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Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
Condemn none. If you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
A man builds a fine house ; and now he has a master, and a task for life ; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mr. Christian !
Captain Bligh, Mutiny On The Bounty (1935)
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Times of great calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
Charles Caleb Colton
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
Live life with passion.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Don't water your weeds.
It is the level-headed man, the calm man, of good judgment and cool nerves, of great sympathy and love, who does good work and so does good to himself.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals - that is, goals that do not inspire them.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
Hatred paralyzes life, love releases it. Hatred confuses life, love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life, love illumines it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
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)
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
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.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Lust is what makes you keep wanting it, even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you keep wanting to be with each other, even when you have no desire to do it.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Where there's life, there's hope.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.