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When god closes a door, he opens a window.

Unknown

Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.

Swami Vivekananda

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Thomas Jefferson

The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.

Martin Buber

Never say die.

Proverb

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

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

Louis L. Mann

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

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

Albert Einstein

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

Earl Nightingale

Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.

Will Moss

An obstacle is often a stepping stone.

Prescott

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes

Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.

Daniel Monroe Tuttle

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

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.

Dennis Waitley

Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.

Stephen Covey

We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch

Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.

Unknown

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

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.

Swami Vivekananda

This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.

Robert Kincaid

I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle

Gloria Steinhem

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

The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.

Anonymous

You don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.

Roger Smith

Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.

Harvey Mackay

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Unknown

Wisdom is more precious than rubies.

Biblical Proverb

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The road to success is always under construction.

Unknown

To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.

Anthony Pagano

Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.

Charles Reade

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.

Winston Churchill

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

Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Ingrid Bergman

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

Henry Ford

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.

Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz

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

Winston Churchill

They're here !

Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

Napoleon Hill

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein

If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.

Gilda, Gilda (1946)

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Anonymous

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer

Where there is a will, there is a way.

Unknown

When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.

Kuuipo Mark

That love is all there is is all we know of love.

Emily Dickinson

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

Anonymous

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

Alec Bourne

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.

Swami Vivekananda

When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.

Zig Ziglar

As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.

Stephen Covey

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

William James

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.

Henry David Thoreau

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

English Proverb

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

Bill Blackman

O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.

Walt Whitman

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

Winston Churchill

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Unknown

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert H. Schuller

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.

Orville Wright

Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.

Robert Half

I want to be alone.

Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

Thomas Jefferson

And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.

Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us footprints in the sands of time.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.

Tyron Edwards

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.

Randolph Ray

Let thy words be few.

Ecclesiastes

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

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

Winston Churchill

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.

Ovid

What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.

Isaac Bashevis

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.

Janos Arany

is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

Helen Keller

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

William Ellery Channing

I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.

T. Howell

The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.

Joseph Campbell

Love is the river of life in the world.

Henry Ward Beecher

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Anatole France

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

Albert Einstein

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.

Claudia Black

I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.

Woody Allen

Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.

Chinese Proverb

The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.

Ken Robbins

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.

Charles Buxton

An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.

Isabel Burton

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.

Swami Vivekananda

I like to watch.

Chance, Being There (1979)

Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".

Jim Rohn

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau