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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So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable , and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Robert Louis Stevenson
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
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
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Happy wife, happy life.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
We all love best not those who offend us least, nor those who have done most for us, but those who make it most easy for us to forgive them.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind, the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
One who walks the road with love will never walk the road alone.
C. T. Davis
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
The heart that loves is always young.
I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the american way.
Superman, Superman (1978)
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
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.
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him.
Louis L. Mann
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Franz Liebkind, The Producers Avco (1968)
A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
When I've heard all I need to make a decision, I don't take a vote. I make a decision.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
My heart is ever at your service.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Love is a hole in the heart.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
In this world a man must either be an anvil or hammer.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
God doesn't make junk.
Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.
Do what you love and the money will follow
We have not yet begun to fight.
John Paul Jones
The whole universe is only the self with variations, one tune made bearable by variations. Sometimes there are discords, but they only make the subsequent harmony more perfect. In this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true, this I have learnt after suffering all my life, all else is mere moonshine.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Happiness is the indication that man has found the answer to the problem of human existence the productive realization of his potentialities and thus, simultaneously, being one with the world and preserving the integrity of his self.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.