„If you keep your destiny in mind, every moment in life becomes an opportunity for moving closer to it.“

Source: Memoirs of a Geisha

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„Giving offers us the opportunity to reshape our destiny. When you give, you are reshaping your destiny.“

—  T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963

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„A Christian ought to be disposed and prepared to keep in mind that he has to reckon with God every moment of his life.“

—  John Calvin French Protestant reformer 1509 - 1564

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„Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

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„Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.“

—  Niccolo Machiavelli Italian politician, Writer and Author 1469 - 1527

Machiavelli commented on the relative ease of gaining favor from friends and enemies in Chapter 20 of The Prince, quoted above. However, this particular wording comes from a line spoken by Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974), written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola:
My father taught me many things here. He taught me in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
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„Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.“

—  Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - -495 BC

This has often been attributed to Sun Tzu and sometimes to Petrarch. It comes most directly from a line spoken by Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974), written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola:
My father taught me many things here. He taught me in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close but your enemies closer.
Niccolò Machiavelli, who is also sometimes credited, wrote on the subject in The Prince:
It is easier for the prince to make friends of those men who were contented under the former government, and are therefore his enemies, than of those who, being discontented with it, were favourable to him and encouraged him to seize it.
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„You will never reach your destination if you stop & throw stones at every dog that barks...Better keep biscuits & Move on.“

—  Dhirubhai Ambani Indian business tycoon 1932 - 2002

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„Everybody has their moment of great opportunity in life. If you happen to miss the one you care about, then everything else becomes eerily easy.“

—  Douglas Adams English writer and humorist 1952 - 2001

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„You are the emotion of life that is renewed every moment to your thought alone.“

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„The visions you glorify in your mind,
The ideals you enthrone in your heart..
This you will build your life by…
This you will become.“

—  James Allen British philosophical writer 1864 - 1912

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„You should keep sacred every impuls of your mind; you should keep sacred every pious sentiment; because that is art in us. In an inspired hour she will appear in a clear form, and this form will be your picture.“

—  Caspar David Friedrich Swedish painter 1774 - 1840

as quoted in Nature and Culture: American Landscape and Painting, 1825-1875, Barbara Novak; Oxford University Press, 2007, note 74
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