You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
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The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
We are like tea bags - we don't know our own strength until we're in hot water.
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
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.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way.
Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experience.
Effective people are not problem-minded , they're opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Norman Vincent Peale
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Work is love made manifest.
The important thing is this, to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are, for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.
Teaching is only demonstrating that it is possible. Learning is making it possible for yourself.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
Love is not selfish.
Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go, the sooner the better.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
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
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine , but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
Charles Caleb Colton
The fastest way to pass your own expectation is to add passion to your labor.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Love is an attempt to change a piece of a dream world into reality.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow ? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do ?
Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.
Whatever you are be a good one.
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
Most people resist change, so a key part of innovating is convincing other people that your idea is a good one -- by enlisting their help, and, in doing so, by helping them see the usefulness of the idea.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Don't fear, just live right.
Neal A. Maxwell
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
After all, tomorrow is another day !
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
The ready back gets all the loads.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
He who has hope has everything.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
I'm king of the world !
Jack Dawson, Titanic (1997)
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Life is what you make it.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Love that is true never grows old.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
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.
The storm also beats on the house that is built on the rock.
I didn't have time to hire half my coaching staff. I didn't know any of the players by sight, but somehow we got through spring ball with the help of a couple of graduate assistants.
Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Talkers are no good doers.
What's another word for thesaurus ?
Seek first to understand, then be understood
What's meant to be will always find a way
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song !
Jerry Van Amerongen
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own mind.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
W. Clement Stone
Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me ?
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Commit yourself to a dream nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why ? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life's most important battle -- he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert H. Schuller
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.