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This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.

Muriel Spark

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.

Muriel Spark

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Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:24

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Helen Keller

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

Benjamin Franklin

The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.

Anonymous

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Margaret Thatcher

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.

Margaret Thatcher

Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.

Lord Byron

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

Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

G. M. Trevelyan

I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.

Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.

Rodney Dangerfield

I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.

Thomas Edison

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.

Janos Arany

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Seneca

I ain't so tough.

Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)

Where there is love there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.

Larry Smith

The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

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

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.

Unknown

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France

Honor the ocean of love.

George de Benneville

if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.

Rollo May

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.

Thomas Jefferson

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

Steven Covey

I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.

Thomas Edison

Love is not love until love's vulnerable.

Theodore Roethke

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

Abraham Lincoln

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.

Maya Angelou

No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.

La Rochefoucauld

We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''

W. Clement Stone

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

Oscar Wilde

We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.

Abigail Van Buren

I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.

Karl Jaspers

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Karen Kaiser Clark

Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.

William Ellery Channing

A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.

Unknown

For one person to love another, that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the last test and proof, the work for which all else is but preparation.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

H.L. Mencken

Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.

Winston Churchill

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.

Mother Teresa

The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.

Barbara De Angelis

If there is a will, there is a way.

Unknown

Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.

Christy Borgeld

Mr. Christian !

Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.

Anonymous

Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.

John Armstrong

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anais Nin

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

Zig Ziglar

There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.

Karl Jaspers

The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.

Swami Vivekananda

The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.

Thomas Edison

Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.

Swami Vivekananda

Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.

Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'

Abraham Maslow

Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.

Harvey Mackay

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

Anonymous

The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Be all you can be.

John C. Maxwell

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

Thomas Edison

A chain is as strong as its weakest link.

Danish Proverb

Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

Shira Tehrani

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

Anonymous

Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.

Swami Vivekananda

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.

Yogi Berra

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.

Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)

Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.

William Shakespeare

In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.

Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)

Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?

Benjamin Franklin

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

Who's on first.

Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.

Thomas J. Watson

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.

E. Joseph Cossman

You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.

Anonymous

I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.

Ashleigh Brilliant

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.

Benjamin Franklin

Our love is here to stay.

Ira Gershwin

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

Marcus Aurelius

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

W. Clement Stone

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.

Barbara De Angelis

Believe in yourself.

Unknown

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.

Dennis Waitley

The United States, and other advanced nations, will someday be able to produce instruments of death so terrible the world will be in abject terror of itself and its ability to end civilization... . Such war-making weapons should be developed - but only for purposes of discovery and experimentation

Thomas Edison

All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.

William James

Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.

Erich Fromm

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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