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Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.

P. T. Barnum

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

P. T. Barnum

You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?

P. T. Barnum

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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

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The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.

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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

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Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?

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Where there is a will, there is a way.

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Don't fear, just live right.

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He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.

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You must be the change you want to see in the world.

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There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Mother Theresa

No one knows what he can do until he tries.

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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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Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

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Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

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I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.

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The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.

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Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.

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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.

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To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.

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What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.

Louis L. Mann

The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.

Leo Rosten

In imagination, there's no limitation.

Mark Victor Hansen

Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.

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Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.

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

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Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.

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Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.

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Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

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God doesn't make junk.

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As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

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For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

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This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.

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

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Eddie, you're a born loser.

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Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.

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Get busy living or get busy dying.

Stephen King

Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

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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

Shut up and deal.

Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbard

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 man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.

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God is subtle but he is not malicious.

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May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.

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I am your father.

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My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.

Shakespeare

Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.

Unknown

We all go a little mad sometimes.

Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)

Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.

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Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.

Barbara De Angelis

We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.

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Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.

George DeVack

Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.

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When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.

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I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.

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Desmond Tutu

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting, by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.

Pierre Abelard

No fate is worse than a life without a love.

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The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.

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Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.

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The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

E. Joseph Cossman

What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.

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You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

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I won't be ignored, Dan !

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The point is that you can't be too greedy.

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It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.

Anonymous

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

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Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.

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

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I have a head for business and a bod for sin.

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It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.

Robert H. Schuller

Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.

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Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.

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You make me want to be a better man.

Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)

You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

Anonymous

I don't like your manners.

Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes

Earl Nightingale

Never say more than is necessary.

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