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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

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

Maya Angelou

Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.

Robert H. Schuller

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?

George Eliot

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.

William Lowe Bryan

Love like you'll never be hurt.

William Purkey

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

Abraham Lincoln

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Unknown

Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.

William Feather

Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.

Lao Tzu

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.

John Stuart Mill

Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !

Taako

Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.

E. E. Hale

The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.

Saudi Arabian Proverb

If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.

Steve Martin

Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.

Unknown

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Bertrand Russell

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein

There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.

Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.

Margaret Thatcher

A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.

John A. Shedd

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.

Anonymous

They're here !

Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.

Nelson A. Rockefeller

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

Anonymous

A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.

Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Mark Twain

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

Winston Churchill

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.

John Dryden

Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Plato

Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.

Berthold Auerbach

They alone live, who live for others.

Swami Vivekananda

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.

Swami Vivekananda

Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !

George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

Persian Proverb

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.

Charlie Brown

Our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius

A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.

Anonymous

Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.

Robert H. Schuller

The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.

C.S. Lewis

We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch

Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.

Christian Nestell Bovee

To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.

Edward Bulwer Lytton

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.

Thomas Szasz

Love is friendship set on fire.

Jeremy Taylor

I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.

Bruce Lee

Love is a great beautifier.

Louisa May Alcott

Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Karen Kaiser Clark

The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.

William Bridges

Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.

Tim Blixseth

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.

John Milton

It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.

Napoleon Hill

Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.

Stephen Covey

Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Corinthians

As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.

Bible

Flowing blood is proof that you're alive, if it's for the sake of those you love

Makaino Kouji

That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.

Michael Johnson

I need him like the axe needs the turkey.

Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

Jean Anouilh

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Mark Twain

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Anything is possible.

Unknown

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

Confucius

My precious.

Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)

There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.

Nicholas Sparks

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.

Elbert Hubbard

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

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 have to think anyway, so why not think big ?

P. T. Barnum

Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.

Swami Vivekananda

We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.

Ovid

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

The book you don't read cant help.

Jim Rohn

Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.

Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)

Let us strive on to finish the work we are in

Abraham Lincoln

There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

G. K. Chesterton

Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.

Randolph Ray

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Charles Darwin

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

Theodore H. White

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !

William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

John Cotton Dana

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

Mary Kay Ash

When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.

Norman Vincent Peale

When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Unknown

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

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

We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.

Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

Rhett Butler

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Brian Tracy

Union gives strength.

Aesop

But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.

Karl Jaspers

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

Richard Wagner

You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.

Booker T. Washington

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

Georgette Mosbacher