Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
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Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty. - Dr
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Smile ! and the world will smile with you !
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
I have realized god sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see god in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
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
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Slow but steady wins the race.
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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."
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
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.
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
Ability is sexless.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We're on a mission from God.
Elwood Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980)
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
Henry Ward Beecher
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara De Angelis
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold , the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.
Robert H. Schuller
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event - it is a habit.
Do not wait for leaders, do it alone, person to person.
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.
I love thee, I love but thee with a love that shall not die till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 4-7
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
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.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Anything is possible.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
Nothing is more validating and affirming than feeling understood. And the moment a person begins feeling understood, that person becomes far more open to influence and change.
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade !
The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
Happiness is a state of activity.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
I wouldn't give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn't have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a little looking out for the other fella, too.
Jefferson Smith, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Some say you have to use your five best players, but I found out you win with the five that fit together best as a team
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.