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I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work

William Ernest Henley

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Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.

Norman Vincent Peale

Yo, Adrian !

Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)

Sometimes you gotta say, What the fuck.

Miles, Risky Business (1983)

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.

Dennis Waitley

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.

Benjamin Franklin

It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

Roy Disney

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

There is no security on this earth ; there is only opportunity.

Douglas MacArthur

Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.

Greg Anderson

A martini. Shaken, not stirred.

James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

Richard Bach

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein

There is no beauty but the beauty of action.


To win without risk is to triumph without glory.


Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.

Karl G. Maeser

Slow but steady wins the race.


If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.

Zig Ziglar

It's never too late.


Success is never ending, failure is never final.

Dr. Robert Schuller

Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.


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

Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

Mother Theresa

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. Philip Brooks Children are the reward of life.

Congolese Proverb

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.


We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.

Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)

They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.

Red Cloud

As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?

Christy Borgeld

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.

P. T. Barnum

If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Things do not change we change.

Henry David Thoreau

The heart that loves is always young.

Greek Proverb

We are made for loving. If we don't love, we will be like plants without water.

Desmond Tutu

Love is a many splendered thing.

Nat King Cole

Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.

Larry Scherwitz

You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.

W. Clement Stone

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

Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)

Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.

Gabonese Proverb

Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.

Alphonse Marie De Lamartine

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

Winston Churchill

Wisdom is more precious than rubies.

Biblical Proverb

Every shot you don't take is a guaranteed miss.

Richard Saunders

If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.

Henry Ford

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."


Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.


Many hands make light work.


Happy wife, happy life.

Jeff Allen

All the technology in the world will never replace a positive attitude.

Harvey Mackay

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Albert Einstein

Love is a bird, she needs to fly.


There is no education like adversity.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

Leonard Nimoy

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

Winston Churchill

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.

Douglas Jerrold

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

H.L. Mencken

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Somebody stop me !

Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)

Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.

Zig Ziglar

I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.

Mother Teresa

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.

Japanese Proverb

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.

John Ruskin

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

Charles Buxton

We're sisters under the same mink.

Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)

What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill

Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.


To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

Kahlil Gibran

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

Vaclav Havel

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.

Tom Peters

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn

Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.

George William Curtis

No man is wise enough by himself.


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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.

Alfred North Whitehead

We belong dead.

The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.

Albert Einstein

In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.

Stephen Covey

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napolean Hill

All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.

Zig Ziglar

No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.

Greg Henry Quinn

Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.

Stacie Cunningham

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.

Robert G. Ingersoll

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

Leo Tolstoy

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

Maureen Duffy

If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.

Blaise Pascal

True love can not be found where it truly does not exist, Nor can it be hidden where it truly does.


Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor

Vince Lombardi

The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.

Swami Vivekananda

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?

Paul Sweeney

I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.

Ashleigh Brilliant

The heart is wiser than the intellect.

J.G. Holland

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington

All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

Julie Andrews

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.

John F. Kennedy