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Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.

William S. Burroughs

You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.

William S. Burroughs

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The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.

Richard M. Devos

Act or accept.


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

F.M. Hubbard

One man with courage is a majority.

Andrew Jackson

And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.


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

Abraham Lincoln

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.


Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another

Emma Goldman

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn

One mistake will never kill you. The same mistake over and over again will.

Harvey Mackay

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.

Brian Tracy

Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.

A. P. Gouthey

Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.

Jim Henson

The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.

Warren G. Bennis

The time to make friends is before you need them.

Traditional Proverb

Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.

Mother Theresa

The test is to recognize the mistake, admit it and correct it. To have tried to do something and failed is vastly better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.

Dale E. Turner

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

Albert Einstein

The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.


First get rid of the delusion "I am the body", and then only can we want real knowledge.

Swami Vivekananda

Failing to plan is planning to fail.


Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.

Victor Hugo

The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!

Anthony Robbins

A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.

Winston Churchill

The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.

Leo Rosten

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

W. Clement Stone

Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply.


Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

John Heywood

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Mahatma Gandhi

Go ahead, make my day.

Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.

W. Clement Stone

In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.

Karl Jaspers

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.

John Stuart Mill

There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.

Helen Hayes

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Without the human community one single human being cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.

George Carlin

Where there's life, there's hope.


It not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.

Anthony Robbins

Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.

Karl Menninger

The buck stops here.

Harry Truman

Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.

Mary Baker Eddy

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

Duffy, Chinatown (1974)

Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.

Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Made it, Ma! Top of the world!

Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)

While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.

Hasidic Proverb

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

Richard Saunders

Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.

Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.

Marc Chagall

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.

Albert Einstein

He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.


Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning

Thomas Kempis

Find the good -- and praise it.

Alex Haley

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

Peter De Vries

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

Robert H. Schuller

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Carl Jung

You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.

Paul H. Dunn

You can not shake hands with a clenched fist.

Golda Meir

The loving are the daring.

Bayard Taylor

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

Napoleon Hill

Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.


Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.

Mike Wickett

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

If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.


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

Denis Healey

Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.

Swami Vivekananda

If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.

Swami Vivekananda

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Washington Irving

Don't follow your dreams, chase them.

Richard Dumb

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.

Thomas Edison

This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.

Chuck Sigars

You had me at hello.

Jerry Maguire

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.

Anthony Robbins

To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.

Chinese Proverb

Money without brains is always dangerous.

Napoleon Hill

What's meant to be will always find a way

Trisha Yearwood

Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.

Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)

Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.

Bertrand Russell

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.

Jim Rohn

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.

John Lennon

It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !


You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.

Harold Hill

Keep the Faith.


Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

Vaclav Havel

Would you like to play a game ?

Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)

Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.

Robert Sexton

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.


Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.

Eileen Caddy

Change yourself, change your fortunes.

Portuguese Proverb

He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.


It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.

Roy Disney

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

James F. Bymes

A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.

Thomas Edison

If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.

Anne Mackay Thompson

Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.

Dalai Lama

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

Anne Sophie Swetchine