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One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou

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

Maya Angelou

A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.

Maya Angelou

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

Maya Angelou

Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

Maya Angelou

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

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Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.

William Ellery Channing

A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.

The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.

Kahlil Gibran

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

You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.

Golda Meir

First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.

Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)

If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought

Peace Pilgrim

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.

Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.

Norman Vincent Peale

Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.

Unknown

What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.

David Wilkerson

Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.

Earl Nightingale

Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.

Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?

Dale Carnegie

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

Confucius

He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford

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

Norman Vincent Peale

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.

Rumi

It's never too late.

Unknown

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.

Anthony Robbins

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

Henry Ford

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

Rollo May

Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

Sarah Bernhardt

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Michael Jordan

No man is wise enough by himself.

Plautus

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

Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.

Martin Buber

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

P. T. Barnum

Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.

Hasidic Proverb

The ancestor of every action is a thought.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.

Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.

Anonymous

It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop

Desmond Tutu

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle

Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Napoleon Hill

As you think in your heart, so shall you be.

Proverb

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

W. Clement Stone

Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.

Georgette Mosbacher

Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.

Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Dennis Waitley

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.

Earl Nightingale

Can you dig it ?

Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.

Aldous Huxley

We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !

Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

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

Winston Churchill

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !

Mandy Forkner

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?

Marian Wright Edelman

Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?

Swami Vivekananda

Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.

Richard Bach

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

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

The Supremes

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Stephen Covey

The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Impossible situations can become possible miracles.

Robert H. Schuller

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Kahlil Gibran

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.

Karen Sunde

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

Louise Hay

I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !

Jerry Van Amerongen

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

Mark Twain

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

Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)

To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.

Anthony Pagano

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

We come to beginnings only at the end.

William Bridges

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

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.

William Yeats

The heart is wiser than the intellect.

J.G. Holland

The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.

Danish Proverb

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

Swami Vivekananda

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.

Leo Buscaglia

We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time

Jermaine Stewart

There's no crying in baseball !

Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)

Come live in my heart and pay no rent.

Samuel Lover

Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul

Les Hewitt

There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.

Abraham Maslow

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.

Bruce Lee

Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.

Earl Nightingale

The loving are the daring.

Bayard Taylor

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Darrell Royal

Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.

Mark Victor Hansen

Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.

Nigerian Proverb

If it is to be it is up to me.

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