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He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

Samuel Smiles

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At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'

Jerry Seinfeld

In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.

Stephen Covey

I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?

Rita, Cameraman (1982)

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

Strike while the iron is hot.

Proverb

Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?

Anonymous

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)

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.

Unknown

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.

Leo Buscaglia

The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.

Madame De Maintenon

Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.

William Ellery Channing

The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.

Brian Tracy

Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.

Lord Drewar

Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.

Unknown

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry Kaiser

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.

Thomas Carlyle

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

We must be the change we wish to see.

Mahatma Gandhi

Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?

Mark Twain

My heart shall be thy garden.

Alice Meynell

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.

Harvey Mackay

An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.

Napoleon Bonaparte

The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.

Dale E. Turner

Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness !

George Jacques Danton

People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.

Robert Half

What you cannot enforce, Do not command.

Sophocles

Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !

Ira Gershwin

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

Albert Einstein

If not us, who, if not now, when ?

Unknown

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

Vegas, baby.

Trent, Swingers (1996)

All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.

Anonymous

Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.

Swami Vivekananda

Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.

Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.

Horace

I know that many people feel that old age is a time to take it easy, but I compare my life now to being the last runner in a relay race. Would you have me slow down as I near the finish line ?

Diogenes

You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.

Michael Johnson

Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Jerry Greenfield

There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.

Narrator, The Naked City (1948)

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

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Epictetus

Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.

George Herbert

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

Friedrich Nietzsche

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

Paul Tillich

Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.

Sarah Cunningham

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.

Anthony Robbins

Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.

William S. Burroughs

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

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

Dennis Waitley

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

Charles Buxton

The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

Love is the whole and more than all.

E.E. Cummings

Real love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach

Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.

W. Clement Stone

Ability is sexless.

Christabel Pankhurst

Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.

J.M. Barrie

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

Walt Whitman

Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.

Katie Lusk

All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.

Ashleigh Brilliant

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

Japanese Proverb

No wire hangers, ever !

Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)

Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.

William Wordsworth

Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.

Norman Vincent Peale

Be of love a little more careful than of anything.

E.E. Cummings

You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.

Booker T. Washington

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at

Henry David Thoreau

The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.

Soren Kierkegaard

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

Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Keller

Reach for the stars.

Unknown

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.

William E. Gladstone

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.

James Thomas

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

Thomas Jefferson

Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !

Taako

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion

Aristotle

Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.

William Arthur Ward

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.

Charles A. Lindbergh

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.

Robert H. Schuller

Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.

Earl Nightingale

It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.

Christian Nestell Bovee

When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.

Barbara Winter

If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

The life which is unexamined is not worth living

Socrates

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Picasso

It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.

Anonymous

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

William Lowe Bryan

What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.

Isaac Bashevis

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give the world your best anyway.

Mother Teresa

Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.

Unattributed

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

Swami Vivekananda

Must you flirt ?

Ninotchka, Leon (1939)

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Thomas Jefferson

Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.

Anonymous

Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

Maximus, Gladiator (2000)