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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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Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.

Margaret Thatcher

Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.

George William Curtis

"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"

Robert Schuller

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

What is life without the radiance of love.

Von Schiller

I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.

Mother Teresa

It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.

Linda Conway

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

Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.

Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)

Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.

Erica Jong

Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.

Larry Scherwitz

There is no instinct like that of the heart.

Lord Byron

Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.

Unknown

People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.

Bob Klas

Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?

Cinderella

Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.

Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)

Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.

Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

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

Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Susan Jeffers

One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.

Wayne Gretzky

In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.

Albert Einstein

The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.

Ivan Scheier

The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.

Ovid

If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.

Swami Vivekananda

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.

Mallory Jones

Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.

Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

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

Harvey Mackay

You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.

James Allen

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

Robert H. Schuller

Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

Vince Lombardi

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

Ron Wild

I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Erich Fromm

As if !

Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)

Our love is here to stay.

Ira Gershwin

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kingsley

Live your life and forget your age.

Norman Vincent Peale

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

Stephen Covey

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Shakespeare

Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.

Lord Chesterfield

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

Anonymous

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm Forbes

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

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol

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

Anonymous

I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !

Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)

Fortune favors the brave.

Publius Terence

You're good, you're very good.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.

Robert H. Schuller

Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.

Michael Johnson

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.

Aristotle

Live your dreams.

Les Brown

The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.

Arnold Bennett

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

Norman Vincent Peale

It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop

Desmond Tutu

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

John Keywood

Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.

Anonymous

Hey, lady !

Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)

What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.

Alexander Graham Bell

The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.

Brian Tracy

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

Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.

Unknown

For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.

William J. Bennett

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

You're tearing me apart !

Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.

William S. Burroughs

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.

Unknown

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?

Abraham Lincoln

Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?

Martin Luther King Jr.

An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.

Chinese Proverb

Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.

Marguerite De Valois

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

Louis L. Mann

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.

Robert H. Schuller

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.

Bill Bernbach

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

Sarah Bernhardt

I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.

Carl Sandburg

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Zig Ziglar

Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.

Henry Ward Beecher

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Hasta la vista, baby. :

The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)

You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.

Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.

John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)

I'll have what she's having.

Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)

I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.

Winston Churchill

It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.

Latin Proverb

Laughter is the best medicine.

Unknown

I need him like the axe needs the turkey.

Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank