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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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Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.

Stephen Covey

Have you checked the children lately ?

Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)

You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.

James Allen

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.

General Douglas MacArthur

My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.

Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)

Above all to thine own self be true.

William Shakespeare

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

Proverb

This too, shall pass.

Persian Proverb

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

Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you realize how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought

Peace Pilgrim

A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.

Dag Hammarskjold

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

Abraham Lincoln

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.

Anonymous

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

Thomas Jefferson

Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.

Lord Moran

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier

The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.

Brian Tracy

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

Maureen Duffy

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Charles Darwin

Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.

Indian Proverb

This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

Love as much as you can from wherever you are.

Elizabeth Ashley

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy

Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.

Unknown

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.

I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life- changing difference

Mark Victor Hansen

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

Thomas Edison

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.

Napoleon Hill

I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.

George Catlin

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank

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

Josiah G. Holland

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.

Alexander Smith

Soul meets soul on lover's lips.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

I'll be back.

The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)

Anything in life worth having is worth working for.

Andrew Carnegie

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.

Gerry Spence

The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.

George Catlin

Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.

Robert H. Schuller

Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.

Swami Vivekananda

Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.

Jim Rohn

Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.

Henry Ford

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

Kahlil Gibran

Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.

Unknown

if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.

Anonymous

Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.

Swami Vivekananda

Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.

Mark Victor Hansen

I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)

Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.

Ray Lyman Wilbur

There are never enough I Love You's.

Lenny Bruce

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

Anatole France

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford

Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.

Miles, Risky Business (1983)

Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.

Paul Sweeney

Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.

Greg Anderson

Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.

Swami Vivekananda

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.

Bill Bernbach

Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Karen Kaiser Clark

You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes

Dennis Waitley

Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.

Stephen Covey

Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.

Anonymous

A wise man makes his own decisions , an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

Chinese Proverb

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.

Norman Vincent Peale

Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.

George Catlin

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.

John Wooden

See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.

Mother Teresa

Love is a hole in the heart.

Ben Hecht

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. It's eternal goal is life.

Smiley Blanton

A small house will hold a hundred friends.

African Proverb

Follow your dreams.

Unknown

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Anthony Robbins

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.

Yogi Berra

Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments. Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.

William Shakespeare

What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.

Napoleon Hill

Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.

Carlo Brumat

When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.

Dale Carnegie

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character

Stephen Covey

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.

Jim Rohn

When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.

Unattributed

Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -

Kyle Chandler

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.

Lee Iacocca

If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.

Paul "Bear" Bryant

Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.

Rosalind Russell

Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Elbert Hubbard

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

Les Hewitt

I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

There is no luck except where there is discipline.

Irish Proverb

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus

Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.

Unknown

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague