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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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Henry Drummond

Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.

Unknown

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day

Robert Frost

Volunteering is not a choice, it's a responsibility.

Ashley E. Hyder

One man with courage is a majority.

Andrew Jackson

It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.

Winston Churchill

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn

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

Marilyn Vos Savant

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

Persian Proverb

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen

What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !

Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)

Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.

Harvey Mackay

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !

Theodore Roosevelt

O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.

Robert Burns

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

When the going gets tough the tough get going.

Joseph P. Kennedy

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.

Brian Tracy

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

John Andrew Holmes Jr.

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

Dennis Waitley

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Winston Churchill

Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men.

Tira, I'm No Angel (1933)

Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.

Nick Richardson

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.

Thomas Edison

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.

Napoleon Hill

"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.

Swami Vivekananda

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

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

Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Edison

Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.

Rosalind Russell

Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.

Anthony Robbins

If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.

Judith Hayes

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.

Vince Lombardi

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

W. Clement Stone

All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. 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

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Albert Einstein

Would you like to play a game ?

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The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Unknown

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.

Richard Bach

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.

Indira Gandhi

If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.

Winston Churchill

Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.

Birke Baehr

Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.

Winston Churchill

Know thyself.

Socrates

Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.

Publius Terence

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

Anthony Robbins

Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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)

What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Samuel Johnson

Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.

Unattributed

This is the beginning of a new day.

Unknown

Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?

Cicero

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie

Cause Change & Lead. Accept Change & Survive. Resist Change & Die.

Ray Norda

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.

Dale Carnegie

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.

Sophocles

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Dale Carnegie

None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

Mother Theresa

The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.

Anthony Robbins

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.

Rose Franken

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

Stacie Cunningham

Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.

Zig Ziglar

Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.

Anonymous

Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

Anonymous

A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.

Iranian Proverb

Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Love those who love you.

Voltaire

Whatever happens, take responsibility !

Anthony Robbins

In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.

Martin Buber

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.

Emmanuel Teney

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

Tough times never last but tough people do.

Robert Schuller

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

Love like you'll never be hurt.

William Purkey

Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?

Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)

Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.

Confucius

Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.

Swami Vivekananda

The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.

Tim Blixseth Bono

There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.

Chinese Proverb

It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.

Anthony Robbins

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

He who hesitates is lost !

Proverb

Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.

Albert Einstein

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Pogo

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

Albert Einstein

Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.

Harvey Mackay

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

Vince Lombardi

When god closes a door, he opens a window.

Unknown

Trust men and they will be true to you, treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Franklin P. Jones