Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilizationWithout it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility.
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Sometimes, all you need to invent something is a good imagination and a pile of junk.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
There's always a way - if you're committed.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
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.
is the greatest gift of the mind , it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
We must be the change we wish to see.
It's never too late to be what you might have been.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Success is predictable.
Honesty is the best image.
It's like, I became such a good person, I almost forgot... I'm a world class liar, baby !
Don't dream it be it.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1973)
Just smiling can do wonders for your attitude
By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
Santa Teresa de Jesus
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
Find and use your passion, and you'll have a great career. Don't do it, you won't. It's as simple as that.
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
He who speaks the loudest is the least heard.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
You learn as much from those who have failed as from those who have succeeded.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Young love is a flame , very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
Sign: "Illiterate? Write for free help."
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Somebody stop me !
Stanley Ipkiss, The Mask (1994)
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
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.
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
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.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
It is not the job of the general to be winning. It is his job to win.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friendship is not born of words alone.
Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
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.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
The only genuine love worthy of a name is unconditional.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert H. Schuller
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.