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.
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All you need is love.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Above all to thine own self be true.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.
The best and most beautiful things in this world can not be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
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.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Wherever there's a fight so hungry people can eat, I'll be there.
Tom Joad, The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.
Jeff Bailey, Out Of The Past (1947)
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
To ask the hard question is simple.
I am quite correctly described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor'.
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.
To me, at least the way that I teach it, all types of knowledge ultimately means self-knowledge. So, therefore they're coming in and asking me to teach them not so much how to defend themselves or how to do somebody in. Rather, they want to learn to express themselves through some movement, be it anger, be it determination or whatever. So, in other words, they're paying me to show them, in combative form, the art of expressing the human body.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
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.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
If you build it, he will come.
Field of Dreams
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear, about two nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled.
For children to take morality seriously they must be in the presence of adults who take morality seriously. And with their own eyes they must see adults take morality seriously.
William J. Bennett
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
The person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
John Stuart Mill
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
If it weren't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics.
The Politician, The Great McGinty (1940)
We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
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 ?
To know me is to love me.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
What is the use of living if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone.
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.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
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.