Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
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A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
All work is empty save when there is love.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
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 ?
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
And he can make, so say the wise, no claim who makes no sacrifice.
Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
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.
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
You live with your thoughts, so be careful what they are.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
Love understands all languages.
Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
The oneness of human beings is the basic ethical thread that holds us together.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy
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.
And for an hour, for an hour, I'm the best actress in the world.
Bree Daniels, Klute (1971)
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Love conquers all things, let us too surrender to love.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Slow but steady wins the race.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. quotes
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
We didn't land on plymouth rock. Plymouth rock landed on us !
Malcolm X, Malcolm X (1992)
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
David Starr Jordan
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
The crocodile is only strong in the water.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.
Mark Victor Hansen
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
To me, the idea and expectation that the day is slowly and surely coming when we will be able to honestly say we are our brother's keeper and not his oppressor is very beautiful.
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)
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
The only reason I would take up jogging would be to hear heavy breathing again.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
Live Well... Laugh Often... Love Much.
The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
Thomas J. Watson
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
The way we see the problem is the problem.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs.
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.
We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others, let others have their own way, do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.