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Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

Vaclav Havel

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Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.

Thomas Edison

Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.

Confucius

We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.

Anthony Robbins

I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.

Martha Washington

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.

Mary Kay Ash

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.

Oscar Wilde

To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)

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

Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

Thomas Edison

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,

Oscar Madison, F (1968)

All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.

Swami Vivekananda

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.

Albert Einstein

The best things in life are free.

Unknown

I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.

Dottie Walters

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

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

Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.

Washington Irving

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.

Norman Vincent Peale

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana

There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.

Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

Judy Garland

A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.

Ovid

Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.

Dante

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

Carl Jung

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.

Unattributed

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts

Albert Einstein

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.

Erich Fromm

It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.

Joe Klock

No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.

Norman Vincent Peale

Okay, but I get to be on top.

Josh, Big (1988)

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

Robert Half

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

Albert Schweitzer

Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.

Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)

Know thyself.

Socrates

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

Dennis Waitley

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Albert Einstein

You know, Billy. We blew it.

Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor

Vince Lombardi

A leader is a dealer in hope.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.

D.H. Lawrence

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.

Michel de Montaigne

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

Elementary, my dear Watson.

Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.

Thomas Jefferson

One does evil enough when one does nothing good.

German Proverb

Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.

Stephen Covey

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''

E.M. Kelly

Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.

Winston Churchill

A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.

Canary Island Proverb

Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.

Robert H. Schuller

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

Buddhist Proverb

For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.

Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)

Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it can not be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.

Barbara De Angelis

You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.

Irish Proverb

Love is the only rational act.

Morrie Schwarz

The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.

Swami Vivekananda

Don't follow your dreams, chase them.

Richard Dumb

It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.

John Bulwer

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

Dalai Lama

God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.

Swami Vivekananda

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.

J. Petit Senn

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

Robert M. Pirsig

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.

Lynda Barry

Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.

Alice Meynell

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

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.

Brigham Young

You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?

P. T. Barnum

Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?

Josh Hinds

This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.

Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)

Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

Zig Ziglar

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

Tacitus

Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !

Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)

Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !

Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

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

The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Walter Bagehot

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

King Mongkut, The King And (1956)

Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.

Stephen Covey

If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.

Henry Ford

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Lydia Maria Child

What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

George Eliot

We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.

Donald Curtis

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

Virginia Satir

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

Napoleon Hill

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

Anonymous

You always succeed in producing a result.

Anthony Robbins

Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.

Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)

In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it

Mary Norton Gordon

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

Abraham Lincoln

Love is perfect kindness

Joseph Campbell