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Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it. - Irving Berlin

Great Quotes

He who angers you conquers you. -- Elizabeth Kenny, Australian nurse, pioneer in polio treatment (1880-1952)

"Those who are wise won't be busy, and those who are too busy can't be wise." -- A quote from The Importance of Living - The Noble Art of Leaving Things Undone, by the great Chinese-American philosopher Lin Yutang

Do good with what thou hast, or it will do thee no good. -- William Penn, American colonial leader (1644-1718)

When a man is wrong and won`t admit it, he always gets angry. -- Thomas Haliburton, Canadian writer (1796-1865)

The liar`s punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. -- George Bernard Shaw, Anglo-Irish dramatist and wit (1856-1950)

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same. -- Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-American mystic and author (1925-2000)

When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil. -- Max Lerner, American editor and political columnist (1902-1992)

Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments. -- Rose Kennedy, mother of President Kennedy (1890-1995)

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, philosopher and poet (1803-1882)

Hell begins the day that God grants you the vision to see all that you could have done, should have done, and would have done, but did not do. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet, novelist, playwright, scientist and philosopher (1749-1832)

Mine honour is my life; both grow in one; Take honour from me, and my life is done. -- William Shakespeare, English dramatist (1564-1616), from King Richard II

Great teachers make hard things easy and make all students feel smart. -- Michael Josephson Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.

Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. - Marcus Aurelius

The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time. - Joe Girard

The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married. - Cyril Connolly

The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. - Stephen Covey

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything. - Oscar Wilde

Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it.- Irving Berlin

Generally, we see things not the way they are, but the way we are. - Hungarian Saying

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. - Malcolm S. Forbes

In youth we learn; in age we understand. - Maria Ebner-Eschenbach

"The person who takes a job just for the money has turned himself into a slave." -Dr. Joseph Campbell

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up. - Phyllis Diller

Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to your success. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost. - Richard Bach

Tell me whom you love, and I will tell you what you are. - Arsene Houssaye

"Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards." - Anonymous

You can always tell when a man's well informed. His views are pretty much like your own. - Louie Morris

Anyone who says businessmen deal in facts, not fiction, has never read old five-year projections. - Malcolm Forbes

Sam Keen, theologian and philosopher, writes "Our society has been eaten up by the economic view of things, which routinely forces us to work at jobs that don't mean anything. I think we're inevitably going to be depressed when we focus the major part of our energy and attention on something that doesn't give us meaning, only material things. The first questions we must ask ourselves are, 'What's my life about?' and 'What gives me meaning?' Only after that should we ask, 'How do I make a living?' and 'How do I provide for myself?'"

Charm is the ability to make someone think that both of you are quite wonderful. - Unknown

If you have no enemies, you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends. - Elbert Hubbard

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. - Guillaume Apollinaire

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

I do not think that any civilization can be called complete until it has progressed from sophistication to unsophistication, and made a conscious return to simplicity of thinking and living. - Lin Yutang

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair. - Samuel Johnson

Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults. - Antisthenes

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. - Anais Nin

A relationship is like sand in your hand. If held loosely in the palm of your hand it stays there, but as soon as you close your hand tightly it slips through your fingers.

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. - Emily Kimbrough

"Not everything that counts can be counted; and not everything that can be counted counts." -- Albert Einstein

I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? - Marcus, Babylon 5

God forbid you be an ugly girl; of course too pretty is also your doom, because everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room. - Ani Difranco

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. - Chinese Proverb

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death: ourselves. - Eda J. LeShan

Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way -- how many pleasing things are done for you. - Claude Bristol

When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us. - Sidney J. Harris

"The Strongest man of the earth is he, who stands alone."

"The Better always looks like the best, until the real best steps in".-Daxesh Pathak.

If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secret of getting along -- whether it be business, family relations, or life itself. - Bernard Meltzer

How can anyone ever love you for who you are if you become someone else to be with them? - Stephen Paul

When you feel like you're losing control and about to become emotionally upset, take TEN DEEP BREATHS. Breathe deeply until you FEEL your HEAD is clear.

Maybe we need to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift. - Unknown

The problem in your relationship is not that you have problems. Your problem is that you think having problems is a problem. - Unknown

"You cannot be friends upon any other terms than equality." - Woodrow Wilson

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. - Nietzsche

"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty." - Mother Theresa

"There are only two ways to be quite unprejudiced and impartial. One is to be completely ignorant. The other is to be completely indifferent. Bias and prejudice are attitudes to be kept in hand, not attitudes to be avoided." - Charles Curtis

"The only things in the middle of the road are yellow stripes and dead armadillos." - Jim Hightower

A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it. - Rabindranath Tagore

"The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated." - William James

"Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood." - Unknown

In "Soul Prints," Marc Gafni says, "We have lost sight of the truth of our elemental loneliness because we cover the aloneness of our being with the illusion of having... attempting to smother our aloneness with things... Sometimes I wonder whether we Westerners are not more accurately described as 'human havings' than human beings. Having becomes a way to avoid being... We have become Grand Acquisitors, oppressed by our own desperate need 'to have.'

" All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.

"The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality." - Dante

"If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships -- the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not." - H.L. Mencken

"Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate." - Thomas Jones

"It is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be." - Anna Louise Strong

"Society is joint action and cooperation in which each participant sees the other partner's success as a means for the attainment of his own." - Ludwig von Mises

"Our greatest happiness lies in practicing a talent that we were meant to use." -Goethe

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. - Saint-Exupery

"He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin." - Horace

"To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving." - Max Beerbohm

I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me. - Dave Barry

"If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem."

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. - Helen Keller

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." - William James

"Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts -- only then can you be successful." - Raquel Welch

"When you give away some of the light from the candle, by lighting another person's candle there isn't less light because you've given some away--there's more. That works with love, too." - Unknown

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then." - Katherine Hepburn

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Sir Winston Churchill

"Never in the world does hatred cease by hatred; hatred ceases by love." - Buddha

"Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment." - Ralph Marston

"Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it." - Stan Smith

"Work like you don't need the money; dance like no one is watching; sing like no one is listening; love like you've never been hurt; and live every day as if it were your last." :Irish proverb

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." - Mother Teresa

"The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping." - Claudius Claudianus

"Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are." - Charles Sainte-Beauve

"Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that you never miss the opportunity to give encouragement." - George Adams

Life is a grindstone; whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you're made of. - Jacob M. Braude

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

"We find comfort among those who agree with us and growth among those who don't." - Frank A. Clark

"Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked." - Kimberley Broyles

A hungry man is not a free man. - Adlai Stevenson

To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act. - Anatole France

Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in. - Katherine Mansfield

"It's only the view from where you sit that makes you feel defeat. Life is full of many aisles, so why don't you change your seat?" - Unknown

"Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good." - Ann Landers

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. - Abraham Lincoln

"When in doubt, consult your inner child." - Unknown

"It does not take much strength to do things, but it takes great strength to know what to do." - Jess Lair

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison

"I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow." - William Shakespeare

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. - Martin Luther King

"More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin." - Unknown

"Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense." - Ken Hubbard

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. - Sir Winston Churchill

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Often we have no time for our friends, but all the time in the world for our enemies." - Leon Uris

"You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity." - Barbara De Angelis

Freedom begins between the ears. -Edward Abbey

"Decide what you want; decide what you are willing to exchange for it; establish your priorities and go to work." - H.L. Hunt

"Coming together is a beginning; staying together is progress; working together is success." - Unknown

"It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it." - Joseph Joubert

"I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"The mockingbird can change its tune eighty-seven times in seven minutes. Politicians regard this interesting fact with envy." - Unknown

"Jealousy is not a barometer by which the depth of love can be read. It merely records the degree of the lover's insecurity." - Margaret Mead

"Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections." - Katherine Paterson

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life. - John Homer Miller

"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian." - Dennis Wholey

"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition." - Alexander Smith

An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way. - Charles Bukowsky

"Nothing ventured, nothing gained."

Honeymoon: "A short period of doting between dating and debting." - Ray Bandy

"The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about." - Oscar Wilde

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." - Bill Cosby

"By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher." - Socrates

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. - Arthur Ashe

"We are so vain that we care even for the opinion of those we don't care for." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up." - Ogden Nash

"If something can go wrong, it will."- Murphy's Law

"Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do." - Zsa Zsa Gabor

Don't ever slam the door; you might want to go back. - Don Herold

"The joy that isn't shared dies young."- Anne Sexton

"Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything." - Herb Caen

Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults. - Benjamin Franklin

"Some people ask the secret of our long marriage, We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays; I go Fridays." - Henny Youngman

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. - Mae West

I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right, shame on you. - Louis Armstrong

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. - e. e. cummings

Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

The best things in life aren't things. - Art Buchwald

Laughter is inner jogging. - Norman Cousins

The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighted in the same scales. - Aesop

"Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides." - Margaret Thatcher

"In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman." - Margaret Thatcher

"When you have to make a choice and don't make it, you've already made it." - Anonymous

"When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs." - Oscar Wilde

"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us." - Hermann Hesse

"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value out of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with." - Mark Twain

"Be kind. Remember everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

"I can summarize everything I have learned about Life in three words: IT GOES ON!" (Dr.Leo Buscaglia)

"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty." - Mother Teresa

"When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take -- choose the bolder." - William Joseph Slim

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." - Dale Carnegie

Never be ashamed of not knowing a thing, only be ashamed of not wanting to know.

"What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens." - Thaddeus Golas

"A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day." - Andre Maurois

"Life without a friend is like death without a witness."- Spanish Proverb

"In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything and two minus one equals nothing." - Mignon McLaughlin

"He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper." - Edmund Burke

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." - Ambrose Redmoon

"Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house." - Jean Kerr

"No man who is not pleased with himself can please others." - Frederick Saunders

"The people in my life reflect back to me the choices I have made." - Paul Ferrini

"Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance." - Henry Ward Beecher

"All that I love loses half its pleasure if you are not there to share it." - Clara Ortega

"A friendship that can end never really began." - Publius Syrus

"You are only what you are when no one is looking." - Robert C. Edwards

"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'" - Erich Fromm

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being." - Goethe

"With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp." - Jim Loehr

"It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it." - Lee Haney