To laugh often and love much, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self, this is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled , through sickness we recognize the value of health, through evil, the value of good, through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
There go the people. I must follow them for I am their leader.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
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.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses.
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
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.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying. Because it was he, because it was me.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. . . . If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I exercise, I wear all black. Its like a funeral for my fat.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
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.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
Changes in life are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
The most important part of being a leader is maintaining the desire to keep on learning. That means learning about yourself, about your peers, and about the people you serve.
Average investors are on the outside trying to look into the inside of the company or property they are investing in.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year.
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
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
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.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
What's meant to be will always find a way
I am not sure I should have dared to start , but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
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.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
L-I-V-E ! Live ! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.
Maude, Harold And Maude (1971)
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
I am not an animal ! I am a human being. I am a man.
John Merrick, The Elephant Man (1980)
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.