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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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All work is empty save when there is love.

Kahlil Gibran

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Unknown

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

Democritus

You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.

Stephen Covey

People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.

Pete Zafra

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

Martin Luther King Jr.

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

Anonymous

The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

Hubert Humphrey

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.

Joe Clark

Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.

Unknown

Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.

Walter Winchell

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

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

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

Albert Einstein

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

Norman Vincent Peale

Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.

Swami Vivekananda

There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.

Winston Churchill

All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.

Swami Vivekananda

Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.

Unknown

Bond. James Bond.

James Bond, Dr No (1962)

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

Willie Mays

Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Erich Segal

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

St Francis De Sales

The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.

Christy Borgeld

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

Anonymous

Wisdom is knowing what to do next.

David Starr Jordan

Happiness is a state of activity.

Aristotle

Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.

Dorothy Day

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.

Nelson A. Rockefeller

Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?

Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)

Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.

Zig Ziglar

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David Riklan

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

Henry Ford

Please-baby-please-baby-please-baby-baby - baby. Please !

Mars Blackmon, She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.

Peter Davies

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved.

Cornelius Nepos

Joy is not in things, it is in us.

Richard Wagner

Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey

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

Dennis Waitley

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

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Mark Twain

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.

F.M. Hubbard

I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)

It is always your next move.

Napoleon Hill

Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb.

Stephen Covey

Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.

Warren Bennis

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.

Thomas Jefferson

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.

Louis Pasteur

The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.

Elmer Davis

If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.

Marie Osmond

This is this.

Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)

A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.

George Catlin

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !

Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)

Hi-Yo, Silver !

The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.

James Oppenheim

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?

The Joker, Batman (1989)

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller

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

Swami Vivekananda

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.

Brian Tracy

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The time is always right to do what is right.

Martin Luther King Jr.

The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.

Anonymous

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.

Bruce Lee

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

You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.

Irish Proverb

Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.

Scott Hayden

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.

Richard Bach

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

Unknown

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

Henry David Thoreau

Give all to love; obey thy heart.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Henry J. Kaiser

Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.

Anonymous

Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.

Abraham Maslow

Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.

Stephen Covey

Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

Vince Lombardi

I love you - those three words have my life in them.

Alexandrea

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

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

Napoleon Hill

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Abraham Lincoln

Without a general an army is lost.

Greek Proverb

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

King Mongkut, The King And (1956)

Excuse me while I whip this out.

Bart, Blazing Saddles (1974)

I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.

Alice Walker

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Bertrand Russell

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Jack Canfield

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.

Winston Churchill

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

Helen Keller

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

Michel de Montaigne

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Stephen Covey

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

Albert Einstein