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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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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !

The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

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

Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

Jonathan Winters

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.

Felix Adler

I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.

William Shakespeare

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.

Alanis Morrissette

Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.

Bertrand Russell

Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.

Dr. Phil

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.

Swami Vivekananda

Love sees roses without thorns.

German Proverb

Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.

English Proverb

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.

Edgar J. Mohn

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

Epictetus

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.

Oprah Winfrey

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.

Channing Pollock

It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.

John Wooden

Be the ball.

Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Buddhist Proverb

He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?

Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

Anthony Robbins

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Galilei

As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.

Stephen Covey

I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.

Red Cloud

Between stimulus and response is our greatest power -- the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.

Bambara Proverb

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein

Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.

Anonymous

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Douglas Adams

We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

William Shakespeare

Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !

Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)

All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.

Harvey Mackay

It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.

Marcel Proust

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

I am not overly impressed by the great names and reputations of those who might be trying to beat me to an invention... . Its their 'ideas' that appeal to me.

Thomas Edison

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.

Jonathan Winters

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

John Dryden

The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.

Anonymous

Old love does not rust.

Estonian Proverb

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

Alec Bourne

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.

Aristotle

There is no instinct like that of the heart.

Lord Byron

He that would be a leader must be a bridge.

Welsh Proverb

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.

Danny Kaye

We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.

Anonymous

Do it now !

Napoleon Hill

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

Mark Twain

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

Follow the money.

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

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Mark Twain

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

Jerry Greenfield

You really can change the world if you care enough.

Marion Wright Edelman

You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !

Lewis Carroll

Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.

English Proverb

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.

Winston Churchill

Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?

Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)

You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.

Gorden B. Hinkley

I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.

Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.

Robert Ingersoll

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

Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?

Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)

Fiddle-dee-dee.

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

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

It is never too late to be what we might have been

George Eliot

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

Seneca

The only true gift is a portion of yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.

Thomas Jefferson

Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.

Henry Ward Beecher

Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.

Theodor Reik

The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal

Earl Nightingale

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

Art Linkletter

True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.

Leanna L. Bartram

Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.

Unknown

My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !

Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)

It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.

Joe Klock

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Anonymous

You make me want to be a better man.

Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

Albert Einstein

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.

Henry Drummond

Here's Johnny !

Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)

If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.

Anonymous

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

Earl Nightingale

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.

Rumi

La-dee-da, la-dee-da.

Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)

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

William Lowe Bryan

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

Dale Carnegie

I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.

Francoise Sagan

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.

Thomas Jefferson

People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.

Bob Klas

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

Mahatma Gandhi

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.

Chinese Proverb

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

Seneca

There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness

John Buchan

Love that is true never grows old.

Elben Bano

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.

Anton Chekhov

In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.

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