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Some quotes I like...
"Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after."
--Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."
"Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching."
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW What a Ride!'"
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
"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."
"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."
"Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish."
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards."
--Vernon Sanders Law
"I find the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
"You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing."
"Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can."
"The world belongs to the energetic."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."
"Never spend your money before you have it."
"An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth."
"He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much."
--Bessie A. Stanley
"If you think you can, or think you can't, you're right."
"You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream; you've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself."
"Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice."
"Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem."
"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
"We are most alive when we're in love."
"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief."
"Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything. It's the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it."
--Trey Parker and Matt Stone
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
--Henry David Thoreau
"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."
"Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others."
"If you cannot convince them, confuse them."
--Harry S. Truman
"You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again."
"A mind is like a parachute, it doesn't work if it isn't open."
"You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth."
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"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
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
"There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more."
"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."
"You are so young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as judge of the highest matters."
"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
"I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty."
"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen."
"Worry is a misuse of imagination."
"If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it!"
"The wisest mind has something yet to learn."
"The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself."
"I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity."
"Assumptions are the termites of relationships."
"Do not condemn the judgement of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong."
"If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day."
--John A. Wheeler
"Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt."
"Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself."
"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
--Frank A. Clark
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."
"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."
"Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will."
"To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe."
--Marilyn vos Savant
"Follow the grain in your own wood."
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."
"For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes."
"Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others."
"Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment."
"Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening."
"We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it."
--Lyndon B. Johnson
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
--Edgar Allan Poe
"If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances."
"Love isn't a decision. It's a feeling. If we could decide who we loved, it would be much simpler, but much less magical."
--Trey Parker and Matt Stone
"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict."
--William Ellery Channing
"The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes
"It's never too late to be who you might have been."
"A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future."
--Sidney J. Harris
"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."
"Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean."
"A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself."
"Doubt whom you will, but never yourself."
"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."
"In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends."
--John Churton Collins
"Be life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for."
--David Starr Jordan
"Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination."
--Roy M. Goodman
"Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich."
"You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough."
--Joe E. Lewis
"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death."
--James F. Byrnes
"Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything."
--Thich Nhat Hanh
"What's another word for Thesaurus?"
"If you don't risk anything you risk even more."
"It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting."
"The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark."
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
"Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives."
"I dream, therefore I become."
"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway."
"Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome."
"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length."
"It is better to wear out than to rust out."
--Bishop Richard Cumberland
"You don't have to be a 'person of influence' to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me."
"Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
--William Jennings Bryan
"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."
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