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"Special strength comes from enduring unchangeable circumstances while holding to one's purposes."

- David K. Reynolds

"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

- Marshall Foch

"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary projects, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind trancends limitations; your consciousness expands in every direction; and you find yourself in a great new and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be."

- Patanjali

"If you seek what is honorable, what is good, what is the truth of your life, all the other things you could not imagine come as a matter of course."

- Oprah Winfrey

Believing in something makes it possible.
It doesn't necessarily make it easy.

"Perhaps all human progress stems from the tension between two basic drives: to have what everyone else has and to have what no one has."

- Judith Stone

"At some level, we too, have to make an ultimate sacrifice to our callings. We need to devote everything, our whole selves. A part-time effort, a sorta-kinda commitment, an untested promise, won't suffice. You must know that you mean business, that you're going to jump into it up to your eye sockets and not turn back at the last minute."

- Gregg Levoy

"Today we spend more time on our therapists' couch than on our own two feet. Psychotherapists are now the skycaps of our emotional baggage, except they're getting $150 tips and putting our bags on a flight that never seems to land. We have 12-stepped over the line, people."

- Dennis Miller

"If I could put my mind to it, I could do anything. I just don't feel like putting my mind to something. So there."

- Ellen Degeneres

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

- Ayn Rand

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Quotes were compiled by Adam Khan
author of the books, Principles For Personal Growth and Self-Help Stuff That Works
and creator of the blog, MoodRaiser.com
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