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Richard M. Devos

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The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.

Richard M. Devos

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The only true gift is a portion of yourself.

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Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.

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There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.

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Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.

Unknown

Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.

The Wizard of Oz

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?

W. Clement Stone

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !

Unknown

Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.

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

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Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

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You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.

Susan Podziba

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.

Janos Arany

Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.

Swami Vivekananda

A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.

Forest Witcraft

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.

Thomas Edison

The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

You haven't failed until you quit trying.

Anonymous

There is no luck except where there is discipline.

Irish Proverb

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

Albert Einstein

Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.

Thomas Edison

Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.

Thomas Edison

An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.

Isabel Burton

If you're going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Galileo Galilei

The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.

Thomas Jefferson

Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Buckminster Fuller

The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Aristotle

As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.

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What is essential is invisible to the eyes.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.

Robert H. Schuller

In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.

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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.

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If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.

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The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Confucius

Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.

Martha Washington

Love knows no bounds.

Unknown

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

Anonymous

Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.

Martin Buber

You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.

Norman Vincent Peale

It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.

Winston Churchill

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.

Tyron Edwards

The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.

Anonymous

The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

William Osler

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

Anthony Robbins

Let's go home, Debbie.

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If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King Jr.

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.

Jacques Barzun

Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.

Anonymous

The measure of a man is what he does with power.

Greek Proverb

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love as much as you can from wherever you are.

Elizabeth Ashley

Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.

Joseph Sugarman

There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.

Anonymous

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

Paul Sweeney

It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.

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When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.

Norman Vincent Peale

The truth is more important than the facts.

Frank Lloyd Wright

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

Brian Tracy

He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?

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Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson

If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.

Leo Tolstoy

It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when your heart still does.

Mallory Jones

The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.

Charles Barkley

I'll be back.

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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.

Swami Vivekananda

If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.

Stephen Covey

The calla lilies are in bloom again.

Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret B. Runbeck

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Real love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach

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

Dennis Waitley

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

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated , you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

David Lloyd George

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank

You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.

Swami Vivekananda

Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition

Joe Carlozo

When I first met you, I was afraid to talk to you. When I talked to you, I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you.

Kuuipo Mark

Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.

Mary Baker Eddy

For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.

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Kindness is always fashionable.

America E. Barr

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.

Henri Frederic Amiel

If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.

W. Clement Stone

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Thomas Carlyle