From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
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Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
The most elusive and desired quality of leadership is vision. Vision is the perfume of the mind.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Seize the day.
Each human organism is conceived with a potential for becoming a complete human being -- as a seed contains the potential for becoming a complete plant. But his becoming may be completed in an infinite variety of ways.
It is impossible to repent of love. The sin of love does not exist.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Submit to love faithfully and it gives a person joy. It intoxicates, it envelops, it isolates. It creates fragrance in the air, ardour from coldness, it beautifies everything around it.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
Norman Vincent Peale
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. quotes
Be the best that you can be.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Ambrose Redmoon Courage is the first of the human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.
Live life with passion.
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone
Little strokes fell great oaks.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Never stop dreaming.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
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)
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
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.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Love, two minds without a single thought.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
But were we burthen'd with like weight of pain, As much, or more, we should ourselves complain.
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Where there is no wealth there is no poverty.
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.
Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved has already defined his own limitations.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
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.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
The Crows are very handsome and gentlemanly Indians in their personal appearance and have been always reputed, since the first acquaintance made with them, very civil and friendly.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
Nicholas Murray Butler
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.