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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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Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.

Stephen Covey

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

Dorothy Parker

We do what we must, and call it by the best names.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.

Winston Churchill

Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Mahatma Gandhi

That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.

Swami Vivekananda

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

Carl Jung

All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.

Carlos Castaneda

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

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

William James

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.

Thomas Edison

In imagination, there's no limitation.

Mark Victor Hansen

Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

The heart does not respond to principles and programs, it seeks not efficiency, but passion.

John Eldredge

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.

Albert Einstein

Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.

Dante

Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?

Earl Nightingale

What we've got here is failure to communicate.

Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.

Brian Tracy

Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

Jim Rohn

What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.

Leo Buscaglia

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.

Bruce Barton

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

People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.

Stephen Covey

A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.

Karl Kraus

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !

Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Whatever we leave to God, God does and blesses us.

Henry David Thoreau

He who lives without discipline dies without honor.

Icelandic Proverb

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

Dan Stanford

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anais Nin

The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.

Thomas Jefferson

True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.

Leanna L. Bartram

My heart shall be thy garden.

Alice Meynell

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.

Mark Twain

Work is love made manifest.

Unattributed

The wisest mind has something yet to learn.

George Santayana

Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.

Mike Wickett

You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.

Dennis Waitley

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?

Dale Carnegie

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.

Marilyn Vos Savant

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.

Thomas Moore

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

Robert Half

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.

Tacitus

The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.

Johnette Napolitano

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

Abraham Lincoln

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

Anonymous

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.

George Mueller

Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.

Voltaire

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.

Thomas Dewar

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.

Napoleon Hill

Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.

Confucius

We're sisters under the same mink.

Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)

Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

Chinese Proverb

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

We get to make a living , we give to make a life.

Winston Churchill

You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.

William S. Burroughs

Whatever you are be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.

Brian Tracy

Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!

Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

Democritus

The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.

Anonymous

The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.

Swami Vivekananda

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.

Orville Wright

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)

If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.

Chinese Proverb

To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?

Jim Rohn

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.

Otomo No Yakamochi

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert H. Schuller

If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.

Mark Twain

I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Abraham Lincoln

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.

Seneca

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

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.

Galileo Galilei

The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.

Confucius

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

Charles Darwin

Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.

Theodor Reik

Love understands all languages.

Romanian Proverb

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

Dennis Waitley

A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.

Anthony Robbins

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.

Aristotle

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

W. Clement Stone

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

Smiley Blanton

One rule of action more important than all others is consists in never doing anything that someone else can do for you.

Calvin Coolidge

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

Unknown

Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.

Swami Vivekananda

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Seneca

What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.

Anthony Robbins

What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.

Swami Vivekananda

Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

Zig Ziglar