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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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Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)

Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.

Jim Rohn

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

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

Unknown

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Norman Vincent Peale

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

Robert H. Schuller

A small house will hold a hundred friends.

African Proverb

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

Albert Schweitzer

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.

Chinese Proverb

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

Find the good -- and praise it.

Alex Haley

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

Edmund Burke

I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived

Margaret Mitchell

When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.

Anonymous

A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.

Anonymous

Money without brains is always dangerous.

Napoleon Hill

Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.

Rollo May

Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?

George Bernard Shaw

Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.

Christy Borgeld

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.

Anne Sophie Swetchine

Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.

William Blake

It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.

W. Somerset Manghan

If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.

Stephen Covey

As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.

Stephen Covey

Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.

Alfred Whitefield

With malice toward none, with charity for all.

Abraham Lincoln

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.

Helen Keller

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

Proverb

Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.

Theodor Reik

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

Blaise Pascal

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.

Norman Vincent Peale

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as well as labor does the body.

Seneca

Our only security is in our ability to change.

Sam Keen

Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.

Machiavelli

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

For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.

William J. Bennett

When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.

Benjamin Disraeli

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.

Anthony Robbins

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

Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.

Swami Vivekananda

Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.

Anonymous

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

Norman Vincent Peale

I'll be back.

The Terminator, The Terminator (1984)

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.

Anonymous

Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than loveKindness is good will. Kindness says, I want you to be happy.

Randolph Ray

She's my sister ! She's my daughter !

Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)

They're called boobs, Ed.

Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)

The sun will come up tomorrow

Unknown

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.

Buddha

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde

It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.

Hermann Hesse

I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.

Anthony Robbins

A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.

John P. Strelecky

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.

Dennis Waitley

Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.

Robert H. Schuller

Love is a fruit in season at all times.

Mother Theresa

It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.

Willie Mays

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.

Thomas Edison

Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.

John Wooden

You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.

Heraclitus

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

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Keller

It's never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .

Peter Koestenbaum

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

The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.

Erma Bombeck

Know thyself was the inscription over the Oracle at Delphi. And it is still the most difficult task any of us faces. But until you truly know yourself, strengths and weaknesses, know what you want to do and why you want to do it, you can not succeed in any but the most superficial sense of the word. The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well as his assets, and deals with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and why you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.

Warren Bennis

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

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

It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Henry Ward Beecher

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Zig Ziglar

Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

Anais Nin

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.

Anonymous

My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.

Anonymous

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.

Leo Buscaglia

Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.

Winston Churchill

Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.

George Bernard Shaw

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

Albert Einstein

Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.

J. Stephen

We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.

Anonymous

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

The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.

Warren G. Bennis

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

Democritus

You know, Billy. We blew it.

Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)

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 don't just stumble into the future you create your own future.

Roger Smith

Truth is nobody's property, no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.

Swami Vivekananda

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.

Norman Vincent Peale

Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel.

Hyman Roth, The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.

Aldous Huxley

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.

Peace Pilgrim

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.

Michel de Montaigne