If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
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Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
One man with courage is a majority.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.
Madge Norwood, Cabin In the Cotton (1932)
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
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
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to god.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
He who hesitates is lost.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.
Henry David Thoreau
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
You had me at hello.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Seduce my mind and you can have my body, find my soul and I'm yours forever.
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
The buck stops here.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Live your dreams.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
The one thing that separates winners from losers is, winners take action!
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
Commit yourself to a dream... Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, and they had years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce ? The cuckoo clock.
Harry Lime, The Third Man (1949)
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
Change yourself, change your fortunes.
Love is not selfish.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St Francis De Sales
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor for the best opportunities, they will never come.
Janet Erskine Stuart
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me ?
Jack Byrnes, Meet The Parents (2000)
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.