271) In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
-- Richard Bach
272) There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
-- Lady Blessington
273) In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
-- Coco Chanel
274) The lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint.
-- James Fenton
275) A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused.
-- Shirley Maclaine
276) Dreams come in a size too big so that we may grow into them.
-- Josie Bisset
277) From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
-- Helen Hayes
278) Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
-- Soren Kierkegaard
279) If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, "Here comes number seventy-one!"
-- Richard M. DeVos
280) Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
-- Dr. Laura Schlessinger
281) We all boil at different degrees.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
282) There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
-- Anais Nin
283) Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
-- Janis Joplin
284) The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.
-- Ben Stein
285) Everything in moderation, including moderation. Sometimes you just need a big plate of ribs.
-- Trisha Yearwood
(Submitted by Willard Harrison)
286) For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands.
-- Christini Rosetti
287) Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.
-- George Bernard Shaw
288) The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
289) The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
-- Mark Twain
290) It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
-- Arnold J. Toynbee
291) Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
-- Peter F. Drucker
292) I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.
-- Louisa May Alcott
293) Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
294) I do not have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep.
-- Greg Evans
295) The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
-- Henry Ward Beecher
296) In terms of being late or not starting at all, then it's never too late.
-- Alison Headley
297) Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
-- Henri Frederic Amiel
298) To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in all its perfect power.
-- Maya Angelou
299) You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act.
-- Barbara Hall
300) Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
-- C. S. Lewis
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