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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.


Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.


He who has great power should use it lightly.


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


Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.


It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.


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


Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.


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I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.

Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)

Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.

Stephen Packer

I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.

Larry Smith

I ain't so tough.

Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)

The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".

Winston Churchill

All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.

Zig Ziglar

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.


Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

Karl A. Menninger

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

Yogi Berra

It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.

Stephen Covey

Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.


The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.

Norman Vincent Peale

My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.

Thomas Edison

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

Paul Sweeney

Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.

Bill Blackman

You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.

Napoleon Hill

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

H. Jackson Brown

To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.

Christy Borgeld

No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.

Napoleon Hill

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.

General Omar Bradley

You know, Billy. We blew it.

Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)

Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.

Warren G. Bennis

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving

A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.


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

George P. Burnham

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.

Lawrence LeShan

I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.

Bruce Lee

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

Persian Proverb

One does evil enough when one does nothing good.

German Proverb

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Mahatma Gandhi

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.


It's showtime !

Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)

If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''

Dale Dauten

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.

Henry Ward Beecher

Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.

Mike Wickett

Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.

Swami Vivekananda

No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.

William E. Gladstone

Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.

Dennis Waitley

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.

Anthony Robbins

All work is empty save when there is love.

Kahlil Gibran

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

When the going gets tough the tough get going.

Joseph P. Kennedy

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

Abraham Lincoln

if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.


With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.

Mark Victor Hansen

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.

St. Francis

There's no place like home.

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

Love doesn't make the world go'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Franklin P. Jones

To ask the hard question is simple.

W.H. Auden

Say hello to my little friend !

Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)

The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.

John Davidson Rockefeller

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

George S. Patton

This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.

Scott Reed

If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.


Do not wait ; the time will never be "just right". Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Napoleon Hill

I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.

Mark Victor Hansen

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Francis Bacon

Don't ever give up.


One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.


You betcha !

Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)

I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy

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

Oscar Wilde

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Buddhist Proverb

Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.


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

Mother Teresa

Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.


Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

John Lennon

Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Charles Caleb Colton

Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.

Dale Dauten

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.

Amelia Earhart

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

Elinor Glyn

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.

Dale Carnegie

Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.

Thomas Edison

The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.

Foster's Law

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.

Winston Churchill

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in.

Rachel Carlson

Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.

Jim Henson

Talkers are no good doers.

William Shakespeare

A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.

John P. Strelecky

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Mahatma Gandhi

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

Theodore H. White

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allan Poe

Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning

Thomas Kempis

Act or accept.


If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.

John P. Strelecky

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.


We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.

Lee Iacocca