A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Why hesitate? Upon the plains of hesitation are the bleached bones of countless millions, who on the threshold of victory sat down to wait, and in waiting they died.
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
A dream unrealized is a dream imprisoned by that enemy of all enemies - the fear of failure. Set that you will make it happen ! -
Be the best that you can be.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You always succeed in producing a result.
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.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
All of the most successful human beings I've know were inwardly at war with themselves. Their turmoil was at least as great as our own, and sometimes greater. What distinguished these leaders was not some inner peace but rather how they had learned to organize their lives around a noble ambition and to focus on it.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Love conquers all.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.
W. Clement Stone
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Advice is seldom welcome , and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Be patient with your enemies and forgiving of your friends.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it.
W. Somerset Manghan
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
But we can not avoid conflict, conflict with society, other individuals and with oneself. Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
A mature man is his own judge. In the end, his only form of support is being faithful to his own convictions. The advice of others may be welcomed invaluable, but it does not free him from responsibility.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
You make me want to be a better man.
Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets (1997)
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
Be the change you want to see in the world Ghandi Be useful where thou livest.
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)
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Accordingly, a 'genius' is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.
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.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
Where there is love there is no darkness.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher
Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while and leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
He that has done nothing has known nothing.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.
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 !
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
Happy wife, happy life.
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.