Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
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No man is free who is not master of himself.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering - Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman
We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
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.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
Everyone's life is an object lesson to others.
Karl G. Maeser
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
You can have everything in life you want if you'll just help enough other people get what they want.
Someday, man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
How do you live ?
Helen, James Allen (1932)
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
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.
The older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
, Nobel Peace Prize winner We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
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.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
Work spares us from three evils boredom, vice, and need.
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
Norman Vincent Peale
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John Davidson Rockefeller
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
Congress is the only insane asylum that's run by the inmates.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal, nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
E. Joseph Cossman
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Come out, come out, wherever you are !
Max Cady, Cape Fear (1991)
I become a waterwheel, turning and tasting you, as long as water moves.
Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
The best proof of love is trust.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
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.
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they're in each other all along.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
John C. Maxwell
He who praises another enriches himself far more than he does the one praised. To praise is an investment in happiness. The poorest human being has something to give that the richest could not buy.
George Matthew Adams
Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone
Without continuous personal development, you are now all that you will ever become, and hell starts when the person you are meets the person you could have been.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Friendship is not born of words alone.
That dirty, double-crossin' rat !
Bert Harris, Blonde Crazy (1931)
Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moments you reject all help, are you free. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life.
The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John Davidson Rockefeller
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
He who has never learned to obey can not be a good commander.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
One man with courage is a majority.
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)
Love is a decision not an emotion or feeling, that if made from the heart will outlast anything.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.