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Carpe Diem

The grand essentials in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Albert Einstein

Win without boasting. Lose without excuse.
Albert Payson Terhune

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
Alexander Hamilton

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
Anais Nin

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
Anna Freud

The real measure of a man's wealth is what he has invested in eternity.

Your destiny does not write itself.

Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
Ansel Adams

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
Anton Chekhov

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away.
Arthur Helps

Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might have been.
Arthur Ransome

Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance... a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
Augusta E. Rundel

A word of appreciation often can accomplish what nothing else could accomplish.
B.C. Forbes

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart... filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.
Bess Streeter Aldrich

Listening is giving the other person the experience of being heard.
Bix Bickson

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Calvin Coolidge

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Carl W.Buechner

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you are home.
Carol Nelson

I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live; I always like the gifts I get, But how I love the gifts I give!
Carolyn Wells

Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is as potent as caffeine, no matter your age.
Carrie Latet

There seems a magic in the very name of Christmas.
Charles Dickens

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
Charles Dickens

But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round... as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.
Charles Dickens

Never write a letter while you are angry.
Chinese Proverb

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
Chinese Proverb

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

Share your knowledge. Itís a way to achieve immortality.
Dali Lama

How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.
David Norris

Leadership is an action, not a position.
Donald H. McGannon

You know you are in love when you can not fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
Dr. Seuss

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Edgar Allen Poe

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Edmund Burke

By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.
Edwin Elliot

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

No object is mysterious. The mystery is in your eye.
Elizabeth Bowen

Do not give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, you can not go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
Emile Zola

We never know the worth of water 'til the well is dry.
English Proverb

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we are here for something else besides ourselves.
Eric Sevareid

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
F.P. Jones

In charity there is no excess.
Francis Bacon

Peace, like charity, begins at home.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
French Proverb

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
Friedrich von Schiller

Keep true to the dreams of your youth.
Friedrich von Schiller

Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left.
Fulton J. Sheen

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
George E. Woodberry

Come to the edge, He said. They said, We are afraid.
Come to the edge, He said. They came.
He pushed them... and they flew.
Guillaume Appolinaire

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.
Hamilton Wright Mabi

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

When you know that you are capable of dealing with whatever comes, you have the only security the world has to offer.
Harry Browne

Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.
Helen Steiner Rice

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
Henry David Thoreau

You can not build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Henry Ford

It is good to think well; it is divine to act well.
Horace Mann

Enthusiasm moves the world.
J. Balfour

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
James Crook

We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path, and we will never be happy if we live someone else's idea of life.
James Van Praagh

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Janos Arany

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
Japanese Proverb

One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.
Japanese Proverb

One kind word can warm three winter months.
Japanese Proverb

The best things in life are free - and they are also priceless.
Jean Williams Brown

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit - this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The true test of intelligence is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we do not know what to do.
John Holt

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Joseph Addison

Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold!
Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

Nature does not demand that we be perfect. It requires only that we grow.
Josh Liebman

Without darkness, there are no dreams.
Karla Kuban

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
Katherine Hepburn

When I no longer feel the thrill to the first snow of the season, I‘ll know I‘m growing old.
Lady Bird Johnson

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Lin Yutang

There are two things to aim at in life: first to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith

Politeness is an easy virtue, costs little, and has great purchasing power.
Louisa May Alcott

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will.
Malcolm Forbes

A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.
Margaret Fuller

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great.
Mark Twain

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
Mark Twain

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King

What one loves in childhood stays in the heart forever.
Mary Jo Putney

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
Maya Angelou

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
Maya Angelou

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

We do not inherit the earth from our parents. We borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale

Failure will never overtake you, as long as your desire to succeed is strong enough.
Og Mandino

Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you need is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Oprah Winfrey

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
Oscar Wilde

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde

If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future, look into your present action.

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Paul Boese

Life is long to the miserable, but short to the happy.
Publilius Syrus

Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes a person who is wide awake to make his dream come true.
Roger Ward Babson

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life.
Sandra Carey

Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.

Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.
Sholem Asch

As we give, we live.
Sidney Greenberg

If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.
Sir Isaac Newton

Anger manages everything badly.

The best things you can give children, next to good habits, are good memories.
Sydney J. Harris

To know you have enough is to be rich.
Tao Te Ching

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you hardly catch it going.
Tennessee Williams

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
The Dalai Lama

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Theodore Roosevelt

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Thomas Stearns Eliot

He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.

He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.

If you have a good friend, you don't need a mirror.

If there is no joyous way to give a festive gift, give love away.

Time is precious. Use it wisely.

Never give up on the things that make you smile.

We do not need more to be thankful for, we need to be more thankful.

Few things are created and perfected at the same moment.

If you do not climb the mountain, you can not see the view.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Yesterday is the past, Tomorrow is the future, Today is a gift. That is why we call it the present.

The power to change tomorrow is held in the decision we make today.

Snowflakes are kisses from heaven.

Love is what is in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.

Patience is a virtue.

Kindness is like snow; it makes everything it covers beautiful.

If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always got.

We are judged by what we finish, not what we start.

It is better to regret something you have done, than to regret something you haven't done.

Too often we are so preoccupied with the destination, we forget the journey.

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.
Victor Hugo

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.
Vista M. Kelly

Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too.

May your life preach more loudly than your lips.
W.E. Channing

There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries.
W.J. Cameron

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
W.T. Ellis

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can not do.
Walter Bagehot

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Washington Irving

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.
Will Durant

We can choose to throw stones, To stumble on them, To climb over them or To build with them.
William Arthur Ward

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its outcome.
William James

Destiny is not a matter of chance; it's a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
William Shakespeare

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
William Shakespeare

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Ward

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill



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