Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
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 ?'
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
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Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
There is no substitute for hard work.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Happiness is a state of mind.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
No man can stand on top because he is put there.
H. H. Vreeland
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity can not survive.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
The best things in life are not things.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Our first journey is to find that special place for us.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined, you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Many have encountered and overcome the challenge of homelessness Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.
Henry David Thoreau
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Never spend your money before you have it.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Can you dig it ?
Youngblood Priest, Superfly (1972)
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
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.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
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
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Just because something does n't do what you planned it to do in the first place doesn't mean it's useless.
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!