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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Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
I always say a kiss on the hand might feel very good, but a diamond tiara lasts forever.
Lorelei, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
I was born when she kissed me. I died when she left me. I lived a few weeks while she loved me.
Dixon Steele, In A Lonely Place (1950)
Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Whatever is at the center of our life will be the source of our security, guidance, wisdom, and power.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. Francis De Sales
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
This is the first day, of the rest of your life.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
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.
Why is it that we spend so much of our time preparing for when we can do what we want, instead of just doing what we want right now.
John P. Strelecky
The best leader brings out the best in those he has stewardship over.
J. Richard Clarke
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself. And to express yourself. To have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of being, which is how can I be me?
Fill your hands, you son-of-a-bitch !
Rooster Cogburn, True Grit (1969)
Love that is true never grows old.
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as painted, or composed music or wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
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.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
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
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
You make me want to be a better man. As good as it gets.
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight ?
The Joker, Batman (1989)
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Roll with the punches.
Most appreciated after dinner speech - I'll pay the check.
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me.
Robert H. Schuller
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
Henry David Thoreau
There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Love inspires, illumines, designates and leads the way.
Mary Baker Eddy
Dreams don't work unless you do.
John C. Maxwell
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
The fire that warms us can also consume us, it is not the fault of the fire.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
Mark Victor Hansen
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
Steve McCroskey, Airplane (1980)
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Come to the edge. We can't. We're afraid. We can't. We will fall ! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved , it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes-- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds'--can you help others do the same.
No involvement, no commitment.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Henri Frederic Amiel
A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
As if !
Cher Horwitz, Clueless (1995)
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
If there is a will, there is a way.
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
If you want to be creative in your company, your career, your life, all it takes is one easy stepthe extra one. When you encounter a familiar plan, you just ask one question '' What ELSE could we do ? ''
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.