Favorite Quotes

A man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled. &nbsp; – James Carnegie<br />
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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! &nbsp;Live the life you’ve imagined. – Thoreau<br />
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Man is what he believes. – Anton Chekhov<br />
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The future depends on what we do, in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi<br />
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Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives. – Anthony Robbins<br />
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Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young – J. K. Rowling.<br />
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Imagination is greater than Knowledge. &nbsp;– Einstein<br />
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Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it. – Henry Ford<br />
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All sorrows are less with bread. – Red Riding Hood Movie<br />
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When you have come to the edge of all light that you know, and you are about to drop off into the darknesss of the unknown Faith is knowing one of two things will happen. &nbsp; There will be something, solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly. &nbsp;- Patrick Overton<br />
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You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. &nbsp;- Mary Manin Morrissey<br />
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The man that moves a mountain begins by carrying small stones. – Chinese Proverb<br />
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Love is above all the gift of oneself. &nbsp;- Jean Anouilh<br />
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Jesus look at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’. – Matthew 19:26<br />
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A man of courage is also full of faith. – Cicero<br />
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The miracle is this – the more we share the more we have. – Leonard Nimoy<br />
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For everything you have missed, you have gained something else. &nbsp;– Ralph Waldo Emerson<br />
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I don’t develop, I AM. – Pablo Picasso<br />
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Heaven is a state of mind, “the kingdom of heaven lies within you”. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Luke 17:21<br />
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In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. – Jiddu Krishnamurti<br />
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Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built. – James Allen<br />
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Imagination is more important then science. – Einstein<br />
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Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back– Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. – Goethe<br />
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First they ignore you. &nbsp;Then they laugh at you. &nbsp;Then they fight you. Then you win. – Mahatma Gandhi.<br />
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We are what we think. &nbsp;All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. &nbsp;- Buddha<br />
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All poetic inspiration is but dream interpretation. – Hans Sachs<br />
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Those who reach greatness on earth reach it through concentration. – Upanishads<br />
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Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon<br />
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There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness. – Han Suyan<br />
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The Universal is always the same, the specifics are always different. – Robert Aitken<br />
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Look within. &nbsp;Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou will ever dig. – Marcus Aurelius<br />
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Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. – Rainer Maria Rike<br />
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I was so full of sleep at the time that I left the true way. – Dante<br />
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Questions are the creative acts of intelligence. – Frank Kingdon – Ward<br />
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Love until it hurts ‘Real Love’ is always painful and hurts; then it is real and pure. &nbsp;– Mother Teresa<br />
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If you observe well your own heart will answer. – R. Schwaller de Lubicz<br />
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The only journey is the one within. – Rainer Maria Rilke<br />
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Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find. – Luke 11:9<br />
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Nuture your minds with great thoughts, to believe in the heroic makes heroes. – Benjamin Disraeli<br />
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Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. – William James<br />
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Live the questions now. – Rainer Maria Rilke<br />
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Without love the acquisition of knowledge only increases confusion and leads to self-destruction. – J. Krishnamurti<br />
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Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire. – William Butler Yeeds<br />
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He then learns that in going down into the secrets of his own mind he has descended into the secrets of all minds. – Emerson<br />
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There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming. – Soren Kierkegaard<br />
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Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. &nbsp;– Confucius<br />
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The entrepreneur is essentially a visualize an actualizer; He can visualize something and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen. – Robert Schwartz<br />
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The people who get on in thisworld are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. &nbsp;– George Bernard Shaw<br />
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I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance and meaning. – Pablo Casals<br />
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Energy and persistence conquer all things. &nbsp;– Benjamin Franklin<br />
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One of the simplest things about all the facts of life is that to get where you want to go, you must keep on keeping on. – Norman Vincent Peale<br />
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It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance sweeps away all obstacles. – Claude M. Bristol<br />
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There is nothing which preserving effort and unceasing and diligent care can not accomplish. &nbsp;– Seneca<br />
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Fortune favors the audacious. – Desiderius Erasmus<br />
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Is one of the greatest of God’s gifts, is almost to reach a mystical solution to the problem of evil. – J.W. Sullivan<br />
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You wish to see, listen. &nbsp;Hearing is a step toward vision. – St. Bernard<br />
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The way of the mystic and the way of the artist are related, except that the mystic doesn’t have the craft. – Jean Erdman<br />
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Although profoundly “inconsequential,” the Zen experience has consequences in the sense that it may be applied in any direction to any conceivable human activity, and that whatever it is so applied it lends an unmistakeable quality to the work. – Alan Watts<br />
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Be still and cool in thy own mind and spirit. – George Fox<br />
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The heart has its reasons that the mind knows nothing of. – Blaise Pascal<br />
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If you realize what the real problem is – losing yourself – you realize that that itself is the ultimate trial. &nbsp;– Joseph Campbell<br />
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The work will teach you how to do it. &nbsp;– Estonian Proverb<br />
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Love is love’s reward. – John Dryden<br />
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For man is by nature an artist. &nbsp; &nbsp;– Tagore<br />
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Whoever does not detach himself, from the ego never attains the Absolute and never deciphers life. – Constantin Brancusi<br />
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Firament and planets both disappeared but – the mighty breath which gives life to all things and in which all is bound up remained. &nbsp;– Vincent van Gogh describing Starry Night<br />
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Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do. &nbsp;– R.G. Collingwood<br />
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A true definition of an entrepreneur comes closer to: &nbsp;A poet, visionary, or packager of social change. &nbsp;– Robert Schwartz<br />
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The empires of the future are empires of the mind. – Winston Churchill<br />
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The difference between intelligence and education is this: &nbsp;Intelligence will make you a good living. &nbsp;– Charles Kettering<br />
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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. &nbsp; &nbsp;– Francis Bacon<br />
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Don’t wait the time will never be just right. &nbsp;– Napolean Hill<br />
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Think not so much of what there hast not, as of what thou hast. – Marcus Aurelius<br />
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Approach the moment with the idea that you’re in the fight to the finish. – Iso Mataemon<br />
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It is the greatest of all misktakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. &nbsp;Do what you can. – Sidney Smith<br />
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Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. – Christopher Lasch<br />
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Success of any major scale requires you to accept responsibility… – Michael Korda<br />
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The difficulty in life is the choice. – George Moore<br />
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You must push yourself, beyond your limits all the time. – Carlos Castaneda, Don Juan<br />
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Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well. – Philip Stanhope<br />
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Action is doing something, reacting is having it happen. – Syd Field<br />
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He who can copy, can do. – Leonardo da Vinci<br />
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Think, first, then do. &nbsp;– Albert Schweitzer<br />
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Expect nothing, be prepared for everything. – Samurai saying<br />
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Action is character right? &nbsp;What a person does it what he is, not what he says. – Syd Field<br />
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Whether you think you can or you can’t you are right. – Henry Ford<br />
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Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. – Albert Einstein<br />
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To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life. – Chogyam Trungpa<br />
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A warrior must only take care that his spirit is never broken. – Chozan Shissol<br />
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First see to it that you yourself, are all right, then think of defeating an opponent. &nbsp;– The Way of the Spear<br />
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In walking, just walk. &nbsp;In sitting, just sit. &nbsp;Above all, don’t wobble. &nbsp;– Yun-men Wen-Yan<br />
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They conquer who believe they can. &nbsp; – Emerson<br />
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The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdowm, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed. &nbsp;– Nathaniel Hawthorne<br />
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What is reality? &nbsp;Selflessness. – Sufi saying<br />
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A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. &nbsp;– Mother Teresa<br />
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A person starts to live when he can live outside himself. &nbsp; – Albert Einstein<br />
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When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? – Eleanor Roosevelt<br />
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The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. &nbsp;– Tolstoy<br />
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Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake. &nbsp;– William James<br />
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You ask me for a motto, here it is SERVICE &nbsp; – Albert Schweitzer<br />
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Man is unhappy because he doesn’t know he’s happy… if anyone finds out he’ll become happy at once. – Dostoyevsky the Possessed<br />
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All the fish needs is to get lost in the water. &nbsp;All man needs is to get lost in Tao. – Chuang Tzu<br />
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Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. &nbsp;Small people always do that but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain<br />
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The excellency of every art is its intensity capable of making all disagreeable evaporate. – John Keats<br />
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If we want to make something really superb of this planet there is nothing whatever that can stop us. – Shepherd Mead<br />
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Without vision the people perish. &nbsp;– Proverbs 29:18<br />
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I exist as I am, that is enough. &nbsp;– Walt Whitman<br />
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The soul never thinks without a picture. &nbsp;– Aristotle<br />
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A man of science doesn’t discover in order to know, he wants to know in order to discover. &nbsp; – Alfred North Whitehead<br />
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It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist. &nbsp;– Pierre Tallhard de Chardin<br />
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If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come. – Chinese Proverb<br />
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I invent nothing. &nbsp;I rediscover. &nbsp;– Rodin<br />
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Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. – Albert Einstein<br />
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A man’s value to the community primarily depends on how far his feelings, thoughts and actions are directed towards promoting the good of his fellows. &nbsp; – Albert Einstein<br />
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No one knows what he can do until he tries. &nbsp;– Publilius Syrus<br />
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All that is, is a result of what we have thought. &nbsp; – Suttapitaka<br />
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Man is what he believes. &nbsp;– Anton Chekhov<br />
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Imagination rules the world. &nbsp;– Napoleon I<br />
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The ideal that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. &nbsp;– Elbert Hubbard<br />
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The only real valuable thing is intuition. &nbsp;– Albert Einstein<br />
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A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness. &nbsp;– Zadok Rabinowitz<br />
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Attitudes are more important than facts. &nbsp;– Carl Menninger<br />
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In nothing do men approach so nearly to the gods as in doing good to men. &nbsp;– Marcus Cicero<br />
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Be still and know that I am God. &nbsp;– Psalm 46:10<br />
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Thus to be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great. &nbsp;– GWF Hegel<br />
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Work to become, not to acquire. &nbsp;– Elbert Hubbard<br />
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I will act as if what I do makes a difference. &nbsp; – William James<br />
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Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. &nbsp;– Buddha<br />
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The way to be happy is to make others so. &nbsp;– Robert Ingersoll<br />
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Live your life as though every act were to become a universal law. &nbsp;– Henry David Thoreau<br />
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Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying. &nbsp;– Christian Furchtegott Gellert<br />
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Nothing comes from nothing. &nbsp;– Shakespeare<br />
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Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakeness, perhaps few know their strength. – Jonathan Swift<br />
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When you are inspired by some great purpose some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their boards; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. &nbsp;Dormant forces faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by for than you ever dreamed yourself to be. – Patanjali<br />
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If you have love you will do all things well. – Thomas Merton<br />
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If you do not look at things on a large scale it will be difficult for you to master strategy. &nbsp;– Muyamoto Musashi<br />
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Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. &nbsp;When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind. &nbsp;– Seneca<br />
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He who want to do good knocks at the gate; he who loves find the gate open. – Tagore<br />
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Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. – Shakespeare<br />
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I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do. &nbsp;– Eleanor Roosevelt<br />
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Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. – Emerson<br />
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Love and do as you please. &nbsp;- St Augustine<br />
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When I see I am NOTHING, &nbsp;that is wisdom. When I see I am EVERYTHING, that is love. And between these two, my life flows… -Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj<br />
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to be nobody – but – yourself – in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any huan being can fight; and never stop fighting – ee cummings<br />
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He who has a why can endure any how. &nbsp;–Friedrich Nietzsche<br />
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Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small. &nbsp;–Orison Swett Morden<br />
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Nothing is more difficult and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. &nbsp;-Napolean I<br />
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Chose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be. &nbsp;Custom will soon render it easy and agreeable. &nbsp;–Pythagoras<br />
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Everybody lives by selling something. &nbsp; –Robert Louis Stevenson<br />
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In order to arrive at what you are not, you must go through the way in which you are not. &nbsp;– TS Eliot<br />
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Teach us to care and not to care. &nbsp;Teach us to sit still. &nbsp;– TS Eloit<br />
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In order to posses what you do not possess, you must go by the way of dispossession. &nbsp;And what you do not know is the only thing you know.-TS Eloit<br />
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“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” – Mark Twain
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“A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part.” ~ Sri Nisaargadatta Maharaj<br />
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“I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.” ~Oscar Wilde
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