If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
Never seek to tell thy love. Love that never told can be, for the gentle wind does move silently, invisibly.
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
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.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
With my brains and your looks, we could go places.
Frank Chambers, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
Miguel de Unamuno
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles M. Schwab
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
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.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion. I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion. Love is my religion. And I could die for that. I could die for you.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Success is never wondering what if.
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Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
It ain't over till it's over.
If you feel you have no faults there's another one.
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.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
The greatest sign of a success for a teacher... is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
Jane. Tarzan. Jane. Tarzan.
Tarzan, Tarzan The Ape Man (1932)
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
I have failed over and over again. That is why I succeed.
I know you are, but what am I ?
Pee-Wee Herman, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Each work has to pass through these stages - ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least ten times.
Dean Marshall Art Linkletter
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
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.
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Draw from others the lesson that may profit yourself.
The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage -- pleasantly, smilingly, non-apologetically -- to say 'no' to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger 'yes' burning inside. The enemy of the 'best' is often the 'good. '
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
What is strength without a double share of wisdom ?
Seize the day.
Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job, I'll start living my life the way I want someday after the mortgage is paid off, the finances are on track and the kids are grown up, I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad someday, now that I'm 9 about to retire, I'll buy that beautiful motor home and travel across this great country, and see all there is to see someday.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
You aren't too bright. I like that in a man.
Matty Walker, Body Heat (1981)
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.
Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything (1989)
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.