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

Tom Robbins

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If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.

Anonymous

I'm king of the world !

Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.

Bruce Lee

Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.

Horace

In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.

Theodore Roosevelt

The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.

Plato

That love is all there is is all we know of love.

Emily Dickinson

The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.

Muhammad Yunus

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion

Aristotle

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.

Thomas Moore

Love is a fruit in season at all times.

Mother Theresa

Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.

Anonymous

Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.

Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.

Thomas Szasz

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?

Paul Sweeney

People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.

Stephen Covey

We love because it's the only true adventure.

Nikki Giovanni

I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.

W. Clement Stone

If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.

Shelley Long

Most ball games are lost, not won.

Casey Stengel

No man can stand on top because he is put there.

H. H. Vreeland

We come to beginnings only at the end.

William Bridges

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

Henry Ford

I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.

Mark Victor Hansen

Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.

Mark Victor Hansen

Love is friendship set on fire.

Jeremy Taylor

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

Vincent Van Gogh

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

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

An obstacle is often a stepping stone.

Prescott

If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.

W. Clement Stone

One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

Maya Angelou

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.

Karl Jaspers

You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?

George Bernard Shaw

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

Jean Anouilh

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.

Unknown

If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.

Thomas Edison

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

They can because they think they can.

Virgil

By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.

Richard Bach

The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.

Thomas Edison

You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.

Heraclitus

We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.

Sister Busche

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

It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop

Desmond Tutu

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Lydia Maria Child

Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?

Anonymous

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

Mother Theresa

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Came but for friendship, and took away love.

Thomas Moore

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

John Wooden

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease

Voltaire

The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.

Anonymous

To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.

George Catlin

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !

The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.

Maya Angelou

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

Epictetus

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

Winston Churchill

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

Robert H. Schuller

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

Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.

Richard L. Evans

Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

Danny Thomas

Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?

Richard Bach

The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.

C. T. Davis

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.

Brian Weir

There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.

Prentice

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

Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)

Whenever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of the effectiveness, happiness, and trust-based relationships.

Stephen Covey

Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.

P.A.C. de Beaumarchais

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.

Martin Luther King Jr.

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.

Emmanuel Teney

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Michael Jordan

Faith can move mountains.

Unknown

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

Albert Einstein

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

King Mongkut, The King And (1956)

Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.

Dottie Walters

My life is my message.

Mahatma Gandhi

It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.

Anonymous

Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.

Deborah Whipp

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

Sarah Bernhardt

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.

Swami Vivekananda

Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.

Dante

Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.

Anonymous

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose site of the shore.

Unknown

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

Henry David Thoreau

Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.

Larry Scherwitz

I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.

Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

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

James Allen

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Thomas Edison