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If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.

Montaigne

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The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.

Richard M. Devos

Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.

Henry David Thoreau

The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.

John Dewey

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

Albert Einstein

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

Seneca

As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.

Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

Alan Ashley-Pitt

Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

Jean Sibelius

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.

Felix Adler

I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.

Woody Allen

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.

Matthew Arnold

Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.

Unattributed

I know that I will die laughing.

Jeanne Calment

Can you dig it ?

Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)

You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.

Paul H. Dunn

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

W.C Fields

Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!

Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

Proverb

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.

Thomas Jefferson

One man with courage is a majority.

Andrew Jackson

The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.

Anonymous

I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

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

I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.

Albert Einstein

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.

Napoleon Hill

I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.

Abraham Lincoln

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

T. Howell

Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.

Marcus Aurelius

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Do what you love and the money will follow

Marsha Sinetar

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.

W. Clement Stone

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

Danish Proverb

If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.

Anonymous

Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.

Swami Vivekananda

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time

Marion Wright Edelman

Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.

Unknown

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

Steven Covey

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)

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

You're good, you're very good.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

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

William James

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.

W. R. Inge

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

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson

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

Abraham Lincoln

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah

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

Dale Carnegie

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?

Robert Browning

You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.

John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)

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

Zig Ziglar

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.

James Anthony Froude

Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.

Dennis Waitley

Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.

Swami Vivekananda

Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.

Stephen Covey

Faith can move mountains.

Unknown

Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.

Maya Angelou

What hump ?

Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)

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

Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.

Mike Wickett

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Robert H. Schuller

Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.

Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Darrell Royal

I have a head for business and a bod for sin.

Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Honesty is the best image.

Tom Wilson

Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.

Morrie Schwarz

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease

Voltaire

To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work

William Ernest Henley

The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.

Anthony Robbins

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

Samuel Johnson

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

Swami Vivekananda

It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.

John Bulwer

Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.

Stephen Covey

We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

Winston Churchill

If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.

Chinese Proverb

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)

Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.

Afghan Proverb

The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.

George Catlin

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.

Plato

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.

Mark Twain

It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

Winston Churchill

The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.

John Powell

If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.

Somerset Maugham

You complete me.

Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)

A healthy outside starts from the inside

Robert Urich

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.

Anthony Robbins