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The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.

William Bridges

Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.

William Bridges

Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.

William Bridges

We come to beginnings only at the end.

William Bridges

Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.

William Bridges

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Indecision is the seedling of fear.

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Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.

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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Here's Johnny !

Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)

I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.

Winston Churchill

The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.

Charles Barkley

Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?

Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

I like to watch.

Chance, Being There (1979)

Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.

Amelia Earhart

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.

Elbert Hubbard

An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.

Karl Jaspers

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".

Brian Tracy

The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.

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Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Proverbs 29:18

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Mahatma Gandhi

We come to beginnings only at the end.

William Bridges

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

Marilyn Vos Savant

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

Unknown

Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning

Thomas Kempis

Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?

Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)

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

Robert H. Schuller

Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.

Warren Bennis

Adversity introduces a man to himself.

Unattributed

Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.

Jean Anouilh

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

Dan Stanford

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

Joan Jett

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.

Napoleon Hill

When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?

Steven Wright

Ability is sexless.

Christabel Pankhurst

Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.

French Proverb

Work and lovethese are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.

Theodor Reik

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?

Henry David Thoreau

Smile ! and the world will smile with you !

Unknown

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

The heart is wiser than the intellect.

J.G. Holland

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

Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)

Success leaves clues.

Jim Rohn

Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.

Erica Jong

Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?

Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!

Jim Ryun

But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.

William Shakespeare

Are great things ever done smoothly ? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.

Swami Vivekananda

A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -

Dexter Yager

Live with passion !

Anthony Robbins

It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.

Joseph Sugarman

Every human heart is human.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.

Swami Vivekananda

Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.

Morrie Schwarz

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.

Joe Clark

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

John C. Maxwell

Now is the only time there is. Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay. Your life will have been magnificently lived and invested, and when you die you will have made a difference.

Mark Victor Hansen

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.

Sophocles

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.

Solon

In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.

Albert Einstein

It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.

Anthony Robbins

Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.

Norman Vincent Peale

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.

Dennis Waitley

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.

Anthony Robbins

Success is predictable.

Brian Tracy

We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier

If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.

Stephen Covey

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

Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.

Georgette Mosbacher

I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.

Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)

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

If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't it's almost a cinch you won't. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.

Unknown

I have spread my dreams under your feet , Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

Anonymous

To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.

Christy Borgeld

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Anonymous

Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?

Peter

What do you feel like doing tonight ?

Angie, Marty (1955)

We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.

Anthony Robbins

Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.

Peter Koestenbaum

Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.

Norman Vincent Peale

Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.

Korean Proverb

I demolish my bridges behind methen there is no choice but to move forward. Firdtjof Nansen I do not cast my eyes away from my troubles. I pack them in as little compass as I can for myself, and never let them annoy others.

Robert Southey

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.

Bruce Lee

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !

Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Leo Tolstoy

I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.

Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thomas Jefferson

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.

Lynda Barry

There are no gains without pains.

Adlai Stevenson

We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

Winston Churchill

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

E. Joseph Cossman

Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.

Max DePree

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Thomas Jefferson

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

Charles F. Kettering

Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.

Jim Rohn

Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

It ain't over till it's over.

Yogi Berra

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

Elbert Hubbard