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The best revenge is massive success.

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

All that is not given is lost.

I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.

You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

Without ambition, one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.

Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.

Winston Churchill

If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

Give the people - confidence. Give the people - delight. Give the people - hope. Give the people - the best.

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.

If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses

Confucius

Give, even if you only have a little.

Trust in dreams for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Kahlil Gibran

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.

This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

We can't be brave without fear.

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.

In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.

Gentleness is stronger than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force.

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something, and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

We have all a better guide in ourselves if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.

Most people would rather give than get affection.

If you can dream it then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

The mind is everything. What you think you become.

Buddha

It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us, and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.

The real love is to love them that hate you, to love your neighbor even though you distrust him.

Mahatma Gandhi

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go."

In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

To hell with circumstances, I create opportunities.

Bruce Lee

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it but what they become by it.

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life the whole aim and end of human existence.

I believe that every person is born with talent.

Maya Angelou

If you are going through hell keep going.

Winston Churchill

We are what we believe we are.

It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

Mahatma Gandhi

Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.

Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it - always.

Mahatma Gandhi

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.

Without music, life would be a blank to me.

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'

Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.

Do not seek to be loved at any price, because Love has no price.

Sometimes I need to be a stranger to myself. Only then my soul can show me not what I want, but what I need to see.

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.

Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

Emotions are wild horses. It is not explanations that carry us forward, but our will to go on.

It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one’s balance.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Abraham Lincoln

The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

The act of discovering  who we are will force us to accept that we can go further than we think.

One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.

If you need something desperately and find it, this is not an accident; your own craving and compulsion leads you to it.

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

One of many ways to be useful is to inspire people to forget some rules imposed by society. Important rules are dictated by our hearts.

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not, nor would it be possessed: For love is sufficient unto love.

Kahlil Gibran

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

There are no strangers here, only friends you haven't yet met.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened ambition inspired and success achieved.

Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks, desires and animates is something celestial, divine and consequently imperishable.

You did the best that you knew how. Now that you know better, you’ll do better.

Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you can not bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.

You can fool some people sometimes, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

Buddha

Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

We need much less than we think we need.

The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.

We are, therefore, out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. 

Ego=1/Knowledge. More the knowledge lesser the ego, lesser the knowledge more the ego.

It ain't what they call you it's what you answer to.

Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.

Life well spent is long.

You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.

I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.

This above all, to thine own self be true.

I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

Good works are links that form a chain of love.

Mother Teresa

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

The ocean has only one taste, the taste of salt. Truth has only one taste, the taste of freedom.

God lives, but not as we. His creatures live but to die. But God is life. Therefore, goodness is not an attribute. Goodness is God.

Until the philosophy which hold one race superior, and another inferior, is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned - everywhere is war!

Art is never finished, only abandoned.

The stars are not afraid to appear like fireflies.

Love is when the soul starts to sing and the flowers of your life bloom on their own.

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.

To grow up is to stop putting blame on parents.

Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

The lack of money is the root of all evil.

Mark Twain

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.

I wish to change there minds, not kill them for weaknesses we all posses.

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.

Civilization is the encouragement of differences.

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.

Fight for your dreams, and your dreams will fight for you.

Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.

Live simply so others may simply live.

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.

When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.

At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.

Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.

Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

Paulo Coelho

The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.

To find God, you must welcome everything.

Know your own happiness. Want for nothing but patience - or give it a more fascinating name: Call it hope.

Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.

Oprah Winfrey

Hold the hand of the child within you. For this child, nothing is impossible.

Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.

Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there.

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

We are all prisoners, but some of us are in cells with windows and some without.

The poor are great! The poor are wonderful! The poor are very generous! They give us much more than what we give them.

The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most.

At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by "I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in."

Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.

Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.

Each year one vicious habit discarded in time might make the worst of us good.

My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is, and why it exists at all.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Lucille Ball

The object of the superior man is truth.

Life every man holds dear, but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.

A superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.

Confucius

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

What the superior person seeks is in themselves. What the mean person seeks is in others.

Confucius

When you have faults do not fear to abandon them.

Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.

Practice the vocabulary of love - unlearn the language of hate and contempt.

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.

Everything is possible, from angels to demons, to economists and politicians.

I saw some piglets suckling their dead mother. After a short while they shuddered and went away. They had sensed that she could no longer see them and that she wasn't like them any more. What they loved in their mother wasn't her body but whatever it was that made her body live.

Love is trembling happiness.

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.

Mrs. Parks is for me probably what the Statute of Liberty was for immigrants. She stood for the future and the better future.

Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.

People with virtue must speak out, People who speak are not all virtuous.

Is there any one maxim which ought to be acted upon throughout one's whole life? Surely the maxim of loving kindness is such: Do not unto others what you would not they should do unto you.

The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error, let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.

If you are really thankful what do you do? You share.

Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakes.

Each time I thought I had achieved my life’s purpose, I discovered it was only another step in my journey.

Dignity consists not in possessing honors but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

The honorary duty of a human being is to love.

When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

Care about your children. Just bless them instead of worrying. As every child is the little Buddha whom helps his parents to grow up.

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head, then to crawl on one's belly in order to be able to save one's head.

Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.

Every time you state what you want or believe, you're the first to hear it. It's a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don't put a ceiling on yourself.

Oprah Winfrey

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

Have constructive thoughts, consoling words, compassionate acts.

The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.

Each man carries his destiny in his own hands.

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces.

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

Everybody has a creative potential, and from the moment you can express this creative potential you can start changing the world.

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

Seek not every quality in one individual.

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.

To live a pure unselfish life one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.

Satisfaction lies in the effort not in the attainment full effort is full victory.

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.

Pablo Picasso

No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.

The greatest gift is to give people your enlightenment, to share it. It has to be the greatest.

The need for change bulldozed road down the center of my mind.

The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.

George Washington as a boy was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.

You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself.

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.

Everything changes, nothing remains without change.

Anyone of us can be a rainbow in somebody's clouds.

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature's way.

I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don't hurt me because it is me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could unbalance my world, but I know who I am.

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.

How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!

To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.

Hubert H. Humphrey

It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected.

There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.

Leonardo da Vinci

The wheel is come full circle: I am here.

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent, or hinder, or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

What we have to learn to do we learn by doing.

Each day provides its own gifts

All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another, but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.

Turn your scars into stars.

The golden age is before us, not behind us.

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.

Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!

If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination, do not become the slave of your model.

Vincent Van Gogh

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude

For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going, unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.

Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.

Those who know how to think need no teachers.

Life is a gift and it offers us the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.

Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools they'll do wonderful things with them.

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.

Worry not that no one knows of you, seek to be worth knowing.

Necessity is the mother of taking chances.

The components of anxiety, stress, fear and anger, do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.

If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day.

I would heartily welcome the union of East and West provided it is not based on brute force.

There is an amazing something in the American psyche which speaks about courage and it says 'Yes I can '... Yes we will overcome it all because we have the spirit to do so.

Now is the winter of our discontent.

Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.

Giving the best to others is giving the best to ourselves. The value of life is not based on how long we live, but how much we can contribute to others in our society.

In all my work what I try to say is that as human beings we are more alike than we are unalike.

As soon as you trust yourself you will know how to live.

Let your whole life be a spiritual song.

Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion, is also flowing through you.

Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.

Lift up your eyes upon. This day breaking for you. Give birth again. To the dream.

Words are the voice of the heart

I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above, those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.

Being generous, just helping one's relatives and being blameless in one's actions, this is the best good luck.

To eat meat is just a habit after we were born. In fact, we are not born to eat meat.

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.

No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors and no one does you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation, rather than upon mere survival.

Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.

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