Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
A. P. Gouthey
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Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Success is never ending, failure is never final.
Dr. Robert Schuller
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Love the giver more than the gift.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged , practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Practice makes perfect.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
Courage is not a virtue of value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
We can only learn to love by loving.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No one became poor by giving alms.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
Love is something eternal.
Vincent Van Gogh
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
Love like there is no tomorrow.
In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
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
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Self-knowledge is the basis of JKD because it is effective, not only for the individuals martial art, but also for his life as a human being.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
Don't say, "If I could, I would". Say, "If I can, I will".
The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy -- not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy ? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call 'following your bliss'. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are -- if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.