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He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles

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A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.

Cathy Carlyle

Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.

Anonymous

Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.

Unattributed

In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson

Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.

Abraham Lincoln

If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.

Anonymous

What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.

Dante

Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.

Erich Fromm

Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes, and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.

James Anthony Froude

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

Proverb

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl Buck

The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.

Norman Vincent Peale

Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.

Marc Chagall

Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !

Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)

You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.

Michael Johnson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Anonymous

No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.

Aesop

Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)

Nothing happens unless first we dream.

Carl Sandburg

Count your blessings.

Og Mandino

When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.

Mark Victor Hansen

You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?

P. T. Barnum

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

Maureen Duffy

Love is letting go of fear.

Gerald Jampolsky

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.

Winston Churchill

Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.

Thomas Edison

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

William Edward Hickson

We loved with a love that was more than love.

Edgar Allan Poe

Seek first to understand, then be understood

Stephen Covey

It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.

B.C. Forbes

You create your reality.

Unknown

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

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.

Icelandic Proverb

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.

Ashleigh Brilliant

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

Anais Nin

Positive anything is better than negative thinking.

Elbert Hubbard

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.

Matthew Keith Groves

Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.

Robert Southey

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

William Lowe Bryan

The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.

Jesus

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton

Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.

Anonymous

Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.

Richard M. Devos

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Indian Proverb

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.

Susan Taylor

Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.

William Wordsworth

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

Michael Jordan

The life which is unexamined is not worth living

Socrates

To be able to say how much love, is love but little.

Petrarch

Chance is the fool's name for fate.

Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Napolean Bonaparte

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.

Unknown

Love is perfect kindness

Joseph Campbell

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.

Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.

Robert H. Schuller

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

Abraham Lincoln

My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.

Bruce Lee

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

Benjamin Franklin

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.

John Stuart Mill

The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.

Anne Dillard

Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?

Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)

We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.

Richard Cech

Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement

W. Clement Stone

Happy wife, happy life.

Jeff Allen

I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.

Jim Croce

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Albert Einstein

Honesty is the best image.

Tom Wilson

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .

John Greenleaf Whittier

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

P. T. Barnum

What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.

Baiyun

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

Stephen A. Brennan

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

Roy Goodman

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.

Jim Rohn

What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.

Swami Vivekananda

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.

Anthony Robbins

Love is a verb.

Martin Luther King Jr.

For Love is Immortality.

Emily Dickinson

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.

Winston Churchill

If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.

W. Clement Stone

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

Su Shi

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

Winston Churchill