The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
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Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to god, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done'. We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.
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.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw
Love like you've never been hurt, dance like no one is watching, live as though heaven is on earth.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
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.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
The best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts, of kindness and of love.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Platitudes ? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
He who has hope has everything.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale
In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
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.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you have to drive people that hard to do their job, then you've either got the wrong people, or you've got the right people doing the wrong job.
John P. Strelecky
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Success is the child of audacity.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
What's meant to be will always find a way
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
Find the good -- and praise it.
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
Immature love says, I love you because I need you. Mature love says, I need you because I love you.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
Gottfried Wilhem Von Leibniz
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
If it is to be it is up to me.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
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.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
We reap what we sow - we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing, those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind ? We make our own destiny.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Believe that the loose ball that you are chasing has your name on it.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
As a principle-centered person you try to stand apart from the emotion of the situation and from other factors that would act on you, and evaluate the options. Looking at the balanced whole -- the work needs, the family needs, the other needs that may be involved, and the possible implications of the various alternatives -- you'll try to come up with the best solution taking all factors into consideration.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
When I was a young man, I found out that if you hurt somebody, they'll leave you alone. When I tried to leave everybody alone and just do my own thing, everybody just wanted to hurt me. Until one day I just decided, well, I've had enough of this picking. And there were like six young men still figuring they were going to mess with my head. And we went to war. To their surprise, I was no longer taking the beating, I was giving it.