A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast, a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
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Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
At every moment during our existence we are all called to be leaders, if for no other purpose than to lead ourselves.
John P. Strelecky
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
You had me at "hello".
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire (1996)
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
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.
People fascinated by the idea of progress never suspect that every step forward is also a step on the way to the end.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow.
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
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Charlotte Vale, Now (1942)
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
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.
Do what you love and the money will follow
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
A lawyer dies and goes to hell. The devil says he'll make a deal with him. He can go to heaven if he gives up the souls of his wife and two kids. 'Sure' says the lawyer, 'but what's the catch ? '
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Success is the child of audacity.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesud. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules whose would you use ?
Never spend your money before you have it.
The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed.
With malice toward none, with charity for all.
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
O my's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June, O my's like the melodie. That's sweetly play'd in tune.
Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing , every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Martin Brody, Jaws (1975)
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Well done is better than well said.
The "Inside-Out" approach to personal and self , even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self - with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Take a chance ! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
I ain't so tough.
Tom Powers, The Public Enemy (1931)
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them.
Narrator, The Naked City (1948)
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
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.
A ship is safe in harbor, but thats not what ships are for.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Come, let us make love deathless.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
You are what you think you are.
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.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or fall for anything.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
Come back to me in dreams, that I may give pulse for pulse, breath for breath. Speak low, lean low, as long ago, my love, how long ago.
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed We hold these truths to be self-evident , that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.