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W. Somerset Maugham

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

W. Somerset Maugham

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Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.

Paul Sweeney

Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !

Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir

My life is my message.

Mahatma Gandhi

Don't sweat the small stuff.

Richard Carlson

If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

Mary Engelbreit

The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.

Mike Litman

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.

Dennis Waitley

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.

Kahlil Gibran

Pep without purpose is piffle.

Anonymous

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.

Anonymous

It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.

Muriel Spark

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

Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !

Harvey Mackay

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton

Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !

Taako

Hey, lady !

Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)

Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.

Mingjiao

The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Shelley

Attitude is everything.

Unknown

Where there is great love, there are always wishes.

Willa Cather

I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.

George Catlin

In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.

Brian Weir

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

John F. Kennedy

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Swami Vivekananda

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.

Bruce Lee

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.

Norman Vincent Peale

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley

If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.

Thomas Edison

They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !

William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Unknown

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford

Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.

Anonymous

Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.

John Churton Collins

I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !

Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)

Adversity introduces a man to himself.

Unattributed

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.

Lee Iacocca

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.

George Matthew Allen

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!

Paul J. Meyer

One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'

Margaret Thatcher

You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.

Harold Hill

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.

John Armstrong

It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.

Rodney Dangerfield

Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.

Anonymous

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Chinese Proverb

Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.

Winston Churchill

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

John Keywood

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Laertius Diogenes

Let's go home, Debbie.

Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

The past does not equal the future.

Anthony Robbins

One, two, Freddy's coming for you.

Children, A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.

Zig Ziglar

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

William A. Ward

If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.

Anzia Yezierska

Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.

Muda Saint Michael

Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.

Harvey Mackay

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.

Henry David Thoreau

The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.

Swami Vivekananda

Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.

Randolph Ray

We can only learn to love by loving.

Iris Murdoch

An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.

George Catlin

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Peter Ustinov

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.

Winston Churchill

From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.

Ba'al Shem Tov

The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.

Brian Koval

Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.

General Peter Schoomaker

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

Karl Menninger

Follow your dreams.

Unknown

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

He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?

Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)

Love that is true never grows old.

Elben Bano

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.

Indira Gandhi

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

Andy Warhol

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

But I would be proud.

Harry Burns, Sally Albright (1989)

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Abraham Lincoln

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Anonymous

Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.

Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)

Come, let us make love deathless.

Herbert Trench

Honor the ocean of love.

George de Benneville

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

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

Life is a do-it yourself project.

Dennis Waitley

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

Albert Einstein

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

Winston Churchill

It's showtime !

Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)

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

Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team

Red Auerbach