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Some things to think about:
First impressions are the most lasting.
The reward of a thing well done is to have it done.
Half the deed is done once you have made a start.
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the year.
No-one knows what they can do until they try.
An easy job seems mighty hard if you keep putting off doing it.
All the strength you need to achieve anything is within you.
We all find time to do what we really want to do.
Ask yourself always - how can this be done better?
Triumph is made of two words - try and umph.
People's minds are like parachutes - to function properly they must first be open.
A great many open minds should be closed for repairs.
I forget what I was taught - I only remember what I have learnt.
What we have to learn to do - we do by learning.
Knowledge advances in steps - not by leaps.
Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
We can give advice - but we cannot give the wisdom to profit from it.
They know enough who know how to learn.
No-one is ever too old to know better.
You know more than you think you do.
Thoughts are useless unless followed by an action.
Ideas won't keep - something must be done about them.
If you think education is expensive - try ignorance.
When you dig be careful where you throw the dirt.
Before borrowing from a friend decide which you need most.
Borrowed garments never fit well.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
However rare true love is - true friendship is rarer.
Nothing can measure up to the joys a friend can give.
A friend is a special person who, no matter what life brings, helps us to see the bright side of so many different things.
We are on this earth a short time and true friends make it an enjoyable journey.
Friendship is being accepted for who you are.
A friend is not embarrassed to give you a comforting hug when you most need one.
Friendship is something we should never take for granted just because we have it.
A true friend is loyal and shows a sense of care, and with whom our hopes and dreams we may always share.
When we have a special friend we have far more than wealth, for to have a true and loyal friend is a gift from life itself.
Friends are there when things may not be going right and we need a helping hand.
Friendship is caring and sharing and being there for each other.
A friend is someone you trust with your innermost thoughts and feelings.
Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
The sun will set without your assistance.
We always like those who admire us.
'Tis not necessary to light a candle to the sun.
If you want to be loved - be lovable.
The darkest hour is just before the dawn.
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.
A sense of humour is a sense of proportion.
The most useful virtue is patience.
Never compete - create.
If I try to be like others - who will be like me?
The first wealth is health.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Mercy is better than justice.
A family is the basic foundation of the world.
Dare to dream.
Those who lose dreaming are lost.
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
Commonsense is the basis of true happiness.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Keep your mouth shut and you will never bite off more than you can chew.
The best way to solve problems is not to create them.
Tack is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Compromise is the cornerstone of democracy.
Every story has three sides to it - yours, mine and the facts.
A big talker usually talks themselves into unpopularity.
A stiff apology is a second insult.
One does not need to be a good fighter to put up a good fight.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
A wishbone has never taken the place of a backbone.
One kind word can warm three winter months.
People who plant trees love others besides themselves.
The generosity of you time is the most valuable gift you can give.
What comes from the heart - goes to the heart.
To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.
Those who give have all things - those who withhold have nothing.
A smile costs less than electricity and gives more light.
The smile that you send out returns to you.
There is no such thing as can't.
A mixture of empathy and brainstorming can move mountains.
They have the right to criticize - who have the heart to help.
Enlightenment is preferable to correction.
Never demand loyalty in others when you yourself don't give it.
Those who expect nothing are never disappointed.
Live today - forget the cares of the past.
Time heals what reason cannot.
A day is a miniature eternity.
Do not choose to be wrong for the sake of being different.
All people may have been born equal - but that does not mean identical.
Don't fail for want of trying - give it a go.
It's great to be great - greater still to be human.
Don't die wondering.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift - that is why it's called the present.
Things only ever go wrong at the last moment.
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than dreams.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
The early bird catches the worm.
A watched pot never boils.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to Learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Dance as though no-one is watching you, love as though you have never been hurt before, sing as though no-one can hear you, live as though heaven is on earth.
Do not spoil what you have now by desiring what you have not. Remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters ... compared to what lies within us.
Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the path of the weak, becomes a stepping stone in the path of the strong.
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.
May you always have enough happiness to keep you sweet, enough trials to keep you strong, enough success to keep you eager, enough faith to give you courage, and enough determination to make each day a good day.