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Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.

Nicholas Murray Butler

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Let thy words be few.

Ecclesiastes

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

Thomas Jefferson

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.

Swami Vivekananda

Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.

Rosemonde Gerard

Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.

George Catlin

It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.

Thomas Jefferson

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.

Anonymous

As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.

Martin Cruz Smith

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

Robert H. Schuller

Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.

Jim Henson

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

Pearl Bailey

Inch by inch, it's a cinch.

Robert H. Schuller

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

If you build it, he will come.

Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)

Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.

Norman Vincent Peale

Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.

Swami Vivekananda

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.

Swedish Proverb

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

Never say die.

Proverb

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.

T.S. Eliot

There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.

Jean Anouilh

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.

Harvey Mackay

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.

Jim Rohn

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Dale Carnegie

I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.

Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.

Michael Johnson

Fractures well cured make us more strong.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

Albert Einstein

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.

Robert Frost

Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.

Anonymous

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.

Zadok Rabinwitz

Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.

E. E. Hale

After all, tomorrow is another day !

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

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.

Aldous Huxley

A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.

Frank Tebbetts

When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.

Norman Vincent Peale

It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

Leon J. Suenes

Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.

Thomas Edison

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

Paulo Coelho

If you feel you have no faults there's another one.

Anonymous

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.

Christy Borgeld

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Albert Einstein

Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

John Wooden

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The show must go on.

Proverb

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.

Friedrich Nietzsche

In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.

Anthony J. D'Angelo

Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?

Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

Moliere

Success is never ending, failure is never final.

Dr. Robert Schuller

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Napoleon Hill

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran

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

Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.

Indian Proverb

Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.

Swami Vivekananda

It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.

Publius Terence

Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.

Lawrence LeShan

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

Robert Schuller

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

Plutarch

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Confucius

None are homely who smile.

Robert Half

Open the pod bay doors,

Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)

You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.

When Harry Met Sally

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.

Oprah Winfrey

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .

Peter Koestenbaum

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.

Donald Trump

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.

Henry David Thoreau

Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.

Anthony Robbins

Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !

Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)

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

Afghan Proverb

With my brains and your looks, we could go places.

Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Mother Teresa

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.

Charles M. Schwab

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.

Gerry Spence

Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.

Anonymous

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Carl Bard

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

Felix Adler

It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.

Louis Kossuth

The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.

Traditional Proverb

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

Robert Browning

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

John C. Maxwell

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Albert Einstein

Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind

Earl Nightingale

A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.

Thomas Edison

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