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Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Oscar Wilde

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

Who, being loved, is poor ?

Oscar Wilde

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

Oscar Wilde

He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.

Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.

Oscar Wilde

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

Oscar Wilde

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde

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With malice toward none, with charity for all.

Abraham Lincoln

Do first things first, and second things not at all.

Peter F. Drucker

Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching

Satchel Paige

Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.

Marion G. Romney

Be all you can be.

John C. Maxwell

The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.

Swami Vivekananda

A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.

Anonymous

I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

Jacques Benigne Bossuel

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal

Earl Nightingale

But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.

Karl Jaspers

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'

Brian Tracy

Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.

Albert Einstein

The heart that loves is always young.

Greek Proverb

The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.

William Bridges

All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.

Carlos Castaneda

Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.

Norman Vincent Peale

As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.

Michael Johnson

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.

Warren G. Bennis

What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.

Epictetus

It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill

Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?

Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.

Harvey Mackay

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.

Thomas Jefferson

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.

Shug, The Color Purple (1985)

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Abraham Lincoln

Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Thomas Edison

I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.

Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.

Brian Tracy

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

Abraham Lincoln

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.

Unknown

If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.

Milton Berle

Who, being loved, is poor ?

Oscar Wilde

Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !

Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)

Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.

Norman Vincent Peale

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.

Norman Vincent Peale

There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.

Dale Carnegie

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.

Unknown

Love as much as you can from wherever you are.

Elizabeth Ashley

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.

Henry David Thoreau

It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.

Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)

Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.

W. Clement Stone

He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.

Proverb

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

Abraham Lincoln

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

John F. Kennedy

Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.

Anonymous

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !

The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.

Jane Addams

Joy is the feeling of grinning inside.

Melba Colgrove

All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.

Swami Vivekananda

Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.

Dr. Phil

Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.

Mark Victor Hansen

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

Amelia Earhart

Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Franklin P. Jones

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

Plutarch

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.

Zig Ziglar

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

Unknown

My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.

George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.

Ashleigh Brilliant

The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.

Saudi Arabian Proverb

There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.

Nicholas Sparks

Roll with the punches.

Unknown

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Seneca

Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.

Nada, They Live (1988)

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

Winston Churchill

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

Sandy Wilson

Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.

Phyllis Diller

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

Stephen A. Brennan

For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.

Earl Nightingale

Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.

William Butler Yeats

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

Richard Wagner

When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.

Norman Vincent Peale

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Never give in -- never, never, never, never.

Winston Churchill

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

Dennis Waitley

Don't think it, ink it.

Mark Victor Hansen

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

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.

Anonymous

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.

Anne Mackay Thompson

Love, two minds without a single thought.

Philip Barry

Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved

Helen Keller

The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.

W. Beran Wolfe

Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !

Lewis Carroll

Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.

Anonymous

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

When Harry Met Sally

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Zig Ziglar

Change comes from within.

Unknown

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Michael Jordan