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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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Talkers are no good doers.

William Shakespeare

The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

Thomas Jefferson

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.

Isaac Asimov

To my big brother George, the richest man in town !

Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

Love is the river of life in the world.

Henry Ward Beecher

Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.

Norman Vincent Peale

You are today where your thoughts have brought

James Allen

Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''

Robert H. Schuller

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.

J.M. Power

Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

Jim Rohn

Oh, yeah, woody ! I've known that guy my whole life: Two days.

Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)

Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.

Anonymous

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Zig Ziglar

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius

Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.

Mark Victor Hansen

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

Dale Carnegie

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Buddha

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

John Greenleaf Whittier

The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.

Somerset Maugham

Whatever it takes !

Unknown

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

Shira Tehrani

Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.

Tom Clancy

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein

I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

Paul Sweeney

Impossible situations can become possible miracles.

Robert H. Schuller

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Mark Twain

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.

Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)

It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.

Anonymous

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

Mark Victor Hansen

Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.

Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)

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

Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !

George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.

Alan Watts

Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.

English Proverb

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

St Francis De Sales

I want the fairy tale.

Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.

Saudi Arabian Proverb

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Unknown

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.

Henry David Thoreau

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.

Earl Nightingale

How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.

Anonymous

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

Michael Johnson

That'll do, pig. That'll do.

Farmer Hoggett, Babe (1995)

Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.

Harvey Mackay

We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.

Martha Washington

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet.

Robert H. Schuller

If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''

Dale Dauten

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

Winston Churchill

Honesty is the best image.

Tom Wilson

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.

Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)

The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.

Zig Ziglar

I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !

Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

Anthony Robbins

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?

Swami Vivekananda

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

George Herbert

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

When Harry Met Sally

There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.

Logan Pearsall Smith

We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.

Swami Vivekananda

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)

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

E.B. White

Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.

Margaret Laurence

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.

Thomas Trahern

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

Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

Thomas Paine

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

Thomas J. Watson

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

Must you flirt ?

Ninotchka, Leon (1939)

Would you like to come in ?

Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)

Stella ! Hey, Stella !

Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.

Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)

If you feel you have no faults there's another one.

Anonymous

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

Kahlil Gibran

Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.

Swami Vivekananda

Our intentions create our reality.

Wayne W. Dyer

Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.

Henry Ford

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?

W. Clement Stone

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

Horace Mann

A martini. Shaken, not stirred.

James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

Norman Vincent Peale

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

Moliere

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