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Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Thornton Wilder

Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.

Thornton Wilder

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.

Thornton Wilder

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.

Thornton Wilder

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After all, tomorrow is another day !

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I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill

Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.

Margaret Thatcher

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.

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The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

E.E. Cummings

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !

Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

Theodore H. White

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

David Farragut

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.

Henry Ward Beecher

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.

Robert H. Schuller

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.

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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

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.

William Feather

The calla lilies are in bloom again.

Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)

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

Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Every human heart is human.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Kahlil Gibran

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

Sydney J. Harris

It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.

Aristotle

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.

Steve Winwood

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

Erich Fromm

Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.

George William Curtis

Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.

Dennis Waitley

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton

We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.

Anthony Robbins

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

Henry David Thoreau

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

Winston Churchill

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Albert Einstein

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.

Brian Tracy

I'm king of the world !

Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".

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Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

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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.

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It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

Anonymous

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.

Napoleon Hill

You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.

Michael Johnson

Excuse me while I whip this out.

Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Albert Einstein

A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.

Canary Island Proverb

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.

Zig Ziglar

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

Samuel Goldwyn

Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Swami Vivekananda

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.

Brian Tracy

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.

Joan Baez

You sing-a high.

Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)

People who worked with me or knew me still called me the 'world's fastest human' because I almost never stopped. I'd found that I could get more done with no regular job or regular hours at all, but by being on my own, flying to speak here, help with a public relations campaign for some client there, tape my regular jazz radio show one morning at 5:00 a.m. before leaving on a plane for another city or another continent three hours later to preside over a major sporting event.

Jesse Owens

The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.

Traditional Proverb

Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.

Stephen Covey

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.

Seneca

The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.

Martha Washington

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.

Janet Erskine Stuart

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

Rhett Butler

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.

Khalil Gibran

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

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.

Barbara De Angelis

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.

Samuel Butler

It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.

Anonymous

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Unknown

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

Joshua J. Marine

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Harold Whitman

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Mark Twain

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.

Zadok Rabinwitz

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

Success is the child of audacity.

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It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.

Winston Churchill

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Swami Vivekananda

Get busy living or get busy dying.

Stephen King

Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !

Taako

People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.

Stephen Covey

I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.

Dorothy L. Sayers

The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

Charles F. Kettering

Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition

Joe Carlozo

Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.

Swami Vivekananda

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.

Mark Twain

Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.

Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)

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

Napoleon Hill

I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.

Dennis Waitley

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton

What is essential is invisible to the eyes.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.

Bruce Lee

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.

Jane Addams

Honor the ocean of love.

George de Benneville

Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.

Marian Wright Edelman

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.

Anna Quindlen

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.

Anthony Robbins

Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.

Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein