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

Tom Robbins

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The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.

Dale Carnegie

Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.


Sooner or later the truth comes to light.

Dutch Proverb

A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.


Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.

Richard Saunders

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Arthur C. Clarke

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.

Indira Gandhi

The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.

John Davidson Rockefeller

Great oaks from little acorns grow


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

Winston Churchill

Success is predictable.

Brian Tracy

Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.


The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

Bernard M. Baruch

Somebody stop me !

Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

St. Clement

I am your father.

Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.

Abraham Maslow

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.


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

Will Rogers

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.

Richard Cech

Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.

Thomas Edison

One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.

Russian Proverb

I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.

Robert H. Schuller

Have you checked the children lately ?

Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)

Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".

Kahlil Gibran

Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.

Norman Vincent Peale

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.

Henry Ford

Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.

E. E. Hale

You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.

Zig Ziglar

No one knows what he can do until he tries.

Publilius Syrus

If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.

Marie Osmond

I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.

John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.

Swami Vivekananda

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

Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.

Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)

Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !

Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.

Martin Buber

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus

Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.

Brian Tracy

No wire hangers, ever !

Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)

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

The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.

Warren G. Bennis

Success is a journey not a destination.

Ben Sweetland

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

James Oppenheim

For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.

Earl Nightingale

What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.

Napoleon Hill

Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.

Dorothy Day

Warriors, come out to play !

Luther, The Warriors (1979)

It is no use saying "we are doing our best". You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

Winston Churchill

I won't be ignored, Dan !

Alex Forrest, Fatal Attraction (1987)

This is this.

Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.

Thomas Fuller

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

Dalai Lama

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

Swami Vivekananda

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.

Arnold Glasgow

They call it a "Royale with Cheese".

Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)

A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.

Frank Tebbetts

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

Henry David Thoreau

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.

Val Saintsbury

They're here !

Carol Anne Freeling, Poltergeist (1982)

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

Charles A. Lindbergh

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.

Thomas Dewar

Learning karate requires self-control and discipline Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.

Carl Sandburg

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

John Wooden

A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.

Samuel Butler

The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.


Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

Mahatma Gandhi

On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.

Henry Drummond

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

Dennis Waitley

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Mark Twain

Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.

Robert H. Schuller

There are never enough I Love You's.

Lenny Bruce

Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.

Swami Vivekananda

Whatever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.

Rabindranath Tagore

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

Vince Lombardi

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein

Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?


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

Tom Robbins

Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

Thomas Edison

Tolerance can lead to learning something.

Jakob Dylan

A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.

Bruce Springsteen

Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.

Mark Victor Hansen

How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time ?

Henry David Thoreau

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

Stephen Covey

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

Fear is the parent of cruelty.

J.A. Froude

I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.

Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.


There are few people who can manage more than their own business.

Martha Washington

Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.

Stephen Covey