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Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.

Noah Porter

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First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.

Master Yuanwu

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

Voltaire

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

This is the first day, of the rest of your life.

Unknown

You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.

Anonymous

With malice toward none, with charity for all.

Abraham Lincoln

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.

Unknown

It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !

Taako

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

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

Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)

Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !

Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)

This is the beginning of a new day.

Unknown

Never live in the past but always learn from it.

Anonymous

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

In imagination, there's no limitation.

Mark Victor Hansen

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

The cherokee people are not "my people".

Chief John Ross

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

Swami Vivekananda

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey

These go to eleven.

Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.

Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)

Must you flirt ?

Ninotchka, Leon (1939)

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Les Brown

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !

Winston Churchill

Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.

Henry David Thoreau

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.

Lucy Larcom

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

John Donne

His eyes have made love to me all evening.

Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)

How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.

Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King Jr.

If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.

Barbara De Angelis

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it

Colin Wilson

If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?

Steven Wright

I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference

Mark Victor Hansen

Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.

Albert Einstein

Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.

Edmund Spenser

You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.

J.S. Knox

A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.

George Catlin

Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.

Afghan Proverb

Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up

Jim Rohn

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn Vos Savant

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.

Susan Taylor

Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.

Jose Incenerios

It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.

Louis Kossuth

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.

William Carlos Williams

Live your dreams.

Les Brown

The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Thomas Edison

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.

Vince Lombardi

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.

Norman Vincent Peale

If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.

Montaigne

People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.

Stephen Covey

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.

Mark Twain

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

Henry Ford

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

Winston Churchill

A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.

Victor Hugo

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

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

Thomas Jefferson

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

Samuel Goldwyn

There are no gains without pains.

Adlai Stevenson

That which does not kill you makes you stronger.

Neitzsche

There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.

Anonymous

When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.

Steve Walton

The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.

Anonymous

Attitude determines altitude.

Anonymous

Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

Chinese Proverb

Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.

Peter Davies

A short saying often contains much wisdom.

Sophocles

If you would create something, you must be something.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.

Stephen Covey

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

James F. Bymes

I am your father.

Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.

Swami Vivekananda

My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.

Anonymous

Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.

Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Carl Jung

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.

Charles M. Shultz

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.

Plutarch

The secret of education lies in respecting the student.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Abigail Van Buren

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

Albert Schweitzer

It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Henry Ward Beecher

We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?

Swami Vivekananda

Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.

Norman Vincent Peale

It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.

Sandra Swinney

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

Mark Twain

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

Thomas Jefferson

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

Marcel Proust

I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.

Ted Turner

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.

Charles A. Lindbergh

This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.

William Shakespeare

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.

Janet Erskine Stuart

A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.

Dennis Waitley

The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.

Swami Vivekananda

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein