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The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.

The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.
The ultimate goal of a more effective and efficient life is to provide you with enough time to enjoy some of it.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
Money is something you got to make in case you don't die.
If truth is beauty, then how come no one has their hair done in a library?
What can you say about a society that says God is dead and Elvis is alive?
Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway.
Self-worth comes from one thing -- thinking that you are worthy.
Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!
With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. [Psalms 18:29]
Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.
Cherish you visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate achievements.
All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there. All you have to do is go after it.
I am more important than my problems.
A man, when he wishes, is the master of his fate.
Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
Like a boxer in a title fight, you have to walk in that ring alone.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
All of the significant battles are waged within the self.
It's better to be a lion for a day, than a sheep all your life.
I decided once and for all that I was going to make it or die.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.
No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
Prayer is less about changing the world than it is about changing ourselves.
Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you're really a yawn if it goes.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
To change and change for the better are two different things
In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.
It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our own hearts.
Life begins at 40 -- but so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times.
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts -- it's what you do with what you have left.
Love blinds us to faults, but hatred blinds us to virtues.
If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
A shocking occurrence ceases to be shocking when it occurs daily.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away
We live in the present, we dream of the future and we learn eternal truths from the past.
A child, like your stomach, doesn't need all you can afford to give it.
If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride.
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
I still feel like I gotta prove something. There are a lot of people hoping I fail. But I like that. I need to be hated.
If all of our wishes were gratified, many of our dreams would be destroyed.
If you see yourself as prosperous, you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up, that is exactly what you will be.
Work and wait, work and wait is what God says to us in creation.
Begin to weave and God will give the thread.
Superior strength is found in the long run to lie with those who had right on their side.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
I laugh because I must not cry. That is all. That is all.
The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that.
Why is it when we talk to God, we're praying, but when God talks to us, we're schizophrenic?
Pray to God but continue to row to the shore.
Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm.
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
There's no sentence that's too short in the eyes of God.
Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.
One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.
You can live a lifetime and at the end, know more about other people than you know about yourself.
You must live with people to know their problems, and live with God in order to solve them.
The world isn't interested in the storms you encountered, but whether or not you brought in the ship.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
He who gains a victory over other men is strong; but he who gains a victory over himself is all powerful.
The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
You are an extremely valuable, worthwhile, significant person even though your present circumstances may have you feeling otherwise.
The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
Great people are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Beware what you set your heart upon. For it shall surely be yours.
Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Some people steer by the light from the stars, while others steer by the lights from each passing ship.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
You are important enough to ask and you are blessed enough to receive back.
We are Divine enough to ask and we are important enough to receive.
This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Anything inside that immobilizes me, gets in my way, keeps me from my goals, is all mine.
Let us choose to believe something good can happen.
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
You must give up the way it is... to have it the way you want it
Most human beings have an infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
THINK. Think about your appearance, associations, actions, ambitions, accomplishment.
A man always has two reasons for doing anything -- a good reason and the real reason.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.
Show me someone who never gossips, and I will show you someone who is not interested in people.
Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.
The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Comedy is the last refuge of the nonconformist mind.
Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused.
Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty.
Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.
The past should be a springboard, not a hammock.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.
If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.
Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.
In my life, I have prayed but one prayer: oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
Nowadays people can be divided into three classes -- the haves the have-nots and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-haves
A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.
Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
If one wants to get out and stay out of debt he should act his wage.
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
Gifts make their way through stone walls.
What we share with another ceases to be our own.
I have only one counsel for you -- be master.

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