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

Tom Robbins

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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.

Tom Hopkins

All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.

Lyndon Johnson

Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.

Norman Vincent Peale

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.

Anita Brookner

The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.

Victor Hugo

All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.

Anonymous

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Elbert Hubbard

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character

Stephen Covey

I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.

Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)

He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.

Stacie Cunningham

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.

Martha Washington

Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.

Anonymous

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.

Claudia Black

We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.

Brigham Young

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Winston Churchill

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

William Butler Yeats

If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.

Myrtle Reed

In imagination, there's no limitation.

Mark Victor Hansen

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton

They're called boobs, Ed.

Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)

We do what we must, and call it by the best names.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.

Mary MacCracken

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

William Feather

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Annie Dillard

This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.

George Bernard Shaw

Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.

Rusty Silvey

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

Benjamin Franklin

The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.

Susan Taylor

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.

Danny Kaye

Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul

Les Hewitt

There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.

Logan Pearsall Smith

To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.

Charles A. Lindbergh

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

Seneca

The person who will not stand for something will fall for anything.

Zig Ziglar

Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.

Unknown

Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

Jim Rohn

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day

Robert Frost

I'll be back.

The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)

When we place blame, we give away our power.

Greg Anderson

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

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Chance is the fool's name for fate.

Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at

Henry David Thoreau

Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.

Swami Vivekananda

To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.

Christy Borgeld

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

E. Joseph Cossman

Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.

George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.

Louis Kossuth

The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.

Swami Vivekananda

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha

Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.

Paul Tillich

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

Somerset Maugham

One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.

John Gardner

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.

Ivan Panin

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

Dennis Waitley

Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.

Brian Tracy

He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.

Unknown

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.

Lee Iacocca

The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.

Thomas Edison

Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.

Muhammad Ali

Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.

Virgil

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

Thomas Edison

One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'

Abraham Maslow

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

Anthony Robbins

Well, nobody's perfect.

Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)

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

Tony Dorsett

Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?

Frances Marion

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Unknown

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

James Allen

Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.

Carlo Brumat

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

Buddha

The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.

Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)

Love, two minds without a single thought.

Philip Barry

Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.

Peter Davies

Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.

Norman Vincent Peale

In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.

Karl Jaspers

Winners never quit and quitters never win !

Vince Lombardi

The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.

Swami Vivekananda

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.

Winston Churchill

A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.

Anonymous

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

Robert H. Schuller

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert H. Schuller

The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.

Harriet Rubin

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

Taako

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

Joyce Brothers

I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.

Jim Rohn

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

William Wordsworth

Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.

Henry Ford

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.

M. Scott Peck

Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.

Robert H. Schuller

Love like there is no tomorrow.

Unknown