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A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.

William Shedd

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He who lives without discipline dies without honor.

Icelandic Proverb

The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.

Foster's Law

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

Unknown

They can because they think they can.

Virgil

The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.

Anonymous

Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.

Thomas Edison

No wire hangers, ever !

Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.

George Catlin

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

Peter De Vries

Most ball games are lost, not won.

Casey Stengel

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Albert Einstein

You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Abraham Lincoln

My precious.

Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)

And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.

Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)

Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !

Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)

A goal properly set is halfway reached.

Zig Ziglar

Love is when reality is better than your dreams.

Becky Graham

Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.

Anonymous

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

Solon

Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."

Unknown

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.

Laertius Diogenes

No man is free who is not master of himself.

Epictetus

Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?

Frances Marion

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.

David O. McKay

Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.

Mark Victor Hansen

Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.

Michael Polanyi

But, in the opinion of the court, you are not only sane but you're the sanest man that ever walked into this courtroom.

Judge May, Mr Deeds Goes To Town (1936)

Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

John Heywood

Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.

Unknown

Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.

Swami Vivekananda

If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)

If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.

Shelley Long

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.

Unattributed

Love is a thing, well, it's kind of like quicksand. The more you are in it, the deeper you sink. And when it hits you, you've just got to fall.

UB40

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by reason of the accidents of race or color. They are superior who have the best heart the best brain.

Robert Ingersoll

Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!

Larry the Cable Guy

In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.

Japanese Proverb

Do you want a leg or a breast ?

Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)

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

See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.

Mother Teresa

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

Judith Martin

Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.

African Proverb

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.

William Jennings Bryan

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle

Gloria Steinhem

Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

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

The Joker, Batman (1989)

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !

William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)

If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.

Su Shi

A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.

Harvey Mackay

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

Napoleon Hill

For hope is but the dream of those that wake.

Matthew Prior

I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.

John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Unknown

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.

Vince Lombardi

If you build it, he will come.

Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)

Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.

Erich Fromm

Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.

Francis Wilson

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used used them.

Thomas Edison

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Fredrich Nietzsche

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

Norman Vincent Peale

The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.

Joseph Ray

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

Anonymous

Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.

Anonymous

The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.

John Stuart Mill

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!

Paul J. Meyer

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

Napoleon Hill

The dove is my emblem. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.

Thomas Edison

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.

Unknown

It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

Chinese Proverb

Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.

Swami Vivekananda

When god closes a door, he opens a window.

Unknown

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.

Ernest Hemingway

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

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.

William B. Sprague

An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.

John H. Patterson

Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.

Thomas Edison

What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche

As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.

Dennis Waitley

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

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.

Martha Washington

There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.

Anonymous

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?

W. Clement Stone

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Robert H. Schuller

We come to beginnings only at the end.

William Bridges

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.

Norman Vincent Peale

What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.

Henry Ward Beecher

That love is all there is is all we know of love.

Emily Dickinson

Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.

Zig Ziglar

Tell me and I forget , show me and I remember , involve me and I understand.

Anonymous

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

Dale Carnegie

Be happy. It's one way of being wise.

Sidonie Gabrielle

Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?

Richard Bach