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If you can’t reach heaven, raise hell. Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo. ~ Virgil, The Aeneid

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Fool that I was, upon my eagle’s wings I bore this wren, till I was tired with soaring, and now he mounts above me. ~ John Dryden

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Your problem is never really your problem, your reaction to your problem is your problem. ~ Brian Kinsey

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Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often. ~ Mark Twain

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He who limps still walks. — Stanislaw Lec

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No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. — George Jean Nathan

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Nine times out of ten, when people say myself or yourself they should say me or you.

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You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. ~ Michael Jordan

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You can’t leave footprints in the sands of time if you’re sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave butt prints in the sands of time? ~ Bob Moawad

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If you have nothing to do, don’t do it here.

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Changing one thing for the better is worth more than proving a thousand things are wrong.

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The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince. ~ Vincent Lombardi

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The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong–but that’s the way to bet. ~ Damon Runyon

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Never defend the oppressed unless you are prepared to take on the oppressor. ~ Ogden Nash

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To finish first, you must first finish. ~ Rick Mears

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I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.  ~ Lucille Ball

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The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act. ~ Barbara Hall

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It amazes me what humans can do, even when streams are flowing down their faces and they stagger on… ~  Markus Zusak

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Having fear is like being thirsty or hungry—you do something about it.

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Removing the straw that broke the camel’s back does not necessarily allow the camel to walk again.

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I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindien

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Talent is only a starting point. ~ Irving Berlin

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Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. ~ Martha Graham

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One day of practice is like one day of clean living.  It doesn’t do you any good. ~ Abe Lemons

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Good, better, best.  Never let it rest.  Until your good is better and your better is best. ~ Tim Duncan

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If people listened to themselves more often, they would talk less.

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Do not share things that are dear to you with people who are not.

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If you are going to walk on thin ice you might as well dance.

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A person is grown up not when they can take care of themselves, but when they can take care of others.

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I assume full responsibility for my actions, except the ones that are someone else’s fault.

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If you’re ever in doubt, throw a pepper in the air. If it fails to come down, you have gone mad, so don’t trust in anything. ~ Gregory Maguire

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How did they ever get the permit to create the world? ~ Stanislaw J. Lec

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Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things. ~ Peter Drucker

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We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. ~ George Orwell  

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People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false; a gift confers no rights. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice. ~ Stanley Horowitz

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I praise loudly; I blame softly. ~ Catherine the Second

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In order to deviate successfully, one has to have at least a passing acquaintance with whatever norm one expects to deviate from. ~ Frank Zappa

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There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. ~ Robert Heinlein

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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge–myth is more potent than history–dreams are more powerful than facts–hope always triumphs over experience–laughter is the cure for grief–love is stronger than death. ~ Robert Fulghum

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It’s not reality or how you perceive things that’s important—it’s what you’re taking for it…

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I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies.  Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just part of the way the world works.  Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you […]

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If I had all the money I’d spent on drink, I’d spend it on drink. ~ Sir Henry Rawlinson

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Suppose two-thirds of the members of the national House of Representatives were dumped into the Washington garbage incinerator tomorrow, what would we lose to offset our gain of their salaries and the salaries of their parasites? ~ H. L. Mencken

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Winning isn’t everything.  Wanting to is. ~ Catfish Hunter  

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The woods are lovely dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. ~ Robert Frost  

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If you are going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it you might as well laugh about it now. ~ Marie Osmond  

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We experience life as a continuity, and only after it falls away, after it becomes the past, do we see its discontinuities.  The past, if there is such a thing, is mostly empty space, great expanses of nothing, in which significant persons and events float. ~ Teju Cole  

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Mentioning Jesus in speeches is small government.   Doing what Jesus asks is big government. ~ Stephen Colbert  

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Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing. ~ John Andrew Holmes