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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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The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.

Anthony Robbins

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

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.

Thomas Fuller

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Earl Nightingale

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

Muda Saint Michael

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.

David McCullough

Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.

Oscar Wilde

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

I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.

Abraham Lincoln

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix

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

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.

Stephen Covey

There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.

Unknown

A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.

Harvey Mackay

The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

Don Marquis

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Ralph Nader

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

Val Saintsbury

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

Thomas Paine

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana

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

Winston Churchill

I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.

Cullen Hightower

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Thomas Jefferson

Action may not always bring happiness , but there is no happiness without action.

Benjamin Disraeli

From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.

Ba'al Shem Tov

Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.

Earl Nightingale

No man is wise enough by himself.

Plautus

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Galilei

Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.

Stephen Covey

Warriors, come out to play !

Luther, The Warriors (1979)

I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.

George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)

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

Jim Rohn

Love is letting go of fear.

Gerald Jampolsky

The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.

Anonymous

The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

Hubert Humphrey

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

George Eliot

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

Somerset Maugham

Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.

Horace

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

Unknown

Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.

Afghan Proverb

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.

George Santayana

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.

Superman, Superman (1978)

You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

John Davidson Rockefeller

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

Publilius Syrus

There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.

Peter A. Cohen

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

John Maxwell

Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.

Pat Carroll

There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas Edison

I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting. To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.

Bruce Lee

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.

Napoleon Hill

If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?

Steven Wright

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw

You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.

James Baldwin

There is no education like adversity.

Benjamin Disraeli

Adversity introduces a man to himself.

Unattributed

You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.

Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Pogo

You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.

Gorden B. Hinkley

The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.

Plato

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

Albert Einstein

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.

Woody Allen

There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.

Narrator, The Naked City (1948)

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.

Christy Borgeld

Who, being loved, is poor ?

Oscar Wilde

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

The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

Thomas S. Monson

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

Mother Theresa

Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.

Clark Moustakas

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.

Emmanuel Teney

Ideas... they have the power

Napoleon Hill

Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Plato

In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action

Aristotle

A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.

Anonymous

The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.

Swami Vivekananda

Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.

George DeVack

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)

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

Dale Carnegie

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

Ann Landers

Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

Jim Rohn

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

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

Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Dale Carnegie

Many hands make light work.

Proverb

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

W. Clement Stone

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.

George Mueller

With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.

Mark Victor Hansen

For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.

Earl Nightingale

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.

Stephen Covey