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“If you can accept any model of reality, why not choose one that suggests you can literally bend reality with your mind?”

~Vishen Lakhiani

 

“Life can happen to you, or life can happen FROM you.”

~Vishen Lakhiani

 

“Dying is easy, but living — well, you gotta work at it.

Life is an athletic event. You gotta be tough.”

~Jack LaLanne

 

“New Year's Day is every man's birthday.”
~Charles Lamb

 

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”

~Karen Lamb

 

“Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.’”

~Ann Landers

 

“The real trick is to stay alive as long as you live.”

~Ann Landers

 

“Nobody gets to live life backwards. Look ahead – that’s where your future lies.”

~Ann Landers, American journalist, editor

 

“Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.”

~Tom Landry

 

“Impossible is just something that hasn’t happened yet.”

~Dawn Langerock

 

“Consciousness conceived, governs, and becomes a physical world.”
~Robert Lanza

 

“Hope doesn’t come from calculating whether the good news is winning out over the bad. It’s simply a choice to take action.”

~Anna Lappe

 

“Even the fear of death is nothing compared to the fear of not having lived authentically and fully.”

 ~Frances Moore Lappe

 

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”

~Lucy Larcom

 

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.”

~Doug Larson

 

“Knowledge has never been known to enter the head via an open mouth.”

~Doug Larson

 

“Measure your life in love.”

~Jonathan Larson

 

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in your determination.”

~Tommy Lasorda

 

“Is everything as urgent as your stress would imply?”

~Carrie Latet

 

“Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself, and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.”

~Peter Mere Latham

 

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.”

 ~Latin Proverb

 

“If there is no wind, row.”

~Latin Proverb

 

“I could tell where the lamplighter was by the trail he left behind him.”

~Harry Lauder

 

“Money never starts an idea. It is always the idea that starts the money.”

~Owen Laughlin

 

“To be successful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with your work.”

~Sister Mary Lauretta

 

“Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.”

~Johann Kaspar Lavater

 

“Experience teaches only the teachable.”

~Vernon Law

 

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lessons afterwards.”

~Vernon Sanders Law

 

“I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.”

~D.H. Lawrence

 

“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

 

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.”

~D. H. Lawrence

 

“We are changing, we have got to change, and we can no more help it than leaves can help going yellow and coming loose in autumn.”

~D.H. Lawrence

 

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

~Jack Layton

 

“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”

~Reggie Leach

 

“It may be that those who do most, dream most.”

~Stephen Butler Leacock

 

“It is the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.”
~C.W. Leadbeater

 

“An education relieves you of the burden of having to believe everything you are told.”

~Robert Leamnson

 

“Value your words. Each one may be the last.”

~Stanislaw J. Lec

 

“Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on, hold fast, hold out. Patients is genius.”

~Comte Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

 

“The failure is not in getting knocked down, the failure is in not getting up.”

~Bob Ledbetter

 

“Live large, Choose courageously, and Love without limits.”

~Natalie Ledwell

 

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
~Bruce Lee

 

“If you love life don’t waste time, for time is what life is made of.”

~Bruce Lee

 

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”

~Bruce Lee

 

“It’s not the daily increase, but the daily DECREASE. Hack away at the unessential.”

~Bruce Lee

 

“The successful warrior is the average man with laser like focus.”

~Bruce Lee

 

“To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.”

~Bruce Lee

 

“Simplicity is the key to brilliance.”

~Bruce Lee

 

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”

~Bruce Lee

 

“If you always put limit[s] on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there - you must go beyond them.”

~Bruce Lee

 

“To become different from what we are. We must have some awareness of what we are. “

~Bruce Lee

 

“The perfect way is only difficult for those who pick and choose. Do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear.”

~Bruce Lee

 

“As you think, so shall you become.”

~Bruce Lee

 

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

~Bruce Lee

 

“You have to be deviant if you’re going to do anything new.”

~David Lee

 

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.”

~Harper Lee

 

“To heal we must take full responsibility for our actions.”
~Robin Lee

 

“Would any one of us undertake even a journey of a few hundred miles without knowing why, without having some purpose? And yet, so many of us live, undertaking not a chance task, but the great Task of life itself... and yet we ask not why.”

~J.J. Van Der Leeuw

 

“Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all of the time, made new.”

~Ursula K. LeGuin

 

“You’ve got to walk right into what you want and not look at what you don’t want. Stay focused on the goal.”

~Calvin LeHew

 

“Nothing is hopeless, we must hope for everything.”

~Madeleine L’Engle

 

“It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love.”
~John Lennon

 

“When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.”

~John Lennon

 

“Life is what happens to you while you are making other plans.”

~John Lennon

 

“In school they asked me what I wanted to ‘be’ when I grew up. I wrote down ‘Happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.”

~John Lennon

 

“The best games are not those in which all goes smoothly and steadily toward a certain conclusion, but those in which the outcome is always in doubt. Similarly, the geometry of life is designed to keep us at the point of maximum tension between certainty and uncertainty, order and chaos. Every important call is a close one. We survive and evolve by the skin of our teeth. We really wouldn’t want it any other way.”

~George Leonard

 

“Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to.”

~Harriet Lerner

 

“A single grateful thought raised to heave is the most perfect prayer.”

~Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

 

“Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.”

~Elmer G. Letterman

 

“A man’s greatest strength develops at the point where he overcomes his greatest weakness.”

~Elmer G. Letterman

 

“Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.”

~Michael Leunig

 

“Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember”

~Oscar Levant

 

“‘I’ll try,’ means ‘I think I can’t.’ That’s why trying doesn’t accomplish anything but trying. Rather than try, do it!”

~Lester Levenson

 

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”

~Sam Levenson

 

“Mindfulness teaches us the nature of the shadow; heartfulness teaches us the nature of the light. But without these two qualities in balance, we will evolve either eyeless in the darkness, or blinded by the light.”

~Stephen Levine

 

“The only cure for grief is action.”

~George Henry Lewes

 

“When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.”

~C.S. Lewis

 

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one?’”

~C.S. Lewis

 

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.”

~C.S. Lewis

 

“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”

~C.S. Lewis

 

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”

~C.S. Lewis

 

“We read to know we are not alone.”

~C.S. Lewis

 

“The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”

~C.S. Lewis

 

“The safest road to hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”

~Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963); British writer, critic, “Allegory of Love”, “The Chronicles   of Narnia”

 

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends too soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”

~W.M. Lewis

 

“Well done, is well said.” 

~Anthony Liccione

 

“With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another.”

~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

 

“In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.”

~John Lilly

 

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser than he was yesterday.

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all; but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“‘Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“If, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot build character by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“I do the very best I know how, the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing it to the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

~Abraham Lincoln”

 

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”

~Abraham Lincoln

 

“It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.”

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

“To give without reward or notice has a special quality of its own.”

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

“If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.”

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

 ”What kind of person can live without risk or daring? I don’t believe in taking foolish chances, but we can accomplish little without taking any chance at all.”

~Charles A. Lindbergh

 

“If you don’t go far enough back in memory or far enough ahead in hope, your future will be impoverished.”

~Ed Lindeman

 

 ”…that sometime during their voyage though life, they’re going to hit a storm. And even though things might get very rough, they should never stop going forward. They must never give up, not even for a moment. If you drop anchor, … the storm will tear you apart. Look forward, and you will see the beautiful rainbow on the other side. Keep looking forward and move in that direction, and you will make it through.”

~Lynn Lingenfelter

 

“We can control our lives by controlling our perceptions.”
~Bruce H. Lipton

 

“The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.”

~Bruce H. Lipton

 

“We must recognize that the primary source that controls our lives are our beliefs. And we control our beliefs.”

~Bruce H. Lipton

 

“If you change your thoughts, you actually change your biology.”

~Bruce H. Lipton

 

“The only place you will be accepted is the place you make for yourself.”

~Holly Lisle

 

“Beauty comes as much from the mind as from the eye.”

~Grey Livingston

 

“I looked always outside of myself to see what I could make the world give me instead of looking within myself to see what was there.”

~Belle Livingstone  

 

“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”

~John Locke

 

“The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

~Vince Lombardi

 

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will.”

~Vincent Thomas “Vince” Lombardi

 

“Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”

~Vincent Thomas “Vince” Lombardi

 

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit.”

~Vincent Thomas “Vince” Lombardi

 

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”

~Vince Lombardi

 

“The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are more important than the events that occur.”

~Vince Lombardi

 

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour is that moment when he has worked his heart out in cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle.”

~Vince Lombardi

 

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

~Jack London

 

“Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy.”

~Janet Long

 

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

“He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

“It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82); American writer, best-known 19th century poet in US, “The Song of Hiawatha”

 

“The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without thought of fame. If it comes at all it will come because it is deserved, not because it is sought after.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)

American writer, best-known 19th century poet in US, “The Song of Hiawatha”

 

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old, familiar carols play,

And wild and sweet the words repeat

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

“The holiest of holidays are those Kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

“The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

“Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

“Others will underestimate us, for although we judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, others judge us only by what we have already done.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

“In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.”

~Cassius Longinus

 

“The temptation to quit and start over infects every creative process I’ve ever been in. Frustration and boredom always fuel this self-doubt.”

~Robert Lopez

 

“Most problems precisely defines are already partially solved.”

~Harry Lorayne

 

“When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

~Audre Lorde

 

“Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.”

~Audre Lorde

 

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.”

~Sophia Loren

 

“Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what.”
~Spryte Loriano

 

“It’s good to have money and the things money can buy.  But it’s also good to check and make sure you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy.”
~George Lorimer

 

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”

~George Lorimer

 

“I attract to my life whatever I give my attention, energy and focus to, whether positive or negative.”
~Michael Losier

 

“There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.”

~Louis XIV

 

“We desire an exciting future, but the demand for familiar and comfortable tempers our steps to the point that often our steps are little more than stepping in place.”

~Craig D. Lounsbrough

 

“This is your world. Shape it or someone else will.”

~Gary Low

 

“Pleasure is a by-product of doing something that is worth doing. Therefore, do not seek pleasure as such. Pleasure comes of seeking something else, and comes by the way.”

~A. Lawrence Lowell

 

“The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.”

~Allard Lowenstein

 

“When important decisions have to be taken, the natural anxiety to come to a right decision will often keep you awake. Nothing, however, is more conducive to healthful sleep than plenty of open air.”

~Sir John Lubbock

 

“Always remember your focus determines your reality.”
~George Lucas

 

“In my experience, there is no such thing as ‘luck.’”

~George Lucas

 

“Success - my nomination for the single most important ingredient is energy well directed.”

~Louis Lundborg

 

“We won’t always know whose lives we touched and made better for our having cared, because actions can sometime have foreseen ramifications. What’s important is that you do care and you do act.”

~Charlotte Lunsford

 

“When you have determined what you want, you have made the most important decision of your life. You have to know what you want in order to attain it.”

~Douglas Lurtan

 

“Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.”

~Martin Luther

 

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew the woman I wanted to become.”

~Brianna Luthiger

 

“The worst risk you can take is no risk.”

~Robert A. Lutz

“Joy is not in things, it is in us.”
~Richard Wagner

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