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Ursula K. Le Guin

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Love doesn't just sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.

Ursula K. Le Guin

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I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

Richard Wagner

Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.

Indian Proverb

Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

Abraham Lincoln

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson

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

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Earl Nightingale

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

Tacitus

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.

Stephen A. Brennan

Love is sweet, delicate, dreamy an eternity of gorgeous moments.

Sarah Cunningham

We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.

Anonymous

The crocodile is only strong in the water.

Angolan Proverb

To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.

Samuel Butler

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

Claudia Black

We're sisters under the same mink.

Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)

Love is the river of life in the world.

Henry Ward Beecher

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

Proverb

The battle is all over except the "shouting" when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.

Napoleon Hill

Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

Robert F. Kennedy

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Effie Jones

Live life to the fullest.

Robert Louis Stevenson

How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.

Unknown

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

King Mongkut, The King And (1956)

It's showtime !

Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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)

Come out, come out, wherever you are !

Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)

Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.

Anonymous

Money without brains is always dangerous.

Napoleon Hill

Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.

Anonymous

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

Albert Einstein

Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.

Anonymous

He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?

Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think of me as a sex symbol for men who don't give a damn.

Phyllis Diller

Bond. James Bond.

James Bond, Dr No (1962)

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.

Cornelius Nepos

By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.

Swami Vivekananda

Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.

Korean Proverb

Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.

Swami Vivekananda

I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda

Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.

Winston Churchill

When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?

Robert Half

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.

Sophocles

When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?

Steven Wright

You know when you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.

Paul Sweeney

This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.

Swami Vivekananda

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.

Zen Proverb

For love is heaven, and heaven is love.

Sir Walter Scott

To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.

Soren Kierkegaard

The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.

Galatians 514

The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.

Thomas Edison

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.

George Santayana

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

Kahlil Gibran

Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.

Anatole France

Pay no attention to what the critics say , no statue has ever been erected to a critic.

Jean Sibelius

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.

Chinese Proverb

Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Whatever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

Thomas Jefferson

Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.

Laura Frith

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.

Brian Tracy

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)

If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought

Peace Pilgrim

If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.

John P. Strelecky

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

Albert Einstein

The book you don't read cant help.

Jim Rohn

You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.

Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.

Marsha Sinetar

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

Samuel Johnson

The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.

Christy Borgeld

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Bertrand Russell

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

Myrtle Reed

Ideas... they have the power

Napoleon Hill

An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.

Isabel Burton

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

Thomas Jefferson

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

Albert Einstein

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

Unknown

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy

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

Cicero

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.

Gail Sheehy

There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.

Anthony Robbins

It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !

Taako

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

Publilius Syrus

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Nature does nothing uselessly.

Aristotle

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

Danny Thomas

To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.

Bunker Hunt

The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.

George Catlin

The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.

Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)

My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.

Molly McDonald

Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.

Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

Steven Covey

The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.

Swami Vivekananda