From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
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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.
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Truth fears no questions.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
What the heart gives away is never gone. It is kept in the hearts of others.
Robin St. John
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Hardening of the heart ages people faster than hardening of the arteries.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
If you would live your life with ease, do what you ought, not what you please.
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as clear as the nose on your face.
The Blue Fairy, Pinocchio (1940)
You were made perfectly to be loved and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of god. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should god be blamed ?
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
You complete me.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
"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.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
Do what you love and the money will follow
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
What's meant to be will always find a way
Doomed are the hotheads ! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, ''I'm sorry. ''
Robert H. Schuller
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
There is nothing as remarkable as learning how to think better.
No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and everyone the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides.
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
Believe in yourself.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
Be courageous ! Whatever setbacks America has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward !
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
What do you feel like doing tonight ?
Angie, Marty (1955)
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
No matter where you go, there you are.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.