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The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
You do not lead by hitting people over the head -- that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Love that is true never grows old.
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Perspective is in the quiet of a walk, the wisdom of a good book, or the harmony of your favorite music. I find it sometimes in the slow peace of fishing.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Look, Daddy. Teacher says, Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
The show must go on.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
If people find fault with you and try to put you into bad light, wrongly slandering and vilifying you, just step back and observe yourself. Don't harbor any dislike, don't enter into it any contests, and don't get upset, angry, or resentful. Just cut right through it and be as if you never or saw it. Eventually malevolent pests will disappear of themselves. If you contend with them, then a bad name will bounce back and forth with never an end in sight.
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
When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.
Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.
It takes a great deal of character strength to apologize quickly out of one's heart rather than out of pity. A person must possess himself and have a deep sense of security in fundamental principles and values in order to genuinely apologize.
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
You can be greater than anything that can happen to you.
Norman Vincent Peale
Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
Mark Victor Hansen
To gain more abundance a person needs more skills and needs to be more creative and cooperative.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Success is not to be pursued ; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
He who stops being better stops being good.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
If you face a delicate situation, don't go into it wearing your spurs or you'll rip it apart. Instead, dress for the occasion. Cloak yourself in diplomacy. Vest yourself with wisdom, and wear a smile.
Anne Mackay Thompson
A bold onset is half the battle.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Who is the happiest of men ? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though'twere his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Von Schiller Fulton J. Sheen
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
We are all born for love, it is the principle existence and it's only end.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
All men are created equal. Government by consent of the governed. Give me liberty or give me death. And those are not just clever words, and those are not just empty theories.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
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
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
Adventure is worthwhile.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.
We'll always have Paris.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
Life's blows can not break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
Norman Vincent Peale
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
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.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
What is tolerance ? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error , let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.