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Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning

Thomas Kempis

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Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France

When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.

W. Clement Stone

Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.

Charles Reade

Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

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

Epictetus

Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.

Michael Norwood

"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.

Swami Vivekananda

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

Horace Walpole

The calla lilies are in bloom again.

Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

Abraham Lincoln

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hey, lady !

Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The buck stops here.

Harry Truman

Old love does not rust.

Estonian Proverb

No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.

Robert Half

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

William Feather

To love what you do and feel that it matters, how on earth could anything be more fun !

Katherine Graham

They are able because they think they are able.

Virgil

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson

Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.

Rodney L. Parsley

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.

Brian Tracy

When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.

W. Clement Stone

My precious.

Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)

May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathan Swift

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napolean Hill

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

Margaret Thatcher

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

Somerset Maugham

Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.

Unknown

Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.

William Bridges

I think we deserve a break.

Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)

Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.

W. Clement Stone

Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.

Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)

We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.

Swami Vivekananda

They call me Mister Tibbs !

Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.

Mark Victor Hansen

Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.

Stephen Covey

Love is friendship set on fire.

Jeremy Taylor

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

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

Albert Einstein

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician, caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their careers.

Michael E. DeBakey

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

Helen Keller

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.

Dennis Waitley

Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.

Noah Porter

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.

Thomas Jefferson

It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.

Anthony Robbins

It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.

Nancy Banks-Smith

A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.

Thomas Edison

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.

Robert H. Schuller

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.

Woodrow Wilson

My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.

Thomas Edison

Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.

Plato

Fear is the parent of cruelty.

J.A. Froude

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

Anonymous

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

Martin Luther King Jr.

All love is sweet, given or returned.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Houston, we have a problem.

Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)

The heart that loves is always young.

Greek Proverb

I'm king of the world !

Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.

Henry Ford

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

Dennis Waitley

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale

In the space age the most important space is between the ears.

Anne Armstrong

If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.

Anonymous

Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.

Robert Half

Always do the right thing.

Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)

In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.

John Churton Collins

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.

Brian Tracy

This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.

Winston Churchill

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

Richard Bach

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

Galileo Galilei

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 can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.

George P. Burnham

Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.

Victor Hugo

The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.

Swami Vivekananda

Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !

Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Dale Carnegie

There is no luck except where there is discipline.

Irish Proverb

Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.

St. Francis De Sales

Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.

Katie Lusk

If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.

Zig Ziglar

Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.

Mingjiao

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

James Allen

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

William Arthur Ward

For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

Rainer Maria Rilke

It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.

Sam Wheat, Ghost (1990)

We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.

Anthony Robbins

Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?

Peter

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom is more precious than rubies.

Biblical Proverb