The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
From what we get, we can make a living, what we give, however makes a life.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
Lou Gehrig, The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
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.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
You had me at hello.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
I'm a bit of a P.T Barnum. I make stars out of everyone.
It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
The cherokee people are not "my people".
Chief John Ross
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
The more you venture to live greatly, the more you will find within you what it takes to get on top of things and stay there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Be Here Now.
When god closes a door, he opens a window.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who are fired with an enthusiastic idea and who allow it to take hold and dominate their thoughts find that new worlds open for them. As long as enthusiasm holds out, so will new opportunities.
Norman Vincent Peale
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
One who seeks no friends is his own enemy.
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.
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Live life with passion.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
There are no gains without pains.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
Norman Vincent Peale
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of : Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, and the full fledged devotion to god. Faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation, out of them will come my workers.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
There is only one terminal dignity, love. And the story of a love is not important, what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot , but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
How can you tell the difference between a run-over snake and a run-over lawyer? There are skid marks in front of the snake.
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
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.
Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says Leave no stone unturned.
Edward Bulwer Lytton
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
We must be the change we wish to see.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
You don't use a hammer to tighten a screw.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.