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As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.

Martin Cruz Smith

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He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.

Aristotle

If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Theodor Reik

You betcha !

Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.

Josh Billings

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?

The Joker, Batman (1989)

A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.

Bertrand Russell

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Buddha

Love is the whole and more than all.

E.E. Cummings

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.

Stephen Covey

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

Abraham Lincoln

People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.

Stephen Covey

Perfect love can not be without equality.

Scottish Proverb

How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.

Napoleon Hill

If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse

Unknown

Do, or do not. There is no try.

Yoda, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work

Thomas Edison

I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived

Margaret Mitchell

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.

Albert Einstein

Ask for advice but do what you think is best.

Greek Proverb

Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.

Stan Smith

The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.

Ken Robbins

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

William B. Sprague

Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.

Oprah Winfrey

There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.

Azim Premji

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

I want the fairy tale.

Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)

We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.

Karl Jaspers

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.

Aristotle

If a man does his best, what else is there ?

General George S. Patton

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.

Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving

We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.

Anthony Robbins

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.

Vince Lombardi

I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.

Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)

Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !

Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.

Thomas Edison

Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.

Dale Carnegie

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.

James Baldwin

Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.

Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)

Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.

Swami Vivekananda

If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.

Montaigne

Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.

Deborah Whipp

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.

Dalai Lama

What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Samuel Johnson

Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.

Harvey Mackay

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.

Anatole France

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''

E.M. Kelly

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

Peter F. Drucker

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

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

W. Clement Stone

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Bible

Shane ! Shane ! Come back !

Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)

Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.

Norman Vincent Peale

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

Norman Vincent Peale

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.

Charles M. Schwab

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

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.

Anthony Robbins

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

Robert H. Schuller

The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

Louis Pasteur

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

Mark Victor Hansen

This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.

Robert Kincaid

Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.

Lawrence LeShan

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Epictetus

My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.

Kim Wilde

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?

Jim Rohn

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.

Solon

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Anthony Robbins

Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.

Brian Tracy

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

Confucius

Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.

Voltaire

Only the educated are free.

Epictetus

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

Stephen Covey

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

He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.

Japanese Proverb

There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.

Robert Fripp

This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !

Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

Albert Einstein

Do what you love and the money will follow

Marsha Sinetar

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

Emily P. Bissell

The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.

Soren Kierkegaard

Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it

Colin Wilson

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

Braveheart

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Stephen R. Covey

Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.

Nigerian Proverb

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

Anthony Robbins

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.

Thomas Jefferson

There is no luck except where there is discipline.

Irish Proverb