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The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

Somerset Maugham

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

Somerset Maugham

If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.

Somerset Maugham

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If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.

Mark Twain

Here's Johnny !

Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

Norman Vincent Peale

Love conquers all.

Virgil

Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.

William Shakespeare

What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.

Robin St. John

Adventure is worthwhile.

Amelia Earhart

All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stop makin noises like a husband.

Vera, Detour (1945)

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

Greg Anderson

Love is a moment that lasts forever.

Julie Wittey

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

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

Samuel Coleridge

Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Albert Einstein

Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.

Eli Cohen

This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !

Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.

Unknown

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.

Alexander Smith

I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.

John Cage

Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.

Unknown

Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.

Indian Proverb

Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.

David Bly

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.

Abraham Maslow

Houston, we have a problem.

Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)

You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

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

Madame De Maintenon

Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !

Mandy Forkner

Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

J.M. Barrie

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.

Unattributed

One lie ruins a thousand truths.

Ghanaian Proverb

You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.

Gorden B. Hinkley

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.

Anonymous

Where there is love there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

Love is letting go of fear.

Gerald Jampolsky

Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.

Benjamin Franklin

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Albert Einstein

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.

Bill Cosby

Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.

Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)

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

William A. Ward

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

I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?

Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)

The more often a man feels without acting, the less he'll be able to act. And in the long run, the less he'll be able to feel.

C.S. Lewis

Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.

Stephen Covey

Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

Ikhide Oshoma

Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.

African Proverb

Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.

Martin Buber

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

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

Robert Half

It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Henry Ward Beecher

Fortune favors the brave.

Publius Terence

If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.

Shelley Long

Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.

W. Clement Stone

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.

Anonymous

Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Erich Segal

Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.

Robert H. Schuller

Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.

Stacie Cunningham

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.

Dennis Waitley

How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.

Unknown

The list is an absolute good. The list is life.

Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)

Nothing happens unless first we dream.

Carl Sandburg

Faith can move mountains.

Unknown

When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either.

Anonymous

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.

Abraham Lincoln

Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.

Julia H. Gulliver

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.

Albert Einstein

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

Napoleon Hill

Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.

Henry David Thoreau

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.

Thomas Jefferson

What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.

Anthony Dalla Villa

Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.

English Proverb

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Norman Vincent Peale

I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.

Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.

Swami Vivekananda

Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.

Dennis Waitley

I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.

Bruce Lee

An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.

John H. Patterson

Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.

Virgil

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

Dorothy Parker

You must motivate yourself every day.

Matthew Stasior

Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.

Anonymous

Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.

Laura Frith

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.

Lucy Larcom

Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.

Steve Winwood

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.

Dale Carnegie

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease

Voltaire

My precious.

Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)

Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Dale Carnegie

Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !

Swami Vivekananda