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The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Steven Covey

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

Steven Covey

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Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

Speak what you think today in words as hard as cannon-balls and tomorrow speak what tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.

Francoise Sagan

I don't like your manners.

Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.

Swami Vivekananda

Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all ?

Queen, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)

For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.

Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)

Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and go all out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things.

Norman Vincent Peale

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Duffy, Chinatown (1974)

People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.

Stephen Covey

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

Zig Ziglar

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

John Maxwell

The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.

Publilius Syrus

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.

Smiley Blanton

Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.

Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)

Get away from her, you bitch !

Ripley, Aliens (1986)

The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.

John Dewey

We don't have to take our clothes off to have a good time

Jermaine Stewart

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.

Charles A. Lindbergh

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

Jim Rohn

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.

W. Clement Stone

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.

Pietro Aretino

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.

Val Saintsbury

Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?

Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)

Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.

Samantha Juarez

The successful man is the average man, focused.

Anonymous

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.

P. T. Barnum

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.

Willa Cather

The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.

William Bridges

The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.

Stephen Covey

I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.

Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)

Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.

Unknown

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

John Lennon

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

When Harry Met Sally

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Albert Einstein

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Mignon McLaughlin

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.

Marie Osmond

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Came but for friendship, and took away love.

Thomas Moore

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Kahlil Gibran

Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.

Anonymous

Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

What hump ?

Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)

Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.

Marsha Sinetar

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.

Dale Carnegie

A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men.

Henry David Thoreau

Love is friendship set to music

E. Joseph Cossman

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

George S. Patton

We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.

Winston Churchill

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.

Paul Sweeney

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford

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

John C. Maxwell

We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.

Harville Hendrix

Better late than never.

Proverb

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Mother Teresa

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.

Gieselle C. Viera

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

Albert Einstein

If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.

Dean Marshall Art Linkletter

The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.

Clint Smith

Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Albert Einstein

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?

Dale Carnegie

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

William Glasser

You're so money, and you don't even know it.

Trent, Swingers (1996)

Things do not change we change.

Henry David Thoreau

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.

Jonathan Winters

We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn vos Savant

Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.

Robert H. Schuller

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

William Penn

Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.

Taako

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Les Brown

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

If you build it, he will come.

Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

You are never a loser until you quit trying.

Mike Ditka

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli

An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.

John H. Patterson

The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.

John Powell

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Norman Vincent Peale

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.

Jean Piaget

Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.

Erich Fromm

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

Jonathan Winters

Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.

Thomas Dewar

The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.

Sequichie Comingdeer

Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -

Walt Disney

Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.

English Proverb