Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
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Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
The only guide to man is his conscience , the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations, but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honor.
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
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still - - real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.
Huw Morgan, How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
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.
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Would you like to come in ?
Aurora Greenway, Garrett Breedlove (1983)
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
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
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
If you can't do it today, what makes you think you can do it tomorrow.
Hi-Yo, Silver !
The Lone Ranger, The Lone Ranger (1956)
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body, and be yet thankful.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
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.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Keep away from 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.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
This too, shall pass.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
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
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
General Omar Bradley
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
There is no point at which you can say 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a personal god, a savior or a prophet to do everything for us. Long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from god, fear remains with us, but when we know ourselves to be the one, fear goes, of what can we be afraid ?
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1990)
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.