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To ask the hard question is simple.

W.H. Auden

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Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.

Stephen R. Covey

One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.

Edwin Arnold

I know you are, but what am I ?

Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

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

The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.

Cecil B. DeMille

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Confucius

Adversity introduces a man to himself.

Unattributed

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

Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.

Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Abraham Lincoln

As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.

Swami Vivekananda

Attitude determines altitude.

Anonymous

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

Jim Horning

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:15

All that is real in me is god. All that is real in god is I. The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.

Swami Vivekananda

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.

St. Francis

Love is the only gold.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Love is a moment that lasts forever.

Julie Wittey

A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.

John P. Strelecky

Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

Eleanor Roosevelt

It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.

Robert Half

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Thomas Edison

The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.

Thomas Edison

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs

It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

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

John Lennon

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.

Norman Vincent Peale

Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.

Karen Kaiser Clark

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.

Geri Weitzman

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

Robert H. Schuller

It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.

Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe

Every choice one makes either expands or contracts the area in which he can make and implement future decisions. When one makes a choice, he irrevocably binds himself to the consequences of that choice.

Marion G. Romney

It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.

Joe Klock

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

What hump ?

Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.

Norman Vincent Peale

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.

Jordyn Wieber

The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

Elbert Hubbard

The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.

Stephen Covey

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.

Nelson A. Rockefeller

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.

Marilyn Ferguson

A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.

Jimi Hollemans

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

George S. Patton

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

If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.

The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)

Ideas without action are worthless.

Harvey Mackay

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

Napoleon Hill

All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.

Walter Anderson

An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.

Chinese Proverb

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.

Rollo May

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

Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.

Dean Marshall

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'll be back.

The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)

I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.

Vito Corleone, The Godfather (1972)

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.

Danny Kaye

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.

Vince Lombardi

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

African Proverb

In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.

Unknown

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

Helen Keller

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

King Solomon

It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.

Rodney Dangerfield

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.

Margaret Thatcher

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

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

Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.

Anonymous

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.

John Donne

Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !

Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)

Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz

Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !

Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

Rhett Butler

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert H. Schuller

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.

Anonymous

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.

Albert Einstein

The Missouri is, perhaps, different in appearance and character from all other rivers in the world. There is a terror in its manner which is sensibly felt, the moment we enter its muddy waters from the Mississippi.

George Catlin

All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.

Swami Vivekananda

Mr. Christian !

Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.

Hasidic Proverb

Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.

George DeVack

You are what you think you are.

Bob Richards

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Picasso

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

John Quincy Adams

Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.

Unknown

God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.

Bambara Proverb

Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Dale Carnegie

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

It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.

Sandra Swinney

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.

Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.

Alphonse Marie De Lamartine