Famous quotes from thinkers, revolutionaries and influencers of our era.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
What is life without the radiance of love.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
What's another word for thesaurus ?
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
If I had more time, I'd write a shorter speech.
Ask yourself : 'Do I feel the need to laminate ? ' Then teaching is for you.
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
Fortune favors the brave.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
W. Clement Stone
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Adversity is wont to reveal genius, prosperity to hide it.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
It's never too late.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
The first duty of love is to listen.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
To know me is to love me.
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
All mankind love a lover.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Ideas... they have the power
Truth fears no questions.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
The more I love myself the better I am able to love you.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)