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  Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.  
 -  Adlai E. Stevenson
  

  Logic will get you from A to Z. Imagination will get you everywhere.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Don't keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. You'll be certain to find something you have never seen before.  
 -  Alexander Graham Bell
  

  A professional is a man who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it.  
 -  Alistair Cooke
  

  It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself.  
 -  American Beauty, 1999
  

  Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous.  
 -  Anais Nin
  

  There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, 'It all depends on me.'  
 -  Andre Gide
  

  Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.  
 -  Ann Landers
  

  If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be too cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.  
 -  Annie Dillard
  

  I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.  
 -  Anthony Robbins
  

  To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.  
 -  Arthur Ashe
  

  Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  I started my life with a single absolute: That the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle.  
 -  Ayn Rand
  

  Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.  
 -  Bette Davis
  

  An average person with average talent, ambition and education can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  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
  

  It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.  
 -  Buddha
  

  I have found it advisable not to give too much heed to what people say when I am trying to accomplish something of consequence. Invariably they proclaim it can't be done. I deem that the very best time to make the effort.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.  
 -  Chris Colfer
  

  To get to the top actually, you must first get to the top mentally.  
 -  Chris Widener
  

  Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticise others.  
 -  Christian D. Larson
  

  I am choosing to be more creative, more passionate, more productive, and more confident than ever before. Why? Because I have no other choice if I want to succeed. And, believe me, success is not an option for me; and hopefully, not for you either. Ready to tackle the world? Then start with a change and a choice. Change any attitudes and behaviors that may get in your way and sabotage your success. And choose to forge ahead with spirit, determination and a lot of love along the way.  
 -  Connie Podesta
  

  Your love makes me strong, your hate makes me unstoppable.  
 -  Cristiano Ronaldo
  

  People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, 'I am of no value', is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Even if I don't reach all my goals, I've gone higher than I would have if I hadn't set any.  
 -  Danielle Fotopoulis
  

  Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  You are your own scriptwriter and the play is never finished, no matter what your age or position in life.  
 -  Denis Waitley
  

  These are the happiest moments of your life - when the real you comes out, when you don't care about the past and you don't worry about the future. You are childlike.  
 -  Don Miguel Ruiz
  

  Get going. Move forward. Aim high. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here!  
 -  Donald Trump
  

  Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.  
 -  Dr. Robert Anthony
  

  Why fit in when you were born to stand out?  
 -  Dr. Seuss
  

  All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  Develop and project an attitude that says 'yes' to life. Life is dull only to dull people. Life is successful for successful people. You must radiate success before it'll come to you. We become what we really wish to become. You must be before you can do or have something.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  See if you can catch yourself complaining in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.  
 -  Eckhart Tolle
  

  One thing life taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud!  
 -  Emile Zola
  

  Grow up! Who cares what other people think about you?  
 -  Epictetus
  

  The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.  
 -  Ferdinand Foch
  

  The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.  
 -  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  

  What does your conscience say? - 'You should become the person you are.'  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  It is useless to send armies against ideas.  
 -  Georg Brandes
  

  Each day can be one of triumph if you keep up your interests.  
 -  George Matthew Adams
  

  Think and feel yourself there. To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end-result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view.  
 -  George Speare
  

  Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do - then do it with all your strength.  
 -  George Washington
  

  One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.  
 -  Henri Frederic Amiel
  

  If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

  He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness - or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  The man who is tenacious of purpose in a rightful cause is not shaken from his firm resolve by the frenzy of his fellow citizens clamoring for what is wrong, or by the tyrant's threatening countenance.  
 -  Horace
  

  It is useless to send armies against ideas.  
 -  Georg Brandes
  

  Each day can be one of triumph if you keep up your interests.  
 -  George Matthew Adams
  

  Think and feel yourself there. To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end-result. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view.  
 -  George Speare
  

  Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do - then do it with all your strength.  
 -  George Washington
  

  One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.  
 -  Henri Frederic Amiel
  

  If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.  
 -  Henry van Dyke
  

  He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.  
 -  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  

  Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy the sunlight today, mix good cheer with friends today, enjoy it and bless God for it. Do not look back on happiness - or dream of it in the future. You are only sure of today; do not let yourself be cheated out of it.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  The man who is tenacious of purpose in a rightful cause is not shaken from his firm resolve by the frenzy of his fellow citizens clamoring for what is wrong, or by the tyrant's threatening countenance.  
 -  Horace
  

  Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life. You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.  
 -  Isak Dinesen
  

  You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.  
 -  Jack London
  

  One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.  
 -  Jack Penn
  

  Cherish your visions, your ideals, the music that stirs in your heart. If you remain true to them, your world will at last be built.  
 -  James Allen
  

  It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.  
 -  Jenny Craig
  

  Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. We can't prove them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives.  
 -  Jesse Herman Holmes
  

  I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world, toward people, toward my work. I think I'm here for a purpose. I think it's very likely that we all are, but I'm only sure about myself. I try to tune myself in to whatever it is that I'm supposed to be, and I try to think of myself as a part of all of us - all mankind and all life. I find it's not easy to keep these lofty thoughts in mind as the day goes by, but it certainly helps me a great deal to start out this way.  
 -  Jim Henson
  

  You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live now.  
 -  Joan Baez
  

  When there is an original sound in the world, it wakens a hundred echoes.  
 -  John A. Shedd
  

  If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn't show yet.  
 -  John C. Maxwell
  

  One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.  
 -  John F. Kennedy
  

  Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue.  
 -  John Herschel
  

  The power of imagination makes us infinite.  
 -  John Muir
  

  Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.  
 -  John Quincy Adams
  

  This I believe: That the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: The freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: Any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.  
 -  John Steinbeck
  

  Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.  
 -  John Wesley
  

  Act as if! Act as if you're a wealthy man, rich already, and then you'll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today - you will become successful.  
 -  Jordan Belfort
  

  When you open your eyes in the morning, say to yourself, 'I choose happiness today. I choose success today. I choose right action today. I choose love and goodwill for all today. I choose peace today.' Pour life, love, and interest into this affirmation, and you have chosen happiness.  
 -  Joseph Murphy
  

  I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy... you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.  
 -  Katherine Mansfield
  

  To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

  Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.  
 -  Les Brown
  

  Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.  
 -  Lord Chesterfield
  

  If you don't make a total commitment to whatever you're doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. It's tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his jacket on.  
 -  Lou Holtz
  

  The Greeks have given us one of the most beautiful words of our language, the word enthusiasm - a God within.  
 -  Louis Pasteur
  

  Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.  
 -  Marcus Aurelius
  

  Nothing lasts forever, so live it up. Drink it down, laugh it off, avoid the bullshit. Take chances and never have regrets because, at one point, everything you did was exactly what you wanted.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.  
 -  Mary Shelley
  

  Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  It is actually possible to never have another problem for the rest of your life. This because events are not problems; they're just events. Your resistance to them is what causes the problem... You do deal with them. You just deal with them as events that are taking place on the planet Earth, and not as personal problems.  
 -  Michael A. Singer
  

  In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.  
 -  Miguel de Cervantes
  

  If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.  
 -  Milton Berle
  

  Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  
 -  Nelson Mandela
  

  Motivation gets you through the day, but inspiration lasts a lifetime.  
 -  Nick Vujicic
  

  The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.  
 -  Norman Vincent Peale
  

  Do your own thing on your own terms and get what you came here for.  
 -  Oliver James
  

  The essential question is not, 'How busy are you?', but 'What are you busy at?' Are you doing what fulfills you?  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

  The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture.  
 -  Ovid
  

  You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  The best way to predict the future is to create it.  
 -  Peter F. Drucker
  

  There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.  
 -  Phyllis Bottome
  

  Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.  
 -  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  

  The mind determines what is possible. The soul surpasses it.  
 -  Pilar Coolinta
  

  If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive - it isn't.  
 -  Richard Bach
  

  The minute you begin to do what you want to do, it's a different kind of life.  
 -  Richard Buckminster Fuller
  

  I try to remember to start my day thinking of someone to thank. To me, gratitude and inner peace go hand in hand.  
 -  Richard Carlson
  

  We are creators, and we can form today the world we personally shall be living in tomorrow.  
 -  Robert Collier
  

  There is nothing on earth you cannot have - once you have mentally accepted the fact that you can have it.  
 -  Robert Collier
  

  Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were going to do anyway.  
 -  Robert Downey, Jr.
  

  Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.  
 -  Robert Frost
  

  When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.  
 -  Roger Bannister
  

  There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.  
 -  Roger Staubach
  

  You are the product of your own brainstorm.  
 -  Rosemary Konner Steinbaum
  

  A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.  
 -  Salvador Dali
  

  Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  Creating heaven on earth will take raising some hell.  
 -  Sean Stephenson
  

  All the people who knock me down, only inspire me to do better.  
 -  Selena Gomez
  

  No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.  
 -  Seneca
  

  When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.  
 -  Sigmund Freud
  

  If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.  
 -  Sir Richard Branson
  

  There is time and hope if we combine patience with courage.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.  
 -  Socrates
  

  One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.  
 -  Stephen Hawking
  

  We know our flaws - at least most of them. We constantly face our weakness and our damage. It can cause us to doubt we will ever live an exceptional life. It isn't true. If history is any guide, struggling manfully against our deformities is the beginning of greatness.  
 -  Stephen Mansfield
  

  Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic.  
 -  Stephen R. Covey
  

  You have to set the goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.  
 -  Steve Garvey
  

  Say YES to life. Participate. Move. Act. Write. Read. Sign up. Take a stand. Or do whatever it takes for you. Get involved in the process. As Rollo May wrote in Man's Search for Himself: Every organism has one and only one central need in life, to fulfill its own potentialities.   
 -  Susan Jeffers
  

  Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.  
 -  Syrus
  

  If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  Souls are like athletes, that need opponents worthy of them, if they are to be tried and extended and pushed to the full use of their powers, and rewarded according to their capacity.  
 -  Thomas Merton
  

  Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.  
 -  Thomas Paine
  

  I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.  
 -  Thomas Paine
  

  For every dark night, there's a brighter day  
 -  Tupac Shakur
  

  The ones who say you can't and you won't are probably the ones scared that you will.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If you're in pain, don't stop. Pain changes people. If you're exhausted, take a break. You don't stop when you are tired, you only stop when you are done.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Life is just like a sea, we are moving without an end. Nothing stays with us, what remains is just the memories of some people who touched us as waves...  
 -  Unknown
  

  Do something today that your future self will thank you for.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Never ignore somebody with a disability, you don't realize how much they can inspire you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.  
 -  Unknown
  

  There are four steps to attain success: 1st think, 2nd believe, 3rd dream, and 4th dare.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Loving you is my perfect inspiration. Losing you is my greatest fear.  
 -  Unknown
  

  If you want to reach things that nobody else is reaching, you must do things nobody else is doing.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Finding a loyal friend is as hard as finding a tear drop in the ocean! If you have them, cherish them!  
 -  Unknown
  

  Life doesn't always give you second chances, so take the first one.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The moment you're about to quit is the moment right before the miracle happens. Don't give up.  
 -  Unknown
  

  For every dream in our heart, GOD gives us inspiration. For every hope we seek, GOD gives us unexpected miracles. May you feel GODs blessings always.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You have to get hurt. That's how you learn. The strongest people out there, the ones who laugh the hardest with a genuine smile, those are the people who have fought the toughest battles. Because they have decided that they are not going to let anything hold them down, they are moving on.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Keep people in your LIFE that truly Love you, motivate you, encourage you, inspire you, enhance you and make you happy.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You got a dream...You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin,' go get it.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Sometimes life will test you but remember this: When you walk up a mountain, your legs get stronger.  
 -  Unknown
  

  A good way to change someones attitude is to change your own. Because, the same sun that melts butter, also hardens clay! Life is as we think, so think beautifully.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You can't reach what's in front of you, until you let go of what's behind you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Where you see valid achievements or virtue being attacked, it's by someone viewing them as a mirror of their own inadequacy instead of an inspiring beacon for excellence.  
 -  Vanna Bonta
  

  All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.  
 -  Victor Hugo
  

  Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It's something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.  
 -  Walter Winchell
  

  Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.  
 -  Washington Irving
  

  A mind at peace; a mind centered and not focused on harming others is stronger than any physical force in the universe.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

  You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.  
 -  Wayne Gretzky
  

  There's a redemptive power that making a choice has. You know, rather than feeling like you are at effect to all the things that are happening - make a choice! You just decide what it's gonna be, who you gonna be, how you gonna do it. Just decide! And from that point the universe is gonna get out of your way!  
 -  Will Smith
  

  Study while others are sleeping; Work while others are loafing; Prepare while others are playing; And dream while others are wishing.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  We must wake ourselves up! Or somebody else will take our place, and bear our cross, and thereby rob us of our crown.  
 -  William Booth
  

  No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.  
 -  William James
  

  That's all man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.  
 -  William McKinley
  

  You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, love like you'll never be hurt, sing like there's nobody listening, and live like it's heaven on earth.  
 -  William W. Purkey
  

  The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.  
 -  Zig Ziglar