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You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
Whenever a man does the best he can, then that is all he can do.
Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.
It's the last inch that counts.
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull.
You have such strong words at command, that they make the smallest argument seem formidable.
The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them.
True eloquence consists in saying all that should be said, and that only.
In an easy matter. Anybody can be eloquent.
For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is.
We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.
Who would not rather trust and be deceived?
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
Self-trust is the essence of heroism.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish.
A faithful companion is a sure anchor.
Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.
She knew how to trust people... a rare quality, revealing a character far above average.
If you can't trust people, who can you trust?
One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
Your talent is God's gift to you; what you do with it is your gift to God.
Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair.
Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.
The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities.
I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.
Before your dreams can come true, you have to have those dreams.
If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there's no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.
I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.
One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.
Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.
When your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme.
Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die tomorrow.
If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen.
No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
All men of action are dreamers.
All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.
It's not what the dream is but what the dream does.
It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it.
There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.
The more you can dream, the more you can do.
It may be those who do most, dream most.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men; they act out their dreams to make them reality.
You will achieve grand dream, a day at a time, so set goals for each day -- not long and difficult projects, but chores that will take you, step by step, toward your rainbow. Write them down, if you must, but limit your list so that you won't have to drag today's undone matters into tomorrow. Remember that you cannot build your pyramid in twenty-four hours. Be patient. Never allow your day to become so cluttered that you neglect your most important goal -- to do the best you can, enjoy this day, and rest satisfied with what you have accomplished.
Dreams are necessary to life.
Everything starts as somebody's day dream.
We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.
The smaller the head, the bigger the dream.
Big thinking precedes great achievement.
All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
If you want your dreams to come true, don't over sleep.
I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Know thyself, believe in God, and dare to dream.
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
Dreams show you that you have the power...
Are you disappointed, discouraged and discontented with your present level of success? Are you secretly dissatisfied with your present status? Do you want to become a better and more beautiful person than you are today? Would you like to be able to really learn how to be proud of yourself and still not lose genuine humility? Then start dreaming! It?s possible! You can become the person you have always wanted to be!
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Build a dream and the dream will build you.
Thought are but dreams till their effects are tried.
And our dreams are who we are.
You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.
Aim for your star, no matter how far, you must reach high above and touch your life with love, you must never look back, but charge on! Attack! See your goal your star of desire, see it red hot, feel it burning, you must be obsessed with it to make it your true yearning, be ready my friends for when you truly believe it, you will certainly achieve it and by all of God?s universal laws you will always receive it!
How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.
If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big.
You can make the dream come true if you wake up and work.
Your dreams will come true... if you can see it... if you believe in it... then you can achieve it.
A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.
Oversleeping will never make one's dreams come true.
No dreamer is ever to small; no dream is ever to big.
Like dreams, small creeks grow into mighty rivers.
His life was a sort of dream, as are most lives with the mainspring left out.
A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
No one every listened themselves out of a job.
Only if we can restrain ourselves is good conversation possible. Good talk rises upon much discipline.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
Listening well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.
The word is half his that speaks, and half his that hears it.
Are you really listening... or are you just waiting for your turn to talk?
To be listened to is, generally speaking, a nearly unique experience for most people. It is enormously stimulating. It is small wonder that people who have been demanding all their lives to be heard so often fall speechless when confronted with one who gravely agrees to lend an ear. Man clamors for the freedom to express himself and for knowing that he counts. But once offered these conditions, he becomes frightened.
We only consult the ear because the heart is wanting.
Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue-to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.
The first duty of love is to listen.
You can judge a good listener by asking the talker at the end of the conversation what the listener's position is on the topic. If the talker doesn't know, then the listener has probably done a good job of listening.
Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.
Skillful listening is the best remedy for loneliness, loquaciousness, and laryngitis.
A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Love the giver more than the gift.
You can't buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.
People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.
A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.
It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
Love conquers all; let us surrender to Love.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
We were two and had but one heart between us.
No three words have greater power than I Love You.
If there is anything better than to be loved it is loving.
I define love for our purpose as the passion of one being for another in the hope of being loved in return.
Once you have learned to love, You will have learned to live.
LOVE, the feeling, is the fruit of LOVE, the verb.
Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse.
Love may be blind, but it can sure find its way around in the dark!
Love is the bridge between two hearts.
Love is like a poisonous mushroom -- you don't know if it is the real thing until it is too late
Live for love. Without love, you don't live.
It is well to be happy and wise and well to be honest and true; it is well to be off with the old love, before you are on with the new.
Many will detest you if you spend all your love on yourself.
Without His love I can do nothing, with His love there is nothing I cannot do.
What's so remarkable about Love at first sight? It's when people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes remarkable.
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
True love means two seeds grow separately until they join in Matrimony forever.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
Listen! Encourage. Say something. Do something. Be yourself. Love
There is no remedy for love than to love more.
Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.
Love is stronger than justice.
What force is more potent than love?
To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
After the verb To Love...To Help is the most beautiful verb in the world.
We live in the world when we love it.
I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love.
To love and be loved is the great happiness of existence.
Love is not a matter of counting the years -- it's making the years count.

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