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Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

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You know, Billy. We blew it.

Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)

Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.

Swami Vivekananda

The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.

Madame De Maintenon

Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Plato

Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.

Walter Winchell

It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Henry Ward Beecher

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

George Allen

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Dennis Waitley

If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.

Anonymous

Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.

Dennis Waitley

A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.

The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)

I'm king of the world !

Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)

Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !

Thomas Edison

Union gives strength.

Aesop

There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.

Robert Woodruff

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.

Rodney L. Parsley

Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?

Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?

Henry David Thoreau

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.

Woodrow Wilson

If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.

Bernard Haldane

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

Persian Proverb

Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.

Art Fry

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.

Keshavan Nair

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.

Unknown

Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.

Harvey Mackay

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.

Bruce Lee

Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.

Jose Incenerios

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran

Say hello to my little friend !

Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.

Winston Churchill

Your talent is god's gift to you.

Leo Buscaglia

Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

Vince Lombardi

The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.

Victor Hugo

Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.

James F. Bell

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.

Gerry Spence

Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.

Amelia Earhart

Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.

Paulo Coelho

No one is so poor as an ignorant person.

Hebrew Proverb

Each person born into this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique.

Martin Buber

We come to beginnings only at the end.

William Bridges

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

Napoleon Hill

He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.

Proverb

I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.

Henri Nouwen

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

Abraham Lincoln

You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.

Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.

Marcus Washling

Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

This is the first day, of the rest of your life.

Unknown

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration

Thomas Edison

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

Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.

Thomas Edison

Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.

Martin Buber

Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.

Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)

They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.

Latin Proverb

Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.

Francis Bacon

A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.

Thomas Edison

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

John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)

Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker !

John McClane, Die Hard (1988)

If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.

Anne Mackay Thompson

Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.

J. Stephen

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.

Robert Frost

From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.

Abraham Maslow

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Albert Einstein

There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.

Narrator, The Naked City (1948)

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.

Anonymous

Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.

English Proverb

A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.

Anonymous

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

Epictetus

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

Colette

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

St Francis De Sales

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

St. Clement

Help me ! Help me !

Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)

And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.

Buddha

If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.

Yusuf Tara

Love those who love you.

Voltaire

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Anthony Robbins

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

Democritus

Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.

Bill Blackman

No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

Helen Keller

The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.

Arnold Bennett

If not us, who, if not now, when ?

Unknown

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.

Unknown

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

Henry Drummond

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.

Anonymous

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.

Unknown

Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr

Martha Friedman

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Winston Churchill

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

An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.

John H. Patterson

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

Denis Diderot

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

Albert Schweitzer