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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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Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

Norman Vincent Peale

You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Unattributed

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

Proverb

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Winston Churchill

I bet you can squeal like a pig.

Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.

Ivan Panin

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.

Ron Wild

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.

Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)

Love is smiling on the inside and out.

Jennifer Wilson

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

Winston Churchill

All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.

Swami Vivekananda

The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.

Larry Page

Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.

Jim Rohn

There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.

Narrator, The Naked City (1948)

Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.

Margaret Thatcher

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)

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

Georgette Mosbacher

Begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.

Swami Vivekananda

Soul meets soul on lover's lips.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.

Unknown

It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.

Bruce Lee

We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.

Thomas Edison

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?

Cicero

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

Smiley Blanton

The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.

Robert Half

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.

Anonymous

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.

H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)

When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.

Helen Keller

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

Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

No one is so poor as an ignorant person.

Hebrew Proverb

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Albert Einstein

There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell

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

My heart shall be thy garden.

Alice Meynell

Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.

Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)

It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.

W. Somerset Manghan

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

Winston Churchill

One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.

Albert Einstein

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.

Erich Fromm

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.

Swami Vivekananda

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.

Orlando Battista

You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.

Anonymous

The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

William Osler

After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.

Anonymous

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

Do you like scary movies ?

Ghostface, Scream (1996)

Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Dennis Waitley

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie

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

Jiddu Krishnamurti

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

Napoleon Hill

Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.

Stephen Covey

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Dale Carnegie

The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.

Dale Carnegie

Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.

English Proverb

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Buddhist Proverb

All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.

Zig Ziglar

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.

Dennis Waitley

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.

Richard Cech

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

Unknown

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

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Samuel Johnson

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Stephen Covey

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

We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.

Malcolm Gladwell

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.

Danny Kaye

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

Persian Proverb

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Les Brown

Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.

Barbara Sher

When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up

Jim Rohn

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

Saudi Arabian Proverb

Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.

Eileen Caddy

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Zig Ziglar

They call it a "Royale with Cheese".

Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)

Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.

Norman Vincent Peale

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

Albert Einstein

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

Albert Einstein

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.

Anton Chekhov

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.

Zig Ziglar

Security is a kind of death.

Tennessee Williams

I don't like your manners.

Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)

He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.

Oscar Wilde