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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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The heart that loves is always young.

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If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.

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Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.

Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.

Confucius

When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?

Bruce Lee

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

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

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

Unknown

The world belongs to the energetic.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.

Harville Hendrix

For with god all things are possible.

Bible

One, two, Freddy's coming for you.

Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

Abraham Lincoln

I am your father.

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

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.

William Blake

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Walter Winchell

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

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

Robert H. Schuller

We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?

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Came but for friendship, and took away love.

Thomas Moore

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.

Anonymous

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

P. T. Barnum

Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.

Stephen Covey

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

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If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.

Steve Martin

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

Mahatma Gandhi

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Galileo Galilei

The past does not equal the future.

Anthony Robbins

Find the good -- and praise it.

Alex Haley

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.

Dennis Waitley

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Thomas Jefferson

Do first things first, and second things not at all.

Peter F. Drucker

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.

Thomas Jefferson

When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.

Bruce Lee

Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.

Hermann Hesse

The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.

J. Richard Clarke

Champions are a rare breed. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, and the hardships.

Lester Sumrall

Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.

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The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.

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We get to make a living , we give to make a life.

Winston Churchill

The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.

Swami Vivekananda

You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.

William S. Burroughs

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

Anthony Robbins

Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.

Jean Anouilh

When people are like each other they tend to like each other.

Anthony Robbins

I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.

Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

Robert H. Schuller

Keep away from 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

Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.

Henry Ford

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.

Alexander Smith

In love beggar and king are equal.

Indian Proverb

They call it a "Royale with Cheese".

Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)

What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.

Winston Churchill

Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.

Mike Wickett

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.

Dalai Lama

Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?

Jim Rohn

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Derek Bok

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius

The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.

Ovid

Help me ! Help me !

Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)

The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.

Jesus

It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.

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Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.

Alan Watts

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Thoreau

You must motivate yourself every day.

Matthew Stasior

Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.

Ray Lyman Wilbur

Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.

Swami Vivekananda

I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.

Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.

Alfred Whitefield

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi

I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.

Jim Croce

Faith can move mountains.

Unknown

The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.

Anonymous

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

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

Samuel Butler

A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

Mahatma Gandhi

A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.

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All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.

Walter Anderson

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

There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.

Dale Carnegie

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value , but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.

Swami Vivekananda

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.

Dale Carnegie

Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.

Anonymous

You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.

Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)

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

Anonymous

Never live in the past but always learn from it.

Anonymous

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Stephen Covey

Non !

Marcel Marceau, Silent Movie (1976)

Somebody stop me !

Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)

If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.

William Shakespeare

The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.

Johnette Napolitano

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes