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The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl Buck

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Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.

Margaret Thatcher

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.

Danny Kaye

Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.

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Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

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What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

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

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If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

Abraham Maslow

A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.

John P. Strelecky

If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.

Anonymous

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

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Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.

Napoleon Hill

We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.

Anonymous

You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

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To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

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When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?

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Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.

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There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato

Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.

Alfred Whitefield

Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

Henry David Thoreau

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Mother Teresa

Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.

Zig Ziglar

Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.

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Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.

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Happiness is a choice.

Barry Neil Kaufman

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.

Robert H. Schuller

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

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Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.

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Seize the day.

Unknown

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

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Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.

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The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.

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I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.

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

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Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.

Dorothy Day

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal

Earl Nightingale

We all go a little mad sometimes.

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There is no education like adversity.

Benjamin Disraeli

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

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Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.

Robert H. Schuller

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.

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Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.

Germaine De Stael

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George Eliot

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

Eddie, you're a born loser.

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The successful man is the average man, focused.

Anonymous

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Master Yuanwu

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Stephen Covey

You must tolerate that which you can not change.

Spanish Proverb

Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.

Unattributed

Seek first to understand, then be understood

Stephen Covey

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Brian Tracy

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Napoleon Hill

If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man

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You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.

Napoleon Hill

I know that I will die laughing.

Jeanne Calment

Love never claims, it ever gives.

Mahatma Gandhi

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

African Proverb

If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.

George Bernard Shaw

Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.

Ray Lyman Wilbur

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

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Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.

Aldous Huxley

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

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Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.

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It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

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I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.

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Life is "trying things to see if they work"

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Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.

Ovid

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

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The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.

Anonymous

When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.

Richard Kuklinski

The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

Chinese Proverb

I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.

Jordyn Wieber

I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Abraham Lincoln

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 sing-a high.

Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)

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Erich Fromm

No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.

Greg Henry Quinn

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

Marilyn Vos Savant