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Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T.S. Eliot

Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.

T.S. Eliot

Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.

T.S. Eliot

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For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .

John Greenleaf Whittier

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

Albert Einstein

The show must go on.

Proverb

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !

Anthony Robbins

Strike while the iron is hot.

Proverb

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.

Mike Litman

When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?

Henry David Thoreau

It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.

Winston Churchill

Love like you'll never be hurt.

William Purkey

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.

Unattributed

Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.

Robert Half

It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.

Charles F. Kettering

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

They say you were shot in the tabloids.

Nora Charles, Nick Charles (1934)

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton

Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.

Stephen Covey

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.

Napoleon Hill

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

Thomas Edison

Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.

Confucius

There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.

Anonymous

Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.

Mark Twain

They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !

William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)

At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.

John P. Strelecky

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.

Woodrow Wilson

Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?

Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.

W. Clement Stone

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.

Thomas Edison

The heart that loves is always young.

Greek Proverb

We belong dead.

The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl S. Buck

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein

What really matters is what you do with what you have.

Shirley Lord

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Mother Teresa

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

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

Denis Diderot

The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.

John Powell

Most ball games are lost, not won.

Casey Stengel

My precious.

Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Richard Bach

You're good, you're very good.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.

William George Jordan

There is no substitute for hard work.

Thomas Edison

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Carl Bard

Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.

Earl Nightingale

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

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

Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.

Stephen Covey

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.

Robert G. Ingersoll

The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.

Napoleon Hill

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

Brian Tracy

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.

Thomas Jefferson

Growth in personality occurs as a consequence of meeting conflicts and impasses head on, and reconciling them. Interpersonal conflicts and impasses constitute problems which require solutions so that a satisfying relationship may be maintained. Whenever a person encounters a problem in his everyday living, he is obliged to vary his behavior until he discovers some mode of responding which is successful in achieving a solution.

Sidney Jourard

I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.

Bruce Lee

Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.

Scott Hayden

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

E.E. Cummings

Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good.

English Proverb

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.

Winston Churchill

I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.

Robert Southey

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

Martha Washington

I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.

Stephen Covey

Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.

John Davidson Rockefeller

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Annie Dillard

"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"

Robert Schuller

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

William Cowper

People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.

Harvey Mackay

I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.

Dorothy L. Sayers

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.

Anonymous

Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.

George DeVack

All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)

If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.

Master Yuanwu

Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.

Swami Vivekananda

We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch

"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.

Swami Vivekananda

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '

Stephen Covey

Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Karen Kaiser Clark

My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)

Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.

Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.

Thomas Edison

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

Anatole France

We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within

Earl Nightingale

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

What hump ?

Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)

Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.

Mary Baker Eddy

Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.

Mary Parrish

Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.

Charles Caleb Colton

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.

Anthony Robbins

For with god all things are possible.

Bible

Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?

Earl Nightingale

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?

Dale Carnegie

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.

General Omar Bradley

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Albert Einstein

You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.

Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.

Franklin D. Roosevelt