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Great hopes make great men. Thomas Fuller
The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it. Emile Zola
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank
I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson
Sometimes people invent things because they want to stay alive or feed their children or conquer the village next door. But just as often, new ideas come into the world simply because they're fun. And here's the really strange thing: many of those playful but seemingly frivolous inventions ended up sparking momentous transformations in science, in politics and society. Steven Johnson
The noblest art is that of making others happy. P. T. Barnum
God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him. Jim Elliot
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. e. e. cummings
The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind. Marlee Matlin
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. Michael Jordan
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. Anais Nin
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Light tomorrow with today! Elizabeth Barrett Browning
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. Arthur Ashe
The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone, play a slide trombone, plant a small tree, good God, now you're free. Ray Manzarek
Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind. Johannes Brahms
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. Thomas Jefferson
Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. Plato
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome. Wilma Rudolph
The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. Phillips Brooks
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda
On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver. William Bartram
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow. Aeschylus
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven. Henry Ward Beecher
Our ideals are our better selves. Amos Bronson Alcott
It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it. Amelia Barr
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. Benjamin Disraeli
A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. Joyce Meyer
It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. Amelia Barr
There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher. Henry Van Dyke
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future. Mattie Stepanek
Our time here is magic! It's the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It's the only space. Ben Okri
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Tony Robbins
Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Desmond Tutu
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. Ella Fitzgerald
Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout. Morihei Ueshiba
Create each day anew. Morihei Ueshiba
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. Lao Tzu
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas A. Edison
As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears. John Locke
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett
Each day provides its own gifts. Marcus Aurelius
Belief creates the actual fact. William James
Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee. Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. C. S. Lewis
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy
Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love? Fulton J. Sheen
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha
Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself. Octavia E. Butler
I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God's hands, and I am very happy about that! Ken Hensley
Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future. Steve Jobs
My sun sets to rise again. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings. Gustave Flaubert
If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world. Emmet Fox
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton
It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder. Joseph Wood Krutch
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. Lucy Larcom
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. Ben Okri
Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help. Pope Paul VI
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself. Wallace Stevens
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. Audrey Hepburn
Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. Arthur Helps
Out of difficulties grow miracles. Jean de la Bruyere
The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi
Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale
Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes a radiance. Morgan Freeman
God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man. Arthur Young
Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been. Alan Alda
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou
The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder. Richard Bach
Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. Rabindranath Tagore
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love. Khalil Gibran
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself. James Allen
People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you're lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life. Carrie-Anne Moss
When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go. Carol Burnett
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. Michelangelo
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle
Silence is the last thing the world will ever hear from me. Marlee Matlin
Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell. Bill Copeland
Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung. William Morris
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe
I am deliberate and afraid of nothing. Audre Lorde
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish. Tony Robbins
Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel. Augustus Hare
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there. Meister Eckhart
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. Jim Rohn
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. Og Mandino
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
Give light and people will find the way. Ella Baker
Prayer is man's greatest power! W. Clement Stone
Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality. Malala Yousafzai
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? Robert H. Schuller
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. Unknown
I pray God may preserve your health and life many years. Junipero Serra
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell
Find out who you are and be that person. That's what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come. Ellen DeGeneres
Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries. Corita Kent
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill
Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom. Friedrich Schiller
Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind. Robert Louis Stevenson
I want to make this world perfect. Malala Yousafzai
The authentic self is the soul made visible. Sarah Ban Breathnach
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! John Muir
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. Victor Hugo
You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. Richard Bach
Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars. Nicolaus Copernicus
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. Democritus
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. Joseph Campbell
I said to the almond tree, 'Friend, speak to me of God,' and the almond tree blossomed. Nikos Kazantzakis
Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Maya Angelou
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. Napoleon Hill
It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. Andre Gide
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. Nido Qubein
Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven. Henry Ward Beecher
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. e. e. cummings
Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed. Blaise Pascal
The power of imagination makes us infinite. John Muir
Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! Anne Frank
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. Hermann Hesse
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Martin Luther
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. Marcus Aurelius
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them. George Eliot
Act like you expect to get into the end zone. Christopher Morley
Courage, my friends; 'tis not too late to build a better world. Tommy Douglas
We are here to make another world. W. Edwards Deming
Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. Thomas Merton
I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind. Robert Fulghum
If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. Paul Bryant
Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value. Desmond Tutu
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. Steve Jobs
Think with your whole body. Taisen Deshimaru
I am so fresh in soul and spirit that life gushes and bubbles around me in a thousand springs. Robert Schumann
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. Vince Lombardi
Happiness is the natural flower of duty. Phillips Brooks
Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it. Kevyn Aucoin
Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close. John Ruskin
I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life - and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do. Georgia O'Keeffe
Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. Marcus Aurelius
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration. William Ellery Channing
I love those who yearn for the impossible. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams. Hosea Ballou
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke
My mind's my kingdom. Francis Quarles
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. Albert Camus
Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. Henry David Thoreau
The essential elements of giving are power and love - activity and affection - and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other. Mark Hopkins
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live. Anatole France
Nothing is worth more than this day. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The things that we love tell us what we are. Thomas Aquinas
And when I breathed, my breath was lightning. Black Elk
Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge. Abraham Joshua Heschel
Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. Mary Kay Ash
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others. Rosa Parks
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
Reach for the stars. Christa McAuliffe
For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat. Wallis Simpson
The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility. Charles Kettering
The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty. Pablo Neruda
Let us dream of tomorrow where we can truly love from the soul, and know love as the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation. Michael Jackson
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! Audrey Hepburn
Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. Desiderius Erasmus
I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts. Sylvester Stallone
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. Carl Sagan
A place for everything, everything in its place. Benjamin Franklin
Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm. Jean Paul
What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. Plutarch
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi
Whatever ought to be, can be. James Rouse
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day that ever my eyes did see. Donald Cargill
We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too. Helen Hayes
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness. Han Suyin
I believe in living today. Not in yesterday, nor in tomorrow. Loretta Young
Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them. Henry Norris Russell
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass! Paul J. Meyer
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. Leo Buscaglia
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Mankind is made great or little by its own will. Friedrich Schiller
Hope is but the dream of those who wake. Matthew Prior
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment. Tony Robbins
With self-discipline most anything is possible. Theodore Roosevelt
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell
You must do the things you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
Ideas shape the course of history. John Maynard Keynes
We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone. Henry Rollins
Enthusiasm moves the world. Arthur Balfour
When deeds speak, words are nothing. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore
Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will. Pope Paul VI
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson
Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. Malala Yousafzai
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
God loves to help him who strives to help himself. Aeschylus
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' Muhammad Ali
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Onassis
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. Lao Tzu
You change your life by changing your heart. Max Lucado
Let each man exercise the art he knows. Aristophanes
Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them. Vincent McNabb
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens. Charles Morgan
The only journey is the one within. Rainer Maria Rilke
If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. Bruce Lee
Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living. Helen Keller
Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. Dale Carnegie
What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible. Theodore Roethke
Believe you can and you're halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
The best way out is always through. Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
One today is worth two tomorrows. Benjamin Franklin
I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart. Pope John XXIII
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. Earl Nightingale
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is nothing you can see that is not a Bashoflower; there is nothing you can think that is not the moon. Matsuo Basho
Whoever is happy will make others happy too. Anne Frank
I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me. Zane Grey
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi
From its brilliancy everything is illuminated. Guru Nanak
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you. Alan Watts
It's a moment that I'm after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment. Andrew Wyeth
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. Bernard Williams
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday. John Wayne
Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone. John Wooden
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
I celebrate myself, and sing myself. Walt Whitman
We convince by our presence. Walt Whitman
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today! William Allen White
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. William Arthur Ward