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“Since everything is an apparition, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out into laughter.”

~Long Chen Pa

 

“Our individual performances, no matter how humble our place in life may be, will in the long run determine how well ordered the world may become.

~Paul Packer

 

“Appreciating each other is a true family value, one that will bail out much of the stress on the planet and help strengthen the universal bond all people have.”

~Sara Paddison

 

“You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.”

~Larry Page

 

“The moments that we have with friends and family, the chances that we have to make a big difference in the world or even to make a small difference to the ones we love, all those wonderful chances that life gives us, life also takes away. It can happen fast and a whole lot sooner than you think.”

~Larry Page

 

“Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”

~Douglas Pagels

 

“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.”

~Agnes M. Pahro

 

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”

~Satchel Paige

 

“Have success and there will always be fools to say that you have talent.”

~Edouard Pailleron

 

“Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.”

~Thomas Paine

 

“I admire those who can smile in times of trouble, who can gather strength from distress and who grow brave by reflection.”

~Thomas Paine

 

“The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty. “

~L. P. Pa Jacks

 

“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I’ve ever known.”

~Chuck Palahniuk

 

“No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide.”

~Chuck Palahniuk, “Fight Club”

 

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”

~Chuck Palahniuk

 

“Choose what you have chosen.”

~Reese Palley

 

“The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge.”

~Arnold Palmer

  

“Don’t ever get to a place where you have regrets.”

~Betty Sue Palmer (Johnny Depp’s Mother)

 

“I am defeated, and I know it, if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn anything.”

~George Herbert Palmer

 

“Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.”

~Orhan Pamuk

 

“You get paid to impact the world, not be impacted by it.”

~Mal Pancoast

 

“The opposite of love is note hate. It is indifference.”

~Mal Pancoast

 

“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”

~John De Paola

 

“A baby has a way of making a man out of his father and a boy out of his grandfather.”

~Angie Papadakis

 

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”
~Dorothy Parker

 

“There is no one way to anything, but there could be six different roads to any goal.”

~Sarah Jessica Parker

 

“People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be – not what you nag them to be.”

~Scudder Parker

 

“The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.”

~Gordon Parks

 

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

~Rosa Parks

 

“Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.”

~Rosa Parks

 

“All outside greatness is merely and incidental reflection of the inside.”

~Ralph Parlette

 

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain”

~Dolly Parton

 

“Never stop investing.  Never stop improving.  Never stop doing something new.”
~Bob Parsons

 

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in quiet room alone.”

~Blaise Pascal

 

“We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.”

~Blaise Pascal

 

“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.”

~Blaise Pascal

 

“Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.”

~Blaise Pascal

 

“Our heart has its reasons that reason cannot know.”

~Blaise Pascal (1623-62); French philosopher, mathematician, invented adding machine

 

“The heart has reasons which reason knows nothing of.”

~Blaise Pascal

 

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.”

~Louis Pasteur

 

“Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.”

~Louis Pasteur

 

“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”

–Joe Paterno

 

“The only true measure of your success is how close you come to 100 percent of your capabilities.”

~Larry Patrick

 

“A good plan executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.”
~General George Patton

 

“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.”

~George S. Patton

 

“Accept the challenges, so you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”

~George S. Patton

 

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”

~Gen. George Patton

 

“A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.”

~Gen. George Patton

 

“And if anyone even comes close to what we do, we immediately start doing more. The only way to be the best is to be the best.”

~Peter Paul

 

 “Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.”

~Linus Pauling

 

“Stop resisting your problems so furiously in your mind. Stop struggling to solve them. If you do that, a great sense of peace followed by a great sense of power will come to you. There needs to be a shift in emphasis from self to non-self. How? Five wizard words: get your mind off yourself.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Change your thoughts and change your world.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture...Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“At the very beginning of your effort to overcome your problems it will be necessary to take a positive mental attitude toward them, to think and believe that you can master them and that indeed you are now proceeding to do so.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Plan your work - work your plan”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“It’s always too soon to quit!”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Never forget that all the enthusiasm you need is in your mind. Let it out – let it live – let it motivate you.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Make a mental list of happy thoughts and pass them through your mind several times each day.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Realize that you can do much to make yourself a healthy, vital, and alive individual.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“The more problems you have, the more alive you are.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“The surest way to avoid becoming tired is to get absolutely enthralled in something about which you have a profound conviction. Throw yourself into it. Be somebody.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“To drop the tension from your life, practice the art of tranquility by passing peaceful words and thoughts through your mind, day and night. They have a strange healing quality.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Go to sleep using the conscious thought and affirmation that whatever you may be called upon to handle the next day, God and you will be able to do together.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“You have not only the right but the duty to be happy and successful.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmoutanable it may appear to be.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“There is a reason why you do what you do, and it is an important day in your life experience when at last you discover the reason.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“There is nothing at all wrong with having money unless money has you.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”

~Norman Vincent Peale

 

”To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”

~Joseph Chilton Pearce

 

“Fear is excitement without the breath.”

~Fritz Pearls

 

“Sharing laughter is a way of casting delight to the wind so it blows everywhere and to everyone.”

~Paul Pearsall

 

“I hold the view that while I’m taking it easy some devil somewhere is taking advantage of me.”

~Tony Pearson

 

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”

~M. Scott Peck

 

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”

~M. Scott Peck

 

“First you make your beliefs. Then your beliefs make you. And when you go out in the world, the world will support your beliefs.”

~Marisa Peer

 

“True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”

~William Penn

 

“Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opponents.”

~Sir William Penn

 

“Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.”

~William Penn

 

“Each of us has within ourselves: A spirit, an energy, a superhero that is screaming to be revealed.”

~ Shannan Yorton Penna (Shannan at http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/)

 

“I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.”

~James Cash Penney

 

“A brother is a friend provided by nature.”

~Legouve Pere

 

“What we leave behind is not engraved in stone monuments but woven into the lives of others.”

~Pericles

 

“When building a team, I first look for people who love to win, if I can’t find any of those, then I look for people who hate to lose.”

~H. Ross Perot

 

“I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.”

~Persian Saying

 

”Don’t believe in miracles - depend on them.”

~Laurence J. Peter

 

“For me, success is the process of not accepting failure.”

~John Peterman

 

“I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.”
~Evan Peters 

 

“Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.”

~Margaret Peters

 

“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.”

~Thomas J. Peters

 

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”

~Tom Peters

 

“Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence, only in constant improvement and constant change.”

~Tom Peters

 

“Unless you walk out into the unknown, the odds of making a profound difference in your life are pretty low.”

~Tom Peters

 

“How could somebody fly in space and not write poetry?”

~Don Pettit, Astronaut-Photographer-Poet

 

“The principle by which we live and die is that once we can do something well, we have to figure out how to do it even better.”

~Donald Petersen

 

“Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”

~John Petit-Senn

 

“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.”

~Agnes M. Pharo

 

“What an immense power over life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motions of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.”

~Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

 

“Adversity is the most abundant source of potential positive energy there is.”

~Bill Phillips

 

“Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference.”

~Bill Phillips

 

“You have the power to change, and no one can take that away.”

~Bill Phillips

 

“Nine out of 10 of the greatest accomplishments of mankind were done on a deadline.”

~Bill Phillips

 

“The most important exercise anyone of us will ever do is reaching down and lifting someone else up.”

~Bill Phillips

 

“It’s not how much you can get out of life that matters; it’s how much you put into it that counts.”

~Bill Phillips

 

“The first and most important step to tapping into the power we all have to improve our bodies and lives begins with making a conscious decision to change.”

~Bill Phillips

 

“If you move away from your fears, they will eventually dominate your life. But if you move toward your fears and face them head on, they get smaller and smaller.”

~Bill Phillips

 

“If you don’t know where you stand, it’s hard to know where to step. And it’s impossible to follow a map from one point to another if you don’t know where you are beginning.”

~Shawn Phillips

 

“A successful journey starts not just with a step but with a step in the right direction, followed by another and another.”

~Shawn Phillips

 

“Whatever you create in your life you must first create in your imagination.”
~Tycho Photiou

 

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”

~Pablo Picasso

 

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

~Pablo Picasso

 

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

~Pablo Picasso

 

“Only put off until tomorrow that which you are willing to die having left undone”

~Pablo Picasso

 

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”

~Pablo Picasso

 

“It is your work in life that is your ultimate seduction.”

~Pablo Picasso

 

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”

~Pablo Picasso

 

“I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

~Pablo Picasso

 

“If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.”

~Mary Pickford

 

“I have always believed that it’s important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.”

~T. Boone Pickens

 

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”

~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

 

“The only thing more important that who you are is whom you’re becoming.”
~Stephen Pierce

 

“Doubt, the essential preliminary of all improvement and discovery, must accompany the stages of man’s onward progress. The faculty of doubting and questioning, without which those of comparison and judgment would be useless, is itself a divine prerogative of the reason.”

~Albert Pike

 

“What we have done for ourselves alone, dies with us; what we have done for others and the world, remains and is immortal.”

~Albert Pike

 

“There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace?”

~Peace Pilgrim

 

“The only way to change your life is to make a decision and change conditions.”

~Robert Pino

 

“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.”

~Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

 

“Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention.”
~Pink

 

“When you build bridges you can keep crossing them.”

~Rick Pitino

 

“We can’t always see the pattern when we are a part of it.”

~Belva Plain

 

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
~Plato

 

“We can forgive a child for being afraid of the dark. The real tragedy is when grown adults are afraid of the light.”
~Plato

 

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”

~Plato

 

“You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.”

~Plato

 

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

~Plato

 

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

~Plato

 

“Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.”

~Plautus

 

“The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.”

~Plutarch

 

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

~Edgar Allan Poe

 

“All that we see and seem is but a dream within a dream.”

~Edgar Allan Poe

 

“The great thing about taking big chances when you’re younger is you have less to lose, and you don’t know as much. So you take big swings.”

~Amy Poehler

 

“We have seen the enemy and it is us.”

~Pogo

 

“Some men…obtain a victory by exerting at the last moment more vigorous effort than before.”

~Polybius

 

“What you radiate outward in your thoughts, feelings, mental pictures and words, you attract into your life.”
~Catherine Ponder

 

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”

~Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne

 

“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

~Pooh’s Little Instruction Book

 

“A man should never be ashamed to say he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.”

~Alexander Pope

 

“Committees are, by nature, timid. They are based on the premise of safety in numbers; content to survive inconspicuously, rather than take risks and move independently ahead. Without independence, without freedom for new ideas to be tried, to fail, and to ultimately succeed, the world will not move ahead but live in fear of its own potential.”

~Porche

 

“Remember that what you believe will depend very much on what you are.”

~Noah Porter

 

“Only the heart knows how to find what is precious.”

~Postoevsky

 

“Success: A process of becoming who you already are.”

~Frank Potts

 

“A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.”
~Ezra Pound

 

“Adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because they are looking for ideas.”

~Paula Poundstone

 

“Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.”

~Beatrix Potter

 

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

~Gen. Colin Powell

 

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.”
~E.P. Powell

 

“You are the one who has to keep the focus, drive, and determination…make the change happen.”

~Steve Poynter (stevep78 at http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/)

 

“In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience.”

~W. B. Prescott

 

“Truth is like the sun; you can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”

~Elvis Presley

 

“The first step down the path of enlightenment is admitting that you know nothing.”

~Bill S. Preston Esquire from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

 

“If you’ve got it, haunt it”
~Rose Pressey

 

“The sure sign of an amateur is he has a million plans and they all start tomorrow.”

~Steven Pressfield

“The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows that there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist.”

~Steven Pressfield

 

“We are all warriors. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity, to justify our existence on the planet and to understand, if only within our own hearts, who we are and what we believe in.”

~Steven Pressfield

 

“Words must be weighed, not counted.”

~Polish Proverb

 

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.”

~Joy Baker Priest

 

“They always talk who never think.”

~Matthew Prior

 

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.”

~Michael Pritchard

 

“Forget the idea that you should be able to see tangibly and in full view all the resources necessary to leverage your performance so dramatically. There are resources you can access that cannot be seen, and they’re far greater and more powerful than the resources that you might readily observe.”

~Price Pritchett

 

“The world behaves differently when I take action to go after what I want.”

~Price Pritchett

 

“A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts.”

~Herbert V. Prochnow

 

“Make up your mind that you are going to do the ‘thing’ that has to be done today - whether you like it or not and you’ll like yourself better at the end of the day.”

~Bob Proctor

 

“There is genius in everyone and you have phenomenal ideas, before you reject these ideas, try them. If you are going to doubt anything, doubt your limitations.”

~Bob Proctor

 

“Once you begin to change your mindset, this will separate you from those around you-those who haven’t changed. The unchanged around you will constantly try to bring you back to their way of thinking.”

~Bob Proctor

 

“Denying your dreams and desires is the hardest path anyone could walk. Accepting responsibility for creating a new future also means that you must accept that you have created your present life.”

~Bob Proctor

 

“Regardless of what is going on or what anyone else says, you’ve got to believe in yourself. Stop and think about the greatness locked up within you.”

~Bob Proctor

 

“You must strive to become much less susceptible to influences outside of yourself and much more inclined to trust the instincts and feelings that lie within you.”

~Bob Proctor

 

“The success gene lives in every person regardless of the results they are presently getting - we are spiritual beings and spirit is always for expansion and fuller expression.”

~Bob Proctor

 

“Your real purpose in life is to develop yourself. To successfully do this you must always be working toward a goal.”

~Bob Proctor

 

“Everything you are seeking is seeking you in return.”

~Bob Proctor

 

“He said that there is no art without practice, and no practice without art.”

~Protagoras

 

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

~Marcel Proust

 

“Pain is the most heeded of doctors; to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; we obey pain.”

~Marcel Proust

 

“Illness is the most heeded of doctors; to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; we obey pain.”

~Marcel Proust

 

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

~Marcel Proust

 

“You don’t get what you want in life, you get in life what you are.”

~Old Proverb

 

“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.”

~Proverb

 

“The world is a library; knowledge is rooted in all things.”

~Proverb

 

“Let your experience be a guidepost, not a hitching post.”

~Proverb

 

“Power coerces. Knowledge persuades. Love converts.”

~Proverb

 

“I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand.”

~Proverb

 

“The only people you need to get even with are those who have helped you.”

~Proverb

 

“Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.”

~Proverb

 

“The body weeps the tears that the eyes refuse to shed.”

~Proverb

 

“To do something you love is to drink from the Fountain of Youth.”

–Proverb

 

“Better is a poor man who walks in integrity than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.”

~Proverbs 19:1

 

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

~Proverbs 23:7

 

“As a man thinketh, so is he”

–Proverbs 23:7 Bible

 

“It is the Soldier, not the minister

Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter

Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet

Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer

Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer

Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician

Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,

Who serves beneath the flag,

And whose coffin is draped by the flag,

Who allows the protester to burn the flag.”

~Charles M. Province

 

“If you made a list of all the things you could be thankful for, the list would undoubtedly be longer than your misfortunes.”

~Catherine Pulsifer

 

“Always think on the bright side – no matter what life brings to your day. You’ll gain a treasure within your soul that no worry or hardship can ever take away.”

~Isaac Purcell

 

“Rest satisfied with doing well and leave others to talk of you as they will.”

~Pythagoras

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

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