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Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.

Robert M. Pirsig

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The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.


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

Sydney Harris

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

Albert Einstein

Laughter is the best medicine.


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.


When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Indian Proverb

As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.


A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.

Bruce Lee

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

Washington Irving

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

George Sands

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.

Napolean Bonaparte Washington Irving

People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.

Pete Zafra

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Abraham Lincoln

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.

Natalie Cole

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.

John Dryden

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

Marianne Williamson

We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.

Mother Teresa

Think and grow rich.

Napoleon Hill

The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.

Madame De Maintenon

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

Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.

Zig Ziglar

The best way to predict the future is to create it.


Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.


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 listener does not hear. quotes

Thomas Jefferson

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.

Tom Clancy

No wire hangers, ever !

Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)

We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.

Stephen Covey

It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.

Anatole France

That love is all there is is all we know of love.

Emily Dickinson

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

Walter Anderson

A boy's best friend is his mother.

Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)

There is time for everything.

Thomas Edison

Change yourself, change your fortunes.

Portuguese Proverb

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.

Michael Johnson

Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

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

Pat Carroll

Follow the money.

Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?

Paul Sweeney

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.

T.S. Eliot

Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.


Honesty is the best image.

Tom Wilson

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.

Brian Tracy

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it

Theodore Roosevelt

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.

Denis Healey

Adventure is worthwhile.

Amelia Earhart

Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.

Indian Proverb

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

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

Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.

Ralph Blum

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

Roll with the punches.


He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

What is essential is invisible to the eyes.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

Albert Einstein

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

Don Marquis

It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.

Dennis Waitley

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

Albert Einstein

Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.

General Peter Schoomaker

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Chinese Proverb

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

What ever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.

Rosalind Russell

You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.

Michael Johnson

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Harold R. McAlindon

This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.

Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)

We will either find a way or make one.


If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.

Paul "Bear" Bryant

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.

Susan Taylor

Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.

Marcus Aurelius

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.


Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.

Matthew Keith Groves

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Winston Churchill

It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.


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

Ella Williams

He who hesitates is lost.


The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.


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

Henry David Thoreau

Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.

Barbara Sher

Where there is love there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.

Albert Einstein

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.

Henry Drummond

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.

Cullen Hightower

There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.

Nicholas Sparks

Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.


The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.

George Catlin

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

W. Clement Stone