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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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Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

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The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

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Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.

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Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.

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To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

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Every dog has his day.

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The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.

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Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end.

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Be Here Now.

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

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One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

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Be the ball.

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With malice toward none, with charity for all.

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The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.

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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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A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.

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

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People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.

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Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !

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Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.

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I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

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Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.

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Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.

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Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.

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I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

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Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.

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There are no gains without pains.

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Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.

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

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The ready back gets all the loads.

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Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.

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Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

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Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.

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The truth is more important than the facts.

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The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.

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Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.

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I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

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

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Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.

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Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.

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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.

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Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.

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I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

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When I asked god for strength He gave me difficult situations to face When I asked god for brain & brawn He gave me puzzles in life to solve When I asked god for happiness He showed me some unhappy people When I asked god for wealth He showed me how to work hard When I asked god for favors He showed me opportunities to work hard When I asked god for peace He showed me how to help others God gave me nothing I wanted He gave me everything I needed

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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

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Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

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

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Love is a many splendered thing.

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Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.

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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.

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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.

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They call it a "Royale with Cheese".

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Wisdom is more precious than rubies.

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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

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Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.

Unknown

He who has great power should use it lightly.

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Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.

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I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.

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Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

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Love is my religion, I could die for it.

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There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.

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Inch by inch, it's a cinch.

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Let him that would move the world first move himself.

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You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.

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It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.

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Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?

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The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.

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Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

Unknown

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

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You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.

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Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!

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What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?

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It is not length of life, but depth of life.

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There are few people who can manage more than their own business.

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If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

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Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.

Unknown

Good morning, Vietnam !

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Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

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The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.

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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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An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

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A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.

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