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I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.

Robert G. Ingersoll

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To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.

Hugh Prather

Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.

Albert Einstein

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry Kaiser

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.

Thomas Fuller

Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.

Harvey Mackay

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.

Elizabeth Ashley

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

They alone live, who live for others.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Maureen Duffy

I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.

Karl Jaspers

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.

Anna Quindlen

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.

Ella Williams

Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:24

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

In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.

Brian Tracy

You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.

Anonymous

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

William Arthur Ward

No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love ?

Albert Einstein

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

Marianne Williamson

Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.

Earl Nightingale

When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.

F.W. Nichol

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.

Thomas Szasz

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

Napoleon Hill

Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverb

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

Dale E. Turner

We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.

Anthony Robbins

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

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Helen Keller

Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.

Thomas Edison

Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.

Pat Carroll

Life is "trying things to see if they work"

Ray Bradbury

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

Norman Vincent Peale

Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Plato

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Confucius

Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !

George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.

Amelia Earhart

Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!

Anthony Robbins

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

Thomas Edison

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

Charles F. Kettering

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

Jacques Benigne Bossuel

I am fond of only what comes from the heart.

Martha Washington

Love is letting go of fear.

Gerald Jampolsky

How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

Aristotle

Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.

David Schwartz

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

Aldous Huxley

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

Abraham Lincoln

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Dale Carnegie

My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.

Kim Wilde

Be who you are in every situation.

Michael Johnson

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

Leo Tolstoy

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.

Francois Mauriac

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett

Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

The book you don't read cant help.

Jim Rohn

Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.

Marian Wright Edelman

Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.

Unattributed

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Picasso

We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.

Brian Andres

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.

Swami Vivekananda

Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.

African Proverb

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Shelley

The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.

Barbara De Angelis

It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.

Joe Klock

No matter where you go, there you are.

Steven Wright

Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.

Thomas Edison

For myself, I am an optimist -- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Anthony Robbins

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.

Lou Holtz

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.

Plutarch

As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.

Martin Cruz Smith

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr.

There is no luck except where there is discipline.

Irish Proverb

Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".

Winston Churchill

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.

Anita Brookner

Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !

Anthony Robbins

Life is what you make it.

Unknown

Would you like to come in ?

Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)

Love as much as you can from wherever you are.

Elizabeth Ashley

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.

Zig Ziglar

This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.

Chuck Sigars

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

Myrtle Reed

All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.

Swami Vivekananda