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.'
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If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask.
W. Clement Stone
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is the only rational act.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. quotes
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant ?
Henry David Thoreau
There are no mistakes, save one, the failure to learn from a mistake.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
Live with passion.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
Between this fan and the fancy sunbrella, I'm one 16 inch waist away from Scarlett O'Hara !
A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for.
John A. Shedd
All or our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. -
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Opportunity does not knock ; it presents itself when you beat down the door. -
A heart as soft, a heart as kind, a heart as sound and free as in the whole world thou canst find that heart I'll give to thee.
To ask the hard question is simple.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
The first duty of love is to listen.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
There are simply too many notes.
Emperor Joseph II, Amadeus (1984)
The ancestor of every action is a thought.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves. Adjust the microcosm which is in your power to do and the macrocosm will adjust itself for you.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
It's easier to remember when you are right than when the other person was right.
There are few, if any, jobs in which ability alone is sufficient. Needed, also, are loyalty, sincerity, enthusiasm and team play.
William B. Given, Jr.
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
He who hesitates is lost !
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
The greatest humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Edgar Watson Howe
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
How far you go in life depends on your 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
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
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Imitate until you emulate, match and surpass those who launched you. It's the highest form of thankfulness.
Mark Victor Hansen
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
I am not a toy, I was made for soups, salads, maybe chili, and then the trash. Freedom !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Today... maybe I can take one step on that profoundly complex path to peace.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time
Marion Wright Edelman
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you have n't truly decided.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.
Maxwell Scott, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
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
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.