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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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The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.

Thomas Edison

Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix

I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.

William Shakespeare

Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.

Richard Bach

Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?

Cinderella

Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.

Confucius

Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.

Jim Rohn

Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Harold Whitman

Happiness is a state of activity.

Aristotle

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.

Napoleon Hill

That which does not kill you makes you stronger.

Neitzsche

If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.

Dean Marshall Art Linkletter

You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."

Crash Davis

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.

Helen Keller

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

John Davidson Rockefeller

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.

Benjamin Disraeli

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

Dan Stanford

In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.

Japanese Proverb

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

Winston Churchill

We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.

George Herbert

I light my candle from their torches.

Robert Burton

Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.

Hector Berlioz

Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.

Thomas Edison

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

Pogo

To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.

Gerry Spence

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein

Success in the affairs of life often serves to hide one's abilities, whereas adversity frequently gives one an opportunity to discover them.

Horace

To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.

Hugh Prather

Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.

Leo Buscaglia

Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.

Emily Dickinson

Okay, but I get to be on top.

Josh, Big (1988)

Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.

Ed Foreman

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

Thomas Edison

Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

Abraham Lincoln

I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.

Thomas Edison

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

Richard Bach

Kind words conquer.

Tamil Proverb

Success leaves clues.

Jim Rohn

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

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.

Zig Ziglar

There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.

Thomas Edison

They can because they think they can.

Virgil

Above all to thine own self be true.

William Shakespeare

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.

Swami Vivekananda

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Carl Bard

Love means never having to say you're sorry.

Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)

Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Elmer Davis

Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

Jim Rohn

The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

William Osler

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

George Santayana

Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.

Dale Carnegie

There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness

John Buchan

This was love at first sight, love everlasting, a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness, it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.

Muriel Spark

In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.

Anthony Robbins

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

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

Dale Carnegie

God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.

Bambara Proverb

My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going, I ain't never getting married !

Mona Lisa Vito, My Cousin Vinny (1992)

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

Seneca

Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.

Erich Fromm

Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Willie Mays

Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.

Oscar Wilde

One man with courage is a majority.

Andrew Jackson

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.

Anthony Robbins

I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.

Woody Allen

My heart shall be thy garden.

Alice Meynell

The secret of education lies in respecting the student.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Steve Walton

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Dennis Waitley

Embrace me, my sweet embraceable you !

Ira Gershwin

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

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

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

Anonymous

I don't like your manners.

Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)

Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

Chinese Proverb

If you employed study, thinking, and planning time daily, you could develop and use the power that can change the course of your destiny.

W. Clement Stone

Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.

William Bridges

A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.

Anonymous

Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.

Lord Drewar

Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.

Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.

Braveheart

What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.

Nash

You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.

Bruce Lee

Where there is love there is no darkness.

Burundi Proverb

To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

Tony Dorsett

Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."

Unknown

With my brains and your looks, we could go places.

Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

Abraham Lincoln

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.

Cicero

Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.

Swami Vivekananda

Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.

Birke Baehr