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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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I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.

George Catlin

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

Mignon McLaughlin

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.

Margaret Mead

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.

Unknown

Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.

Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.

Anzia Yezierska

Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.

Jim Rohn

Hoke, you're my best friend.

Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

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

Dean Marshall Art Linkletter

I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.

Jordyn Wieber

You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.

Irish Proverb

Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.

William Lowe Bryan

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

Winston Churchill

Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.

Unknown

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Stephen R. Covey

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.

Douglas Jerrold

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

Somerset Maugham

We're on a mission from God.

Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.

Karl Kraus

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Duffy, Chinatown (1974)

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.

John Ruskin

If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.

Yogi Berra

I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda

None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.

Mark Twain

Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Joshua J. Marine

When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.

Elizabeth Bowen

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway

Our only security is in our ability to change.

Sam Keen

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Unknown

Success is the child of audacity.

Benjamin Disraeli

To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.

Chinese Proverb

This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

Love that is true never grows old.

Elben Bano

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

Les Brown

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke

Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

Chinese Proverb

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Michael Jordan

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

William Shakespeare

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

Stephen Covey

Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.

Erich Fromm

Having all the money in the world isn't much good if you can hardly get out of bed in the morning to enjoy it

Unknown

The hottest love has the coldest end.

Socrates

Nature does nothing uselessly.

Aristotle

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.

Zig Ziglar

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

Life is but a moment, death also is but another.

Robert H. Schuller

You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.

James Allen

We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.

William Shakespeare

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Henry Ford

Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.

Unattributed

Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

Mother Theresa

My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Theodore Roosevelt

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill

Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.

William Wordsworth

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.

Alanis Morrissette

If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.

Somerset Maugham

Success is never ending, failure is never final.

Dr. Robert Schuller

Never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

Albert Einstein

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.

Emma Lazarus

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

Robert H. Schuller

A bold onset is half the battle.

Giuseppe Garibaldi

First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.

William Makepeace Thackeray

They can because they think they can.

Virgil

I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

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

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Unknown

Live your life and forget your age.

Norman Vincent Peale

Love is friendship set to music

E. Joseph Cossman

A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.

Jimi Hollemans

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.

John P. Strelecky

Ability is sexless.

Christabel Pankhurst

Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.

Swami Vivekananda

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.

Earl Nightingale

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus

Hey, lady !

Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)

Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.

Gail Sheehy

You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?

George Bernard Shaw

Soul meets soul on lover's lips.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.

John P. Strelecky

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

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men are not always wise.

Job 329

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.

Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.

David Starr Jordan

The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.

Thomas Jefferson