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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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I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda

The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.

Anthony Robbins

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

W. Clement Stone

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.

Les Brown

Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

Mother Theresa

I am your father.

Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.

David Thomas

In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.

Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)

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

General George S. Patton

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Dale Carnegie

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Show me the money !

Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)

Please-baby-please-baby-please-baby-baby - baby. Please !

Mars Blackmon, She's Gotta Have It (1986)

The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.

Tim Blixseth Bono

This too, shall pass.

Persian Proverb

People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Anonymous

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.

Anonymous

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

St Francis De Sales

Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.

Swami Vivekananda

Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.

Anita Brookner

Dreams don't work unless you do.

John C. Maxwell

Follow your dreams.

Unknown

I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?

Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Love is a many splendered thing.

Nat King Cole

When you can't solve the problem, manage it.

Robert H. Schuller

It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.

Jim Rohn

Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.

Baiyun

The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

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

All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.

Glenn Gould

Hope springs eternal.

Alexander Pope

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

Swami Vivekananda

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.

Unknown

A bold onset is half the battle.

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.

Henry David Thoreau

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.

Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.

J. Petit Senn

Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.

Abraham Lincoln

There's no crying in baseball !

Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)

Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.

Cathy Carlyle

Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.

Abraham Maslow

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.

Robert H. Schuller

There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.

Robert Woodruff

I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.

Dale Carnegie

Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.

Thomas Edison

Georgia, love is for the very young.

Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)

I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.

Martha Washington

Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

Karl A. Menninger

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.

John Ruskin

Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.

Thomas Edison

We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.

Cicero

Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".

Jim Rohn

You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.

James Allen

Anonymity is your friend. Hmmm.. If someone adds an item to this list without knowing who "Larry" is... Is this still a list of Larryisms?

Larry Smith

Success is never wondering what if.

Karrie Huffman

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

Sugar Ray Robinson

The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.

Napoleon Hill

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.

Lord Drewar

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Our intentions create our reality.

Wayne W. Dyer

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

We'll always have Paris.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Hi-Yo, Silver !

The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)

Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.

Marion G. Romney

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.

Yiddish Proverb

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.

Leo Buscaglia

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

King Mongkut, The King And (1956)

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Zig Ziglar

Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.

Stephen Covey

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

Oscar Wilde

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

John Dryden

If not us, who, if not now, when ?

Unknown

When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?

Bruce Lee

The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.

Dale Carnegie

It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.

Swami Vivekananda

Love is a verb.

Martin Luther King Jr.

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.

Bruce Lee

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.

Peace Pilgrim

This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.

Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)

You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.

Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.

Sister Busche

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.

Swami Vivekananda

Familiar acts are beautiful through love.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.

Jim Rohn

Winning isn't everything , it's the only thing.

Vince Lombardi

Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.

Anonymous

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.

Charles Buxton

All you need is love.

John Lennon

Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.

Jim Rohn