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Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)

Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.

David Wilkerson

If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.

Winston Churchill

Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Romans 1218

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.


He who stops being better stops being good.

Oliver Cromwell

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

Lou Holtz

We must all suffer one of two things : the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

Jim Rohn

But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.

Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.

Will Rogers

Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

Vince Lombardi

God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.

Swami Vivekananda

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

Albert Careb

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


Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.

George Herbert

If you mean to profit, learn to please.

Winston Churchill

Get busy living or get busy dying.

Stephen King

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.

Jim Rohn

If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

Henry Ford

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.

Thomas Jefferson

Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.


Passion is the genesis of genius.

Anthony Robbins

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?

Paul Sweeney

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

Albert Einstein

Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.

Anita Brookner

Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Napoleon Hill

Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.

Harvey Mackay

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)

A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.

Anthony Robbins

Truth fears no questions.


A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

Earl Nightingale

There's no place like home.

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.

Marva Collins

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

W. Clement Stone

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

John Andrew Holmes Jr.

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

Federico Fellini

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

Winston Churchill

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

John Davidson Rockefeller

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

Be like the turtle. If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all.

Harvey Mackay

No man can stand on top because he is put there.

H. H. Vreeland

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.

John P. Strelecky

One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.

Margaret Thatcher

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

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder

Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.


The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.

Swami Vivekananda

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

Alec Bourne

The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."

Maria Montessori

A healthy outside starts from the inside

Robert Urich

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


You're tearing me apart !

Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)

A boy's best friend is his mother.

Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.

Thomas Jefferson

The best things in life are not things.


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


All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

Julie Andrews

Where there is a will, there is a way.


A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

Chinese Proverb

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbard

The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.

Warren G. Bennis

In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.

Henry David Thoreau

We're on a mission from God.

Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)

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

Henry Ford

For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change

Jim Rohn

If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.

The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)

The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.

Foster's Law

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


Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.

Helen Keller

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.

Judith Viorst

Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.

Georgette Mosbacher

Adversity introduces a man to himself.


Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.

Bill Blackman

Let him that would move the world first move himself.


There are no gains without pains.

Adlai Stevenson

Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.

Earl Nightingale

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.

Swami Vivekananda

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?

Henry David Thoreau

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

A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.

Samuel Butler

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

Thomas Edison

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.

Albert Schweitzer

We're sisters under the same mink.

Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)

The heart that loves is always young.

Greek Proverb

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.

Abraham Maslow

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.


Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.

Paulo Coelho

Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.

French Proverb