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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God doesn't make junk.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
They are able because they think they are able.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
Great men are not always wise.
Shri Ramakrishna used to say, "As long as I live, so long do I learn". That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death. Heart and core of everything here is good, that whatever may be the surface waves, deep down and underlying everything, there is an infinite basis of goodness and love.
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
You become what you think about.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Actions speak louder than words.
O Captain ! My Captain ! our fearful trip is done.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me ? Yet if I am for myself alone, of what good am I ?
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
To know me is to love me.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
I love you. I've loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe Ive even loved you before I saw you.
George Eastman, A Place In The Sun (1951)
You can observe a lot just by watching.
In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.
Robert H. Schuller
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Dreams are the reality of tomorrow.
Now is wanted intense karma-yoga with unbounded courage and indomitable strength in the heart. Then only will the people of the country be roused.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most of the exercise I get is from standing and walking around laboratory tables all day. I derive more benefit and entertainment from this than some of my friends and competitors get from playing games like golf.
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday'', that person can not say, "I choose otherwise''.
The show must go on.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
It's the investor who is risky, not the investment.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me I lift me lamp beside the golden door.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
This is the true joy the being used for a purpose recognized as a might one.
George Bernard Shaw
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait, but if he does not learn it, he must perish.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
Without courage, all others virtues lose their meaning.
What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
They're called boobs, Ed.
Erin Brockovich, Erin Brockovich (2000)
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle