Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
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Love never claims, it ever gives.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.
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.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
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.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
Everything is okay in the end. If it's not okay, then it's not the end.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
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.
These go to eleven.
Nigel Tufnel, This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast.
Do you want a leg or a breast ?
Frances Stevens, To Catch A Thief (1955)
Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth - brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god.
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
The chances are that you have already come to believe that happiness is unattainable. But men have attained it. And they have attained it by realizing that happiness does not spring from the procuring of physical or mental pleasure, but from the development of reason and the adjustment of conduct to principles.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
There are no gains without pains.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. Are people so afraid ? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.
Richard M. Devos
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
Life is what you make it.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Must you flirt ?
Ninotchka, Leon (1939)
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.
Attica ! Attica !
Sonny Wortzik, Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Love is the history of a woman's life, it is an episode in man's.
Germaine De Stael
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.
Religion is being and becoming. Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader a boss says "Go ! '' -- a leader says "Let's go ! ''
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
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.