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They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
 Carl W. Buechner
Man does not cease to play because he grows old, he grows old because he ceases to play.
Drew Lachey
As long as you're going to think anyway, think big.
Donald Trump
Apathy is the behavior of a slave.
Richard Wagenvoord
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
Dorothea Brande
Your destiny does not write itself.
It's taken me all of my life to get where I am now!
If you fear failure, you shall never suceed.
Evan Guay
Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place we must find.
Dr. Wayne Dyer
For every minute you are angry with someone, you lose sixty seconds of happiness that you can never get back.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Leaders help others to succeed.
Erin Templet
Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.
Shakti Gawain
All my life I wanted to be something - now I see that I should have been more specific...
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein
Love your enemies. It really pisses them off!
At the end of the game, the pawn and the king go back in the same box.
Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.
The only luck or limitations is in your own mind.
N. H. Moos


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We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe in most strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly.
Shakti Gawain

My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.

 Pablo Picasso
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
 Vincent Van Gogh
Ambition never comes to an end.
Yoshida Kenko
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strenght, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vincent T. Lombardi
Born to lead, Not to follow.
Otto Von Bismarck
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible
  Robert Cushing
Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have done.
  A.E. Hotchner
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
People will always talk about you, especially when they envy you and the life you live. Let them... you affected their lives, they didn't affect yours.
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - you can blame anyone but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change, you're the one who has got to change. It's as simple as that, isn't it?
  Katherine Hepburn
Listen to the what the market is saying about others, not what others are saying about the market.
  Richard Wyckoff
If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?
Linda Ellerbee
The real measure of a man's wealth is what he has invested in eternity.
Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
  Samuel Beckett
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
  Abraham Lincoln
Everybody is ignorant. Only on different subjects.
  Will Rogers
The price of ignorance is far greater than cost of an education.
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.
  John Ruskin
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
  Thomas Edison
Failure is not a mistake, but a choice.
  Sarah Forbis
LORD, Let me want what I have."
You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven.
Perhaps heaven is not found by getting everything you want, but instead by simply not wanting anything.
Andrew Spencer
The surest sign of wisdom is constant cheerfulness.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
  Albert Einstein
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great.
  Mark Twain
The best things in life are free; and,they are also priceless.
Jean Williams Brown, Associate Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
There are 3 choices: you can either give up, give in, or give it your all!
Integrity - When you do the right thing even though no one is watching.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon
Life is a journey, not a guided tour.
--- Bryan Rehard
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
--- Jean Paul Sartre
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
--- Dale Carnegie
The Answer to the Great Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is 42.
--- Douglas Adams
Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.
--- Josephine Baker
Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.
--- Les Brown
If anyone speaks badly of you, live so none will believe it.
--- Anon
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
--- Bertrand Russell
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
--- Galileo Galilei
You Laugh at me because I am different. I laugh at you because your all the same
--- Vicki Imbornoni
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
--- Abraham Lincoln
There is no present because by the time we acknowledge that a moment has happened, it is the past.
--- Michelle Koger
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
--- Abraham Lincoln
Thoughts have power. Thoughts are energy. You can make your world or break it by your thinking.
--- Susan Taylor
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
--- Dr. Wayne Dyer


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Worry more about your character than your reputation. Character is what you are, reputation merely what others think you are.
John Wooden
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
--- Elinor Smith
If you're not to be forgotten, when you're dead and rotten; write something worth reading, or do something worth the writing.
--- Benjamin Franklin
Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
--- Karl Wallenda
If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
--- William Arthur Ward
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
--- Henry Ford
People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong. Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
--- Thich Nhat Hanh
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
--- Scott Hamilton
Entrepreneurs are risk-takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets. The buck not only stops at their desks, it starts their too.
--- Victor Kiam
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
--- Victor Kiam
Never stop. One stops as soon as something is about to happen.
--- Peter Brock
Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination.
--- Grace Lichtenstein
Examine what you believe to be impossible, then change your belief.
--- Dr. Wayne Dyer
Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser.
--- Paul Newman
How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to.
--- Anon
Evil writes History, goodness is silent.
--- Anon

Generosity is always putting other peoples wants and needs before your own.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not giving it.
Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
  Anthony Robbins
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
There are no rehersals in the symphony of life.
Love is the only thing you cannot have until you give it away.
Belief is the oil that greases the gears of the universe, and what we believe in determines how the universe is run.
It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
  Eddie Cantor
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
  Vince Lombardi
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
  Henry David Thoreau


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Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I'll show you somebody who has never achieved much.
 Joan Collins
You can't build your reputation on what you're going to do.
 Henry Ford
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
  Thomas Edison
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Ronald E. Osborn
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  Muriel Strode
Do not dwell in the past, do not dwell in the future, concetrate the mind on the present moment.
If I advance, follow me. If I stop, push me. If I fall, inspire me.
  Robert Cushing
Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.
  Lee Iacocca
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
  Alexander Graham Bell
Don't be afraid to take big steps. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
  David Lloyd George
Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do . . . but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there.
  Venus Williams
The difference between a watcher and a doer is a watcher will never become the doer.
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in business by being a conformist.
  J. Paul Getty
There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits on the human capacity for intelligence, imagination and wonder.
Ronald Reagan
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
  Charles M. Schwab
When you say, nobody will give you a chance, you're forgetting about the one person who won't ... Yourself.
Aaron Pruitt
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
  Martha Washington
The richest man in the world is not the one who still has the first dollar he ever earned. It's the man who still has his best friend.
  Martha Mason
Wrinkles should only show where the smiles have been.
Of all the animals, man is the only one that lies.
Mark Twain
If you judge people, you have no time to love them
Mother Teresa
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
  Abraham Lincoln
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
  Gail Lumet Buckley
We are continuously faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
  Lee Iacocca
The impossible is often the untried.
  Jim Goodwin
An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh.
Where do you store the time you save?
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world - It is the opium of the people.
  Karl Marx
The worst moment for the athieist is when he feels thankful and has no one to thank.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
General George S. Patton


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There isn't a person anywhere that isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can.
 Henry Ford
If I have seen further than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.
Sir Isaac Newton
One hates what one fears.
 Marylin Manson
There is no end to the great things we can accomplish if we don't worry about who gets the credit.
I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
--- Elizabeth Arden
The giants of the race have been men of concentration who have struck sledgehammer blows in one place until they have accomplished their purpose. The successful men of today are men of one overmastering idea, one unwavering aim, men of single and intense purpose."
--- Orsen Swett Marden
If you are going to wait for someone to encourage you to do something, you might as well just give it up.
--- Cher
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dryrot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
--- Jack London
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
--- Foster C. McClellan
Do something. Either lead, follow or get out of the way.
--- Ted Turner
The best thing parents can do for their children is to love each other.
--- Anon
It's important for parents to live the same things they teach.
--- Anon
No matter how far you walk, how hard you work, or how bad it hurts, you'll always get to where you need to be.
--- Anon
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
--- Abraham Lincoln
The things you refuse to meet today always come back at you later on, usually under circumstances which make the decision twice as difficult as it originally was.
--- Eleanor Roosevelt
I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.
--- Oprah Winfrey
Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you need is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
--- Oprah Winfrey
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
--- Thoreau
It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people. It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.
--- Patty Du
Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough.
--- Dinah Shore
Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.
--- Ted Williams
Never let a day pass that you will have cause to say, 'I will do better tomorrow.'
--- Brigham Young
A casual stroll through a mental asylum shows that faith proves nothing.
--- Friedrich Nietzche


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Middle Age - When you choose your cereal based upon the fiber, not the toy.
--- Anon
The older I get, the smarter my parents are.
--- K. Prieskorn
If alcohol is a crutch, then Jack Daniels is the wheelchair.
--- Anon
To alcohol! The cause of... and solution to all of life's problems!
--- Homer Simpson
Beer does not make you fat. It makes you lean . . . against bars, poles and tables.
--- Anon
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
--- Anon
Beer is proof that God loves us.
--- Theodore Roosevelt
Why are there more old drunks than old doctors?
--- Anon
Irish Coffee is the perfect breakfast because it contains all four adult food groups: fat, sugar, caffeine and alcohol.
--- Anon
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
--- Hal Borland
A Dirty mind is a joy forever.
--- Anon
Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
--- Kevin Coyne
When you own your own business, you only have to work half a day. You can do anything you want with the other twelve hours.
--- Anon
The closest one can get to perfection is on a resume.
--- Anon
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
--- Chinese Proverb
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
--- Charles Sykes
Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.
--- Anon
If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day, so I never have to live without you.
--- Winnie the Pooh
Though God cannot alter the past, historians can.
--- Samuel Butler
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
--- Anon
If you love someone put their name in a circle not a heart, because a heart can be broken, a circle goes on forever.
--- Brian Littrell
When I was little, my grandfather used to make me stand in a closet for five minutes without moving. He said it was elevator practice.
--- Steven Wright
I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
--- Gilda Radner
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.
--- Tom Clancy
Duct tape is like The Force. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.
--- Katie Hanson
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.
--- Anon
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.
--- Lynn Lavner
A dislexic agnostic insomniac lies awake at night wondering if there's a dog.
--- Anon
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
--- Vidal Sassoon
I'd rather be right than rich. But I'd rather not have to choose!
--- Gary Carter
War never decided who was right, only who was left.
--- Anon
Join the Army, meet interesting people, kill them.
--- Anon


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You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
--- Beverly Sills
Destiny is not a matter of chance; it's a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
--- William Jennings Bryan
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
--- Confucius
I can resist everything except temptation.
--- Oscar Wilde
Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.
--- Winston Churchill
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
--- Ralph Waldo Emerson
You see things and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were and say, "Why not?"
--- George Bernard Shaw
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
--- Erin Majors
We all lie in the gutter, but some of us look up at the stars.
--- Oscar Wilde
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.
--- Winston Churchill
It is not the person who has too little, but the person who always craves more, that is poor.