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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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Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.

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Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.

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Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.

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The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !

Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)

Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow

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What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.

George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

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If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.

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

Anthony Robbins

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

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It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.

Robert Half

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

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The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.

Saudi Arabian Proverb

Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

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It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.

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Love is my religion, I could die for it.

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Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Anonymous

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

George Santayana

Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?

Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)

After your jump, the net appears.

Vincent Lauria

If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.

John P. Strelecky

Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.

Swami Vivekananda

If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.

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I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work

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Wisdom is more precious than rubies.

Biblical Proverb

Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.

Lord Byron

They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.

Red Cloud

Elementary, my dear Watson.

Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Hasta la vista, baby. :

The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)

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

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Show me the money !

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God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.

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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

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Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.

Jim Rohn

There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas Edison

Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.

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History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.

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One lie ruins a thousand truths.

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Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

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Live with passion.

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Be the ball.

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Love is a many splendered thing.

Nat King Cole

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

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To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.

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In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

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

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There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.

Anonymous

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

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My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.

Anonymous

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

Donald Trump

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.

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To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Unknown

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.

General Douglas MacArthur

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.

Napoleon Hill

The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.

Danish Proverb

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

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

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

Obstacles are great incentives.

Jules Michelet

I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.

Anonymous

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

William Curry Theodore

Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !

Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)

Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.

Harvey Mackay

Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.

Francis Bacon

Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?

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When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.

Elizabeth Bowen

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.

Lee Iacocca

The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.

Thomas Edison

Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.

Aristotle

A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.

Samuel Butler

I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.

Dale Carnegie

You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.

Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)

The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.

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Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.

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Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.

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People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.

Stephen Covey

Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

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

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My friends are my estate.

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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.

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Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.

Swami Vivekananda

Know thyself.

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Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -

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Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.

Anonymous

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

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

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As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

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I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,

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When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.

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Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.

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Security is a kind of death.

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Fear is the parent of cruelty.

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Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !

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Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.

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Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.

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Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.

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