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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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The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.

David O. McKay

Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.

William Curry

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

Marianne Williamson

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

Henry David Thoreau

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

E.B. White

All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.

Carlos Castaneda

Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.

Harvey Mackay

It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.

John Crowe

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

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Charles A. Beard

Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.

Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)

Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.

John Milton

Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !

Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.

Robert Sexton

You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It is never too late to be what we might have been

George Eliot

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

Swami Vivekananda

If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.

Winston Churchill

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.

W. Mitchell

A life lived in fear is half lived.

Anonymous

Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.

Carlo Brumat

The more goals you set - the more goals you get.

Mark Victor Hansen

You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.

Michael Johnson

Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.

Anthony Robbins

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.

William Arthur Ward

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

Abraham Lincoln

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.

Anita Brookner

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.

Rumi

Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.

Indian Proverb

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

Albert Einstein

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

Marc Chagall

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

Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.

William Shakespeare

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Abraham Lincoln

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein

Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi

Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life.

Thomas Jefferson

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.

Jeff Valdez

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius

Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.

Miles, Risky Business (1983)

Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.

Jose Incenerios

La-dee-da, la-dee-da.

Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)

Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Janet Erskine Stuart

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

David Farragut

Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

Chinese Proverb

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

Voltaire

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Robert A. Heinlein

Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.

Mother Teresa

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.

Napoleon Hill

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations

George Bernard Shaw

There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.

Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)

Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.

Virgil

Shane ! Shane ! Come back !

Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)

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

Karl A. Menninger

There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'

Carrie Fisher

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig

Mark Twain

When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.

Norman Vincent Peale

Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.

Jim Rohn

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn Vos Savant

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.

Richard Bach

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

W. Clement Stone

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

General George S. Patton

Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.

Larry Smith

All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

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

Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.

Washington Irving

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier

Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.

Winston Churchill

We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.

Anthony Robbins

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

John Kenneth Galbraith

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.

Paul Tillich

Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.

Laura Frith

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.

Louis Aragon

Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.

Blaine Lee

Help me ! Help me !

Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)

Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran

You must tolerate that which you can not change.

Spanish Proverb

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.

Lee Iacocca

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)

One, two, Freddy's coming for you.

Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

My heart shall be thy garden.

Alice Meynell

Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind

Earl Nightingale

It's good to be the king !

Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)

If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.

Winston Churchill

Do, or do not. There is no try.

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

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Duffy, Chinatown (1974)

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.

Napoleon Hill

Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.

Art Fry

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.

George Santayana