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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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Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.

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Money without brains is always dangerous.

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There are no gains without pains.

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Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.

E. E. Hale

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Work is love made manifest.

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

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

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The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".

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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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Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.

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I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work

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Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

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Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.

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

Unknown

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.

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The illiterate of the century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.

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If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.

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Many hands make light work.

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Never, never, never give up.

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The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.

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The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.

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

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You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.

David Levesque

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?

Joe Namath

Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?

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Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.

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Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.

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Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team

Red Auerbach

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

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If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.

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The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.

John Ruskin

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.

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Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.

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Be of love a little more careful than of anything.

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Always do the right thing.

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

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Come out, come out, wherever you are !

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Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.

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Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.

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Love is a game that two can play and both win.

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The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.

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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.

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Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.

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If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.

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Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.

Anonymous

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

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Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?

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Come live in my heart and pay no rent.

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

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The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

Paul Tillich

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

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Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.

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One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.

John Gardner

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Norman Vincent Peale

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.

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Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.

Theodor Reik

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The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

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When people are like each other they tend to like each other.

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Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.

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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

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There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.

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If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

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It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.

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He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.

Anonymous

If you're going through hell, keep going.

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I'm an excellent driver.

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Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.

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Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

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

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Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

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In the space age the most important space is between the ears.

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The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.

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For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Unknown

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The cherokee people are not "my people".

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

Dottie Walters

Yo, Adrian !

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If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!

Henriette Montel

An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.

Chinese Proverb