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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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Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.

Afghan Proverb

We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.


Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.

Oscar Wilde

It's always too soon to quit !

Norman Vincent Peale

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.

Rose Franken

There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.

Robert Woodruff

Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

John Maxwell

I'm Multi-Dimensional !


Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.

Indian Proverb

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

Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)

When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

La Rochefoucauld

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.


Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.

Emma Lazarus

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

Tim Blixseth Bono

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal

Earl Nightingale

We do what we must, and call it by the best names.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Albert Einstein

A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.

Karl Kraus

A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.

William Shedd

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Bertrand Russell

I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.


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

Zig Ziglar

All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. 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

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


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

William James

Be all you can be.

John C. Maxwell

Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.


Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

George S. Patton

Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.

William Lowe Bryan

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.


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


Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.

Nigerian Proverb

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

Eden Phillpotts

Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.

Robert Half

Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.

Morrie Schwarz

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

Winston Churchill

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.


When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.


Necessity is the mother of invention.


People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.


Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.

English Proverb

We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.

Winston Churchill

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.

Jim Rohn

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.

Brigham Young

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.

Abraham Lincoln

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

Charles Buxton

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.


True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.

K. Knight

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

Thomas Edison

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey

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

Sydney J. Harris

Never give in -- never, never, never, never.

Winston Churchill

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X

Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !

Ira Gershwin

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney

The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.

Larry Page

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.

Norman Vincent Peale

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

King Mongkut, The King And (1956)

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

Abraham Lincoln

Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.

Charles Reade

These go to eleven.

Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Say hello to my little friend !

Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)

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

If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.

The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)

It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.


Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.

Woody Allen

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert H. Schuller

There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.

Mario Cuomo

It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.

Jerry Greenfield

There's no crying in baseball !

Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)

No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.

Greg Henry Quinn

Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.

Albert Einstein

Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.

Bruce Lee

Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.

Warren Bennis

In the space age the most important space is between the ears.

Anne Armstrong

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.

John A. Shedd

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

George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)

One, two, Freddy's coming for you.

Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

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

Thich Nhat Hanh

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !

Albert Einstein

When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.

William Shakespeare

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

Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)

I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.

Abraham Lincoln

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.

Winston Churchill