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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 path to success is to take massive, determined action.

Anthony Robbins

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.

Winston Churchill

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

Karl Kraus

He who hesitates is lost !

Proverb

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

Carl Jung

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:15

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

Amelia Earhart

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !

President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.

Margaret Anderson

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

Anonymous

Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

Jean Sibelius

There are no gains without pains.

Adlai Stevenson

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

A bold onset is half the battle.

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes

W. Clement Stone

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Fredrich Nietzsche

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

Thomas Jefferson

Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !

Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)

Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.

Ashley E. Hyder

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Helen Keller

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Aristotle

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Brian Tracy

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

Isaac Asimov

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Buckminster Fuller

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

Dennis Waitley

Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.

Muhammad Ali

All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.

Swami Vivekananda

Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.

Swami Vivekananda

It ain't over till it's over.

Yogi Berra

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.

Og Mandino

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.

Zig Ziglar

Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .

Peter Koestenbaum

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

John Wooden

Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.

Anonymous

Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.

Mark Victor Hansen

Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.

Robert Sexton

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

When we won't consider suggestions, we reject our own potential - but we have a right to expect people to be tactful.

Bill Blackman

I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.

Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry Kaiser

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)

Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Happiness is a state of mind.

Unknown

I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !

Howard Beale, Network (1976)

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.

Natalie Cole

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Thornton Wilder

One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.

Calvin Coolidge

Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.

B.C. Forbes

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey

What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.

Nash

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.

Winston Churchill

I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.

Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.

Thomas Henry Huxley

The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.

Henry Miller

Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.

Lord Chesterfield

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.

Rumi

We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.

Harville Hendrix

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?

Marian Wright Edelman

Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.

Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.

Rollo May

Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !

Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)

Love is friendship set to music

E. Joseph Cossman

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

Orlando Battista

Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Nicholas Murray Butler

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Mother Theresa

The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.

Plato

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

Albert Einstein

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

Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

Emily P. Bissell

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

Jim Rohn

The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.

Joseph Ray

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

Seneca

Be all you can be.

John C. Maxwell

I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.

Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Your attitude determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

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

Swami Vivekananda

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

Zig Ziglar

I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.

William Makepeace Thackeray

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.

Richard B. Sheridan

If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.

Francis Bacon

The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.

John Churton Collins

Who's on first.

Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)

Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.

Erich Fromm

The way we see the problem is the problem.

Stephen Covey

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.

Dale Carnegie

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves ; and under a just God, cannot long retain it.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.

Anonymous

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

Thomas Edison