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So many books, so little time. - Frank Zappa

No furniture so charming as books. - Sydney Smith

Passion is easy; commitment is tough. - Celia Barbour

Ambition is the grand enemy of all peace. - John Cowper Powys

You want to invent new ideas, not new rules. - Dan Heath

Every man is the architect of his own fortune. - Sallust

Ambition is destruction, only competence matters. - Jill Robinson

You have to dream before your dreams can come true. - A P J Abdul Kalam

Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use. - Ruth Gordon

A woman who strives to be like a man lacks ambition. - Unknown

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. - J K Rowling

Books have led some to learning and others to madness. - Petrarch

Don't look for perfection. That isn't the goal. - Ash Maurya

For broken dreams, the cure is dream again; and deeper. - C S Lewis

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. - John Wayne

To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage. - Confucius

Patience is the only way you can endure the gray periods. - Teri Hatcher

Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep. - Walter Scott

For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. - Harry F Banks

Be of good courage and the Lord will strengthen your heart. - The Bible

Where there is no hope, it is incumbent on us to invent it. - Albert Camus

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire. - Steven Wright

After a rich man gets rich, his next ambition is to get richer. - American Proverb

Life is infinitely stranger than anything the mind could invent. - Arthur Conan Doyle

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. - Mark Twain

Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us. - Earl Nightingale

Sometimes true courage in life is just being a decent human being. - Unknown

Reality is just a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs. - Lily Tomlin

Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed. - Dale Carnegie

Sadness is more or less like a head cold - with patience, it passes. - Barbara Kingsolver

The most beautiful make-up is passion but cosmetics are easier to buy. - Yves Saint Laurent

Observation, Reason, Human Understanding, Courage; these make the physician. - Martin H. Fischer

Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men. - Jane Addams

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. - Franklin P. Adams

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise. - Maya Angelou

The things that we understand, create silence. The things that we do not, create emotion. - Kapil Gupta

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened. - Ernest Hemingway

I invite everyone to choose forgiveness rather than division, teamwork over personal ambition. - Jean-Francois Cope

When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic. - Charles R Swindoll

I have noted that the healthy release of emotion is frequently very unhealthy for those closest to you. - Mr Spock

Courage will now be your best defence against the storm that is at hand - that and such hope as I bring. - JRR Tolkien

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances. - J Donald Walters

Attract what you expect,
Reflect what you desire,
Become what you respect,
Mirror what you admire. - Unknown

I heard his library burned down and both books were destroyed - and one of them hadn't even been colored in yet. - Robertson Davies

It's a sad day when you find out that it's not accident or fortune but just yourself that kept things from you. - Lillian Hellman

The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books - how not to eat what you've just learned now to cook. - Andy Rooney

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire. - Aristotle

Therefore if a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune; for though she be blind, yet she is not invisible. - Francis Bacon

Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin - but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. - Harper Lee

The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family. - Reed Markham

Stop this attitude that older people ain't any good anymore! We're as good as we ever were - if we ever were any good. - Dolly Parton

The moderation of people in prosperity is the effect of a smooth and composed temper, owing to the calm of their good fortune. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Desire is the key to motivation. It is the key to develop a healthy personality and a positive attitude towards oneself and others. - Amit Abraham

Happiness consists more in conveniences of pleasure that occur everyday than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom. - Benjamin Franklin

Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there's a dream, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living. - Unknown

The greatest thing about man is his ability to transcend himself, his ancestry and his environment and to become what he dreams of being. - Tully C. Knoles

There is not less wit, not less invention, in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that book. - Pierre Boyle

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. - Dale Turner

Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books. - William Cowper

The ideas that have lighted my way and, time after time, have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. - Albert Einstein


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