If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren
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We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
If you don't quit, and don't cheat, and don't run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
Mark Victor Hansen
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Love knows no bounds.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
Necessity is the mother of invention.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Thank god, it is over, that I have seen it and am able to tell it to the world.
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
Honor the ocean of love.
George de Benneville
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
Faith can move mountains.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
We must be the change we wish to see.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal ; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
May you live all the days of your life.
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
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun, a swiss watch and a woman from anywhere.
Cherry Valance, Red River (1948)
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
A bold onset is half the battle.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
You know, Billy. We blew it.
Wyatt, Easy Rider (1969)
The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
Nothing is more honorable than enlightenment, nothing is more beautiful than virtue.
Love like you'll never be hurt.
No disguise can long conceal love where it exists, or long feign it where it is lacking.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
Henry David Thoreau
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !