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Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.

St. Francis De Sales

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

St Francis De Sales

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

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

General George S. Patton

You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.

W. Clement Stone

Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.

William S. Burroughs

First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

Live life with passion.

Unknown

The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.

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Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love sees roses without thorns.

German Proverb

When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.

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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

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

Jim Horning

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

Earl Nightingale

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Henry Ford

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.

Albert Einstein

Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.

Tom Clancy

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.

Kahlil Gibran

We loved with a love that was more than love.

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Conrad Hilton

Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.

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If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton

Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.

Robert H. Schuller

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Anonymous

The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.

Warren G. Bennis

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

Napoleon Hill

Love is not love until love's vulnerable.

Theodore Roethke

I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

Kindness is always fashionable.

America E. Barr

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.

Congolese Proverb

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.

Ethel Watts Mumford

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

W. Clement Stone

Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.

Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Norman Vincent Peale

My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)

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

Isaac Bashevis

There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.

Epictetus

You must motivate yourself every day.

Matthew Stasior

The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.

Anonymous

Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.

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Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.

William Shakespeare

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.

General Douglas MacArthur

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

Muriel Spark

Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.

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Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

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If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.

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Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.

P. T. Barnum

When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.

William Shakespeare

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.

La Rochefoucauld

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

David Viscott

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl Buck

Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

Margaret Thatcher

Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.

Germaine De Stael

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.

Thomas Fuller

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

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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

Confucius

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

Seneca

I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

Jim Rohn

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

James Dean

Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverb

By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.

Swami Vivekananda

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.

Napoleon Hill

To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.

Sugar Ray Robinson

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.

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Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Erich Segal

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

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One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.

Wayne Gretzky

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Napoleon Hill

I am resolved that I will not through my humility become the devil's attorney. I will endeavor to speak a good word for the truth.

Henry David Thoreau

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !

Theodore Roosevelt

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

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We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.

Ovid

You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.

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

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Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.

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

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Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.

French Proverb

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.

Benjamin Franklin

There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.

David Starr Jordan

Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.

Harvey Mackay

Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.

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Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for ?

Robert Browning

I know that I will die laughing.

Jeanne Calment

I'm the ghost with the most, babe.

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Roll with the punches.

Unknown

He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.

German Proverb

Union gives strength.

Aesop

In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.

Karl Jaspers

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

Jim Henson

This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.

George Bernard Shaw

Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.

Thomas Edison

It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.

W. Mitchell