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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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The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.

Arnold Glasgow

Chance is the fool's name for fate.

Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Be the ball.

Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)

The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.

John Milton

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

Pierre Corneille

Union gives strength.

Aesop

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

Marianne Williamson

Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Mark Twain

The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Houston, we have a problem.

Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)

Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Charles Caleb Colton

Our intentions create our reality.

Wayne W. Dyer

Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.

Anonymous

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.

Plutarch

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.

Karl Jaspers

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

Anonymous

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)

The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

Horace Walpole

Don't dream it be it.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams !

Unknown

You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.

Robert H. Schuller

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.

Joan Baez

I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.

Winston Churchill

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

George S. Patton

Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.

Margaret Thatcher

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.

Linda Conway

Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.

Carl Sandburg

If you don't first handle fear and desire, and you get rich, you'll be a high pay slave.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.

Helice Bridges

Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Edison

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

Dale Carnegie

By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.

Mark Victor Hansen

Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.

Rollo May

Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.

Thomas J. Watson

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.

Horace

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

Tom Peters

Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.

Muda Saint Michael

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?

Joe Namath

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration

Thomas Edison

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.

Ursula K. Le Guin

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.

Dennis Waitley

I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.

Rumi

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

George Allen

Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.

Unknown

The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.

Leo Rosten

After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.

Swami Vivekananda

We rob banks.

Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.

Winston Churchill

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Thomas Carlyle

No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.

Martin Buber

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.

Jim Rohn

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

John Davidson Rockefeller

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.

Sophocles

Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.

Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)

Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.

Japanese Proverb

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

St. Clement

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X

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

Where there's life, there's hope.

Terence

Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.

Unattributed

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

Chinese Proverb

Happiness is a state of activity.

Aristotle

It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Immanuel Kant

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry Kaiser

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.

Norman Vincent Peale

The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.

Swami Vivekananda

I'm king of the world !

Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)

Elementary, my dear Watson.

Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.

Thomas Edison

We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

Winston Churchill

Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.

Unknown

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.

Leonard Nimoy

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

Anthony Robbins

When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.

Helen Keller

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

Charles F. Kettering

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.

Jim Rohn

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !

Albert Einstein

There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.

G. K. Chesterton

First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.

Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)

Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.

Swami Vivekananda

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.

John Maxwell

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

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

Dorothy Parker

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

Albert Einstein

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

Virginia Satir

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

Douglas MacArthur

Every dog has his day.

Proverb

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.

Thomas Edison

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

Winston Churchill

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.

Dalai Lama