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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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Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.

Casablanca

The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.

Red Cloud

Don't ever give up.

Unknown

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

Winston Churchill

Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.

Josiah G. Holland

My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Michel de Montaigne

It is well for the heart to be naive and for the mind not to be.

Anatole France

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.

Helen Keller

If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.

Swami Vivekananda

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.

Charles M. Schwab

The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.

Larry Page

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.

Charles Caleb Colton

When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Mahatma Gandhi

Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.

Harvey Mackay

We have not yet begun to fight.

John Paul Jones

We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

Marianne Williamson

You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.

Norman Vincent Peale

What is essential is invisible to the eyes.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

If it is to be it is up to me.

Unknown

Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.

William Lowe Bryan

Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.

Peter Davies

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Dennis Waitley

Fear is the parent of cruelty.

J.A. Froude

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

You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.

John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)

First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.

Denis Healey

Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Thou art to me a delicious torment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.

Rene Dubos

There's always a way - if you're committed.

Anthony Robbins

Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

Karl A. Menninger

I am not a toy. I am a spork !

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

Marc Chagall

Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.

Rollo May

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression, in order that every man present his views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.

Albert Einstein

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.

Brian Tracy

The giving of love is an education in itself.

Eleanor Roosevelt

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.

Swami Vivekananda

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Laertius Diogenes

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leadership - The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.

Zig Ziglar

Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.

Marguerite De Valois

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

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

John Greenleaf Whittier

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.

Indian Proverb

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

Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)

Ask for advice but do what you think is best.

Greek Proverb

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.

Winston Churchill

No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.

William E. Gladstone

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

Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Well, nobody's perfect.

Osgood Fielding III, Some Like It Hot (1959)

Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.

Swami Vivekananda

I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.

Karl Jaspers

Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.

Zig Ziglar

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.

Dale Carnegie

Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.

Ayn Rand

The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.

Edgar Watson Howe

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?

Anthony Robbins

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

Unknown

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Success leaves clues.

Jim Rohn

Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.

Thomas Edison

There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.

Anonymous

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

Actions speak louder than words.

Proverb

Whatever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease

Voltaire

Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.

Anonymous

Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.

Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)

You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.

Michael Johnson

Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.

William George Jordan

Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.

Abraham Maslow

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

James F. Bymes

We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.

Cicero

Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul

Les Hewitt

My heart is ever at your service.

Shakespeare

The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.

Rodney L. Parsley

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

Walter Bagehot

A woman who is loved always has success.

Vicki Baum

Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.

Unknown

I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.

Mark Victor Hansen

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !

Albert Einstein

Everybody forgets the basic thing, people are not going to love you unless you love them.

Pat Carroll

Cause Change & Lead. Accept Change & Survive. Resist Change & Die.

Ray Norda

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.

Czech Proverb

Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.

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