The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch
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Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
Julia H. Gulliver
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Are you fit company for the person you wish to become ?
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Bitterness imprisons life, love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life, love empowers it. Bitterness sours life, love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life, love heals it. Bitterness blinds life, love anoints it's eyes.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Love those who love you.
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
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who is blind ? He who can see no other world. Who is dumb ? He who can say nothing pleasant about his lot. Who is poor ? He who is troubled with too many desires. Who is rich ? He who is happy with his lot.
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Robert H. Schuller
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
Mohandas Gandhi, Gandhi (1982)
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
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.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change.
If you can't accept losing, you can't win.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
When were the good and the brave ever in a majority ?
Henry David Thoreau
Along with trustworthiness, consistency is the thing to look for when you surround yourself with people who can help you on your quest.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
If a man does his best, what else is there ?
General George S. Patton
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.
Rupert Pupkin, The King Of Comedy (1983)
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
His eyes have made love to me all evening.
Marguerite Gautier, Camille (1936)
We shall neither fail nor falter, we shall not weaken or tire. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best. You very often get it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Kid, the next time I say, Let's go someplace like Bolivia, let's go someplace like Bolivia.
Butch Cassidy, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
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
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
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
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Misfortunes often sharpen the genius.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties. No religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The beginning is the half of every action.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
Love is more than a feeling, it's a state of mind.
Whenever we're afraid, its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
You're gonna have to learn your cliches. You're gonna have to study them, you're gonna have to learn them, you're gonna have to know them. They're your friends. Write this down: "We gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Begin with the end in mind.
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Hope springs eternal.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Want to learn to eat a lot ? Here it is : Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement