Most people don't get much praise in daily life, but we all need it very much. I think receiving praise makes us brave. Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge. We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it.
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Enjoy each step, for in every moment there is something to learn.
John P. Strelecky
No matter where you go, there you are.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
I am your father.
Darth Vader, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
We feel good about ourselves to the exact degree we feel in control of our lives.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Do what you love and the money will follow
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.
Robert H. Schuller
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
Life's most soothing things are a child's goodnight and sweet music.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Open the pod bay doors,
Dave Bowman, Hal (2001)
Love understands all languages.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
Attitude is everything.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances, they will never come, nor for the best opportunities.
Janet Erskine Stuart
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Robert H. Schuller
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.
This attachment of love to god is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages.
Father to a murdered son. Husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Maximus, Gladiator (2000)
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
Tough times never last but tough people do.
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
Are we to love only those who deserve our love ? Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you , that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.
Practice loving people. It is true that this requires effort and continued practice, for some are not very lovable, or so it seems - with emphasis on "seems". Every person has lovable qualities when you really learn to know him.
Norman Vincent Peale
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We can not choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William Edward Hickson
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Courage is a moral quality , it is not a chance gift of nature like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives, the fixed resolve not to quit , an act of renunciation which must be made not once but many times by the power of the will. Courage is will power.
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. I believe in giving people incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.
Charles M. Schwab
A simple I love you means more than money.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.