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Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.

William James

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

William James

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James

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What you cannot enforce, Do not command.


At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.

John P. Strelecky

Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.

Ambrose Bierce

Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.

Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

Maximus, Gladiator (2000)

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.

Anthony Robbins

The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.

Ken Robbins

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

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.

Thomas J. Watson

This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.

Swami Vivekananda

There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.

Robert Half

The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

Alan Ashley-Pitt

I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.

Winston Churchill

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.

Stephen Covey

Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.

Norman Vincent Peale

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

Marianne Williamson

To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.

Anthony Pagano

Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.

Swami Vivekananda

Action is the antidote to despair.

Joan Baez

Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.


Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal

Earl Nightingale

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Les Brown

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving ; they make mistakes, but they do not quit.

Conrad Hilton

Everything that is good from others, bring it in, and in your own way absorb it, do not become others.

Swami Vivekananda

What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !

Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time

Marion Wright Edelman

Life is the first gift, love is the second.

Marge Piercy

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.

Peter De Vries

Love is not selfish.


Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice.

Mike Conovan, Pat And Mike (1952)

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

Henry Ford

Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.

Lord Moran

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

Ashleigh Brilliant

, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.

Anne Sophie Swetchine

Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.

Chinese Proverb

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

There are no gains without pains.

Adlai Stevenson

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.

Margaret Thatcher

Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

William Shakespeare

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

B.C. Forbes

Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.

Ashleigh Brilliant

Remove failure as an option.

Joan Lunden

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.

Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz

If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.

Maya Angelou

Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.

John S. Hinds

People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.

Earl Nightingale

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you cannot hold on a minute longer, never give up then for that is just the place and time the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is a game that two can play and both win.

Eva Gabor

The successful man is the average man, focused.


Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.

Tim Blixseth

If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.

Dale Carnegie

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.

Swami Vivekananda

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Abraham Lincoln

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'

Sydney Harris

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

The cherokee people are not "my people".

Chief John Ross

It takes a whole village to raise a child.

African Proverb

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.

Henry David Thoreau

I like to watch.

Chance, Being There (1979)

Act or accept.


The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.


You are what you think about all day long.

Robert Schuller

The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.


The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.

Swami Vivekananda

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Donald Trump

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.

John Keats

When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.

Thomas Jefferson

Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

Jean Anouilh

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.

David Thomas

Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.

Lisa Hoffman

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana

Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?

Anthony Robbins

Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.

Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.

Vince Lombardi

All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.

Henry David Thoreau

The will to prepare is more important than the will to win.

Levell Edwards

Pep without purpose is piffle.


Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.


The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.

Hubert Hawkins, The Court Jester (1956)

Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?


Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.

Albert Einstein

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

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.

Stephen Packer

The crocodile is only strong in the water.

Angolan Proverb

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

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

Richard Saunders

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

Julie Andrews

It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.

Abraham Maslow