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

Sydney Harris

When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?

Sydney Harris

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

Sydney Harris

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

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Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .

Peter Koestenbaum

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Mark Victor Hansen

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.

Gerry Spence

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

Napoleon Hill

No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.

Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)

You are never a loser until you quit trying.

Mike Ditka

Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.

Barbara Sher

A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.

The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)

And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.

Buddha

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

Judith Martin

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Indian Proverb

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.

Bruce Barton

Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.

Winston Churchill

Get busy living or get busy dying.

Stephen King

Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.

Marva Collins

Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.

Lawrence LeShan

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

George S. Patton

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

Anthony Robbins

One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.

Harvey Mackay

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

Romans 1218

I love you - those three words have my life in them.

Alexandrea

Ask for advice but do what you think is best.

Greek Proverb

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.

George Catlin

It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.

Swami Vivekananda

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Shelley

Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.

Swami Vivekananda

Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.

Martha Washington

Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.

Dale Dauten

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.

Blaise Pascal

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction

Anne Sullivan

Shane ! Shane ! Come back !

Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)

Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.

Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident... . Almost none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They were achieved by having trained myself to endure and tolerate hard work.

Thomas Edison

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

Robert A. Heinlein

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.

Swami Vivekananda

What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.

Winston Churchill

A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.

Samuel Butler

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

Dale Carnegie

We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.

Benjamin Disraeli

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.

Norman Vincent Peale

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

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

Mother Theresa

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

Anonymous

To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.

Bunker Hunt

If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)

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

William A. Ward

Be who you are in every situation.

Michael Johnson

Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.

Harvey Mackay

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Shut up and deal.

Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.

Unattributed

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.

Swami Vivekananda

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.

Mark Victor Hansen

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.

Donald Trump

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

Thomas Edison

Do what you love and the money will follow

Marsha Sinetar

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.

Abraham Lincoln

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

Robert Browning

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Duffy, Chinatown (1974)

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.

J.F.T. Bugental

Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.

Stephen Packer

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

Jermaine Stewart

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.

Nolan Bushnell

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

Tom Robbins

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

Thomas Jefferson

Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.

Egyptian Proverb

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.

Anonymous

Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.

David Wilkerson

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.

Napoleon Hill

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein

If they move, kill ' em.

Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)

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

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.

J.M. Power

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

All you need is love.

John Lennon

Pep without purpose is piffle.

Anonymous

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert Schuller

I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.

Swami Vivekananda

It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.

Joe Klock

There's no place like home.

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz Mgm (1939)

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

Dorothy Parker

The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.

Robert Half

My heart is ever at your service.

Shakespeare

It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.

Harvey Mackay

Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.

Robert H. Schuller

Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.

General Peter Schoomaker

The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.

Danish Proverb

To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson