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If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

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Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

John Heywood

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?

Swami Vivekananda

I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.

George Catlin

Success is predictable.

Brian Tracy

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

Napoleon Hill

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

Confucius

Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.

Swami Vivekananda

You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.

Michael Johnson

If you build it, he will come.

Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)

I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.

Dale Carnegie

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.

Seneca

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

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)

Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.

Unknown

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

Langston Hughes

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

Henry David Thoreau

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.

Albert Schweitzer

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

William Curry Theodore

My life is my message.

Mahatma Gandhi

If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.

Henry Ford

Forget about it.

Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)

But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.

Thomas Moore

What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.

Anthony Robbins

Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.

Charles M. Schwab

Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.

Bruce Lee

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?

Marian Wright Edelman

He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.

Anonymous

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

Art Linkletter

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Chinese Proverb

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Margaret Thatcher

Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Perfect love can not be without equality.

Scottish Proverb

Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.

Burton Hills

Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz

The list is an absolute good. The list is life.

Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Unknown

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Effie Jones

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.

Proverb

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?

George Eliot

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

Abraham Lincoln

Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.

Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)

He that has done nothing has known nothing.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Michael Johnson

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France

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

Thomas Jefferson

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Unknown

All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others

Swami Vivekananda

Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.

Swami Vivekananda

We'll always have Paris.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

I want the fairy tale.

Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.

Dale Carnegie

Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?

Swami Vivekananda

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Brian Tracy

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.

W. Clement Stone

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

Eddie, you're a born loser.

Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)

A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.

Anonymous

All you need is love.

John Lennon

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

When Harry Met Sally

Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.

William Butler Yeats

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.

John Crowe

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

I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference

Mark Victor Hansen

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

Bruce Barton

Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.

Stephen Covey

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm Forbes

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

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Albert Einstein

Don't fear, just live right.

Neal A. Maxwell

Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

Jean Sibelius

I see dead people.

Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.

Gieselle C. Viera

Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !

Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved

Helen Keller

All mankind love a lover.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.

Brian Andres

I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.

Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''

E.M. Kelly

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Bertrand Russell

But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.

Karl Jaspers

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

Love is a fruit in season at all times.

Mother Theresa

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

Winston Churchill

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