson Rockefeller

Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverb

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

Earl Nightingale

There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.

Swami Vivekananda

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.

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Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.

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

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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

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This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.

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All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.

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Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

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Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

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Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Robert H. Schuller

Okay, but I get to be on top.

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Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.

Melba Colgrove

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.

Orlando Battista

Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.

Christy Borgeld

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

J. Richard Clarke

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.

Federico Fellini

Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

Richard L. Evans

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

Mother Theresa

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

Albert Einstein

Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.

Blaine Lee

May the Force be with you.

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Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.

Mother Teresa

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

Nothing happens unless first we dream.

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Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.

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First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.

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My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.

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Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !

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Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.

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

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Indecision is the seedling of fear.

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I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.

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All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.

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In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.

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Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.

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What a dump.

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Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.

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Be the change you want to see in the world.

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Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.

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Give all to love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.

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Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !

Ira Gershwin

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

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Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.

Alphonse Marie De Lamartine

Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.

Stephen Covey

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.

Burton Hills