The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
The time to make friends is before you need them.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized ; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities.
He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
He who lives without discipline dies without honor.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
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.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is a state of mind.
We have got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
You can't expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Well done is better than well said.
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.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marion Wright Edelman
You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
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.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Follow your dreams.
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
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Live life with passion.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Just because we increase the speed of information doesn't mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
There are no gains without pains.
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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. Discover.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
Wisdom is not like money to be tied up and hidden.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
Love conquers all.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Change comes from within.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight ?
Ensign Pulver, Mister Roberts (1955)
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
Unfortunately, most of the students in martial art are conformers. The student seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression. Instead, he faithfully or blindly follows an instructor, the authority figure, and his instructor's imposed
pattern. That way, the student feels he is no longer alone and finds security in mass imitation. However, what is nurtured is the dependent mind rather than independent inquiry, which is so essential to genuine understanding. So through daily conditioning a student will probably be skilled according to a pattern, however, he will not come to understand himself.
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 true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
The leader wonders about everything, wants to learn as much as he can, is willing to take risks, experiment, try new things. He does not worry about failure, but embraces errors, knowing he will learn from them.
Warren G. Bennis
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.