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Surfing is attitude dancing. - Gerry Lopez

So many books, so little time. - Frank Zappa

Books don't need batteries. - Nadine Gordimer

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. - Elvis Presley

Books and chocolate make life bearable. - Unknown

A poor joke must invent its own laughter. - Latin Proverb

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

I would rather die of passion than of boredom. - Emile Zola

Our patience will achieve more than our force. - Edmund Burke

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. - Raymond Lindquist

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. - Suzy Kassem

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. - Aristotle

The lower the Lattitude, the better the Attitude. - Unknown

It is difficult to lay aside a confirmed passion. - Catullus

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. - Timothy Leary

A room without books is like a body without a soul. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes. - Carl Jung

With enough courage you can do without a reputation. - Margaret Mitchell

Often a lack of energy is considered to be patience. - Kin Hubbard

You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. - Nancy D Solomon

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

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. - Voltaire

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. - Arthur O'Shaughnessy

If your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough. - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. - Lawrence J. Peter

Ambition hath no mean, it is either upon all fours or upon tiptoes. - George Savile

It takes great courage to faithfully follow what we know to be true. - Sara E. Anderson

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Hold on to a ray of hope, and a promise of future... and follow your dreams. - Unknown

Books are no different from goats - they enjoy an afternoon out on the lawn. - Kate Bernheimer

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance. - Anthony J D'Angelo

When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him. - Norman Vincent Peale

There is more treasure in books than all the pirate's loot on treasure island. - Walt Disney

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented. - R Buckminster Fuller

Character is the result of two things: Mental attitude and the way we spend our time. - Elbert Green Hubbard

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. - J Krishnamurti

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. - Ayn Rand

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. - Earl Nightingale

There is scarcely an instance of a man who has made a fortune by speculation and kept it. - Andrew Carnegie

Being ourselves means sometimes having to find the courage to stand alone, totally alone. - Brene Brown

The closest a person ever comes to perfection is when he fills out a job application form. - Stanley Randall

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. - C S Lewis

The cleverly expressed opposite of any generally accepted idea is worth a fortune to somebody. - F Scott Fitzgerald

The greatest human achievement is not success but facing an unchangeable fate with great courage. - Viktor Frankl

The essential dilemma of my life is between my deep desire to belong and my suspicion of belonging. - Jhumpa Lahiri

Parents should leave books lying around marked "forbidden" if they want their children to read. - Doris Lessing

We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory. - Cicero

Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream. - Debby Boone

True kitsch has nothing to do with irony. It's very honest. It represents what people like, their dreams. - Marcel Wanders

Faith is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see -
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency. - Emily Dickinson

Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and acitivty of man's nature. - Robert South

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

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. - Horace Mann

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life. - Joel Osteen

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside awakens. - Carl Jung

The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid. - Confucius

Why aren't more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books aren't within everybody's reach. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

All Joy reminds. It is never a possession, always a desire for something longer ago or further away or still 'about to be'. - C S Lewis

Our dreams may be totally different and yet, we are alike in that no matter what we have achieved, we still have dreams that have eluded us. - Steven Scott

You learn you can do your best even when it's hard, even when you're tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage. - Joe Namath


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