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Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except
those that sang best.
Henry van Dyke

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Thomas A. Edison

The essential question is not, "How busy are you?", but "What are you busy at?"
"Are you doing what fulfills you?"
Oprah Winfrey

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. And the life of the candle will not
be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Buddha

One thing life taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests.
They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to
something else.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
Sigmund Freud

No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of
history.
William Hazlitt

The minute you begin to do what you want to do, it's a different kind of life.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of
supporting it.
Thomas Paine

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Les Brown

Study while others are sleeping;
Work while others are loafing;
Prepare while others are playing;
And dream while others are wishing.
William Arthur Ward

Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength.
Henry Ward Beecher

The Greeks have given us one of the most beautiful words of our language, the word
"enthusiasm" - a God within.
Louis Pasteur

The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.
Bette Davis

If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes –
then learn how to do it later.
Sir Richard Branson

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
Milton Berle

Act as if! Act as if you're a wealthy man, rich already, and then you'll surely become rich. Act
as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act
as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if
you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today - you will become
successful.
Jordan Belfort

I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling
waste of energy... you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.
Katherine Mansfield

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on
your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
Dalai Lama

Motivation gets you through the day, but inspiration lasts a lifetime.
Nick Vujicic

Grow up! Who cares what other people think about you?
Epictetus

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your
thoughts break their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in
every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces,
faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you
ever dreamed yourself to be.
Robin Sharma

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's
definition of your life; define yourself.
Robert Frost

Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the
surrealists, searching for the marvelous.
Anais Nin

Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, "I am of no value", is wrong. Absolutely
wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you
lacking? If you have willpower then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are
your own master.
Dalai Lama

It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself.
American Beauty, 1999

Creating heaven on earth will take raising some hell.
Sean Stephenson

Cherish your visions, your ideals, the music that stirs in your heart. If you remain true to
them, your world will at last be built.
James Allen

What does your conscience say? - "You should become the person you are."
Friedrich Nietzsche

One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work.
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky
enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.
Stephen Hawking

We must wake ourselves up! Or somebody else will take our place, and bear our cross, and
thereby rob us of our crown.
William Booth

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