A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Love is a little haven of refuge from the world.
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In Heaven the economy is run by the Germans, the French do the cooking, and the police are English. In Hell the economy is run by the French, the English do the cooking, and the police are German.
The only truly happy man is always a fighting optimist. Optimism includes not only altruism but also social responsibility, social courage and objectivity.
W. Beran Wolfe
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I asked god for strength
He gave me difficult situations to face
When I asked god for brain & brawn
He gave me puzzles in life to solve
When I asked god for happiness
He showed me some unhappy people
When I asked god for wealth
He showed me how to work hard
When I asked god for favors
He showed me opportunities to work hard
When I asked god for peace
He showed me how to help others
God gave me nothing I wanted
He gave me everything I needed
You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
Robert H. Schuller
Obstacles are great incentives.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
No involvement, no commitment.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
When you work, work, and when you play, play, dont get the two mixed up
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
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.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
No one is more definite about the solution than the one who doesn't understand the problem.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.
There is no education like adversity.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
Your talent is god's gift to you.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Ability is sexless.
This is a great fact : strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal , weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Wisdom is supreme , therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you , embrace her and she will honor you. Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
We can only learn to love by loving.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Act or accept.
My experience will help, but I insist and maintain that art - true art that is - cannot be handed out. Furthermore, art is never decoration or embellishment. Instead it is a constant process of maturing.
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.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
Love is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but if you will sit down quietly it may alight upon you.
The gulf between god and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing god, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
Don't look back - forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience - then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Talkers are no good doers.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Our limitations and success will be based most often on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it's coming with all my heart.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence , see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence we need silence to be able to touch souls.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Robert H. Schuller
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
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)
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.