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Chuck Palahniuk

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” —Chuck Palahniuk, born: February 21, 1962


Chuck Palahniuk

“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” —Chuck Palahniuk, born: February 21, 1962


Bruce Lee

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” —Bruce Lee, born November 27, 1940


Bruce Lee

“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” —Bruce Lee, born November 27, 1940


Bruce Lee

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” —Bruce Lee, born November 27, 1940


Bruce Lee

“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” —Bruce Lee, born: November 27, 1940,


Bruce Lee

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” — Bruce Lee, born November 27, 1940.


Joel Osteen

“God is not as concerned about our comfort as He is our purpose. Sometimes He shakes things up to get us to our destiny.” — Joel Osteen, Born: March 5, 1963


Joel Osteen

“All of us can look back and see things that should have defeated us. You’re still standing. That’s the goodness of God.”  — Joel Osteen, Born: March 5, 1963


Joel Osteen

“God didn’t make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.” — Joel Osteen, Born: March 5, 1963


Joel Osteen

“Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy.” — Joel Osteen, Born: March 5, 1963


Joel Osteen

“When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.” —  Joel Osteen, Born: March 5, 1963


Joel Osteen

“Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” — Joel Osteen, Born: March 5, 1963


Steve Jobs

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Steve Jobs, Born: February 24, 1955


Steve Jobs

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs, Born: February 24, 1955


Steve Jobs

“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” Steve Jobs, Born: February 24, 1955


Steve Jobs

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”  – Steve Jobs, Born: February 24, 1955


Steve Jobs

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”  Steve Jobs, Born: February 24, 1955


Edgar Allan Poe

“We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Born January 19, 1809


Edgar Allan Poe

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Born January 19, 1809


Edgar Allan Poe

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins.” – Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Born January 19, 1809


Edgar Allan Poe

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” – Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Born January 19, 1809


Edgar Allan Poe

“All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.” – Edgar Allan Poe Quotes Born January 19, 1809


Thomas Edison

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison, Born February 11, 1847


Thomas Edison

“There’s a way to do it better – find it.” – Thomas Edison, Born February 11, 1847


Thomas Edison

“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison, Born February 11, 1847


Thomas Edison

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison, Born February 11, 1847


Thomas Edison

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison, Born February 11, 1847


Thomas Edison

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison, Born February 11, 1847


Thomas Edison

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison, Born February 11, 1847


Bill Cosby

“Women don’t want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think – in a deeper voice.” – Bill Cosby Born July 12, 1937


Mark Twain

“I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” – Mark Twain, Born November 30, 1835


Garrison Keillor

“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.” – Garrison Keillor, August 7, 1942


Dave Chappelle

“The world can’t tell you who you are. You’ve just got to figure out who you are and be there, for better or worse.” – Dave Chappelle Born August 24, 1973


Dave Chappelle

“The only way you can know where the line is, is if you cross it.” – Dave Chappelle, Born: August 24, 1973


Dave Chappelle

“The mark of greatness is when everything before you is obsolete, and everything after you bears your mark.” – Dave Chappelle, Born: August 24, 1973


Dave Chappelle

“The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.” – Dave Chappelle, Born: August 24, 1973


Dave Chappelle

“No matter how old you are, if a little kid hands you a toy phone… you answer it.” – Dave Chappelle, Born: August 24, 1973


Dave Chappelle

“I’m cool with failing so long as I know that there are people around me that love me unconditionally.” – Dave Chappelle, Born: August 24, 1973


Billy Graham

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” – Billy Graham, Born: November 7, 1918


Billy Graham

“My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” – Billy Graham, Born: November 7, 1918


Billy Graham

“God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.” – Billy Graham, Born: November 7, 1918


Billy Graham

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham, Born: November 7, 1918


Bill Cosby

“The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.” – Bill Cosby, Born: July 12, 1937


Bill Cosby

“A word to the wise ain’t necessary, it’s the stupid ones who need advice.” – Bill Cosby, Born: July 12, 1937


Tony Robbins

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins, Born: February 29, 1960


Thomas Edison

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison, Born: February 11, 1847


Og Mandino

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino, Born: December 12, 1923


Leo Buscaglia

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” – Leo Buscaglia, Born: March 31, 1924


H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr., Born 1940


George S. Patton

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” – George S. Patton, Born: November 11, 1885


Dale Carnegie

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie, Born: November 24, 1888


Carol Burnett

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Burnett, Born April 26, 1933


Willie Nelson

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson, Born: April 29, 1933


Lyndon B. Johnson

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson, Born: August 27, 1908


Orson Welles

“What’s happening now is what happened before, and often what’s going to happen again sometime or other.” – Orson Welles, Born: May 6, 1915


Orson Welles

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” – Orson Welles, Born: May 6, 1915


Walt Disney

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney, Born: December 5, 1901


Walt Disney

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” – Walt Disney, Born: December 5, 1901


Walt Disney

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”


Walt Disney

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney, Born: December 5, 1901


Walt Disney

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” – Walt Disney, Born: December 5, 1901


Walt Disney

“I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.” – Walt Disney, Born: December 5, 1901


Orson Welles

“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” – Orson Welles, Born: May 6, 1915


Walt Disney

“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” – Walt Disney, Born: December 5, 1901


Orson Welles

“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” – Orson Welles, Born: May 6, 1915


Walt Disney

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney, Born: December 5, 1901


Orson welles

“Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.” – Orson Welles, Born: May 6, 1915


Mignon Mclaughlin

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon Mclaughlin, Born: June 6, 1913


Richard Bach

“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.” – Richard Bach, born June 23, 1936 Books by Richard Bach at Amazon  


Rick Riordan

“Be careful of love. it’ll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.” – Rick Riordan


Leo Buscaglia

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn. – Leo Buscaglia


Orson Welles

 “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion that we are not alone.” – Orson Welles


H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”  – H. Jackson Brown Jr.


Ralph Marston

“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows” – Ralph Marston


Walt Disney

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney


Mark Twain

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain


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