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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In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
It's showtime !
Joe Gideon, All That Jazz (1979)
Sooner or later the truth comes to light.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
The passionate are like men standing on their heads, they see all things the wrong way.
Success leaves clues.
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
I can change. I can live out my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can not read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn, and relearn.
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.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
If opportunity doesn't knock build a door.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Success is predictable.
I may not be perfect, but some parts of me are excellent.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Well done is better than well said.
First law on holes - when you're in one, stop digging.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you'll get run over.
Paul H. Dunn
The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away.
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.
An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self- being , if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Good morning, Vietnam !
Adrian Kronauer, Good Morning (1987)
The difficulties and distresses to which we have been exposed during the war must now be forgotten. We must endeavor to let our ways be the way of pleasantness and all our paths peace.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
We must be the change we wish to see.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
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Happy wife, happy life.
I'm melting ! Melting ! Oh, what a world ! What a world !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
The course of true love never did run smooth.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.
Robert H. Schuller
I live a very dull life here, indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
Be who you are in every situation.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
My life is my message.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
The Wizard of Oz
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
What love we've given, we'll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Annie Hall, Annie Hall (1977)
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Take heed : you do not find what you do not seek.
I love you, I am at rest with you, I have come home.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale
Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Hell is the knowledge of opportunity lost, the place where the man I am comes face to face with the man I might have been.
I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it.
Excellence is more fun than mediocrity.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
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.
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.