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Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Stephen R. Covey

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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

Love is not blind. It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.

Will Moss

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

W.C Fields

Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.

Helen Keller

If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.

Gilda, Gilda (1946)

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley

Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

Jim Rohn

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

Robert H. Schuller

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Sugar Ray Robinson

There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.

Logan Pearsall Smith

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein

No man is wise enough by himself.

Plautus

Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !

George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)

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

Conrad Hilton

I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.

Thomas Edison

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

Napoleon Hill

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.

Dennis Waitley

Love is friendship set to music

E. Joseph Cossman

You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.

Michael Johnson

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

Winston Churchill

Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.

Washington Irving

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.

W. Clement Stone

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!

Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)

We will either find a way or make one.

Hannibal

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

Marianne Williamson

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.

Mark Victor Hansen

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.

Hermann Hesse

Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.

Larry Scherwitz

I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.

George Catlin

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Buddha

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.

Jim Rohn

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

Theodore H. White

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.

Mohammed

The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.

Norman Vincent Peale

You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.

Norman Vincent Peale

Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.

P.A.C. de Beaumarchais

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Unknown

One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.

Albert Einstein

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey

I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.

Mark Victor Hansen

Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.

Henry David Thoreau

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Swami Vivekananda

The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.

Christy Borgeld

Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.

William Shakespeare

I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.

William Shakespeare

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.

Leo Buscaglia

The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.

Joseph Campbell

A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.

Forest Witcraft

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !

Thomas Edison

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

Robert H. Schuller

Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?

Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

John Lennon

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.

Paul "Bear" Bryant

Happiness is a choice.

Barry Neil Kaufman

What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.

Napoleon Hill

What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know thyself.

Socrates

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Helen Keller

You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.

Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)

Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.

Dale Carnegie

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

Mingjiao

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Unknown

My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.

Napoleon Hill

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.

Thomas Jefferson

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.

Janet Erskine Stuart

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.

W. Clement Stone

Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.

Danish Proverb

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

Anonymous

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.

Susan Taylor

Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.

Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.

Anthony Robbins

Love is a bird, she needs to fly.

Madonna

You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.

Susan Podziba

Vegas, baby.

Trent, Swingers (1996)

Your attitude determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

Tom Robbins

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.

John Dryden

Ask for advice but do what you think is best.

Greek Proverb

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.

Richard Bach

For with god all things are possible.

Bible

Immaturity can last a lifetime.

Robert Half

When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.

William Glasser

In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations – it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir.

J. Stuart Keate

Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.

Hector Berlioz

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

Abraham Lincoln

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.

T.S. Eliot

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

Albert Einstein