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It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.

Rodney Dangerfield

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Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.


Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite.

Robert Half

You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.

Robert F. Kennedy

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.

Charles Buxton

There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.

Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)

Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?


If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.


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.

Zig Ziglar

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.


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

Martin Buber

Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.

Nick Richardson

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal

Earl Nightingale

We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time

Jermaine Stewart

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

Morrie Schwarz

Would you like to play a game ?

Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)

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

Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)

Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.

Anthony Robbins

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

Thomas Jefferson

It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.

Abraham Maslow

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


Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.

Helen Keller

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6: 34

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.

Stephen Covey

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

The point is that you can't be too greedy.

Donald Trump

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Laertius Diogenes

The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.

Swami Vivekananda

Nothing happens unless first we dream.

Carl Sandburg

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

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

Azim Premji

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway

Do first things first, and second things not at all.

Peter F. Drucker

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

George F. Will

I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.

George Catlin

He who stops being better stops being good.

Oliver Cromwell

No wire hangers, ever !

Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)

Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.

Margaret Thatcher

But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.

William Shakespeare

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.

Mark Victor Hansen

None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.

Robert H. Schuller

If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.

Somerset Maugham

I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

Abraham Lincoln

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.

Robert Frost

This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.

Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

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.

Albert Einstein

Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.

Winston Churchill

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Thornton Wilder

Warriors, come out to play !

Luther, The Warriors (1979)

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig

Mark Twain

Some things have to be believed to be seen.

Ralph Hodgson

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.


Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.

Art Fry

Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.


Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.


You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You complete me.

Jerry Maguire

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.

Indian Proverb

Work is love made manifest.


Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Karen Kaiser Clark

If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.

Zig Ziglar

I don't like your manners.

Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)

A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.


My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem, like lions.

Swami Vivekananda

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Mother Teresa

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.

German Proverb

Faith can move mountains.


Practice makes perfect.


The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.

Joseph Ray

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

Oscar Madison, F (1968)

The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.


Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.

Larry Scherwitz

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.

Janet Erskine Stuart

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

Marcus Aurelius

Ideals serve well as our guides. They are like beacons on a journey , they do not permit us to tarry, as though our goal and rest were already contained in them.

Karl Jaspers

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

Abraham Lincoln

People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.

Anita Brookner

Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.

Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)

World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

Swami Vivekananda

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt

There are simply too many notes.

Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)

Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.


If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.

Su Shi

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.


Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.

David O. McKay

Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.

John P. Strelecky

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?

Henry David Thoreau

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe