Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
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Goodness, what beautiful diamonds !
Cloakroom Girl, Maudie Triplett (1932)
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Look at every situation as if you were in the future and you were looking back on it.
General Peter Schoomaker
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is time for everything.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
He who stops being better stops being good.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
Be Here Now.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word fearlessness.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
Bumper Sticker - Join the Army. See the world, travel to far away places, meet exotic people and kill them.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is the true measure of love, when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
God doesn't make junk.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
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.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
We do what we must, and call it by the best names.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
A teacher, a really good teacher, is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to truth. Therefore, a good teacher, or, more appropriately, a guide, studies each student individually and helps to awaken the student to explore himself, both internally and externally, and ultimately to integrate himself with his being. All in all, a teacher acts as a catalyst, and not only must he have a tremendous understanding; he must also possess a sensitive mind with great flexibility and adaptability.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.
George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
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.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
What hump ?
Igor, Young Frankenstein (1974)
For Love is Immortality.
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.