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Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.

Washington Irving

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving

It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.

Washington Irving

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Washington Irving

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Don't water your weeds.

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In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.

Norman Vincent Peale

Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.

Swami Vivekananda

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.

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Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

The life which is unexamined is not worth living

Socrates

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.

Al Franken

Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.

Michael Johnson

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.

Unknown

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Winston Churchill

Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.

Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

Warriors, come out to play !

Luther, The Warriors (1979)

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

John C. Maxwell

Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !

Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)

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

Karl Kraus

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

Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.

Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.

George F. Will

A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.

Maya Angelou

Do it now !

Napoleon Hill

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

It's good to be the king !

Louis XVI, History Of The World (1981)

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

Paul Sweeney

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

Anthony Robbins

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.

Marcus Aurelius

I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.

W. Clement Stone

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.

Jacques Benigne Bossuel

Never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill

Whoever said anybody has a right to give up ?

Marian Wright Edelman

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

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

Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.

Joan Jett

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.

Joan Baez

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Earl Nightingale

You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.

Bruce Lee

Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.

Daniel Monroe Tuttle

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

Winston Churchill

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

William Arthur Ward

Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.

Winston Churchill

Truth fears no questions.

Unattributed

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.

James Thomas

If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.

Harvey Mackay

Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !

Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.

Harvey Mackay

You really can change the world if you care enough.

Marion Wright Edelman

Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

She's my sister ! She's my daughter !

Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.

Albert Einstein

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

Proverb

When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.

Richard Kuklinski

We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.

Sister Busche

All work is empty save when there is love.

Kahlil Gibran

Success is never ending, failure is never final.

Dr. Robert Schuller

Bring out the gimp.

Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)

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

Denis Waitley

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.

John Keats

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day

Robert Frost

We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.

Cicero

Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.

Danish Proverb

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Picasso

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.

Vince Lombardi

It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.

John P. Strelecky

Pep without purpose is piffle.

Anonymous

I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

Love does not conquer all things, but it does set all things right.

Unknown

The heart is wiser than the intellect.

J.G. Holland

Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Albert Einstein

Every artist was first an amateur.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.

Channing Pollock

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.

Peter De Vries

Love like you'll never be hurt.

William Purkey

Love is something eternal.

Vincent Van Gogh

Every dog has his day.

Proverb

I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !

The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

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

Alan Watts

Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.

Margaret Thatcher

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

Vince Lombardi

I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Elie Wiesel

You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Money without brains is always dangerous.

Napoleon Hill

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

Dennis Waitley

Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.

C.N. Bovee

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.

Indian Proverb

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.

Mark Twain

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.

Dennis Waitley

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.

Henry Ward Beecher

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.

William Carlos Williams

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'

Carrie Fisher