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To ask the hard question is simple.

W.H. Auden

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We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jawaharlal Nehru

As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.

Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)

When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.

Helen Keller

A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.

Unknown

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney

Never stop dreaming.

Unknown

To go fast, row slowly.

Norman Vincent Peale

I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Give all to love; obey thy heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are few people who can manage more than their own business.

Martha Washington

You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.

Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.

Leonard Nimoy

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.

Machiavelli

That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.

Michael Johnson

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.

Jim Rohn

Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of.

Christy Borgeld

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

The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

William Osler

It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar

May the Force be with you.

Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

William Edward Hickson

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

Examine the opportunities, the challenges you've given yourself.

Michael Johnson

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

Albert Einstein

The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.

Rollo May

To infinity and beyond !

Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)

But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.

Karl Jaspers

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

Helen Keller

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Unknown

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.

Anthony Robbins

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

W. Clement Stone

You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.

Daniel Heinsius

The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

When the going gets tough the tough get going.

Joseph P. Kennedy

Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.

Zig Ziglar

Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.

Stephen Covey

The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein

I think therefore I am

Rene Descartes

I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.

Albert Einstein

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon

If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.

Norman Vincent Peale

Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.

Norman Vincent Peale

To live happily with other people, ask of them only what they can give.” Tristan Bernard

Tristan Bernard

Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.

Anita Brookner

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle

There's no crying in baseball !

Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)

You become what you think about.

Earl Nightingale

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Buckminster Fuller

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

Norman Vincent Peale

A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.

George Catlin

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

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

Thomas Jefferson

What you cannot enforce, Do not command.

Sophocles

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

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Vince Lombardi

Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.

Horace

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Margaret Thatcher

Every human heart is human.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Scott Hamilton

Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.

Stephen Packer

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.

Swami Vivekananda

Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.

Thomas Edison

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than other's think safe, dreaming more than others think practical, and expecting more than others think possible.

Unknown

Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.

Stephen Covey

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

Steven Covey

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.

Tommy Lasorda

The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.

Clint Smith

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

Anonymous

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.

Robert Browning

I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.

Charles M. Schwab

It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.

Anonymous

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

Anthony Robbins

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

Unknown

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

Abraham Lincoln

Hope springs eternal.

Alexander Pope

It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.

Hermann Hesse

As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.

Stephen Covey

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill

You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.

Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)

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

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran

Bring out the gimp.

Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)

It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.

B.C. Forbes

Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.

Satchel Paige

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein

You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.

Gorden B. Hinkley

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Find the good -- and praise it.

Alex Haley

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.

Martin Luther King Jr.

The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Allan K. Chalmers

The crocodile is only strong in the water.

Angolan Proverb

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Nelson Mandela

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

George S. Patton