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

Muhammad Yunus

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

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How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

You are what you think you are.

Bob Richards

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Anonymous

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller

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

Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.

Dante

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.

Charles F. Kettering

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?

Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)

There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.

Abraham Maslow

It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.

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Success isn't magic or hocus-pocus, it's simply learning to focus.

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Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.

Germaine De Stael

You betcha !

Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)

There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.

Robert Half

A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.

Karl Kraus

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Seneca

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

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Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.

Sherry Anderson

Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.

Charles Dickens

Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.

Woodrow Wilson

Believe in yourself.

Unknown

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing (1987)

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.

Norman Vincent Peale

Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.

Matthew Keith Groves

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

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

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Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration ?

George Eliot

Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.

Unknown

You are never a loser until you quit trying.

Mike Ditka

I think therefore I am

Rene Descartes

There is no instinct like that of the heart.

Lord Byron

What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !

Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Unknown

Think and grow rich.

Napoleon Hill

Success is predictable.

Brian Tracy

What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.

Isaac Bashevis

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.

Matthew Arnold

For Love is Immortality.

Emily Dickinson

Laughter is the best medicine.

Unknown

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Unknown

It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.

Dennis Waitley

A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.

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

Sarah Cunningham

The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.

Norman Vincent Peale

When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.

W. Clement Stone

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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

Abraham Lincoln

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:24

Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.

Barbara Sher

Love is the only rational act.

Morrie Schwarz

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.

Steve Winwood

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Unknown

Better late than never.

Proverb

And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

Nothing happens unless first we dream.

Carl Sandburg

To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.

Thomas Edison

Love knows no bounds.

Unknown

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.

Norman Vincent Peale

Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.

Richard Bach

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

John Nesvig

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

Walter Winchell

Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.

Christina Rossetti

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.

Henry Ward Beecher

Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Anonymous

Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.

Norman Vincent Peale

Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.

Robert Sexton

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

Shira Tehrani

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.

Hasidic Proverb

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

The measure of a man is what he does with power.

Greek Proverb

Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.

Dennis Waitley

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.

Robert M. Pirsig

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.

Charles Buxton

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kingsley

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

Anonymous

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mahatma Gandhi

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

Albert Einstein

We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.

Swami Vivekananda

Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.

Geri Weitzman

If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.

Gilda, Gilda (1946)

Attica ! Attica !

Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

We'll always have Paris.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

African Proverb

Love sees roses without thorns.

German Proverb

Love reminds you that nothing else matters.

Amy Bushell