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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I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
The first and greatest commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
The willow knows what the storm does not that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.
Blood Of The Martyr
From Freud we learned that the past exists now in the person. Now we must learn, from growth theory and self-actualization theory that the future also now exists in the person in the form of ideals, hopes, duties, tasks, plans, goals, unrealized potentials, mission, fate, destiny, etc. One for whom no future exists is reduced to the concrete, to hopelessness, to emptiness.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away , and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.
Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished. Duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the truth.
There are many who's tongues might govern multitudes, if they could govern their tongues.
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
Success leaves clues.
Practice makes perfect.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom !
William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)
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.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
You always succeed in producing a result.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Experience is the best teacher.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
We always strive after what is forbidden, and desire the things refused us.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
Gobble gobble, gobble gobble. We accept her. One of us, one of us.
Freaks, Freaks (1932)
Ideals are like stars, you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Success is the child of audacity.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
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.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
Listen, I have an update from Taako Central. I've updated my list of people I trust and things I believe to no one and nothing ! Not a joke, I don't trust you, half-pint, I don't trust Jeff from Today's Special, I don't trust Barold whatever-his-name - nobody, I trust nobody.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
At ten years old I actually thought that the reason I was getting glasses was that I couldn't tell what my parents looked like, because every time I asked my mother to buy me something she'd say, 'What do I look like - a bank ?'
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
And that's how you play "Get the Guests".
George, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
You had me at hello.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.
Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
In order to grasp the reality, we must see the possibilities. In the present, a formulation of the possibilities is the area in which I gain uncertainty concerning what I decide, without a vision of the possibilities, I act blindly, only a knowledge of the possibilities enables me to know what I am actually doing.
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 ?
Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
I'm willing when time permits to honestly express or to open myself to you, to act as a sort of sign pole for a traveler.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
You haven't failed until you quit trying.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
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.
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My father taught me to work ; he did not teach me to love it.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can do what you want to do.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.