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“Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.”

~A. Sachs

 

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be know.”

~Carl Sagan

 

“It is healthier to see the good points of others than to analyze our own bad ones.”

~Francoise Sagan

 

“One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born.”

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

“You know you’ve achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.”

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”

~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

“Making a decision usually means taking one of two roads. One is doing the right thing. To take the other road, you have to sit back and spin a story around the decision or action you are taking. If you find yourself thinking up an elaborate justification for what you are doing, you are not doing the right thing.”

~Wayne Sales

 

“I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”

~J.D. Salinger

 

“It isn’t enough to appreciated change from afar, or only in the abstract, or as something that can happened to other people but not you.  We need to create change for ourselves, in a workable way, as part of our everyday lives.”
~Sharon Salzbera

 

“By prizing heartfulness above faultlessness, we may reap more from our effort because we’re more likely to be changed by it.”

~Sharon Salzberg

 

“Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.”

-Sharon Salzberg

 

“Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one’s own person is its ultimate reward.”

~Patricia Sampson

 

“To know and to act are one and the same.”

-Samurai Proverb

 

“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”

~George Sand

 

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”

~Carl Sandburg

 

“The single clenched fist lifted and ready,

Or the open hand held out and waiting.

Choose: For we meet by one or the other.”

~Carl Sandburg

 

“Most of us are confident we could move the mountains if somebody would clear the hills out of the way.”

~Carl Sandburg

 

“When wisdom controls desire, you live long; when desire overcomes wisdom, you die early.”

-Chang San-feng

 

“Yesterday is a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well-lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore to this day.”

-Sanskrit Proverb

 

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”

~George Santayana

 

“Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.”

—George Santayana

 

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

-George Santayana

 

“There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.”

-George Santayana

 

“One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.”

-George Santayana

 

“Let go of the wheel and enjoy the flow of the ocean, but always remember you are always the captain of your own ship.”

~Rosally Sapla

 

“Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure.”

~William Saroyan

 

“Solitude is one thing and loneliness is another.”

–May Sarton

 

“You get peace of mind not by thinking about it or imagining it, but by quieting and relaxing the restless mind.”
~Remez Sasson

 

“I’m not okay; you’re not okay; and that’s okay.”

-Virginia Satir

 

“The direction of a man’s thought is always the decisive factor in his personality. His whole outer life will be determined by the inward inclination of his mind.”

-Erich Sauer

 

“Steadfast determination is not something people are born with but something that must be developed and nurtured. Once you have an understanding of the strength of character it offers, you can transfer that energy to anything that you want in your professional and personal life, family, education, and more.”

~Troy Saunders (MrMontana98 at http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/)

 

“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.”

~Marilyn vos Savant

 

“Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”

~Marilyn vos Savant

 

“Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.”

~Diane Sawyer

 

“Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.”

~Zoey Sayward

 

“Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds soon choke up the unused path.”

~Scandinavian Proverb

 

“You cannot be anything if you want to be everything.”

~Solomon Schechter

 

“Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.”

-Schiller

 

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.”

~Dr. Laura Schlessinger

 

“A mind set in its ways is wasted. Don’t do it.”

~Eric Schmidt

 

“Success is really about being ready for the good opportunities that come before you. It’s not to have a detailed plan of everything that you’re going to do. You can’t plan innovation or inspiration, but you can be ready for it, and when you see it, you can jump on it.”

~Eric Schmidt

 

“You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity.”

~Walt Schmidt

 

“Every man take the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”

~Arthur Schopenhauer

 

“We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.”

-Schopenhauer

 

“The greatest mistake a man can make is to sacrifice health for any other advantage.”

~Arthur Schopenhaver

 

“It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.”

~Robert H. Schuller

 

“Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.”

~Robert H. Schuller

 

“As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.”

~Robert H. Schulle

 

“Every achiever that I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.’”

-Dr. Robert H. Schuller

 

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

-Dr. Robert Schuller

 

“The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.”

Dr. Robert H. Schuller (b. 1926); American Protestant minister

 

 ”Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.”

-Dr. Robert H. Schuller

 

“I’d rather try something great and fail, then try nothing at all and succeed.”

~Robert Schuller

 

“What great things would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”

~Robert H. Schuller

 

“What often matters more than the activity we’re doing at a moment in time is how we feel about it.”
~Brigid Schulte

 

“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”

~Charles M. Schulz

 

“Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.”

~Charles Schulz

 

“Any intelligent fool can invent further complications, but it takes a genius to retain, or recapture, simplicity.”

~E.F. Schumacher

 

“Ideals are like stars; we may never reach them, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, we can use our ideals, our stars, as guides, and follow them until we reach our destiny.”

~Carl Schurz

 

“Life is too short to waste. Dreams are fulfilled only through action, not through endless planning to take action.”

~David J. Schwartz

 

“Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it.”

~Elias Schwartz

 

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”

~Morrie Schwartz

 

“It’s the same process I used in bodybuilding: What you do is create a vision of who you want to be — and then live that picture as if it were already true.”
~Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pocket.”

~Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

~Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.”

–Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without strategy.”

~General Norman Schwarzkopf

 

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”

~Norman Schwarzkopf

 

“By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.”

~Albert Schweitzer

 

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.”

~Albert Schweitzer

 

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”

~Albert Schweitzer

 

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.”

~Albert Schweitzer

 

“At times our own light goes out, and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us had cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame up within us.”

~Albert Schweitzer

 

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only things.”

~Albert Schweitzer

 

“Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility.”

~Albert Schweitzer

 

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

~Albert Schweitzer

 

“Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it.”

~Albert Schweitzer

 

“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.”

~Albert Schweitzer

 

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.”

~Albert Schweitzer

 

“Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own.”

~Charles Scribner Jr.

 

“Failure, when analyzed, will provide the building blocks for future successes that will be far greater than the failure itself.”

~Steven K. Scott

 

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”

~Frank Scully

 

“Kill ‘em with service. Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Enthusiasm is irresistible.”

~David Seabury, American psychologist

 

“Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”

~Alice Sebold

 

“Your thoughts cause your feelings.”

~The Secret

 

“Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.”

~Pete Seeger

 

“The Vastness that we all are is like an ocean that exists in relation to everything – as the Infinite noticing of everything being just what it is – Itself included. It sees thoughts for thoughts and feelings for feelings and sensations for sensations. There is never a desire or request that anything be anything but what it is.”
~Suzanne Segal

 

“You can’t count on finding time; you have to make time…To be successful, you have to stop making excuses.”

~Jeff Seidman

 

“We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted... Each of us contains within... this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise.”

~Edward Sellner

 

“I’d like to grow very old as slowly as possible.”

~Irene Mayer Selznick

 

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
~Seneca

 

“What you think of yourself is much more important that what others think of you.”

~Seneca

 

“It is not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It is because we dare not venture that they are difficult.”

~Seneca

 

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”

~Seneca

 

“While we are postponing life speeds by.”

~Seneca

 

“Toil to make yourself remarkable by some talent or other.”

~Seneca

 

“The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it’s the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that’s weighed.”

~Seneca

 

“It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.”

~Seneca

 

“We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired? Our vices will abort of themselves if they be brought every day to the shrift.”

~Seneca

 

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

~Seneca

 

“No man was ever wise by chance.”

~Seneca

 

“To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.”

~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

“A brave man struggling with adversity is a spectacle for the gods.”

~Seneca

 

“A consciousness of wrongdoing is the first step to salvation…you have to catch yourself doing it before you can correct it.”

~Seneca

 

“As it is with a play, so it is with life—what matters is not how long the acting lasts, but how good it is.”

~Seneca

 

“To be everywhere is to be nowhere.”

~Seneca

 

“He who comes to a conclusion when the other side is unheard, may have been just in his conclusion, but yet has not been just in his conduct”.

~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

“Kill the snake of doubt in your soul.”

~Kate Seredy

 

“Whatever you want, chase after it with everything that you have. Not for the fame or fortune but solely because that’s what you believe in.”

~Gary Sethi

 

“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.”

~Dr. Seuss

 

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more paces you’ll go.”

~Dr. Seuss

 

“Don’t put off living to next week, next month next year or next decade. The only time you’re ever living is, in this moment.”

~Dr. Seuss

 

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

~Dr. Seuss

 

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

~Dr. Seuss

 

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

~Dr. Seuss

 

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.”

~Dr. Seuss

 

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those whose mind don’t matter, and those whose matter don’t mind.”

~Dr. Seuss

 

“Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves.”

~Eric Sevareid

 

“Life to me is the greatest of all games. The danger lies in treating it as a trivial game, a game to be taken lightly, and a game in which the rules don’t matter much. The rules matter a great deal. The game has to be played fairly or it is no game at all. An even to win the game is not the chief end. The chief end is to win it honorably and splendidly.”

~Ernest Shackleton

 

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

 

“I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.”

~William Shakespeare

 

“Ask me no reason why I love you; for though Love use Reason for his physician, he admits him not for his counselor.”

~William Shakespeare

 

“This above all: To thine own self be true; And it must follow, as the night the day; Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

~William Shakespeare

 

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.”

~William Shakespeare

 

“Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

~William Shakespeare

 

“O, it is excellent to have a giant’s strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant.”

~William Shakespeare

 

“What’s done can’t be undone.”

~William Shakespeare (1564-1616); English playwright, poet, work considered greatest in English literature

 

 ”Things without remedy, should be without regard; what is done, is done”

~William Shakespeare

 

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts…”

~William Shakespeare

 

 ”This above all: to thine own self be true”

~William Shakespeare

 

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

~William Shakespeare

 

“For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother tomorrow.”

~William Shakespeare

 

“Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried.”

~William Shakespeare

 

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

~William Shakespeare

 

“Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.”

~William Shakespeare

 

“The Possible’s slow fuse is lit By the Imagination.”

~William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English playwright, poet, work considered greatest in English literature

 

“All the joy the world contains

Has come through wishing happiness for others.

All the misery the world contains

Has come through wanting pleasure for oneself.”

~Indian philosopher-poet Shantideva

 

“Dream big. Start small.  Begin now.”
~Robin Sharma

 

“Just because it’s never been done doesn’t mean it can’t be done.”
~Robin Sharma

 

“Dream big.  Start small.  Begin now.”
~Robin Sharma

 

“Why be a sheep when you can be a lion?  Why be a victim when you can be a leader?  Why be a taker when the world belongs to the giver?  Rise up. And stand strong.”
~Robin Sharma

 

“We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.”

~Robin Sharma

 

“Isn’t it strange that princes and kings,

And clowns that caper in sawdust rings,

And common people, like you and me

Are builders for eternity?

Each is given a bag of tools,

A shapeless mass, a book of rules;

And each must make, ere life is flown,

A stumbling block or a stepping stone.”

~R.L. Sharp

 

“You create your own reality and your own destiny – don’t ever let anyone create it for you! It is possible as long as you believe it is.”

~Chad Shaw (thenaturalone1ky at http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/)

 

“Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”

~George Bernard Shaw.

 

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“A man of great common sense and good taste, - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“You don’t learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking and getting well hammered yourself.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“Never mind likes and dislikes; they are of no consequence.  Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them. “

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.”

~George Bernard Shaw

 

“The mind’s first step to self-awareness must be through the body.”

~George Sheehan

 

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”

~Gail Sheehy

 

“Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one’s own unnecessary vegetation.”

~Gail Sheehy

 

“‘Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.”

~John Sheffield

 

“Anyone can build a prototype by the book. But you create a legend by the seat of your pants.”

~Carroll Shelby

 

“The only Soul-Filled purpose of life is to love and let what makes you soulfully happy guide you — it’ll all work out if that’s your guiding force.”
~Christie Marie Sheldon

 

“Cultivate your confidence, grow your power, become the amazing gift that you are to yourself and share it with the world.”

~Christie Marie Sheldon

 

“Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.”

~William H. Sheldon

 

“Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose, a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.”

~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

 

“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.”

~Margaret shepherd

 

“It’s never too late to change the programming imprinted in childhood, carried in our genes or derived from previous lives; the solution is mindfulness in the present moment.”

~Peter Shepherd

 

“The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.”

~Barbara Sher

 

“When you play it too safe, you’re taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we’re given.”

~Barbara Sher

 

“When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover’s apprehension.”

~Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816); Anglo-Irish dramatist

 

“The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.”

~Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 

“As soon as one cherishes the thought of winning the contest or displaying one’s skill and technique, swordsmanship is doomed.”

~Takano Shigeyoshi

 

“Love excessively and you will know love excessively. Fear excessively and you will know fear excessively. With an open heart, you will not be afraid of your fear or your love. Then you are free.”

~Shimakataya

 

“Desire changes your field of vision.

It is expansive.

Be in your expanded state.

Allow yourself to feel big again.”

~Shimakataya

 

“Go out and face your fears. There is no better time than this.”

~Shimakataya

 

“The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.”

~Florence Shinn

 

“Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown.”

~George Shinn

 

“Break your mirrors, shatter the glass. In this self-absorbed society, look less at yourselves and more at each other. Learn more about the face of your neighbor and less about your own.”

~Sargent Shriver

 

“Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.”

~Dinah Shore

 

“The start is what stops most people.”

~Don Shula

 

 ”Who shoots at the mid-day sun, though he may be sure he shall never hit the mark, yet as sure he is he shall shoot higher than he who aims but at a bush.”

~Sir Philip Sidney

 

“It’s the most important thing that entrepreneurs have going for them: brazen stupidity.”

~Mo Siegel

 

“At least once a week I ask myself the question ‘What did you do of value with your life this week?’”

~Mo Siegel, founder of Celestial Seasonings

 

“We may be disappointed if we fail, but we are doomed if we don’t try.”

~Beverly Sills

 

“There are no short cuts to any place worth going.”

~Beverly Sills

 

“A positive mind puts you firmly in control and out of the reach of the world’s negative distractions.”

~Alex Simmons

 

“Most people break mentally before they break physically.”

~Louie Simmons

 

“Hey, I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”
~Paul Simon

 

“The best revenge is massive success.”

~Frank Sinatra

 

“…the genius of great leadership. Great leaders and great organizations are good at seeing what most of us can’t see. They are good at giving us things we would never think of asking for.”

~Simon Sinek from Start With Why

 

“Fulfillment comes from the opportunity to serve those who serve others. If enough of us commit this year to do just that, it means there will always be someone out there to watch out for us too.”

~Simon Sinek

 

“For those who are willing to make an effort miracles and wonderful treasures are in store.”

~Isaac Bashevis Singer

 

“We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.”

~Isaac Bashevis Singer

 

“Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.”

~Isaac Bashevis Singer

 

“The prerequisite to true freedom is to decide that you don't want to suffer anymore”

~Michael A. Singer

 

“When your mind starts telling you what you have to do to make everything okay, don’t buy into what it’s telling you. The truth is, everything will be okay as soon as you are okay with everything. And that’s the only time everything will be okay.”

~Michael A. Singer

 

“Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.”

~Edith Sitwell

 

“When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take - choose the bolder.”

~W. J. Slim

 

“Hope is the companion of power and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.”

~Samuel Smiles

 

“An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.”

~Samuel Smiles

 

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success.”

~Samuel Smiles

 

“Probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.”

~Samuel Smiles

 

 ”Hope is like the sun which, as we journey towards it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.”

~Samuel Smiles

 

“This New Year, may your life be like an APPLE – Abundance, Peace, Prosperity, Laughter, Everywhere.”
~Yakov Smirnoff

 

“[Memory is] a man’s real possession...In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.”

~Alexander Smith

 

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.”
~Betty Smith

 

“What you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.”

~Dean Smith

 

“If you treat every situation as a life-and-death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”

~Dean Smith

 

“There is an applause superior to that of the multitudes: one’s own.”

~Elizabeth Elton Smith

 

“Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.”

~Emmitt Smith

 

“Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves ~ and by which they are willing to be judged.”

~Frederick Smith

 

“Lives are changed by a moment’s listening to conscience, by a single and quiet inclination of the mind.”

~George A. Smith

 

“Let me advise thee not to talk of thyself as being old. There is something in Mind Cure, after all, and if thee continually talks of thyself as being old, thee may perhaps bring on some of the infirmities of age. At least I would not risk it if I were thee.”

~Hannah Whitall Smith

 

“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

 

“The next best thing to winning is losing. At least you’ve been in the race.”

~Nellie Hershey Smith

 

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

 

“There are many people who have been told, especially during their formative years, that they will never succeed. Their self-image has become what someone else has told them....You can overcome this and choose not to let others claim your destiny. You are the only one who is control of your destiny.”

~Stran Smith

 

“There is one piece of advice, in a life of study, which I think no one will object to; and that is, every now and then to be completely idle - to do nothing at all.”

~Sydney Smith

 

“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little.”

~Sydney Smith

 

“To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.”

~Sydney Smith

 

“Faith is the ability to see the invisible and believe in the incredible and that is what enables believers to receive what the masses think is impossible.”

~Clarence Smithison

 

“This New Year, may your life be like an APPLE – Abundance, Peace, Prosperity, Laughter, Everywhere.”

~Yakov Smirnoff

 

“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.”

~Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut

 

“The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it.”

~C.P. Snow

 

“Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.”

~Ralph W. Sockman

 

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

~Socrates

 

“Get not your friends by bare compliments, but by giving them sensible tokens of your love.”

~Socrates

 

“Wisdom begins in wonder.”

~Socrates

 

“Know thyself.”

~Socrates

 

“My belief is that to have no wants is divine”.

~Socrates

 

“Of all possessions wisdom alone is immortal”.

~Socrates

 

“Do not pursue what is illusory - property and position: all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life - don’t be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is after all, all the same: the bitter doesn’t last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing.”

~Alexander Solzhenitsyn

 

“Our envy of others devours us most of all.”

~Alexander Solzhenitsyn

 

“I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on.”

~Stephen Sondheim

 

“If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.”

~Julia Sorel

 

“Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.”

~Thomas Sowell

“Leave each one his touch of folly; it helps to lighten life’s burden which, if he could see himself as he is, might be too heavy to carry.”

~John Lancaster Spalding

 

“The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.”

~John Lancaster Spalding

 

“If you want to be respected, you must respect yourself.”

~Spanish Proverb

 

“No revenge is more honorable than the one not taken.”

~Spanish Proverb

 

“When there is hope for the future, there also lies the power and energy to fulfill your hopes and dreams.”

~Matt Spears

 

“Pray as if everything depended on God, and work as if everything depended on man.”

~Francis Cardinal Spellman

 

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

~Diana Spencer

 

“Purposely pause each day in gratitude and consciously give thanks for life’s privilege.”

~Jeff Spencer

 

“Shielding ourselves from the consequences of folly results in a world of fools.”

~Herbert Spencer

 

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”

~Herbert Spencer

 

“This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us; to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves; to act in such a way that some part of us lives on.”

~Oswald Spengler

 

“An idea isn’t worth that much. It’s the execution of the idea that has value. If you can’t convince one other person that this is something to devote your life to, then it’s not worth it.”

~Joel Spolsky

 

“When it comes to luck, you make your own.”

~Bruce Springsteen

 

“Illusions make you weak; dreams and possibilities make you strong.”

~Bruce Springsteen

 

“Dreams don’t mean nothing unless your strong enough to fight for em’ and make them come true.”

~Bruce Springsteen

 

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.”

~Charles Spurgeon

 

“Of two evils choose neither.”

~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

 

 ”If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams–the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.”

~Robert Southey (1774-1843); British writer noted for romantic poetry, criticism and biographical works

 

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

~Saint Augustine

 

“Insomuch as love grows in you, so in you beauty grows.”

~St. Augustine

 

“Pray not for a lighter load, but for stronger shoulders.”

~St. Augustine

 

“What you are must always displease you, if you would attain to that which you are not. “

~St. Augustine

 

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains,

At the huge waves of the seas,

At the long course of the rivers,

At the vast compass of the ocean,

At the circular motion of the stars,

And yet

They pass by themselves without wondering.

~St Augustine of Hippo

 

“The elders were wise. They knew that man’s heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too.”

~Chief Luther Standing Bear

Lakota Sioux

 

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.”

~Bessie A. Stanley

 

“The only thing that separates the elite from all the rest is the fact that the elite are better at the basics than everyone else.”

~M. Sgt Duane Stanton, USAF Pararescue

 

“Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.”

~Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 

“Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe--the open sesame to every soul.”

~Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 

“Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.”

~Dan Stafford

 

“People must be born and reborn to belong.”

~Standing Bear, Lakota Chief

 

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”

~Freya Madeline Stark

 

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.”

~David Starr

 

“Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”

~Pamela Vaull Starr

 

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.”

~Roger Staubach

 

“I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it is my duty...This is my highest and best use as a human.”

~Ben Stein

 

“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.”

~Ben Stein

 

“It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business.”

~Gertrude Stein

 

“Let me listen to me and not to them.”

~Gertrude Stein

 

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”

~John Steinbeck

 

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”

~John Steinbeck

 

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

~Gloria Steinem

 

“The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.”

~Gloria Steinem

 

“Our vision is more obstructed by what we think we know than by our lack of knowledge.”

~Kristen Stendhal

 

“What the heart knows today the head will understand tomorrow.”
~James Stephens

 

“You better have a vision for what you want in your life.”

~Sean Stephenson

 

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”

~G.B. Stern

 

“Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist, the parachute.”

~G.B. Stern

 

“I take a simple view of life. It is keep your eyes open and get on with it.”

~Laurence Sterne

 

“You can do as you please, yet everything matters.”

~Wallace Stevens

 

“Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.”

~Adlai Ewing Stevenson

 

“If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.”

~Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

 

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

 

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

 

“You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

 

“The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

 

“Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, of playing a poor hand well.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

 

“The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.”

~Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson

 

“Keep your fears to yourself; share your courage with others.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

 

“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

 

“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.”

~Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson

 

“You’re cheating yourself if you’re not pursuing a new reason to smile every day.”

~Kevin Stewart

 

“Love what you do. Get good at it. Competence is a rare commodity in this day and age. And let the chips fall where they may.”

~Jon Stewart

 

“A lot of people approach risk as if it’s the enemy when it’s really fortune’s accomplice.”

~Sting

 

“How vain is learning unless intelligence go with it”.

~Stobaeus

 

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”

~W. Clement Stone

 

“Success is achieved and maintained by those who TRY, And keep TRYING. Where there is nothing to lose by TRYING, And a great deal to gain if SUCCESSFUL, By all means, TRY. DO IT NOW!”

~W. Clement Stone

 

“Set goals for yourself, before they are set by others.”

~Yasmine N. Stone

 

“Every exit is an entry somewhere.”

~Tom Stoppard

 

“The past, the present and the future are really one: They are today.”

~Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

~Harriet (Elizabeth) Beecher Stowe (1811-96); American writer, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

 

“Pretending is not just play. Pretending is imagined possibility. Pretending, or acting, is a very valuable life skill and we do it all the time.”

~Meryl Streep

 

“When someone tells me there is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under my butt. My instant reaction is, ‘I’m going to prove you wrong!’”

~Picabo Street Skier

 

“It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them.”

~Anthony Storr

 

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for the loving words left unsaid and kind deeds left undone.”

~Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.”

~Walt Streightiff

 

“In anything you ever want to accomplish, remember that life is a game without overtime. Leave it all out on the field everyday and you’ll always come out the winner.”

~Jason Stuber

 

“The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity. We have a tendency it seems to over complicate our lives and forget what’s important and what’s not. We tend to mistake movement for achievement. We tend to focus on activities instead of results. And as the pace of life continues to race along in the world, we forget that we have the power to control our lives regardless of what’s going on outside.”

~Robert Stuberg

 

“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

~Leon J. Suenes

 

“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with, perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.”
~Anne Sullivan

 

“All those things that seem to oppose our goals are actually the raw material for achieving them.”
~Dan Sullivan

 

“Delegate everything except genius.”

~Dan Sullivan

 

“Our eyes only see and our ears only hear what our brain is looking for.” 

~Dan Sullivan

 

“You can have everything you love in life as long as you give up what you hate.”

~Dan Sullivan

 

“Luck and God favor those with good habits.”

~Dan Sullivan

 

“Wherever you are, make sure you’re there.” 

~ Dan Sullivan

 

“When 10X is your measuring stick, you immediately see how you can bypass what everyone else is doing.”

~Dan Sullivan

 

“A new day is here. Yesterday is a memory. Tomorrow is unknown. Now is the knowing.”

~Ajahn Sumedro

 

“When you can’t have what you want, it’s time to start wanting what you have.”

~Kathleen A. Sutton

 

“Love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other.”

~Han Suyin

 

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”
~Shunryu Suzuki

 

“What you fear the most in life, owns you, controls you, and limits you.”

~John Svalina

 

“You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.”

~Swami Satchidananda

 

“…most people spend their time looking for leaders, rather than becoming the leader they are trying to attract. They just need to understand, once they become the person they are looking for, they will find the person they are looking for.”

~ Coach Presley Swagerty

 

“We do not fear the unknown. We fear what we think we know about the unknown.”

~Teal Swan

 

“In life, there are still some things worth fighting for, and some things worth dying for. Freedom is one of those.”

~General Norman Swartzkopf

 

“Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.”

~Emmanuel Swedenborg

 

“Those who wish to sing, always find a song.”

~Swedish Proverb

 

“Don’t throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.”

~Swedish Proverb

 

“Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.”

~Swedish proverb

 

“Shared joy is double joy. Shared sorrow is half sorrow.”

~Swedish Proverb

 

“When a blind man carries a lame man, both go forward.”

–Swedish Proverb

 

“The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car… a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.”

~Ben Sweetland

 

“Success is a journey, not a destination.”

~Ben Sweetland

 

“Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.”

~Anne-Sophie Swetchine

 

“We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.”

~Anne Swetchine

 

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

~Charles Swindoll

 

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.

~Charles Swindoll

 

“The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.”

~Charles R. Swindoll

 

“Rest is valuable only so far as it is a contrast. Pursued as an end, it becomes a most pitiable condition.”

~David Swing

 

“When one shuts one eye, one does not hear everything.”

~Swiss Proverb

 

“There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream-whatever that dream might be.”

~Pearl Sydenstricker

 

“You should not live one way in private, another in public.”

~Publilius Syrus

 

“It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well.”

~Pubilius Syrus

 

“Practice is the best of all instructors.”

~Pubilius Syrus

 

“Depend not on fortune, but on conduct.”

~Publilius Syrus

 

“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.”
~Thomas Szasz

 

“Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is.”

~Thomas Szasz

 

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking about what nobody has thought.”

~Szent-Gyorgy

 

“Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.”

~Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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

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