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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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Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.

George DeVack

By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.

Swami Vivekananda

Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.

Leos Janacek

Let's go home, Debbie.

Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)

It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.

Seneca

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Unknown

We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?

Swami Vivekananda

That love is all there is is all we know of love.

Emily Dickinson

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

Henry Ford

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.

Epictetus

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.

Bette Davis

Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.

Dale Dauten

All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.

Swami Vivekananda

Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.

John Milton

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

Napoleon Hill

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.

Henry David Thoreau

Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.

Danish Proverb

The road to success is always under construction.

Unknown

Love understands all languages.

Romanian Proverb

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.

Thomas Jefferson

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn

Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?

Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)

If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.

Anne Mackay Thompson

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.

William Carlos Williams

If you love someone, set them free.

Sting

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

John Davidson Rockefeller

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

Anonymous

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.

Charles M. Shultz

A good general not only sees the way to victory , he also knows when victory is impossible.

Polybius

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King Jr.

The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.

Swami Vivekananda

Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.

Anonymous

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.

Unknown

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Albert Einstein

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.

Hermann Hesse

Have you checked the children lately ?

Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

Helen Keller

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.

Alanis Morrissette

I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.

Anonymous

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

Maureen Duffy

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

Francis Bacon

Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.

Unknown

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Kahlil Gibran

I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

Abraham Lincoln

If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.

Gilda, Gilda (1946)

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it

Theodore Roosevelt

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

I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.

Jackie Joyner Kersee

The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

King Solomon

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein

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

Anthony Robbins

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Change comes from within.

Unknown

In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.

Elizabeth Ashley

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.

Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)

It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.

Harvey Mackay

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Napoleon Hill

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

John Nesvig

You talkin to me ?

Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)

I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.

Anonymous

Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !

Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)

If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.

Harvey Mackay

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

If you wanna call me that, smile.

The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)

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

Henry Ford

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

Zig Ziglar

Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.

Swami Vivekananda

I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !

Jerry Van Amerongen

Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:43-45

The best things in life are free.

Unknown

No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.

Ronald Reagan

Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.

Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anais Nin

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.

Woody Allen

Don't think it, ink it.

Mark Victor Hansen

The show must go on.

Proverb

Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.

Indian Proverb

If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.

Bernard Haldane

A chain is as strong as its weakest link.

Danish Proverb

Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.

Marsha Sinetar

Never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill

Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.

Margaret Laurence

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

John Maxwell

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.

Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.

T. Howell

Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.

Jim Rohn

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

Aristotle

All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.

Walter Anderson

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

Anthony Robbins