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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

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As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.

Martin Cruz Smith

There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Where there is love there is no darkness.

Burundi Proverb

The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.

Brian Tracy

Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.

Abraham Lincoln

Do it now !

Napoleon Hill

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

William Edward Hickson

All you need is love.

John Lennon

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

Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)

Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.

The Wizard of Oz

The loving are the daring.

Bayard Taylor

You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Confucius

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.

Federico Fellini

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

John Kenneth Galbraith

The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.

Norman Vincent Peale

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Find the good -- and praise it.

Alex Haley

This too, shall pass.

Persian Proverb

You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.

Gorden B. Hinkley

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

Robert H. Schuller

Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.

Afghan Proverb

Hey, Bud, lets party !

Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

We tend to live up to our expectations.

Earl Nightingale

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

Dale Carnegie

The past does not equal the future.

Anthony Robbins

Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Galileo Galilei

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan

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

Anonymous

It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.

Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Henry David Thoreau

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.

Winston Churchill

Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.

Matthew Arnold

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu

Love is my religion, I could die for it.

John Keats

In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.

Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi

Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.

Anonymous

What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.

Napoleon Hill

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.

Swami Vivekananda

The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.

Ivan Scheier

I just love when people say I cant do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it.

Ted Turner

We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.

Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)

Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul

Les Hewitt

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.

St. Francis De Sales

We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn

Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.

Unknown

If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.

Danny Thomas

We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.

H.L. Mencken

You are today where your thoughts have brought

James Allen

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

Albert Einstein

It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.

Robert Half

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

Braveheart

I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.

Red Cloud

Love like you'll never be hurt.

William Purkey

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.

Og Mandino

Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.

John P. Strelecky

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

Swami Vivekananda

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.

W. Clement Stone

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!

Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)

Keep the Faith.

Unknown

To know me is to love me.

Unknown

Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.

Anonymous

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

Napoleon Hill

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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)

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Albert Einstein

Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.

Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)

All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.

Anonymous

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are !

Theodore Roosevelt

Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.

Stephen Covey

Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.

Anonymous

I thought that training for the Olympics would be hardest thing I would ever have to do," former Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber said in court. "But the hardest thing I've ever had to do is process that I am a victim of Larry Nassar. But even though I'm a victim, I do not and will not live my life as one.

Jordyn Wieber

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.

Charles F. Kettering

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.

Lou Holtz

Adversity introduces a man to himself.

Unattributed

A man takes a drop too much once in a while, it's only human nature.

Charlie Allnut, Rose Sayer (1951)

If you're going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.

Larry Smith

The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.

Winston Churchill

You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.

Dennis Waitley

It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.

Mother Teresa

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

Socrates

Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.

Anonymous

It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.

Swami Vivekananda

I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.

Swami Vivekananda