Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Believe that you are bigger than your difficulties, for you are, indeed.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
What a great feeling to look back on what you've already climbed What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
Whatever it takes !
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Curse ruthless time ! Curse our mortality. How cruelly short is the allotted span for all we must cram into it.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Mac, you ever been in love ?
Wyatt Earp, Mac (1946)
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting ; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers, clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
Peace can not be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Words do two major things : They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Formal education will make you a living, self education will make you a fortune.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Every truth has four corners, as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
I arise from dreams of thee in the first sweet sleep of night, when the winds are breathing low, and the stars are shining bright.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
The land where humanity has attained its highest towards gentleness, towards generosity, towards purity, towards calmness - it is India.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
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.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
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.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
One lie ruins a thousand truths.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
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 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.
If we always look back, we lose sight of what's ahead.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
It doesn't matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You can not make progress without making decisions.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
This world will always continue to be a mixture of good and evil. Our duty is to sympathize with the weak and to love even the wrongdoer.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
Results come from constantly applying what you know, not just knowing.
John P. Strelecky
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - it goes on.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
There is no education like adversity.
Accumulate learning by study, understand what you learn by questioning.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.
Norman Vincent Peale
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes Jr.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
Let not a man guard his dignity, but let his dignity guard him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.