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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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Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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

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Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

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"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.

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No pain, No gain.

Unknown

Non !

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You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

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If there is a will, there is a way.

Unknown

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.

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Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

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Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

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He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

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Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed

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Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.

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The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

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God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

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He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.

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People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.

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Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

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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.

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We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.

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Work is love made manifest.

Unattributed

Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.

Anonymous

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

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You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

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To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.

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Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy : true fulfillment.

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While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.

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The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.

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I love you - those three words have my life in them.

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In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.

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Don't follow your dreams, chase them.

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You sing-a high.

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The man who has no imagination has no wings.

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All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

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

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I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.

William Shakespeare

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

H. Jackson Brown

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

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I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.

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Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.

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Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.

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Well done is better than well said.

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

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The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".

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We all go a little mad sometimes.

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Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.

Martin Buber

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.

Solon

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

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No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.

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Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.

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If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.

Mahatma Gandhi

You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.

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It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

It ain't over till it's over.

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For Love is Immortality.

Emily Dickinson

Hunker down.

Unknown

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

William Arthur Ward

Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

Seneca

Love is something eternal.

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Better late than never.

Proverb

Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.

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Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?

Cinderella

Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.

Anonymous

Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.

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Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.

Abraham Lincoln

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.

Charles Morgan

I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.

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I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.

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Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.

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Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.

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My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

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Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.

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Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?

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Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.

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Get busy living or get busy dying.

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Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.

Mingjiao

In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.

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You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.

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All-righty then !

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The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.

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Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !

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

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It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

Anonymous

Success is a journey not a destination.

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The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.

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