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.
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
I have a head for business and a bod for sin.
Tess McGill, Working Girl (1988)
An executive is a person who always decides , sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
There is no education like adversity.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
Years from now, when you talk about this, and you will, be kind.
Laura Reynolds, Tea And Sympathy (1956)
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.
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Make the second effort your second nature.
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Self delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, Where have I gone wrong ? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Shultz
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word freedom , justice , honor , duty , mercy , hope.
The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can't have them.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
The struggle of the mind to keep itself free from every sort of bondage -- to remain curious, open, unsatiated in all its relations with nature -- is tenfold more difficult than the cultivation of a stable, satisfying point of view, but a thousandfold more precious.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. Whether it is a godhead or not, I feel this great force, this untapped power, this dynamic something within me. This feeling defies description, and there is no experience with which this feeling may be compared. It is something like a strong emotion mixed with faith, but a lot stronger.
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Come forth into the light of things , Let nature be your Teacher.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
What do they think I am, dumb or something ? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge ! Put together !
Lina Lamont, Singin (1952)
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
The strength of the heart comes from the soundness of the faith.
Saudi Arabian Proverb
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Norman Vincent Peale
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is ; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Success is never wondering what if.
I have seen so many of these, and lived with them, and travelled with them, and oftentimes felt as if I should starve to death on an equal allowance, that I am fully convinced I am correct in saying that the North American Indians, taking them in the aggregate, even where they have an abundance to subsist on, eat less than any civilized population of equal numbers, that I have ever travelled amongst.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
You have available to you, right now, a powerful supercomputer. This powerful tool has been used through-out history to take people from rags to riches, from poverty and obscurity to success and fame, from unhappiness and frustration to joy and self-fulfillment, and it can do the same for you.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties -- he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties.
Norman Vincent Peale
Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Life is a do-it yourself project.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.