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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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Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.

Winston Churchill

If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.

Justin Sims

Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.

Noah Porter

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.

Robert Burns

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

The idea of working all your life, saving, and putting money into a retirement account is a very slow plan.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.

Isaac Bashevis

We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.

Swami Vivekananda

I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.

Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.

Robert Frost

Here's looking at you, kid.

Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Epictetus

Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Mark Twain

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.

J. Petit Senn

It is never too late to be what we might have been

George Eliot

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

Ken Robbins

I want it said of me by those who knew me best ; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

Abraham Lincoln

You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Winston Churchill

So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.

Thomas Jefferson

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

Thomas Paine

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

There is time for everything.

Thomas Edison

There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.

Anonymous

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Unknown

The calla lilies are in bloom again.

Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)

If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse , however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.

Anonymous

Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.

Napoleon Hill

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

Tony Dorsett

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.

Thomas Jefferson

Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.

Unknown

I have a head for business and a bod for sin.

Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

William Feather

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.

Donald Trump

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Thoreau

Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.

George William Curtis

Nuptial love makes mankind, friendly love perfects it, but wanton love corrupts and debases it.

Francis Bacon

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

Benjamin Franklin

I think therefore I am

Rene Descartes

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

Goethe

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

E. Joseph Cossman

What is essential is invisible to the eyes.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.

Jimi Hollemans

This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.

Swami Vivekananda

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.

Dennis Waitley

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

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.

Robert Browning

The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper.

Thomas Jefferson

Immaturity can last a lifetime.

Robert Half

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations

George Bernard Shaw

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.

Margaret Thatcher

To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.

Thomas Edison

How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.

Unknown

Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.

Charles F. Kettering

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.

John Dryden

It's always darkest before the dawn.

Unknown

If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.

Francis Bacon

If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

Corinthians

Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.

Harvey Mackay

Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.

Unknown

Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.

Ovid

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.

Thomas Dewar

Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.

Michael Johnson

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

Nelson A. Rockefeller

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Unknown

The way we see the problem is the problem.

Stephen Covey

You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.

Unknown

The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.

Anne Dillard

Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.

Robert H. Schuller

Action without study is fatal. Study without action is fatal. Mary Beard Actions speak louder than words.

English Proverb

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost

It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill

First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.

Denis Healey

Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender , it's holy ground. There's no greater investment.

Stephen Covey

Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.

Thomas Carlyle

The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.

W. Beran Wolfe

Slow but steady wins the race.

Unknown

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.

Johnette Napolitano

We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''

W. Clement Stone

What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.

Anthony Robbins

Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.

Taako

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

Earl Nightingale

You're good, you're very good.

Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)

There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.

Prentice

There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.

Azim Premji

There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.

David Mahoney

The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.

Muhammad Yunus

It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Eddie, you're a born loser.

Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)

If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.

Thomas Fuller

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

Anne Sophie Swetchine

As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.

Thomas Edison