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Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not.
Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.
Genius will not.
Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not.
The world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in one’s heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals.
Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
( D H Lawrence )

Those who don’t read books have no advantage over those that can’t read them.

Old age is the most unexpected of all things that happen to us.

Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.
( W.B. Yeats )

Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.

Give me strength, not to be better than my enemies, but to defeat my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself, give me strength for a straight back and clear eyes, so when life fades, as the setting sun, my spirit may come to you without shame.
( P. C. Cast )

In human relations, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.

Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another’s fear.

The only thing that will ever make me fall in love is if I fall in love. 
( C. JoyBell C. )

The pursuit of perfection is the pursuit of sweetness and light.

Despite what our leaders and politicians tell us, our world will not be safer by creating borders and barriers.

Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for christmas morning.
Time can’t be given.
But it can be shared. 

( Cecelia Ahern )

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact – It’s an opinion.
Impossible is not a declaration – It’s a dare.
Impossible is potential.
Impossible is temporary.
Impossible is nothing.

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way.
If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. 

( Jim Rohn )

Our priority and our duty in life is to protect all other living beings, both people and animals, from cruelty, abuse, and exploitation.

God has given us more than fourteen billion cells and connections in our brain.
Why would God give us such a complex organ system unless he expects us to use it? 
( Ben Carson )

Spend this morning, spend this afternoon, spend this evening, and spend this night.
Because you can’t take any of them with you.

The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.
( Steve Maraboli )

Most of us are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that we cannot even imagine yet.

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
( W. B. Yeats )

Life is constantly testing us.
Separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.

Most of the time, all you have is the moment, and the imperfect love of the people around you. 
( Anne Lamott )

When things don’t go the way we might like them to.
It may be a sign from above that something even better is right around the corner.

Every single desire can lead to a dream and every single dream has possibility to become reality. 
( Santosh Kalwar )

When you get to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen.
Either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.
( Edward Teller )

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
( Rabindranath Tagore )

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
( Anais Nin )

Cowards, perverts and sadists infest our planet and are responsible for nearly all the cruelty and the abuse inflicted on both animals and people.

Logic will get you from A to Z.
Imagination will get you everywhere.

( Albert Einstein )

The world is my country.
To do good my religion.

( Thomas Paine )

Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good.
Behave yourself and never mind the rest.
( Beatrix Potter )

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
( Carl Sagan )

As cities grow and technology takes over the world, belief and imagination fade away.
And so do we.

( Julie Kagawa )

I do not believe this darkness will endure.
( J R R Tolkien )

We can’t all be ringmasters in the circus of life.
But we don’t have to be clowns either.

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.
( Oscar Wilde )

Inside every old man is a young man wondering what happened.

I require only three things of a man.
He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.
( Dorothy Parker )

A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight.

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
( W C Fields )

Always be a first-rate version of yourself.
Instead of a second-rate version of someone else.

It is not enough to succeed.
Others must fail.

( Gore Vidal )

Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect.
Whether they choose to be or not.

Never marry a man you wouldn’t want to be divorced from.
( Nora Ephron )

If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again.

I’m equal part genius, equal part buffoon.
( Noel Gallagher )

The gap between a fool and a wise man is just one mistake.

Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar.
Never spread it about like marmalade.
( Sir Noel Coward )

To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
A sure cure for sea-sickness is to sit under a tree.

( Spike Milligan )

We are all able if we think we are able.

England and America are two countries separated by a common language.
( Sir George Bernard Shaw )

To accomplish great things we must not only act.
We must dream, we must plan, and we must believe.

The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
( Shirley Maclaine )

It is through the pain of confronting and resolving problems that we learn

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can see from a mountain top.

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
( Sigmund Freud )

It’s not that I’m so smart.
It’s just that I stay with problems longer.

( Albert Einstein )

Man becomes man only by his intelligence.
But he is man only by his heart.

( Henri Frederic Amiel )

There are no secrets to success.
Don’t waste time looking for them.

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence.
( Colin Powell )

I was taught to strive.
Not because there were any guarantees of success.

But because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life.
( Madeleine Albright )

When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail.
And both are equally important.

( Ellen DeGeneres )

Success is the doing, not the getting.
In the trying, not the triumph.

Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
If we do our best, we are a success.

( Zig Ziglar )

It is a common condition of being poor.
You are always afraid that the good things in your life are temporary.
That someone can take them away.
Because you have no power beyond your own brute strength to stop them.

( Rick Bragg )

Don’t worry about being effective.
Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.

( Dorothy Day )

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
( Vernon Howard )

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
( Leo Buscaglia )

Change begins when a few people start talking with one another about something they care about.

I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate.
It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.
( Leo C Rosten )

Compassion is not sentiment but is making justice and doing works of mercy.
( Matthew Fox )

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