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It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.

W. Somerset Manghan

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Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.

Persian Proverb

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.

Thomas Edison

Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.

Hubert Bonner

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey

The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.

Joseph Ray

Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.

Anthony Robbins

Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?

Emily Bronte

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

Dalai Lama

The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.

Publilius Syrus

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.

Robert Ingersoll

If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.

Isaac B. Singer

Live life with passion.

Unknown

If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.

Francis Bacon

Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.

Anonymous

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

Dennis Waitley

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

Helen Keller

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie

An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.

Napoleon Bonaparte

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Mother Theresa

Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.

Georgette Mosbacher

Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !

Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)

All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.

Harvey Mackay

All you need is love.

John Lennon

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.

Lucretius

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.

Robert H. Goddard

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.

Norman Vincent Peale

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.

Cutter, Gunga Din (1939)

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -

Elbert Hubbard

Love like you'll never be hurt.

William Purkey

Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?

Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)

Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.

Unattributed

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.

Dale Carnegie

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Elbert Hubbard

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

There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

Denis Waitley

In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.

Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)

Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad memory.

Ingrid Bergman

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.

Robert Half

A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.

Frank Tebbetts

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

The principles you live by create the world you live in ; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world. -

Blaine Lee

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

Lydia Maria Child

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.

Douglas Jerrold

Don't dream it be it.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.

Albert Camus

When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?

Sydney Harris

The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill

Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a revelation.

Eileen Caddy

Fortune favors the brave.

Publius Terence

The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

William Osler

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

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.

Leonard Nimoy

The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.

David B. Allman

Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.

Norman Vincent Peale

The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.

Swami Vivekananda

This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.

Swami Vivekananda

To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter

Aristotle

All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.

Thomas Edward Lawrence

Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.

Ashley Brilliant

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

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

Voltaire

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.

Dennis Waitley

All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.

Swami Vivekananda

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

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.

Thomas J. Watson

When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?

Robert Half

I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.

George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.

B.C. Forbes

Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.

Horace

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Zig Ziglar

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

If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.

Swami Vivekananda

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

Sarah Bernhardt

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.

Anonymous

Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.

Anonymous

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .

Peter Koestenbaum

As you think in your heart, so shall you be.

Proverb

You're tearing me apart !

Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)

I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.

Paul McCartney

A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '

Unknown

It's not what happens to you, it's what you do about it that makes the difference.

W. Mitchell

Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.

John P. Strelecky

The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.

Thomas Edison

Children are all foreigners.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.

Mark Twain

Think and grow rich.

Napoleon Hill

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.

Anton Chekhov

Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.

Berthold Auerbach

It is not length of life, but depth of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson