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"Crisis creates opportunity."
--Walter Klores

"Boast not of what thou would'st have done, but do."
--John Milton

"Somebody's boring me; I think it's me."
--Dylan Thomas

"The value of life lies, not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them: a man may live long, yet live very little. Satisfaction in life depends not on the number of your years, but on your will."
--Michel de Montaigne

"He is well paid that is well satisfied."
--Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

"Don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars."
--Bette Davis, in the film, "Now, Voyager"

"When your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in everyday life, something magical happens: ordinary life becomes extraordinary, and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul!"
--Rabbi Harold Kushner

"He who laughs, lasts."
--Mary Pettibone Poole

"Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought."
--Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

"What one has to do usually can be done."
--Eleanor Roosevelt

"How to succeed: try hard enough. How to fail: Try too hard."
--Malcolm Forbes

"What cannot be altered must be borne, not blamed."
--Thomas Fuller

"If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change."
--Guiseppi di Lampedusa

"It's the most unhappy people who most fear change."
--Mignon McLaughlin

"What we need is a flexible plan for an everchanging world."
--Jerry Brown

"By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher."

"To me good health is more than just exercise and diet. It's really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself."
--Angela Lansbury

"Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present."
--Albert Camus

"The first step is the hardest."
--Madame De Vichy-Deffand

"Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein."
--Proverbs, 26:27

"Debt is a trap which man sets and baits himself, and then deliberately gets into."
--Josh Billings

"We only do well the things we like doing."

"In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope."
--Dr. Bernie Siegel

"Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty."
--Dr. Martha Friedman

"Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt."
--Henrik Ibsen

"Be not made a beggar by banqueting on borrowing."
--Bible, Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 18:13

"Who goeth a borrowing

Goeth a sorrowing."
--Thomas Tusser

"The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it."
--George C. Scott

"It's never too late -in fiction or in life - to revise."
--Nancy Thayer

"Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation."
--Oscar Wilde

"The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second is disastrous."
--Margaret Fontey

"Everything you see I owe to spaghetti."
--Sophia Loren

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
--Helen Keller

"Enthusiasm for one's goal lessens the disagreeableness of working toward it."
--Thomas Eakins

"Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience."
--Katherine Tingley

"Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs."
--Andrew Carnegie

"Happiness is good health and a bad memory."
--Ingrid Bergman

"Lost time is never found again."
--Benjamin Franklin

"The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last in it, and not be smashed by it."
--Ernest Hemingway

"I bend, but I do not break."
--Jean de La Fontaine

"To be somebody you must last."
--Ruth Gordon

"The first recipe for happiness is: Avoid too lengthy meditations on the past."
--André Maurois

"Act so as to elicit the best in others and thereby in thyself."
--Felix Adler

"It's going to be a long hard drag, but we'll make it."
--Janis Joplin

"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg - not by smashing it."
--Arnold Glasow

"Patience and perseverance at length
Accomplish more than anger or brute strength."
--Jean de La Fontaine

"Attempt the impossible in order to improve you work."
--Bette Davis

"If a sense of duty tortures a man, it also enables him to achieve prodigies."
--H. L. Mencken

"Courage calls to courage everywhere, and its voice cannot be denied."
--Millicent G. Fawcett

"It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see."
--Winston Churchill

"You cannot plan the future by the past."
--Edmund Burke

"Oh! that a man might know
The end of this day's business ere it come."
--Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)

"I don't believe in failure. It's not failure if you enjoyed the process."
--Oprah Winfrey

"I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life."
--Theodore Roosevelt

"You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go."
--Jeannette Rankin

"Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least."
--Earl of Chesterfield

"Who cannot give good counsel? 'Tis cheap, it costs them nothing."
--Robert Burton

"Everybody who tells you how to act has whiskey on their breath."
--John Updike

"It is not the clear-sighted who rule the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm fog."
--Joseph Conrad

"We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it."
--William Hazlitt

"I really do believe I can accomplish a great deal with a big grin. I know some people find that disconcerting, but that doesn't matter."
--Beverly Sills

"People can bear anything."
--Philip Slater

"A mistake is simply another way of doing things."
--Katharine Graham

"When you see a snake, never mind where he came from."
--W. G. Benham

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action."
--Henry David Thoreau

". . . in this theatre of man's life it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on."
--Francis Bacon

"It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day to day basis."
--Margaret Bonnano

"Statistics are no substitute for judgement."
--Henry Clay

"Don't be humble. You're not that great."
--Golda Meir

"A meeting is an occasion when people gather together, some to say what they do not think, and others not to say what they really do."
--Vladimir Voinovich

"To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent."
--Robert Copeland

"You'll find in no park or city/A monument to a committee."
--Victoria Pasternack

"The ability to concentrate and use your time well is everything."
--Lee Iacocca

"Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid."
--Lady Bird Johnson

"Success is a journey, not a destination."
--Ben Sweetland

"Nothing is interesting if you're not interested."
--Helen MacInness

"Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends that you know how to tell the truth."
--Ed Howe

"Your real security is yourself. You know you can do it, and they can't ever take that away from you."
--Mae West

"There is no security on this earth. Only opportunity."
--General Douglas MacArthur

"The way to be safe is never to be secure."
--Benjamin Franklin

"To refrain from imitation is the best revenge."
--Marcus Aurelius

"You can't expect to win unless you know why you lose."
--Benjamin Lipson

"He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin."

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
--Beverly Sills

"If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf."
--Bob Hope

"If you see a tennis player who looks as if he's working very hard, then that means he isn't very good."
--Helen Wills Moody

"If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work."
--William Shakespeare

“What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies.”

"There is no failure except in no longer trying."
--Elbert Hubbard

"The impossible is often the untried."
--Jim Goodwin

"I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect."
--Edward Gibbon

"There is no point at which you can say, `Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.’”
--Carrie Fisher

"If ambition doesn't hurt you, you haven't got it."
--Kathleen Norris

"The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success."
--Irving Berlin

"If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet."
--Isaac Bashevis Singer

"On the human chessboard, all moves are possible."
--Miriam Schiff

"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well."
--Diane Ackerman

"The key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions."
--John A. Simone Jr.

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."
--William James

"We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom."
--Michel de Montaigne

"No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive."
--John Cassavetes

"Man, surrounded by facts, permitting himself no surprise, no intuitive flash, no great hypothesis, no risk, is in a locked cell."
--Lillian Smith

"Discipline and focused awareness . . . contribute to the act of creation."
--John Poppy

"What helps me to go forward is that I stay receptive. I feel that anything can happen."
--Anouk Aimee

"Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit."
--Bern Williams

"No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched."
--George Jean Nathan

"We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat."
--Queen Victoria

"Winning isn't everything, but losing isn't anything."
--Charlie Brown (Charles Schulz)

"When you win, nothing hurts."
--Joe Namath

"We create our fate every day . . . most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own behavior."
--Henry Miller

"Facing it - always facing it - that's the way to get through. Face it!"
--Joseph Conrad

"Genius is an infinite capacity for taking life by the scruff of the neck."
--Katharine Hepburn

"Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy."
--Howard W. Newton

"Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you."
--Madeline Bridges

"There is a very real relationship, both quantitatively and qualitatively, between what you contribute and what you get out of this world."
--Oscar Hammerstein II

"The love you take
Is equal to the love you make."
--John Lennon & Paul McCartney

"A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning."
--Billie Jean King

"Decisions determine destiny."
--Frederick Speakman

"The keen spirit seizes the prompt occasion."
--Hannah Moore

"Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."
--Oscar Wilde

"Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago."
--Bernard Berenson

"The only completely consistent people are the dead."
--Aldous Huxley

"Faith and doubt both are needed, not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve."
--Lillian Smith

"To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice."

"When anger spreads through the breast, guard thy tongue from barking idly."

"Thar ain't no sense
In gittin' riled."
--Bret Harte

"It usually takes two people to make one of them angry."
--Laurence Peter

"Distance doesn't matter; it's only the first step that is difficult."
--Marquise du Delfand

"The first blow is half the battle."
--Oliver Goldsmith

"He who has begun is half done."

"Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true."
--Polish proverb

"Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath."
--The Bible, James I: 19

"The search for a new personality is futile; what is fruitful is the interest the old personality can take in new activities."
--Cesare Pavese

"A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself."
--Axel Munthe

"The real tragedy of life is not being limited to one talent, but in failing to use that one talent."
--Edgar Watson Howe

"Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is."
--Margaret Mitchell

"Being a personality is not the same thing as having a personality."
--Alan Coren

"It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour."
-- Lillian Hellman

"There is a passion for perfection which you rarely see fully developed but . . . in successful lives it is never wholly lacking."
--Bliss Carmen

"If you count all your assets, you always show a profit."
--Robert Quillen

"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily."
--Col. 3:23

"It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds."

"Judge not according to the appearance."
--John 7: 24

"A speech is a solemn responsibility. The man who makes a bad thirty-minute speech to two hundred people wastes only a half hour of his own time. But he wastes one hundred hours of the audience's time - more than four days - which should be a hanging offense."
--Jenkin Lloyd Jones

"If you haven't struck oil in your first three minutes, stop boring."
--George Jessel

"My father gave me these hints on speech-making: Be sincere . . . be brief . . . be seated."
--James Roosevelt

"No task is a long one but the task on which one dare not start. It becomes a nightmare."

"We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over."
--Anuerin Bevan

"The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do."
--Leontyne Price

"Learning is discovering that something is possible."
--Fritz Perls

"Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful."
--Jacqueline Bisset

"There is always a multitude of reasons both in favor of doing a thing and against doing it. The art of debate lies in presenting them; the art of life lies in neglecting ninety-nine hundredths of them."
--Mark Rutherford

I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't."
--Lucille Ball

"Let us, then, be up and doing.
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing.
Learn to labor and to wait."
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?
--Katharine Graham

"There is always room at the top."
--Daniel Webster

"I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest."
--John Keats

"Every soldier carries a marshall's baton in his pack."

"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."
--James Thurber

"Make it a rule of life never to regret and never look back. We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story."
--Mary McCarthy

"No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap."
--Carrie Snow

"It is only when doing my work that I feel truly alive."
--Federico Fellini

"Act as if it were impossible to fail."
--Dorothea Brande

"If you want a quality, act as if you already had it."
--William James

"Act as if you were already happy, and that will tend to make you happy."
--Dale Carnegie

"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking."
--H. L. Mencken

"Sweat plus sacrifice equals success."
--Charles O. Finley

"The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions."

"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying."
--Friedrich Nietzsche

"Instinct is the nose of the mind."
--Madame de Girardin

"Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness."
--Shakti Gawain

"It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life."
--Katharine Butler Hathaway

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible."
--T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
--Thomas Jefferson

"Out of the strain of the Doing, into the peace of the Done."
--Julia Louise Woodruff

"Wake up with a smile and go after life....Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it."
--Joe Knapp

"To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting."
--Edmund Burke

"When we read too fast or too slowly, we understand nothing."
--Blasie Pascal

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
--Richard Steele

"The poorest man would not part health for money but the richest would gladly part with all their money for health."
--C.C. Colton

"Don't confuse being stimulating with being blunt."
--Barbara Walters

"The thing we fear we bring to pass."
--Elbert Hubbard

"God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right, even though I think it is hopeless."
--Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

"All the while thou studiest revenge, thou art tearing thine own wound open."
--Thomas Fuller

"Living well is the best revenge."
--George Herbert

"If you are afraid of your future, you don't have a present."
--James Petersen

"An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding."
--Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

"Competition can damage self-esteem, create anxiety, and lead to cheating and hurt feelings. But so can romantic love."
--Mariah Burton Nelson

"Information is just signs and numbers, while knowledge involves their meaning. What we want is knowledge, but what we get is information."
--Heinz R. Pagels

"Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up."
--James Magary

"The computer is a moron."
--Peter Drucker

"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."
--Robert G. Ingersoll

"A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction."
--Rita Mae Brown

"Things don't turn up in this world unless someone turns them up."            
--James A. Garfield

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
--Theodore Roosevelt

"The great law of culture: Let each become all that he was created capable of being."
--Thomas Carlyle

"Me, I'm just a hack. I'm just a schlepper. I just do what I can do."
--Bette Midler