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He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.

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Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.

Machiavelli

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

Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".

Jim Rohn

We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !

Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)

Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.

Thomas Edison

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

John Buchan

Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.

T.S. Eliot

Elementary, my dear Watson.

Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

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

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

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

One sure-fire way to stay creative force yourself to learn something new.

Harvey Mackay

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".

Norman Vincent Peale

Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.

Donald Zochert

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

Channing Pollock

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.

Lee Iacocca

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

Confucius

Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.

Henry David Thoreau

The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.

Swami Vivekananda

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?

W. Clement Stone

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.

Marva Collins

If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man

Aretha Franklin

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

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

J.M. Barrie

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

Never say more than is necessary.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?

Emily Bronte

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

Richard Wagner

All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.

Indian Proverb

The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.

Swami Vivekananda

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.

Hedy Lamarr

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

Mark Victor Hansen

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.

Muriel Spark

Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.

Anthony Robbins

Can you dig it ?

Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)

Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.

Stephen Covey

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William A. Ward

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

Richard L. Evans

When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

Abraham Lincoln

The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.

Thomas Jefferson

There's no such thing as coulda, shoulda and woulda. If you shoulda and coulda, you woulda done it.

Pat Riley

Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.

Unattributed

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.

Claudia Black

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

Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.

Unknown

First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.

Swami Vivekananda

Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?

Robert Half

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

Braveheart

Where there's life, there's hope.

Terence

People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.

Stephen Covey

One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.

Russian Proverb

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

Conrad Hilton

We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.

Stephen Covey

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

Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)

Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.

Margaret Laurence

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

Do it now !

Napoleon Hill

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

Abraham Lincoln

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.

Icelandic Proverb

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.

Norman Vincent Peale

Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.

George DeVack

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

George S. Patton

Success is predictable.

Brian Tracy

It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.

Anonymous

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.

William James

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

Thomas Edison

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein

If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!

Henriette Montel

Honor the ocean of love.

George de Benneville

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol

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

Seneca

Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed

Thomas Edison

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

Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen

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

Joshua J. Marine

Kind words conquer.

Tamil Proverb

Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.

Bruce Lee

Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

You complete me.

Jerry Maguire

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Samuel Butler

If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.

Isaac B. Singer

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.

David O. McKay

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Unknown

The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.

Victor Hugo

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.

Dale Carnegie

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

Charles F. Kettering

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

Albert Einstein

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Elbert Hubbard

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

E.E. Cummings

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

Mingjiao

When you can't solve the problem, manage it.

Robert H. Schuller

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.

John Donne

Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.

Jim Rohn

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

Brian Tracy