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Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

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Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.

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Eddie, you're a born loser.

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Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.

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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.

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Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.

Robert H. Schuller

There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness

John Buchan

Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !

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If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.

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I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.

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Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.

Dennis Waitley

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Lydia Maria Child

You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.

Paul H. Dunn

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Never, never, never give up.

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You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.

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Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.

Unknown

Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.

Helen Keller

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

Zadok Rabinwitz

Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.

Stacie Cunningham

From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.

Arthur Ashe

Our intentions create our reality.

Wayne W. Dyer

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character

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There is no remedy for love but to love more.

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

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Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

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Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

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Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.

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Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.

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Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.

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It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.

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Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

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Lord Moran

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

Stephen Covey

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.

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What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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The best things in life are not things.

Unknown

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

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The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.

Dale E. Turner

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu

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

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

Epictetus

Who so loves believes the impossible.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.

Anonymous

When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.

F.W. Nichol

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

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

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.

Anatole France

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.

Maya Angelou

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl Buck

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.

Thomas Dewar

I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.

Karl Jaspers

Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.

Martha Washington

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.

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Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.

Brian Tracy

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Norman Vincent Peale

It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.

Linda Conway

You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

Abraham Lincoln

He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

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Life is but a moment, death also is but another.

Robert H. Schuller

In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.

John Churton Collins

Without a general an army is lost.

Greek Proverb

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kingsley

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

Voltaire

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Gilda, Gilda (1946)

Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.

Anonymous

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

English Proverb

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

What comes from the heart, touches the heart.

Don Sibet

You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.

Aristotle

Honesty is the best image.

Tom Wilson

One cannot think crooked and walk straight.

Anonymous

The past does not equal the future.

Anthony Robbins

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anais Nin

Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?

Peter

Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.

William George Jordan

Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Please-baby-please-baby-please-baby-baby - baby. Please !

Mars Blackmon, She's Gotta Have It (1986)