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My Favorite Quotes

Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Opportuinty doesn't necessarily knock on the door; it may be leaning against the wall waiting to be noticed.

The journy of a thousand miles begins with one step. - Lao-Tse

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I've lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along"....You must do the thing you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. - Andre Gide

If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average. - M. H. Alderson

A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer. - Norwegian proverb

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. - Richard L. Evans

Pain nourishes courage. You cannot be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you. - Mary Tyler Moore

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. - Ivy Baker Priest

Success is to be measured not so much be the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. - Booker T. Washington

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you has last year. - John Foster Dulles

Professionals built the Titanic - amateurs the ark. - Frank Pepper

We do not remember days, we remember moments. - Cesare Pavese

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. - Margaret Thatcher

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only choice is how. - Henry Ward Beecher

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endevors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. - Henry David Thoreau

May you live all the days of your life. - Jonathan Swift

There are parts of a ship which taken by themselves would sink. The engine would sink. The propeller would sink. But when the parts of a ship are built together, they float. So with the events of my life. Some have been tragic. Some have been happy. But when they are built together, they form a craft that floats and is going someplace. And I am comforted. - Ralph W. Sockman

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. - Ralph Vaull Starr

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being. - Goethe

I shall pass through this life but once. Let me show kindness now, as I shall not pass this way again. - William Penn

I believe every person has a heart, and if you can reach it, you can make a difference. - Uli Derickson

I don't really feel my poems are mine at all. I didn't create them out of nothing. I owe them to my relations with other people. - Robert Graves

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well. - Joe Ancis

Be sure your brain is in gear before engaging your mouth

If I had kept my mouth shut, I wouldn't be here. -Sign under a mounted fish

The best way to break a habit is to drop it. - Bartig

No man is free who is not master of himself. - Epictetus

Just think how happy you'd be if you lost everything you have right now - and then got it back again.

The essentials for happiness are: Something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for.

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word "happy" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. - Dr. Carl Jung

Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius

It is part of the cure to want to be cured. - Seneca

Two wrongs won't make a right, but three rights will make a left.

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