A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.
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It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.
As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
All love is sweet, given or returned.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Teachers have three loves, love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
I know god will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
World is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for his competitors, for it is that which all are practicing every day while they live.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
It's always too soon to quit !
Norman Vincent Peale
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
You can not step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Education means inspiring someones mind, not just filling their head.
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
He who stops being better stops being good.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs".
Norman Vincent Peale
When you drop a pebble into a pool of water, the pebble starts a series of ripples that expand until they encompass the whole pool. This is exactly what will happen when I give my ideas a definite plan of action. Right now I can project my thoughts into the future. I can see ahead of me. I dream, I am not easily discouraged, readily visualize myself as overcoming obstacles, winning out over setbacks, achieving impossible objectives.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Just because you make a mistake doesnt mean you are a mistake.
Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability... . We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
If not us, who, if not now, when ?
Love is like a mustard seed, planted by god and watered by men.
Muda Saint Michael
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man , but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
Love isn't decent. Love is glorious and shameless.
Elizabeth Von Arnim
I'll have what she's having.
Customer, When Harry Met Sally (1989)
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur
You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
John Wade Prentice, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (1967)
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
They can because they think they can.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly , what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions, so we have to know how to act.
If I can line up the people who, back through the ages, have gone at life in ways I greatly admire, then I can feel their strength supporting me, all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen. There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
"Every achiever I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'"
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
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
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.