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

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.

George Matthew Adams

Love is the whole and more than all.

E.E. Cummings

Never say more than is necessary.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

Abraham Lincoln

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

Henry Ford

Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

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

Henry Ford

Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.

Swami Vivekananda

Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.

Dorothy Day

Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.

Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)

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

Anonymous

Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.

Marion G. Romney

Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.

Michael Norwood

Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.

Satchel Paige

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

Don Marquis

Love is letting go of fear.

Gerald Jampolsky

Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.

Donald Trump

The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.

John Milton

The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.

John Lennon

One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.

Harvey Mackay

Old love does not rust.

Estonian Proverb

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.

Hedy Lamarr

We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.

Donald Curtis

You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.

Brian Tracy

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.

Albert Einstein

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !

Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton

The search for someone to blame is always successful.

Robert Half

We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.

John W. Turk

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.

Anonymous

I'm an excellent driver.

Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)

If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

You are never a loser until you quit trying.

Mike Ditka

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.

Brian Tracy

'Wake Me When It's Funny'

Gary Marshall

How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?

Henry David Thoreau

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

Henry Ford

Shut up and deal.

Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)

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

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

Seneca

What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.

Louis L. Mann

They can because they think they can.

Virgil

I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?

Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)

It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.

Hermann Hesse

Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.

Swami Vivekananda

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

Al Franken

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.

Greg Anderson

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

John Davidson Rockefeller

If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.

Anonymous

Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.

Stephen Covey

Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.

William Blake

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.

Jerome Cummings

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.

Jim Rohn

There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.

Dale Carnegie

Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.

Afghan Proverb

Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.

UB40

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !

Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.

Stephen Covey

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

Unknown

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.

Alfred Adler

What a dump.

Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.

Mark Victor Hansen

A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.

Dennis Waitley

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are made.

Micheal Pritchard

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.

Anonymous

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Unknown

All work is empty save when there is love.

Kahlil Gibran

Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.

Zig Ziglar

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

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.

Josh Billings

Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.

Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)

Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.

Otomo No Yakamochi

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.

Brigham Young

Where there is love there is no darkness.

Burundi Proverb

Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.

Sidney Jourard

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.

Norman Vincent Peale

I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.

Larry Smith

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

Andy Warhol

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.

Katie Lusk

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Albert Einstein

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, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana

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

Taako

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

Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.

Bruce Lee

Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.

Unknown