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All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler

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

We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.

Samuel Butler

To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

Samuel Butler

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

Samuel Butler

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

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Go ahead, make my day.

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Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.

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Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.

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If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

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Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.

Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen

There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !

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Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

Albert Einstein

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

Roy Goodman

"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.

George P. Burnham

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

Norman Vincent Peale

Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.

Norman Vincent Peale

It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

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

Albert Einstein

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

Henry David Thoreau

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Thoreau

Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.

William Bridges

When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.

Paul H. Dunn

Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.

Voltaire

The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.

Norman Vincent Peale

The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Thomas Edison

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

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You are today where your thoughts have brought

James Allen

Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.

Hermann Hesse

The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.

Albert Ellis

My life is my message.

Mahatma Gandhi

Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?

Richard Bach

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Lydia Maria Child

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

Dexter Yager

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

Great oaks from little acorns grow

Proverb

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough ! You must take action.

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Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson

To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

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I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

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If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?

Steven Wright

Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.

Anonymous

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.

Yogi Berra

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

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

His eyes have made love to me all evening.

Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)

Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley

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

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

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Edward Young

My heart shall be thy garden.

Alice Meynell

The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Be Here Now.

Ram Dass

It is always your next move.

Napoleon Hill

Luck is when opportunity knocks, and you answer.

Anonymous

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

W. Clement Stone

Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.

Thomas Parnell

Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.

Swami Vivekananda

I am your father.

Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The heart that loves is always young.

Greek Proverb

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Here's looking at you, kid.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.

Brian Tracy

If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?

Hillel

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.

Bruce Lee

You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.

James Baldwin

There's no place like home.

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)

Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.

Egyptian Proverb

Inch by inch, it's a cinch.

Robert H. Schuller

What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.

Anthony Dalla Villa

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

One man with courage is a majority.

Andrew Jackson

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !

Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

Many hands make light work.

Proverb

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.

Unknown

It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.

Anthony Robbins

All love is sweet, given or returned.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

Henry Ford

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.

Og Mandino

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

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O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.

Walt Whitman

I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.

Charles Caleb Colton

The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.

Swami Vivekananda

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

Oscar Wilde

Act or accept.

Unknown

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.

Norman Vincent Peale

Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

King Solomon

Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does.

Harvey Mackay

Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !

George Jacques Danton

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill