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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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Attitude is everything.


Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.

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Phyllis Diller

I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.

Thomas Edison

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

The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.

Brian Tracy

Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.

Harvey Mackay

Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.

Birke Baehr

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

Walt Whitman

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

Marc Chagall

World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

Swami Vivekananda

When we place blame, we give away our power.

Greg Anderson

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

Danny Kaye

Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.

Stephen Covey

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

E. Joseph Cossman

It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.

Louis Kossuth

I'm an excellent driver.

Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)

My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.

George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Strike while the iron is hot.


Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.

Indian Proverb

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.

Robert Woodruff

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes

Dennis Waitley

There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.

David Mahoney

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.


Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.

William George Jordan

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.

Robert H. Schuller

Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.

David Ogilvy

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.

Emily Dickinson

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.

W. Clement Stone

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

The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.

Mark Twain

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.


Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !

Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.

Robert H. Schuller

The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.

Thomas Edison

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

Thomas Edison

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

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

William Shakespeare

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Charles A. Beard

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

Swami Vivekananda

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

Joyce Brothers

If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.


Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Robert H. Schuller

In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.

Elizabeth Ashley

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?

Joe Namath

One, two, Freddy's coming for you.

Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Reach for the stars.


The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Leadership is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it's only kept a secret from the person who fails.

Robert Half

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Dennis Waitley

It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

Winston Churchill

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

Winston Churchill

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.

Willa Cather

Georgia, love is for the very young.

Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.

Marsha Sinetar

We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.

Brian Tracy

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

Albert Einstein

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -

Elbert Hubbard

Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.

Swami Vivekananda

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.

Albert Einstein

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.

Anne Sophie Swetchine

Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.

David O. McKay

I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived

Margaret Mitchell

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion


We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.


Our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius

What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.

Winston Churchill

Nature does nothing uselessly.


Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.

Greg Anderson

Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.

Rusty Silvey

Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.

Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)

Happy wife, happy life.

Jeff Allen

The person who says it can not be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

Chinese Proverb

When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.

Norman Vincent Peale

I see dead people.

Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)

Live life to the fullest.

Robert Louis Stevenson

I am your number one fan.

Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.

Charles M. Shultz

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

Zig Ziglar

Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.


Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Love is the river of life in the world.

Henry Ward Beecher

It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill

Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.

Assyrian Proverb

And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.

Samuel Coleridge

It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.

Robert Half

The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

William Osler

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

James Anthony Froude

We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.

Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)

Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.

Coach K

We're on a mission from God.

Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

Pearl Bailey