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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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Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.

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Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''

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Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

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Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

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In imagination, there's no limitation.

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In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.

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

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You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

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The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.

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One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.

Sophocles

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

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Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !

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What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.

Anthony Dalla Villa

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

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I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.

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

Henry Ford

Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."

Unknown

Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.

Anonymous

Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.

Voltaire

Snap out of it !

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Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.

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Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.

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All you need is love.

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Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.

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It is never too late to be what you might have been.

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Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

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All work is empty save when there is love.

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Victory belongs to the most persevering.

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Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

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

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Swami Vivekananda

If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.

Marie Osmond

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

George Santayana

I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.

Washington Irving

My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.

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Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.

P.A.C. de Beaumarchais

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

English Proverb

We rob banks.

Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.

Marcel Proust

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

Winston Churchill

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

Aristotle

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Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)

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

Proverb

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

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Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.

Thomas Jefferson

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What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

After your jump, the net appears.

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He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

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The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

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There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.

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It's always darkest before the dawn.

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Inch by inch, it's a cinch.

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Come out, come out, wherever you are !

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Don't wait for a funeral to pay a compliment. You may not make it in time.

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