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To be able to say how much love, is love but little.

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Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.

B.C. Forbes

No wire hangers, ever !

Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)

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

Samuel Johnson

If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

Henry Ford

I'm an excellent driver.

Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

King Mongkut, The King And (1956)

When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.

Dennis Waitley

Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.

J.M. Barrie

Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.

Lou Holtz

They can because they think they can.

Virgil

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

Dalai Lama

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

Goethe

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

Sandy Wilson

Count your blessings.

Og Mandino

When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.

Norman Vincent Peale

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

Albert Einstein

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vince Lombardi

When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?

Sydney J. Harris

We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.

Norman Vincent Peale

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Duffy, Chinatown (1974)

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.

Winston Churchill

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allan Poe

There is no beauty but the beauty of action.

Proverb

To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard

Tristan Bernard

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley

As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.

Stephen Covey

Make the second effort your second nature.

Harvey Mackay

The world belongs to the energetic.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hey, lady !

Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)

When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.

W. Clement Stone

Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.

Stephen Covey

The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

Thomas Jefferson

Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran

The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.

Dale Carnegie

I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.

Charles Dickens

We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.

John W. Turk

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.

Anton Chekhov

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

Eden Phillpotts

A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.

Maya Angelou

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.

Woody Allen

When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?

Steven Wright

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

Albert Einstein

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.

Napoleon Hill

Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.

Nigerian Proverb

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.

Alanis Morrissette

The successful man is the average man, focused.

Anonymous

You complete me.

Jerry Maguire, Jerry Maguire (1996)

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Albert Einstein

A goal properly set is halfway reached.

Zig Ziglar

if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.

Anonymous

Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.

Alphonse Marie De Lamartine

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato

Never give an order that can't be obeyed.

General Douglas MacArthur

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

Albert Einstein

Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !

Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

Maureen Duffy

"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.

George P. Burnham

Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

Abraham Lincoln

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.

Glenn Gould

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

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

The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

Zig Ziglar

Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.

Victor Kiam

To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.

Thomas Dewar

First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.

Robert Half

You are what you think about all day long.

Robert Schuller

Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Napoleon Hill

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

The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?

Josh Hinds

When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.

W. Clement Stone

Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.

African Proverb

Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.

William Shakespeare

You sing-a high.

Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.

W. Clement Stone

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

William Curry Theodore

Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.

Anita Brookner

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

Unknown

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

Abraham Lincoln

May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathan Swift

There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.

Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)

I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.

Martha Washington

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

Gilbert K. Chesterton

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

Pearl Bailey

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.

Dale Carnegie

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.

Dennis Waitley

No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.

Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

H.L. Mencken

If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.

Zig Ziglar

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

W.C Fields

There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.

David Burns

Happy wife, happy life.

Jeff Allen