I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love.
Stand as a rock , you are indestructible. You are the Self ( atman ) , the god of the universe.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance, is a celebration of that miracle.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it.
A friend's love says. If you ever need anything, I'll be there. True Love says, you'll never need anything, i'll be there.
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
All of us, in the flow of feeling we have pleased, want to do more to please.
Busier than a cat covering up shit on a tile floor!
Larry the Cable Guy
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
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.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
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.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Think and grow rich.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
It is love that makes the impossible possible.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.
Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
Your voice makes me tremble inside and your smile is an invitation for my imagination to go wild.
We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
When the going gets tough the tough get going.
Joseph P. Kennedy
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
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.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
Live with passion !
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out, we modify it.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.