To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
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No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
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.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
Wicked men obey from fear, good men, from love.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
A boy's best friend is his mother.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Think and grow rich.
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
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
To know me is to love me.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Give all to love; obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ideas without action are worthless.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
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 ?
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb ? Just one, but it requires 21 office visits and 4 X-rays.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
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''.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Actions speak louder than words.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
True love never lives happily ever after. True love has no ending.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
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.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
You create your reality.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you ; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
W. Clement Stone
Live life with passion.
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
The best way out is always through.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who can not rule himself.
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.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
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.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed