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Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

Stephen A. Brennan

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Experience is the best teacher.

Proverb

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

They call me Mister Tibbs !

Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)

Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.

T. Dufek

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.

George Santayana

To ask the hard question is simple.

W.H. Auden

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

Mahatma Gandhi

I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.

Aristotle

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results

Albert Einstein

Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".

Kahlil Gibran

A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Stephen Covey

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

The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.

John Dewey

If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.

Anne Mackay Thompson

I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.

Robert Southey

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

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

Henry David Thoreau

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.

Nolan Bushnell

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !

Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)

Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.

Rosemonde Gerard

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

Benjamin Disraeli

You're good, you're very good.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.

Brian Tracy

Love is the whole and more than all.

E.E. Cummings

Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.

Swami Vivekananda

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.

Douglas Jerrold

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana

In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.

Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)

Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.

Swami Vivekananda

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.

Robert Half

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.

William Wordsworth

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.

Jane Addams

Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.

Marcus Washling

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

Pat Carroll

Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.

Unattributed

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.

Samuel Butler

The past does not equal the future.

Anthony Robbins

I think therefore I am

Rene Descartes

This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.

Muriel Spark

Do or do not, there is no try.

Yoda

Never give in -- never, never, never, never.

Winston Churchill

What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.

Epictetus

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Susan Jeffers

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.

Brian Tracy

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

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

Anonymous

The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.

Danish Proverb

Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)

A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.

Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)

I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.

Thomas Edison

Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.

Swami Vivekananda

The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.

Mike Litman

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

Julia H. Gulliver

Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.

Michael Johnson

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Edison

Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.

Rusty Silvey

And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.

Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

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

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

My precious.

Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)

Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.

John Dryden

Happiness is a state of activity.

Aristotle

At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.

John P. Strelecky

Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.

Spanish Proverb

People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.

Robert Half

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

Thomas Edison

You're my Lassie come home.

Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)

Every dog has his day.

Proverb

Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.

Norman Vincent Peale

Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.

David Schwartz

Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.

Francis Bacon

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

That'll do, pig. That'll do.

Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Robert H. Schuller

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.

Chinese Proverb

Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.

Charles Dickens

I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.

Steven Wright

Money without brains is always dangerous.

Napoleon Hill

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Unknown

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Voltaire

As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.

Michael Johnson

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

Henry Ward Beecher

Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.

George William Curtis

Actions speak louder than words.

Proverb

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

Winston Churchill

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.

Winston Churchill

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!

Paul J. Meyer

Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.

Michael Polanyi

Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.

William Wordsworth