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

William Faulkner

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Fathers are like a lighthouse when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.

Christy Borgeld

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lubbock

Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.

Robert H. Schuller

There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.

David Mahoney

We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.

Anonymous

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness -- great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

Jim Rohn

The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.

Saudi Arabian Proverb

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Zig Ziglar

A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.

Elbert Hubbard

Love never claims, it ever gives.

Mahatma Gandhi

You sing-a high.

Baravelli, Connie Bailey (1932)

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

Steve Walton

For things to change you've got to change. Otherwise, nothing much will change

Jim Rohn

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.

Edgar J. Mohn

Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.

Harvey Mackay

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Dale Carnegie

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.

Lydia Maria Child

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.

Marcus Aurelius

If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.

Anne Mackay Thompson

They call me Mister Tibbs !

Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)

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

B.C. Forbes

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.

Bruce Barton

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Michael Jordan

I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !

Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Mignon McLaughlin

We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.

Mother Teresa

Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.

Guillaume Apollinaire

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.

Albert Einstein

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.

Unattributed

Love that is true never grows old.

Elben Bano

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas Edison

What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Albert Einstein

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

Dennis Waitley

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Winston Churchill

Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

If I'm ever on a life-support system I choose to be unplugged, but not until Im down to a size eight!

Henriette Montel

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

Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.

Michael Johnson

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Ingrid Bergman

A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.

Bruce Springsteen

No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.

Philip Armour

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

Napoleon Hill

Things do not change we change.

Henry David Thoreau

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

One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.

Harvey Mackay

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

Margaret Mead

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

What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Samuel Johnson

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.

William Jennings Bryan

When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.

Bruce Lee

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

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.

Julia H. Gulliver

Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.

Swami Vivekananda

How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.

Anonymous

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.

Albert Einstein

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?

Swami Vivekananda

Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.

Jim Rohn

It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.

Marcel Proust

A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.

Maya Angelou

Hard work pays off.

Unknown

We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.

Samuel Butler

When people are like each other they tend to like each other.

Anthony Robbins

I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.

W. Clement Stone

Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.

W. Clement Stone

One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'

Abraham Maslow

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

Unknown

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

Jim Ryun

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

Dale E. Turner

Where's the rest of me ?

Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

Dennis Waitley

You'll find boredom where there is an absence of a good idea.

Earl Nightingale

First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.

Swami Vivekananda

Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.

Anonymous

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.

Unknown

There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.

Phyllis Battome

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

Abraham Lincoln

This is nothing !

Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)

Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

Margaret Thatcher

Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

Vince Lombardi

Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.

J.M. Barrie

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.

P. T. Barnum

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

Erich Fromm

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

Robert G. Ingersoll

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

Stacie Cunningham

A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.

Islamic Proverb

How do you live ?

Helen, James Allen (1932)

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

Thomas Jefferson

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.

Brian Tracy

The point is that you can't be too greedy.

Donald Trump

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.

Alexander Smith

Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.

Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)

Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

Karl Menninger

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.

Unknown

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

Anonymous