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Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.

William Ellery Channing

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

William Ellery Channing

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As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.

Thomas Edison

Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.

Dean Marshall

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.

John Nesvig

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

You haven't failed until you quit trying.

Anonymous

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

Mark Twain

Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.

Thomas Edison

When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.

Steve Walton

We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.

Malcolm Gladwell

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

Shira Tehrani

Shane ! Shane ! Come back !

Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)

We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.

Thomas Edison

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up

James Baldwin

Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.

Muda Saint Michael

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

Anais Nin

Be all you can be.

John C. Maxwell

The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.

Swami Vivekananda

It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.

Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Muhamed Ali

For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.

Francis Bacon

Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.

Iranian Proverb

Don't sweat the small stuff.

Richard Carlson

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.

William Faulkner

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !

Anthony Robbins

Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.

Unknown

Sooner or later the truth comes to light.

Dutch Proverb

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Buddha

Warriors, come out to play !

Luther, The Warriors (1979)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.

Albert Schweitzer

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Unknown

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

What is life without the radiance of love.

Von Schiller

I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.

Henri Nouwen

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

Albert Einstein

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.

Henry Ward Beecher

Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.

Admiral Collingwood

After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.

Anonymous

I am your number one fan.

Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)

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

The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.

George Catlin

Its so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you do it.

Robert M. Pirsig

Virtuous and wise he was, but not severe , He still remember'd that he once was young.

John Armstrong

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

Albert Careb

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Albert Einstein

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.

Stephen Covey

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

Christy Borgeld

If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !

W. Clement Stone

When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.

Unattributed

Immaturity can last a lifetime.

Robert Half

Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?

Martin Luther King Jr.

Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.

Harvey Mackay

Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.

Norman Vincent Peale

Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.

Confucius

La-dee-da, la-dee-da.

Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

My heart is ever at your service.

Shakespeare

In each man there is a priceless treasure that is in no other. Every man's foremost task is the actualization of his unique, unprecedented and never-recurring potentialities, and not the repetition of something that another, and be it even the greatest, has already achieved.

Martin Buber

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.

Jean Piaget

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.

UB40

The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

John Stuart Mill

Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.

Robert H. Schuller

None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder

Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.

Abraham Lincoln

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

It is love that makes the impossible possible.

Indian Proverb

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale

The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.

Barbara Jordan

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Alan Watts

Honor the ocean of love.

George de Benneville

Change your thoughts, change your life.

James Allen

He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.

Oscar Wilde

Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.

Earl Nightingale

Excuse me while I whip this out.

Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.

Anonymous

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

Chinese Proverb

Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

Dennis Waitley

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

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.

Anonymous

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6: 34

I think we deserve a break.

Kathie Moffat, Jeff Bailey (1947)

Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.

David Bly

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli

If not us, who, if not now, when ?

Unknown

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

John Donne

Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.

Thomas Jefferson

There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.

Anonymous

Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.

T.S. Eliot

What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

George Eliot

All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.

Napoleon Hill

Watch people do their most common actions, these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.

Swami Vivekananda

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie

A woman who is loved always has success.

Vicki Baum