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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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If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

Dennis Waitley

Don't think it, ink it.

Mark Victor Hansen

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

Paul H. Dunn

People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.

Stephen Covey

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

Anonymous

I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.

Donald Trump

The only gift is a portion of thyself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.

Myrtle Reed

Every leader needs to have experienced and grown through following -- learning to be dedicated, observant, capable of working with and learning from others, never servile, always truthful. Having located these qualities in himself, he can encourage them in others.

Warren G. Bennis

Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.

Indian Proverb

To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.

Francois Mauriac

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion

Aristotle

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

Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.

Marsha Sinetar

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Buddha

Mightier far than strength of nerve or sinew, or the sway of magic potent over sun and star, is love.

William Wordsworth

Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.

Diane Ackerman

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.

Charles M. Schwab

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

Love understands all languages.

Romanian Proverb

Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !

Mandy Forkner

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Slow but steady wins the race.

Unknown

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 best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.

William Wordsworth

Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !

Anthony Robbins

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.

Erich Fromm

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

Nelson A. Rockefeller

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

Donald Trump

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.

Stephen Covey

We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.

Stephen Covey

There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.

Abraham Maslow

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?

Robert H. Schuller

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.

Sophocles

Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.

Norman Vincent Peale

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.

Les Brown

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Anonymous

How do I look ?

Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)

Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.

William George Jordan

All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.

Swami Vivekananda

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.

Martha Washington

Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.

John P. Strelecky

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.

Louis Aragon

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

Johnette Napolitano

Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.

Washington Irving

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

Bernard M. Baruch

Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.

Stephen Covey

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.

Anonymous

The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.

Sequichie Comingdeer

But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.

Karl Jaspers

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.

Joan Baez

It is not what is poured into a student that counts but what is planted.

Linda Conway

How far you go in life depends on you 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

When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.

Dale Carnegie

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill

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

Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.

Laura Frith

We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.

Anthony Robbins

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

Albert Einstein

Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.

Swami Vivekananda

And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.

Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)

People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

John C. Maxwell

Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.

Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)

It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

In the space age the most important space is between the ears.

Anne Armstrong

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.

Albert Einstein

Faith can move mountains.

Unknown

Ideas without action are worthless.

Harvey Mackay

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell'em, Certainly I can ! - and get busy and find out how to do it

Theodore Roosevelt

I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.

Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Live your life and forget your age.

Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

Eva Gabor

Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.

William Feather

Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Francis of Assisi

Somebody stop me !

Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin

My friends are my estate.

Emily Dickinson

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Ann Landers

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)

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

Maya Angelou

Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.

Rollo May

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

Norman Vincent Peale

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

Albert Einstein

The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.

Barbara Jordan

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

Norman Vincent Peale

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

Anthony Robbins

Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

Margaret Thatcher

As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician, caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their careers.

Michael E. DeBakey

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.

Thornton Wilder

Oh, to be free from the stifling pressures of life to rest, a peaceful slumber that will rejuvenate my soul

Les Hewitt