When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
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The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Life without love is like a tree. Without blossom and fruit.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we can not practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Where there's life, there's hope.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
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.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
Nothing is worth more than this day.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
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
Follow your dreams.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning, they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Count your blessings.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Love is perfect kindness
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg ? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
What we can or can not do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Children are all foreigners.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
God is merciful to those whom he sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that his grace will never come.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
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
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.