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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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When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.

Bruce Lee

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

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.

Henry Ward Beecher

Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?

Taako

The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.

Anonymous

The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.

Johnette Napolitano

Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.

J. Stephen

You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.

Harvey Mackay

How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.

Unknown

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.

Barbara De Angelis

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

Paul Sweeney

I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.

Martha Washington

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

Elinor Glyn

Friendship is not born of words alone.

Armenian Proverb

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.

Dennis Waitley

Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.

L.O. Baird

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.

Dennis Waitley

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.

Jim Rohn

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

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

Zig Ziglar

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !

Unknown

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.

Unknown

Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.

Assyrian Proverb

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)

Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !

Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?

Anthony Robbins

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

I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.

Jordyn Wieber

The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

Thomas S. Monson

We all go a little mad sometimes.

Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.

D.H. Lawrence

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.

Cyril Connolly

When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.

Barbara Winter

What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.

Isaac Bashevis

Life is what you make it.

Unknown

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.

Bill Cosby

Where's the rest of me ?

Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)

Houston, we have a problem.

Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)

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

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Picasso

Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.

Art Fry

It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.

Aristotle

He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.

Proverb

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

George Allen

I see dead people.

Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)

In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.

Unattributed

What ever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

Do you like scary movies ?

Ghostface, Scream (1996)

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.

David Starr Jordan

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

Stephen A. Brennan

Love understands all languages.

Romanian Proverb

I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.

George Catlin

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Unknown

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

Napoleon Hill

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

Swami Vivekananda

Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !

Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)

Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.

Swami Vivekananda

You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?

George Bernard Shaw

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

George Herbert

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.

Benjamin Disraeli

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.

Horace

The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.

Brian Tracy

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.

Thomas Edison

For hope is but the dream of those that wake.

Matthew Prior

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

Wayne Gretzky

Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.

Bill Blackman

Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

Aristotle

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.

Smiley Blanton

Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.

Robert H. Schuller

The stuff that dreams are made of.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

He who stops being better stops being good.

Oliver Cromwell

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Humphrey Bogart

My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.

Oprah Winfrey

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

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.

Anonymous

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.

William Shakespeare

You are what you think about all day long.

Robert Schuller

If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.

Anonymous

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

Shira Tehrani

Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.

Matthew Keith Groves

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Unknown

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

Kahlil Gibran

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character

Stephen Covey

Without a general an army is lost.

Greek Proverb

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.

Martin Luther King Jr.

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

He who has great power should use it lightly.

Seneca

I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.

Mark Victor Hansen

Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.

Harvey Mackay

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)

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.

Earl Nightingale

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.

Thomas Fuller

Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.

Nigerian Proverb

Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Albert Einstein