If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
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The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Love, a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Experience is the best teacher.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists. Love is all there is.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
We must be bright and cheerful, long faces do not make religion.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Do not let the reasons for your challenges become the excuses for your failure.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
If you look at what you have in life, You'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, You'll never have enough.
It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
May you live all the days of your life.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
A healthy outside starts from the inside
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness ?
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
Love isn't blind, it just only sees what matters.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for the day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6: 34
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die !
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride (1987)
Most ball games are lost, not won.
Be all you can be.
John C. Maxwell
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
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.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.