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

Steve Martin

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Wisdom is knowing what to do next.

David Starr Jordan

The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.

Norman Vincent Peale

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Anonymous

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

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.

Jessica Brumley

You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."

Crash Davis

The best things in life are free.

Unknown

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

John Milton

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

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination

Earl Nightingale

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt

So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.

W. Clement Stone

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.

Robert H. Schuller

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

Napoleon Hill

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

Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)

It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill

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

Dennis Waitley

Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Harold Whitman

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

Janet Erskine Stuart

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)

We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.

Stephen Covey

Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.

Theodor Reik

Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.

Theodor Reik

One should never forbid what one lacks the power to prevent.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.

Brian Koval

Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.

Stephen Covey

You can't express every feeling that you have every moment that you have them.

When Harry Met Sally

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.

Anthony Robbins

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.

Thomas Edison

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

Napoleon Hill

As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.

Stephen Covey

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

Mark Twain

When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what ?

Sydney J. Harris

You talkin to me ?

Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.

Hedy Lamarr

L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.

Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)

What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.

Swami Vivekananda

Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Jim Rohn

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.

Seneca

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

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

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?

Anonymous

Inch by inch, it's a cinch.

Robert H. Schuller

It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.

B.C. Forbes

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?

Josh Hinds

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Proverb

Soul meets soul on lover's lips.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie

Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.

Thomas Edison

Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Erich Segal

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Unknown

Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.

Aristotle

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

John Heywood

The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.

Gardner Murphy

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration

Thomas Edison

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.

Anonymous

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

Voltaire

No legacy is so rich as honesty.

William Shakespeare

Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.

Viktor Frankl

Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.

Dottie Walters

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Seneca

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.

Winston Churchill

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

Somerset Maugham

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.

Margaret Thatcher

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

Susan Podziba

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The loving are the daring.

Bayard Taylor

What is life without the radiance of love.

Von Schiller

It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.

Anthony Robbins

Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.

Unknown

Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.

Dr. Phil

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal

Earl Nightingale

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

Real love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach

He that would be a leader must be a bridge.

Welsh Proverb

Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.

Mark Victor Hansen

Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.

Thomas Trahern

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

Theodore Isaac Rubin

Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.

Donald Trump

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Earl Nightingale

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

Winston Churchill

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

A simple I love you means more than money.

Frank Sinatra

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

Napoleon Hill

There is no luck except where there is discipline.

Irish Proverb

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Duffy, Chinatown (1974)

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

Henry Ward Beecher

Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !

Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)