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Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
General Douglas MacArthur
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
After your jump, the net appears.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived'. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
God gives us our relatives - thank God we can choose our friends.
Ethel Watts Mumford
Spread love everywhere you go, first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness, kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go !
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality, the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Thou art to me a delicious torment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Love is like the wild rose-briar. Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly ?
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
Above all, beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others "fads" through the greed of getting supporters.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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.
Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning. Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on.
Norman Vincent Peale
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people And the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure The betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers gardens.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Let he him who would be moved to convince others, be first moved to convince himself.
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV, Love Story (1970)
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.
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.
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.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about that you think.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Wealth is but dung, useful only when spread about.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Bymes
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Wealth belongs to the person who enjoys it and not to the one who keeps it.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
No one became poor by giving alms.
The tapas and the other hard yogas that were practiced in other yugas do not work now. What is needed in this yuga is giving, helping others. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.
Live with passion.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
How far you go in life depends on you 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
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It ain't over till it's over.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Be grateful to the Man you help, think of him as god. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship god by helping our fellow men ?
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
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.
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.