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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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Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.

Donald A. Laird

It is love that makes the impossible possible.

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

Robert F. Kennedy

What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Samuel Johnson

Let's go home, Debbie.

Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)

The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.

Allard Lowenstein

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams

Hasta la vista, baby. :

The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)

Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.

Norman Vincent Peale

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day

Robert Frost

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

Mother Theresa

Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.

Swami Vivekananda

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

Archimedes

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

Sydney J. Harris

Hearts are not had as a gift but hearts are earned.

William Butler Yeats

He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.

Unattributed

Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.

George DeVack

I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !

Jerry Van Amerongen

Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.

Thomas Edison

He that would be a leader must be a bridge.

Welsh Proverb

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We'll always have Paris.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

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

Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.

Confucius

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

Jonathan Winters

Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.

Charles Reade

Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.

Washington Irving

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.

Harvey Mackay

Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.

Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)

The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.

Jean Piaget

First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging.

Marcus Aurelius

Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.

Gordon Korman

A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.

Anonymous

If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.

The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.

William Jennings Bryan

Never say die.

Proverb

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Brian Tracy

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

Abraham Lincoln

As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.

Stephen Covey

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)

The cherokee people are not "my people".

Chief John Ross

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

Geri Weitzman

Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr

Martha Friedman

Real love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach

Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.

Rusty Silvey

Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.

David Ogilvy

Love is a fruit in season at all times.

Mother Theresa

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

I never could have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.

Charles Dickens

We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Make the second effort your second nature.

Harvey Mackay

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.

Margaret Thatcher

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

Michel de Montaigne

And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.

Samuel Coleridge

In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.

Mary MacCracken

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives : where we focus our attention.

Greg Anderson

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts

I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.

Thomas Edison

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

There is time for everything.

Thomas Edison

Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.

Felix Adler

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

Albert Einstein

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

William Faulkner

Leadership is power to endure an ongoing quest for information or influence not just actual triumphs like making profits or achieving stated objectives.

Marsha Sinetar

Never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill

If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.

Mahatma Gandhi

A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.

Elbert Hubbard

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

Anonymous

If at first you don't succeed skydiving is not for you.

Unknown

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

Voltaire

All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others

Swami Vivekananda

This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !

Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)

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

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up

Jim Rohn

Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.

Blaine Lee

May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.

L.O. Baird

We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.

Desmond Tutu

Actions speak louder than words.

Proverb

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.

Kahlil Gibran

Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.

Unknown

The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Thomas Edison

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Jack Canfield

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.

John Lennon

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Socrates

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.

Anonymous

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

Walter Winchell

Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

Elementary, my dear Watson.

Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Love is a symbol of eternity that wipes away all sense of time, removing all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

Ikhide Oshoma

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

Benjamin Franklin

Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.

Robert Half

Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.

Erich Fromm

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

To go fast, row slowly.

Norman Vincent Peale

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.

Helen Keller